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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14055 on: December 11, 2013, 06:31:11 PM »
Or the companion - if it's dramatic, we must shoot it at night, or in a darkened warehouse, or underground - anything so that the audience can't actually see what's happening except for occasional flashes.  I blame the X Files for starting this trend.

Hostages is terrible with that -- after one episode I told my husband that if the lighting got any worse, I'd need night vision goggles just to see the show.

Movies that were 3D in the theaters, once on DVD, end up looking very dark.  There are parts of the last Harry Potter movie where I really can't see what's going on.

This doesn't hold true for all movies, however... Avengers was in 3D, and the DVD looks fine.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14056 on: December 11, 2013, 07:25:05 PM »
People who don't know what idiom (...that is the word I want, right? My brain is toast) they're using so they keep repeatedly screwing it up.

Within five minutes of each other, from the same person, I've seen "batter down the hatches" and "button down the hatches". Nnnnnoooo, not quite... >:(
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14057 on: December 11, 2013, 07:49:26 PM »
[...] Within five minutes of each other, from the same person, I've seen "batter down the hatches" [...]

Were the hatches deep fried?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14058 on: December 11, 2013, 08:29:23 PM »
[...] Within five minutes of each other, from the same person, I've seen "batter down the hatches" [...]

Were the hatches deep fried?

Beet batter?  Cake batter?  Waffles? 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14059 on: December 11, 2013, 08:59:33 PM »
[...] Within five minutes of each other, from the same person, I've seen "batter down the hatches" [...]

Were the hatches deep fried?

Beet batter?  Cake batter?  Waffles?
Beet batter?

I'm going to go for waffle batter, myself.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14060 on: December 11, 2013, 09:25:49 PM »
Or the companion - if it's dramatic, we must shoot it at night, or in a darkened warehouse, or underground - anything so that the audience can't actually see what's happening except for occasional flashes.  I blame the X Files for starting this trend.

Hostages is terrible with that -- after one episode I told my husband that if the lighting got any worse, I'd need night vision goggles just to see the show.

Absolutely!!!  I prefer the shows that maintain the fiction that dark is really only about as dark as twilight.    I hate shows and movies that are so dark that I can't see what is happening.

Gray's Anatomy is terrible for this.  The hospitals I've been in have all been well lit, if not overly lit.  GA is so dark.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14061 on: December 11, 2013, 09:41:10 PM »
[...] Within five minutes of each other, from the same person, I've seen "batter down the hatches" [...]

Were the hatches deep fried?

Beet batter?  Cake batter?  Waffles?
Beet batter?

I'm going to go for waffle batter, myself.

 ;D ;D ;D

I think I'd prefer a good beer batter.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14062 on: December 12, 2013, 12:14:17 AM »
Writing cover letters to go with resumes. I think employers should stop asking for that and instead go along with "See, I have a nice smile, I've never punched anyone or gone to jail and I brought you a box of candy."  It would make my life so much easier :P

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14063 on: December 12, 2013, 02:45:14 AM »
[...] Within five minutes of each other, from the same person, I've seen "batter down the hatches" [...]

Were the hatches deep fried?

Beet batter?  Cake batter?  Waffles?
Beet batter?

I'm going to go for waffle batter, myself.

 ;D ;D ;D

I think I'd prefer a good beer batter.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14064 on: December 12, 2013, 10:01:45 AM »
Writing cover letters to go with resumes. I think employers should stop asking for that and instead go along with "See, I have a nice smile, I've never punched anyone or gone to jail and I brought you a box of candy."  It would make my life so much easier :P

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14065 on: December 12, 2013, 11:25:47 AM »
What is driving me crazy right now is my neighbour using my driveway to turn to back into his.  Seems kinda petty, right?

Except he's doing it before I've cleared the snow!  I wouldn't care so much if my driveway was asphalt and it would melt off with any kind of sun but I've got an interlock driveway.  When the snow gets mashed down onto it, it doesn't melt until the temperature is above freezing.  And it makes it slippery, both for me pulling in and for walking.

I'm seriously considering asking him to stop doing that.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14066 on: December 13, 2013, 07:56:07 AM »
When you find a product only partially on sale in the supermarket. 

Yesterday I went into one and saw Progresso soup at half price.... but only a short list of flavors.  This has happened before with other products.  Either put them all on sale or not; don't confuse or embarrass the customer.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14067 on: December 13, 2013, 08:42:03 AM »
Same with only putting the Campbell's Condensed Soups on sale, but not the other kinds.

If you bring an item for a bring a dish dinner and it requires bowls, shouldn't you bring bowls? I always have. No, Mr. special dessert raised a stink about there not being bowls, so DH went and bought some. It was a cake, didn't even need a bowl!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14068 on: December 13, 2013, 09:49:00 AM »
Being congested and having a hard time hearing.  This seems to be a common thing with me when I get a cold, it's just harder to hear and I hate having to ask for people to repeat things.

But man it would help if they didn't mumble in the first place!! MOVE them lips, folks, they're there for a reason.  DH and my oldest seem to be the most guilty of this, and then they get annoyed when they have to repeat themselves. Yes, I know it's no fun to repeat yourself but dangit, if you'd enunciate in the first place, and speak a bit louder, you'd be heard the first time!

Actually DS doesn't get annoyed but DH does. But really man, take the hand away from the mouth at least so I can see if you're lips are moving in a general "yes" direction!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14069 on: December 13, 2013, 09:59:38 AM »
My husband's driving skills. He insists he is a great driver and that I just get overly nervous because as a passenger, I can't see from his perspective. @@

I shoveled the driveway yesterday. After he pulled in, I had to go shovel again. Why, you ask? Did more snow fall? You might think so, but no. When he pulled in the drive, he did not actually stay on the pavement; he drove up into the yard and knocked the piled snow back onto the driveway.

Driving to dinner, husband got to the intersection where we plan to turn right (south). The light had just turned red, and the left turn lanes had a green arrow. There were no cars turning left, so he was clear to turn on red. He sat there until the green arrow turned yellow, then red, so now the southbound traffic had a green light. He barely squeezed in. Did I menton that his parents visiting from out of town were following us, and they got left behind? His excuse? "I wasn't turning left, so I wasn't paying attention to the lights."

He is also in the bad habit of stopping at intersections where only the cross traffic has a Stop or Yield sign (meaning he has the right of way). I tell him that is confusing for other drivers, but he says he'd rather not take his chances that people will actually stop when they are supposed to. Last night, he came to a stop sign, and a car crossing the intersection stopped too (no sign for them). My husband was confused and distraught; "what is this guy doing? He doesn't have a stop sign. Why is he stopped? What does he want me to do?!" I have to admit I was quite amused at how flustered he got when someone else behaved the exact same way he does!

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