Stupid Pet Peeves

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  1. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    Start it, let it run for about 20 seconds until it settles into an idle then drive slowly with low load(low RPM) on the engine especially if you drive uphill from your home or work. Keep RPM's on the down low until engine reaches full operating temperature.
     
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  2. fishonjazz

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  3. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Hospital security, in a major mental health and trauma centre, when i started there we did about 10 to 12 incidents in a 24 hour period, we are now doing 50 to 60, no extra staff and no increase in pay, give or take a couple of grand i make the same money I did 12 years ago. It just doesn't stop, spend the whole day going from one arsehole to the next and its every day. ****ing exhausting.
     
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  4. LogGrad98

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    Expound please. When my son was about 7 my wife was in a pretty severe car accident. My son suffered a concussion. Directly after, in the hospital, he kept asking me what he was doing there, where are we, and then repeated that again and again. They gave him a stuffed animal in the ambulance and he kept asking where it came from, then would say what ambulance, and it all started over again. For the next few weeks he just went blank when we discussed the accident and didn't say anything. Then for years afterward he would get really mad and leave the room when we discussed it, and when I asked him why he said he can't remember any of it and it scared him that we can all remember and he can't. He lost memory of a day or 2 before and cannot remember anything on the day of or about the day after. It bothered him so much he would cry about it when we talked about it. To this day he cannot remember anything. He is 26 now and it obviously doesn't bother him like when he was 7 but he says he still feels anxious a little bit when we talk about it. So what do you mean when you say the biggest lie?
     
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  5. str8line

    str8line Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    Jesus, you're an animal. And helping your parents. And still making time to make us laugh here. Saint Rubashov.
     
  6. fishonjazz

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    Agreed

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  7. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Yes I'm a living god.

    PTA is an actual thing I seen it and Im sure its horrible. Its being over diagnosed at work because it provides doctors with the legal framework to hold people against their will. It is being abused as a legal provision by trauma doctors to hold people whose life choices they disagree with. The PTA test once your diagnosed is fairly hard to pass, I doubt most of the people we deal with could pass the test pre-accident, they either pass it cause they memorise it after a few days or it no longer matters cause the doctors feel their post op risk factors have improved. Meanwhile, these people, almost all of them IVDUs are basically imprisoned in the hospital, they take their frustration and violence out on the nurses and us, while the doctors sit in their office on a different floor and never have to deal with it. Its an abuse of the law, violation of these patients rights, (I'm quite happy for them to leave the hospital, couldn't care less if they lost an arm or a leg, die of an infection, it will make breaking into houses harder for them) and actually makes the ward they work on completely unsafe for the nurses and other patients.
     
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  8. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Somehow I'm really good at picking out the shoes that squeak when I go from wet/snowy outside to somewhere with tile or concrete type floors. No one else is squeaking along but there I am squeak squeak squeak.
     
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  9. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Oh yeah, I've been there.
     
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  10. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    When a coworker says something that makes you feel that it is necessary to explain that dinosaurs and humans did not live on earth at the same time. Then they ask if I'm sure about that and I'm like, well, unless you counting Woolly Mammoths, yeah I'm pretty sure.
     
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  11. Beer

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    Nike running shoes are horrendous
     
  12. Ron Mexico

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    Except the fact that they are not. They are literally the best running shoes ever right now from research. Their new shoes increase your time by 4% the next closest shoes are +2%.
     
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  13. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Don't you want running shoes that DECREASE your time? :)
     
  14. idestroyedthetoilet

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    That's not really true for Utah's problem. Most of the pollutants of concern, from the majority of vehicles, are produced in the first few miles of driving. Something like 95% or more. If you're worried about CO and CO2 then it would matter. If not then reducing trips is the way to help clear the air (of NOx SOx VOC that nucleate into particulates).
     
  15. candrew

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    People who use the phrase "you do you" after someone makes a mundane declarative statement.

    Example:

    Person 1: You know, I think I'm going to go to lunch at 2pm today.

    Person 2: Yeah, you do you bro.

    **** you....
     
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  16. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Guys who don't wash their hands after using the urinal. It's 2020 people, how is this still a thing?
     
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  17. Wes Mantooth

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    I can piss without urinating on myself.
     
  18. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    From this column: https://www.straightdope.com/column...supposed-to-wash-their-hands-after-urination/

    Dear Cecil:

    First, an (elderly) joke.

    A Harvard man and a Yale man are at the urinal. They finish and zip up. The Harvard man proceeds to the sink to wash his hands, while the Yale man immediately makes for the exit.

    The Harvard man says, "At Hah-vahd they teach us to wash our hands after we urinate."

    The Yale man replies, "At Yale they teach us not to piss on our hands."

    My question: why is it customary for males to wash their hands after urination? I never do, which shocks and disgusts some of my guy friends. I bathe daily and wear fresh underpants, so how does my penis get dirty? It's not like I dig a ditch with it. However, my hands might get dirty from daily activities. Is it not more sensible then to wash my hands before touching my clean penis? Is posturination hand washing a throwback to the bad old days, when sex was "dirty" and so, by extension, were sex organs? I'm serious about this. Please advise.

    Tom Sharpley, Los Angeles

    Cecil replies:

    Good (if elderly) joke. Common (but stupid) attitude. Rank (but important) topic. Some facts: The purpose of washing is not to get pee off your hands. No amount of washing will make you clean. You have to do it anyway.

    I’ve said this before: your boxer-shorts region — from belly button to mid-thigh — is crawling with germs known as coliform bacteria. These bacteria originated in your intestine, and some of them are deadly. Remember punji stakes? They were sharpened sticks that the Vietcong concealed point up along trails and daubed with excrement. If you stepped on one you had a good chance of contracting a fatal infection. Similarly, an otherwise not-so-serious gunshot or knife injury could kill you if it perforated the intestine and allowed coliform bacteria to spread around your abdomen.

    But you know this (or at least you ought to). What you may not know is that washing will not make the coliform bacteria go away. They’re holed up in the pores of your skin and nothing short of sandblasting — certainly not your morning shower — is going to get them out. Showering merely gets rid of the ones that have strayed onto the surface. The bacteria won’t do much harm if they stay put, but when you urinate your fingers come in contact with Mister P. long enough for the coliform bacteria in your pores to hop aboard. Your fingers subsequently touch lots of other infectible items. If you don’t wash your hands with soap and water (soap gets rid of the skin oil that the bacteria stick to) … hello, Typhoid Mary.

    It now dawns on you: jeez, if merely touching my privates is enough to transmit bacteria, it doesn’t matter if I pee or not! Just so. Urine itself is actually fairly sterile. Cecil has read reports of it being used during wartime in poor countries as — I’m not making this up — a sort of battlefield Bactine. (U.S. doctors generally blanch at this.) The lesson to draw from this, however, is not that you can go forth dripping (yuck), but rather that just because you didn’t pee on your fingers doesn’t mean you can skip washing up.

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    edit: P.S. @Wes Mantooth - Feel free to add this to the TIL thread if you really didn't know that the point of washing your hands after urinating was not to rinse off the pee.
     
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