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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Thu 28 Mar 2013 - 21:14

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Working until 2100. Pretty bad experience, all told.

My latest finish time is easily 1 A.M

I love a 9P.M finish Grin
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Thu 28 Mar 2013 - 23:27

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87 years is a bloody long shift.
Laughing

People that organise things at the same time I'm due to play or watch football, people need to be more considerate of my footballing needs.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Thu 28 Mar 2013 - 23:31

People turning up to a scheduled event late. Far more annoying if they are friends.

Don't mind if they give me good notice that they will be late, though, but when they don't it can be disrespectful.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Thu 28 Mar 2013 - 23:34

My shifts usually of a weekend consist of starting at 1100 and finishing at 2300, I lose the whole day, that get's me sometimes.

Also being stuck in a car park for an hour with no reason isn't helpful either
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Fri 29 Mar 2013 - 8:13

Feeling much better about that one shift now. Thanks chaps! Grin

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People turning up to a scheduled event late. Far more annoying if they are friends.

Don't mind if they give me good notice that they will be late, though, but when they don't it can be disrespectful.

It only gets worse once people get older and have jobs.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Fri 29 Mar 2013 - 11:56

With you people on the tardiness thing.

Other annoying things? Okay hope I don't offend anyone on here that does this or knows and likes someone who does, but people who "tighten" their vowels. For example they pronounce "coke" as "cake", or "choose" as "cheese, or "going" as "gaying". This really grates on me, the reason being that such I associate this linguistic quirk with the sort of gap yaaaah pseuds who boast about how they, "like LICH'rally", built a school in Ghaaaaaanaaaaaaaaaaaa! DAMN YOU!

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing whatsoever wrong with charity and I would encourage it, but the whole point about it is you "secretly do good deeds". When people ram it down your throat, you kind of get the feeling that they did it to make themselves look good, or as such people would say, "guuuuuuuuuid" rather than fulfilling a genuine desire to help others who are less fortunate.

Anyway that's the rant part of my post over. Other things that get on my nerves:

Obviously poor spelling and grammar. I'm sorry but there are people I work with from India who have a far better grasp of the English language than people born here, there is simply no excuse.

People who don't take pills out of blister packets in a methodical orderly fashion.

High heeled shoes (I don't understand how other "normal" girls do it) and generally people who think they need "fashionable" items to look good. Some of us don't. Dance

The whole obsession people have with being a homeowner and discussions thereof.

Cold savoury food. No

Sandwiches whether hot or cold - this includes wraps, falafels, ciabattas, burgers, basically anything which involves savoury matter between two slabs of carb substance or wrapped in a carb substance, which you eat with your hands.

Cheese - even though one of my favourite meals is macaroni cheese. So yeah. Cuckoo
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Fri 29 Mar 2013 - 13:20

Balladeer wrote:
Feeling much better about that one shift now. Thanks chaps! Grin

sporkhead wrote:
People turning up to a scheduled event late. Far more annoying if they are friends.

Don't mind if they give me good notice that they will be late, though, but when they don't it can be disrespectful.

It only gets worse once people get older and have jobs.

I find that's more forgiveable since there's a valid reason for being late, it's when said person is blatantly free (say, during a weekend) and they are late out of laziness or a lack of effort.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Fri 29 Mar 2013 - 16:55

Folk that don't like sports because they were never good at any when growing up, yet they somehow like Video games? They are essentially the same thing.

So, Aye get a better reason to dislike something.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Fri 29 Mar 2013 - 17:50

I've got a better reason to dislike sports: they're booooooring.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Fri 29 Mar 2013 - 21:16

Boring Sports!! Like cricket, Golf, Tennis for example
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sat 30 Mar 2013 - 11:25

Or any variety of football, rugby and all other ball related games. (except pinball)
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sat 30 Mar 2013 - 11:43

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I've got a better reason to dislike sports: they're booooooring.

This.

I don't mind watching the boat race, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sat 30 Mar 2013 - 14:22

The homogeny of British sport and everything that comes out of that.

Sometimes it feels like the only sport is football- some other stuff might sneak into the mainstream, but it's very clearly tokenistic and only there to fill the space while they wait for some more football.

In that, you get a lot of fallout- people getting all moral outrage because there's no premiership matches on terrestrial television, acting like Sky are somehow "holding the national game to ransom" by daring to charge people for a product when realistically the Premiership is really just the day-to-day and its place is in specialist outlets. The World Cup and the lion's share of both the FA Cup and the Champions League are on terrestrial, which is significantly more airtime on generalist channels than this one, single sport deserves.

It'd be like us demanding that every videogame that gets released- from AAA multiformat blockbusters to whatever soft-porn slide puzzle some fourteen-year-old shat onto the App Store last night- gets reviewed in prime time on BBC One. I think most of us here would agree that games should be better represented in the mainstream, but to expect that is obviously absurd. Football's stranglehold over sport seems to take that perspective away from people.

Shortly after the Olympics, there was a lot of noise as people bought up the quite legitimate point that women's sport is quite under-repesented in British media, especially considering the blinder Team GB's women played last summer. A hair over half a year on, that's been reduced to tubthumping about women's football. Considering that the bulk of the women's medals were in track and field, cycling, rowing and martial arts, this seems slightly counterproductive.

To an extent, I think it ties in to much of what's been said above- when people say they don't like 'sport', really they just mean they don't like 'football'. Years of not enjoying PE in school because it was football all the time, being excluded from conversations because they didn't See That Ludicrous Display Last Night, and never really seeing any other game be played well and be something worth appreciating has caused the two to become confused.

If you want to complain about an obese, sedentary population, then really you need to look at the country's obsession with football more than you do anything else.

Anyway, yes- rant over.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sat 30 Mar 2013 - 14:33

I don't enjoy watching other sports, but that aside: yes. Most, if not all, of that.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sat 30 Mar 2013 - 19:18

Beemoh, we don't know if you're Scottish, but Balla and I just took turns reading your FUBAW rant out loud in a laconic Scottish accent. Brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sun 31 Mar 2013 - 3:34

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The homogeny of British sport and everything that comes out of that.

Sometimes it feels like the only sport is football- some other stuff might sneak into the mainstream, but it's very clearly tokenistic and only there to fill the space while they wait for some more football.

In that, you get a lot of fallout- people getting all moral outrage because there's no premiership matches on terrestrial television, acting like Sky are somehow "holding the national game to ransom" by daring to charge people for a product when realistically the Premiership is really just the day-to-day and its place is in specialist outlets. The World Cup and the lion's share of both the FA Cup and the Champions League are on terrestrial, which is significantly more airtime on generalist channels than this one, single sport deserves.

It'd be like us demanding that every videogame that gets released- from AAA multiformat blockbusters to whatever soft-porn slide puzzle some fourteen-year-old shat onto the App Store last night- gets reviewed in prime time on BBC One. I think most of us here would agree that games should be better represented in the mainstream, but to expect that is obviously absurd. Football's stranglehold over sport seems to take that perspective away from people.

Shortly after the Olympics, there was a lot of noise as people bought up the quite legitimate point that women's sport is quite under-repesented in British media, especially considering the blinder Team GB's women played last summer. A hair over half a year on, that's been reduced to tubthumping about women's football. Considering that the bulk of the women's medals were in track and field, cycling, rowing and martial arts, this seems slightly counterproductive.

To an extent, I think it ties in to much of what's been said above- when people say they don't like 'sport', really they just mean they don't like 'football'. Years of not enjoying PE in school because it was football all the time, being excluded from conversations because they didn't See That Ludicrous Display Last Night, and never really seeing any other game be played well and be something worth appreciating has caused the two to become confused.

If you want to complain about an obese, sedentary population, then really you need to look at the country's obsession with football more than you do anything else.

Anyway, yes- rant over.

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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sun 31 Mar 2013 - 13:33

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beemoh wrote:
The homogeny of British sport and everything that comes out of that.

Sometimes it feels like the only sport is football- some other stuff might sneak into the mainstream, but it's very clearly tokenistic and only there to fill the space while they wait for some more football.

In that, you get a lot of fallout- people getting all moral outrage because there's no premiership matches on terrestrial television, acting like Sky are somehow "holding the national game to ransom" by daring to charge people for a product when realistically the Premiership is really just the day-to-day and its place is in specialist outlets. The World Cup and the lion's share of both the FA Cup and the Champions League are on terrestrial, which is significantly more airtime on generalist channels than this one, single sport deserves.

It'd be like us demanding that every videogame that gets released- from AAA multiformat blockbusters to whatever soft-porn slide puzzle some fourteen-year-old shat onto the App Store last night- gets reviewed in prime time on BBC One. I think most of us here would agree that games should be better represented in the mainstream, but to expect that is obviously absurd. Football's stranglehold over sport seems to take that perspective away from people.

Shortly after the Olympics, there was a lot of noise as people bought up the quite legitimate point that women's sport is quite under-repesented in British media, especially considering the blinder Team GB's women played last summer. A hair over half a year on, that's been reduced to tubthumping about women's football. Considering that the bulk of the women's medals were in track and field, cycling, rowing and martial arts, this seems slightly counterproductive.

To an extent, I think it ties in to much of what's been said above- when people say they don't like 'sport', really they just mean they don't like 'football'. Years of not enjoying PE in school because it was football all the time, being excluded from conversations because they didn't See That Ludicrous Display Last Night, and never really seeing any other game be played well and be something worth appreciating has caused the two to become confused.

If you want to complain about an obese, sedentary population, then really you need to look at the country's obsession with football more than you do anything else.

Anyway, yes- rant over.

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tl;dr: football is poo.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sun 31 Mar 2013 - 17:22

People that think football is poo (Though you do bring up a good point about how some folk are overly obsessed with it)

Nupkin: *nitpicking mode activated* I'm Scottish & it'd be written like fitbaw not Fubaw *nitpicking mode deactivated*
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sun 31 Mar 2013 - 17:51

That's my laddish pronunciation, not Scottish. Technically it should be FUBAAAAAAWWWWWWW.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sun 31 Mar 2013 - 22:44

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Nupkin: *nitpicking mode activated* I'm Scottish & it'd be written like fitbaw not Fubaw *nitpicking mode deactivated*

I'm Scottish too, awright? Tongue

"Fitbaugh" is how they say it in auld Dalkeith, but lucky for me I have since left that hole and live in London near Arsenal stadium, where "Fubaw" is all the rage.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Sun 31 Mar 2013 - 22:49

It's still a hole though.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Mon 1 Apr 2013 - 1:36

nupkin wrote:
The_Jaster wrote:
Nupkin: *nitpicking mode activated* I'm Scottish & it'd be written like fitbaw not Fubaw *nitpicking mode deactivated*

I'm Scottish too, awright? Tongue

"Fitbaugh" is how they say it in auld Dalkeith, but lucky for me I have since left that hole and live in London near Arsenal stadium, where "Fubaw" is all the rage.

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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Thu 4 Apr 2013 - 8:03

This effing weather! I want my proper spring, god damnit.
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Thu 4 Apr 2013 - 11:04

It's sunny up in Edinburgh. +1 for Scotland!
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PostSubject: Re: Things That Really !&$% You Off   Thu 4 Apr 2013 - 13:14

I want my autumn I want my cold not more damn heat Hissy fit
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