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mmswm

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11490 on: April 21, 2013, 11:43:02 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"

The rules are a little different at my parents' house, as they have acres of land and their nearest "neighbor" is a commercial plant nursery. This is the place where they *can* scream like banshees for no reason at all and not bother anybody.  I found that when they were little, regular visits to Oma and Granddad's house helped keep in line the rest of the time, and I think that was because they knew there was a "time and a place", and any place but Oma's house wasn't it.
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11491 on: April 21, 2013, 01:27:21 PM »
I can sympathize with the screaming like banshees irritation.  In our old neighborhood, there were two girls who loved to come over to our house, aged 8 and 10.  These two girls would emit ear piercing shrieks when happy.  Indoors, sometimes right next to me.   ::)


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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11492 on: April 21, 2013, 01:47:23 PM »
I can sympathize with the screaming like banshees irritation.  In our old neighborhood, there were two girls who loved to come over to our house, aged 8 and 10.  These two girls would emit ear piercing shrieks when happy.  Indoors, sometimes right next to me.   ::)

While I love kids and am very happy to have them play around my place, there are days when it gets to me. We're a townhome complex with a fire land right outside my front door. No cars, so it's a really safe place for kids to play. The unfortunate part about the setup is that it's like a long, narrow canyon (the buildings are all two stories high) so sounds echo. Some of the kids who play there are great. Others, not so much. The other day there were two who seemed to be having a contest to see who could screech higher and louder. It doesn't help that some of the kids are also mean to the others -- it's not fun listening to one group of kids bully another right outside my office window. Because of actually talking to kids (and parents) about stuff like this, Mrs.k2002 and I have the rep of being the "mean" people on the block. Ah well.
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11493 on: April 21, 2013, 01:56:58 PM »
Our house hear used to be the "go to" hangout for some of the kids in the neighborhood but as we do not have a big house (3br arts & crafts bungalow home), it would get quite crowded with about 4 kids running around in addition to our 2 (at the time).   

We're no longer really the hangout anymore.  I don't mind well behaved kids coming over but the kids who used to come over were loud, rude and entitled and I'd had enough and so had DH. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11494 on: April 21, 2013, 02:02:46 PM »
I was visiting my friend who has a soon to be 6 yr old daughter.  While I was there, they were skyping a friend of hers.  All of a sudden, her friend squealed for absolutely no reason.  My friend's daughter squealed then, too.  It went on for a few minutes - conversation with random squeals thrown in.  My friend's Dad was getting pretty frustrated and said something - not all that politely.  I didn't blame him at all; it was getting to me, too.

My friend complained about her Dad later and I commented that I could see his point and asked what they were squealing about.  'That's just what little girls are like.'  Yikes.  I guess I am an old fuddy duddy.  Get off my lawn.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11495 on: April 21, 2013, 02:08:48 PM »
I can sympathize with the screaming like banshees irritation.  In our old neighborhood, there were two girls who loved to come over to our house, aged 8 and 10.  These two girls would emit ear piercing shrieks when happy.  Indoors, sometimes right next to me.   ::)

Do you live next door to me ? For a while, my neighbors' ten year old would come home from school, plop down on the grass and just straight scream for over an hour. (No, she didn't have a mental handicap) During weekends and school breaks, she'd get up at 8 am, plop down on the grass and blow a whistle or a recorder at an ear piercing tone, without stopping. And this would go on all day. I had to leave the house when she'd do that, because you could hear it from every room, even with the tv, dryer, AC, etc running.   

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11496 on: April 21, 2013, 02:16:16 PM »
I was visiting my friend who has a soon to be 6 yr old daughter.  While I was there, they were skyping a friend of hers.  All of a sudden, her friend squealed for absolutely no reason.  My friend's daughter squealed then, too.  It went on for a few minutes - conversation with random squeals thrown in.  My friend's Dad was getting pretty frustrated and said something - not all that politely.  I didn't blame him at all; it was getting to me, too.

My friend complained about her Dad later and I commented that I could see his point and asked what they were squealing about.  'That's just what little girls are like.' Yikes.  I guess I am an old fuddy duddy.  Get off my lawn.

I'll be a fuddy duddy too.  Maybe I'm spoiled by only having boys.  Sure they can be loud and yell and it gets annoying but it doesn't hurt my eardrums.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11497 on: April 21, 2013, 02:30:31 PM »
I was visiting my friend who has a soon to be 6 yr old daughter.  While I was there, they were skyping a friend of hers.  All of a sudden, her friend squealed for absolutely no reason.  My friend's daughter squealed then, too.  It went on for a few minutes - conversation with random squeals thrown in.  My friend's Dad was getting pretty frustrated and said something - not all that politely.  I didn't blame him at all; it was getting to me, too.

My friend complained about her Dad later and I commented that I could see his point and asked what they were squealing about.  'That's just what little girls are like.' Yikes.  I guess I am an old fuddy duddy.  Get off my lawn.

I'll be a fuddy duddy too.  Maybe I'm spoiled by only having boys.  Sure they can be loud and yell and it gets annoying but it doesn't hurt my eardrums.

The girls in our street once had a competition to see who could scream the loudest. Mercifully they stopped when I asked them to.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11498 on: April 21, 2013, 02:33:16 PM »
I don't mind the laughter and yelling while outside running and playing.  I mean the high pitched screeching that sends my dog running and my teeth grinding.  I lived in an apartment complex years ago that had a big front yard for the three buildings and all the kids would play.  And then a little girl (5-6 yrs old) moved in and what went from kids laughing and having fun turned into this little girl screaming like she was being attacked for 6-7 hours a day (along with some other annoying habits).  We tried talking to her mom (brick walls are more responsive), her (little brick wall) to the rental office (they were aware but did nothing).  There is now a 5 year old boy on my street that screams and throws fits constantly at a level that is unnatural.  I have taught my DD's if they are screaming like that, they better have a bear right behind them ready to eat them.  These screamers are gonna one day need someone to help them and they will be ignored because all they do is scream just to be heard. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11499 on: April 21, 2013, 09:50:27 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.

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"

The last part was tongue in cheek, sorry for not being clear.  I should have added an eye roll emoticon.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11500 on: April 21, 2013, 11:16:24 PM »
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.
I've noticed that most of the free ebooks have major typos.  Sometimes you can figure out, like Dorland/Borland, but when it's a significant word that cannot be determined from context, it's very frustrating.  "And the murderer is TariIhoof!" when no name in the text is even vaguely similar.   I've given up on free ebooks other than from Project Gutenberg.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11501 on: April 22, 2013, 07:07:19 AM »
There are a lot of not-free books that have weird typos, too.  I'm assuming the errors are introduced when the books are scanned/ocr-ed to make them into e-books. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11502 on: April 22, 2013, 08:00:31 AM »
I've seen typos all of my life. I always assumed it was the typesetting error that just didn't get caught. Most of the books I have read were done on a linotype machines.

I don't know the process used now, but some one, somewhere has to type it in. Voice recognition software is still pretty iffy, so that would have to be heavily edited if is it used.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11503 on: April 22, 2013, 08:12:35 AM »
I've seen typos all of my life. I always assumed it was the typesetting error that just didn't get caught. Most of the books I have read were done on a linotype machines.

I don't know the process used now, but some one, somewhere has to type it in. Voice recognition software is still pretty iffy, so that would have to be heavily edited if is it used.

No, I don't think so.  AFAIK they scan the pages in and use text recognition software, but do not check the results as thoroughly as they perhaps should.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11504 on: April 22, 2013, 08:19:53 AM »
Picking new kitty names.  We might have a new kitty on our hands as he wandered into our yard yesterday and would not leave.  He has no tags, and from what I can tell is not fixed either.  I'm taking him to the vet in a couple hours to get him checked out. 

I almost named him McGonagall because he does have the look of her animagus but then realized that it was indeed a he and decided on Albus instead.   All are agreed except for middle pirate who wants to name him "stripes." Or anything but Albus and will not except that he's been outvoted.  I told him give the cat a nickname if he dislikes the name Albus that much but he will not let it go. 

"It's insulting to Dumbledore!" I don't think Dumbledore cares, dear.
"Why can't we go with an alcohol name like the rest of our cats?"  The first two are Bailey and Brandy, but the third is Sherlock because we couldn't agree on any male sounding alcohol names that I suggested. (Guinness, Capt. Morgan) and the cat looks like he has a mustache.  And when I suggested Guinness and Capt. Morgan for this cat they were shot down. 

Since majority rules, the cat's name is Albus and if middle pirate doesn't like it, well tough.
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