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siamesecat2965

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11430 on: April 12, 2013, 02:42:40 PM »
Iíve never commented or asked about anyone who had an obvious disability, physical or otherwise. Itís just rude. I just treat them like I do anyone else, esp at work. Iíve had customers come in in wheelchairs, scooters, with canes and walkers, and the only thing I will do for them is make sure I put them in the larger, accessible dressing room. And move things so they can maneuver around the store. and so on. But I donít make a big deal out of it at all. We have one customer who is a little person (and I hope Iím using the correct term) who I sort of keep an eye out for, in case she needs help getting something down from a hook or shelf. But other than that, nothing. I give all my customers the same service, regardless.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11431 on: April 12, 2013, 05:13:44 PM »
Women's shoes. Fashionable, office and maybe out after work shoes. I need a new black pair at the moment.

I have about six pairs of dress up shoes, two open toed. All but one pair are approaching a decade old. This isn't because I wouldn't like more, oh no. This is because I'm a stubby footed person living in a pointy toe shoe world. I'm clumsy enough without up to three inches of empty shoe at the front of my feet.

Four of the six previously mentioned pairs are Harley Davidson. I just bought two more pairs from online hoping one pair would fit. Alas, HD has succumbed to the pointy toe peer pressure. I have to send both back.

Where are the shoes for stubby feet? Surely, I'm not the only one who needs them? Or do most women really have pointy feet?

It sounds like you're looking for better quality than what they generally have, but Kohl's has plenty of non-pointy shoes. It's kind of funny you posted this because the ones i got are so non-pointy they're almost too square. Almost.  But not.
Ang joy for me because they were the first ones i saw, first ones i tried on, they fit perfectly, and when i got to the register they were on sale. I hate the pointy toe.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11432 on: April 12, 2013, 05:29:43 PM »
I now refuse to be the one to place the order to a particular pizza place because they're always rude over the phone.  Tonight was my last time doing it, and I'm sticking to it.  >:(

The person who picked up was a man whom I've never talked to before, and his English wasn't good at all (not a shot, I promise).  I couldn't understand him, and he couldn't understand me.  I think he must be new.  He passed the phone over to the woman who usually answers, and the conversation was as follows...

Her: *without a hello* What was it?
Me:  :o Um...the order or the address?
Her: *sounding annoyed* The address. *after I give it* And the phone number? *I give that, too* It'll be about 45 minutes. *hangs up*
Me:  >:( *dials again to confirm the order*
Her: Hello, *place's name*.
Me: Hi, sorry, it's me again.  I just wanted to make sure the order was correct, because there was-- *doesn't get to finish*
Her: *rattles off the order, which is only half-correct*
Me: Actually, only the first half of it is right, I--
Her: *exasperated now* What do you want, then?
Me: *takes a deep breath and tells her, then quickly adds before she can hang up again* And I just need the total, please.
Her: Just a minute. *adds it up, then gives it to me with a snotty-sounding* Is that it?
Me: Yeah, that's it.  Thank you very--
Her: Yeah. *hangs up*

The food there is very good, or we wouldn't continue to order from there.  The woman always sounds angry, never gives you your total, and acts like we're wasting her time just by calling.  The delivery people are always really nice; them and the food are the place's only saving grace.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11433 on: April 12, 2013, 05:45:58 PM »
I now refuse to be the one to place the order to a particular pizza place because they're always rude over the phone.  Tonight was my last time doing it, and I'm sticking to it.  >:(

The person who picked up was a man whom I've never talked to before, and his English wasn't good at all (not a shot, I promise).  I couldn't understand him, and he couldn't understand me.  I think he must be new.  He passed the phone over to the woman who usually answers, and the conversation was as follows...

Her: *without a hello* What was it?
Me:  :o Um...the order or the address?
Her: *sounding annoyed* The address. *after I give it* And the phone number? *I give that, too* It'll be about 45 minutes. *hangs up*
Me:  >:( *dials again to confirm the order*
Her: Hello, *place's name*.
Me: Hi, sorry, it's me again.  I just wanted to make sure the order was correct, because there was-- *doesn't get to finish*
Her: *rattles off the order, which is only half-correct*
Me: Actually, only the first half of it is right, I--
Her: *exasperated now* What do you want, then?
Me: *takes a deep breath and tells her, then quickly adds before she can hang up again* And I just need the total, please.
Her: Just a minute. *adds it up, then gives it to me with a snotty-sounding* Is that it?
Me: Yeah, that's it.  Thank you very--
Her: Yeah. *hangs up*

The food there is very good, or we wouldn't continue to order from there.  The woman always sounds angry, never gives you your total, and acts like we're wasting her time just by calling.  The delivery people are always really nice; them and the food are the place's only saving grace.

Maybe I'm not enough of a foodie, but NO food is good enough for that kind of treatment.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11434 on: April 12, 2013, 06:03:24 PM »
It is if someone else orders.  :P  Seriously, though, I tend to agree.  On the flip-side, they did deliver the correct order.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11435 on: April 12, 2013, 06:48:34 PM »
Got my crochet project?  Check.  Got my extra balls of yarn?  Check.  Got my scissors and yarn needle?  Checkity-check.  I sit down, get all settled, and a yarn ball rolls off my lap and roll-bounces just out of reach.  I get up to retrieve it, and my crochet hook falls out of my work with a loud "Clang!".  Crochet is only "relaxing" when the materials decide to behave themselves.  ;D

Add to that a small fluffy dog who decides that once the crocheting comes out, that it is now THE perfect time to hop up on Mum's lap for snuggles.

(Usually followed by a second small fluffy dog who hates it when anybody else is getting attention, then occasionally a kooky kitty - and the resulting bunfight that then ensues.  Sigh.   :-\ )

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11436 on: April 12, 2013, 08:26:06 PM »
The idea that 1) one's own standards of attractiveness are universal and b) 'hotness' should be the deciding factor for everyone's partner. For instance, if someone (fictional or real) does something silly/dumb in the name of love, and someone says 'ugh, and he/she isn't even hot!' talking about the person the silly thing was done for. As though if they were sufficiently conventionally attractive it would be more sympathetic. I see this a lot on television forums and the like, and it always makes me irrationally angry.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11437 on: April 12, 2013, 09:04:32 PM »
I don't remember whether I mentioned this upthread, but when Snow White and the Huntsman was in the theatres I paid one visit to its IMDb message board and almost lost my lunch.  The longest thread on it was the one insisting that Kristen Stewart have a specific surgical procedure.

Unfortunately, we are just about at the point where "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" is a sad reality in how people think.





siamesecat2965

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11438 on: April 13, 2013, 07:44:10 AM »
People who are oblivious to their surroundings. I went to a tricky tray last night (for those who don't know what they are, its a fundraiser, where you buy tickets, and put tickets in container for the baskets you want to try and win). At this one, like many, there are different levels of baskets, corresponding to the value of the prize. Also, the way my group always does it is you rip your tickets ahead of time, so as you move down the line of tables holding the prizes, you can just stick them in, and move on. In others words, you're ready to go. Usually there is a booklet available too, listing all the prizes., but there wastn't at this one, so that was part of the issue

But there were so many who would stop, look, sloooooolwy rip off a couple tickets, and then discuss "oh what's this?" "Do I want that? and so on. As well as stop and write down what they had put in for after they had done it. I was behind two like that and it took everything I had to not tell them to step it up, and move on. and as it was a moving line, and packed to the gills, there was nowhere to go. I swear it took 3 times as long to get through the line last night than any other time I've been to one.


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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11439 on: April 13, 2013, 01:35:49 PM »
I don't remember whether I mentioned this upthread, but when Snow White and the Huntsman was in the theatres I paid one visit to its IMDb message board and almost lost my lunch.  The longest thread on it was the one insisting that Kristen Stewart have a specific surgical procedure.

Unfortunately, we are just about at the point where "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" is a sad reality in how people think.

That's a Twilight Zone reference, right? There's a book series called Uglies that I'm convinced was inspired by that episode.

As far as what's driving me up the wall, my dryer doesn't have enough torque to keep my tennis shoes plastered against its wall. They're bumping around so loudly that you can hear it from the hall.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11440 on: April 13, 2013, 03:59:30 PM »
I don't remember whether I mentioned this upthread, but when Snow White and the Huntsman was in the theatres I paid one visit to its IMDb message board and almost lost my lunch.  The longest thread on it was the one insisting that Kristen Stewart have a specific surgical procedure.

Unfortunately, we are just about at the point where "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" is a sad reality in how people think.

That's a Twilight Zone reference, right? There's a book series called Uglies that I'm convinced was inspired by that episode.

It was.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11441 on: April 14, 2013, 06:07:34 AM »
I now refuse to be the one to place the order to a particular pizza place because they're always rude over the phone.  Tonight was my last time doing it, and I'm sticking to it.  >:(

The person who picked up was a man whom I've never talked to before, and his English wasn't good at all (not a shot, I promise).  I couldn't understand him, and he couldn't understand me.  I think he must be new.  He passed the phone over to the woman who usually answers, and the conversation was as follows...

Her: *without a hello* What was it?
Me:  :o Um...the order or the address?
Her: *sounding annoyed* The address. *after I give it* And the phone number? *I give that, too* It'll be about 45 minutes. *hangs up*
Me:  >:( *dials again to confirm the order*
Her: Hello, *place's name*.
Me: Hi, sorry, it's me again.  I just wanted to make sure the order was correct, because there was-- *doesn't get to finish*
Her: *rattles off the order, which is only half-correct*
Me: Actually, only the first half of it is right, I--
Her: *exasperated now* What do you want, then?
Me: *takes a deep breath and tells her, then quickly adds before she can hang up again* And I just need the total, please.
Her: Just a minute. *adds it up, then gives it to me with a snotty-sounding* Is that it?
Me: Yeah, that's it.  Thank you very--
Her: Yeah. *hangs up*

The food there is very good, or we wouldn't continue to order from there.  The woman always sounds angry, never gives you your total, and acts like we're wasting her time just by calling.  The delivery people are always really nice; them and the food are the place's only saving grace.

This is why I order our pizza online now.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11442 on: April 14, 2013, 08:32:00 AM »
I wish ANY non-chain places in Philly had online ordering.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11443 on: April 15, 2013, 07:06:41 AM »
Not really a little thing anymore:  Transferring money to PayPal now takes 3-5 business days when it used to be instantaneous.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11444 on: April 15, 2013, 07:09:39 AM »
When people deliberately spin a yarn online, sucking others in and causing quite a lot of angst in the process.  I've seen it done a few times and it really is a nasty thing to do to people who feel for the "victim". 
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