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snowdragon

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10500 on: January 24, 2013, 03:54:09 PM »
Meanwhile, on the flipside, my 16-year-old daughter refuses to wear her jacket when it's -30 Celsius (-35 with the windchill).  That drives me up the wall!
  I am like this. I have a fall jacket that I wear when it's cold enough and I always wear it open.  I are hear "why are  you not buttoned up?" or "Why don't you have long sleeves on", ect....drives me insane.



My mailman drives me nuts. The sidewalk from my property line on one side to the elderly neighbor's drive on the other is shoveled to bare cement. So where does the yahoo walk? across my lawn to the mail box and then Squeezes his butt between the front end of my car and the house rather than walking down the also shoveled drive way. I told him today to knock off and got guff from him - I see a visit to my post office in the morning, I have to by law keep the paths clear for him or not get home delivery...he can use that and not risk scratching my car because he's a jerk.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10501 on: January 24, 2013, 05:09:15 PM »
Meanwhile, on the flipside, my 16-year-old daughter refuses to wear her jacket when it's -30 Celsius (-35 with the windchill).  That drives me up the wall!

My 13yo son is like this.  When we lived in North Dakota, he'd try to sneak out in shorts when it was -20F.  Um. No.  Pants are required at that temperature.  I'll compromise and let you wear the fleece sweatshirt, but you must wear pants.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10502 on: January 24, 2013, 05:26:59 PM »
The fact that I seem to have a Klingon cloaking device secreted somewhere about my person, and I cannot find it to switch it off!

I have a big, red 4x4.  Like the one in the link, only red. But apparently it is invisible in traffic. 

In my house we would say that you have an "idiot magnet" installed somewhere in your vehicle.
I think my friend and I have either one or both of these.  We have made two trips from Idaho to southern California to pick up horses.  We were driving her fire-engine-red Dodge dually extended cab pickup towing a white three horse trailer.  Both have enough running lights to be seen from the ISS.  It amazed both of us how often we would be cut off, tailgated, passed in no passing zones.  (Evil Snowfire wished for a laser targeted horse-pucky launching device.)

I KNOW my old Datsun had a cloaking device.  I was rear ended four times in that car and every single time the offending driver said "I didn't see you..."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10503 on: January 24, 2013, 07:27:54 PM »
We brought in an experienced engineer to work on our project.  He's been in this field a long time, but he's new to the project and our project has a lot of established ways of doing things.  I found myself getting really annoyed with all the questions he was asking, but I couldn't figure out why, since I'm used to answering questions.   

Today I was able to figure it out.  About 75% of the time when he's asking a question, it's because he thinks he finds some big flaw in our methodology.  However, instead of saying "hey isn't this a problem because of this...", he'll ask leading questions until I finally figure out what he's really asking. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10504 on: January 24, 2013, 07:55:45 PM »
Whenever my brother and I disagreed about anything, we'd hear 'Stop fighting!' Even if it was something like what movie we liked better. This was really frustrating, it felt like we couldn't have any discussion at all.
And the flip side.  When we visited DH's parents, they would engage in what they called 'discussions'.  When the volume on a "discussion" is sufficiently loud and emphatic enough to wake the babies sleeping in an upstairs back bedroom, as far from the "discussion" as one could get and still be in the same house, *I* call that an "argument."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10505 on: January 24, 2013, 07:58:44 PM »
Food that is not prepared in a traditional manner or the way it's portrayed/described on a menu.

Examples:
Maranara that has meat or meat broth in it.  Acceptable ingredients include tomatoes, onions, garlic and olive oil with some kind of herbs seasoning it.  I'm willing to give a a pass on extra vegetables, though that's heading towards spaghetti sauce region.

Tuna salad.  I know it can be made many ways, but if your Establishment is going way out with shredded carrots and raisins (and it is not normal to the region), your menu should reflect that.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10506 on: January 24, 2013, 08:38:16 PM »
I have breezeway duty in the mornings. Yesterday I had 2 teachers order me to put on a coat. It was the upper 60s. If I wear a coat in that type of weather, I end up with a rash/hives.


So today it isn't much colder but the fog is so heavy that the end of the breezeway is fuzzy. Because of the damp I put on a light waterproof jacket. I get at least you are wearing a jacket today. Then I get "why didn't you dry your hair before coming to work. It was dry - I just spent 30 min standing in the fog - fog is basically a cloud sitting on the ground -it is wet.
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« Reply #10507 on: January 24, 2013, 08:48:40 PM »
My mother is driving me up a wall concerning "cold" weather. My kids and I lived in North Dakota for 4 years.  60F is not cold!  Heck, that's still shorts and t-shirt weather!  Yet my mother keeps harassing me about failing to take care of my kids and keep them safe because I refuse to make them wear heavy clothing in 60 degree weather.  Recall a few posts above where I mentioned my eldest son's propensity for wearing shorts even when it's well below freezing (when he manages to sneak out of the house that way, anyway...I force him into jeans at the same temperature I stop wearing skirts...about 25F).  I wish people would just realize that we all have different comfort zones.  Teens and adults are more than capable of determining when they're hot or cold and dressing appropriately.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10508 on: January 24, 2013, 09:07:22 PM »
I remember when we lived in California it boggled me to see kids trick or treating with parkas on when it was 60. I joke that I'm cold blooded but even with it in the 60's at most I've got a light jacket or hoodie on.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10509 on: January 24, 2013, 09:31:32 PM »
How about this:  At 2 this afternoon I saw a guy on 7th Avenue in a nylon windbreaker, shorts, and bare legs.  I wonder if he was the same fool I saw running in sweats and a hoodie on Astor Place during the heat wave of 2006.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10510 on: January 25, 2013, 12:09:01 AM »
The trouble is, if I am not angry but someone says "don't be angry", that in itself makes me angry!  Then I can't win, because as far as they are concerned they are right.


YES! This drives me insane. "chill out" applies as well.

"Now, don't get mad, but..." was one of Mom's *favorite* buttons.

My moms was "simmer down" with the hiss on the letter s. What did I look like, a fry pan on the stove or something, lol!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10511 on: January 25, 2013, 10:12:17 AM »
Now that I live up north my relatives are freaking out about all of the 5" of snow on the ground. They keep calling me and saying "Oh, that's unfortunate, you must be hunkered down, don't get out and try to drive."  ???

I know they've heard of snowplows and salting the roads before. I guess they just assume everything in the north has to stop when snow hits the ground?

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« Reply #10512 on: January 25, 2013, 10:36:44 AM »
Now that I live up north my relatives are freaking out about all of the 5" of snow on the ground. They keep calling me and saying "Oh, that's unfortunate, you must be hunkered down, don't get out and try to drive."  ???

I know they've heard of snowplows and salting the roads before. I guess they just assume everything in the north has to stop when snow hits the ground?

Mine do that too. Not that I like driving in snow, but it has to be pretty bad before our plows and salt trucks canít keep the main roads clean.

ETA: I still find it amazing how much snow it takes to close down schools here. Back home in KC, it seems an inch will get you a snow day sometimes. Less in the Lake of the Ozarks area where my sisters went to school. Here, thatís just an annoyance / fun thing to play in while waiting for the bus.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10513 on: January 25, 2013, 12:15:42 PM »
Now that I live up north my relatives are freaking out about all of the 5" of snow on the ground. They keep calling me and saying "Oh, that's unfortunate, you must be hunkered down, don't get out and try to drive."  ???

I know they've heard of snowplows and salting the roads before. I guess they just assume everything in the north has to stop when snow hits the ground?

Mine do that too. Not that I like driving in snow, but it has to be pretty bad before our plows and salt trucks canít keep the main roads clean.

ETA: I still find it amazing how much snow it takes to close down schools here. Back home in KC, it seems an inch will get you a snow day sometimes. Less in the Lake of the Ozarks area where my sisters went to school. Here, thatís just an annoyance / fun thing to play in while waiting for the bus.

Mine did the same thing during the years I lived in North Dakota.  They were horrified the first year after I posted pictures of my children getting on the school bus with a substantial amount of snow on the ground and  more coming down...quickly.  Fargo, however, has some of the best road crews on the planet.  They are really one of the best, most dedicated group of people I've ever met, and that includes most of the cops and firefighters I know.  During one blizzard (the second one in as many days) these guys were out plowing the street in front of my complex in 60mph winds, every half hour because that street had a curve on it and the road kept getting clogged with snow.  The driver and two auxiliary people stayed out there all night directing traffic and plowing the road so everybody who lived down that road could get home. About midnight, I walked out with coffee and cookies for them to thank them for their hard work. I've never seen Fargo shut down, and the only time I remember them delaying school was because of the temperature.  They had to wait for it to get warm enough for the buses to start.


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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10514 on: January 25, 2013, 12:34:25 PM »
How about this:  At 2 this afternoon I saw a guy on 7th Avenue in a nylon windbreaker, shorts, and bare legs.  I wonder if he was the same fool I saw running in sweats and a hoodie on Astor Place during the heat wave of 2006.

Last summer we were having a ridiculous heat wave here -- over 100 degrees and 90+% humidity. You couldn't turn on any media without warnings about heat stroke, heat exhaustion, etc. Every single day at lunch time -- i.e. middle of day, super duper hot -- I'd go home for lunch and see Ms. Ponytail out there jogging. Ffwd 6 months and we have a blizzard that overwhelmed the snow crews and the next day, the roads are still a mess and people are told to stay home except for emergencies. We had to go out to get some medicine at night and lo and behold, who do I see jogging down the road? The ICY, snow-covered roads? At night? Wearing black? And nothing reflective? Yes, Ms. Ponytail.  I sincerely wonder why she's still alive.