Posts tagged "Annoying"

8 Most Difficult Adjustments to Starting a new job

8 Most Difficult Adjustments to Starting a new job
Two weeks ago I started a new job and was very happy about it. Ok, enough pleasantries. While I am glad about my new job, adjusting to starting a new job has presented a few unpleasantries that I should have seen coming but totally didn’t. The most difficult aspects of starting the new job seem... Read more »

Things Your Annoying Friends can do or Appreciate on a Deeper Level Than You

<strong>Sports</strong><br><br> Like most men, I enjoy talking about sports. But everyone has that one (or more) friend who speaks with a ridiculous amount of authority on the topic. Among their go-to moves:
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- When you complain about your team's poor performance, they correct you about what their problem REALLY is. <br><br>
- When a problem is identified they assert they've been saying that for a while, and imply that they clearly see things the coach doesn't and they would make a better coach. <br><br>
-Argue vigorously in un-proveable hypotheticals, usually with a historical backdrop.  Would Sandy Koufax's fastball be effective in this era? Would Wilt Chamberlain be as dominant in today's NBA? Would the Steeler's Steel Curtain defense contain Joe Montana's offense in it's heyday? Only your friend can say for sure, and it's certainly worth debating because we may one day find out once and for all. <br><br> Ok, no it's not worth debating because it's impossible to ever ascertain the answer.
Some topics bring out the most annoying traits in people. For instance, if you were on an airplane and could select which topic NOT to discuss with the stranger sitting next to you and your choices were: Monkeys, sandwiches, politics, or movies; I bet most people would opt to omit politics from the discussion. While... Read more »

6 Web Headline Teasers That Don't Work on me

<strong>This WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!!!</strong><br><br>Predicting that you can blow my mind implies that you know a lot about me. <br><br>But when web headlines promise to blow my mind with 11 facts about asparagus, it implies they don't know me because I don't like trite web headlines.
If a newspaper headline can be imagined as something read aloud by Walter Cronkite to a captive audience, then a web headline could be  analogous to something yelled out by a  carnival barker; an enticing-yet-veiled promise for all at the carnival to come have a closer look. Then by the time you have a closer... Read more »
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NFL Playoff Matchups of Annoying Fan Bases

NFL Playoff Matchups of Annoying Fan Bases
Only when you  support a team is it easy to figure out which team is in your best interest to cheer for.  But if you don’t really care about either team, your self-interest focuses from, “Which team would make me happier to see in the Super Bowl?” to, “Which team would be less annoying to... Read more »

10 Things Jerks Do

10 Things Jerks Do
After writing this list and leaving this intro until the end, I’ve to come to realize I define a jerk as someone who is selfish, insecure and rude.   1. Jerks share their crap instead of quarantine it If you have a good day, you share your joy with others and hope to spread it... Read more »

5 Most Annoyingly Played-Up Accents by Rappers

5 Most Annoyingly Played-Up Accents by Rappers
You know how some most Italian people can’t help but selectively brandish their Italian accent when describing food- because they think it ups their Italian cred if they call mozzarella “mutza rell”? Well Rappers are no different. When they’re doing their swag brag, they love to play up their respective provincial accents. Here are the... Read more »
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The 8 Most Annoying Types of Tweets

The 8 Most Annoying Types of Tweets
What I hate most about pointless tweets is that they’re a total waste of time from other people while I’m trying to waste my own time on Twitter. I’m not saying every tweet from these categories is annoying, but most of them are. 1. The Mysterious Link I’m all for tweeting the link to something... Read more »

11 Things I do as an Annoying Co-Worker

11 Things I do as an Annoying Co-Worker
Yo. I’m all your annoying co-workers combined into one. Allow me to break down a few of my go-to moves. 1. I Comment on your clothes before I say good morning. “Black riding boots with all black everything else? So how did tryouts go for  the movie role of ‘Member of Evil Equestrian Team’?”  Has... Read more »

6 Commercials I Fu#%ing Hate

At the risk of sounding like someone wearing a tinfoil helmet, I will keep this as brief as I can: I hate it when commercials try to change your current emotions. Movie commercials are often offenders in this realm. You are half-assedly watching tv while you surf the web on your computer and suddenly you start to feel like you're on edge then realize it is because the television is blaring a loud, screeching-music-laden horror movie commercial. Will associating your movie with physical uncomfortability really incentivize me to pay $12 to see your movie? Probably not. I'm trying to unwind after a long day of work, not imagine Freddie Kruger is chasing me That being said, I actually prefer Hefty's aluminum foil over Reynold's. It just has a more lasting snug fit.
At a minimum, commercials should entertain you. At best, they should persuade you. These are neither. In fact, they are so annoying that they deter us from using their products. 
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Are you a CTA- Hole? 10 Ways to Determine if you are.

The Correct Answer is...A:<br><br> When a person is exiting through the front of the bus. Whether you genuinely aren't paying attention or you are paying attention and were just acting oblivious because it gave you a reason to knock over a moron who shouldn't have been exiting the front of the bus, either reason is acceptable. Your pretending to nearly run into them sends the message that you assumed no one enters out the front. Ideally, that causes them to think, "That rude person acted like it should be assumed that no one ever enters out the front! Oh wait, it should! They were right and I suck. I promise to exit through the back exclusively for the rest of my life." Even if they think that, the perceived threat of being knocked over at least provides a negative stimulus to an unintelligent behavior. Rogerian Psychology told me that will make this person less likely to repeat that behavior. Every little bit that reduces that likelihood helps!
The Chicago Transit Authority is no one’s destination. Instead it is the means by which we arrive at our destination. Since no one actually wants to be on there, let’s abide by two rules: 1- Do your part to help make our ride go as quickly as possible, and, 2- Don’t be a CTA-hole. Later... Read more »