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Lorelei_Evil

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14160 on: January 02, 2014, 01:35:02 PM »
I'd be doing a deep scan on that computer right away.  Check the internet history, too.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14161 on: January 02, 2014, 02:13:08 PM »
Realized another one when browsing Pinterest. Improper labeling.

From what I know of Victorian styles, this is NOT Victorian. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/347340189982224845/

Noooo...that's Georgian or Jacobean, isn't it?

Lorelei_Evil

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14162 on: January 02, 2014, 02:25:27 PM »
Somebody watches too much stuffy television on PBS.   :o

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14163 on: January 02, 2014, 02:59:07 PM »
My mother trying to parent over us or trying to minimize our lesson when she doesn't agree with it. I swear if she laughs one more time I am going to blow my top. It doesn't matter if she agrees, doesn't matter if she "knows better", there is no good reason to laugh at someone's efforts; and you definitely don't try to parent over them.

My parents tend to do that with me, and I'm in my 50s! Yeah, I hate it as much as you do.  :P

I'm going to have to have another chat with her.  The first time she met my boyfriend and his daughter, she would listen to us tell the 6 year old "No, none of our drinks" and turn around and say "It's OK, you can have some of mine."  I already had a chat with her about that.  I don't know what her deal is, but I'm putting my foot down now.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14164 on: January 02, 2014, 04:22:56 PM »
We shut down university offices December 20th. When I left, I was one of the last people to leave and I turned off both my computer CPU and my scanner.

We reopened today. When I came in, my CPU was running. My chair had been adjusted. Things were scattered about.

I still have no idea who came into my locked office and turned on the computer. The deep cleaning that occurred during the closure explains the other things.
2 Thoughts
1. Did IT have workdays during shut down time and could they have been updating things?


2. How deep is the deep cleaning. Our custodians actually move the presentation station (AKA Teacher computer) and student stations to wax the floors/clean the carpets. THey turn the computers on after they plug everything back into the wall. Also until this year the head custodian had to log on in the library or on a classroom computer because they required them to use e-mail but didn't give them a computer.
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Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14165 on: January 02, 2014, 05:08:48 PM »
My mother trying to parent over us or trying to minimize our lesson when she doesn't agree with it. I swear if she laughs one more time I am going to blow my top. It doesn't matter if she agrees, doesn't matter if she "knows better", there is no good reason to laugh at someone's efforts; and you definitely don't try to parent over them.

My parents tend to do that with me, and I'm in my 50s! Yeah, I hate it as much as you do.  :P

I'm going to have to have another chat with her.  The first time she met my boyfriend and his daughter, she would listen to us tell the 6 year old "No, none of our drinks" and turn around and say "It's OK, you can have some of mine."  I already had a chat with her about that.  I don't know what her deal is, but I'm putting my foot down now.

I had an aunt who did that to me. I was correcting one of my older two at the dinner table while at my grandparent's house and said "No!" sternly.  My aunt let out a loud cackle and said "It's so funny to see you as a disciplinarian!" Gee, thanks...

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14166 on: January 02, 2014, 05:21:58 PM »
Oh, the whole way through "Smaug", I was running VERY unflattering commentary in my head.  It was all I could do to restrain myself from screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and running out.  I very nearly left several times, but had hubby with me, so didn't.

Magpie - next time your mother undermines you, say sternly to her "NO!  In THIS house we go by the parents rules.  You are not to undermine that, ever.  You are not raising this child - we are."  Then go on with activity, and ignore any attempt to engage - simply repeat "we have our rules - you don't get to change them."
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14167 on: January 02, 2014, 05:31:00 PM »
We shut down university offices December 20th. When I left, I was one of the last people to leave and I turned off both my computer CPU and my scanner.

We reopened today. When I came in, my CPU was running. My chair had been adjusted. Things were scattered about.

I still have no idea who came into my locked office and turned on the computer. The deep cleaning that occurred during the closure explains the other things.
2 Thoughts
1. Did IT have workdays during shut down time and could they have been updating things?


2. How deep is the deep cleaning. Our custodians actually move the presentation station (AKA Teacher computer) and student stations to wax the floors/clean the carpets. THey turn the computers on after they plug everything back into the wall. Also until this year the head custodian had to log on in the library or on a classroom computer because they required them to use e-mail but didn't give them a computer.

I just found out why.

Two days before we left, IT set all computers to automatically boot every night at midnight so they could run updates.

Even over the holiday break. So, for 12 days, the computer ran for no good reason. And I have had nothing but problems with some of the updates.

Your tax dollars at work!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14168 on: January 02, 2014, 06:35:33 PM »
We are leaving for a 5 day trip tomorrow. Last night, I asked my daughter (13) to start on her laundry so we would have time to get all the loads done. She forgot last night, so I reminded her on my way out at 8:30 this morning. When I got home at 5:40 this evening, she was just starting her second load. I have no idea what setting she used, because her first load is still going in the dryer. I will now have to stay up past midnight to get all my stuff washed.
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Mental Magpie

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14169 on: January 02, 2014, 09:08:20 PM »
Oh, the whole way through "Smaug", I was running VERY unflattering commentary in my head.  It was all I could do to restrain myself from screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and running out.  I very nearly left several times, but had hubby with me, so didn't.

Magpie - next time your mother undermines you, say sternly to her "NO!  In THIS house we go by the parents rules.  You are not to undermine that, ever.  You are not raising this child - we are."  Then go on with activity, and ignore any attempt to engage - simply repeat "we have our rules - you don't get to change them."

Believe me, it will be addressed as soon as it happens again.  A lot of times, it's just a little thing, where we've said no to something and she just rolls her eyes and/or tries to "soften the blow" of us saying no.

Now she is currently coming in to a conversation halfway through it without knowing fully what we're talking about.  Then she proceeds to question every thing even though it has just been explained.  I love her, but I cannot wait for her to go home tomorrow.

Here is an example:

Me to boyfriend: I washed your suit separately but I dried it with some other clothes so now it has fur all over it and is wrinkly.  I'll wash it again later.
Her: Don't you have to dry clean that?
Me: No, it says you can wash it.
Her: But you washed it with other stuff, didn't you?
Me: No, I -
Her, interrupting: Then how did it get fur all over it?
Me: I dried it with other stuff, like I just said.



Piratelvr1121, nothing like someone laughing at you to take away your authority.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14170 on: January 02, 2014, 09:09:45 PM »
Realized another one when browsing Pinterest. Improper labeling.

From what I know of Victorian styles, this is NOT Victorian. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/347340189982224845/

Well, it COULD conceivably be a costume from a Victorian fancy dress ball but that's still pushing things. 

The same poster also identified a publicity shot from The Tudors, an 18th century morning suit and several Colonial Williamsburg pictures as Victorian.

From her board description: "I love the whole Victorian appeal of fashion, this is meant to be a board of pretty photography, fantasy fashion and fairytale dreams. This is NOT a board of Historical Events, so please stop Correcting me on my pin titles. You can repin and title it to your liking, but leave my fantasies Alone!" Personally, this would drive me crazy. Have all the pretty historical, fantasy, historically "inspired" pictures you like but is it really necessary to mislabel them?

What an odd fantasy, that everything she likes is Victorian.

Went and looked at her Pinterest - she has no clue what is "Victorian," does she?
Doesn't look like it.  Maybe she's one of those people who lump everything before her own birth as "The Olden Days."  And in her mind, all "olden days fashion" = Victorian.
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Ser Lucien Liliane

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14171 on: January 02, 2014, 09:17:43 PM »
I'm currently being driven up the wall by someone who is actually an extremely nice person! *sigh*

I'm modding an every-other-month fanfiction challenge - it's just reopened this month, and so people haven't got to the writing part yet and are just laying out prompts. That's not the irritating part. The irritating part is that there are layout rules that must be followed to keep things as clear as possible, and this person - who has participated before, so there's really no excuse - didn't follow one of the most important ones, regarding crossovers.

Of course I'm also driving my own self up the wall because I feel extremely bad about having had to remind this person that the rules are there for a reason. :(
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14172 on: January 02, 2014, 11:13:15 PM »
We shut down university offices December 20th. When I left, I was one of the last people to leave and I turned off both my computer CPU and my scanner.

We reopened today. When I came in, my CPU was running. My chair had been adjusted. Things were scattered about.

I still have no idea who came into my locked office and turned on the computer. The deep cleaning that occurred during the closure explains the other things.
2 Thoughts
1. Did IT have workdays during shut down time and could they have been updating things?


2. How deep is the deep cleaning. Our custodians actually move the presentation station (AKA Teacher computer) and student stations to wax the floors/clean the carpets. THey turn the computers on after they plug everything back into the wall. Also until this year the head custodian had to log on in the library or on a classroom computer because they required them to use e-mail but didn't give them a computer.

I just found out why.

Two days before we left, IT set all computers to automatically boot every night at midnight so they could run updates.

Even over the holiday break. So, for 12 days, the computer ran for no good reason. And I have had nothing but problems with some of the updates.

Your tax dollars at work!
They need to have it set up to also turn off. Our IT did that. Oh the cries of pain from people that left 1/2 done work on their computer and IT "lost" it.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14173 on: January 03, 2014, 07:01:34 AM »
Piratelvr1121, nothing like someone laughing at you to take away your authority.

Tell me about it.  When DH got out of the USMC, we moved back east to be near family and as we didn't have a place lined up to move into and he didn't have a job yet, we lived with my folks for about 2 months.  He thankfully found a job quickly but those two months were extremely unpleasant and reminded me very quickly why we never got along.

It was two months full of being undermined!

Me: Come on boys, it's time for bed
Mom: Really? It's only 8:30! That's so early!!
Me: It's their bedtime, they need their sleep.
Mom: But where do they have to go tomorrow? They can sleep in!
Me: But they WON'T! You could put them to bed at midnight and they'd STILL wake at 6!
Mom: But we want to spend some more time with them!
Me: You live with them, you see them every day. It's bedtime. NOW.

Honestly I still have a hard time getting them to take me seriously.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14174 on: January 03, 2014, 07:53:29 AM »
We shut down university offices December 20th. When I left, I was one of the last people to leave and I turned off both my computer CPU and my scanner.

We reopened today. When I came in, my CPU was running. My chair had been adjusted. Things were scattered about.

I still have no idea who came into my locked office and turned on the computer. The deep cleaning that occurred during the closure explains the other things.
2 Thoughts
1. Did IT have workdays during shut down time and could they have been updating things?


2. How deep is the deep cleaning. Our custodians actually move the presentation station (AKA Teacher computer) and student stations to wax the floors/clean the carpets. THey turn the computers on after they plug everything back into the wall. Also until this year the head custodian had to log on in the library or on a classroom computer because they required them to use e-mail but didn't give them a computer.

I just found out why.

Two days before we left, IT set all computers to automatically boot every night at midnight so they could run updates.

Even over the holiday break. So, for 12 days, the computer ran for no good reason. And I have had nothing but problems with some of the updates.

Your tax dollars at work!
They need to have it set up to also turn off. Our IT did that. Oh the cries of pain from people that left 1/2 done work on their computer and IT "lost" it.

I'm not happy about the situation but don't know as I have any power to change anything.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
-J.R.R Tolkien