Posts tagged annoying
Posts tagged annoying
These people on Craigslist. Oh my god. Do they actually want people to be interested in the apartments they are trying to rent?! SHEESH. Things that annoy me about these ads:
1. Ads with no photos and no description, just “Single family home.” ”Condo.” Oh, well okay. That tells me absolutely nothing.
2. Ads with photos and description, but no location— just “Pittsburgh.” Well, hoss, that encompasses a VERY LARGE AREA! This is my least favorite, actually. THAT IS BASIC INFORMATION. IF YOUR APARTMENT IS LOCATED IN FAR FAR AWAY/THE PROJECTS, I AM NOT INTERESTED. Do not waste both of our time by not saying where the place IS.
3. 4RentPittsburgh, which words its headlines very nicely, then you go to their page and they’re like “You want to see our rentals? HA HA! YOU PAY FEE NOW!” No.
4. People who just copy and paste the information they gave to their insurance company. Wood frame, shingle roof, central heat, built 1930. No photos, no location.
5. One photo, and it’s of a window.
6. This is more of a funny thing, but— misplaced adjectives. ”Capacious.” ”Gracious.” ”Blatantly large.” ”Perspicacious.” ”Commodious.” ”Staggering.” Dude, come on.
7. Lakefront property? Where the F is there a lake in Pittsburgh?
8. Ads that are obviously misplaced— I searched “Pittsburgh,” why is this ad for an apartment in Ashland, Ohio? Or why would you post and say “cats and dogs OK” but your actual ad says “no pets?” Don’t you think I’d be looking for an apartment that allowed pets for a reason?
9. Ads for 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, remodeled homes that are OMG SO AMAZING and yet, inexplicably, $525 a month. Yeah, what’s the catch? (It’s in the ghetto/it’s haunted/there’s a vermin issue/their mother died in the upstairs bedroom/etc.)
Despite overwhelmingly high levels of childhood obesity— so much so that the Pentagon has called it a “national security issue,” as obesity is the leading disqualifier for military service— Congress has made some extremely questionable decisions regarding children’s school lunches.
Congress has caved to shameless lobbying from companies that produce frozen pizzas and other frozen foods, the salt industry, potato growers, and Coca-Cola. (The tomato paste in pizza sauce qualifies pizza as a full serving of vegetables.)
Pizza and french fries are two of the biggest issues in school lunches, because of the fat and salt content, not to mention the empty calories in the pizza crust and the carb overload of french fries. I remember in high school you could just get two servings of French fries, and that would qualify as lunch.
The complaints here are that it would cost too much to include more whole grains and a variety of vegetables in school lunches, and that the government has no right to tell children what to eat. This is my least favorite argument ever. If your kid goes to a public school, the government has every right to decide what your kid eats. If you’re so upset by the notion of carrots and pizza once a week or something, pack your kid’s lunch full of HoHos and Hot Pockets or whatever the fat little slobs are clamoring for these days. Idiots.