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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12825 on: August 07, 2013, 09:21:29 PM »
I wouldn't count behavior that greatly reduced my safety as a "little thing," even if it wasn't intended to do so.

I completely agree with you, actually.  I was about livid when I posted that; not sure why I put it in the little things folder, but it absolutely drives me up the wall.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12826 on: August 10, 2013, 01:07:19 AM »
People who tell kids that "if you don't behave that Police man will take you to jail."

Saw this one yesterday at school while getting forms in order - the cop looked at the kid and said "not for that I won't" and told mom that making her kid afraid of Cops was a *really* bad idea.

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« Reply #12827 on: August 10, 2013, 01:31:24 AM »
People who tell kids that "if you don't behave that Police man will take you to jail."

Saw this one yesterday at school while getting forms in order - the cop looked at the kid and said "not for that I won't" and told mom that making her kid afraid of Cops was a *really* bad idea.

 

Grrrr!  My son had a little friend in preschool whose mom insisted on threatening her son, every time he misbehaved, with calling a policeman.

Way to make a kid afraid and suspicious of a person whose job it is to help.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12828 on: August 10, 2013, 07:58:14 AM »
And the medical equivalent:  "If you don't behave I'll have the doctor give you a shot."

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12829 on: August 10, 2013, 08:07:22 AM »
Going to bed nice and early before an 0700 shift, taking a sleeping pill to drift off to neverland...


... And waking up at 0200, not able to fall asleep again.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12830 on: August 10, 2013, 08:51:47 AM »
Going to bed nice and early before an 0700 shift, taking a sleeping pill to drift off to neverland...


... And waking up at 0200, not able to fall asleep again.

Argh! I know that feeling. I go into work today, and I'd hoped by going to bed at 11:00 I'd be bright - eyed and bushy - tailed come 8:00 AM. I didn't count on two thunder storms in one night, so I was half - conscious all night. Grr, Mother Nature.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12831 on: August 10, 2013, 11:30:02 AM »
Going to bed nice and early before an 0700 shift, taking a sleeping pill to drift off to neverland...


... And waking up at 0200, not able to fall asleep again.

Argh! I know that feeling. I go into work today, and I'd hoped by going to bed at 11:00 I'd be bright - eyed and bushy - tailed come 8:00 AM. I didn't count on two thunder storms in one night, so I was half - conscious all night. Grr, Mother Nature.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12832 on: August 10, 2013, 12:10:59 PM »
People who tell kids that "if you don't behave that Police man will take you to jail."

Saw this one yesterday at school while getting forms in order - the cop looked at the kid and said "not for that I won't" and told mom that making her kid afraid of Cops was a *really* bad idea.

My dad was a minister, and spending a lot of time in churches you hear a lot of weird stuff. I recall one mom telling her kids that if they misbehaved "Jesus would throw rocks at them."  :o

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12833 on: August 10, 2013, 03:22:28 PM »
As a six-year-old, my brother was told by a supply teacher that "if you tell a lie, Father God will destroy you".

They had a lot of complaints about her and she didn't last long there...

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12834 on: August 10, 2013, 06:09:41 PM »
As a six-year-old, my brother was told by a supply teacher that "if you tell a lie, Father God will destroy you".

They had a lot of complaints about her and she didn't last long there...

I think that teacher was on an X-Files episode or two

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12835 on: August 10, 2013, 10:19:13 PM »
Several ladies I know are pregnant right now.  So, I've been knitting non stop baby items with pretty much all my free time.  The other day a good friend saw me knitting and exclaimed very loudly "Oh, you're pregnant!"...cue every head in the area whipping around to me.  I could see how one could easily make the assumption since I was knitting baby items and I politely corrected the assumption and let them know that I was actually knitting for some lady friends' upcoming babies.

I did spend some of the rest of the day correcting people who heard the first part of the above conversation, but not the follow up explanation.

Now, I wasn't actually offended, but I was kind of disappointed that after losing 91 lbs now I would be mistaken as pregnant.  I absolutely do not look pregnant.  The outfit I had on wasn't weird cut or billowy looking.  <sigh>

This is what I get after opening my big mouth and saying I hadn't been mistaken as pregnant in nearly a decade. ::)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12836 on: August 10, 2013, 10:35:23 PM »
Dazi, They just assumed you are newly pregnant, not saying you look puffy!

Ninety-one pounds? Congratulations!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12837 on: August 10, 2013, 10:55:23 PM »
Dazi, They just assumed you are newly pregnant, not saying you look puffy!

Ninety-one pounds? Congratulations!

Dazi, I was going to say your friend probably made the assumption because of your knitting, not judging your body.  And I second Luci's congratulations on shedding 91 pounds!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12838 on: August 11, 2013, 08:44:47 AM »
Dazi, They just assumed you are newly pregnant, not saying you look puffy!

Ninety-one pounds? Congratulations!

Dazi, I was going to say your friend probably made the assumption because of your knitting, not judging your body.  And I second Luci's congratulations on shedding 91 pounds!

I know that intellectually, but was still like WHAT?!?  :P  It was one of my closest friends and if I actually was pregnant, she'd have been probably the first on the tell list after my husband and our parents.  Part of it I think is she just cannot wait to be an honorary aunt to my hopeful future children.

And thanks for the congratulations...I did have a big moment of WOW.  It was especially nice when my DH stopped dead in his tracks yesterday and told me I looked great even though I was wearing jeans and a tee shirt, had no makeup on and I'm not entirely sure I had brushed my hair.  :P
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12839 on: August 13, 2013, 01:17:29 PM »
My new boss's habit of canceling meetings at the very last minute. This especially drives me up the wall because the meeting she does this with most often is at 6:45 AM (my time)!

We have a global team, and I knew when I took this job (3 months ago) that there would be some early-morning and evening meetings (by phone/Web). That's OK. Having one at 6:45 AM is not to my liking,  because it requires rising 1/2 hour ahead of my usual time, and I am not a morning person to begin with--getting up early is physically difficult for me. But OK, if that's the only time that works for everyone,  I can do it. I also accept that I need to check my e-mail in the evening to see if there's anything from the team in Asia.

But my boss has 3-4 times now sent out cancellations by e-mail at 9 or 9:30 PM. I do not see them until I wake up the next morning--oh, painfully, miserably early--and log in. So I got up early for nothing.

I decided, for the sake of my sanity, to make sure I checked in by mail the evening before these meetings.

We had a meeting scheduled for this morning. Usually the boss sends out an agenda, but yesterday she didn't. So, last night, at 7:30 PM, I e-mailed my boss to ask "do we have an agenda?" She replied at 8 PM and confirmed that we were definitely meeting at the scheduled time (but the agenda wasn't ready yet). So I put my work e-mail to bed for the night, confident that I had done everything possible to ensure that (a) my workday was finished, and (b) I knew what I was doing tomorrow morning.

What do I find when I log in at 6:35 this morning? Message from boss sent at 9:30 last night canceling the meeting.

This makes me crazy. I feel that my time is not respected or valued. Further, it's as if I'm supposed to be on call 24/7. I can't ever be confident that my workday is over and I won't get something sprung on me. I would NEVER do this to my own staff.

So I am fuming this morning, again. Did I mention this has happened 3-4 times in only 3 months?