Pet Peeves

Miss Tiffany's picture

Someone showed me this earlier today. It made me laugh, but at the same time, it reminded me of something that I seriously can't stand. (Which says a lot about me.) Anyone else have little things that make them go "ARGH!"?

 Dilbert and Monitors

matha_standun's picture

Is that some sort of confession, Tiffany?

I'd let people sit on my screen, but they'd have to buy me a snazzy new flat one afterwards.

I can't stand people opening my books too much and damaging the spine. I have a guillotine out back for those bastards.


saccade's picture


you're right! Those books-vandals have no respect for anything living under the earth.
And mostly no fine-motorics, dropping books whenever they can.


saccade's picture

Not to mention those bookbinders binding 6000 books an hour for eternity
- provided you NEVER open one of them or take a sharp look on it.

matha_standun's picture

But can you even consider a book to be bound if all of the pages fall out as soon as you pick it up?

saccade's picture

Ok, let me work it out and put it the right way:
"binding 6000 books an hour" - after the hour: binding gone.

But it's worse:
I worked for months in a bindery -
good and even expensive books bound by hotmelt, they will break if you use them.
Catalogs for fairs and business expositions were bound using PUR.
undestroyable, flexible spine - you could train your bizeps opening the book
over and over (we did!), it won't suffer.

Bad world: good books falling to ashes like mummies
and dumb catalogs, worth only for days, lasting forever.
And this because some cents, I would certainly add for a good book.


aschmidt's picture

my pet peeve is when i forget i put a banana in my knapsack and there are books in there : (

matha_standun's picture

The poor banana! Throw some vanilla icecream in on top and give it a good shake.


pickles's picture

I think whats really being overlooked is people with absolutely no visual aesthetics trying to tell you how to design stuff. AARGH!

hrant's picture

Which end? Fondling from behind is fine.


sham's picture

Yes Ben, that's exactly what I thought when I read the cartoon! "Don't you think you should center align all that?" or "It doesn't even look like we _have_ PhotoShop." I second your AARGH!


Joe Pemberton's picture

Bumper sticker: You toucha my monitor, I breaka u face.

Tiffany, I share your pet peeve. It's like some people and coasters.

Joe Pemberton's picture

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anonymous's picture

I break spines and fondle monitors.

-Anonymous Bastard

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