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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11805 on: May 02, 2013, 09:11:11 AM »
There is a multi storey car park behind my office building.

A car alarm has been going off constantly since I got here at 0830.  My colleague got here around 0530 and he said it was going off then.  It is now around 1430, and I have at least another two hours of constant 'beep beep beep beep beep beep pause beep beep beep...' to listen to.

The good news is the battery will eventually wear out.   :P
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11806 on: May 02, 2013, 11:18:51 AM »
I'm sure someone has emntioned this one already.

I have a 45-minute commute on a good day. Yesterday, we got about 6 inches of snow in Denver.

I would up in the HOV express lane (I had my daughter with me, so I was allowed to be there) behind a guy who was by himself and doing 35 miles an hour in the 55 mph zone.

Cars were stacked up behind me.

We drove right by a cop, who didn't blink an eye. I got to work 2 hours after I left the house.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11807 on: May 02, 2013, 11:35:03 AM »
I'm sure someone has emntioned this one already.

I have a 45-minute commute on a good day. Yesterday, we got about 6 inches of snow in Denver.

I would up in the HOV express lane (I had my daughter with me, so I was allowed to be there) behind a guy who was by himself and doing 35 miles an hour in the 55 mph zone.

Cars were stacked up behind me.

We drove right by a cop, who didn't blink an eye. I got to work 2 hours after I left the house.

What is the irritating thing?  The speed or the fact there wasn't anyone else in the car with him?  The former wouldn't bother me as I feel most people are too cavalier about driving in snow and rain.  The latter would be bothersome as he was breaking the law.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11808 on: May 02, 2013, 02:40:22 PM »
Facebook vague-bookers.  Right now there are 2 flavors:

1) People who post vague, slightly threatening, whiny posts regarding how people parent.  I like to answer those as if they were talking about me.  >:D  Most of the time I know who they are writing about but I really don't care.  I want to see kitty pictures, good music videos and the occasional all out FB post brawl.  Being vague deprives me of the latter  ;D


Slightly threatening? Oh wow! Now I'm curious as to an example of this. I've seen the 'threatening' vaguebook posts, but it's always stuff like 'people will learn not to push my buttons' or 'don't cross me today, I'm not in the mood' which I find really unhelpful and annoying. But I'm nosy as to what a threatening post about how someone parents would look. 'You'd better start toilet-training now!' :D

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11809 on: May 02, 2013, 02:58:01 PM »
Facebook vague-bookers.  Right now there are 2 flavors:

1) People who post vague, slightly threatening, whiny posts regarding how people parent.  I like to answer those as if they were talking about me.  >:D  Most of the time I know who they are writing about but I really don't care.  I want to see kitty pictures, good music videos and the occasional all out FB post brawl.  Being vague deprives me of the latter  ;D


Slightly threatening? Oh wow! Now I'm curious as to an example of this. I've seen the 'threatening' vaguebook posts, but it's always stuff like 'people will learn not to push my buttons' or 'don't cross me today, I'm not in the mood' which I find really unhelpful and annoying. But I'm nosy as to what a threatening post about how someone parents would look. 'You'd better start toilet-training now!' :D

Maybe more like, "Your child will end up in prison if you don't take care of this issue now!"
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11810 on: May 02, 2013, 03:54:39 PM »
I'm sure someone has emntioned this one already.

I have a 45-minute commute on a good day. Yesterday, we got about 6 inches of snow in Denver.

I would up in the HOV express lane (I had my daughter with me, so I was allowed to be there) behind a guy who was by himself and doing 35 miles an hour in the 55 mph zone.

Cars were stacked up behind me.

We drove right by a cop, who didn't blink an eye. I got to work 2 hours after I left the house.

What is the irritating thing?  The speed or the fact there wasn't anyone else in the car with him?  The former wouldn't bother me as I feel most people are too cavalier about driving in snow and rain.  The latter would be bothersome as he was breaking the law.

Both. The roads were clear. Wet, but clear. And I can understand slowing down a bit in rotten weather, but this guy was doing 35 in a 55 and holding up a big long line of cars. There was no going around him because the other lanes were all crowded.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11811 on: May 02, 2013, 05:06:09 PM »
Facebook vague-bookers.  Right now there are 2 flavors:

1) People who post vague, slightly threatening, whiny posts regarding how people parent.  I like to answer those as if they were talking about me.  >:D  Most of the time I know who they are writing about but I really don't care.  I want to see kitty pictures, good music videos and the occasional all out FB post brawl.  Being vague deprives me of the latter  ;D


Slightly threatening? Oh wow! Now I'm curious as to an example of this. I've seen the 'threatening' vaguebook posts, but it's always stuff like 'people will learn not to push my buttons' or 'don't cross me today, I'm not in the mood' which I find really unhelpful and annoying. But I'm nosy as to what a threatening post about how someone parents would look. 'You'd better start toilet-training now!' :D

Maybe more like, "Your child will end up in prison if you don't take care of this issue now!"

Maybe it was in response to the person on my Facebook boasting about teaching their two year old to punch another child.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11812 on: May 02, 2013, 05:23:26 PM »
I'm sure someone has emntioned this one already.

I have a 45-minute commute on a good day. Yesterday, we got about 6 inches of snow in Denver.

I would up in the HOV express lane (I had my daughter with me, so I was allowed to be there) behind a guy who was by himself and doing 35 miles an hour in the 55 mph zone.

Cars were stacked up behind me.

We drove right by a cop, who didn't blink an eye. I got to work 2 hours after I left the house.

What is the irritating thing?  The speed or the fact there wasn't anyone else in the car with him?  The former wouldn't bother me as I feel most people are too cavalier about driving in snow and rain.  The latter would be bothersome as he was breaking the law.

Both. The roads were clear. Wet, but clear. And I can understand slowing down a bit in rotten weather, but this guy was doing 35 in a 55 and holding up a big long line of cars. There was no going around him because the other lanes were all crowded.

Were you on I-25?  That HOV lane can be incredibly NOT FUN in snow.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11813 on: May 02, 2013, 06:15:46 PM »
Facebook vague-bookers.  Right now there are 2 flavors:

1) People who post vague, slightly threatening, whiny posts regarding how people parent.  I like to answer those as if they were talking about me.  >:D  Most of the time I know who they are writing about but I really don't care.  I want to see kitty pictures, good music videos and the occasional all out FB post brawl.  Being vague deprives me of the latter  ;D


Slightly threatening? Oh wow! Now I'm curious as to an example of this. I've seen the 'threatening' vaguebook posts, but it's always stuff like 'people will learn not to push my buttons' or 'don't cross me today, I'm not in the mood' which I find really unhelpful and annoying. But I'm nosy as to what a threatening post about how someone parents would look. 'You'd better start toilet-training now!' :D

A student sent a threatening email to my boss yesterday (threat was to himself). She had to start the process the university has for situations like this. :(

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11814 on: May 02, 2013, 06:32:17 PM »
Facebook vague-bookers.  Right now there are 2 flavors:

1) People who post vague, slightly threatening, whiny posts regarding how people parent.  I like to answer those as if they were talking about me.  >:D  Most of the time I know who they are writing about but I really don't care.  I want to see kitty pictures, good music videos and the occasional all out FB post brawl.  Being vague deprives me of the latter  ;D


Slightly threatening? Oh wow! Now I'm curious as to an example of this. I've seen the 'threatening' vaguebook posts, but it's always stuff like 'people will learn not to push my buttons' or 'don't cross me today, I'm not in the mood' which I find really unhelpful and annoying. But I'm nosy as to what a threatening post about how someone parents would look. 'You'd better start toilet-training now!' :D

Maybe more like, "Your child will end up in prison if you don't take care of this issue now!"

Naw, more like "If people only knew that you did A, B and C.. these kids would be taken from you." With A, B and C being things not all all abnormal.  Like going out partying while the nanny watches the kids.  Nanny being the one vague-booking.

I don't think nanny is nannying any more.  But that will last a month and she'll be back there again (family).
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11815 on: May 02, 2013, 08:30:29 PM »
People of any age who misbehave and proceed to act shocked, anguished and victimized once the consequences of their actions come to light.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11816 on: May 02, 2013, 10:15:16 PM »
There is a multi storey car park behind my office building.

A car alarm has been going off constantly since I got here at 0830.  My colleague got here around 0530 and he said it was going off then.  It is now around 1430, and I have at least another two hours of constant 'beep beep beep beep beep beep pause beep beep beep...' to listen to.

The good news is the battery will eventually wear out.   :P

EvilJulian was praying for it...   >:D

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11817 on: May 03, 2013, 01:07:39 AM »
There is a multi storey car park behind my office building.

A car alarm has been going off constantly since I got here at 0830.  My colleague got here around 0530 and he said it was going off then.  It is now around 1430, and I have at least another two hours of constant 'beep beep beep beep beep beep pause beep beep beep...' to listen to.

The good news is the battery will eventually wear out.   :P

EvilJulian was praying for it...   >:D

EvilSnowfire would have been wishing for a visit from her friend Mr. 12guage.  SortaNice Snowfire would have tried to find a way to make a building wide announcement about the #&$!* car.

I thought that most alarms had a reset where they would howl for a minute or two, then shut up and re-arm.  I can't imagine how annoying it would be to have one running for hours, nonstop.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11818 on: May 03, 2013, 10:26:42 AM »
only losing .8lbs after doing everything right. I know I didn't put the weight on in a week but c'mon - a whole lb would have been nice ;)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11819 on: May 03, 2013, 12:14:09 PM »
People of any age who misbehave and proceed to act shocked, anguished and victimized once the consequences of their actions come to light.

Or those who try and blame everyone else for something they did, and then whine about the consequences.