Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? How every single controversy or problem has to be called "something-gate". Y'know, after Watergate. Y'know, like Derpygate, or Elsagate, or... um... uh... well, there's tons of others, but they're escaping me at the moment. You know what I'm talkin' about. It's gets really old. You can't call every single Celestia-dammed thing "something-gate". Knock it off already. Geeeeze.
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When I can't find the Celestia dammed comics section in the newspaper. It's always somewhere different! One day it's on the back of the sports section, the next day it's hidden in business, the next day it's in the national and world news section. I have to search every front and back to find it! The hell, man? The f*ck?! Why can't they put it in the same place every time so I can just frickin' open the f*ckin' paper and go right to it?!
Only the stallions are gonna get this one.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When I pee and it splashes out of the bowl. No matter how I do it, where I aim, or how careful I am, half the time tiny little flecks of urine splash all over the place. I go barefoot in the house, and I often feel little pinpricks of pee hitting the tops of my feet. I have to clean them constantly after I go. It's horrible. And my shower curtain is right next to the toilet, (only about 8 or so inches away)
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears?
I hate change. No, not coins. Things changing. People say it's a good thing, but it's not. I hate when things I'm used to have to change for no good reason. Change the Butterfinger recipe? F*ck you. Discontinue my shampoo? F*ck you. Change the way the Steam library looks? F*ck you. Take away Ember's World on Fire? F*ck you. Nerf my riven dispos? F*ck you. Take away my Archwing barrel rolling? Eat dirt and die. Change my
Okay, so only people with really long hair are gonna get this one.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When you're eating, and a single one of your hairs falls down in front of you and dangles in the food, and you don't realize it, and then you scoop up a bite of food with the fork, and you scoop the hair right along with it and put it all in your mouth, and then you start to chew and feel a tugging on your hair, and you trace the hair down your cheek with your finger and realize you've f*
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? How they keep remodeling restaurants these days to be all bland and contemporary while taking out all of the theming and charm.
I dunno if this is just a regional thing, and it's probably just a U.S. thing, so this won't be relevant to everyone. I'm gonna focus on three big chain restaurants as examples.
I've been a regular customer of Black Angus steakhouse for almost 30 years, and I've always loved the atmosphere. It manages to upscale whi
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When video games force you into a tutorial. Like, they make you go through a whole dammed crafting tutorial or something, and you have to make the thing they want you to make, and click on every single thing they tell you to, and there's absolutely no way to bypass it. Just leave me alone and let me play the damn game! I just want to experiment and learn on my own, ya piece a sh*t! Where applicable, tutorials should be made available for players
My spidey-sense tell me that this one is gonna get me in some hot water.... but f*ck it; I'm doin' it anyway.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When employees in retail stores get too pushy and intrusive with their questions. I hate it when they ask questions that try to trap you into a complex response: "What brought you in today? What are you looking for?" Buzz off, will you? And the worst is when they hover outside of a fitting room and ask you if the clothes fit right and how the
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Disc cases that are too hard to get the disc out of. Y'know what I'm talkin' about? I'm talking about optical disc cases (CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray), where the little center tab thing that holds the disc in is really difficult to pull the disc out of. Some of them are total bullsh*t. Like, some cases are so difficult to get the disc out of that I'm actually afraid of causing damage to the god damn disc. I mean, you're suppose to be able to press the thing
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When I try to make a Grind My Gears post that's just supposed to be funny, and then everyone gets all serious on my ass, starts riding my back, starts gettin' all over my case, gets all up in my grill, and they go all, (*mocking tone*) "Maybe you wouldn't have such a problem with that thing if you just learned how to do it and stopped whining." Suck all the fun out of my blog, why don't you. So I guess what REALLY grinds my gears is... YOU, MLP FORUMS
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When I'm at my gym, and people turn on the spa jets without askin' me. Okay, hold on, there, chief. Just cool yer jets, mm'kay? Lemmie 'splain. So, I go to my gym at night to swim when it's uncrowded, and I soak in the spa when I'm done. Now, unlike most, I prefer the jets off. Just don't like em. I prefer the calm. I find it much more relaxing. Now, I'm perfectly okay with jet people having precedence. So, if someone else wants the jets, I'll
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? The phrase "It's that time again." Like, specifically, how they say that in commercials and ads and stuff. "It's that time again! Time to do your Christmas shopping!" "It's that time again! Time to get out your 4th of July barbecue sh*t!" "It's that time again! Time to go back-to-school shopping!" "It's that time again! Time to do your taxes!"
It's always some time again. Stop announcing that as if it's some marvelous, incredible, surpris
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When people stick their used gum wherever they please, like under tables, or all over the sidewalk. Just ruins the world for everybody. You inconsiderate sh*t. And the same goes for cigarette butts. Where the hell did smokers all get this idea that cigarette butts don't count as littering? It's like this universal rule that you can just drop your cigarette butt wherever you happen to be standing, or just chuck it out the window wherever, and it's t
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When an AC plug has the asymmetrical tines where one if fatter than the other so you can only plug it in one way. Why the hell the gotta do that?!! Yeah, I know, I know: (*mocking voice*) "Maybe if you did some research and learned why, then you wouldn't have to come here and whine about it!"
Yeah, I know, I know: it's called polarized, and I don't frickin' care. I don't care why they do it! It's f*ckin' annoying! And here's the reason I fin
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Character limits. Okay, this isn't just an "in general" kind of thing; I have a very specific case that requires a bit of explanation. It's really good, I swear!
Okay, so, I got my mom into video games a few years ago, and she has been playing through a bunch of Xbox 360 games. She ran out of things to do on that system, and she really wants to play the new entries in her favorite franchises (Fallout, Red Dead, Farcry), so we decided to get her
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When you're drinking something with ice, without a straw, and you get towards the end, and the ice kinda sticks together in the bottom of the glass, and then it suddenly dislodges and comes careening towards your mouth, and you can't act fast enough, and it hits you, and you get the drink all over your face, and some of the drink goes on either side of your mouth and dribbles down your face and onto your shirt.
F*CK THAT SH*T, man.
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When you purchase a new sweet-ass graphics card and a nice SSD and some sweet-ass RAM for you gaming computer, and then you install everything, and turn the 'puter on, but it doesn't boot. The tower turns on, but the monitor stays black and just doesn't boot anything. So you double check all connections and re-seat everything, but it doesn't help. You already know everything should be compatible for your motherboard, so then you double check your sys
OMG, this one's the worst.
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When some computers and devices can't count properly. Okay, so if you're titling a bunch of files, and you number them, and then you sort by name, you'd expect them to appear in numerical order, right? I mean, that's how it works. Like, if you're using Windows, and you have a folder full of pictures from your camping trip, you can select all of them, and retitle the first one "Camp", and then it will automatically retitle al
Hey. So this one is probably going to ruffle a few feathers, rattle a few cages, frazzle a few manes, steam a few hams, refry a few beans. Don't take it too seriously, k?
Y'know what really grinds my gears? When people refer to the heart as if it knows and feels things. Y'know, they say "heart" when they really mean "brain". This is just leftovers from a time when we actually thought that the heart was the emotion center. We obviously know this isn't true. I don't need to explain any
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? So, you ever been in class in high school, and the bell rings, but the teacher keeps the whole class after because of a couple of unruly students who were misbehaving? Oh, and then they give you the ol' "the bell doesn't dismiss you; I do!" bullsh*t. Isn't that cute? So, it should go without saying that punishing innocents for the crimes of others is by definition one of the most unjust things you could possibly do. But that aside for the moment, do
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When you try to tear one square of toilet paper, and it doesn't tear neatly along the perforated line, and it shreds and makes a mess, and a cloud of paper dust poofs up into the air. Man, f*ck that sh*t.
Well, that was a short one.
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? The fact that most hair salons charge different prices for men's and women's cuts. What the f*ck is that bullsh*t?! Every salon that I've seen charges more for women's, the justification being that women's haircuts are more difficult. What the f*ck is that bullsh*t?! I realize that may be true much of the time, but it's completely unfair to charge based on sex. Charged based on actual difficulty! What if a woman has short hair and an easy cut, and
Hey. Y'know what REALLY. GRINDS. MY. GEARS???!!! That stupid thing they do in movie trailers or other such ads where display some epic teaser text or tagline or phrase to get you all pumped up, and they separate each word with some epic explosions and quick cuts of epic things from the movie. You know what I'm talkin' about. It's like, some big blockbuster event type movie, like Endgame or something, and they do these quick, dramatic cuts, and in between the shots, they slams the words in
Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? Pedestrians that are f*cking oblivious to traffic. Y'know, people that just cross the street and walk in front of cars without checking or looking up. Often times they're fixated on their phones, but sometimes they don't even have a phone and they're just staring at the ground or something. What the f*ck is wrong with you?! Do you want to die?? Is that it?? Is this a suicide attempt??
The worst, the absolute worst, is when people just meander
Y'know what really grinds my grears? When fountain drink machines sputter and spew out a bunch of foam. One of my first entries was about digital drink machines. Now I return to complain about drink machines again. I frickin' hate it when you're filling your soda, and part-way through, the machine coughs and sputters and vomits out some foam or clear liquid with no syrup. You can't just shrug it off and keep filling. It ruins the whole mixture. The entire soda will taste bitter.