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Q: Pet peeve problem.....

OK,, we agreed we could talk about junk that is not directly a Chiner question,,,, so, I'll do just that.  My 'question' is what is your Pet peeve??

 

Mine is all my friends on chat saying 'Really',,, not sure if it's followed by a ! or a ?, or both,, but it bugs me!   Yes, really!  why the h e double hockey-sticks do you think I just told u about it?

yeah, I know I relate outlandish tales from dwelling in the bowels of the MK,,,, but still,,, don't say 'really'....  I mean how can I reply?   'Yes, really!',,, 'No, I'm just into fiction'...   ok,  so my conversants are female,,, so, maybe girls talk that way instead of the more analytical approach,,, but it just makes me feel like yelling...,..  'yes really, why the hell do u think I said it?'

 

haha,,, yeah,,, I'm an uptight penis....  haha,,

 

so,,,,  what da fk is your 'Pet peeve'? 

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my pet peeve(sorry China related)

smoking in lifts

smoking in the gym

 

and one of the main pet peeves is seeing parents on  there ebike,they are wearing a helmet but there kids are not wearing one.or both parents and children have helmets on but they are not done up.or the parent has a helmet on but the child does not want to wear it so its in the fromt basket.

 

 

 

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I ain't into smart-phones (and we-cwat) 'cause am smart enough!

 

Statement or Q "Ohh, really?" most likely ask you to expand on your last Bulb-Fiction ....

 

You can make any Q here China related ... just add '... in China or elsewhere?' to your Q above. 

 

I'm just teasing  the mod-man and his button ... 

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Not sure you'd call it a peeve but the dumbing down of English irritates me when I see it.

 

examples.....

 

Writing or saying dis or dat instead of this or that, I b instead of I'm, nek instead of next,

da instead of the.

 

While I'm here sounding like a grumpy, uncool old man I'll throw in guys who wear their pants halfway down around their arse so they walk like they just shit themselves.

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Zhen da ma ...hahaha

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Well, if it's unrelated to China... I hate people quoting rules they only apply selectively, when it suits them. Not sure what to call this pet peeve. Living in Germany, I bear the brunt of these delightful:
Rule makers
Rule takers
Rule breakers
Rule fakers

First example:
I'm in a restaurant with my kids and a friends' kids. The friends kids are gone for a half hour, my kids want to play with them. My wife's friend says her kids are in the far corner of the restaurant, playing. I walk to that corner, I see dark rooms, some stairs that customers are not allowed up, and a private party in a rented room. My kids follow me back and forth, searching. Then my kids are gone, I don't know where they went.

I tell my wife I can't find them. After a while, I start to worry, so I look for them again, spend 15-20mins searching the entire restaurant back and forth, nothing. I start to worry they might be lost, stuck, kidnapped or in some other sort of trouble.

As an act of desperation, I look outside, up the stairs, in the dark rooms with my phone flashlight, and peek around the corner in the private room. They are playing in a corner in the private room, with kids from the private party. Whew! So, the private party let them come in, and they've been playing here for half an hour. I guess I misunderstood, and the private party is relaxed about uninvited people entering. OK then, I'll go walk towards my kids.

"Entschuldigung" - a high pitched, accusational tone directed towards a rude interloper. That would be me.

My subconscious was screaming to me, things my conscious had not yet pieced together: "Are you effin' kidding me? NOW they care about uninvited people entering? If they had done so from the start, I wouldn't have been worried sick about my kids for half an hour! Blasted hypocrites, how dare they talk to me as if I'm bothering them, it's the other way around." If I had disregarded the privacy of the rented room, I would've found my kids long before, saving myself energy and emotions, worrying where my kids are. Now these people say I don't respect their private party - the fact that I did so, and they did not apply the rules, was the cause of my worries.

I was approached three times by simpleminded German cunts before I could even leave the room. I explained I was only there for my kids, but the cunts were too engaged in their own brave confrontationalism to actually listen to me. I was hastily ejected without my kids, meaning I had to return again. Fuck me, dammit.

As much as the party was super fun, full of cultured, sophisticated, intreresting, happy people who like to blame parents for looking for the children they let into their party (to clarify: I'm being sarcastic). Strangely, I was not looking forward to going back there. It was the darndest thing.

As I was approaching, a woman was 'standing guard', protecting the precious party from being interrupted by uninvited guests. Speaking of uninvited guests, I was coming to collect my uninvited kids. Now one of those nazi-descendants was blocking my access to my kids!

When she tried to give me a stern lecture, I snapped. I switched to English. Prophanity English to be specific. Although there were some good retorts to be made about their attitude, I hadn't formed them at the time. When in doubt, swear generously.

"I know it's a fucking private party, why are my kids here? So you rented the room, now you get to be rude. Whooptie-fucking-doo."

/end rant

So, my pet peeve is dishonest self-righteousness. Quoting rules as justification to start confrontations with people. I get it a lot in Germany, they have no patience for kids, and treat parents as criminals.

My kids' kindergarten is doing the same thing with me. Putting me through 'punctuality tests' and finding me lacking. They recently changed the rules, that parents must bring their kids to school 10 mins before the deadline. It just happens that I'm the one who most often brings the kids to school just-on-time, except just-on-time is too late, now. I'm sure it's just a coincidence, that I'm confronted about my punctuality when no other parents are bringing their kids in just-on-time. When they are, no lectures, no problems. I always get the nutters. Is it something in my face that makes these creeps think I'm an easy target?

One time, I got a hasty phone call from staff, because Andy had fallen sick. When I tried to answer that I was very busy but I would come as soon as possible, the staff reported it as "being rude on the phone." Because I must come immediately when they feel it's an emergency. So, I disregarded a rule, if you interpret the interaction dishonestly. Andy had thrown up, but he was fine when I arrived to pick him up. Naturally, bruised egos had to exaggerate every incident for months after that.

"Gesetzloser" - you break the rules, you are an outlaw, expect no mercy. Germans use this simplistic dichotomy as a shield and justification to be as hostile as they want.

When my child returned home with a face full of scratches, it took a dramatic encounter with the head teacher and the manager, bringing my wife to the brink of tears, for them to even acknowledge something was wrong. Soon after, they reluctantly disciplined the kid who was scratching Andy's face. I mean, bleeding wounds from a fight are a pretty big deal, right? There should be rules protecting kids from such injury. If they do get injured, staff should be vigilant, not trying to talk down the incident. Why do parents need to push staff to uphold rules? I just get the distinct feeling that the German staff doesn't like me, and are selectively applying rules to bother the people they don't like. Dishonest self-righteousness.

And the kids learn and copy: I've been followed around by young kids shouting "das darf nicht!!!" for daring to step into an exercise room for a moment while looking for my kids. When I react with the kindest reply I can possibly think of, a silent finger-to-lips gesture to the kid to be quiet, the looks of disapproval from parent and staff are astounding. Rules are rules, and there's no consideration of whether they should be applied consistently or not. I wasn't sneaking into the exercise room to play, I'm not a peer, and I had a valid reason. None of it matters to Germans.

It's just really difficult to raise kids in Germany. If you're white, anyway. If I were a big, muscular black guy or an angry-faced Turk, I'm sure Germans would tone down their cuntiness, to avoid accusations of discrimination. But I'm white AND a foreigner, so fuck me and my kids halfway to hell! Enjoy Germany's cultural suicide! "Hey wait. I'm not German. I'm not bringing my kids to kindergarten because I want them to have a reactionary, intolerant, self-defeating culture. I'm obligated to bring them to kindergarten, that's all. Who is paying me to be punctual? This is nonsense."

Angela Merkel has no children. The leader before her, Schroder, also had no children. It seems not having children is good for your career! Honestly, the more I experience Germany, the more I realize they brought about their own problems, and richly deserve them.

1. Extremely low birth rates, despite a healthy economy. I wonder why.
2. Second highest healthcare cost in the world, after USA's broken system.
3. Highest proportion of pensioners in Europe, Monaco notwithstanding.
4. Largest immigrant population in Europe.

It seems Germany's stopgap solution to its labour shortage, is not to take ownership of problems in the culture that lead to low birth rates, it's to invite Syrian refugees to have the children for them. It's cultural suicide, letting your own people get displaced by immigrant population, because it's just not worth it for anyone who is (or looks like a) German, to have children. They harass each other with expectations of orderliness and punctuality, that families with young kids can't meet. It's really disingenuous.

So.... er, what should I call this pet peeve? Hypocrisy, stupidity, stubbornness, intolerance? Not sure.

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My pet peeve is Trump, American politics, and American press.

The blatent lies and the stupidity.

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my pet peeve(sorry China related)

smoking in lifts

smoking in the gym

 

and one of the main pet peeves is seeing parents on  there ebike,they are wearing a helmet but there kids are not wearing one.or both parents and children have helmets on but they are not done up.or the parent has a helmet on but the child does not want to wear it so its in the fromt basket.

 

 

 

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My pet peeve in China is all the smoking everywhere. Smoking in the elevator, smoking in the subway entrance, smoking on the sidewalk so I have to walk on the street to avoid them. I can't wait till everyone gets lung cancer in 20 years. China needs to thin the herd. 

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Cup washing. Standing behind someone in the tea area at work, and someone (most often a woman), has the cold tap on full and seems to spend an eternity rinsing their mug. Not a spot of detergent. Just slosh, rub with hand, slosh, slosh slosh, rub rub rub.. slosh slosh slosh.. rub, slosh, rub, slosh.

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People standing beside bins, peeling fruit, and letting the peelings fall to the floor beside the bin. This peeve also applies to nut eaters in bars who seem intent on making as much mess as possible.

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another pet peeve are people on ebikes cutting corners,I never ride on the wrong side of the road or cut corners.but other people do,its not safe,but people here dont even care about there own life.

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Boy; after reading these posts I am not sure which pet peeve I have. regarding smoking; I've seen teachers in middle schools smoking in front of NO SMOKING signs (written in both English and Chinese) in school washrooms. So I can understand why students would think there is nothing wrong with smoking. As for the driving; There is a reason this culture celebrates Qing Ming. I think most people are hoping for a better life in the next life.

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