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Lorelei_Evil

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12495 on: July 16, 2013, 09:23:58 AM »
They must all be clones of some sort.  There are shows that I have to leave the HOUSE to get away from the stupidity/repetition. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12496 on: July 16, 2013, 09:29:00 AM »
Two words - canker sores.

I have had one for nearly a month, and it refuses to heal completely. Just sits there, getting more and more irritated and painful as the day progresses. When I wake up, it looks *almost* healed, but goes through the same process every day.
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siamesecat2965

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12497 on: July 16, 2013, 10:27:40 AM »
Two words - canker sores.

I have had one for nearly a month, and it refuses to heal completely. Just sits there, getting more and more irritated and painful as the day progresses. When I wake up, it looks *almost* healed, but goes through the same process every day.

OUCH. I hate those. When I was in college, I had them all over my mouth. So not fun. Dr. said stress-related and asked if I were under any stress. Well let me see, I'm graduating in a couple months, looking for a job, and so on. Yes, I think stress might have something to do with it!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12498 on: July 16, 2013, 12:36:06 PM »
From last week:  the woman who attended a meeting with a three-page letter she'd written to the board.  She handed a copy to each board member and to me (the recording secretary), and then proceeded to read it aloud, word for word.  Including the date, the salutation, and the valediction.  And it was a private meeting, so it wasn't like she needed to read it aloud for the edification of the public.

It wasn't my place to say anything, but sheesh, not one single board member said a word as she droned on and on.  I kept thinking, "We can read too, you know".
 
Ack.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12499 on: July 16, 2013, 01:54:49 PM »
"Pics or it didn't happen!"



And this phrase is the reason there are no pictures of my recent trip to Key West. :D
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12500 on: July 16, 2013, 05:37:54 PM »
They don't make mice for computers like they used to. I remember having the roller ball type mouse and it never had issues. If it stuck, I flipped it over, took out the ball for a cleaning and used a paperclip or hair pin to scrape the gunk off the roller wheels.

Now you have these ridiculous laser or optical mice. They last about three or four years and need replacement!

This is incredibly vexing. I believe it's a marketing ploy to keep us buying products. Hmph!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12501 on: July 16, 2013, 06:56:46 PM »
One word:

Whistling.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12502 on: July 16, 2013, 07:22:47 PM »
They don't make mice for computers like they used to. I remember having the roller ball type mouse and it never had issues. If it stuck, I flipped it over, took out the ball for a cleaning and used a paperclip or hair pin to scrape the gunk off the roller wheels.

Now you have these ridiculous laser or optical mice. They last about three or four years and need replacement!

This is incredibly vexing. I believe it's a marketing ploy to keep us buying products. Hmph!

I can beat that.  I use the Logitech Trackman Wheel.  It's a wired trackball.  It's the best trackball I've ever used, and I have two.  Here is what they go for now.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12503 on: July 16, 2013, 11:50:06 PM »
YOLO - especially when used as an excuse for bad behavior

Carotte

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12504 on: July 17, 2013, 05:31:48 AM »
All the little pricing deceits in stores, mostly grocery/food store I guess (I have no example for the others).

Yesterday I was looking at a pack of 10 widgets A, priced 1€ per unit (the price tag states the whole price, 10€, and the price per unit, even if you can't just buy one.). Just under that was a multy pack of 20 widgets A, by which I mean two pack of 10 had been put together with one more plastic wrapper, price of unit 1.05€, so 21€.
HUm, lets see, should I pay 1€ more for the exact same thing that is marketed as a value pack? I think they missed the whole point of buying in bulk to milk more from unsuspected customers.

It's understandable that price per unit is higher when there are less units (because of transport and packaging cost, and because it's logic to have them cheaper in 'bulk' of more), not the other way around.
I think it's the law here that there should be the price per pound/gallon so at least it's easy to compare without bringing out the calculator.

laud_shy_girl

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12505 on: July 17, 2013, 06:22:50 AM »
When I am shopping and trying to get the best price per weight.

There will be 4 types of Carrots
1 is  £x per Kg
2 is £y per 100g
3 is £z per Lb
4 is £A per unit (a unit has say, five carrots in.)
 And to make things even more fun 1 and 2 are in per-weighed bags,  3 is lose and 4 is prepackaged but in a quantity that is different enough to 1 and 2 that you can't hold a 4 and a 1 and guesstimate how much 4 actually weighs because it's not labeled.

Why they can't pick one unit and stick to it. 1 and 2 are easy to compare because you just move the decimal. 3 is harder as I have to convert it first and 4, even if there is a scale, is a pain in the neck as using the scales then working it out per Kg/100g/Lb is a right royal pain.

At least with these new fangled phones its easer to compare as I have a conversion app on there.


actually I just hate food shopping. By the time I leave the shop I want to cry as all the numbers have started to bleed together in to one bug jumble anyway.
Thank the spaghetti monster for on line food shopping.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12506 on: July 17, 2013, 06:31:00 AM »
One of the food chains around here has taken to offering these hand held scanners that you can take along with you as you shop.  They're great.  You scan your club card, take the scanner that's lit up and as you put items into your cart (bagging as you go) and it keeps your total as you go, also taking into account the club discounts.  Which is awesome for someone such as myself that's somewhat math challenged.

Then once you're done, you take it to the self serve registers that are set up for this device, scan the barcode and then when you scan your card it brings up all your purchases. You can apply coupons if you have them, pay and leave since you're already bagged up.  Really comes in handy when you have a toddler along that tends to get impatient by that point.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12507 on: July 17, 2013, 07:28:32 AM »
They don't make mice for computers like they used to. I remember having the roller ball type mouse and it never had issues. If it stuck, I flipped it over, took out the ball for a cleaning and used a paperclip or hair pin to scrape the gunk off the roller wheels.

Now you have these ridiculous laser or optical mice. They last about three or four years and need replacement!

This is incredibly vexing. I believe it's a marketing ploy to keep us buying products. Hmph!

I can beat that.  I use the Logitech Trackman Wheel.  It's a wired trackball.  It's the best trackball I've ever used, and I have two.  Here is what they go for now.
I've had one of these at work for about three years now - I don't know what I'd do without it!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12508 on: July 17, 2013, 11:55:24 AM »
On the other end of the spectrum. When you tell some one you don't want their advice, but they insist on giving it anyway. Then they get upset when you don't use their advice.

Edit: Because I can form sentences and use punctuation. Really! I can!!

This. There's a student in my program who's a year ahead of me and every time we run into each other, he insists on saying "mbbored, I know your orals are coming up soon and let me give you some advice..."

I've taken to interrupting him and saying "Thanks, but I've got it under control."

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12509 on: July 17, 2013, 02:06:06 PM »
One word:

Whistling.

PoddityPodPodPod!!  My sister has a co worker who hums and whistles all.day.long and she says it is getting to the point she is ready to scream.  I told a co worker to stop every single time she would start.  It is so distracting!