Dumb Stuff That Frustrates You

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  1. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    You understand it, it is normal, but it just makes you want to scream expletives.

    Here is one:

    Windy days in late fall. When this happens, it is difficult to get the garage door down. You hit the button, a leaf blows into the sensor line of sight, and the door stops and goes back up. Usually, you hit the button again and the door closes.

    There is a day, every once in a few years, when it is really windy and lots of leaves are coming down. I will have to plug in the leaf blower, get the garage remote out of my car, and hit the down button while trying to keep the sensor path clear. One time it took the four tries with the leaf blower.

    This always happens when you are in a hurry.
     
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    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

    The nose piece on glasses. They occasionally break. No biggie - replacements are easy to get and very inexpensive. However, getting that tiny screw lined up, through the TPU plastic, and the thread started - without the screw making a run for it and you spending 20 minutes finding it - can prove to be a challenge to my patience.
     
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    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    Is it a very slow day in Ohio today??:)
     
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    Tourists on the street that walk out into traffic and stand there.
    They see you coming in your car and stare at you as if you were encroaching on their private property, or maybe you were a UFO.

    Every day during the tourist season, driving to work is like this.
    Those tourists are like minnows in a tide pool.
     
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    Non-frustrated responses to threads about being frustrated.
     
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    Trying to fold one of these in 100+ temps:

    [edit] It DOES NOT look like the one in dudes hands.

    Asunshade.jpg
     
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  7. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    I just don't feel like tackling a few project at work. :D
     
  8. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Afflicted

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    I had this sweater once that had a lot of loose loops inside the sleeves and my wristwatch would get snagged on it. I don't like tripping over garden hoses either. My wife yelling at me for things "we" need to do.
     
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    Oh the perils of western man.
     
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    That reminds me: I get a bill for the water coming into my house, a second bill for the water being heated, and a third bill for the water going out of my house!
     
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    Brilliant. Just brilliant.
     
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    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Good thing it only gets over 100 once every 5 or 10 years. :lol::lol::lol:
     
  13. Manual Slim

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    Leaf blowers
     
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    You mean "leaf redistributors".
     
  15. unixfish

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    I would resemble that remark. My wife would say "Why don't you just take your watch off, then put the sweater on?"

    Because I must win and be victorious over a loop of cotton!
     
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    People telling me what I mean
     
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    Unintuitive electronic devices! :mad:

    In a previous life I was once an electronics whiz. Army aircraft radio repairman, technician for a radio and tv sales and repair store, and a manufacturer's sales rep calling on electronic repair distributors.
    Sometime between DOS based PCs and today I stopped understanding how to make electronic stuff work.
    My television, cable box, Blue-Ray, and Roku are all connected through a surround sound amplifier. There's an exact sequence you have to follow. If I accidentally press the wrong button out of sequence it takes randomly pressing buttons for several minutes before I stumble across one it likes or until I throw the remote at it. :oops:
     
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    Having to remove- and later re-attach- the entire headlight assembly and radiator bodywork of my car, to replace a £1 bulb.
     
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    Being forced to change your habits...
    For example I just got a brand new laptop for work. It does not have an INSERT key, and I don't know if it can be emulated. For as long as I could cut and paste in a windowing environment, PASTE has been Shift-Insert, NOT this ctl-v malarkey. Now because some bean counter has deemed the Insert key superfluous, I've got to change probably 25-30 years of muscle memory, and it's pissing me off! Thanks for literally nothing HP!

    Whew! I kinda feel better now. o_O
     
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    Oh. This is a good one. My last VW was an absolute bugger to replace headlights. Easy to get to, easy to remove - but if you were not watching and did not re-align the new bulb just so, it could take 30 minutes to get in and seated. Learned that the hard way.
     
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