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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12225 on: June 24, 2013, 04:34:40 PM »
My problem is that I'm 5'3" tall, with a lot of that in my torso and a long rise. A 28-inch inseam works, a quarter inch shorter is even better. But I can't wear petites because they have too little room from waist to crotch.

Once in a while, I find a manufacturer that offers pants in short, medium, and tall, as distinct from petite/regular. Otherwise I grumble, look for something that fits, and pay someone to shorten them, which means that the only pants I have that I could honestly call inexpensive are the ones that were hand-me-downs from a friend (I'd lost weight and she'd gained), so the tailoring was the only expense.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12226 on: June 24, 2013, 04:57:51 PM »
I posted the "Help me save violet thread."

What drives me up the wall are kids toys that are "damp sponge clean only."
Babies drool, they spit milk, they are sick and have many other icky fluids that come out of them.

So just a thought to any budding "Stu Pickles" out there... when you make a plush toy that has electrics you can't get wet, at the very least scotch guard the inside of the fabric "skin" so that when the inevitable hits it. it can't soak in to the foamy inside thus making "Sponge Clean only" a futile direction.

If anyone would like to know, Violet is in "the intensive drying room" being treated after a delicate and seemingly successful head only bath.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12227 on: June 24, 2013, 04:58:59 PM »
We close our office at 5. I do not understand why the office manager wants to lock the door before 5. We have students that come in and out of our office and a new boss. It does not add to the professional image we are supposed to project. Just repeating, one more year, over and over.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12228 on: June 24, 2013, 05:02:56 PM »
I am 5'8" but all torso. Petite pants have the right inseam but not enough from crotch to waist. Regular length pants go down to mt toes. I either have Ro wear three inch heels or get them tailored but I'm never happy with the way jeans get hemmed.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12229 on: June 25, 2013, 02:46:43 PM »
My problem is that I'm 5'3" tall, with a lot of that in my torso and a long rise. A 28-inch inseam works, a quarter inch shorter is even better. But I can't wear petites because they have too little room from waist to crotch.

Once in a while, I find a manufacturer that offers pants in short, medium, and tall, as distinct from petite/regular. Otherwise I grumble, look for something that fits, and pay someone to shorten them, which means that the only pants I have that I could honestly call inexpensive are the ones that were hand-me-downs from a friend (I'd lost weight and she'd gained), so the tailoring was the only expense.

I'm 2.5 inches taller but have the same problem. All my length is in my torso, and my inseam is 29.5, so many short length pants, which are 29" are a smidge too short, and regular are several inches too long!  I'm also a bit too fluffy to wear petites, but even if I wasn't, the rise is too short.   I did however, find some nice cotton twill pants from Gloria Vanderbilt at Kohls last spring, and the regular length is just right for me and they're long enough in the waist and rise.

Being long-waisted has its other challenges too. LIke dresses with any kind of waistband, which ends up hitting me just under the girls, rather than on my waist. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12230 on: June 25, 2013, 02:51:08 PM »
Most pants run with an even numbered inseam here.  So the 30" inseam tends to swing around my ankles and the 32" inseam tends to drag on the ground at the heel.   ::)  I once found a pair in a 31" inseam.  They were MINE, I tell you.   :D

For those of you who can sew, I learned the correct way to shorten jeans/heavy material with a finished hem at the bottom.  Rather than cut them off at the bottom and re-hem them, you actually take the length out just above the finished hem stitching so you have a second, nearly invisible seam just above the original hem and it isn't nearly so noticeable.  Now if I could just manage to do that myself...  I need to take a sewing lesson or three again.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12231 on: June 25, 2013, 03:12:47 PM »
People who complain bitterly about the unfairness of it all when unfortunate consequences to their actions are guaranteed.

Warning: pet death
My BIL is ranting all over FB (seriously, multiple posts a day) about how he hates God and God is unfair because his cat, which he allowed to play unsupervised in a rural area known to be heavily populated with coyotes, hawks, owls, rattlesnakes, etc, was killed by one of these predators.  They've lost uncounted numbers of semi-feral cats and kittens over the years to the local fauna with nary a twitch on his part, but because he had bonded somehow with this last cat, it is the most unjust thing to ever happen.  Well, it was, actually - to the cat, who wasn't protected by the people she trusted.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12232 on: June 25, 2013, 03:16:42 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.

I love buying men's jeans. They're low rise, but not too low, and the sizing makes sense. I just wish Steve & Barry's didn't close down. They had the best jeans. The women's were way too short and oddly shaped, but the men's ones were great quality and fit me great. I find that men's dress pants don't really work on my shape, though, dissapointingly.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12233 on: June 25, 2013, 03:18:41 PM »
People who complain bitterly about the unfairness of it all when unfortunate consequences to their actions are guaranteed.

Warning: pet death
My BIL is ranting all over FB (seriously, multiple posts a day) about how he hates God and God is unfair because his cat, which he allowed to play unsupervised in a rural area known to be heavily populated with coyotes, hawks, owls, rattlesnakes, etc, was killed by one of these predators.  They've lost uncounted numbers of semi-feral cats and kittens over the years to the local fauna with nary a twitch on his part, but because he had bonded somehow with this last cat, it is the most unjust thing to ever happen.  Well, it was, actually - to the cat, who wasn't protected by the people she trusted.

Grr...people like that make me mad. I can see some people who actually have reason to be upset, but not him.

Same warning as above.
When I worked at the grooming salon, I knew a customer who lost two small dogs within a month. The first one they let into their backyard unsupervised to do his business, he was eaten by either a coyote or mountain lion, they're not sure which. The second dog they always kept on a leash. He had his dog on a leash and was walking it outside, the dog ducked under a bush and was killed by a coyote that was hiding under there. THAT is a situation where you can rail at FB about the situation being unfair. Not your BIL's. Big difference.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12234 on: June 25, 2013, 03:23:42 PM »
cwm, I have the same problem you do.  But I'm wearing a skirt today because it is so hot.  What I do is wear a pair of spandex/cotton tight fitting shorts underneath my skirts.  They keep my thighs from chafing.  Also helps minimize the need for a slip.

I used to have several pairs of them but I'm getting down.  Time for a trip out to look for some new ones in white, beige, grey and/or black, if I can find them.

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/Illusions-Womens-Cotton-Lace-Detail-Trouser-Slip/6359224/product.html

Just search for pettipants. This is what I wear for a slip. (I don't wear any see-through skirts.)

Bloomers! My mom made me a few pair like these; they're great. I think Wulfie was asking where to find them quite a while ago, but since mine were handmade i didn't know what to tell her. Luci, you are the WoMan!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12235 on: June 25, 2013, 04:56:55 PM »
I may have mentioned my co-worker who furiously bangs her mouse on her desk when she's frustrated (no word of a lie, she did this twenty times in a row the other day.  All I could hear was "BANGBANGBANGBANGBANG".)  One of my co-worker buddies, who also sits close to her, told her pleasantly today that if she didn't stop doing that, he'd glue her mouse to her desk.  Alas, she chose to believe that he was joking.  Sigh.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12236 on: June 25, 2013, 05:32:20 PM »
Your friend's tiny torso sounds like a major pain...low rise pants might be a good idea for her.  As for you, have you tried buying men's jeans?  They have this s crazy concept called inseam lengths listed on every single pair...I don't know why they cannot do that with women's pants.  I run into the same problem you do as I'm about 5'4".  Women's petites are about an  inch or so too short and averages are 4" too long.  It's a pain in the butt to hem all my pants.

At 5'1" all my height is in my legs. I need petite pants so the waist band doesn't come up to my ribs but they're all high waters. I end up wearing skinny cut pants which look cute slightly above the ankle with ballet flats and are hidden when I wear boots. Sometimes I wish I could wear pants with a different cut but alterations are out of my budget.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12237 on: June 26, 2013, 02:39:31 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.

Snooks, try Primark mens regular fit,  i can't get anything else as comfy as these, waist at a normal waist height, leg lengths and last time i bought them only £8!!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12238 on: June 26, 2013, 03:03:40 PM »
A young waitress who, after bringing the credit card and bill back to the table, stood next to the table with her head cocked. I guess she planned to watch how much tip was jotted down. She had to be told "Oh, thank you, we'll be with you in a minute or two." Oddly enough, there was another waitress like that at a different restaurant weeks ago. I don't know if it's their particular age group or lack of training from the restaurants, but it's very offputting.   

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12239 on: June 27, 2013, 07:00:26 AM »
A young waitress who, after bringing the credit card and bill back to the table, stood next to the table with her head cocked. I guess she planned to watch how much tip was jotted down. She had to be told "Oh, thank you, we'll be with you in a minute or two." Oddly enough, there was another waitress like that at a different restaurant weeks ago. I don't know if it's their particular age group or lack of training from the restaurants, but it's very offputting.

Oh that's annoying. I'd be tempted to cover the bill while I wrote, like kids do in school to keep from other kids copying from them!