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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13620 on: November 08, 2013, 03:02:22 PM »
Movember mustaches. Specifically, the fact that my husband is trying to grow one now for the first time. "Try" is the operative word. I'm not opposed to facial hair. It can be downright attractive on the right person. My husband is not one of those people. Put him in a hoodie with a mustache outside a school and the cops will be called because there's a creeper on site. It looks yucky. But "all the other guys at work are growing one."

I'm now calling Movember "No Scrabble November."  ::)

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« Reply #13621 on: November 08, 2013, 03:02:44 PM »
The flip side:  I will bring home a small amount of fruit...say one or two apples/peaches/plums.  DH and DS rarely eat fruit, but by golly, as soon as my treats hit the house, they're gone.  So I'll say, oh, if you like those, I'll get more.  I'll buy enough of the item for everyone to enjoy, make sure I leave some for DS/DH, and...no one else will touch them until they rot.

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« Reply #13622 on: November 08, 2013, 03:07:51 PM »
The flip side:  I will bring home a small amount of fruit...say one or two apples/peaches/plums.  DH and DS rarely eat fruit, but by golly, as soon as my treats hit the house, they're gone.  So I'll say, oh, if you like those, I'll get more.  I'll buy enough of the item for everyone to enjoy, make sure I leave some for DS/DH, and...no one else will touch them until they rot.

Oh, sing it Sister!  Particularly if I bring home Korean Butter Pears that the store only has once in a while.  They usually sell them 2 for $5.00.  When I buy them, dagnabbit, I want them all to myself.  If I brought home a bagful they won't eat them.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13623 on: November 08, 2013, 04:43:58 PM »
The flip side:  I will bring home a small amount of fruit...say one or two apples/peaches/plums.  DH and DS rarely eat fruit, but by golly, as soon as my treats hit the house, they're gone.  So I'll say, oh, if you like those, I'll get more.  I'll buy enough of the item for everyone to enjoy, make sure I leave some for DS/DH, and...no one else will touch them until they rot.

I think that triggers some gene in men - the "Grog see food running out. Grog must eat food before food disappears."

With my DH, it's kind of the opposite. If we have a reasonable amount of stuff, or a small amount, he'll still eat it at the regular pace. However, look out if I stock up on something. I think he thinks that we have way too much and he Must. Eat. The. Food. So if I stock up on breakfast cereal, it disappears faster than usual. Stock up on peanut butter - oh, he has to make sure he eats all that PB! Stock up on fruit, he'll eat it as fast as he can. I actually have to tell him not to chow down just because there's a temporary surplus.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13624 on: November 08, 2013, 04:55:30 PM »
Movember mustaches. Specifically, the fact that my husband is trying to grow one now for the first time. "Try" is the operative word. I'm not opposed to facial hair. It can be downright attractive on the right person. My husband is not one of those people. Put him in a hoodie with a mustache outside a school and the cops will be called because there's a creeper on site. It looks yucky. But "all the other guys at work are growing one."

I'm now calling Movember "No Scrabble November."  ::)

I tried just the BF telling that if he doesn't shave this month, I won't either.

Then he pointed out that I don't shave anyways.  Oops.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13625 on: November 10, 2013, 07:10:52 AM »
I was eating dinner at a pizza restaurant with my parents. The restaurant had a large tv near the cash register. I wasn't paying attention to the tv at first, since my back was to it while I was eating. I did notice the tv, though, after Carrie Bradshaw and her boyfriend started loudly playing scrabble + Carrie was giving a very specific narration about their scrabble preferences. I was hoping the waitresses would change the station, as that seemed a bit awkward in a family restaurant. I mean, I love the show, but I'd rather not watch certain episodes with my parents, kwim ? After that show went off, there was a celebrity gossip show explaining what ladies need to do in order to impress Justin Beiber's handlers and be allowed into his bed; also, how many ladies he takes to bed a time. One waitress tried to change the station to Law and Order, but all the other waitresses screamed "NOOO!" and "THAT'S A BOY SHOW! NOBODY WANTS TO WATCH THAT!"  ::)
a friend of mine walked into a small grocery store/Kiosk (not in the USA) and said that the guy was watching, ummm, nasty movies (Pron). who does that?

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« Reply #13626 on: November 10, 2013, 09:59:12 AM »
The library book I'm currently reading, "Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories," by M.R. James. (yes, I like ghost stories.) The stories are fine, though reading a bunch in a row gets to be a bit much of a muchness, but what's driving me nuts is that there are all sorts of asterisks in the text that look like they're referring to end notes or something, but there aren't any end notes! I don't know if there was a separate volume of explanatory notes or what, but they're not in the volume I'm reading. I can make sense of all of the stories, but some bits would be better for a little more background.

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« Reply #13627 on: November 10, 2013, 10:04:51 AM »

I understand that. Didn't you just call and ask for a different underwriter to approve the epipen? One friend gets two every two years or whenever the old ones expire unless she uses it. I know it's a nuisance, but I'm am wondering that a phone call from the pharmacist didn't take care of it.

Both my pharmacist and my doctor called the insurance company.  It has to go through a formal appeals process.  They're saying that I required further intervention the last time I took the med (iv meds and intubation), that "this method of treatment is ineffective and considered medically unnecessary".  It's nonsense that anybody with a brain can see the folly of, but that's what they're saying.

In the meantime, my kids' pedi has solved the immediate problem, though I can't rely on him to do it again.  But at least I have the epipens while I fight it out with the insurance company.

Okay. I am now officially angry and aghast at your situaltion. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13628 on: November 10, 2013, 12:39:06 PM »


I understand that. Didn't you just call and ask for a different underwriter to approve the epipen? One friend gets two every two years or whenever the old ones expire unless she uses it. I know it's a nuisance, but I'm am wondering that a phone call from the pharmacist didn't take care of it.

Both my pharmacist and my doctor called the insurance company.  It has to go through a formal appeals process.  They're saying that I required further intervention the last time I took the med (iv meds and intubation), that "this method of treatment is ineffective and considered medically unnecessary".  It's nonsense that anybody with a brain can see the folly of, but that's what they're saying.

In the meantime, my kids' pedi has solved the immediate problem, though I can't rely on him to do it again.  But at least I have the epipens while I fight it out with the insurance company.

Okay. I am now officially angry and aghast at your situaltion. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
mmswm, there should be a medical ombudsman for your state.  Under "State Government" in a dead-tree phone book, or google "Your State medical obudsman".
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13629 on: November 10, 2013, 01:35:46 PM »
The library book I'm currently reading, "Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories," by M.R. James. (yes, I like ghost stories.) The stories are fine, though reading a bunch in a row gets to be a bit much of a muchness, but what's driving me nuts is that there are all sorts of asterisks in the text that look like they're referring to end notes or something, but there aren't any end notes! I don't know if there was a separate volume of explanatory notes or what, but they're not in the volume I'm reading. I can make sense of all of the stories, but some bits would be better for a little more background.

I love M.R. James; I've read the anthology many times.  I don't have too much trouble following, although I wish he'd known that not all of his future readers would have classical educations, and provided a bit more translation for his Latin and Greek quotations.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13630 on: November 10, 2013, 03:32:25 PM »
The library book I'm currently reading, "Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories," by M.R. James. (yes, I like ghost stories.) The stories are fine, though reading a bunch in a row gets to be a bit much of a muchness, but what's driving me nuts is that there are all sorts of asterisks in the text that look like they're referring to end notes or something, but there aren't any end notes! I don't know if there was a separate volume of explanatory notes or what, but they're not in the volume I'm reading. I can make sense of all of the stories, but some bits would be better for a little more background.

I love M.R. James; I've read the anthology many times.  I don't have too much trouble following, although I wish he'd known that not all of his future readers would have classical educations, and provided a bit more translation for his Latin and Greek quotations.It says they're abridged but it's not by much, if at all, and the downloads are on special offer at Audiogo at the moment...

O/T: I commend to other M R James fans the two audiobooks of the stories read by Derek Jacobi. Jacobi could read his shopping list and make it sound interesting, but those two cds take me through all of my Christmas cooking, because Christmas cooking and ghost stories just go together.
http://www.audiogo.com/uk/ghost-stories-volume-1-m-r-james-gid-20220
http://www.audiogo.com/uk/ghost-stories-volume-2-m-r-james-gid-20221

The downloads are on special offer on Audiogo at the moment.

ETA: sorry, but the Audiogo site in the UK is frozen - the company is in administration. US customers are being diverted to Downpour.com. If I've understood it correctly, you can buy downloads anywhere from them but physical copies won't ship to Europe.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13631 on: November 10, 2013, 03:58:48 PM »
Drivers not pulling up to the far pump. At the gas station today two drivers pulled in ahead of me and instead going to the far pump, so someone (me) can pull up behind and also get gas.  I had to drive around one car and angle in at the front pump. Fortunately my Kia Soul doesn't stick out much.


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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13632 on: November 10, 2013, 04:51:57 PM »


I understand that. Didn't you just call and ask for a different underwriter to approve the epipen? One friend gets two every two years or whenever the old ones expire unless she uses it. I know it's a nuisance, but I'm am wondering that a phone call from the pharmacist didn't take care of it.

Both my pharmacist and my doctor called the insurance company.  It has to go through a formal appeals process.  They're saying that I required further intervention the last time I took the med (iv meds and intubation), that "this method of treatment is ineffective and considered medically unnecessary".  It's nonsense that anybody with a brain can see the folly of, but that's what they're saying.

In the meantime, my kids' pedi has solved the immediate problem, though I can't rely on him to do it again.  But at least I have the epipens while I fight it out with the insurance company.

Okay. I am now officially angry and aghast at your situaltion. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
mmswm, there should be a medical ombudsman for your state.  Under "State Government" in a dead-tree phone book, or google "Your State medical obudsman".

I've already started a formal appeals process.  And yes, the whole situation makes pretty much everybody angry.  Thankfully I was able to acquire two epi pens before I left town for the weekend, thanks to the kids' pedi.  Most of my concern was that not only was I not going to be in my home, which I know is safe, but I was going to be on a boat for six hours with a breakfast and lunch buffet.  Thankfully, the crew was fantastic.  I asked about the menus and told them why I was asking.  The asked me what I thought I might be interested in eating and set more than enough aside for me so there would be no risk of contamination when other people went through the line. If I'd known they would have gone that far out of their way to make sure I was safe, I wouldn't have worried nearly as much.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13633 on: November 11, 2013, 03:13:28 AM »
Movember mustaches. Specifically, the fact that my husband is trying to grow one now for the first time. "Try" is the operative word. I'm not opposed to facial hair. It can be downright attractive on the right person. My husband is not one of those people. Put him in a hoodie with a mustache outside a school and the cops will be called because there's a creeper on site. It looks yucky. But "all the other guys at work are growing one."

I'm now calling Movember "No Scrabble November."  ::)

Is he actually doing it for Movember - raising money and awareness for men's health? Or is it just a "fun" thing he is doing? If he is raising money then I would try to excuse it, but if it's just for fun then he is getting what he deserves   ;) .

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13634 on: November 11, 2013, 06:16:49 AM »
up the wall right now. (and reminded because of the people having insurance issues.)

I have a FB friend who is again complaining about the N.H.S. and it's not even about anything really moan worthy.

She has to wait a week to see her GP of choice. Now that may seem unreasonable and if it was her only option I would agree, but she could have been seen the day she called in, but just not with her GP of choice.

In addition to that it's not for a time critical illness it's to get her BP checked and get a repeat prescription (which a nurse can do as it's the contraceptive pill.)

what is it about free services that make some people come out as really entitled?

Your friend does sound a bit special, but to be fair to her, the NHS is only free at the point of delivery. Unless she has worked out how not to pay tax, she is paying for the service!  :)
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