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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12450 on: July 04, 2013, 10:28:58 PM »
Maroon would look better on me than orange! LOL!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12451 on: July 04, 2013, 10:35:29 PM »
Note to self: don't move to Colorado. Maroon is a good color on me so I would lose the incentive to not commit a crime.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12452 on: July 04, 2013, 11:00:22 PM »
I'd have walked out of the kitchen and said "fine, you can cook it whichever way you think is thriftier." "I don't know" and "you decide" are reasonable answers; that level of refusing to listen can be infuriating.

Evil Tea Drinker wonders how long it would then take him to say anything more responsive than "I choose whichever doesn't cost extra."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12453 on: July 04, 2013, 11:09:27 PM »
EvilTraska would have slapped him.
Non-EvilTraska just might have, for that matter.  I *hate* smarm.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12454 on: July 05, 2013, 12:22:34 AM »
When you get overcharged at a store. Yes, i didn't look at my receipt, but i didn't have any reason to think there was any issue. Got charged 9.99 twice for paper towels. if it was a couple dollars, i'd let it go but since its more, i have to make time to go back and have it taken care of,.

I hate that.  I was running a quick errand at Target before heading somewhere else.  One of the items on my list was baby formula and there was a special that was 2 cans for $x.  I told the clerk about the special.  After I paid, I thought my bill was high and when I checked, I was rung up for 2 cans of formula at the special price, plus an additional can which I did not buy.  I was overcharged by over $20.  Gladly I checked the receipt and noticed the error right when I walked out of the store.  Otherwise it may have been hard to prove that I only bought 2 cans and was charged for 3.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12455 on: July 05, 2013, 07:28:42 AM »
I'd have walked out of the kitchen and said "fine, you can cook it whichever way you think is thriftier." "I don't know" and "you decide" are reasonable answers; that level of refusing to listen can be infuriating.

Evil Tea Drinker wonders how long it would then take him to say anything more responsive than "I choose whichever doesn't cost extra."

I ended up choosing myself (to cook it on foil, frankly because I was hungry too) and he said later "I just wanted you to make the choice."  ::)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12456 on: July 05, 2013, 07:47:32 AM »
I love my DH to pieces, but lately he has taken to initiating amorous activity at totally inopportune moments.  I'm all for spontaneity, but not 10 minutes before I have to get up for work or an appointment, or after I've gone to bed, or when I'm ill.  All of which have happened in the last two weeks.  Sorry, but that's not going to work for me and he seems to think it's a personal insult to him.  <sigh> 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12457 on: July 05, 2013, 08:08:20 AM »
When you get overcharged at a store. Yes, i didn't look at my receipt, but i didn't have any reason to think there was any issue. Got charged 9.99 twice for paper towels. if it was a couple dollars, i'd let it go but since its more, i have to make time to go back and have it taken care of,.

I hate that.  I was running a quick errand at Target before heading somewhere else.  One of the items on my list was baby formula and there was a special that was 2 cans for $x.  I told the clerk about the special.  After I paid, I thought my bill was high and when I checked, I was rung up for 2 cans of formula at the special price, plus an additional can which I did not buy.  I was overcharged by over $20.  Gladly I checked the receipt and noticed the error right when I walked out of the store.  Otherwise it may have been hard to prove that I only bought 2 cans and was charged for 3.

I've never had any issue, and I usually keep an eye on what's being rung up, and as I spent about what I normally do, I didn't think twice about it. Oh well. It's not that its far from my house, but i'm working my second job all weekend, and monday night after job #1, so I have to squeeze it in sometimes. Tonight is out since I am treating myself to a mani-pedi

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12458 on: July 05, 2013, 09:45:55 AM »
I have a specialist doctor I have to see at very specific intervals.  He is the one who stressed how important it is that I get blood work at certain times and see him at specific intervals. His office has the most ridiculously poor availability and he's canceled the last two appointments I've set.

There is only one other specialist in the county and the other doctor is not accepting new patients as they are retiring in a few months.  It is not financially feasible for me to go out of network.  It has become extremely aggravating to deal with this office.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12459 on: July 05, 2013, 01:09:49 PM »
I have a specialist doctor I have to see at very specific intervals.  He is the one who stressed how important it is that I get blood work at certain times and see him at specific intervals. His office has the most ridiculously poor availability and he's canceled the last two appointments I've set.

There is only one other specialist in the county and the other doctor is not accepting new patients as they are retiring in a few months.  It is not financially feasible for me to go out of network.  It has become extremely aggravating to deal with this office.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12460 on: July 05, 2013, 01:28:02 PM »
I cannot stand seeing the phrase "hence why" as in "the printer was down, hence why I wrote out my shopping list"

why is unnecessary!!! And I see it a LOT on the internet :'(
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12461 on: July 05, 2013, 04:50:05 PM »
I cannot stand seeing the phrase "hence why" as in "the printer was down, hence why I wrote out my shopping list"

why is unnecessary!!! And I see it a LOT on the internet :'(

I think "hence" and "hence why" are two different phrases.  The first is when it is a logical conclusion.  The second is used in a sarcastic way when if the person had just been paying attention, the logical conclusion would have been obvious.

"This is broken.  Hence I pulled out my scissors to fix it."

versus

"This is broken, let me pull out my scissors."
"You can't use that, it's broken."
"Yes, hence why I just pulled out my scissors."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12462 on: July 05, 2013, 09:15:54 PM »
I cannot stand seeing the phrase "hence why" as in "the printer was down, hence why I wrote out my shopping list"

why is unnecessary!!! And I see it a LOT on the internet :'(

I think "hence" and "hence why" are two different phrases.  The first is when it is a logical conclusion.  The second is used in a sarcastic way when if the person had just been paying attention, the logical conclusion would have been obvious.

"This is broken.  Hence I pulled out my scissors to fix it."

versus

"This is broken, let me pull out my scissors."
"You can't use that, it's broken."
"Yes, hence why I just pulled out my scissors."

It is still grammatically incorrect. If emphasis is needed, then "hence this is why" should be the phrase, not "hence why", which is blatantly wrong. Even "hence this is why" is largely redundant, but at least correct.

What annoys me more is when people say, "I could care less." The first few times I read it (I've only ever seen it online), I assumed it was a typo. Now I've learnt that some people actually just don't understand what they're typing. Every time I read it I have to translate it to its opposite in my head.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12463 on: July 05, 2013, 09:19:43 PM »
I get annoyed when I hear people add "And how!" to the end of a sentence. 

ie "She sure likes her candy!"
"And how!"

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12464 on: July 06, 2013, 06:42:19 AM »
I cannot stand seeing the phrase "hence why" as in "the printer was down, hence why I wrote out my shopping list"

why is unnecessary!!! And I see it a LOT on the internet :'(

I think "hence" and "hence why" are two different phrases.  The first is when it is a logical conclusion.  The second is used in a sarcastic way when if the person had just been paying attention, the logical conclusion would have been obvious.

"This is broken.  Hence I pulled out my scissors to fix it."

versus

"This is broken, let me pull out my scissors."
"You can't use that, it's broken."
"Yes, hence why I just pulled out my scissors."

It is still grammatically incorrect. If emphasis is needed, then "hence this is why" should be the phrase, not "hence why", which is blatantly wrong. Even "hence this is why" is largely redundant, but at least correct.

What annoys me more is when people say, "I could care less." The first few times I read it (I've only ever seen it online), I assumed it was a typo. Now I've learnt that some people actually just don't understand what they're typing. Every time I read it I have to translate it to its opposite in my head.

I didn't say it was grammatically correct. I just think they are used for two different things. That doesn't mean it is any less annoying.
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