Category Archives: Rants

Generally annoying things that people do or say!

Just look!

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There are people who will take it as an invitation to view all of the images on your phone when you want to show them a single image… That’s right, I said A SINGLE IMAGE! That means one i.e the one that I selected to show you. When people begin swiping left and right it has ended in some awkward desperate attempts to retrieve my phone. You try to take it back without using force, but when they don’t want to give you your phone you might use more force than you anticipated and come across a little crazy. Now I am not saying that there are reams of inappropriate images on my phone, BUT I think it is rude to just start swiping through someone’s images on their phone and then you come across a selfie and give them the “why do you have pictures of yourself on your phone? How vain are you?” look. Henceforth, I have started showing people images without handing my phone over and if you want to hold my hand while i grip my phone that’s also ok.

ME

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TIGHTS ARE NOT PANTS!!!!

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I have been saying this since I saw the first crazy person who dared to wear tights as pants… IT DOESN’T WORK! And leggings are just thicker tights so please DO NOT wear them as pants either. All you do is make your thighs look ginormous and, well, you inevitably end up showing off a camel-toe. Trust me when I say no one wants to see that. This is how NOT to wear tights/leggings:

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If you want to wear leggings or tights make sure that whatever you wear over them is long enough to cover all the other stuff properly. Like so:

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Otherwise, why not opt for a lovely pair of jeggings or if it is not too far fetched a pair of actual pants that can be worn as… DING DING.. PANTS! I know I have many pet peeves so I will just add this to the ever-growing list… I’m sure that there will always be people who will wear tights as pants or even leggings as pants and all I can is: You are being judged for it. I have done my part by trying to warn people.

ME

Gym Germs…

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Gym Germs

I firmly believe that all gyms are breeding grounds for germs and with the way I have caught stomach bugs and colds this year it can be the only explanation! I did a bit of reading up about the types of germs one can catch in the gym and this might freak you out, but it is also important to know what you might be exposing yourself to. This should enlighten you about what germs are commonly found in gyms: Bacteria and the Gym.

I must have words with those people who go to gym when they are sick though. I think it is inconsiderate, foolish and beyond stupid. Aside from the obvious danger to yourself it also shows that you have no consideration for the germs that you are passing on to others. I don’t know about everyone else, but I do not have the time to be catching colds and stomach bugs all year round so I would appreciate it if people would refrain from being crusty and frequenting the gym when they are ill.

How to prevent yourself from catching these germs?

Clean all the equipment you touch! If you think it needs an extra spray of disinfectant then spray it twice.

Take a gym towel with you and make sure it’s clean!

Wash your hands before and after you exercise and be sure to shower AS SOON AS YOU arrive home.

Other than that just pray that the equipment you are using has not been used by some crusty person.

ME

 

“Just Joking.”

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We all do it; we insult someone and follow it up with “I was just joking” because that is supposed to take the edge off of the insult. Well, what if sometimes the “joke” went too far and the subject didn’t find it funny and was actually offended by it? Are you suddenly over-sensitive or you can’t take a joke, because the other person was “just kidding?” If you want to poke fun at people, and we all do, then you have to realise that sometimes you probably are taking it too far and you probably have offended them. I am not talking about the people who have no sense of humour whatsoever. You have to learn to laugh at yourself, but you are also entitled to get a little ticked off when someone takes the joke, joke, joke too far.

We all have issues that we are sensitive about and as soon as people begin “poking fun” at those issues it’s only a matter of time before you get fed-up and you stop finding the little jabs funny. Taking something too far is also not the end of the world and a simple “I didn’t mean to offend you” or “sorry, I took it too far” usually makes up for being a little insensitive. What I don’t get is how the person joking/insulting you suddenly thinks it’s acceptable to blow up in your face because you couldn’t laugh at their joke/insult? Erm…

Guys poke fun at one another way more than girls do – we like to bitch behind the other persons back instead. Neither of those are alright, but it’s going to happen whether we like it or not. What’s the moral of the story? Figure that out for yourself.

ME

“slut-slamming”

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Why do we think that it is acceptable to go around calling people things like “sluts” and “whores” and then laugh about it afterwards? I know you cannot change people, but I see the way some people conduct themselves on social media’s and it really sickens me to think that those people do not think that there is anything wrong with the appalling things they say. So you don’t like someone… tough cookies! Yes, you are completely entitled to your opinion, but you don’t have to use derogatory words just to make an impact. What you say says more about yourself than it does about the person that those words are aimed at.

I am sure that there are plenty of people out there who do not like you. Unfortunately, you cannot expect everyone to like you and you cannot expect to get along with everyone, but that does not mean that you need to throw about words like “slut”, “whore” and some other words I don’t even want to mention. So before you broadcast the next nasty thing think about what kind of image you are creating for yourself. Of course you are allowed to openly disagree with behaviour you don’t approve of, but if you don’t want to portray yourself like the people from The Valleys then mind your p’s and q’s…

ME

A discussion is a two way street.

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I love it when people say that they just want to say one thing and then the discussion is closed. Unfortunately, a discussion is a two way street, which means that whoever is involved is also allowed to make their point and if you don’t allow them that opportunity then your argument is invalid and you telling someone how it is and you are not discussing anything. I have had my fair share of ridiculous fights and I am starting to see a pattern with them and that is that if you want to have a discussion then be prepared for the other party participating in this so called “discussion” to also have something to say. otherwise, just admit that you don’t actually care what anyone else has to say about the subject, because you are unwilling to see anyone else’s point.

Discussion:

  1. The action or process of talking about something, typically in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas.
  2. A conversation or debate about a certain topic.

The religious “debate” is the easiest example I can use, because most of us have probably been sucked in to one of these never end sessions that basically consists of one person repeating themselves and not actually listening to anything anyone else has to say. Another topic that people have difficulty discussing is politics and for some reason people tend to walk away red in the face after discussing these topics with others. People who are unwilling to reason and openly discuss certain things will always resort to snide remarks and unnecessary jabs when you are trying to have a discussion about something they may feel very strongly about. In fact their best method of “winning” the discussion is to put you and your opinions down. As soon as you see someone heading in to the defensive zone and starting to mock you for the way that you feel about something then you should just bow out gracefully.

Debating is something that everyone should take part in, because you need to learn how to win and lose discussions and you need to be able to admit when someone has a better argument than you have. It is not always about winning an argument, but about seeing both sides.. unless the other side is that of a crazed lunatic!

ME

Volkswagen service… really?

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I think we have all had similar situations where during the sales process you are treated like royalty and then once the money has gone through you revert back to being just a regular Joe. The polite conversation stops; the sincerity disappears almost immediately and they make you feel as though you are wasting their time when you dare to ask any questions. I would love to ask every service provider where they think the loyalty factor comes in to play? I always wanted a Volkswagen, because the resale value is fantastic and they are just pretty cars (in my opinion). As much as I love VW I have to say that the dealership I have had to deal with since I purchased my vehicle has put me off ever wanting another VW again.

This is not some back alley dealership either it is a proper VW service center. Every time I have taken my vehicle in for a service I have had issues, issues, issues. They are useless at communicating and they do not follow through on requests. I requested the invoice be emailed to me about seven times in one day and still never received anything. When I eventually arrived at their service department I requested the invoice print out and the buggers wanted to charge me for wiper blades that I told them I did not want because I had replaced my wiper blades not even a year ago at their dealership. I wonder what other “wear and tear” parts I just paid to have replaced that were actually worn or if they just bullshitted me about the rest as well?? It’s safe to say I do not trust them anymore. They offered me a courtesy car with the fuel light on and then gave me a fuel requisition slip and made the problem mine. If I sound bitter and pissed off; I am. Surely, they realize that these are all still touch-points of their business????

This is the best part; after every service they call me wanting to know how the service was, because they run these constant surveys to monitor service levels and customer satisfaction, but because the service has not improved an ounce in 2 years they can take their surveys and F*** right off. Maybe the majority of their customers are happy with the service, but I don’t see why I should help their research if in the bigger picture they actually don’t give a rats ass. Has anyone else had similar service related issues?

ME