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Title: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Iris on November 11, 2012, 02:37:40 PM
This Saturday was a miserable day so I had a bit of an Ehell festival. Lovely, but on Sunday when I was at Local Hardware Store with DH I saw a box of tiles labelled "Iris" and came *this close* to saying "Hey, look, my name!"

Um, no. No, it's not. My name IRL is nothing like Iris...

So I wondered what incidents other Ehellions have had like this. Have you had a moment where you thought "Oops. Too much time on Ehell lately..."?
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Hopefull on November 11, 2012, 02:47:02 PM
I totally know what you mean!!!

I know I have been on ehell too long when I witness someone being rude, or a special snowflake and think that I HAVE to post it on ehell and see what they all think!!!
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Adelaide on November 11, 2012, 02:51:00 PM
One time I a girl asked me an awkward question and I replied with (literally) "Bean dip?" In my defense I was tired at the time.  ::)
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: magician5 on November 11, 2012, 04:56:16 PM
In "bean dip", I think e-hell has invented an entirely useful new idea.

But I now tend to break down into uncontrollable snickers (which I try in embarrasement to suppress) on many occasions when I hear the word "scrabble."
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: happygrrl on November 11, 2012, 05:17:21 PM
^Exactly! I giggle when I hear the word "scrabble" anymore. 

Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: EMuir on November 11, 2012, 05:47:26 PM
I've used the euphemism "playing Scrabble" with friends and then had to explain it. :P
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: RegionMom on November 11, 2012, 06:00:38 PM
I said, "don't engage the crazy" when some one was sharing about a truly crazy event/person, and then I looked at them to see if they recognized the phrase from e-hell.  Nope! 
Whew, safe!

Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: QueenofAllThings on November 11, 2012, 06:47:04 PM
Naturally, Hurricane Sandy has given me pause, as everyone is telling me that their family passed the time playing Scrabble ... And their kids 'rediscovered' Scrabble ....



Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: LifeOnPluto on November 11, 2012, 08:10:26 PM
I totally know what you mean!!!

I know I have been on ehell too long when I witness someone being rude, or a special snowflake and think that I HAVE to post it on ehell and see what they all think!!!

POD. I often get excited when I encounter a rude situation, because I can post about it on eHell!

And I've very nearly said "POD" in real life, when I've agreed with someone.
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: CakeEater on November 11, 2012, 09:36:36 PM
When I tell Ehell stories to my husband, instead of actual things that happened to me that day.
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Kendo_Bunny on November 11, 2012, 09:42:02 PM
In "bean dip", I think e-hell has invented an entirely useful new idea.

But I now tend to break down into uncontrollable snickers (which I try in embarrasement to suppress) on many occasions when I hear the word "scrabble."

You all think you've got it tough? My beau is a championship Scrabble player! When he first told me it was his hobby, and his goal in life was to play in the national championship, my eyebrows shot up into my hair.
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Iris on November 11, 2012, 11:12:13 PM
When I tell Ehell stories to my husband, instead of actual things that happened to me that day.

Oh dear, I do that all the time. DH looks forward to the stories now...

In "bean dip", I think e-hell has invented an entirely useful new idea.

But I now tend to break down into uncontrollable snickers (which I try in embarrasement to suppress) on many occasions when I hear the word "scrabble."

You all think you've got it tough? My beau is a championship Scrabble player! When he first told me it was his hobby, and his goal in life was to play in the national championship, my eyebrows shot up into my hair.

Bahahahahaha
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Mental Magpie on November 12, 2012, 12:12:10 AM
Any time I see a double capital S I try to figure out how it is a special snowflake...then I try to twist so I can make it a special snowflake just so I can tell E-Hell how I spend my time thinking about E-Hell all day long.

Sometimes I worry that if I mention my dogs someone from E-Hell will recognize me...
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Bijou on November 12, 2012, 01:39:58 AM
Almost every time we go someplace I notice something and say, "I'm going to report this to EHell!"  I never do, though. 
The other thing I always say is, "Where are the police when you need them!"  Boy, people are lousy drivers!
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: laud_shy_girl on November 12, 2012, 03:04:00 AM
I nearly pod some one on FB but I realized they would have no idea what I was talking about.
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: SamiHami on November 12, 2012, 06:34:45 AM
I was in a grocery store one day an saw Cheeze Its on the shelf. Scrabble Cheeze Its, specifically. I saw those and was immediately shocked...what were they thinking?
 ::)
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: BarensMom on November 12, 2012, 09:30:24 AM
When I refer to someone (usually Baren) as a special snowflake. 

When I start panicking because the Special Snowflakes thread isn't on the first page of Coffee Break.
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: SpikeMichigan on November 12, 2012, 10:25:13 AM

 New here, but been lurking a while.


 Though the phrase 'cut direct' and its variations are not an EHELL thing, I find the phrase is not of common use, and got some confused reactions when I mentioned it.
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: JenJay on November 12, 2012, 10:49:09 AM
...my DH asks me a question which I don't quite catch because my face is hidden behind the computer. I reply "What? I missed that?" and and he follows it up with "On EHell, I take it?" Happens All. The. Time.

...you refer to annoying people as "special snowflakes" in real life and feel guilty when someone says "Oh that's clever! I'll have to remember that." I didn't invent the phrase but I don't want anyone following me back here so I can't exactly explain where I heard it. I usually say something like "I know, cute, right? I heard it somewhere..."

...references to the board game scrabble make you crack up.

...my dreams of weird things happening now include endings where I go on EHell and post about them!

...someone ticks you off but instead of letting it ruin your day you think to yourself "That's fine. Go ahead and be a jerk. You are SO going in the SS/brain hurt/boycott folder!!"  ;D

Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: MissRose on November 12, 2012, 11:17:35 AM
I refer to people as Special Snowflakes no matter if they can hear me or not especially if they are doing something that warrants it!
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Elisabunny on November 12, 2012, 11:55:36 AM
...my DH asks me a question which I don't quite catch because my face is hidden behind the computer. I reply "What? I missed that?" and and he follows it up with "On EHell, I take it?" Happens All. The. Time.

...you refer to annoying people as "special snowflakes" in real life and feel guilty when someone says "Oh that's clever! I'll have to remember that." I didn't invent the phrase but I don't want anyone following me back here so I can't exactly explain where I heard it. I usually say something like "I know, cute, right? I heard it somewhere..."

...references to the board game scrabble make you crack up.

...my dreams of weird things happening now include endings where I go on EHell and post about them!

...someone ticks you off but instead of letting it ruin your day you think to yourself "That's fine. Go ahead and be a jerk. You are SO going in the SS/brain hurt/boycott folder!!"  ;D

This, so much.  E-hell is good for one's blood pressure! :)
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Luci on November 12, 2012, 12:23:08 PM

...someone ticks you off but instead of letting it ruin your day you think to yourself "That's fine. Go ahead and be a jerk. You are SO going in the SS/brain hurt/boycott folder!!"  ;D

This, so much.  E-hell is good for one's blood pressure! :)

Exactly!

We attended a wedding where everything that could go wrong did go wrong. They were finally beginning the ceremony and my cousin murmured, "And so sinks the Titanic." I of course asked her if she is on eHell. She had no idea what I was talking about.

Most things I use in real life, like 'special snowflake' or 'don't engage the crazy' make sense to everyone. It's mostly 'bean dip' and 'POD' (which I don't use anyway) that I have to watch out for. Long over the 'Scrabble' thing. I got a political email that had 'scrabble' in the title and didn't flinch.
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: whiskeytangofoxtrot on November 12, 2012, 12:25:31 PM
I refer to people as special snowflakes all the time. I doubt that anyone I'm talking with reads EHell, but I've never had anyone who acted like they didn't understand. I guess it's just self-explanatory! ;D
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: hobish on November 12, 2012, 01:15:58 PM
I refer to people as special snowflakes all the time. I doubt anyone I'm talking with reads EHell, but I've enver had anyone who acted like they didn't understand. I guess it's just self-explanatory! ;D

It is also not an EHell invention, which probably helps. Neither is the Scrabble euphemism, for that matter.

When I tell Ehell stories to my husband, instead of actual things that happened to me that day.

Hee hee hee :) Glad i am not the only one.
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Mental Magpie on November 12, 2012, 02:01:54 PM
I get the, "Oh, E-Hell again?" thing all the time, too. Most of the time he's right :-[
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Redneck Gravy on November 12, 2012, 02:36:47 PM
Ditto about POD

I have also used the phrase "slap them with beandip" outloud.

Lather, rinse, repeat has become a phrase I've used a lot recently.
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: laud_shy_girl on November 12, 2012, 04:55:39 PM
My BFF has a few issues with her MIL and I find myself saying "Just say No. No is a complete sentence" all the time.

I also find myself wishing there was an app so when I have insomnia I can check EH for updates on my favorite threads.

We should start another thread called EHA, My name is laud_shy_girl and I am an EHell Addict.
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: Ygraine on November 13, 2012, 05:49:48 AM
...when a close friend came over to the house and announced he was up for playing three-way Scrabble.  I splurfed my drink all over the table. 
Title: Re: You know you've spent too much time on Ehell when...
Post by: JenJay on November 13, 2012, 05:50:56 AM
...when a close friend came over to the house and announced he was up for playing three-way Scrabble.  I splurfed my drink all over the table.

 ;D