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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12165 on: June 21, 2013, 12:34:23 PM »
It's iceD tea, not ice tea.  And the word is spelled Y'all, not ya'll.  You all, y'all, see? 

It's tough being a spelling freak.

And unsweetEND tea, not unsweet tea!

Here's one I see that really gets me:  opps instead of oops.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12166 on: June 21, 2013, 03:03:36 PM »
It's iceD tea, not ice tea.  And the word is spelled Y'all, not ya'll.  You all, y'all, see? 

It's tough being a spelling freak.

And unsweetEND tea, not unsweet tea!
Although, really, do we need the neologism there? Should your choices by 'iced tea' or 'sweetened iced tea'? After all, water and tea leaves are the base product, not the sugar.

I’m with you, but I don't think most southerners are… it seems there, sugar and water are the base product with a few tea leaves thrown in.  ;)

One of my exes from the south tells me that they actually add the sugar to the boiling water before they add the tea leaves. Sweet tea is different than iced tea with sweetener added.

Due to =/= do to =/= do too. One is because of something else, one is something done to something else, and one is something else that is done.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12167 on: June 21, 2013, 03:07:46 PM »
My kids have been whining "It's the summer! Stop correcting our grammar!" Sorry kiddos, I'm your mom, it comes with the territory.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12168 on: June 21, 2013, 03:46:48 PM »
I have several coworkers who presented me with several hundred dollars worth of things they can't expense and it's somehow my problem... ::)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12169 on: June 21, 2013, 05:55:56 PM »
A co-worker writes the way she speaks. Today, I received a message from her.

CW: I finished minds work.

??  :o  ::)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12170 on: June 21, 2013, 06:16:10 PM »
A co-worker writes the way she speaks. Today, I received a message from her.

CW: I finished minds work.

??  :o  ::)

Well, technically, she's right. Her brain stopped working.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12171 on: June 21, 2013, 07:35:23 PM »
Well, she has always said "mine" that way, but this is a first for typed communication. In a professional environment as well.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12172 on: June 21, 2013, 09:11:59 PM »
Sneak peak instead of sneak peek. GRRRRRRRRRRR.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12173 on: June 21, 2013, 09:37:27 PM »
Dried beans that refuse to get soft. This batch of black beans was in the crockpot for 10 hours, then simmering on the stove for another 1.5 hours and they're still crunchy in the middle.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12174 on: June 21, 2013, 11:40:07 PM »
Dried beans that refuse to get soft. This batch of black beans was in the crockpot for 10 hours, then simmering on the stove for another 1.5 hours and they're still crunchy in the middle.


This happens to me all the time.  You either have hard water or old beans.  Adding baking soda to the cooking water helps or check the "best by" date on the beans.

Or you could do what I've finally done and  go   ::)  and buy low sodium canned beans, give them a light rinse, and use them.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12175 on: June 22, 2013, 01:09:30 AM »
Dried beans that refuse to get soft. This batch of black beans was in the crockpot for 10 hours, then simmering on the stove for another 1.5 hours and they're still crunchy in the middle.


This happens to me all the time.  You either have hard water or old beans.  Adding baking soda to the cooking water helps or check the "best by" date on the beans.

Or you could do what I've finally done and  go   ::)  and buy low sodium canned beans, give them a light rinse, and use them.

I think it's a mixture of both. Baking soda is a good tip: I'll try it next time.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12176 on: June 22, 2013, 10:06:18 AM »
Grrr. Again, people in my complex who fill the washers with stinky detergent. happened again last night. Had to rewash one load, but it still stinks. I'm not happy. Since the last time i've been putting baking soda in with my detergent, and so far, so good. but i guess if the stench is overwhelming, nothing helps. next load will get put through with just vinegar and hopeufly that will work. I dont have time for all this extra washing!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12177 on: June 22, 2013, 10:27:22 AM »
Grrr. Again, people in my complex who fill the washers with stinky detergent. happened again last night. Had to rewash one load, but it still stinks. I'm not happy. Since the last time i've been putting baking soda in with my detergent, and so far, so good. but i guess if the stench is overwhelming, nothing helps. next load will get put through with just vinegar and hopeufly that will work. I dont have time for all this extra washing!

I would guess that most people do use laundry detergent. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12178 on: June 22, 2013, 10:34:05 AM »
Dried beans that refuse to get soft. This batch of black beans was in the crockpot for 10 hours, then simmering on the stove for another 1.5 hours and they're still crunchy in the middle.


This happens to me all the time.  You either have hard water or old beans.  Adding baking soda to the cooking water helps or check the "best by" date on the beans.

Or you could do what I've finally done and  go   ::)  and buy low sodium canned beans, give them a light rinse, and use them.

I think it's a mixture of both. Baking soda is a good tip: I'll try it next time.

I usually soak my dried beans overnight in room-temperature water to cover.  I'm not sure how that would affect crock pot cooking times though.  (Make sure to put extra water in the bowl, as the beans absorb a lot of it.)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12179 on: June 22, 2013, 12:23:36 PM »
More frustrating because there's nothing I can really do about it:

I was recently featured within our company for our team's research, and my name (but not title) was used.  As a result, a summer business intern at the company emailed me to ask about setting up an interview with me to talk about the research.

Heere's the petty thing that bugs me.  The intern addressed the email to Mrs. Fox.  There are two things technically wrong with that (though the intern should only be aware of one).

First, my professional name is Fox but my married name is Smith (no way the intern would know that, I go by Fox exclusively at work).  At the risk of sounding pedantic, Mrs. Fox is my mom.

Second, and I know there's still debate about this, but IME the preference for business communications addressed to women is to use Ms. if a different professional title like Dr. is not known.  Dr. is my title but we don't often use those here (our corporate culture is such that we use first names for up to three levels above us, and sometimese even for VPs).  so I also wouldn't have expected the intern to use that, though since they had to look me up on the company directory to get my email address, that info is available.  What is not in the directory is whether I'm married, so that was a big assumption.

Petty, I know.   :-\. And I certainly won't say anything because I prefer to go by first name at work anyway.