Author Topic: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?  (Read 1705404 times)

2 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

TeamBhakta

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2618
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16470 on: June 16, 2014, 05:09:45 PM »
A woman walked past me with this shirt:

I'm A Teacher,
what's your
SUPER POWER

Where's a correction pen when you need one ? And yes, I double checked that comma was on the shirt.


mmswm

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2199
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16471 on: June 16, 2014, 05:27:20 PM »
A woman walked past me with this shirt:

I'm A Teacher,
what's your
SUPER POWER

Where's a correction pen when you need one ? And yes, I double checked that comma was on the shirt.

Maybe she was a math teacher?  (And before people start throwing rotten fruit at me, please remember that I'm a math teacher, and frequently make fun of myself because of my over-use of commas.  I seriously need a 12 step program for comma addicts.)
Some people lift weights.  I lift measures.  It's a far more esoteric workout. - (Quoted from a personal friend)

menley

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 598
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16472 on: June 16, 2014, 05:57:39 PM »
A woman walked past me with this shirt:

I'm A Teacher,
what's your
SUPER POWER

Where's a correction pen when you need one ? And yes, I double checked that comma was on the shirt.

Maybe she was a math teacher?  (And before people start throwing rotten fruit at me, please remember that I'm a math teacher, and frequently make fun of myself because of my over-use of commas.  I seriously need a 12 step program for comma addicts.)

The comma after teacher? Why shouldn't that be there?

Ms_Cellany

  • The Queen of Squee
  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 5780
  • Big white goggie? No. Hasn't seen him.
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16473 on: June 16, 2014, 06:00:47 PM »
A woman walked past me with this shirt:

I'm A Teacher,
what's your
SUPER POWER

Where's a correction pen when you need one ? And yes, I double checked that comma was on the shirt.

Maybe she was a math teacher?  (And before people start throwing rotten fruit at me, please remember that I'm a math teacher, and frequently make fun of myself because of my over-use of commas.  I seriously need a 12 step program for comma addicts.)

The comma after teacher? Why shouldn't that be there?

It should be a semi-colon; that's how one splices two complete sentences.

Commas are for separating parts of sentences, such as dependent clauses.


Also, there's no question mark at the end of the question.
Current fosters: Boojum (F, adult);  Rooney, Rascal, Rocket (M)

Luci

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 6012
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16474 on: June 16, 2014, 06:03:10 PM »
A woman walked past me with this shirt:

I'm A Teacher,
what's your
SUPER POWER

Where's a correction pen when you need one ? And yes, I double checked that comma was on the shirt.

Maybe she was a math teacher?  (And before people start throwing rotten fruit at me, please remember that I'm a math teacher, and frequently make fun of myself because of my over-use of commas.  I seriously need a 12 step program for comma addicts.)
Yes! I need the same Comma Addicts program. Let me know. I am a math major/English minor, by the way, but it was in the dark ages before many of the comma rules were dropped.

It should be a period after the first line, and a question mark after the  3rd.

Adelaide

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 953
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16475 on: June 16, 2014, 08:10:15 PM »
I just got carry-out and there was a space on the receipt for a tip. I didn't give them one and when I handed it back the workers suddenly started speaking disapprovingly in their native language instead of English, which they had been speaking prior, and the person after me actually got her food first. I could tell they weren't happy with me when I left. Oh well.

ladyknight1

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 7478
  • Operating the logic hammer since 1987.
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16476 on: June 16, 2014, 08:12:54 PM »
I very rarely tip when picking up an order. Only if it is large or complicated do I tip for take out.

mmswm

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2199
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16477 on: June 16, 2014, 08:16:37 PM »
I just got carry-out and there was a space on the receipt for a tip. I didn't give them one and when I handed it back the workers suddenly started speaking disapprovingly in their native language instead of English, which they had been speaking prior, and the person after me actually got her food first. I could tell they weren't happy with me when I left. Oh well.

I've had a similar thing happen.   One particular carry out place got rather nasty, and I politely let them know that my policy was to tip cash and only after I'd received my food, as the tip was for services rendered, not services yet to be rendered.  As they had clearly shown complete disregard for good customer service, not only would they not be getting a tip, but that I wanted my order cancelled and my money refunded. That was about ten years ago, and I've never been back.
Some people lift weights.  I lift measures.  It's a far more esoteric workout. - (Quoted from a personal friend)

MizA

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 136
  • Every day is the best day ever.
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16478 on: June 17, 2014, 12:26:32 AM »
Waking up a good 2 hours before the alarm goes off and not being able to go back to sleep. Bonus points if there's a throbbing headache involved.  :P

: (   I hate that.


When people say things like "well, I can't imagine why you'd do X that way, but I'm sure you have some kind of plan..."

I'm making some Burning Man arrangements. Basically, all of the stuff for our camp is stored in someone's home. We're getting a storage unit in Sparks so that we no longer store things in someone's home. I'm going to go out there in July to move the stuff from the Bay Area house to the Sparks storage unit. When I emailed the people who live in the home with the stored stuff, one of them said "well, I can't imagine why you'd want to fly out a month before Burning Man and do this, when you could just do it before Burning Man. but I'm sure you have some kind of plan..." Yeah. My plan is that getting off a week plus for Burning Man is hard enough as it is (which most Burners have to deal with yearly, and this person has friends that have this issue, so he should NOT be ignorant of it), without tacking on a few days to move stuff. Not to mention, if something somehow goes wrong with the moving of stuff, we've still got a month to figure it out, instead of figuring it out right then & there, because we have to be at Burning Man with the infrastructure on a certain day.

There is surely a more tactful way of inquiring as to why we're doing this the way we're doing it.

"You're doing it wrong!!!" is a Burner mating call, isn't it?
)'( The world would rather hug you than hurt you )'(

imrowr

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 32
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16479 on: June 17, 2014, 06:34:13 AM »
Hello!  I'm unsure if this was already posted in the 1,000+ pages of this thread.  If it was, please forgive me.  :-[

I absolutely abhore when someone says "That's not my station."  or "That's not my job."

For example,  I used to work in a medical laboratory inside of a hospital.  Often a nurse would call the lab requesting someone draw blood from a patient as the doctor just ordered some stat testing to be done.  I'll take the request, see that a phlebotomist is sitting around reading a book or talking or something non-work related.  I'll approach this phlebotomist and politely ask, "Hey, can you go draw blood on X patient in Y room?  The nurse just called and said tests A, B, and C need to be done stat."  Usually before I even finish the first sentence, I'm being interrupted with, "That's not my floor today!  You'll have to call the other phlebotomist."  The other phlebotomist?  Is out drawing blood on another patient.

Is it in your job description?  Yes?  Then do it!  Even if it isn't in your job description, if you can point the person to someone that can help, that would be better than just saying, "That's not my job."

.sigh.

nayberry

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 801
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16480 on: June 17, 2014, 08:23:47 AM »
Hello!  I'm unsure if this was already posted in the 1,000+ pages of this thread.  If it was, please forgive me.  :-[

I absolutely abhore when someone says "That's not my station."  or "That's not my job."

For example,  I used to work in a medical laboratory inside of a hospital.  Often a nurse would call the lab requesting someone draw blood from a patient as the doctor just ordered some stat testing to be done.  I'll take the request, see that a phlebotomist is sitting around reading a book or talking or something non-work related.  I'll approach this phlebotomist and politely ask, "Hey, can you go draw blood on X patient in Y room?  The nurse just called and said tests A, B, and C need to be done stat."  Usually before I even finish the first sentence, I'm being interrupted with, "That's not my floor today!  You'll have to call the other phlebotomist."  The other phlebotomist?  Is out drawing blood on another patient.

Is it in your job description?  Yes?  Then do it!  Even if it isn't in your job description, if you can point the person to someone that can help, that would be better than just saying, "That's not my job."

.sigh.

just made me think of this...


Adelaide

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 953
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16481 on: June 17, 2014, 08:39:19 AM »
Hello!  I'm unsure if this was already posted in the 1,000+ pages of this thread.  If it was, please forgive me.  :-[

I absolutely abhore when someone says "That's not my station."  or "That's not my job."

For example,  I used to work in a medical laboratory inside of a hospital.  Often a nurse would call the lab requesting someone draw blood from a patient as the doctor just ordered some stat testing to be done.  I'll take the request, see that a phlebotomist is sitting around reading a book or talking or something non-work related.  I'll approach this phlebotomist and politely ask, "Hey, can you go draw blood on X patient in Y room?  The nurse just called and said tests A, B, and C need to be done stat."  Usually before I even finish the first sentence, I'm being interrupted with, "That's not my floor today!  You'll have to call the other phlebotomist."  The other phlebotomist?  Is out drawing blood on another patient.

Is it in your job description?  Yes?  Then do it!  Even if it isn't in your job description, if you can point the person to someone that can help, that would be better than just saying, "That's not my job."

.sigh.

I just ran into the opposite problem with my supervisor. I have access to LexisNexis and some other legal databases for free since I'm a student, but my coworkers don't because they're not in law school. I had to leave Site A to go to Site B for the day and work on a different project, and my supervisor couldn't understand why no one "wanted" to get on LexisNexis and finish printing up the legal stuff for him.  ::)

imrowr

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 32
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16482 on: June 17, 2014, 08:56:44 AM »
Hello!  I'm unsure if this was already posted in the 1,000+ pages of this thread.  If it was, please forgive me.  :-[

I absolutely abhore when someone says "That's not my station."  or "That's not my job."

For example,  I used to work in a medical laboratory inside of a hospital.  Often a nurse would call the lab requesting someone draw blood from a patient as the doctor just ordered some stat testing to be done.  I'll take the request, see that a phlebotomist is sitting around reading a book or talking or something non-work related.  I'll approach this phlebotomist and politely ask, "Hey, can you go draw blood on X patient in Y room?  The nurse just called and said tests A, B, and C need to be done stat."  Usually before I even finish the first sentence, I'm being interrupted with, "That's not my floor today!  You'll have to call the other phlebotomist."  The other phlebotomist?  Is out drawing blood on another patient.

Is it in your job description?  Yes?  Then do it!  Even if it isn't in your job description, if you can point the person to someone that can help, that would be better than just saying, "That's not my job."

.sigh.

I just ran into the opposite problem with my supervisor. I have access to LexisNexis and some other legal databases for free since I'm a student, but my coworkers don't because they're not in law school. I had to leave Site A to go to Site B for the day and work on a different project, and my supervisor couldn't understand why no one "wanted" to get on LexisNexis and finish printing up the legal stuff for him.  ::)

Having access is an entirely different story.  I just recently got out of graduate school so I had access to research databases that my co-workers wouldn't.  Jacob, a process control specialist, has come to be at least 3 times asking me to access a journal article for him so I do.  It's not in my job description but I do it because it's helpful to Jacob.  I don't think he would have a right to be upset if he asked one of my other co-workers and they said they couldn't, though, because it's an accessibility issue.

I guess I just find the "It's not my job!" response a bit lazy.  If one can help (and I'm not saying that's always the case), then why wouldn't they at least try? 

Edited: to remove non-pertinent babble.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2014, 09:04:17 AM by imrowr »

Celany

  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1538
  • the soul of a cat, in the body of a person...
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16483 on: June 17, 2014, 10:16:13 AM »
Waking up a good 2 hours before the alarm goes off and not being able to go back to sleep. Bonus points if there's a throbbing headache involved.  :P

: (   I hate that.


When people say things like "well, I can't imagine why you'd do X that way, but I'm sure you have some kind of plan..."

I'm making some Burning Man arrangements. Basically, all of the stuff for our camp is stored in someone's home. We're getting a storage unit in Sparks so that we no longer store things in someone's home. I'm going to go out there in July to move the stuff from the Bay Area house to the Sparks storage unit. When I emailed the people who live in the home with the stored stuff, one of them said "well, I can't imagine why you'd want to fly out a month before Burning Man and do this, when you could just do it before Burning Man. but I'm sure you have some kind of plan..." Yeah. My plan is that getting off a week plus for Burning Man is hard enough as it is (which most Burners have to deal with yearly, and this person has friends that have this issue, so he should NOT be ignorant of it), without tacking on a few days to move stuff. Not to mention, if something somehow goes wrong with the moving of stuff, we've still got a month to figure it out, instead of figuring it out right then & there, because we have to be at Burning Man with the infrastructure on a certain day.

There is surely a more tactful way of inquiring as to why we're doing this the way we're doing it.

"You're doing it wrong!!!" is a Burner mating call, isn't it?

Could be one of them? If Burners had a mating call, I think "Safety third!*" is the one that comes to mind first to me.  ;D


*not that sexual safety comes third. people are good about that. but all the other kinds of safety...eeeeeee....
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. ~ Hippolyte Taine

siamesecat2965

  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 8707
Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #16484 on: June 17, 2014, 11:36:15 AM »
The "not my job" thing drives me batty. I've been here for almost 14 years, but my prior job was in a law firm, and while I worked for one practice group, it was not uncommon for the paralegal coordinator to send out emails, asking for help for other groups, either during working hours, or for OT, when something big was happening.

My current co. is one where you do YOUR job, and that's it. Helping others is not encouraged, and my own boss does as little as he can of my stuff when I'm not here. It drives me nuts. I mean, the things he doens't do take very little time, but he just is lazy and can't be bothered.

It did come back to bite him one time. Every monday, i post our weekly publication on our website. When I'm not here, he's supposed to do it. It takes 10 mintues tops. So one year at Christmas, i'm out, and he didn't do it. So on Wed, HIS boss asked him, um, are you going to do it? and he hemmed and hawed, but now he does it automatically when i'm out. hahahahah