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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15060 on: March 10, 2014, 07:40:52 PM »
And now what's driving me up the wall is all the drama I've been posting lately.  GUH.

Okay, no more drama llama stuff.  :)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15061 on: March 10, 2014, 07:44:00 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.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15062 on: March 10, 2014, 10:12:40 PM »
A former coworker one time came in raving about her new WonderBra.  It was so magnificent that every woman should wear one, no other bras ever needed to be sold.  It gave her clevage, etc.......

I looked from her 32A's to my 38D's and said: "If I wore one, I'd suffocate."  >:D

She had truly never considered that some of us have had a few extra whacks from the b00b fairy & don't want or need pushup, padded make the most of what you have bras.

And those of us who are really large, like my 48DDD, would also be blind because our view is being blocked. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15063 on: March 10, 2014, 10:23:36 PM »
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.  ???

I've found that making Mr. Sirius suffer the consequences when he doesn't do what he's supposed to do gets his attention quicker than any amount of nagging.  He's an adult; I shouldn't have to stand over him with a stick to make him do things he knows he should be doing.  With time he's gotten much better about taking care of things that he should be dealing with.   

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15064 on: March 10, 2014, 10:25:07 PM »
Micromanagers.

Today I was asked to update a document.
The person proceeded to give me detailed instructions what order to put the pages, how to label the pages and so on.

I tried very hard not to have my head explode while I was thinking "The document you want me to update? I developed it. Labeling the pages? I wrote the procedure on it. Pretty sure I know how to do this...™

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15065 on: March 10, 2014, 10:47:52 PM »
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.

It's a new Girl Scouts campaign. It's supposedly to try and make "bossy" qualities seen as "leadership" qualities. I've had bossy girls in my GS troop (member as a young girl), and trust me, that's not leadership, that's someone who needs to be punished for treating people as lesser-than.




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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15066 on: March 11, 2014, 11:46:20 AM »
Micromanagers.

Today I was asked to update a document.
The person proceeded to give me detailed instructions what order to put the pages, how to label the pages and so on.

I tried very hard not to have my head explode while I was thinking "The document you want me to update? I developed it. Labeling the pages? I wrote the procedure on it. Pretty sure I know how to do this...™

Oy!

Oh, I ran into one of those a while ago.  My work partner has been on leave for a little while and I'm filling in.  One of the people she supports gave me some paperwork to fill out and spent 5 minutes explaining to me how to do it.  It's a very major part of my job and pretty much the same procedure across the board.  I couldn't figure out how to tell her that I was very well versed in this task without sounding rude so I humored her.   But really?  I've worked here for more than a decade and the person knows that. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15067 on: March 11, 2014, 12:05:26 PM »
When the TV makes only a half-hearted effort to bleep out foul language.  >:( When all they do is bleep out the vowel sounds, leaving "fbleepking" it's no different from leaving the whole thing intact.  >:(   I don't watch programs with that kind of language, but when they run ads for those programs over and over and over, at least once every ad break, it really annoys me.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15068 on: March 11, 2014, 12:07:14 PM »
On the subject of micromanagers; my bosses' boss. We get a daily trade press pub, which I look at every day, and hunt down anything that looks interesting, relevant to our business, etc. I work in the telecom industry, but we only are concerned with specific areas, and not so much tv, wireless etc.

She will send "helpful" emails "please include in daily pub" when its something I would normally find and include anyway! Now, if its an area we don't noramlly care about, and you want an item on it included, by all means let me know. But if its sometning I'd normally do, LET ME DO MY JOB as I have been here almost 15 years.

And my other annoyance, is my direct boss, and our temp. Temp is pretty much useless. She has little to no computer skills, which impedes her ability to do waht we need her to do.

And my boss, who thinks certain tasks are no brainers, but reallly take more time and effort. He also, when he gets in it his head how something should go, will not budge, even when told his way isn't quite the right way, or is more involved than HE htinks it is. Today's task is cleaning up a data dump into an Excel spreadsheet. Which he thinks shouldn't take a long time, but it does. I'm about 3/4 of the way done, and aside from a short errand, Its taken me all day.

Temp keeps asking if she can help, but a. its really a one person job since if more than one person messes with this file, it will be royally screwed up, and b. she doesn't have the skills. She was going over a second smaller file, and HAND WRITING what needed to stay in, and come out, since she wasn't "confident in her ability to delete stuff from the Excel file"

ARGH.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15069 on: March 11, 2014, 12:29:11 PM »
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.

It's a new Girl Scouts campaign. It's supposedly to try and make "bossy" qualities seen as "leadership" qualities. I've had bossy girls in my GS troop (member as a young girl), and trust me, that's not leadership, that's someone who needs to be punished for treating people as lesser-than.

its been on the UK news today. 

i get if someone is overstepping boundaries and trying to get others to do things when its not their place.  however, i got called bossy a couple of times in a job, mannnnny years ago.  my response was "and? do as you're supposed to and i won't have to be bossy."  ftr they knew i was in charge and just disliked being told what to do by someone younger than them!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15070 on: March 11, 2014, 12:53:04 PM »
People who are completely oblivious to their surroundings.

I was standing with my dog against the wall of a building, a few feet to the side of the door, so that we would be out of the way of both sidewalk traffic and people exiting the door. A woman exited the door but had her head turned to the left and was walking to the right... so she walked straight into me and my dog... and then yelled at us for being in her way. Lady, perhaps you should try looking in the same direction you're walking.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15071 on: March 11, 2014, 01:10:10 PM »
People who are completely oblivious to their surroundings.

I was standing with my dog against the wall of a building, a few feet to the side of the door, so that we would be out of the way of both sidewalk traffic and people exiting the door. A woman exited the door but had her head turned to the left and was walking to the right... so she walked straight into me and my dog... and then yelled at us for being in her way. Lady, perhaps you should try looking in the same direction you're walking.

I'm laughing here, because I was once driving at night, lights on (as more people should do..another up-the-wall for me). I was stopped at an intersection, looking left, as I was going to turn right when the way was clear. I had a stop sign, traffic on the road I was turning onto did not. I had not even begun to move when I heard/felt a *thump* and looked to the right to find a jogger dressed entirely in black had run into my well-lit unmoving silver vehicle. He was angry and cussing me out for being in his way. How he did not see me, I have no idea, but being that he was in all black clothing at night, I'm glad he hit me first, as he would be impossible to see jogging at the side of the dark roadway (Not many streetlights on this portion of the road, and no sidewalk).

Which brings to mind another thing that drives me up the wall: People who go out at night to jog/walk dogs, whatever, and wear dark clothing and no reflectors/lights so they are absolutely invisible!

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15072 on: March 11, 2014, 01:14:41 PM »
^ ITA with the dark clothing. There was a young woman on the very busy road this morning, completely in black and she was invisible unless she was directly under a streetlight.

We had a student that was not paying attention, walking in a busy road, at night, and was hit by a car. She didn't make it.  :(
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15073 on: March 11, 2014, 01:27:05 PM »
A former coworker one time came in raving about her new WonderBra.  It was so magnificent that every woman should wear one, no other bras ever needed to be sold.  It gave her clevage, etc.......

I looked from her 32A's to my 38D's and said: "If I wore one, I'd suffocate."  >:D

She had truly never considered that some of us have had a few extra whacks from the b00b fairy & don't want or need pushup, padded make the most of what you have bras.

And those of us who are really large, like my 48DDD, would also be blind because our view is being blocked.

My mom and aunt went on a rampage one year, of insisting that if you couldn't see your feet, your stomach was too big and you needed to lose weight. I can't see my feet over my boobs, not my stomach...not sure what you want me to do about those...

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #15074 on: March 11, 2014, 01:36:35 PM »
A former coworker one time came in raving about her new WonderBra.  It was so magnificent that every woman should wear one, no other bras ever needed to be sold.  It gave her clevage, etc.......

I looked from her 32A's to my 38D's and said: "If I wore one, I'd suffocate."  >:D

She had truly never considered that some of us have had a few extra whacks from the b00b fairy & don't want or need pushup, padded make the most of what you have bras.

And those of us who are really large, like my 48DDD, would also be blind because our view is being blocked.

My mom and aunt went on a rampage one year, of insisting that if you couldn't see your feet, your stomach was too big and you needed to lose weight. I can't see my feet over my boobs, not my stomach...not sure what you want me to do about those...

+1 to not seeing feet past boobs,  although i'll wear a wonderbra on occasion ;) gives the gals a gravity defying ooomph!
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