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post #91 of 109
When I am being served by someone in a store who is having a conversation with a colleague the whole time.

When someone answers their phone constantly while I am trying to speak to them.

Cellphones in general irritate me they seem to have taken over a lot of poeple's lives.
post #92 of 109
+1. and I'm FROM the "nintendo" generation.
post #93 of 109
lol. this is like the grumpy old women/grumpy old men thread. and i love it!

my grrrrs:

- server presenting food and saying 'enjoy'.

- anyone, no matter how much i love them, eating crunchy food - cereals, etc.

- lies.

- weak handshakes. i have a fairly tiny hand but i manage to shake with a bit of body!

- diners treating the waiting staff in a way they would hate to be treated themselves.

- people invading 'my' space. we all have a space around us that is our own particular space and i loathe anyone standing so close to me that they invade that space (other than those invited to of course).

- people calling to my door.

- cats up on work tops.

- plastic/latex gloves on cafe staff when it is apparent the gloves are worn all day and not for any reason other than some health board has said they must be worn (these staff take money, write orders, wipe tops, all with the same gloves on!!!).

- cruelty to others or animals.

- lack of manners to anyone.

- servers wearing body sprays or perfume. i have very sensitive smell.

- in a restaurant when i am still eating and the staff are cleaning tables with a revolting smelly spray (sterilising spray i think they call it!).

- leaving the lid up on the loo.

i'll stop to draw breath now. but believe me, i could go on.

and on.

and apologies to the previous poster here who said about lack of capitals at the start of a sentence. of course i know that is correct. however, since i started using email and the internet eons ago, for some reason i have used lower case all the way throught. and yes, i can type in real life and yes, when typing in real life i use capitals but hey, i rebel on the net! :lol:
post #94 of 109
I can't tell you how much that bothers me as well. When I play in orchestras it's usually in the contract that nobody wears perfume or scented lotions on stage but people break this rule constantly and I have to be the nagger. I tell everyone I'm allergic but seriously it does make me feel ill.

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post #95 of 109
+1 on the perfumes.
I really despise it at when I order a cafe mocha to go, and the barista puts the lid on with her perfumed hands.
Not only do I get the displeasure af smelling it, I get to taste it as well.
Ugh.
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post #96 of 109
another gripe i have is servers (i'm not sure i like that word but instead of going waiter waitress it is shorter). anyway. servers looking at their watches. i start to feel we really should drink and eat up and get out of there coz we're holding them back from a party/club/meeting. when i owned a restaurant i banned all staff at front of house from wearing watches simply because people do innocently look at their watch as a matter of habit but i didn't want our guest to feel they were being hurried along.
post #97 of 109
-I hate hate HATE when the toilet paper comes out the back of the roll instead of the front

-It drives me insane trying to cook with my sisters. they seem determined to drive me insane with their cooking methods, and they succeed usually.

-When its so hot outside you can barely walk 5 feet without breaking into a sweat (california weather..bleh)

-The word 'chipper' makes me want to scream and run in the other direction while pulling my hair out. it was hard enough writing it. *shudders*

-Skinny boys. they make me afraid that if i hug them they will shatter into a million pieces. stop being skeletons! be manly men! :lol:

-going to the refrigerator, pulling out your favorite leftover for lunch, then realizing in horror that it's covered in mold. green, gray, blue, fuzzy fuzzy mold. Mold is my enemy and I will destroy it at all costs when it's trying to take over my food.
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post #98 of 109
cant stand when people misspell written words ESPECIALLY when it effects the message that you are attempting to relay :cool:

oh yeah LOL and I cant stand when the contents of my purse fall all out in the interior of my car as I am speeding around town LOL :lol:
post #99 of 109
If you had a kitten in the house you would know why the toilet paper is in there backwards :lol: when they spin the roll with their paws it doesn't unroll all over the floor. And once on the floor it gets spread all over the house :lol:
post #100 of 109
And why are you messing with your purse when you're driving? And why are you speeding?
post #101 of 109
women can multitask dont ya know shel :p;):lol:
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post #102 of 109
Boy, am I with you on that !! A few weeks ago, before school had started, and the weather was still very warm, DH and I rounded the corner on the way to our daughter's house. There were 2 sweet little girls running a 'lemonade stand' with their parents' help... not the real thing, but so what? We stopped, paid the 75 cents, and continued on our way. I went to take a sip, and drew up short... I said 'I can't drink this' but I didn't say why... hubby, who has no sympathy for what he perceives as my 'imagination' said 'give it to me, then'. He had it almost to his lips, and stopped. '****, what is in this? It smells like perfume!!' Aparently, the plastic cups had been stored in the mommy's cosmetic closet. bad, bad, bad. :(
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post #103 of 109
:confused:
actually i was referring to the concept that my purse is sitting on the passenger seat. when im driving on the [local highways] and maybe hit an exit or something the contents topple about ???????
post #104 of 109
Cooks who don't know the difference between the verb 'marinate' and the noun 'marinade'

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post #105 of 109
im going to have to concur to the millionth power and i hope my friends have realized that i will NOT be a slave to my cell phone! what an intrusion, i have a love hate relationship with cell phones.
post #106 of 109
Nothing comes to mind and that surprises me!

I don't seem to be peeved as often as I was in the past. I think maybe I've mellowed over the years.

Vera: the Not-so-grumpy-anymore Old Woman. ;)

EDIT: Okay, got one! I'm peeved by my own typos!
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post #107 of 109
That's funny. I do that. It's for security. It's especially effective if you can leave a car in the driveway...
post #108 of 109
People that spell judgment incorrectly. It's judgment, not judgement! Thank you. :)
post #109 of 109

Staff Meals

I've worked in Hotels for years. In every one, except one, the management insisted the Front Office recommend guests to the restaurant. The problem is, the Chef is feeding the staff meals that he/she would never touch. If your staff isn't bringing visiting relatives to your restaurant to eat, you have serious problems.
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