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Outdoor Girl

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11940 on: May 28, 2013, 01:33:27 PM »
I ran into people driving like crazies this weekend. I had cruise control on, and while I know that not every car has it or has it working, it's really annoying to play leapfrog with the same car. I was going a steady speed and I'd pass another car, get well ahead of it, and then merge back in front of it. Within five minutes the same car was riding my bumper, then passing me at a dangerously high rate of speed, cutting back in front of me as quickly as possible (when both lanes were open for quite a while), and then continuing to speed up to get space ahead of me. Until they possibly decided they had made their point and slowed down, which started the whole thing over again.

I drive with the cruise control on whenever I can.  This drives me right 'round the bend.  And as they pass me for the third or forth time, giving me a dirty look as if there is something wrong with my driving.  Hey, it's not my fault you can't drive a steady speed!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11941 on: May 28, 2013, 02:41:08 PM »
Is it  my imagination, or has children's programming gotten even more inane in the last 20 years?  I never thought I could miss the Smurfs!
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lemonfloorwax

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11942 on: May 28, 2013, 03:02:15 PM »
When my sister-in-law Rhonda was single, she had a boyfriend who cheated on her with a girl named ... Rhonda.  She dumped him as soon as she found out, then joked afterwards "I guess he never had to worry about calling out the wrong name at the wrong time."  I said "Yes, but what if you called him and said 'Hi, it's Rhonda'?  Didn't he ever hesitate and say '...  you'll have to be more specific'?".
My husband's father married a woman named Susan (My MIL) and then cheated on her and divorced her to marry...another Susan.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11943 on: May 28, 2013, 03:27:04 PM »
My neighbors, with whom I share a common wall in the kitchen. this is the fourth set, I think, since I've been here, and I don't know what they do, but it sounds like the slam the cabinet doors shut, since i hear them bang all the time. They also, regularly, pound something so hard on the counter, it makes my wall and anything in my sink, shake, rattle, and roll. I will admit I just got tired of it and pounded on the wall, which was a bit immature, but after having to listen to some other neighbor's (I don't know who) music through their and my open windows all afternoon, I was losing my patience.

Is there any chance they have a counter top dishwasher or washing machine on that wall?  Or a rodeo bull...

MandiC76

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11944 on: May 28, 2013, 03:52:20 PM »
The television ad for the Musical 'Matilda'. 

It runs several times a day.  I've seen every day for over a month and still can't make out a single word in the song they're singing.

You're in my area so I know you've seen these as well. the one for the "dial 777-7777" limo service, and the super annoying one that runs 900 times a day for the Lion King musical.  ARGHHHHH.

I'm within the same TV viewing area and the "dial 777-7777" commercials drive me crazy as well. At least they've made a variety of them now, so it's not the same thing every time. They all drive me up a wall, but the one with just the woman's voice talking throughout the commercial is the one I dislike the most.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11945 on: May 28, 2013, 04:01:38 PM »
Why does Frontline and other flea preventatives I've seen only come in sets of 3?  I get that the package says "three month supply"-if you have a single cat.  I have a duo, so I have to buy two packages for the three month supply  >:(.

Obviously, you need one more cat.  ;D
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11946 on: May 28, 2013, 04:13:41 PM »
I am officially fed up with the overuse and misuse of the word v@gina. This seems to be a problem mostly with the 35-and-under crowd. It's like they've just discovered the word and think it's edgy and cool and thus use it not only at every opportunity, but to describe virtually any bit of the female anatomy between navel and kneecaps.

Case in point: I overhead two 20-something girls discussing clothing the other day. One of them squealed, "OOOOMMMMGGGG! Your skirt's so short I can almost see your v@gina!"

Errr...no. No you can't unless something is really wrong with her anatomy.
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Lorelei_Evil

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11947 on: May 28, 2013, 04:19:34 PM »
Why does Frontline and other flea preventatives I've seen only come in sets of 3?  I get that the package says "three month supply"-if you have a single cat.  I have a duo, so I have to buy two packages for the three month supply  >:(.

Obviously, you need one more cat.  ;D
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11948 on: May 28, 2013, 04:28:45 PM »
A big agreement on the snacks at live theater. I remember going to see my first performance of Les Mis at age 13 and being HORRIFIED that a man near me had snuck in candy and was rustling the box for most of the show. Now when I go to plays, it seems there's almost always food available to take into the theater. I find it really distracting. Have we gotten to the point that we can't go 2 hours or so without stuffing our faces?  ???

No.  This is why Americans are getting huger and huger, and for some reason, don't seem capable of any sort of self-control when it comes to food.  And yes, I am an American.

You may be an American, but it doesn't make those words hurt any less.  This does not apply to all Americans.  I eat every 2 hours, in small quantities, but it is still just about every 2 hours.  I have plenty of self control, thank you.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11949 on: May 28, 2013, 06:26:50 PM »
My neighbors, with whom I share a common wall in the kitchen. this is the fourth set, I think, since I've been here, and I don't know what they do, but it sounds like the slam the cabinet doors shut, since i hear them bang all the time. They also, regularly, pound something so hard on the counter, it makes my wall and anything in my sink, shake, rattle, and roll. I will admit I just got tired of it and pounded on the wall, which was a bit immature, but after having to listen to some other neighbor's (I don't know who) music through their and my open windows all afternoon, I was losing my patience.

Is there any chance they have a counter top dishwasher or washing machine on that wall?  Or a rodeo bull...

We had something like that happen a year or so ago.  We were having dinner and, all of a sudden, the water in our glasses started to shake and we began to feel vibrations.  The sensation was almost exactly like the one we experience on a cruise when the ship begins to pick up speed for an overnight run. 

As it turned out, our downstairs neighbors had installed a ceiling fan directly below out dining room table.  A little adjustment solved most of the problem but, as long as we knew the cause, we really didn't mind.  It was a rather nice reminder of vacation. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11950 on: May 28, 2013, 07:53:54 PM »

A big agreement on the snacks at live theater. I remember going to see my first performance of Les Mis at age 13 and being HORRIFIED that a man near me had snuck in candy and was rustling the box for most of the show. Now when I go to plays, it seems there's almost always food available to take into the theater. I find it really distracting. Have we gotten to the point that we can't go 2 hours or so without stuffing our faces?  ???

We went to see a Broadway show on tour last week and the announcements included a line, "Please turn off your cell phones now. Please open all of your candy, throat lozenge and other wrappers NOW before the show begins and not during the show. Thank you for being considerate."

diesel_darlin

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11951 on: May 28, 2013, 10:23:44 PM »
Please, please, PLEASE! If you want me to do something for you, just ask! Dont look at me and say "do you wanna" take out the trash/pick up these boxes/stock the cooler/sweep/ etc etc. Asking if I want to implies that I have a choice in the matter. Just tell me to do it already.  >:(

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11952 on: May 29, 2013, 03:16:00 AM »
Please, please, PLEASE! If you want me to do something for you, just ask! Dont look at me and say "do you wanna" take out the trash/pick up these boxes/stock the cooler/sweep/ etc etc. Asking if I want to implies that I have a choice in the matter. Just tell me to do it already.  >:(

Oh ye gods yes! Just say "Could you please ---?", people!

And "I'll let you ---" is just as bad.  >:(
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Mental Magpie

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11953 on: May 29, 2013, 05:53:27 AM »
Please, please, PLEASE! If you want me to do something for you, just ask! Dont look at me and say "do you wanna" take out the trash/pick up these boxes/stock the cooler/sweep/ etc etc. Asking if I want to implies that I have a choice in the matter. Just tell me to do it already.  >:(

Oh ye gods yes! Just say "Could you please ---?", people!

And "I'll let you ---" is just as bad.  >:(

When my mom says the last one, I always say very dryly, "Thank you for the honor."

diesel_darlin

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11954 on: May 29, 2013, 06:54:47 AM »
Please, please, PLEASE! If you want me to do something for you, just ask! Dont look at me and say "do you wanna" take out the trash/pick up these boxes/stock the cooler/sweep/ etc etc. Asking if I want to implies that I have a choice in the matter. Just tell me to do it already.  >:(

Oh ye gods yes! Just say "Could you please ---?", people!

And "I'll let you ---" is just as bad.  >:(

When my mom says the last one, I always say very dryly, "Thank you for the honor."

 ;D Lol! I should try that!