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Annoying Things That People Do
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We all have had others annoy us, for various and sundry things. Some are worse than others. So, lets come up with a thread that highlights the many annoying things others do, which irritate you. Lets try to keep the reported annoyances to things outside this forum, if possible. If not I will most likely be the subject of over half the reported annoyances. S14 S13

Here is what seriously annoyed me today. I went out to run some errands this morning, and wound up going to four places before I was able to find everything I needed. I had misplaced my trusty old finger, hand, and nail brush. I got tired of having to live with crap under my fingernails, so out I went.

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Anyway, I wound up going to two supermarkets, one Lowes, and finally the Eckards drugstore before being successful. But of the three I wound up purchasing items, when I got to the counter, the cashiers, everyone of them, asked me if I had a "fill in the blank" card.

This happens almost every place I go and buy things these days. If I go to Lowes, Home Depot, Food Lion, Kroger, or practically anywhere, I am hit up with the cashier wanting to know if I have this card, that card, or would I like to contribute to the "Help the Children" of Bangladesh, or "Sex Crime Watch", or whatever.

Its maddening, and I am eventually going to to "Postal" over all this manure. I can only put up with just so much, and I am ready to start going to the managers and telling them that I am never going to do business with them any longer.

But the worst of all are the ones that innocently want you to contribute to all sorts of tear jerk causes. And it always seems there is a line behind you, just watching the entire thing, with the cashier batting her big eyelashes, knowing you are being intimidated through peer pressure. My standard answer now is "No, but I'll allow you to contribute for me", or "No, but the person behind me will gladly give for me as well."

I'm just sick of it. I go into someplace to do business with a customer, and before I can get out the door, I am expected to do more than perform an equitable exchange.

And today I realized one of the main reasons why so many people buy things on the internet. These businesses are slowly strangling themselves by doing all this 'suggestive selling' all over the place. Baah-Humbug!


Needless to say, after obtaining a new brush, this afternoon I was going through some things in the basement shop, and I found my old brush that has been missing for a couple of months. S4 S18
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John Pinette Wrote:Remember when you could be able to buy Sh^t in a store and leave? I tell my nieces and nephews that and they don't believe me!



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(06-30-2014, 10:25 PM)John L Wrote: ...everyone of them, asked me if I had a "fill in the blank" card.

...the cashier wanting to know if I have this card, that card, or would I like to contribute to the "Help the Children" of Bangladesh, or "Sex Crime Watch", or whatever.

Just the free market in action. The businesses must see some utility for using cards or being involved in charities. Might be tax reasons, or metrics showing purchase levels being affected. When they ask about cards, I just say, "No." If they ask about charities, I advise them I only give to the Salvation Army, because they actually provide real services without taking a big cut. (You can get a little revenge by dissing what they are pushing.)

With shopping, I am more infuriated by insensitive cart-pushers and aisle-blockers. With some people, they have no common sense or situational awareness.
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I don't like being solicited for anything, even the best cause ever. So, it may be free market, the businesses that promote that tactic are not good businessmen because I bet most people agree with me on this one. I share John's disdain for the "do you have our card" crap, too.
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(07-02-2014, 11:15 PM)WmLambert Wrote: Just the free market in action. The businesses must see some utility for using cards or being involved in charities. Might be tax reasons, or metrics showing purchase levels being affected. When they ask about cards, I just say, "No." If they ask about charities, I advise them I only give to the Salvation Army, because they actually provide real services without taking a big cut. (You can get a little revenge by dissing what they are pushing.)

With shopping, I am more infuriated by insensitive cart-pushers and aisle-blockers. With some people, they have no common sense or situational awareness.

I don't give a damn what it is. It puts me into an imposition, is none of their business, and is far more troubling than idiots ambling around like a bunch of stupid civilians. No sense of urgency, is what their problem is. I was always taught to 'move out' with a purpose, and have followed it all of my life.

I'm going to start walking out on the cashiers, leaving everything sitting right there. I can go elsewhere to purchase what I want.
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Glenn Beck was talking about adding passing lanes to super markets and other stores so people like him who know what they are doing can get about it without being blocked by those with no hurriedness.

What I see are people who will move out of your way if they are aware of you - but they never are. if you say. "Excuse me!", they will move out of your way and give you that look, like you are imposing on them.

[Revenge coaching... just stand there, if you have the time, and wait until they notice you. They react like they've been caught red-handed at a murder scene, without the rationalization of your imagined rudeness.)
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Mobile phone operators calling me every two weeks if not more often to ask me if I have 5 min to talk with them.
They never sem to understand that NO, I don't want to change my operator. And I definetely don't have 5 min.
I tried once just to find out that the prices were exactely the same!

I record their number in my mobile phone and, when they call from the same number I know it's them and press the red button. S5
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I've had this happen to me before, and I'd have loved to have this cashier present. S22

Pardon the annoying 'lettering on top of lettering'. S11

Cashier Has The Best Response After A Customer Gets On The ‘Express Lane’ With Too Many Items


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