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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14460 on: January 26, 2014, 10:15:51 AM »
Are you able to lock up an area at your desk at work?  If so, buy another container and lock it up in your desk.  Then you can have a handful when you want them.  I usually have a handful of nuts as my morning snack.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14461 on: January 26, 2014, 10:31:23 AM »
Are you able to lock up an area at your desk at work?  If so, buy another container and lock it up in your desk.  Then you can have a handful when you want them.  I usually have a handful of nuts as my morning snack.

I do keep a container at work and that works great on days I have to work, not so much on the weekends when I am off.  FTR, the container I've had at work, I've had for nearly 2 months. I am still not the only one eating out of it as my cube mates have some every once in awhile.

I settled for almonds, but it's just not the same <sigh>  :(.

I told him, under no uncertain terms, he is replacing them and they are only for me.  Cashews are expensive and it is absolutely ridiculous that I didn't get even one dingdangity serving of them.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14462 on: January 26, 2014, 12:38:29 PM »
Are you able to lock up an area at your desk at work?  If so, buy another container and lock it up in your desk.  Then you can have a handful when you want them.  I usually have a handful of nuts as my morning snack.

I do keep a container at work and that works great on days I have to work, not so much on the weekends when I am off.  FTR, the container I've had at work, I've had for nearly 2 months. I am still not the only one eating out of it as my cube mates have some every once in awhile.

I settled for almonds, but it's just not the same <sigh>  :(.

I told him, under no uncertain terms, he is replacing them and they are only for me.  Cashews are expensive and it is absolutely ridiculous that I didn't get even one dingdangity serving of them.

I'd be ticked too, Dazi! If someone called me unreasonable when I got upset that they ate food I paid for in order for me to (mostly) eat, I would be livid.




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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14463 on: January 26, 2014, 03:39:36 PM »
It's DH's situation. People trying to control his shoe choice. Okay, it bugs me too.

I've commented elsewhere that he usually wears his Birkenstock sandals year round. It's been so cold here that has started wearing his Crocs. He has a pair of lilac colored Crocs that he wears (his favorite color is neon pink, but try finding those in a men's 14!) most cold days.

He was at a retreat Friday when one of the women attending came up and declared, "I don't think I like your shoes."

He responded, "They are very comfortable."

"But they're purple." She turned around and walked away.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14464 on: January 26, 2014, 03:46:23 PM »
It's DH's situation. People trying to control his shoe choice. Okay, it bugs me too.

I've commented elsewhere that he usually wears his Birkenstock sandals year round. It's been so cold here that has started wearing his Crocs. He has a pair of lilac colored Crocs that he wears (his favorite color is neon pink, but try finding those in a men's 14!) most cold days.

He was at a retreat Friday when one of the women attending came up and declared, "I don't think I like your shoes."

He responded, "They are very comfortable."

"But they're purple." She turned around and walked away.

I love Crocs.  I wear them as slippers.  But I'd never wear them when I go out, for precisely this reason.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14465 on: January 26, 2014, 04:02:25 PM »
He was at a retreat Friday when one of the women attending came up and declared, "I don't think I like your shoes."

He responded, "They are very comfortable."

"But they're purple." She turned around and walked away.

My reply would be, "And?"

Who cares what she thinks? She can keep her opinions of everybody's footwear to herself.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14466 on: January 26, 2014, 04:28:19 PM »
I may have whined about this before, since it's a continuing annoyance -- coming out of a store and finding that my car has been bracketed by two huge SUVs, both with heavily tinted windows.  I have no choice but to creep slowly out of my parking place and hope that people driving up the aisle realize that I can't see them coming and STOP.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14467 on: January 26, 2014, 04:32:42 PM »
He was at a retreat Friday when one of the women attending came up and declared, "I don't think I like your shoes."

He responded, "They are very comfortable."

"But they're purple." She turned around and walked away.

My reply would be, "And?"

Who cares what she thinks? She can keep her opinions of everybody's footwear to herself.

I told him he needed to start using the phrase, "How kind of you to take an interest" while channeling Lady Violet (Maggie Smith).

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14468 on: January 26, 2014, 04:41:08 PM »
He was at a retreat Friday when one of the women attending came up and declared, "I don't think I like your shoes."

He responded, "They are very comfortable."

"But they're purple." She turned around and walked away.

My reply would be, "And?"

Who cares what she thinks? She can keep her opinions of everybody's footwear to herself.

I told him he needed to start using the phrase, "How kind of you to take an interest" while channeling Lady Violet (Maggie Smith).

I probably needed to say that to the person who told me I was going to get pneumonia from not wearing a coat. I will fully admit that it was objectively cold (there was a slight breeze and snow still on the ground), but I am rarely, if ever, honestly cold. I will take the trash out wearing shorts, a tank top, and flip flops in the dead of winter. However, ignoring the fact that diseases don't just go around in marauding bands, looking for someone without a coat on, I decided that it was better to not argue with that person or even respond.

I hate it when people make others' fashion and clothing choices their business. If said person is my parent or grandparent, then that's one thing. But if it doesn't hurt anyone else, then they should just leave it be.




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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14469 on: January 26, 2014, 06:57:20 PM »
He was at a retreat Friday when one of the women attending came up and declared, "I don't think I like your shoes."

He responded, "They are very comfortable."

"But they're purple." She turned around and walked away.

My reply would be, "And?"

Who cares what she thinks? She can keep her opinions of everybody's footwear to herself.

I told him he needed to start using the phrase, "How kind of you to take an interest" while channeling Lady Violet (Maggie Smith).

I probably needed to say that to the person who told me I was going to get pneumonia from not wearing a coat. I will fully admit that it was objectively cold (there was a slight breeze and snow still on the ground), but I am rarely, if ever, honestly cold. I will take the trash out wearing shorts, a tank top, and flip flops in the dead of winter. However, ignoring the fact that diseases don't just go around in marauding bands, looking for someone without a coat on, I decided that it was better to not argue with that person or even respond.

I hate it when people make others' fashion and clothing choices their business. If said person is my parent or grandparent, then that's one thing. But if it doesn't hurt anyone else, then they should just leave it be.
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We have been having actual cold weather here. If I'm going to be outside for a significant length of time I'll wear a jacket. Going outside for the trash - no. My school was built in the late 1960's each pod (group of 4 classrooms) opens out onto a garden. If I'm going to recess, I'll wear a jacket. Going from the room to another area inside the school, I'm not going to put on a jacket. I'll simply boil. I actually had a member of administration say I was setting a poor example for the kids. (All my kids had their jackets) I showed her the welts I got earlier in the day from the wearing a jacket. She doesn't say anything anymore.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14470 on: January 26, 2014, 07:15:00 PM »
I'd get annoyed if someone commented on my choice of footwear, honestly.  I know Crocs are not the height of footwear fashion. If I cared I wouldn't buy them, but I have two pairs so there ya have it. :)  Well three if you count the Croc sandals I have.

I keep waiting for someone to give me a hard time about my youngest.  We don't have a garage or driveway but our van is often parked right in front of our house and it's really less than a minute's walk from the front door to the van.  My brother's fiance once adjusted the straps of his car seat, which I really didn't mind since that's part of her job and I actually appreciated it.   I haven't touched them to adjust them since she last visited which means I can't fit little guy in with his coat on.  Besides, technically you're really not supposed to for safety's sake.  It's said it's better to just put a blanket over them to keep them warm once they're strapped in.

Anyway, because of this, I don't bother to put his coat all the way on him between the house and the van, or if I'm taking him directly into a building.  It gets wrapped around him and the hood's pulled up to block him from the cold, elements and wind.  If we're going to be outside for a while yes, the coat goes all the way on, but it's just not worth it to take 5 minutes to get him into the coat just for a one minute walk to the van where it's going to come off him anyway.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14471 on: January 26, 2014, 10:40:29 PM »
Extremely loud construction during work hours. I know it can't be helped, but the loudest drilling I have ever heard in my life (which sounds like it's actually occuring right next to my ear) has continued unabated for the last thirty minutes.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14472 on: January 26, 2014, 10:42:04 PM »
I may have whined about this before, since it's a continuing annoyance -- coming out of a store and finding that my car has been bracketed by two huge SUVs, both with heavily tinted windows.  I have no choice but to creep slowly out of my parking place and hope that people driving up the aisle realize that I can't see them coming and STOP.

This, this, a million times this. I've taken to flashing my hazard lights while backing out of a blind spot like that and it's been known to work. Otherwise, I usually get honked at, but because I can't see who is honking or why, it takes me a moment to realize it's some impatient jerk who wants me to pull back in to let them pass. Grrr! Makes me want to materialize in their passenger seat and give them a long stare of disapproval.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14473 on: January 26, 2014, 11:55:17 PM »
My father is extremely oversensitive and he always has been. We were playing a game of Uno the other day that was moving pretty quickly, and he got irritated that the cards weren't stacked completely neatly and oriented the same way. He made us stop and said that if you "mess up" the deck you had to fix it and I [politely] replied that we weren't all going to stall the game in order to accommodate his particular neurosis, especially since no one else had a problem with it, and he started whining (yes, a full-grown man whining) that we weren't being "fair".

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14474 on: January 26, 2014, 11:58:30 PM »
People who can't or won't maintain consistent speed on the road. "Oh, I'm going downhill and have sped up a little! I will hit the brakes, and slow down to 10 km below the speed limit! Now I'm still going downhill and will keep accelerating until I'm over the speed limit again! Oh no, I must hit the brakes!"

Extra bonus marks if you pull out to pass them and they immediately speed up.  >:(
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