Extremely annoying things that try your patience

red_harrington

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Something is jammed and preventing the kitchen drawer from opening fully.

Despite trying over and over again, whatever it is that's causing the jam refuses to be dislodged.

I need to calm down and summon every ounce of patience I possess in order to work out how to open the drawer rather than simply yanking it extremely hard and smashing everything to pieces.
 

theredrooster

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Something is jammed and preventing the kitchen drawer from opening fully.

Despite trying over and over again, whatever it is that's causing the jam refuses to be dislodged.

I need to calm down and summon every ounce of patience I possess in order to work out how to open the drawer rather than simply yanking it extremely hard and smashing everything to pieces.

Done this a fair few times myself. I find a plastic or metal fish slice being fed into the gap and then gentle downward pressure being applied whilst opening the drawer to be the most effective solution. Usually a few wiggles about and its open in seconds, although you're screwed if you keep your fish slice in the drawer!
 

Jostler

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My missus has a habit of leaving a mouthful of tea in every cup. She literally never finishes a cup and it drives me up the wall.

It results in either a) me throwing it into the washing up bowl or dishwasher and it ruining the water / splashing everywhere, or b) our little one grabbing it off the side and throwing over the carpet / sofa.

JUST FINISH YOUR CUP OF TEA
 

parmoboy

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Went to order from a burger van the other day and the menu was massive. I wanted to have a good look before making my order but straight away the guy asked "yes mate, what can I get for you?"

I made a point of not answering him, and it was a bit awkward, as he stood there staring at me for 5 seconds before I eventually had to tell him "sorry I'm still deciding".

It can be the same in cafes. Why do they just assume you know what it is you're wanting to order before looking at the menu, and you're made to feel as if you're being awkward if you don't?
 

Shaboro1986

Active member
Stood in queue in aldi today. I only had a pack of yogurts for my little one school lunch for the week. Man and woman stood behind me, trolley absolutely bulging. Typical they open till next to us. Said couple do 100 metre dash and start throwing their stuff on belt. I walked past them and put my yogurts at the front. They just stood and looked at me. I turned and said I only have 1 item. If this ever happens with me, I always let person in front go first. Why can't aldi and lidl have a express till like major stores
 

Borotommo

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My Mrs scoring points against me constantly. Even yesterday, during a discussion about her family getting legal documents amended in Italy, I suggested they’d have to seek approval from the local Notary.
“They’re called Notaires”, she said.
“They might be in France, but the English term is Notary”, I said.
“But we’re not talking about England”
“I know, but we’re certainly not talking about France”.
“You know what I meant, stop trying to make me look stupid”

Current score (roughly):

Mrs. 14,743
Tommo. Nil
 

r00fie1

Well-known member
The Public:
Cant focus
Cant walk in a straight line
No spatial awareness
Cotton - wooled
Concentrate on little things not the big picture
Swallow propaganda
Lack common sense
Argue and criticise rather than do.
Dont have an aptitude to solve issues.
Not practical.
Make a mountain out of a molehil;l.
Scruffy

Apart from that..... (y)

[Slightly tongue in cheek ..]
 
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atypical_boro

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Something is jammed and preventing the kitchen drawer from opening fully.

Despite trying over and over again, whatever it is that's causing the jam refuses to be dislodged.

I need to calm down and summon every ounce of patience I possess in order to work out how to open the drawer rather than simply yanking it extremely hard and smashing everything to pieces.
This happened to me recently. I yanked it. Broke the potato masher forever. Blamed the wife for putting it in there. I don’t even like mash. 😬
 

fella

Member
Went to order from a burger van the other day and the menu was massive. I wanted to have a good look before making my order but straight away the guy asked "yes mate, what can I get for you?"

I made a point of not answering him, and it was a bit awkward, as he stood there staring at me for 5 seconds before I eventually had to tell him "sorry I'm still deciding".

It can be the same in cafes. Why do they just assume you know what it is you're wanting to order before looking at the menu, and you're made to feel as if you're being awkward if you don't?

You don't exactly come out of this smelling like roses, champ.
 

parmoboy

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You don't exactly come out of this smelling like roses, champ.

Normally I do know what it is I'd like to order but this was a new burger van and I wanted to have a good look at the menu. They had some interesting burgers but I just felt pressurised by the fella serving me and made to feel as if I was being awkward.
 
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