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Luci

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11025 on: March 04, 2013, 11:20:38 AM »
My own OCD tendancies about my laundry and the way it smells. I posted a litle while back about someone putting too much stinky fabric softener into the machines, and it it turn making MY clothes stink.

I am obsessed with the smell of clean laundry. I can't stand any scent of any kind. I don't know why, but it bugs the living daylights out of me. I live for the day I have my own W/D and don't have to worry any of these things.

My sympathies! I can't stand the detergent I use for traveling. The bottle is small and my brand doesn't come in small bottles. It leaves our clothes very strong smelling. Going down the laundry aisle is not a pleasant experience for me because of all the dryer softening sheets emitting so many odors.

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« Reply #11026 on: March 04, 2013, 12:24:03 PM »
My own OCD tendancies about my laundry and the way it smells. I posted a litle while back about someone putting too much stinky fabric softener into the machines, and it it turn making MY clothes stink.

I am obsessed with the smell of clean laundry. I can't stand any scent of any kind. I don't know why, but it bugs the living daylights out of me. I live for the day I have my own W/D and don't have to worry any of these things.

My sympathies! I can't stand the detergent I use for traveling. The bottle is small and my brand doesn't come in small bottles. It leaves our clothes very strong smelling. Going down the laundry aisle is not a pleasant experience for me because of all the dryer softening sheets emitting so many odors.

I've always hated that aisle. thankfully, the stuff I use is close to the end, so I just run in, grab it, and run out.  and what I've done for travel, is put some of my unscented stuff in a bottle, adn stick it in a ziplock. this way if it leaks, its only in the bag.  and I have clean, non-stinky clothes!

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« Reply #11027 on: March 04, 2013, 01:30:19 PM »
Being cut off mid-sentence then given the cold shoulder when I don't respond to what was said to cut off me.  Well, you obviously thought what I had to say wasn't important enough to finish saying so why should I bother to keep going?

I did something similar once to a lawyer.  I was giving a deposition while under oath, and the lawyer was asking rapid-fire questions in an obvious effort to trip me up.

I was a teenager and not there willingly (I wasn't being accused of anything, but a friend of mine was.  The lawyer questioning me was working for the prosecution.)

Any time I finished an answer, he would immediately fire back with a follow-up question, clearly trying to get me flustered.  Instead, I sat there silently with my mouth closed, counted to three in my head, and then answered the followup question.

Since his attempt to rapidly fire questions wasn't working, he resorted to interrupt me mid-sentence.  Whenever he did that, I was silent for a 5-count, then said something along the lines of "You asked me [question].  I was not done answering that question.  I'm going to finish answering that question first.  Once I have done so, I will answer any follow up questions you may have."

Mental Magpie

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11028 on: March 04, 2013, 01:35:34 PM »
Being cut off mid-sentence then given the cold shoulder when I don't respond to what was said to cut off me.  Well, you obviously thought what I had to say wasn't important enough to finish saying so why should I bother to keep going?

I did something similar once to a lawyer.  I was giving a deposition while under oath, and the lawyer was asking rapid-fire questions in an obvious effort to trip me up.

I was a teenager and not there willingly (I wasn't being accused of anything, but a friend of mine was.  The lawyer questioning me was working for the prosecution.)

Any time I finished an answer, he would immediately fire back with a follow-up question, clearly trying to get me flustered.  Instead, I sat there silently with my mouth closed, counted to three in my head, and then answered the followup question.

Since his attempt to rapidly fire questions wasn't working, he resorted to interrupt me mid-sentence.  Whenever he did that, I was silent for a 5-count, then said something along the lines of "You asked me [question].  I was not done answering that question.  I'm going to finish answering that question first.  Once I have done so, I will answer any follow up questions you may have."

Well done! Haha.  I bet that ticked off him, too.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11029 on: March 04, 2013, 01:44:31 PM »
Being cut off mid-sentence then given the cold shoulder when I don't respond to what was said to cut off me.  Well, you obviously thought what I had to say wasn't important enough to finish saying so why should I bother to keep going?

I did something similar once to a lawyer.  I was giving a deposition while under oath, and the lawyer was asking rapid-fire questions in an obvious effort to trip me up.

I was a teenager and not there willingly (I wasn't being accused of anything, but a friend of mine was.  The lawyer questioning me was working for the prosecution.)

Any time I finished an answer, he would immediately fire back with a follow-up question, clearly trying to get me flustered.  Instead, I sat there silently with my mouth closed, counted to three in my head, and then answered the followup question.

Since his attempt to rapidly fire questions wasn't working, he resorted to interrupt me mid-sentence.  Whenever he did that, I was silent for a 5-count, then said something along the lines of "You asked me [question].  I was not done answering that question.  I'm going to finish answering that question first.  Once I have done so, I will answer any follow up questions you may have."

Well done! Haha.  I bet that ticked off him, too.

It did.  Big time.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11030 on: March 04, 2013, 09:28:55 PM »
Being cut off mid-sentence then given the cold shoulder when I don't respond to what was said to cut off me.  Well, you obviously thought what I had to say wasn't important enough to finish saying so why should I bother to keep going?


There is a guy in my class that does this. I have tried to nicely let him know that it is very rude to interrupt people. It wouldnt be so bad if he wouldnt just walk up to a group and start talking over EVERYBODY. Then if no one paid him any attention he would stand there and say HEY HEY HEY till everyone else shut up and gave him their full attention. I finally started asking him why he thought that what he said was more important than what anyone else has to say. Hes gotten better, thank goodness.

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« Reply #11031 on: March 04, 2013, 09:33:46 PM »
I knew a guy that was always interrupting people.  Once he interrupted his (then gf, now stbxwife) and when he was finished asked what she was going to say. She refused to say because "You obviously weren't interested!" He then went on to pout and say he was "hurt that she would think he didn't care! How could she think he didn't care?"

I said "Um, maybe because you interrupted her?"
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diesel_darlin

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11032 on: March 04, 2013, 09:38:17 PM »
I knew a guy that was always interrupting people.  Once he interrupted his (then gf, now stbxwife) and when he was finished asked what she was going to say. She refused to say because "You obviously weren't interested!" He then went on to pout and say he was "hurt that she would think he didn't care! How could she think he didn't care?"

I said "Um, maybe because you interrupted her?"


Im guilty of that as well. If someone repeatedly interrupts me, I will just flat out stop talking. When they ask what I was saying, I reply that they would know if I were allowed to finish!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11033 on: March 04, 2013, 09:45:29 PM »
With DH or my bff I will sometimes let out an exasperated "Will you let me TALK ALREADY?" Especially when they have asked me a question and keep interrupting me as I'm trying to answer.

I usually get a "Sorry, go ahead."  It's still annoying, though. And with people I"m not as close to, and thus not as comfortable being blunt with, I just stop conversing with them.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11034 on: March 04, 2013, 09:51:43 PM »
The transgressor said "That's why God invented restaurants."

I can only hope that you stabbed him in the spleen and said, "That's why God invented hospitals."


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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11035 on: March 04, 2013, 10:07:09 PM »
I knew a guy that was always interrupting people.  Once he interrupted his (then gf, now stbxwife) and when he was finished asked what she was going to say. She refused to say because "You obviously weren't interested!" He then went on to pout and say he was "hurt that she would think he didn't care! How could she think he didn't care?"

I said "Um, maybe because you interrupted her?"


Im guilty of that as well. If someone repeatedly interrupts me, I will just flat out stop talking. When they ask what I was saying, I reply that they would know if I were allowed to finish!

I have been certain for years that people who interrupt all the time do this specifically to shut up the interruptee who -- most of the time -- will back off out of frustration.





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« Reply #11036 on: March 04, 2013, 10:09:47 PM »
I knew a guy that was always interrupting people.  Once he interrupted his (then gf, now stbxwife) and when he was finished asked what she was going to say. She refused to say because "You obviously weren't interested!" He then went on to pout and say he was "hurt that she would think he didn't care! How could she think he didn't care?"

I said "Um, maybe because you interrupted her?"


Im guilty of that as well. If someone repeatedly interrupts me, I will just flat out stop talking. When they ask what I was saying, I reply that they would know if I were allowed to finish!

I have been certain for years that people who interrupt all the time do this specifically to shut up the interruptee who -- most of the time -- will back off out of frustration.

Nope, the Eagle does it regardless of how I react, including but not limited to interrupting him right back, waiting until he's done to continue, telling him not to interrupt me, and currently not finishing. He does it whether or not I back off.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11037 on: March 04, 2013, 11:10:02 PM »
I knew a guy that was always interrupting people.  Once he interrupted his (then gf, now stbxwife) and when he was finished asked what she was going to say. She refused to say because "You obviously weren't interested!" He then went on to pout and say he was "hurt that she would think he didn't care! How could she think he didn't care?"

I said "Um, maybe because you interrupted her?"


Im guilty of that as well. If someone repeatedly interrupts me, I will just flat out stop talking. When they ask what I was saying, I reply that they would know if I were allowed to finish!

I have been certain for years that people who interrupt all the time do this specifically to shut up the interruptee who -- most of the time -- will back off out of frustration.


Im inclined to agree with this. When I get this impression around certain people, I dont talk to them as much. Then 99% of the time, they wind up asking me why I dont talk to them much anymore.  >:(

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11038 on: March 04, 2013, 11:30:27 PM »
I knew a guy that was always interrupting people.  Once he interrupted his (then gf, now stbxwife) and when he was finished asked what she was going to say. She refused to say because "You obviously weren't interested!" He then went on to pout and say he was "hurt that she would think he didn't care! How could she think he didn't care?"

I said "Um, maybe because you interrupted her?"


Im guilty of that as well. If someone repeatedly interrupts me, I will just flat out stop talking. When they ask what I was saying, I reply that they would know if I were allowed to finish!

I have been certain for years that people who interrupt all the time do this specifically to shut up the interruptee who -- most of the time -- will back off out of frustration.


Im inclined to agree with this. When I get this impression around certain people, I dont talk to them as much. Then 99% of the time, they wind up asking me why I dont talk to them much anymore.  >:(

That sounds like my brother.  He did that to me, I got quiet, and when I refused to repeat myself he (get this!) came out and chucked a pillow hard at my face.  It didn't hurt, of course, but I chewed him out big-time for that one.  What I find even more infuriating is that I've occasionally accidentally done that to him when I didn't hear him talking, then when I'm told that I interrupted, I apologize and ask him to continue.  He says, "No."  Which is usually followed by a sneer, and a "How do you like it?"

Not a frequent occurrence, btw.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11039 on: March 05, 2013, 07:34:08 AM »
The transgressor said "That's why God invented restaurants."

I can only hope that you stabbed him in the spleen and said, "That's why God invented hospitals."

Your Internet for today, Sir.  *bows before brilliance*