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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12180 on: June 22, 2013, 01:48:10 PM »
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. 
siamesecat means those awful scented detergents. I'm allergic. I used to get up early on Saturday, so I could run an empty load with vinegar to clean the washer before doing my own load. There was a grandmother - who was doing the same thing because her grandson was allergic. A third woman reported us for wasting water - and the grandmother and I had to go three rounds with the management company to explain we were cleaning their equipment not just pouring water down the drain. They checked their records and that laundry room had fewer breakdowns than the other 4 in the complex. They told third woman to back off.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12181 on: June 22, 2013, 03:29:57 PM »
I went to a restaurant with my parents. The owner randomly said "You work at XYZ Store, right ?" I thought "Huh, how did you know that ? I've never mentioned it to you before." Then he said "My wife and I see you there working, but you never say hi to us. We figure you're busy working and we don't want to bother you." Which is untrue. He and his wife have never approached me at work. They're very distinctive looking people and I'd notice if they were standing in front of me. Plus I'd never ignore someone saying "hi", whether I know them or not  :o I don't appreciate him trying to give my parents a poor impression of me

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12182 on: June 22, 2013, 03:46:54 PM »
Shops moving and not updating their address on their website.  I wasted a good half an hour wandering up and down a road, trying to get the internet on my phone to check I hadn't got it wrong, and it was raining.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12183 on: June 22, 2013, 04:41:15 PM »
FedEx  >:(

I've ordered a few things on Amazon in the past which have happened to come via FedEx. From what I can gather, what has happened to me is pretty much their standard mode of operation outside North America. For the record, this has happened to me several times in three different countries and two continents, so I don't think it's just one dodgy local delivery guy or anything. Maybe they just hate these three countries specifically. I'm sure they're great in the USA. But not here or anywhere else I've been unfortunate enough to live.

They'll come to drop off the package (usually a book in my case) during work hours, which means of course that I'm not home. They ring the doorbell, wait for a few seconds, then leave with my package. No note left (the local post always leaves a "you weren't hope to pick up your delivery but you can come to <address> to pick it up" thing) or indication they've been. This is despite the fact that they have both my email and phone number with the order. Nothing is left in the mailbox even though it is easily big enough to put the book into. They then take the package and promptly ship it back to it's country of origin to wait there until the end of time. At no point do they ever tell me about this--if it weren't for the "track package" feature on Amazon, I'd never know what happened the first time this occurred.

It was shipped all the way back to the USA less than five hours after the guy knocked on the door. Which stupid idiot came up with this idea? And yes, they do have a local storage place for packages, but they told me on the phone that company policy dictates that they now have to send things back to wait in the storage facility in the country of origin instead. And they never ever contact the person waiting for the package, who thus has no indication that it is illogically sitting in another country and won't move until they make several dozen phone calls and grow just as many grey hairs.

We have a motion-sensitive camera outside our door, so we got to watch this today. The guy rang the doorbell and stood there for less than five seconds before walking off. The neighbour's door is right next to ours (a whole 2cm away). If it weren't for this or Amazon, we'd have no idea that my book had arrived and then been shipped back to the USA. They never tell us. It takes so freaking long to get it back again and even then there's a chance that the whole thing will just happen all over again.  >:(

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12184 on: June 22, 2013, 05:10:36 PM »
FedEx  >:(

I've ordered a few things on Amazon in the past which have happened to come via FedEx. From what I can gather, what has happened to me is pretty much their standard mode of operation outside North America. For the record, this has happened to me several times in three different countries and two continents, so I don't think it's just one dodgy local delivery guy or anything. Maybe they just hate these three countries specifically. I'm sure they're great in the USA. But not here or anywhere else I've been unfortunate enough to live.

I pay for a box in a mail/delivery center to avoid this problem.
They'll come to drop off the package (usually a book in my case) during work hours, which means of course that I'm not home. They ring the doorbell, wait for a few seconds, then leave with my package. No note left (the local post always leaves a "you weren't hope to pick up your delivery but you can come to <address> to pick it up" thing) or indication they've been. This is despite the fact that they have both my email and phone number with the order. Nothing is left in the mailbox even though it is easily big enough to put the book into. They then take the package and promptly ship it back to it's country of origin to wait there until the end of time. At no point do they ever tell me about this--if it weren't for the "track package" feature on Amazon, I'd never know what happened the first time this occurred.

It was shipped all the way back to the USA less than five hours after the guy knocked on the door. Which stupid idiot came up with this idea? And yes, they do have a local storage place for packages, but they told me on the phone that company policy dictates that they now have to send things back to wait in the storage facility in the country of origin instead. And they never ever contact the person waiting for the package, who thus has no indication that it is illogically sitting in another country and won't move until they make several dozen phone calls and grow just as many grey hairs.

We have a motion-sensitive camera outside our door, so we got to watch this today. The guy rang the doorbell and stood there for less than five seconds before walking off. The neighbour's door is right next to ours (a whole 2cm away). If it weren't for this or Amazon, we'd have no idea that my book had arrived and then been shipped back to the USA. They never tell us. It takes so freaking long to get it back again and even then there's a chance that the whole thing will just happen all over again.  >:(
No that is pretty much every delivery service in the US - unless it is a high value items then they leave it at the door. I once had fed ex leave my laptop at the door and ship the case back to dell - never got the case never got a refund either.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12185 on: June 22, 2013, 05:52:56 PM »
FedEx  >:(

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No that is pretty much every delivery service in the US - unless it is a high value items then they leave it at the door. I once had fed ex leave my laptop at the door and ship the case back to dell - never got the case never got a refund either.

Wait, they leave very expensive goods out in the open where people can nab them, but ship the cheaper ones back? Why is this company in business again?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12186 on: June 22, 2013, 07:17:57 PM »
Shops moving and not updating their address on their website.  I wasted a good half an hour wandering up and down a road, trying to get the internet on my phone to check I hadn't got it wrong, and it was raining.

Or in my case, nearly the opposite. 

My vet practice was moving to a new custom built facility.  It was well publicised on radio, so I knew it was happening, just not actually when.  I had to book one of the furries in for a routine visit, so I looked up the phone number on the white pages website, which had the new address showing.  When I called, I asked if they'd moved yet.  No, they hadn't, they're still at the old place.  So I let the receptionist know that the white pages had already updated their address, in advance, so they could avoid any confusion with other clients.  Yes, they didn't know their address had been changed.

(Probably the only case ever of our major telco actually being efficient and pro-active!)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12187 on: June 23, 2013, 12:36:02 PM »
I have now discovered that every clothes manufacturer in the UK got together and decided that women's jeans must have elastane in them.  I hate elastane in jeans, they never fit me properly and I'd far rather have a few uncomfy days to get some nicely broken in jeans than jeans I'm constantly tugging at.  To add insult to injury no-one sells what I would call "denim blue" jeans any more.  I'm seriously considering trying some men's jeans.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12188 on: June 23, 2013, 12:39:40 PM »
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. 
siamesecat means those awful scented detergents. I'm allergic. I used to get up early on Saturday, so I could run an empty load with vinegar to clean the washer before doing my own load. There was a grandmother - who was doing the same thing because her grandson was allergic. A third woman reported us for wasting water - and the grandmother and I had to go three rounds with the management company to explain we were cleaning their equipment not just pouring water down the drain. They checked their records and that laundry room had fewer breakdowns than the other 4 in the complex. They told third woman to back off.

Yup. Stinky detergent and/or fabric softener. there's one reservoir for all three, and many times there's leftover which then goes into the next load (s). I guess some people don't follow the "less is more" and use a lot more than necessary. 

I put very little detergent in, since you don't need nearly as much as the bottle says, and some baking soda along with it. Might have to switch to vinegar with the soap, if the stinkiness keeps up.

Did you have to pay to do your wash? we do, so I can't even imagine someone complaining about wasting water. that's another reason it irks me to ahve to re-do my stuff; it costs enough to do my normal loads, without having to add in the cost of the extra ones.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12189 on: June 24, 2013, 05:10:59 AM »
I have now discovered that every clothes manufacturer in the UK got together and decided that women's jeans must have elastane in them.  I hate elastane in jeans, they never fit me properly and I'd far rather have a few uncomfy days to get some nicely broken in jeans than jeans I'm constantly tugging at.  To add insult to injury no-one sells what I would call "denim blue" jeans any more.  I'm seriously considering trying some men's jeans.

I hate this.  I feel like I've been shoved into a sausage casing and it makes it so you see every body imperfection you have.  It also makes the clothes wear hotter and any sweat seems to stick to the skin instead of evaporating.  Also, your jeans never seem to break in properly.  The last time I had this problem, I went and bought old, already broke in jeans from a thrift store...it was a great solution.

I don't know if anyone else has this issue, but I also find that elastane smells BAD and makes me have bad body odor...it's bad in jeans, but the smell issue for me is worse with shirts.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12190 on: June 24, 2013, 06:37:17 AM »
I've noticed jeans in the US tend to be like that too.  Everytime I wash them, they fit just as they did in the store but within a couple hours they've loosened and I'm wishing I had a belt. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12191 on: June 24, 2013, 06:55:58 AM »

Yup. Stinky detergent and/or fabric softener. there's one reservoir for all three, and many times there's leftover which then goes into the next load (s). I guess some people don't follow the "less is more" and use a lot more than necessary. 

I put very little detergent in, since you don't need nearly as much as the bottle says, and some baking soda along with it. Might have to switch to vinegar with the soap, if the stinkiness keeps up.

Did you have to pay to do your wash? we do, so I can't even imagine someone complaining about wasting water. that's another reason it irks me to ahve to re-do my stuff; it costs enough to do my normal loads, without having to add in the cost of the extra ones.
We paid. She just couldn't stand the washers going without clothes drove her batty. She  couldn't wrap her head around being allergic to detergent. Even when I showed her what the detergent had done to the back of my legs.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12192 on: June 24, 2013, 07:01:26 AM »
When I discover which glorious arbiter of fashion decided that all women wanted to wear low rise trousers all the time, and basically caused there to be no other style available in any type of trouser in any shop, ever, I am going to... well, it won't be etiquette approved, is all I'm saying, and it may involve somebody giving me an alibi. They are not flattering on anybody aged more than about 14, or weighing more than about 6 stone, they are not comfortable, they are not suitable for anyone who is in any way active. I want a waistband on my waist, please. Nobody except my DH needs to see my knickers, and not always even him.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12193 on: June 24, 2013, 07:04:41 AM »
Pod to the above! However, I managed to find good fitting jeans at Buckle. They cost a lot but they couldn't fit better on me and they last! I have wide hips and thick thighs but a smaller waist; they way they size pants kind of takes this into account. Further, they have jeans in between low rise and "around your belly button". Buckle renewed my faith in jeans.

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« Reply #12194 on: June 24, 2013, 07:54:07 AM »
Jumping on the jeans bandwagon...when will plus size manufacturers realize that not all 'plus size' women have curvy hips and bottoms and larger thighs?  For those of us who are apple shaped, pants cut like this fit like clown pants.  I have a round belly, no behind to speak of, no waist at all and thighs that are proportionately small compared to the rest of me.  If I get pants thare are comfortable around the waist, the legs are huge and look ridiculous; pants that fit in the legs won't fasten.  Even the jeans that are supposedly made for less curvy women only cut a little bit off the legs, and still assume more of a waist curve than I have.