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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11475 on: April 19, 2013, 03:02:38 PM »
People who look down their noses at renters.

If a rented property isn't maintained, well, whose fault is that?

Could go either way on that one.  We've had renters destroy our properties within months.  We've had other renters who destroyed things out of spite when they got evicted.  Also, things like general trash pick up and yard upkeep aren't usually the owners responsibility.  Additionally, the landlord can't fix things he doesn't know about. We once had to rip out and replace an entire bathroom because a tenant didn't tell us about a small crack in the shower tiles for long enough that water got behind the walls and mildew spread like wildfire.

But, I do get what you're saying.  Structural issues are part of the owner's responsibilities.

POD.  Course I've heard of people who owned homes and when they were foreclosed on they'd ruin the house to screw over the bank. 
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RingTailedLemur

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11476 on: April 19, 2013, 03:35:26 PM »
My lazy right eye.  Visually it doesn't really cause much of a problem besides some double vision at times but it just looks so strange, especially in pictures.

Me too, especially when I am tired it looks awful in pictures and I get a lot of people laughing at how "drunk" I appear when I hadn't had any alcohol  :(

ladyknight1

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11477 on: April 19, 2013, 03:52:30 PM »
Nosy co-workers. Three of our staff members seem to think they need to track everyone else's comings and goings. I love my job, but that part stinks.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11478 on: April 19, 2013, 04:02:06 PM »
My lazy right eye.  Visually it doesn't really cause much of a problem besides some double vision at times but it just looks so strange, especially in pictures.

Me too, especially when I am tired it looks awful in pictures and I get a lot of people laughing at how "drunk" I appear when I hadn't had any alcohol  :(

Sheesh.  I'm already self conscious about it as it is.  My mother used to interrupt me anytime she noticed my eye wandering off on its own and decided to see an optometrist to see what could be done about it.  He said "Well if it bothers HER that much, there's eye exercises and surgery but I don't recommend the latter unless it's seriously impeding her vision." 

I wanted to say "Well the eye isn't bothering me, but SHE is!"  ::) 
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*inviteseller

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11479 on: April 19, 2013, 06:18:43 PM »
The sound of someone filing their nails.  Nails on a chalkboard.  A fork scraping on a plate.  Belly buttons.  People who have nasty feet wearing sandals.  Little kids screaming like banshees for no reason.  I could go on for hours...am I that intolerant ???

mmswm

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11480 on: April 19, 2013, 06:26:04 PM »
The sound of someone filing their nails.  Nails on a chalkboard.  A fork scraping on a plate.  Belly buttons.  People who have nasty feet wearing sandals. Little kids screaming like banshees for no reason.  I could go on for hours...am I that intolerant ???

Visiting my house is out then. :D  When the kids are outside playing I don't make them lower the volume at all.  Nearest neighbor is over a mile away, so I don't have to worry about that.  I figure it lets them get the noisies out and they can behave like humans instead of monsters when they're inside or out in public.
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Mental Magpie

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11481 on: April 19, 2013, 07:19:44 PM »
The sound of someone filing their nails.  Nails on a chalkboard.  A fork scraping on a plate.  Belly buttons.  People who have nasty feet wearing sandals. Little kids screaming like banshees for no reason.  I could go on for hours...am I that intolerant ???

Visiting my house is out then. :D  When the kids are outside playing I don't make them lower the volume at all.  Nearest neighbor is over a mile away, so I don't have to worry about that.  I figure it lets them get the noisies out and they can behave like humans instead of monsters when they're inside or out in public.

Your kinds aren't exactly little, though, mmswm, at least by my standards; and I bet if you told them to quiet down, they would.  When I read *inviteseller's post, I was thinking 3 year olds, who will scream and can't really be told to cut it out and be expected to immediately listen.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11482 on: April 19, 2013, 07:24:36 PM »
Suggesting either a marriage or civil union, on the grounds of the financial benefits, is about minus infinity in the romance department.

DH & I married when he turned 25 so he'd get the extra "25 and married" discount on his auto insurance.

mmswm

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11483 on: April 19, 2013, 07:28:58 PM »
The sound of someone filing their nails.  Nails on a chalkboard.  A fork scraping on a plate.  Belly buttons.  People who have nasty feet wearing sandals. Little kids screaming like banshees for no reason.  I could go on for hours...am I that intolerant ???

Visiting my house is out then. :D  When the kids are outside playing I don't make them lower the volume at all.  Nearest neighbor is over a mile away, so I don't have to worry about that.  I figure it lets them get the noisies out and they can behave like humans instead of monsters when they're inside or out in public.

Your kinds aren't exactly little, though, mmswm, at least by my standards; and I bet if you told them to quiet down, they would.  When I read *inviteseller's post, I was thinking 3 year olds, who will scream and can't really be told to cut it out and be expected to immediately listen.

True, but I was mostly being silly.  Though, I did teach my kids when they were that little that there was a time for screaming like banshees and a time to use lower volumes. I'd say they were in the 3-4 range when they were reliable about responding when I told them to "turn down the volume a few notches" or "use their inside voices".
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CrochetFanatic

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11484 on: April 20, 2013, 11:39:51 AM »
I don't mind pitching in and cleaning when company is coming over.  I am willing to work with a list of tasks, and I will follow clear directions.  But when I've received no list upon request (I do better with just a list; they can't alter themselves to add on extra tasks with no end in sight!), and I get asked for "just one more favor" at least three times after I've done my part?  Uh-uh.  I cleaned the bathroom, made a batch of farmer's cheese and a batch of pumpkin chili for the party (both my idea, but still it's work), it isn't even my company that's coming over, and insomnia kept me from turning in last night.  When I say I'm done for the day, I mean it.  And if I want to go to bed rather than socialize with someone else's company, I'm going to do it.

In short...cleaning under a deadline, and being nagged while doing so.  THAT drives me up the wall!  ::)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11485 on: April 20, 2013, 02:19:52 PM »
E-books only available in a format you can't use:

There's a book I wanted to get, two options, paperback+shipping would have been around 22$, for kindle it was 4 or 5$.
The catch, only available on Kindle, and I only have access to a Kobo...

I was almost planning on making some doe eyes at a friend of mine to try and borrow his Kindle (plus pay for the book and a beer) but thankfully a few days ago the book appeared on amazon.fr, so I have free shipping and the book will only be 10$ or so.

(fourth option was having it send in the US to a friend of my SO who is coming next month, but I didn't want to burden him and have him carry a book. I'd rather have him carry some almond M&M's, they're ridicule pricey here since they're import, and I haven't had the opportunity to taste them.)

You can download a converting program. I had to because I only have a Kindle and the books I wanted were for Kobo. I just googled "convert for Kindle" and got a program.

ladyknight1

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11486 on: April 20, 2013, 05:54:05 PM »
We use Calibre. It works wonderfully!
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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CrochetFanatic

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11487 on: April 21, 2013, 05:39:24 AM »
Sometime last night, someone left a lit cigarette on the outside picnic table.  The table is glass, but it has a plastic "rim" or "border".  That border now has a brown burn mark on it.  There are two former smokers who live here, so please, just ask for an ashtray...  >:(

Dr. F.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11488 on: April 21, 2013, 11:07:05 AM »
Typos and editing mistakes in Kindle versions of books. I just got e-copies of all of Dorothy Sayers' books, and I'm noticing a ton of them. Miss Dorland ends up being Miss Borland for about two chapters, and then switching back. The phrases in other languages are particularly bad. Whoever edited it clearly does not speak French - several words were completely impossible.

TeamBhakta

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11489 on: April 21, 2013, 11:33:00 AM »
The sound of someone filing their nails.  Nails on a chalkboard.  A fork scraping on a plate.  Belly buttons.  People who have nasty feet wearing sandals. Little kids screaming like banshees for no reason.  I could go on for hours...am I that intolerant ???

Visiting my house is out then. :D  When the kids are outside playing I don't make them lower the volume at all.  Nearest neighbor is over a mile away, so I don't have to worry about that.  I figure it lets them get the noisies out and they can behave like humans instead of monsters when they're inside or out in public.

Your kinds aren't exactly little, though, mmswm, at least by my standards; and I bet if you told them to quiet down, they would.  When I read *inviteseller's post, I was thinking 3 year olds, who will scream and can't really be told to cut it out and be expected to immediately listen.

Really ? In the TeamBhakta house growing up, that would've resulted in "You will behave or you will get time out / we're leaving this place / you will not get (whatever fun event)." Outdoor voices / noises were fine, but repeatedly screaming for the sake of screaming = out of the question, partly because it was rude to the neighbors and partly because of "Screaming is to let people know there's an emergency"