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GUEST 10 Sep 06 - 02:06 PM
frogprince 04 Aug 06 - 08:58 PM
skipy 04 Aug 06 - 05:47 PM
Les from Hull 04 Aug 06 - 03:50 PM
GUEST 04 Aug 06 - 09:49 AM
Cool Beans 03 Aug 06 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,leeneia 03 Aug 06 - 09:52 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 02 Aug 06 - 02:59 PM
Kaleea 01 Aug 06 - 07:47 PM
Bill D 01 Aug 06 - 07:15 PM
Becca72 01 Aug 06 - 07:00 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 01 Aug 06 - 05:13 PM
Slag 01 Aug 06 - 05:08 PM
Liz the Squeak 01 Aug 06 - 05:02 PM
Bert 01 Aug 06 - 04:38 PM
Becca72 01 Aug 06 - 03:22 PM
Bill D 01 Aug 06 - 02:02 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 01 Aug 06 - 01:10 PM
Scoville 31 Jul 06 - 05:43 PM
Bill D 31 Jul 06 - 05:23 PM
Becca72 31 Jul 06 - 03:13 PM
Scoville 31 Jul 06 - 03:12 PM
SINSULL 31 Jul 06 - 02:35 PM
Bill D 31 Jul 06 - 02:30 PM
fat B****rd 31 Jul 06 - 02:17 PM
frogprince 31 Jul 06 - 02:00 PM
Dave Hanson 05 Aug 05 - 06:19 AM
Dave the Gnome 05 Aug 05 - 04:50 AM
GUEST,Boab 05 Aug 05 - 02:38 AM
Liz the Squeak 05 Aug 05 - 01:43 AM
GUEST,Rhodes Vin 04 Aug 05 - 11:27 PM
GUEST,Janey 04 Aug 05 - 11:22 PM
jpk 04 Aug 05 - 06:15 PM
PoohBear 04 Aug 05 - 06:03 PM
Sorcha 04 Aug 05 - 12:42 PM
jacqui.c 04 Aug 05 - 12:38 PM
GUEST,high jinx 04 Aug 05 - 08:38 AM
mooman 04 Aug 05 - 08:37 AM
kendall 04 Aug 05 - 08:23 AM
Liz the Squeak 04 Aug 05 - 04:10 AM
Jim Dixon 03 Aug 05 - 07:03 PM
Sorcha 03 Aug 05 - 10:30 AM
kendall 02 Aug 05 - 07:33 PM
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Liz the Squeak 29 Jul 05 - 02:42 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 02:06 PM

woodlice


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: frogprince
Date: 04 Aug 06 - 08:58 PM

Bikini tops, hell!
Bathing suits, period!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: skipy
Date: 04 Aug 06 - 05:47 PM

Bikini tops!
Long live the kini!
Skipy
Drifting hopelessly in a sea of wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Les from Hull
Date: 04 Aug 06 - 03:50 PM

'With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand' Meredith Willson 1957

Or is it just after 111 (however you say it) that we can drop the and. And who says you can't end a sentence with and. It seems that this is a difference in usage of either side of the Atlantic.

And the only time I remember hearing 'off of' was from Sir Michael Jagger, speaking meteriologically. But his American was always far better than his English!

Of course many people's pet peeve is a smartarse (note spelling!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 06 - 09:49 AM

Individuals who careen from a parking lot onto the roadway without stopping. Or just fly towards the roadway so fast you think they may not stop and have to be ready to brake. Driving used to be relaxing, now it's a source of anxiety.

Apostrophe misusers.

Morons in entertainment who, not content to fill shows and movies with disgusting dreck, now fill commercials with it. So even if you don't choose to watch "Bug-Swallowing Survivors" "Crap-Talking Excuses for Humor" or "See Kennedy's Head Shot in Slow Motion" you are still subjected to their highlights.

For the record on the flea issue, the reason you put Advantage down their back is they can't lick it there, it's mighty poisonous! Don't put it in random spots unless your dog has never licked himself anywhere.

Only thing that works around here is lots of baths, some flea powder a day after the bath, and debugging the lawn.   Vet says if your lawn is harboring tons of bugs you're never going to win the war on fleas no matter how much ammo you throw at it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Cool Beans
Date: 03 Aug 06 - 09:55 AM

I used to have a pet peeve but it was eaten by my giant slalom.
(Old Bob & Ray joke)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Aug 06 - 09:52 AM

People who give their daughters boys' names. They claim they aren't sexist? Not conveying that they really wanted a boy and she better compensate? I'll believe that when they give their sons girls' names.

People who use "most" when they mean "almost."


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 02 Aug 06 - 02:59 PM

My point, Becca, was that it is very unlikely that anyone could change the lifelong conditioning of a whole nation.

The way I put it was intended to be taken as tongue in cheek, rather than patronising.

As to the usage, you may well be right in saying that it is an improvement, but I fear that you are going to hear that "and" from any Brit you meet in the foraeeable future.

Ah, the vagaries of usage!

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Kaleea
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 07:47 PM

A year ago when I posted, I forgot this one: idiots leaving little ones (animal or human) in cars on hot days. with a window slightly opened "just for a minute" & the poor things have heat exhaustion or die.
It only takes 10 minutes for 80 degree fahrenheit outside to turn into over 100 degrees inside that car. Children & animals have much less resistance to heat, and their blood pressure rises faster.

(Roy Rogers had a special airconditioned trailer for Trigger! too bad some human children aren't cared for that well)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 07:15 PM

writing incomplete sentences


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Becca72
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 07:00 PM

Sorry Don, but the "and" is unnecessary. Much like "of" is unnecessary in the phrase "get off of the bus".
Perhaps some of the things we Americans have done to "your" language have actually been an improvement. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 05:13 PM

"Putting AND in a three digit (or more) number, ie one hundred and twelve."

Sorry Becca, we English have been teaching our kids to do this ever since WE invented the language.

It is our transatlantic former colonists who have got it wrong.

(broad grins)

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Slag
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 05:08 PM

In regards to the original peeve: The last decent TP made was Aurora. As for people who block grocery store aisles and hallways, just think, they drive with the same disregard on the roadways. Whoever invented speed bumps should be drug over one for all eternity. Women who mutalate ther lips by having them pumped full of collagen or whatever who was the joker that told them that was attractive? And what about poking bits of metal and bone through one's flesh? especially resturant employes who have a stud through their tongue? How unappetizing! As for bicyclists who use the roads designed for automobile traffic, paid for by said auto users, maintained by the same, I say, go build your own roads.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 05:02 PM

Here's the opposite end of the phone... my pet peeve at work is that we are the only department that doesn't have an answerphone for out of hours or a 'hold' facility for entertaining customers or just plain reminding the operator that there is some poor person on the other end....

I also hate one particular inspector who will insist on me relating all the details and then telling ME what the answer is, rather than speaking to the person directly.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bert
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 04:38 PM

Bill, I don't usually mind an Indian accent but if I get someone I can't understand I just ask them to let me speak to someone who speaks English.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Becca72
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 03:22 PM

People on cell phones in public places really piss me off...I use the laundrymat as I have no hook-up in my apartment and I always bring a BOOK and sit quietly. I have experienced on many many occasions people having loud, personal conversations seemingly just to pass the time. GO OUTSIDE. I don't need to share your business.

People who say "suppoably"

Putting AND in a three digit (or more) number, ie one hundred and twelve.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 02:02 PM

and since you remind me Don T............I spent an hour yesterday on the phone about software conflicts I encountered when installing a new printer...yes, the 'tech representative' was in INDIA! He was nice, but I had to ask him to repeat every 4th sentence, and despite my relative competence, he read the 'fixes' by rote, directly from some manual...(yeah, he wasn't allowed to deviate)....and when we finally ended the call, he wanted me to verbally "agree" that my problem was 'resolved', though I was not sure it was. They had a list I was to choose from as to whether the service was 'excellent' 'average' or 'poor'....arrggghhhh! I probably ruined his day by refusing to let them word my opinions!


I am in Maryland....I wish to speak to techies whose native language is the same as mine, and who comprehend the nuances of my problem.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 01:10 PM

Pet peeves:-

1. Tony Bloody Blair.
2.       "
3.       "
4.       "
+         "
+         "
+         "
+         "
99.       "
100. Telephone systems which dish out Mozart 40 played on dustbin lids by chimpanzees with bricks while I'm waiting, usually in vain, to speak to something remotely describable as human, which doesn't (if I'm lucky enough to reach it) know the answer to my question, and puts me on transfer to another department (usually not the right one), which injects another dose of boilermakers noise.

I really bloody hate that!

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Scoville
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 05:43 PM

Also, dish soap can be very drying on skin so don't overdo it, but yes, bathing is pretty much the only option for very young kittens.




Must add:

I'm one of those drivers who DOES try to give bikes and motorcycles some space, but none of the bicyclists in my neighborhood obey any traffic signs! Drives me INSANE. If I hit one it's techincally my fault because of the speed/size/weight disparity between a car and a bike, even if the SOB ran a stop sign into my path. I almost got T-boned by a guy on a bike who ran a sign and he flipped me off for making him--gasp--stop at a stop sign because I was in the intersection first.

My parents would have grounded me from riding if they had caught me running stop signs or going through intersections without looking. It's a miracle no kids have been run over around here.

I'm sorry, if you don't want to slow down for stop signs, don't ride in residential areas. Go out on the FM's where there are few crossroads.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 05:23 PM

**ALL** television "wrestling" shows....totally fake 'combat', but glorifying and inspiring violence anyway.....and while I'm at it, all "ultimate fighting" shows..NOT fake, but still promoting violence for the sake of it and $$$$$.

And television 'documentaries' with MEGA in the title....mostly detailing of natural disasters, read in a sonorous tone, about why YOU could be blown up, blown away, washed away, flooded out, driven mad, buried alive, eaten, stung, or otherwise treated shabbily by Mother Nature and her forces! Why do I NEED to know in scary detail that Yellowstone Park could erupt and wipe out half the USA? Or that an asteroid could wipe out the other half? If they spent 10% of the time & money educating us on real problems we CAN do something about, rather than on 'possible' problems we (the general public) cannot, we might make some progress.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Becca72
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 03:13 PM

I have lots of pet peeves...probably too many to list here.
My comments on other posts: As for getting rid of fleas on sensitive animals, my cat once had a litter of kittens and they were much too young to have any chemicals whatsoever but their roving tom of a father brought in fleas and I was told to rub Dawn dish detergent on them...worked like a charm! Though for a full-sized dog it would take a lot more dish soap.

As for the "right side of the road" cyclists should ride with the flow of traffic, pedestrians should walk facing oncoming traffic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Scoville
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 03:12 PM

Without going into a tirade about George W., I'll settle for:

Bad drivers (cell phones, tailgating, no turn signals, weaving in and out, etc. etc.)

People who don't spay/neuter, train, or provide preventive healthcare for their pets, or who have more pets than they can afford. Sorry, that sounds harsh but I've watched too many pets die because their owners "didn't have the money" for shots or heartworm preventative, or got a pet without bothering to find out what sort for care it needed.






Dave's Wife: I'm sure you know this, but when you do boric acid powder for fleas, get under the furniture and under any decks in the yard very thoroughly--fleas hide in dark places. Also, unless your dog is specifically allergic to topicals and you haven't already tried it, spend the extra bucks on Frontline or Advantage--they cost more than store brands but they really do work better and are far less likely to poison your pets (Hartz is toxic, I swear, and it doesn't work). Frontline is more waterproof but still quite safe. I think Frontline Plus works pretty well for ticks, too, but check anyway.

If your dog has very thick hair like mine does it can be hard to get the topical on the skin itself, which is very important if that stuff is going to work (otherwise, it just wicks up the hair and isn't effective). I put it in my dog's armpits, etc., where the hair is thinner but she still can't reach it well to lick it off.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 02:35 PM

That new ad for a roll-on aspirin product. Sends me to the bathroom for an Excedrin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 02:30 PM

...and that reminds me! Internet forms that will not allow you to put spaces or hyphens in your credit card # (or phone number)...and do not provide compartments to break it up, requiring you instead to type:3125927549737218 all in one string....also, credit card BILLS which now list the # with no breaks.

Someday, I'm going to fill in Pi to 12 places and see if anyone notices.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: fat B****rd
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 02:17 PM

Most of the above plus people who are deadly quiet until about 2.00 am and then play Eminem or that "Dry your eyes, mite" thing at huge volume, the apparent lack of individuality among A LOT OF (not all of) to-days teenagers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: frogprince
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 02:00 PM

Please print your account number on your check or money order. Your account number is:          0000000135790864200000000PADGKBRT000987654321234LJGD
MXT000076855594440312000QWERTY0000ZXCVBNM00000-1.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 05 Aug 05 - 06:19 AM

Bad whisky and good wimmin.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Aug 05 - 04:50 AM

Isn't Peeves that badly behaved ghost in the Harry potter books? Why would anyone want to make a pet of him?

:D


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 05 Aug 05 - 02:38 AM

Television advertising--100% sickmaking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Aug 05 - 01:43 AM

I HATE it when someone steals the 100th post and doesn't realise how important it is to others..... : )

LTS


And it's Titchmarsh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Rhodes Vin
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 11:27 PM

Is that how u spell it? I thought there was a bit of tit in front.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Janey
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 11:22 PM

Alan Tichmarch


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jpk
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 06:15 PM

i like a women who smells like a good 30weight with a hint of nitro methane thrown in.

how many french men does it take to defend paris?
don't know,it's never been tried.

had two dogs while back,names were damn it and too hell,made it a loy easer when calling them or you were ticked off at em.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: PoohBear
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 06:03 PM

The 'other half' walking away from me while still talking - and then getting mad because I say I can't hear and to please repeat comment, question, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 12:42 PM

Checking accounts that keep running out of money.
If it comes in unscented, I buy it that way!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jacqui.c
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 12:38 PM

What's wrong with women smelling like women? Perfume gives me a headache anyway, whether it's me that's wearing it or someone else. Natural clean body smells are so much more pleasant.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,high jinx
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 08:38 AM

Men who think women should smell like dish soap, laundry detergent, lemon pledge and motor oil!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: mooman
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 08:37 AM

Kendall,

What's wrong with French whores? Is it just that they are French or is it that they are whores or is it that particular combination? And what about the ones that don't wear perfume?

I think it is important we know more! (Well me actually, as I live near France and wouldn't want to make any big mistakes or cause unintentional offence...)

(;>)

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 08:23 AM

Where do people, women mostly, get the idea that in order to be socially acceptable they must smell like a French whore?


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 04:10 AM

My pet peeve at this time of year is those people who bathe in perfume or use several different perfumed products.... especially on crowded public transport... I've even had one woman sitting next to me attempt to apply another layer of perfume whilst in a crowded carriage, stuck in a tunnel.... I suggested that if she sprayed her perfume, I'd have an asthma attack, I'd have to hit the passenger alarm and we'd be even later in to work than we already were... She desisted, to much smiled relief from the rest of the carriage.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Aug 05 - 07:03 PM

I taught my pet peeve to fetch. Cute little bugger.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Aug 05 - 10:30 AM

When Mr asks me.....'Where is my _______?'
When was the last time I used it?????


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 02 Aug 05 - 07:33 PM

Some thieving son of a bitch stole a bumper sticker that said SUPPORT LAW ENFOECEMENT.

Man would I love to have seen the thief in the act.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 12:33 PM

LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jpk
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 05:17 PM

baby seal goes to your pub and sits,barman asks him,what itall be mate.the says back,anything will be fine as long as it ain't candian club.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 02:42 AM

Exchange had by myself and an Antipodean barmaid in a local pub (local to me that is....). I've attempted to duplicate the accent phonetically.... sorry.

What beer do you have please?
> Er.... Highneeken or Forstas
No, what real ale do you have please?
> Er.... (aside to colleague).. Wot's thet staff? Er...... (names generic dishwater fizz), wanna pine a thet?
No thank you.. Can I have a bottle of Barley Wine then please?
> Er.... hyse reed or Rye sling?
Bottle of Cider please!


If you are going to work in a pub - LEARN WHAT BEER IS!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: HuwG
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:14 AM

*Laura* has my sympathies, for one who has to endure the customer, who is always right ...


How much head do you put on a pint of beer? One would have thought just under a quarter of an inch would be generally acceptable. However, the drinking public seems to be divided into those who say, "Can I have the other half?" if there is not a trembling miniscus about to spill over the side if the pint is not carried very gingerly indeed, and those who say, "That's flat, mate" if there is not three inches of foaming cornetto on top of half a pint.


"Gorra juke box ?"
"No. Sorry. However, there will be live music later on this evening."
"OK. Gorrany decent music ?"
"I don't know. What had you in mind, Sir ?" [Bach ? Mozart ? Somehow I don't think that would appeal to a young gentleman such as yourself, with nuts and bolts through nose, ears and lower lip.]
"Gorranyfing by the Snotty Frottlers ?"
"May I explain ? This pub offers live music. There is a Performing Rights issue. We can play as incidental or background music, only music which has been performed live, or promoted, on these premises, or for which we have the express consent of the artist(s) and / or producer(s) to play, without having to pay an extra fee to the PRS. Now if the, er, Snotty Throttlers, have not played here or are not using this venue to promote their material, then we cannot play it as background music."
["Please press F1 to reboot"]
"Anything else, Sir ?"
"Yeah. Gorrany decent beer ?"
"The full list, including guest beers, is on that board in front of you."
[Pause. Lips move silently] "Gorrany 'Einiken ?"
"No. If it's not on that board, we don't have it."
"Er ... Gorrany Export ?" [Which Export ? Several breweries have brands of that name.]
"I don't think so. Who brews it ? Please have another look at the board. That's our full list of draught ales, lagers and ciders."
[Pause] "Wossat [brand name] like ?"
"It's a pale bitter, Sir. 4.0 % alcohol by volume, recommended by CAMRA as a good refreshing drink, with pleasant, mildly hopped flavour."
"Wassa strongest you've got ?"
"[Brand name] at 6.5 percent abv."
"£&@* that ! Gissa bottle of Pils." [Great. We have four brands of bottled Pilsner lager in the coolers. However, my patience has now been exhausted.]
"Before I do, can I be assured that you are in fact eighteen years of age or older ?"
"You what ?"
"May I have some proof of age ?"
"%&@& off !"
"Sorry, I can't serve you without proof that you are legally entitled to drink."
"You just served him." [The gentleman next to you with greying hair, crows' feet about the eyes, wearing a cardigan ?]
"I'm sorry, I do need proof of age. Do you have a driving licence, or anything similar ?"
"%&@& off !"
"That's enough. I'm not serving you. Please leave these premises."
"Right. I'm going to be waiting for you outside, mate."[It is now 8:30 pm. We have a late licence, due to the live music, and the bar closes at 12:30. I have then to clear up, restock the shelves and coolers, and so on. I will probably go home at 1:30 am. If you wish to stand around looking for a punch-up for five hours, be my guest. But there will be no fight. We will ensure that you are moved on long before then]
[Exit dissatisfied customer]

My attempts at politeness have taken five minutes, during which several other customers have apparently developed raging thirsts and are howling for UN relief flights.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 10:57 PM

It makes me wonder how we ever won a war...come to think of it, we never did, by our selves.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jpk
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 05:17 PM

irks me too.myself i try to tell all that is wrong,sometimes i miss something not a lot,itry to live an honest live,and it has cost me a lot in both time and money,but i can sleep easy at night.now the one that can cheat you and walk away feeling good about it.whole nother topic in itself.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 05:11 PM

"kind of like asking a used car sales man if there is any thing wrong with the car your looking a" jpk

The hawker's perfidy doesn't irk me any more than hearing people - friends and relatives of mine prepare to sell their vehicle and contriving to mask or "not mention" a problem the vehicle has. Where do we come off feeling higher and mightier than the salesman!


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