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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15660 on: April 29, 2014, 12:28:09 PM »
When I spend $$ for theater tickets, and the woman who sits down in front of me has Big Hair.  Honestly, lady, do you really want your head to have the general shape and size of a pumpkin?  I had to lean the whole show, because Ms. Pumpkinhead would have blocked my view of the entire stage.

Her and her giant husband sat it front of us last night.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15661 on: April 29, 2014, 04:32:44 PM »
Regarding everyone about the post earrings: Thanks for the suggestions! (I am super paranoid that the wrong backing will make me lose an earring!)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15662 on: April 29, 2014, 04:47:43 PM »
Flakey people, or people who claim they haven't had time to contact you when you can see on their fbook activity that they most definitely have had time but you clearly weren't a priority.

Though it's more of an eyeroll and a "really?" thing than driving me up the wall cause it's someone I'm really not expecting too much from anyway.  This is coming from my oldest friend, a girl I've known since we were two and at one point was my best friend. We grew apart due to our lives taking different paths and while we've reconnected here and there, I haven't seen her in about 8 years. In her adult years she's not really shown herself to be terribly dependable so when she says "We need to get together" I think "Yeah, yeah, sure."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15663 on: April 29, 2014, 05:44:30 PM »
My mom is coming tomorrow night to look after the girls while their day care is closed.  The house is a disaster zone: toys everywhere, slight layer of dust on some shelves, bathrooms that need a quick wipe-down.  Let's just say it was an extremely busy weekend, and the chores simply got pushed off.  So I ask hubby what his work day is like today. 

"Oh," he says.  "I have a bit of stuff in the morning, but I should be home early-ish."
"Okay, great!" I begin. "Do you think maybe you could..."  I start gesturing at the chaos.
"Yeah," he interrupts "if I get home early enough, I'm going to mow the lawn."

Cue jaw drop. 

"Um... mom's coming.  We need to tidy up the house." I say.
Cue his exaggerated sigh and eye roll.

Sorry, mister, I'm not going to do it all by myself again.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15664 on: April 29, 2014, 06:42:17 PM »
There is a video going around Facebook called Mom Goggles. Two women leave for a girls' weekend, and leave their husbands home with the kids. The men panic and order "Mom Goggles" so they can parent from a mom's viewpoint. Some of the scenarios are amusing, but the video quickly turns preachy. Moms are so good at what they do because God made them that way.

I watched this with my husband and 14 year old daughter, and I asked her what message the video was trying to get across. She answered, "That God created women to do all the hard, yucky work." I then asked what other messages she saw. "That men are incompetent, bumbling fools."

At least it gave us a basis for a good talk about marriage and parenting being a partnership, and that good parents are the ones who do what need to be done, whether or not it comes easily.

It was supposed to be a feel-good Happy Mothers Day video that makes moms feel so special that they fill a role no one else can. Can we not appreciate our moms without being preachy and condescending?
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15665 on: April 30, 2014, 09:28:49 AM »
I'm currently retraining as an electrician, doing a course which is mainly self-study. The company running the course doesn't seem to have proof-read their material at all - there are numerous spelling mistakes, bizarre punctuation usage, poor-quality super-grainy images and diagrams, and even a couple of repeated pages...*

Oh yeah, and the professional guidelines they refer to all the dorsh-garned time were overhauled and updated in 2008 and again in 2011, yet they haven't updated their text since 2006, meaning that nearly all their page references are wrong.

*Being a tremendous pedant, I find myself infuriatingly distracted by all these - I have real trouble turning off my inner proof-reader!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15666 on: April 30, 2014, 10:05:24 AM »
Fall classes are starting a week earlier then previous years.  ::)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15667 on: April 30, 2014, 10:53:25 AM »
The latest version of the browser with the fox (can we name it now?) requires an extension to put the tabs under the menus, which is where I want them - I want the things I use all the time near the middle and the things I hardly ever use on the outside - and the forward and back arrows are now attached to the address box rather than far left where they used to be and can't be moved without it. The print button is where the back button used to be, and I know that in a week I'll stop trying to print pages I don't want but just at the moment it is frustrating me something chronic!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15668 on: April 30, 2014, 12:51:52 PM »
Mr_Deb's cousin is getting married next month. 

Despite my stepson being 23 years old, and having lived on his own for a couple years already, AND being Facebook friends with the bride's mother, sister, and brother, his wedding invitation was sent to our house.  (I am, however, cognizant of the fact that he wasn't included in our invitation, which is a plus.)  We handed him the invitation on April 4th, right after we got it.

He hasn't returned the response card.

How do I know this?  Because despite SS being Facebook friends with the bride's brother, sister, and mother, the bride's mother sent Mr_Deb a Facebook IM today asking HIM if SS was attending the wedding.

Now Mr_Deb is all ticked off that his son hasn't returned the response card, and SS is all ticked off that his father queried him about it, and all I can say is, he's 23, he's an adult, why are WE getting put in the middle??

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15669 on: April 30, 2014, 12:58:36 PM »
People who think that because I work from home, I don't actually do anything and who expect me to leap at the chance to help them with something. Then they get annoyed when I say I have other things I need to do for the next few days.  ::)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15670 on: April 30, 2014, 01:12:42 PM »
There is a local quick service restaurant that has good food at reasonable prices, but the manager has all the charm of a wet rag. I'm debating on whether or not to return.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15671 on: April 30, 2014, 05:44:41 PM »
Every afternoon, regardless of how much I've eaten for lunch and snacks, I find myself hungry to the point of distraction.  Doesn't matter if I'd had a light calorie lunch or a heavy, supposedly filling lunch.  Chewing gum and drinking lots of water doesn't help.  I feel like a bottomless pit these days.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15672 on: April 30, 2014, 07:20:18 PM »
Being blamed (or at least being held accountable) for things over which I have zero control. 

FIL is on a super strict diet, ate something he's not supposed to have and is now mad at me because it was in the house in the first place.  So I guess we're all supposed to be on this ultra restrictive diet.  We have modified our own diets to an extent but darn it, my kids like to get a cookie in their lunch and I should be able to have them on hand.  (I had them up in a really high cupboard and put away.  He must have seen me getting into them and found the hidey hole.)

One of my bosses turned in expenses minus some $$ receipts.  And it's my fault that I can't magically produce said receipts.  And while I do try to get what I can, I can't get receipts that were paid in cash.  He's grumpy and complaining now because he's not going to get reimbursed.  ALL MY FAULT people.
About your FIL. Before his heart transplant my cousin (in-law) Sam was on a very restrictive diet. So restrictive he and his wife cousin Chris were told their kids could not eat that diet because among other things there was not enough fat for two kids about to hit puberty.


For a while Chris and the kids would make the kids' dinner early before Sam got home. Chris was a teacher so that was easier to do than if she worked till 5. THey also set up 2 pantries. One with the kids foods one with his food.


This helped during the period of adjustment - so the forbidden wasn't in his face all the time. Once he got used to the new diet, and they found ways to  make things he ate more flavorful. The kids started eating with them again, their food was still mostly different. Sam said that it was his job to follow the new rules, if he wanted to live to see his kids grow up. He was playing with his 4th grandchild this weekend. Your FIL needs an attitude adjustment.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15673 on: April 30, 2014, 08:47:43 PM »
Every afternoon, regardless of how much I've eaten for lunch and snacks, I find myself hungry to the point of distraction.  Doesn't matter if I'd had a light calorie lunch or a heavy, supposedly filling lunch.  Chewing gum and drinking lots of water doesn't help.  I feel like a bottomless pit these days.

I'm like this.  Every afternoon about 2-3 hours after I eat lunch, I get HUNGRY.  So I've taken to keeping high fiber snacks around.  I'll eat some yogurt with granola, a cliff bar, boiled eggs, oatmeal, something.  Or my favorite is a toasted wheat waffle with peanut butter and honey.  But either way I eat, and I eat something filling. 

I go to bed late and wake up early.  I cannot eat breakfast early.  I eat breakfast around 10, lunch around 1, snack around 3-4, dinner between 7-9pm and another snack around 10-11. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15674 on: May 01, 2014, 04:51:22 AM »
I'm sure it's been mentioned before, but I really hate it when a group of friends takes up the whole sidewalk and won't let someone who is coming the other way get through.  When I said excuse me, they told me to go around and looked at me like I was something they scraped off the bottom of their shoes.  Sorry, but I'm not stepping into the street after we've had a torrential downpour that filled the gutters with muddy water, and I'm not pressing myself up against the building wall where rude people enjoy sticking their used chewing gum!  It is not that difficult for one of you (meaning one of them) to fall back a step and move aside, let me through, then take up your position once more.