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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7695 on: March 19, 2013, 05:42:27 PM »
Stance has several items like that; three socks in a pack, none the same.

http://www.stance.com/shop/harrington-3

I always joke that i have a sock neurosis; they have to match, socks even from the same package are marked so they are always worn as the same pair, i don't like to even wash them separately. It's unsettling to have one of a pair dirty and the other clean. This...i don't like it. I want to go bury my head in the sand. If it was anything but socks, ok ... but i can't deal with that.  :-[ :P ::)<--at me

Can my socks and I come and live with you please?  For about the past fifteen years all my socks have had to be identifiable pairs.  I think my mother was secretly pleased that she no longer found me laying socks out on the railings trying to find the "true" pair of the one I had in my hand.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7696 on: March 19, 2013, 05:50:05 PM »
Stance has several items like that; three socks in a pack, none the same.

http://www.stance.com/shop/harrington-3

I'd have to buy two identical packs...   :o
Me too. Little Miss Matched has some cute socks, I just can't wear them the way they are intended.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7697 on: March 19, 2013, 05:50:18 PM »
My own brain hurt. I realize that my DS will be 15 in 9 weeks and will be eligible for a learner's permit. It makes me happy and proud, and is a little bittersweet to see my baby growing up.

DS: Mom, can you take me to the DMV on my birthday?
Me: No, what day is your birthday on?
DS: Sunday. Oh, they won't be open. How about Monday?
Me: Look at the calendar.
DS: Oh, that is Memorial day. How about you keep me out of school Tuesday, then I can drive all day.
Me: No. I will leave early and take you to the DMV after school.
DS: Oh   :(
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7698 on: March 19, 2013, 06:50:57 PM »
My own brain hurt. I realize that my DS will be 15 in 9 weeks and will be eligible for a learner's permit. It makes me happy and proud, and is a little bittersweet to see my baby growing up.

DS: Mom, can you take me to the DMV on my birthday?
Me: No, what day is your birthday on?
DS: Sunday. Oh, they won't be open. How about Monday?
Me: Look at the calendar.
DS: Oh, that is Memorial day. How about you keep me out of school Tuesday, then I can drive all day.
Me: No. I will leave early and take you to the DMV after school.
DS: Oh   :(

Hey May Baby!  :)  My Bday is May 31
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7699 on: March 19, 2013, 06:53:50 PM »
My own brain hurt. I realize that my DS will be 15 in 9 weeks and will be eligible for a learner's permit. It makes me happy and proud, and is a little bittersweet to see my baby growing up.

DS: Mom, can you take me to the DMV on my birthday?
Me: No, what day is your birthday on?
DS: Sunday. Oh, they won't be open. How about Monday?
Me: Look at the calendar.
DS: Oh, that is Memorial day. How about you keep me out of school Tuesday, then I can drive all day.
Me: No. I will leave early and take you to the DMV after school.
DS: Oh   :(

Mine got his license 2 weeks ago.  I haven't slept since.  It's terrifying!

ladyknight1

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7700 on: March 19, 2013, 06:56:49 PM »
Thanks and yes, May for DH and DS. It is a busy month for us.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7701 on: March 19, 2013, 07:00:39 PM »
Stance has several items like that; three socks in a pack, none the same.

http://www.stance.com/shop/harrington-3

I always joke that i have a sock neurosis; they have to match, socks even from the same package are marked so they are always worn as the same pair, i don't like to even wash them separately. It's unsettling to have one of a pair dirty and the other clean. This...i don't like it. I want to go bury my head in the sand. If it was anything but socks, ok ... but i can't deal with that.  :-[ :P ::)<--at me

Can my socks and I come and live with you please?  For about the past fifteen years all my socks have had to be identifiable pairs.  I think my mother was secretly pleased that she no longer found me laying socks out on the railings trying to find the "true" pair of the one I had in my hand.

Sure, you can come, too Between us we can drive Gish and your mom totally crazy :)
It's so nice to know i'm not alone.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7702 on: March 19, 2013, 07:01:43 PM »
There are people who advocate that the standard greeting "hello" should be changed to "heaveno."

In fact, in 1997, the coiner of the greeting convinced a town to mandate that its employees use that greeting.  Texas town says goodbye to 'hello'.

Mind goes, irresistibly, to a thing heard nearly fifty years ago, from a schoolmate who came from South Africa. Back then anyway, South African English-language slang had the expression "o" -- basically meaning a male person (=guy, bloke, fellow, whatever).  As well as using it as a noun, assorted derivatives were thought of.  For instance --

a "bulawayo" (alluding to the second city of what is now Zimbabwe), was a guy who copiously and habitually spouted a great deal of "bull".

a "hello" was a guy who was reckoned at best very unlikely to get to heaven...

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7703 on: March 19, 2013, 07:05:04 PM »
Stance has several items like that; three socks in a pack, none the same.

http://www.stance.com/shop/harrington-3

I always joke that i have a sock neurosis; they have to match, socks even from the same package are marked so they are always worn as the same pair, i don't like to even wash them separately. It's unsettling to have one of a pair dirty and the other clean. This...i don't like it. I want to go bury my head in the sand. If it was anything but socks, ok ... but i can't deal with that.  :-[ :P ::)<--at me

Can my socks and I come and live with you please?  For about the past fifteen years all my socks have had to be identifiable pairs.  I think my mother was secretly pleased that she no longer found me laying socks out on the railings trying to find the "true" pair of the one I had in my hand.

Sure, you can come, too Between us we can drive Gish and your mom totally crazy :)
It's so nice to know i'm not alone.

Add me to the sock mating party.  I'm absolutely obsessive about matching socks.  If a pair gets really dirty and cleans unevenly, I have to throw them out because they no longer match.  I'm terrible.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7704 on: March 19, 2013, 07:15:17 PM »
I had to read that a few times. My mind wanted to break heaveno into "heave no" instead of heaven-o. I couldn't comprehend what vomit had to do with greeting someone.

My mind goes to "heaven no" which isn't any better than the original hello >:D

Dr. F.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7705 on: March 19, 2013, 07:16:49 PM »
A thing that makes my brain hurt (and will do the same for all of my fellow sock-mating fans).

I bought a set of 4 pairs of black trouser socks recently. I didn't realize at the time, but they all have *slightly* different patterns, that are only obvious when stretched under bright light. They have been driving me INSANE trying to keep pairs together. The probability of anyone besides me knowing that I would be wearing unmatched socks is minimal, but that knowledge causes me intense mental anguish. I have taken to safety-pinning pairs together after taking them off, so that I can be sure to keep them together.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7706 on: March 19, 2013, 07:18:48 PM »
Stance has several items like that; three socks in a pack, none the same.

http://www.stance.com/shop/harrington-3

I always joke that i have a sock neurosis; they have to match, socks even from the same package are marked so they are always worn as the same pair, i don't like to even wash them separately. It's unsettling to have one of a pair dirty and the other clean. This...i don't like it. I want to go bury my head in the sand. If it was anything but socks, ok ... but i can't deal with that.  :-[ :P ::)<--at me

Can my socks and I come and live with you please?  For about the past fifteen years all my socks have had to be identifiable pairs.  I think my mother was secretly pleased that she no longer found me laying socks out on the railings trying to find the "true" pair of the one I had in my hand.

Sure, you can come, too Between us we can drive Gish and your mom totally crazy :)
It's so nice to know i'm not alone.

Add me to the sock mating party.  I'm absolutely obsessive about matching socks.  If a pair gets really dirty and cleans unevenly, I have to throw them out because they no longer match.  I'm terrible.

DH insists that once a pair of socks have been on his feet that they are permanently a "right" sock or a "left" sock, depending on which foot they were on. He will unroll socks that I have folded from the dryer and inspect the toes of the socks until he finds a right sock and a left sock. I can see no discernible difference, but he says he can feel when a sock is on the wrong foot. Makes my brain hurt...

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7707 on: March 19, 2013, 07:28:01 PM »
Stance has several items like that; three socks in a pack, none the same.

http://www.stance.com/shop/harrington-3

I always joke that i have a sock neurosis; they have to match, socks even from the same package are marked so they are always worn as the same pair, i don't like to even wash them separately. It's unsettling to have one of a pair dirty and the other clean. This...i don't like it. I want to go bury my head in the sand. If it was anything but socks, ok ... but i can't deal with that.  :-[ :P ::)<--at me

Can my socks and I come and live with you please?  For about the past fifteen years all my socks have had to be identifiable pairs.  I think my mother was secretly pleased that she no longer found me laying socks out on the railings trying to find the "true" pair of the one I had in my hand.

Sure, you can come, too Between us we can drive Gish and your mom totally crazy :)
It's so nice to know i'm not alone.

Add me to the sock mating party.  I'm absolutely obsessive about matching socks.  If a pair gets really dirty and cleans unevenly, I have to throw them out because they no longer match.  I'm terrible.

DH insists that once a pair of socks have been on his feet that they are permanently a "right" sock or a "left" sock, depending on which foot they were on. He will unroll socks that I have folded from the dryer and inspect the toes of the socks until he finds a right sock and a left sock. I can see no discernible difference, but he says he can feel when a sock is on the wrong foot. Makes my brain hurt...

HE'S RIGHT!  TELL HIM HE'S RIGHT!!!

I have been trying to get the Eagle to understand this for years now.  My toes stretch the ends of the socks out in a specific way.
Left Foot Toe Area: /
Right Foot Toe Area: \

If I put the left foot sock on the right foot, my right big toe is not where my left little toe used to be, and the sock isn't pre-stretched by prior use to accommodate the much longer big toe.  Then, the right little toe is no where the left big toe used to be and there isn't all that extra material in the shoe!  It's annoying!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7708 on: March 19, 2013, 07:37:42 PM »
Stance has several items like that; three socks in a pack, none the same.

http://www.stance.com/shop/harrington-3

I always joke that i have a sock neurosis; they have to match, socks even from the same package are marked so they are always worn as the same pair, i don't like to even wash them separately. It's unsettling to have one of a pair dirty and the other clean. This...i don't like it. I want to go bury my head in the sand. If it was anything but socks, ok ... but i can't deal with that.  :-[ :P ::)<--at me

Can my socks and I come and live with you please?  For about the past fifteen years all my socks have had to be identifiable pairs.  I think my mother was secretly pleased that she no longer found me laying socks out on the railings trying to find the "true" pair of the one I had in my hand.

Sure, you can come, too Between us we can drive Gish and your mom totally crazy :)
It's so nice to know i'm not alone.

Add me to the sock mating party.  I'm absolutely obsessive about matching socks.  If a pair gets really dirty and cleans unevenly, I have to throw them out because they no longer match.  I'm terrible.

DH insists that once a pair of socks have been on his feet that they are permanently a "right" sock or a "left" sock, depending on which foot they were on. He will unroll socks that I have folded from the dryer and inspect the toes of the socks until he finds a right sock and a left sock. I can see no discernible difference, but he says he can feel when a sock is on the wrong foot. Makes my brain hurt...

HE'S RIGHT!  TELL HIM HE'S RIGHT!!!

I have been trying to get the Eagle to understand this for years now.  My toes stretch the ends of the socks out in a specific way.
Left Foot Toe Area: /
Right Foot Toe Area: \

If I put the left foot sock on the right foot, my right big toe is not where my left little toe used to be, and the sock isn't pre-stretched by prior use to accommodate the much longer big toe.  Then, the right little toe is no where the left big toe used to be and there isn't all that extra material in the shoe!  It's annoying!

I deliberately alternate which sock I put on which foot so this doesn't happen.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7709 on: March 19, 2013, 07:44:25 PM »
HE'S RIGHT!  TELL HIM HE'S RIGHT!!!

I have been trying to get the Eagle to understand this for years now.  My toes stretch the ends of the socks out in a specific way.
Left Foot Toe Area: /
Right Foot Toe Area: \

If I put the left foot sock on the right foot, my right big toe is not where my left little toe used to be, and the sock isn't pre-stretched by prior use to accommodate the much longer big toe.  Then, the right little toe is no where the left big toe used to be and there isn't all that extra material in the shoe!  It's annoying!

Haha! He'll be glad to know he's not alone. :)


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