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Old 12-10-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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While I don't like some of the things or behaviors cited in this thread, I have to wonder whether they are direct responses to the thread topic:

"What are you less tolerant of as you've gotten older?"

If so, does it mean the posters did not find these behaviors objectionable in their younger days? Does it also imply that we oldsters become more intolerant, crankier, no longer willing to suffer fools gladly etc?

My observation is that people tend to retain their personality, temperament and life outlook throughout their life. Bad life experience or health issues can and do change a person's disposition but I don't believe that to be the case for many of us here.

Speaking for myself, I think that I have become more tolerant of others as I get older. I have never suffered fools gladly but instead of 'straightening them up', I will either find gentle ways or words to correct them or just stay away from them. Life is too short (and becoming shorter and shorter as we get older) to waste time being annoyed or all riled up over little things or things that you can not change!

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Old 12-10-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Texas of course
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I will either find ways to gently find ways or words to correct them or just stay away from them. Life is too short (and becoming shorter and shorter as we get older) to waste time being annoyed or all riled up over little things or things that you can not change!
You are right, life is too short. I try hard to live by 'live and let live'.

Honestly, most things don't get to me. I have reason's for the things that do bother me. I said I have a problem with people going out while sick spreading their cold, flu, etc...because even a simple cold can be dangerous to me (and others like me) at this point in my life so I have to stay home during the cold/flu season. It will make for a long winter.

Another thing that I said bothered me was people that blow their nose at the table in restaurants. I have a somewhat weak stomach these days and that simply doesn't help matters and I was taught it was bad manners but I would never correct a stranger for anything that bothered me and I don't get riled up, we just leave. That is where my intolerance begins and ends.

The last thing on my list was about people that chain their dogs in the yard. I've seen this done to animals and IMO it's cruel for a dog to live his life on a chain. Again, I never said a word to the people that did this but it still hurt knowing about it.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:49 AM
 
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Having watched a bad movie.
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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Everything. I no longer have any patience.
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Useless, scratchy industrial toilet paper. The kind you find at every store, work place, school, military base, airport, restaurant, etc, etc. This has actually been a life long pet peeve of mine but yea, as I get older it makes me grumpier. Charmin or nothing is my motto. I have even been known to carry a roll with me; there's one in my truck and my work desk drawer right now, and I am absolutely not kidding!

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Old 12-10-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Texas of course
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Useless, scratchy industrial toilet paper. The kind you find at every store, work place, school, military base, airport, restaurant, etc, etc. This has actually been a life long pet peeve of mine but yea, as I get older it makes me grumpier. Charmin or nothing is my motto. I have even been known to carry a roll with me; there's one in my truck and my work desk drawer right now, and I am absolutely not kidding!
Quilted Northern ultra plush, now that is some soft toilet paper.
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Costco Charmin...the gold standard! Lol.


Walking down the hall at work carrying a roll of TP pretty much announces your intentions, but I am just old enough not to care anymore.

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Old 12-10-2018, 03:26 PM
 
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Beggars, especially those who don't explain why they need my money. Example is gofundme to pay for funeral of spouse. They don't say if they have a huge life policy or why not. They seem to think any problem is a reason to beg. Some will take charity even if they got no damage from hurricane but someone was handing things out. Some don't ask friends and family but will beg online. I will only help people i know, when i know why they need help.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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^^ People are much less ashamed to beg now than they were 40 years ago or so, I think, and I think that is sad and a reflection of modern times.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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I get very annoyed by people on online forums that fail to recognize that my opinions are right and theirs are wrong!
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