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Your room 101

Discussion in 'Personal' started by neddyfonk, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    1. People who walk along the street, earphones on and head down looking at their mobile phone, and walk straight into you.

    2. People who stand blocking staircases as they pause to take a call on their mobile phones.

    3. People who, during the middle of a conversation, will pick up their mobile phone with one hand, and hold the other flat to your face, saying, "Sorry. I've got to take this."

    4. People behind desks, sitting on swivel chairs (SMT, bank staff, etc.) who, during the course of a conversation, will answer their phone and then swivel around on the chair, turning their back on you.

    5. Following on from 4 above, when your interlocutor ends their phone call, stands up, and says to you, "I've got to go and deal with this. You'll have to make another appointment", and walks out. (This happened to us at the Nationwide BS, when we made an appointment to speak to someone about long-term savings bonds. Surprisingly, they did not get our business!)
    peggylu likes this.
  2. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    I wouldn't disagree with you but I would interested in your slant on him.
  3. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    In more liberal times, some of us used to make toast in the staffroom. One day, I was sitting down to eat a piece, liberally slathered with Marmite, when one of our regular supply teachers, a Canadian who spoke with a rather camp, Loyd Grossman accent, looked at me in horror, and said, "Jeez! How can you put the sh1t on your toast!" This image immediately comes to mind at any time I consider having some Marmite toast.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
  4. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Taking number 2: you could say all cities and larger towns which either do not have any signs at major junctions or only signs for local districts when you want to get through the horrible place and back onto the through route main A road!
  5. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    When I was living in the jungle (Amazon, not Calais), one of my colleagues received a care package from home that contained a jar of marmite. They were so happy and left it in the communal kitchen. One morning they came down to find it missing. The cook, a native to our host country, had wondered what it was, opened it and had a sniff and immediately deemed it as something that had gone very off and threw it out. It was later retrieved from the bin and we tried in vain to get the locals to try it. No dare or bribe was ever accepted and the cook refused to have it in his kitchen at all because he firmly refused to accept that it was food.
  6. petaloutha

    petaloutha Lead commenter

    My Australian daughter-in-law calls it 'woeful filth' and won't let my son eat it. I could eat it till the cows come home and always take a jar with me whenever I go on holiday. Food of the gods!
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Humphrys? Never lets anyone get a word in edgeways! It's not all about you, John. Shut UP.
  8. secretsiren

    secretsiren Star commenter

    Prepare for a long 'un as pretty much everything annoys me.

    1. Gross noises. People really should not be able to de-phlegm their noses/hawk up lots of chest gunk/do juicy farts/eat noisily and repulsively in front of other people.
    2. Donald Trump. Thank-you, world, for your applause.
    3. Ironing. All clothes should be completely non-ironable.
    4. People that don't indicate at roundabouts.
    5. People that indicate the wrong way at roundabouts.
    6. Dog owners who leave poo on the floor (from their dogs and themselves too).
    7. All people who have ever said anything along the lines of "I don't have time to read". Frankly, if you have time to sit and talk nonsense, you have time to read and you should be ashamed.
    cissy3, peggylu, ldnsenco and 2 others like this.
  9. secretsiren

    secretsiren Star commenter

    8. People who promise long and ranty lists but can only think of 7.
  10. Urbanfaerie

    Urbanfaerie Occasional commenter

    1) People who talk whilst eating - I don't want to see your food and try and decipher what you're saying
    2) Mannequins/waxworks *shudder*
    3) Spiders
    4) People who are happy with hurting others (physically or emotionally)
    5) Unnecessary paperwork
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  11. freckle06

    freckle06 Lead commenter

    'Hello, it's Geoffrey' (actually it isn't but you get my drift!!)
    'Hi Geoff'
    Did I say that, did I???
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  12. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    Parents who allow their offspring to sit/stand in supermarket trolleys.
    Simon ******* Cowell.
    cissy3 and guinnesspuss like this.
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Usually double Xers in my experience.
  14. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    I once taught a Year 6 child who was so afraid of waxworks that we had to lead him through part of a museum with his eyes shut. I still have the explanatory note his mum wrote :rolleyes:

    101) Scumb@gs who prey on the elderly and vulnerable
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  15. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Those brilliant, creative, hard-working, creative, intelligent, driven, creative, highly qualified, creative superstars. I wasn't, I'm not, but I was right.
  16. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Neighbours who park in my road but need the length of more than half a car in front of and behind them thus taking up all the space.
    Drivers who completely ignore mini-roundabouts and drive straight over or even the wrong way round.
    My husband snoring.
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  17. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Piers Morgan.

    Now there's a man who really doesn't understand that interviewing someone is based on the premise that you ask a question and allow them to answer. It is not an opportunity for you to promulgate your own views and prejudices.
    CraigCarterSmith likes this.
  18. ldnsenco

    ldnsenco Occasional commenter



    Noisy eating

    Screaming children on the bus

    People who talk sooooo loudly on their mobile phone

    People who stand too close to me and continue to move closer even if I move away

    People with very loud headphones music

    People eating their partners face in public

    People pushing buggies assuming they have the right of way

    Dog poop on the ground
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  19. ldnsenco

    ldnsenco Occasional commenter

    People who stop 6 feet short of a junction and wave you over their car
  20. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

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