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Venus193

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9195 on: September 24, 2012, 06:15:19 PM »
My husband has this whole (pretty hilarious) speech about what constitutes "dinner" and the levels of meat involved.  Meat must be involved, preferable as the primary ingredient.  There are even degrees of meat, ie meat and meat light (seafood, bacon etc). 2 meat lights equal a meat.  Now if I make something primarily vegetarian I just throw a piece of meat on for him too.  However, he does all the weeknight cooking now that he's being a stay at home dad so it's not too big an issue.

Sounds a little like my mother.  She lived through WWII deprivations in Europe and when she came to the US and was able to eat meat whenever she wanted, she didn't consider a dish a meal without it.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9196 on: September 25, 2012, 06:09:45 PM »
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How funny, I am off to buy more flatware this week as I can barely find 4 spoons or forks for dinner every night. I don't know where it all went, especially since a few weeks ago my flatware drawer ranneth over. :'(

I buy test settings of silverware at Cost Plus - I may like a pattern, but want to know how well it actually works (is the flatware comfortable in my hand, in my mouth, etc.).

I bring the test patterns to the office. I don't mind when the patterns that didn't really work go missing, but I've learned that if I really *like* a pattern I pretty much have to dry the utensil as soon as I have washed it, and put the utensil back in my desk or the utensils will go missing for several days. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9197 on: September 25, 2012, 06:23:48 PM »
when I go for new glasses and almost fall off my chair when they tell me the final cost!  Mind you, I am blind as a bat and wear progressives, soooo not cheap.  But when they tell you it will be $1050 WITH the 30% discount.  OUCH. thanfkully insurance and flex spending will covefr half, so the rest isn't all that bad.

Ordering online, or going to Costco or BJs isn't really an option either.  My prescription is a bit tricky, so I feel more comfortable going somewhere I know will do a good job.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9198 on: September 25, 2012, 06:39:20 PM »
when I go for new glasses and almost fall off my chair when they tell me the final cost! 

I just had that experience last week.  :-\
AND they messed up my prescription so I can't use my glasses when I work at the computer. Going back tomorrow, but I've got a suspicion that they're going to try to talk me into buying a second set of "computer glasses" instead of fixing the problem.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9199 on: September 25, 2012, 06:45:00 PM »
I was looking last weekend for a bible for a study I'm in at church and they had this one that had a gorgeous Celtic cover.  Green with a lovely Celtic knot on the front.  Only it was a compact version. The box said "Large Print" but when I opened it, the print was so unbelievably tiny that I was squinting to read it.

Last time I checked, this is not large print.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9200 on: September 25, 2012, 08:03:16 PM »
when I go for new glasses and almost fall off my chair when they tell me the final cost! 

I just had that experience last week.  :-\
AND they messed up my prescription so I can't use my glasses when I work at the computer. Going back tomorrow, but I've got a suspicion that they're going to try to talk me into buying a second set of "computer glasses" instead of fixing the problem.

Oh that stinks. I do feel better though, having priced my lenses out online, and what I paid was actually less.  its the darn varilux progressives, super high index to make my coke bottle lenses thin enough carp that makes them so pricy.  but I did get some cute, very subtle, pink frames.  hehehehee

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9201 on: September 26, 2012, 07:39:00 AM »
I just got a card yesterday in my PO Box from UPS saying they couldn't deliver my package because it was to a PO Box and I have to go to a location far away from the PO to pick up a package. The card is dated the 19th, but I just got it yesterday (the 25th) and I have to pick up my package by today (the 26th) or they'll send it back. ARGH. And they're only open from 9:30-12 and 3:30-6. Real convenient.  >:(

Not to mention that I actually had a package delivered by UPS two days ago. Usually they'll leave it at the PO, or the address will get tagged when the shipper enters it so they know to ask for my house number. (And I can't give my house number for everything because then the workers at the PO get annoyed at having to match up my house address with my PO box, and they sort a lot more mail for me so I'd rather stay on their good side!) I've only had to pick up at the UPS pickup location once, and that was somewhere around 7 years ago. Not sure why they're so sketchy about it.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9202 on: September 26, 2012, 09:29:14 AM »
Why, even after years of instruction and passive aggressive reminders, can't my husband and teenage son figure out how to work ice cube trays?  Just once I'd like to get home from work, go to make myself a beverage and find a full ice cube bin and full trays.  They aren't that hard...really!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9203 on: September 26, 2012, 10:06:30 AM »
When people mutter.  DH does it constantly and it drives me absolutely round the bend.  I have to make him repeat everything 3 times. And I only hear him when he shouts.  So I ask him kindly not to shout as it alarms DS and he goes back to mumbling under his breath again.  :o
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9204 on: September 26, 2012, 10:19:45 AM »
The sound of the phone ringing, especially if I'm sitting near it.  It's so shrill and grating.  I think it's time for our phone to have a little "accident".  >:D

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9205 on: September 26, 2012, 10:27:06 AM »
When people mutter.  DH does it constantly and it drives me absolutely round the bend.  I have to make him repeat everything 3 times. And I only hear him when he shouts.  So I ask him kindly not to shout as it alarms DS and he goes back to mumbling under his breath again.  :o

I hear you.  It's gotten to the point where I'm starting to wonder if I'm the one with a hearing problem or if it could be that ALL of my family members mutter.  Sometimes when I'm really exasperated I pull a Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp version) and say "Mumbler" when they mutter.

It's really annoying when I ask my eldest to repeat himself and he only repeats part of his sentence.

"muttermuttermutter oatmeal cookies?"
"You muttered, what did you say?"
"Oatmeal cookies."
"What about them?"
"You know, the ones in the kitchen?"
"And what about them?"
"The oatmeal cookies!!" Gaaaaah!!!!

I've started telling them that if they don't make themselves heard, they're not getting what they ask for.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9206 on: September 26, 2012, 10:45:58 AM »
When people mutter.  DH does it constantly and it drives me absolutely round the bend.  I have to make him repeat everything 3 times. And I only hear him when he shouts.  So I ask him kindly not to shout as it alarms DS and he goes back to mumbling under his breath again.  :o

I hear you.  It's gotten to the point where I'm starting to wonder if I'm the one with a hearing problem or if it could be that ALL of my family members mutter.  Sometimes when I'm really exasperated I pull a Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp version) and say "Mumbler" when they mutter.

It's really annoying when I ask my eldest to repeat himself and he only repeats part of his sentence.

"muttermuttermutter oatmeal cookies?"
"You muttered, what did you say?"
"Oatmeal cookies."
"What about them?"
"You know, the ones in the kitchen?"
"And what about them?"
"The oatmeal cookies!!" Gaaaaah!!!!

I've started telling them that if they don't make themselves heard, they're not getting what they ask for.

Try this:

"Oatmeal cookies."
"What about them?"
"You know, the ones in the kitchen?"
"And what about them?"
"The oatmeal cookies!!"
"It would be nice for you to learn how to make oatmeal cookies.  I have a cookbook for you..."
"WHAT?  That's not what I said..."
"And I couldn't understand what you said.  Clarify, or I get to make up my own conversations."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9207 on: September 26, 2012, 10:49:44 AM »
The sound of the phone ringing, especially if I'm sitting near it.  It's so shrill and grating.  I think it's time for our phone to have a little "accident".  >:D

Unless it's an old phone can't you change the ringtone?
Ours came with half a dozen different ringtones and you can also set the volume, the phone must be around 8 years old ( landline, 3 cordless phone).

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9208 on: September 26, 2012, 10:53:23 AM »
The sound of the phone ringing, especially if I'm sitting near it.  It's so shrill and grating.  I think it's time for our phone to have a little "accident".  >:D

Unless it's an old phone can't you change the ringtone?
Ours came with half a dozen different ringtones and you can also set the volume, the phone must be around 8 years old ( landline, 3 cordless phone).

I don't know much about it, but it only has the one ringtone.  I'm kinda stuck with it.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9209 on: September 26, 2012, 11:08:07 AM »
When people mutter.  DH does it constantly and it drives me absolutely round the bend.  I have to make him repeat everything 3 times. And I only hear him when he shouts.  So I ask him kindly not to shout as it alarms DS and he goes back to mumbling under his breath again.  :o

I hear you.  It's gotten to the point where I'm starting to wonder if I'm the one with a hearing problem or if it could be that ALL of my family members mutter.  Sometimes when I'm really exasperated I pull a Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp version) and say "Mumbler" when they mutter.

It's really annoying when I ask my eldest to repeat himself and he only repeats part of his sentence.

"muttermuttermutter oatmeal cookies?"
"You muttered, what did you say?"
"Oatmeal cookies."
"What about them?"
"You know, the ones in the kitchen?"
"And what about them?"
"The oatmeal cookies!!" Gaaaaah!!!!

I've started telling them that if they don't make themselves heard, they're not getting what they ask for.

Try this:

"Oatmeal cookies."
"What about them?"
"You know, the ones in the kitchen?"
"And what about them?"
"The oatmeal cookies!!"
"It would be nice for you to learn how to make oatmeal cookies.  I have a cookbook for you..."
"WHAT?  That's not what I said..."
"And I couldn't understand what you said.  Clarify, or I get to make up my own conversations."

LOL! Love that one! :):)
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