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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #100 on: November 24, 2021, 07:51:30 AM »

The fact that Tuxedo shirt buttons are not sowed on like normal button shirts.  I don’t wear Tuxedos as to me they are snob suits, but still when you think about it seems silly as why not sow it on in the first place. Why make the user have to attach and de attach the buttons, and store them separately in the first place?

Can’t tell whether this bothers you and you posted it in the wrong thread or whether it doesn’t bother you and you just think it’s weird, but anyway, the reason tuxedos use what are called "studs" in place of most of the buttons is that a necktie—which covers the buttons on a standard dress shirt—is not worn with a tuxedo. A bowtie is standard, and it doesn’t cover the buttons, so the studs provide a dressier look. There are studless versions, however, in which a second placket covers the buttons so you don’t see them and the shirt has a clean front when worn. I’ve never seen one worn, but you can find pictures online.
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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #101 on: November 24, 2021, 08:23:51 AM »

The fact that Tuxedo shirt buttons are not sowed on like normal button shirts.  I don’t wear Tuxedos as to me they are snob suits, but still when you think about it seems silly as why not sow it on in the first place. Why make the user have to attach and de attach the buttons, and store them separately in the first place?

Can’t tell whether this bothers you and you posted it in the wrong thread or whether it doesn’t bother you and you just think it’s weird, but anyway, the reason tuxedos use what are called "studs" in place of most of the buttons is that a necktie—which covers the buttons on a standard dress shirt—is not worn with a tuxedo. A bowtie is standard, and it doesn’t cover the buttons, so the studs provide a dressier look. There are studless versions, however, in which a second placket covers the buttons so you don’t see them and the shirt has a clean front when worn. I’ve never seen one worn, but you can find pictures online.

No it doesn’t bother me, just a minor thing  that doesn’t bother me. Didn’t know how to say it. But, it is a thing I don’t lose sleep over that bothers me, if I read the title correctly.
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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #102 on: November 24, 2021, 12:29:16 PM »

The fact that Tuxedo shirt buttons are not sowed on like normal button shirts.  I don’t wear Tuxedos as to me they are snob suits, but still when you think about it seems silly as why not sow it on in the first place. Why make the user have to attach and de attach the buttons, and store them separately in the first place?
It's probably only rental tuxedo shirts that are like that - I owned a tuxedo shirt that didn't have holes for shirt studs.
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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #103 on: November 24, 2021, 12:29:52 PM »

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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #104 on: November 24, 2021, 12:40:33 PM »

The fact that Tuxedo shirt buttons are not sowed on like normal button shirts.  I don’t wear Tuxedos as to me they are snob suits, but still when you think about it seems silly as why not sow it on in the first place. Why make the user have to attach and de attach the buttons, and store them separately in the first place?
It's probably only rental tuxedo shirts that are like that - I owned a tuxedo shirt that didn't have holes for shirt studs.

Not necessarily. I own a tuxedo shirt—although I wouldn't fit into it anymore because the neck is half a size too small—and it uses studs and cufflinks. I doubt I'd fit into the tuxedo itself anymore, either.
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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #105 on: November 24, 2021, 05:44:48 PM »


Numbers that aren't multiples of 5 on microwave timers, prices, etc. Sometimes I set timers to something like 3:49 just to bug people. I also bite into candy bars sideways out of spite.

Don't most prices end with .99?
Well yes but, from what I've seen, people usually obsess over when numbers are multiples of 5. 3.95 instead of 3.99. 3:00 instead of 3:01.

The $3.95 thing was explained to me as a legacy of old British coinage, where the money was pound notes (or, ages ago, gold coins), shillings worth 1/20 of a pound, and pence at 12 to the shilling.  When they decimalized, the old pence were translated to new pence at 100 to the pound and the shillings component of the price was translated into 5 new pence.  I'm still a little skeptical, though, because the US has used 100 cents to the dollar since Thomas Jefferson's time and why would we care about British coinage, old or new?
 
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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #106 on: November 24, 2021, 05:48:53 PM »

The United States.

In Canadian media, and amongst people (at least in my age group), there seems to be a general dislike of the US, constant US-bashing, portraying the US as a third-world-country, "Canada is so much better than the US in X category", etc.

I don't know why this is, but I am not bothered by the US as my peers, in fact, I love the country (but I won't say that to them or else I'll get cancelled)

Part of that may be because Canada is measurably better than the US in a number of ways... The US isn't the worst place in the world, by far. But where the will exists, it's not very hard to improve on our system, either, and Canada has done so in a fair number of areas.

The sad reality is the reason we don't have things like the metric system is Americans are too lazy to learn something new.  Lots of other things to like about Canada too.

Yep.  Sigh.
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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #107 on: November 24, 2021, 07:49:00 PM »


Numbers that aren't multiples of 5 on microwave timers, prices, etc. Sometimes I set timers to something like 3:49 just to bug people. I also bite into candy bars sideways out of spite.

Don't most prices end with .99?
Well yes but, from what I've seen, people usually obsess over when numbers are multiples of 5. 3.95 instead of 3.99. 3:00 instead of 3:01.

The $3.95 thing was explained to me as a legacy of old British coinage, where the money was pound notes (or, ages ago, gold coins), shillings worth 1/20 of a pound, and pence at 12 to the shilling.  When they decimalized, the old pence were translated to new pence at 100 to the pound and the shillings component of the price was translated into 5 new pence.  I'm still a little skeptical, though, because the US has used 100 cents to the dollar since Thomas Jefferson's time and why would we care about British coinage, old or new?

I think it's just to psychological trick people, plain and simple.

About the only places you don't regularly see that practice are swap meets and fancy restaurants.
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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #108 on: December 11, 2021, 08:33:02 PM »

Renaming things after living people.
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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #109 on: December 12, 2021, 03:28:13 AM »

a long drive when delivering pizza. usually long drives generate good tips, and i get to listen to music.
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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #110 on: December 16, 2021, 03:29:02 PM »

a long drive ...

Well, makes sense considering this is a roads forum.  :biggrin:
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Re: Minor things that DON'T bother you
« Reply #111 on: December 16, 2021, 03:58:46 PM »

Traffic lights attached to the bridges.
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