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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12270 on: June 28, 2013, 04:13:23 PM »
How about the ones with the push down controls for hot and cold, and then you have to push them down again when your hands are soapy.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12271 on: June 28, 2013, 04:25:28 PM »
How about the ones with the push down controls for hot and cold, and then you have to push them down again when your hands are soapy.

Those I don't mind, I can push them with my elbows. I actually usually push them with my forearms to begin with because my wrists end up being so bad that it hurts otherwise.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12272 on: June 29, 2013, 08:20:34 AM »
A full variety of batteries must be brought along.

Are you flying? Because there are specific rules about carrying spare batteries by air, particularly lithium batteries.

This isn't a problem for us.  When we fly on vacation, it's usually to a city such as London, Barcelona or Rome and stay a few days before taking a ship back to the USA. Part of our routine is to make a provision stop at a pharmacy for batteries, tooth paste and the like. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12273 on: June 29, 2013, 09:00:12 AM »
drivers who quickly nip out in front of you almost but not quite cutting you up when there is no traffic behind you and then barely get above 1/2 the speed limit. 35mph on a strait flat road with a limit of 60mph is too slow (unless you are a learner), and breaking for oncoming traffic (but still on their side of the road) arrggghhhh...... busses can easily pass each other you are not driving a tank move!!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12274 on: June 29, 2013, 10:21:25 AM »
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

How is that untrue?

He said they see you--he never said *you* see them.


In fact, he said they deliberately never approach you because *they figure* you're busy and *they don't want* to interrupt you while you're at work--which is very honorable of them, actually. They didn't say, "you always look so busy and unapproachable." He said, "we see you but we deliberately don't interact with you out of consideration."

And so maybe they see you at a distance, so of course you don't remember them being there. After all, they're deliberately *not* "standing in front of" you.

And he said nothing about how *often* they are in there. Maybe once a month, who knows.

I don't know why you think they made you look bad in front of your parents! They made themselves look like respectful people.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12275 on: June 29, 2013, 10:41:25 AM »
DH being "Mr Fix It".

He doesn't have all the information, but insists on telling me how to solve tech/personal/whatever problems.  It's doesn't matter to him that I've tried a bunch of stuff, it doesn't matter that sometimes there is no fix and I just need to express my frustration or unhappiness.  I've asked him not to do it, begged him not to do it, given him books to read and even taken him to therapy.

I just want him to be nice!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12276 on: June 29, 2013, 12:38:33 PM »
Myself, for never learning in 40+ years of cats that the first rule is: The more you spend on a cat bed, the greater the chance the cat will 1) sleep in a box, 2) sleep on the floor in a spot with no redeeming features whatsoever, and 3) completely ignore the bed.



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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12277 on: June 29, 2013, 01:07:14 PM »
4) Sleep in the box and deposit a large hairball in the new bed.

 :)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12278 on: June 29, 2013, 07:07:36 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

How is that untrue?

He said they see you--he never said *you* see them.


In fact, he said they deliberately never approach you because *they figure* you're busy and *they don't want* to interrupt you while you're at work--which is very honorable of them, actually. They didn't say, "you always look so busy and unapproachable." He said, "we see you but we deliberately don't interact with you out of consideration."

And so maybe they see you at a distance, so of course you don't remember them being there. After all, they're deliberately *not* "standing in front of" you.

And he said nothing about how *often* they are in there. Maybe once a month, who knows.

I don't know why you think they made you look bad in front of your parents! They made themselves look like respectful people.

He said I never say hi to them, which came across as "you ignore us." I spotted him yesterday while I was working, made an effort to say "Oh hey, how's it going ? Good to see you" and he acted kind of guilty / uncomfortable. I can't win with him, apparently  :o

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12279 on: June 30, 2013, 07:49:37 AM »
4) Sleep in the box and deposit a large hairball in the new bed.

 :)

5)  Sleep in your bed
6)  Leave lots of shed hair on it





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12280 on: June 30, 2013, 03:34:14 PM »
People who are proud of their ignorance.  I'm not just talking about the people who "brag" that they're bad at math or whatever, but the people who will chime in on a conversation about a TV show or famous person with a smirk and "Who?" when they're basically conveying "I don't stoop to such lowly pursuits, so I'm blissfully unaware of your silly pop culture."

(Just to be clear, I don't mean people genuinely asking for more information about something.  I'm talking about the smug eye-rollers I've had the misfortune to encounter.  Sadly, I've even seen this attitude in RIP Celebrity threads in other forums.  Ugh.)

Look, I don't watch reality TV or read about the Kardashians, either.  That doesn't make me a better person than those who do.  Just different.  It's even more absurd when I see it online, because then the person is also telling everyone that they have no idea how Google works.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12281 on: June 30, 2013, 03:45:07 PM »
A few pages near the end, but I'm proportionately chubby all over--but I'm SHORT. 5 foot. All clothing manufacturers seem to believe that the bigger you are, the taller you are as well. Very, very difficult and depressing to find pants to begin with, but adding length to it too is just awful. I'll stick to skirts.

I meant to mention that as a pet peeve of mine as well. I'm 5'5" but long waisted with short legs (29" inseam). the wider I am doesn't mean i'm that much taller.

Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12282 on: June 30, 2013, 07:42:49 PM »
People who are proud of their ignorance.  I'm not just talking about the people who "brag" that they're bad at math or whatever, but the people who will chime in on a conversation about a TV show or famous person with a smirk and "Who?" when they're basically conveying "I don't stoop to such lowly pursuits, so I'm blissfully unaware of your silly pop culture."

(Just to be clear, I don't mean people genuinely asking for more information about something.  I'm talking about the smug eye-rollers I've had the misfortune to encounter.  Sadly, I've even seen this attitude in RIP Celebrity threads in other forums.  Ugh.)

Look, I don't watch reality TV or read about the Kardashians, either.  That doesn't make me a better person than those who do.  Just different.  It's even more absurd when I see it online, because then the person is also telling everyone that they have no idea how Google works.

I can relate. I'm pretty good at remembering lines from movies, almost verbatim and can remember how they were delivered.  I honestly don't even try, I just watch it and can remember it really well, especially if I've seen the movie more than once.  I have had so many people say "How come you can remember that but you can't remember this other thing?"  Or "I have too much else to think about to clutter my mind up with movie quotes or trivia"  ::) 

Look, I'm not expecting everyone to be able to remember lines of dialogue and don't hold it against anyone if they can't, so they certainly don't need to get a superior and snotty attitude with me. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12283 on: June 30, 2013, 08:52:25 PM »
Or the toilet paper dispensers that ONLY dispense single squares of toilet paper, where you have to take like 100 squares just to wipe, the local Tim Hortons here has that and it's quite annoying!

Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12284 on: July 01, 2013, 12:19:26 PM »
When someone tells me "you can't be your child's best friend".  Well no carp, Sherlock! I KNOW THAT!  I am not one of those parents.  Heck, my kids get praised for their manners and I have other adults say "Your son is just so nice and polite and always minds his manners!"  So clearly, something has sunk in.  They're not perfect of course but they apparently are not the kind of SS we read about in that thread when DH and I aren't around. 

Have I possibly been too permissive and let them walk over me in the past? Unfortunately, yes.  Not for a desire to be their best friend though, just that it's really NOT in my nature to be an authoritarian sort of parent.  A battleaxe, I am not.  "Catch more flies with honey" is my default approach with people. 

But oh man it irritates the snot out of me when people say that to me.
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