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Title: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Amon_Devilman on April 21, 2008, 10:36:04 PM
Pay toilets.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JTchinoy on April 21, 2008, 10:37:17 PM
Pay toilets.
those exist?

hyphy grinds my gears.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on April 21, 2008, 10:37:40 PM
Pulp
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on April 21, 2008, 10:40:20 PM
What the hell, pay toilets.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on April 21, 2008, 10:42:59 PM
Yeah pay toilets I saw a row of them in San Francisco once, every 5 minutes they went though an auto-wash.

I didn't use one so I don't know how much they cost.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Amon_Devilman on April 21, 2008, 10:46:10 PM
Imagine backpacking through Europe, your bladder's full, you see a toilet sign, rush for it, and see a coin slot on the door.

Then imagine searching through your pocket for proper currency. Like I said, pay toilets grind my gears.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JTchinoy on April 21, 2008, 10:47:35 PM
Imagine backpacking through Europe, your bladder's full, you see a toilet sign, rush for it, and see a coin slot on the door.

Then imagine searching through your pocket for proper currency. Like I said, pay toilets grind my gears.
never going to be in that situation (i hate europe), so i have no grudge against them.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jerry on April 21, 2008, 10:49:53 PM
parking meters in a downtown area.

i hate the idea if im visiting a friend and i want to stay longer than 2hours, i have to move my car and still pay to visit my friends.

sometimes it makes me ask if my friends are worth the trouble...

some are worth it... others... well its debatable  :P
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: G.I.R on April 21, 2008, 11:19:08 PM
Cities that have major streets you can't make left turns on!





...That's right!  I'm calling you out San Fancisco!.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JTchinoy on April 21, 2008, 11:22:46 PM

some are worth it... others... well its debatable  :P
here's a quick "man's rule of thumb" for you ;)
are you getting laid? there's your answer. :P
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: BDILN on April 22, 2008, 12:45:04 AM
Vim (http://"http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/vimcheat.html")
EDIT: On second thought... MMO-anything. (Especially MMORPGs)
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jerry on April 22, 2008, 08:01:35 AM

some are worth it... others... well its debatable  :P
here's a quick "man's rule of thumb" for you ;)
are you getting laid? there's your answer. :P

Sorry Jt, unlike you sex isnt the only thing on my mind...
its more like, is there free booze and xbox 360 gaming and good times?
then its worth it.

You know what grind my gears?
-people who think im only about sex.  :P i am SO much more than that.  ;D

-and people who show off pictures of me in maid outfits.  :P i told you i was self conscious about my body  :-[
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JTchinoy on April 22, 2008, 08:07:20 AM
it's a joke in case you didn't get it ;)
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jerry on April 22, 2008, 08:20:05 AM
it's a joke in case you didn't get it ;)

you know what grind my gears?

- people wont dont know me well enough, who dont realize that i too can use sarcasim on the internets.  ;) and yes i knew it was a joke. because I am TOTALLY about about the sex.  ;D

- people with tattoo in awkward places and then you dont let me see them. whats the point of the tattoo i cant see it? pft. i am suppose to get see-thru-clothing vision? damn, need to stick my head in the microwave Again.  ::)


- false advertisements - I went shopping with a friend today and we were at the market and he bough these ice cream cookie sandwhiches. he was all excited because the picture showed this HUGE ice cream cookie sandwhiches... and when he opened it ... it was a size of quarter. what a rip!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on April 22, 2008, 11:42:03 AM
Speaking of advertisements, I hate it when ads use other existing brands to compare from. "Oh, we're so much better than this brand!" or putting up the product or something resembling the product on their commercial to compare their product with... it just seems to petty, at times I don't even want to buy from them anymore, and just buy the competing product they're trying so hard to beat. Though, I don't mind the generic comparisons though, no-name brands and generic examples.

Another thing that sort of bugs me is not being able to remember my dreams as soon as I wake up. I dream every single night, and sometimes I remember-- but I hate it when I don't, especially if it's the type of dream that lasts "years" in time within it. I've lived lives in my dreams that I'd forget when I'm awake.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on April 22, 2008, 12:22:08 PM
Stupid Threads.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Makou on April 23, 2008, 06:15:58 AM
How much my mom whines. It drives me crazy.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on April 23, 2008, 07:39:50 AM
How much my mom whines. It drives me crazy.
When I get up at 4, I see you on. When I get up at 5. I see you on.
What grinds my gears is how easily people wake up early in the morning and not get tired throughout the day while getting very minimal sleep.
=\
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Makou on April 23, 2008, 11:00:15 AM
How much my mom whines. It drives me crazy.
When I get up at 4, I see you on. When I get up at 5. I see you on.
What grinds my gears is how easily people wake up early in the morning and not get tired throughout the day while getting very minimal sleep.
=\

Ah, so that's who you are. The fact that I didn't know a school friend was on the same boards as I grinds my gears!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on April 23, 2008, 11:15:07 AM
Oh I got another one, Coffee! I hate it!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on April 23, 2008, 07:24:47 PM
How much my mom whines. It drives me crazy.
When I get up at 4, I see you on. When I get up at 5. I see you on.
What grinds my gears is how easily people wake up early in the morning and not get tired throughout the day while getting very minimal sleep.
=\

Ah, so that's who you are. The fact that I didn't know a school friend was on the same boards as I grinds my gears!

Lmao. I saw you today break dancing with the little kids... Sooo cute. ^^
What grinds my gears? Having to stay at school until 4:30 with nothing to do.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on April 23, 2008, 07:50:55 PM
How much my mom whines. It drives me crazy.
When I get up at 4, I see you on. When I get up at 5. I see you on.
What grinds my gears is how easily people wake up early in the morning and not get tired throughout the day while getting very minimal sleep.
=\

Ah, so that's who you are. The fact that I didn't know a school friend was on the same boards as I grinds my gears!

Lmao. I saw you today break dancing with the little kids... Sooo cute. ^^
What grinds my gears? Having to stay at school until 4:30 with nothing to do.

Rofl. I want to see Sean breaking with little kids. :U
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: L3sli3_Lov3s_Chu on April 23, 2008, 08:07:10 PM
Me not having a boyfriend grinds my gears. ._. I hates not having anyone to love T_T And loud, rude,  ghetto, obnoxious people who get on the bus (which is quite common in Oakland) grind my fucking gears! They piss me off!! D:<
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on April 23, 2008, 08:21:14 PM
people who use the terms queer x:, insults to other people like racism

mainly the youth (especially black youngins D: )
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on April 23, 2008, 08:22:58 PM
How much my mom whines. It drives me crazy.
When I get up at 4, I see you on. When I get up at 5. I see you on.
What grinds my gears is how easily people wake up early in the morning and not get tired throughout the day while getting very minimal sleep.
=\

Ah, so that's who you are. The fact that I didn't know a school friend was on the same boards as I grinds my gears!

Lmao. I saw you today break dancing with the little kids... Sooo cute. ^^
What grinds my gears? Having to stay at school until 4:30 with nothing to do.

Rofl. I want to see Sean breaking with little kids. :U

It was hilarious... >.>;
I only managed to get a short glimpse of it by accident...
GO SENIOR PROJECT. Lol....
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: L3sli3_Lov3s_Chu on April 24, 2008, 03:00:21 PM
people who use the terms queer x:, insults to other people like racism
mainly the youth (especially black youngins D: )

Oh my God, are you kidding me? First off,I can tell that this is directed twords me. Unlike you I'm not stupid.
Second off, why the hell would it grind you gear when people use the word queer?
Do you not know what it means?

Thrid off, this stood out to me the most, mainly the youth (especially black youngins D: ) WTF?  Where the fuck did that come from? Correct me if I'm wrong but are you implying you're bothered when a black person makes an insult? Or are you saying that it bothers you when people makes insults twords black youth? Either way it goes why is it especially blacks?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on April 24, 2008, 06:12:05 PM
people who use the terms queer x:, insults to other people like racism
mainly the youth (especially black youngins D: )

Oh my God, are you kidding me? First off,I can tell that this is directed twords me. Unlike you I'm not stupid.
Second off, why the hell would it grind you gear when people use the word queer?
Do you not know what it means?

Thrid off, this stood out to me the most, mainly the youth (especially black youngins D: ) WTF?  Where the fuck did that come from? Correct me if I'm wrong but are you implying you're bothered when a black person makes an insult? Or are you saying that it bothers you when people makes insults twords black youth? Either way it goes why is it especially blacks?

You know, whatever grinds your gears is all you, but geez Kazuko. Getting upset over people using "queer" and racist comments? Face it, everyone's racist some way or another. Hell, my jokes are blunt and extremely racist, and you still think they're funny. Even the people of the race that my jokes direct it towards think it's funny.

I hate racist/sexuality/religious debates nowadays, but there's a lot of irony in your post. If you were against people making racist comments, why are you discriminating against black people?

But as for Leslie, you need to calm down. Why are you making assumptions thinking it's directed at you? No need to get defensive.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: L3sli3_Lov3s_Chu on April 24, 2008, 06:26:23 PM
I don't know if you saw my last picture and caption but it was a picture of spider man dancing and my caption said " Spid3r man is qu33r". Plus, she posted her comment right after mine. And she knows I'm black. She along with many others have seen the picture (once again my avatar) I have as my avatar. Calm down she says... Pfft.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on April 24, 2008, 06:32:33 PM
I don't know if you saw my last picture and caption but it was a picture of spider man dancing and my caption said " Spid3r man is qu33r". Plus, she posted her comment right after mine. And she knows I'm black. She along with many others have seen the picture (once again my avatar) I have as my avatar. Calm down she says... Pfft.

Okay, I'll admit fault to that, being I wasn't here at the time to notice it. But one of the primary things that drives people against you is your defensive attitude. Either way, Kazuko probably shouldn't have made a comment while acknowledging the circumstances in terms of referencing people and timing.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on April 24, 2008, 06:49:55 PM
What grinds my gears is- wait give me a second, a lot of stuff grind my gears so let me pick one...

What grinds my gears is how easily people wake up early in the morning and not get tired throughout the day while getting very minimal sleep.
=\

I get up early only in the weekends



Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: L3sli3_Lov3s_Chu on April 24, 2008, 06:54:30 PM
Alright. I'll be chill with my attitude. :(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: sysadmin on April 24, 2008, 07:17:50 PM
Be careful out there, everyone, or I'll move the thread to the Internet Drama area.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on April 24, 2008, 07:27:53 PM
Oh yeah, what grinds my gears is how I tend to wake up earlier on the weekends than on the weekdays.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Makou on April 25, 2008, 12:27:55 AM
What grinds my gears is when people naturally sleep at three.
 :P
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on April 25, 2008, 12:29:56 AM
What grinds my gears is when people naturally sleep at three.
 :P
I do that alot.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on April 25, 2008, 12:30:06 AM
What grinds my gears is when people naturally sleep at three.
 :P

Hahaha, shut up.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Makou on April 25, 2008, 12:31:28 AM
What grinds my gears is when people naturally sleep at three.
 :P

Hahaha, shut up.

Haha. Good night, Jun.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Barnes on April 25, 2008, 12:34:58 AM
What grinds my gears? When people feel like egging me on. That is all.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rude32 on April 25, 2008, 12:38:54 AM
(SCRUBS SPOILER ALERT)





What really grinds my gears is tonight Dr. Kelso quit. Him and Dr. Cox are the heart of the show.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on April 25, 2008, 12:47:17 AM
OH GOD I KNOW

=( how is the show going to have more lulz factor without kelso

</3
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on April 25, 2008, 12:48:04 AM
Crapy plastic Gundam Models.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on April 25, 2008, 01:06:22 AM
Speaking of Scrubs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfX2PODomyk&

Best scene ever. kthxbai
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jerry on April 25, 2008, 02:10:09 AM
pft.

this scrubs scene is my fav, but cause it has the best description of ppl in general:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8ICj1MlMqQ

Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rude32 on April 25, 2008, 08:15:16 AM
OH GOD I KNOW

=( how is the show going to have more lulz factor without kelso

</3
I think Dr. Cox is going to be working overtime on the lulz factor, either that or more scenes for the janitor. At least Dr. Kelso went out the only way I could actually see him going out.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on April 25, 2008, 05:38:46 PM
People who make a fool out of me and take away a lot of the joy I had for fanime.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: zoupzuop2 on April 25, 2008, 08:39:49 PM
Customers that treat us baggers like F***ing SEARCH ENGINES! <Directed to customer>I'm sorry, do you SEE the "Google 'G' " on my forehead? STRING A SENTENCE TOGETHER IF YOU WANT SOMETHING, YOU STUPID F***! WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE WORD "PICKLES" UNLESS IT STARTS WITH "WHERE WOULD I FIND THE --"!!! How stupid, rude, dishonoring, disrespectful, and assuming to do otherwise! </directed> Just because we're serving them somehow, doesn't necessarily mean that we're less human than these pretentious failures at life! Most of the baggers I know are SMARTER than these dumbasses (and have even surprised some customers with just how much so, in terms of math, vocabulary, and just plain LIFE), so unless/until they feel like treating us like HUMANS (for once), they need to dislodge the sticks from their asses, and wake up to the truth of the matter-- We're NOT targets for their cars to try to hit (so drive with a DROP of common sense), we're NOT search engines (use a full fricking sentence), we do NOT take joy in bagging in their esoteric hemp-based bags (at LEAST use our somewhat-easier paper, IF that), we do NOT think their bratty bastard children are cute when they shriek in our ears, so they need to shut up and buy their groceries like EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAS AN OUNCE OF COMMON SENSE!

...yeah. That... that grinds my gears.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on April 25, 2008, 08:44:57 PM
Customers that treat us baggers like F***ing SEARCH ENGINES! <Directed to customer>I'm sorry, do you SEE the "Google 'G' " on my forehead? STRING A SENTENCE TOGETHER IF YOU WANT SOMETHING, YOU STUPID F***! WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE WORD "PICKLES" UNLESS IT STARTS WITH "WHERE WOULD I FIND THE --"!!! How stupid, rude, dishonoring, disrespectful, and assuming to do otherwise! </directed> Just because we're serving them somehow, doesn't necessarily mean that we're less human than these pretentious failures at life! Most of the baggers I know are SMARTER than these dumbasses (and have even surprised some customers with just how much so, in terms of math, vocabulary, and just plain LIFE), so unless/until they feel like treating us like HUMANS (for once), they need to dislodge the sticks from their asses, and wake up to the truth of the matter-- We're NOT targets for their cars to try to hit (so drive with a DROP of common sense), we're NOT search engines (use a full fricking sentence), we do NOT take joy in bagging in their esoteric hemp-based bags (at LEAST use our somewhat-easier paper, IF that), we do NOT think their bratty bastard children are cute when they shriek in our ears, so they need to shut up and buy their groceries like EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAS AN OUNCE OF COMMON SENSE!

...yeah. That... that grinds my gears.

Shut up and get my pickles. =|
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on April 25, 2008, 08:50:45 PM
Customers that treat us baggers like F***ing SEARCH ENGINES! <Directed to customer>I'm sorry, do you SEE the "Google 'G' " on my forehead? STRING A SENTENCE TOGETHER IF YOU WANT SOMETHING, YOU STUPID F***! WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE WORD "PICKLES" UNLESS IT STARTS WITH "WHERE WOULD I FIND THE --"!!! How stupid, rude, dishonoring, disrespectful, and assuming to do otherwise! </directed> Just because we're serving them somehow, doesn't necessarily mean that we're less human than these pretentious failures at life! Most of the baggers I know are SMARTER than these dumbasses (and have even surprised some customers with just how much so, in terms of math, vocabulary, and just plain LIFE), so unless/until they feel like treating us like HUMANS (for once), they need to dislodge the sticks from their asses, and wake up to the truth of the matter-- We're NOT targets for their cars to try to hit (so drive with a DROP of common sense), we're NOT search engines (use a full fricking sentence), we do NOT take joy in bagging in their esoteric hemp-based bags (at LEAST use our somewhat-easier paper, IF that), we do NOT think their bratty bastard children are cute when they shriek in our ears, so they need to shut up and buy their groceries like EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAS AN OUNCE OF COMMON SENSE!

...yeah. That... that grinds my gears.

Now what Grocerie store do you work at?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: zoupzuop2 on April 25, 2008, 10:52:56 PM
Customers that treat us baggers like F***ing SEARCH ENGINES! <Directed to customer>I'm sorry, do you SEE the "Google 'G' " on my forehead? STRING A SENTENCE TOGETHER IF YOU WANT SOMETHING, YOU STUPID F***! WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE WORD "PICKLES" UNLESS IT STARTS WITH "WHERE WOULD I FIND THE --"!!! How stupid, rude, dishonoring, disrespectful, and assuming to do otherwise! </directed> Just because we're serving them somehow, doesn't necessarily mean that we're less human than these pretentious failures at life! Most of the baggers I know are SMARTER than these dumbasses (and have even surprised some customers with just how much so, in terms of math, vocabulary, and just plain LIFE), so unless/until they feel like treating us like HUMANS (for once), they need to dislodge the sticks from their asses, and wake up to the truth of the matter-- We're NOT targets for their cars to try to hit (so drive with a DROP of common sense), we're NOT search engines (use a full fricking sentence), we do NOT take joy in bagging in their esoteric hemp-based bags (at LEAST use our somewhat-easier paper, IF that), we do NOT think their bratty bastard children are cute when they shriek in our ears, so they need to shut up and buy their groceries like EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAS AN OUNCE OF COMMON SENSE!

...yeah. That... that grinds my gears.

Now what Grocerie store do you work at?
Safeway, in Scotts Valley. Half the people are playing the "I'm a Senior Citizen because I'm 65; therefore, you must respect me even if I disrespect you" card.

Quote from: Jun-Watarase
Shut up and get my pickles. =|
That'd be more respect than I get from these people. I kid you not~
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on April 25, 2008, 11:08:48 PM
Customers that treat us baggers like F***ing SEARCH ENGINES! <Directed to customer>I'm sorry, do you SEE the "Google 'G' " on my forehead? STRING A SENTENCE TOGETHER IF YOU WANT SOMETHING, YOU STUPID F***! WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE WORD "PICKLES" UNLESS IT STARTS WITH "WHERE WOULD I FIND THE --"!!! How stupid, rude, dishonoring, disrespectful, and assuming to do otherwise! </directed> Just because we're serving them somehow, doesn't necessarily mean that we're less human than these pretentious failures at life! Most of the baggers I know are SMARTER than these dumbasses (and have even surprised some customers with just how much so, in terms of math, vocabulary, and just plain LIFE), so unless/until they feel like treating us like HUMANS (for once), they need to dislodge the sticks from their asses, and wake up to the truth of the matter-- We're NOT targets for their cars to try to hit (so drive with a DROP of common sense), we're NOT search engines (use a full fricking sentence), we do NOT take joy in bagging in their esoteric hemp-based bags (at LEAST use our somewhat-easier paper, IF that), we do NOT think their bratty bastard children are cute when they shriek in our ears, so they need to shut up and buy their groceries like EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAS AN OUNCE OF COMMON SENSE!

...yeah. That... that grinds my gears.

Now what Grocerie store do you work at?
Safeway, in Scotts Valley. Half the people are playing the "I'm a Senior Citizen because I'm 65; therefore, you must respect me even if I disrespect you" card.

Quote from: Jun-Watarase
Shut up and get my pickles. =|
That'd be more respect than I get from these people. I kid you not~
SO they hit you with their Cane or walker?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: L3sli3_Lov3s_Chu on April 28, 2008, 04:53:22 PM
Poor Zuop... -huggleglomp-
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: questionette on April 28, 2008, 05:01:21 PM
Whole Foods
FIRST OF ALL their paper bags suck big time, they always end up breaking on me when i'm walking to my car
and also the fact that they're superexpensive

curse you, whole foods!

..but why do i love shopping there so much?

its a love/hate thing.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: satanic_mechanic on April 29, 2008, 12:31:30 AM
Republicans.

okay, mostly just fox news.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Steve.Young on April 29, 2008, 12:52:35 AM
Republicans.

HAHAHAHA, oh man. I'm independent, but I find myself agreeing with Dems more than the GOP. Although Clinton really GRINDS my GEARS.

okay, mostly just fox news.
Fox is a syndicate of idiots who get on the air to talk about their pompous ass opinions that no one really cares about. More at 11.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: satanic_mechanic on April 29, 2008, 01:10:09 AM
i shouldnt say republicans cause i have republicans as friends, but damn. 

i say fox news because they are the worst of the worst of republicans.


*this just in... barack obama just did a line of coke off a racist-tranny-hookers ass in fron of the press corp and said, "oh yeah, by the way, im still going to win."*
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on April 29, 2008, 07:38:19 AM
Right now?
The weather.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jerry on April 29, 2008, 08:09:02 AM
I blame global warming.

Its SUPPOSE to be summer, i want girls to wear a little less... :P it would be nice to cheer me up when ive been semi down in the dumps.

What grinds my gears?

akward momments with people you barely know.

*akward pause*...

yah...

i hate those...

and thats what grinds my gears.

Ollie with the Black-u-weather forecast?

" ITS GONNA BE COLD! "

Thanks Ollie.  :-[
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on April 29, 2008, 06:05:12 PM


 Too many too list.

 But at this moment it would be that the impossible has happened; I seem to have injured my ankle and walking it off isn't working. I dont have any other solutions!! >_<
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Amon_Devilman on April 29, 2008, 06:09:31 PM


 Too many too list.

 But at this moment it would be that the impossible has happened; I seem to have injured my ankle and walking it off isn't working. I dont have any other solutions!! >_<

I once tore all the ligiments in my ankle. Hell, I still have horrific damage there.

The first thing you should do (besides a doctor and x-ray) is keep off it for a while. If you need to walk, I recommend a cane or crutch. If you can't use those for a reason, look for an air-cast (do they still make those?). That'll cushion your ankle while allowing you to walk.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on April 29, 2008, 07:11:27 PM
I've recently gotten these itches and its been annoying me for a few weeks and is annoying me at this very moment. I don't know what caused it. ITS DRIVING ME MAD!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on April 29, 2008, 07:14:54 PM
When someone EATS ALL THE WATERMELON!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on April 29, 2008, 07:18:11 PM
When someone eats all of the orange chicken that is meant for me (My little brother!)
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on April 29, 2008, 07:19:09 PM
My allergies are annoying. Sniffing and sneezing, red eyes, irritated grrrr.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on April 29, 2008, 07:20:12 PM
I am FEELING ITCHY ALL OVER! ARRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on April 29, 2008, 07:27:35 PM
I am FEELING ITCHY ALL OVER! ARRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

...and I need to MOOVE! For the love of god HEAL NOW!!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Makou on April 29, 2008, 10:39:35 PM
People who must always have the last word. The adults in my family tend to have that nerve, despite the fact that rhetoric has sided with good reason.

Having the last word doesn't mean you win. Just, *sigh, regain what little control you have and use it.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on April 30, 2008, 10:34:18 AM
What grinds my gears right now?
People who casually say they will go to the con, but they HAD to go ahead and say they weren't going anymore after I upgrade my hotel room to a suite and reserve tickets for them.
So I have to go back and cancel tickets and stuff...
It really annoys me, why can't they plan their trip and stick to it in the first place?
If they just say they'll go and procrastinate saving up money for the con... Then why can't they tell me earlier that they don't have money instead of telling me last minute like this?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on April 30, 2008, 01:03:30 PM
One thing that grinds my gears is how high the expectations are that some of my teachers have on me.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Glitch on April 30, 2008, 06:04:46 PM
Customers that treat us baggers like F***ing SEARCH ENGINES! <Directed to customer>I'm sorry, do you SEE the "Google 'G' " on my forehead? STRING A SENTENCE TOGETHER IF YOU WANT SOMETHING, YOU STUPID F***! WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE WORD "PICKLES" UNLESS IT STARTS WITH "WHERE WOULD I FIND THE --"!!! How stupid, rude, dishonoring, disrespectful, and assuming to do otherwise! </directed> Just because we're serving them somehow, doesn't necessarily mean that we're less human than these pretentious failures at life! Most of the baggers I know are SMARTER than these dumbasses (and have even surprised some customers with just how much so, in terms of math, vocabulary, and just plain LIFE), so unless/until they feel like treating us like HUMANS (for once), they need to dislodge the sticks from their asses, and wake up to the truth of the matter-- We're NOT targets for their cars to try to hit (so drive with a DROP of common sense), we're NOT search engines (use a full fricking sentence), we do NOT take joy in bagging in their esoteric hemp-based bags (at LEAST use our somewhat-easier paper, IF that), we do NOT think their bratty bastard children are cute when they shriek in our ears, so they need to shut up and buy their groceries like EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAS AN OUNCE OF COMMON SENSE!

...yeah. That... that grinds my gears.
Amen mah brotha.
I get the same crap at my clerk job at school.
The mentally ill can be just as bad as the seniors.(and sametimes they are the same person. XD)
Somebody asked me for the person responsible for training for tutors. I tell her he's in the meeting, but she can leave a message for him. She continuously asked me if there is somebody else she can speak to. After telling her no 20 times she gives up and accepts our director's business card and eaves. Like five minutes later I see an instructor telling her the exact same thing I said. This happens a second time with another instructor, until our director finally comes out to the save the day. Goddam lady won't take a hint.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Amon_devilman on April 30, 2008, 11:47:38 PM
Got another one. People who wear Che t-shirts or hang posters and have NO idea who the guy is.

Yes, it's a great picture, but come on!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on May 01, 2008, 01:52:58 AM
Lawlers same with bob marley

What grinds my gears now is looking for a decent Club in SF thats 18+ for a friends 19th party. DX maan I cant wait till im 21 this october

but its gonna suck not finding folks to go with till january when my best friend turns 21
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 01, 2008, 08:19:48 AM
Getting sick on the best day of the week.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jerry on May 01, 2008, 09:31:02 AM
What grinds my gears right now?
People who casually say they will go to the con, but they HAD to go ahead and say they weren't going anymore after I upgrade my hotel room to a suite and reserve tickets for them.
So I have to go back and cancel tickets and stuff...
It really annoys me, why can't they plan their trip and stick to it in the first place?
If they just say they'll go and procrastinate saving up money for the con... Then why can't they tell me earlier that they don't have money instead of telling me last minute like this?

Believe or not this actually happens more than you think.

I work in HR and you wouldnt believe the number of people who bail out literally the last second.

or they just pull a no show and disappear of the face of the planet.

and sorry to hear that yer sick- get well soonz.

and thursdays is the best day of the week?

thats a new one to me...


what grinds my gears?

my favorite show Scrubs- is now moving to a new network NBC -> ABC...
and im worried that this will cause and epic fail.  :-[
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rude32 on May 01, 2008, 03:35:33 PM
Lawlers same with bob marley

What grinds my gears now is looking for a decent Club in SF thats 18+ for a friends 19th party. DX maan I cant wait till im 21 this october

but its gonna suck not finding folks to go with till january when my best friend turns 21
Hit up Rickshaw stop in SF for 18+. I'm down to hit up some other clubs with you when you turn 21 ir your down.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 01, 2008, 05:30:58 PM

and sorry to hear that yer sick- get well soonz.

and thursdays is the best day of the week?


Aww. Thanks. =)
Thursday is the best day of the weekday because that's when our weekly advisory group takes turns bringing food for everyone. >.>;
Not to mention when I get back I have to make up a lot of stuff.
And my friend's pissed at me because we were supposed to have a potluck at lunch....
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on May 01, 2008, 06:13:08 PM


what grinds my gears?

my favorite show Scrubs- is now moving to a new network NBC -> ABC...
and im worried that this will cause and epic fail.  :-[

It's my favorite show too. If you dont mind reruns, they show it all the time on comedy central.

What makes me want to go postal grinds my gears? Going downtown and hearing, on an almost daily basis, " Yea I used to be a bus driver, but they caught me drunk at the wheel on the job but I refused to take the Breathalyzer. Since, they couldnt PROVE I was drunk I only got laid off for three months. Che, doesnt matter someone hooked me up with a 100$ a day job until then."

....and I'm having one HELL of a time getting financial aid to you know got to SCHOOL.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: G.I.R on May 02, 2008, 01:08:29 AM
People that reply to a "Rate the (insert subject here) the last poster read/saw/played" topic with "Didn't see it", Didn't play it", Didn't watch it", or "Never heard of it"  >:(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: L3sli3_Lov3s_Chu on May 02, 2008, 01:24:08 AM
Dude, wtf. O_O;
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on May 02, 2008, 08:17:40 AM
YOUR MOM grinds my gears.

Yeah, I said it.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jerry on May 02, 2008, 08:23:59 AM
YOUR MOM grinds my gears.

Yeah, I said it.

yes you did. and if she was alive she would...

what grinds my gears?

accepting the fact that both of my parents are dead.  :-[

I feel like a disney character instead of an anime character.

Now i need to find a reason to save the planet, via the tokyo tower to feel 'normal' again.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: DemonLordZabuza on May 02, 2008, 12:15:56 PM


Now i need to find a reason to save the planet, via the tokyo tower to feel 'normal' again.

question mark

What grinds my gears?
Engineers who cant make readable plans.  Its not hard to make them legible really.  Sloppy sloppy people
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jerry on May 05, 2008, 02:44:26 PM

WhAtS gRiNdS mY gEaRs? wHeN pEoPlE tYpE lIkE tHiS!

iTs sOoOoOoOoO fReAkInG aNnOyIng!

 :P
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: LastElixir on May 05, 2008, 03:38:05 PM

WhAtS gRiNdS mY gEaRs? wHeN pEoPlE tYpE lIkE tHiS!

iTs sOoOoOoOoO fReAkInG aNnOyIng!

 :P

wHy aRe U L1kE tAlKiN 2 IdiOtZ wh0 TyP3 LiKe dIs aNyWaAyzZ?!!

seriously, shit ain't 97 anymore.

j
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 05, 2008, 08:19:20 PM
What grinds my gears is people who act one way with one group of people and another with a different group.
Some people just try too hard......
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Haruka on May 05, 2008, 08:26:24 PM
You know what grinds my gears?

Jerks at Conventions who walk up to you (not cosplaying, of course) and pick apart your costume for accuracy.  It's especially annoying when the only anime they watch is dubs on Adult Swim.  And it's the most annoying when they condescend to you (them wearing their one laminate badge, and you with 10) about the character you've chosen.  IRRITATING!

Seriously, a couple of years ago, my friends and I did a Rainbow Brite (animated in Japan) cosplay group.  I was Stormy, the cool one.  And this random guy comes up to me and is like "Rainbow Brite at an ANIME convention?"  I had to calmly explain to him that sounds should not come out of his mouth when he knows not of what he speaks.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 05, 2008, 08:35:58 PM
What also grinds my gears is people who barely know anything about anime and saying that it sucks.
"Anime is so gay, the only thing you see anime is blonde chicks with blue eyes."
Uh.......
Not to mention they're like "Its a cartoon, nothing much different from south park." South Park is not anime.....

Also, people who think they know everything about anime when the only thing they ever watch is a couple of episodes of dubbed Naruto on Adult Swim.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on May 06, 2008, 01:20:53 PM
 You know WHO grinds my gears? CLAMP

  ...don't even get me started.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jerry on May 06, 2008, 01:58:43 PM
What grinds my gears is people who act one way with one group of people and another with a different group.
Some people just try too hard......

Juno: You're so cool and you dont even have to try to hard...

Bleaker: um... actually I TRY REALLY HARD to be cool...

* my life story *  :P
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Barnes on May 06, 2008, 02:55:31 PM
People that reply to a "Rate the (insert subject here) the last poster read/saw/played" topic with "Didn't see it", Didn't play it", Didn't watch it", or "Never heard of it"  >:(

If I don't give that option, then nobody will post. But you make a point.
What grinds my gears is that I make a pop culture reference (even from the most mainstream thing in the world) and NOONE gets it. I'm thinking "ugh, there is more to pop culture than just anime, sigh."
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Makou on May 06, 2008, 08:24:09 PM
Suzaku lovers.


Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 06, 2008, 08:42:23 PM
Suzaku lovers.

What grinds my gears? Makou.
DAMN YOU I DON"T UNDERSTAND YOUR WEIRD VIDEOS!
.........
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Makou on May 06, 2008, 10:37:02 PM
Suzaku lovers.

What grinds my gears? Makou.
DAMN YOU I DON"T UNDERSTAND YOUR WEIRD VIDEOS!
.........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5bA7IlbHac
Makou: Rei! The boys won't listen to what the guide says!

Makou: Rei! The girls went shopping and still haven't returned!

Rei-Rei: URUSAI! GET IN LINE! Don't mess with the regulations!
Boy-girl-boy-girl! Line up in such an order!

Makou: But, Rei! There's more boys than girls!
Rei: Sou ka? Well, in that case...
Danshi-joshi-danshi-danshi-joshi-danshi-joshida

Makou: Danshi, joshi, danshi, joshi, danshi, danshi, joshi was it?

Rei: NO! LISTEN UP!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Rei-Rei on May 06, 2008, 10:39:18 PM
See what I mean? T.T;
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on May 07, 2008, 03:52:07 PM
   Annoying fanboys who whine about how it's not fair that while you can see naked women/lesbians/tits  everywhere in the world, it isn't fair that they should have to tolerate shonen-ai existiing within a one mile radious of them.
Deal with it..and if you just cant...go ahead and kill yourself.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on May 07, 2008, 04:10:20 PM
People who don't give anything even slightly related to anime a chance. Like, "Oh, Fanime is about anime? God, you are such a nerd," or "Anime? Oh, Fanime is for losers."
I even tell them that Fanime doesn't have to be anime related at all, it's so much more than anime. They still say it's for losers and refuse to listen to me at all. =.=

Stupid ignorant people. D:<< I am not a nerd or a loser! D:<
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Glitch on May 07, 2008, 06:16:04 PM
People who don't give anything even slightly related to anime a chance. Like, "Oh, Fanime is about anime? God, you are such a nerd," or "Anime? Oh, Fanime is for losers."
I even tell them that Fanime doesn't have to be anime related at all, it's so much more than anime. They still say it's for losers and refuse to listen to me at all. =.=

Stupid ignorant people. D:<< I am not a nerd or a loser! D:<
I assume this probably comes from people who think men chasing a ball and patting each others' butts isn't gay at all.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on May 07, 2008, 06:17:36 PM
I assume this probably comes from people who think men chasing a ball and patting each others' butts isn't gay at all.
No, this comes from people who study pretty much 24/7 but don't call themselves nerds ( <--- describes 3/4 of my school).
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Barnes on May 07, 2008, 11:16:04 PM
Deal with it..and if you just cant...go ahead and kill yourself.

I'm sorry, but it's quotes like this (I don't care what the reason is) and Light Yagami that grind my gears.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on May 07, 2008, 11:20:39 PM
Deal with it..and if you just cant...go ahead and kill yourself.

I'm sorry, but it's quotes like this (I don't care what the reason is) and Light Yagami that grind my gears.

Oh no need to apologize. It isn't as if I give a damn one way or another.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Glitch on May 08, 2008, 12:00:35 PM
I assume this probably comes from people who think men chasing a ball and patting each others' butts isn't gay at all.
No, this comes from people who study pretty much 24/7 but don't call themselves nerds ( <--- describes 3/4 of my school).
Oh, you mean squares. *does finger thing.* I've seen their kind and given them a piece of my mind.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rude32 on May 08, 2008, 05:47:58 PM
People who don't give anything even slightly related to anime a chance. Like, "Oh, Fanime is about anime? God, you are such a nerd," or "Anime? Oh, Fanime is for losers."
I even tell them that Fanime doesn't have to be anime related at all, it's so much more than anime. They still say it's for losers and refuse to listen to me at all. =.=

Stupid ignorant people. D:<< I am not a nerd or a loser! D:<
I assume this probably comes from people who think men chasing a ball and patting each others' butts isn't gay at all.
It's only gay if you don't follow it up by saying good game. j/k
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on May 09, 2008, 02:52:19 AM
Suzaku lovers.

What grinds my gears? Makou.
DAMN YOU I DON"T UNDERSTAND YOUR WEIRD VIDEOS!
.........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5bA7IlbHac
Makou: Rei! The boys won't listen to what the guide says!

Makou: Rei! The girls went shopping and still haven't returned!

Rei-Rei: URUSAI! GET IN LINE! Don't mess with the regulations!
Boy-girl-boy-girl! Line up in such an order!

Makou: But, Rei! There's more boys than girls!
Rei: Sou ka? Well, in that case...
Danshi-joshi-danshi-danshi-joshi-danshi-joshida

Makou: Danshi, joshi, danshi, joshi, danshi, danshi, joshi was it?

Rei: NO! LISTEN UP!

Class Leader! what can we do about the seat order of the girls?
Class Leader! for now Lets just sit together, all of the boys

8D I GET IT

Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on May 09, 2008, 05:28:28 PM
Suzaku lovers.

What grinds my gears? Makou.
DAMN YOU I DON"T UNDERSTAND YOUR WEIRD VIDEOS!
.........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5bA7IlbHac
Makou: Rei! The boys won't listen to what the guide says!

Makou: Rei! The girls went shopping and still haven't returned!

Rei-Rei: URUSAI! GET IN LINE! Don't mess with the regulations!
Boy-girl-boy-girl! Line up in such an order!

Makou: But, Rei! There's more boys than girls!
Rei: Sou ka? Well, in that case...
Danshi-joshi-danshi-danshi-joshi-danshi-joshida

Makou: Danshi, joshi, danshi, joshi, danshi, danshi, joshi was it?

Rei: NO! LISTEN UP!

Class Leader! what can we do about the seat order of the girls?
Class Leader! for now Lets just sit together, all of the boys

8D I GET IT



I don't  :'(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on May 09, 2008, 09:28:27 PM
Then you FAIL and need to DO BETTER

what grinds my gears as Makou =( clearly potatoes is not always the best dinner choice
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Haruka on May 10, 2008, 10:26:14 AM
What else grinds my gears is when self-entitled and obviously BORED people start 5H1T on the Sample Budget thread just to get attention.

Also when planets are needlessly downgraded.  "Sailor Moon" has been adversely affected.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on May 11, 2008, 06:01:44 PM
You know what grinds my gears? Ninja Gaiden fans that can't even pronounce the name right.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on May 11, 2008, 10:36:48 PM
  Cosplayers who think that a giant sword/prop makes up for a half-assed costume.

  Or big ass weapons in general.
 
  A weapon that is really 'neat' as in has special effects, or required a lot of ingenuity plus a decent costume; yes that's awesome. A sword that's really, really big and is the main focus of a 'costume'; sorry dude with obvious compensations issues, not impressed.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: G.I.R on May 11, 2008, 11:08:42 PM
maybe the over sized prop is intimidation?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 02, 2008, 10:42:52 AM
maybe the over sized prop is intimidation?

More like compensation. XD


Apparently, my roommates former roommates have a few big reasons for not living with her anymore. For me theres only one thing that really pisses me off most about her.
She gets overly excited/angry in a VERY loud way about things that I do not Give a shit about ( 4chan, CGL, encyclopedia dramatica,and all of the insignificant losers who are are part of it)

Whether or not I care,( and I never do) she insists I look at it whatever what ever petty crap shes ranting about. 
That's annoying enough, but it's not what grinds my gears.

What grinds my gears, is that whenever I see/hear something I find interesting  shell either flat out ignore me, shrug and say 'huh'  or  just say " I don't care."

That is really fucking disrespectful and just plain RUDE.

Sometimes, I wish the 'internets' would just crash for a week or so.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 02, 2008, 07:51:16 PM
What grinds my gears...on a serious note....

Not having a job to pay for hospital bills, and to pay for gas to get me to the places that I need medical attention from...and finding out that the medical insurance I have isn't excepted/doesn't cover what I REALLY need.

Every job I call to check up on, isn't hiring and has been forced to ct back staff/close down. T-T

Not so serious note:
Aol. I fXking hate aol AND Dial Up.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 02, 2008, 09:27:09 PM
What grinds my gears...on a serious note....

On that note..here in Seattle, 99% of all people who have obscenely well-paying jobs are complete morons who do pretty much nothing for a living.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 03, 2008, 03:57:57 PM
Dude, you made me lol. ^_^ Maybe I should move to seattle.

Another thing that grinds my gears, is when you leave your pet in the care of family members for a vacation. You come back and the poor thing is starved, sick and the tip of his tail is DEAD. He has an abcess on the side of his mouth, he is covered in gunk, and there is a mucus build up in his eyes.

Just becuase he is a hairless rat, doesn't mean you can just let him starve. He's a pet too, and he is like a person too. A very very fragile little person.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 03, 2008, 04:03:38 PM
Another thing that grinds my gears, is when you leave your pet in the care of family members for a vacation. You come back and the poor thing is starved, sick and the tip of his tail is DEAD. He has an abcess on the side of his mouth, he is covered in gunk, and there is a mucus build up in his eyes.

Just becuase he is a hairless rat, doesn't mean you can just let him starve. He's a pet too, and he is like a person too. A very very fragile little person.
D:
Augh, that sounds awful. D:
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 03, 2008, 04:09:37 PM
oh heres a good one  im sure alo of ppl went thru this
 what grinds my gears is when my mother calls my anime stuff or figurines junk
 they are not junk they are very precious to me i do not like my things bieng called junk because they are not junk
i dont call my mothers crosses or paintings of the last supper junk either
 so i wish shed respect my things >:(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 03, 2008, 05:26:05 PM
My step dad used to do that, and even went as far as going into my room and throwing it all out.  I haven't lived with my parents for the past few years, and Gramma likes to display my stuff. XD
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 03, 2008, 05:26:28 PM
oh heres a good one  im sure alo of ppl went thru this
 what grinds my gears is when my mother calls my anime stuff or figurines junk
 they are not junk they are very precious to me i do not like my things bieng called junk because they are not junk
i dont call my mothers crosses or paintings of the last supper junk either
 so i wish shed respect my things >:(

 Aha youth.  Hopefully youll learn that words are .just that. Words.

Now if you have parent who is throwing away/destroying your stuff then yes, that would be very gear-grinding.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 03, 2008, 05:35:12 PM

 Aha youth.  Hopefully youll learn that words are .just that. Words.

Now if you have parent who is throwing away/destroying your stuff then yes, that would be very gear-grinding.

Still to this day, I am very paranoid/territorial with my stuff. T-T
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 03, 2008, 05:37:14 PM
The fact that I am sick!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 03, 2008, 05:50:59 PM
The fact that I am sick!

me too!  Arg!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 03, 2008, 06:29:29 PM

 Aha youth.  Hopefully youll learn that words are .just that. Words.

Now if you have parent who is throwing away/destroying your stuff then yes, that would be very gear-grinding.

Still to this day, I am very paranoid/territorial with my stuff. T-T

Notice I wasn't quoting you.

Yes, that does suck. My parents only did that when they were pissed at me.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 03, 2008, 07:28:17 PM
I hate how my school is so full of over-achieving [people] that the "regular" people can't keep up and aren't chosen to do extra-curricular things just because their GPA isn't high enough.
Note that even the regular people are smarter than the average student in California, too. D:<

In turn, it'd be harder for the regular people to go to an okay college (e.g. UC's) because all the over-achieving people makes them look like idiots in comparison. D:<<

I hate my school a lot. D:<
[/rant] =.=;;
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 03, 2008, 07:54:40 PM
Yuu:
I know you weren't. I just thought I'd comment on the qoute. lol Seriously, after my parents did that...I developed a paranoia over my things.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on June 03, 2008, 09:44:14 PM
I hate how my school is so full of over-achieving [people] that the "regular" people can't keep up and aren't chosen to do extra-curricular things just because their GPA isn't high enough.
Note that even the regular people are smarter than the average student in California, too. D:<

In turn, it'd be harder for the regular people to go to an okay college (e.g. UC's) because all the over-achieving people makes them look like idiots in comparison. D:<<

I hate my school a lot. D:<
[/rant] =.=;;

What? That's silly. Academic standards aren't so much based on intelligence than they are in work ethic. As long as you're smart enough to know how to work, you're "smart enough". Overachievers and students with higher GPAs are just people who are willing to work hard enough to surpass the rest of their competition. It isn't that hard to get into a UC.

As long as you're willing to work really hard, appear clean-cut, and use some common sense... developing social skills to make contacts and working to build up a good record, a lot of things can be done. It's all a matter of whether or not you're willing to push yourself to do so.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 04, 2008, 01:06:31 PM
Well, I found out that my rat has a disease in his tail that made it necrotic. Just fucking lovily. I don't have funds to take him to a vet, and most likely will have to cut the tip of his tail off MYSELF. In hopes that the disease won't spread and KILL him.

I will never EVER leave any future pet with a caretaker ever again.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on June 04, 2008, 01:14:11 PM
Well, I found out that my rat has a disease in his tail that made it necrotic. Just fucking lovily. I don't have funds to take him to a vet, and most likely will have to cut the tip of his tail off MYSELF. In hopes that the disease won't spread and KILL him.

I will never EVER leave any future pet with a caretaker ever again.

Oh god, that's terrible. ;__;

I would be in total shock if my rat had necrosis anywhere in that situation. Just be careful to disinfect his tail constantly, as rodents love to desecrate everywhere which is hazardous from all the bacteria. If possible, even tightly bandage it with whatever you can during the first day-- hopefully he won't gnaw it off and whatnot. Oh man, that's just... horrible. I hope he'll make it out okay. Did you ever find out how it even happened?


That reminds me. I HATE it when ants find their way into my pets' tank/cages/food bowls. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, it really annoys me. I don't want ants irritating my pets, especially not in their food. I spotted an ant in our snake's tank the other day and got Mikey to help me get rid of all the bedding asap. It's weird, as our snake eats all his food without leaving a trace while I'm there monitoring him, so I don't see why ants should have the gull to infiltrate his lovely abode. >:(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 04, 2008, 01:34:33 PM
I am going to call the vet and see how much it would cost to clip off about an inch of his tail. I can't bring myself to do it, for fear that it may get infected afterwards. Also see how much antibiotics are, and see if I can raise money to help him.

Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 04, 2008, 02:45:54 PM
hmm what grinds my gears  is... when my dogs start jumping all over me while i'm sleeping DX
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 04, 2008, 02:47:03 PM
My dog constanly pissing everywhere I walk, its like he's setting traps for me.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Silent_Notes on June 04, 2008, 04:24:05 PM
stupid questions grind my gears
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 04, 2008, 05:04:24 PM
My dog constanly pissing everywhere I walk, its like he's setting traps for me.

my sisters dog is the trap setter my dog is like the solid snake of the pack she sneaks up on me jus to dance with me
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 04, 2008, 05:42:56 PM
My dog constanly pissing everywhere I walk, its like he's setting traps for me.
xD OMG My dog does that, too. I love him to death, but does he REALLY have to pee like... everywhere?
Even on walks, he takes like, 5 steps and then lifts his leg to go pee... D:

EDIT:
OH, another thing that grinds my gears: when my heart skips beats for no damn good reason. D:< And I mean literally, it skips beats. D: Apparently it could be to too much caffeine intake (I don't drink caffeine, really...) or lack of sleep, but I actually slept a long time last night. D: Uncool...
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 04, 2008, 06:27:19 PM
I hate how my school is so full of over-achieving [people] that the "regular" people can't keep up and aren't chosen to do extra-curricular things just because their GPA isn't high enough.
Note that even the regular people are smarter than the average student in California, too. D:<

In turn, it'd be harder for the regular people to go to an okay college (e.g. UC's) because all the over-achieving people makes them look like idiots in comparison. D:<<

I hate my school a lot. D:<
[/rant] =.=;;

What? That's silly. Academic standards aren't so much based on intelligence than they are in work ethic. As long as you're smart enough to know how to work, you're "smart enough". Overachievers and students with higher GPAs are just people who are willing to work hard enough to surpass the rest of their competition. It isn't that hard to get into a UC.

As long as you're willing to work really hard, appear clean-cut, and use some common sense... developing social skills to make contacts and working to build up a good record, a lot of things can be done. It's all a matter of whether or not you're willing to push yourself to do so.

Confirming the bolded line. As long as you meet either of the minimum requirements, whether it be GPA+min test scores or just straight out bloody high scores in your ACT or SAT, the UC guarantees a spot for you- usually in Merced or Riverside. I got into the latter via sleeping through all of Junior and Senior year, but acing the standardized tests (they're easy, dammit, if you high school kiddies can just stop stressing over them for once). Worst mistake I've ever made was to accept entry into the UC system via their test score exempt system- intelligence is, in fact, a far second to work ethic.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 04, 2008, 06:47:30 PM
Well, Merced and Riverside is a given... I was personally talking more about Davis. >.> And my GPA isn't average at Davis or Riverside because all the students at my school raise the bar really high and make teachers grade harder (and I'm TOTALLY not BSing this one), another thing that totally freaking grinds my gears. D:
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 04, 2008, 06:52:28 PM
rick rolls they grind my gears
 its getting old btw is there a counter to a rick roll
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on June 04, 2008, 07:04:07 PM
Well, Merced and Riverside is a given... I was personally talking more about Davis. >.> And my GPA isn't average at Davis or Riverside because all the students at my school raise the bar really high and make teachers grade harder (and I'm TOTALLY not BSing this one), another thing that totally freaking grinds my gears. D:

Davis isn't that hard to get into, either. An average, or slightly above average GPA would get you in, Freshman year. As long as you're willing to do the the work and procedures to get into it straight from high school, then you should have no problem. If your GPA is less than average, you could easily sign up for a transfer program and take 2 years of community college until you have your GEs done and transfer in as a junior. Again, it isn't a matter of intelligence. It's a matter of whether or not you're willing to do the work. UCs are overrated in terms of difficulty of being accepted. Compare to Columbia, or any of its sister schools. Compare with Art Center.

Depending on what you want to do, yes, intelligence, ability, talent, AND work ethic are all important... but you're trying to get into a UC. It's average. Both smart and normal people get into UCs. You just have to work for it, and in comparison to the schools I last mentioned above, the work is just about average, as well.

But I wouldn't even think about going into a university if you have absolutely no idea on what direction you're trying to take. Messing around in a university costs both time and money. But if you are considering getting into a UC, I would suggest taking the extra effort to apply for several scholarships to help you along the way. Not only would they help fund your education, but they'll serve as motivation to keep your grade up-- because in most cases, if you're not going to take advantage of the benefits they give you, you're stripped of your opportunity to stay there.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 04, 2008, 07:11:40 PM
(: Thanks for the information.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: otakuapprentice on June 04, 2008, 07:12:49 PM
rick rolls they grind my gears
 its getting old btw is there a counter to a rick roll
maybe a reverse rickroll(play it backwards and listen for the satanic messages, lol)??

what grinds my gears? 1940's rationing(government cheese, no thank you).
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on June 04, 2008, 08:13:55 PM
Currently what grinds my gears i that today I was informed that I have to go to my cousins graduation on friday at 7 in SF...I get off work at 6 and it takes an hour to get there D: if only I was told earlier and I dont know if its possible to get an eariler shift

*headdesk*
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rude32 on June 04, 2008, 08:38:38 PM
Currently what grinds my gears i that today I was informed that I have to go to my cousins graduation on friday at 7 in SF...I get off work at 6 and it takes an hour to get there D: if only I was told earlier and I dont know if its possible to get an eariler shift

*headdesk*
What grinds my gears is wet socks. It's the most disgusting feeling in the world.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 04, 2008, 08:53:16 PM
Currently what grinds my gears i that today I was informed that I have to go to my cousins graduation on friday at 7 in SF...I get off work at 6 and it takes an hour to get there D: if only I was told earlier and I dont know if its possible to get an eariler shift

*headdesk*
What grinds my gears is wet socks. It's the most disgusting feeling in the world.
it's putting them on is when ticks me off, something they rip.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 05, 2008, 11:38:04 AM
  Otaku who go to animation/art school and call themselves 'artists'.

 " I know this place is messy cluttered with so much shit that you can't walk but as an artists I need a lot of supplies"

 " Oh did you draw that? I'm an artists let me give you advice"

 " Well, I'm an artist so I'm kind of anal about color "

 " Let me see! I have an artist eye for things.

  I'v been drawing since I was two but I'm not in art school so I don't know a damned thing about art.

  I am however working on a degree in Law so I guess  I can go around to crime scenes and say " Don't worry I'm a lawyer!"         

 " As a Lawyer, I advise you not to speak on this matter"
 
 " Oh, yea, that's totally legal, I know cuz I'm a lawyer"

 Really,otaku in animation/art in general.
 You have turned someone who has always loved art into one of those horrible 'art is useless' people. You must be very proud.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 05, 2008, 03:29:55 PM
 i was an artist in artists row one year and sometimes people would not show up to get their work and id be stuck with it till they came back id ask for a cell phone number to call them and they wouldn't pick up >:(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 05, 2008, 03:42:23 PM
You know what really grinds my gears?

Apathy.

The sentiment that things are fucked anyhow, and that you can't do shit about it, so why bother, really grinds my gears. Things are fucked up because there aren't enough people caring enough to force a change to the status quo! Don't give me the "human condition" bullshit- the only constant damned thing about the human condition is that we have an overriding operative to adapt the human condition to fit our environment! Things are fucked and things will continue to be fucked because people who could have stood up refused to do so! American democracy is fucked because not enough of you bright and cynical bastards are bright enough to pool your damned vote! Your religion's public reputation's fucked because you lot are too damned meek to stand up against the belligerent posturing of the louder, crazier, and more self-righteous part of your congregation!

It isn't because the least common denominator is as crass, boorish and dumb as it appears- it's because the damned LCD is too spineless to stand up against those few too brainless to know that they're dragging down the level of public discourse.

AND THAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 05, 2008, 04:33:11 PM
You know what really grinds my gears?

Apathy.

The sentiment that things are fucked anyhow, and that you can't do shit about it, so why bother, really grinds my gears. Things are fucked up because there aren't enough people caring enough to force a change to the status quo! Don't give me the "human condition" bullshit- the only constant damned thing about the human condition is that we have an overriding operative to adapt the human condition to fit our environment! Things are fucked and things will continue to be fucked because people who could have stood up refused to do so! American democracy is fucked because not enough of you bright and cynical bastards are bright enough to pool your damned vote! Your religion's public reputation's fucked because you lot are too damned meek to stand up against the belligerent posturing of the louder, crazier, and more self-righteous part of your congregation!

It isn't because the least common denominator is as crass, boorish and dumb as it appears- it's because the damned LCD is too spineless to stand up against those few too brainless to know that they're dragging down the level of public discourse.

AND THAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS!

I couldn't agree more.
There's actually nothing I hate more than people who wont ifight for what they want. It's the reason I'm going into law.

I used to have go to Dialysis, they took away  all our rights while we were there and told s to 'be greatful we were alive"

People would bitch and moan and complain, but I was the only one who would try to fight them. Persistence only got me so far because
giant corporations adhere only to the law. I decided that once I got out of that hell hole I'd learn the laws and use it against them. 

It's been little more than a year since I got off of Dialysis and I've learned quite a bit about using the law against those who claim to uphold it. I'm really amazed at how many times it has worked.
Best of all, it REALLY pisses them off because they know they can't argue with it.
The greatest victory of all was against those asses at Sakuracon. I was so very cocky about it and they said NOTHING.

Kind of a rant, I know. My point is that for the few us who want to fight, the law is NOT your enemy.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 06, 2008, 11:13:13 AM
Having to put down my pet rat. Becuase I didn't have funds to help him get better.

The dumb jerk that was at the tattoo studio saying " Not to be a herk but rats don't last that long, usually a couple months and just fed to snake....lol"

The audacity of that comment made me want to beat the ever loving shit out of him. But you can't fix stupid and you can't 'educate' someone like that about a domesticated rat breed specificaly for domestic life as a pet. They just won't listen. (This wasn't from the guy I am apprenticing from btw)
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 06, 2008, 11:21:20 AM
You know what really grinds my gears?

Apathy.

The sentiment that things are fucked anyhow, and that you can't do shit about it, so why bother, really grinds my gears. Things are fucked up because there aren't enough people caring enough to force a change to the status quo! Don't give me the "human condition" bullshit- the only constant damned thing about the human condition is that we have an overriding operative to adapt the human condition to fit our environment! Things are fucked and things will continue to be fucked because people who could have stood up refused to do so! American democracy is fucked because not enough of you bright and cynical bastards are bright enough to pool your damned vote! Your religion's public reputation's fucked because you lot are too damned meek to stand up against the belligerent posturing of the louder, crazier, and more self-righteous part of your congregation!

It isn't because the least common denominator is as crass, boorish and dumb as it appears- it's because the damned LCD is too spineless to stand up against those few too brainless to know that they're dragging down the level of public discourse.

AND THAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS!

I couldn't agree more.
There's actually nothing I hate more than people who wont ifight for what they want. It's the reason I'm going into law.

I used to have go to Dialysis, they took away  all our rights while we were there and told s to 'be greatful we were alive"

People would bitch and moan and complain, but I was the only one who would try to fight them. Persistence only got me so far because
giant corporations adhere only to the law. I decided that once I got out of that hell hole I'd learn the laws and use it against them. 

It's been little more than a year since I got off of Dialysis and I've learned quite a bit about using the law against those who claim to uphold it. I'm really amazed at how many times it has worked.
Best of all, it REALLY pisses them off because they know they can't argue with it.
The greatest victory of all was against those asses at Sakuracon. I was so very cocky about it and they said NOTHING.

Kind of a rant, I know. My point is that for the few us who want to fight, the law is NOT your enemy.

Hm. We'll have to agree to disagree on your last point, I'd say. I do consider the Law to be an enemy, knowing what I do about how they're made, and the intent they're made with. Institutionalized privilege is still privilege- private law. There are countless literal tons of laws in the book that are designed either explicitly or implicitly to give one group an unfair advantage over another- not in the name of justice or truth or merit, but in the name of personal gain. I'd even go so far as to argue that the main problem with legislators is that they're lawyers, and so they have a vested interest in creating legislature that necessitates a lawyer in order to unravel or adhere to.

Not because lawyers are intrinsically evil, of course, but because lawyers are intrinsically human, and I don't have too many issueswith the underlying principles of capitalism- that people are motivated by their self-interests.

Of course, it's therefore in my own self-interest to act against this paradigm.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Glitch on June 06, 2008, 11:32:16 AM
You know what really grinds my gears?

Apathy.

The sentiment that things are fucked anyhow, and that you can't do shit about it, so why bother, really grinds my gears. Things are fucked up because there aren't enough people caring enough to force a change to the status quo! Don't give me the "human condition" bullshit- the only constant damned thing about the human condition is that we have an overriding operative to adapt the human condition to fit our environment! Things are fucked and things will continue to be fucked because people who could have stood up refused to do so! American democracy is fucked because not enough of you bright and cynical bastards are bright enough to pool your damned vote! Your religion's public reputation's fucked because you lot are too damned meek to stand up against the belligerent posturing of the louder, crazier, and more self-righteous part of your congregation!

It isn't because the least common denominator is as crass, boorish and dumb as it appears- it's because the damned LCD is too spineless to stand up against those few too brainless to know that they're dragging down the level of public discourse.

AND THAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS!

I couldn't agree more.
There's actually nothing I hate more than people who wont ifight for what they want. It's the reason I'm going into law.

I used to have go to Dialysis, they took away  all our rights while we were there and told s to 'be greatful we were alive"

People would bitch and moan and complain, but I was the only one who would try to fight them. Persistence only got me so far because
giant corporations adhere only to the law. I decided that once I got out of that hell hole I'd learn the laws and use it against them. 

It's been little more than a year since I got off of Dialysis and I've learned quite a bit about using the law against those who claim to uphold it. I'm really amazed at how many times it has worked.
Best of all, it REALLY pisses them off because they know they can't argue with it.
The greatest victory of all was against those asses at Sakuracon. I was so very cocky about it and they said NOTHING.

Kind of a rant, I know. My point is that for the few us who want to fight, the law is NOT your enemy.

Hm. We'll have to agree to disagree on your last point, I'd say. I do consider the Law to be an enemy, knowing what I do about how they're made, and the intent they're made with. Institutionalized privilege is still privilege- private law. There are countless literal tons of laws in the book that are designed either explicitly or implicitly to give one group an unfair advantage over another- not in the name of justice or truth or merit, but in the name of personal gain. I'd even go so far as to argue that the main problem with legislators is that they're lawyers, and so they have a vested interest in creating legislature that necessitates a lawyer in order to unravel or adhere to.

Not because lawyers are intrinsically evil, of course, but because lawyers are intrinsically human, and I don't have too many issueswith the underlying principles of capitalism- that people are motivated by their self-interests.

Of course, it's therefore in my own self-interest to act against this paradigm.
*plays Public Enemy's Fight The Power over loud speakers.*
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on June 06, 2008, 12:48:57 PM
Having to put down my pet rat. Becuase I didn't have funds to help him get better.

The dumb jerk that was at the tattoo studio saying " Not to be a herk but rats don't last that long, usually a couple months and just fed to snake....lol"

The audacity of that comment made me want to beat the ever loving shit out of him. But you can't fix stupid and you can't 'educate' someone like that about a domesticated rat breed specificaly for domestic life as a pet. They just won't listen. (This wasn't from the guy I am apprenticing from btw)

I'm so sorry to hear about your rat.  I know he (she?) meant a lot to you.  It's hard to explain to people how much pets mean, and how hard it is when they pass.  I can't help much from here, but know I'm thinking good thoughts for you.

What grinds my gears?  People who speed thru my parking lot at 4 o'clock in the morning and wake me up.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Raydere on June 06, 2008, 01:21:13 PM
Setting my alarm at 10, but then waking up and pushing it back, then waking up again and pushing it back, etc.

And then I wake up at 12 and the entire morning's gone.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 06, 2008, 01:23:03 PM
Having to put down my pet rat. Becuase I didn't have funds to help him get better.

Sorry to hear about your rat, I know how you feel. My Cockatiel flew away couple years ago, I've had that bird for half my life. Even though it wasn't like he died when I had him, but it was just as painful. Its unfortunate thing for your rat to die, but you put him (or her) down because it was suffering right?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 06, 2008, 06:46:10 PM
Its unfortunate thing for your rat to die, but you put him down because it was suffering right?
Yes, it was the more humaine thing to do. I couldn't afford to pay and continue to pay for a long term care. In retrospect a day later, I sorta luagh at when I told the nurse "Oh my God, I am going to go to Hell for killing my pet." But she shook her head and said the same thing you did. I still feel bad about it...but I know he's up there in Rat Heaven, porking out on rat nummies.

It grinds my gears, becuase it really made me think about how much influence money has on us. You either have it or you don't. And if you don't, your pretty much screwed. Sometimes I wish there was a way to do things differently, a favor for favor. But as we all know, you can't trust people to be honest and keep their word. :/
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 06, 2008, 07:21:45 PM
It grinds my gears so much when my mom says "you should be studying for your SAT II's tomorrow, what are you doing watching something on your computer?!"

She doesn't understand that I'm developing health problems due to so much stress and she won't listen to anything I say, even if it's along the lines of "I've been studying all I can, even during classes, I'm trying my best but I need to take a break today."

She also doesn't understand that when I lock my door, I want it closed, not forced back open. I want some privacy, and I want to stay away from her for a while. D:< Damn this stupid house with it's stupid easy-to-open doors.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 06, 2008, 07:32:59 PM
Yeah I know that one. I "moved" out. Even though I don't have a room...I am much happier to at least have a place where nothing is sifted through, thrown out, 'borrowed' and I have free roam of the house. (whithin reason)

That and my grandparents are more fun to be around then my mom and her husband.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 06, 2008, 08:04:55 PM
 People who use 'stress' as an excuse.

 My grandmother called me the other day after a kidney biopsy to see if it was being rejected that I did after looking for a job so that I can pay rent and eventually move out of the hell hole I live in, while I was trying to fill out paper work to appeal financial aid after I had to drop a class and lose my lab credits from doctor appointments. She asks " Oh, do you think maybe your kidney is being rejected because of stress?"

" No, no it isn't. That's a load of bullshit."  Really, it wasn't a big deal. It was a lot of things at once, but nothing that I can't handle by simply keeping my wits about me.  ( yea, yea, 'mines worse' I know)  It's really nothing more than different sides of the same coin.

I don't care how much is going on at once. Yea you may get tired and even headache-y but I do not believe for an instant that it can make you sick enough to be considered a reasonable excuse to not do anything, unless you let it.

What I hate even more, is getting home from a generally crappy day and while quietly keeping it to myself having to hear " OMG! I am SO stressed out cuz my teacher is giving me homework and she needs to understand that I have cosplay costumes to make! I'm gonna report her!"  ::)
 
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 06, 2008, 08:47:05 PM
People who use 'stress' as an excuse.

 My grandmother called me the other day after a kidney biopsy to see if it was being rejected that I did after looking for a job so that I can pay rent and eventually move out of the hell hole I live in, while I was trying to fill out paper work to appeal financial aid after I had to drop a class and lose my lab credits from doctor appointments. She asks " Oh, do you think maybe your kidney is being rejected because of stress?"

" No, no it isn't. That's a load of bullshit."  Really, it wasn't a big deal. It was a lot of things at once, but nothing that I can't handle by simply keeping my wits about me.  ( yea, yea, 'mines worse' I know)  It's really nothing more than different sides of the same coin.

I don't care how much is going on at once. Yea you may get tired and even headache-y but I do not believe for an instant that it can make you sick enough to be considered a reasonable excuse to not do anything, unless you let it.

What I hate even more, is getting home from a generally crappy day and while quietly keeping it to myself having to hear " OMG! I am SO stressed out cuz my teacher is giving me homework and she needs to understand that I have cosplay costumes to make! I'm gonna report her!"  ::)
 

...that is a dangerous line of reasoning. Psychological stress has quantifiable physiological impact. Stress does kill- it's just that the average high school kiddie whining about homework hasn't really met that level of stress before. Or probably ever will.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 06, 2008, 08:55:50 PM
I go to one of the more stressful high schools in California, and it's not very fun having finals next week, SAT II's, and... so as my heart is constantly skipping more beats, I'm still studying but trying to limit myself, so I'm not dropping everything because of stress. It was just for that hour. So in turn, I guess I grind my own gears with my lack of a lot of things. ^^;; So, sorry if I offended you.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 06, 2008, 10:52:27 PM
People who use 'stress' as an excuse.

 My grandmother called me the other day after a kidney biopsy to see if it was being rejected that I did after looking for a job so that I can pay rent and eventually move out of the hell hole I live in, while I was trying to fill out paper work to appeal financial aid after I had to drop a class and lose my lab credits from doctor appointments. She asks " Oh, do you think maybe your kidney is being rejected because of stress?"

" No, no it isn't. That's a load of bullshit."  Really, it wasn't a big deal. It was a lot of things at once, but nothing that I can't handle by simply keeping my wits about me.  ( yea, yea, 'mines worse' I know)  It's really nothing more than different sides of the same coin.

I don't care how much is going on at once. Yea you may get tired and even headache-y but I do not believe for an instant that it can make you sick enough to be considered a reasonable excuse to not do anything, unless you let it.

What I hate even more, is getting home from a generally crappy day and while quietly keeping it to myself having to hear " OMG! I am SO stressed out cuz my teacher is giving me homework and she needs to understand that I have cosplay costumes to make! I'm gonna report her!"  ::)
 

...that is a dangerous line of reasoning. Psychological stress has quantifiable physiological impact. Stress does kill- it's just that the average high school kiddie whining about homework hasn't really met that level of stress before. Or probably ever will.

Fair enough. I suppose a severe, and I mean SEVERE amount of stress can make one sick. It's just that NONE of the whining I've heard has got anywhere near that level.

Not the first I've been told my line of thinking is 'dangerous' either but I'm still here. *Shrug*

I go to one of the more stressful high schools in California, and it's not very fun having finals next week, SAT II's, and... so as my heart is constantly skipping more beats, I'm still studying but trying to limit myself, so I'm not dropping everything because of stress. It was just for that hour. So in turn, I guess I grind my own gears with my lack of a lot of things. ^^;; So, sorry if I offended you.

Offended? Not at all. Just giving my thoughts. Nothing wrong with taking a break for an hour either.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: questionette on June 07, 2008, 12:13:14 AM
I already posted this in the "complain about whatever you want" thread, buttt i'm gonna post it again lol

I was set on getting around ~ a 4.1 GPA this semester, I had all A's (except math, B-, but I had AP classes that would bring my weighted GPA up anyways so w/e) and then, I get my report card.  I got an 89.3% in one class, and an 89.8% in another

HOW FRIGGEN ANNOYING IS THAT???

and I can't even do anything like talk to my teacher about it because it's the end of the year!

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Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 07, 2008, 07:08:30 AM
D: Yeah, that happened to me once, except it was worse...

I got a 79.8% in one class, thus giving me a "C". D: It was so not fun to discover that.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 07, 2008, 10:29:19 PM
I never took a SAT or ACT, I found them stupid and a waste of money. Forgive me, but I was rarely around average until I went to independant study. (Then my grades were 96.2%)

I think the way Highschool curriculum (sp?) is tuaght is for the birds. Not everyone can learn or be tuaght the same way.
And I think measuring someones' intelligence with a test is dumb too. You don't truly know what a person is capable of until you work with them on a personal level. You can't just generally assume that people between certain percentages/averages are smarter or less intellignt then the other.

 lol Though, those that have done exceptionally well in school, congrats and I hope you get into wherever you want to go too!

...and that is my grind.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 07, 2008, 10:40:03 PM
OMG What totally freaking uberly grinds my gears:

People who watch [asian] dramas WAY too freaking much, decide that it's so cool to be distraught and just torn apart by dramas so in real life, they are too over-dramatic about crap and make things 100x more worse than they need to be... It's... really... annoying...
My mom does it, this girl at my school does it, my other friend does it... it's so freaking annoying. D:<
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 07, 2008, 11:25:43 PM
OMG What totally freaking uberly grinds my gears:

People who watch [asian] dramas WAY too freaking much, decide that it's so cool to be distraught and just torn apart by dramas so in real life, they are too over-dramatic about crap and make things 100x more worse than they need to be... It's... really... annoying...
My mom does it, this girl at my school does it, my other friend does it... it's so freaking annoying. D:<

I think drama in general is a pain in the glutes. XD
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 07, 2008, 11:50:18 PM

People who watch [asian] dramas WAY too freaking much, decide that it's so cool to be distraught and just torn apart by dramas so in real life, they are too over-dramatic about crap and make things 100x more worse than they need to be... It's... really... annoying...


Most of the people I know are insufferably dramatic without Asian drams.

They are numero  uno on the list of  -Top ten thing's that make Yuu's 'urge to kill' rise.

 Apparently, I take things far too lightly.
I'm only doing my part as a concerned citizen to regulate the Earth's critical drama levels that will one day destroy us all.( Global warming is just red haring)
You will thank me some day

.. of coarse I also say that about groups of people doing the 'hare hare Yukaii" ..which brings me to another gear-grinding rant.

 The hare Hare Yuka;

 The first time saw it I was...mildly impressed, yet hated the song with a passion.

 2nd time I saw it I was VERY sick of it.

 3rd-20th time I repeatedly  stabbed myself in the eyes and ears with a hot poker 

 20th- 35th and I had stabbed all of my limbs and was working on each vital organ.

 After 1,836, 612,320, 052 times there is no possibly way I could physically harm myself  any further. Thus I simply die a little inside each time.
 
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 07, 2008, 11:56:40 PM
It's not a very major gear-grinder, but when I see people come out of high school with the spelling capabilities of a middle-school chump, I get somewhat irritated. You've gone through how many English classes? And you still misspell every ten words? Hell, even your bloody web browser comes with a spellcheck built-in these days- and there's Google to fact-check for anything you aren't a hundred percent sure about. Chances are your arguments are probably obtuse, illogical and confounding anyhow- why make comprehension worse with atrociously basic spelling and grammatical errors?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 08, 2008, 12:16:49 AM
It's not a very major gear-grinder, but when I see people come out of high school with the spelling capabilities of a middle-school chump, I get somewhat irritated. You've gone through how many English classes? And you still misspell every ten words? Hell, even your bloody web browser comes with a spellcheck built-in these days- and there's Google to fact-check for anything you aren't a hundred percent sure about. Chances are your arguments are probably obtuse, illogical and confounding anyhow- why make comprehension worse with atrociously basic spelling and grammatical errors?

Hm? Was that directed toward me? People away do bitch at me for it.

The irony is that I can spell just fine,it's my typing that sucks.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 08, 2008, 12:35:10 AM
Don't worry my typing sucks too...but that is usually induced by medication that sorta leaves me...in...an altered mindset.

Which actually grinds my gears. Alot. I hate having to take medication that messes up my perception of things, and inhibits me from doing  stuff. It's okay when its just before bedtime...but some stuff I have/had to take a couple times a day.
Now, if I could choose to not take them I would.

Another thing that grinds my gears is how slow progress seems to be. @_@  I wish I was 'all better'. Gah~!


A paper cut to the togue when licking an envelope is a bitch and really grinds my gears too, btw.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 08, 2008, 12:11:13 PM
It's not a very major gear-grinder, but when I see people come out of high school with the spelling capabilities of a middle-school chump, I get somewhat irritated. You've gone through how many English classes? And you still misspell every ten words? Hell, even your bloody web browser comes with a spellcheck built-in these days- and there's Google to fact-check for anything you aren't a hundred percent sure about. Chances are your arguments are probably obtuse, illogical and confounding anyhow- why make comprehension worse with atrociously basic spelling and grammatical errors?

Hm? Was that directed toward me? People away do bitch at me for it.

The irony is that I can spell just fine,it's my typing that sucks.

Oy, oy. Lay off the paranoia. It was hardly directed at you.

We're on the internets. I'm directing it at everybody.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: questionette on June 08, 2008, 12:31:58 PM
What grinds my gears? When daddy's girls get brand new convertible mercedes as an incentive to get a license.


*stabs her friend in her mind*
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 08, 2008, 12:38:33 PM
What grinds my gears? When daddy's girls get brand new convertible mercedes as an incentive to get a license.


*stabs her friend in her mind*
... wow...
That's... really... amazing...

>.> Mercedes?! D:<
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 08, 2008, 01:13:41 PM
What grinds my gears? When daddy's girls get brand new convertible mercedes as an incentive to get a license.


*stabs her friend in her mind*
... wow...
That's... really... amazing...

>.> Mercedes?! D:<

i just died a little more inside DX
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on June 08, 2008, 01:29:57 PM
meh it happens, Cant wait for the new show in MTV called Exiled to come out! where spoiled bitches from my sweet 16 are stranded in a thirdworld country. Daddys money aint gonna save you there and yes it will be exciting

What grinds my Gears right now are the Two cheer related groups are in Americas Best Dance Crew Season two!

Last time I checked...this is americas best DANCE crew not cheer. Im really hoping Sass times 7 and Distorted X are eliminated
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 08, 2008, 01:32:03 PM
meh it happens, Cant wait for the new show in MTV called Exiled to come out! where spoiled bitches from my sweet 16 are stranded in a thirdworld country. Daddys money aint gonna save you there and yes it will be exciting

What grinds my Gears right now are the Two cheer related groups are in Americas Best Dance Crew Season two!

Last time I checked...this is americas best DANCE crew not cheer. Im really hoping Sass times 7 and Distorted X are eliminated

 here here i think that stupid show is fixed
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 08, 2008, 02:01:12 PM
meh it happens, Cant wait for the new show in MTV called Exiled to come out! where spoiled bitches from my sweet 16 are stranded in a thirdworld country. Daddys money aint gonna save you there and yes it will be exciting

What grinds my Gears right now are the Two cheer related groups are in Americas Best Dance Crew Season two!

Last time I checked...this is americas best DANCE crew not cheer. Im really hoping Sass times 7 and Distorted X are eliminated

 here here i think that stupid show is fixed

a lot of those damn shows are fixed. Exiled sounds funny, heh heh bitches are stranded lol


Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Glitch on June 08, 2008, 02:12:59 PM
OMG What totally freaking uberly grinds my gears:

People who watch [asian] dramas WAY too freaking much, decide that it's so cool to be distraught and just torn apart by dramas so in real life, they are too over-dramatic about crap and make things 100x more worse than they need to be... It's... really... annoying...
My mom does it, this girl at my school does it, my other friend does it... it's so freaking annoying. D:<
That reminds me of my friend's mom. She acts like the whole world is a soap opera. The reason for anything happening in life to her is some retarded response about sex. Anybody pissed off at somebody of the opposite gender is automatically in love with that person in secret. Or any couple arguing has always to do with "trouble in the bedroom". And of course a guy who hangs with a girl thats not his gf for even a split second is likely to cheat.
Yes, I feel like strangling this woman sometimes. There's no reasoning or logic with her. She's also extremely racist, but thats a whole other thing.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 08, 2008, 05:20:02 PM
When I have to perform some sort of extreme yoga just to reach the toilet paper, becuase no one put a new roll in.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on June 08, 2008, 05:34:45 PM
It's not a very major gear-grinder, but when I see people come out of high school with the spelling capabilities of a middle-school chump, I get somewhat irritated. You've gone through how many English classes? And you still misspell every ten words? Hell, even your bloody web browser comes with a spellcheck built-in these days- and there's Google to fact-check for anything you aren't a hundred percent sure about. Chances are your arguments are probably obtuse, illogical and confounding anyhow- why make comprehension worse with atrociously basic spelling and grammatical errors?

Hm? Was that directed toward me? People away do bitch at me for it.

The irony is that I can spell just fine,it's my typing that sucks.

Oy, oy. Lay off the paranoia. It was hardly directed at you.

We're on the internets. I'm directing it at everybody.

Wut du ju meen?  I C gud spelin on te inernet.  Cuz wurds can B letrs n we dun need vowls or nuttin, du we? 

Before anyone attacks me I DO understand that there is an accepted pattern of "internet-ese" people are using when they type like that.  But good Lord it's annoying sometimes.  There's a great book called Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care  by John McWhorter that people should read...it's frightening. 
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 08, 2008, 11:29:54 PM
seems like today there is hardly anyone using proper English when texting, on the phone or anything any more kinda creepy actually
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 09, 2008, 12:22:20 AM
seems like today there is hardly anyone using proper English when texting, on the phone or anything any more kinda creepy actually

...

...

I'm not Pyron, so I won't say anything... explicitly.

Ah, irony.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: G.I.R on June 09, 2008, 12:31:03 AM
And then there's punctuation.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 09, 2008, 02:18:14 AM
seems like today there is hardly anyone using proper English when texting, on the phone or anything any more kinda creepy actually

...

...

I'm not Pyron, so I won't say anything... explicitly.

Ah, irony.

The sad thing is that it isn't all THAT bad. Yea, it completely lacks punctuation, but at least they spelled out all their words. One hell of a step up from a lot of crap out there.

Since this topic is still here, I may as well add my idea of 'acceptable'.

For an asinine 4-chan/gameFAQS mentality forum I don't expect to see whole words. In the insignificant scene of things it could not matter any less.

You're average posts where you have a point to get across, a few spelling errors and basic punctuation are fine.  After all, the internet is not serious business.
I do hate when people get on my case for not using bloody MLA standards for anything less than a persuasive essay.
That's a bit much.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Chun on June 09, 2008, 03:59:52 AM
Open mouth smacking and chewing. The sound of it drives me insane.

~Chun
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: mDuo13 on June 09, 2008, 11:49:47 AM
Open mouth smacking and chewing. The sound of it drives me insane.

~Chun
OM NOM NOM?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on June 09, 2008, 12:51:17 PM
People who somehow acquire a latin accent, Seriously If your white and you do it Im going to falcon Punch you in the stomach =(

Also I agree with chun on the open mouth chewing part...not to mention gross

What grinded my gears yesterday was someone who Put in a magazine "Peruvian Tacos" OMFG EXCUSE ME LAST TIME I CHECKED MY CULTURE HAS NO USE OF THE TACO, GODDAMNIT WERE NOT MEXCIAN.

Ya'll Need to recognize Peruvian Culture =(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 09, 2008, 02:12:06 PM
seems like today there is hardly anyone using proper English when texting, on the phone or anything any more kinda creepy actually

It seems today, hardly anyone uses proper English when texting on the phone or anything anymore. It kind of creepy actually.

I don't mind proper grammar so much, as long as the phrase makes sense. Seeing that if something is a phrase, it's already improper. It annoys me more when people type without any sense of punctuation or structure...

See the above quote for an example.

I also hate really fat chicks that dress like sluts.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 09, 2008, 02:43:11 PM
I hate that when I'm done with a cold, the cough still stays with me twice as long!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 09, 2008, 04:54:51 PM
accidently yanking on a piercing...or a smartass slapping your tattoo. I've seen it...and thank god I never got one.

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It annoys me more when people type without any sense of punctuation or structure...

I am notorious for that when I text. Long ass paragraphs with none of the above. XD
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 09, 2008, 05:37:35 PM
accidently yanking on a piercing...or a smartass slapping your tattoo. I've seen it...and thank god I never got one.

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It annoys me more when people type without any sense of punctuation or structure...



 Ah yea that is a pain in the ass..or wherever said tattoo is.

 I have two and I REALLY want to get another one (but my doctor is all " RAAWR OMG DON"T"
 I don't usually make a habit of listening to him but this time I would actually feel a little guilty if I didn't.
 Maybe I'll wait a year or so until he's forgotten about it.

There's another thing; people telling me " Don't do that! It may cause serious injury or death"
 Serious injury: fine. I'll heal and laugh about it later, but DEATH?  I think not. They seem to forget whom they're talking to.  ::)

Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 09, 2008, 07:57:28 PM
Open mouth smacking and chewing. The sound of it drives me insane.

~Chun

 me too, that and  wen people scrap their nails against vinyl or chalkboard
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 09, 2008, 10:34:31 PM
I also hate really fat chicks that dress like sluts.
And I hate people who won't shut the fuck up and whine.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 09, 2008, 10:40:07 PM
I also hate really fat chicks that dress like sluts.
And I hate people who won't shut the fuck up and whine.

...

Wait, if I'm reading your line correctly, you want him to simultaneously shut up... and whine.

My question is... "how?!"
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 09, 2008, 10:41:50 PM
I also hate really fat chicks that dress like sluts.
And I hate people who won't shut the fuck up and whine.

Pssst, cussing on this forum isn't allowed, you should refrain from cussing. Also, does that mean you hate everyone on this thread, seeing that the entire point of this thread was to complain about something you hate? Also... doesn't that make you a hypocrite, since you are not shutting up and whining right now?

^^ I hate people that try to ignore the obvious.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 09, 2008, 10:42:18 PM
Burnt Chicken grinds my gears!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 09, 2008, 10:43:58 PM
Burnt Chicken grinds my gears!

Oh, Eris, seconded. How hard is it to cook chicken, dammit?! You lay it across the grill, or pan, and pry apart the meat a little with a pair of forks every once in a while to see if there's any pink left! It should be IMPOSSIBLE to burn the damned thing if you actually pay attention to it!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 09, 2008, 10:46:14 PM
Bloody nose-blwwdtng. SO nott fun.
Tyu[ing one handed wth ny sucky hand that can't type by itself, either.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 09, 2008, 10:49:06 PM
Burnt Chicken grinds my gears!

Oh, Eris, seconded. How hard is it to cook chicken, dammit?! You lay it across the grill, or pan, and pry apart the meat a little with a pair of forks every once in a while to see if there's any pink left! It should be IMPOSSIBLE to burn the damned thing if you actually pay attention to it!
DAMN RIGHT! Quit watching Fox news and pay attention to the Grill!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 09, 2008, 10:51:17 PM
Broccoli ( the vegetable not the wonderful company) grinds my gears it smells horrible tastes horrible  its just a horrible vegetable
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 09, 2008, 10:53:39 PM
People who order steak well done bloody grinds my culinary gears. If you wanted soggy jerky, why didn't you just buy some from the convenience store down the street?! Beef is to be savored- and you can't savor steak by cooking all of the flavor out of it!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 09, 2008, 10:55:34 PM
The damn neighbor kids on my street, QUIT THROWING ROCKS AT MY DOG!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 09, 2008, 10:58:23 PM
accidently yanking on a piercing...or a smartass slapping your tattoo. I've seen it...and thank god I never got one.

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It annoys me more when people type without any sense of punctuation or structure...



 Ah yea that is a pain in the ass..or wherever said tattoo is.

 I have two and I REALLY want to get another one (but my doctor is all " RAAWR OMG DON"T"
 I don't usually make a habit of listening to him but this time I would actually feel a little guilty if I didn't.
 Maybe I'll wait a year or so until he's forgotten about it.

There's another thing; people telling me " Don't do that! It may cause serious injury or death"
 Serious injury: fine. I'll heal and laugh about it later, but DEATH?  I think not. They seem to forget whom they're talking to.  ::)



 ugh I've had nieces who pulled on one  of my piercings thats why i have a scar on one of my ears where one of the little demons yanked the earrings out
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 10, 2008, 12:52:57 PM
The damn neighbor kids on my street, QUIT THROWING ROCKS AT MY DOG!

Those damn punks need to be taught a lesson! Thats so cruel...
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: G.I.R on June 10, 2008, 01:10:14 PM
I also hate really fat chicks that dress like sluts.

Also throw in the ones that don't understand the "Body Fat to Spandex Ratio" rules. :P
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Glitch on June 10, 2008, 02:29:03 PM
Arrogant jerks who insult everyone, but seem to have a revisionist memory and convenient amnesia when you bring up them being totally owned.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 10, 2008, 03:36:10 PM
Arrogant jerks who insult everyone, but seem to have a revisionist memory and convenient amnesia when you bring up them being totally owned.

This'll be hillarious.

Just when and what was this ownage?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 10, 2008, 03:44:44 PM
When people distract me when I am drinking Orangina(French Soft Drink) and I drop my favorite cup and it shatters everywhere!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: questionette on June 10, 2008, 04:09:07 PM
I hate getting headaches from eating too much sugar >_<

Or getting headaches in general, actually.  They suckkkzz
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 10, 2008, 04:38:41 PM
You know the sort of folks that can't help themselves- they absolutely have to respond to every insult, every slight that passes their way? It's really irritating when they do that. It's like they're completely unaware that they're being deliberately goaded- over and over- for the amusement of others. That they've become a cartoon- a caricature of themselves, and the only one that doesn't know it is... themselves.

By that point, it doesn't matter how smart they are, or whether or not they're right, or whether or not their bite formerly had any weight to it- they've been defanged. It's all gums now.  And it's all because they can't help themselves, stooping to the level of their critics every time another dog of the mob yaps away at them. Nothing but a fight amongst mongrels.

And that's no bloody fun.

I swear, nobody has a sense of style anymore. Bloody grinds my gears, it does.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 10, 2008, 06:16:47 PM
cleaning up  a mess that i just cleaned up 5 minutes ago DX
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: G.I.R on June 10, 2008, 08:13:14 PM
Huel Howser.  His "California Gold" show is great, but when he does an interview, he repeats everything his guest  says! 

i.e:

Park Ranger:  This is the oldest working light-house in California.
Huel Howser:  You say it's the oldest working light-house... in California?
Park Ranger:   Yes.  The Oldest.
Huel Howser:  Wow!  The oldest one.



No wonder I sometimes grind my teeth.  :P
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 10, 2008, 08:43:05 PM
Being told that the DS sucks by the same guy at school more than once, go I want to sock him in the face and kick in the groin! Everytime he sees me playing my DS, he says like he is all pro and shit, god! Just leave me alone and let me enjoy my DS you bastard!

Huel Howser.  His "California Gold" show is great, but when he does an interview, he repeats everything his guest  says! 

i.e:

Park Ranger:  This is the oldest working light-house in California.
Huel Howser:  You say it's the oldest working light-house... in California?
Park Ranger:   Yes.  The Oldest.
Huel Howser:  Wow!  The oldest one.

lol at Huel Howser
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Punkbuster on June 10, 2008, 09:04:29 PM
I hate getting headaches from eating too much sugar >_<

OMG HATE THOSE.

I hate people who leave a dime for a tip. Or seniors who tip. But I'm a server, and have lots of hate for consumers lol.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 10, 2008, 09:09:20 PM
I hate getting headaches from eating too much sugar >_<

HA! That never happens to me, lol.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 10, 2008, 10:11:39 PM
I hate getting headaches from eating too much sugar >_<

HA! That never happens to me, lol.

Neither do I because sugar is another thing that grinds my gears.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 10, 2008, 11:02:02 PM
when you cant go to sleep but you really really want to
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Glitch on June 10, 2008, 11:20:56 PM
Arrogant jerks who insult everyone, but seem to have a revisionist memory and convenient amnesia when you bring up them being totally owned.

This'll be hillarious.

Just when and what was this ownage?
Thank you. I am hilarious. Looks like somebody should have been at the Comedy Club.  ;)
Anyway,it's this jerk off at my college who thinks he's god gift to women. He constantly lies to everyone around him,but especially to women. He says things like his family owns a hotel,a McDonalds, or that he's part of some royalty in India.(obviously because he's indian) And also that he's a black belt in muay thai.(some of you will know why that sentence is wrong) In the tutoring center where I work at, he's always trying to trick to tutors to do his homework for him. And on occasion insults, like telling one my friends there that she's got shit for brains.
To get to the owning part. He took one class with this very big,buffed out mean dude. This dude would always call him names. He even call him f#@&ing Hadji(indian kid in Johnny Quest). It's really surprising he didn't say anything about that since he flies off the handle if you make fun of India in any way. So yeah, he completely denies it when you tell this to him.(several people have seen it happen, so it is true) He even makes up stuff about not backing down from anybody that talks sh!^ to him. And sometimes even says he beat the hell out out of somebody who insulted him. That's about the only thing I won't miss when I transfer over to another college.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on June 10, 2008, 11:56:38 PM
Arrogant jerks who insult everyone, but seem to have a revisionist memory and convenient amnesia when you bring up them being totally owned.

This'll be hillarious.

Just when and what was this ownage?
Thank you. I am hilarious. Looks like somebody should have been at the Comedy Club.  ;)
Anyway,it's this jerk off at my college who thinks he's god gift to women. He constantly lies to everyone around him,but especially to women. He says things like his family owns a hotel,a McDonalds, or that he's part of some royalty in India.(obviously because he's indian) And also that he's a black belt in muay thai.(some of you will know why that sentence is wrong) In the tutoring center where I work at, he's always trying to trick to tutors to do his homework for him. And on occasion insults, like telling one my friends there that she's got shit for brains.
To get to the owning part. He took one class with this very big,buffed out mean dude. This dude would always call him names. He even call him f#@&ing Hadji(indian kid in Johnny Quest). It's really surprising he didn't say anything about that since he flies off the handle if you make fun of India in any way. So yeah, he completely denies it when you tell this to him.(several people have seen it happen, so it is true) He even makes up stuff about not backing down from anybody that talks sh!^ to him. And sometimes even says he beat the hell out out of somebody who insulted him. That's about the only thing I won't miss when I transfer over to another college.

The f*ck?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 11, 2008, 12:09:23 AM
Arrogant jerks who insult everyone, but seem to have a revisionist memory and convenient amnesia when you bring up them being totally owned.

This'll be hillarious.

Just when and what was this ownage?
Thank you. I am hilarious. Looks like somebody should have been at the Comedy Club.  ;)
Anyway,it's this jerk off at my college who thinks he's god gift to women. He constantly lies to everyone around him,but especially to women. He says things like his family owns a hotel,a McDonalds, or that he's part of some royalty in India.(obviously because he's indian) And also that he's a black belt in muay thai.(some of you will know why that sentence is wrong) In the tutoring center where I work at, he's always trying to trick to tutors to do his homework for him. And on occasion insults, like telling one my friends there that she's got shit for brains.
To get to the owning part. He took one class with this very big,buffed out mean dude. This dude would always call him names. He even call him f#@&ing Hadji(indian kid in Johnny Quest). It's really surprising he didn't say anything about that since he flies off the handle if you make fun of India in any way. So yeah, he completely denies it when you tell this to him.(several people have seen it happen, so it is true) He even makes up stuff about not backing down from anybody that talks sh!^ to him. And sometimes even says he beat the hell out out of somebody who insulted him. That's about the only thing I won't miss when I transfer over to another college.

Not impressed. To me that's a "who gives a damn" kind of thing. Atleast the guy is trying, unlike the majority of guys out there.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 11, 2008, 12:25:31 AM
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Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Glitch on June 11, 2008, 12:40:07 AM
Arrogant jerks who insult everyone, but seem to have a revisionist memory and convenient amnesia when you bring up them being totally owned.

This'll be hillarious.

Just when and what was this ownage?
Thank you. I am hilarious. Looks like somebody should have been at the Comedy Club.  ;)
Anyway,it's this jerk off at my college who thinks he's god gift to women. He constantly lies to everyone around him,but especially to women. He says things like his family owns a hotel,a McDonalds, or that he's part of some royalty in India.(obviously because he's indian) And also that he's a black belt in muay thai.(some of you will know why that sentence is wrong) In the tutoring center where I work at, he's always trying to trick to tutors to do his homework for him. And on occasion insults, like telling one my friends there that she's got shit for brains.
To get to the owning part. He took one class with this very big,buffed out mean dude. This dude would always call him names. He even call him f#@&ing Hadji(indian kid in Johnny Quest). It's really surprising he didn't say anything about that since he flies off the handle if you make fun of India in any way. So yeah, he completely denies it when you tell this to him.(several people have seen it happen, so it is true) He even makes up stuff about not backing down from anybody that talks sh!^ to him. And sometimes even says he beat the hell out out of somebody who insulted him. That's about the only thing I won't miss when I transfer over to another college.

Not impressed. To me that's a "who gives a damn" kind of thing. Atleast the guy is trying, unlike the majority of guys out there.
Not here to impress you. Just telling the story of a douche that I am forced to see everyday. Or one who grinds my gears if you will.(wait,that may have sounded gay. 0_0)
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on June 11, 2008, 12:43:35 AM
Arrogant jerks who insult everyone, but seem to have a revisionist memory and convenient amnesia when you bring up them being totally owned.

This'll be hillarious.

Just when and what was this ownage?
Thank you. I am hilarious. Looks like somebody should have been at the Comedy Club.  ;)
Anyway,it's this jerk off at my college who thinks he's god gift to women. He constantly lies to everyone around him,but especially to women. He says things like his family owns a hotel,a McDonalds, or that he's part of some royalty in India.(obviously because he's indian) And also that he's a black belt in muay thai.(some of you will know why that sentence is wrong) In the tutoring center where I work at, he's always trying to trick to tutors to do his homework for him. And on occasion insults, like telling one my friends there that she's got shit for brains.
To get to the owning part. He took one class with this very big,buffed out mean dude. This dude would always call him names. He even call him f#@&ing Hadji(indian kid in Johnny Quest). It's really surprising he didn't say anything about that since he flies off the handle if you make fun of India in any way. So yeah, he completely denies it when you tell this to him.(several people have seen it happen, so it is true) He even makes up stuff about not backing down from anybody that talks sh!^ to him. And sometimes even says he beat the hell out out of somebody who insulted him. That's about the only thing I won't miss when I transfer over to another college.

Not impressed. To me that's a "who gives a damn" kind of thing. Atleast the guy is trying, unlike the majority of guys out there.
Not here to impress you. Just telling the story of a douche that I am forced to see everyday. Or one who grinds my gears if you will.(wait,that may have sounded gay. 0_0)

While most situations with people like this, it's like "Augh, whatever. F*ck that guy." ... but I know how it feels to have irritating people like this around you. Boy, do I. It's worst when you have to WORK... with them. At least it's at school, and not at the workplace.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 11, 2008, 12:51:44 AM
Also what grinds my gears
 surprise visits from relatives espeically they uber religious ones they take down all my yaoi and j-rock posters
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Glitch on June 11, 2008, 12:57:43 AM
Arrogant jerks who insult everyone, but seem to have a revisionist memory and convenient amnesia when you bring up them being totally owned.

This'll be hillarious.

Just when and what was this ownage?
Thank you. I am hilarious. Looks like somebody should have been at the Comedy Club.  ;)
Anyway,it's this jerk off at my college who thinks he's god gift to women. He constantly lies to everyone around him,but especially to women. He says things like his family owns a hotel,a McDonalds, or that he's part of some royalty in India.(obviously because he's indian) And also that he's a black belt in muay thai.(some of you will know why that sentence is wrong) In the tutoring center where I work at, he's always trying to trick to tutors to do his homework for him. And on occasion insults, like telling one my friends there that she's got shit for brains.
To get to the owning part. He took one class with this very big,buffed out mean dude. This dude would always call him names. He even call him f#@&ing Hadji(indian kid in Johnny Quest). It's really surprising he didn't say anything about that since he flies off the handle if you make fun of India in any way. So yeah, he completely denies it when you tell this to him.(several people have seen it happen, so it is true) He even makes up stuff about not backing down from anybody that talks sh!^ to him. And sometimes even says he beat the hell out out of somebody who insulted him. That's about the only thing I won't miss when I transfer over to another college.

Not impressed. To me that's a "who gives a damn" kind of thing. Atleast the guy is trying, unlike the majority of guys out there.
Not here to impress you. Just telling the story of a douche that I am forced to see everyday. Or one who grinds my gears if you will.(wait,that may have sounded gay. 0_0)

While most situations with people like this, it's like "Augh, whatever. F*ck that guy." ... but I know how it feels to have irritating people like this around you. Boy, do I. It's worst when you have to WORK... with them. At least it's at school, and not at the workplace.
Indeed. I won't even get into the horrors of the time I worked at a warehouse. It was like Mexican stereotypes that almost appeared to come out of a bad comedy sketch.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 11, 2008, 01:07:40 AM
hell i  know what you're talking about its like the warehouses are the birthplace for all mexican sterotypes
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 11, 2008, 01:17:04 AM
The real retarded people.  I had to deal wit 2 fuckin real retarded people back at the anime club at SF State.  The one that ruined the club and the other is being hated by cosplayers that they wanted him arrested and tazed for harrasing them and stalking them!  I look at them and said to my self I can't believe I'm looking at these people that is full of fail!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rude32 on June 11, 2008, 06:00:02 AM
The real retarded people.  I had to deal wit 2 fuckin real retarded people back at the anime club at SF State.  The one that ruined the club and the other is being hated by cosplayers that they wanted him arrested and tazed for harrasing them and stalking them!  I look at them and said to my self I can't believe I'm looking at these people that is full of fail!
Don't taze me Bro!!!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 11, 2008, 07:45:46 AM
The real retarded people.  I had to deal wit 2 fuckin real retarded people back at the anime club at SF State.  The one that ruined the club and the other is being hated by cosplayers that they wanted him arrested and tazed for harrasing them and stalking them!  I look at them and said to my self I can't believe I'm looking at these people that is full of fail!

...

...disregarding your rape of the English language- have you actually told these folks to back off? I've had a similar problem all the way back in middle school anime club, and it's very much just a case of telling them to shut the hell up, sometimes.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 11, 2008, 12:40:21 PM
The real retarded people.  I had to deal wit 2 fuckin real retarded people back at the anime club at SF State.  The one that ruined the club and the other is being hated by cosplayers that they wanted him arrested and tazed for harrasing them and stalking them!  I look at them and said to my self I can't believe I'm looking at these people that is full of fail!

...

...disregarding your rape of the English language- have you actually told these folks to back off? I've had a similar problem all the way back in middle school anime club, and it's very much just a case of telling them to shut the hell up, sometimes.

i guess but simetimes people just cant take a hint
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Shinsengumi on June 11, 2008, 01:58:04 PM
The real retarded people.  I had to deal wit 2 fuckin real retarded people back at the anime club at SF State.  The one that ruined the club and the other is being hated by cosplayers that they wanted him arrested and tazed for harrasing them and stalking them!  I look at them and said to my self I can't believe I'm looking at these people that is full of fail!

...

...disregarding your rape of the English language- have you actually told these folks to back off? I've had a similar problem all the way back in middle school anime club, and it's very much just a case of telling them to shut the hell up, sometimes.

Makes them hard to believe that, Unless you tell them off.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 11, 2008, 02:17:41 PM
The real retarded people.  I had to deal wit 2 fuckin real retarded people back at the anime club at SF State.  The one that ruined the club and the other is being hated by cosplayers that they wanted him arrested and tazed for harrasing them and stalking them!  I look at them and said to my self I can't believe I'm looking at these people that is full of fail!

...

...disregarding your rape of the English language- have you actually told these folks to back off? I've had a similar problem all the way back in middle school anime club, and it's very much just a case of telling them to shut the hell up, sometimes.
Its not just me, its like the entire club had that problem wit one of these folks that they did try to talk out of it.  But they're just waaaay too stupid to understand the consequences and the problems they are causing.  Very sad.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Glitch on June 11, 2008, 02:29:51 PM
The real retarded people.  I had to deal wit 2 fuckin real retarded people back at the anime club at SF State.  The one that ruined the club and the other is being hated by cosplayers that they wanted him arrested and tazed for harrasing them and stalking them!  I look at them and said to my self I can't believe I'm looking at these people that is full of fail!

...

...disregarding your rape of the English language- have you actually told these folks to back off? I've had a similar problem all the way back in middle school anime club, and it's very much just a case of telling them to shut the hell up, sometimes.
Wouldn't surprise me if he did. Despite what people think of craig, he will confront you head on if he's pissed.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 11, 2008, 03:34:00 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if he did. Despite what people think of craig, he will confront you head on if he's pissed.
I was about to go head on to that retarded stalker at fanime by asking questions peacefully since he was very suspicious blending in wit a underage cosplayers not interacting. He fuckin refused, got paranoid of what I was trying to say to him, and snapped.  I can't believe he grabbed my arms harshly while he just talks back, yelling and I didn't fight back at all but only can say "calm down" (since I'm not stupid enough to get kicked out of the con if I did fight back)!  All I know he would of been in deep shit if I reported his ass sooner!  I'm also worried that he would do the same towards a cosplaying girl and scare alot of people!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jerry on June 11, 2008, 03:39:57 PM
anything that randomly poop on my car.

*shakes fist at the sky*
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: deonchan on June 11, 2008, 04:56:43 PM
meh it happens, Cant wait for the new show in MTV called Exiled to come out! where spoiled bitches from my sweet 16 are stranded in a thirdworld country. Daddys money aint gonna save you there and yes it will be exciting

What grinds my Gears right now are the Two cheer related groups are in Americas Best Dance Crew Season two!

Last time I checked...this is americas best DANCE crew not cheer. Im really hoping Sass times 7 and Distorted X are eliminated

Distorted X > Fanny Pack
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 11, 2008, 05:45:03 PM
The real retarded people.  I had to deal wit 2 fuckin real retarded people back at the anime club at SF State.  The one that ruined the club and the other is being hated by cosplayers that they wanted him arrested and tazed for harrasing them and stalking them!  I look at them and said to my self I can't believe I'm looking at these people that is full of fail!

...

...disregarding your rape of the English language- have you actually told these folks to back off? I've had a similar problem all the way back in middle school anime club, and it's very much just a case of telling them to shut the hell up, sometimes.
Its not just me, its like the entire club had that problem wit one of these folks that they did try to talk out of it.  But they're just waaaay too stupid to understand the consequences and the problems they are causing.  Very sad.

I'm tempted to call bullshit on this. Or are you saying that not one of your club's officers were willing to put their foot down and declare under no uncertain terms that they were not welcomed to attend, and not invited to any future events?

And if you were sure of the stalker's behavior, why didn't you report him- period? Would have been well within your right to, if your suspicions were sound. And if they weren't, no problem for you- nobody's going to scoff off some light paranoia in the name of the general safety of your fellow congoers.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on June 11, 2008, 06:00:54 PM
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Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 11, 2008, 06:09:29 PM
I'm tempted to call bullshit on this. Or are you saying that not one of your club's officers were willing to put their foot down and declare under no uncertain terms that they were not welcomed to attend, and not invited to any future events?

And if you were sure of the stalker's behavior, why didn't you report him- period? Would have been well within your right to, if your suspicions were sound. And if they weren't, no problem for you- nobody's going to scoff off some light paranoia in the name of the general safety of your fellow congoers.
Go ahead and call it bullshit.  But it might take alot of members from that club tell you what's was going on recently plus I'm not good at explaining about why that one person ruined the club.

At the time I know him in person and he considered me as a friend since we went to the same club and we did talk few times.  So it was better for me to help him out of it instead of being fucked up and report him.  But after that time he overreacted, went far and went out of control and bam there it happened.  I've lost respect in him.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 11, 2008, 06:30:48 PM
What grinds my gears is medicines that are supposed to help me, but make me feel like warmed up dog doo while I'm taking them.  ICK.   :(

amen to that
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 11, 2008, 07:59:52 PM
What grinds my gears is medicines that are supposed to help me, but make me feel like warmed up dog doo while I'm taking them.  ICK.   :(

Che, even worse people talking about things they couldn't possibly understand.

This medicine I used to take to not die was so disgusting that I felt like utter shit everyday.

I was lucky, most others who have to take it deveolped stumoch cancer/ulcers at a young age.
Also one of the chemicals smelled SO bad that a handful of kids actually committed suicide from being made fun of for the way it smelled Stupid. They should have just stopped taking it. They wouldn't be made fun of and died anyway.

Of coarse, people who had NO idea, doctors mostly, my sister especially, would have the gall to say something like "Well if it keeps you alive then I wouldn't complain" Mind you my siser whiiiines if she has to take anti-biotics.

Oh, and another thing. People who have to argue about EVERYTHING. Especially when it's so very inconsequential and with NO basis.

I was just telling my roomate that "Valkyrie Profile;Silmeria 'is so damned pretty
". She responded "
Meh, I think it's behind the times."

Pointless, baseless, and ..just...incomprehensible  Mind you she has only seen maybe 10 minutes of in game graphics.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on June 11, 2008, 08:24:38 PM
Well I'm sorry if I offended you.  I guess just feeling like garbage doesn't matter when you're comparing to someone who is seriously ill.  I'll erase it right away and make sure I try to never post something that offends people again.  I was just complaining about MY personal feelings about things in MY personal life.  I wasn't comparing it to your experiences. 

I'm not gonna say anything else about this.  Because I'm a better person than that.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Evelle on June 11, 2008, 08:27:36 PM
My accounting teacher who thinks everyone should love accounting as much as he does and assigns too much homework. So much hate.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 11, 2008, 08:30:09 PM
Well I'm sorry if I offended you.  I guess just feeling like garbage doesn't matter when you're comparing to someone who is seriously ill.  I'll erase it right away and make sure I try to never post something that offends people again.  I was just complaining about MY personal feelings about things in MY personal life.  I wasn't comparing it to your experiences. 

I'm not gonna say anything else about this.  Because I'm a better person than that.

 Okay but your seriously mistaken.
I REALLY wasn't offended at all. I was agreeing+expanding. Taking meds that make you sick does suck and sick is sick. That's the bottom line.
 
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on June 11, 2008, 08:48:24 PM
What grinds my gears is medicines that are supposed to help me, but make me feel like warmed up dog doo while I'm taking them.  ICK.   :(

Che, even worse people talking about things they couldn't possibly understand.

This medicine I used to take to not die was so disgusting that I felt like utter shit everyday.

I was lucky, most others who have to take it deveolped stumoch cancer/ulcers at a young age.
Also one of the chemicals smelled SO bad that a handful of kids actually committed suicide from being made fun of for the way it smelled Stupid. They should have just stopped taking it. They wouldn't be made fun of and died anyway.

Of coarse, people who had NO idea, doctors mostly, my sister especially, would have the gall to say something like "Well if it keeps you alive then I wouldn't complain" Mind you my siser whiiiines if she has to take anti-biotics.

Oh, and another thing. People who have to argue about EVERYTHING. Especially when it's so very inconsequential and with NO basis.

I was just telling my roomate that "Valkyrie Profile;Silmeria 'is so damned pretty
". She responded "
Meh, I think it's behind the times."

Pointless, baseless, and ..just...incomprehensible  Mind you she has only seen maybe 10 minutes of in game graphics.

Actually, while I understand what you mean, I find it more irritating when people have the mentality of "No one understands my pain! Any pain that you've suffered, I've gone through worse!". The type of people who try to induce some sort of pity competition of, "Well, my life is worse than yours." and comforting others with, "That's okay. If you think that's bad, I went through [insert random bad situation here]." and assume it makes people feel better. It doesn't.

You have the right to complain about your issues, while your sister is allowed to complain about her antibiotics. Yes, it's irritating when people whine about little things that they could just easily let go or not care about-- things that are so little in comparison to whatever hardship you've undergone that it's irritating how unaware they are of their luck, and blah blah blah blah blah.

But people have different scales in terms of what causes them pain, some are stronger than others, while some grow with experience to become stronger. Pain is pain, and everyone suffers through something.

Both sides are pretty irritating, but it's subjective. Like, I have allergies... almost daily. Sometimes they become extremely severe, and I want to claw my sinuses out. Even though I've had them since childhood, it's something so irritating that I don't "get used to it". If someone with a clinical disease were to come up to me and say, "Well, your allergies are nothing. I'm always sick, and it's really bad." I'd be pretty upset. Just because they supposedly have it worse, doesn't make what I may undergo "nothing".

And if it were something stupid like... someone bugging me for pity because they didn't get the right color car they wanted from their parents' birthday gift while I have to buy my own from scratch and pay everything on my own and whatnot, that'd be pretty irritating too.

I can name tons of scenarios, real ones, personal ones-- but those are some basic examples of how it goes both ways.

Bottom line is... what grinds my gears? Pity competitions.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 11, 2008, 09:07:20 PM

Bottom line is... what grinds my gears? Pity competitions.

  Me? Pity?  Oh, I haven't laughed that hard since I was a little boy!

 ..You really DON'T get it.

  It isn't worth my time to argue this one. I don't need to.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 11, 2008, 09:30:33 PM

Bottom line is... what grinds my gears? Pity competitions.

  Me? Pity?  Oh, I haven't laughed that hard since I was a little boy!

 ..You really DON'T get it.

  It isn't worth my time to argue this one. I don't need to.

... But that's exactly what you did... so I don't get how you can argue it.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on June 11, 2008, 09:40:10 PM

Bottom line is... what grinds my gears? Pity competitions.

  Me? Pity?  Oh, I haven't laughed that hard since I was a little boy!

 ..You really DON'T get it.

  It isn't worth my time to argue this one. I don't need to.

If you read correctly, I both agreed with you on one side and provided you with my opinion of the other side. Both of which can be irritating, while others are more justified. But with an assumption like "...You really DON'T get it", well, it really explains what I meant, and what kind of person you are, doesn't it?

"WAAHHH!! NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME!! You don't understand how I feel! I've gone through worse than EVERYONE ON THE PLANET!! WAHH!!" =,(

Come on. My point was, everyone suffers through something. Making a competition out of it doesn't make anyone feel any better.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 11, 2008, 09:59:34 PM

Bottom line is... what grinds my gears? Pity competitions.

  Me? Pity?  Oh, I haven't laughed that hard since I was a little boy!

 ..You really DON'T get it.

  It isn't worth my time to argue this one. I don't need to.

If you read correctly, I both agreed with you on one side and provided you with my opinion of the other side. Both of which can be irritating, while others are more justified. But with an assumption like "...You really DON'T get it", well, it really explains what I meant, and what kind of person you are, doesn't it?

"WAAHHH!! NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME!! You don't understand how I feel! I've gone through worse than EVERYONE ON THE PLANET!! WAHH!!" =,(

Come on. My point was, everyone suffers through something. Making a competition out of it doesn't make anyone feel any better.

Ah no. No, I am not that kind of person at all. I know many of them and they should all just drop dead if they can't handle it. In fact I said something to that effect in my first post.

I meant that you did not get my point, not my situation. In general I find that people just DO NOT 'get' that yes, I can talk about things like that without wanting pity.

Yes 'everyone suffers' and yes I HATE it when people make a comparison but you came to that conclusion on your own.

 This is 'what grinds your gears'. So I agreed with you and then further stated 'what else grinds my gears'. There was no comparison there.

Now then, medicine that makes you sick sucks.
People expecting pity sucks.
Not being able to talk about something without someone automatically jumping to the wrong conclusion sucks.

Hell life sucks and then you die..(except me because I am immortal) and that's that. Moving on now.

The fact that Sonic has commercials here but NO restaurants anywhere in this state. That's just cruel.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 11, 2008, 10:04:06 PM

Bottom line is... what grinds my gears? Pity competitions.

  Me? Pity?  Oh, I haven't laughed that hard since I was a little boy!

 ..You really DON'T get it.

  It isn't worth my time to argue this one. I don't need to.

If you read correctly, I both agreed with you on one side and provided you with my opinion of the other side. Both of which can be irritating, while others are more justified. But with an assumption like "...You really DON'T get it", well, it really explains what I meant, and what kind of person you are, doesn't it?

"WAAHHH!! NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME!! You don't understand how I feel! I've gone through worse than EVERYONE ON THE PLANET!! WAHH!!" =,(

Come on. My point was, everyone suffers through something. Making a competition out of it doesn't make anyone feel any better.

Ah no. No, I am not that kind of person at all. I know many of them and they should all just drop dead if they can't handle it. In fact I said something to that effect in my first post.

I meant that you did not get my point, not my situation. In general I find that people just DO NOT 'get' that yes, I can talk about things like that without wanting pity.

Yes 'everyone suffers' and yes I HATE it when people make a comparison but you came to that conclusion on your own.

 This is 'what grinds your gears'. So I agreed with you and then further stated 'what else grinds my gears'. There was no comparison there.

Now then, medicine that makes you sick sucks.
People expecting pity sucks.
Not being able to talk about something without someone automatically jumping to the wrong conclusion sucks.

Hell life sucks and then you die..(except me because I am immortal) and that's that. Moving on now.

The fact that Sonic has commercials here but NO restaurants anywhere in this state. That's just cruel.
I was just to one like 3 hours ago.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 11, 2008, 10:04:47 PM
I dunno about the rest of ye, but I don't plan on EVER dying.

At least, not functionally.

I heard they finally perfected that synapse-mapping machine last year. If we assume nanotech and quantum-state tech advances as rapidly as Moore's Law predicts (and, hell, there are indicators that seem to suggest they may beat Moore's Law by a magnitude or two)... well, hell, I wouldn't say no to having my brain replaced piecemeal by a longer-lasting, faster-running equivalent. It's either that or having my own body betray me over time.

So, for tonight's gear-grinder: neophobic fatalists. Fuck y'all and your death and taxes bullshit- there's an infinite horizon out there, and I've yet to see a fraction of it all!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 11, 2008, 10:08:20 PM
I'm just gonna wait till the Ghost in the Shell is real, then BOOM put my mind in a Box with arms.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 11, 2008, 10:24:45 PM
I dunno about the rest of ye, but I don't plan on EVER dying.

At least, not functionally.

I heard they finally perfected that synapse-mapping machine last year. If we assume nanotech and quantum-state tech advances as rapidly as Moore's Law predicts (and, hell, there are indicators that seem to suggest they may beat Moore's Law by a magnitude or two)... well, hell, I wouldn't say no to having my brain replaced piecemeal by a longer-lasting, faster-running equivalent. It's either that or having my own body betray me over time.

So, for tonight's gear-grinder: neophobic fatalists. Fuck y'all and your death and taxes bullshit- there's an infinite horizon out there, and I've yet to see a fraction of it all!

HA! Amen to that!

In family guy Stewy goes on a trip and says that " the only reason we die is because we accept it"  To an extent, I believe that.
I tend to think that more often than not if people would fight hard enough, instead of just accepting it, they could probably cheat death a few times.

As far as putting my brain into a robot..as long as it were a robot of my choice. I'd want want to be a ninja-bot personally.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on June 11, 2008, 10:28:26 PM
Ah no. No, I am not that kind of person at all. I know many of them and they should all just drop dead if they can't handle it. In fact I said something to that effect in my first post.

Ah, well... Glad to hear it. I know too many people that are. If you're strong enough to manage your own issues without forcing it upon others to take pity upon you, then you were the type of person I was referring to in the first post.

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I meant that you did not get my point, not my situation. In general I find that people just DO NOT 'get' that yes, I can talk about things like that without wanting pity.

When you made the comment, "Che, even worse people talking about things they couldn't possibly understand." to what BrightHeart had said, it was pretty misleading. It seemed like you were comparing your ailments with her suffering through feeling like crap from medication.

And believe me, I know how crappy you can feel from medication. It's not something to be taken lightly, I'd say.

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Yes 'everyone suffers' and yes I HATE it when people make a comparison but you came to that conclusion on your own.

 This is 'what grinds your gears'. So I agreed with you and then further stated 'what else grinds my gears'. There was no comparison there.

I do agree that when people wrongly make the comparison of "everyone feels pain" is irritating, but in some cases, it does apply. It's not as if I don't find it irritating when people bitch and whine about little things that are so petty in comparison to real issues people go through, but I also acknowledge that to an extent (which is subjective), people have different scales as to how they perceive and handle pain and stress.

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Now then, medicine that makes you sick sucks.
People expecting pity sucks.
Not being able to talk about something without someone automatically jumping to the wrong conclusion sucks.

Hell life sucks and then you die..(except me because I am immortal) and that's that. Moving on now.

The fact that Sonic has commercials here but NO restaurants anywhere in this state. That's just cruel.

All of those things suck, but I didn't jump into the wrong conclusion. It was very much relative, whether or not it directly related to you.

As for Sonics... Yeah. Closest one to the Bay Area is in Tracy, which takes several hours to get to by car. :T
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on June 11, 2008, 10:29:34 PM
@Yuu: I live in Tracy and we have a sonics x:

Jun it makes it so worth more to visit me right ;3

what grinds my gears are the dumb girls who keep asking where victoria's secret went, and when I say its across from charollette ruse they go "oh...so thats what that big area for"

LEARN TO READ!

D: im glad we have our grand opening tomorrow
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 11, 2008, 10:45:45 PM
Bah. To hell with robot bodies. Give me full access control to my sensory inputs and a network of similarly uploaded sentiences. Doesn't even need to be human sentience. Then set us loose on a digital Eden- whole fields of data storage and processing banks, ultrawide bandwidth, and the energy to power it all. Hell,the only reason to dick around with Universe 1.0's to convert more and more of it into computronium so as to create even more worlds, give birth to even more mind children... and, in the long run, calculate an escape vector from this universe's inevitable heat death.

The real world sucks. Nothing we do here matters, and it's taken us thousands of years to just get to the point where we can even dream about doing anything about it. And who knows if there's anybody out there to help? That's my biggest gear-grinder of all- and should be the biggest gear-grinder of any sentient mind that seeks a reason to continue to strive- that we've been condemned to die for the crime of living.

Well, to hell with that. Increase funding into experimental physics! Crack open the secret of gravity! Smash apart all of the terrestrial planets and reassemble them into computronium homes for a thousand trillion fast-thinkers- and tear the secrets of the universe out from its bleeding clutches! If the laws of reality are dead set on killing us... then it's high time we changed the law.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 11, 2008, 10:59:40 PM
@Yuu: I live in Tracy and we have a sonics x:

Jun it makes it so worth more to visit me right ;3

what grinds my gears are the dumb girls who keep asking where victoria's secret went, and when I say its across from charollette ruse they go "oh...so thats what that big area for"

LEARN TO READ!

D: im glad we have our grand opening tomorrow

I forgot to mention; I live in Seattle.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rude32 on June 12, 2008, 12:53:18 PM
@Yuu: I live in Tracy and we have a sonics x:

Jun it makes it so worth more to visit me right ;3

what grinds my gears are the dumb girls who keep asking where victoria's secret went, and when I say its across from charollette ruse they go "oh...so thats what that big area for"

LEARN TO READ!

D: im glad we have our grand opening tomorrow
Where did half of the stores insid the Tracy mall go?
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 12, 2008, 09:42:18 PM
when you have tons of shoes but you cant find a specific pair
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on June 13, 2008, 12:36:56 AM
@Yuu: I live in Tracy and we have a sonics x:

Jun it makes it so worth more to visit me right ;3

what grinds my gears are the dumb girls who keep asking where victoria's secret went, and when I say its across from charollette ruse they go "oh...so thats what that big area for"

LEARN TO READ!

D: im glad we have our grand opening tomorrow
Where did half of the stores insid the Tracy mall go?
Either the outlets or out of business, man overthere used to be furniture!

:] I love my new store PINK!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 16, 2008, 06:43:34 AM
Where I can't find good places to display my stuff that I got from Fanime. I am still trying to find a good spot to put my mini Char.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 16, 2008, 11:13:03 AM

 People who say there cosplaying as " Spoiler Isshin" ( Bleach) It's a THEORY. Has been proven in any way, shape, or form.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 16, 2008, 11:53:09 AM
Anger and hate really really grinds my gears, I go berserk when I can't stand hearing people argue amongst themselves or see one going on the internet.

Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 16, 2008, 04:09:38 PM
Anger and hate really really grinds my gears, I go berserk when I can't stand hearing people argue amongst themselves or see one going on the internet.


Well I am retarded, but still a cool guy.
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o129/onicoursemusha/internet/1151492986941.jpg)
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on June 16, 2008, 04:30:56 PM
People who post memes when they lose a debate because they're too stupid to have anything better to say.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 16, 2008, 04:36:32 PM
People who post memes when they lose a debate because they're too stupid to have anything better to say.
Thats your opinion and logics, I personally find those people fun and funny at the same time plus I like making fun of people who debates!  God have a sense of humor at least!  People who posts caturday are more superior!
But whether I win or lose in debates still means I'm still retarded anyways!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 16, 2008, 05:17:00 PM
People who make a lame attempt at self-depreciative humor without actually making it humorous.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 16, 2008, 05:20:55 PM
Allergies...which I have right now  >:(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 16, 2008, 05:31:55 PM
Nosebleeds. Goddess damned nosebleeds. I prefer winter for the sole fact that the crisp wintry air does less harm to my nasal capillaries than the scorching summer climate.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 17, 2008, 10:52:22 PM
there are no host clubs in the U.S DX
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 17, 2008, 10:53:47 PM
there are no host clubs in the U.S DX

No maid cafes  :'(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 17, 2008, 10:55:55 PM
I concur :'(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 17, 2008, 10:56:48 PM
there are no host clubs in the U.S DX

No maid cafes  :'(

Yes there is. (http://laist.com/2008/04/13/the_1st_us_japa.php)
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 17, 2008, 11:03:40 PM
there are no host clubs in the U.S DX

No maid cafes  :'(

Yes there is. (http://laist.com/2008/04/13/the_1st_us_japa.php)

*gasps* Thank you for the link!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 17, 2008, 11:09:37 PM
there are no host clubs in the U.S DX

... And once more I state this.

You don't have a clue what a host club is do you?

And just to add... you couldn't afford one if there was one here. Seeing that a super cheap night there would be 800-1k, and an expensive night would be upwards to 20k... yeah.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 18, 2008, 02:21:27 PM
there are no host clubs in the U.S DX

... And once more I state this.

You don't have a clue what a host club is do you?

And just to add... you couldn't afford one if there was one here. Seeing that a super cheap night there would be 800-1k, and an expensive night would be upwards to 20k... yeah.

i dont care just the satisfaction of there bieng a host club  in the  U.S would make me happy, by the way i do know what a host club is.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Jun-Watarase on June 18, 2008, 02:40:30 PM
there are no host clubs in the U.S DX

... And once more I state this.

You don't have a clue what a host club is do you?

And just to add... you couldn't afford one if there was one here. Seeing that a super cheap night there would be 800-1k, and an expensive night would be upwards to 20k... yeah.

i dont care just the satisfaction of there bieng a host club  in the  U.S would make me happy, by the way i do know what a host club is.

Doubt it. The majority people who assume they know what a host club is, especially those who discover them through OHSHC, normally don't. One being held in the U.S. would be impossible, due to legal reasons. Even if that wasn't a problem, people probably wouldn't invest that much money to create one.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 18, 2008, 03:02:02 PM
true, but it never hurts to dream
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 18, 2008, 09:36:07 PM


i dont care just the satisfaction of there bieng a host club  in the  U.S would make me happy, by the way i do know what a host club is.

This makes no sense...

Why would you be happy to know that such a shady horrible business exists in the US? Knowing that the sole purpose of the establishment is to take advantage of lonely women to give them false hopes and lies? Knowing that these women will spend thousands of dollars to achieve nothing but false hopes, crushed dreams, and wasted time?

GOD I SURE WISH WE HAD ONE OF THESE IN THE US! THAT WOULD MAKE ME SO HAPPY!
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 18, 2008, 10:23:23 PM


i dont care just the satisfaction of there bieng a host club  in the  U.S would make me happy, by the way i do know what a host club is.

This makes no sense...

Why would you be happy to know that such a shady horrible business exists in the US? Knowing that the sole purpose of the establishment is to take advantage of lonely women to give them false hopes and lies? Knowing that these women will spend thousands of dollars to achieve nothing but false hopes, crushed dreams, and wasted time?

GOD I SURE WISH WE HAD ONE OF THESE IN THE US! THAT WOULD MAKE ME SO HAPPY!

Gameshows, lottery, sports tournaments, gambling... there are rent-a-boyfriend programs in some malls in the US, I note. It exists in the US. It exists where-ever there is a market demand for it, in some shape or form. It'll mutate to fit the laws.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 18, 2008, 10:39:34 PM
Gameshows, lottery, sports tournaments, gambling... there are rent-a-boyfriend programs in some malls in the US, I note. It exists in the US. It exists where-ever there is a market demand for it, in some shape or form. It'll mutate to fit the laws.

Totally different. Gameshows, lottery, Sports Tournaments, Gambling all have possible payouts. People DO win the lottery, people do make money on game shows, people do make money gambling.

There are male-escort services, but if you think a host cafe is anything like getting an escort, you are sorely mistaken.

Here, I'll just up and explain how a host-club works.

You walk in, and you pick from a book who you want your host to be(or you name them if you know their name). They will tell you if they're available, and how many women are already at his table. You then pay the entry fee, or you can pay a premium fee to get a special table where he will come and only you are there(though how long he stays there is everchanging). Now you sit there, and this guy acts like a guy you're on a date with. The flip is that, he's being nice so that you will buy more stuff. You will buy more drinks for him to drink, you will spend thousands on alcohol, with the premise that "hey... MAYBE just MAYBE I have a shot. It's why, basically only middle ages women who feel they have no hope getting a man, bored rich house wives, and girls that do similar work go to them. They KNOW they're being fooled, but it's just false hope.

On the hosts side it works like this. You basically lead on a girl over as long as possible. You don't over do it at the beginning, because then she feels she has nothing to work for, nothing to look forward to. So a hosts job is to basically string you as long as he possibly can, so you spend as much money as possible, and KEEP COMING BACK to spend even more. And to do this, you remove your emotions. You don't care about the people, you don't care about how you're literally screwing them over so they spend more money, and just put on a charismatic act.

So you're paying money to sit at a table, most likely with other women for him to tease you and charm you so that YOU will buy alcohol and what not, so the club makes money, and he gets comission. If you don't spend money, he'll ignore you and talk to the girl next to you that does.

But oh yeah... Host Clubs are so great~ That's why every stupid as hell American girl wants to go to one.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 18, 2008, 11:27:29 PM
Gameshows, lottery, sports tournaments, gambling... there are rent-a-boyfriend programs in some malls in the US, I note. It exists in the US. It exists where-ever there is a market demand for it, in some shape or form. It'll mutate to fit the laws.

Totally different. Gameshows, lottery, Sports Tournaments, Gambling all have possible payouts. People DO win the lottery, people do make money on game shows, people do make money gambling.

There are male-escort services, but if you think a host cafe is anything like getting an escort, you are sorely mistaken.

Here, I'll just up and explain how a host-club works.

You walk in, and you pick from a book who you want your host to be(or you name them if you know their name). They will tell you if they're available, and how many women are already at his table. You then pay the entry fee, or you can pay a premium fee to get a special table where he will come and only you are there(though how long he stays there is everchanging). Now you sit there, and this guy acts like a guy you're on a date with. The flip is that, he's being nice so that you will buy more stuff. You will buy more drinks for him to drink, you will spend thousands on alcohol, with the premise that "hey... MAYBE just MAYBE I have a shot. It's why, basically only middle ages women who feel they have no hope getting a man, bored rich house wives, and girls that do similar work go to them. They KNOW they're being fooled, but it's just false hope.

On the hosts side it works like this. You basically lead on a girl over as long as possible. You don't over do it at the beginning, because then she feels she has nothing to work for, nothing to look forward to. So a hosts job is to basically string you as long as he possibly can, so you spend as much money as possible, and KEEP COMING BACK to spend even more. And to do this, you remove your emotions. You don't care about the people, you don't care about how you're literally screwing them over so they spend more money, and just put on a charismatic act.

So you're paying money to sit at a table, most likely with other women for him to tease you and charm you so that YOU will buy alcohol and what not, so the club makes money, and he gets comission. If you don't spend money, he'll ignore you and talk to the girl next to you that does.

But oh yeah... Host Clubs are so great~ That's why every stupid as hell American girl wants to go to one.

On the other hand, rationally, the women go into a host bar fully aware that it's an illusion- and should they cross the line (sexual harassment works both ways), I do believe most establishments would have a policy of reinforcing the facts of the illusion swiftly (shady doesn't equal illegit- you'd only want to toe the line so far, most cases).

Whether or not they choose to deliberately forget the reality of the deal is a personal matter, otherwise.

It's escapism. While there are some serious moral quandaries with the varying levels of exploitation in specific bars, I'm personally not at all in favor of moralistic legislation. Keeping things above-table is good enough in most cases.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: LastElixir on June 18, 2008, 11:39:34 PM
OMG DIDN'T YOU LIKE WATCH OURAN HOST CLUB? I WATCHED 8 EPISODES AND NOW I KNOW ALL ABOUT HOST CLUBZ! I WANT TO GO IM SURE THERES A BUNCH IN AKIBAHARA (WHICH IS LIKE IN TOKYO BTW, IF YOU DIDN'T LIKE TOTALLY KNOW) IT'S LIKE THAT TOTALLY I LOVE YAOI I LOVE HOST CLUB I BOUGHT OURAN CELL PHONE STRAP IN FANIMU LOL ^^.

j
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 18, 2008, 11:41:41 PM
I hate it when the back of my throat gets all itchy.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 18, 2008, 11:44:32 PM
OMG DIDN'T YOU LIKE WATCH OURAN HOST CLUB? I WATCHED 8 EPISODES AND NOW I KNOW ALL ABOUT HOST CLUBZ! I WANT TO GO IM SURE THERES A BUNCH IN AKIBAHARA (WHICH IS LIKE IN TOKYO BTW, IF YOU DIDN'T LIKE TOTALLY KNOW) IT'S LIKE THAT TOTALLY I LOVE YAOI I LOVE HOST CLUB I BOUGHT OURAN CELL PHONE STRAP IN FANIMU LOL ^^.

j

...I am fully aware that you are satirizing fangirls. Nonetheless, I wish to inflict grievous bodily harm upon you for putting that within my range of sight- regardless of whether or not it was my own fault for reading it. Please be advised that the itching sensation around your neck is, in fact, your impending doom manifesting itself tangibly.

But, first, must wash my eyeballs.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 18, 2008, 11:48:44 PM
On the other hand, rationally, the women go into a host bar fully aware that it's an illusion- and should they cross the line (sexual harassment works both ways), I do believe most establishments would have a policy of reinforcing the facts of the illusion swiftly (shady doesn't equal illegit- you'd only want to toe the line so far, most cases).

Whether or not they choose to deliberately forget the reality of the deal is a personal matter, otherwise.

It's escapism. While there are some serious moral quandaries with the varying levels of exploitation in specific bars, I'm personally not at all in favor of moralistic legislation. Keeping things above-table is good enough in most cases.

They do, but they don't acknowledge it's an illusion. Cross the line? Uh... there's no such thing. Host clubs by defenition are shady. There's also the prostitution that comes from host clubs, but that's usually really expensive(more than US high-class escorts).

It's easy to say it's just "escapism" but it goes beyond that. Why do people get addicted to MMO's? They no longer see it as escapism, but instead seek it as a replacement for the real world.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: LastElixir on June 18, 2008, 11:49:36 PM
OMG DIDN'T YOU LIKE WATCH OURAN HOST CLUB? I WATCHED 8 EPISODES AND NOW I KNOW ALL ABOUT HOST CLUBZ! I WANT TO GO IM SURE THERES A BUNCH IN AKIBAHARA (WHICH IS LIKE IN TOKYO BTW, IF YOU DIDN'T LIKE TOTALLY KNOW) IT'S LIKE THAT TOTALLY I LOVE YAOI I LOVE HOST CLUB I BOUGHT OURAN CELL PHONE STRAP IN FANIMU LOL ^^.

j

...I am fully aware that you are satirizing fangirls. Nonetheless, I wish to inflict grievous bodily harm upon you for putting that within my range of sight- regardless of whether or not it was my own fault for reading it. Please be advised that the itching sensation around your neck is, in fact, your impending doom manifesting itself tangibly.

But, first, must wash my eyeballs.

lol okay, sure.

j
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on June 18, 2008, 11:54:22 PM
OMG DIDN'T YOU LIKE WATCH OURAN HOST CLUB? I WATCHED 8 EPISODES AND NOW I KNOW ALL ABOUT HOST CLUBZ! I WANT TO GO IM SURE THERES A BUNCH IN AKIBAHARA (WHICH IS LIKE IN TOKYO BTW, IF YOU DIDN'T LIKE TOTALLY KNOW) IT'S LIKE THAT TOTALLY I LOVE YAOI I LOVE HOST CLUB I BOUGHT OURAN CELL PHONE STRAP IN FANIMU LOL ^^.

j
OMG I TOTALLY LYKE WANT TO GO TO ONE TOO, I BET WE CAN SCREAM MOE TOGETHER AMIRITE?

lol J you made my night
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 18, 2008, 11:56:16 PM
I hate it when I have to cook my snack a longer when it's still cold in the center.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 19, 2008, 12:05:19 AM
On the other hand, rationally, the women go into a host bar fully aware that it's an illusion- and should they cross the line (sexual harassment works both ways), I do believe most establishments would have a policy of reinforcing the facts of the illusion swiftly (shady doesn't equal illegit- you'd only want to toe the line so far, most cases).

Whether or not they choose to deliberately forget the reality of the deal is a personal matter, otherwise.

It's escapism. While there are some serious moral quandaries with the varying levels of exploitation in specific bars, I'm personally not at all in favor of moralistic legislation. Keeping things above-table is good enough in most cases.

They do, but they don't acknowledge it's an illusion. Cross the line? Uh... there's no such thing. Host clubs by defenition are shady. There's also the prostitution that comes from host clubs, but that's usually really expensive(more than US high-class escorts).

It's easy to say it's just "escapism" but it goes beyond that. Why do people get addicted to MMO's? They no longer see it as escapism, but instead seek it as a replacement for the real world.

Oddly, the latest sociological findings around MMOs actually point to a trend in players becoming more socially adept over time, with notes on some preliminary findings regarding gameplay and increased basic intelligence (respectively, group participation and decision-making speed). The MMO addiction panic first popularized was also found to have been based at least partially on arbitrary statistics. While real-world deaths of addicts are all too real, the ratio of functional players and addicts is likely no worse than any other competitive social activity.

But that's an aside. Back on the subject of host clubs, I note that generalizations only serve to weaken one's position, not enforce it- saying "all host clubs are bad" leaves one's position open to assault via exceptions and specifications. As does labeling the entirety of its clientele base as deliberately misled. Rather, all you've effectively argued is that there should be more oversight of such organizations to keep them nominally respectable as to modern community standards. And even that is very much dependent on specific communities in question.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 19, 2008, 12:44:44 AM
What exactly are you basing these "exceptions" on? Frankly, I doubt anyone here has been to a host club or know about them. Least half as much as what I've read up on, experienced myself, and discussed with a few who have been etc.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rude32 on June 19, 2008, 07:57:02 AM
I hate it when I have to cook my snack a longer when it's still cold in the center.
Whats even worse is when you bite into it to find out it's cold in the middle. At least if you feel it cold you won't be as disapointed.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 19, 2008, 08:01:07 AM
What exactly are you basing these "exceptions" on? Frankly, I doubt anyone here has been to a host club or know about them. Least half as much as what I've read up on, experienced myself, and discussed with a few who have been etc.

Never, ever trust hearsay and personal anecdote. They're the least reliable form of datagathering available to you. They're a good place to start from- but further research is necessary if you're actually interested in the truth.

And the truth of the matter? Host clubs were a fringe industry. Now (http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,193635,00.html) they're (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/18/japan.justinmccurry) in the spotlight (http://www.forbes.com/global/2004/0112/081.html).

Note that the three articles identify the two main trends amongst Japanese hostclubs- an increase in respectability, and a decrease in the average age of the women clientele. As more attention is focused upon this fringe industry, more pressure is put upon it to conform to standard regional morality- which then, luckily for them, opens them up to a larger clientele base. Are there still seedy clubs? Is there still the stink of prostitution lingering over their reputation? Certainly- but the trend is going against it.
 
I'm not a huge fan of the libertarian lasseiz faire approach to market regulation (people are too fucked up for that to be a universal solution), but a hell of a lot can be said for casting a bit of sunlight in the right corners.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 19, 2008, 08:19:40 AM
News articles from foreign papers about Japanese sub-culture. Do you realize how skewed those articles are? They're just about as skewed as all the coverage on Akiba and maid cafes.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 19, 2008, 08:40:36 AM
News articles from foreign papers about Japanese sub-culture. Do you realize how skewed those articles are? They're just about as skewed as all the coverage on Akiba and maid cafes.

That's an insufficient argument. At the very least, the Times article was written by a native correspondent.  And they're less skewed than personal anecdote- which, again, is about as concrete as aerogel. Not to mention that while the first assertion that I made- that the host clubs are inching towards respectability- might be considered highly subjective, the second point- that the average age of its clienteles are dropping- isn't. The fact of the second even supports the first- you don't get increased and younger clientele without first building a more positive reputation.

There were a couple Japanese paper articles I wanted to link, but they were both apparently lost after a merger between two papers. Irritating, but that's just how things go sometimes.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 19, 2008, 12:53:47 PM

That's an insufficient argument. At the very least, the Times article was written by a native correspondent.  And they're less skewed than personal anecdote- which, again, is about as concrete as aerogel. Not to mention that while the first assertion that I made- that the host clubs are inching towards respectability- might be considered highly subjective, the second point- that the average age of its clienteles are dropping- isn't. The fact of the second even supports the first- you don't get increased and younger clientele without first building a more positive reputation.

There were a couple Japanese paper articles I wanted to link, but they were both apparently lost after a merger between two papers. Irritating, but that's just how things go sometimes.

Mine wasn't personal anecdote, as I said I've read up quite a bit about it. Anecodte was just in additioin to that. And honestly, native coorespondent doesn't mean anything. Take Kotaku for example. Brian Ashcraft is the native coorespondent for Japan and he knows about as ms much as your average stupid American. Despite living there, and being married to a Japanese girl for years. Inching towards respectable is contradictory to the very reason the establishment exists.

It'd be like stating "Strip bars are inching towards more respectable". They may be cleaning up their act and being less lude, but it doesn't change the point an establishment exists. As for the age decrease. It's half true. But it isn't a significant number decrease. We're not seeing 21 year olds frequenting the places . It's not uncommon to see a woman in her 20's attending one, to sample what it's like, but these are rarely the base clientel. Prices for your average host cafe are far too expensive for your average 20 year old to pay for, seeing that they're barely in college. Spending even 50,000 yen for a night of drinking is extreme.

So as I said, it's very biasly written and skewed. It's written for a foreign audience, not the Japanese audience. Things have to be made more appealing sounding, without totally trashing on JP culture.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: soakrates` on June 19, 2008, 03:27:29 PM
Host clubs may be a little ethically unsound, but the same could be said of casinos, strip clubs, or any other establishment that openly exploits the naivete and/or delusions of its clientele. Personally, I get what Pyron is saying about the dubiousness and general sleaziness of it all, but at the same time Kaura is also right that these types of businesses do trend toward at least some semblance of legitimacy.

Las Vegas for instance was largely influenced by organized crime in the 1940s and 50s, but as the city's reputation grew, it began attracting more people, and developers with huge sums of money more or less transformed the city into the (somewhat) more family-oriented attraction it is today.

At the end of the day, I feel that if people are willing to pay for the illusion, we should just let them. Sure, the house wins big every night at the casino despite promising the contrary on so many roadside billboards; and those bombshells stuffing your hard-earned money down their thongs will playfully reject every advance you make even as they feign interest in you, but if that's how people choose to be frivolous with their money, let them reap the consequences.

For what it's worth, I would rather see these kinds of businesses legitimized so that their workers can gain the benefits that those in other more "respectable" industries have. We may not necessarily agree with what they do, but if enough people are willing to pay them for their services, and assuming they provide said services at a level of quality consistent with what they are paid, they deserve the kinds of rights and benefits that other workers are entitled to.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: PyronIkari on June 19, 2008, 03:45:36 PM
Strip clubs are there to see naked women. YThat's where the gratification comes from. Gambling has a pay off.

Vegas is HARDLY family friendly. Anyone that has gone there under the age of 21 knows how boring and horrible vegas is if you're not of age. The only good thing to do is Circus Circus and New York's rides, which get boring fast.

Comparing very different things.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: soakrates` on June 19, 2008, 06:05:19 PM
Strip clubs are there to see naked women. YThat's where the gratification comes from. Gambling has a pay off.

Vegas is HARDLY family friendly. Anyone that has gone there under the age of 21 knows how boring and horrible vegas is if you're not of age. The only good thing to do is Circus Circus and New York's rides, which get boring fast.

Comparing very different things.
Point taken, and I'm not trying to say they're all on equal ground, but they do all deal in some kind of illusion. With casinos it's the "big win" that is far less common than they'd have you believe; with strip clubs (in addition to all the nakedness and lapdances) it's having a chance at nabbing one of the strippers; and with host clubs it's more or less the same thing. There may be no obvious gratification from being fawned over by a good-looking guy, but for whatever reason the women are starved for it and willing to pay large sums to get it.

It's more than a little screwed-up, and I agree that Host clubs are definitely ethically questionable and exploitive enterprises. But as long as they abide by the laws, they have every right to exist as long as enough people buy what they're selling.

As for Vegas, it's still primarily a 21-and-over city (hence the "somewhat" in my last post), but family-friendly attractions like amusement parks, kid-oriented activities, etc. have become more common since the 1980s or thereabouts. Plus organized crime doesn't have anywhere near the level of influence it once had.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 19, 2008, 06:08:11 PM

That's an insufficient argument. At the very least, the Times article was written by a native correspondent.  And they're less skewed than personal anecdote- which, again, is about as concrete as aerogel. Not to mention that while the first assertion that I made- that the host clubs are inching towards respectability- might be considered highly subjective, the second point- that the average age of its clienteles are dropping- isn't. The fact of the second even supports the first- you don't get increased and younger clientele without first building a more positive reputation.

There were a couple Japanese paper articles I wanted to link, but they were both apparently lost after a merger between two papers. Irritating, but that's just how things go sometimes.

Mine wasn't personal anecdote, as I said I've read up quite a bit about it. Anecodte was just in additioin to that. And honestly, native coorespondent doesn't mean anything. Take Kotaku for example. Brian Ashcraft is the native coorespondent for Japan and he knows about as ms much as your average stupid American. Despite living there, and being married to a Japanese girl for years. Inching towards respectable is contradictory to the very reason the establishment exists.

It'd be like stating "Strip bars are inching towards more respectable". They may be cleaning up their act and being less lude, but it doesn't change the point an establishment exists. As for the age decrease. It's half true. But it isn't a significant number decrease. We're not seeing 21 year olds frequenting the places . It's not uncommon to see a woman in her 20's attending one, to sample what it's like, but these are rarely the base clientel. Prices for your average host cafe are far too expensive for your average 20 year old to pay for, seeing that they're barely in college. Spending even 50,000 yen for a night of drinking is extreme.

So as I said, it's very biasly written and skewed. It's written for a foreign audience, not the Japanese audience. Things have to be made more appealing sounding, without totally trashing on JP culture.

The late and irrepressible Nobel physicist Richard Feynman successfully argued that strip clubs were, in fact, respectable establishments. It was an interesting- and somewhat impacting- court case in Ithaca a few decades back, and much of it did, in fact, hinge on the definition of community standards. If you wish to draw an analogy between the two, then I will wholeheartedly go along with it- especially given my personal bias against asserting a moralistic stance against forms of escapism, and the fact that there's plenty of precedent to argue this in my favor.

Let's also not forget that Times and the Guardian have no motivation to treat host clubs with anything other than a fair semblance of balance and objectivity- they are not funded by such establishments, and a muckraking expose of the seedier aspects of such clubs would actually serve to increase revenue better. What bias may exist would be fundamentally Eurocentric in nature- but would logically have no significant impact on the writer's favoritism or lack thereof of host clubs in general (not to mention that your seeming unwillingness to assert your own sources leaves neither of us with much to actually argue with in terms of source authority and relevance).

But, finally, I hold that my original point has already been sufficiently proven true anyhow- namely, that, no, not all host clubs are disreputable and gateways to male prostitution. Given the lack of a universal evil in this field- frankly, you'd be a fool to assert an absolutist position on anything, much less this- and given the trend towards younger clientele (younger is younger- and there's a built-in threshold anyhow, given that the market is geared towards full-time professionals), a reactionary "ban all host clubs" attitude is counterproductive at best. We don't ban strip bars- we regulate them (and occasionally have the police break down the front door and slam the establishment shut when they cross the line- happened in SJ a couple months back, I believe). We shouldn't ban host clubs- we should keep their enterprises above-level and in the light.

The ethical questions of host clubs be damned, frankly. Keeping them honest is all that needs to be done- anything else is oppressive busybodying. If a bunch of adult, professional women want to roleplay having a boyfriend with a couple of working-class men over a few glasses of chilled sake, that's their discretion and their problem. Imposing your own moral standards upon them is the height of hypocrisy. If, on the other hand, you can prove to me the socioeconomic harm of such establishments, I might give your position a bit more serious consideration.   

(Also, I had a lot of perfectly legitimate fun in Vegas, actually, last summer. I was, I note, 19 at the time, with a full two years left to go before all of Vegas's various amusements were open to me. My entertainment was due to a good, solid mix of intimate company and a hostess with the foresight to plan ahead. There are actually plenty of family-friendly events in Las Vegas, if you actually bother to look around and book ahead.

That said, I did end up sharing an arguably illicit beer with an Irish-American veteran of Iraq, relatively fresh out of duty. Domestic Guinness isn't the worst swill I've ever had, but it's hardly amongst my favorite intoxicants. ...hefeweizen, on the other hand...)
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: soakrates` on June 19, 2008, 06:29:40 PM
But, finally, I hold that my original point has already been sufficiently proven true anyhow- namely, that, no, not all host clubs are disreputable and gateways to male prostitution.

For that matter, what is inherently wrong with prostitution?

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Imposing your own moral standards upon them is the height of hypocrisy. If, on the other hand, you can prove to me the socioeconomic harm of such establishments, I might give your position a bit more serious consideration.

Far be it for me to put words in his mouth, but I don't think Pyron was saying that host clubs should actually be shut down as a result of them being morally reprehensible. Rather, I think he was just pointing out his own personal objections to what goes on in them. I can't say I disagree with him there.

Also, dude, your posts are quite often much ado about not a whole lot. And I thought I was wordy.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 19, 2008, 07:43:24 PM
But, finally, I hold that my original point has already been sufficiently proven true anyhow- namely, that, no, not all host clubs are disreputable and gateways to male prostitution.

For that matter, what is inherently wrong with prostitution?

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Imposing your own moral standards upon them is the height of hypocrisy. If, on the other hand, you can prove to me the socioeconomic harm of such establishments, I might give your position a bit more serious consideration.

Far be it for me to put words in his mouth, but I don't think Pyron was saying that host clubs should actually be shut down as a result of them being morally reprehensible. Rather, I think he was just pointing out his own personal objections to what goes on in them. I can't say I disagree with him there.

Also, dude, your posts are quite often much ado about not a whole lot. And I thought I was wordy.

A: Nothing. It used to be a respectable religious institution at one point.

B: I prefer the term... eloquent. >_>
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 19, 2008, 09:41:28 PM
What also grinds my gears is the E.F.S.F.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 20, 2008, 11:10:33 AM
I hate it when I have to cook my snack a longer when it's still cold in the center.
Whats even worse is when you bite into it to find out it's cold in the middle. At least if you feel it cold you won't be as disapointed.

God I hate it when that happens! Especially when I cook corn dogs when in the microwave  >:(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: questionette on June 20, 2008, 11:32:42 AM
I hate it when idiots use the internet to make a public point directed at one person

LAME.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Barnes on June 20, 2008, 11:52:36 AM
God I hate it when that happens! Especially when I cook corn dogs when in the microwave  >:(
I cook corn dogs in the oven.
And I hate going to an arcade and finding noone to play Marvel with
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 20, 2008, 11:55:58 AM
God I hate it when that happens! Especially when I cook corn dogs when in the microwave  >:(
I hate going to an arcade and finding noone to play Marvel with

That too has happened to me too many times
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rude32 on June 20, 2008, 11:42:15 PM
OK you know what really grind my shit. In my town Manteca, we have a little taqueria called La Costa. This place was the shit. When it first opened you could buy a decent sized burrito for 2.50. For that price you were getting a bargain. About a year later, they realize they have something good and bump the price up a dollar. No problem, it's still worth it. Now about two years ago, they decide to start charging tax. Not really a problem, but the fact that the quality drops a little is kinda depressing, but oh well, still the best deal in town. Now heres what pisses me off. This year, not only do they charge a new price of 3.75 plus tax, but the quality has gone to SHIT, and I do mean SHIT. You could get a better burrito at taco bell, and taco bell is white washed. Not only that, but they call the burrito a "Super Burrito." This place is mainly held up by repeat business. In a small town like mine, pretty much everything is. Now how in the hell are you going to call the same burrito you used to sell a super burrito? Theres nothing different about it except the increase in price and the decrease in quality. It got so bad that I decided to fork up the extra two bucks to go to the competition. I didn't want to do it, since going to the other places means paying more, but I can't handle it anymore. They have surpassed you in quality by far, which is why the entire town is jumping ship. The other places give you a bag of warm chips, and unlimited little cups you can fill with salsa and limes and other things you would find at your normal taqueria. The only time I would go to these places is when I wanted something great, and my friends and I had some tequila and we needed limes for it. Kazuko I hear you live in the neighboring town of Tracy, and I don't know if you eat at the La Costa, but some input would be greatly appreciated, since you have two in Tracy.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 21, 2008, 01:13:28 AM
It really sucks when a good authentic Mexican restaurant goes bad, man those burritos are so good *drools* RIP the good quality burrito  :'(
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: questionette on June 21, 2008, 01:15:27 AM
I just went to Taqueria La Cumbre in downtown San Mateo.  It was pretty good.  You should try it there :)

Taco Bell makes me want to barf up my small intestines, so I feel for you and your Taqueria loss.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 21, 2008, 01:37:43 AM
Taco Bell is for white people that can't handle spicy food

I always try to avoid eating that crap, whenevr my mom asks me "I'm going to Taco Bell, do you want anything?' I reply with "Ughm yeah a sprite"
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 21, 2008, 01:40:11 AM
Taco Bell is for white people that can't handle spicy food

I always try to avoid eating that crap, whenevr my mom asks me "I'm going to Taco Bell, do you want anything?' I reply with "Ughm yeah a sprite"

If it doesn't feel as if you just doused your tongue with the very essence, the very soul of the fire gods, it isn't spicy enough.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 21, 2008, 07:39:17 AM
When I over laugh, then it takes a while for me to in a way recharge.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 21, 2008, 11:58:10 AM
Taco Bell is for white people that can't handle spicy food

I always try to avoid eating that crap, whenevr my mom asks me "I'm going to Taco Bell, do you want anything?' I reply with "Ughm yeah a sprite"

Ha! I second that! I used to eat at Taco Bell because back in 'the day' it was the only place you could get a meal for $2.

What is REALLY sad, is that even Taco has gone down hill from what it was.

As far as spicy food, my motto is " If I can taste the last bite, it's no good"

So I guess there is a slight gear-grinder; restaurants that claim they're food is SOO spicy you'll catch on fire, and is just doused in pepper. or is just 'spicy' with no flavor.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kazuko on June 21, 2008, 12:05:06 PM
OK you know what really grind my shit. In my town Manteca, we have a little taqueria called La Costa. This place was the shit. When it first opened you could buy a decent sized burrito for 2.50. For that price you were getting a bargain. About a year later, they realize they have something good and bump the price up a dollar. No problem, it's still worth it. Now about two years ago, they decide to start charging tax. Not really a problem, but the fact that the quality drops a little is kinda depressing, but oh well, still the best deal in town. Now heres what pisses me off. This year, not only do they charge a new price of 3.75 plus tax, but the quality has gone to SHIT, and I do mean SHIT. You could get a better burrito at taco bell, and taco bell is white washed. Not only that, but they call the burrito a "Super Burrito." This place is mainly held up by repeat business. In a small town like mine, pretty much everything is. Now how in the hell are you going to call the same burrito you used to sell a super burrito? Theres nothing different about it except the increase in price and the decrease in quality. It got so bad that I decided to fork up the extra two bucks to go to the competition. I didn't want to do it, since going to the other places means paying more, but I can't handle it anymore. They have surpassed you in quality by far, which is why the entire town is jumping ship. The other places give you a bag of warm chips, and unlimited little cups you can fill with salsa and limes and other things you would find at your normal taqueria. The only time I would go to these places is when I wanted something great, and my friends and I had some tequila and we needed limes for it. Kazuko I hear you live in the neighboring town of Tracy, and I don't know if you eat at the La Costa, but some input would be greatly appreciated, since you have two in Tracy.
Man the one in tracy is pretty cool by tracy high, but the other one I think by the 99cents store its like hit and miss

:< I used to eat at cariolina and MY GOD DID I WANT TO HURL

Stockton has better stuff. hahaa I ate at the one in manteca and really it was gross
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 21, 2008, 09:28:41 PM
If it doesn't feel as if you just doused your tongue with the very essence, the very soul of the fire gods, it isn't spicy enough.

Lmao, that sounds so epic XD


Taco Bell is for white people that can't handle spicy food

I always try to avoid eating that crap, whenevr my mom asks me "I'm going to Taco Bell, do you want anything?' I reply with "Ugh, yeah a sprite"

Ha! I second that! I used to eat at Taco Bell because back in 'the day' it was the only place you could get a meal for $2.

What is REALLY sad, is that even Taco has gone down hill from what it was.

As far as spicy food, my motto is " If I can taste the last bite, it's no good"

So I guess there is a slight gear-grinder; restaurants that claim they're food is SOO spicy you'll catch on fire, and is just doused in pepper. or is just 'spicy' with no flavor.

I was joking with my mom the other that they put the beans on the burrito through a squirt gun of some sort and she said that they actually make them like that.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Barnes on June 22, 2008, 12:08:43 AM
Taco Bell is for white people that can't handle spicy food

Take the 911 Challenge, and then get back to me.  :P
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Lactose on June 22, 2008, 12:28:44 AM
OK you know what really grind my shit. In my town Manteca, we have a little taqueria called La Costa. This place was the shit. When it first opened you could buy a decent sized burrito for 2.50. For that price you were getting a bargain. About a year later, they realize they have something good and bump the price up a dollar. No problem, it's still worth it. Now about two years ago, they decide to start charging tax. Not really a problem, but the fact that the quality drops a little is kinda depressing, but oh well, still the best deal in town. Now heres what pisses me off. This year, not only do they charge a new price of 3.75 plus tax, but the quality has gone to SHIT, and I do mean SHIT. You could get a better burrito at taco bell, and taco bell is white washed. Not only that, but they call the burrito a "Super Burrito." This place is mainly held up by repeat business. In a small town like mine, pretty much everything is. Now how in the hell are you going to call the same burrito you used to sell a super burrito? Theres nothing different about it except the increase in price and the decrease in quality. It got so bad that I decided to fork up the extra two bucks to go to the competition. I didn't want to do it, since going to the other places means paying more, but I can't handle it anymore. They have surpassed you in quality by far, which is why the entire town is jumping ship. The other places give you a bag of warm chips, and unlimited little cups you can fill with salsa and limes and other things you would find at your normal taqueria. The only time I would go to these places is when I wanted something great, and my friends and I had some tequila and we needed limes for it. Kazuko I hear you live in the neighboring town of Tracy, and I don't know if you eat at the La Costa, but some input would be greatly appreciated, since you have two in Tracy.
Man the one in tracy is pretty cool by tracy high, but the other one I think by the 99cents store its like hit and miss

:< I used to eat at cariolina and MY GOD DID I WANT TO HURL

Stockton has better stuff. hahaa I ate at the one in manteca and really it was gross


omg taqueria carolina is sooooo good.
i was told by a health inspector not to eat there, but god. its soooo gooooood.

la costa grosses me out. im not big on flies and hotdog stand style mexican food. but thats probably just me.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: rubymoonIII on June 22, 2008, 11:50:33 AM
my town we have taquerias up the wazoo, all the good ones are on the east side tho :D
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Yuu on June 22, 2008, 01:16:06 PM
  I live in Seattle so of coarse there aren't as many authentic Mexican places around here.
   
The few that do exist though, damn are they good, and cheap! I especially love how the authentic ones sell Mexican Coke. I like it much better than regular coke, it's not as sweet.

Anyway, something that grinds my gears; people who complain EXTENSIVLEY about finals./school in general.
Yes, they can be stressful (  even then I think most make it a much bigger deal than it is) and some complaining is perfectly acceptable.

Then there are some, who just bitch and bitch, rather vehemently  as if they think  'how DARE I have to put forth to pass a class"

 For the longest time I REALLY wanted to goto school and was pretty envious of those who already were. Now that I am in school I'm just as annoyed by people bitch like that.
 It's a PRIVLAGE if your such a lay little fuck that you would rather just mooch off of your parents for the rest of your life then get out of collage so the money can go towards someone who WANTS to be there.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: JohnnyAR on June 22, 2008, 03:12:08 PM
I don't know if I really want to go to collage, its not that I don't like it, its just that I don't know what I want to do with my life after High School.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Mister_E on June 22, 2008, 03:23:20 PM
I don't know if I really want to go to collage, its not that I don't like it, its just that I don't know what I want to do with my life after High School.
Alot of people don't, and people go to college in order to find that out, it's normal what you are feeling.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: SOawesomeness on June 22, 2008, 10:16:31 PM
Waiting to get paid. xD
I worked like, 14 or whatever hours... and I have to wait until the end of this month for my monies.

I r teh greedy and impatient. Can't wait. :P
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on June 23, 2008, 07:58:48 PM
Try finding and AUTHENTIC Italian resturaunt up where I live. @_@
Infact...try finding ANYTHING good out here.

Not being able to move afterall is REALLY REALLY grinding my fcuking gears.
Title: Re: What grinds your gears?
Post by: Kaura117 on June 23, 2008, 08:16:13 PM
I don't know if I really want to go to collage, its not that I don't like it, its just that I don't know what I want to do with my life after High School.

Well, if you lack life ambitions, you can always ask yourself how much money you'd want to live off of yearly in about, say, five or six years. If it's more than 20k/yr, get a degree. There's always a need for another accountant somewhere.