Pete Crompton

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What annoys you?

What annoys you? and does it perpetuate the situation by discussing it?

Does it do any good discussing it?
Is it just a selfish venting of pent up anger?

When things are fantastic do they get an equal opportuntiy or or we just moaning buggers?

Perhaps a good/ bad post would be more politically correct.

For me when things are annoying me It tends to inspire a poem, which will then lead to a postive poem too. I find that opening up the channel to access emotion good or bad begins the cathartic process.

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 10:49 am
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I am annoyed about the hedghog funds taking over Northern Rock, which has mis-selling written right through it, though the writing is also on the wall - in red of course.
Tue, 25 Sep 2007 11:31 pm
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Pete Crompton

I annoy myself.
My own rushed responses.

I intend to take more time over posts.
I intend to ensure they are neater and spelt correctly.
I guess its pure laziness.
No excuse except passion to get it out and down.
However I could argue that a speeding motorist uses the same defence, then he goes and crashes.


other annoying things-
greedy developers who trash the landscape.
Ignorant people, ignorant of the rights of Animals and nature.
I hate the way some people wreck the world.
Wed, 26 Sep 2007 12:00 am
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Pete Crompton

here hare hear!



In its defence it suggests words that by accident fit in thepoem quite well!!! ha ha

I have a few poems with hidden words in like this.

Wed, 26 Sep 2007 11:33 am
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Pete Crompton

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh##I forgot to check grammar on my last post.
Wed, 26 Sep 2007 11:33 am
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<Deleted User> (7790)

Sounds like a font.
Is: dog with easily torn, frilly red ears, ears otherwise undifferentiated from the rest of its body.
They bite you at Christmas, and leave pollen stains in the crystal snow round lamp posts. They give off as much formaldehyde as a plastic washing-up bowl.

Also loathe hobby gynemorphic androids immobilised by hairdryer hoods and short-fused by disproportionately oily bucket meals. Only meals served after a dipstick inspection. Only androids to scream in Aramaic and whose breakpads are impregnated with a stay-fresh cologne in micro-time release capsules.

Also hate pugil sticks that started out as pooh sticks. Firstly, racing innocently downstream watched by a bear of very little intelligence, a piglet of very little worth saying, and a winsome, well-drawn boy from a bridge, secondly ramming into a muscular opponent on a tae kwon do welcome mat. No honey for tea afterwards, I vouch, unless there are live wasps stirred into the gold.

I also hate it when you're so close to a wall that, when you yawn, you get concussion.
Wed, 26 Sep 2007 01:24 pm
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People who get left behind by the education system in this country, who get told they're thick because their teachers are inadequate.

People who think that having a regional accent/ being born on a council estate/ etc. makes you stupid.

The people who make fashion magazines who perpetuate the myths to young people that if you're not size 0, wear designer clothes and look 100% perfect in every way, you're not worth bugger all.

Abuse of animals.

Racist people.

The Daily Mail.

Tonnes of stuff! I'm just generally annoyed!
Wed, 26 Sep 2007 02:09 pm
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The fact that retailers think we can't round up, all this £2.99 business- make it £3 for crying out loud!
4x4's that are only used to go to Sainsbury's and on the school run.
The obscene wages of professional footballers.
Trying to get an appointment with my GP.
The fact that delivery companies give stupidly large delivery times like between 8am and 1pm.
Loans companies (and their adverts).
Wed, 26 Sep 2007 03:34 pm
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Pete Crompton

"and we may find ourselves living in a shotgun shack
and we may find ourselves in another part of the world
and we may find ourselves behind the wheel of a large(25k) automobile"

and we may ask ourselves

well, how did I get here?

answer a credit card company of course.

Or Tesco.

(lyrics stolen from the band TALKING HEADS)

Wed, 26 Sep 2007 06:46 pm
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Hi there
What gets me going is a Liar.
People who make false promises.
The gas man that said he would come between 8am and 8pm. I sat in ALL DAY. He didn`t come and then said he came and I was OUT, and I was to lose my annual discount for not being in!!
Thnaks pete got that off my chest..
Wed, 26 Sep 2007 06:52 pm
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I stood my ground gave them hell on the phone.He came the next day before 9am and I kept my discount.
Wed, 26 Sep 2007 06:54 pm
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Pete Crompton

HI Cayn!

I still get stage fright but it gets less and less and less, then if you do a bigger event- it all comes back!


all of it!


VAL! well done on standing your ground!!!!!

and hello to you! , sorry about the man up the ladder thing at howcroft, I was tryin to link your poems to mine! I got all confused brrrrrrrrr, hey I enjoyed those 'man' poems especially when he is up that ladder all the time now!!


oops back to the subject!!!!!!!

errrrrr annoying things.......ADVERTS! AND REALITY TV
Wed, 26 Sep 2007 08:51 pm
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Sometimes when I read a poem to an audience I see glaring faults no matter how many times I have read it to myself, thats when the nerves get me. Then I can`t rest until I have
reconstructed rewritten and tried again.
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:27 am
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Oh I hate stage fright! I've been doing drama and singing for years but I still end up blubbing every time before I go on stage! When I was 17 and doing my A Level Theatre Studies performance, my mum had to coax me out of the loos becasue I wasn't going to go on!
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:52 am
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I get muddled up with my poems sometimes too and say the wrong words which stumbles me, last night I seem to remember saying 'fish and ships'!
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:53 am
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darren thomas

Blisters. They annoy both me and my feet. Especially my toes which take great offence when the unwelcome blisters come to visit. Ooh, and the number 7. Lucky it is not.
Fri, 28 Sep 2007 02:34 pm
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non-music as heard from the flat below
and ipod earphones that seem about to blow -
cellar-boom of the bass meant for some else's taste
and the immobile look on the listener's face
a cymbal of something I can't understand
as they read a magazine about a different band
ipod, thou poddest
he, she, it pods
Pod me charlie, Pod me Charlie
over the garden wall
I used to pod,
sweet as the moment
when the ipod went pop.
Fri, 28 Sep 2007 04:17 pm
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hummmmm,many things annoy me
1. people that know it all government
3.people that like to sway me into believing that they know it all.( it will never happen)
4.the media
5.adverts aimed at children and teens
7.HR1955 general all TV
9.bumper to bumper traffic
10.current wars ( not legal and not declared)
11.most running for public office food places
13.when I cant breath out of my nose
14. when things get in my eyes
16.pain and sickness
17. true child abuse
18. most lawyers
19. the court system
20.greedy corporate scum
Im sure there are more things, but Im sleepy
Fri, 14 Dec 2007 04:18 am
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First time posting in the discussiony bit!

Well, here goes...

1. I've said it before but... The PRIMARK POINTING DUMMY on Market Street in Manchester. It's not a trivial hang-up. It's not! I have to walk past it every work day and it really annoys me. It's RUDE to point!

2. The continuing fame of Robbie Williams.

3. People who share their terrible taste in music with everyone on the bus.

4. Male pattern baldness.

5. Calories.

6. My job. To be fair, I'm actually doing something about resolving this.

7. Jim Davidson. Unfunny, racist and a wife-beater. We keep sending him to war-zones to entertain the troops, but no-one gets the additional memo.

8. The amount of time/effort/money wasted on the recent Diana Inquiry.

9. Injustice.

10. Being encouraged to believe that something is 'brilliant'.
Wed, 9 Apr 2008 12:05 pm
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you are brilliant!!! ;)
Wed, 9 Apr 2008 01:21 pm
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Having to wipe my bottom. Surely we should have evolved out of this by now!


Cling film [They call it "all-purpose". It didn't do a very good job of painting my hallway, and it was useless as a condom. I also tried opening a bank account with it - not a chance.]

Internet chat

Itching. What's it for??

Anti-teen rants from the adult population

The growing racism and xenophobia I appear to be surrounded by

Wed, 9 Apr 2008 04:40 pm
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No-one has posted in this marvellously cathartic thread in AGES! That annoys me.

And recently...

ITV dropping the 2nd episode of 'Pushing Daisies'. Colour me annoyed.

Tesco refusing to to the decent thing and move the bottles of Still No Added Sugar Vimto from the warm shelf to the fridge filled me with rage.

Whoever farted at the end of the last Freed Up. Annoying and a cause for concern. Seriously, you could do with seeing your doctor, mate.

Primark moved the hateful pointing dummy. THEN THEY PUT IT BACK!!! Grrrrrrr.

My job. As before.

People who talk at the cinema during the film, and at poetry nights when poets are performing. Who are these people and why do they provoke the dark, urgent voices in my head?

The fact that I am not universally adored as I so obviously deserve to be. Only mildly annoying. You'll all see reason one day...
Thu, 22 May 2008 09:25 am
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<Deleted User> (4744)

Well here goes...

People who can't park a car between the white lines and take up two spaces in a crowded car park.

People who walk into the middle fo a queue to talk to friends and then "join the queue" at that point.

The miserably sod that takes the last sandwich I like while I'm behind them in the queue.

Purple rinses... what's that all about?

Snapping the ring pull off a can before it's open.

Bacon packaging with peel back tops that don't. You have to cut them open.

Answering a ringing phone with your trousers round your ankles because you just dashed off the loo to hear the "click" as they put it down the other end.

Waking up in the morning with what feels like a stinking hangover when you've been drinking water all night.

When every pen in the draw appears to have run out, the pencils are all blunt and the cat has eaten the pencil sharpener.

That'll do for now ... I feel better.
Thu, 22 May 2008 12:26 pm
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especially in the news and from politicians.
How do we know what is real?
Sun, 1 Jun 2008 10:15 am
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What is real? Good question.

Well if politicians or others need to use any form of propaganda to tell us anything then we can probably assume it isn't true.

I hope we gradually get to see what is real over time and by using our own ears and eyes and adding in a good dose of scepticism, something most of us poets are quite well endowed with.

When I was cycle racing a coach once gave me the best advice any coach ever gave - he said "listen to everything that I tell you, and everything that others tell you, and then if it seems to make sense give it a try and see if it works. If it does then use it and if it doesn't then learn from it" I followed that advice and in my first race with him I scored one of my best victories.

His advice stays with me in life in general. I listen to everything I'm told and consider it, I then try the things that seem to make sense, wherever they come from. I always listen with plenty of scepticism and the thing that annoys me most would be:

People accepting whatever they are told without thinking for themselves.

I'm also really annoyed by indecision - I think, sometimes!

Mon, 2 Jun 2008 12:37 am
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Big Brother
The off side rule
Buses coming early!
Overweight people insulting girls for being skinny
Office bitching
waiting for a cheque to cash

sleepless nights because of excema!
GP's not getting to the underlying problem
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 11:07 am
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Tuesday. Here's why -

Monday - You can remember the weekend fondly. Or imagine what you got up to over the weekend if it's all just some sort of blur.

Wednesday - Half way through the week. Yay! Celebrate with a double absinthe. (For breakfast).

Thursday - Ooh the weekend is so close I can smell it. Also, the third Thursday of every month is Freed Up, and it's nice to get out.

Friday - Despite Crackerjack no longer being on telly, the weekend starts here!

So yes, Tuesday has absolutely no purpose whatsoever, other than being really annoying. I suggest we ban it, and if those Eurocrats in Brussels think they can stand in our way....

I am 100% certain that I have your absolute support on this one.
Tue, 4 Nov 2008 08:28 am
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Ughhh... At the moment, everything and everyone!!!
(yes, that includes YOU)

If I'm to be honest, I'm generally not so bothered about things MOST of the time. I mean, I do what I can, but don't let it affect me if I have no control over it...

P.S. Most of what's listed in this thread at one time or another - ha ha
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:05 am
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Being told I can only claim 1 hours overtime, when the on line programme takes 1 3/4 of an hour to complete. Being late home for my kids. Having to work. The retirement age being put back rather than put forward.... I could go on.....
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:38 pm
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Hey - this looks like fun.
Now - for a start:
People who indulge in words ending in "ism" and "phobia"
at the drop of the proverbial hat.
People who need people! (the song had it so wrong).
People who criticise other folk's actions and views
via abuse...often mis-spelt. This is the downside of the internet and allows the emergence of ignorance on
a world-wide scale. I think of them as the sort you'd
avoid like the plague in your local pub.
Business folk - like the self-employed car electrics
diagnostician who took 2 weeks advantage of my
interest in supporting the self-employed before
reneging on an appointment he himself had offered,
then failed to let me know he wasn't going to appear.
This goes hand in hand with the contemporary
belief that saying "sorry" absolves the guilty from any
failures to deliver.
People who sail past a door held open politely without
a glance or a thank you. That leads to a dislike of
ALL people with "ME" clearly uppermost in their minds.
People who employ criticism founded on poor research
and inaccurate understanding of the subject in
question, then take it personally and become abusive when challenged.
Irrational emotion employed in matters factual.
Personification - the habit by sections of humanity
to attribute their values and characteristics
to the natural/animal world, often emotionally selective
in choice thereby devaluing the principle upon which they choose to take a stand.
There...that's enough for the moment.

Mon, 4 May 2015 06:00 pm
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The phrase "poetry career". Makes me want to run out of the room screaming.
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 02:52 pm
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My word, M.C., I was just thinking about Personification yesterday, only more in line that I'm prone to personify anything - and everything - like my pots and pans, or the fuzzy animals I place on my windowsill, always making sure that they can see out and are not too crowded, so that they won't 'quarrel'.

Ergo - I annoy me. I tell myself I'm an idiot, but I still do it. And I NEVER watch horror films. Personification has always been big business. Religions thrive on the 'technique'.

I'm off-topic, but who cares? The co-incidence was odd.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:08 pm
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People whom you meet after 10 years, agree to contact via facebook, and remember that with a name like Jane Smith there is no chance in hell of spotting them from a tiny face or dog or a fucking cake among 22,000 Jane Smiths.
Sun, 3 Jan 2016 03:47 pm
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Sprouts! I don't get on with them at all, but to be fair, they never speak to me either..
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 02:40 pm
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When I read your post I immediately thought of Karl Pilkington books such as The Moaning of Life and other he's done. He seems annoyed at just about everything and he and his books have me crying with laughter!
Thu, 9 Jan 2020 09:39 am
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