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    What little things do you do to bug people?

    One of my favourites is, when in a queue, to fail to progress in an orderly fashion. I like to let big gaps open up in front of me. I think it especially bugs SJs. The people behind you tend to crowd up on you in an attempt to force you to go forward, even when there are a number of people still in front of you and there is no chance someone is going to avail themselves of the extra space to cut in.

    I also quite like, when conversing with a fastidiously neat person, to glance repeatedly at their forehead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    What little things do you do to bug people?
    I preface everything in unappealing ways...

    Wanna hear something gross...
    You know what's really disturbing....
    This is really rude, but....
    This is evil of me....
    If you're just way too sick and tired then don't feel like you have to, but...
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    Sometimes I do things just for fun, occasionally I'll do them because I'm annoyed at someone (I have my petty moments)...

    • Ignore most of an extensive post I find vapid and point out some minor wording flaw/exclusion that is tangential to their main point.
    • Drive really slow when someone rides my bumper in no-passing lane, despite the fact I was already driving faster than the posted limit.
    • Drag my feet / Take my time / Insist on sticking to the process when someone demands I rush something for them that really was a product of their own lack of foresight or time mismanagement.
    • Make subtle puns around someone with no sense of humor, so that everyone else laughs and they don't understand why.
    • Sit in meetings and laugh at the things I'm thinking of, that have no relation to the meeting at hand, so no one knows why I am laughing.
    • Consistently do about 85-90% of a job, and never quite finish it (like the dishes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by toonia View Post
    I preface everything in unappealing ways...

    Wanna hear something gross...
    You know what's really disturbing....
    This is really rude, but....
    This is evil of me....
    If you're just way too sick and tired then don't feel like you have to, but...
    That reminds me of an old favourite:
    "You know, I probably shouldn't say this but...no, never mind."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    That reminds me of an old favourite:
    "You know, I probably shouldn't say this but...no, never mind."
    Oh -- Classic status, right there!


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    I also like making up false histories and posting them in response to other people's threads, especially if they inclined to take the information seriously rather than as an obvious joke.
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    I occasionally say, "Can I ask you a question?" before asking the question. Annoys even me!
    Blow my nose in an extremely boisterous manner.
    Leave multiple pairs of shoes in various locations in the house, like stair treads, bathroom ... once I lost my sandals and found them on the bottom shelf of the fridge.
    Screen all my phone calls and pick up for only a select few.
    Never take out the trash (but continue to stuff things in until it resembles a mountain of stinking detritus).
    Leave my undies drying on the shower rod.
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    When they preface their statement with "You know what's funny . . . " or "You know what's really crazy . . . " I answer "Me?" and when they say no, I offer "Giraffes?"
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    Listen quietly and refuse to give those little vocal responses that show I agree with what the speaker is saying. (Usually when I disagree but don't want to get into an argument.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    What little things do you do to bug people?
    One of my favourites is, when in a queue, to fail to progress in an orderly fashion. I like to let big gaps open up in front of me. I think it especially bugs SJs. The people behind you tend to crowd up on you in an attempt to force you to go forward, even when there are a number of people still in front of you and there is no chance someone is going to avail themselves of the extra space to cut in.
    I do the exact same thing!!! It REALLY drives the British crazy!

    Mind you, so does any form of public outspokenness - like when loads of people are standing there waiting for a couple of lazy checkout assistants to quit chattering to each other and serve people, and they just stand there fuming? I like to look at them in an exaggeratedly confused way, walk straight past the queue, walk up to the counter and just interrupt the clerks and say "Excuse me, can I just pay for this?" Then when they just serve me, and I can see the queueing Brits fuming behind me, I like to turn and say to them "Oh sorry, I didn't realise it was a queue - I mean you guys were just standing there and they weren't serving anyone, so I thought..." And say everything a really cheerful and polite way. This way I get the clerks and the customers in one fell swoop!

    I do similar things all the time to needle at that British queueing/not saying anything and just grumbling tendency. Like last week I was on this bus, and it was one of those really badly designed ones where none of the windows can open, and it was a really hot day. The only window that opened was the one by the driver, and he'd obviously flipped the heating switch and not realised, so everyone on the bus was like, dying. But I knew nobody'd say anything, so I stood up and ostentatiously looked around at all the other people, with a puzzled expression, then cheerfully called to the driver, "Hey mate, can you turn the heating off? We're dying back here!" And the driver just said yeah, sure, like he didn't realise it was on, and he apologised. I took a moment or two to enjoy the sheepish looks on the other passengers' faces before I sat back down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    One of my favourites is, when in a queue, to fail to progress in an orderly fashion. I like to let big gaps open up in front of me. I think it especially bugs SJs. The people behind you tend to crowd up on you in an attempt to force you to go forward, even when there are a number of people still in front of you and there is no chance someone is going to avail themselves of the extra space to cut in.
    Well, sure you can get on my nerves doing that. But if you are a man and you stand in front of me in a queue and you don't move, I'm going to signal you and give you 15 seconds to move your ass and if you still don't move, you are going to feel my elbow pounding on your back and you are going to move your ass and if you still don't move, I will turn your body 180 degree and you will see my fists of fury and you will sure as hell want to move your lazy ass now, or never.

    I hope we will meet someday, ideally in a queue. You will learn to move your ass asap when there are spaces I am not joking.
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