Most Annoying Hoboken Trend

Poll: What is the most annoying Hoboken trend these days?

One Hoboken411 reader suggest a poll about which overall “group” has become the most annoying presence in Hoboken over the past few years?

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31 Comments on "Most Annoying Hoboken Trend"


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212transplant
3 years 2 months ago

No doubt the strollers. Just for the fact that they are clueless about the space they take up, and the snot nosed attitude they have.

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GingerMan
3 years 2 months ago

Around 10 more things could be added to that list.

Selfishness + obliviousness =

Rude drivers (don’t stop at red lights, no turn signals, randomly stoping and going while looking for a place to double park or park illegally, talking on cell phone or texting while driving, parking in crosswalks, cutting in line at the right turn onto 1/9 during the morning rush, etc.)

Rude pedestrians (stroller drivers and their entourage, i.e. husbands, dogs, other children, taking up the entire sidewalk or stopping randomly in the middle of the sidewalk, pedestrians walking into the crosswalk when the light is going from yellow to red and just strolling at a leisurely pace in front of the car that has a green light, talking on cell phone and not paying attention when strolling into the street.)

Dog owners (not picking up poo, leashes a mile long, taking up the entire sidewalk, failing to keep right on the sidewalk, leaving puddles of piss pretty much everywhere.)[quote comment=”216124″]No doubt the strollers. Just for the fact that they are clueless about the space they take up, and the snot nosed attitude they have.[/quote]

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OpenEyes
3 years 2 months ago

I agree with GingerMan[quote comment=”216127″]Around 10 more things could be added to that list.Selfishness + obliviousness =Rude drivers (don’t stop at red lights, no turn signals, randomly stoping and going while looking for a place to double park or park illegally, talking on cell phone or texting while driving, parking in crosswalks, cutting in line at the right turn onto 1/9 during the morning rush, etc.)Rude pedestrians (stroller drivers and their entourage, i.e. husbands, dogs, other children, taking up the entire sidewalk or stopping randomly in the middle of the sidewalk, pedestrians walking into the crosswalk when the light is going from yellow to red and just strolling at a leisurely pace in front of the car that has a green light, talking on cell phone and not paying attention when strolling into the street.)Dog owners (not picking up poo, leashes a mile long, taking up the entire sidewalk, failing to keep right on the sidewalk, leaving puddles of piss pretty much everywhere.)[/quote]

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mooshu
3 years 2 months ago

I walk on the left side of the sidewalk sometimes, where the curb is. While I don’t have to explain myself, I’ll do so here: I don’t want my pooch taking a dump in the middle of the sidewalk especially because I don’t want humans interrupting my pooch when it’s time to take a dump.

Don’t like to be disturbed while taking a dump? Then don’t disturb my dog during take-a-dump time. [quote comment=”216127″]Around 10 more things could be added to that list.Selfishness + obliviousness =Rude drivers (don’t stop at red lights, no turn signals, randomly stoping and going while looking for a place to double park or park illegally, talking on cell phone or texting while driving, parking in crosswalks, cutting in line at the right turn onto 1/9 during the morning rush, etc.)Rude pedestrians (stroller drivers and their entourage, i.e. husbands, dogs, other children, taking up the entire sidewalk or stopping randomly in the middle of the sidewalk, pedestrians walking into the crosswalk when the light is going from yellow to red and just strolling at a leisurely pace in front of the car that has a green light, talking on cell phone and not paying attention when strolling into the street.)Dog owners (not picking up poo, leashes a mile long, taking up the entire sidewalk, failing to keep right on the sidewalk, leaving puddles of piss pretty much everywhere.)[/quote]

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debra
3 years 2 months ago

Oh please, once I was walking on the left side and this woman coming towards me didn’t seem to want to move over a bit. She looked at me with horns coming out of her head and said “you’re supposed to be walking on the righthand side of the street”. I looked baffled and asked her where is this law. I mean she was literally irate that I snapped back, she huffed and went on her way. Grant you it does make the flow go smoother, but to actually get mad about it, I say relax people. :roll: [quote comment=”216181″]I walk on the left side of the sidewalk sometimes, where the curb is. While I don’t have to explain myself, I’ll do so here: I don’t want my pooch taking a dump in the middle of the sidewalk especially because I don’t want humans interrupting my pooch when it’s time to take a dump.Don’t like to be disturbed while taking a dump? Then don’t disturb my dog during take-a-dump time.[/quote]

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mooshu
3 years 2 months ago

Hey, works for me. Besides, doesn’t Hoboken WANT for me to curb my dog? I try to not be in anyone’s way. Also, no one really walks along the far left edge of a sidewalk because that’s where the curb is, and you could fall into the street.

But what I’d suggest here, because I’ve been through similar just without the douchebag-lecture from the other (hah, I dare someone), is pretend you’re staring into space. That seems to get anyone by in this town. Just act like you’re not even paying attention to where you’re going, like all the entitled folks about, and see what happens.

I’m living proof that people get out of your way if (a) you look as distracted as they do or (b, and this should be a last resort) you appear to be f*cking nuts.

Good luck.[quote comment=”216185″]Oh please, once I was walking on the left side and this woman coming towards me didn’t seem to want to move over a bit. She looked at me with horns coming out of her head and said “you’re supposed to be walking on the righthand side of the street”. I looked baffled and asked her where is this law. I mean she was literally irate that I snapped back, she huffed and went on her way. Grant you it does make the flow go smoother, but to actually get mad about it, I say relax people. [/quote]

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debra
3 years 2 months ago

Love your style Mooshu. I like the f&&king nuts, will use this one.[quote comment=”216199″]Hey, works for me. Besides, doesn’t Hoboken WANT for me to curb my dog? I try to not be in anyone’s way. Also, no one really walks along the far left edge of a sidewalk because that’s where the curb is, and you could fall into the street.But what I’d suggest here, because I’ve been through similar just without the douchebag-lecture from the other (hah, I dare someone), is pretend you’re staring into space. That seems to get anyone by in this town. Just act like you’re not even paying attention to where you’re going, like all the entitled folks about, and see what happens.I’m living proof that people get out of your way if (a) you look as distracted as they do or (b, and this should be a last resort) you appear to be f*cking nuts.Good luck.[/quote]

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SoulSoldSeparately
3 years 2 months ago

I think GingerMan best captured the essence of Hoboken annoyances. There are two annoyances, in particular, which stand out to me:

(1) the extensible dog leash which spans the entire width of the sidewalk. I tend to stay to the right side of the sidewalk but, regardless of the side I’m on, I occasionally encounter someone walking his dog on a leash that literally crosses my path to the extent that I have nowhere to walk, short of stepping off the sidewalk into the street. Maybe it’s a matter of principle, but I’m not going to step into the street because someone decided that his dog is more entitled to the sidewalk than pedestrians are.

(2) people walking while texting…I’ve seen people literally text for several blocks, head down virtually the entire way. On one level, I’m amused, because I wonder what could be so important that he can’t “pull over” to type whatever needs to be communicated. I[quote comment=”216127″]Around 10 more things could be added to that list.Selfishness + obliviousness =Rude drivers (don’t stop at red lights, no turn signals, randomly stoping and going while looking for a place to double park or park illegally, talking on cell phone or texting while driving, parking in crosswalks, cutting in line at the right turn onto 1/9 during the morning rush, etc.)Rude pedestrians (stroller drivers and their entourage, i.e. husbands, dogs, other children, taking up the entire sidewalk or stopping randomly in the middle of the sidewalk, pedestrians walking into the crosswalk when the light is going from yellow to red and just strolling at a leisurely pace in front of the car that has a green light, talking on cell phone and not paying attention when strolling into the street.)Dog owners (not picking up poo, leashes a mile long, taking up the entire sidewalk, failing to keep right on the sidewalk, leaving puddles of piss pretty much everywhere.)[/quote]

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joey maxim
3 years 2 months ago

funny ..saw some ding o ling on hudson st walking to starbucks texing head down and she ran into a parking sign…and her hair got caught in one of those trees along the
curb…glasses came off ,blue tooth ripped out of her ear..bloody nose to boot..guess she
never went for the 4.00 coffee..after that..went to riteaid to pick up a few bandaids..i guess stupid is as stupid does…as long as this wingnut was not hurt bad…[quote comment=”216188″]I think GingerMan best captured the essence of Hoboken annoyances. There are two annoyances, in particular, which stand out to me:(1) the extensible dog leash which spans the entire width of the sidewalk. I tend to stay to the right side of the sidewalk but, regardless of the side I’m on, I occasionally encounter someone walking his dog on a leash that literally crosses my path to the extent that I have nowhere to walk, short of stepping off the sidewalk into the street. Maybe it’s a matter of principle, but I’m not going to step into the street because someone decided that his dog is more entitled to the sidewalk than pedestrians are.(2) people walking while texting…I’ve seen people literally text for several blocks, head down virtually the entire way. On one level, I’m amused, because I wonder what could be so important that he can’t “pull over” to type whatever needs to be communicated. I[/quote]

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mooshu
3 years 2 months ago

Funniest text I’ve read all day. Thanks.[quote comment=”216189″]funny ..saw some ding o ling on hudson st walking to starbucks texing head down and she ran into a parking sign…and her hair got caught in one of those trees along the curb…glasses came off ,blue tooth ripped out of her ear..bloody nose to boot..guess she never went for the 4.00 coffee..after that..went to riteaid to pick up a few bandaids..i guess stupid is as stupid does…as long as this wingnut was not hurt bad…[/quote]

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Snip119
3 years 2 months ago

2 really annoying things about people with strollers – first of all, don’t stop in the sidewalk dip to hold a conversation or adjust your kid – seniors and injured people who can’t easily maneuver the curbs need the dips too – you’re not the only ones out there. Secondly, if you’re in a place like Kings with limited aisle space, try to pull over to one side so people can squeeze past you. Also, if you’re done checking out, move out of the way so other people can to the checkout. Nobody likes to stand on line waiting while you finish your phone call and arrange your packages.

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vivaClinton
3 years 2 months ago

I’m going with ghetto cars that play their music EXTREMELY loud as they drive through hoboken with all the windows down. really? you’re so cool.

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HansBrix
3 years 2 months ago

I agree that thumping cars are highly annoying. But is it a trend? I remember when I moved to Hoboken 20 years ago, that urban mating ritual was already firmly established. [quote comment=”216126″]I’m going with ghetto cars that play their music EXTREMELY loud as they drive through hoboken with all the windows down. really? you’re so cool.[/quote]

Member
3 years 2 months ago

Well said, GingerMan. Generalizations about one particular group really aren’t fair: there are some snotty stroller moms, but there are some really fantastic stroller moms; there are some sh*thead dog owners, just as there are some people who take really great care of their pets; there are some solid drivers, just as there are some morons behind the wheel. Singling out groups isn’t the right approach. It’s like asking, “Are all HHA residents thugs and criminals?” Of course they aren’t. There are some really great people in the HHA who are unfairly lumped in with the bad.

Focus on the real problem: selfish behavior. Too many people in this increasingly crowded town are out to get theirs with little regard for the person standing next to them. That’s why you have pedestrians vs. drivers, BnR’s vs. “yuppies”, etc. Sadly, it’s not limited to Hoboken. It’s a very real, very large problem in this country as well as the world at large.

“Get out MY way – MY stroller needs the sidewalk”
“Get your stroller out of MY way – me and my 3 friends want to walk side by side on a sidewalk that can barely accomodate 3 people.”
“ALL OF YOU GET OUT OF – MY – WAY: I WANT TO RIDE MY DELIVERY BIKE DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE SIDEWALK!”

Awful.

Used to be a fun town.

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debra
3 years 2 months ago

You both are so right on the money. It really comes down to rudeness and being selfish.[quote comment=”216128″]Well said, GingerMan. Generalizations about one particular group really aren’t fair: there are some snotty stroller moms, but there are some really fantastic stroller moms; there are some sh*thead dog owners, just as there are some people who take really great care of their pets; there are some solid drivers, just as there are some morons behind the wheel. Singling out groups isn’t the right approach. It’s like asking, “Are all HHA residents thugs and criminals?” Of course they aren’t. There are some really great people in the HHA who are unfairly lumped in with the bad.Focus on the real problem: selfish behavior. Too many people in this increasingly crowded town are out to get theirs with little regard for the person standing next to them. That’s why you have pedestrians vs. drivers, BnR’s vs. “yuppies”, etc. Sadly, it’s not limited to Hoboken. It’s a very real, very large problem in this country as well as the world at large.“Get out MY way – MY stroller needs the sidewalk” “Get your stroller out of MY way – me and my 3 friends want to walk side by side on a sidewalk that can barely accomodate 3 people.” “ALL OF YOU GET OUT OF – MY – WAY: I WANT TO RIDE MY DELIVERY BIKE DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE SIDEWALK!”Awful.Used to be a fun town.[/quote]

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beerzgood
3 years 2 months ago

Motorcycles! 😈