Tuesday, April 25, 2006

random observations of the annoying

  • i don't think that pat o'brien and those reporters on the insider realize they're not actually reporting the news. it's just celeb gossip and reports. it's not actual news, even if angelina is a un goodwill ambassador.
  • it seems like the world has forgotten how to drive: on ramps and merge lanes are for speeding up before merging into the flow of traffic; off ramps and lanes are for slowing down after leaving the flow of traffic. you pass on the left not on the right. on freeways, the inside lane is for the fastest traffic and if someone is coming up from behind faster than you're driving, move to the right and let them pass.
  • get a handless set for your cellphone or hang up while you drive.
  • if you don't know what you want when you get to the front of the line, let the next person go while you finish deciding.
  • when there's a long line at the checkout, get your form of payment out and ready before they finish ringing up your items.
  • please, thank you and excuse me should never be out of style.
  • the idea of car stereos and headphones are for you to listen to your own music, not to share it with the rest of the world.
  • the networks wonder why they're losing viewers. since it's a little hard to figure out when new episodes are starting and every series has new episodes at different times or all of sudden there's a month or 6 weeks of reruns between new episodes... i wonder if that would have anything to do with it.

just felt the need to vent. maybe my achy ankle is making me crankier than usual. feel free to commiserate by adding the little things that annoy you in the comments.


Anonymous said...

Okay - On the driving things...

Inside Lane? Probably goes slower cuz it's safer... People can pass on the left yet, and people can merge on the right and you don't have to worry about people riding you or merging in front of you.

And yes, normally on ramps are for speeding up.. but you know that in big cities, we're often slowing down because of the heavy traffic. (some are even metered - heck, speed up? we have to stop.)

truevyne said...

Here's what really annoyed me this last weekend. A car with a Christian fish with cross inside (holy hardware of this type slightly annoys me anyhow) and then beside it a black bumper sticker just like the presidential campaign sticker that said "W the president" only this one said "F the president". That I could not take...

mindi said...

traditionally, the inside or farthest left lane is reserved for cars going fastest or passing.
and in san diego, we have those metered on ramps, but there's a lane after that that should be used to get up to freeway speed. obviously one should merge at the flow of traffic speed. the problem is there are too many idiots who try to merge into traffic going 65 or faster at only 45 or 50.

and my newest annoyance: people who critique you anonymously.