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Old 01.05.2015, 18:09
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

There is a correlation between rains and the inclination for people to indulge in behaviour worthy of being micro-ranted about:
  • motorists generously giving a free shower to pedestrians
  • fellow travellers in train/metro/bus who sit opposite you and decide to occupy most of your legroom
  • those who are unable to say "thanks" when you patiently hold a heavy door open for them
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Old 06.05.2015, 11:39
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

And then there's the ones on the bus, who stick their dripping umbrella between your knees because they don't want to get their paper shopping bag wet.
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Old 06.05.2015, 12:00
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And then there's the ones on the bus, who stick their dripping umbrella between your knees
Is that a euphemism?
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Old 06.05.2015, 12:15
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

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I don't think so. This is what a euphemism looks like:

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Old 06.05.2015, 12:38
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Nonsense Jern. Your picture shows a euphorbia.
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Old 06.05.2015, 13:04
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Annoying:

Speakers who start their lecture with "Verstöönt alli schwiizerdüütsch odr söll i hochdüütsch rede?".

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Old 06.05.2015, 13:23
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Annoying:

Speakers who start their lecture with "Verstöönt alli schwiizerdüütsch odr söll i hochdüütsch rede?".

Cheers

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People who reply in Hochdeutsch (or worse, in English) when I try to speak Mundart.
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Old 06.05.2015, 13:56
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Sysadmins who blame a user for the low performance of the system, when the user is just doing the job that the system was built for.
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Old 06.05.2015, 14:02
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

IT Wallahs who play the system security/virus card whenever they're too lazy to do something e.g. I can't let you install Ad Blocker on Chrome (or any extension) because it hasn't been validated by us and may be a security risk.

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Old 06.05.2015, 14:05
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

An office network which is slower than VPN
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IT Wallahs who play the system security/virus card whenever they're too lazy to do something e.g. I can't let you install Ad Blocker on Chrome (or any extension) because it hasn't been validated by us and may be a security risk.

Users who are too IT-illiterate to install something like FireFox (portable version, if need be) to get around said restrictions.
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Old 06.05.2015, 15:05
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

IT departments that spot you're using portable software because it generates unusual network communications.
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Our phonenumber used to belong to a company (that went bankrupt), so every now again, I get calls from some shady company in China (or somewhere in that region). Stop calling!!! Can't you see I'm busy being a bored housewife?!
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Old 06.05.2015, 18:18
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Swiss sites always reverting to German
Yet again a site I use regularly has reverted to German. The amount of time I spend trying to work out how to get them back to English....
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Old 06.05.2015, 18:46
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

My kid getting me up at 5:20am..

I am beginning to really regret getting him that drum-set...

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Old 06.05.2015, 18:47
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Car drivers (aka. spam in a can) who think that a safe stopping distance from Iron Pig is somewhere up my colon.


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Old 06.05.2015, 18:49
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

.. oh got another one, management that thinks that outside temperatures of 50° means having the AC on at -50°
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Old 06.05.2015, 19:00
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...[*]those who are unable to say "thanks" when you patiently hold a heavy door open for them[/LIST]
I think we have a specific thread on this. Maybe they said "danke" or "merci" instead?
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Old 06.05.2015, 19:10
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Re: The micro-RANT thread

Everybody who wants something from me at the same time.
All important for their own reasons, all have priority.

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Old 06.05.2015, 19:13
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.. oh got another one, management that thinks that outside temperatures of 50° means having the AC on at -50°
Here the heat is still on in some trams! Horribly hot in winter and dying in summer. I hate those old trams.
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