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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15000 on: February 20, 2014, 12:35:59 PM »
I'm no longer replacing worn out paperbacks with others, instead, I buy it on my chosen device and have it forever!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15001 on: February 20, 2014, 01:48:47 PM »
By the same token, don't call me a Luddite because I refuse to have an e-reader.  I don't care that others have them and I think they're nifty inventions, but they're just not for me.  I've heard all the reasons why I should have one, but looking at any type of computer screen for any length of time makes my eyes go wonky.  It has nothing to do with the glare or backlighting or size of the font.

Since having two eye surgeries I have to take breaks from computer screens several times a day or the text starts acting like it's forming waves.  I also love the feel and smell of traditional books and will never part with mine.  If ever there comes a time when traditional books are no longer published I'll adjust.  Right now, just let me enjoy my books.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15002 on: February 20, 2014, 01:57:35 PM »
I've heard that many people who did not grow up reading from a vertical surface have a hard time reading/comprehending a lot of text that way.  I have a Kindle and really like it, but I do notice that I can't read as long on it before my mental focus suffers.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15003 on: February 20, 2014, 02:29:47 PM »
Facebook drama.  ::)

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Person A's silence and failure to address the nastiness spoke volumes even though she didn't post herself, and thus I unfriended her and no longer support the organization she runs, which I'd donated to previously.

The whole story is on page 997. Just wanted to mention that Person A called me a few minutes ago and left a chatty voice mail asking for my help on a project - with no mention of the Facebook ugliness. I'm  ??? and  :o and  ::) all at once.

Haven't called her back yet, but I will. For better or worse, we have to maintain a sort of "professional" relation.ship or innocent parties will suffer.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15004 on: February 20, 2014, 08:01:17 PM »
Facebook drama.  ::)

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Person A's silence and failure to address the nastiness spoke volumes even though she didn't post herself, and thus I unfriended her and no longer support the organization she runs, which I'd donated to previously.

The whole story is on page 997. Just wanted to mention that Person A called me a few minutes ago and left a chatty voice mail asking for my help on a project - with no mention of the Facebook ugliness. I'm  ??? and  :o and  ::) all at once.

Haven't called her back yet, but I will. For better or worse, we have to maintain a sort of "professional" relation.ship or innocent parties will suffer.
Bansidhe,  What would be a good thing for person A to do?  Put in a "hey, come on now, stop it"?  I have seen things like this happen a few times, and silence from the page owner seems like a good idea to me - yet I can also say that to be ganged up on and get no support is not a great thing either.  Maybe remove that particular post would be best.  Also, (and I'm NO expert on facebook), sometimes comments on my fb posts have to be clicked on to see more if they go over a few, could she have not even seen the comments?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15005 on: February 20, 2014, 09:04:12 PM »
Heehee...as for Balzac, I can't hear the name without thinking of Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn saying it.  "BALLzac".


bwahahahah...thanks for reminding me of that!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15006 on: February 20, 2014, 09:35:53 PM »
Hey, look, 1,001 pages :)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15007 on: February 20, 2014, 09:43:56 PM »
Heehee...as for Balzac, I can't hear the name without thinking of Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn saying it.  "BALLzac".


bwahahahah...thanks for reminding me of that!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15008 on: February 21, 2014, 09:39:09 AM »
I went to class as normal, but someone was in the corner desk I like, so I moved two seats down. I stood up and realized there was gum just under the edge of the desk, which was now stuck to me.

Who does that? In college?  >:(

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15009 on: February 21, 2014, 10:05:02 AM »
Hey, look, 1,001 pages :)

The world is just so, so annoying.    :D

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15010 on: February 21, 2014, 12:53:16 PM »
Facebook drama.  ::)

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Person A's silence and failure to address the nastiness spoke volumes even though she didn't post herself, and thus I unfriended her and no longer support the organization she runs, which I'd donated to previously.

The whole story is on page 997. Just wanted to mention that Person A called me a few minutes ago and left a chatty voice mail asking for my help on a project - with no mention of the Facebook ugliness. I'm  ??? and  :o and  ::) all at once.

Haven't called her back yet, but I will. For better or worse, we have to maintain a sort of "professional" relation.ship or innocent parties will suffer.
Bansidhe,  What would be a good thing for person A to do?  Put in a "hey, come on now, stop it"?  I have seen things like this happen a few times, and silence from the page owner seems like a good idea to me - yet I can also say that to be ganged up on and get no support is not a great thing either.  Maybe remove that particular post would be best.  Also, (and I'm NO expert on facebook), sometimes comments on my fb posts have to be clicked on to see more if they go over a few, could she have not even seen the comments?

I've definitely stepped in and have said, "Knock it off or take it elsewhere."

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15011 on: February 21, 2014, 01:27:38 PM »

I've definitely stepped in and have said, "Knock it off or take it elsewhere."

As have I - I've said "Argue all you want, but not on MY page," and I've deleted nastiness that arose there.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15012 on: February 21, 2014, 01:56:27 PM »

I've definitely stepped in and have said, "Knock it off or take it elsewhere."

As have I - I've said "Argue all you want, but not on MY page," and I've deleted nastiness that arose there.

I've done it too. I posted some song lyric that spiraled into a debate about war, I got annoyed by it and said "Have this debate elsewhere, my page is not a battle ground" and no one's done it since.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15013 on: February 21, 2014, 02:10:09 PM »
The whole story is on page 997. Just wanted to mention that Person A called me a few minutes ago and left a chatty voice mail asking for my help on a project - with no mention of the Facebook ugliness. I'm  ??? and  :o and  ::) all at once.

Haven't called her back yet, but I will. For better or worse, we have to maintain a sort of "professional" relation.ship or innocent parties will suffer.
Bansidhe,  What would be a good thing for person A to do?  Put in a "hey, come on now, stop it"?  I have seen things like this happen a few times, and silence from the page owner seems like a good idea to me - yet I can also say that to be ganged up on and get no support is not a great thing either.  Maybe remove that particular post would be best.  Also, (and I'm NO expert on facebook), sometimes comments on my fb posts have to be clicked on to see more if they go over a few, could she have not even seen the comments?

Personally, I would have deleted the comments and told the offenders to knock it off. That approach might not be for everyone, but at the least I would expect a personal message saying something like "Sorry a couple of my friends were raised by wolves."

I don't want to post too much detail for the sake of privacy, but I know that she not only saw their posts but agrees with their rather extreme stance on the issue.

But anyway, I called her back. I think the "project" is her way of apologizing for what happened and I can live with that, so everything is cool.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15014 on: February 21, 2014, 02:55:38 PM »
The phrase "so to speak". It just makes my neck crawl.

People who knock on my office door, are invited in, take care of what they came in for, then leave my door wide open behind them. Grrrrrrr I have it closed for a reason and I don't want to have to get up and close it since you just waltzed through it!