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ladyknight1

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15015 on: March 06, 2014, 07:37:26 AM »
Not so much drives me up the wall as it makes me mad. 

I saw yesterday and today the story on fbook about the New Jersey girl suing her parents after moving out of their house cause she didn't want to live by their rules.   The radio station I listen to shared the story this morning and 3/4 of the comments (I really shouldn't look) are saying if she'd had her rear end beat more often, she'd be better behaved.

People have very disparate opinions on child rearing and discipline. I am anti-spanking, so I disagree with them, but as we have seen on this site, that is a very controversial topic.

She lost, and kept this from becoming a wave of teenage gimme pigs demanding all the benefits of living at home without having to abide by the rules.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15016 on: March 06, 2014, 07:41:34 AM »
Not so much drives me up the wall as it makes me mad. 

I saw yesterday and today the story on fbook about the New Jersey girl suing her parents after moving out of their house cause she didn't want to live by their rules.   The radio station I listen to shared the story this morning and 3/4 of the comments (I really shouldn't look) are saying if she'd had her rear end beat more often, she'd be better behaved.

People have very disparate opinions on child rearing and discipline. I am anti-spanking, so I disagree with them, but as we have seen on this site, that is a very controversial topic.

She lost, and kept this from becoming a wave of teenage gimme pigs demanding all the benefits of living at home without having to abide by the rules.

I saw that she lost, and oddly, while I'm not a spanker, it's not so much people saying "She deserves a spanking" that would bother me.  It's when people say a child is going to get their *alternate word for donkey* whooped.  Perhaps that needs to go in the thread for words/phrases that bother us.  I really, really hate that phrase.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15017 on: March 06, 2014, 07:46:49 AM »
Not so much drives me up the wall as it makes me mad. 

I saw yesterday and today the story on fbook about the New Jersey girl suing her parents after moving out of their house cause she didn't want to live by their rules.   The radio station I listen to shared the story this morning and 3/4 of the comments (I really shouldn't look) are saying if she'd had her rear end beat more often, she'd be better behaved.

People have very disparate opinions on child rearing and discipline. I am anti-spanking, so I disagree with them, but as we have seen on this site, that is a very controversial topic.

She lost, and kept this from becoming a wave of teenage gimme pigs demanding all the benefits of living at home without having to abide by the rules.

I saw that she lost, and oddly, while I'm not a spanker, it's not so much people saying "She deserves a spanking" that would bother me.  It's when people say a child is going to get their *alternate word for donkey* whooped.  Perhaps that needs to go in the thread for words/phrases that bother us.  I really, really hate that phrase.

Add to that people that speak of "beating" their child.  It's one of the reasons I do not find Bill Cosby to be funny.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15018 on: March 06, 2014, 08:11:22 AM »
I find some of his bits to be funny, but in watching "Himself" recently I found myself not even cracking a smile at some parts of it.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15019 on: March 06, 2014, 08:13:38 AM »
The Daily Express front page news.
 
It is usually:
 
The weather*
Missing girl Madalaine McCann**
Princess Diana***
 
* The weather - for the past four months we've been warned of horrific storms bringing rain, hailstones the size of footballs and snow.  We've had pictures of 20ft high waves (exaggeration) and more warnings of worse to come.  And now this week we're being "warned" that "SOME parts of the UK may experience 20 degree weather". So? It's 20 degrees not 30.  yes, it's considerably warm for the time of year but that still does not warrant sensationalist headlines.
 
**In no way am I downplaying whatever has happened to this poor little girl.  But really, two or three times weekly to basically relay the same story with few new facts? What is the point?!
 
***She's dead.  Leave her alone.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15020 on: March 06, 2014, 10:57:08 AM »
When someone fills out a declaration card with false information! It's all connected, people.

You applied saying you attended W college, then complete a card saying you are transferring from V college. I check, and email you, to see before adding V college to your record, which would require you to provide V college transcripts and change your admission status.

The email bounces!

I call the prospective student, who lives on the W college campus, and is just thinking about going to V college. I also requested a valid email address. Sheesh.  >:(
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15021 on: March 06, 2014, 11:15:28 AM »
The Daily Express front page news.
 
It is usually:
 
The weather*
Missing girl Madalaine McCann**
Princess Diana***
 
* The weather - for the past four months we've been warned of horrific storms bringing rain, hailstones the size of footballs and snow.  We've had pictures of 20ft high waves (exaggeration) and more warnings of worse to come.  And now this week we're being "warned" that "SOME parts of the UK may experience 20 degree weather". So? It's 20 degrees not 30.  yes, it's considerably warm for the time of year but that still does not warrant sensationalist headlines.
 
**In no way am I downplaying whatever has happened to this poor little girl.  But really, two or three times weekly to basically relay the same story with few new facts? What is the point?!
 
***She's dead.  Leave her alone.

Points taken; but in comparison with the sheer nastiness of a couple of this journal's British-daily competitors, I tend to find rather soothing, the very inanity of the things that the "Express" tends to obsess about.

There comes to mind, in a kind-of-related way, a feature a long time ago in the British comical magazine Punch, titled "a newspaper for newspaper addicts" -- basically a mock-up of the front page of a tabloid newspaper which was fixated on itself and its own doings, rather at the expense of actual news.  The front page was all about the paper's triumph with its highest-ever sales figure for a day, plus assorted oddments all about the paper itself.  In a small box at the bottom of the page, was "Other News" -- in brief "bytes", as follows.  "World War III has broken out between the two superpowers."  "The Queen of England has abdicated in favour of the Stuart claimant to the throne."  And something else pretty earth-shaking, which I forget.  And, "[the -- for that time -- British equivalent of Justin Bieber] is to marry."

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15022 on: March 06, 2014, 01:22:09 PM »
When people get annoyed that I made my lunch how I like it and not how they like it.

I made up some tuna salad for myself to take to work, as I've been brown bagging it lately.  I had a little left over and put it in the fridge, announcing that it was up for grabs.

FIL complained that I put something he didn't like in it.  Well, you know what?  Make your own darn tuna salad then.  I happen to like pickles.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15023 on: March 06, 2014, 01:28:30 PM »
When the higher ups at work make comments, when they have NO clue how things work. I know I shouldn't let it get ot me, but I can't help it sometimes.  I had several today; one from my bosses' boss,  asking me where something was (took longer today since my boss was out, and the amount of material was greater than normal)

and a second from the VP lady, who sent something to my director, who then forwarded it to me, wondering why it wasn't on the daily pub. Because these things aren't posted until after the pub is done, for the current day, and as no one had given me a head's up, I dind't know to look for it. VP lady's comment, to my director, which I saw was "shouldn't this have been picked up?" again, if I had known, yes, but if I don't, the NORMAL process is to gather the remainder of the prior day first thing, and put the current day on the next days' pub.

Grrrr.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15024 on: March 06, 2014, 08:19:12 PM »
Having to turn off a house hunting show because the buyers wanted to be The Funniest People Ever. Seriously, shut up for five seconds and let the agent talk.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15025 on: March 06, 2014, 09:26:16 PM »
People driving, at night, with zero lights. I saw three in 10 minutes!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15026 on: March 06, 2014, 10:52:37 PM »
Obsessing over something I can't change.

I was rude to a gas station clerk two weeks ago.  I went back in, after pumping my gas, to apologize.  I apologized, acknowledging that I was in the wrong, and she seemed like she accepted it.  I am still obsessing over it and the fact that I don't think apologizing was enough.  The obsessing is driving me crazy.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15027 on: March 07, 2014, 12:37:24 AM »
Obsessing over something I can't change.

I was rude to a gas station clerk two weeks ago.  I went back in, after pumping my gas, to apologize.  I apologized, acknowledging that I was in the wrong, and she seemed like she accepted it.  I am still obsessing over it and the fact that I don't think apologizing was enough.  The obsessing is driving me crazy.

Stop obsessing. We're bomb-proof. Trust me, she's already forgotten and moved on.

Chalk it up to one of those things.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15028 on: March 07, 2014, 12:43:30 AM »
Obsessing over something I can't change.

I was rude to a gas station clerk two weeks ago.  I went back in, after pumping my gas, to apologize.  I apologized, acknowledging that I was in the wrong, and she seemed like she accepted it.  I am still obsessing over it and the fact that I don't think apologizing was enough.  The obsessing is driving me crazy.

Stop obsessing. We're bomb-proof. Trust me, she's already forgotten and moved on.

Chalk it up to one of those things.

If anything, she probably remembers you fondly for actually apologising. :)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15029 on: March 07, 2014, 03:04:20 AM »
The Daily Express front page news.
 
It is usually:
 
The weather*
Missing girl Madalaine McCann**
Princess Diana***
 
* The weather - for the past four months we've been warned of horrific storms bringing rain, hailstones the size of footballs and snow.  We've had pictures of 20ft high waves (exaggeration) and more warnings of worse to come.  And now this week we're being "warned" that "SOME parts of the UK may experience 20 degree weather". So? It's 20 degrees not 30.  yes, it's considerably warm for the time of year but that still does not warrant sensationalist headlines.
 
**In no way am I downplaying whatever has happened to this poor little girl.  But really, two or three times weekly to basically relay the same story with few new facts? What is the point?!
 
***She's dead.  Leave her alone.

Points taken; but in comparison with the sheer nastiness of a couple of this journal's British-daily competitors, I tend to find rather soothing, the very inanity of the things that the "Express" tends to obsess about.

There comes to mind, in a kind-of-related way, a feature a long time ago in the British comical magazine Punch, titled "a newspaper for newspaper addicts" -- basically a mock-up of the front page of a tabloid newspaper which was fixated on itself and its own doings, rather at the expense of actual news.  The front page was all about the paper's triumph with its highest-ever sales figure for a day, plus assorted oddments all about the paper itself.  In a small box at the bottom of the page, was "Other News" -- in brief "bytes", as follows.  "World War III has broken out between the two superpowers."  "The Queen of England has abdicated in favour of the Stuart claimant to the throne."  And something else pretty earth-shaking, which I forget.  And, "[the -- for that time -- British equivalent of Justin Bieber] is to marry."

To be fair, I don't read newspapers.  Ever.  I haven't bought a newspaper for years! I simply walk past and see the front page and think "Oh they're at it again!"  ;D
 
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