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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15045 on: March 07, 2014, 05:04:55 PM »
People who shout when they're on the phone. The phone acts as a microphone. There is no need to scream.

Bonus: She sits right next to me at work.  >:(

On cell phones, there's a psychological reason for this:  a standard landline echoes your voice back at you slightly, a cell phone does not.  :)

This is a regular old landline phone at work, though she's just as loud on her cell.
Given some of her other noise-related habits, I'm inclined to think that she's losing her hearing - but she could just be completely oblivious.  :-\
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15046 on: March 07, 2014, 09:02:45 PM »
People who shout when they're on the phone. The phone acts as a microphone. There is no need to scream.

Bonus: She sits right next to me at work.  >:(

On cell phones, there's a psychological reason for this:  a standard landline echoes your voice back at you slightly, a cell phone does not.  :)

Then these idiots have to learn it isn't necessary.  The rest of us are really annoyed at being captive audiences to stuff of theirs that they should consider private.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15047 on: March 08, 2014, 06:57:00 AM »
People who shout when they're on the phone. The phone acts as a microphone. There is no need to scream.

Bonus: She sits right next to me at work.  >:(

On cell phones, there's a psychological reason for this:  a standard landline echoes your voice back at you slightly, a cell phone does not.  :)

This is a regular old landline phone at work, though she's just as loud on her cell.
Given some of her other noise-related habits, I'm inclined to think that she's losing her hearing - but she could just be completely oblivious.  :-\

That could be my mom. Doesn't matter what kind of phone, she automatically goes up to 11. Granted, she is starting to lose her hearing now, but she has done this as far back as I remember.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15048 on: March 09, 2014, 07:04:20 PM »
Missing out on some good discussion in a group because the person who's supposed to show up for the nursery at 9 doesn't show. Grr. 

Most people do it on a volunteer basis, but we did hire a young woman to be there at 9 and recently she's been flaky so I've been missing out on the bible study.  And when I have gone, there's not enough people to really hold the discussion. :P
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15049 on: March 09, 2014, 07:22:18 PM »
I threw my back out again. While adjusting a chair. It just isn't staying better, and I am frustrated.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15050 on: March 10, 2014, 07:45:02 AM »
My DH.  We received a wedding invitation from his brother 2 weeks ago.  We cannot make the wedding as we are on a Cruise that has already been booked and paid for.  He still hasn't responded or called his brother!!! I refuse to nag him any more.  ???
 
 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15051 on: March 10, 2014, 09:17:06 AM »
My DH.  We received a wedding invitation from his brother 2 weeks ago.  We cannot make the wedding as we are on a Cruise that has already been booked and paid for.  He still hasn't responded or called his brother!!! I refuse to nag him any more.  ???

Why don't you do it? The invitation is to both of you, even if it is his family. Easier than nagging.

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« Reply #15052 on: March 10, 2014, 09:21:42 AM »
I don't know his brother's phone number otherwise I would.  :-[ 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15053 on: March 10, 2014, 09:44:37 AM »
BG:  As I have reported previously, I had a stroke five weeks ago (details here but the gist is:  I had a stroke, was laid up for two days, found out I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and a low heart rate.  PLEASE, no medical advice, I have numerous people in long white coats helping me in that regard).  I needed a new family doctor, so I got one... and wow, was that a lemon.  The *only* way to get appointments was to call first thing in the morning the day you wanted an appointment and see if the doctor's been booked up by other people doing the same thing.  If so, call back next week, because this doctor only sees patients once a week.  End BG

I fired my PCP after trying repeatedly to get an appointment, and am currently waiting on seeing my new doctor (who has sane appointment policies... I called and checked before I switched.  Fool me once...)  So today I had an appointment at the (I am not making this name up) HEART FAILURE CLINIC for my low heart rate, for this morning.  Seriously?  Not the "Heart Wellness Center" or other, no... let's jump straight to giving you a heart attack by naming the place they prevent them.  Oy.  Okay, so I get there (for my 8:30 AM appointment!) and discover that without a referral from my PCP, all they can do is reschedule me.  So they try to get the new doctor on the phone, and finally at 9:30 they pick up so the HFC can ask if I can get a referral.  Short answer:  No.  Long answer?  Nooooooooooooooo.  Basically, they've never laid eyes on me, so no referral.  Okay, annoying but it's a CYA policy.  (Of course, my low heart rate was diagnosed a block away by this very hospital when I had my stroke, but whatever.)  So now, I have a new appointment.

For May.  MAY.  I go back in two months.  Because my first PCP (the first I've had in two decades, I might add) schedules things according to the time honored method of "call in and pray".  At least I'll have plenty of time to meet the new doctor.
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« Reply #15054 on: March 10, 2014, 10:27:26 AM »
The BanBossy campaign. Yes, I get what their point is. But no, I'm not going to praise a child for pushing other kids around and pretend it's them showing leadership skills.  ::)

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15055 on: March 10, 2014, 10:37:42 AM »
The BanBossy campaign. Yes, I get what their point is. But no, I'm not going to praise a child for pushing other kids around and pretend it's them showing leadership skills.  ::)

Amen on this because there 's a big difference between being a leader and being bossy.  A good leader is willing to consider the opinions of others.  A bossy person isn't. 

Until recently, it seems that 'bossy' was the female equivalent of the male 'bully'.  Now that bully is an equal opportunity epithet, maybe it is time for 'bossy' to go. 


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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15056 on: March 10, 2014, 11:05:51 AM »
The BanBossy campaign. Yes, I get what their point is. But no, I'm not going to praise a child for pushing other kids around and pretend it's them showing leadership skills.  ::)

Amen on this because there 's a big difference between being a leader and being bossy.  A good leader is willing to consider the opinions of others.  A bossy person isn't. 

Until recently, it seems that 'bossy' was the female equivalent of the male 'bully'.  Now that bully is an equal opportunity epithet, maybe it is time for 'bossy' to go. 


I've never heard of this. I do regularly have conversations with my students about the difference between being bossy and being a leader. One thing I try to get through to them is a leader makes sure everyone gets heard.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15057 on: March 10, 2014, 12:46:51 PM »
Sometimes I find these quizzes fun but most times they're annoying as either the answers to the questions are so leading as to pretty much lead you to the desirable answer.  They make me think of the questions in teen magazine quizzes.

Ie: A man asks you out but you're not interested.  You:
1) Tell him to get lost, he's a loser and you're way too good for him.
2) Let him down nicely, no need to scar him for life
3) Go with him anyway cause you're so lonely and desperate you'll go out with anyone. Who needs standards?

Like the right answer isn't obvious.



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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15058 on: March 10, 2014, 01:10:53 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.

I hear you!  I had a fabulous foot in mouth moment this morning that I hope I can laugh at later.

I was skiing this morning and ended up seeing my boss on the hill, with his daughter and a male friend of hers.  I thought he was her boyfriend.  Then, coming up the lift, boss saw his other daughter and went over to talk to her.  We headed down the hill.  Boss passed me then another boarder passed me and cut right in front of me, which resulted in spraying me right in the face.  He couldn't have given me more of a face wash if he'd pushed me face first into a snow bank.  So when I got to the bottom of the hill, I skied over to him and chewed him out.  He did apologize but I was pretty steamed.  Then my boss says, 'Outdoor Girl, this is [daughter]'s boyfriend, [name].'  And since I was confused about the other guy, I wasn't very gracious at that point.

He was laughing and he completely understands me being ticked off but oh, how embarrassing.  I departed from their group at that point and went back to skiing on my own.

Hopefully, we'll all be laughing at the office on Monday.

I have another skiing one...except I am fuming over my apologizing when I didn't need to.  I was barely off the lift and hadn't even had a chance to go in any direction when shrewish lady cuts in front and cusses me out with " expletive - coulda told me you weren't turning "....that really got my goat because I am always the one that "goes with the flow" off the lift even when I get herded in a direction I don't want to go ( figuring the few feet I lose are better than having a collision or cutting someone off )

I actually called out sorry and instantly regretted it.  Why was I apologizing when I am the one who got cut off?  I fumed for quite a while, replayed what I wish I had said even as I was telling myself to get over it.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15059 on: March 10, 2014, 02:50:16 PM »
Sometimes I find these quizzes fun but most times they're annoying as either the answers to the questions are so leading as to pretty much lead you to the desirable answer.  They make me think of the questions in teen magazine quizzes.

Ie: A man asks you out but you're not interested.  You:
1) Tell him to get lost, he's a loser and you're way too good for him.
2) Let him down nicely, no need to scar him for life
3) Go with him anyway cause you're so lonely and desperate you'll go out with anyone. Who needs standards?

Like the right answer isn't obvious.

It's A right? I'm pretty sure it's A.