The "Things that annoy me" thread

LP

Your Brown Banana for Scale
Joined
Apr 24, 2006
Messages
8,369
Location
East-Timor, USA
Car(s)
206 HP N/A washing machine
The things that annoy me: Family.

Not my mom and dad. They have their issues and it's tough because my dad ain't growin younger and he's being grumpy about EVERYTHING.

I mean the fact that I have relatives in SF, relatives in Maryland and the remainder in India. We never really get together for xmas, like all of us. The reason? Sibling rivalry. Due mostly if not completely by my aunt in SF (who's the youngest in the mom's side).

Shut the fuck up Aunt. You're like 40 something, not 12.

Swear to god, people our generation are more mature than the older generation.
 

DaShowstoppa

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2007
Messages
693
Location
Hampshire Berkshire borders
Car(s)
2010 Vauxhall Astra 1.6L SRI
People who decide to have a conversation in the middle of a card shop on Christmas Eve! (Or people who stop suddenly in front of you with no warning)
 

GRtak

Forum Addict
Joined
Sep 6, 2008
Messages
23,770
Location
Michigan USA
:roflmao:
 

calvinhobbes

Forum Addict
DONOR
Joined
Jul 12, 2010
Messages
7,760
Location
near Cologne
No, you're not! Take that back, stupidhead!
I must say I strongly disagree with you, good Sir, but I trust that we may still find some common ground.
 

MacGuffin

Forum Addict
Joined
Mar 29, 2008
Messages
8,321
Location
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Car(s)
'17 Ford Mustang GT Fastback
What annoyed me today, was the bits of snow and ice stuck on the inside of my rims.

I've been moving the car through town traffic only for the past weeks, through heaps of snow. With temperatures constantly below zero at night, frozen snow and ice had attached themselves to the insides of my rims. That's no big deal, when you're moving around town with 50 km/h.

However, I went to visit the parents over Christmas eve and that meant I had to take the Autobahn. The unbalance at the wheels was so bad, that the whole car was rattling and shaking like a jackhammer.

I would need to bring the car to a garage, with access from underneath to remove that stuff from the rims, but of course they're all closed over the holidays. If anybody knows a trick, that doesn't involve a flame thrower, I'd be thankful.

I already tried a hammer. Didn't work.
 
Last edited:

Cowboy

My name is Sheridan
Joined
Mar 31, 2009
Messages
10,063
Take of the rims (2at a time) and put them in the bathtub with the heater on maximum ?





What? You people don't have carparts in the house? :p
 

CAPT_Howdy

Forum Addict
Joined
May 24, 2008
Messages
5,192
Location
Hobb's End, New Hampshire
Car(s)
2004 Mazda6 Estate 3.0
How about a hair dryer (or a space heater) and a really long extension cord? It may take a while, but so will anything else short of a flame thrower.
 

MacGuffin

Forum Addict
Joined
Mar 29, 2008
Messages
8,321
Location
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Car(s)
'17 Ford Mustang GT Fastback
No garage. And I won't go out on the street with a hairdryer blowing at my car's wheels. No way. The neighbours already think I'm cazy for driving so many different cars all the time.
 
Last edited:

hajj

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2005
Messages
2,950
Location
Hamburg
You could park it in an underground car park, basically find some place where the temperature is above zero. You could also try water, but that might freeze immediately depending on the temperature.
 

MacGuffin

Forum Addict
Joined
Mar 29, 2008
Messages
8,321
Location
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Car(s)
'17 Ford Mustang GT Fastback
Thought of that, too. But no underground car parks here (and I doubt they'd be open on Christmas day). Water would be very stupid. We have way below zero and it would only produce a new layer of ice.
 

SirEdward

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2008
Messages
2,144
Location
Bologna, Italy
Car(s)
VW Polo mkVI
What about your brakes! (but find a bit of clear road first!).
 

LP

Your Brown Banana for Scale
Joined
Apr 24, 2006
Messages
8,369
Location
East-Timor, USA
Car(s)
206 HP N/A washing machine
No, you're not! Take that back, stupidhead!

I must say I strongly disagree with you, good Sir, but I trust that we may still find some common ground.

:lmao: :rofl:

Alright alright, some members of that generation excepted :p

Actually I shall rephrase: It seems like sometimes the younger generation can be more mature in their decisions and outlook on the situation or their environment than certain members of the older generation.

Better? :)
 
Last edited:

calvinhobbes

Forum Addict
DONOR
Joined
Jul 12, 2010
Messages
7,760
Location
near Cologne
It seems like sometimes the younger generation can be more mature in their decisions and outlook on the situation or their environment than certain members of the older generation.
It's becoming more and more obvious that short-sighted actions such as raping the planet for resources and poisoning the environment we live in do bite us back, so yes, regarding aspects like these I agree. On the other hand, some common courtesies seem to be forgotten by many, many members of my generation, which I suppose comes with the appearance of the "web 2.0" where your social life is a bit more informal.
 

Topgearfanatic

is a Queen
Joined
Jul 3, 2008
Messages
6,353
Location
MA
Car(s)
2002 Audi A4 1.8t
People who are obsessed with hand sanitizer, it doesn't work and when I try to explain it they just give me a blank stare, ignorant people! Of course it's going to be marketed as a germ killer but it doesn't even kill the common cold virus because it doesn't have the strength to as compared to warm water, soap, and friction.
 

GRtak

Forum Addict
Joined
Sep 6, 2008
Messages
23,770
Location
Michigan USA
and then you bring up all of the nasty stuff in that hand sanitizer that really isn't good for you to begin with.
 
Top