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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Poindexter » Apr 11th, 2018, 9:55 pm

GordonH wrote:
GordonH wrote:Well, its very easy to convert:
1 tonne = 1,000 kg's

Poindexter wrote:Which would be why they call it a metric ton.

Have to admit though, Canada converted to the metric system after I had learned the imperial system, have been confused since. Appears one system of measure is all my brain is capable of memorizing.
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Lets confuse the hell out of everyone now.
Short ton (US ton) which is 2,000 pounds
Long ton (British ton) which is 2,240 pounds
Metric ton which is approximately 2,204 pounds

Hope that straighten it all out..... lol


Not nice Gordo. Turns out I have a new pet peeve, people who show off that they understand more than one unit of measure.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Bsuds » Apr 12th, 2018, 6:24 am

Poindexter wrote:Not nice Gordo. Turns out I have a new pet peeve, people who show off that they understand more than one unit of measure.
:D


Or just knows how to use Google. :biggrin:
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby GordonH » May 13th, 2018, 12:52 pm

Pet Peeve is posters on here who don't even try to find a thread on subject they are about to post, instead just create another thread.
There is search tool for a f :cuss: ing reason, use the damn thing.
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Always Sunny » May 15th, 2018, 9:12 am

I realize I’m very lucky to have a good job and be able to afford the necessities of life and a few other things I enjoy.

But it grinds my gears a bit when I see the same people making requests (more like demands) on these various people-helping-people groups on Facebook. Only accepting items that are brand new, specific birthday gifts for their kid, and being downright rude to anyone who suggested other resources around town that can help them out.

I know we’re all supposed to just scroll by if we’re not planning to help out (and no, I don’t leave snarky replies) but it’s frustrating see time and time again, especially when you know there are kind hearted people who are barely getting by themselves who’ll buy you brand new Legos.

It’s the people turning it into their personal gift registry instead of using it for its intended use.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby kgcayenne » May 15th, 2018, 9:16 am

I don’t see this on FB at all, is it the perhaps because kind of groups you are following?
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Always Sunny » May 15th, 2018, 9:47 am

kgcayenne wrote:I don’t see this on FB at all, is it the perhaps because kind of groups you are following?

Yes, these are the free/gift/trade groups. Where someone may trade their baby clothes for toddler sizes. Or giveaway boxes of granola bars that their kid might not be able to eat.

Not asking for brand new $60 sandals and becoming indignant when members are offering up realistic suggestions for resources in town.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Glacier » May 30th, 2018, 8:17 am

The next time Castanet uses the word "furbaby" in a headline I swear I'm going to punch a kitten. And I like kittens, so it pains me to do that, but not as much as the word "furbaby" in a news headline.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby TreeGuy » May 30th, 2018, 8:33 am

Always Sunny wrote:I realize I’m very lucky to have a good job and be able to afford the necessities of life and a few other things I enjoy.

But it grinds my gears a bit when I see the same people making requests (more like demands) on these various people-helping-people groups on Facebook. Only accepting items that are brand new, specific birthday gifts for their kid, and being downright rude to anyone who suggested other resources around town that can help them out.

I know we’re all supposed to just scroll by if we’re not planning to help out (and no, I don’t leave snarky replies) but it’s frustrating see time and time again, especially when you know there are kind hearted people who are barely getting by themselves who’ll buy you brand new Legos.

It’s the people turning it into their personal gift registry instead of using it for its intended use.


Mine is when someone posts “Looking For Stolen Bicycle” with a big long sad story involving a “stolen bicycle”, “saved up paper route money and allowances” and a “I’m a single mom” for good measure. Why don’t you just come out and ask for someone to donate a new bicycle, you know someone will. Unfortunately that won’t teach little Johnny anything about locking his bike up.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Lady tehMa » May 30th, 2018, 10:15 pm

Summer colds :swear: :cuss: :swear:
PLEASE use spellcheck. If that is too hard, consider installing the Grammarly (free!) app that will not only spellcheck for you (AND offer corrections!) but also make sure that your sentences are grammatically correct.

You're welcome.

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Re: Furbaby

Postby Queen K » May 31st, 2018, 6:33 am

I just did that to bug Glacier all day.
It must be nice to live in an Ivory Tower, where everyone else makes mistakes. I have no idea what an ivory tower looks like.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Bsuds » Jun 1st, 2018, 6:47 am

Topics with major spelling mistakes in the title.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby kgcayenne » Jun 1st, 2018, 7:52 am

Have a drink before you look at the classifieds, then.
"without knowledge, he multiplies mere words."
Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your kids.

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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Bsuds » Jun 1st, 2018, 8:07 am

kgcayenne wrote:Have a drink before you look at the classifieds, then.


I'm waiting for the legalization of MJ.
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby WeatherWoman » Jun 1st, 2018, 10:11 am

Lady tehMa wrote:Summer colds :swear: :cuss: :swear:



me too
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Re: Pet Peeves

Postby Bsuds » Jul 7th, 2018, 8:19 am

Posts that use words that are either really badly spelled or only exist in the posters mind.
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