# Pet Peeves

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#### Citizen Baslim

Pet peeve discovered this [email protected]$$hats that prevent my family from breathing fresh air. Took the kids to enjoy Virginia Beach this summer but as we walked down the boardwalk we were inundated by all of the pot smokers...no, it's not legal in VA yet but there they are anyways. So we turn one block over to Atlantic Ave and there's more...so one more block over to Pacific Ave and guess what? Yes, even more. Your "rights" don't extend to the point of taking our right to breathe fresh air. #### Mike Haberer ##### DaHabes TRF Supporter people who are perpetually late.. We all have that one friend / couple who are late, late to everything.. sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes a half hour.. What is with some who can't think / plan ahead to be on time: know it takes abut 15 minutes to get to the event, another 5 to park, and another 5 to get to the venue.. and they leave within 10 minutes of the expected arrival time.. And so much so, that we have started to post the 'expected arrival time' as a 1/2 hr earlier than intended, knowing they will be late (and the rest of the part know this, and knowingly will arrive 'a half hour late' to be on time.... " I made dinner reservations for 6:30, but tell Jann & Dean that it's at 6:00pm" Oof. Then I would have to disavow several family members. We do the 1/2 hour bit with one of my in-laws - often still late.... #### Scott_650 ##### Well-Known Member Pet peeve discovered this [email protected]$$hats that prevent my family from breathing fresh air.
Took the kids to enjoy Virginia Beach this summer but as we walked down the boardwalk we were inundated by all of the pot smokers...no, it's not legal in VA yet but there they are anyways. So we turn one block over to Atlantic Ave and there's more...so one more block over to Pacific Ave and guess what? Yes, even more. Your "rights" don't extend to the point of taking our right to breathe fresh air.
Funny how the zealousness of the anti-smoking crowd hasn’t been extended to the fumigation caused by smoldering cannabis…

#### Citizen Baslim

##### Wife: No, you're burning money vertically.
Funny how the zealousness of the anti-smoking crowd hasn’t been extended to the fumigation caused by smoldering cannabis…
Couldn't agree more.

#### cfoster3448

##### Active Member
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There are plenty of pet peeves lists but I haven’t seen this one.

This is happening all too often these days, so it has made it to the top of my pet peeves list.

You’re sitting at a red light, the light turns green and the car in front of you doesn’t move. If the driver is tall enough, you can sometimes see that they are looking downward – AT THEIR PHONE! No doubt, texting away. I lay on the horn, my wife gets upset with me making it even more disturbing. Am I wrong?
Question to the driver: Did you get in your car to send texts or did you get in your car to DRIVE!? What's worse is the person who IS driving (not parked/stopped at a light) and texting instead of paying attention to their driving...

#### cfoster3448

##### Active Member
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Mine is drivers that just have to pass you - so they can turn right 1/4 mile ahead. And, of course, drivers that could not afford to have turn signals on their car.
They're racing ya to the red light. LOL! BUT, you get behind a slow driver - who is NOT keeping pace with the flow of traffic, and you try to pass them - what do they do when you try to pass them? THEY F'ing speed up so you CANNOT pass them. That REALLY steams my beans.

#### Steven

It's quite clear that people are man's worst enemy. With only an occasional jaunt to the local coffee shop and doctor's appointments, I really have little exposure to others. I have had no friends in the last 30 years as I no longer need them, I possess more control over the daily outcomes in my life as an end result. I've also become more independent. All I require is a serene, safe, peaceful environment to live in.

#### les

##### Well-Known Member
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BUT, you get behind a slow driver - who is NOT keeping pace with the flow of traffic, and you try to pass them - what do they do when you try to pass them? THEY F'ing speed up so you CANNOT pass them. That REALLY steams my beans.
The fastest I've ever driven was trying to pass someone like this. Single lane road (each direction) with few passing zones. Person ahead of me was going significantly below the speed limit. Clear passing zone came up - went to pass, they sped up. Saw a car starting to come in the opposite direction so had to back off - then they slowed back down below the speed limit again. Tried multiple times, each time going a bit faster and same "game". Finally had a long clear passing zone - did not quite hit triple digits but the person finally backed off and I got ahead of them.

A slightly different case: speed limit was 40 and person was doing 30. Curvy road so no passing zones. We finally got to a section of road where the speed limit dropped to 30. I was concerned what they were going to do there. To my surprise, the person sped up to 40!
Why go 30 in a 40 zone, then 40 in a 30 zone?!?!?!?

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
those young-uns who can't quite get their pants up past their bums..

#### teepot

##### Well-Known Member
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I have seen both of those types of drivers. 50 in a 55 zone and 50 in a 35 zone. When I get beside someone who speeds up as I pass I just drop the hammer. Then after you get around them they follow you. Usually to close too. If you wanted to go 80 then why were you doing 65 in a 70 zone. Around here 80 is an average speed on the freeway.

#### TSMILLER

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The fastest I've ever driven was trying to pass someone like this.
Try driving Highway 26 to Cannon Beach/Seaside through the Coast Range from Portland. Narrow two lane highway through winding heavily (most part) forested hills. Minimal passing zones so you get stuck behind the guy pulling a trailer going 40 all the way. Once you get to the passing zones everyone speeds up, including the guy doing 40. Speeds by the time the passing zone narrows back down can and do exceed 80mph or better.

#### dhbarr

##### Amateur Professional
Try driving Highway 26 to Cannon Beach/Seaside through the Coast Range from Portland. Narrow two lane highway through winding heavily (most part) forested hills. Minimal passing zones so you get stuck behind the guy pulling a trailer going 40 all the way. Once you get to the passing zones everyone speeds up, including the guy doing 40. Speeds by the time the passing zone narrows back down can and do exceed 80mph or better.
It's almost like they put the passing zones in wider, flatter places with better visibility.

#### Donnager

##### Well-Known Member
people who are perpetually late..
When I became cubmaster of our local pack, my predecessor was chronically not "on time". My first crossover ceremony was started 5 minutes after the scheduled time. It only took about 20 minutes for the ceremony. At about 30 minutes after the scheduled time, one parent showed up and was wondering why we were ending the ceremony and eating.

I had to (I really didn't have to, but the kid earned his stuff) do a special (and not to pretty) mini-crossover because his mom couldn't show up on time. She didn't like me for this. I told her that If I said something was going to happen at 2:00 pm, I meant it. I never had her show up late again.

#### FlyBoy

##### Well-Known Member
My pet peeve is people who tailgate you to try and force you to go faster on a highway when there is only one lane each way, the lanes are divided and no turnouts. The fact that you are in a hurry or didn't leave soon enough isn't my problem.

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
people who can't plan their routes:

Shirley lives on 2nd Ave. She must turn left onto 2nd to get home (or work). She does not have a stop sign, and therefore must wait for a chance to turn left. She is turning off a busy street (so there is always 5-10 cars back up behind her when she makes her left turn). she's been doing this for years..

There is a stop sign on 1st & 3rd. Why can't she see that making a her left onto either 1st or 3rd would:
• allow her to turn & not wait (saving some time)
• not back up traffic
• not have to wait for an opening..
Yes, turning onto 2nd is the most direct route. But how much longer is it for her to turn left at a stop sign & make her route slightly longer?

(No offence meant to Shirley or any other female drivers..)

#### Antares JS

##### Professional Amateur
Two new ones.

1. People who misuse the word "fascist" to mean "person with opinions I don't like."

2. People who write "a lot" as one word.

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#### teepot

##### Well-Known Member
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I have one. People that drop their recycling in the dumpster and block the interior of the dumpster. Our recycling dumpsters are enclosed with windows/doors to put your stuff in. I always try to get my stuff in as far as it will go. Thus leaving room for the next guy. Seems I'm in the minority. Most of the people just walk up and drop it in the opening and after a few people do that the dumpster looks full. When it isn't even near full. I've started taking a pole with me to push stuff out of the opening so I can get my stuff in and leave room for the next guy.

#### prfesser

These peeves have nothing to do with driving or even (directly) with people.

---Fruits and vegetables that have been so heavily waxed or oiled (to make them shiny and attractive) that they can slip out of your hand. Have to be washed thoroughly with soap and water to get all that crap off the surface.

---"Serving size" that has nothing whatever to do with reality. When was the last time you saw anyone >2 years old eating just half a cup of ice cream? Or 2/3 cup of Cap'n Crunch? (1/4 box is a more realistic size.) How many people actually split a 20-oz soft drink between themselves and another? ("Two servings" my @. ) (I even recall a soft drink commercial, decades ago, that claimed three servings from a one-pint bottle... that's 5.33 ounces. Yeah surrrrrrrre...)

---Absurd label claims. "Our cooking oil is gluten free!" Well, yes, cooking oil doesn't contain wheat so it's definitely gluten free...

---"Dietary supplement" claims, all are essentially dishonest though unfortunately not illegal. If the label or the advert has the phrase "These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA..." and so on, it's not medicine at all, it's a dietary supplement and is legally considered to be food.

You'll see a lot of "the best male enhancement", "drug-free weight loss!", "promotes ocular health", "helps to give a strong immune system", etc. Not because we've discovered new and amazing medications, but because Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Act of 1994, which opened the floodgates to such claims. Sorry guys, but that "Superrigid!" supplement ain't agonna make your [censored] any better at...whatever it is that you want it to do. Take a sugar pill, it'll be just as effective if you believe in it.

I have at times seriously considered developing and marketing my own line of dietary supplements, sold via mail-order. They can be incredible money-makers. But no matter how I try, I just can't be that dishonest...

Best -- Terry

#### tsmith1315

##### Well-Known Member
My pet peeve is people who tailgate you to try and force you to go faster on a highway when there is only one lane each way, the lanes are divided and no turnouts.
I had a friend who got tired of a tailgater... so he snatched his car in the opposing lane, slammed on brakes so the other car went past, and got back in his lane. I've always wanted to do that! Nowadays you might catch a bullet for it.

#### Sooner Boomer

##### Well-Known Member
The so-called "grade" materiels (and what they really mean)

"Medical" grade (good enough to be used once, then thrown away).

#### Cl(VII)

##### Chris Bender, Lab Rat
---"Dietary supplement" claims, all are essentially dishonest though unfortunately not illegal. If the label or the advert has the phrase "These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA..." and so on, it's not medicine at all, it's a dietary supplement and is legally considered to be food.

You'll see a lot of "the best male enhancement", "drug-free weight loss!", "promotes ocular health", "helps to give a strong immune system", etc. Not because we've discovered new and amazing medications, but because Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Act of 1994, which opened the floodgates to such claims. Sorry guys, but that "Superrigid!" supplement ain't agonna make your [censored] any better at...whatever it is that you want it to do. Take a sugar pill, it'll be just as effective if you believe in it.
Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times YES! As my work focuses heavily into areas of inflammation and immunology, we do actual scientific testing on pretty much anything that claims to function through anti-inflammatory pathways for bench marking purposes...yeah, I'm unimpressed by the data I have seen to this point.

My job would be a whole lot easier if we didn't have to prove something works. The supplement people may be smarter than us on this front, we chose a hard job, hey chose marketing BS with virtually no oversight...certainly easier to make a buck that way.

There are things that are genuinely useful and appropriate in the correct circumstances, many people are vitamin deficient, and it can have big impacts on their health. I'm more talking about the "magic" supplements.

#### hobie1dog

The so-called "grade" materiels (and what they really mean)

"Medical" grade (good enough to be used once, then thrown away).
I had to copy that one down and put it in the notes section of my phone.

#### Mugs914

##### Beware of the leopard.
"Tactical" everything. Wallets, flashlights, sunglasses, "night vision glasses" (yellow lenses). Dog leashes, diaper bags...

Saw an ad for a "tactical shaver" the other night. Some ball-headed clown in a green T-shirt and shades out in the desert espousing the benifits of this new, rugged, field proven, military grade (see above), rechargeable electric razor (with handy beard trimmer).

As everyone knows, two greatest weapons of the special forces are surprise, speed, and a lack of unsightly facial and body hair...

Wait; THREE! The THREE greatest weapons' of the special forces are.....

#### Mugs914

##### Beware of the leopard.
Oh, and speaking of cheap plastic rugged military grade tactical flashlights that feature 10,000 lux of dark-stopping power...

What the is "lux"?

It used to be a soap...

#### John Kemker

##### Well-Known Member
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Oh, and speaking of cheap plastic rugged military grade tactical flashlights that feature 10,000 lux of dark-stopping power...

What the is "lux"?

It used to be a soap...

#### Antares JS

##### Professional Amateur
People who talk about anything the government buys being "built by the lowest bidder."

Price is a factor in evaluation of bids, but it's not the only factor. A more expensive bid can win if their proposal has more merit in other factors.

#### Cape Byron

##### The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
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Teenagers who can reprogram every device in the house, but can't put down the toilet seat lid or put rubbish in a bin.*

*It's a composting toilet and needs the lid down to compost... Otherwise it smells like shite.

#### Mugs914

##### Beware of the leopard.
Wow, thanks John, much appreciated! I wasn't familiar with the term and wasn't sure if it was actual unit of measure or just a marketing construct.

And, well, obviously wasn't interested enough to actually look... Maybe I should just claim laziness; its a bit less embarrassing than apathy.

#### OverTheTop

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Wow, thanks John, much appreciated! I wasn't familiar with the term and wasn't sure if it was actual unit of measure or just a marketing construct.

And, well, obviously wasn't interested enough to actually look... Maybe I should just claim laziness; its a bit less embarrassing than apathy.
Don't feel too bad, it is metric .