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Car drivers who veer to the right when turning left and vice versa. Let your steering wheel do the work! What annoys or irritates you?
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Never a frown, with golden brown.
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I hear you, horse.
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GoldenBrown wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:10 pm Car drivers who veer to the right when turning left and vice versa. Let your steering wheel do the work! What annoys or irritates you?
You mean the Irish tractor and trailer method of turning?

Swing out to the opposite way you are turning so you can get the trailer round.

But where's the trailer :lol:
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The Continental Op wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:29 pm You mean the Irish tractor and trailer method of turning?
Nothing intrinsically Irish about that, dude.
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My up to the minute annoyance (I have lots of historic annoyances) is people breathing down my neck at the supermarket checkout.

I had one idiot only this week who as soon as there was 6 inches of room on the conveyor came right up behind me and started unloading. I was dutifully waiting on "the spot" for the person to move off "the spot" 2 meters in front of me.

When challenged it was my fault for not moving up as there was more than 6 foot between me and the person in front (although we were both on the designated locations obviously about than 2 meters apart) and that I was the rudest person he's ever spoken too.
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Oh that reminds me Continental, I was annoyed this week. I went to my favourite bakery which does individual service through a street side booth now, and all sensible people queue up in a nicely spaced line along the street waiting their turn.

I was the only one at the service booth when an agitated man appeared on the street, talking in a highly stressed manner into his mobile.. it was as if he was conducting a Wall Street deal.
He angled oddly about me for a while and then suddenly swooped his head in over my shoulder, so that we were almost cheek to cheek! I got a bit of a start to be thrown into such close proximity and would not have liked it at the best of times! And what caused him to push in so very close and make a sudden breathless but spit-filled enquiry over my shoulder to the girl serving me? He wanted to know how many truffles were in the presentation bags.
I fecken kid you not. Nine, said the girl, in alarm, because he was also spitting at her. Nine, he says urgently into the phone, there are nine truffles in each bag, before sprinting away.

What a vile little silly prick.
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Morons mauling and squeezing bread before replacing it on supermarket shelves has always been irritating, even more so in these times.
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GoldenBrown wrote: Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:13 pm Morons mauling and squeezing bread before replacing it on supermarket shelves has always been irritating, even more so in these times.
Add sniffing it to the list :shock:
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Guilty as charged but only in Dunne's Stores where 80% of the loaves always seemed to be stale. I bake my own now and consequently eat less bread - an added benefit.
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Del.Monte wrote: Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:02 pm Guilty as charged but only in Dunne's Stores where 80% of the loaves always seemed to be stale. I bake my own now and consequently eat less bread - an added benefit.
Well there's another annoyance and irritation right there - stale stuff in Dunnes. I don't know quite how Dunnes manage it but they always seem to have far more stock that's just before its sell by date than any other store. It has been so bad in our local store that I complained and got something (temporarily) done about it.
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People using the word 'smashed' wrongly, talking about smashed avocado, smashed pumpkin and so on. It is MASHED! You cannot smash an avocado, it's not a vase :roll:
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Uncle Frank wrote: Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:17 pm People using the word 'smashed' wrongly, talking about smashed avocado, smashed pumpkin and so on. It is MASHED! You cannot smash an avocado, it's not a vase :roll:
I used to work in a place and this old guy would also come in asking for the smashed potatoes and gravy. It minorly irked me the first few times but I soon realized it was not work getting annoyed at an old man for adding an S to the start of a word. The meaning didn't change significantly in this instance. We all know what he wanted.
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How many of ye are old enough to remember that being "live" on the telly? :lol:
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When an artist changes pronouns(he/she) of a song to suit themself ie if a woman is singing 'she loves you yeah yeah yeah' by the Beatles and changes the words to 'he loves you yeah yeah yeah...what's the point like

Just sing the bloody song as it was written...nobody will judge you. We know you didn't write it. Just sing it
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That Baz Ashmawy ad on the radio about finance. It's beyond annoying.
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Calling people a 'Karen'. It's a term I have never heard used once in the real world but it is all over the internet.
I suppose it serves one useful purpose though: anyone who uses it outs themselves as a total idiot to the rest of us.
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The local centra I goto is a goldmine always busy, They've a one way system in place for traffic where they've got an exit and an entrance, and they have a pretty generous amount of parking front and back of the shop.

It drives me nuts when I'm trying to go out the exist and some eejit is trying to go in the exit.
There are 4 signs saying exit only/no entry and the road is painted to say No Entry, and people can see the steady flow of traffic coming against them.
They still try and come in, I've often tried to warn them and tell them they are going the wrong way, they wave and smile and continue to drive against traffic the wrong way up a one way where there is only space for a single line of cars. The parking spaces had the lines painted on an angle designed only to be used when going the correct direction. They then proceed to try fit them selves in and take up two parking spots as their car is at the opposite angle to how it should be. Due to Covid the shop also as an Entrance and an Exit. There's a Huge Red and White sign saying NO ENTRY at the exit, people walk past it, go do their shopping. At the queue people keep seem to thing the long line of people waiting is invisible and often walk up to a free counter only to be told its not the start of the queue its the end of the queue. They exit the shop and the entrance is now closer to them and they proceed to travel out the entrance and ignore the signs that tell them not to again.

Peoples observation skills appear to be crap. They pass their drivers test, they have a License to drive they are on the road and the somehow fail to notice basic things like 5 notices and the flow of traffic.

Also local centra related which boils my blood is people that rock up and just park inconsiderately in the disabled spots or spots which block traffic and have been marked to say no parking. Every time I'm passing there's some C*nt eating a bag of ships while parked in the disabled spot despite an empty carpark beside them to the back of the shop. I've seen an old woman with an oxygen tank on a pushable trolly have to park in the back and have to walk to the front with her husband arguing with some knack knack parked in the disabled zone.

I used to loose the cool and say stuff to people and call them out on it, but nearly always I get a I dont give a feck attitude of the people, or an excuse I'll only be a minute. Then it gets awkward when you keep bumping into them at the shop when shopping or they are behind or infront of you in the queue or you see them in the shop again on different days.........so I went back to just been annoyed and irritated but decided its less stressful to bite my tongue rather than cause an argument and shop rage.



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Seafields wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:35 pm That Baz Ashmawy
You could have ended the sentence there
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When you are tasked to check in on horses in stables that are due to foal, and you proceed to top up their drinkers with buckets of water and you find out one has shat in the drinker.

Queue the slow process of trying to empty the water out of the 40 year old concrete drinker with nothing but an old yard brush and bunches of straw while the horse is nibbling on the back of your jacket 😀
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Ncdjd2 wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:07 am When you are tasked to check in on horses in stables that are due to foal, and you proceed to top up their drinkers with buckets of water and you find out one has shat in the drinker.

Queue the slow process of trying to empty the water out of the 40 year old concrete drinker with nothing but an old yard brush and bunches of straw while the horse is nibbling on the back of your jacket 😀
That's a hard one to beat - I'll give it some thought! :mrgreen:
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Del.Monte wrote: Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:13 am That's a hard one to beat - I'll give it some thought! :mrgreen:
And for some reason it only happens on my watch. The other lads don't seem to encounter this. They are thorough breds so their arses are quite high :mrgreen:
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On the side of a Dublin bus 5 out of 5 stars from the Sunday business post Sunday independent and other Irish print publications for a new Irish movie.
So this is the Irish Film Industry solution for a post pandemic recovery. Just get the Irish Print media publish "reviews" giving 5 out of 5 stars. Smashing
Netflix come back all is forgiven.
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Shur maybe it's worth the five! :mrgreen:
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