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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14445 on: January 23, 2014, 12:09:00 PM »
Two things that happened early in the morning today:

A fire alarm going off for no reason.  Of course, in the middle of the night.  Not beep, beep, either, but the alarm.  No other alarm was going, not smell of smoke or sign of fire.  It is not a carbon monoxide detector.  I had to get a stepladder and take it down.

My daughter, refusing to get up and ready this morning.  Four days of snow days and a holiday and late starts have gotten her off schedule and she refused to get ready.  Locked herself in her room even.  (That door no longer has a doorknob.  I bribed her with bacon and took it off while she chomped.)

Kids and alarms--not a great beginning to the day!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14446 on: January 23, 2014, 01:43:31 PM »
Toilets.   Specifically toilets that are so tall my feet don't touch the ground,  even in heels.   I feel like a little kid. I'm a bit on the short side,  but  not exceptionally so  (5'4", that's fairly average height for a woman IMO).

I've had to replace both toilets in my house in the last year and the newer models are taller than my 40-year-old original models. I feel like a little kid when my toes barely touch the ground.

The one in my mom's house in the bathroom I use. Mom put one of those risers on for her since its easier for her to transfer from ehr wheelchair to a higher seat. which is fine, but she can't FIT in that bathroom, and whenever I sit on it, my feet dangle. I'm seriously considering asking her to take it off.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14447 on: January 23, 2014, 06:54:08 PM »
Toilets.   Specifically toilets that are so tall my feet don't touch the ground,  even in heels.   I feel like a little kid. I'm a bit on the short side,  but  not exceptionally so  (5'4", that's fairly average height for a woman IMO).

I've had to replace both toilets in my house in the last year and the newer models are taller than my 40-year-old original models. I feel like a little kid when my toes barely touch the ground.

I seriously ended up getting a little step stool for my bathroom.  My old ones were shorter by maybe 3-4".  I'm still totally screwed if it's a public restroom though.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14448 on: January 23, 2014, 07:10:13 PM »
The volunteer organization I am a part of has monthly meetings and a message board we all use to communicate. One of the volunteers is a bit put out (and seems a little bipolar) toward one of our board members, and from time to time will post very pointed criticisms, both on our message board and on our Facebook page (like, "Why wasn't that flyer updated??? How are people supposed to know when things are??")

Today she posted in a thread in the message board about an activity that's going on this weekend. At first she asked for clarification on what the event was. The board member replied. The volunteer snippily replied that she had NO idea what we were talking about, hadn't known anything about this, if only the secretary (not the board member she has a beef with) would send out the minutes like he is supposed to, she would come to the meeting but it it SOO FAR. (Not any farther than my own drive would be, and I've made ever meeting.)

We are a small, all-volunteer org, and everyone has full time jobs that are unrelated to the organization. If you don't like how the volunteers are doing things, then by all means step up! We just had board member reelections recently. Only about 9 of the couple dozen in-and-out volunteers showed up to vote, even with the pretty regular reminders of the importance of showing up to vote. (And no, complaining volunteer didn't show up to that one, nor did she send her votes by proxy, which was an option.)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14449 on: January 23, 2014, 08:47:56 PM »
I was reminded of something that drives me up the wall.  First off, I have mild ADD.  I've learned to deal with it and don't take medication cause I just don't feel I really need it and have had bad experiences with it in the past.  But I can easily lose my train of thought, so being interrupted makes me really annoyed.

In the "Workplace personalities" I read of someone who claimed discrimination at every turn and it reminded me of someone I knew in college who would jokingly interject "racist!" anytime someone used the word "Black" even if they were describing a pair of pants or how they took their coffee.  While I knew the guy was joking it still drove me up the wall when he'd do this to me.  I'd be talking about something and use the word "black" and he'd interject "racist!" and while it was just a one word interjection it could derail my whole train of thought while he sat there smugly thinking he was so funny.  ::)

That's the sort of person for whom a remark like "that might have been funny the first" was made.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14450 on: January 24, 2014, 07:51:28 AM »
Toaster Strudels that come out of the toaster piping hot, but the filling is cold when I bite into them.  I hate that.  *glares at chilly pastry*

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14451 on: January 24, 2014, 01:06:39 PM »
I know M is burned out about work.  These past few months have been terrible, I know.  But when we talk on breaks, it always comes down to being shut down.  Background:  M works in what I call a Vital Industry... the work has to get done, no matter what, because some things *can't* be brushed aside if they don't get done.  For months, 12 hour days were not at all uncommon... some days were 15 hours.  That would burn anybody out.  However, after the holidays things calmed down (as I actually predicted they would), and days have gotten better.  Then came the snowstorm in the northeast, and they sent people home early the day it hit.  Because of that, there's a backlog, and people have to work this weekend, mandatory.  End background.

I get that M is frustrated with this, who wouldn't be?  But whenever I try to ask M how things are going (just so I can have any information at all), I get "well, they're trying to work us to death, so..." or "well, we have to come in at (start time -2 hours) on Saturday because they're doing their best to make us miserable..."  ARGH.  I am *beyond* frustrated with this.  I feel like there's absolutely nothing I can say, so generally our talks consist of me asking M a few questions, getting these completely hyperbolic answers, and me sitting in silence for the rest of the call because I *literally* don't know what to say.  I tried explaining the situation ("Because of the nature of the industry, the work *has* to get done.  The storm is to blame, not the company, unless they have a Weather Dominator and are using it to deliberately screw up their distribution!"), but still it persists.

Now M is acting like the work is going to be like this for the next few months, despite (as I said) it having been easier recently.  Well, yes, it will be like this.... if the worst storm of the year hits each and every week!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14452 on: January 24, 2014, 01:07:04 PM »
I have had a chronic bad back for 15+ years.

Last Sunday, I threw my back out, and was limping and lopsided all week. I went to a massage therapist Saturday, and it helped some. Tuesday morning, I tripped getting into the tub and felt that I had done some damage. It was worse. By Wednesday, nearly all my co-workers were asking if I had seen a doctor.

I went to a chiropractor Thursday after work, and found I have a sprained back. Because of the treatment, I am a little straighter, but am using a walking stick to help myself.

Now I am getting questions about the stick.  ::)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14453 on: January 24, 2014, 01:56:38 PM »
Toaster Strudels that come out of the toaster piping hot, but the filling is cold when I bite into them.  I hate that.  *glares at chilly pastry*

I agree.  I've taken to leaving them in the hot toaster for a while after they're "done."  My kids put them in the microwave first for a few seconds.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14454 on: January 24, 2014, 02:01:39 PM »
I fully realize that two year olds have little to no concept of time, but oh man it's annoying when the piratebabe's begging me for "Momo juice!" (Elmo Juice- a fruit punch so dubbed because it has Elmo's mug on the label) every two seconds and whines if he's not getting it right this very second cause mama's busy.

Snow days.  Boy they take on a whole new meaning as a parent!  I am so glad that yesterday was a delayed opening and they had a full day today.  I love my kids but I really love my routine too and might have pulled out my hair if they'd had any more time off.  As it was they had Monday off due to MLK jr day, Tuesday off because of...teacher things, I suppose, and Wednesday was for  the snow. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14455 on: January 25, 2014, 12:46:12 AM »
The other day I ordered food online from a restaurant popular with the people in my building and said I'd pay in cash. I got a call from the place (who usually calls when they're about 5 minutes away) and was pleasantly surprised to find a delivery man already there. I said "[Name of Restaurant]?" and he said yes, and I handed him a $20 and a $5. He looked confused for a minute, stared down at the cash, and then took off.  I looked down at the bag and realized that it was someone else's order, and there was a big fat "CUSTOMER HAS PAID. DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT" sticker on the receipt, and I had to run outside and yell at the guy to chase him down.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14456 on: January 25, 2014, 06:24:03 AM »
The other day I ordered food online from a restaurant popular with the people in my building and said I'd pay in cash. I got a call from the place (who usually calls when they're about 5 minutes away) and was pleasantly surprised to find a delivery man already there. I said "[Name of Restaurant]?" and he said yes, and I handed him a $20 and a $5. He looked confused for a minute, stared down at the cash, and then took off.  I looked down at the bag and realized that it was someone else's order, and there was a big fat "CUSTOMER HAS PAID. DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT" sticker on the receipt, and I had to run outside and yell at the guy to chase him down.

Did you turn him in to the business?

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« Reply #14457 on: January 25, 2014, 06:26:37 AM »
My engagement ring to wear to work (ie cheap and solid) came in the mail yesterday, finally! It's the wrong size. I'm severely disappointed. What's driving me up the wall, though, is that it already took 2 weeks to get here and will be another two weeks before I get the right size back. Why does shipping take so long on a $13 ring?

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14458 on: January 25, 2014, 11:25:26 AM »
The other day I ordered food online from a restaurant popular with the people in my building and said I'd pay in cash. I got a call from the place (who usually calls when they're about 5 minutes away) and was pleasantly surprised to find a delivery man already there. I said "[Name of Restaurant]?" and he said yes, and I handed him a $20 and a $5. He looked confused for a minute, stared down at the cash, and then took off.  I looked down at the bag and realized that it was someone else's order, and there was a big fat "CUSTOMER HAS PAID. DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT" sticker on the receipt, and I had to run outside and yell at the guy to chase him down.

Did you turn him in to the business?

I didn't. I think his poor grasp of English may have had something to do with it but I'm not sure. I just handed him the food back and said "This isn't mine" and he handed me the cash back and apologized.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14459 on: January 26, 2014, 07:28:23 AM »
9 days ago I purchase a 33 oz container of Fancy cashews and a 52 oz container of peanuts.  The peanuts I usually use for cooking things like peanut chicken as I don't like just to eat peanuts plain out of the jar.  On the other hand I love cashews.

I have a seriously mad hankering for cashews right now, just went to get a handful and the container is GONE.  My DH ate every last one of them.  I am NOT happy right now.  He thinks I'm being silly, but seriously, he ate all of them and somehow I'm the one being unreasonable.  I don't freaking think so!  Well I can tell y'all this, there will not be a cashew crossing this threshold again.  I'll be damned if I am going to spend that kind of money on my favorite guilty pleasure snack food and not get even one dingdangity handful.

It should also be noted that he likes peanuts plain and yet there is a nearly full container of those.  There was some taken out of them and then I took out about a 1/2 cup to make chicken last night.
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