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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9420 on: October 12, 2012, 01:48:46 PM »
Not strictly a "little" thing, but... hearing gunfire.  Receding into the distance.  On a Friday morning.

We *really* need to get out of here...

I'd help you pack but you're a bit away from me I think.

My thing is having my complex's maintenance crew outside of my bedroom window at 8 am on the one day a week I can sleep in.

Ooh, yeah.  We had jackhammers yesterday, but thankfully they started at 9.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9421 on: October 12, 2012, 02:36:44 PM »
Not strictly a "little" thing, but... hearing gunfire.  Receding into the distance.  On a Friday morning.

We *really* need to get out of here...

When we go volunteer at the Scout camp near us, we hear gunshots at night in the national forest a few miles away. When it isn't hunting season, and all of the camp property is posted "no hunting, no fishing, no trespassing". I agree that it is scary.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9422 on: October 12, 2012, 02:42:34 PM »
Not strictly a "little" thing, but... hearing gunfire.  Receding into the distance.  On a Friday morning.

We *really* need to get out of here...

Live in Oakland, do you?

Diane AKA Traska

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9423 on: October 12, 2012, 03:41:50 PM »
Not strictly a "little" thing, but... hearing gunfire.  Receding into the distance.  On a Friday morning.

We *really* need to get out of here...

Live in Oakland, do you?

Philadelphia, actually.  268 murders so far this year.  ::Sigh::
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9424 on: October 13, 2012, 12:00:28 AM »
When a group of teens-early 20-somethings brings a boom box into the subway car and starts perfornimg, making the passengers a captive audience as they look for money.  At 11:30PM when I'm coming home from the opera.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9425 on: October 13, 2012, 07:34:39 AM »
That every stinking time I recharge my camera's battery, when I go to put it back in, I put it in wrong and need to take it back out and flip it.  Every time.  You'd think I would learn how to do it...
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9426 on: October 13, 2012, 11:50:24 AM »
Being told to watch something on TV. Even when I have zero interest in it. My Dad has passed this lovely trait to me.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9427 on: October 13, 2012, 12:04:24 PM »
That every stinking time I recharge my camera's battery, when I go to put it back in, I put it in wrong and need to take it back out and flip it.  Every time.  You'd think I would learn how to do it...

Along those lines, when I go to take a cute picture and realize I forgot to put the card back into my camera after the last time I loaded the pics onto the computer. :P  Or when my batteries choose an inopportune time to die.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9428 on: October 13, 2012, 12:09:44 PM »
That every stinking time I recharge my camera's battery, when I go to put it back in, I put it in wrong and need to take it back out and flip it.  Every time.  You'd think I would learn how to do it...

Along those lines, when I go to take a cute picture and realize I forgot to put the card back into my camera after the last time I loaded the pics onto the computer. :P  Or when my batteries choose an inopportune time to die.

My camera battery died just as I pressed the shutter while my DH was shaking hands with Al Worden.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9429 on: October 13, 2012, 02:29:54 PM »
When someone assumes that you couldn't possibly have experienced a particular (usually bad) event due to you disagreeing with them on some detail about it. For example 'if you don't believe that criminals should be treated in X way then you obviously haven't been a victim of crime' or 'if you don't support every aspect of breast cancer awareness month, you've obviously never had a relative with the disease'.

Bringing personal experiences is just going to make everyone more emotional in a not-helpful way. Maybe they have actually experienced said event, and just disagree with you. And maybe they haven't--they still have enough knowledge to form an opinion. And it's assuming absolutely everyone who experiences a certain thing is going to react the same way, which doesn't happen.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9430 on: October 13, 2012, 03:57:45 PM »
When someone assumes that you couldn't possibly have experienced a particular (usually bad) event due to you disagreeing with them on some detail about it. For example 'if you don't believe that criminals should be treated in X way then you obviously haven't been a victim of crime' or 'if you don't support every aspect of breast cancer awareness month, you've obviously never had a relative with the disease'.

Bringing personal experiences is just going to make everyone more emotional in a not-helpful way. Maybe they have actually experienced said event, and just disagree with you. And maybe they haven't--they still have enough knowledge to form an opinion. And it's assuming absolutely everyone who experiences a certain thing is going to react the same way, which doesn't happen.

That's so true!  My Mom's had breast cancer but I don't give to breast cancer charities.  I've had lymphoma and don't plan on giving anything to the American Cancer Assoc. or any other cancer organization.  I just don't do that.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9431 on: October 13, 2012, 06:59:04 PM »
Not strictly a "little" thing, but... hearing gunfire.  Receding into the distance.  On a Friday morning.

We *really* need to get out of here...

I grew up in Miami and moved to North Dakota for a few years and now I'm in a tiny town a little bit SE of Seattle.  I do not miss hearing gunfire one bit. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9432 on: October 13, 2012, 07:40:36 PM »
Not strictly a "little" thing, but... hearing gunfire.  Receding into the distance.  On a Friday morning.

We *really* need to get out of here...

Live in Oakland, do you?

Philadelphia, actually.  268 murders so far this year.  ::Sigh::
Wow, we'd have about that many in my entire country.

If I heard gunshots I'd be terrified. Gun ownerships is pretty much illegal in Australia.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9433 on: October 13, 2012, 08:17:42 PM »
Every time one of my friends gets a new hobby they feel the need to cram it down everyone's throat. Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, there are even more ways to do it. For example, one of my friends just started taking some new line of herbal supplements and started a new workout regimen and now every status update is about how she's at the gym. If I get one more picture of her abs sent to me in group message format or get another message about that supplement I'm going to go ballistic. If she re-pins another one of those Instagram hipster photos with an inspirational message that says something like "Go jog, lazy" I will go blind from sheer rage. 

You wanna know what my hobbies are? They include:

-surfing online for good deals on bulk highlighters!
-making sushi!
-tabbing the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in fun neon colors!
-doing Krav Maga!
-looking at pictures of fat cats on the internet and chuckling to myself!
-shopping for clothes and leaving empty-handed because I'm a tightwad!

I am well aware that most aspects of my life could be considered a cure for insomnia. I will occasionally tweet/repin/make an update about things that I am doing, but I don't think that because of any one of these hobbies I should be the next Dos Equis spokesperson either.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #9434 on: October 13, 2012, 11:35:15 PM »
Not strictly a "little" thing, but... hearing gunfire.  Receding into the distance.  On a Friday morning.

We *really* need to get out of here...

Live in Oakland, do you?

Philadelphia, actually.  268 murders so far this year.  ::Sigh::
Wow, we'd have about that many in my entire country.

If I heard gunshots I'd be terrified. Gun ownerships is pretty much illegal in Australia.

Depends where you are. I'm rural, guns are not uncommon but the are mostly shotguns and rifles. Mostly aussies are not really big on guns it's mostly beer and bbq  :). It's not impossible to get a gun license unless have a criminal record or a good reason for needing one (work, hobby, personal protection with proof). Edged weapon licesning on the other hand is getting ridiculous. I can get into trouble for having a fake samurai sword in the house but my marble rolling pin is more dangerous, my broken foot can attest to that.