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OK, so, misanthropy may be too strong of a word, but I thought it might be fun to have a thread of examples you witness in your days, of incidences of complete and utter lunacy where you look and think, "wtf?"<br><br>
I'll give you a couple of for instances;<br><br><b>London underground.</b> The train pulls in. The doors open and people try to get in whilst people are trying to get out. Duh. This can't possibly be exclusive to Britain. People are stupid everywhere in this regard.<br><br><b>People who smoke in cars with babies or young children in there with them</b> OK, I smoke occasionally, but for crying out loud, not anywhere near a child and certainly not in an enclosed area where the baby/toddler/child/etc has to breathe in what I'm doing.<br><br>
Just moments of sheer.... "Dude, are you a moron?" -type scenarios.<br><br><br>
Aaaaaaaaand, go! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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This one STILL gets me all hot and bothered because it happened fairly recently. Twice.<br><br>
I went with my boyfriend and best friend to see "Tree of Life" and there was a couple behind us who were having a full-on conversation. I turned toward them and asked them to stop talking, and they looked at me like I had just insulted them. But at least they shut up, unlike the next group of loquacious (and oh-so-polite!) babes I had to deal with.<br><br>
A few days later, I went to see "Bridesmaids" with boyfriend. Except this time it was about 6 girls sitting behind us talking to each other and ON THEIR CELL PHONES. I asked them if they could please be quiet. One of them sarcastically said, "No, we can't." They continued talking, so my boyfriend got up to go get an usher. As soon as he was gone they all got up and said "Fine, you ugly b*tch, we're leaving. Tell your husband he doesn't have to go tattle on us. Dumb whore."<br><br>
I wish I were kidding.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sequoia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2919132"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This one STILL gets me all hot and bothered because it happened fairly recently. Twice.<br><br>
I went with my boyfriend and best friend to see "Tree of Life" and there was a couple behind us who were having a full-on conversation. I turned toward them and asked them to stop talking, and they looked at me like I had just insulted them. But at least they shut up, unlike the next group of loquacious (and oh-so-polite!) babes I had to deal with.<br><br>
A few days later, I went to see "Bridesmaids" with boyfriend. Except this time it was about 6 girls sitting behind us talking to each other and ON THEIR CELL PHONES. I asked them if they could please be quiet. One of them sarcastically said, "No, we can't." They continued talking, so my boyfriend got up to go get an usher. As soon as he was gone they all got up and said "Fine, you ugly b*tch, we're leaving. Tell your husband he doesn't have to go tattle on us. Dumb whore."<br><br>
I wish I were kidding.</div>
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I know EXACTLY what you are talking about.<br><br>
When I went to see Paranormal Activity 2, there were kids at the back saying,<br>
"oh! look! The baby is lifting out of the crib!" or<br>
"oh look! That door is moving!" or<br>
"oh look! the pool cleaner is climbing out of the pool by itself!"<br><br>
REALLY?<br><br><span style="font-size:large;"><b>REALLY?</b></span><br><br>
It's not like I'm in the same room, looking at the same 40ftx15 screen and watching the EXACT SAME F*CKING FILM.<br><br>
Sometimes, I really hate people.<br><br>
I'm going to be reincarnated as a bird.<br>
A seagull.<br>
A seagull with a severe diarrhea.<br><br>
So I can fly over everyone and let them know how I feel about them.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Grubnutter</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2919137"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I know EXACTLY what you are talking about.<br><br>
When I went to see Paranormal Activity 2, there were kids at the back saying,<br>
"oh! look! The baby is lifting out of the crib!" or<br>
"oh look! That door is moving!" or<br>
"oh look! the pool cleaner is climbing out of the pool by itself!"<br><br>
REALLY?<br><br><span style="font-size:large;"><b>REALLY?</b></span><br><br>
It's not like I'm in the same room, looking at the same 40ftx15 screen and watching the EXACT SAME F*CKING FILM.<br><br>
Sometimes, I really hate people.<br><br>
I'm going to be reincarnated as a bird.<br>
A seagull.<br>
A seagull with a severe diarrhea.<br><br>
So I can fly over everyone and let them know how I feel about them.</div>
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As rude and nasty as it was for those girls to talk during the movie and then call me an ugly b*tch and a dumb whore, I don't take it personally. They lack social etiquette and I made them aware of it, so they lashed out. I hope one day they realize they should be considerate of others. And I hope that day comes before they meet someone who will make them see the error of their ways in a violent manner. But I'm not holding my breath <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I was on the bus on my way home from Stop n' Shop and the woman sitting across from me was picking her nose and then she sniffed under both armpits and I guess she wasn't thrilled with what she smelled because after that she pulled out a deodorant stick and stuck her hand down the neck of her shirt and goes ahead and does her deodorant application right there . . . reminding me that I really do NEED to get a car so I don't have to do public transit anymore.
 

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I was on the bus on my way home from Stop n' Shop and the woman sitting across from me was picking her nose and then she sniffed under both armpits and I guess she wasn't thrilled with what she smelled because after that she pulled out a deodorant stick and stuck her hand down the neck of her shirt and goes ahead and does her deodorant application right there . . . reminding me that I really do NEED to get a car so I don't have to do public transit anymore.</div>
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I would have had to stop myself from laughing if I had been there.<br><br>
It would be like watching a strategically shaved primate.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>zingypeppers</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2919144"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I was on the bus on my way home from Stop n' Shop and the woman sitting across from me was picking her nose and then she sniffed under both armpits and I guess she wasn't thrilled with what she smelled because after that she pulled out a deodorant stick and stuck her hand down the neck of her shirt and goes ahead and does her deodorant application right there . . . reminding me that I really do NEED to get a car so I don't have to do public transit anymore.</div>
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Oh crap, I've done that. The deodorant part, not the nose picking. My rationale went something like this:<br><br>
1) I forgot to apply deodorant this morning and now my armpits are emitting a foul odor.<br>
2) Would people rather smell this underarm napalm or see me (ever-so-discreetly) apply the much-needed antidote?<br>
3) Well, if I were them I'd rather eat a fat maggot than smell the funk coming from my pits right now.<br>
4) Ok, here it goes. Discreet...careful...almost done...there we go!<br>
5) Hey, what are you all staring at! Show's over.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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That's not misanthropy. That's Humanism. Misanthropy is blind, unjustified hatred of fellow humans.
 

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I'm actually not sure I wouldn't rather smell natural body odor stench than the heavy deodorant perfume smells that totally stink up the buses here during the summer. (Of course, I'm sure everyone on veggieboards uses the smell-free organic health food store underarm stuff.)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2919157"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That's not misanthropy. That's Humanism. Misanthropy is blind, unjustified hatred of fellow humans.</div>
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Yeah...which is why he said "misanthropy may be too strong of a word." Try reading the OP next time.
 

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I'm actually not sure I wouldn't rather smell natural body odor stench than the heavy deodorant perfume smells that totally stink up the buses here during the summer. (Of course, I'm sure everyone on veggieboards uses the smell-free organic health food store underarm stuff.)</div>
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Ah, you caught me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I use the hippie stuff. Very mild scent.
 

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That's not misanthropy. That's Humanism. Misanthropy is blind, unjustified hatred of fellow humans.</div>
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.....which is why I said it was perhaps too strong of a word.<br><br>
But thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Are we done with the inane posts needlessly defining words?<br><br>
If so...<br><br>
I absolutely love it when people run into you and then get pissed off at you as if you were the one to bash into them. This happens to me a lot, mostly with younger women. They kind of bounce off me and act offended and pissy. Um, what did you think was going to happen? I'm nearly 5'9" and am very solidly built. Not linebacker material or anything, but definitely not waifish. Try looking up from your cell phone from time to time.
 

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Are we done with the inane posts needlessly defining words?<br><br>
If so...<br><br>
I absolutely love it when people run into you and then get pissed off at you as if you were the one to bash into them. This happens to me a lot, mostly with younger women. They kind of bounce off me and act offended and pissy. Um, what did you think was going to happen? I'm nearly 5'9" and am very solidly built. Not linebacker material or anything, but definitely not waifish. Try looking up from your cell phone from time to time.</div>
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Oh, don't start me on cellphones.<br><br>
And why do people feel the need to brag about makes and models? Who cares?
 

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Oh, don't start me on cellphones.<br><br>
And why do people feel the need to brag about makes and models? Who cares?</div>
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I know..."My iPhone this, my iPhone that." Seriously? It's a phone. Unless it makes fries, I don't care what apps you have.
 

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I know..."My iPhone this, my iPhone that." Seriously? It's a phone. Unless it makes fries, I don't care what apps you have.</div>
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To the OP: About people getting on and off the trains in London: I see that here in the States with elevators. Etiquette says that people getting ON wait for everyone getting off to leave before entering the elevator. But a lot of people don't. There's just a lot of pushing and shoving when people want to get into the elevator. Wait, people!<br><br>
In general I see a lot of rudeness and people who don't know the meaning of the word "etiquette". I also see a lot of parents who refuse to take control of their hyperactive kids.<br>
About bouncing off me in stores, I get that a lot. Also, I was pushing my shopping cart through the Target parking lot towards my car. A little girl raced over and bounced off my shopping cart. I said "excuse me", but I guess nobody heard it because as I continued to walk, the mother stomped over and glared at me like she wanted to tear me a new one. So I said louder "EXCUSE ME" and she said "thank you" in a really hostile voice as if I had been intending to mow her kid down with my cart. (Hey, the kid was racing back and forth like she was on a playground).<br><br>
*sigh*
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Amy SF</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2919200"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
To the OP: About people getting on and off the trains in London: I see that here in the States with elevators. Etiquette says that people getting ON wait for everyone getting off to leave before entering the elevator. But a lot of people don't. There's just a lot of pushing and shoving when people want to get into the elevator. Wait, people!<br><br>
In general I see a lot of rudeness and people who don't know the meaning of the word "etiquette". I also see a lot of parents who refuse to take control of their hyperactive kids.<br>
About bouncing off me in stores, I get that a lot. Also, I was pushing my shopping cart through the Target parking lot towards my car. A little girl raced over and bounced off my shopping cart. I said "excuse me", but I guess nobody heard it because as I continued to walk, the mother stomped over and glared at me like she wanted to tear me a new one. So I said louder "EXCUSE ME" and she said "thank you" in a really hostile voice as if I had been intending to mow her kid down with my cart. (Hey, the kid was racing back and forth like she was on a playground).<br><br>
*sigh*</div>
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On my visits to the US, I noticed one thing that is prevelant in pretty much any shopping arena, whther it be Target, IHOP, Wells Fargo... anyway where thye public have to be "served" and it's that people don't talk to people they don't know.<br><br>
I'll happily crack on into a conversation with Betty from Huntingdon Beach in Ralph's about the price of fish or Hank from San Diego in Blockbuster about how crappy the last Cruise film was. However, when I do, they look at me like I have some kind of genetic fault.<br><br>
Or is that just a Californian thing? (Yeah - that's where I go and will end up eventually.)<br><br>
Why don't people talk to each other anymore? I don't bite. I'm friendly! That's why I'm talking to you!<br><br>
Do people on subways in the States avoid eye contact, too? Are subways passengers all Medusa-like demons with the power of turning you to stone if you look at each other?<br><br>
Strangers are just friends you haven't met yet. Remember that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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It's interesting you say that, because it's what a lot of visitors to the UK say about Brits <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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It's interesting you say that, because it's what a lot of visitors to the UK say about Brits <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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**shrugs**<br><br>
I'm chatty and friendly and will talk to anyone.<br><br>
Of course, if you're bathed in swastikas and handing out BNP leaflets, I'll talk to you, but only about what an arse you are.<br><br>
But then, that's just me!<br><br>
Oooo! That reminds me... getting back on topic.... I found myself in my local Indian/Bengali restaurant a while ago and whilst eating, a table near the back of the restaurant were very loud. I asked Hassan - my friend that runs it - who they were. He explained they were the upper echelons of the local right wing party.<br><br>
The local BNP were having a meeting and eating in a curry house.<br><br>
It's like a Larson cartoon that doesn't need a punchline.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Grubnutter</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2919127"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b>People who smoke in cars with babies or young children in there with them</b> OK, I smoke occasionally, but for crying out loud, not anywhere near a child and certainly not in an enclosed area where the baby/toddler/child/etc has to breathe in what I'm doing.</div>
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Ick. Thankfully, smoking in a car around a kid has been illegal for a number of years now where I live. I haven't seen anyone do it for eons.
 
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