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alkira6

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #60 on: December 11, 2012, 11:18:52 AM »
I hate it when I come home exhausted from a major grocery run, and one of my daughters says "Oh, by the way, we're out of (blah).  Did you get any?"

My daughter is moonlighting as a member of your family?

We must be passing the same kid around to all our families.

No kidding, with the child changing genders, too.  I hate it when I am going to make a meal and find out I'm missing a key ingredient because no one thought to tell me we were out and then I get to hear from DH "Well you should have checked to see if we were out when you went to the store!"  Um, I shop weekly, as he knows and I just BOUGHT IT on the last trip TO MAKE THIS MEAL!!

OR the time I went to make dh some tea with lemon and honey for a cold and found out we had no honey. At 9pm.  Middle child says "But you told us not to use the sugar and to use the honey!" Granted, I did, but if it's all gone, mama needs to KNOW!!

We have a magnetic notepad on the refrigerator door labeled "shopping". If it's not on the list, it doesn't get bought. Tellign me at the last second an dlooking at me expectantly will get you laughed at. Heartily.

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #61 on: December 11, 2012, 12:28:21 PM »
I hate it when I come home exhausted from a major grocery run, and one of my daughters says "Oh, by the way, we're out of (blah).  Did you get any?"

My daughter is moonlighting as a member of your family?

We must be passing the same kid around to all our families.

No kidding, with the child changing genders, too.  I hate it when I am going to make a meal and find out I'm missing a key ingredient because no one thought to tell me we were out and then I get to hear from DH "Well you should have checked to see if we were out when you went to the store!"  Um, I shop weekly, as he knows and I just BOUGHT IT on the last trip TO MAKE THIS MEAL!!

OR the time I went to make dh some tea with lemon and honey for a cold and found out we had no honey. At 9pm.  Middle child says "But you told us not to use the sugar and to use the honey!" Granted, I did, but if it's all gone, mama needs to KNOW!!

Totally This.  The rule in my MIL's house is that if you use the last of a container of something, you are responsible for writing it on the grocery list (which is attached to the refrigerator).  No excuses and no proxies.  If it's not on that list, then MIL doesn't know to buy more.

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #62 on: December 11, 2012, 03:36:46 PM »
This, of course, occasionally leads to finding that you have exactly two grains of rice when you want to make stir-fry and getting the "But it's not all gone!  See!" argument.   :P

That would leave me highly tempted to make up a portion for the "Not *all* gone-r" with that rice and ask if it was still enough.

But that would not be nice.
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #63 on: December 11, 2012, 04:00:34 PM »
I hate it when I walk in the dojo, remove my shoes, and find that I'm wearing two (very obviously) different kinds of socks. Once I walked in and discovered that I had thrown on a black sock and a white sock.

I also hate that when I go home my parents scold me for not washing my hands, when we're all in the same kitchen and we were talking as I was washing my hands. When I point this out they just shrug and say "I don't notice what you're doing."  ::)

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #64 on: December 11, 2012, 06:16:02 PM »
I hate it that the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota can't be bothered to plow their city streets down to the pavement, but instead leave a 2-inch thick layer of packed slush/ice.

ETA: I mention the specific city only to illustrate that it's not a city that doesn't routinely have to deal with significant snowfall...

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #65 on: December 11, 2012, 08:33:55 PM »
I hate it that the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota can't be bothered to plow their city streets down to the pavement, but instead leave a 2-inch thick layer of packed slush/ice.

ETA: I mention the specific city only to illustrate that it's not a city that doesn't routinely have to deal with significant snowfall...
Do people in Minneapolis generally use tire chains?  Streets were plowed like that in the small mountain town where I grew up, because you don't want to use chains on a bare road.
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #66 on: December 11, 2012, 08:36:30 PM »
No chains, since this isn't a small town.  Minneapolis is the largest city in the state with almost 400,000 residents and is in a metropolitan area with over 2 million residents.

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #67 on: December 11, 2012, 08:41:56 PM »
People say "How is it you can remember the whole script for that movie but you can't remember where you put your keys the last time you used them?"  I have no idea!! I don't even know why that is, it just happens!  It's not like it's a deliberate thing.   

Same with when people say "If you didn't remember it, it can't have been that important to you!" wrong. I even forget things that ARE important to me.  I have a good long term memory and a lousy short term one.

I always tell people that I can remember obscure facts from 20 years ago, but I couldn't tell you what I had for breakfast.

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #68 on: December 11, 2012, 09:19:51 PM »
...I get all snuggled into bed and then remember I forgot to grab my phone (I use it for my alarm).  Bonus yuck if I can't seem to recall where I left it.

See also: forgetting to turn off my alarm when on vacation.

Ugh, I do all of these!
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #69 on: December 11, 2012, 09:33:11 PM »
I hate it that the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota can't be bothered to plow their city streets down to the pavement, but instead leave a 2-inch thick layer of packed slush/ice.....
I've never been to Minneapolis, but I've lived in a couple other snowy cities.  Here's what happens.

The snow storm starts and the normal city traffic continues.  The snow gets packed on the roads.  The snow accumulates, and the plows come through,scraping down to the top of that hard packed layer.  Eventually the storm stops and the plows clear down to the top of that hard-packed layer. 

The salt and sand trucks come out, trying to melt the hard-packed layer.  The top of the pack turns into that slush-ice mess.  The plows try to remove it, but the next storm starts before its all moved. 

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #70 on: December 11, 2012, 10:23:15 PM »
I hate it when I'm getting off the bus...

and I see my transfer bus just pulling away on the other side of the street.

 :'(


*grumble grinch* stupid other passengers...if the bus didn't have to stop for them I would have made it *winge moan* ::) ;)
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #71 on: December 12, 2012, 02:22:34 AM »
I hate it that the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota can't be bothered to plow their city streets down to the pavement, but instead leave a 2-inch thick layer of packed slush/ice.....
I've never been to Minneapolis, but I've lived in a couple other snowy cities.  Here's what happens.

The snow storm starts and the normal city traffic continues.  The snow gets packed on the roads.  The snow accumulates, and the plows come through,scraping down to the top of that hard packed layer.  Eventually the storm stops and the plows clear down to the top of that hard-packed layer. 

The salt and sand trucks come out, trying to melt the hard-packed layer.  The top of the pack turns into that slush-ice mess.  The plows try to remove it, but the next storm starts before its all moved.

Possibly, but the road crews in Fargo, ND do a spectacular job of keeping the roads clear...all the way down to the pavement, even in the middle of a blizzard.  Okay, maybe a blizzard gets them a little backed up, but the point being that they're on top of things. The next argument, of course, is that Minneapolis is a much larger city, but they have a correspondingly larger budget and number of snow plows working. The last argument then, is that Fargo has the best snow removal crews on the planet.  That I could agree with (this after crews worked through the night during the second major blizzard in two days a few years back, passing through every thirty minutes or so to keep the road passable and allow the people who lived down that road to get home, so I might be biased a bit.)

 
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #72 on: December 12, 2012, 04:34:38 AM »
What's extremely frustrating is living in a city that grinds to a standstill every time there's two inches of snow.  ::)

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #73 on: December 12, 2012, 07:27:57 AM »
It's 24F and my wood stove is out of fuel oil. My husband is on a 2 day business trip.  I have no clue on how to fill the oil tank nor where he keeps the little oil container (that you take and get filled at the gas station.)  Luckily my oldest boy does know both things and once he is up for the day I will be sending him to get and fill so I can be warm. (Plus I am too short to reach the top of the tank to actually fill it.)

What cheeses me: we have a brand new propane furnace sitting in the basement.  Unlike the stove, which DH has hooked up to the propane pig, the furnace is just sitting there all lonely and jealous it never gets used.  Mr. Furnace is supposed to be for back-up use and for when the wood is done for the night so I don't have to get up and stoke at 3AM.

What cheeses me even more? This is year 2 of poor Mr. Furnace sitting down there waiting to be used. There's always something else more important that needs doing so he hasn't gotten done.

I'm going back to bed and turning on my electric blanket!
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #74 on: December 12, 2012, 07:47:35 AM »
My current one - pagination differences in e-books based on which device you're reading it on. I have my nook and my phone, which has a nook app. I switch between the two - I don't like to carry my nook around at work, but do like to read if I'm waiting for a conference call to start and I have nothing else to do for ten or fifteen minutes. The pages are different between the two, so I have to go by chapter and sort of skim through until I get to the right spot unless I stop exactly at the end of a chapter. How annoying!