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Old 03-31-2013, 07:22 PM
Location: Tall Building down by the river
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People having conversations on their cell phone while on the bus
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:30 PM
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Also, most drivers leave WAY WAY too much lateral space beside them when parking on the grass at county fairs, festivals, outdoor events or concerts, or at church during very busy religious holidays.

When an entire lot full of drivers does this, it makes everyone have to walk further than necessary to reach the gate of the event, and fills-up the entire parking area when there SHOULD BE plenty of room, if drivers would ONLY park closer together. It shouldn't take a rocket-scientist to notice this. And the attendants directing traffic, totally don't even care or notice -- when I suggest they make people park closer together, they don't understand what I'm even talking about. That should be part of their job.

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:47 PM
Location: Western Washington
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Originally Posted by malamute View Post
Oh now that's something that really steams me up. I have property and I don't care at all if people cross it riding horses but I really cannot stand the arrogance of those on loud dirt bikes and ATV's who believe they are not required to ask permission and can trespass however they wish. They go roaring through my property and stir up all kinds of dust. It makes me want to get a single strand of barbed wire -- about where their necks are but to be kind, I'll put a couple of no trespassing signs up before it. I don't want to hurt the horses though, they're not loud and obnoxious.
LOL...... Again, we're talking about a situation which would cause the crazy lady to come out and play. Of course, we're talking about "personal property" here. It's the same scenario as dealing with people I've found stealing flowers from my flower gardens. If you come and ask me if you can have some, I will most likely get a damp paper towel and a ziplock bag with water in it. I will lovingly cut a bouquet of flowers for you, carefully wrap them in the wet paper towel and place them in the water in the ziplock bag...absolutely free! Let me catch you in my garden, picking flowers and you're going to meet the wicked witch who grew them.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:15 AM
Location: Northern CA
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I like quiet, so I can understand what you mean about the loud trucks and motorcycles. Especially vehicles that like to crank up the base so your windows shake. The crazy things people wear is entertaining.
But, about the only thing that really gets my nerves frazzled is a crying or barking dog that is being ignored by the owners, or a cow that continues to cry when separated from her baby. That will drive me up a wall.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:25 AM
Location: Wartrace,TN
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What gets me is "law enforcement" has just given up enforcing laws to prevent a lot of this stuff. There are noise laws they ignore. Back when I was a kid my muffler went bad and I didn't dare drive the car until I fixed it and it didn't sound near as loud as some of these bikes and pickups I hear now.

Back in my day if someone was showing too much in public they would get a ticket for indecent exposure.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:59 AM
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Here's an example of what I'd call stupidity: On CNN just now there is a reality show about doctors and one of the wives says that she and her husband are "very analytical" and both of them "are Tauruses." An analytical mindset is incompatible with belief in astrology.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:39 AM
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
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My husband and I run a business - he's a gunsmith. You want to see stupidity? I should write a book about some of our customers.

It's bad enough that I have a "Stupidity Fee" entry in QuickBooks. No, it doesn't show up on the final invoice, but it does remind me that said customer is undeserving of discounted rates.

Stupidity should hurt. In our case we hit 'em in the wallet.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:49 AM
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by Wartrace View Post
The older I get the more difficult it is to suffer the stupidity and rudeness that surrounds me in society. People just bother me to no end.

1) People that go out of their way to make as much noise as they possibly can. The "Harley posers", the young punks with the fart cans on their little cars, the loud stereo systems, the pickup trucks that these old rednecks can't seem to drive without them "sounding right" and others that just don't seem to respect the rights of others to have peaceful enjoyment of life.

2) The plain old rude ignorant people that wear clothing in public with cuss words or near pornographic pictures on them. I saw a fat old idiot with a shirt saying "The original Bad *****" on it today, I have seen people with shirts on at the store with the "f" word on them. Do we want young parents to have to explain what that means to a child that sees it?

3) People are showing WAY TOO MUCH of their junk in public. Nobody seems to wear a belt these days and there is too much "crack" being exposed out there. I wish people would have a little bit of modesty when they go out in public.

4) People don't seem to have any common sense these days. Every time I go to the store I see couples and families that seem to think they HAVE to walk side by side down the grocery aisle and seem surprised when someone comes in the other direction. They don't seem to have enough sense to step aside. I see idiots all the time pull up to the gas pump at a station and stop at the first pump they come to instead of the last pump. They don't even CONSIDER that someone else might want to get gas and will have to back into the pump in order to do it- WAKE UP!

5) People that *** on cell phones and use other electronic devices while driving. Your little conversation is worth someone else's life? You are willing to risk killing another person in order to *** on the phone while attempting to drive?

So, how do you deal with all this in our society without going insane? How do you overlook the "in your face" violation of your right to quiet enjoyment of life and being forced to see things you don't want to see?
Wartrace. honestly..people are going to act stupid no matter what. If they choose to act like lowlife trash, let them. One day, it will come back and bite them in the a##. They will step on the wrong person's foot and I don;t want to be there to see it. Getting your blood pressure up will not help.

People like you describe act and talk like a badass, but when it comes time to BE one, it's a different ball game.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:51 AM
Location: SC
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I agree with those of you complaining about your land. It doesn't matter how secluded you live; it is an invitation to others to come use your property for their own pleasure. It is like you payed big bucks for all the land, and are paying annual taxes on free recreational grounds for everyone in the region who payed for a cheap city lot to come exploit.

I could write a 10 page book about all of the trespassers on our land. Everyone from poachers running around in the dark shooting 1 acre from my house, people releasing their livestock to graze for free on my land so they didn't have to pay to feed them, to coming home to a man sitting in my back yard fishing in my pond 100 feet from my backdoor like he lived there, to a hunter sitting in a lawn chair with a rifle directly on my property line facing my deer feeder that was out in the open right in my back yard - like he was going to shoot the deer in my backyard and drag it over my property line...all of these people had to walk through 40 acres of woods to even get to my house.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:29 PM
Location: Western Washington
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Yeah, I like it just about as much as when government or neighbors try to tell me what I can and can not do on MY property. :-)
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