Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Small List...

...Of shit that piss me off.
1) People who are actually upset that they have to go to work right after they punch the time clock.
Excuse me?
God forbid one should actually have to work when they're at work, on the clock! I know it's a stretch, but here's a unique concept: You punch in, you go to work. You punch out, you go home and lounge around. Eight hours' work, eight hours' pay.
These are the same people who work harder at getting out of work that actually doing their job to begin with... Usually pawning it off to someone else.
I say shut the fuck up, do your fucking job and quit your fucking whining.
2) People who work night shift and come into work at say "Boy am I tired!" Shut the fuck up already.
How about getting to sleep when you're at home and not stay up all day. I worked with a guy a few years ago on night shift... He'd go home, stay up all day in an empty house when his wife was at work and his kids were in school. He wouldn't get to bed until after the wife and kids were home and complain almost every night how tired he was.
You fucking dolt.
Did you really believe you were going to get a restful evening of sleep with 3 boys, ages 6, 9 and 12 running around the house?
Sleep when the damn house is empty, dumbass.
3) People who say "Un-Thaw" Now in my mind, "Un" means the opposite. So if you want me to un-thaw something, you want me to freeze it. To thaw something out is to let in "un-freeze"...
So if you ask me to un-thaw that steak, I'll put it back into the freezer.
I was dating a woman a while back in West Virginia. She left a note for me in the kitchen one morning: "Tommy, there's some chicken in the fridge... Un-thaw it for me will you?" So I put it back in the freezer.
Good = Good, Ungood = Bad.
Thaw = Melt, Unthaw = Freeze.
Am I wrong here?
4) People who say "Hamburger meat". There ain't no such thing. I've never met a guy who said he was a Hamburger Rancher.
It's ground beef, moron. Or ground pork or ground turkey. Got it?
5) People who misuse the apostrophe. Like this: (I've actually seen this printed on menus) Hamburger's $5, Cheeseburger's $6, Hot Dog's $2.
What the fuck! It's basic second grade English.
One day while I was still living in Arizona I noticed a hand-painted sign on a power pole on the road to my house. it read:
Puppy's 4 Sale
Call
555-1212
I couldn't resist. I got my cell phone out and called the number. When the person answered I asked them what the puppies had for sale. They didn't get it.
If you cant distinguish the difference between the use of 's or ies, you've got no damn business writing anything at all, especially on signage people will see.
I expect misspellings on Chinese Restaurant menus, but not people educated here. No wonder everyone else in the world thinks we're all a bunch of morons.
Learn basic English and learn to spell (or at least use spell-check) before you decide to print out a sign and post it somewhere...This is a sign (I shit you not) I saw at a coal mine I worked at briefly in Raven, Virgina:


Am I the only one who gets pissed off at these things?

I haven't had a good rant like this in a while... I needed that! I'll have a drink now.

Copyright 2009 Thomas J Wolfenden

26 comments:

Unrepentant British Nationalist said...

That sign is brilliant! It had me in stitches.

Ranger Tom said...

UBN: Welcome! And that sign was REAL... I took the picture!

cmk said...

While I make my share of mistakes, I tend to be obsessive/compulsive about spelling and punctuation. I agree with the rant.

And people on night shift who don't sleep when they can: big fricking whoop if you're tired! The Husband has worked shifts almost his entire work life and KNOWS he has to sleep. Some people really don't need to reproduce.

The other work related rant: people who will make it to work ONE SECOND before they have to sign in and leave one second after they are allowed to go. Doesn't matter if the person relieving them isn't there--usually for a very legitimate reason--the shift is over and 'good by!' The Husband is at work at least a half hour before he has to be and doesn't leave until he is relieved. It's as if some people can't give even a few minutes to the company that pays them so well for the amount of work that they do. (And believe me, some of the jobs where my husband works require little, if any, effort at all.) I really don't understand people most of the time.

Just telling it like it is said...

Will you still love me if I have bad grammar and I can't spell!! Because because I can't make excuses for it but I am dyslexic...Merry after Christmas day!!Hugs Rnager pantie dropper

Ranger Tom said...

Cmk: Oh how I agree with you... The person I was referring to is just that type of person. Getting to work one minute before punch-in and leaving right after punch out.

I'm like your hubby. I get there at least 30 minutes prior to my shift and actually wait until my relief shows up (who is usually late).

Just Telling It: Of course I would! You think I'm a Pantie Dropper!

Liane said...

LOL.. that was quite the soap box you were on, eh? And now, you have to deal with me, a darn foreigner who is hopefully placing my 's and ies correctly (thanks for the pressure!!!!), ha. Hope you had a fantastic christmas ;-)

Ranger Tom said...

Liane: You think that was a soapbox, check out my archives!

That was a "nice" rant!

Just telling it like it is said...

Just that fact that your a Ranger does it for me...and that your funny

Ranger Tom said...

Just Telling It: Let's be honest... You just love me for my laughs!

UBERMOUTH said...

That sign was atrocious.

What bugs me is when people mix up their, there, they're and theirs.

But have you noticed that these same people can correctly spell every cussword?

Ranger Tom said...

Uber: That sign made me cringe... It drives me batty when I see this stuff. I know I'm not perfect, that's why they have spell-check on my confuser. Why don't they use it?

And you are so right about the cusswords!

Ranger Tom said...

Uber: I had to quickly double~check my post to make sure I had the correct "there", "their" and "they're" in the right spots...

;)

Exzanian said...

Oh Boy, that sign sure does sux! Where the hell did the writer go to school? And yes, "hamburger meat" also pisses me off, but I thought that was an Americanism? Where I am it's called minced meat, get it? "Minced" as in meat that comes out of the mincer?...:D
Unthaw? UNTHAW?! That's just DIABOLICAL!!!! Can you "hamburger your meat after it is unthawed?"

Ranger Tom said...

Exzanian: This from the country that brought us electricity, the light bulb, the telephone, the automobile and the airplane.

I'll try not to mince words when I say I'm living in a country full of morons.

Just telling it like it is said...

Okay I do love you for the laugh but hard core ranger does it for me really...

Ranger Tom said...

Just Telling It: And I'd let you take my picture... ;)~

UBERMOUTH said...

That's okay Tommy my apostrophes randomly pop,up,all,over,the,place.
* It's a form of Tourettes.

Just telling it like it is said...

Sweet Score....okay time for another blog...tap tap....oh am I being to aggressive

Ranger Tom said...

Uber: That's OK, it *FUCK* makes you *SHIT* all the more *ASSHOLE* appealing! Hey! *BASTARD!* I think I'm coming *SHITHEAD!* down with Tourette's too!

Ranger Tom said...

Just Telling it: Just depends how aggressive you are being and for what... ;)

Just telling it like it is said...

I don't mind the hand cuffs...I need dirt man...I have no life

Ranger Tom said...

Just Telling it: Remember, I still have my handcuffs...

Just telling it like it is said...

Sexual Chocolate

Ranger Tom said...

Just Telling it: You are such a tease!

Kimberly said...

A nice stiff drnk might help out here or maybe not. Cheer's.

Ranger Tom said...

Kimberly: I'm Irish. I don't need an excuse for a stiff drink.