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    People's Annoying Little Habits

    I'm pretty normal in social terms. I don't fidget, grind my teeth or pick my nails and such. I just met an old friend who has picked up an annoying humming habit. Strange, my sister hummed for a bit after she had radiation therapy. I remember my stepfather always picking at a thumb callous, and other folks who do continuous tik-like habits.
    My hummer friend professes to be a new-age spiritual guy now (oh, no, lost another one). "So, why do you hum and why do you answer the phone if you are meditating?" I asked. "Just happy," he said. That is so lame.
    I just don't get these people. Are they just nervous or do they need real work to do?

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    People who shake their legs all the time when sitting down

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    I had a boss once that had a shakey head. (no he wasn't Indian)
    It was hilarious in staff meetings. It would start almost imperceptibly -- and grow to a full-on wobble. Then he would catch himself and it would stop. For about 15 minutes.

    I assume it was nerve damage of some sort (he was a pilot with 10,000+ hours) and probably not something I should laugh at ... but.

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    Agree, both of the above are annoying or make you feel embarrassed for them. But, maybe nervous habits or fear?

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    folks who have a voracious posting interest in countries other than their own.

    annoying as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    I had a boss once that had a shakey head. (no he wasn't Indian)
    It was hilarious in staff meetings. It would start almost imperceptibly -- and grow to a full-on wobble. Then he would catch himself and it would stop. For about 15 minutes.

    I assume it was nerve damage of some sort (he was a pilot with 10,000+ hours) and probably not something I should laugh at ... but.
    I suspect he had a well consealled Sony walkman ear microphone in place and was listening to loops of Queens Bohemian Rhapsody.

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    People who eat with their mouths open. They should be shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    People who eat with their mouths open. They should be shot.
    Better get ya gun and a lot of ammo JJ. Gotta wipe out this section of the world and for a starter.

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    I got a pal who drinks bottles of chang for breakfast, lunch and dinner and tells the same stories everytime I see him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsidian View Post
    folks who have a voracious posting interest in countries other than their own.

    annoying as hell.
    yes sorry about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    People who eat with their mouths open. They should be shot.
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Gotta wipe out this section of the world and for a starter.
    There would only be a few of us civilised folks left.

    Oh, I see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    I got a pal who drinks bottles of chang for breakfast, lunch and dinner and tells the same stories everytime I see him.
    That's the sign of a true alcoholic. I have a friend who drinks white cask wine through all his waking hours and endlessly repeats himself, forgets what he's talking about mid conversation etc. He is comitting slow suicide but refuses to admit that he has a drinking problem. As Tom Waites said " I only have a drinking problem when I can't get a drink".

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by obsidian View Post
    folks who have a voracious posting interest in countries other than their own.

    annoying as hell.
    yes sorry about that
    I am sorry too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    I got a pal who drinks bottles of chang for breakfast, lunch and dinner and tells the same stories everytime I see him.
    Leave Rigger alone, he's alright...

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    ^ cant be me I dont drink Chang, Thats for them guys that have a drinking probblem

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    ^ Those fokking Polish...

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    Had a co worker once who would always have some urgent issue to discuss. He would sit down and lay out the problem and then ask for my advice. About 5 words into my reply, he would fall dead asleep. The first time it happened I was more than a little pissed off. I later learned he had narcolepsy and would wait until he revived then continue. Pretty annoying though.

    Another really annoying bunch are those people who have acute post nasal drip. Suppressing the urge to punch the git whilst listening to the constant nasal/throat noises are enough to try ones patience to the breaking point.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    One more. This happens in Asia all the time. What is it with the spinning pen thing Asians business people do when you are talking to them?

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    Not a lot annoys me but guys who reach under their shirt and squeeze their shoulder & back zits is real distracting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
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    folks who have a voracious posting interest in countries other than their own.

    annoying as hell.
    yes sorry about that
    I am sorry too.
    Me, too. Should I be on a UK forum, then? My own country is the country of my birth & bringing up, no?

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    Customers who MUST speak to you on Skype for an hour every day even though they repeat the same shit every day.

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    Can't you block them?

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    ^ Umm, well he is supposed to be a customer, but that will be decided after yet another Skype conversation tomorrow morning. I'm so tempted to tell him to piss off.

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    Ya, people who phone just to say they have nothing new to say.
    Tooth sucking made me batty in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    Strange, my sister hummed for a bit after she had radiation therapy.
    blimey Jet, are you sure they used the correct radiation dose!?

    I get annoyed by people

    Is that a habit?

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