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KimberlyM

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #19710 on: March 27, 2015, 07:43:18 PM »
Jerk co-worker this morning tried to excuse his words by saying defensively "Well, why would they send teenagers to Paris - the city of looooove?"  I said "Because it's also the city of arrrrrrt.   Does the Louvre ring a bell?"

That's the thing. Everyone gets it wrong, they're actually saying "City of Louvre"!

/my story, sticking to it

Love it! Might try to use it next time I'm near the Louvre  ;D

I know it's silly, but how long can I be miffed that my SO, seing my new hair cut, only said "it's sooo short!" and never anything about how good it looks?
He only saw it by interposed webcam and couldn't chat long. But he knew it was coming, he even knew that if it was only for me it would have been shorter, that I had been looking forward to it (last hairdresser was at least 5 years ago!) and all. And I only cut like 3/4 inches top, it still touches my collarbone!
Even lying through his teeth would have been preferable.  :(
But on the other hand I feel silly for being miffed about this, plus I knew he wasn't going to say anything, let alone nice, so it's not like it's a surprise...

3 months ago I cut my hair from mid back to collarbone.  Husband said nothing more than you cut your hair.  2 weeks ago I cut it into an A-Line.  I love it.  I got home and he said "is it just going to keep getting shorter?"  A couple days later he told me it was growing on him and he could deal with it until it grew back. 

They can be pretty dense sometimes.  :(

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #19711 on: March 27, 2015, 10:00:13 PM »
Getting on the wrong subway train and ending up in Brooklyn when wanting to go to the lower east side and missing a movie as a result.

Reminds me of when I ventured off in New York City to get some White Castle (I know, I know, NYC has much better food than fast food, but it was the closest I'd ever been to a White Castle at that point, lol). I rode the L train over to Bushwick from Williamsburg, where I was staying, got my food, and got back on the train - only to figure out that I'd gotten on it heading in the direction opposite of where I needed to go back to!  :P So, not really knowing my way around the place, I ended up just staying on the train all the way to Rockaway Parkway, and then switching and heading back. I figured that was the safest option rather than getting off at some random stop and waiting, lol.

I think I might be the only person ever who actually enjoyed riding the subway, haha!


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I'm not enough of a railfan to go to organized meetings, though.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #19712 on: March 27, 2015, 10:18:52 PM »
I would still turn over the documents.  I can read upside down and I know I'm not alone in that.  Sometimes I inadvertently see stuff I probably shouldn't.


Same here. When I was 10, my parents and I were in our lawyer's office. I asked lawyer a question about some law concept. Parents and lawyer asked me where I heard about that. I pointed to some paperwork on his desk - they realized I had read several documents upside down. I was told not to do that. I asked basically how do you see text and not read it?

Shouldn't a 10 year old be old enough to know they shouldn't be reading papers on another person's desk? Especially a lawyer's? Upside down, right side up, doesn't matter, those papers were not there for you to read.
I saw it and my brain read it. It was written in bold print. It was related to our meeting - but was very specific to the scrabble related bullying I was a victim of and had been for many years. (Yes this started in Kinder but no-one believed us girls until 5th grade) The lawyer was trying to let a child therapist be the only one that talked to me about it.


 The meeting was about a possible law suit. The district then shot itself in the foot - a board member told my Dad in front of witnesses that I "Liked it" that is why I kept "asking for it". The school board member confronted Dad because he was mad we were making trouble fo the boys and might ruin their lives over things boys do. Alpha bully was pulled from school by his parents (never got help ended up in jail for scrabble related crimes). The boom was lowered on his minions and their parents. And the administration had the fear of god put in them re: bullying and any member of my family.


4 years later my cousin's parents complained about bullying he was subjected to. They were given the same party line we had heard for years. Walking out they ran into Mom (Sis and this cousin were in same grade). A staff member overheard their conversation, and asked Mom if we were related. She explained that Cousin's Dad and my Dad were 1st cousins and we kids were 2nd cousins. Staff member became unnaturally pale and rushed off. When Cousins got home (10 min at most) there was a message that cousin's bullies were suspended and would face more serious consequences if there were any more incidents so to let the school know right away.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #19713 on: March 28, 2015, 12:43:51 AM »

 The meeting was about a possible law suit. The district then shot itself in the foot - a board member told my Dad in front of witnesses that I "Liked it" that is why I kept "asking for it". The school board member confronted Dad because he was mad we were making trouble fo the boys and might ruin their lives over things boys do. Alpha bully was pulled from school by his parents (never got help ended up in jail for scrabble related crimes). The boom was lowered on his minions and their parents. And the administration had the fear of god put in them re: bullying and any member of my family.


4 years later my cousin's parents complained about bullying he was subjected to. They were given the same party line we had heard for years. Walking out they ran into Mom (Sis and this cousin were in same grade). A staff member overheard their conversation, and asked Mom if we were related. She explained that Cousin's Dad and my Dad were 1st cousins and we kids were 2nd cousins. Staff member became unnaturally pale and rushed off. When Cousins got home (10 min at most) there was a message that cousin's bullies were suspended and would face more serious consequences if there were any more incidents so to let the school know right away.
I wish I'd had your Dad in my corner.  My parents were told that the school would do nothing, because "We prefer for the children to work out their little squabbles on their own."  >:( What was done to you, what was done to me, what was done to probably thousands of little girls all over the US, was NOT "little squabbles."  It was harassment, it was emotional and physical torture, and it should not be tolerated.   Even when one of the bullies threatened to hit me in the face with an axe, nothing was done, even though my parents called the cops (such as they were.) ::)  My parents were afraid that I would finally break under it and suicide, so Dad got a job elsewhere and we moved. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #19714 on: March 28, 2015, 03:53:45 PM »
Jerk co-worker this morning tried to excuse his words by saying defensively "Well, why would they send teenagers to Paris - the city of looooove?"  I said "Because it's also the city of arrrrrrt.   Does the Louvre ring a bell?"

That's the thing. Everyone gets it wrong, they're actually saying "City of Louvre"!

/my story, sticking to it

Love it! Might try to use it next time I'm near the Louvre  ;D

I know it's silly, but how long can I be miffed that my SO, seing my new hair cut, only said "it's sooo short!" and never anything about how good it looks?
He only saw it by interposed webcam and couldn't chat long. But he knew it was coming, he even knew that if it was only for me it would have been shorter, that I had been looking forward to it (last hairdresser was at least 5 years ago!) and all. And I only cut like 3/4 inches top, it still touches my collarbone!
Even lying through his teeth would have been preferable.  :(
But on the other hand I feel silly for being miffed about this, plus I knew he wasn't going to say anything, let alone nice, so it's not like it's a surprise...

3 months ago I cut my hair from mid back to collarbone.  Husband said nothing more than you cut your hair.  2 weeks ago I cut it into an A-Line.  I love it.  I got home and he said "is it just going to keep getting shorter?"  A couple days later he told me it was growing on him and he could deal with it until it grew back. 

They can be pretty dense sometimes.  :(

Who says you have to "grow it back"?  Your hair, wear it how you like it!  :)


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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #19715 on: March 29, 2015, 03:11:28 PM »
When someone makes bad decisions that gets them to a place where they can't afford to live in the lifestyle they are used to, but then ask for friends to pitch in. In particular, I know two people who had their partners die last year and are now facing the choice of moving (downsizing) or asking friends to pay for their living expenses. Neither of them work or have a retirement income. It makes me sad.

What drives me up the wall is that there are now online fundraising accounts for each one. I'm being sent notifications for them because I'm in groups that these women are also in.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #19716 on: March 29, 2015, 03:42:27 PM »
I *hate* 'neutral' comments on appearance, like "you cut your hair" "you're so short" or "why are you wearing a dress?" etc. Seriously irritating. A nice compliment is one thing, but if you aren't going to say something actually pleasant just don't say anything. No points for your powers of observation.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #19717 on: March 29, 2015, 04:55:56 PM »
A friend of mine seems to be almost OCD about food spills. I had a cupcake the other day, and he was all like "Umm, that looks awfully crumby", in a tone that suggested he didn't want me eating it at his place. He just really seems to be touchy to the point of overkill about spills or crumbs. And no, he doesn't have carpets or tablecloths prone to staining.
I think it might be holdover from a former friend of ours who apparently has all the table manners of a wild animal. She's been known to eat a burrito and get filling all over her face and even in her hair, as well as all over the table. And apparently she also made an epic mess of a salad she tried to eat, getting lettuce everywhere.
But I'm not like her. I don't eat like a pig, and if I drop some crumbs or spill a few drops of sauce on the table, I'm a big girl who can wipe it up. I don't appreciate scolding and hypervigilance directed at me because of somebody else's lousy eating habits.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #19718 on: Today at 03:46:47 PM »
My grandfather's wife. (He and my grandmother divorced, he remarried).
My grandfather had some healthissues. He has some trouble walking (he walks very slowly now) and has some issues with short term memory. But yeah, he is a man of 87 years old, it's to he expected.
Specialists were comsulted, tests were done, and he has some exess fluid in his brain area. Now there are things that can be done about that, but there are risks, he is old, so the specialist suggested doing nothing, as it seems that it won't get worse at a rapid rate. It won't endanger his life.

I called his wife and ask how the talk with the specialist was. She oresented it as if nothing could be done because of his frail health, with a clear vibe 'his time is limited now, they can't say how long, we just try to cope now and make the best of it'. Then she told me that my aunt won't talk to her father, and it makes my grandfather cry every day, and she is so stressed, it's quite horrible...
So I was upset, thinking that my grandfather was more or less living on borrowed time.

Then I called my dad, who was also present at the consult and had been closely involved in the events leading up to it. He told me that there was no real danger from that fluid. My grandfather feels quite fine. And his wife has picked quite some fights with my aunt, interpeting every action of hers in the most horrible way until aunt said 'no, I'm not going to deal with this anymore.'

I was basically stressed for almost nothing.  >:(