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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15615 on: April 25, 2014, 01:24:20 PM »
My husband used to rest his chin on top of my head and ask if anyone had seen me.  My almost 13 year old stands in front of me on a daily basis to see if he's outgrown me yet. (he's very close to being as tall but isn't taller...yet)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15616 on: April 25, 2014, 01:32:47 PM »
On the subject of size:  my older daughter (19) is 5 feet 1 inch tall.  My younger daughter (17) is 5 feet 9 inches tall.  It drives them crazy (me, too) when people assume that the younger daughter is the older of the two, or they make jokes like "This is your 'little' sister?!?"  They've learned to take it in good grace, but they're always inwardly sighing and thinking "Yes, I'm a hobbit/Giant.  Thanks for pointing that out."

I'm a shorter older sister, and I know so many others, that I almost wonder if there's some science behind it, that later kids are more likely to be taller.  ;D

Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15617 on: April 25, 2014, 01:44:52 PM »
My only sibling is taller but not by much.  He's 5'7", about the same height as our grandfather.

I can't say for sure about my boys as none of them have reached their full adult height yet but DH is apparently taller than both his parents.  His mom is about 5'4" and her first husband (dh's father) was 5'7", I think and DH is 5'10".

The women on my dad's side of the family run taller though, and one of my great-uncles is over 6' so there is height in my family, it just totally missed me!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15618 on: April 25, 2014, 03:07:14 PM »
On the subject of size:  my older daughter (19) is 5 feet 1 inch tall.  My younger daughter (17) is 5 feet 9 inches tall.  It drives them crazy (me, too) when people assume that the younger daughter is the older of the two, or they make jokes like "This is your 'little' sister?!?"  They've learned to take it in good grace, but they're always inwardly sighing and thinking "Yes, I'm a hobbit/Giant.  Thanks for pointing that out."

I'm a shorter older sister, and I know so many others, that I almost wonder if there's some science behind it, that later kids are more likely to be taller.  ;D

Well, my baby sister is taller than me...but she has a different dad (he's about six foot, whereas my biodad is around 5'8").

So...science?  I dunno.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15619 on: April 25, 2014, 03:28:14 PM »
On the subject of size:  my older daughter (19) is 5 feet 1 inch tall.  My younger daughter (17) is 5 feet 9 inches tall.  It drives them crazy (me, too) when people assume that the younger daughter is the older of the two, or they make jokes like "This is your 'little' sister?!?"  They've learned to take it in good grace, but they're always inwardly sighing and thinking "Yes, I'm a hobbit/Giant.  Thanks for pointing that out."

I'm 5' 10" and my younger sister is 5' 2". For whatever reason people didn't make too many comments about it, though.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15620 on: April 25, 2014, 03:32:19 PM »
The day before yesterday I bought a new skirt. It wasn't expensive or anything (got it on clearance) but it fit perfectly, didn't need to be ironed, was very comfortable, and coordinated with about six tops I already own. So yay!

I wore it for the first time yesterday. When I got home from work, I opened my gate and as it swung open, I heard a riiiiiiip noise. A sharp wire on the gate had caught in my new skirt and as the gate swung open, it ripped a hole near the bottom of it.  :'(
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15621 on: April 25, 2014, 06:00:28 PM »
The day before yesterday I bought a new skirt. It wasn't expensive or anything (got it on clearance) but it fit perfectly, didn't need to be ironed, was very comfortable, and coordinated with about six tops I already own. So yay!

I wore it for the first time yesterday. When I got home from work, I opened my gate and as it swung open, I heard a riiiiiiip noise. A sharp wire on the gate had caught in my new skirt and as the gate swung open, it ripped a hole near the bottom of it.  :'(

I have always found that if a clothing item makes it through the first 3 wearings without getting torn or stained, it will last the rest of my life. A $5.00 shirt from Walmart or $80.00 pair of slacks from Kohl's, or a $150.00 coat - they all follow the same rule. And, unlike your experience, it is not at all dependent on my love of the item or its perfection.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15622 on: April 25, 2014, 07:29:15 PM »
I leave this for everyone who has issues with being short! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAoJPC_22bg

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15623 on: April 25, 2014, 08:18:41 PM »
We went to dinner at a local Japanese steakhouse and wanted to have hibachi. There were two women waiting at the hostess stand, and we were all taken to the table together.

In come the two boyfriends and they were very drunk. They kept drinking, dropping F-bombs in loud conversation and ordering a lot of extra food, which was a little unusual due to the large portions. More drinking went on during the meal, one of the men was calling the Japanese chef 'Paisan' constantly, and then complaining that he didn't get enough food.

At the end of the meal, both of the guys were complaining about the check being so high. Filet, shrimp, salmon, edamame, appetizers, alcohol and extra orders of soup and shrimp will be expensive.

I really do not enjoy being around drunks.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15624 on: April 25, 2014, 08:18:50 PM »
Current wall-driving annoyance: When patients tell me they feel fine, but complain that this and that hurts to visiting family.
My 90-year-old father is in a nursing home in another city.  Often when he has a medical complaint (sometimes serious, like bleeding), he writes to me about it rather than telling the staff or my sister who visits him often. Then it's up to me to alert my sister and let her drag the information out of him.

As for LOL . . . back in the dark ages, some people wrote "ha!" or drew a smiley face after just about every sentence they wrote.  At least technology makes impossible to draw a heart above an "i" instead of dotting it.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15625 on: April 26, 2014, 08:02:32 AM »
Spending hours working on a complex Sudoku puzzle (Hyper-Windoku) and ending up having made a mistake somewhere.  Oh well, on to the next one.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15626 on: April 26, 2014, 08:45:11 AM »
When I get notification that something has "shipped" and it's really just a notification that the company I bought the something from has printed out a label.  I've had things take up to three days AFTER that point to actually get in the mail and it drives me bonkers! 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15627 on: April 26, 2014, 12:01:26 PM »
When I say something irrationally annoys me, like a particular word use or behaviour of someone at work. Then someone feels the need to finger-wag at me about how "there's nothing wrong with people doing that, you shouldn't be irritated by it." Yes, that's why I said *irrationally* annoyed. I am not going to say/do anything about the situation, it's just a minor vent about an uncontrollable emotional reaction. I don't need a lecture about compassion and tolerance, really!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15628 on: April 26, 2014, 12:55:11 PM »
The day before yesterday I bought a new skirt. It wasn't expensive or anything (got it on clearance) but it fit perfectly, didn't need to be ironed, was very comfortable, and coordinated with about six tops I already own. So yay!

I wore it for the first time yesterday. When I got home from work, I opened my gate and as it swung open, I heard a riiiiiiip noise. A sharp wire on the gate had caught in my new skirt and as the gate swung open, it ripped a hole near the bottom of it.  :'(

If I lived near you, I'd sit down w/ you and the selection of ribbons & trims available, and see what we could come up with to apply all the way around that skirt (and maybe on the waistband, to complement it) to cover it up.

I was just this weekend telling a little cousin-learning-to-sew about the time I snipped a piece of fabric right out of the skirt I'd just painstakingly constructed. It was close to the bottom, just above the ruffle. I ended up sewing a wide ribbon/skinny lace/narrow ribbon trim around it, and it looked phenomenal!

But my sympathies. That stinks.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15629 on: April 26, 2014, 01:44:31 PM »
I know this is a stereotype, but men who don't understand women's sizes and toss out numbers like they do. A female friend of mine was talking about how one of her friends was a US size 8 in pants and the guy with us was like "Wow, yeah, that's getting on up there, size-wise. Pretty big."  ::) Or the guys who are like "Any girl over 150 pounds is a 'bigger' girl to me." At that weight and with a low body fat I'm about a US 4, thanks.

This is one of the things that will make me stop reading a story or book.  Some of the descriptions of women are just...nonsensical.  5'7" and 105 lbs does not lend itself to being curvy, statuesque, or large-chested!  I mean, I guess in some circumstances it could be, but not generally. 

I am 5'7", curvy, and large-chested...I weigh 155lbs.  I would look downright sickly at 105.

My best friend in high school was 5'10" and weighed 110 pounds.  She said if it wasn't for her sister being such an accomplished seamstress and was close to her build she'd have been naked, because it was almost impossible for her to buy clothes off the rack that were suited for a teenager.  Now, 35 years later, she weighs 160 and looks much healthier.