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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13545 on: November 04, 2013, 09:24:14 AM »
I am so sick and tired of the undead.

Between vampires and zombies, there is just no escape, and hasn't been for over five years. And I appreciate the pop culture element of "We can't deal with what's really going on in our country, that's too scary. I know, let's plan for a zombie apocalypse that will never happen instead!" But it seems like everything is zombie-this and zombie-that, from YA books to tv and movies to, of course, Halloween costumes. (I guess having zombie versions of Halloween costumes was better than the sexy versions of them, but then there was all the "sexy zombie ___" stuff.)

I have neighbors who believe in the zombie apocolypse thing, it seems. I don't really know these people but my next door neighbor was asking me what I knew of all this because it was all very new to her, the idea that the government was formulating a virus to turn us into zombies. I told her it sounds like someone's been watching too many zombie movies.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13546 on: November 04, 2013, 09:49:07 AM »
I agree that zombies have been utterly played out.  I like a good zombie story or game, but people, come ON.  There are other genres!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13547 on: November 04, 2013, 09:56:56 AM »
People I know IRL who are unhappy with circumstances in their lives, will whine about it every time I hear from them, but they refuse to do a single thing to actually improve their situation.  On top of that, they want people to tell them what they ought to do but then they won't do what everyone tells them to do.

Or you give them advice over and over, they say "Oh that sounds like a good idea!" but never do anything and then when someone else gives them the same advice they act like they've never heard it before.  ::)

I just dealt with this the other night. I was out, with a friend from my PT job, and another we used to work with. We all, including the former CW, did this as our second job, so sometimes it got a bit tiring not having much time to yourself.

I was told when hired, i needed to work ONE full weekend a month, which somehow morphed into every full weekend. After 2 years I put my foot down, and said enough. I will work every sat, but not Sundays (i hate sundays as they are all or nothing, and we are open until 6). Well, guess what, for the last however many years, I've only worked a rare sunday when they've been in a bind.

My current CW, has every sat off, but works sundays, and for the last couple of years, has complained how much she hates each and every week. Now our manager is reasonable, and if she simply said "can i please work only every other sunday" she would do it for her. But she has yet to do so. I finally told her, as long as you keep doing it, and not saying anything, mgr thinks you're ok with it. If you want things to change, you need to tell her and ask for only every other. But she won't. So you know what, your problem, not mine.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13548 on: November 04, 2013, 09:58:33 AM »
I agree that zombies have been utterly played out.  I like a good zombie story or game, but people, come ON.  There are other genres!

If I'm going to be chased, caught, and devoured, it could at least be by a werewolf.  They are at least warm blooded and smarter than a zombie. ;)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13549 on: November 04, 2013, 11:48:27 AM »
Right now the fact that Annoying Coworker walks like a cow wearing army boots.  She has to pass my office to get to just about everything in the office so all I hear is a loud "clomp, clomp, clomp" all day long.  Sigh.  At least I can tell when she's approaching, I guess.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13550 on: November 04, 2013, 12:15:42 PM »
Bijou, I agree with you when the term is applied to humans.  However, I do use the term for my dog.  Most people do think very large dogs are aggressive, and Baxter can be quite aggressive if the thinks one of my kids are in danger, but otherwise he's the gentlest dog on the planet.  He's also a 140 pound mastiff, and most people are leery of him simply on account of his size.

Not me! I had one growing up. They are such big smooshes! I was visiting my mom last month, and saw the most beautiful mastiff, who was a service dog! i commented how handsome he was, and the mans' son told me he was a "balance" dog. I could totally see that.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13551 on: November 04, 2013, 04:04:52 PM »
My exboyfriend and I were walking around the mall. The second time we passed a particular cupcake shop, I caved and bought one. You would think a vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting, toasted coconut and a cherry would be pretty good. But I guessed wrong. The cherry was the only good part. The frosting was greasy  + had gritty bits of granulated white sugar. The vanilla cupcake tasted like a bland dinner roll flavored cake. Yuck! I would've asked for my money back, but I didn't taste the cupcake until we were down the road stuck in afternoon traffic.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13552 on: November 04, 2013, 04:10:50 PM »
If it's any solace, I posted previously on another thread about a disappointing cupcake.  Your pain is shared by one who also knows the tragedy of greasy frosting.
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13553 on: November 04, 2013, 08:10:50 PM »
When people think they can slide something by me without my finding out about it.  As I've mentioned before, I'm estranged from my parental units due to a large amount of boundary trampling. 

As a bit more background, I am on good terms with my younger brother, who still lives with the parents now because he's gone back to school for engineering and this upcoming spring semester will be his last and he plans on moving out and getting a place with his gf then.   But as our parents are paying for his school and he lives with them, and knowing how they are, I'm sure they put him up to this.

See, I found out after their visit (brother and gf) on Saturday that he gave my boys his cell phone # and told them if they wanted to talk to their grandparents, to let him know and he'd put them on the phone.  He also said "Your grandparents love and miss you a lot and would love to hear from you."

My oldest told me this Sunday morning as we were driving to church and it bothered me quite a bit but then after talking to someone else at the church and to DH and my best friend, I'm not so much mad at my brother as I am disappointed though admittedly not surprised.   Most likely they pushed him to do this and not wanting to jeopardize the funding for school this close to graduating, he went along with it.   

So I'm more annoyed than angry, I suppose because I didn't fully trust him to begin with.  I love him, he's my baby brother, and there was a time I was as spineless wrt them as he is now so I can't really judge too harshly.

But mostly I'm saying "Come on, really? Y'all haven't learned that I have ways of finding things out?" Even if my son hadn't told me, I would have found out when the cell phone bill came in!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13554 on: November 05, 2013, 10:31:15 AM »
Mother and baby parking at supermarkets.

It is never enforced and it's always full with people who don't have kids. Now these people are SS and I have learned that some people are just lazy. There is not much I can do, I just wish the shop would use a bit of sense.
The supermarkets insist on putting the spaces really, really close to the entrance. Which is why the SS use them because they are lazy.  While I 'as a mum' use them because of the extra space on both sides YMMV.
I don't care how far the space is away from the shop. all I care about is being able to get to my Babies car seat. 
If I had a Penny for every time some one has made it impossible to get my Little girl in.

So I inevitable end up parking in the waist land at the back, just to make sure I have space once I have finished shopping.

It's used by the disabled for overflow parking to but I have absolutely no problem with that (unless there is available DP and they just use a M&B spot)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13555 on: November 05, 2013, 12:52:56 PM »
It's used by the disabled for overflow parking to but I have absolutely no problem with that (unless there is available DP and they just use a M&B spot)

I've done that a few times, with my Dad when there was no disabled parking.  Every single time, when we came back out of the store, at least one of the disabled spots would be free.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13556 on: November 05, 2013, 01:29:29 PM »
When I can't find a thread I want to post on because there's been no new posts since the last time I posted on it and I still can't use the search function.

So, with that said, would somebody be willing to find the "I'm never shopping there again" thread?  Thanks. :)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13557 on: November 05, 2013, 01:40:41 PM »
When I can't find a thread I want to post on because there's been no new posts since the last time I posted on it and I still can't use the search function.

So, with that said, would somebody be willing to find the "I'm never shopping there again" thread?  Thanks. :)

Here you go!
http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=83832.0

mmswm

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13558 on: November 05, 2013, 01:41:53 PM »
Thank you!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13559 on: November 05, 2013, 02:56:30 PM »
When I can't find a thread I want to post on because there's been no new posts since the last time I posted on it and I still can't use the search function.

So, with that said, would somebody be willing to find the "I'm never shopping there again" thread?  Thanks. :)

Here you go!
http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=83832.0
I think I'm going to bookmark the threads I follow. 

If you've posted on the thread you're looking for, you can always go to your own profile and look back through your own posts, too.
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