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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14115 on: December 30, 2013, 08:36:24 AM »
i'm pretty sure someone raised this here already but -

when people respond to a question without reading *all* the information/parameters. it just came up on a different forum that i am on - someone asked for lunch ideas. she wrote the *very* specific parameters: she needs lunch ideas that are high in protein and are not meat/fish/chicken, are not beans (though she later clarified that she can have lentils), are not soy/tofu, no wheat, low or no carb, have lots of vegetables. she said she ends up eating eggs/cheese in some form every day and is looking for a change.

so what suggestions did she get?
*muffins (yeah, that's high in carbs)
*soy based fake chicken (she said no soy/tofu prdocuts)
*meat, fish, tuna (she said no meat/fish)
*frittata, omelets with cheese (ummm, that's what she already EATS, and what she wants to change)

seriously, i know she had a LOT of restrictions in her request, but that is whay she asked on a foodie forum. is it so hard to do what i did and offer her recipes for lentil burgers, mushroom stew, nut loaf? Oh and she got a 'lecture' from someone on how much protein she actually needs...

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14116 on: December 30, 2013, 08:49:17 AM »
When my SO puts in a movie or TV show to watch before bedtime and I get into it, then he turns it off right before the end. Really. Like 5 minutes before. Drives me crazy. Even if I didn't start out watching, I am now! Let it finish!  One of his many little quirks I put up with.  ;)

Why, in the name of all that is righteous and holy, would anybody turn off a show five minutes before the end? 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14117 on: December 30, 2013, 09:04:06 AM »
Too many acronyms confuse and irritate me. I've read various stories where the poster uses DF and i have no idea if she means Dear Father or Dear Fiance or Dear Friend or Dear Fink.   :)

And then there are the stories about an entire family - DF, DS, DSM, GMIL, DSM, FIL, GM, SS, SB, DT, DGF.....  By the time i get to the end of the post, I have no idea who did what to whom.

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« Reply #14118 on: December 30, 2013, 09:21:48 AM »
Too many acronyms confuse and irritate me. I've read various stories where the poster uses DF and i have no idea if she means Dear Father or Dear Fiance or Dear Friend or Dear Fink.   :)

And then there are the stories about an entire family - DF, DS, DSM, GMIL, DSM, FIL, GM, SS, SB, DT, DGF.....  By the time i get to the end of the post, I have no idea who did what to whom.

Yes! Especially iF the OP doesnt clarify on the first go round, or there are two people with the same relationship initials, dear sister and dear son were both possibilities in a recent thread.  Later conversation made it clear it all nuclear family, so son, but I wasn't 100% certain to start with.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14119 on: December 30, 2013, 09:51:48 AM »
That's why I use exactly two personage abbreviations:  OP (original poster) and SO (significant other)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14120 on: December 30, 2013, 10:07:10 AM »
When my SO puts in a movie or TV show to watch before bedtime and I get into it, then he turns it off right before the end. Really. Like 5 minutes before. Drives me crazy. Even if I didn't start out watching, I am now! Let it finish!  One of his many little quirks I put up with.  ;)

Why, in the name of all that is righteous and holy, would anybody turn off a show five minutes before the end?
I have because I was literally falling asleep, and if I didn't get to bed, I would sleep fitfully in the chair instead of soundly in bed. But I live alone. If someone else was there I would excuse myself and simily ask they didn't delete the show if it was on Aereo. The other services I use I would simply FF to the last thing I remember of the show.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14121 on: December 30, 2013, 10:36:19 AM »
Called the company who made the child's train table to let them know our kit was missing the bolts.  The girl asked me for my name and then after repeating it she says nothing, but her tone went up as though she was expecting something else but she wasn't asking.

Me: You need our address?
Her: Yeah... *in an "isn't that obvious?" tone*

I gave it to her but found myself a bit annoyed (or maybe it's just that I'm just annoyed in general this morning). If you want an address, ask!  She hadn't said anything about needing it, hadn't even said they'd mail out replacement parts so it wasn't necessarily intuitive that they'd need our address. 

As for other things that are irritating me:

1) I'm going out to visit bff in the next year and going by train. Dh said he can afford to take 3-4 days off because he doesn't get paid vacation.  Now friend lives in the Midwest, I'm on the east coast and it's going to take about 24 hours to get to her by train.  I know that.  I don't need him reminding me every 5 minutes of this fact while we're talking about me going out there.  I'm scatterbrained, yes, but for pete's sake, I'm not Dory.

2) Middle child riling up his toddler brother while we're watching a movie then acting innocent about it.  >:( 

3) Just in general feeling like no one listens to me or gives me credit for having a brain and ability to think for myself.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14122 on: December 30, 2013, 11:49:13 AM »
DH drove us to brunch yesterday, a Sunday afternoon during the holiday break, and was astounded that there were other people out! The parking lots were nearly full!  ::)

He also needs a new pillow, so I directed him to the pillow section, but he didn't like any of the 15 or so models available. Too flat, too thin, etc. I left him in the pillow aisle and got the rest of my items.

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I play a game based on facebook. It is about collecting items, and sharing items and completing daily challenges on items. I like it and have been playing it a long time. There are very rare items out, that it takes a long time or very good luck to find. A new player was asking for the very rare items and when other players replied that those items are very rare and hard to come by. This adult person threatened suicide if someone didn't give one to them. I flagged the post, and asked the person to seek counseling in real life.  >:(

I do not mess around with that kind of talk. At all.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14123 on: December 30, 2013, 02:27:41 PM »
My car's defroster is driving me nuts currently.  We're under a wind chill advisory and a winter weather advisory, so it's cold and snowy and cold and did I mention COLD yet? :)  I want to keep my defroster on for both my front and back windows, so that they stay clear and don't fog up on me (I can fog half of my front windshield by myself just by breathing when it's especially cold).  Instead, the manufacturer of my car has determined that defrost is a temporary thing, and really doesn't need to be on for more than 15 minutes or so, so it turns itself off automatically at that time.  After 15 minutes!  I really really hate fiddling with the controls to turn defrost back on again 2 or 3 times during my 45 minute drive home!
The electric defroster on a rear window is designed for removing frost or fog.  It sounds to me like you are using it correctly.  It is not designed to remove rain.  When use to remove rain or when accidentally left on when the window is clear it can produce enough heat that the window breaks.  I know someone who that happened to.  He was near Raleigh, North Carolina.  It was 20 years ago, before the 15 minute limit was added. 

Its like anything else - when you optimize for one thing you loose something else. 

That happened in my dad's car when I was young - rear window defogger was on, and another car passed us, splashing the window with cold water. It shattered completely into safety-glass fragments - sounded like a gunshot!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14124 on: December 30, 2013, 02:36:44 PM »
DH drove us to brunch yesterday, a Sunday afternoon during the holiday break, and was astounded that there were other people out! The parking lots were nearly full!  ::)

He also needs a new pillow, so I directed him to the pillow section, but he didn't like any of the 15 or so models available. Too flat, too thin, etc. I left him in the pillow aisle and got the rest of my items.

This one is whited out for possible triggers.

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Yeah, Ladyknight, I don't put up with that either. I've known too many people in real life, it's just not something to threaten idly or joke about. I actually reported someone like that, and then they tried to come back and attack me about it, because it was obvious they were joking. Sorry, tone doesn't come across online, and to me there is absolutely ZERO reason to joke about that ever.

About your DS and the pillows, I'm picky with my pillows too. That's why when I need to buy a new one, I go on my own and usually try to go in the middle of the day on a weekday so I'm not inconveniencing anyone else by taking so much time. Much easier for everyone involved.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14125 on: December 30, 2013, 05:13:13 PM »
It is DH. He doesn't want to spend the money to get an approximation of what he had. Drives me batty.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14126 on: December 30, 2013, 09:27:52 PM »
It is DH. He doesn't want to spend the money to get an approximation of what he had. Drives me batty.

"Too flat, too thin" .. which is why my pillow of choice right now is actually a couch pillow.  It's rectangular, firm enough and I can fluff it if I need more lift.  It's half the size of a regular bed pillow but works great. 

Regular bed pillows are just too soft.  I use one to keep my pillow from falling off the top of the bed (no headboard since DH is so tall he prefers those few inches of space for his elbows/hands) and sometimes when I have a bad cold/URI I put my couch pillow on top of the bed pillow to give me even more elevation (I sit up sleeping, basically).
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14127 on: December 30, 2013, 09:36:34 PM »
It is DH. He doesn't want to spend the money to get an approximation of what he had. Drives me batty.

"Too flat, too thin" .. which is why my pillow of choice right now is actually a couch pillow.  It's rectangular, firm enough and I can fluff it if I need more lift.  It's half the size of a regular bed pillow but works great. 

Regular bed pillows are just too soft.  I use one to keep my pillow from falling off the top of the bed (no headboard since DH is so tall he prefers those few inches of space for his elbows/hands) and sometimes when I have a bad cold/URI I put my couch pillow on top of the bed pillow to give me even more elevation (I sit up sleeping, basically).
I have this great pillow I bought from Sams. It is  memory foam, but not solid. It is little chunks of memory foam torn up and shoved in  a pillow.  It is perfect. I can contort it however I like, the support is great, and it wasn't overly expensive for its type (maybe $20).
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14128 on: December 30, 2013, 09:53:54 PM »
It is DH. He doesn't want to spend the money to get an approximation of what he had. Drives me batty.

"Too flat, too thin" .. which is why my pillow of choice right now is actually a couch pillow.  It's rectangular, firm enough and I can fluff it if I need more lift.  It's half the size of a regular bed pillow but works great. 

Regular bed pillows are just too soft.  I use one to keep my pillow from falling off the top of the bed (no headboard since DH is so tall he prefers those few inches of space for his elbows/hands) and sometimes when I have a bad cold/URI I put my couch pillow on top of the bed pillow to give me even more elevation (I sit up sleeping, basically).
I have this great pillow I bought from Sams. It is  memory foam, but not solid. It is little chunks of memory foam torn up and shoved in  a pillow.  It is perfect. I can contort it however I like, the support is great, and it wasn't overly expensive for its type (maybe $20).

I have these too! Mine came from Costco. They are slightly smaller than normal but as I detest squishy pillows and need really firm, I like them I got 2 for $10. I figured if I hated them, I wasn't out much $$$. But I don't.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14129 on: December 30, 2013, 10:50:53 PM »
It is DH. He doesn't want to spend the money to get an approximation of what he had. Drives me batty.

"Too flat, too thin" .. which is why my pillow of choice right now is actually a couch pillow.  It's rectangular, firm enough and I can fluff it if I need more lift.  It's half the size of a regular bed pillow but works great. 

Regular bed pillows are just too soft.  I use one to keep my pillow from falling off the top of the bed (no headboard since DH is so tall he prefers those few inches of space for his elbows/hands) and sometimes when I have a bad cold/URI I put my couch pillow on top of the bed pillow to give me even more elevation (I sit up sleeping, basically).
I have this great pillow I bought from Sams. It is  memory foam, but not solid. It is little chunks of memory foam torn up and shoved in  a pillow.  It is perfect. I can contort it however I like, the support is great, and it wasn't overly expensive for its type (maybe $20).

I have these too! Mine came from Costco. They are slightly smaller than normal but as I detest squishy pillows and need really firm, I like them I got 2 for $10. I figured if I hated them, I wasn't out much $$$. But I don't.

I've got memory "fiber" pillows. I'm not sure what's in them, but I hate squishy pillows, and these are so nice and firm without actually being foam. (I can't stand the way foam feels.) I got them at Shopko.
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