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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15525 on: April 21, 2014, 08:01:42 AM »
Cleaning up after holidays. Especially ones that involve a lot of packaging. :P DH bought the boys those Easter Baskets that come wrapped up with toys following a theme, which hit the mark with all 3 of them as he got oldest one a football related basket, Middle Pirate a Snoopy basket and the littlest one got a Peter Cottontail one.  He also got me a pirate related one for fun but the littlest pirate is having fun as well with the foam sword and plastic hook.

But lordy do they have a lot of plastic, and then there's the wrappings of the candy they got in the eggs hidden by the church and DH.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15526 on: April 21, 2014, 10:53:48 AM »
Cleaning up after holidays. Especially ones that involve a lot of packaging. :P DH bought the boys those Easter Baskets that come wrapped up with toys following a theme, which hit the mark with all 3 of them as he got oldest one a football related basket, Middle Pirate a Snoopy basket and the littlest one got a Peter Cottontail one.  He also got me a pirate related one for fun but the littlest pirate is having fun as well with the foam sword and plastic hook.

But lordy do they have a lot of plastic, and then there's the wrappings of the candy they got in the eggs hidden by the church and DH.

Honestly, I never minded that because it always reminds me of the joy we had. Even when we have a party and we find a wine glass left on the entertainment center, a fork under a plant in the dining room, or even a couple of candy wrappers in the sofa. Yes, even when the kids were little, after birthday parties, it was fun. Recycling is a good thing, and I don't mind the tedium of squashing and cutting it up.

I don't even mind repacking the seasonal decorations - like today! - because I am still thinking of the joy and preparing for the next-  Flags all summer.

Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15527 on: April 21, 2014, 12:07:10 PM »
Cleaning up after holidays. Especially ones that involve a lot of packaging. :P DH bought the boys those Easter Baskets that come wrapped up with toys following a theme, which hit the mark with all 3 of them as he got oldest one a football related basket, Middle Pirate a Snoopy basket and the littlest one got a Peter Cottontail one.  He also got me a pirate related one for fun but the littlest pirate is having fun as well with the foam sword and plastic hook.

But lordy do they have a lot of plastic, and then there's the wrappings of the candy they got in the eggs hidden by the church and DH.

Honestly, I never minded that because it always reminds me of the joy we had. Even when we have a party and we find a wine glass left on the entertainment center, a fork under a plant in the dining room, or even a couple of candy wrappers in the sofa. Yes, even when the kids were little, after birthday parties, it was fun. Recycling is a good thing, and I don't mind the tedium of squashing and cutting it up.

I don't even mind repacking the seasonal decorations - like today! - because I am still thinking of the joy and preparing for the next-  Flags all summer.

I don't mind the decorations or plastic eggs, just the candy wrappers as my older two boys are old enough to know that candy wrappers go in the trash, not on random surfaces of the house. They try to say "Littlest Pirate did it!" I can believe that of surfaces he can easily reach like when I find them on the floor, a chair or a low table, but when they're left in a place he has to stretch to reach? Um, no.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15528 on: April 21, 2014, 12:43:56 PM »
Conversations like this one:

Co-worker friend:   How was your weekend?
Me:  Not bad, but we got some bad news.  A relative of (Husband's) died -
Co-worker friend:  Oh yeah, I had the same thing happen - a very distant drinking buddy whom I hardly knew died on the weekend, and the funeral is today, but I can't go because I'm too busy, and I barely knew her anyway, and what would I tell the parents if they asked how I knew her?  "She and I used to get wasted and I tried to get her in the sack once"?  Awkward.  Anyway, gotta go.  *walks away*

... I guess MY story can wait, then.

I had a co-worker who was so bad about things like this that I used to mentally time "How long until CJ turns the conversation to her relatives?"
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15529 on: April 21, 2014, 12:52:01 PM »
When our next door neighbor parks in front of our house instead of theirs.  It was just as well, as I realized it probably did make more sense to park in the grassy spot behind our backyard. 

But while our yard is narrow, it's long and the little guy tripped and scraped his hand and by the time we got up to the front of the house (with me having to hold my drink, his drink, my purse and his little pirate lunch box and the handle while trying to get him to not touch anything else) they'd moved in front of their house.  ::)

Really it's just one of those days where little things have been annoying me more than usual due to not sleeping well.  I realize it could be someone had parked in their spot so they'd parked in ours but by the time we got home the person in their spot had left.

So I'm not so much annoyed at neighbor as just the timing of things, really.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15530 on: April 21, 2014, 02:00:15 PM »
Unless you are a rare, extremely talented person, the poetry you wrote at 17 does not need to  be resurrected now on your FB page for all to marvel at, even if your grandma did pay to have it bound into a book at the copy store.

BIL fishing for his weekly dose of attention.   ::)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15531 on: April 21, 2014, 02:15:51 PM »
A college student hit another parked car on her way back to class on the last class day of the semester.

Did she stop? Report it to campus police? Leave a note on the car she hit?

No to all three questions.

Two other students saw it happen, got her tag number and that of the car that was hit. They came into our office to call the police and make a report. Someone is not going to have a good day.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15532 on: April 21, 2014, 02:38:46 PM »
Drivers on a 75mph interstate that drive under the speed limit when there are signs posted that there is no minimum speed.  In the state I live in laws have been enacted to actually ticket people who do this when you are on sections of the interstate that are only two lane to prevent road rage incidents.  Don't know if it does reduce it or not, but I do get miffed when stuck behind someone going 60 in a 75 zone.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15533 on: April 21, 2014, 04:55:58 PM »
Unless you are a rare, extremely talented person, the poetry you wrote at 17 does not need to  be resurrected now on your FB page for all to marvel at, even if your grandma did pay to have it bound into a book at the copy store.

BIL fishing for his weekly dose of attention.   ::)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15534 on: April 21, 2014, 07:33:40 PM »
My good friend since kindergarten and I ended things on a sour note. I unfriended and blocked her on Facebook, as I am fine with not ever speaking to her again, and now I have all of these random people from her university trying to add me as well as friends of hers I either unfriended or were never friends with to begin with. If you want to cut me out of your life, do it. But don't try to creep me on social media through third parties and have your mother try to engage mine in conversation when they barely spoke before.  I may have been born at night but it wasn't last night.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15535 on: April 22, 2014, 08:18:44 AM »
People telling me that a spider is not an animal; that is the first time I have had that argument this month...it is the third.

I being slightly arachnophobic -- am wondering whether the people you mention, were coming from the mistaken premise that animal = mammal; or considered spiders to be loathsome entities from the seventh circle of the nether regions; or some of each?

Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15536 on: April 22, 2014, 09:31:47 AM »
My good friend since kindergarten and I ended things on a sour note. I unfriended and blocked her on Facebook, as I am fine with not ever speaking to her again, and now I have all of these random people from her university trying to add me as well as friends of hers I either unfriended or were never friends with to begin with. If you want to cut me out of your life, do it. But don't try to creep me on social media through third parties and have your mother try to engage mine in conversation when they barely spoke before.  I may have been born at night but it wasn't last night.

Ah, flying monkeys?
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15537 on: April 22, 2014, 09:50:53 AM »
I recently found out I have mild arthritis in both knees, and the ortho recommended exercise. As in either a stationary bike, or elliptical, and as I am a former competitive swimmer, swimming. So I looked at the Y near my house, and the one near my office, to see how much, what they offer, etc.

The driving me up the wall part is the majority of the aqua and other fitness classes are held during the day, with very few after working hours. Now if there were enough offered, at times that would work for me, I might have joined and made the effort. But as there aren't, I'm back to square one. I have 2 jobs and work about 60 hours a week, so I have limited time as it is, which also makes it tough.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15538 on: April 22, 2014, 10:01:44 AM »
^ Yes, the assumption that all women are stay at home soccer moms who can come to classes during the day. Another reason why we don't have a YMCA membership.

I found a notice on my door yesterday that our fire system sprinkler heads must be replaced on Wednesday. All furniture must be moved to allow a 3 foot opening around the sprinkler head so ladders can be placed.

We have 15 sprinkler heads in our townhouse. One is at the edge of our bed. Our king sized bed that can't be moved without being more in the way. DH had to take the day off since the complex has the hours of replacement from 9 AM to 6 PM.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15539 on: April 22, 2014, 10:04:42 AM »
I recently found out I have mild arthritis in both knees, and the ortho recommended exercise. As in either a stationary bike, or elliptical, and as I am a former competitive swimmer, swimming. So I looked at the Y near my house, and the one near my office, to see how much, what they offer, etc.

The driving me up the wall part is the majority of the aqua and other fitness classes are held during the day, with very few after working hours. Now if there were enough offered, at times that would work for me, I might have joined and made the effort. But as there aren't, I'm back to square one. I have 2 jobs and work about 60 hours a week, so I have limited time as it is, which also makes it tough.

When DS was in elementary school, finding programs for school breaks was a major hassle.  I'd see an announcement of a great drama class, or art camp, or cooking camp...held from 10-noon on Tuesday/Thursday.  Doesn't really help.