What bugbears do you have?

1. Fruit with stickers on it. I know it's a bloody apple or orange without the help of the labellers. What a waste of stickers and resources in general.

2. Music reviewers writing about new album releases and writing the most copy on an album that they rate at 3 stars, and then write a cursory amount on 2 other albums they rate at 4 or 5 stars. Write the most about the highest rated albums!

dave marshall posted:

That particular sort of person who feels they always have to have the last word in any discussion, usually because what they have to say is so much more important than your point of view. 

Mind you, they don't really annoy me, I usually just have an inward smile at their "up themselves" attitude. 

I know exactly what you mean Dave, but I don't think it is correct to say "always".

Don Atkinson posted:
Hungryhalibut posted:

People replying to posts with +1 rather than making an effort to contribute something useful. +2 is even worse. 

+1

Exactly! You see a consensus building, which can be helpful to someone who has asked advice, without having to read a second or third etc poster go on at length saying effectively the same thing.

People with bugbears, on the other hand, are simply bad tempered and boring, often with very little to contribute while whining on about others....

Emre posted:
Don Atkinson posted:
Hungryhalibut posted:

People replying to posts with +1 rather than making an effort to contribute something useful. +2 is even worse. 

+1

+2

Ahhh, but does +2 mean you like it double the amount that Don liked it... or just suggesting an accumulation of likes...

Kiwi cat posted:

1. Fruit with stickers on it. I know it's a bloody apple or orange without the help of the labellers. What a waste of stickers and resources in general.

I'd rather have individual fruit with stickers on to identify what kind of Apple or Orange it is (and the labels are for the benefit of the checkout staff primarily not for the consumer); than have to buy all the extra packaging required for pre-packed apples.

Oh another bugbear... supermarket offers where either small packs become better value compare with big bags (e.g. Small 100g packs priced less than half the price of large 200g packs); or large packs costing less than the small pack for the same product (e.g. The 200g pack on discount costing less than the 100g pack does).

Eloise posted:
Kiwi cat posted:

1. Fruit with stickers on it. I know it's a bloody apple or orange without the help of the labellers. What a waste of stickers and resources in general.

I'd rather have individual fruit with stickers on to identify what kind of Apple or Orange it is (and the labels are for the benefit of the checkout staff primarily not for the consumer); than have to buy all the extra packaging required for pre-packed apples.

Also the little labels tell you how it's grown , whether with pesticides, organic or genetically modified.

TOBYJUG posted:
Eloise posted:
Kiwi cat posted:

1. Fruit with stickers on it. I know it's a bloody apple or orange without the help of the labellers. What a waste of stickers and resources in general.

I'd rather have individual fruit with stickers on to identify what kind of Apple or Orange it is (and the labels are for the benefit of the checkout staff primarily not for the consumer); than have to buy all the extra packaging required for pre-packed apples.

Also the little labels tell you how it's grown , whether with pesticides, organic or genetically modified.

So that people can choose based on rumours, suspicions, lies and "feelings" regarding the benefits or  otherwise of these things. I personally avoid so-called organic produce where I can, preferring GMO as the best option in most cases.

Those dizzy flying daddy longlegs which seem to be everywhere at the moment.  

 Funny enough I was watching one flying about the living room the other night which had a dust bunny ( fluff ball ) attached to its leg, and failed to notice the angst my other half was experiencing. After not really doing anything about it immediately and then being shouted at, I guess I had a cluster fxxk of bugbears.

TOBYJUG posted:

Those dizzy flying daddy longlegs which seem to be everywhere at the moment.  

I'm afraid that this is one thing that really gets to me too - I live in the New Forest and generally have doors / windows open in the evening so they do get in and I have a handheld cordless vacuum whose main purpose in life is getting rid of these hateful things but for some reason they illicit a completely uncontrollable gag reflex response from me especially if they fly into any part of me. 

Phil

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