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siamesecat2965

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10650 on: February 05, 2013, 11:08:08 AM »
Siamese cat / 2littlemonkeys 

Our family is dealing with our mother who has Alzheimers and my older sister in the beginning, would send me cryptic emails about issues with
Mom (sis lives close and takes care of Mom) - Finally after the latest cryptic email, I called her and told her that I don't do cryptic very well,
and if she had anything to say, to write it out or call.  There was silence, then "OK" and a click.  Since then, it has stopped.  She tells us what the
problem is.

I know that may not work for bosses but maybe a variation of it might.

Sigh. not with mine. I've tried that and it goes in one ear, and out the other.  Today though, he DID have the grace to admit he was incorrect. the one email simply said "the links are the same" to 3 links to 3 separate docs I sent him. Since I had previously told him I could help out with his summaries, I wasn't sure if he meant they are teh same, so just do one summary, as in please do this, or he was simply telling me they were incorrect (which they were not)

So after I responded adn got no answer, i went and asked him, and he said, oh, maybe I clicked on something else.

Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10651 on: February 05, 2013, 12:40:42 PM »
My middle son's need to repeat a joke over and over.  ::)

Last night it was a line from the Simpsons. 

Homer: Tell me how I'm going to die! I can't wait!
Death: You can't wait six months?

DS2 repeated that about 3 times.  I chuckled the first time then both DS1 and I told him to knock it off.


Also the fact that my living room cannot seem to stay clean. I pick up and vacuum daily as one would expect but within about 3 hours it's a pigsty again.  ::) 
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KimberlyM

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10652 on: February 05, 2013, 12:56:55 PM »
People's verbal tics, although I shouldn't complain because I know I have a few myself.  I have a work friend who adds the words "or whatever" to the end of pretty  much every sentence.  So, a typical statement from her will be "I went to the grocery store or whatever to get some apples or whatever.  So I was standing at the checkout, and there was this lady in front of me who had too many items, or whatever."

My husband has a friend who uses "whenever" rather than when.  Drives me up the wall! 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10653 on: February 05, 2013, 12:57:33 PM »
Tax season is here in the US. I had mentioned to my mom that DH and I are going to owe money back to the IRS, but we were still waiting on a few miscellaneous forms to arrive. My mother told me that she and my dad specifically picked an accountant that always gets them a refund.

So, no matter what changes year to year, according to my mom, there will be a refund.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10654 on: February 05, 2013, 01:25:22 PM »
Online forms that have improper validation.

For instance, ones that donít allow '+' in the email field.

Or worse, newsletter signup forms that allow you to have a '+' in your email address, but whose corresponding unsubscribe forms claim said email address is an invalid address.

Also, forms that require input in a specific format (like dd/mm/yy), but donít tell you until youíve typed it in and try to submit.

EmmaJ.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10655 on: February 05, 2013, 02:23:54 PM »
Online forms that have improper validation.

For instance, ones that donít allow '+' in the email field.

Or worse, newsletter signup forms that allow you to have a '+' in your email address, but whose corresponding unsubscribe forms claim said email address is an invalid address.

Also, forms that require input in a specific format (like dd/mm/yy), but donít tell you until youíve typed it in and try to submit.

In a similar vein, a co-worker has a surname with only two letters.  Many, many forms she tries to fill out kick back with an error message "we require your name to have at least 3 characters".

Yep, wait one moment, let me go change my name for you.....


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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10656 on: February 05, 2013, 03:17:14 PM »
Online forms that have improper validation.

For instance, ones that donít allow '+' in the email field.

Or worse, newsletter signup forms that allow you to have a '+' in your email address, but whose corresponding unsubscribe forms claim said email address is an invalid address.

Also, forms that require input in a specific format (like dd/mm/yy), but donít tell you until youíve typed it in and try to submit.

In a similar vein, a co-worker has a surname with only two letters.  Many, many forms she tries to fill out kick back with an error message "we require your name to have at least 3 characters".

Yep, wait one moment, let me go change my name for you.....

I had this happen with a required security question answer.  The question could not be changed but it would not let me answer it honestly because the answer was only two letters.  How am I supposed to correctly answer a security question six months from now if I had to make up the answer so that the system would take it?
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Thipu1

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10657 on: February 05, 2013, 04:30:59 PM »
The image of librarians. (Caution.  This may get a bit ranty)

I hadn't thought about this since SIL remarked to another family member that I was anal-retentive because I was a librarian.  I didn't know how to have any fun and didn't want anyone else to have any fun either.  yeah, right.

It happened again today.  A prominent item in the news is the trial of a woman who has admitted to stabbing her lover multiple times and then shooting him.  There was a brief clip of her testimony.

'Ooh!', said one of the news anchors, 'She looks like a librarian'.

(the hackles begin to rise and the organ music is cued)

What is a librarian?  We are you. Librarians  come in every size, shape, color and gender orientation known to humanity. 

Some librarians wear their hair in grey buns.  Other librarians wear their hair in green Mohawks.

Some librarians play the cello in chamber ensembles. Other librarians play bass in reggae bands.

Some librarians enjoy quilting or scrap-booking.  Other librarians prefer sky-diving.  Believe it or not, there are some librarians who like both scrap-booking and sky-diving. 

Casanova was a librarian. 
Walt Whitman was a librarian. 

(Rant over)




mmswm

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10658 on: February 05, 2013, 04:32:43 PM »
The image of librarians. (Caution.  This may get a bit ranty)

I hadn't thought about this since SIL remarked to another family member that I was anal-retentive because I was a librarian.  I didn't know how to have any fun and didn't want anyone else to have any fun either.  yeah, right.

It happened again today.  A prominent item in the news is the trial of a woman who has admitted to stabbing her lover multiple times and then shooting him.  There was a brief clip of her testimony.

'Ooh!', said one of the news anchors, 'She looks like a librarian'.

(the hackles begin to rise and the organ music is cued)

What is a librarian?  We are you. Librarians  come in every size, shape, color and gender orientation known to humanity. 

Some librarians wear their hair in grey buns.  Other librarians wear their hair in green Mohawks.

Some librarians play the cello in chamber ensembles. Other librarians play bass in reggae bands.

Some librarians enjoy quilting or scrap-booking.  Other librarians prefer sky-diving.  Believe it or not, there are some librarians who like both scrap-booking and sky-diving. 

Casanova was a librarian. 
Walt Whitman was a librarian. 

(Rant over)

My degrees are in math/statistics.  I decided not to finish, but I'm two exams away from being a qualified actuary if I ever decide to take the last two exams.  Different set of stereotypes, but I totally get what you're saying.
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Mental Magpie

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10659 on: February 05, 2013, 04:39:15 PM »
People's verbal tics, although I shouldn't complain because I know I have a few myself.  I have a work friend who adds the words "or whatever" to the end of pretty  much every sentence.  So, a typical statement from her will be "I went to the grocery store or whatever to get some apples or whatever.  So I was standing at the checkout, and there was this lady in front of me who had too many items, or whatever."

I have only noticed this recently, but it happens at work quite often!  I just moved here a few months ago so I thought it was a regional think.  It drives me nuts!

Free Range Hippy Chick

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10660 on: February 05, 2013, 04:41:34 PM »
Accountant here. If we're manning the barricades against the popular misconceptions, count me in. I'll share with librarians and actuaries. I can bring a practising scientist who objects to the 'total nutcase in white lab coat trying to destroy the world' image too, if there's room?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10661 on: February 05, 2013, 06:20:07 PM »
TV people who don't know a word on the teleprompter and substitute a word that they do know.  One of the Baltimore newscasters was talking about the foal in the Superbowl Budweiser commercial; she evidently didn't know the word 'foal' because both last night and tonight she called the poor baby horse a 'foul'.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10662 on: February 05, 2013, 06:52:18 PM »
People's verbal tics, although I shouldn't complain because I know I have a few myself.  I have a work friend who adds the words "or whatever" to the end of pretty  much every sentence.  So, a typical statement from her will be "I went to the grocery store or whatever to get some apples or whatever.  So I was standing at the checkout, and there was this lady in front of me who had too many items, or whatever."

My husband has a friend who uses "whenever" rather than when.  Drives me up the wall!

I have a friend that uses "and everything". It makes me want to hit him.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10663 on: February 05, 2013, 06:54:08 PM »
Tax season is here in the US. I had mentioned to my mom that DH and I are going to owe money back to the IRS, but we were still waiting on a few miscellaneous forms to arrive. My mother told me that she and my dad specifically picked an accountant that always gets them a refund.

So, no matter what changes year to year, according to my mom, there will be a refund.

So ... um ... can I have his number?  ;D
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #10664 on: February 05, 2013, 08:59:42 PM »
Tax season is here in the US. I had mentioned to my mom that DH and I are going to owe money back to the IRS, but we were still waiting on a few miscellaneous forms to arrive. My mother told me that she and my dad specifically picked an accountant that always gets them a refund.

So, no matter what changes year to year, according to my mom, there will be a refund.

So ... um ... can I have his number?  ;D


The whole issue makes me wonder how sharp their reasoning is.
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."
-J.R.R Tolkien