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Mental Magpie

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5595 on: November 09, 2012, 08:48:54 PM »
He still doesn't understand why this hurts my brain...

When I started work over three weeks ago, I decided that I would sometimes take lunch to work with me.  I found Mental Boyfriend's old lunchbox atop the fridge and took that to work with me two days in a row. 

My question is, if keeping the lunchboxes together is so important to this lunatic you choose to date, why exactly was the lunchbox you used on top of the fridge rather than with the other lunchbox in the first place?
The one must have wandered off on an adventure, leaving its mate to bemoan its lonely state. When the BF found the wandering rascal he quickly returned said prodigal to its rightful place at the other's side, thereby ending what was sure to be a tragic divorce.

My question exactly, PeterM...though I like Jones' story much better than the original!!!...which is, I don't think he knew I got it off the top of the fridge, though he's the one that put it there, because it is his lunchbox (the one in the closet belongs to Mental Mom...and isn't actually a lunchbox.  It is a tackle box, but Mental Boyfriend doesn't know that, so I didn't tell him otherwise...).  He very likely forgot he put it there when we moved here.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5596 on: November 09, 2012, 09:04:16 PM »
...could you tell I just got done with a word sprint?  >:D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5597 on: November 09, 2012, 09:37:34 PM »
Trimmed quote tree...

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/surry-hills-restaurateur-with-notorious-rules-lashes-sydneys-greedy-diners-as-she-announces-closure-with-online-rant-20120705-21icb.html

::does that head tilty thing::  So you need to eat all your food but by eating all your food and being happy about it, you're a greedy glutton and are wasteful by eating all your food.

oooooohhhh  kaaaaaayyyyy

The only mitigating factor I can think of is that people knew what they were getting into--you couldn't even eat there till you took a course in sushi etiquette from her, IIRC. Just bonkers!

That's not sushi etiquette - that's special snowflake etiquette!

I feel like at that point it's less of a meal and more of a modern/performance art piece, with the food as the focal point and the customers as players.

Though I wonder if this also counts as Professional Darwinism since the restaurant is closing.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5598 on: November 09, 2012, 09:59:29 PM »
...could you tell I just got done with a word sprint?  >:D

Haha!  You're getting the creative juices flowing!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5599 on: November 10, 2012, 10:19:20 AM »
(snip)

Thomas Jefferson wrote the US. Constitution 

All the presidents up to and including FDR were of perfect virtue and sterling reputations.  They didn't like the various scandals I recounted. Other's were amazed I did it from memory.

What did that teacher say when you told him/her that Jefferson wasn't even in America when it was written?

And...did the teacher forget Warren G. Harding and Teapot Dome?

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5600 on: November 10, 2012, 10:49:15 AM »
A couple of exchanges of the the past few years that have made me wonder about other teachers

AD means After Death not Anno Domini

A full moon is physically larger than a new moon. Because it is larger it has a larger gravitational pull. This makes the kids go crazy because they are 80% water and the moon is pulling on their brains. (Any time someone starts the kids are crazy because of the moon stuff - coach now just pulls me out of the room afraid my head will explode)

Thomas Jefferson wrote the US. Constitution 

All the presidents up to and including FDR were of perfect virtue and sterling reputations.  They didn't like the various scandals I recounted. Other's were amazed I did it from memory.

Arrrggghhhhh -- all of those would have driven me wild too, especially if they were said by people who actually teach the subjects involved.  Fortunately, I never hear such nonsense from the wonderful teachers at our middle school.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5601 on: November 10, 2012, 11:22:26 AM »
My daugter's first grade class just finished up a multi-week science project on bats...the mind boggles.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5602 on: November 10, 2012, 12:09:29 PM »
My DH's student loan holder is making my brain hurt.

About four weeks ago, we made a sizable payment on his loans. A week later, we received a letter in the mail saying that only $9.76 remained on the loans, so we made the $9.76 payment.

A week after that, we got a letter saying we owed an additional $23.21.

Three days later, we got a letter saying the remaining balance on the loan was $9.06.

I gave all three letters to DH, along with the payment information, to have him call the loan holder. He has not yet gotten a chance to do so.

Yesterday, we got a letter saying we still owe $25.91.

Today we got a letter saying the loan is paid in full. We are completely befuddled. DH is calling the loan holder Monday morning to make sure we don't owe anything else. It's not a matter of interest accruing, since the loans are still in deferral. I don't think they could be any more confusing if they tried.  :o
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5603 on: November 10, 2012, 12:13:33 PM »
For the bats, when my son was five years old, he went as a Mexican Free-Tailed Bat for Halloween.  He was asked if he was Batman. 
He provided a very detailed answer on how and what he was, right down to echolocation, tail length, and how it pollinates and what it eats. 
Yes, at age five, he knew it was a mammal.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5604 on: November 10, 2012, 12:48:33 PM »

 DH is calling the loan holder Monday morning to make sure we don't owe anything else. It's not a matter of interest accruing, since the loans are still in deferral. I don't think they could be any more confusing if they tried.  :o

Heads up! Monday is Veteran's Day federal holiday. Our city is closed, and banks and post office are closed.

Good luck!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5605 on: November 10, 2012, 01:18:35 PM »
A couple of exchanges of the the past few years that have made me wonder about other teachers

AD means After Death not Anno Domini

A full moon is physically larger than a new moon. Because it is larger it has a larger gravitational pull. This makes the kids go crazy because they are 80% water and the moon is pulling on their brains. (Any time someone starts the kids are crazy because of the moon stuff - coach now just pulls me out of the room afraid my head will explode)

Thomas Jefferson wrote the US. Constitution 

All the presidents up to and including FDR were of perfect virtue and sterling reputations.  They didn't like the various scandals I recounted. Other's were amazed I did it from memory.

But the scandals are the good part.  I would have paid a lot more attention in history if they had been mentioned.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5606 on: November 10, 2012, 02:39:16 PM »
The entire class laughed at me, and the teacher said "BATS aren't MAMMALS!"

I wonder what she thought they were. Maybe, like Calvin, she thought they were bugs.

The very moment I read "BATS aren't MAMMALS!", my mind also went straight to "BATS AREN'T BUGS!". :D

Poor you! I am similarly confused as to what on earth that teacher thought bats might in fact be... :o

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5607 on: November 10, 2012, 03:24:41 PM »

 DH is calling the loan holder Monday morning to make sure we don't owe anything else. It's not a matter of interest accruing, since the loans are still in deferral. I don't think they could be any more confusing if they tried.  :o

Heads up! Monday is Veteran's Day federal holiday. Our city is closed, and banks and post office are closed.

Good luck!

Good point. Tuesday, then. :)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5608 on: November 10, 2012, 03:33:30 PM »
The entire class laughed at me, and the teacher said "BATS aren't MAMMALS!"

I wonder what she thought they were. Maybe, like Calvin, she thought they were bugs.

The very moment I read "BATS aren't MAMMALS!", my mind also went straight to "BATS AREN'T BUGS!". :D

Poor you! I am similarly confused as to what on earth that teacher thought bats might in fact be... :o

Maybe she actually IS a devout Calvinist.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5609 on: November 10, 2012, 03:41:23 PM »
For the bats, when my son was five years old, he went as a Mexican Free-Tailed Bat for Halloween.  He was asked if he was Batman. 
He provided a very detailed answer on how and what he was, right down to echolocation, tail length, and how it pollinates and what it eats. 
Yes, at age five, he knew it was a mammal.
:)

I knew all about echolocation and the experiment that they did with owls and bats in the dark and their life cycle and how they sleep and what they eat and I even wave to the fruit bats when they fly over my house at night, but I did not know that bats lactate.

And I'm a teacher! The scandal!

Of course, I'm a maths teacher and it kind of makes MY brain hurt as to why people expect me to able to spell perfectly and know *insert random fact here* because I'm a teacher. I once played trivial pursuit with my FIL who was SHOCKED that I didn't know who played the lead in some movie or another because "You went to university!" Maths people, just the maths. On every single other subject I'm allowed to be just as ignorant as every other member of the public.  :)
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