Stupid Pet Peeves

colton

All Around Nice Guy
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When other people’s poor planning and/or lack of communication leave them in a bind and they think that makes an emergency for me to fix it.
When I was in high school I did a summer internship at NIST. The stock room there had this sign prominently on the wall: "LACK OF PLANNING ON YOUR PART DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON MY PART." That has stuck with me, and I'm very conscious now whenever I run into situations where my lack of planning means that others have to do extra work they weren't planning on, of being extra thankful to those individuals.
 

colton

All Around Nice Guy
Staff member
When people in my twitter feed make comments with no reference as to what the comments are about. This often happens during sporting events, like they will tweet "Nice play!" or "Did you see that defense!" but without indicating the game or even sport. Without any other context I have no idea what game they were even watching, so the comments make no sense. Plus I only check twitter a couple of times a day, so I'm often reading these comments 8-12 hours after whatever game it was, has gotten over. It's annoying.
 

bigb

Free at last!!!
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When people in my twitter feed make comments with no reference as to what the comments are about. This often happens during sporting events, like they will tweet "Nice play!" or "Did you see that defense!" but without indicating the game or even sport. Without any other context I have no idea what game they were even watching, so the comments make no sense. Plus I only check twitter a couple of times a day, so I'm often reading these comments 8-12 hours after whatever game it was, has gotten over. It's annoying.
I check Twitter once or twice a year.


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JazzGal

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When other people’s poor planning and/or lack of communication leave them in a bind and they think that makes an emergency for me to fix it.
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I was thinking this same thing earlier today.

When I was in high school I did a summer internship at NIST. The stock room there had this sign prominently on the wall: "LACK OF PLANNING ON YOUR PART DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON MY PART." That has stuck with me, and I'm very conscious now whenever I run into situations where my lack of planning means that others have to do extra work they weren't planning on, of being extra thankful to those individuals.
I mentioned this sign to someone recently and was contemplating printing one out and hanging it on my office door. I chickened out.
 

JazzGal

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When people in my twitter feed make comments with no reference as to what the comments are about. This often happens during sporting events, like they will tweet "Nice play!" or "Did you see that defense!" but without indicating the game or even sport. Without any other context I have no idea what game they were even watching, so the comments make no sense. Plus I only check twitter a couple of times a day, so I'm often reading these comments 8-12 hours after whatever game it was, has gotten over. It's annoying.
I agree to a certain extent, and it does make reading Twitter a bit annoying for those of us who only check this stuff once a day. However, my daily frustration in life is trying to teach my 81-year-old mother how to deal with Facebook. One of her pet peeves is why people post things ON THEIR OWN WALL that she doesn't understand. It has made me realize that neither she nor I need to grasp everything that is posted in the world.
 
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