here's a thread to list things you absolutley detest- and if given ultimate power would eliminate! (Uber- no races or ethnicities of people are allowed to be listed here!
Given that most libraries are underfunded, fines help buy new books. Whenever I pay a fine, that's how I think of it. Our local city & county library systems don't charge fines for kid's books, so the system seems fair to me. Taxpayers where I live support the library pretty well, but we can always use more books. Fines and the Friends of the Library book sales keep new books coming in.
What I hate is people who borrow my books, cds or dvds and forget to return them, or give them back in bad shape. But I can eliminate that myself by not lending to former offenders.
This isn't so much a "hate" list as much as an "annoy greatly" list but here goes:
- Those red onions that smell like unwashed armpit
- Onions in general, actually.
- The phrase "It is what it is." Uch.
- Commercials that are 30dB louder than the show itself
- Commercials that are turned up so high that the sound is actually distorted
- American "cheese"
- fake wood wall paneling
- itchy clothing tags
- people who mix up your/you're, lose/loose, their/there/they're, etc.
I'm not sure if there is anything/anyone I "hate" but there are many things that annoy me. Here are a few.
My neighbor who I've known since we moved to this city. She is an annoying, opinionated mouth and I have hung up (something I detest doing) on her in the past because she doesn't know when to shut up. She isn't a very happy person on the inside and desperately tries to appear happy on the outside. Every now and then she'll let it slip how crappy her life is and that is somewhat a relief to me. Now don't get me wrong I don't wish anyone a miserable life, but her mouth has annoyed the hell out of me for 7 years and I sometimes want to slap her. She also made the mistake of insulting my husband (jealous) last year which resulted in my ignoring her existence for as long as my daughter (who is friends with her daughter) would allow.
Doorbell ringing (unannounced visitors)
Opinionated loudmouths (see above)
When people say "my bad"! I hate, hate, hate that along with Zergling's "Ur cute", "I luv U"! Learn to spell for fucks sake! Ignorance is not cute!
People who drive too slow, especially when I am running late and don't say I should leave earlier because that's not always possible! I'm also grew up and learned to drive in Miami where everyone is an asshole driver.
Various types of stupid internet behavior (Examples: "Look, here's a thread arguing an idiotic point that gets us riled up! Let's respond to it!", or "Ur stupid, u (random 1337 abbreviation swear words here)").
Various types of idiot and asshole MMORPG behaviour (Yes, we are in a PUG. No, this does not mean we'll finish faster and better if you go AFK in the middle and aggro everything.)
Repeating several tries at using a computer program because it has some hidden required non-intuitive order to click things that wasn't done exactly in a certain way.
Forum threads that go to 50-90 pages or so because people were chatting back and forth.
Forums with too many threads like this one. (In small amounts it's fine, large amounts of these sorts of social threads tend to clog up a forum, like overgrowth of algae clogs up water.)
People who require lots of social conditions to do certain things, especially if those things make logical sense and would seem to be what that person wants, yet they aren't done for some reason thanks to the hoops the person requires.
People who know less than about something, but than switch to some other way of acting superior right afterwards.
Things I find mildly amusing and strange most of the time, but could turn into hate when they cause problems:
People who care sooo much about abortion, gay marriage, or some other such value issue, which they often exaggerate to a ridiculous amount.
People who care a lot about what music they listen to, T.V. they eat, etc.
People who look for hidden meanings in everything they see ("The development of fluid mechanics reflects a desire to reclaim the lost mother figure of early childhood by ....', or "The chicken in this painting symbolizes the fear and loathing of the female reproductive system...")
Edit: The existence of Chuck Norris and Dead Baby jokes (annoying when these types of jokes crowd out other stuff to talk about.)