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Library Dragon

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11235 on: March 20, 2013, 12:44:32 AM »
I was reminded recently of something that drove me up the wall years ago.  A girl I went to college with but was a couple years younger, was a Goth and she loved to wear red and black together.  And as far as she was concerned, no one else in her circle was allowed to wear those colors together.   ::)

Mind you we had totally different styles. Mine was more casual and laid back, hers was very dressy. I never saw this girl wear pants, only dresses and skirts.   I wore a red t-shirt with black jeans one day and she pouted like you wouldn't believe.  I had worn "her" colors.  Mind you, these were clothes I had from before I even met her so it wasn't like I'd gone out to get them to copy her style.  She wasn't even wearing red and black that day so it's not like one of those "we look like we planned it" cutesy things.

Gretchen: [to Cady] If only you knew how mean she really is... You'd know that I'm not allowed to wear hoop earrings, right? Yeah! Two years ago she told me hoops earrings were *her* thing and I wasn't allowed to wear them anymore. And then for Hannakuh my parents got this pair of really expensive white gold hoops and I had to pretend like I didn't even like them and... it was so sad.

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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11236 on: March 20, 2013, 05:50:09 AM »
Had to look that quote up since I've never seen Mean Girls, but yeah, that's about it! 

I get people wanting to be an original but that's rather extreme!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11237 on: March 20, 2013, 08:34:24 AM »
Exchange between DH and I yesterday:

BG:  There was a cell phone left in our bedroom which had a low battery and made a noise every minute or so.  DH was sleeping and I was awake and in a different room so I didn't hear it.

DH:  What's that noise
Me:  What noise?
DH:  What noise?!? (while looking at me as if I am completely stupid and the only person in the world who didn't hear the noise)  You really can't hear that noise?!?
Me:  (annoyed) No I can't.

If he just would have said, "there is a noise in the bedroom, please come check it out", the conversation would have went so much better.  Instead, I get defensive when he acts annoyed because I didn't hear the stupid noise.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11238 on: March 20, 2013, 08:58:28 AM »
Advertisers put links, then I click on them and find that I can't browse the catalogue or site without signing in. I won't do it, so they are missing some business, and of course I am missing a little satisfaction and maybe the chance to purchase something, too.

I am very, very careful about giving out my email address because I can't stand spam. And I am not interested in drugs from other countries or pretty Asian women. Lucas says I get about 40 things in the spam list every day. He gets a chuckle out of it. I get offended. Anyway, that is with being careful of my address.

I'm thinking of opening a Gmail account dedicated to that. But then if I do order, I would never get confirmation letters from them.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11239 on: March 20, 2013, 09:57:08 AM »
People at work who think that if you spray a half a can of air freshner in the ladies room, it will get rid of the smells in there. No, it won't, it will just make it smell like flowered poo.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11240 on: March 20, 2013, 10:39:54 AM »
People at work who think that if you spray a half a can of air freshner in the ladies room, it will get rid of the smells in there. No, it won't, it will just make it smell like flowered poo.

Worse... perfumed poo.  I've yet to smell an air freshener that didn't just smell like chemicals.  So basically, now you have poo that got ambushed going through the cosmetics area.
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11241 on: March 20, 2013, 11:23:46 AM »
And overly flowered poo as well.  :P  I laughed when I heard in a tv show (Coupling) someone described potpourri as "Looks like cereal, smells like your auntie!"
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11242 on: March 20, 2013, 11:29:52 AM »
I think I've complained about this before but...here goes:

Fire/smoke detector low battery warnings. 

Why do they ALWAYS start at night?  I'm not exaggerating to say that the last 3-4 times I've had the warning go off, it begins at night.  Why can't I walk in from work and the warning is beeping then?  When it is convenient?  When I have the energy to pull out the step ladder and change the battery?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11243 on: March 20, 2013, 11:39:32 AM »
I think I've complained about this before but...here goes:

Fire/smoke detector low battery warnings. 

Why do they ALWAYS start at night?  I'm not exaggerating to say that the last 3-4 times I've had the warning go off, it begins at night.  Why can't I walk in from work and the warning is beeping then?  When it is convenient?  When I have the energy to pull out the step ladder and change the battery?

That always ended up happening to me when LIB was out of town and we had no fresh, charged batteries in the house.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11244 on: March 20, 2013, 11:49:26 AM »
I think I've complained about this before but...here goes:

Fire/smoke detector low battery warnings. 

Why do they ALWAYS start at night?  I'm not exaggerating to say that the last 3-4 times I've had the warning go off, it begins at night.  Why can't I walk in from work and the warning is beeping then?  When it is convenient?  When I have the energy to pull out the step ladder and change the battery?

That always ended up happening to me when LIB was out of town and we had no fresh, charged batteries in the house.

They have 10 year smoke detector batteries now!  I replaced all of mine with them a couple of years ago and no chirping so far...  :)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11245 on: March 20, 2013, 12:27:45 PM »
People at work who think that if you spray a half a can of air freshner in the ladies room, it will get rid of the smells in there. No, it won't, it will just make it smell like flowered poo.

Little product plug here.  Fabreze Air Effects is actually pretty good.  You're right, nothing can completely get rid of it, but that's the closest we've ever come.  Of course, knowing what it's for, even if all we smell is the air freshener itself we associate the smell with something else...
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11246 on: March 20, 2013, 01:50:02 PM »
I think I've complained about this before but...here goes:

Fire/smoke detector low battery warnings. 

Why do they ALWAYS start at night?  I'm not exaggerating to say that the last 3-4 times I've had the warning go off, it begins at night.  Why can't I walk in from work and the warning is beeping then?  When it is convenient?  When I have the energy to pull out the step ladder and change the battery?

Mine are always going off when I get home from work. We have a defective carbon monoxide alarm on the 1st floor, and every 6-8 weeks it goes off, and sets off the smoke detectors on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Makes the birds go wild and the rest of us  >:(.
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siamesecat2965

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11247 on: March 22, 2013, 12:58:00 PM »
People who try and rain on your parade. My cousin and I are tentatively planning a cruise in the spring of 2014. So it came up in coversation a couple of times and all I heard was "why would you want to do THAT?" haven't you seen what's happened lately with cruises?  Um yes, but a. we are not taking that line and b. there are tons of cruises every day that go off without a hitch. So please be quiet and let me enjoy my planning!

Thipu1

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11248 on: March 22, 2013, 01:52:24 PM »
I think I've complained about this before but...here goes:

Fire/smoke detector low battery warnings. 

Why do they ALWAYS start at night?  I'm not exaggerating to say that the last 3-4 times I've had the warning go off, it begins at night.  Why can't I walk in from work and the warning is beeping then?  When it is convenient?  When I have the energy to pull out the step ladder and change the battery?

We had one instance in which the low battery warning went off while we were on vacation.  We have no idea how long it started beeping but we were gone for three weeks. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11249 on: March 22, 2013, 02:25:29 PM »
At the moment I've very annoyed by things that don't follow the "righty-tighty, lefty-loosey" rule. I had to shut off the water to our place yesterday and spent a good deal of time and effort turning the valve the wrong way.
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