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Why I don't like people...please allow me to vent :)

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Okay, I DO like people. Most people, actually. But there's that small inconsiderate, buttheaded segment of the population that just makes the world (and life) tougher than it has to be.

I've had a wonderful relaxing Sunday. Chilling out, crosswords, surfing, reading, playing guitar, talking to friends back home on the phone, etc.

I knew I needed to make a "Target run" for some stuff before the night was over.

I go there and I have my stuff and I'm checking out. First, I've been in line FOR-FÜCKING-EVER because the cashier is slower than maple syrup and is just SLOOOOOOOOWLY running stuff through of the person in front of me, stopping to comment on the packaging, the price, how SHE uses it, etc.



7 hours later, I'm finally next. Guess what? The credit/debit machine is busted. The lady KNOWS this, but she proceeds to attempt a McGyver-inspired repair job with an ink pen and a few well-placed whacks with the heel of her hand.

Mind you, the line behind me is quite long and thick (heehee...I said "long and thick...").

Basically, I suddenly remembered I had $40 cash tucked away in my wallet from last week and I said "listen, forget it...let me just pay cash. That cool?".

Okay. What HUMAN BEING would not have said, "oh, okay...great. Sorry for the inconvenience..." and took MY MONEY. This lady? She INSISTS on continuing to fück with the machine, EVEN THOUGH I'M STANDING THERE WAVING MONEY IN HER FACE!

Long story short, she FINALLY takes my cash. Doesn't say "thank you", "come again", "kiss my ass", "have a glorious day", etc.

Twit.

So now I'm out and I'm hungry and I dart over to Rubio's (for those of you not in SoCal, Rubio's is a Baja California fish taco place: Mexican stuff, but with a seafood angle...kinda upper-middle fast food. Better than Taco Bell, but not quite a full-tilt "sit down" restaurant either).

I'm walking to the door and this lady, coming from the other direction just SPRINTS to the door, as if she doesn't get fed in 20 seconds, she'd done for. She sprinted for the door ONLY after looking up and seeing me and obviously thinking "hey, I can't let this guy in from of me...that would be wrong!". We basically crash into each other, her ramming into my shoulder in her haste to beat me inside. This isn't some stupid 15-year-old either. This is an adult, well into her 40's.

Does she say "Excuse me?" or "I'm sorry!". Why, of course not. That would be too expected.



After that sterling example of speed, I expected she'd be a Rubio's regular: "2 fish tacos, lobster combo, salsa on the side, beans, hold the rice and a Corona...".

NOOOOOOOOOOO.

It's the asshole's FIRST TIME. So while she's standing there looking at the menu the way I look at poetry (slightly impressed, but not really knowing what to truly make of it all), the girl behind the counter (who saw the NFL-level door block moments earlier) is looking at me like "Dude, I'm sorry...".

This lady, after damn near dislocating my shoulder to beat me to the counter to order first DOESN'T HAVE THE FAINTEST IDEA what she wants, where she is, what a lobster is and how it fits on a burrito, etc.

She's bitching to the cashier about the price, asking every stupid question a human could possibly muster, bitching about the font on the menu being to small to read, etc.

AND SHE HASN'T EVEN ORDERED YET!!!



I swear to God, I almost kicked her in the back of the head.

She finally said to the girl behind the counter "what's in the lobster burrito?".

At this point, emboldened with anger and a sore shoulder, I uncharacteristically chime in "I'm gonna go out on a limb and say...lobster?".



She turns around and goes "but what else?".

She doesn't even know that I'm fücking with her.

Finally, after a good 9 minutes (honest to God), I get to order and get my food and head home.

I stop at the gas station to top of my car.

I walk in and there's a line of people, 7 deep. The cashier? Oh, she's TALKING ON THE GODDAMN PHONE AND IGNORING EVERYONE!



Finally, she starts acting like an employee and serving the customers (hey, I was shocked too!) and the dumbass in front of me buys $12 worth of gas with NICKELS AND PENNIES.

NICKELS AND PENNIES. Let me say that again: $12 worth of gas with NICKELS AND PENNIES.

I stood in there for a good 4-5 minutes while dumbass and surly cashier chick count it all out. TWICE.

Finally, I get my gas and go home.

Basically, guys, what SHOULD have been a 45 minute trip turned into almost 90 minutes. Add up the time screwing around with the idiot from Target, the lady from Rubio's and the dynamic duo of Dumbass Coin Boy and Phone Talker Cashier and there's a good 30 minutes or so of my life wasted.

Wasted, NOT for any good reason (like flirting or smooching or anything), but because the world is crawling with dumbasses who a) don't know how to act themselves, b) treat other people and c) well, I can't think of a "c", but I'm sure I could.

Here's a tip for you guys, in case you're either IN or CONTRIBUTING TO the above scenarios:

1. If you're working a cash register, be quick. Be polite and personable, if you want, but be quick and efficient. DO NOT read and comment on the products being purchased, ESPECIALLY if there is a line of 9-12 people all waiting. Secondly, if your stupid credit/debit machine is broken and the customer offers you good cash money to expedite things, TAKE IT. The people behind me have better things to do than watch you bang around on a machine you're obviously not qualified to fix.

2. If you're out in public and you're REALLY hungry, do not make it a habit of sprinting and lunging past others, possibly causing injury. Certainly causing anger and resentment. I hate to sound mean, but to that lady who busted in front of me at Rubios: "I hope your debut experience with a lobster burrito leaves you with cramps and a serious case of the screaming shits for 2-3 days. You deserve it, asshole. Happy crapping.

3. If you're going to purchase anything over, say $1.15, DO NOT PAY WITH COINS! Do you know how long it takes to count out $12 worth of nickels and pennies? Yeah, I didn't think so. DON'T DO IT!

Okay, there.

I feel SO much better. I just had to vent, get this off my chest.

Mods, you can even close this. I don't care. I just had to share my crappy, one-lame-scenario-after-another evening with all my buddies here.



Hey, Macworld is tomorrow!!!

YOWSAH!!!

post #2 of 43
Dude, I feel your pain. This kind of shit happens to me all the time
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post #3 of 43
yep, people suck

they make me doubt my desire to get into medicine. maybe being a vet is a better idea...most people dont deserve to live. i still cant believe natural selection is obsolete now. damn, let the weak die off. too many stupid people are being allowed to breed and survive...
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post #4 of 43
Reminds me of that movie...

"Me, Myself & Irene"

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post #5 of 43
I didn't know you lived in New Jersey!
post #6 of 43
i say that pscates gets the member of the week for this.

Least we can do.

(plus, I secretly want to placate him so he doesnt get a gun and come shoot us all )
post #7 of 43
Another testimony to justify abortion, any sort of population control, anti-anti-gun laws, immigration laws, death penalty, etc. etc. (no one can classify my political party affiliation! Bwahaha!! )

I agree with ya, Scates.

People suck. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #8 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
<strong>Another testimony to justify abortion, any sort of population control, anti-anti-gun laws, immigration laws, death penalty, etc. etc. (no one can classify my political party affiliation! Bwahaha!! )

I agree with ya, Scates.

People suck. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

i wouldnt say that abortion is a good way of population control, cause the unborn can potentially be a moron or a genius. it isnt known yet. so, as a result, u could be taking away a potentially great citizen of society. of course, in the same way, u could be helping to rid the world of a POS scrub...
but i guess, if u abort someone, ul never know, eh?

but getting back to the thread at hand--people, on the whole, are idiots.
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post #9 of 43
Thread Starter 
Whew...glad to see I wasn't alone on my tirade.

Jonathan, I'm the nicest guy in the world. No, really!



I never look for - or cause - stuff (and I certainly would never do any of the things I outlined above to others) and I just like it when people are considerate, well-mannered and don't act like idiots.

Tonight was especially bad (three scenarios in a row...it just got ridiculous), so I had to unload somewhere. Better that I'm the kinda guy who CAN do it verbally/written, you know? It's the ones who keep it all in and say nothing that you have to watch out for.



I'm a kittycat. I just get my back up sometimes when people act like such shitheads....all on the same night.

post #10 of 43
Don't live in a (big) city. City dwellers suck at this stuff. Live in a small town that doesn't get many visitors and everybody has their 'pattern' down right.

And there are no damn TARGET stores anywhere.
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post #11 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>I'm a kittycat. </strong><hr></blockquote>

meow

here pussy pussy
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post #12 of 43
I have to deal with morons everyday. I work in retail at a one hour photo lab/ portrait studio type place. I think after working there for three years, I've cut about 10 years off my life and I think I'm starting to go gray and I'm only 17!!) Its really sad how many people think the world revolves around them and everyone exists merely for A) Serving them, B) entertainment or, C) to bitch at.

You have NOT IDEA the stories I have about the morons who exist in this world. Also, my dad's a cop and you would not even begin to believe half the ridiculous stores he has. Hell between the two of us I could write a bestseller, its so pathetic .

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[quote]Originally posted by _ alliance _:
<strong>meow

here pussy pussy</strong><hr></blockquote>

Not that kind of cat... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
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Not that kind of cat... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
</strong><hr></blockquote>

im confused...
what kind then?
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post #15 of 43
I say kill'em all and let God sort'em out!
post #16 of 43
Yes, i've decided that the general public is essentially dumb.
I'm a lifeguard and let me tell you people do really dumb stuff, and i'm not talking about kids (sure there is the odd kid who does something stupid), the main problem is stupid adults. Like the ones who think their three year old can swim in the deep end...of course this three year old has never been in water deeper than the bath tub...u can imagine how that worked out.

bah....

"Just one more sleepless night." how true it is
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[quote]I've cut about 10 years off my life and I think I'm starting to go gray and I'm only 17!!<hr></blockquote>Don't feel too bad. One of my good friends is half bald (that line just keeeeeeps on receding) and he's just 19. Poor guy...
post #18 of 43
Rubios, yum...

I think that might have been my mom.
post #19 of 43
Life sucks sometimes, huh?
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[quote]I work in retail at a one hour photo lab/ portrait studio type place.<hr></blockquote>

Does this place really have one hour photos? Or is it: "Bring it in at 9 AM, we'll have them to you tomorrow". <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #21 of 43
*picking himself off the floor, holding his side*

Dude, that is seriously fu*ked up. I nearly turned my skivies yellow when you said the guy paid for $12 worth of gas with pennies and nickles. What a douche bag!

As for the lady at the seafood place (I always did like tuna tacos ), you handled yourself better than I would've. Would've taken me all of about 2 minutes before I verbally stomped the crap out of her, leaving noting but a puddle of goo and hair fragments.

But in the end analysis I look at it this way: at the expense of 45 minutes of your life, the rest of us got to read one of the funniest damn posts this board has seen in months.



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This kind of shit is the RULE for Chicago. The one i hate is when the person behind the counter/register asks you a question but has their head turned the other way. I say, "I'm sorry I didn't hear that." They look at me and then just when they start to talk they look away again. If you want me to hear you in a busy store with lots of noise coming from behind you due to the loud people whipping up food in the back THEN GOD DAMN LOOK AT ME WHEN SPEAK TO ME.

Anyone read Brave New World?

One time at a video store here there were like two people working. It was the day after new years so there were people in returning video. Delta Minor #1 was on the phone with some person who wanted him to check and see if every movie on their long list was in stock. Delta Minor #2 had an enormous stack of videos that they were checking back in. Delta Minor #3 who I guess was in charge was working the register and none to fast.

So when we're done and leaving my wife says something like "You need to get that guy off the phone and take care of the people waiting in line". Delta Minor #3 say, "we're short staffed today and just between you and me we're doing a good job". Not only was it not "ust between you and me" they were not doing a good job.

I worked in an auto parts store one summer. My boss, an ex Marine, had a rule. If the store is packed and the phone rings answer it and find out what they want. If it will take too long ask them to call back. Because people in the store always take precedence over people NOT in the store. DONT leave someone with cash in their hand waiting.

Heres a rule I live by. I get in the line that has the best cashier. Not the shortest line! If the best casheir has a longer line Ill get in that on. If you get a good one remember for the next time you come in.

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The rule that applies to rumors applies to people as well: assume the worst and anything better seems that much more pleasant.
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Movie lines....

The WORST. 50 - 100 people in the line. HUGE menu like billboard clearly stating all movies, times and availabilities...they all...every single one...still have NO CLUE what ficking movie they are going to see when they get to the ticket person. Therefore they stand...deer in headlights...wondering which movie they drove all the way to see...argh.

Also, the family in line that has to have them ALL stand together in line whereas really only one of the parents can stand in line to get the tickets. Gee, if they all had at least one brain cell to share with each other they could actually have one get the tickets and the others could go to the amusements or snack area and get their food...I dunno...sad.

That's why I never see movies that much in metroplexs except on a Tuesday afternoon.
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[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:

DONT leave someone with cash in their hand waiting.<hr></blockquote>

Amen. Nothing pisses people off more than that.

[quote]Heres a rule I live by. I get in the line that has the best cashier. Not the shortest line! If the best casheir has a longer line Ill get in that on. If you get a good one remember for the next time you come in.<hr></blockquote>

Good rule.
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post #26 of 43
heh heh. Good story psca....huh? Fish tacos? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> :eek:
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Yeah, they're DELICIOUS! Breaded cod filet, with shredded cabbage, salsa fresca, a lime wedge (for squeezing onto the taco for a little ZING) and some kind of white sauce (stop it...) to top it all off.

Rubio's is DELICIOUS! If you're ever in SoCal sometime, stop by one. They're a chain, so they're pretty easy to find.

Believe me, when I first moved out here, I resisted the "fish taco" thing for a good 5 years (for obvious reasons...it sounds SO gross).

But believe me: it's one of those things that tastes better than it sounds.

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post #28 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by JRC:
<strong>Don't live in a (big) city. City dwellers suck at this stuff. Live in a small town that doesn't get many visitors and everybody has their 'pattern' down right.

And there are no damn TARGET stores anywhere.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Target is better than WalMart, and every little hick town has a WalMart!

Actually, I have noticed a lot more of the kind of stuff Pscates mentioned when I venture out to the suburbs (I live downtown). I don't know about other cities, but in Portland it seems like the suburbs (Beaverton, Tigard, Clackamas, etc.) are really hellish for traffic and generally bad retail experiences.

Downtown, while there's a big of traffic congestion, the drivers are a bit more sane and both the clerks and the "fellow shoppers" in stores and restaurants are more reasonable. Not sure why...
post #29 of 43
[quote]Target is better than WalMart, and every little hick town has a WalMart!<hr></blockquote>

LOL! I hope you're not being serious. The Targets around here usually have all of 6 workers for the entire store whenever I go in. The Wal Marts, on the other hand, are the 24 hour ones which always seem to have plenty of workers, and you can always stop in to buy something you forgot/need.

I have only purchased something in a Target once. Other than that, they never have what I want in stock. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #30 of 43
The Target I go to is always very good.
post #31 of 43
Thread Starter 
Target is cool!
post #32 of 43
One thing about WalMart is that their shelves seem to go empty often.
post #33 of 43
Jeeeeeesus christ. I can't believe what I am reading.

FISH TACOS?!?!

I have just spit Pepsi on my monitor, thank you very much.

Me and the boys often discussed our love for a good "fish taco" as we called it, back in high school and college...

just slightly different than the fish taco you are referring to though.

Oh, and that is SOOOO fitting for this post...

post #34 of 43
pscates, your frustrating and timewasting afternoon's errands brings to mind that immortal bumper sticker:

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance".
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True...
post #36 of 43
"So while she's standing there looking at the menu the way I look at poetry (slightly impressed, but not really knowing what to truly make of it all),"


I work in a deli, that's the funniest description of that look I've ever heard!

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post #37 of 43
pscates, use that plastic thing at the gas station. If it's not "pay at the pump" stop at one that is. Or, get one of those Speedpass things that you can use at (some) Mobil stations. I hate standing in line at the gas station waiting for 25 people to get their fix of lottery tickets.

My best strategy: I only go out during football season, when the Packers game is on. The stores are dead. The rest of the time, I stay home.
post #38 of 43
[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
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LOL! I hope you're not being serious. The Targets around here usually have all of 6 workers for the entire store whenever I go in. The Wal Marts, on the other hand, are the 24 hour ones which always seem to have plenty of workers, and you can always stop in to buy something you forgot/need.

I have only purchased something in a Target once. Other than that, they never have what I want in stock. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yep, I'm being serious. Around here, the Targets are clean and bright, packed with people, and really hoppin'. The Wal Mart stores (you usually have to go outside of the city to find one) make your average K-Mart look like Sak's.
post #39 of 43
I HATE dumb or rude people... I run into them all the time and they're usually adults around 20-30 years of age around here.

I went into a Taco Cabana (mexican food... duh) and asked for 8 bean and cheese tacos. 45 min later... I still have no taco's so I literally crawl up onto the counter and yell "Who the Fck is making taco's back here!". A 21 year old chick walks up to me with a phone in her hand and says "do you mind? My friend just broke up with her girlfriend and she's really upset" She has the GAUL to tell me to hold on when my money has already been taken. I asked for her manager.

The manager asked what the problem was and I said that I had ordered 8 tacos (these take 15-20 seconds a peice to make) and have not been served after 45 min and not one taco has been made yet... then explained exactly what the bith behind the counter had said and pointed to her in the corner. He walked over, grabbed the phone, hung it up and fired her I got my taco's from him in about a minute and a half. I called their customer service line, complained and I got a free meal for it. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

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post #40 of 43
This is what bugs me about going ot Seattle. Being more or less raised in Vancouver Canada, I hav ethe habbit of saying "sorry" or "excuse me" on impulse. I also have gotten sued to the flow of traffic (walking) up here, whereb if some one is walking towards you, you each move half way to the side and pass.
Sure enough every time im down there some one doesnt make the slightest movement away form me, expecting me to move instead, which in turn pisses me off, so I move halfway and allow them to bump into me. Most of the time Isay sorry and they grunt, but one time a guy had the nerve to get mad at me...

Another time I was standing in line at Starbucks (my friend had to use the washroom so I bought some coffee) without my glasses on, and saw the guy there, I said hi, he said hi back, and I said "Ill have a..." then proceded to squint at the "menu" before finally saying "a Carmel Macciato and a large Latte (for my friend)". At this point I feel a nudge at my back, its my friend poking me and saying "who are you talking to". Sure enough the guy had not only walked away from me while I was ordering (as I said, I didnt have my glasses, so my concentration was all on the menu)but proceded to look over and laugh at me after Id realized what had happened.

Needless to say I left, then went to the other Starbucks across the street
Im not kidding, there are two Starbucks with different motifs directly across the intersection from each other.
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