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Thursday, May 27, 2021

#432: Kid Going to College Signs

 It's common to see people with signs on their front lawn proclaiming their kid graduating from highschool with class of 'xx signs, which is fine, but today saw one bragging about their kid going to a college.  And not even a very prestigious one, St. Mary's.  To me, that is some shameful boasting that is just about free advertising for the college which is duping the parents.  Severity: 3

Thursday, November 26, 2020

#431: Stockpiling of Bottled Water During Pandemic

During the pandemic, whenever stockpiling occurs, people are including bottled water in crazy amounts in their panic buying.  This is despite there being no danger to the water supply from the virus so there is no reason for people wasting money and creating excess trash buy stocking up on this product, especially given people are not even going anywhere.  Foolishness.  Severity: 4

Thursday, July 23, 2020

#430: The touching of a thing at end of a run

This is odd one that I am not sure why I dislike but it surrounds things on popular routes of running or walking that people like to touch as some sort of accomplishment before they reverse and return the other direction.  I saw  itr and reminded me of a big one these at Fort Point in SF.

Severity: 2

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

#429: Wearing Masks When Not Needed

During the virus pandemic, when you are just walking outside in an non-congested area, you don't need to wear a mask, yet many seem to think they have to or need to.  Waste.  Save the use for when needed.  Can't imagine why anyone would exercise with one on when not around others or then can be easily avoided.  Severity: 4

#428: "Give you back 15 minutes"

In conference calls, when the meetings ends early, and the meeting leader likes to say "I'll give you back 15 minutes to your day" like they are being magnanimous rather than having had an unnecessary meeting to begin with that wasted 45 minutes of my day.  Severity: 3

Monday, August 12, 2019

#427: Swim suit spin dryer overuse

You only need maybe 3 seconds to use the spin dryer to dry a bathing suit yet many sit there for 20 seconds thinking they have to get it bone dry.  Just needs a little and then air dry later.  Keeps me waiting and also bad for the fabric.  Severity: 2

Saturday, June 01, 2019

#426: Credit Card Cash Back vs. Gift Card Usage for Points

Currently have a cash back credit card that has the standard 1 point = 1 cent for cash back purposes.  They also offer an option to redeem the points for gift cards.  However, I find it dumb that the gift card rate is the same as cash back rate.  Why would anyone redeem for a gift card when there is not a better conversion rate?  They should offer a discount for gift card redeeming; like you only need 4,900 points to get a $50 gift card.  They offer this on a few select gift cards, but all should have some discount.  Severity: 2