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Cherry91

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14235 on: January 08, 2014, 04:27:54 PM »
People who have a fairly long period of time to complete a task (say, a month), leave it until the last possible minute (usually the day before the deadline) and then call you panicked for some reason, and if you can't solve the problem, then it's your fault in spite of them having had a month to complete the task.

We have a deadline coming up next week on the Wednesday. This week has been almost silent, but everyone in the office knows that the start of next week is going to be full of people trying to find a way that it's our fault they procrastinated so long.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14236 on: January 08, 2014, 04:38:40 PM »
This could also be in Professional Darwinism but it's annoying me more than anything.

My skiving co-worker who is signed off work on sick leave for sciatica was today, during what would have been working hours, down the pub with friends. I know this as during a late lunch break I met up with a mutual friend who he had sent a text explaining why she needed to drive when they went to the cinema tonight.

This is driving me up the wall as I have spent the last few days sorting out all his paperwork problems, some of which are his fault others not, as it may have been the subject of a customer audit.

This is the same co-worker that drove the wrong way round a new and oddly shaped (a long oval not round) roundabout apparently not seeing the many large road signs (actual attempted Darwinism)

I have a coworker who frequently calls in sick and then posts pictures of herself at bars and/or restaurants with her friends.  Several of us now assume when she calls in, it's the "bottle flu" Seriously irritating.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14237 on: January 08, 2014, 04:45:35 PM »
In the deed freeze here, people have called the post office to complain that their mail is late! Unbelievable!

Our city trucks wouldn't start, so Monday and Tuesday the trash was not picked up, and yesterday and today they are finishing the roads. We use the same trucks for both tasks, and we  know people need to drive and the trash isn't going to go bad and attract vermin, so people seem to be understanding, thank goodness.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14238 on: January 08, 2014, 04:53:45 PM »
In the deed freeze here, people have called the post office to complain that their mail is late! Unbelievable!

Our city trucks wouldn't start, so Monday and Tuesday the trash was not picked up, and yesterday and today they are finishing the roads. We use the same trucks for both tasks, and we  know people need to drive and the trash isn't going to go bad and attract vermin, so people seem to be understanding, thank goodness.

My garbage and recycle always gets picked up before I get home from work.  Last week, it was about -30 C on the morning of garbage day.  When I got home, all my stuff was still sitting there.  My garbage got picked up about 6:30 pm, recycle didn't get picked up.  I did call the next day to make sure we were still on the schedule to be picked up that day.  I felt badly for the guys on the trucks - I'm sure it wasn't a pleasant couple of days for them.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14239 on: January 08, 2014, 05:41:11 PM »
The bad weather deniers make me appreciate my company.  While I do not live in an area affected by the recent weather, our home office is getting hit hard.  The offices are not closed, but people are allowed to work from home if they ask to, and one person was told to take a weather day because he rides 2 busses to get to work, and his supervisor didn't think it was safe for him to be hanging out at bus stops, especially since many bus routes are running late.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14240 on: January 08, 2014, 06:01:15 PM »
HATED "The Desolation of Smaug" - ruined my day entirely.  The world of Tolkien is wondrous and beautifully laid out.    Jackson has butchered it and keeps reanimating the smelly corpse...over and over.  Dude - you've already DONE "Lord of the Rings" - stop trying to make "The Hobbit" the same!  Twit.

I cannot respect anyone who breaks my First Rule of Book to Movie Adaptations: Adding Romantic Subplots where there was never a Romantic Subplot before.

I'm imagining J.R.R. Tolkien turning in his grave, over someone bringing "soppy love stuff" into The Hobbit.

Actually, he could write some good romance (tragic, of course) himself. He just viewed The Hobbit and LOTR (at least when he started writing it) as outgrowths of tales for his sons, rather from his "higher" mythos. Therefore, his target audience was not interested in "love and mush".

I mean, this is the man who requested that they carve the word "Luthien" on his wife's gravestone, and "Beren" on his own. That's pretty romantic stuff.

I seek to have "blanked" on this thread for a couple of days; have just noticed your response, Twik.  Concur, that JRRT was no stranger to the tender passion.  It's just that -- as you intimate -- The Hobbit has always been for me, very much a jolly / thrilling romp for kids (tending overall, I think, to the tastes of boys more than of girls). Such a target audience would indeed have felt disdain toward, and been turned-off by, grown-up lovey-dovey twaddle.

Find I must conclude that I'm one of those tiresome pedants who are simply unable to "do" film adaptations of classic works of fantasy.  No matter how hard I've tried to be fair and make allowances; I can't recall ever seeing one of such, which didn't strike me as a  -- greater or lesser -- travesty of the book.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14241 on: January 08, 2014, 06:44:22 PM »
HATED "The Desolation of Smaug" - ruined my day entirely.  The world of Tolkien is wondrous and beautifully laid out.    Jackson has butchered it and keeps reanimating the smelly corpse...over and over.  Dude - you've already DONE "Lord of the Rings" - stop trying to make "The Hobbit" the same!  Twit.

I cannot respect anyone who breaks my First Rule of Book to Movie Adaptations: Adding Romantic Subplots where there was never a Romantic Subplot before.

I'm imagining J.R.R. Tolkien turning in his grave, over someone bringing "soppy love stuff" into The Hobbit.

Actually, he could write some good romance (tragic, of course) himself. He just viewed The Hobbit and LOTR (at least when he started writing it) as outgrowths of tales for his sons, rather from his "higher" mythos. Therefore, his target audience was not interested in "love and mush".

I mean, this is the man who requested that they carve the word "Luthien" on his wife's gravestone, and "Beren" on his own. That's pretty romantic stuff.

I seek to have "blanked" on this thread for a couple of days; have just noticed your response, Twik.  Concur, that JRRT was no stranger to the tender passion.  It's just that -- as you intimate -- The Hobbit has always been for me, very much a jolly / thrilling romp for kids (tending overall, I think, to the tastes of boys more than of girls). Such a target audience would indeed have felt disdain toward, and been turned-off by, grown-up lovey-dovey twaddle.

Find I must conclude that I'm one of those tiresome pedants who are simply unable to "do" film adaptations of classic works of fantasy.  No matter how hard I've tried to be fair and make allowances; I can't recall ever seeing one of such, which didn't strike me as a  -- greater or lesser -- travesty of the book.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14242 on: January 08, 2014, 07:22:14 PM »
My own brain, with its short term memory limitations and tendency to procrastinate.  I closed a personal bank account over three months ago, taking the proceeds as a cashier's check.  I actually forgot about the check for about two months afterwards (had a baby, dealt with holidays). Then I procrastinated until yesterday on opening a new account at a different bank, planning to use the check to kick off the account.

In the category of "adults should know this" and a PSA to those of you who don't, cashier's checks expire.  It's printed clearly right on the check.  In particular, mine expired 90 days after issued.  90 days was two weeks ago.  D'oh!

Fortunately, they can also be reissued from the original bank quite easily, but man, that was a heart stopper thinking I had just lost a significant chunk of my saving because I was lazy and careless.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14243 on: January 08, 2014, 07:49:33 PM »
I've been doing some research and prefer to handwrite a  lot of it out (personal preference) before putting my conclusions into digital format. I did a whole chunk of research, finished the subject matter, and despite thinking I've kept it all together, a few pages are missing. I have had absolutely no luck finding the missing pieces. I haven't been able to find them in my apartment or at my places of employment (I have three) where I often do sidework in my spare time. It's driving me crazy! Short of someone throwing it away (which I can't see from any of my coworkers), I can't imagine how I managed to misplace it. I can redo the missing pieces but it still is driving me up the wall that I managed to lose it in the first place. Perhaps it ended up in the realm of the missing socks.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14244 on: January 08, 2014, 07:54:48 PM »
Lately, I've noticed that a lot of the random stuff and videos going around on FB are using "[someone/something] was [random action] and you will never believe what happened!!!!" taglines. It drives me crazy. I am not going to click on some random link just to see what it is about. If the unbelievable thing interests me, I would. But, lacking any other information, I will just move on rather watching tons of stuff with little idea if it is, indeed, so amazing.

It used to be that this kind of tagging was used mainly in links to sites selling dubious "secrets" ("You will never believe this simple weight loss trick!") but now I see it everywhere.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14245 on: January 08, 2014, 08:05:07 PM »
Lately, I've noticed that a lot of the random stuff and videos going around on FB are using "[someone/something] was [random action] and you will never believe what happened!!!!" taglines. It drives me crazy. I am not going to click on some random link just to see what it is about. If the unbelievable thing interests me, I would. But, lacking any other information, I will just move on rather watching tons of stuff with little idea if it is, indeed, so amazing.

It used to be that this kind of tagging was used mainly in links to sites selling dubious "secrets" ("You will never believe this simple weight loss trick!") but now I see it everywhere.

A lot of those tend to be caused by malware or people's accounts being compromised. Not all of them, but it's best to be safe by not clicking on them just in case, so you're doing the right thing. :)

I'm being driven up the wall out of nervous annoyance right now. I ordered a feather blanket shell, I got the ship notice yesterday...and today I got an email saying they refunded me the entire purchase price and shipping. What the heck? It's already shipped, and the email doesn't say why I was refunded...

(Not a scam, for those of you whose hinky meters are going off. I checked, I was in fact refunded the money.)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14246 on: January 08, 2014, 08:47:01 PM »
Working hard on a fanfic, and getting views but no reviews.  Then again, I'm really bad at leaving reviews myself, sooo...Thing is, until I get at least one single review, I'm going crazy wondering if my story stinks.  Ah well.

This! THIS! *flail*

...CrochetFanatic, what's your fic based on? And are you interested in anime fic, specifically Log Horizon? :-*
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14247 on: January 08, 2014, 09:50:27 PM »
Today's pet peeve is people stating the obvious.

I live in one of the areas that is currently very cold. We're used to it, so we just hunker down and deal with it.
Unfortunately for us, flaws in the design of our new building mean that our furnaces have been freezing up.
We've been down 2 of our 7 furnaces since Monday.

So, some parts of the building get a bit chilly, We put on sweaters or use heaters.

I was fine for most of the day, but about mid-afternoon I was cold so I put on my sweater.
And *every* single person that walked by my desk said "Are you cold?"
 ::)
One person actually said "Are you cold or are you just wearing your hoodie?"
 :o

Thank you Captain Obvious!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14248 on: January 08, 2014, 10:06:34 PM »
Proactiv stinks. I ordered it, and the company put it on auto renew, so every three months they bill your card and send another box. In July, I canceled all future shipments, in October they billed me twice for two different amounts, I called them and they told me they were then cancelling the auto shipment, and would refund both amounts. They did not.

I disputed the charges with my bank. No more was heard from them.

Until today. They billed me again. I was so angry I would not have been capable of civil speech on the phone. I really don't want to have to cancel my cards.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14249 on: January 09, 2014, 03:06:39 AM »
I'm looking at dresses online. I'm 6" tall, and about a size 18. Apparently, I'm too big for normal shops. OK, look at plus size shops. It seems to be typical that these shops advertise their clothes to be size 12-whatever (24,36 etc). Find a dress that looks nice, not too expensive, might fall past mid-thigh - excellent.

Look at their size chart - my measurements indicate that I'm smaller than a size 12.

I'm too big for small shops and too small for plus size shops.