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mithrandir
03-14-2002, 07:41 AM
What are your thoughts?

Govtcheez
03-14-2002, 07:44 AM
Make them talk to Xterria.

DrakkenKorin
03-14-2002, 07:48 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
Make them talk to Xterria.

Good one cheez.

Or reply with "What" to every post in every thread, that would get me going.

mithrandir
03-14-2002, 07:49 AM
Ha ha - that's one way :D

Deckard
03-14-2002, 08:03 AM
What

DrakkenKorin
03-14-2002, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by Deckard
What

Me and my big mouth!
:D

Deckard
03-14-2002, 08:09 AM
Glee Terrorists are annoying. They're the people who don't know you from Adam, yet stop you in the hall and insist you cheer up:

[Walking down the hall to refill my coffee cup]

"Hey! How come I never see you smiling?? You need to put on your happy face, you old grumpy bear!"

[Subtly slip my hand into my pants pocket, where it rests on the grip of a snub-nose .38 revolver]

"Things can't be so bad that you can't turn that frown upside..." [BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG click click click] "HAHAHAHAHA! TAKE THAT YOU GLEE NAZI! YEAH! I'M HAVING A GOOD TIME NOW!"

People don't stop me in the hall enough.

Drewpee
03-14-2002, 08:16 AM
For me, drive slowly in front of me. That works great if you want a bumper full of pickup truck.... Yeah just try it fun-boy.

Govtcheez
03-14-2002, 08:21 AM
Deckard, I think you need to seek help. Immediately. And not from a doll. I know what you mean, though. These people are frequently the same people that stop me halfway through work term (when I've been at work for, oh, 2 months or so) and say "Hey, when'd you get back! So, you like Mountain Dew, huh? What're you doing with that staple remover? Oh God, no, not my Challenge the Process mug! Ow! The pincy ends hurt me! Ow! Put away that rubber band!"

So, like I said, I know what you mean. Time to go to the lab...

Deckard
03-14-2002, 09:03 AM
Here's one thing that annoys our V.P.: In conversation with him, I like to make "air quotes" with my fingers anytime I use the word management. :cool:

DrakkenKorin
03-14-2002, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by Deckard
... I like to make "air quotes" with my fingers anytime I use the word management
That'll surely annoy any member of management.

Or those one's that always make me imagine myself slamming my CPU against their head - the one's that always assure you that whatever happened to them is not your fault (like I give a damn).

Case in Point - Our commander was up for a promotion. Well he didn't get it and decided to retire. So he holds a Commanders Call for our squadron only to ensure us that his not getting his promotion had nothing to do with the squadron. DUH! At that point I just imained myself beating him senseless with my CPU and gouging (sp?) out his eyes with my ergonomically correct staple remover.

Glee Nazi's are bad too. Thanfully, there's only like 2 in my squadron so I don't have to worry about them too much. I usually just treaten them w/my liter of hot coffee and they tend to back off.

Deckard
03-14-2002, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by DrakkenKorin
the one's that always assure you that whatever happened to them is not your faultAn annoying variant of that are people who quickly disavow any responsibility when a problem arrises, even before the source of the problem has been identified.
"Hey, we've noticed a production problem where data is being trashed and..."

"It's not me!"

"Uh huh, well it could be a number of things and I was hoping we could review the..."

"I DIDN'T MAKE ANY CODE CHANGES!! IT'S NOT ME!"

"Yeah... look, I'm not planning to hang anyone over it. I'd just like to find the problem and fix it."I suspect these people come from environments where management plays the "Blame Game" instead of the "Customer Service Game". I want the problem identified, and I want to prevent it from happening again, but we don't need to run around and kick each other in the nuts to accomplish that ;)

Prelude
03-14-2002, 11:14 AM
Probably the most annoying thing at work is when newbie programmers try to second guess me with either an incorrect solution or a flat out mistake. Normally I'm very peacful, but it sure would feel good to smack those guys.
WHAP! "Come back when you have more than one month of experience!"

It makes me smile just thinking about it :)

-Prelude

Govtcheez
03-14-2002, 11:32 AM
what

(better yet: "wut")

Govtcheez
03-14-2002, 11:43 AM
wut

Betazep
03-14-2002, 11:54 AM
Being repeatedly kicked in the middle of the night by your wife is annoying too.

"Honey. Honey! HONEY!!! Stop kicking me."

"I wasn't kicking you, I was sleeping."

"Well you were kicking me in your sleep then."

"No I wasn't..."

"Whatever. Goodnight."

few minutes pass.....

"Honey. HONEY!"

...

Deckard
03-14-2002, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by Betazep
Being repeatedly kicked in the middle of the night by your wife is annoying too.Having your boss wake you in the middle of a perfectly good nap is kinda annoying, also :)

jdinger
03-14-2002, 12:18 PM
Be overly-nice to someone who's mad at you. Like no matter how mad they get or what they say reply with the cheesiest, "GLEE NAZI" response. That gets them every time.

Of course, be prepared to duck when you push them over the edge and the bullets start to fly.

-KEN-
03-14-2002, 12:20 PM
Those teachers that just won't let you sleep. What's wrong with them? Weren't they ever in highschool?! It really ........es me off.

The best way to annoy them would probably involve a computer...though I'm not sure the specifics.

DrakkenKorin
03-14-2002, 12:32 PM
Originally posted by -KEN-
... The best way to annoy them would probably involve a computer...though I'm not sure the specifics.
I am!

You bash them (repeatedly) over the head w/the CPU. Or if you're in any way masochistic, w/the keyboard

:D

-KEN-
03-14-2002, 12:38 PM
Bah! That's for women. REAL men use the monitor :D ;)

You get a large sense of calm as the sound of shattering glass and twisting metal mesh together :p

Hmm...I can think of a few times where I've wanted to pick up my scanner and take a few swipes at someone's face for not knowing how to do anything with the computer..."Ken?! What's this 'start' thingamabob do? What's this whole 'reformat' thing? why did the computer just explode?"

heh, and another thing that gets me is when my mom rushes into my room with the newspaper and reads me the latest inflated computer headline: "KEN!!! This says that a new virus known as the code red worm could hurt us!! Go fix the computer!!" "Mom, I already knew about that..." "No way! It's just in the newspaer today! There's no way you could've known! Stop lying! Fix it!!!"


URGH!

DrakkenKorin
03-14-2002, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by -KEN-
Bah! That's for women. REAL men use the monitor :D ;)

You get a large sense of calm as the sound of shattering glass and twisting metal mesh together :p ...
OOOOOOOOOO.

I've never tried that.

::hoping to be annoyed while working::

O hold on. We have flat screens at work. Wonder what that'll be like.....

Deckard
03-14-2002, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by DrakkenKorin
O hold on. We have flat screens at work. Wonder what that'll be like..... Do you remember Odd-Job from the Bond films? That's how to handle annoyances with a flat screen :)

-KEN-
03-14-2002, 12:49 PM
What about Random Task from Austin Powers? I could get used to throwing shoes at people.

Deckard
03-14-2002, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by -KEN-
What about Random Task from Austin Powers? I could get used to throwing shoes at people. I dunno. If you're gonna take something from Austin Powers, I have to go with the nut-punching midget ;)

Govtcheez
03-14-2002, 01:28 PM
Ow! That really hurt! Who throws a shoe, anyway? Honestly, you fight like a woman!

lightatdawn
03-14-2002, 02:34 PM
heh, and another thing that gets me is when my mom rushes into my room with the newspaper and reads me the latest inflated computer headline: "KEN!!! This says that a new virus known as the code red worm could hurt us!! Go fix the computer!!" "Mom, I already knew about that..." "No way! It's just in the newspaer today! There's no way you could've known! Stop lying! Fix it!!!"


ROTFL!!! Ken! Stop it! LMAO!!! You're killing me here. I always though it was only my parental unit that did that. They abosultly died when i moved out. I think they feared to even turn the darn thing on for fear they'd break it and I wasn't around o fix it again. :)

One sure way to annoy me (as someone already suggested) is to drive really slowly in front of me. I should actually win awards for coming the closest ever to nuclear fusion between two bumpers.

Want to really annoy, me? Try Messaging me on AIM fourteen thousand times a day while i'm trying to get some work done. That'll do it... Or better yet, gang up and get, like, 15 people to all do it all day long so that i cant get 3 lines of code down before that bloody window pops up and..... arggggg!!!!! *deep breath* *deap breath* *deap breath*

Fordy
03-14-2002, 02:43 PM
My pet hate is when my dad is too impatient to wait for me to come over the house and fix his PC..


"Hi Dad....hows it going?"

"Well I thought I'd reinstall windows ME...."

:: tightning in my chest as I know this coversation doenst sound too good ::

"Well.............its not easy you shouldnt try to do that....."

"Too late...I went to dos and typed 'format C:'.......now the hard drive wont boot"

:: sigh ::

Dalren
03-14-2002, 02:48 PM
Call every plumber, electrician, pizza place, carpet cleaners, etc.. in the phone book and send them all to your enemy's house at the same time. Sit back and watch the traffic jam and insuing chaos. :cool:

-KEN-
03-14-2002, 02:59 PM
>>Want to really annoy, me? Try Messaging me on AIM fourteen thousand times a day while i'm trying to get some work done. That'll do it... Or better yet, gang up and get, like, 15 people to all do it all day long so that i cant get 3 lines of code down before that bloody window pops up and..... arggggg!!!!! *deep breath* *deap breath* *deap breath*<<

Well you could just put up your away message and check those 2 little checkboxes that say "Hide window" and "Disable sounds" - works quite well.

DrakkenKorin
03-14-2002, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by Dalren
Call every plumber, electrician, pizza place, carpet cleaners, etc.. in the phone book and send them all to your enemy's house at the same time. Sit back and watch the traffic jam and insuing chaos. :cool:
Now that's lovely!

and I know who to do it to, that damn little brat who threw a rock at my new car.

::getting yellow pages::

Dalren
03-14-2002, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by DrakkenKorin

Now that's lovely!
and I know who to do it to, that damn little brat who threw a rock at my new car.
::getting yellow pages::
glad i could be of help, heh if you really want to cause a seen call the local tv stations and tell them something really big is going to happen, but dont say what.

Or my personal fav. while they are out, get some quick drying cement and build a giant monolith in front of the door (make sure to build a bigger base at the bottom so it cant be pushed over).

Govtcheez
03-14-2002, 03:07 PM
heh, and another thing that gets me is when my mom rushes into my room with the newspaper and reads me the latest inflated computer headline: "KEN!!! This says that a new virus known as the code red worm could hurt us!! Go fix the computer!!" "Mom, I already knew about that..." "No way! It's just in the newspaer today! There's no way you could've known! Stop lying! Fix it!!!" Along these same lines, how about a guy who's trying oh so hard to convince you he's computer literate that sends out chain letters and virus notices every oterh damn day.... He's also a big fan of the "send this back if you're my friend" e-mails... Also, he was just looking for a new video card today, and asked me if a good price on a GeForce2 MX was around $150 or so... I almost said yes :)

Barjor
03-14-2002, 03:13 PM
Ask me for help..I explain..Go back to your desk but don't try to do what I say..Come back to me and say you don't think it will work... I show you it works..Go back to your desk but don't try...Tell my boss you have a problem boss sends you to me..I spend an afternoon to do your job ...Tell our boss you got it working....Explain to me what needed to be done

DrakkenKorin
03-14-2002, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
Along these same lines, how about a guy who's trying oh so hard to convince you he's computer literate that sends out chain letters and virus notices every oterh damn day.... He's also a big fan of the "send this back if you're my friend" e-mails...
So that's what happened to my old friend from middle school. I sure am glad I dropped him, he was starting to get on my nerves.

Sorry you had to pick him up though cheez.

Brian
03-14-2002, 03:47 PM
Repeat everything the target says in a high pitched voice.

basilisk
03-14-2002, 07:22 PM
what annoys me? The drunken idiot who thought it was funny to break my wing mirror on my car one evening as its parked in front of the house - arggh doesn't he realise how expensive they are?

compjinx
03-14-2002, 09:39 PM
I simly explain C++ programming to them, they get annoyed really fast.

tim545666
03-14-2002, 11:16 PM
When someone's mad just say "Looks liek someone's got a bad case of the mondays" and when they respond say it again and keep saying it. Another way is to poke people in the back of the head or stick things in their ear. Or farting on them. Or telling a lot of bad jokes. My favorite is arguing without using logic. They say something and you say that they are completely wrong. And you don't back it up but you pretend like they are stupid (only works with smart people).

novacain
03-15-2002, 02:35 AM
>>For me, drive slowly in front of me.
Gets me every time. Three lanes all blocked by a row of snails.
Got angry at one who brakes as I get close to make me backoff, gave him the finger, so he follows me home! I get out of the car with my stick (I study a style of fencing called 'Savate' using sabre) ready to 'discuss the event' with him.
Turns out he is a plain clothes cop and wants to book me.

We were taught verbal judo at the casino I worked at. Made some guy go crazy ape .......... bonkers by 'understanding his anger', after taking him for $3000 ($1000 in one hand he should have won but I got extra lucky). He threw his empty wallet at me, saying "You got all the money, have this!".

I watched as he got dragged out by security, and got an easy shift (in case I did it to anyone else). Became part of a security film for training new dealers.

Govtcheez
03-15-2002, 07:19 AM
> My favorite is arguing without using logic. They say something and you say that they are completely wrong. And you don't back it up but you pretend like they are stupid (only works with smart people).

Oh ..........! They're on to me! ;)

-KEN-
03-15-2002, 01:07 PM
>>The drunken idiot who thought it was funny to break my wing mirror on my car one evening as its parked in front of the house<<


oohh, sorry. Somehow I wound up on a plane to the UK, and I was so ........ed off I had to hit the closest thing...on the plus side, I didn't get a hangover. :)

Brian
03-15-2002, 01:11 PM
Speaking of amnesiac excursions, I found myself in Newcastle train station...don't ask.

Deckard
03-15-2002, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by -KEN-
on the plus side, I didn't get a hangover. :) Yeah, but how's your hand? You didn't cut it on the broken glass, I hope.

dbaryl
03-15-2002, 01:13 PM
I've got a friend who loves to do this to people:

He sees you trying to do some work so he comes up and says: "Hey, lemme help you out with that..." Then spends like an hour pretending to know what he's doing, pretending to explain... once you tell him: "You really don't know any f this, do you?" he says: "no, I don't"... man is that annoying :)

It's just that he does such a good job at bs-ing it most people that don't know him that well actually think he knows what it is he's talking about. In the end, you end up wasting a good hour or so worth of time listening to the guy...

basilisk
03-15-2002, 01:15 PM
oohh, sorry. Somehow I wound up on a plane to the UK, and I was so ........ed off I had to hit the closest thing...on the plus side, I didn't get a hangover.
so at least i now know where to send the whopping bill i had for a new one :D

Brian
03-15-2002, 01:15 PM
What really annoys me is when you're stoned, you'll believe anything.

eg:

trickster: Hey, bri, someone ........ed on your head!
brian: really?
trickster: yes.
brian: oh no.

Barjor
03-15-2002, 01:17 PM
Thats a cool avatar Basilisk. What did you use to create it?

basilisk
03-15-2002, 01:23 PM
barjor - Ulead's cool 3D

VirtualAce
03-16-2002, 07:01 AM
To annoy me:

Post a question pertaining to something clearly documented in the help file or on this site.

When I give an answer, tell me it is wrong, even when you don't know what you are talking about yourself, or become defensive because you did not like the way I replied.

Post a thread about recruiting programmers for a game.