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blueyzca01

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11370 on: April 08, 2013, 03:28:14 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 #11371 on: April 08, 2013, 03:37:39 PM »
I can't imagine that someone would write that incoherently deliberately, particularly since you say she sounds pretty intelligent when speaking. Maybe some sort of learning disability?
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11372 on: April 08, 2013, 03:46:56 PM »
I can't imagine that someone would write that incoherently deliberately, particularly since you say she sounds pretty intelligent when speaking. Maybe some sort of learning disability?

Stream of consciousness while typing on a smartphone? That's my only thought.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11373 on: April 08, 2013, 03:58:49 PM »
I can't imagine that someone would write that incoherently deliberately, particularly since you say she sounds pretty intelligent when speaking. Maybe some sort of learning disability?

Stream of consciousness while typing on a smartphone? That's my only thought.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11374 on: April 08, 2013, 04:34:52 PM »
Using the word "sale" when you should be using the word "sell"

"I want to sale some things on eBay."

I know it's not a typo because I've been seeing it more and more and consistently (as opposed once and then used correctly thereafter).  We had one of these "What things bug you" threads on another forum and it was mentioned by more than a few people.  Is this a new thing and I just haven't caught on yet?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11375 on: April 08, 2013, 04:37:32 PM »
A little thing that's driving me nuts right now is unsynchronized naptimes. Baby woke up right right before DD went down for her afternoon nap. I can usually get Baby to fall asleep as we're headed out to pick up DS from preschool, then they're all up until after lunch, and Baby/DD take an afternoon nap. Some glorious days I can even get DS to lie down.
 
With the kids being sick last week, our schedule is totally out of sync and I've got kids sleeping in shifts.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11376 on: April 08, 2013, 04:39:23 PM »
Using the word "sale" when you should be using the word "sell"

"I want to sale some things on eBay."

I know it's not a typo because I've been seeing it more and more and consistently (as opposed once and then used correctly thereafter).  We had one of these "What things bug you" threads on another forum and it was mentioned by more than a few people.  Is this a new thing and I just haven't caught on yet?

I've seen the inverse:  "I've got some thing for sell."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11377 on: April 08, 2013, 05:52:14 PM »
My dad didn't attend university until he was in his late thirties, and as a result, he was very close in age to some of his professors.  Even so, he addressed all of them as "Mr./Ms. Lastname", and all of them were fine with that except for one guy who said "Eh, call me Bill".  He taught Dad calculus, and they often went for a beer together after exams.  :)

This is my third year in college, and I am 44. I am older than half my professors, and still call them Mr/Ms Last Name or Professor/Doctor as appropriate. I have been given far more opportunities to speak my mind because I am courteous.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11378 on: April 08, 2013, 10:47:28 PM »
I wound up being in a club/activity with a woman who taught at my high school. I have been out of school for 14 years and I cannot to this day use her first name. It just doesnt feel right. She is Mrs. X.  ;D

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11379 on: April 09, 2013, 12:06:10 PM »
Using the word "sale" when you should be using the word "sell"

"I want to sale some things on eBay."

I know it's not a typo because I've been seeing it more and more and consistently (as opposed once and then used correctly thereafter).  We had one of these "What things bug you" threads on another forum and it was mentioned by more than a few people.  Is this a new thing and I just haven't caught on yet?

I've seen the inverse:  "I've got some thing for sell."

I hate both of those, then add in the inability to sell clothes and you get "I'm saleing these cloths" UGH! 

The one that really gets me though is on craigslist when the add starts with "You are buying".  No, I'm not, I'm looking at your ad!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11380 on: April 09, 2013, 12:12:04 PM »
A certain form of parenting that I had to endure in the doctor's waiting room (thankfully only for 10min).
I won't give details because parenting styles can be a touchy subject, but I will just say that it would have been better if the mom hadn't said a thing at all, how she handled the situation was not going to improve it.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11381 on: April 09, 2013, 02:43:08 PM »
A certain form of parenting that I had to endure in the doctor's waiting room (thankfully only for 10min).
I won't give details because parenting styles can be a touchy subject, but I will just say that it would have been better if the mom hadn't said a thing at all, how she handled the situation was not going to improve it.

Mildly tilting my head to the side and asking gently and quietly and quizzically, "What are you trying to say?"

Was she yelling, grabbing the kid violently to control him, verbally being cruel?

I'm sorry you were uneasy.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11382 on: April 09, 2013, 03:06:08 PM »
A certain form of parenting that I had to endure in the doctor's waiting room (thankfully only for 10min).
I won't give details because parenting styles can be a touchy subject, but I will just say that it would have been better if the mom hadn't said a thing at all, how she handled the situation was not going to improve it.

Mildly tilting my head to the side and asking gently and quietly and quizzically, "What are you trying to say?"

Was she yelling, grabbing the kid violently to control him, verbally being cruel?

I'm sorry you were uneasy.

No, no such things, thanks deity!
I don't really have a say in it since I don't have kids but I still think as a parent you should 'own up' and do your own parenting...
She was using the "I'll tell on you and tell the doctor you played with the curtain" and "the doctor will not be pleased if she finds out you were on the floor!".
The boogieman tactic, blame it on someone else, because your child will probably hate you for the rest of her life if you dare say "I don't want you to play with the curtains or on the floor"  ::).

Yes, sometimes you have to drag other people in it if whatever rule (ex: don't walk on the grass) is not something you usually observe but here (special case, nice park with flowers) you have to obey the place's rule.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11383 on: April 09, 2013, 03:32:18 PM »
A certain form of parenting that I had to endure in the doctor's waiting room (thankfully only for 10min).
I won't give details because parenting styles can be a touchy subject, but I will just say that it would have been better if the mom hadn't said a thing at all, how she handled the situation was not going to improve it.

Mildly tilting my head to the side and asking gently and quietly and quizzically, "What are you trying to say?"

Was she yelling, grabbing the kid violently to control him, verbally being cruel?

I'm sorry you were uneasy.

No, no such things, thanks deity!
I don't really have a say in it since I don't have kids but I still think as a parent you should 'own up' and do your own parenting...
She was using the "I'll tell on you and tell the doctor you played with the curtain" and "the doctor will not be pleased if she finds out you were on the floor!".
The boogieman tactic, blame it on someone else, because your child will probably hate you for the rest of her life if you dare say "I don't want you to play with the curtains or on the floor"  ::).

Yes, sometimes you have to drag other people in it if whatever rule (ex: don't walk on the grass) is not something you usually observe but here (special case, nice park with flowers) you have to obey the place's rule.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxQhLZ5bMyQ&sns=em

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11384 on: April 09, 2013, 03:38:36 PM »
A certain form of parenting that I had to endure in the doctor's waiting room (thankfully only for 10min).
I won't give details because parenting styles can be a touchy subject, but I will just say that it would have been better if the mom hadn't said a thing at all, how she handled the situation was not going to improve it.

Mildly tilting my head to the side and asking gently and quietly and quizzically, "What are you trying to say?"

Was she yelling, grabbing the kid violently to control him, verbally being cruel?

I'm sorry you were uneasy.

No, no such things, thanks deity!
I don't really have a say in it since I don't have kids but I still think as a parent you should 'own up' and do your own parenting...
She was using the "I'll tell on you and tell the doctor you played with the curtain" and "the doctor will not be pleased if she finds out you were on the floor!".
The boogieman tactic, blame it on someone else, because your child will probably hate you for the rest of her life if you dare say "I don't want you to play with the curtains or on the floor"  ::).

Yes, sometimes you have to drag other people in it if whatever rule (ex: don't walk on the grass) is not something you usually observe but here (special case, nice park with flowers) you have to obey the place's rule.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxQhLZ5bMyQ&sns=em

Thanks. Still a very valid concern, maybe even more than the ones I mentioned. I hate, hate, hate the one about "I am going to get the policeman to punish you."