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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11880 on: May 19, 2013, 08:50:15 PM »
Trying to keep my coffee away from little hands.  My toddler will go for ANY drink in his eyesight so we really have to watch drinks around him, especially anything hot or alcoholic.  He kept going for my Guinness tonight and well anytime during our trip when my friend and I ordered some of the black stuff.   And the last night she was here we enjoyed some sangria and he kept going for our glasses, trying to get a taste. 

Giving him a small taste doesn't discourage him either, but often has the opposite effect. :P

On an unrelated note, waking up and forgetting where you are.  Last night we slept with the fan on in our room, exhaust fan in the hallway turned on, and the window open so when I woke in the middle of the night feeling rather chilly I thought I was still in a tent and when I opened my eyes to look for my friend I was disappointed to remember she was back home. :P
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11881 on: May 19, 2013, 09:00:51 PM »
When someone demands something that you own/can get/have made, with no compensation offered.  I posted on FB that I was excited to make various batches of soap this weekend.  The sister of one of my friends posted the comment "Your soap is amazing.  Can I have some samples to try?".  It's the only comment on one of my posts she's ever made.  >:(  I do sometimes give away samples to friends, because I want them to tell me how a certain recipe has turned out, or if they like/dislike something about the soap or other product, but in those cases I will ask my friends "Hey, do you mind trying something out and letting me know what you think?".  I generally don't give away things to people who demand them. 

I've gotten the same sort of demand from people at work - I mentioned to someone that I was applying to work at my state's Ren Fest this year and she said, "Then you can get me free tickets!".  Ah, no, that would not be why I'm applying to work there.

The only thing we here at ehell demand are pictures of your beautifully crafted soaps! ;)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11882 on: May 20, 2013, 03:09:35 PM »
When someone demands you "SMILE!" as if you are a trained seal on stage doing tricks.

I'm walking down my work hallway today (the back hallway leading to the bathrooms), concentrating on a serious work problem. A coworker approaches me and yells out, "SMILE ALREADY!" I just stare at her and say, "No." She then grumbles about how I ruined her day.   If all it takes to ruin your day is to see a coworker not smiling, then you need to examine your own life.

I just loathe when people pull that crap. It's so rude. It's especially egregious given that one of our coworkers just unexpectedly lost a child and she found out about it at work. You would think that knowing that reality might make a person a little more aware that people in the workplace may  not be smiling for very good reasons.

Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11883 on: May 20, 2013, 06:45:52 PM »
My oldest son came in the house yesterday afternoon saying "I was wishing something but I know Mom will say no..." to his brother.  Now neither of them are the best at monitoring their volume indoors so I don't know if he was saying it so I could hear it or if he just was being loud in general.  I said "What is that?"

"Well some kids in my class have fbook accounts and I'd really like to sign up now, too."   ::) We have discussed this before and the more they say stuff like "I wish I could have this" when they know my feelings on it, the more irritated I get.   My son just turned 12 last month and I've told him the TOS for fbook say they can sign up when they're 13 and I've told him that even when he turns 13 I'll still hesitate to let him sign up.   When I do there's going to be a lot of rules in place.  (Don't say anything about when family won't be home, vacation pictures aren't to be shared until you get home, no vaguebooking, no posting when you're mad, and many more) Not to mention he is to friend both DH and I so we can keep an eye on him and what he's posting and sharing and if we say to delete something he is to do it without question. 

Course with all those rules he may decide it's not worth it.  LOL.  I have friends who have signed their kids up to play the games before they're 13 but I just don't want to give my kids one more reason to be on the computer and not outside. That and their computer in the office isn't even working.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11884 on: May 21, 2013, 07:54:55 AM »
I didn't allow my son to be on facebook until his 13th birthday, then I set up his account and handed him the user name and password. We have had a few incidents of inappropriate shares from one of his friends, but nothing major and it helps him keep in contact with some of his friends in other states and countries. We have a media limit per day in effect regardless.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11885 on: May 21, 2013, 08:01:14 AM »
I didn't allow my son to be on facebook until his 13th birthday, then I set up his account and handed him the user name and password. We have had a few incidents of inappropriate shares from one of his friends, but nothing major and it helps him keep in contact with some of his friends in other states and countries. We have a media limit per day in effect regardless.
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 #11886 on: May 21, 2013, 08:24:28 AM »
I'm going to take a page from some of my teen cousins who do not use their last name in their fbook user name in order to make them harder to find.   I don't even use my last name, just first and middle.   So when my son is 13 I'll set it up with the appropriate privacy settings, name and password and let him know that he's not to change any of them without talking about it first and there will be consequences for inappropriate use.

He's a good kid so I can't see him doing anything deliberately inappropriate, honestly.  I'm more worried about him saying things like "We're leaving for vacation tomorrow!" and just doing things without thinking.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11887 on: May 21, 2013, 08:26:15 AM »
We have a paid house sitter every time we leave for longer than a 3 day weekend, so I am not so concerned about that. We also have a security system and great insurance, so that isn't a priority for me. DS only posts occasionally, a few times a month.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11888 on: May 22, 2013, 11:42:49 AM »
"At least 300 or more..."

Which is it? At least 300? Or 300 or more? This happens all too often from professional news reporters. Drives me up the wall!

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« Reply #11889 on: May 22, 2013, 12:27:22 PM »
"There will be at the fewest 300. There may be more than that."

"300 or more"

I can't think of another way to say it as sthey mean the same thing.

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« Reply #11890 on: May 22, 2013, 12:40:01 PM »
There is a certain family recipe that I would love to have.  I recently found out that one of my maternal aunts has it.  I asked my mom to request it for me the next time she spoke to her sister.

Mom called me back a couple of weeks later.  "She won't give it up...maybe if you call and beg, she'd reconsider."

My hubby is extremely offended on my behalf.  "But it's a F-A-M-I-L-Y receipe!  Last time I checked, you are in the family."
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« Reply #11891 on: May 22, 2013, 02:19:00 PM »
"There will be at the fewest 300. There may be more than that."

"300 or more"

I can't think of another way to say it as sthey mean the same thing.


"At least 300"

It means both things:  no fewer than 300 and possibly more

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11892 on: May 22, 2013, 05:38:02 PM »
I was in the waiting room at the doctor's office this morning. After a few minutes, a medical assistant stuck her head into the room and called "Jennifer?" That being my name and all, I collected my stuff, stood up, and began to walk toward her. As did two other women. Stupid common name...  ::)
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11893 on: May 22, 2013, 05:40:19 PM »
DH had two girlfriends named Jennifer...in a row.  The second one went by her confirmation name because she was so tired of having a common name. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11894 on: May 22, 2013, 07:01:10 PM »
"There will be at the fewest 300. There may be more than that."

"300 or more"

I can't think of another way to say it as sthey mean the same thing.

"At least 300" and "300 or more" mean the same thing, so both phrases don't belong in one sentence.
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