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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13680 on: November 14, 2013, 07:16:57 PM »
Right now, this annoying canker sore on the roof of my mouth is driving me up the wall! They always seem to form in exactly the places food will touch them and make them hurt. It does not help that I am one of those people for whom substances like Oragel only last one minute on the sore and an hour on the rest of my mouth.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13681 on: November 14, 2013, 07:27:05 PM »
Right now, this annoying canker sore on the roof of my mouth is driving me up the wall! They always seem to form in exactly the places food will touch them and make them hurt. It does not help that I am one of those people for whom substances like Oragel only last one minute on the sore and an hour on the rest of my mouth.

You too? I thought that was just me! ;D

In all seriousness, see if you can get a tube of camphor ointment. Stinks to high heaven, tastes awful, hurts like an itch-with-a-b, but it works.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13682 on: November 14, 2013, 08:31:11 PM »
Right now, this annoying canker sore on the roof of my mouth is driving me up the wall! They always seem to form in exactly the places food will touch them and make them hurt. It does not help that I am one of those people for whom substances like Oragel only last one minute on the sore and an hour on the rest of my mouth.

You have my sympathy.  Anytime I get one they also tend to form at the roof of the mouth and trying to eat and not let food touch it is especially tricky. Orajel doesn't seem to help, either. :P
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13683 on: November 14, 2013, 08:46:14 PM »
Being told to clock out precisely on time but having to wait for the relief coworker to show up. At least 15 minutes late. Then the coworker wants to know why she wasn't asked to come in earlier since I was out of hours and had to leave on time.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13684 on: November 14, 2013, 09:52:53 PM »
We had a number of families at my former job (school) that were chronically 15-20 minutes late everyday. The teachers would begin teaching and were interrupted every morning as the stragglers came in. The principal had all teachers give a small assignment the first thing each day.  It was worth no more than 5 points. Not a grade killer, but 5 points every day can mean a B instead of an A.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13685 on: November 15, 2013, 12:14:10 AM »
Right now, this annoying canker sore on the roof of my mouth is driving me up the wall! They always seem to form in exactly the places food will touch them and make them hurt. It does not help that I am one of those people for whom substances like Oragel only last one minute on the sore and an hour on the rest of my mouth.

Try a baking soda mouthwash (as in baking soda in warm water).  http://askville.amazon.com/baking-soda-effective-canker-sores/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=3792992
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13686 on: November 15, 2013, 06:17:28 AM »
Waking up to the whole bed shaking...due to the dog chewing herself.  Thanks a bunch, Daisy.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13687 on: November 15, 2013, 10:03:36 AM »
The fact that my weight loss (and hopefully continued) makes my pants large enough to have the "droopy drawer" effect, but I'm not quite into the next size down yet. ARGH. And last year I finally found pants, cords and so on that fit me well adn bought a bunch. which are now slightly too big. 

I did however, order some in a size smaller, even though i'm not there yet, i'm curuious to see how far i have to go.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13688 on: November 15, 2013, 11:33:18 AM »
The fact that my weight loss (and hopefully continued) makes my pants large enough to have the "droopy drawer" effect, but I'm not quite into the next size down yet. ARGH. And last year I finally found pants, cords and so on that fit me well adn bought a bunch. which are now slightly too big. 

I did however, order some in a size smaller, even though i'm not there yet, i'm curuious to see how far i have to go.

When I lost a lot of weight once, I would have a tailor take my clothes in.  It was cheaper than buying new...
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13689 on: November 15, 2013, 12:07:52 PM »
The fact that my weight loss (and hopefully continued) makes my pants large enough to have the "droopy drawer" effect, but I'm not quite into the next size down yet. ARGH. And last year I finally found pants, cords and so on that fit me well adn bought a bunch. which are now slightly too big. 

I did however, order some in a size smaller, even though i'm not there yet, i'm curuious to see how far i have to go.

When I lost a lot of weight once, I would have a tailor take my clothes in.  It was cheaper than buying new...

I may do that with my "good" stuff, but most of this isn't. Not that's it carpy, but it wasn't expensive to begin with, so I could buy new for the same cost as alterations. THankfully, I still have some smaller sizes left, so won't be too bad. its more the annoyance of being inbetween sizes and having the droopy pants until i can move down a size.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13690 on: November 15, 2013, 12:14:24 PM »
The fact that my weight loss (and hopefully continued) makes my pants large enough to have the "droopy drawer" effect, but I'm not quite into the next size down yet. ARGH. And last year I finally found pants, cords and so on that fit me well adn bought a bunch. which are now slightly too big. 

I did however, order some in a size smaller, even though i'm not there yet, i'm curuious to see how far i have to go.

When I lost a lot of weight once, I would have a tailor take my clothes in.  It was cheaper than buying new...

I may do that with my "good" stuff, but most of this isn't. Not that's it carpy, but it wasn't expensive to begin with, so I could buy new for the same cost as alterations. THankfully, I still have some smaller sizes left, so won't be too bad. its more the annoyance of being inbetween sizes and having the droopy pants until i can move down a size.

Oh, I understand!  That is very annoying.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13691 on: November 15, 2013, 12:16:00 PM »
There's one person who is at best an acquaintance.  She's married to a high school friend of DH's and while the guy is pretty cool, this girl...well she's just not the sharpest tool in the shed and she's one of those types who will only talk AT you.  They have absolutely no interest in a back and forth conversation. Your roll is purely that of a cardboard standup, there to hear them talk about themselves. 

She will call and go on and on about her new car, or their trip to Disney, or Sailor Moon.  If she does ask how we are, it becomes clear she doesn't really care, she's just doing it because it's a conversational convention. And I've given up telling her I'm not a fan of Sailor Moon because then I get a lecture about how great a series it is.  ::)

So anyway, today I finally marked her as an acquaintance on fbook because every time she's ever commented on my posts, I end up deleting them. Not because they're offensive but just...well it's hard to explain. She just keeps on commenting and it's clear she isn't really reading what anyone else is saying aside from maybe a word or two that express that someone doesn't agree with her.   I had said in a post that my family (meaning myself, hubby and kids) are a bag of mixed nuts, and I meant it affectionately.  She kept insisting we're perfectly normal and unique even after I lightly expressed "No, we're not normal and we're totally okay with that!"
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13692 on: November 15, 2013, 12:17:34 PM »
There's one person who is at best an acquaintance.  She's married to a high school friend of DH's and while the guy is pretty cool, this girl...well she's just not the sharpest tool in the shed and she's one of those types who will only talk AT you.  They have absolutely no interest in a back and forth conversation. Your roll is purely that of a cardboard standup, there to hear them talk about themselves. 

She will call and go on and on about her new car, or their trip to Disney, or Sailor Moon.  If she does ask how we are, it becomes clear she doesn't really care, she's just doing it because it's a conversational convention. And I've given up telling her I'm not a fan of Sailor Moon because then I get a lecture about how great a series it is.  ::)

So anyway, today I finally marked her as an acquaintance on fbook because every time she's ever commented on my posts, I end up deleting them. Not because they're offensive but just...well it's hard to explain. She just keeps on commenting and it's clear she isn't really reading what anyone else is saying aside from maybe a word or two that express that someone doesn't agree with her.   I had said in a post that my family (meaning myself, hubby and kids) are a bag of mixed nuts, and I meant it affectionately.  She kept insisting we're perfectly normal and unique even after I lightly expressed "No, we're not normal and we're totally okay with that!"

I know people like that. And they drive me nuts....sorry, couldn't resist. I love your description of your family,  and woudl totally get if you told me that.... !

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13693 on: November 15, 2013, 01:01:41 PM »
I think the two persons I can consider as my supervisors (on account of him being my senior) and uber supervisor ( supervisor answer to her too) are of the kind that likes to hear themselves talk and don't notice things if it contradict their world view.

Stuff like "if you see you're running low on widget X, don't hesitate to grab some from the back"  "did I show you where to get the widget X?" when I just got some from the back and they should have seen it.
Or "if it's slow never hesitate to tidy up around here, you'll work better and it's more pleasing for the customers" when clearly, someone has jussstt spend time cleaning up (sure it's not perfect, we just had a customer, but that's in no way what our work station would look like after 4+h of work without tidying up!).
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #13694 on: November 15, 2013, 01:29:14 PM »

Stuff like "if you see you're running low on widget X, don't hesitate to grab some from the back"  "did I show you where to get the widget X?" when I just got some from the back and they should have seen it.
Or "if it's slow never hesitate to tidy up around here, you'll work better and it's more pleasing for the customers" when clearly, someone has jussstt spend time cleaning up (sure it's not perfect, we just had a customer, but that's in no way what our work station would look like after 4+h of work without tidying up!).
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At least it's harmless I guess.

Oh i hate that. I've been at my PT retail job 3 days shy of 8 years. and in that time, nothing has changed as to what we do to close. So I know we have to vacuum, swiffer the wood floor, bring hangers in the back ,etc. and don't need to be told over and over and over and over. I just do it. I look to see what's been done, and what hasn't, and just do it.

It drives me nuts. So I've learned to either tune them out, or just nod and say "uh huh" and continue doing what I'm doing.

My one manager, who I love dearly, makes me nuts in other ways. Employee purchases or returns have to have two sigs, and a manager sign. I will be up in the front of the store, and this manager will either be doing an employee transaction, or need a return signed, and gosh darn it she wants you to come RIGHT NOW and do it. and if you don't drop what you're doing and run back, sign, then run up to what you were doing, she gets someone else! she just can't stand to see that stuff sit for more than 2 seconds. I kid you not. So I've just learned to say ok, when I'm done, and she'll get someone else. since its not imperative it gets done right that nanosecond!