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violinp

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11355 on: April 07, 2013, 07:08:37 PM »
Ugh, tell me about it.   This was my former fitness instructor's last Facebook post.   For the record, she's a very smart and cool lady, but you sure can't tell:

" Sweet I run out of smokes take big dog for a walk boom Donkey's Patoot really lol as soon as he said hey I'm a hockey player n I said u look like a pipe squeak ask these dudes behind the counter how I punched out the last dude pissing me off hmmmm they all left n I walked home going really lol"

I can decipher it, but I've heard preschoolers with better thought flow and grammar. Oi.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11356 on: April 07, 2013, 07:14:39 PM »
I may have posted this several times already, but it always gets me that Manhattan buildings often don't have their street numbers on them.  What is this about?





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11357 on: April 07, 2013, 07:17:35 PM »
It's not just in Manhattan.  In many places, most businesses and a lot of homes don't have numbers visible.  I don't know why.  And this isn't a factor of GPS technology -- it goes back 25 years or more.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11358 on: April 07, 2013, 07:17:48 PM »
I may have posted this several times already, but it always gets me that Manhattan buildings often don't have their street numbers on them.  What is this about?

Yeah, I remember that from when I visited NYC a couple years ago. That was so baffling, and made it kinda hard to find my way back to the hotel.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11359 on: April 07, 2013, 09:14:15 PM »
" Sweet I run out of smokes take big dog for a walk boom Donkey's Patoot really lol as soon as he said hey I'm a hockey player n I said u look like a pipe squeak ask these dudes behind the counter how I punched out the last dude pissing me off hmmmm they all left n I walked home going really lol"

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11360 on: April 07, 2013, 09:50:59 PM »
Knowing I'm right and everyone else is wrong but no one will listen to me.

Example in point: the origin of the phrase "Mind your p's and q's."  There are conflicting ideas behind the origin of this phrase and one one really agrees on it.  At work today, a coworker asked if anyone knew the origin.  I began to speak up that I did, and although many think it is from the printing press -- "NO, IT MEANS PINTS AND QUARTS."  Yes, that is thought to be one of -- "NO, HE'S RIGHT. IT MEANS PINTS AND QUARTS."  Yes, thank you, I'm aware that is one proposed explanation; there are many but no one agrees on which is the right one.

They nay-sayers out numbered me, they had all heard that origin and nothing I said was going to change that.  Yes, I gave up when I realized they didn't want to hear a thing from me, but it was frustrating, especially because they were making fun of me.  "Just give up, Magpie, you're wrong." 

No, actually I'm not, but if you would take a moment to not believe everything you hear and actually do a minimal research on it, you would realize that...

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11361 on: April 08, 2013, 08:51:41 AM »
When the same people ask me the same things, over and over, or ask me other things relating to other topics we’ve discussed. My cousin is famous for this one. She KNOWS I plan on buying a new car in Aug/Sept. And she KNOW I am taking a 10 day trip with my mom in Oct. Yet for something like the 3rd time she asked if I wanted to go on vacation again in sept (what we did several years ago). And when I told her I couldn’t since I needed to save for a car, and also didn't have the vacation time, it was like this was the first time she was hearing me say it!

And in the same vein, people who ask you “how about this?” or “have you thought about that?” As someone who is a planner and explores all options, it drives me nuts, like I am a blithering idiot who has no idea about anything!  Same cousin did that to me. I know she means well, but I think I’m old enough to figure out the best way to travel to my mom’s! (which is what the discussion was about)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11362 on: April 08, 2013, 09:06:44 AM »
Or if people repeat the same things over and over in response to the same comments.





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« Reply #11363 on: April 08, 2013, 09:22:06 AM »
I may have posted this several times already, but it always gets me that Manhattan buildings often don't have their street numbers on them.  What is this about?

This has always baffled me as well.  It's better in Brooklyn but trying to find a street address in Manhattan is maddening.  On cross-town streets, unless you can know that the even numbered buildings are on the south side of the street, you can be totally put of luck. 

Along the same lines, finding street signs in London can be a sort of scavenger hunt.  Most are at the level of the first story  but others seem to be non-existent.  Of course, in London, if you wamder around long enough, you'll find something of interest.   :)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11364 on: April 08, 2013, 09:22:44 AM »
I just don't like it. Perhaps its the influence of my Grandmother who was an English teacher, but I never use it.  I guess for me, its something kids use, and I am not a kid. But that's just my view of it

I find "lol" useful for places where, in conversation, you'd give a chuckle. Something to give a sense of "yes, I find this funny". I do find it funny (in the "odd" sense) to use it for things like, "So, I went to the store lol, and I picked up some bread lol, and then I came home and watched TV lol."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11365 on: April 08, 2013, 09:26:22 AM »
I may have posted this several times already, but it always gets me that Manhattan buildings often don't have their street numbers on them.  What is this about?

I think she went out to pick up a pack of cigarettes, someone started hitting on her in the store, and she told him she had punched out the last person who tried to do so. I think.

Or maybe it's a recipe for chocolate cake. One or the other.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11366 on: April 08, 2013, 09:35:46 AM »
I find 'lol' as annoying as I used to find "ha-ha" in the same context. I tend to overuse smiley faces.

I wonder what the next "let's lighten up this sentence" annoyance will be.  :)  <-- See! I told you!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11367 on: April 08, 2013, 12:04:37 PM »
Or if people repeat the same things over and over in response to the same comments.

I have an extremely awkward 17 year old college freshman who sits next to me, talks to me and asks advice a lot of times. Twice, this semester, he has addressed the professor by her first name (without being given permission to do so).  :o Both myself and another student have mentioned to him that he should address the professor as either Ms. Last name or professor.

Today, he told us he thinks that is only done in K-12 school, not in college and he can address any professor, dean, the president of the university by their first names. Oh, I would give a dollar to be in the room if he tried.  >:D
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11368 on: April 08, 2013, 01:40:29 PM »
Or if people repeat the same things over and over in response to the same comments.

I have an extremely awkward 17 year old college freshman who sits next to me, talks to me and asks advice a lot of times. Twice, this semester, he has addressed the professor by her first name (without being given permission to do so).  :o Both myself and another student have mentioned to him that he should address the professor as either Ms. Last name or professor.

Today, he told us he thinks that is only done in K-12 school, not in college and he can address any professor, dean, the president of the university by their first names. Oh, I would give a dollar to be in the room if he tried.  >:D

He's well on his way to being a Professional Darwinism casualty.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11369 on: April 08, 2013, 03:23:40 PM »
I had a particular professor for one class.  We got along swimmingly.  He continued to be my unofficial adviser until I graduated.  After I graduated I wound up working with him.  I still couldn't shake calling him Dr. Lastname.  We became friends.  I still called him Dr. Lastname.  Even when we started talking until 3am several times a week (after my divorce), I still called him Dr. Lastname.  Finally, years past our professor/student days he finally said "you know, it's really way past time you started calling me by my first name." It was really tough to make the transition.  For a while I tried to avoid calling him anything.  Then he called me out on that.  To this day, decades later, I still occasionally slip and call him Dr. Lastname.
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