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siamesecat2965

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9270 on: October 01, 2012, 11:33:18 AM »
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.

It might be worth looking into laser eye surgery. A friend recently had it done and he had coke bottle glasses that cost $500-1000 bucks a year to replace so he bit the bullet and paid $5400 and no more glasses except maybe OTC reading ones in 5-10 years. He had the more invasive procedure and had to have his eyes shut for a week. The other surgery you can see in a day. Some insurance companies cover the surgery. My cousin's cost's were fully covered but my friend's wasn't and he has to pay for it fully himself. Same surgery for both just different insurance companies.

Sadly, due to other issues, I'm not a good candidate for it, and am also a big, fat chicken even if I was.  Othher docs have told me its possible, but my new one, who I trust and like a lot, said I'm really not a good candidate, so that's that.  I will however, remember the place I normally go for glasses does 50% off lenses a couple times a year, and hold off until then.  that's what I did last time, which is why they were much less.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9271 on: October 01, 2012, 12:06:31 PM »
When my DH and I are trying to decide on stuff, and for whatever reason he doesn't hear me (bad cell phone reception, noisy room, what have you) and he says "Yes" like he heard instead of saying "What? I didn't hear."

The other day we were speaking on the phone about afternoon errands. We both had to make stops but one of us had to be home by a certain time to pick up DD. DH said he didn't know how long his errand would take. I said, "Ok, well, we'll both run our first errands and then whoever gets done first can call the other one and that person can run the second errand, and the other person can go pick up DD." To which I got a, "Sounds good. ... so I'm just coming into town now, and am stopping at SecondErrandStore."

I asked if he'd heard anything I'd said before. "I heard something about running the second errand..." To which I reiterated what I'd said earlier. And then he replied, "Okay, I'll let you know when I'm done here at SecondErrandStore." AHHH.

He later admitted that he hadn't heard anything I'd said. So then don't agree to stuff if you don't know what you're agreeing to, dude!! (He did understand what I'd meant when I explained it to him without cell phone fuzziness, so it wasn't me being complicated, I swear!)

Gish used to do that, except the answer to everything instead of “Yes” would be “That’s cool” or “That sucks.” Drove me crazy. I started just blathering non-sequitur stuff at him to the point that now his ears are trained and if he hears me going on about aliens or goats he knows I know he is not paying attention.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9272 on: October 01, 2012, 12:29:43 PM »
I have this need to be right all the time that's like an itch I can't scratch. Today I spent twenty minutes typing a long-winded reply to one of those mass-panic chain e-mails that my mother likes to send me. "A scammer is going to call your cell phone and tell you to dial #90, CRUD MONKEYS!!" In the process of replying to this baloney I learned way too much about Private Branch Exchange vs. Centrex and the intricacies of cell phones. It got me nowhere but I Was Right Darn It, and that's all that matters. If I could turn the incessant need to be right off I would have a happy life.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9273 on: October 01, 2012, 02:16:56 PM »
I have this need to be right all the time that's like an itch I can't scratch. Today I spent twenty minutes typing a long-winded reply to one of those mass-panic chain e-mails that my mother likes to send me. "A scammer is going to call your cell phone and tell you to dial #90, CRUD MONKEYS!!" In the process of replying to this baloney I learned way too much about Private Branch Exchange vs. Centrex and the intricacies of cell phones. It got me nowhere but I Was Right Darn It, and that's all that matters. If I could turn the incessant need to be right off I would have a happy life.

I feel your pain as I am one of those, as well as a  control freak.  Nothing irks me more than having to watch someone do something that isn't the way I'D do it. Cooking is on example.  My one friend will have me over for dinner, and I usualy end up taking over, which she's fine with :) - but I hate that I do it.  But it makes me twitch having to watch someone do something I *think* I can do better.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9274 on: October 01, 2012, 02:24:21 PM »
I have this need to be right all the time that's like an itch I can't scratch. Today I spent twenty minutes typing a long-winded reply to one of those mass-panic chain e-mails that my mother likes to send me. "A scammer is going to call your cell phone and tell you to dial #90, CRUD MONKEYS!!" In the process of replying to this baloney I learned way too much about Private Branch Exchange vs. Centrex and the intricacies of cell phones. It got me nowhere but I Was Right Darn It, and that's all that matters. If I could turn the incessant need to be right off I would have a happy life.

I feel your pain as I am one of those, as well as a  control freak.  Nothing irks me more than having to watch someone do something that isn't the way I'D do it. Cooking is on example.  My one friend will have me over for dinner, and I usualy end up taking over, which she's fine with :) - but I hate that I do it.  But it makes me twitch having to watch someone do something I *think* I can do better.

I have the most annoying variant... the need to be right ON THE INTERNET.  Yes, I am *that* person.  Mind you, I admit when I'm wrong, but if I'm arguing that Pi is 3.14, and someone says "actually, it's just 3"... ooooh, I'll spend weeks in that discussion.

The problem is, my personal philosophy is "of *course* I think I'm right... why would I argue a position I think is wrong?!"
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9275 on: October 01, 2012, 02:41:32 PM »
My Dad (80) got a laptop and the internet about a year ago. He loves it. My mother does not. Every time they disagree about something he say "I'll just go an look it up on the internet." It drives her batty.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9276 on: October 01, 2012, 02:55:35 PM »
I have this need to be right all the time that's like an itch I can't scratch. Today I spent twenty minutes typing a long-winded reply to one of those mass-panic chain e-mails that my mother likes to send me. "A scammer is going to call your cell phone and tell you to dial #90, CRUD MONKEYS!!"
www.snopes.com.  99.98% of those mass emails can be debunked here in about 90 seconds.

I feel for you.  My mother sends me several of those a week.  Some of them multiple times, several months apart. because she doesn't remember that I told her the last 3 times "Mom, that medicine hasn't been on the shelf for 10 flippin' years!"
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9277 on: October 01, 2012, 03:51:35 PM »
People who have to be right all the time. Especially when they are not, but are convinced they are, because in their minds, if they think it, it must be so.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9278 on: October 01, 2012, 04:03:21 PM »
People who have to be right all the time. Especially when they are not, but are convinced they are, because in their minds, if they think it, it must be so.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9279 on: October 02, 2012, 09:47:22 AM »
Ugh, here's one. When sellers obviously profit off shipping. I bought a box of chocolates off a deal site, and only after buying I realized that it was for store pick-up. I e-mailed the store owner and asked if I could possibly have them shipped; if not, I could rearrange a pickup. She said no problem, they ship all the time, and shipping would be $10--which was nearly half the purchase price (it was $30 worth of chocolate for $15.) I assumed for that price she'd be shipping in some temperature-controlled type box with a cold pack or something, as it was early summer.

Nope. The box showed up with a sticker showing she had paid $2.80 to ship my box in a regular box. $10 shipping for 8 pieces of chocolate. She basically made up most of the price "lost" by the online deal. Her chocolates were beautiful, but the gross overcharge left a really, really bad, un-chocolatelike taste in my mouth.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9280 on: October 02, 2012, 09:55:16 AM »
Ugh, here's one. When sellers obviously profit off shipping. I bought a box of chocolates off a deal site, and only after buying I realized that it was for store pick-up. I e-mailed the store owner and asked if I could possibly have them shipped; if not, I could rearrange a pickup. She said no problem, they ship all the time, and shipping would be $10--which was nearly half the purchase price (it was $30 worth of chocolate for $15.) I assumed for that price she'd be shipping in some temperature-controlled type box with a cold pack or something, as it was early summer.

Nope. The box showed up with a sticker showing she had paid $2.80 to ship my box in a regular box. $10 shipping for 8 pieces of chocolate. She basically made up most of the price "lost" by the online deal. Her chocolates were beautiful, but the gross overcharge left a really, really bad, un-chocolatelike taste in my mouth.

Some Ebay sellers are notorious for this.  They advertise a really ridiculously low price for something and then absolutely gouge you on the shipping. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9281 on: October 02, 2012, 09:56:22 AM »
Ugh, here's one. When sellers obviously profit off shipping. I bought a box of chocolates off a deal site, and only after buying I realized that it was for store pick-up. I e-mailed the store owner and asked if I could possibly have them shipped; if not, I could rearrange a pickup. She said no problem, they ship all the time, and shipping would be $10--which was nearly half the purchase price (it was $30 worth of chocolate for $15.) I assumed for that price she'd be shipping in some temperature-controlled type box with a cold pack or something, as it was early summer.

Nope. The box showed up with a sticker showing she had paid $2.80 to ship my box in a regular box. $10 shipping for 8 pieces of chocolate. She basically made up most of the price "lost" by the online deal. Her chocolates were beautiful, but the gross overcharge left a really, really bad, un-chocolatelike taste in my mouth.

I'm the same way. I tried to buy $12 worth of bulk highlighters that were advertised at like 68-72 cents apiece. Shipping ended up being about $7, and the company is even in the same state as I am. I was not pleased.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9282 on: October 02, 2012, 10:15:03 AM »
I have this need to be right all the time that's like an itch I can't scratch. Today I spent twenty minutes typing a long-winded reply to one of those mass-panic chain e-mails that my mother likes to send me. "A scammer is going to call your cell phone and tell you to dial #90, CRUD MONKEYS!!"
www.snopes.com.  99.98% of those mass emails can be debunked here in about 90 seconds.

I feel for you.  My mother sends me several of those a week.  Some of them multiple times, several months apart. because she doesn't remember that I told her the last 3 times "Mom, that medicine hasn't been on the shelf for 10 flippin' years!"

My dad is starting to do this. If he sends me another "Political Party is EEeeeBillllll! Look at this unsubstantiated claim to prove it!" email, I'm afraid I'm going to respond by pasting a Snopes link into an email with the text: "Dad, stop. You're computer literate and have been for a while. Stop forwarding things like Grandma does."

I'm trying to be a good daughter and let him have his opinions, but Errrgh!
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siamesecat2965

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9283 on: October 02, 2012, 10:17:50 AM »
I have this need to be right all the time that's like an itch I can't scratch. Today I spent twenty minutes typing a long-winded reply to one of those mass-panic chain e-mails that my mother likes to send me. "A scammer is going to call your cell phone and tell you to dial #90, CRUD MONKEYS!!" In the process of replying to this baloney I learned way too much about Private Branch Exchange vs. Centrex and the intricacies of cell phones. It got me nowhere but I Was Right Darn It, and that's all that matters. If I could turn the incessant need to be right off I would have a happy life.

I feel your pain as I am one of those, as well as a  control freak.  Nothing irks me more than having to watch someone do something that isn't the way I'D do it. Cooking is on example.  My one friend will have me over for dinner, and I usualy end up taking over, which she's fine with :) - but I hate that I do it.  But it makes me twitch having to watch someone do something I *think* I can do better.

I have the most annoying variant... the need to be right ON THE INTERNET.  Yes, I am *that* person.  Mind you, I admit when I'm wrong, but if I'm arguing that Pi is 3.14, and someone says "actually, it's just 3"... ooooh, I'll spend weeks in that discussion.

The problem is, my personal philosophy is "of *course* I think I'm right... why would I argue a position I think is wrong?!"

And speaking of the Internet, anytime anyone asks something, or something comes up in conversation that I/we don't know, I have this compulsion to look it up RIGHT THEN AND THERE.  I just have to satisfy my curisity and I hate having to wait if I can't.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9284 on: October 02, 2012, 10:39:18 AM »
Ugh, here's one. When sellers obviously profit off shipping. I bought a box of chocolates off a deal site, and only after buying I realized that it was for store pick-up. I e-mailed the store owner and asked if I could possibly have them shipped; if not, I could rearrange a pickup. She said no problem, they ship all the time, and shipping would be $10--which was nearly half the purchase price (it was $30 worth of chocolate for $15.) I assumed for that price she'd be shipping in some temperature-controlled type box with a cold pack or something, as it was early summer.

Nope. The box showed up with a sticker showing she had paid $2.80 to ship my box in a regular box. $10 shipping for 8 pieces of chocolate. She basically made up most of the price "lost" by the online deal. Her chocolates were beautiful, but the gross overcharge left a really, really bad, un-chocolatelike taste in my mouth.

I'm the same way. I tried to buy $12 worth of bulk highlighters that were advertised at like 68-72 cents apiece. Shipping ended up being about $7, and the company is even in the same state as I am. I was not pleased.

Inflated shipping costs may be my Number One pet peeve.   >:( 

It's the main reason I finally broke down and signed up for Amazon Prime.  Yes, I had to pay $70 join, but every single one of my purchases since then has been shipped free.  And I buy a LOT from Amazon.