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Luci

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11895 on: May 22, 2013, 10:36:10 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.

Oh, I see your point. I did once know someone who really didn't know what 'at least' means! Sorry to offend.

I'm so accustomed to redundancy that I don't let it bother me anymore. I let other things that I can't change annoy me instead.


Black Delphinium

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11896 on: May 22, 2013, 10:39:13 PM »
Whited out for mild grossness: having a stuffy nose that just will not unstuff when you want it to, that then gets sneezed all over without warning.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11897 on: May 23, 2013, 08:15:08 AM »
The parents who let their six year old play "dance on the sunbeam" at Ruby Tuesday last night, between our table, their booth and one other table. Every time waiters went through, they'd have to say "excuse me", the kid would only sort of move out of the way and then she'd immediately start dancing again. Poor waiters could barely take a step past and she'd practically step on their heels to jump back in. The whole time it was (1) dance, sing and chatter on the floor (2) lean next to the table like it was a ballet barre (3) bounce in and out of the booth. She was right behind our party's elbows and heads were going to roll if she hit us while using sharp knives to cut our meals. Her mom was complaining about "(Someone not at the restaurant)'s behavior is so annoying. Like oh my deity, why would someone act like that ? So rude." Her dad commented at one point "It's not our job to remember to remind you. It's your job to remember to remind yourself." I don't know if he meant "you have to remind yourself to behave" or something else, but I really had to refrain from snapping "She can't even behave in a restaurant, so maybe you should start with THAT." I don't know why they brought her to Ruby Tuesday, since the one I was at is geared towards older couples and business meetings; there were plenty of play place restaurants nearby they could've picked :P

magicdomino

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11898 on: May 23, 2013, 09:34:22 AM »
Restaurants who have fancy websites, complete with music and slideshow, then bury the address and hours along with an out-of-date menu. 

Carotte

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11899 on: May 23, 2013, 12:10:25 PM »
The weather, like everywhere else on the planet (or so it seems) has gone banana here.
Today it was : sun/rain/sun/rain/sunny/grey/rain/grey... and let's not talk about the temperatures! It's may and I have to wear a shirt/sweatshirt/vest combo when I'm outside (it should be shirt/light vest, not winter!).
It should be about 64F (18C) and it's 44F (7C)!

Diane AKA Traska

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11900 on: May 23, 2013, 03:01:11 PM »
The weather, like everywhere else on the planet (or so it seems) has gone banana here.
Today it was : sun/rain/sun/rain/sunny/grey/rain/grey... and let's not talk about the temperatures! It's may and I have to wear a shirt/sweatshirt/vest combo when I'm outside (it should be shirt/light vest, not winter!).
It should be about 64F (18C) and it's 44F (7C)!

It was 87 here yesterday. Let's swap.  :)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11901 on: May 23, 2013, 08:54:44 PM »
My husband stole my pillow. I climbed into bed, shifted my pillow into position, and was promptly treated to protestations of "Hey, I was using that!"

Dude, use one of your FOUR pillows to support your weak shoulder; you don't get to appropriate mine.
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11902 on: May 23, 2013, 08:57:05 PM »
I have something on my pillow that keeps dh from stealing it, and it was something he gave me for Mother's Day.  A pillowcase with Captain Jack Sparrow on it. :):)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11903 on: May 24, 2013, 08:47:41 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!

There was a radio ad that ran for a while and the narrator said "if you need to lose up to 30 pounds or more then....."  So, basically, if you need to lose weight.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11904 on: May 24, 2013, 11:05:22 AM »
When baristas put the lid on coffee cups so the mouth opening lines up with or is really near the seam on the cup. Causes leakage and awkward coffee stains in the chest area. Not the greatest thing to start the day with.

OK I skipped to the end to be sure I wasn't resurrecting an ancient thread, but THIS, so very very much!  I stop every time to twist the lid around the right way so the coffee doesn't leak out.  Not sure why this isn't in the Barista training manual.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11905 on: May 24, 2013, 01:45:27 PM »
My husband stole my pillow. I climbed into bed, shifted my pillow into position, and was promptly treated to protestations of "Hey, I was using that!"

Dude, use one of your FOUR pillows to support your weak shoulder; you don't get to appropriate mine.

I am 7 months pregnant, and I currently have 5 pillows on my side of the bed.  Each has a stated use.  DH kept borrowing one of the ones that goes under my head while he was working or reading in bed.  I finally gave up and found him another pillow for his side.  It's bad enough that he borrows it, but then I fall half asleep, and have to wake up to get it back where it belongs when he's done with it.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11906 on: May 24, 2013, 04:59:16 PM »
People who anticipate the green light so start rolling forward...and forward...and forward...until they're well into the intersection before the light every turns green.

Seven Ate Nine

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« Reply #11907 on: May 24, 2013, 07:56:59 PM »
When people put things up on facebook that are inflammatory and completely untrue.  Right now, someone shared a status that is bascially "This group sang this politically charged song, radio stations are banning it and it was never released to the public."  I know the song, I have a cd with the song on it around here somewhere, and Spotify lists it on at least two other albums.    Snopes also notes that the song was never released as a single, which is generally needed for radio stations to put it into rotation.  Unfortunately, with the amount of this type of stuff that comes from that particular person, I doubt that putting up Snopes linkes would do any good.

Before anyone says it, yes, I am going to hide this person's feed  :)

guihong

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11908 on: May 24, 2013, 09:09:30 PM »
Why does Frontline and other flea preventatives I've seen only come in sets of 3?  I get that the package says "three month supply"-if you have a single cat.  I have a duo, so I have to buy two packages for the three month supply  >:(.



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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11909 on: May 25, 2013, 12:33:21 AM »
Why does Frontline and other flea preventatives I've seen only come in sets of 3?  I get that the package says "three month supply"-if you have a single cat.  I have a duo, so I have to buy two packages for the three month supply  >:( .
I've gotten sets of 12 from an online retailer, 1800PetMeds[dot]com.  Pretty good prices, too.

My 'up the wall' moment has been brought on by the new Star Trek movie.  It's TREK, people, T-r-E-k. Not 'Star Track'.  Rhymes with 'heck', not 'hack'!!!!!!
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