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turtleIScream

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13515 on: November 01, 2013, 11:53:00 AM »
We are headed to a family wedding this weekend, leaving this afternoon, getting back Sunday. So, I've been asking my daughter (13) if she needs to do laundry. She ran a load of whites. I asked if she needed to do more. Nope, she assured me she was all set.

I decided to be a nice mom today and change her sheets, and quickly tidy her room (it's a quirk of mine, I always change all the sheets before a trip; so nice to come home to a fresh bed!). I found an entire load's worth of laundry under her bed, behind her door, caught between sheets, bunched on her closet floor. I couldn't put them in the hamper, because it was full! And it is not that she has too many clothes; she did not have enough clean in her dresser/closet for a 3 day trip.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13516 on: November 01, 2013, 12:02:51 PM »
Zippers on pants that won't stay up.

A living room that never wants to stay clean.  You know those stories of baskets that are always full of food no matter how much is taken from them? Our living room always seems full of junk.  Take something out, put it away, clean it all up, vacuum and such and then...there's a wrapper, or a sock lying on the floor, then a blanket and then a bookbag, binder, scooter, stuffed animal, jacket, and it's a pigsty by 10pm when I just don't have the energy to clean it all up again.

I have to clean cause my brother and his gf are coming up tomorrow but it is so hard to get motivated when I know it's not going to last!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13517 on: November 01, 2013, 12:14:08 PM »
My DH can drive me up the wall sometimes!  Last night, he asked if I had any plans for the night.  I said yes, I wanted to go to XYZ store and look at some stuff, go by the bank to deposit a check and possibly watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. if we had time.  He says, Okay.  Five minutes later, he's asleep on the couch.  "Sweetheart, wake up", said I, "Did you want to go do any of this with me?"  He sat up and said, "Oh, I didn't know you meant you wanted to go now!".  I was asking if you wanted to go with me, how on earth did you jump to "I'm leaving now"? 

Of course, his idea of "leaving soon" is within the next hour, and mine is leaving within five minutes, so I frequently have to say things like, "I think we should leave soon, like within the next two minutes". 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13518 on: November 01, 2013, 12:20:34 PM »
Websites that require overly complex passwords. No, I am not talking about banks or other sensitive websites. I am talking about a news site, where you have to log on for access. They want an 8 digit password, with at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one number and one special character. The number and special character can't be at the end of the password. The password can't contain a word.

Look, I know that makes it a super strong password. It also makes it harder to remember. All of it just to protect news articles?

Banks, Paypal, etc get unique, complex passwords. I have one general use "root password" that is adapted for all general use sites. I am not jumping through that many hoops.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13519 on: November 01, 2013, 12:45:33 PM »
Zippers on pants that won't stay up.

A living room that never wants to stay clean.  You know those stories of baskets that are always full of food no matter how much is taken from them? Our living room always seems full of junk.  Take something out, put it away, clean it all up, vacuum and such and then...there's a wrapper, or a sock lying on the floor, then a blanket and then a bookbag, binder, scooter, stuffed animal, jacket, and it's a pigsty by 10pm when I just don't have the energy to clean it all up again.

I have to clean cause my brother and his gf are coming up tomorrow but it is so hard to get motivated when I know it's not going to last!

My kitchen is like this.  I can get it completely clean and within two minutes there's a sink full of dirty dishes, counters full of food and crumbs all over.
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13520 on: November 01, 2013, 01:04:24 PM »
Yeah, that's another room, the kitchen.  Ugh.  Our dishwasher's broken so we've been making the kids do the dishes by hand.  (they were rather rough with the dishwasher in the first place so it's a rather natural consequence.

But man I miss having a dishwasher to take care of the dishes or at least get some of them away and out of the sink.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13521 on: November 01, 2013, 06:01:14 PM »
Zippers on pants that won't stay up.

Someone on here gave the tip of putting a keyring on the zipper then you can hook it over the button before you do the button up (which hides it).  Would that work?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13522 on: November 01, 2013, 08:39:07 PM »
It's fine to disagree with me.  Disagreeing in a condescending "I'm right and you're wrong, poor simple darling" way is less fine.  Calling me out on FB for a public argument?  I'm tempted to tell the "spectators" to bring popcorn and settle in.

Disagree with me; don't tell me I'm wrong, with only your opinions to back it up.  Show me some facts.

(Yes, against my better judgment, I got drawn into the dreaded "FB Ping Pong Match" with a family member.  Sort of funny, because I'm keeping my cool and he's hopping mad...)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13523 on: November 02, 2013, 03:00:47 AM »
Drivers who noodle along at a random, ever-changing speed that varies between 10 and 20 km/h below the speed limit. On main roads. And then speed up when you try to pass them, so you can't without going over the limit, then go back to noodling!

There were FIVE separate drivers doing this in front of me today! Aaaaugh!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13524 on: November 02, 2013, 03:02:56 PM »
This is actually a middling to big thing that currently has my ire on fire.

Last July, one month after they purchased it, my daughters' car was struck in a hit and run.

Due to an administrative error, they did not get their car back until October 18.
(That episode was a huge annoyance all in itself.)

Last night, one month after my son bought his car, vandals went through our neighbourhood and smashed the windshields on half a dozen cars.
Including our son's.

So now his car is un-drivable until we get it fixed.

Aaarrrrghhhh!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13525 on: November 02, 2013, 10:25:13 PM »
I love to search new wallpapers for my computer's background. I do it often and grab what I like immediately because great images have the bad habit of just vanishing, or their sites go down.

I have two annoyances related to this.

1) Beautiful images ruined by a huge, gaudy logo. I understand that you don't want people cropping off your logo, but do you have to make it clash and stand out and defeat the purpose of your beautiful digitally painted landscape? I have to pass images I LOVE because I don't want to be distracted by a huge, ugly logo.

2) Websites that only offer thumbnails, and open the "save as" folder screen when I click it. I like to see an image full size before I download! What may be a lovely thumbnail may be a pixellated, low quality MESS at full size!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13526 on: November 03, 2013, 01:32:42 AM »
Facebook on Google Chrome, here is my post about it:

Is anyone else having a problem with Facebook on Google Chrome, where you try to type something in the search bar, two or three letters in (sometimes one), the dingdangity cursor automatically jumps to the left? Also, I'm not getting the suggestions as I type, and it's a pain when I'm searching for someone, and type in their whole name, and don't know which one is going to show up! Works just fine on Internet Explorer, except for the fact that it will freeze up my browser sometimes if I am on certain apps on there.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13527 on: November 03, 2013, 05:18:56 AM »
Banner ads for download programs on some video sites.  The two most aggravating things are:

  • They appear across the bottom within the video screen
  • The close box for the ad either moves when you get the cursor near it or it is virtually invisible so you end up opening the dingdangity ad half the time when you try not to.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13528 on: November 03, 2013, 06:31:25 AM »
This is a bit of an old one, and it generally doesn't bother me as such.  However, I do find it off-putting when people assume that "of course, you wouldn't know about that". 

For instance, when those older than me assume I couldn't possibly know how hard it is to deal with elder care.  Being born to older parents, and having married a husband also born to older parents (all of whom are now deceased), I have actually dealt with a LOT of elder care, from the age of 26.  So, yes, I do actually "know", from a very personal viewpoint (especially as three of the said parents had severe debilities for many years).  As mentioned, it generally doesn't bother me, but at times, those saying such things have said it in such a way as to be quite a put-down.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13529 on: November 03, 2013, 08:03:04 AM »
DH badgered me yesterday morning about what I was going to do that day. I then went upstairs, got dressed, came down and gathered my stuff and went to do the shopping. DH had the nerve to be hurt when I came back, saying he wasn't trying to make me mad. Jeez! I told him I did not appreciate being treated like I was at work and that he was my boss.  >:(

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