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What little things drive you completely up the wall....?

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Diane AKA Traska:
That's why I use exactly two personage abbreviations:  OP (original poster) and SO (significant other)

kherbert05:

--- Quote from: Thipu1 on December 30, 2013, 09:49:17 AM ---
--- Quote from: mlmama on December 29, 2013, 12:11:29 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.  ;)

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Why, in the name of all that is righteous and holy, would anybody turn off a show five minutes before the end?

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I have because I was literally falling asleep, and if I didn't get to bed, I would sleep fitfully in the chair instead of soundly in bed. But I live alone. If someone else was there I would excuse myself and simily ask they didn't delete the show if it was on Aereo. The other services I use I would simply FF to the last thing I remember of the show.

Piratelvr1121:
Called the company who made the child's train table to let them know our kit was missing the bolts.  The girl asked me for my name and then after repeating it she says nothing, but her tone went up as though she was expecting something else but she wasn't asking.

Me: You need our address?
Her: Yeah... *in an "isn't that obvious?" tone*

I gave it to her but found myself a bit annoyed (or maybe it's just that I'm just annoyed in general this morning). If you want an address, ask!  She hadn't said anything about needing it, hadn't even said they'd mail out replacement parts so it wasn't necessarily intuitive that they'd need our address. 

As for other things that are irritating me:

1) I'm going out to visit bff in the next year and going by train. Dh said he can afford to take 3-4 days off because he doesn't get paid vacation.  Now friend lives in the Midwest, I'm on the east coast and it's going to take about 24 hours to get to her by train.  I know that.  I don't need him reminding me every 5 minutes of this fact while we're talking about me going out there.  I'm scatterbrained, yes, but for pete's sake, I'm not Dory.

2) Middle child riling up his toddler brother while we're watching a movie then acting innocent about it.  >:( 

3) Just in general feeling like no one listens to me or gives me credit for having a brain and ability to think for myself.

ladyknight1:
DH drove us to brunch yesterday, a Sunday afternoon during the holiday break, and was astounded that there were other people out! The parking lots were nearly full!  ::)

He also needs a new pillow, so I directed him to the pillow section, but he didn't like any of the 15 or so models available. Too flat, too thin, etc. I left him in the pillow aisle and got the rest of my items.

This one is whited out for possible triggers.

I play a game based on facebook. It is about collecting items, and sharing items and completing daily challenges on items. I like it and have been playing it a long time. There are very rare items out, that it takes a long time or very good luck to find. A new player was asking for the very rare items and when other players replied that those items are very rare and hard to come by. This adult person threatened suicide if someone didn't give one to them. I flagged the post, and asked the person to seek counseling in real life.  >:(

I do not mess around with that kind of talk. At all.

Ms_Cellany:

--- Quote from: JoW on December 25, 2013, 05:23:28 PM ---
--- Quote from: Lady Snowdon on December 23, 2013, 10:40:28 PM ---My car's defroster is driving me nuts currently.  We're under a wind chill advisory and a winter weather advisory, so it's cold and snowy and cold and did I mention COLD yet? :)  I want to keep my defroster on for both my front and back windows, so that they stay clear and don't fog up on me (I can fog half of my front windshield by myself just by breathing when it's especially cold).  Instead, the manufacturer of my car has determined that defrost is a temporary thing, and really doesn't need to be on for more than 15 minutes or so, so it turns itself off automatically at that time.  After 15 minutes!  I really really hate fiddling with the controls to turn defrost back on again 2 or 3 times during my 45 minute drive home!

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The electric defroster on a rear window is designed for removing frost or fog.  It sounds to me like you are using it correctly.  It is not designed to remove rain.  When use to remove rain or when accidentally left on when the window is clear it can produce enough heat that the window breaks.  I know someone who that happened to.  He was near Raleigh, North Carolina.  It was 20 years ago, before the 15 minute limit was added. 

Its like anything else - when you optimize for one thing you loose something else. 

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That happened in my dad's car when I was young - rear window defogger was on, and another car passed us, splashing the window with cold water. It shattered completely into safety-glass fragments - sounded like a gunshot!

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