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mmswm

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10575 on: January 29, 2013, 09:00:40 AM »
I think you need a fourth one; this problem is too widespread.

I can be your South Florida office.
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Luci

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10576 on: January 29, 2013, 09:07:54 AM »
We should start our own businesses, afbluebelle. I've always wanted to go around to area restaurants and correct all the typos in their menus. Can't say we'd be a very popular place to do business with, but at least you and I would feel better!  ;D

Would you like another business partner? 

I'm so sick of reading about 'salaudes' and the 'vagetable of the day'.
I think you need a fourth one; this problem is too widespread.

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ladyknight1

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10577 on: January 29, 2013, 09:11:04 AM »
I will handle all issues in Central Florida and North Georgia!
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mmswm

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10578 on: January 29, 2013, 09:12:52 AM »
I will handle all issues in Central Florida and North Georgia!

Where's the border between Central and South Florida?  These are important details we need to work out.  Also, in dealing with our respective regions, do we go coast to coast, or do we have somebody who wants to take care of the Gulf Coast?  I don't mind an few trips to the Gulf Coast as far north as Port Charlotte.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10579 on: January 29, 2013, 09:23:21 AM »
And don't forget all the terrible translations in bi-lingual menus (specially at tourist spots).

ladyknight1

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10580 on: January 29, 2013, 01:41:57 PM »
Over the past week, I was home three days with a sick DS and we visited Disney World over the weekend. That plus lunch with my in-laws left me with a lot of fodder for this thread. All "you"s are general.

  • You are within your rights to take your stroller to the Disney parks, and use it as you see fit. However, your stroller does not count as a wheelchair. On the monorail, there are two disabled access sections, and your stroller does not need to take up room needed by someone in a wheelchair (when there is someone in a wheelchair). When DS was little, we used a stroller, but could fold it up when needed. These gigantic strollers now, we saw some with three seats, are too large to fold and fit anywhere. I also was annoyed by people running over our feet with their giant strollers.  ::)
  • I find it very rude for someone to be in a restaurant with something in their mouth other than food and drink. Gum, cigarette, e-cigarette, toothpick, guitar pick, etc. MIL and DFIL met us for lunch Sunday, and she chewed her gum until her food arrived and then popped in a piece of gum immediately after putting her fork down.
  • I know some people love to have their sound systems in their car super loud and some love to have bass thumping as they go down the road. But at 11pm on a weeknight? In an apartment complex?

/rant
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10581 on: January 29, 2013, 02:37:26 PM »
Can I be a specialist, correcting all the "Ceasar salads"?

(And, afterwards, eating them?)
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Yvaine

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10582 on: January 29, 2013, 02:50:24 PM »
And don't forget all the terrible translations in bi-lingual menus (specially at tourist spots).

There's a place here--they actually have amazing food, but there's a language barrier, and I think in their zeal to not have mistakes on their menu, they ran it all through spell check. Which means it didn't catch wrong-homonym use. They sell "flower" tortillas and other things like that. :D

Luci

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10583 on: January 29, 2013, 03:31:14 PM »
Can I be a specialist, correcting all the "Ceasar salads"?

(And, afterwards, eating them?)

If you promise not to ask what kind of dressing I want on it..........................yes, really.

ladyknight1

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10584 on: January 29, 2013, 03:32:04 PM »
I have co-workers who request Caesar salads with ranch dressing all the time.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10585 on: January 29, 2013, 03:47:09 PM »
I have co-workers who request Caesar salads with ranch dressing all the time.

Me too - plus they ask for extra tomatoes, hold the cucumbers!   :)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10586 on: January 29, 2013, 03:58:21 PM »
I have co-workers who request Caesar salads with ranch dressing all the time.

Ooooooh. Ick!!!!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10587 on: January 29, 2013, 04:41:13 PM »
We should start our own businesses, afbluebelle. I've always wanted to go around to area restaurants and correct all the typos in their menus. Can't say we'd be a very popular place to do business with, but at least you and I would feel better!  ;D

Sigh. Our regional company meeting was today. At least two major typos in the PowerPoint presentation (one was the logo of a nationwide organization, one was an exec misspelling a global retailer that we do business with; there were others but those were the two memorable ones), and one by the afternoon entertainment (category was "fruits/vegtables".)

Did I mention that I work for a publishing company?

snowflake

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10588 on: January 29, 2013, 04:50:40 PM »
And don't forget all the terrible translations in bi-lingual menus (specially at tourist spots).

There's a place here--they actually have amazing food, but there's a language barrier, and I think in their zeal to not have mistakes on their menu, they ran it all through spell check. Which means it didn't catch wrong-homonym use. They sell "flower" tortillas and other things like that. :D

One of the best Argentinian restaurants I have eaten at claim to use "jam" in many of their savory dishes.  After being confused for a moment, I realized that "J" makes the "H" sound in Spanish.  I forgive them because their empanadas are beyond delicious.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10589 on: January 29, 2013, 05:33:08 PM »
My mother took a few Italian courses and on more than one occasion when we'd go to Olive Garden, I'd say "Oh I think I'll try some of the ____" and she'd tell me the proper pronunciation of the dish.  When the waiter came around I'd ask for it as my mother pronounced it and the waiter would look at me perplexed. I'd pronounce the dish as I originally thought it was pronounced and then they'd get it. 

Truly, while knowing the proper pronunciation would help at a restaurant in Italy, I really don't expect a server at Olive Garden to know how it's pronounced unless they too have taken Italian. While they say the chefs are sent to workshops to learn how to cook new dishes, I can't imagine they'd send all their servers.
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