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Julian

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #75 on: December 12, 2012, 06:17:17 PM »
... the person before you at the self serve fuel pumps doesn't drain their nozzle properly before replacing it?  (Oh dear that sounds naughty!)

This morning I went to fill up my car on the way to work.  As I pulled the nozzle from the bowser I got covered by a shower of diesel.  It's oily as heck, smells to high heaven, and is so hard to remove.

I've washed every exposed bit of me repeatedly, but I'm still wearing the unmistakable Eau de Diesel fragrance today.  Sigh.

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #76 on: December 12, 2012, 06:51:48 PM »
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!

Hmmm . . . that's interesting. I sometimes get a prompt from my nook something to the effect of "This book is opened on a different device. Would you like to stay at this page or go to the page of different device?" (not exact words.) Which is really odd because I only read my nook from my nook. Never from my computer or phone. ???

I'm surprised that I get this type of notification (maybe 6 times in the past year) when I don't use a different device, but you don't when you do use a different device.

Maybe contact Nook customer support?

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #77 on: December 12, 2012, 06:57:43 PM »
... the person before you at the self serve fuel pumps doesn't drain their nozzle properly before replacing it?  (Oh dear that sounds naughty!)

It's only naughty because you have a naughty mind! :D




I didn't think of naughty until you mentioned it . . . now I'm thinking all sorts of crazy!




I would mention this to the gas-station personnel. There may be something askew with their shut off valve.

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #78 on: December 12, 2012, 07:13:31 PM »
What's extremely frustrating is living in a city that grinds to a standstill every time there's two inches of snow.  ::)

Reminds me of a person who called into the Ellen DeGeneres show, and the next day Ellen called her back to ask her if she was able to see the show to see that she moved a plant that the woman claimed made Ellen look like Alfalfa cause it was spiky and right behind her head. 

The woman said "Honey, yesterday we had about two flakes of snow and they shut the whole city down" (She was from Texas)
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #79 on: December 12, 2012, 07:26:12 PM »
... the person before you at the self serve fuel pumps doesn't drain their nozzle properly before replacing it?  (Oh dear that sounds naughty!)

It's only naughty because you have a naughty mind! :D

Guilty as charged!   >:D

Out on the patio we'd sit,
And the humidity we'd breathe,
We'd watch the lightning crack over canefields
Laugh and think, this is Australia.

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #80 on: December 12, 2012, 10:55:36 PM »
When you wash all your clothes, take a long, hot shower, and prepare for a wonderfully relaxing day with a good friend, only to discover that the dog has escaped his kennel in the thunderstorm, torn up the backyard, and is currently sitting at the back door, wagging his tail and throwing mud everywhere.  Oh, and it's around 35 degrees.  And you have no rain boots.  And your backyard is flooded.  And the scent of Eau de Wet Mutt is wafting into your kitchen.  Yeah, yesterday was a good day.

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #81 on: December 13, 2012, 08:01:33 AM »
What's extremely frustrating is living in a city that grinds to a standstill every time there's two inches of snow.  ::)

Reminds me of a person who called into the Ellen DeGeneres show, and the next day Ellen called her back to ask her if she was able to see the show to see that she moved a plant that the woman claimed made Ellen look like Alfalfa cause it was spiky and right behind her head. 

The woman said "Honey, yesterday we had about two flakes of snow and they shut the whole city down" (She was from Texas)
I was talking to a man in a small Arizona town one day, and he said the past winter they had gotten 10 inches of snow. I was shocked until the explained that one flake of snow fell, then another one fell 10 inches from that one!

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #82 on: December 13, 2012, 10:56:53 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!

Hmmm . . . that's interesting. I sometimes get a prompt from my nook something to the effect of "This book is opened on a different device. Would you like to stay at this page or go to the page of different device?" (not exact words.) Which is really odd because I only read my nook from my nook. Never from my computer or phone. ???

I'm surprised that I get this type of notification (maybe 6 times in the past year) when I don't use a different device, but you don't when you do use a different device.

Maybe contact Nook customer support?

It's because my nook device is offline, and my phone is not, that this doesn't work. I only sync my nook device at home. I'm mostly having this issue when I'm at work, have left my nook in my purse, and have to go to a room to wait on a conference call and don't want to take the nook with me.

Totally a first world issue.

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #83 on: December 24, 2012, 11:23:35 AM »
...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!

And of course, the first day of vacation, my weekday alarm went off at 6:30 this morning, ugh.  It's off now  ::)
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #84 on: December 24, 2012, 12:15:53 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!

And of course, the first day of vacation, my weekday alarm went off at 6:30 this morning, ugh.  It's off now  ::)

Yep. Same thing happened to us this morning.
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #85 on: December 24, 2012, 06:20:29 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!

And of course, the first day of vacation, my weekday alarm went off at 6:30 this morning, ugh.  It's off now  ::)

Yep. Same thing happened to us this morning.

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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #86 on: December 24, 2012, 10:25:52 PM »
I have a lot of repeats, but it does make me happy that I'm not the only one.

Forgetting the item I went shopping for.

Getting a great coupon a few days after you bought the item.

Buying really great looking shoes and finding no matter how broken in they get, they still kill your feet.

Failing to gather all the dirty clothes and really needing the item you missed.

Someone else in your house eats or uses the last of something, doesn't tell you and is shocked when you don't get it the next shopping trip.

Packing my lunch and leaving it on the counter.
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #87 on: December 24, 2012, 10:29:59 PM »
What's extremely frustrating is living in a city that grinds to a standstill every time there's two inches of snow.  ::)

Reminds me of a person who called into the Ellen DeGeneres show, and the next day Ellen called her back to ask her if she was able to see the show to see that she moved a plant that the woman claimed made Ellen look like Alfalfa cause it was spiky and right behind her head. 

The woman said "Honey, yesterday we had about two flakes of snow and they shut the whole city down" (She was from Texas)
I was talking to a man in a small Arizona town one day, and he said the past winter they had gotten 10 inches of snow. I was shocked until the explained that one flake of snow fell, then another one fell 10 inches from that one!

LOL!!
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #88 on: December 24, 2012, 10:57:03 PM »
Re coupons, forgetting to actually take them with me to the store after I've gone to the trouble of cutting them out, and when by some miracle I remember to take them, 9 times out of 10, I forget to use them at the checkout.
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Re: Don't you just hate it when....
« Reply #89 on: December 25, 2012, 09:25:00 AM »
When you spend an hour in the middle of the night to change baby's diaper, feeding it, letting it burp, calm him down to the point of near-sleep, letting him drink again, another burp and oooh he finally sleeps...and then you hear 'PHHRRRHHHRRRT' coming from his pants. And you know changing the diaper will wake him up again, at which point he wants to drink again, and another burp, and another lullaby, setting you up for another hour of baby wrestling. Just putting him in his bed won't work because the dirty diaper will wake hik up in 10 minutes.
And with my luck, when he is finally sleepy again, he will wet his diaper again, restarting the whole cycle again.