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These are a few of my favorite holiday gripes...
cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1800
From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-11-29 2:25 pm   Permalink


More peeves:

Radio stations that change their format to all-Christmas music before Thanksgiving

the "Fireplace Channel" on TV

cutesy sequined sweatshirts worn by older women in the suburbs

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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2004-11-29 3:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-28 18:04, dangergirl299 wrote:
Now, when x-mas season kicks into high gear, the Mall-goers (for lack of a more offensive term) add time to my commute time by polluting my simple commute with their Mall-going cars.



I totally agree Dangergirl. No matter where I have lived traffic around Christmas is really frieghtening. I have to assume all of those people running red lights, tailgating, not using turn signals, making illeagal turns or just not paying attention to the fact their vehicle is crossing into another lane are consumed with the joy or running up huge debts at the Mall.

Not that these bad driving behaviors don't manifest themselves at other times. It's just ten times worse during the Christmas shopping rush. Be careful everyone. Better yet stay home and shop on e-bay!
KG

[ This Message was edited by: Kailuageoff on 2004-11-29 15:49 ]


 
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dangergirl299
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Joined: Feb 18, 2003
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From: Bay Area
Posted: 2004-11-29 3:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-29 15:48, Kailuageoff wrote:
I have to assume all of those people running red lights, tailgating, not using turn signals, making illeagal turns or just not paying attention to the fact their vehicle is crossing into another lane are consumed with the joy or running up huge debts at the Mall.

[ This Message was edited by: Kailuageoff on 2004-11-29 15:49 ]



Some of those insane maneuvers are us local folk just trying to make it to work on time! The x-mas traffic started here today - I had to run a red light practically, on my way back in from lunch.


 
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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-11-29 10:00 pm   Permalink

I hate the remark that people hate the commercialism. They actually market things to people who hate the commercialism now. I don't remember it ever not being the commercial event of the year.



 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-11-29 10:26 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-29 14:25, cynfulcynner wrote:
the "Fireplace Channel" on TV


The Fireplace Channel Rocks!!
I use my "picture in picture" feature that I have(that came with my TV)and watch the Fireplace channel with the Weather channel.
Let the good times roll!!


 
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ZebraTiki
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Enchanted Bay Area, CA
Posted: 2004-11-29 10:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-29 14:25, cynfulcynner wrote:
More peeves:
the "Fireplace Channel" on TV



We call that the Pyromaniac's FIRE channel, since it's just the flames, no fireplace, nor logs, in evidence. Have you ever seen it when the flames start to go low and sluggish?


 
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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2004-11-29 11:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-28 10:54, 8FT Tiki wrote:
I hate when I am putting up light strings and have to use a staple gun to secure a spot where a clip won't work if I miss getting the light cord centered perfectly and squeeze off a staple right through the electrical wiring.



Especially when you got the damn cord plugged in...ouch!


 
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Beatnikine
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Joined: Sep 29, 2004
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Posted: 2004-11-30 01:31 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-29 22:00, Gigantalope wrote:
I hate the remark that people hate the commercialism. They actually market things to people who hate the commercialism now. I don't remember it ever not being the commercial event of the year.



Without a doubt. We even market to people who hate the remark that people hate commercialism because they actually market things to people who hate the commercialism now.! (All things to all people man.)

Back to the topic, I agree with Cyn on this one - images of people being herded into Walmart so they can fight over useless plastic crap is neither news worthy nor sponge worthy.



 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2004-11-30 03:24 am   Permalink

Holiday complaints huh?

Parking spaces at the mall. People fighting over a spot 3 spaces closer to the door than the one thats open. "hey numnuts, that extra 10 feet ain't gonna kill ya, and besides, by the looks of things you could use a little exercise".

Weird hillbilly mountain men going to the mall because its x-mas. People that don't normally shop at the mall so they have no mall etiquette. "excuse me sir, that shopping cart from Bed Bath and Beyond is not meant to take thru the rest of the mall.

Santas that are not old white guys. I'm all for equal rights, womens rights, but the legend of Santa Claus is an old German fat guy with a beard, not some chinese guy, a black guy or some woman that has something to prove.

Seeing X-mas decorations before halloween. Hey you greedy assclowns, quit rushing things. We all no you want to make an extra dollar, but I love Halloween and the x-mas lights aisle in October is taking up space that could be used for a zombie, a Frankenstien mask or a pumpkin.

99% of all X-mas music makes my skin crawl. I truly believe there are only about 20 x-mas songs, different artists just keep re-doing them. If it ain't the Brain Setzer X-mas album, Sintra or Dean, I don't wanna hear it. If I gotta hear Mariah Carey or kenny G someone is gonna get a sharpened candy cane in the eye.

The numnut neighbors that leave there lights on all night and frickin flashing lights shine thru my windows like the neon sign on a cheap motel.

With that said, Happy Holidays.


 
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-11-30 06:36 am   Permalink

am i the only one who likes to listen to dean martin's christmas music year-round?

 
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Gigantalope
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-11-30 08:14 am   Permalink

I'm also digusted by co-workers who want to "get in the spirit" and want everyone to wear a Santa hat...

Another gripe are little electric bell ringing things that are quite noisy and impossible to ignore..."They're so cute...I think I'll go on a murder spree"

Carolers too...comming around thinking themselves to be such songbirds and spreaders of joy. (and there is always one with a muffler and a top hat) Besides pretending not to be home, how do you react? Time moves glacially slow as they force onto you thier joy.

Bear traps on the lawn...that's what I need.


 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-11-30 08:45 am   Permalink



 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-11-30 09:49 am   Permalink

Little electronic toys, ties, cards, etc. that when pressed, play a Christmas song using only 3 notes and no sense of timing.

Xmas TV specials/movies that don't need to be remade yet again by this years' NBC cast (Kelsey Grammer, I'm looking in your direction).

The 100% Xmas radio stations that only play 2 songs. With all of the variety out there, why do the TWO Detroit Xmas stations (yes, TWO!) play the exact same limited playlist? So far I've heard Andy Williams' "It's The Holiday Season" & Amy Grants' "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" 50,000 times each. and ONLY those 2 songs.

Biggest gripe: "Don't spend alot on me, really!" ugh!

-Z


 
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WillTiki
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Joined: Apr 29, 2004
Posts: 56
Posted: 2004-11-30 10:01 am   Permalink

My personal way to fight the bah-hum-bugs is to play in a few TubaChristmas concerts. If any of you out there play tuba, baritone or euphonium, go for it. For everyone else, if you have not heard this before, it sounds sort of like a pipe organ playing Christmas Carols. It is great fun and so totally weird but good.

Find a concert in your area at:
http://www.tubachristmas.com/


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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2004-11-30 11:00 am   Permalink

When I see carollers coming. I hide. Can't they sense the feeling of dread as they approach every home? Dont they notice the pained, uncomfortable grin on the faces of their victims?

 
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