Pet Peeve rants.

figmentPez

Staff member
If you play dumb on the internet without any context, do not be surprised when people assume you actually are dumb!

"I was just joking, I didn't mean that seriously!"

You didn't give any indication that you had a greater understanding of the subject. How the fuck was I supposed to know you were pretending to be an idiot for a joke?
 
If you play dumb on the internet without any context, do not be surprised when people assume you actually are dumb!

"I was just joking, I didn't mean that seriously!"

You didn't give any indication that you had a greater understanding of the subject. How the fuck was I supposed to know you were pretending to be an idiot for a joke?
Someone who tries to weasel out of saying something dumb by claiming they were "joking" were almost never actually joking in the first place.
 
Every fucking email interaction with this company I'm in the middle of applying for a job at has been fucking infuriating. This is from this morning at 7 am.

" Hi Frank we have yet to received the required documents to process your hiring . Please sent in to redacted company name by 2pm et today to remain seated in the class roster . Thank you Comapny Recruiting "

WHAT FUCKING DOCUMENTS? WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME? I email my recruiter, the internal message board, etc. all asking what they want and it's been radio silence for 2 hours. Great way to ruin an entire day. Every single interaction has been like this.

"DO SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY OR DIE!"

What do you need me to do?

/three days pass

"DO SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY OR DIE!"

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO!!?????

/three days pass
 
Fuck I'm old. It's pouring rain out, with 30 cm of snow on the ground but eveywhere I turn in this hell scape (mall) it's nothing but bare midrifts and those ugg shoes. Bah! Have some weather sense or I'll sacrifice you to the pscho Xmas tree.
 
Fuck I'm old. It's pouring rain out, with 30 cm of snow on the ground but eveywhere I turn in this hell scape (mall) it's nothing but bare midrifts and those ugg shoes. Bah! Have some weather sense or I'll sacrifice you to the pscho Xmas tree.
Uggs are beautiful and bring joy to my heart. I do however know to not hurt them by wearing them in the monsoon that is happening outside.
 
So, there's currrently a minor Metoo style scandal going on at my old university. I say "minor" in the sense that it isn't about a whole hierarchy covering up systematic sexual abuse for decades or anything -not because what happened isn't bad or serious or whatever. Doesn't really matter, that's not what my pet peeve is.

Now the professor in question has been kept anonymous because of contractual stuff and accepting guilt, apologizing, quitting, whatever. Given the severity of the issues, this seems like a som:ewhat OKish punishment; his career is over, the victims hae also agreed with this, what have you. Still not my annoyance.

He's identified by his initials. And his area of expertise. And his age. Now, admittedly, this isn't a huge university, but even so...There's 8 professors in his (former) department. Five are women (which is great considering one of the things in the media being thrown around again is the male dominance in academics...about a case where the department head, faculty head, dean, headmaster and COO are all female. I mean, it's probably true that there's plenty of chauvinism and male practices still around and so on, but it's kind of hard to point there in this case). Of the other three, there's only one with that age, or those initials. In other words, everybody knows exactly who it's about. A while ago there was something similar in a UK soccer club, where the player involved could not be named...But age and position in the field was fine. Shockingly, the team had only one left defensive back aged 25 years! Gosh!

This really bothers me. Both victims and accused can sometimes be named, or be kept anonymous, for a variety of reasons. The media playing this sort of "game" to point to who it is but technically not breaking the law is obnoxious. It's akin to doxxing. Don't bloody do it.
 
If you're the type of bar/restaurant that's, you know, small mom and pop style, or just a regular pizza delivery thing, ok.
But if you're going to be trendy happening young establishment in this day and age, with a flashy website with lots of cool pictures on your instagram.....

FFS, INCLUDE A MENU. I'm setting up a meeting with a couple of friends, and there are three lunch suggestions, and all three are hipster city things with terrace and coffee and all that crap. Fair enough. But only ONE of them has a menu on line, and it's only their drinks. Yeah, I can learn a lot from looking at 15,054 Instagram pictures, but I still don't know if they serve brunch stuff at 13h00 or not. I still don't know if they have glutenfree or veggie options (again, yes, I can see some veggie choices on pictures....But are those always available, or just coincidental this-week's-specials?).

Really, people, this is the Age of Information. Don't give me razzle dazzle fancy pictures and moving menus and sliding graphics, give me my f*cking INFORMATION. If I can't tell if my group CAN all eat at your place, guess what, we're NOT eating at your place.
 
In addition, POST ALLERGY INFORMATION! Spouse is allergic to a number of things and I can't tell you the number of times we have skipped a restaurant because we can't find any info on if their dishes have soy, squash, or almonds in them. If we can't know that there is something they can eat there, we aren't going to bother. Asking the waiter may work, but often they don't know either and have to go ask the chefs.

And the number of people who don't know allergens that work in the food industry is alarming. I can't count the number of times we have asked about soy and the person we ask came back with, "Well, it's Gluten free." That's great, but if I wanted to know about gluten, I would have asked about gluten. I asked about SOY. It's not even a small allergen, it's one of the major ones alongside milk and peanuts.

A lot of places have separate allergen menus, which is great, but please put that info online. So many places don't and probably miss out on a ton of business from people who don't want to go through the hassle.
 
YES. My wife (who is luckily not coming this time :whistling: ) can't have garlic or onion, gluten, or soy, legumes, or any type of mushroom. It's "a little bit" limiting (since most non-gluten varieties are soy, mushroom or legume based, and nearly all premade sauces have onion and garlic in them).

I understand she's a hard case, but really, how hard is it to just clearly SAY what's in there and what can or can't be replaced. Ugh.
 
The number of people who call about the email they just sent, then visit in person to follow up on the email in this lab is too damn high!
 
In the same vein, messaging me with just "Hello." or "Hello, I need your help with an issue." instantly places you to the bottom of the list of people that need my help, forever to be pushed down by people that can actually ask in an efficient way.

"Hi, I have a ticket regarding a customer getting billed incorrectly: (link to ticket)

(Link to their salesforce and another to the contract in question.)

Mind taking a look and letting me know if you can make heads or tails of what's gone on here?"

New favourite person.
 
"Do you have a minute to call?"

Waits 5 seconds.

Calls anyway, then your above scenario is all to common too.

Or honestly just any internal calls anymore kinda irk me. Especially unscheduled. It says drop everything your doing and focus on me and, as above, its never anything that needed a call.
 

GasBandit

Staff member
"Do you have a minute to call?"

Waits 5 seconds.

Calls anyway, then your above scenario is all to common too.

Or honestly just any internal calls anymore kinda irk me. Especially unscheduled. It says drop everything your doing and focus on me and, as above, its never anything that needed a call.
I can forgive the installers on site calling me because they just ran into something they don't understand and time is a factor. (Whatever room we're working on has class/court the next morning, and the president and the pope are going to be there. Always.)

I hate the project managers and other cubicle-dwellers who do it.

And my previous post is ALWAYS cubicle dwellers.
 
Ah yeah, those are time-sensitive requests though so totally ok from the installers. Even if it is a simple thing or an obvious thing with that situation, they need to 100% know the right answer, as fast as possible. I'd still be annoyed cause calls but it's necessary in that case.
 
Just had a discussion on Facebook, and the other side responded with "Yeah, but I don't trust the official numbers, because they don't correlate to my personal observations" and I'm just....YES. THAT IS WHY STATISTICS WERE INVENTED YOU ABSOLUTE COW. THE WORLD IS NOT YOUR PERSONAL SPACE COPY PASTED OVER AND OVER.
 
I do not like when people open the lid of the laser cutter when it is operating even though it's probably safe.

I also do not like the feeling that I'm going to get fussed at for raising my voice and making someone close the lid on an active laser cutter at the Makerspace.


I need to remember that my petty revenge will be doing something entirely reasonable -- fixing the lid interlock on said laser cutter.
 
I do not like when people open the lid of the laser cutter when it is operating even though it's probably safe.
Good on your for wanting to fix it, because it is definitely not safe.
For class 1, 2 and 3R lasers, it is expected that your blink reflex will protect you from such damage.
For class 3B lasers, a specular reflection from a mirror WILL damage your eyes before you can blink.
For class 4 lasers, the reflection from a wall, a piece of plastic or even a sheet of paper will likely damage your eyes before you can blink.
--Patrick
 

Dave

Staff member
Uggghhh I had 3 URGENT! emails this morning. They all pertain to the company picnic next month.
When I got back from vacation I had 408 emails to go through. Didn't take long, though, as 350 or so had the same subject line and was nothing more than a shitload of people replying all asking to not be on a mailing list that went all company. I really wish that was an exaggeration.
 
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