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Cami

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12870 on: September 05, 2013, 04:18:59 PM »
My co-irker's hyper-competitiveness. (I may have posted about her previously.)  She has to turn EVERYTHING into a competition. And of course, she has to win.

Latest installment: Both her daughter and mine went off to college recently. I mentioned that on move-in day, one of dd's roommates showed up with a huge (and scrumptious-looking) platter of cookies, brownies and bars frm a local bakery and said how kind that was of her.  Co-Irker immediately says, "Well, MY daughter made brownies from scratch and then decorated the top with her roommates names in icing!"

Honestly. Just. Stop. It.

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« Reply #12871 on: September 05, 2013, 05:16:23 PM »
This doesn't drive me completely up the wall, only part way:

when I am putting groceries in the fridge, I will open the door and give it a little push, put a couple items in, turn back to the counter to get more and when I step back to the fridge, the door has swung shut.  So I open the door, give a little push, etc. repeat.  However, when I want to take something out, I will open the fridge, give the door a little push, take out whatever and put it on the counter.  when I look at the door it is standing wide open.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12872 on: September 06, 2013, 02:06:20 AM »
My co-irker's hyper-competitiveness. (I may have posted about her previously.)  She has to turn EVERYTHING into a competition. And of course, she has to win.

Latest installment: Both her daughter and mine went off to college recently. I mentioned that on move-in day, one of dd's roommates showed up with a huge (and scrumptious-looking) platter of cookies, brownies and bars frm a local bakery and said how kind that was of her.  Co-Irker immediately says, "Well, MY daughter made brownies from scratch and then decorated the top with her roommates names in icing!"

Honestly. Just. Stop. It.

I didn't know Penelope from Saturday Night Live had taken on a second job. I often wondered where she hung out the rest of the week.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12873 on: September 06, 2013, 02:21:54 AM »
Spending time shopping in a store but not finding out till I get to the register that their eftpos machine is down and only cash will do.

Happened today in small kitchenware shop at the mall. Shop assistant said the system had been down since the day before. A sign would nice - not like it had only just happened. Of course, this would be the time I had almost no cash in my purse, a full trolley already, and my bank's ATM was not close by.

Definitely a first world problem - still drives me up the wall.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12874 on: September 06, 2013, 05:27:17 AM »
Spending time shopping in a store but not finding out till I get to the register that their eftpos machine is down and only cash will do.

Happened today in small kitchenware shop at the mall. Shop assistant said the system had been down since the day before. A sign would nice - not like it had only just happened. Of course, this would be the time I had almost no cash in my purse, a full trolley already, and my bank's ATM was not close by.

Definitely a first world problem - still drives me up the wall.

I've been there before, myself, and it is annoying!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12875 on: September 06, 2013, 12:34:01 PM »
It's now 10:30 am, I'm looking at the traffic map of our area, and the section I cannot avoid driving on is still stop and go for at least 5 miles while every other section has cleared up.  I've been waiting out the traffic for 2 hours now!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12876 on: September 06, 2013, 12:56:01 PM »
When I'm the only person in a large bathroom, and I'm in the last stall on the end, and someone comes in and stands in front of my stall, obviously dismayed that I'm using "their" stall - then gets into the stall right next to me.

Mythbuster did an episode on that, something like "is the last stall the cleanest?" turns out, since so many people think that the last one will be the cleanest, it often isn't and is one of the most used.
There are other factors for why someone would want the last stall of course, like more privacy.

Cami

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12877 on: September 06, 2013, 01:00:27 PM »
My co-irker's hyper-competitiveness. (I may have posted about her previously.)  She has to turn EVERYTHING into a competition. And of course, she has to win.

Latest installment: Both her daughter and mine went off to college recently. I mentioned that on move-in day, one of dd's roommates showed up with a huge (and scrumptious-looking) platter of cookies, brownies and bars frm a local bakery and said how kind that was of her.  Co-Irker immediately says, "Well, MY daughter made brownies from scratch and then decorated the top with her roommates names in icing!"

Honestly. Just. Stop. It.

I didn't know Penelope from Saturday Night Live had taken on a second job. I often wondered where she hung out the rest of the week.
Oh wow, good catch. Penelope always made me so nuts, I had to leave the room if there was a skit with that character. And now I spend 8 hours/day with her....

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« Reply #12878 on: September 06, 2013, 01:24:46 PM »
When I'm the only person in a large bathroom, and I'm in the last stall on the end, and someone comes in and stands in front of my stall, obviously dismayed that I'm using "their" stall - then gets into the stall right next to me.

Mythbuster did an episode on that, something like "is the last stall the cleanest?" turns out, since so many people think that the last one will be the cleanest, it often isn't and is one of the most used.
There are other factors for why someone would want the last stall of course, like more privacy.

Years ago a movie theater I went to would show "did you know" type stuff before the film started.  One I remember to this day is a study done by a University on public bathrooms.  They concluded that the first stall is the least used and cleanest.  Since then I always go to the first stall first.

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« Reply #12879 on: September 06, 2013, 05:53:09 PM »
This is a very silly peeve but when Storage Wars and Storage Wars Texas have the auction winner go, "Oh, what's this?" and pull out something then...they cut to commercial.  Now I WANT to see what it is so I'm flipping around and flipping back to the show every 30 seconds to catch the "exciting reveal" of whatever garbage (or not) the person has found.

I also hated on What Not to Where when Carmindy would spin the fashion victim around to reveal her makeup makeover and...cut to commercial. 

It is an effective technique but soooo annoying.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12880 on: September 06, 2013, 06:17:48 PM »
This is a very silly peeve but when Storage Wars and Storage Wars Texas have the auction winner go, "Oh, what's this?" and pull out something then...they cut to commercial.  Now I WANT to see what it is so I'm flipping around and flipping back to the show every 30 seconds to catch the "exciting reveal" of whatever garbage (or not) the person has found.

I also hated on What Not to Where when Carmindy would spin the fashion victim around to reveal her makeup makeover and...cut to commercial. 

It is an effective technique but soooo annoying.

That's why whenever possible any show that does things like that we try to record and watch at a later time.  this way we can fast forward through the commercials and don't have to wait.  it doesn't always work since sometimes we're just flipping around and end up settling on some show like mentioned above, then yeah, we have to wait.  I always make a lame joke out of it.  "I don't understand why they're cutting to a commercial now???? Don't they know we want to see what the great surprise is???"   and yes I'm being sarcastic, I do get why they do it............ :)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12881 on: September 07, 2013, 02:53:08 PM »
When I'm the only person in a large bathroom, and I'm in the last stall on the end, and someone comes in and stands in front of my stall, obviously dismayed that I'm using "their" stall - then gets into the stall right next to me.

Mythbuster did an episode on that, something like "is the last stall the cleanest?" turns out, since so many people think that the last one will be the cleanest, it often isn't and is one of the most used.
There are other factors for why someone would want the last stall of course, like more privacy.

Years ago a movie theater I went to would show "did you know" type stuff before the film started.  One I remember to this day is a study done by a University on public bathrooms.  They concluded that the first stall is the least used and cleanest.  Since then I always go to the first stall first.
Often the last stall at the end is the handicap-accessible stall.  I usually use it if it's free, because it's larger as well as having the grab bars and higher toilet.  I've seen some 'standard' stalls so small that you have to straddle the toilet in order to close the door!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12882 on: September 07, 2013, 04:03:41 PM »
Spending time shopping in a store but not finding out till I get to the register that their eftpos machine is down and only cash will do.

Happened today in small kitchenware shop at the mall. Shop assistant said the system had been down since the day before. A sign would nice - not like it had only just happened. Of course, this would be the time I had almost no cash in my purse, a full trolley already, and my bank's ATM was not close by.

Definitely a first world problem - still drives me up the wall.

I've been there before, myself, and it is annoying!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12883 on: September 07, 2013, 10:01:22 PM »
Often the last stall at the end is the handicap-accessible stall.  I usually use it if it's free, because it's larger as well as having the grab bars and higher toilet.  I've seen some 'standard' stalls so small that you have to straddle the toilet in order to close the door!

I also use the larger one when it's available, for the space. "standard" stalls are often tiny, and not only do you have to straddle the toilet to close the door, but then you have to squeeze in beside the over-sized tissue holders that overhang the seat. SO annoying.

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« Reply #12884 on: September 07, 2013, 11:50:24 PM »
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