Things that confuse/annoy you

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  1. UnkaD

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    I've noticed this trend with companies trying to make their tv ads as ridiculously random as possible. The most evident shift in an ad campaign is with those annoying liberty mutual commercials. I guess they're trying to ad some humour to them, but most are just pointless flops.

    Thanks. I have now done this.
     
  2. kolio

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    Looks like their advertising is working, you just gave them a shout-out because it was memorable.

    Confusing no longer, annoying forever. :)
     
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    Really?

    *sigh*

    I stopped at the drugstore on the way home from work yesterday to pick up hairties and I can't find them now. I remember them going into the bag with the cocoa powder that I also got, and they're listed on the receipt. They're not in the bathroom, the hall closet or in the bedroom. I went out to the car--where I didn't find them--and retraced my steps. I even checked the pantry where I put the cocoa powder. Where did they go?

    I've accepted that I'll just end up getting more. I. Am. Also. Certain. That. I. Will. Find. Them. Once. I. Have. Gotten. More.
     
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    I found them! I went to grab a bag from the bag of bags in the garage this morning, planning to stop at the drugstore after work, and it happened to be the one I took with me last week. Well, there they were; I somehow managed to not take them out.

    :)
     
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    I'm both confused and annoyed by shoes being worn in a house/apartment. I know some people have mats to clean their shoes off before entering their house, but I still find that it doesn't do enough to not track dirt around. I can understand for some contractor who's quickly visiting and wants to check out what they have to work on, but doesn't have time to take off their heavy boots. It's annoying especially if you live in a cold climate area and all people do is bring grime from the dirt and melting snow inside your living space.
     
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    I had some friends that would invite groups over for game nights. Their family was asian so shoes off when entering, but I guess they wouldn't clean their hard floors very often. After about five minutes my socks would be practically black underneath. It grossed me out to no end. I always wished I could keep my shoes on, and I hated the thought of shoving all that dirt inside the shoes.
     
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    I will admit that I am Asian and my family has always taken their shoes off. But we do at least clean our floors very often, I still do that with my apartment now. But for people who don't clean their floors, it's understandable. My aunt and uncle had an apartment that had a pretty gross floor (when they moved in) and it never really got any better. Always sticky and grimy feeling, but they'd at least have slippers for guests to wear.

    Also feels the same for when people don't at least knock their shoes off before getting in a car. I've seen cars that look like no one's ever bothered to clean off their shoes, let alone vacuum their floor ever since they bought the car new, years ago.
     
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    I've never understood leaving shoes on either, than again I don't even like wearing socks so constantly wearing shoes doesn't appeal to me.

    As a contractor, there's always time to take off shoes or put boot covers on (I prefer the former, boot covers take forever to put on and tear easily). It's just good manners and a good CYA move since the homeowner can't turn around and say you tracked dirt into the house. Even when a customer insists I don't have to take them off I still do until I get drop-cloths down unless the place is a complete sty.
     
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    I wish that was true for the ones I've seen. Just about every single one of the ones my parents have worked with and the ones my landlords have, come in and never ever take their boots off. Helps to keep your house/apartment clean as one time someone had broken into my parents house and it was very obvious with all the dirty boot prints throughout their house. Although, it turned out to be a police officer who thought there was an emergency at the wrong house....
     
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    I feel you there. My dad has had a nasty habit of doing this for years now. He'll go outside to do something and he doesn't always take off his boots, shoes or whatever he's wearing, then he tracks in stuff, which can be frustrating if I just got through cleaning. Not really sure why he does this but I'd be happier if he didn't.

    What's strange is, he does this yet it annoys him to death if I don't take my coat or hoodie off within a very short time span of being in my house. He just can't wait until I change clothes for me to take it off, he'll tell me this before I even have the chance to do that. I mean, if my coat was wet and/or dirty, I could understand that, but it doesn't even have to be like that at all and he still makes an issue over it. Thankfully, he doesn't done it in a while though.
     
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