Pet Peeveson October 18, 2011 at 12:01 am
So I’ve got plenty more pet peeves, but this is one that ALWAYS gets me angry… I’ll leave them for other comics. what I wanna hear is your pet peeves. AIR the PEEVES!
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I hate that, ecspecially with my video games.
When people whine about stuff and then do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT IT. It kinda irks me.
I have a few pet peeves that REALLY tick me off…
Okai 1 uv mai pet peev is wen ppl tak lyk dis on teh webzorz an dont evn ne punktuayshun gramer or spel rite so make no sence too me lol
I need to take a shower in gasoline now… Be right back.
And my other pet peeve is stupid people. The kind of people who deserve to be pummeled to a bloody heap with a Darwin award, or the kind of people so obstinately close-minded I’m amazed they were able to learn to speak.
Other than that, I can tolerate pretty much anything.
oR hOW abOUt wHeN thEY tYpe liKe tHIs? I just don’t understand why anyone would type like that.
When people type with alternating caps, they’re most likely paying homage to the character Gamzee Makara from the webcomic Homestuck. (He TyPeS lIkE tHiS.) He and his friends all type with annoying quirks that make it difficult, at first, to read what they’re saying.
I’m about 100% sure that the people that annoy me with that have no idea who that is.
Not always. I know people who have never heard of homestuck in their life who do it because they think it’s cute.
Yah, alternating caps are much older than Gamzee.
Now I feel old for knowing that.
Actually, all the data is stored on the underside of the print on top. Scratching the bottom really does nothing to the actual data, though you will have to polish and clean the clear side for it to work… just saying.
i’ve honestly gotten into arguments with people over this, they SWEAR that scratching the bottom of the disc is worse. i have to explain how discs work EVERY TIME… hmmm, guess that’s a bit of a pet peeve of mine
There’s only so much that can be scratched off before there is no longer a layer of protection. Leaving it bottom side down might not hurt once, most people who do it at all are going to continue doing it. After so long, the disk is left useless no matter how much you shine and polish it.
Does it really matter which one is worse if any damage effects the playability of the disk.
Just so we’re clear here—the label side of a DVD is quite delicate, because they don’t put sufficient protection on it: just a thin layer of lacquer. The tiniest scratch on that side, if it penetrates this lacquer layer, will permanently ruin the DVD.
If you must leave a DVD outside of its case or drive, leave it “face down”. Really. Unless you want to wreck it.
People touching the computer screen to point something out on it. Thanks, now I’ll remember that for weeks until I generate the gumption to clean the screen.
Same here. I want to smash their face into the screen, yelling “Can you see it now?”
Like yourself I have several, however these two put my nerves to the test pretty much daily.
People turning on their direction signal seconds before turning or even -while- turning.
People who coast along on the outside ring of a roundabout when they do not need the first available exit. (Roundabouts are a lot more common in Europe in case people wonder where I run into this on a daily basis.)
Hate when people interrupt and talk over others. Why is it so hard to listen and wait your turn?
I am about to just punch people in the face when they do that, use some negative reinforcement on them to be FUCKING POLITE!
When people won’t shut up for two minutes so I can get my two cents in. I’ve been patient for an hour, let me talk for a minute.
things sticking to the bottom of my bare feet! for real, can I just walk around my own apartment without stepping on my roommate’s cat litter (seriously, whats it doing all the way out in the living room anyway?!)
and oddly enough, having two rolls of toilet paper rubbing up against each other. for some reason, I can feel it in my mouth and I just want to throw up. (specific quilted northern. HERGH)
Dude, I love your comic. So much so that I will be severely sleep-deprived tomorrow. Worth it? Probably.
I suppose my biggest pet peeve is when chicks(don’t worry, I am one) demand equality and chivalry at the same time. If I had it my way, we’d all be equal. Everyone opens doors for everyone else. Dudes put the toilet seat down, girls put it up. Split the check, share the world.
Yes. My rule is that if there are more guys than girls in a house, leaving it up is a-ok. If there are more girls than guys, make an attempt to put it down. After all, anyone can use it when it’s down, and peeing on the seat is better than sitting when there’s no seat.
Totally with you on that one!!! Equality both ways 😀
I work at Target (store chain kinda like Wal-mart but better) and my pet peeve is when people think they can just leave shit wherever they want and expect us to pick it up and put it back. Seriously, if you don’t wanna buy it anymore, just give it to me, I have a bin specifically for that! I once found a chicken, a whole, raw, frozen chicken stuffed into one of the pop coolers in my checklane!
My biggest pet peeve has to be people blaming the IT guy for their computer breaking.
When I fix a computer I don’t rig it to break again, this would just create more work for a guy who is already stretched to his limit by everyone else’s computer problems!
Have to agree with with you on this one. I’m not a paid professional IT guy, but I do computer fixes and virus checks at home (not just reformat, and not just run Norton/AVG/whatever antivirus they run), usually for family friends.
One person I usually have to visit (every 3 months or so) is always like:
Him: “Didn’t you fix this for me last time?”
Me: “Yes, but not all viruses are always detectable. What happened for this to pop up?”
Him: “Well, I went to this site and…”
You might be interested in this little article: 6 Reasons The Guy Who’s Fixing Your Computer Hates You
When people I don’t know touch me. Why do that? Would you like it if I ran up to you screaming like a mad-man and kept hugging you for no other reason than you were standing there?
Or people who don’t understand the concept of good grammar.
“LOL NO 1 spllle sgewd evr n e wy, y i shud?”
Ugh, I want to throw a dictionary at their heads so hard their (hopefully non-existent) future offspring can feel it and remember what happens when they don’t spell right.
“Hate when people interrupt and talk over others. Why is it so hard to listen and wait your turn?”
Oh god I hate that so much… Last time my boss did that to me… three time in a row x). I just exploded, but hey, I still got my job and he don’t do that anymore so that’s fine ^^’. (sorry for my poor english I’m french)
I won’t go so far as to say these are my only pet peeves (some are certainly circumstantial), but I’ll go ahead and throw a few of mine out there.
I second the previous: whiners, chat-speak and stupid people peeves and amend / add –
1. The interruption peeve I second as long as the conversation is not entirely comprised of one person talking/whining/doing whatever. As much as I try not to interrupt people, certain conversations aren’t well structured. When you’re having a conversation, you can’t predict what aspects of what you’re talking about are necessarily going to hold the interest of your companion. Also, it’s not unheard of for someone to blow through things that seemingly have little importance but end up inspiring exceptionally deep conversations. My amazing excuse? Most things I can file and save for a pause to respond, but I do forget things rather easily. Also I tend to focus more on the smaller details at random times. If a smaller detail catches my attention, I likely won’t remember what I want to say about it when I come across a pause. That’s just a me thing. And as for the one-sided conversations…I have a friend that consistently hogs the conversations when I talk to her. There are only a handful of topics we discuss and it gets repetitive. She’ll pause at unexpected places and only give you half a second before going on with whatever it was she was saying. If you do start replying, she’ll talk over you. I love her as a friend, but it just blows my mind how often she worries over these.
2. One of my biggest peeves growing up was that I was continuously volunteered to doing things by other people that I didn’t agree to do personally (alternatively, if I did agree to do something, I’d get more than I agreed to do). Often, if I expressed annoyances at these, I would be called either bratty or selfish and guilt-tripped into doing these things. Case in point: My sister asks me to watch her kids and springs her friend’s son and daughter on me at the last minute. ~.~
3. Expectations: These go in many ways and are difficult to classify, as a peeve. It’s a bit hypocritical because it seems to be part of human nature to ~expect~ things of other people and of situations. We tend to hide our expectations until the target fails us, at which point we unleash all our disappointment on them. This is, perhaps, one of humanities worst flaws. We expect much in so many different ways that disappointment is inevitable. We expect people to know how we feel and what’s going on without ever telling them. We expect things to come to fruition once we make investments – physical, emotional, time, etc. Expectations are a bitch.
4. Assholes/Dicks/Cunts/Fuckers – Abide by Wheaton’s Law (http://bit.ly/4XsfPs)
Improper care of disks is a peeve of mine too.
People who don’t stop behind stop lines at stop lights is another… if you pull into the cross walk I *will* march over your fucking car, not go around.
People who write checks and/or cannot operate a self-checkout.
People who seem to think that I have a reason to listen to them, and who touch me to get my attention when I clearly don’t want to listen to them: my time, and my universe, is by my own design, and if I wanted to listen to you, I would: now pay me for the time you wasted or get the fuck out of my sight.
People who touch me who aren’t friends/SO. I will sue your ass with glee given the opportunity.
People who don’t understand basic mathematics, or for that matter anyone who doesn’t seem to understand basic things taught in the schools you’re required to go to, like grammar and biology.
People who don’t understand the difference between evolution and abiogenesis. For that matter, anyone who misuses words without understanding them in order to convey a point they don’t comprehend, like the word “Theory”.
Chat speak is another one, especially from people who use a full keyboard.
Luddites in any and all forms.
Also, though not technically a peeve, rubbing two marbles together creates a sound/feeling that makes me vomit/get dizzy/nauseous without fail. The peeve is the people who know this who do it, I suppose.
What’s wrong with Luddites? Is it wrong to not want to be unemployed by technology?
Yes. Ideally, machines do *all* the work, humans do what they want. Scarcity-free society thanks to automation. Think Star Trek. Post-capitalism. Sure, it’s idealism, but progress is the better concept, and it’s directly possible. All the technology is floating around out there. Why is Pizza Hut still in business if there are vending machines that make pizzas? The small vending-machine-sized pizza makers were originally a proof-of-concept, and now they’re starting to pop up in various places, mostly overseas. Farming has automated forms now, self-sustaining and requiring no cost to run. If a machine can grow the toppings, a machine can put it together, and a machine can bring it to you, why should it have cost to you?
Barring that, more people should have intellectual jobs instead of mechanical ones. Artists, scientists, engineers, and the like instead of construction workers (why put people in harm’s way when they’re less powerful anyway?), cashiers, and similar. More educated people are less religious, more empathic, and thus better citizens.
I’m a technophile, and some would call me a cyborg (see: Eyetap, WearComp, etc.), and I am frequently annoyed that my self-improvement makes me a target for harassment. I see the problem of society not as too much technology, but not enough: people rarely know anything about computers, if anything at all. Perhaps a societal draw to *learn something* instead of “Get a Degree” would be all it takes?
People always ask me stuff, and then move out of hearing distance without waiting for a reply… I really hate that.
At least wait for my answer. Usually they then return and ask me the same question again, and then get angry that I don’t respond, because I refuse to answer the question again.
I don’t know, hang out on the internet a lot (even the occasional visit to unmentionable site) and after dealing with so much trolling and even dishing out some trolling, I don’t seem to have many pet peeves left. Maybe people dropping good technology on the ground. :-/
I hate it when people dog ear books. I’m okay if it’s a magazine, but when I open up a library book and there’s a page that’s been dog ear’d it really rather pisses me off. Come of people, if you don’t have a freaking bookmark a piece of scratch paper will do!
I agree, a friend of mine is very much a culprit in dog-earing when i allow him to borrow my books, peeves me when i get them back and the book looks tattered due to excessive dog-earing.
My wife “borrowing” a hairbrush and never returning it
Not putting caps/lids on toothpaste, washing conditioner, mustard or ANYTHING damnit!
Squeezing tothpaste the wrong end of the tube and RUBBING the brush on the tube end!
THEN taking my hidden for hygiene toothpaste and doing the same to that! OMG can you believe she does that?
Kids asking questions and not wating for the answer
ANYBODY walking so damn slow and blocking the pavement
Old folks standing anywher eand just talking and blocking everything! ARRGGHHH
COmputers damnit – why wont they work!
and stupid people.
thanks.. i feel all better now.
Well i only react with games because they are NOT cheap and is a bitch to fix.
I get annoyed big time when people in the line HAS to talk in their goddamned cellphone or Iphone aloud. and people pushing me in the bus.. but it is not so often since i got a face and body that tells them “touch me.. and DIE!” when i in fact am a nice guy. xD
People who smoke in public.
People who block up sidewalks.
People who can’t wait for the walk signal.
When someone hates on another person for liking something that they don’t.
i hate it when people push me when we are in a crowd when they want to move faster. im packed in too! do you think shoving me will change that!!!
I always hated it when people would yelling and ask a question, and before the words got out of your mouth they would begin to rant about you ignoring them.
– people who grab DVDs such that they leave fingerprints instead of holding it with a finger through the hole like a respectful human being.
– friends who scratch the DVD you lent them that you totally knew did not have but one hairline scratch whatsoever. (jerks!)
This is my first time at the site, and I’ve loved the 6 hours going through the archives, but I have to post here because this one is pretty close to me:
1. I have my games and DVDs in order (yeah, I’m like that…), but what annoys me is when people pull out a title, look at it to see what it’s about, and then put it back in the wrong spot.
2. When you have visitors over for a weekend (family friends, especially ones that aren’t really your friends), and you diplomatically leave so they can be with the person they are here to see… and then they come to bug you.
There’s probably more, but those are definitely at the top. It’s just a thing I have. I can’t say there’s much about L33T5P33K and typing like a dyslexic monkey that annoys me any more (I’m rather used to it by now), but it’d be nice if people put in the effort.
I utterly hate it when my roommate sits his sorry fat ass in my recliner. It’s not his, he didn’t work for it, and he doesn’t deserve to sit in it. He needs to get off his ass and out of my chair and go do something productive….hate it when people touch my goddamn chair.
Many driving peeves: don’t cut me off while you are supposed to be yielding to traffic and then give ME the finger because my rage kicked in and I was bound and determined to run you off the road. Ooops.
Close talkers/overly friendly touchers/stranger huggers. My personal bubble is HUGE if I don’t know you. Back up or get my tape gun across the face. This mostly happens at my job.
Lastly and most recently and I do appologize in advance for it not being PC at ALL! However the new movement of changing Halloween (My most favourite of all holidays)to Jesusween. Now in my belief, Jesus is a zombie anyways, so really, isn’t he already a part of it? Just saying. He rose from the dead after 3 days. He’s a bloody zombie. Zombie Jesus scares the hell out of me. Oh and leave our Pagan holidays alone!!!
Ok I”m done and again I am sorry about the non-PC at the end. (however true it may be to me.)
Crumbs in butter.
When people touch my Manga collection without asking, or just plain touching it to begin with.
You have NO idea. I work at a video game store, and MY BOSSES DO THAT. I just about rip my hair out every time. So if you go to a game store and you buy a disc that is supposedly brand new, check it first!!! Unless it’s run solely by me ofcourse 🙂
How is setting CDs down face down a bad thing? It’s not like someone’s going to set it on a rough or dirty surface, and that way it keeps the dust off! Of course, you really should actually put it in a case if at all possible, but that’s beside the point.
My biggest pet peeve is others’ pet peeves.
Hypocritical people just piss me off so much, but then I am one too, so…
and those who do not type proper english words but resort to texting lingo. gawddamn.
So I’ve never written a comment but I have to now 😉
Y’all know that nothing happens to DVDs that are left lying face down? Because the silver foil is the one thing where the Data is stored. Every scratch that may be in the surface of the DVD can be just polished out, you know ;).
Sorry for my bad english, hope you got my point nonetheless 😛