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mlmama

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14175 on: January 03, 2014, 08:07:22 AM »
When my SO puts in a movie or TV show to watch before bedtime and I get into it, then he turns it off right before the end. Really. Like 5 minutes before. Drives me crazy. Even if I didn't start out watching, I am now! Let it finish!  One of his many little quirks I put up with.  ;)

Why, in the name of all that is righteous and holy, would anybody turn off a show five minutes before the end?
Because they are his comfort/relaxing movies, so he's seen them all quite a bit. That means I have,too. Even knowing the endings, it feels unfinished when he does that!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14176 on: January 03, 2014, 08:15:04 AM »
Most of the time I turn off West Side Story when they get to the playground. I know the final scene with the body being carried out is touching, but I can't stand watching Maria's pain.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14177 on: January 03, 2014, 09:29:30 AM »
Piratelvr1121, nothing like someone laughing at you to take away your authority.

Tell me about it.  When DH got out of the USMC, we moved back east to be near family and as we didn't have a place lined up to move into and he didn't have a job yet, we lived with my folks for about 2 months.  He thankfully found a job quickly but those two months were extremely unpleasant and reminded me very quickly why we never got along.

It was two months full of being undermined!

Me: Come on boys, it's time for bed
Mom: Really? It's only 8:30! That's so early!!
Me: It's their bedtime, they need their sleep.
Mom: But where do they have to go tomorrow? They can sleep in!
Me: But they WON'T! You could put them to bed at midnight and they'd STILL wake at 6!
Mom: But we want to spend some more time with them!
Me: You live with them, you see them every day. It's bedtime. NOW.

Honestly I still have a hard time getting them to take me seriously.

That would drive me bonkers!

magicdomino

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« Reply #14178 on: January 03, 2014, 09:40:53 AM »
(snipped)

Went and looked at her Pinterest - she has no clue what is "Victorian," does she?
Doesn't look like it.  Maybe she's one of those people who lump everything before her own birth as "The Olden Days."  And in her mind, all "olden days fashion" = Victorian.

In her mind:  Long dress, fancy material, lots of petticoats = Victorian  Because this is her fantasy and reality doesn't matter.   ::)

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« Reply #14179 on: January 03, 2014, 02:20:09 PM »
I admit that I am often perplexed by the way some people say things. Here is an example of what I heard today; in both examples, the same person was speaking. It is the use, or non-use, of plurals. In this case, the base word was "text." Plural, for them, was "textses." The past tense (having texted) was text, as in, " I text him yesterday." Okay, I'm more than perplexed. It just sounds really off to me!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14180 on: January 03, 2014, 02:27:08 PM »
"Textses" makes me think of Gollum.

My father had major surgery earlier this week. He is in fair condition and the recovery is going to be a trial for him and my mom. Already, though, they are driving me up with wall with comments about how "lucky" they are to have blah blah insurance and how it is going to be so great not to have to worry about the bills. I don't have the heart to remind them the same insurance did not cover all of my mother's major surgery last year, so I am not quite so certain.

Also, saying that they are so "lucky" their insurance has home health care coverage. Exact quote: "Not everyone can afford home health care. We are so 'lucky'!"

My parents are of US government insurance coverage age, so I am really not getting this whole thought process. Sigh. I am biting my tongue a lot.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14181 on: January 03, 2014, 02:48:10 PM »
I admit that I am often perplexed by the way some people say things. Here is an example of what I heard today; in both examples, the same person was speaking. It is the use, or non-use, of plurals. In this case, the base word was "text." Plural, for them, was "textses." The past tense (having texted) was text, as in, " I text him yesterday." Okay, I'm more than perplexed. It just sounds really off to me!

My nieces do the same thing and also do it with the word "tastes", pronouncing it taste-uzz.  Drives me straight up the wall.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14182 on: January 03, 2014, 03:09:37 PM »
I admit that I am often perplexed by the way some people say things. Here is an example of what I heard today; in both examples, the same person was speaking. It is the use, or non-use, of plurals. In this case, the base word was "text." Plural, for them, was "textses." The past tense (having texted) was text, as in, " I text him yesterday." Okay, I'm more than perplexed. It just sounds really off to me!

My nieces do the same thing and also do it with the word "tastes", pronouncing it taste-uzz.  Drives me straight up the wall.

Is it more common than it was when I was a kid, or am I just noticing it more?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14183 on: January 03, 2014, 03:38:07 PM »
the contracters who plow my complex. Its not the first time they've done it either. If you park in the lot, and there's no one on one side of you, or both sides, they will plow up, and cut over, pushing the snow right up against your car, all the way up from the ground.  If they'd cut over a half a foot or so before, no issue. But they don't, and today it took me an extra 15 minutes to dig my car out because of that, in 10 degree weather with a wind chill. Its probably a good thing no one was in the office when I called as I was NOt in the best of moods.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14184 on: January 03, 2014, 04:14:30 PM »
Piratelvr1121, nothing like someone laughing at you to take away your authority.

Tell me about it.  When DH got out of the USMC, we moved back east to be near family and as we didn't have a place lined up to move into and he didn't have a job yet, we lived with my folks for about 2 months.  He thankfully found a job quickly but those two months were extremely unpleasant and reminded me very quickly why we never got along.

It was two months full of being undermined!

Me: Come on boys, it's time for bed
Mom: Really? It's only 8:30! That's so early!!
Me: It's their bedtime, they need their sleep.
Mom: But where do they have to go tomorrow? They can sleep in!
Me: But they WON'T! You could put them to bed at midnight and they'd STILL wake at 6!
Mom: But we want to spend some more time with them!
Me: You live with them, you see them every day. It's bedtime. NOW.

Honestly I still have a hard time getting them to take me seriously.

That would drive me bonkers!


It did, and that kind of stuff (the constant undermining and lack of respect for boundaries) is a big reason they're not a part of our lives anymore.   

They'd also try to play DH and I off each other.  Once, about a year later, DH was going on a little trip to play golf with a buddy, something I was perfectly alright with. I don't like to play golf, am awful at it so I didn't begrudge him having a short trip with a buddy who does enjoy it and wouldn't slow him down.  Course this also meant me being alone with the boys (ages 4 and 2) for a week, I think it was? 

After he left my mother told me "Well Dhsname said he thought it would be a vacation for you too, just you alone with the boys for a week!" This was said with a really disapproving tone. I looked at her and laughed, saying "He did not say that, he's not stupid." 

He and I talked later that day and we laughed about what she said and he too said "Why would I say that? I'm not that stupid!" 

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Lorelei_Evil

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14185 on: January 03, 2014, 04:29:13 PM »
I admit that I am often perplexed by the way some people say things. Here is an example of what I heard today; in both examples, the same person was speaking. It is the use, or non-use, of plurals. In this case, the base word was "text." Plural, for them, was "textses." The past tense (having texted) was text, as in, " I text him yesterday." Okay, I'm more than perplexed. It just sounds really off to me!

My nieces do the same thing and also do it with the word "tastes", pronouncing it taste-uzz.  Drives me straight up the wall.

Is it more common than it was when I was a kid, or am I just noticing it more?

I think I just notice it more. 

TeamBhakta

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14186 on: January 03, 2014, 09:29:20 PM »
I am never putting photos or videos on Facebook again. A few weeks ago, I deleted some videos that had been on "friends only" view. This week FB put up a square on my newsfeed that says "your year in review", with my avatar in the center + screen caps from the deleted videos making up the square  :o Also, there's no "I don't want to see this item" or "delete this" button for that picture like there are for other FB newsfeed stories. Makes me furious

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14187 on: January 03, 2014, 10:55:33 PM »
I just assume that no matter what one does, Facebook is open to all comers.  No matter how you lock it down, there are work-arounds, rule changes and "updates" that effectively undo such things.  Thus, I treat Facebook as public space.  Mind, I'm pretty open anyway!
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Delia DeLyons

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14188 on: January 03, 2014, 11:13:28 PM »
Right now these mini marathons on all the channels are driving me nuts! I don't want to watch 8 episodes of one of your shows, please switch it up! I am hoping it's just bc of the holiday/time of year, but I actually feel like it's been like this for a while. (HGTV specifically...)

C'mon! It's too cold to go outside! I want to watch home improvement shows and daydream about my future projects - not watch 400 episodes of House Hunters >:-(

I suppose I could like, clean the house or stop putting off packing for the upcoming move... But who wants to do that?
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14189 on: January 03, 2014, 11:19:47 PM »
I watch anime on Crunchyroll.com (it's all legal and licenced!) and, because they're paying for it and need to make their money back, there are ads.

I don't mind the ads. I'm even okay with the unskippable ones, because they're short (though I doubt anyone ever DOESN'T skip the ones that go for fifteen minutes!). They're paying for my free anime fix, so it's all cool.

What I do object to is when every. single. ad. played during thirteen episodes (two days worth of watching Log Horizon) is the same one. Seven or eight ad slots per episode. Two ads at a time. All unskippable. ALL THE SAME AD.

I can now confidently state that I have no desire whatsoever to watch the latest Jack Ryan movie. >:(
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