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This morning I was in a queue in a DIY store. I had a few quids worth of stuff and would be paying in cash. The person in front of me in queue was paying by credit card or store card or something of that nature and it was the first time that she had used the thing. I had to wait about ten minutes to be served while the store sorted this thing out for her. I thought to my self "this is one of those irritating signs of the times".

Heres a few others:

Waiting in a queue to pay for my newspaper while some moron is buying 20 lottery tickets (why the blummin heck does it take so long? What is that machine that they need to use and why is it always going wrong?).

Motorists who park in the space next to mine and park so close that there is hardly any room to open the doors. This often happens when two thirds of the car park is empty.

Motorist who drive at full speed up to a junction and slam on the brakes at the last moment. Don't the cretins know that this is unsafe and increases their motoring expenses.

Bad motorist who think that they are good motorists. They often prove that they are good motorists by overtaking in dangerous places and dive at 20-30 mph above the speed limit.

People who think that they are 'IT' and use the word 'Cool' a lot.

My Bank asking me to attend interviews under the pretence that they are going to give me sound financial advice.

My Bank frequently sending me letters to advise me that I can borrow £16K. They should issue a free shredder with every thousandth letter.

People, who are up to their eyeballs in debt telling me exactly what their house is worth now compared to five years ago.

All the irritating Estate Agent generated 'housing bubble wisdom'. For example, "If you don't buy now, you will never be able to buy".

Sold signs.

BTL.

People who believe everything that they hear on the mainstream media.

Property Porn Programs.

SUV vehicles that making it difficult to get past on narrow country roads (farm vehicles excepted).

People who cause traffic hold ups at peak times. A couple of weeks ago, I was in a three mile tailback. When I got to the cause of the tailback, it was a furniture van unloading at 6p.m. in the evening. Could they not have done it mid-afternoon or later in the evening instead of peak time?

Slow Broadband internet speeds.

The media omitting to seriously cover major issues that affect the lives of everyone.

Celebrity stories on News programs.

Advertisements that insult peoples intelligence.

People rushing into the latest investment craze just before the top.

Keeping up with the joneses and general showing off.

The level of arrogance in society.

Blah blah.

Have you got any examples of irritating 'signs of the times? Go on have a good moan.

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walking out of somewhere and the person in front decides to stop at the entrance for no apparant reason - blocking a public right of way ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhh

what are they stopping for? Expecting rain? Deciding where to go next ?????

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Political Correctness

Liberals

Guardian readers

Women which dress in black from head to foot and scare young chldren

Care in the community. You may laugh but only a forthnight ago a man in his fifties was having a conversation with himself while queing at Sainsbury's. It was frightening, because if he'd flipped...

Chav scum

Boy racers which turn up stereos so the whole street can hear

The policy on self defence when confronting a bugular in your own home

The length of supposed 'Life' sentences

Tagging

Gordon Brown

Human rights lawyers operating for criminal scum in British jails, (make that foreign scum in British Jails)

HIPs

Estate Agents

Buzz words on CV's

My inlaws!

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Heres a few others:

Waiting in a queue to pay for my newspaper while some moron is buying 20 lottery tickets (why the blummin heck does it take so long? What is that machine that they need to use and why is it always going wrong?).

Motorists who park in the space next to mine and park so close that there is hardly any room to open the doors. This often happens when two thirds of the car park is empty.

Motorist who drive at full speed up to a junction and slam on the brakes at the last moment. Don't the cretins know that this is unsafe and increases their motoring expenses.

Bad motorist who think that they are good motorists. They often prove that they are good motorists by overtaking in dangerous places and dive at 20-30 mph above the speed limit.

People who think that they are 'IT' and use the word 'Cool' a lot.

My Bank asking me to attend interviews under the pretence that they are going to give me sound financial advice.

My Bank frequently sending me letters to advise me that I can borrow £16K. They should issue a free shredder with every thousandth letter.

People, who are up to their eyeballs in debt telling me exactly what their house is worth now compared to five years ago.

All the irritating Estate Agent generated 'housing bubble wisdom'. For example, "If you don't buy now, you will never be able to buy".

Sold signs.

BTL.

People who believe everything that they hear on the mainstream media.

Property Porn Programs.

SUV vehicles that making it difficult to get past on narrow country roads (farm vehicles excepted).

People who cause traffic hold ups at peak times. A couple of weeks ago, I was in a three mile tailback. When I got to the cause of the tailback, it was a furniture van unloading at 6p.m. in the evening. Could they not have done it mid-afternoon or later in the evening instead of peak time?

Slow Broadband internet speeds.

.........

Earthquakes.

Birds.

Snakes.

Airplanes.

Lenny Bruce.

Hurricanes.

Aux Speaks.

Ladders.

Wires.

Fires.

Governments (for hire).

Combat Sites.

Team by Team Reporters (baffled).

Overflows.

Population.

Common food.

...

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Political Correctness

The policy on self defence when confronting a bugular in your own home

The length of supposed 'Life' sentences

Yeh. Isn't it odd how liberties seem to be being eroded for everyone except criminals.

Here's some more:

Cars with 'Big Bore Exhaust Pipes'. Their owners tend to rev them up in the street.

Noisy lawnmowers and power tools in general. It seems inevitable that on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon, when everyone should be enjoying themselves, that some git will come out with a power tool and demolish the peace and tranquility of the afternoon along with his own property.

Yapping dogs.

Groups of youths on street corners hanging around looking menacing.

Litter louts.

People who drink to much in public and then fight and vomit in the street (probably seen as normal behaviour these days).

Unimportant celebrity stories.

Road rage.

Bullies.

Bad manners and selfishness.

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TOP was spot on especially lottery idiots. You just want a paper but you are behind someone buying lotto tickets for the whole office.

My big hate is rasping ipods everywhere. At one time this was only on the tube or bus, but now everywhere. I went for a coffee the other day and it wasn't long before a hissing ipod wearer came along.

And now you have the gangs that like to believe thay are too poor to have an ipod (or too gangsta'ish, so they play mp3's allowed from their phones.

The other is mobile phone users on bus's to the extent I don't take the bus anymore. Extremely long continuous conversations quite often in a foreign language.

Glad others feel the same way. I was putting it down to getting old.

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As a cyclist, cars driving much faster and more sporadically in the rain.

Seems common to go out boozing as soon as it is hot on a weekend/bank holiday. Maybe the stage will come soon when alcohol doesn't help anymore.

And people buying comedy amount of lottery tickets jamming up the machine- yep that is fustrating :(

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TOP was spot on especially lottery idiots. You just want a paper but you are behind someone buying lotto tickets for the whole office.

My big hate is rasping ipods everywhere. At one time this was only on the tube or bus, but now everywhere. I went for a coffee the other day and it wasn't long before a hissing ipod wearer came along.

And now you have the gangs that like to believe thay are too poor to have an ipod (or too gangsta'ish, so they play mp3's allowed from their phones.

The other is mobile phone users on bus's to the extent I don't take the bus anymore. Extremely long continuous conversations quite often in a foreign language.

Glad others feel the same way. I was putting it down to getting old.

Good points. I forgot about the whole mobile phone thing. I use mine about three times a year. It looks bizare when you see someone walking down the street talking into a mobile phone. Even worst when they at the wheel of a car.

I had a car pull out in front of me not so long ago. The chap was holding the phone in his right hand with his elbow resting at the bottom of the door window. Result: he couldn't see anything coming towards him from the right. I managed to swerve round him luckily.

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As a cyclist, cars driving much faster and more sporadically in the rain.

As another cyclist to another thats a good point, as was the original posters comments about complete morons, racing up to junctions.

There is a road nearby where the drain becomes very overloaded. What do the wonderful motorists do? Drive through the puddle full pelt drenching all the pedestrians. I can't wait for Peak Oil and payback time ! :lol:

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Chav kids who think they're the "dogs bolloxs" - who incessantly talk/swear/fart amongst each other, whilst you're trying to watch the latest film at the movies with your girlfriend.

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Chav kids who think they're the "dogs bolloxs" - who incessantly talk/swear/fart amongst each other, whilst you're trying to watch the latest film at the movies with your girlfriend.

"Prime minister" Gordon Brown :huh:

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This morning I was in a queue in a DIY store. I had a few quids worth of stuff and would be paying in cash. The person in front of me in queue was paying by credit card or store card or something of that nature and it was the first time that she had used the thing. I had to wait about ten minutes to be served while the store sorted this thing out for her. I thought to my self "this is one of those irritating signs of the times".

Heres a few others:

Waiting in a queue to pay for my newspaper while some moron is buying 20 lottery tickets (why the blummin heck does it take so long? What is that machine that they need to use and why is it always going wrong?).

Motorists who park in the space next to mine and park so close that there is hardly any room to open the doors. This often happens when two thirds of the car park is empty.

Motorist who drive at full speed up to a junction and slam on the brakes at the last moment. Don't the cretins know that this is unsafe and increases their motoring expenses.

Bad motorist who think that they are good motorists. They often prove that they are good motorists by overtaking in dangerous places and dive at 20-30 mph above the speed limit.

People who think that they are 'IT' and use the word 'Cool' a lot.

My Bank asking me to attend interviews under the pretence that they are going to give me sound financial advice.

My Bank frequently sending me letters to advise me that I can borrow £16K. They should issue a free shredder with every thousandth letter.

People, who are up to their eyeballs in debt telling me exactly what their house is worth now compared to five years ago.

All the irritating Estate Agent generated 'housing bubble wisdom'. For example, "If you don't buy now, you will never be able to buy".

Sold signs.

BTL.

People who believe everything that they hear on the mainstream media.

Property Porn Programs.

SUV vehicles that making it difficult to get past on narrow country roads (farm vehicles excepted).

People who cause traffic hold ups at peak times. A couple of weeks ago, I was in a three mile tailback. When I got to the cause of the tailback, it was a furniture van unloading at 6p.m. in the evening. Could they not have done it mid-afternoon or later in the evening instead of peak time?

Slow Broadband internet speeds.

The media omitting to seriously cover major issues that affect the lives of everyone.

Celebrity stories on News programs.

Advertisements that insult peoples intelligence.

People rushing into the latest investment craze just before the top.

Keeping up with the joneses and general showing off.

The level of arrogance in society.

Blah blah.

Have you got any examples of irritating 'signs of the times? Go on have a good moan.

Cool!

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Folk walking along the street talking into those bluetooth earphone thingies.. I think it's some raving nutter and cross the road.

Old biddies with shopping trollies LETHAL on the ankles.

Chav mums who scream obscene names at their offspring.

Two cars meeting in the street, stopping, rolling down the windows for a chat(usually 4x4 women drivers).

Anyone who calls me 'my dear'

The sunny day people who think you share their taste in 'rap'

Good job we don't have guns in th U.K.

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Waiting in a queue to pay for my newspaper while some moron is buying 20 lottery tickets (why the blummin heck does it take so long? What is that machine that they need to use and why is it always going wrong?).

Yes! Thank you. I'm an idiot for smoking cigarettes, but the lotto twit holding me up in the Tesco tobacco queue is the greater idiot.

Motorists who park in the space next to mine and park so close that there is hardly any room to open the doors. This often happens when two thirds of the car park is empty.

Motorist who drive at full speed up to a junction and slam on the brakes at the last moment. Don't the cretins know that this is unsafe and increases their motoring expenses.

Bad motorist who think that they are good motorists. They often prove that they are good motorists by overtaking in dangerous places and dive at 20-30 mph above the speed limit.

All motorists are idiots. Driving around, on our fat lonesomes, inside half a ton of metal, and burning fuel at enormous temperatures - just to get to the within-walking-distance Tesco! Idiots.

Whenever I block another driver in the parking lot, I always note that my door is juuust a little further from the white dividing line than his. Therefore, it's his fault. Let him feel the pain as he climbs through the passenger window to get at his driver's seat. If it's a woman, no prob - she'll have loads of sprogs with her to do the climbing.

Why do male drivers approach municipal roundabouts as if they were the chicane at Monza? More of them should die there. But it's mostly children and dogs who take the pain.

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Poor spelling. Poor grammar. txt spk.

Gentlemen online on dating sites that think "wasssuuuup" or "heeeey babes" is a suitable first greeting to entice me to talk to them.

The persistent rain this "summer".

Applying for jobs and hearing nothing.

Reading job adverts so stuffed full of buzz words you have NO idea what they really want you to do - or they are simply listing the bloody obvious for the role based on the title they gave it.

Job adverts specifically wanting a degree as a pre-requisite to you even applying .... even though I've got 20 years' experience in whatever they want and an IQ of 163 but I know I won't even get my CV past the gate-keeper. It's not MY fault my generation didn't go to

University! Test me you morons, you'll see I get high scores in aptitude tests ... and that all elusive "common sense"... money can't buy those you know.

Not being able to get to the pies in the supermarket because there's a crowd of fat people round them.

People trying to answer what they think are your "problems" when you are just having a discussion about things - yet they've no idea what they're talking about and can barely run their own lives.

People. Yes, just people. I swear God put them on this earth just to piss me off.

Oh and specifically people in London - that think everybody knows London, knows the underground, knows the areas, what's south/north of the river..... etc etc etc. No. I've NO idea what you are on about.

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People who look in every direction except the one in which they are going.

People who are incapable of functioning without permanently having pointless conversations on mobiles clasped to their ear (why don't they just have an operation to stitch the mobile onto their ear).

People who bring cans of alcohol onto tube trains and drink out of them onboard.

People at cash machines who take ages determining how much they are going to withdraw (why not think about this before you shove the card in the slot).

Women - yes I'm afraid it always is - who spend 10 mins waiting in front of you in a supermarket queue and then take ages to find their purse/credit card amongst all the rubbish in their handbags (why not check where your cash/card is while you are queuing).

I could go on..........

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Oh ... and "baskets only" tills. I always take in a small trolley - I've no idea what I will be buying. And if I happen to ONLY be buying 16 bog rolls and 24 cans of pepsi max .... it annoys me I can't use "baskets only" ... I've got TWO friggin' things you morons!!!

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Oh ... and "baskets only" tills. I always take in a small trolley - I've no idea what I will be buying. And if I happen to ONLY be buying 16 bog rolls and 24 cans of pepsi max .... it annoys me I can't use "baskets only" ... I've got TWO friggin' things you morons!!!

Service in Banks, Post Offices, Record shops and the like. Often there will be only one or two payment positions open whilst there is a large queue. Then, if it doesn't begger all, there will be several shop assistants behind the payment positions messing about with computers or shuffling the paper.

Shop assistants that put the computer before the customer.

Shop assistants that keep me waiting while they type loads of stuff into a computer after I've just payed for something. Why should I have to wait whilst they do the stocktaking tasks?

Call centers that keep you on hold.

Marketing telephone calls. Especially the ones that pretend to be doing a survey. I use the Telephone Preference Service and still get them ocassionally. Ny normal solution is to ask them to hold on a minute. I then go and make a cup of tea.

Telephone Preference Service

Tradesmen who don't do a proper job and then cannot be contacted.

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This morning I was in a queue in a DIY store. I had a few quids worth of stuff and would be paying in cash. The person in front of me in queue was paying by credit card or store card or something of that nature and it was the first time that she had used the thing. I had to wait about ten minutes to be served while the store sorted this thing out for her. I thought to my self "this is one of those irritating signs of the times".

Heres a few others:

Waiting in a queue to pay for my newspaper while some moron is buying 20 lottery tickets (why the blummin heck does it take so long? What is that machine that they need to use and why is it always going wrong?).

Motorists who park in the space next to mine and park so close that there is hardly any room to open the doors. This often happens when two thirds of the car park is empty.

Motorist who drive at full speed up to a junction and slam on the brakes at the last moment. Don't the cretins know that this is unsafe and increases their motoring expenses.

Bad motorist who think that they are good motorists. They often prove that they are good motorists by overtaking in dangerous places and dive at 20-30 mph above the speed limit.

People who think that they are 'IT' and use the word 'Cool' a lot.

My Bank asking me to attend interviews under the pretence that they are going to give me sound financial advice.

My Bank frequently sending me letters to advise me that I can borrow £16K. They should issue a free shredder with every thousandth letter.

People, who are up to their eyeballs in debt telling me exactly what their house is worth now compared to five years ago.

All the irritating Estate Agent generated 'housing bubble wisdom'. For example, "If you don't buy now, you will never be able to buy".

Sold signs.

BTL.

People who believe everything that they hear on the mainstream media.

Property Porn Programs.

SUV vehicles that making it difficult to get past on narrow country roads (farm vehicles excepted).

People who cause traffic hold ups at peak times. A couple of weeks ago, I was in a three mile tailback. When I got to the cause of the tailback, it was a furniture van unloading at 6p.m. in the evening. Could they not have done it mid-afternoon or later in the evening instead of peak time?

Slow Broadband internet speeds.

The media omitting to seriously cover major issues that affect the lives of everyone.

Celebrity stories on News programs.

Advertisements that insult peoples intelligence.

People rushing into the latest investment craze just before the top.

Keeping up with the joneses and general showing off.

The level of arrogance in society.

Blah blah.

Have you got any examples of irritating 'signs of the times? Go on have a good moan.

ah, welcome to my world & I'm only 40. :o;)

here's a few of my own dislikes:

40-50 year old people who own convertables as there main car for the 2 days a year that we have sun.

pineapple haired women with hair so tight that their eyes change shape & who have children with exotic names

bullies

4x4 owners (with bullies as drivers)

people with an average job but with lower than average intelligence, who have property portfolios

loud people

loud people on phones with bluetooth widget in ear whilst walking around the supermarket

most people ;)

bigotry, ignorance, stupidity, greed

42" plasma screens with 16 speakers in small front rooms

young managers with no experience

people who don't grow old gracefully & insist on competing with their children

..............................................................................

things I should change about myself:

be more tolerant

listen more

be less opinionated

:ph34r:

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ah, welcome to my world & I'm only 40. :o;)

here's a few of my own dislikes:

40-50 year old people who own convertables as there main car for the 2 days a year that we have sun.

pineapple haired women with hair so tight that their eyes change shape & who have children with exotic names

bullies

4x4 owners (with bullies as drivers)

people with an average job but with lower than average intelligence, who have property portfolios

loud people

loud people on phones with bluetooth widget in ear whilst walking around the supermarket

most people ;)

bigotry, ignorance, stupidity, greed

42" plasma screens with 16 speakers in small front rooms

young managers with no experience

people who don't grow old gracefully & insist on competing with their children

..............................................................................

things I should change about myself:

be more tolerant

listen more

be less opinionated

:ph34r:

40-50 year old people who own convertables as there main car for the 2 days a year that we have sun.

Theres a Mercedes Convertable that I sometimes see on the way to work. The top is nearly always down. Even in light rain and the winter.

most people ;)

Peanuts said something to the effecy of "Humanity I love. It's just the people that I can't stand".

people who don't grow old gracefully & insist on competing with their children

I've seen quite a lot of this. It's hideous.

Another one:

People getting into debt problems by competing with others. Morons.

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Another one:

People getting into debt problems by competing with others. Morons.

we are going to see these people paying back what they have borrowed very shortly. You will notice people start downgrading their cars & saying things like "well I really fancy a nice small economical older car now" after owning a BMW X5 for the last 2 years, easy come easy go...... :D

Every day as I go to work I see chavvy looking people driving 20k cars in their 20's, it just doesn't look right.

I have never understood the joneses thing, my wife & I have never had the green eyed bug, that's not to say we don't like owning nice things, we just keep level headed about it.

My wife waited 12 years for her engagement ring :o , but I got her the diamond she wanted for cash in the states in 2000. I have always delivered my promises however long it takes.

I have now promised her the home of her dreams (within reason of course, I'm not rich like the majority on here) in a few years time when prices have "plummeted" & you can't give them away. ;)

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cyclists who don't obey the rules of the road putting theirs and others lives at risk...and i'm a daily cyclist myself!

people talking on the 'quiet' carriage on the train

people not bothering to recycle at all

people dropping their kids off by car to school in the morning who don't look where they're going and almost run me over daily (whilst i'm on my bicycle with all my fluorescent gear)

people who don't get their money ready whilst queuing at the supermarket -it's not difficult!

general rudeness, ie when people walk into you and don't apologise, not holding doors open, etc

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cyclists who don't obey the rules of the road putting theirs and others lives at risk...and i'm a daily cyclist myself!

people talking on the 'quiet' carriage on the train

people not bothering to recycle at all

people dropping their kids off by car to school in the morning who don't look where they're going and almost run me over daily (whilst i'm on my bicycle with all my fluorescent gear)

people who don't get their money ready whilst queuing at the supermarket -it's not difficult!

general rudeness, ie when people walk into you and don't apologise, not holding doors open, etc

oh yes, I forgot to mention those damn cyclists. ;)

why oh why do the "proper" cyclists ride those stoopid old racing bikes that have wheels made of tin foil, so they have to ride about 3 foot away from the kerb (when it suits) & randomly pull out to avoid grates, holes in the road etc??

why don't they just ride mountain bikes with proper tough wheels & tyres. <_<

ps -I do try to look after them when I can, especially the ladies who can't ride bikes straight or navigate around cars & through gaps. :D

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Noisy lawnmowers and power tools in general. It seems inevitable that on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon, when everyone should be enjoying themselves, that some git will come out with a power tool and demolish the peace and tranquility

Yep - 10.30 this morning neighbour fired up a wood shredding machine almost under my bedroom window.... to shred his small amount of garden waste from cutting his annoying conifers... it sounded like an industrial power saw cutting wood for nearly 45 minutes.

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