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#152 Jan 02 2017 at 9:34 AM Rating: Good
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#153 Jan 02 2017 at 9:37 AM Rating: Excellent
I've always enjoyed going back to work, but the project nature of where I work means that there is always new stuff if I've been gone for quite a while, which makes it more interesting.
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#154 Jan 02 2017 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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Back to work tomorrow. Every year, I dread going back, assuming that there'll be some big issue to deal with and every year it's basically "You were gone?". Someday I'll learn that nothing happens between Christmas and New Year in my industry.
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#157 Jan 02 2017 at 3:41 PM Rating: Good
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I'm still pretty peeved about starvation, genocide, and poverty, but I can see how going back to work can be a bummer too.
#158 Jan 02 2017 at 4:17 PM Rating: Good
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I still don't understand what a pet peeve is.



I think my biggest pet peeve is when people don't turn the wheel straight after parking a car... I hate getting into a vehicle and the tires aren't straight.

Surprisingly, every machine at work today started up just fine. Or I should say started up last night at 11pm when 3rd shift came in and turned the power back on. I didn't get a single call, and when I arrived in the morning, there was only one problem they asked me about which turned out to be a false alarm. It was "Hey, these two lights in the front office don't work. Somethings wrong." I look and the light switch is off (I kid you not).

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Allegory wrote:
I'm still pretty peeved about starvation, genocide, and poverty

You monster for only being peeved Smiley: disappointed
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#160 Jan 02 2017 at 10:34 PM Rating: Good
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I think about starvation, genocide and poverty, and they make me SO ANGRY. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Seriously though, why aren't we all super pissed off all the time about things that actually matter-- about all the great injustices of the world that happen every day? I'm not sure why, but I have this sinking suspicion that it's all about to get a whole lot worse, too.
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I'll take that as a serious "seriously".

Because aside from signaling to others that I'm a good person, there isn't any direct benefit to me for caring about those issues while there is a direct cost.
#162 Jan 03 2017 at 2:07 AM Rating: Good
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Allegory wrote:
I'll take that as a serious "seriously".

Because aside from signaling to others that I'm a good person, there isn't any direct benefit to me for caring about those issues while there is a direct cost.
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#163 Jan 03 2017 at 7:13 AM Rating: Good
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I think my biggest pet peeve is when people don't turn the wheel straight after parking a car... I hate getting into a vehicle and the tires aren't straight.


You have to turn them straight slowly as you're parking or you'll wear the wheels. Never turn the steering wheel when not in motion, even if it's a matter of life and death.
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#164 Jan 03 2017 at 7:15 AM Rating: Excellent
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Allegory wrote:
I'll take that as a serious "seriously".

Because aside from signaling to others that I'm a good person, there isn't any direct benefit to me for caring about those issues while there is a direct cost.


Speaking for myself, it's because it's too exhausting to stay furious about things I can't affect, particularly when I don't see the evidence of them personally. The farther away problems are, and the harder they are to solve, the more likely they are to be ignored. It's what makes *busybodies like missionaries and journalists and Doctors Without Borders so valuable.


*In a good way.
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Speaking for myself, it's because it's too exhausting to stay furious about things I can't affect, particularly when I don't see the evidence of them personally.

Yeah, people compartmentalize those things because if we spent all our time being furious about global issues, we'd burn out and never get anything done. Even a guy who dedicates his life to digging wells in Africa is making a decision to not actively fight against poverty in Asia or malaria or South/Central American drug wars. It's good to care about those things but you still need to live your day to day. In fact, the guy digging wells needs people to live their day to day because digging wells doesn't pay much so he's relying on support from other people who aren't digging charity wells for a living.
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#167 Jan 03 2017 at 9:12 AM Rating: Good
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#168 Jan 03 2017 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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I think my biggest pet peeve is when people don't turn the wheel straight after parking a car... I hate getting into a vehicle and the tires aren't straight.


You have to turn them straight slowly as you're parking or you'll wear the wheels. Never turn the steering wheel when not in motion, even if it's a matter of life and death.


I'm not sure what possible condition of life and death could be averted by dry steering the wheels on your car, but I'd still wager most people would put "life and death" ahead of "a tiny bit of extra tire wear" every day. But yes, in general, you should steer while the car is still in motion and not when totally stopped. Also, double yes on the peeve itself. I will actually avoid parking in a spot next to someone who has their wheels turned out towards the empty space (rear of tire pointed towards it that is) if at all possible. The reason to always straighten the tires when parking (in a lot at least) is because you might not remember that they were turned when getting back in the car. And if you're one of those people who just puts the car in gear and floors it, you will hit the car next to you. I actually watched one of my neighbors do exactly that. Scary woman in terms of driving anyway. She drove this massive SUV, and would pretty much break the speed record for hopping in the car, starting it, putting it in gear and hitting the gas in one smooth motion (all without really looking in any direction first). I always worried that she'd kill some kid walking behind the car doing this (which thankfully did not happen), but she settled on slamming into the van parked next to her instead.

I suppose another related peeve is the one case where you should turn your wheels (when parked on a hill). I've seen a lot of people who know you're supposed to turn the wheel, but don't seem to grasp that the part of the wheel that's facing downhill is the part that should be turned towards the curb. So if facing downhill you turn your wheels to the right. If facing uphill, you turn them to the left (both assuming the curb is on the right side of the car). An amazing number of people will be parked facing uphill, with their tires facing the wrong way. Yes people, your car rolls backwards when you're facing uphill, so you need to think about that.

Oh. I suppose another related peeve is people who insist on backing into parking spaces even when parking in a forward angled parking space. Um... You're not making things any faster, easier, or safer doing that.
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#169 Jan 03 2017 at 7:24 PM Rating: Good
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I guess I misworded it. "Making sure the wheels are straight when parking" would have been better. I also rarely even have to park on a hill. Almost everything around here is pretty flat.

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Oh. I suppose another related peeve is people who insist on backing into parking spaces even when parking in a forward angled parking space. Um... You're not making things any faster, easier, or safer doing that.


Operators do this at work. They do it so they can just put it in drive and get out of the parking lot extra fast. No backing up, no driving around the loop. They just pull out and drive (wrong way I might add) down the parking lot lanes. The parking lot is actually one big loop, can't really fit two vehicles side by side, with angled parking the whole way. But these operators would rather save 30-45 seconds and drive the wrong way around the loop at the end of the day. It annoys me greatly.

I do occasionally pull straight through double straight lots, so that I don't have to drive in reverse to get out of the parking lot. They say most accidents happen when you are driving in reverse.
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Back to work tomorrow. Every year, I dread going back, assuming that there'll be some big issue to deal with and every year it's basically "You were gone?". Someday I'll learn that nothing happens between Christmas and New Year in my industry.

There was me and one other guy in the office all day and the phone rang three times.
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#171 Jan 03 2017 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
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TirithRR wrote:
I guess I misworded it. "Making sure the wheels are straight when parking" would have been better. I also rarely even have to park on a hill. Almost everything around here is pretty flat.


Nah. I think you worded it correctly. Kavekkk was just adding something about straightening the wheels prior to coming to a full stop so as to minimize wear and tear on the car (at least I think that was his point). But yeah, I totally agree with you on that. And not even just the whole "pull in/out straight" bit, but I can't imagine it's good for the suspension, rods, tires, etc, to be sitting there cranked over to one side anyway. The best "at rest" position is the one the wheel will settle into naturally when moving forward (cause of the whole castor thing), which is "straight". But that may just be my silly way of looking at it. Just looks awkward to me.

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Oh. I suppose another related peeve is people who insist on backing into parking spaces even when parking in a forward angled parking space. Um... You're not making things any faster, easier, or safer doing that.


Operators do this at work. They do it so they can just put it in drive and get out of the parking lot extra fast. No backing up, no driving around the loop. They just pull out and drive (wrong way I might add) down the parking lot lanes. The parking lot is actually one big loop, can't really fit two vehicles side by side, with angled parking the whole way. But these operators would rather save 30-45 seconds and drive the wrong way around the loop at the end of the day. It annoys me greatly.


But aren't they spending like 5 times more time and effort backing into the space in the first place? I've seen people spend a ridiculous amount of time (and block traffic) in order to position themselves backwards into forward angled spaces in two way lanes. But at least that's doable by just turning away short of the space, then looping around backwards (if you do it right and don't have to try like 3 times). In a narrow one way lane? Unless they're backing into the loop itself, which again, seems like a ridiculous amount of effort to go through. So instead of backing out 20 feet or so into the lane, where everyone is going in one direction and can easily see and avoid you while backing out, you're going to back through an entire loop of parking spaces, messing everyone up around you?

I get backing into spaces where it makes sense, but it seems like some people have learned that "backing into spaces is better/safer", but don't seem to know why or when that's actually true. Worse is the ones who do it, but clearly aren't very good at backing their vehicles up. They end up angled funny, or stop 10 feet short of the end of the space (so their nose is sticking out into the lane). Well, or they sideswipe the car next to them (cause they suck at backing up).

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Yeah. But again, it's about picking when it's actually safer. It's harder to back into a forward angled space than to back out of a forward angled space. And arguably much more dangerous. The person driving behind you, upon seeing you drive past the space, is likely not assuming you're going to stop and back into it. He's now looking at the space and driving into it. Right as you back into him trying to get into the same space. You're still backing up in the lane. Just now doing so in a way that other drivers aren't prepared for.

I do somewhat see backing into an angled space for the other direction in a two way lane. But again, you're backing up across traffic that isn't expecting it (and across two lanes and directions instead of just one). And the benefit of pulling out straight isn't so great anymore since you now must look in more directions to avoid hitting someone (you're moving forwards across both directions of traffic, rather than backing out into just one). It just seems like it's a lot of effort and not a lot of benefit.

Honestly, if you just freaking slow down when puling out of a space (in any direction), you'll avoid getting into an accident. When I back out of a space, I let off the break, back up a foot. Stop. Let off the break, back up another foot. Stop. Repeat until I can clearly see the traffic lane and that it's clear, and then still slowly back out. This gives you time to see anything in your way. It gives time to other drivers and pedestrians to see that you are backing up and make a choice as to whether to pass behind you or stop and let you out. It gives you time to see that they have seen you and made that decisions (and which decision they made). And let's not forget that the back of your car has these helpful lights that indicate you are in reverse, while the front of your car does not (for any gear). I can look down the lane I'm driving in to see if someone has their reverse lights on, so I can stop back far enough to give them room to pull out (and me a space to park in). I can't do that if the person is pulling out forwards.
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I do occasionally pull straight through double straight lots, so that I don't have to drive in reverse to get out of the parking lot. They say most accidents happen when you are driving in reverse.


Oddly, I quoted this, but didn't actually respond to it. I do the same thing with double straight lots as well. If I can pull straight through (and there isn't one of those blocks in the way), I'll do it. Best of both worlds IMO.

Interestingly, there are actually more accidents (and injuries) in parking lots while traveling forwards than while traveling in reverse. Of course, you spend a heck of a lot more time driving forwards than backwards regardless of how you park, but in terms of "what's more likely to result in a crash while I'm on a trip to the store", your greater risk is when driving through the lot and not pulling in or out of a space. Almost certainly because most people are traveling the slowest and paying the most attention while parking.


As to pet peeves (and not car related), how about "people who talk on the cell phone while in a public restroom". Yeah. I don't get it either.

And on the subject of public restrooms, there's "people who don't wash their hands". Seriously? Who does this who's like older than 10? What's really silly are the people who quite obviously do this only when they think they can "get away with it" (ie: don't realize there's someone sitting in a stall nearby). So if there's someone in the sink area that can see them (and presumably identify them or something?), they'll wash their hands, but if there isn't, they'll just scoot out the door. Um... You don't wash your hands because your mommy makes you. You do it because it's disgusting and unsanitary if you don't.

Oh. And on the cell phone front, people who call you on your cell phone, knowing darn well you have a relatively modern smart phone, yet insist on leaving a voice mail that says nothing more than that they tried to call me and asking me to call them back. Um... I got that much information in the "missed call" message that I saw when I picked up my phone. You know. The one that's in the same area as the one that tells me I have a voice mail message? Heck. You obviously have my number, and you have a smart phone too, so even if you have some actual information you might be even thinking about leaving in a voice mail, how about skipping that entirely and just sending me a text?

The only excuse I can think of for that (assuming the caller has a smart phone), is if you're driving using hands free calling. Then, I can understand leaving a voice mail rather than sending a text. But the whole "Hi. Just calling because I have something to talk to you about. Call me back when you have a chance" message is utterly pointless. Yet, I have certain friends who do this all the time. I've asked them about this (while ribbing them a bit about it), and they're usually pretty sheepish and admit that it's silly, but then they do it the next time anyway. I can only guess it's a holdout from the days before cell phones, when we all left messages like that on machines because that was the only way people would know who had called. Which I kinda get, but I'm just as old as they are, and I've managed to drop that habit.

I'm also quite amused when they leave a message that is timed in such a way that it seems like they still think that I can hear the voice mail message in real time and might just be running to the phone to pick it up before they hang up or something. I'll get a message that's like "Hey. Are you there? I need to talk to you.... Well... Looks like you're not there, so I guess I'll just try to call you again later. Or.... You can call me when you get this message. Ok. I'll... talk... to... you... later... ... Bye!". Not a peeve at all, just funny as heck. I just get this image of hooking an old style cassette tape message machine to my cell phone and walking around with it all day. Hmmm... Maybe I should do that! Would totally freak them out if I *did* pick up while in the middle of the message. Smiley: sly
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Interestingly, there are actually more accidents (and injuries) in parking lots while traveling forwards than while traveling in reverse. Of course, you spend a heck of a lot more time driving forwards than backwards regardless of how you park, but in terms of "what's more likely to result in a crash while I'm on a trip to the store", your greater risk is when driving through the lot and not pulling in or out of a space. Almost certainly because most people are traveling the slowest and paying the most attention while parking.


I dunno, I just remember some All State Commercial or something talking about it. Couldn't remember exact numbers.

I am an aggressive driver though. I don't brake until the last moment when people around me do stupid ****. Like when they drive across parking lots thru the empty spaces rather than the lane. One day, I was driving down the lane at the local super market, and I see this woman staring off into the sky as she is driving across 5 rows of parking spots. I just kept driving forward. And as soon as she cut into the lane I was in I laid on my horn. Just to see her jump.
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I just get this image of hooking an old style cassette tape message machine to my cell phone and walking around with it all day. Hmmm... Maybe I should do that!Smiley: sly
And now I've got this image of some idiot assuming it was part of a bomb vest and blowing you away to "save" everybody.

Not that I want you to get shot, per se, but hey - that was the instant image.Smiley: tongue
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