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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13155 on: September 16, 2013, 11:06:30 AM »
Good for you!
And who would have known the two dresses came from different stores anyway? or carred for all that matter?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13156 on: September 16, 2013, 11:07:58 AM »
This is a personal opinion, but people who roll their briefcases into the bathroom stall with them at my work. I don't get squicked out easily, but that does it.  :-X

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« Reply #13157 on: September 16, 2013, 11:21:13 AM »
This is a personal opinion, but people who roll their briefcases into the bathroom stall with them at my work. I don't get squicked out easily, but that does it.  :-X

In my company it would be a termination offense if my laptop were stolen due to my negligence, so you betcha my case goes everywhere with me.  I wouldn't leave a briefcase which potentially contains confidential or important information outside my immediate control, either.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13158 on: September 16, 2013, 11:28:37 AM »
Good for you!
And who would have known the two dresses came from different stores anyway? or carred for all that matter?

I agree, would anyone have really noticed or cared besides your mother?
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13159 on: September 16, 2013, 11:45:56 AM »
This is a personal opinion, but people who roll their briefcases into the bathroom stall with them at my work. I don't get squicked out easily, but that does it.  :-X

In my company it would be a termination offense if my laptop were stolen due to my negligence, so you betcha my case goes everywhere with me.  I wouldn't leave a briefcase which potentially contains confidential or important information outside my immediate control, either.

Totally reasonable, its just a pet peeve of mine. I understand why you would have to if traveling.

Also, our bathroom floors at work are rarely cleaned, so that may be on a case by case basis.

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« Reply #13160 on: September 16, 2013, 12:29:42 PM »
Good for you!
And who would have known the two dresses came from different stores anyway? or carred for all that matter?

I agree, would anyone have really noticed or cared besides your mother?
Precisely no one! Not one person asked my anything about where I bought my dress.  Nor did anyone ask my mother where she bought hers. (She did end up getting it from Borgias after going in with a friend, but only after causing a scene. Turns out that once my mother caused a scene they were able to find her gown.)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13161 on: September 16, 2013, 04:40:08 PM »
Good for you!
And who would have known the two dresses came from different stores anyway? or carred for all that matter?

I agree, would anyone have really noticed or cared besides your mother?
Precisely no one! Not one person asked my anything about where I bought my dress.  Nor did anyone ask my mother where she bought hers. (She did end up getting it from [n]Borgias[/n] after going in with a friend, but only after causing a scene. Turns out that once my mother caused a scene they were able to find her gown.)

The store name seems so appropriate, somehow.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13162 on: September 16, 2013, 04:41:19 PM »
Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that. :)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13163 on: September 16, 2013, 04:44:43 PM »
Good for you!
And who would have known the two dresses came from different stores anyway? or carred for all that matter?

I agree, would anyone have really noticed or cared besides your mother?
Precisely no one! Not one person asked my anything about where I bought my dress.  Nor did anyone ask my mother where she bought hers. (She did end up getting it from [n]Borgias[/n] after going in with a friend, but only after causing a scene. Turns out that once my mother caused a scene they were able to find her gown.)

The store name seems so appropriate, somehow.
I know, right?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13164 on: September 19, 2013, 01:17:06 PM »
Food monopolizers at work. We have one employee (Y) that must be first in line for any type of gathering containing food. So much so that Y will hover over the other employees putting the food out and warming things up and actually stand in the way of those working.

Any suggestions on getting Y to back off? It has only gotten worse over 7 years.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13165 on: September 19, 2013, 01:30:54 PM »
Food monopolizers at work. We have one employee (Y) that must be first in line for any type of gathering containing food. So much so that Y will hover over the other employees putting the food out and warming things up and actually stand in the way of those working.

Any suggestions on getting Y to back off? It has only gotten worse over 7 years.

High voltage shock collar?  ;)

I've had to deal with people like that as well - I would usually ask the culprit (if I was the organizer) to please move back so people have room to work - there's plenty for everyone (with a big smile on my face.)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13166 on: September 19, 2013, 01:40:43 PM »
Food monopolizers at work. We have one employee (Y) that must be first in line for any type of gathering containing food. So much so that Y will hover over the other employees putting the food out and warming things up and actually stand in the way of those working.

Any suggestions on getting Y to back off? It has only gotten worse over 7 years.

I would say, "Stop hanging around! You're in the way; I promise, you will get something to eat."

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13167 on: September 19, 2013, 03:04:07 PM »
The one positive is that Y used to make two plates, one for her, and one for her husband before everyone had a turn in line. She doesn't do that anymore.  >:D

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13168 on: September 19, 2013, 03:05:53 PM »
Food monopolizers at work. We have one employee (Y) that must be first in line for any type of gathering containing food. So much so that Y will hover over the other employees putting the food out and warming things up and actually stand in the way of those working.

Any suggestions on getting Y to back off? It has only gotten worse over 7 years.

High voltage shock collar?  ;)

 

I was going to suggest a cattle prod.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13169 on: September 19, 2013, 05:13:36 PM »
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one for her, and one for her husband

Whaaat?  I'm guessing her husband didn't work for your company; how on earth did she get away with that?

I work with a Food Monopolizer, too.   A group of us went out for lunch at a buffet place a few years ago, and one of the items in the buffet was pizza.  They were temporarily out of pizza when we arrived, and oh boy, you would've thought the world was ending.  He badgered the poor waitress - where was the pizza?  When were they getting more?  When more was placed in the buffet, he nearly knocked three people over to get to it first.