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Carotte

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12945 on: September 11, 2013, 10:30:31 AM »
I've had people call me "lazy" for hiring a housekeeper.  Whether I'm lazy or not is a matter of opinion; my husband and I HATE housework.  We can afford to pay someone to do it for us, so we do, and we're much happier for it.

On a related note, our housekeeper is on vacation until October 3.  Woe!

Tell them you're only doing your share to support the economy and your country, providing someone with a job, stability and the chance to be independent :)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12946 on: September 11, 2013, 10:42:05 AM »
My legs! I've found out that I've got a secondary condition to the psoriasis, called neurodermatitis, and it's making me insane - itchy! And if I scratch, even once, the itch flares up worse and worse, and each subsequent scratch only makes it worse still. I've resorted to wrapping my legs in ace bandages, both to keep the treatment from getting all over, and to keep me from even accidentally scratching. ARGH!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12947 on: September 11, 2013, 10:45:07 AM »
I've had people call me "lazy" for hiring a housekeeper.  Whether I'm lazy or not is a matter of opinion; my husband and I HATE housework.  We can afford to pay someone to do it for us, so we do, and we're much happier for it.

On a related note, our housekeeper is on vacation until October 3.  Woe!

Maybe it's an exaggeration, but would these people perform surgery on themselves because they don't want to "hire" a doctor?  Many people have little gift for housework, don't like it, or have no time.  That's far from "lazy".



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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12948 on: September 11, 2013, 11:08:07 AM »
I get pedicures and chair massage on a regular basis. I often get the "must be nice" or "I wish I could afford that" from people who make double my salary (I know, they are all published) at work or from people I know socially, who have the latest $$$ bag and shoes or a $$$ monthly car lease.

Everyone gets to make their own choices about how they spend their money. I don't have to justify mine and you don't have to justify yours.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12949 on: September 11, 2013, 11:35:53 AM »
Reverse snobbery. I am soooo tired of people acting as if their choice to spend as little money or time on something as possible somehow makes them eligible for Best Person of the Year Award.  Newsflash: getting your wedding gown out of the trash makes you no better or no worse than a bride who buys a designer gown. You've just spent your money differently!  Also newsflash: spending little money on your wedding is actually NOT a guarantee that you'll have a better marriage than somehow who spent more money.  Just like buying a Ford Escort does not make you a better driver than someone who bought a Mercedes.

I so agree. Unfortunately I see this a lot on this and other boards: it can become a competition to see who spent the less and it's often used as a proof of having a better marriage.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12950 on: September 11, 2013, 11:40:43 AM »
People who take a difference of opinion as a personal insult. It's like they can't understand that I can like something they don't without judging them.

Oh yes, and the opposite - that I can dislike something they like and it's not an issue.

I've belonged to other internet communities, and this gets to be a huge deal, and is a giant peeve of mine. Person A posts that they love Yellow. Person B posts that they love Pink. Person C posts that they've had good experiences with both Yellow and Pink, but prefer Orange. Person A freaks out that everyone is "smacking them down" and judging them. Even better when it escalates to how Person B and C are intolerant of anyone who prefers Yellow.   ::) :-\
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Carotte

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12951 on: September 11, 2013, 11:44:54 AM »
Urg, I just found out the real estate group from which we rent will be doing major renovation in the building, like, "we'll move you out to another building in the meanwhile" renovations.
Which I guess is not that bad, seems like SO (I'm not on the lease) might even be able to negotiate a better apartment in the process, or even if we come back to this one at least it won't rain the kitchen.
But I wish I had known that before we went out and purchased 260$ worth of stuff and I spent 5 days painting the bedroom!
First world problem but it was just starting to feel like I actually live here (with a wall color that I choose and not the dirty-oh-look-mold-off-white color it was.).

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12952 on: September 11, 2013, 01:31:37 PM »
People not dipping their headlights!  >:(

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12953 on: September 11, 2013, 06:48:46 PM »
MIL is visiting from out of state.  She has been passive-aggressively tormenting me on FB for weeks and I can't call her on it...must keep the peace...8 more days.  I may put in for overtime...

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12954 on: September 11, 2013, 08:04:16 PM »
I started using face wash to help with my acne.  Good news: my acne is much more under control and my nose  isn't full of clogged pores.  Bad news: I now have little bumps all over my cheeks.

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« Reply #12955 on: September 11, 2013, 08:51:34 PM »
In the vein of the hot weather Maryland's been having recently, someone shared that one county was closing their schools 2 hours early because of the heat.  One person called the kids pampered and entitled (like it was their choice?) while someone else wondered if there was no a/c.

Me, I was wondering too if there was no a/c because otherwise it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to send kids outside onto buses or walking home when they'd be getting out around noon or so, going into the hottest part of the day.  If the school does have a/c it just seems to make sense to keep them in. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12956 on: September 11, 2013, 09:07:56 PM »
In the vein of the hot weather Maryland's been having recently, someone shared that one county was closing their schools 2 hours early because of the heat.  One person called the kids pampered and entitled (like it was their choice?) while someone else wondered if there was no a/c.

Me, I was wondering too if there was no a/c because otherwise it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to send kids outside onto buses or walking home when they'd be getting out around noon or so, going into the hottest part of the day.  If the school does have a/c it just seems to make sense to keep them in.

Iowa here: many of our schools don't have AC.  And the heat of the day doesn't really hit until around 2pm. 

Fans just can't keep up with the heat of 20-30 bodies in a small room.  Which means kids get drowsy and are no longer learning.  And even in the schools that do have AC it can't keep up when temps are in the 90-100F range.

So we let out at 1pm giving kids a chance to get home where if they don't have AC they can run through a hose, not be in a hot room with tons of other body heat, take a cool shower, drink some ice water.  Things they can't do sitting in a classroom.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12957 on: September 12, 2013, 12:17:10 AM »
I am sure this has been brought up before on this thread but people who use their indicators incorrectly drive me completely up the wall.

The two main culprits are

    1.  Using indicators not to give notice that they are going to turn shortly but as they are actually turning.  It's almost like they just stick their little finger out and catch it on the indicator as they turn the wheel.  I assume that this is a failure in driver education, they seem to have a vague idea that there is a connection between indicating and turning but have no idea what that connection is supposed to be.

   2.  Is a similar lack of understanding that indicators are meant for the benefit of other drivers.  Where there are two or more lanes of traffic and no dedicated turning lane I will look at the indicators of the cars in front of me to assess the likely delay.  If there is a car waiting to turn across on-coming traffic I will take the other lane.  It really creases my brow when the car in front of me waits until the light changes to indicate and I am stuck waiting behind them, usually for almost a full cycle of the light, while the other lane cruises past.

Also, while I am on my driving rant, people who assume that everybody drives an automatic car.  I drive a manual (stick in the US) and it makes me very tense when I have to stop on a steep hill and the driver behind me comes thisclose to the back of my car.  I am so worried about having a tiny bit of roll back that I end up over accelerating and roaring off like a complete hoon.  Just a little bit of space would make things so much less stressful.  (I am a good driver but on very steep hills a bit of roll back, maybe six inches, can be difficult to avoid)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12958 on: September 12, 2013, 05:35:27 AM »
Having once driven a stick shift, I completely understand! I used to want to put a little sign on my bumper saying "Manual transmission-tailgate at your own risk".

And another pet peeve as far as signaling goes, those who will have their signal on for a mile while driving very slowly, especially when you can't pass them. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #12959 on: September 12, 2013, 05:42:31 AM »
Heck, even in an automatic you can have roll back.  There's a very small, but steepish hill  I have to go up and down every day.  Many cars roll back several inches to a foot or two depending on their size.  Everyone in town knows you leave at least 1/4 car length between you and the vehicle in front of you and a whole car length if it's a big bacon-fed knave truck.

ETA: To top it off there is a red light at the top of it.  I have no idea whose genius idea that was.
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