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1. When you're meeting someone for the first time who's in every single one of your classes and obviously knows who you are, and he asks "aren't you in my class?" with a straight expression on his face. You know you're in my class, stfu.

2. People who write letters on their facebook statuses addressed to people that will never see it (eg. Dear cashier at Safeway on isle 6, next time don't blah blah). Grow a pair and say it to their face you fucking pansy.

3. People who pronounce their "r"s very strongly. It's literally the reason why I can't listen to the WSJ podcast (Gina Cervetti). It makes me want to throwup.

4. Reddit

5. Behavioral interviews and some of the dumbass questions they ask you like "when was the last time you faced a challenge?" I realize that the whole point is just to see if you can communicate (and bs) well, but seriously? You've got to be fucking kidding me. Those kinds of questions almost make me not want to work there.

6. Useless circle-jerk clubs/organizations that don't actually do anything besides electing each other to "leadership" positions.

7. How it's generally considered "insensitive" to ask your high-school or college friend that's working some temporary shit job (eg. flipping burgers, cashier) and doesn't plan to make a career out of it how much he's getting paid.

8. People who major in "Communications"

I can't think anymore at the moment. List out all the random things that piss you off.

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Comments (502)

  • wolverine19x89's picture

    negativity really pisses me off... ahem ahem

    it's a never-ending circle and I hate myself

    -pretty much anything on facebook... taking pictures of your [chinese/arabic/indian/weird] food (OH WHAT A SOPHISTICATED PALETTE), trash talk aimed for somebody but not enough to actually get that person's attention, the albums of somebody's night out where they have 100 pictures (what the fuck? were you just taking pictures all night? "hey everybody smile and make goofy faces like we're having fun!")

    -people who act like the US has the only stupid people in the world

    -when the people who got us into the current mess we're in bitch and moan about how we're fucked cause of our next generation (something tells me this happens in every generation)

    -when people take a series of pictures that looks like they just went to a Denny's and threw their camera at the table, then act like it's art (my high school art teacher actually put up a display of something exactly like this... there were seriously just pictures of ketchup, mustard, and sugar packets sitting at a table but OMG 37.5 degree angle makes it edgy!)

    -people that reinforce their ethnicity's stereotypes (bad stereotypes... I don't care if you like watermelon)

    -there's more but I gotta pass out

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • dwight schrute's picture

    If I network really hard can I get into IB with a communications degree from bumfuck u?

    Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art - Andy Warhol

  • In reply to wolverine19x89
    El_Mono's picture

    scottj19x89:

    -people who act like the US has the only stupid people in the world

    Sure, but you gotta give that you have a lot of it, with weird levels of stupidity (e.g: tampon eating guy), and they thend to enjoy attention. Nevertheless take it as a pseudo-compliment, you can afford those people, in other developed countries they might be ostracized, while in underdeveloped the would be invisibly dying of hunger :D.

    Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards. - Tacitus

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  • Higheck123's picture

    People who put french fries on their hamburger!!!!!

  • newbie2banking's picture

    TropicalFruit:
    5. Behavioral interviews and some of the dumbass questions they ask you like "when was the last time you faced a challenge?" I realize that the whole point is just to see if you can communicate (and bs) well, but seriously? You've got to be fucking kidding me. Those kinds of questions almost make me not want to work there.

    Makes me want to punch them...

  • LuckySS's picture

    Love reddit, just stay out of r/politics.

  • mehp's picture

    being behind people who accelerate slow as fuck on the highway on ramp and try to merge onto the highway going 20mph

  • TheKing's picture

    --People that chew with their mouth open. Shit is beyond belief disgusting. I don't want to listen to you eat, that smacking noise is fucking disgusting.

    --Donald Trump (such a fucking fraud)

    --Anyone who acts like Twitter is some unbelievable business, when it's really just a tool for status updates. Shit is just now breaking even from a business standpoint. Let's look at it for what it is.

  • TNA's picture

    Agree with Twitter. People would stop using it if there was a small fee for use. Tough business model.

  • HFFBALLfan123's picture

    Valuations, really just backing into a number your boss wants.

    The entire population of Miami, which wouldnt give me an apple juice in the 5th grade before i boarded my cruise, they just fucking sat there and said, "Que?", for fucks sake, learn English if you are the sole cashier at an American establishment.

    17 and 18 year olds who give advice on finance careers/interviews on WSO...

  • In reply to TNA
    Otter.'s picture

    ANT:
    Reddit. Hate that site with a passion.

    Somehow this doesn't surprise me at all.

    Hi, Eric Stratton, rush chairman, damn glad to meet you.

  • Ben Shalom Bernanke's picture

    -Most things on facebook (I don't use it).

    -Twitter

    -Losers who think their sweet internet idea is a sustainable business model so they don't have to get a real job

  • In reply to TheKing
    Edmundo Braverman's picture

    TheKing:
    --Anyone who acts like Twitter is some unbelievable business, when it's really just a tool for status updates. Shit is just now breaking even from a business standpoint. Let's look at it for what it is.

    ANT:
    Agree with Twitter. People would stop using it if there was a small fee for use. Tough business model.

    Ben Shalom Bernanke:
    -Twitter

    Are you guys unfamiliar with StockTwits? How about using it as a platform for overthrowing governments? I find Twitter way more functional than Facebook. Plus it forces brevity - something this world is in desperate need of.

    Ben Shalom Bernanke:
    -Losers who think their sweet internet idea is a sustainable business model so they don't have to get a real job

    LOL. Now you're just being a jealous hater, Ben.

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  • Nobama88's picture

    People who tailgate the guy in front of them because they are going 'too slow' so they decide to swerve into my lane (the fast lane) just to drive as fast or maybe 1 or 2 mph faster then the car they were so pissed off at.

    The nerd who would never get laid and had no friends in HS or college, but feels the need to act like he is so much more cultured and intellectual then you are because he has read all the works of Shakespeare 100xs and reads his Daily Kos newsblast at the local vegan cafe.

  • heister's picture

    douchebags.

    Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

    Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

  • Nobama88's picture

    Oh yeah... people that gulp when drinking. Shit pissses me off.. just STFU already.

  • Otter.'s picture

    People that are constantly on their phone when out at a bar.

    People that wear black dress shirts. You look like a douchebag, so stop it.

    Twitter. Don't use it, can't see myself ever using it, and find it very annoying how suddenly "@Something or "#something" is the new way of communicating things.

    Also, Groupon. I have yet to see one single thing that I would consider buying, and I've been getting them for 6+ months. How are they considered so great? Really, unless you want a spa treatment - which seems to make up over 50% of the Groupon offers in my area - they don't really offer anything that fantastic.

    Hi, Eric Stratton, rush chairman, damn glad to meet you.

  • TheKing's picture

    @Eddie:

    StockTwits is great. I totally agree. I also see the purpose of Twitter and read some people's feeds (despite not using it myself.) My point is that it's not some groundbreaking business, but rather a great tool for people to utilize.

    I just find it silly when people speak so highly of it from a business standpoint. The way you read about the founders of Twitter on sites like TechCrunch, you'd think they had founded the next Lockheed Martin or some such shit. In reality, it's a free online application to post your thoughts of the moment. Most of the content on it is complete junk. Again, I see its power as a tool for broadcasting instant news and communicating with people you might not otherwise communicate with, but let's not make it out to be something it's not.

  • In reply to mehp
    CiroCorp's picture

    mehp:
    being behind people who accelerate slow as fuck on the highway on ramp and try to merge onto the highway going 20mph

    absolutely agree. as long as their accelerating I don't mind as much, it's when I see brake lights on the ramp that really gets to me. nervous drivers are dangerous drivers

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    People that can't drive.

    Is there anything else most people do on a day to day basis that they absolutely suck at? Does anyone suck at showering or eating? It's un fucking real.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • alphaSledge's picture

    excel blowing up...ready to toss the laptop out the window. that and calibri font

  • Mr. Cheese's picture

    Wasting time/money on an utterly horrible NCAA championship game/winner

  • Ben Shalom Bernanke's picture

    Eddie - No jealousy whatsoever. I give props to any entrepreneur with the balls to sit through the hard times and see a business through with doubters everywhere. I'm talking about the lazy chumps that want to make a quick buck on an ignorant idea.

  • vadremc's picture

    People who openly (and loudly) discuss their political views that are so offensive and poorly founded/informed and then will try and strike up a conversation with you about sports...

    People who litter right in front of me. I'm not a whacked out green guy, but seriously? You can't find a trashcan nearby?

    People who can't drive. It's been said before, but slow drivers make my fucking blood boil...

    There are so many, but lastly, some of the fucking 20 year old dream chasers on this site. IB analyst work sucks dude and we all know it. The only saving grace is the money and the hope for greener pastures. Know that...

    "Cut the burger into thirds, place it on the fries, roll one up homey..." - Epic Meal Time

  • cplpayne's picture

    -Drivers honking a millisecond after a light turns green

    -Guidos

    -Bravo network

    -People

    "One should recognize reality even when one doesn't like it, indeed, especially when one doesn't like it." - Charlie Munger

  • SDBall22's picture

    Parents who let their 5 year olds run rampant and don't watch them on the toddler playgrounds. Trust me lady, if your 5 year old pushes my 20 month old out of the line for the kiddy slide one more time, you are gonna have a problem that your husband won't be able to handle.

    The adcom at MIT, I guess since I live down the street I wouldn't be contributing to "globalization." You just passed on the next Will Hunting.

    Kids in the 30 thousand dollar millionaire club aka the 23 year olds at the bar who save 7 paychecks so they can line up with their friends and do shots of Patron to impress everyone. Take your sunglasses off too.

  • HireUp212's picture

    Tourists in NYC who not only walk super slow but feel the need to have their entire crew walk side-by-side so that I can't even go around them. I'm trying to catch a train - why the fuck are you taking pictures of a Macy's store??

  • WellsNotice's picture

    The fact that flicking your cigarette butt isn't universally condemned. That's littering, no if ands or butts about it. (yes punny)

  • leveredarb's picture

    outrageously high valuations of tech companies really piss me off

  • wolverine19x89's picture

    When I let my brother use my car and I wake up the night after with NO gas and it reeks of weed

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    GoodBread's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    Is there anything else most people do on a day to day basis that they absolutely suck at?

    People who can't walk. I'm not talking about handicapped people. I'm talking about people who walk as slow as humanly possible, who stop dead in their tracks to look at a store, who stop in the middle of sidewalk to talk to their buddies, who decide to walk kind of fast, but not fast enough in a diagonal direction, effectively cutting you off for an extended period of time (you know what I'm talking about). You've been doing this since before you were 2, what is the problem?

  • In reply to wolverine19x89
    UFOinsider's picture

    scottj19x89:
    negativity really pisses me off... ahem ahem

    vadremc:
    People who openly (and loudly) discuss their political views that are so offensive and poorly founded/informed

    cplpayne:
    -People

    haha

    Also:
    * Liberals
    * Conservatives
    * revolutionaries
    * any person that can't think for themselves
    * any person that thinks only about themselves
    * most of the pretnentious pricks in finance who know a lot about excel but not the real world.
    * hippies
    * slow walking people on Vesey Street in the morning.....I want to kill them
    ->I want to punch them in the back of the head and shout: GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY WAY
    * Russell Brand, and anyone who thinks he's a genious
    * Steve Carell, and anyone who thinks he's a genious
    * people who don't give a straight answer to YES / NO / I DON'T KNOW questions
    --- by extension: people who talk too much when the clock is ticking
    --- by extension: managers who don't give direct instruction on shit only they specialize in
    * Shitty umbrellas that don't last downtown
    * the fact that 95% of the universe is dark matter: WTF?!

    Get busy living

  • In reply to cartman
    UFOinsider's picture

    cartman:
    the geico gecko must die.

    the cavemen are worse

    Get busy living

  • In reply to cartman
    UFOinsider's picture

    cartman:
    the geico gecko must die.

    the cavemen are worse

    Get busy living

  • In reply to cartman
    Otter.'s picture

    cartman:
    the geico gecko must die.

    Not until we find out where his accent is from.

    Hi, Eric Stratton, rush chairman, damn glad to meet you.

  • Spin Control's picture

    Dog/Cat/Animal hair. It gets EVERYWHERE.

  • The.RealDeal's picture

    Anything "Jersey Shore" related. As much "fun" as those kids think they have - What a terrible example to set to an already morally decaying nation. Entertainment and stupidity sell though.

    Stopping first at a 4-way stop intersection only to have the other moron roll through first.

    People full of themselves. One day the center of the universe will be discovered and a lot of people will be dissapointed that they are not it.

    Getting "Rick Rolled" on YouTube. Not even sure why someone wasting only 10 seconds of my time would make me contemplate launching a full-out investigation into finding out where the prick lives and banging his head again his laptop, I guess it's just the manner in which those 10 seconds are wasted.

    While on the subject of YouTube: anyone that makes an idiot out themselves in front of their shitty webcam hoping to get picked up by Tosh 2.0. That and probably desperate and annoying covers not identified as covers in the title.

    Someone already mentioned this but high-school/college students handing out serious life/work advice on WSO.

    So many things to do with Facebook, but most of them have been covered. I deactivated my account a little while ago for a reason I won't mention but part of that decision was fueled by an idea for an experiment. I'll get back to it some day though.

    And the most important one: People either overinvested in their beliefs or just extremely close-minded that won't even think about considering the other persons point of view. And this goes for those people that put down others for the absolutely smallest things in the world that they don't agree with. I know I may be alone in that but for some reason even if I don't agree with someone I make an effort to see where that person is coming from, what factors are affecting his train of thought and whether or not his logic is based on false premises, etc.

    .... and Zimbabwe Ben and I'm not even American. What a POS.

    " A recession is when other people lose their job, a depression is when you lose your job. "

  • HireUp212's picture

    Also:
    - Cab drivers that act like the world is going to end when I pay with credit card (not that I give a shit)
    - People heading in the opposite direction that can't walk around you...and then you do the whole side to side "excuse me" dance
    - Having to show my ID to security guards 2x to enter my office...when I already have to swipe it in 2x at the machines
    - Hale & Hearty - there is no justification for a cup of soup and half of a sandwich costing $8
    - Smirnoff Ice - just drink shots/beers like a normal person
    - 4Loko - see above
    - People who are fans of every sport. There's not enough time in the day to follow every sport - stop trying to show off how bro-ey you are
    - Princeton - say what you will, but I have never met a non-douchebag from Princeton
    - When you invite friends to go out with you Saturday night and they show up in a t-shirt/shitty sweater and claim they didn't realize you were going "out out" - it's NYC, not SUNY Buffalo, and now I can't do models and bottles cuz you look like a redneck
    - And finally, people who are overly happy. I don't need or like that cheerfulness on Monday-Thursday

  • Nobama88's picture

    I cant stand people who go out in full suits to a shitty wannabe upscale NYC bar with 200 other drunk 20 year old kids, who spill shit everywhere, and think they are hot shitt cause they are wearing a Kohls suit and wanna do 'models and bottles' with their $100 dollars they managed to scrounch together.

    People need to get off their high horse. You arent that special. I'd much rather hang with the guys who dont give a shit and wear a tshirt to a bar then the douche who spends 4 hours in the bathroom doing his hair and putting together his three piece suit.

  • Nobama88's picture

    Also, I hate elitists who think that they are 'THE SHIT' - and everyone else is a bible hugging redneck - cause their address has NY, NY at the end. News Flash, the rest of the world doesnt give a shit that you are from New York.

  • HFFBALLfan123's picture

    Cab drivers who drive with two feet (all of them), i get so fucking sick when they constantly apply the gas and brake at the same time. As HireUp mentioned, fuck cabbies who give you that condescending look when you ask if they take credit cards, also hate cabbies who get pissed when you hand them a 20 and ask for 13 back on a 5 dollar ride. O and i really hate the little tv's in the back of cabs, coupled with cabbies erratic driving and 13 vodka tonics, i want to die...

  • In reply to HFFBALLfan123
    Chicago85's picture

    HFFBALLfan123:
    Cab drivers who drive with two feet (all of them), i get so fucking sick when they constantly apply the gas and brake at the same time. As HireUp mentioned, fuck cabbies who give you that condescending look when you ask if they take credit cards, also hate cabbies who get pissed when you hand them a 20 and ask for 13 back on a 5 dollar ride. O and i really hate the little tv's in the back of cabs, coupled with cabbies erratic driving and 13 vodka tonics, i want to die...

    I used to hate that condescending look from cabbies when asking if they take credit. Now, I actually thoroughly enjoy it. If they say no, just tell them that you have no cash and that you aren't going to pay them, it is very empowering and they will immediately tell you they take credit. Also, what pisses me off is when cabbies are in the left or right turn lanes and they sit there and honk when the car in front of them isn't moving. Well the car in front of them isn't moving because he is waiting on all the pedestrians who are crossing the street and have the right away. To sum it up, I pretty much hate everything about cabbies and my hatred towards them has only increased with time spent living in the city.
    Additionally, people that are unaware that the left lane on the highway/interstate is for passing, it is not for sitting in cruise control at the exact speed limit.

  • TNA's picture

    Cabbie arbitrage. Carry slightly less than the straight fare and threaten to use CC. Most of the time they will take the cash. Booyah.

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  • Nobama88's picture

    Ugh... True Story:

    I took a cabbie back from the bar one night with a buddy. First thing he says when we get in the car was 'you better pay' and we were like ughhh okay no problem. We ended up getting in a little bit of a argument with the guy because he went on about how bad America was or something because the last person ditched the cab and didnt pay. When we got to our destination, he said okay you pay. We told him we had credit only and started bitching at us about no no no he only takes cash. Well, we told him credit only. He ends up getting furious, reaching for something under his seat (I thought gun) and taking out a baton. Chased us out of the taxi and the cops showed up at that point to straighten the shit out.

    All over credit... and he hated America...oh and I guess b/c of the last group ditching and not paying. hahaha.

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