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Oketo / February 8, 2006 3:56 PM

Two words: Alderman Natarus

anon / February 8, 2006 3:58 PM

Taxi cab drivers who don't respect pedestrians (who truly make the city streets unsafe and noisy).

anon / February 8, 2006 4:09 PM

The Empty Bottle has a mono sound system. WTF?!!!

anon / February 8, 2006 4:11 PM

I am not getting nearly enough sex at home and thus I want to pounce on nearly every resonably attractive female I see especially those sporting a nice ass. I am not a sexist guy but the male hormone thing is no joke most guys need a lot of sex and if you don't get it, the effect is not unlike a starving person in a grocery store.

Build a Bridge / February 8, 2006 4:11 PM

The vast gulf of silence between the remaining political blocs in the country AND world.


Bill Clinton / February 8, 2006 4:11 PM

People who merely muddle through life rather than live it.

whoru / February 8, 2006 4:13 PM

Men who can't control their sexual urges and who complain about not getting it at home enough. Women have shit to do!

Kevin / February 8, 2006 4:15 PM

Shit is pissing me off. May I say what the fuck?

Amer Cancer Society / February 8, 2006 4:15 PM

Smokers who stand anywhere within 100' of building, subway, and train entrances or bus stops.

anon / February 8, 2006 4:18 PM

Women who have shit to do instead of taking care of their men!
Who then complain when their men get a little on the side from the sexy girl who works at the hardware store.

anon / February 8, 2006 4:20 PM

Men who suck in bed and then bitch then their "woman" doesn't want to do it constantly because she's getting it from the hot professor.

Anon / February 8, 2006 4:27 PM

Data! I hate fucking data, analysis, regression models or anything else that is vaguely statistical!

anon / February 8, 2006 4:28 PM

Silly women who think they are in control when they are suckered into bed by pretentious professors who then brag to the school janitor in the teachers lounge about the mediocre sex he has with his female student conquests.

anon / February 8, 2006 4:34 PM

People who don't pass left shoulder to left shoulder as you walk towards them. This failure results in the akward 'dance.'

anon / February 8, 2006 4:36 PM

Obese people. It's like, get a fucking clue you fat ass lazy bastards. Walk up the stairs rather than take the piss elevator at the CTA. Oh and there are food groups other than fried food.

anon / February 8, 2006 4:40 PM

The radiators are making my apartment smell stale and gross. And it doesn't have to be 85 degrees either!

anon / February 8, 2006 4:42 PM

I am an obese person who isn't gettin enough sex at home, smokes, never passes left shoulder to left shoulder and loves making people do the awkward dance. I hate myself.

m / February 8, 2006 4:43 PM


- My boss who I haven't talked to in a week, haven't received direction from since last year,and haven't gotten any encouragement from since 2002.

- Other companies' H.R. Departments.

- My employer, with whom I have applied for other jobs, only to be brushed off in favor of suburban people with kids (more perceived "stability") who end up quitting because the commute's too long and they miss spending time with their kids.

THE OPPOSITE SEX (purposefully gender-neutral)

- People over the age of 22 who say yes to a date, go out on the date, say they had fun on the date, say they'd like to go out on another date, and then ignore your calls and make you feel like a sixteen-year-old all over again.

- People who think they know exactly what type of person they want, right down to every personality trait and interest. Give me a break. Some of the happiest couples I know never could have predicted they'd end up with each other.

let it go / February 8, 2006 4:47 PM

complainers. most of are pretty lucky in the grand scheme of things and have plenty to be grateful for.

complainers rock my world / February 8, 2006 4:51 PM

U2 - everyday I must here this sell out, overrated, piece of $%* band. Enough already!

Steve / February 8, 2006 5:01 PM

My secrets are mine, but I take full credit for my complaints.

Today, my beef is with Comcast, who claim that they would take a "no" from me regarding the possible addition of Showtime to our programming lineup if only I had the same name as my wife of seven weeks, who hasn't changed hers yet on the cable bill.

Jerks called FOUR times today. If it happens again, I may go wildin'.

I also have to complain about anyone who complains about the smidgen of political content contained with the six hours of eulogies offered forth at the televised, auditorium-sized service for Coretta Scott King. The only peeps with the right to be outraged about this are the family and friends who organized the event, and to pretend otherwise is idiotic.

jeenyus / February 8, 2006 5:05 PM

I can't stand the idiot high & mighty think-themselves-to-be entitled assholes who permeate my daily life. Yes, that inlcudes a bunch of you fake-ass-holier-than-thou jerkstores who could hold a decent conversation with the person next to you on a train. Why don't you smile, create the afalse illusion that you care, and go back to being the backstabbing, sorry-ass loser that eats alone and stay the hell outta my way?!?!?!

frog / February 8, 2006 5:11 PM

I'm female and I hate, I mean hate, that I can't go up to and kiss my female friends like I can with males, even though I am just dying to.

Brittany / February 8, 2006 5:13 PM

Perverts on the street.

Do they actually pick up women by telling them they "have a fine ass" and need to "turn that frown upside down"?

I mean, come on! Do you see people on the street smiling 24/7? I can't stand it!

anon / February 8, 2006 5:23 PM

i hate that i spent WAAAAAY too much money on my wedding, creating seemingly unending debt that is hindering our steps towards buying a home. and nobody warned us first.

anon / February 8, 2006 5:25 PM

And you will very likely be paying for a divorce in 5 years.

anon / February 8, 2006 5:42 PM

Kevin, yes! Yes you may! Now, may I?

I hate thrift-store farters. And aisle-crowders. And their kids playing chase under the aisles and knocking toys over on my head.

jk1 / February 8, 2006 6:01 PM

My complaint doesn't need to be cloaked in anonymity, because I have no trouble owning up to my opinions.

It's certainly nothing original, by the three things I am absolutely sick and fricking tired of are -
1. religious fanatics
2. religious fanatics
3. religious fanatics

Muslims are the ones notoriously foaming at their collective mouth lately about the most recent offense to their fragile sensibilities. Yet Christians are just as absurd in their constant whining about every slight, bleating that they are 'under attack', all the while enjoying the fruits of centuries of conquest and subjegation.

If these masses of irrational, easily misled sheep are truly made in the image of their creator, it's no wonder that I find singing praises to some egomaniacal, vengeful deity so foolish...

sousboy / February 8, 2006 6:10 PM

Anyone from the american lung association who want to tell anyone where they can smoke. Go get a fucking life and leave us smokers alone. What you think that the car and bus exhaust that you suck in everyday is good for you? Why don't you help everybody out and use your time to do something about that.

Polyphonic voices / February 8, 2006 6:17 PM

- I can't stand people who keep bringing up their political animosities at random, but never talk about what they are doing to change things. They just want to congratulate themselves on having the right opinions and hope I'll join the mutual admiration society. Screw yourself.
- I can't hear another person that they won't read a book or go to a movie because it is "depressing." For the love of Pete, even little children can read books in which the kid's dog dies in the end. Grow up.
- I despise people who say that I ought to read a book or go to a movie because "you need to learn about this." This goes for reviewers too, Mr. Rosenbaum. Who died and made you God Almight? Who says I don't already know about whatever the hell it is? Leave me alone, you self-righteous bastard.

What else annoys me?
- Not everything is art. God I am so sick of the crap produced by art schools. The only thing worse than the work are the nauseating essays, papers, and book produced to explain and justify it. Most of it is trash; it is nice, usable canvas and perfectly good paint, or clay or whatever turned into garbage by a bunch of talentless, lazy, self-indulgent, spoiled, narrow-minded clods. And their students.
- Many things are art and require more than 30 seconds of reflection. Art is not a progression toward or away from any point. There is no such thing as "cutting edge" art, any more than there are cutting edge human beings. And like human beings, real works of art create their own world, which we can then explore.
- There are even ideas that cannot be adequately discussed in an email or summarized in an IM. Almost every description found on television, in newspapers, or magazines of a work of art or a philosophical idea is the equivalent of spit. A tv segment on African ceramics equals spitting on African ceramics. A magazine article on social consensus and truth is the equal of spitting on philosophy.
- And finally, why is it that all anyone wants to talk about is money? The most conservative people I know and the most radically leftist all talk about nothing but money money money all the time. Everything comes down to who pays how much for what; nothing else matters. Is this what you wanted, people? Did you want to become soulless, mindless mirrors of other hollow men? Does nothing else matter to you? Have you forgotten what it means to be mortal?

anon / February 8, 2006 7:01 PM

People who take up two parking spaces

anon / February 8, 2006 7:10 PM

I second the person who hates fat people. FUCK YOU for taking half of my seat on the bus/train and then look at ME like it's MY fault you sit on your ass and watch Dr. Phil instead of taking a goddamn walk. I will NEVER have sympathy for anyone who is obese. 'Genetics' is a poor excuse. Slow metabolism make suck, BUT YOU CAN FUCKING DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!

anon / February 8, 2006 7:13 PM

- people who stand to the left on escalators
- people who talk very loud on their cell phones in public places
- people who get on the L before letting others off (I think it's worse on the orange line than the blue & brown - whatsupwiththat?)

Yeah, I had a sucky commute home today. Hmmm, now I feel a little better.

jaye / February 8, 2006 7:24 PM

so much hate permeating the GBlock.


no anon crap for me! i aint afraid!

anyway, my complaint centers around the foulest beings on the planet


i could care less if all the inconsiderate smokers dropped dead today and mind you my dad is one of them!!

to me the lame excuses that you use, like comparing it to emissions are a prime example why!

and honestly how stupid must you be to acknowledge that the shit you suck into your body is just as deadly as the crap fueling autos, etc and continue to smoke it?

if you were just smoking and killing only your damn selves - smoke on!!.. but you are not!

if i could walk my ass down the street without having to inhale toxic shit that you release into the air because of your own overwhelming ignorance... (we have a right to smoke) ya ya ya - bullshit stupid! there is no law that gives smokers any rights.

if i could exist in my own apt without having your foul ass smoke seep into it...
then i would not have to seek legal intervention because you are prohibiting me from "quiet enjoyment" of my own environs

if it wasn't for these simple reasons along with a few others related to smokers...

i would not have a complaint in the world.

just kidding!!

i also can not stand the holier than thou religous freaks and this goes for all religions!

i can not stand the president and his ignorant cohorts and the embarrasment that they have and continue to cause the country.

every damn where we go, we look like idiots for having the government that we do.

and now the social sec changes - what da? as if they can force 16 yr olds to stay in school because they may not get their parents $1.50 in benefits!

also to the dems - i find it hard to claim you anymore, as your heads are too deep up yours to even have a clue most of the times

and what gives with some of those downtown residents ? i personally don't give a fig where you live (and your overly high sense of importance) but who the hell do you think you are?

shit downtown existed way before you and really contributes more to more lives than your existence ever will.

wow - i could go on and on.......but i would rather watch the biggest loser!!

Students, Paris, 1968 / February 8, 2006 7:36 PM

No forbidding allowed.
Before writing, learn to think.
Help with cleanup, there are no maids here.
Neither God nor master.
Worker: You may be only 25 years old, but your union dates from the last century.
Professors, you are as senile as your culture, your modernism is nothing but the modernization of the police.

Warning: ambitious careerists may now be disguised as “progressives.”

Disgruntled Attorney / February 8, 2006 8:31 PM

The client who treated me like crap today. She made me want to use the "c word." It applies.

j / February 8, 2006 8:48 PM

Today when I woke it felt like 4 degrees farenheight outside my apartment. The wind was howling off the lake with vengance.

The seat I took on the train was close to the doors; too close for my liking. As I sat I became more and more aware of my feet as they were growing colder with every station passed. I began taking notice of the various footwear on my fellow commuters. I saw high heels, sneakers, boots, a few pairs of cogs and then I came upon the Uggs. I shall, at this time, refrain from a foaming rant about my particular distaste for these once purely utilitarian shoes. I found myself telling well, myself that I would never wear such rediculous looking boots (my impecable boot taste aside) for they are comical at best. I wondered for a minute about the person wearing said footwear: an overly made-up young woman who based on her dress was quite the fashionista. I deduced that she was most likely wearing the Uggs for their chich appeal, cultural symbolism, or fashion statement and of this I was quite sure.

But then I had a minor epiphany; while I was sitting on the train wearing my brown leather boots, conciously avoiding "fashion" and feet growing colder by the ticking clock, this young lady clearly more interested in form than function most likely had feet that were toasty and comfortable.

So I must ask myself; am I more materialistic, shallow, or fashion concious because I wouldn't wear the superior footwear in a time of bitter cold, or was, despite the fact that she was wearing the functionally superior shoes for their appearance, fashion, and form this young lady the more supperficial of us?

In the end I guess I can surmise that my feet may have been cold but she looked stupid.

Na na na na na na!

Steve P / February 8, 2006 9:11 PM

Not to be overly

s u p e r f i c i a l,

but please make a

c o n s c i o u s

effort to spell properly when writing in a public forum.

And good call on the thrift store farters, anon.

sousboy / February 8, 2006 10:11 PM

thanks steve but i had quiet enough of overbearing wind bag teachers in school so i'll just write how ever i want to in a blog.

anon / February 8, 2006 10:27 PM

Degreed professional women, making lots of money, who cannot seem to deal with putting paper towels into a trash can or even flushing the damn toilet in a public restroom.

K / February 8, 2006 10:45 PM

Sean Hannity. I hate listening to him more than anything. He is egotistical and can't even seem to tolerate the fact that people in the real world don't have the exact same opinion as him.....although this is probably free press, but he is my number 1 complaint.

jtrain / February 8, 2006 11:04 PM

Chicago car drivers who's overinflated sense of entitlement grants them the right to honk at anything with less than 4 wheels.

Chicago car drivers who's overinflated sense of entitlement makes their destination 1000 times more important to get to than anyone else's (everyone else is just an asshole getting in their way anyway).

Chicago car drivers who care more about their precious autos than the health and safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.

A city can be fast paced and exciting without all the anger and aggression. Take a deep breath and count to 10. This town really brings me down when I'm trying to get from points A to B.

Thurston / February 8, 2006 11:46 PM

irked by:
1) passion at the expense of reason - there is room for both;
2) vice versa of 1)
4) poor pedestrian etiquette (escalators, passing, etc. as mentioned earlier)
5) trustifarians.

steven / February 9, 2006 7:44 AM

People who leave the back gates open at my apartment building. Hello people. What's the use of having a secure front gate, with keycode entrance, if you're going to leave the back gates open?!??! If your place gets broken into, don't bitch about it to me. And if my place gets broken into, you WILL hear about it from me.

steven / February 9, 2006 7:51 AM

oh, and one more thing. i can't handle people whose lives are ruled by religion. if you believe in something fine, i'm all for that. but god does not control every aspect of your life. at some point you need to take credit or lay the blame on yourself. god didnt give you a scholarship...or help you win the super bowl...nor does he work in mysterious ways, i.e. why the homeless are homeless and you're not, or vice versa. to wrap this up, LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE.

anon / February 9, 2006 8:51 AM

My girlfriends ADD. It's exhausting.

anon / February 9, 2006 9:12 AM

At the moment, my girlfriend. She never shuts up. And she doesn't even talk about anything interesting. Take yesterday, she sat and bitched to me about her day for 30-45 minute straight!!! She could of summed up her day in about 5 minutes and I would have got the gist. I mean I like silence sometimes and the only way I can get that around her is if I piss her off...which I'm doing more and more just so I don't have to hear the constant yappering. Is this a phenomenon with women or is it just my girlfriend that NEVER SHUTS UP?

anon / February 9, 2006 9:30 AM

Amen, last post!!

My gf drives me up the wall also--half a dozen phone calls a day about NOTHING. When I started dating her several months ago, I had accumulated 15 hours of rollover minutes--in the last two months, I've burned through all of that, plus an additional 6 hours of overage this month to the tune of an additional $160 on my bill...

If women feel the need to recap every boring and banal detail of their day, can't they share this with their girlfriends instead? I certainly don't launch into hour-long conversations with her about how my fantasy football team is kicking ass, or how drunk I got the night before with my buddies; I expect the same respect in return...

anon / February 9, 2006 9:36 AM

I hate that the guy I'm dating called me last night at 1 am for phone sex. Regular sex, fine, but it's not easy for me to get excited when I'm exhausted and talking into a phone after I've already been asleep. It might have been ok when we first started dating, but now I'm like -- dude just come over or leave me alone.

anon / February 9, 2006 9:45 AM

I am tired of people who bring the topic of "rights" into the smoking debate.

Pro-smoker: "You're trampling rights! This is going to lead to the end of liberty!"

Anti-smoker: "There is no right! There is no law that gives you the right to smoke!"

anon / February 9, 2006 10:03 AM

The nursing students who go to school on the same floor my office is on. I fear for the health of people who might be treated by these insufferable, spoiled little bitches one day. They treat the bathroom like a social gathering spot, piss all over the toilet seats, change in the area around the sinks, and act completely put out if you want to wash your hands because they might have to move their lazy asses that are otherwise sitting or leaning on the sinks. Not to mention that they block the entire hallway and glare at you if you dare do something like say "Excuse me, can I come through?" and then thank them for a privilege.

People who smell like shit and then decide to spend the day keeping warm in a restaurant's seating area, thereby making everyone who is eating there want to fucking throw up when they catch a whiff. It's not that I'm totally unsympathetic, but go sit somewhere that people aren't eating.

My friend who has fucking nothing to talk about except for his niece, who is like two years old. It's almost unnatural for a 34 year old man to be so fixated on a child that is not his, and is his life so fucking shallow that he can talk about nothing else?

Those Valentine's Day jewelry commercials on television this time of year. Just fuck off.

anon / February 9, 2006 10:10 AM

-as others have said, religious fanatics. of all religions.

-people who bring nasty fast food into work and eat it at their desks so i have to smell the fried, dripping-with-trans-fat nastiness. bleccch.

-coworkers who flirt with me. yuck. leave me alone. it makes me uncomfortable and i never know what to say.

there are so many more...

anon / February 9, 2006 10:11 AM

people who don't brush their teeth. i could really do without smelling stinkmouth.

anon / February 9, 2006 10:17 AM

-religious people (including Marxists, tax-cutting screwballs, sports fans, and astrology believers)

-snotty jazz fans who don't hesitate to say that their repetitive body of noodled-over standards are the only good music there is or ever has been

-indie rockers who are all indie and no rock

-people who drive everywhere and can't imagine anyone doing differently

-people who protest anything at all to feel radical, rather than from sincere conviction


-scenesters (literary, music, nightlife, "society," other)

-business-speak speakers

-Chads 'n' Trixies

-people who think their tattoo or piercing sets them apart in any way

-parents and pet owners who claim entitlement and/or don't take responsibility

-hyenas (I hate them)

anon / February 9, 2006 10:18 AM

I smoke about five or six cigarettes a day during the week; a few more on weekends.

During the workday, I have two cigarettes a day off in a corner near my building's alley, fifty feet from any doors, nowhere near any people. When I get off the el and walk home, I have one if no one is behind me. At home I will have one or two on my back porch. I asked my neighbors if my smoking bothered them and they said no. When my neighbors have their windows open, I do not smoke on the back porch. I frequent a smoky tavern with a smoke-free back room. I smoke there. When smoking is banned entirely, I will adjust. If I am still smoking by then, I'll be glad I'll have to go outside actually.

All that being said, I am sick of the smoker-haters who lump me in with all the jerks who smoke right outside the office door, or the upstairs neighbor who chain smokes 60 cigarettes a day, causing the stench to waft through the floors and the walls. I dislike those people too! I already know smoking is a stupid habit. I don't need someone telling me I am stupid or saying they wish I would die. I am tired of supposedly intelligent people calling for $10 packs of cigarettes and all-out public banning of smoking. Grow up. Things have really improved drastically over the past ten years. Everyone deserves to breathe smoke-free air, but some of the smoker-haters are so obnoxious I wish I could send them off for a month's stay in Paris, circa 1960. All they'd do is cough and complain about the smoke.

watch it / February 9, 2006 10:28 AM

I cannot stand those waste of time rent-a-cops who stand in the intersection, wave their arms and enhance the danger level for peds AND drivers. Are my tax seriously paying for this BS?

Oh and I have to complain about parents who think their kids are soooooooooooooo much smarter than the other kids - whose parents think they are sooooooo much smarter.

anon / February 9, 2006 10:34 AM

We all make mistakes, but there seems to be an increase in inconsiderate stupidity.

Don't you realize you are going to make me miss the train because although you went real fast to cut me off to go through the turnstile first, you slow up and take three minutes to walk up the stairs, not allowing me to pass?

Don't you realize I'm getting a steady stream of smoke from the cigarette you've put in your ashtray, conveniently away from your eyes? And you're going to puff on it twice, and let it burn right up to the time you light another one and place it right back in the same place.

I'm a pedestrian, waiting to cross the street at a 4 way stop, but because you figure you're faster than me you can screech out and go through your stop sign because you don't want to wait for 5 seconds. (The people I really hate are those who are still on the gas within 25 feet of a stop sign, how rich are you to be spewing fuel around like that?).

The first two are petty annoyances and I could solve both problems by being a rude asshole by shoving past you or pouring my beer in your ashtray. The last one makes me want to hyper-extend both your knees and shatter your jaw. Just remember being inconsiderate can work both ways.

anon / February 9, 2006 10:35 AM

dude. learn to do your freaking job so that i don't have to answer your dumbass elementary questions each and every cotton-pickin' day. either that or give me a percentage of your salary. thanks in advance.

anon / February 9, 2006 10:42 AM

"I'm a pedestrian, waiting to cross the street at a 4 way stop, but because you figure you're faster than me you can screech out and go through your stop sign because you don't want to wait for 5 seconds."

Right on. And those assholes who are in such a big hurry, but the minute you slap their hood or call them on it, they suddenly have all the time in the world to stop and act all macho and call you names, or worse. One little tap of the gas pedal is all that's needed to get them where they would have been had they not stopped for a pedestrian, but they cannot be bothered.

mike-ts / February 9, 2006 10:48 AM

24/7 cell phone users. I see you talking to your spouse at 5:30 walking into work. I know you'll be in constant commo all day. What the heck do you talk about once you get home? And women who I eavesdrop on while they sit next to me on transit or stand by me in line, all I hear you talk about is "he said/she said/can you believe/woah, no way." What important information was communicated? Abso-fing-loutely nothing. Men, save the woochie talk for when you're with your boo-boo-kins. Seeing you and her get smoochy is cute; seeing you coo at the phone is bizarre.

I have ~1 jillion rollover minutes. My bill has a picket fence of 1's in the minutes column. If not for work, I wouldn't have a cell phone.

Face time is for yakking. Use the cell phone like a walkie talkie. I'd rather have you blow cigarette smoke at me than hear your banal run-on sentence.

NSH / February 9, 2006 10:58 AM

Welcome to winter in Chicago!

anon / February 9, 2006 11:01 AM

This might not make a whole lot of sense to most people, but here's my complaint that gets me every time.

I have OCD, so when I use a public restroom that has the old-school papertowel dispensers that have to be rolled out with a handle or bar, I like to roll out the papertowels before washing my hands because those bars and handles are filthy. (All the time I see people use the bathroom, dip the ends of their fingers under the water with no soap, and then roll out papertowels with their wet but still germy hands.) I am a considerate OCD sufferer, so I try to wait until there's no one else around so they don't have to wait on me. But sometimes someone will come in and spend enough time in a stall to do something requiring hand washing and come out, wet their fingers, all while I'm still washing my hands, and steal my papertowels. Hey, if you're done before me, go ahead and take it. But roll some more out PLEASE! Do you really think I rolled them out for you? Don't you think if I rolled some out, I did it for a reason? And if there is more than one dispenser in the bathroom and you steal my papertowels, it drives me into a rage. So I have to roll more out and wash my hands all over again.

Yes, it's crazy, I know, but it's still an issue of common courtesy. Think of it this way, say you go to a grocery store and you spend the time to get the groceries you want and put them in your cart. (They're not yours, you haven't bought them yet.) And someone comes along and grabs your cart because it's easier and it's there. Wouldn't that make you mad??

Spook / February 9, 2006 11:17 AM

People who read the Red Eye "News Paper" on the train. Looking continent as if they are gaining valuable insight into the world.
Your just idiots, plain and simple, keeping the country stupid. Pick up a book. Your not too busy, fool

Spookie / February 9, 2006 11:18 AM

Liberals who are too busy being fair intsead of standing up for thier convictions
People who think WBEZ is an "alternative" voice, its just weak ass liberals

anon / February 9, 2006 11:20 AM

I hate assholes who think that as humans, we inherently have the right to exploit animals and nature as we see fit--it's all here for OUR benefit, afterall...

On a more important note, I also hate those assholes who, while trying to turn left onto a busy street, think nothing of pulling out halfway and stopping, jamming up traffic in the opposite direction until they are able to find an opening. These people should have the bottoms of their feet beaten with rubber hoses for exhibiting such blatant lack of respect and consideration for others...

Spookiest / February 9, 2006 11:23 AM

Women who wear Lugg. This aint Vail ladies
Boy meets girl,
Boy goes on date with girl
Boy brings girl back to his place
because he's drunk
Huge Mastiff knows its a bad idea
and pees all over girls New Luggs
Boy laugh's hysterically
girl leaves

blakeney / February 9, 2006 11:24 AM

non-disabled people who use "disabled" entrances.

anon / February 9, 2006 11:28 AM

When there are 10 people lined up waiting for an elevator and one opens up, and then someone who just arrived runs in front of everyone to get on the elevator. Some of the people who'd been waiting longer have to now wait for the next elevator to come, because the one they called is all filled with line-cutters. That drives me nuts. It's so inconsiderate.

People who send Valentine's gifts to their significant other's offices. For those of us who are getting jack squat, this is like the grown-up version of getting picked last for the team.

Other drivers. All of them. Thank God for public transportation; it's kept me from having an anuerism behind the wheel.

anon / February 9, 2006 11:30 AM

Spook -

Speaking of idiots and stupid...

Newspaper is ONE word, not two; continent refers to North America, or Asia or Africa--you mean content; the contraction of you are is you're, not your, which is a possessive pronoun...

Spookiest of them all / February 9, 2006 11:55 AM

Hey Anus- oops another one of my typos, sorry-I mean anon, really ;-). I could go back over your numerous posts and point out numerous typos. But would there be a point? Would I gain? But I guess I struck a nerve, Which I'm always more than happy to do :-)

anon / February 9, 2006 12:00 PM

I don't want to hear your cell phone conversation ever. If I cared about your job, I'd go work with you. If I cared about your date last night, I would have covered it for the Chicago Tribune. If you're so damn important that you have to take calls at the gym or at a baseball game, you shouldn't be at the gym or at a baseball game. Working out is hard enough as it is without your 60-minute running commentary on your lunch with Jason or Cindy. And if you're out to eat and make your server wait for you to get off the phone, I hope you get a Fight Club special.

anon / February 9, 2006 12:00 PM

What's my complaint? Right now, I'm tired of vegetarians who eat lots of processed food, but go on about how a vegetarian diet it better because it's more healthful and does less harm to the environment. I don't think that that mac'n'cheese from a box that you're scarfing down while chugging a Coke is doing your body or the world any favors, tough guy.

I applaud thoughtful personal choices. I abhore smug lectures about why your personal choice is not only a good one, but better than everybody else's.

I also don't like people who correct grammar in a vague way. Hell, I don't like people who correct grammar at all, unless I request it.

anon / February 9, 2006 12:02 PM

I cannot stand the Art Institute and their prissy little attitude about everything - including the "donation" factor and cell phone ban.

anon / February 9, 2006 12:03 PM

Sometimes we're out of town on the weekends and we come back at 5 pm on Sunday and someone has taken our Chicago Tribune. Our *SUNDAY* Chicago Tribune. It really is the only day I read much of (tv guide, funnies, book section) and it pisses me off ALL WEEK LONG when I don't have a tv guide around to use. Last time it happened, I left a "please stop stealing our newspaper" note in the entryway, and if it happens one more time, I guess i'm just going to have to stop delivery every time i go out of town for the weekend (which will be a pain, because we go out of town 2-3 times/month). Also, they never touch the Saturday paper--that's always there waiting for us.

anony office worker / February 9, 2006 12:17 PM

guy i work with attacks his food. Attacks it. barely catches a breath between bites. he eats all day.

sometimes i think that he is closeted in some way and since he is now Born Again, the food is the only love jesus is ever going to allow.

quesadilla is gone just now.
he is sweating.

there will be a sigh later.

make it stop.

anon / February 9, 2006 12:18 PM

The reason why they create left turn lanes in the middle of the street is so you can pull into them while waiting so the rest of us can continue going forward.

Yet you pull half into the turn lane and block thru traffic anyway. Die.

Also, if you signal left, and turn right, your driver's license should be permanently revoked, because you are a MORON!

anon / February 9, 2006 12:21 PM

Spookiest of them all -

Since you are obviously even more clueless than I had first assumed, let me inform you those are not all my previous posts--anon is short for anonymous--and therefore represents the posts of many, so by all means, pull out your red pen and go nuts...

And using your instead of you're is not merely a typo as you would imply--it's called ignorance...

anon / February 9, 2006 12:24 PM

I swear I work with people with no interpersonal skills. Unfortunately I work in healthcare. They are supposed to take care of people. Oh my god.

My mother is crazy. She loves delusion. As long as it looks OK it must be OK. I unfortunately have this relationship with THE TRUTH that she has a hard time dealing with.

I also hate that I am completely ruled by my hormones right now. I only had sex 4 times in 2005. I feel like I have 'rollover hormones' and want to jump any boy that comes near me. I'm at my sexual peak! I'm newly single!

anon / February 9, 2006 12:33 PM

Fuck cell phones, man. Fuck their ubiquity, fuck the way they take over people's lives, fuck people who answer their phones during lunch instead of talking to the people sitting across from them, fuck the idea that if you don't have one then you're some sort of hopeless Luddite.

But especially fuck ringtones. There is no reason -- ever -- to not just set your fucking phone on vibrate, except to say "HEY EVERYBODY! LOOK AT ME! I'M GETTING A CALL, AND YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE OF MY AMAZING RINGTONE!" Every single ringtone that has ever existed sounds stupid.

anon / February 9, 2006 12:47 PM

Yeah, cell phones came out and manners went right down the drain.

Ugh. I don't hate them so much as I hate the inconsiderate users.

Case in point - a few years ago, my boyfriend and I were having a serious talk. His phone rings, he answers it, proceeds to have a 15 minute conversation about Great America, and then can't understand why I'm pissed.

Yeah, it happened a few more times, then we broke up.

jtrain / February 9, 2006 12:49 PM

I'm 36 and am constantly being told I look 26-27 like it's some sort of accomplishment. Something to be proud of.
20-sumpthin's are immature egomaniacs, I'd much rather people looked at me and thought I was in my 30's.

Being female does not automatically mean I'm obsessed with my looks and weight, or that I have an eating disorder, or that I'm ashamed of growing older.

Shut up and quit foisting your own neuroses on me.

anon / February 9, 2006 12:53 PM

Non-smokers who forget how much of their taxes are being paid by smokers. Not asking for any special rights, but I was just standing here smoking when you walked up to me.

Patriot / February 9, 2006 12:58 PM

-Republicans and Conservatives who think challenging or questioning our federal government is "unpatriotic." It's the most patriotic duty an American has. It's especially important now that Ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been indicted. Also, It's important to question when our Administration is stomping on our civil liberties by spying on Americans without any oversight and giving any guidelines to when, why, how, who, or how many. Trusting fully in any government official is foolish.

-Anyone who listens to O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Hannity, etc as a source for information. There is absolutely no substance to any of these programs. It's easy to spot someone who listens because they angrily say things like "weak ass liberals" and denounce any and all media as being liberally bias except for said shows.

goingtoannoyyouall / February 9, 2006 1:13 PM

I can't stand how hateful all you people are. How much time are you wasting on this or have you just had to stop and think for a moment of what it is you hate? If so, you probably don't care as much as you write.

Life is filled with disappointments. A lot of them stem from you. Set your expectations lower.

Have a great day asshole.

Anon / February 9, 2006 1:17 PM

If the next Fuel topic is on Anonymous Praises, I'll bet they'll outnumber the Complaints. I have my fingers crossed.

anon / February 9, 2006 1:25 PM

Yeah, you're totally right about people being filled with hate, like the people who hate fat people? They just suck. But others who have complaints about a lack of courtesy, no way should they lower their expectations. Yes, life is filled with disappointments, and yes, some might stem from you, but a whole hell of a lot of them don't, so why should we just take other people's shit and smile and ask for more? If everyone just accepted all the nasty things folks do and not let it bother them, then they are more likely to find it ok to act that way themselves, breeding a whole planet full of inconsiderate people. No, people should never hate PEOPLE, but we can certainly hate their actions (within reason of course. let's be adults after all...)

anon / February 9, 2006 1:25 PM

People who prattle on mindlessly simply to hear the sound of their own voice.

no, i don't want jewelry. / February 9, 2006 1:32 PM

i am so sick of the media in so many ways:
the paper(thin) dolls that are the ideal female…
…promoting this paranoia that makes us disinfect every fucking thing we come in contact with…(it's the same conditioner that makes new mommies put their kids in goddamn bubbles, because they think they'll die from a scraped knee.)
and today’s subject; the notion that every female wants and needs some sort of hollow trinket, to know that the man she loves, indeed loves her by actively purging all that resides in his wallet- to celebrate some fucking hallmark holiday, which has forced me to endure countless heart shaped cakes and pink streamers because my birthday is the day before. deep breath, ahhh. annnddd- fuckyouvalentine’sday! fucking canker sore. roar.

Anon / February 9, 2006 1:39 PM

I'm angry that I will have to die someday.

Anon / February 9, 2006 1:42 PM

12pm anon: I agree with you - I have been a vegetarian for a long time, and I hate it when fellow animal rights lovers lecture and judge meat-eaters, especially during a meal. It's so preachy.

Speaking of judging - I'll stand around and judge the Red-Eye readers on the train all day long. What a sorry excuse for news.

jtrain / February 9, 2006 1:50 PM


Who asked you?

Did you read every single post before you accused us of wasting OUR time? And why do you get to decide what we do with our time?

Go away, you're spoiling our fun.

jtrain / February 9, 2006 1:56 PM

I really dislike hypocrites.

Especially when that hypocrite is me.

And especially, especially when that hypocrisy is tainted with religious fervor.

anon / February 9, 2006 2:13 PM

I think the Tribune and Sun Times are both crappy papers even though I read both.

I also secretly judge people who reads "Red Eye" as does anon 1:42

anon / February 9, 2006 2:16 PM

I'd like to complain about people like myself that have so many complaints about so many petty nuisances.

jk1 / February 9, 2006 2:21 PM

Amen to those who've singled out reckless drivers!

In order to save those precious five seconds so people can safely and legally cross the street, they try to squeeze between pedestrians and the curb, they fail to come to a complete stop, they cut into oncoming traffic, and they violate yellow and red lights. They do this compulsively.

I can't count the number of times I've had to actively dodge out of the way of a vehicle when I had the right of way. Nor can I count the number of times I've had to stare down cars who feel that I should halt in the middle of the street so they can avoid coming to a complete stop.

They are behind tons of steel, composites and glass. They will break my body like an eggshell if they hit me, yet because they are selfish and arrogant, their quest to save fractions of a minute becomes more important than my life. Not only that, but when they transgress, and I fail to defer to their narcissistic desires, when I express my anger and panic by giving them a sharp look, or by slapping their hood, they become enraged. They stop. They threaten, as if my mere bones and skin can damage their machine without determined effort. They know they are wrong, for they protest too much.

That said, there are too many pedestrians who violate the lights and I would imagine only serve to make drivers wonder why they should follow the law when many pedestrians don't. It irritates me when I see a pedestrian start walking well into the 'don't walk' cycle, or worse, when they have the red light, and then not hurry across the street, expecting drivers to stop cold even though they have the right of way. I jaywalk as much as anyone, but I only do it when there are no cars for a good quarter block or so and I do it with haste. The last thing I want is for someone to crash their car, or worse, crash into someone else, because they needed to veer out of the way after I darted out in front of them.

anon / February 9, 2006 2:31 PM

frog (2/8/06) wrote:

I'm female and I hate, I mean hate, that I can't go up to and kiss my female friends like I can with males, even though I am just dying to.

Why not give it a try sometime? You might be pleasantly surprised with the result.

jk1 / February 9, 2006 2:32 PM

By the way, I agree that there should be a thread where people can praise the small kindnesses that strangers have bestowed unexpectedly, or at a particularly needful time.

Leelah / February 9, 2006 2:38 PM

I own my complaints.
I hate the Local School Council of my school, who has chosen this week to mail out an incendiary letter to parents listing a litany of complaints about test scores (we're ONLY 5th in the city behind all the north side schools), the principal (who passed away on Friday.... and they have printed outright LIES about her), staff, funding and more.

Ira Glass / February 9, 2006 2:42 PM

New York smells!!!

anon / February 9, 2006 2:44 PM

Rome is burning and no one seems to have noticed.

bubba / February 9, 2006 2:50 PM

I'm really astounded at the shallowness of the complaints hereabouts, I guess it shows that the blog-reading class has it pretty easy all things considered.

goingtoannoyjtrain / February 9, 2006 2:51 PM


Yes I did. I needed fuel for my fire.

I thank the person who posted right after me to elaborate and be more specific to what's worth hating.

I'm bored but I'm not complaining.

Have a great day chump.

anon / February 9, 2006 2:55 PM

Chads and trixies.

jtrain / February 9, 2006 3:00 PM


Perhaps you've missed the point, is all I'm sayin'.

That point being: "Anonymous Thread! State your complaint." and like the slavering blog-dogs we are, we comply heartily.

And that's Chumpette to you, pal.

Za Za Spookster / February 9, 2006 3:08 PM

Another complaint
anonymous/supercilious/cowardly "Anuses"....opps I mean those wimpy "Anons" who attack their betters anonymous and assume that their betters should spend time learning lazy internet dumb down jargon like anon, btw, etc. But I bet, some one, still smarts from getting picked last for the soft ball team in the 7th grade, the inequality of not having a date for the junior dance, or the big bad neighbor boys smashing his bug jar and therefore spends way to much time tossing anonymous bards- while probably stuffing their face with the Ben and Jerry's flavor of the month- all mad at the world, like angry sheep.

anon / February 9, 2006 3:17 PM

On the days that I don't have anything really important to worry about, here is what really grinds my gears:
1. my seemingly illiterate mailman
2. bike messengers who think that traffic signals don't apply to them
3. large backpacks on the el that hit me every time the train stops, starts, turns, etc.
4. that dog in my neighborhood that starts barking at 6am
5. uber important executives and their damn blackberries
6. parents that bring their kids to bars and let them run wild while i'm trying to relax.
7. the fact that Lost isn't on every night
8. having to repeat myself
9. corporate disfunction
10. people who chew gum with their mouth open

anon / February 9, 2006 3:17 PM

I hate people who don't pick up after their dogs. My dog and I have a tendency to step in dog poop. It's gross and irresponsible.

I also hate my neighbors who let their pitbull outside with no supervision. He's a nice dog and wouldn't hurt anyone, but someone could hurt or steal him and it's intimidating for people who don't know this dog to deal with a pitbull running around their yard.

anon / February 9, 2006 3:37 PM

Baby, you know I don't like to complain, but you just ain't treatin' me right.

Every time I come home from workin' hard all day there ain't no supper on the table, and one time there's another man's shoe lyin' outside the closet.

Aw, baby, why you doin' me like this? You know ain't no other man can give you lovin' like mine!

And you ain't accepted my apology yet for havin' Lucinda over and helpin' her straighten her drawers, when you know she's too fat to do it by herself.

Come on, now, baby! It's me talkin' to you now.

jen / February 9, 2006 3:43 PM

people who don't use turn signals. this is annoying as both a pedestrian (i could've crossed on the don't walk much sooner if you'd had your signal on that you were going to turn right/left) and in driving. is it so hard, that flick of the stick?
and, if you ARE making a right hand turn, can people not do it from the middle of the road? there's generally some sort of lane there from where there's parallel parking all down the street..

and of course the usual CTA rudeness - not moving all the way in, not waiting for others to get off, enormous bags (PUT THEM ON THE DAMN FLOOR!), bags on the seat (had a friend the other day say to a man "did your bag just work 10 hours?"), not giving up your seat for old people, etc.

anon / February 9, 2006 3:54 PM

the lack of affordable healthcare. we need a socialized medical system so that people like my unemployed, broke dad can go to the doctor instead of suffering. he had a sore on his foot and ended up paying $140 for the visit and medication (*with* medicare) and he barely gets by with his social security. poor old people (and poor younger people) need health care too.

madachode / February 9, 2006 3:56 PM

I hate it when the dissatisfied youth coming out of barleycorns and other lincoln park bars with thier baseball hats on get back up after I beat them down. i get tired of beating them. i hate it when suburban brats move to the city and think it's thiers and been living there all thier worthless lives, esp when parents in suburbs pay the rent. they need a bigger beating than the chads/trixies with the baseball hats

Anon E. Mouse / February 9, 2006 3:57 PM

Changing language to change perception. Not really a new phenomenon, but getting worse and worse all the time. And more dangerous. There's a big difference between changing "handicapped" to "physically challenged" and "complete destruction and loss of life" to "collateral damage." It makes me sick. You should see the notes I made during corporate presentations. Compensation adjustment, my ass.

I'm also very sick of hearing either side of the smoking thing. As someone who doesn't smoke, but did for the better part of 20 years, I've had enough of hearing about it all the time.

And really, with the god stuff. Okay, you have your religion. Have at it, enjoy it, practice it, handle your snakes or whatever. Why should this have anything to do with me? Stand outside the clinic so I can't get in and yell about jesus and life and shit. I don't believe in your religion. I don't believe what I am doing is wrong. So go cry to jesus or whatever you do when you're not hassling women who have enough on their minds without you getting in their faces, and stay out of my way. Better yet, why don't you spend that time actually helping real, live children? They could use your help, just as long as you're not trying to indoctrinate them with all that fire and brimstone shit.

By the way, ZaZa, "anon" is not internet jargon. It's been around about as long as Modern English - maybe about as long as "etc.," which you used. Correct spelling and grammar allows us all to understand each other, not to make everyone feel like they're being quizzed all the time.

Or, perhaps you'd prefer to just speak your own language and fuck everyone who doesn't understand you. That's their fucking problem, man.

religion is complicated / February 9, 2006 4:04 PM

To all those who hate "all religious extremists,” in an effort to be inclusive in their hypocrisy, I have just one thing to say: Lumping together Arab and Judeo-Christian ‘extremists’ into the same category is absolutely ridiculous. These faiths have developed in distinct socio-political circumstances and consequentially approach ‘religion,’ ‘politics,’ and ‘society’ in very different ways. Your comments are as refined as saying I hate apples and oranges because they are both fruit. Your umbrella statements do a disservice to everyone, especially enlightened atheists and agnostics who actually think about religion and religious communities. Your effort to be tolerant in your hatred smells of nothing but laziness and ignorance.

leah / February 9, 2006 4:12 PM

My life is good, my complaints number few. My biggest annoyance:

Any kind of office-speak that involves an answer about how great that particular day of the week is in relation to Friday.

How're you?
Oh I'd be better if it were Friday!!!!!!!! *this person probably has some kind of yukking laugh*

How are you?
Well, it's Monday, isn't it?!!!! *also yukking*

How are you?
Pretty good considering there are only 4 (3, 2, or 1) days until Friday!

This type of talk makes me puke. Die officespeak, die.

anon / February 9, 2006 4:19 PM

Cell phone relates complaints:
1) If you and I are having a conversation, don't suddenly turn away from me the second anyone calls. You are telling me that you want to chat with me as long as their isn't anyone else in the world who also wants to chat with you.
2) Most people are not that important and don't have crazy lives, so stop pretending like you need to be in touch all the time. We're not a bunch of diplomats and CEOs here people. Really you are just insecure about being alone so you must have someone to talk to all the time, even if it is the most trite and meaningless blather (ladies who get on the cell phone as soon as the blue line emerges from the underground, I am talking to you). Otherwise, you just have low self esteem and can't live without the ping of gratification you get when some other insecure person wants to share the pedantic details of their life with you. I bet full-on 95% of cell phone conversations are of this ilk. I don't have to hear it.
3) Super fancy loud annoying ring tones are for people who are desperate for attention.
4) Girl, I love you, but don't call me to tell me that you are going to the dry cleaners today or that they ran out of chai at Starbucks, and don't be angry if I choose not to answer now and then. You calling me doesn't create an obligation on my part. Cell phones unfortunately encourage quanitity of contact but not necesarily the quality of it.

jk1 / February 9, 2006 4:28 PM

religion is complicated -

It doesn't matter how they developed, at least for the purposes of this thread.

It's like observing the lives of two individuals, one named 'Steve' and one named 'Mike', who are both assholes. 'Steve' developed into an asshole because he was always catered to as a child. He feels that he's entitled to anything and everything he wants and will whine and bitch until he gets it. 'Mike' turned into an asshole because his parents put out cigarettes on his back and made him turn tricks to support their crack habit.

While enlightening, none of that backstory matters, because what 'Steve' and 'Mike' have in common is a obsessive drive to project their needs and worldview onto everyone around them. They, because they are assholes, feel that it's alright to make everyone else miserable, so long as their agenda is catered to.

In the end, understanding the way 'Mike' and 'Steve' developed may help us to figure out how to coexist with them. It does not assist us in rightly classifying them as assholes though, which is all anyone in this thread was seeking to do in airing their feelings about religion fanatics.

lp / February 9, 2006 4:40 PM

i say amen to leah's comments. i also want to add the following:

"from a marketing/production/whateverthehell standpoint"

shut it!

also, let's all speed up our walking pace.

anon / February 9, 2006 4:41 PM

I hate that it takes so much damn effort to look "presentable" as a female:
the hair--trims, highlights, and daily regime of shampoo, conditioner, gel, blowdrying, hairspray, then REstyling for going out because god forbid you should go out with your "day hair"
the face--cleansers, moisturizers, foundation (liquid), foundation (powder), blush, mascara, lipstick, and then if you go out about 10 more makeup items are needed (eye shadow, eyeliner, lipliner, etc, etc) and then when you get home the cleansers and moisturizers AGAIN
the clothes--your goal: pick clothes for all occasions that never look too frumpy or too slutty or too dated or too trendy or too inappropriate of every last part of your the sales rack
the hair part 2--hair needs to be removed from your eyebrows, your upper lip and chin (for some), your pits, your legs, and your woo-woo at all times...and there shouldn't ever be evidence that hair existed there in the first place (no redness, no razor burn)

I swear, I never had it so good as when I was living in a 3rd world country for 2 years and I never wore make-up, my hair was in a ponytail almost every day, and I got a proper shower about twice a month.

anon / February 9, 2006 4:47 PM

hey anon @ 4:41 - it's annoying, yeah, but it's your choice. you don't have to shave, you don't have to slather product all over. this continues because women continue to do it.

just go out with your regular hair. don't wear makeup. that's what i do. no one ever says anything, because it's just me and it's how i look. wear tights so you don't have to shave your legs. it's easy and it takes a lot less time. it's cheaper, too.

anon / February 9, 2006 4:59 PM

I also judge people who read the Red Eye. You would be better off reading nothing than reading that crap. The world is going to hell in a handbasket, but you idiots wouldn't know it because you're too busy reading a poorly written story about the cover celebrity of the day.

anon / February 9, 2006 4:59 PM

Developers, please stop using exposed cinder blocks in your construction. I don't have a problem with condos, in fact I would buy one if I wasn't $150K in the hole from grad school, but unless the existing home is totally FUBARed, let's just keep at least the four walls and ornate brick work etc. in tact. If you must tear down the old property, remember that houses built out of cinder blocks are tacky and tasteless (and are your professional legacy). Construction of this kind will likely be torn down in 10-15 years when people come to their senses.

Ohhhhh I'm spooky alright / February 9, 2006 5:07 PM

Mouse, while some clearly prefer to drown "readers" in stream after stream of over flow verbiage in attempt to demonstrate "intellectual prowess",
that's just not the way of this young Jedi.

I practice plain speak- Parrhesia-, will proudly drink the Hemlock when the time comes, and that's about it. My grammar and spelling at varying levels for varying tasks serves me very well. In this entertainment venue, I put if out and put it out quick. We both know that your -comma here, comma over yonder- attacks, given the rest of the flotsum and jetsam here are truly aimed at the substance, the heart not the shell. But consider yourself lucky with what I give you. And for those that don't understand, I could say "fuck em", but instead I will say, pick up a book.I could recommend several.

p.s and my sincerest condolences to any one who would brag about "notes of their corporate presentations." I believe the appropriate phrase is "Gag me with a sharp rust spoon."

And to the person who mentioned "Rome" True Dat, True Dat indeed

anonie muzz / February 9, 2006 5:14 PM

My complaints:

- the fact that my co-worker once dated the company owner's son means that she gets a convertible bmw as a 'bonus', that she gets to travel to Hawaii for free, she gets her cell phone bill paid by the company, she goes shopping and charges her shit on the company card, she got her move from california to texas paid for, and I get nothing but a measly holiday bonus. To top it off, her work is crappy and she has less experience than me by say, oh, 12 years. Don't get me wrong, I'm very lucky to have a job and I am greatful for that, but damn, this is unfair!

- I hate that I allow others to intimidate me.

- I hate people who mistreat their animals. I also don't understand why someone would choose to live in a high rise downtown and own a big dog. That dog has nowhere to poop or play! and I always see their owners hurrying up their dogs while making themshit on the sidewalk!

- I hate it when a woman, who obviously thinks she's the shit, cuts in front of me and thinks she can get away with it just because of her looks. Hey, I'm smart - but that doesn't mean I can push my way in front of you!

- I hate my metabolism for being so slow

- I hate the US president and half his staff. I chose to become an American and now I'm sorta ashamed.

- I hate it when I get a sandwich from the place across the street and the turkey has that jelly shit hanging off of it. I also hate looking at/smelling/being around bologna.

- I hate materialistic shallow non-curious non-questioning people who then ridicule others.

- I love cheese!

leah / February 9, 2006 5:22 PM

The Red Eye haytuhs make me chuckle. Reading snobs! Hey at least they're reading.

And for what it's worth, it's got many of the same front page articles as its big brother paper does.

Can't we all just get along?

Mouse, Anon / February 9, 2006 5:23 PM

Bragging about corporate presentation notes? Hardly. I simply make note of the kind of nonsense corporate language I hear when I have to go to company meetings. Seriously, "we're going to repurpose this collateral." Someone actually said that.

I have no intellectual prowess, nor have I ever claimed to. Don't put your words, however unclear or plain, in my mouth. It's too busy with a "sharp rust spoon" at the moment.

Candy Says / February 9, 2006 5:28 PM

I've grown to hate my body,
and all that it requires
in this world...

Spence / February 9, 2006 5:29 PM

Red Eye reads like a transcript of 'The O.C.'

anon / February 9, 2006 6:36 PM

I hate that in our society, guys can't wear attire such as skirts and high heels without being looked at as if they were complete freaks or dangerous perverts.

amy / February 9, 2006 6:59 PM

Things that annoy me:
people who interrupt.
people who hate cats.
people who are offended fact that i have a hispanic last name and don't speak spanish and then try to tell me that i should learn it.
drivers that don't signal.
the fact that i'm in hawaii right now and its too chilly to go to the beach.

paul / February 9, 2006 7:34 PM

I hate how it's so much easier to dismiss than to believe.

paul / February 9, 2006 7:37 PM

I also hate it when what you believe in dies.

anon / February 9, 2006 8:25 PM

My complaint is that all of you brats live in my city. Please move to either coast -you'll fit in just fine.

dyh smokers / February 9, 2006 9:13 PM

smokers who think just because they are willing to fork over stupid amounts for cigs and the heavy taxes that go along with them that non smokers should owe them a pat of the back!!

Non-smokers who forget how much of their taxes are being paid by smokers. Not asking for any special rights, blah, blah.........

duhh - now how stupid can you get!!

anon / February 9, 2006 10:56 PM

My complaint is that no matter how much I exercise or diet, I will never be smaller than a size 8. Curse you, genetics!

anon / February 9, 2006 11:01 PM

That everyone bitches about the Bush regime's assalt on our rights and the constitution, but no one's raising an outcry over Daley's scheme to put cameras everywhere except up people's asses.

anon / February 9, 2006 11:08 PM

I hate this camera up my ass.

Almost as much as I hate the herd of non-smokers up my ass.

Non-smokers and Daley, Out of My Ass NOW!!!
Non-smokers and Daley, Out of My Ass NOW!!!
Non-smokers and Daley, Out of My Ass NOW!!!

A Liberal / February 10, 2006 1:54 AM

I'm still pissed off that the NY Times made Paul Krugman's column a pay feature. I really like him and I value what he has to say, but I refuse to pay fifty bucks a year for just him and the occasional Friedman piece, because the rest of the "Times Select" content is crap.

sherm / February 10, 2006 7:30 AM

5-bladed razors

are you people insane or just plain stupid?

anon / February 14, 2006 8:45 AM

Fuck Valentine's Day. Fuck Love. Fuck Life. Fuck you. I just took a vicodin, if it doesn't make me feel better I don't know what I'm gonna do.

anon / February 15, 2006 8:31 AM

It's really sad that this got twice as many posts as the "what makes you happy?" topic.

anon / February 19, 2006 6:31 PM

People who bitch about "smokers who stand anywhere within 100' of building, subway, and train entrances or bus stops"....see above

Lex / March 9, 2006 12:50 PM

Boys you've known for half your life, who earn your trust and then vanish without rhyme or reason. And you're left to wonder if he's lying in the hospital with broken limbs, or just blowing you off. You know it's the latter, but just don't wanna believe it.

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