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CakeBeret

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #975 on: May 28, 2013, 01:02:09 PM »
Yeah, I noticed my dad got some intelligence when I got into my 20's.  I also notice how amused he is if I carp about my DD driving me crazy ??? ??? ???  He mumbles something about paybacks...

My husband's parents lovingly state that our son is karmic retribution for what a little PITA my hubby was growing up, LOL.
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3grey

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #976 on: May 30, 2013, 11:59:58 PM »
The awesome CKIT at work that had 18 hours of college classes in a particular subject 25 years ago which means he can automatically refute hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers by, ya know, actual scientists who do this for a living.   

His desk is right near mine, and  I had to get up and go get a cup of tea to get away from that rant.   Another co-worker made a coffee run at the same time for the same reason, and we rolled our eyes at each other.


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Nikko-chan

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #977 on: May 31, 2013, 12:31:08 AM »
There is a woman in my church who took a 2 week sign language course 20 years ago, so she knows much more than I, who has been working in the Deaf community for 25 years, could ever know.

She argue with me about the right way to sign things, and there is NO convincing her otherwise. Some of the signs she "knows" are wrong enough to be borderline dirty/insulting. I'm almost mean enough to bring a Deaf friend to meet her so she can show off her "skills".

My head hurts now.... I can only ever hope to get well enough at ASL that I can actually teach it.

jane7166

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #978 on: May 31, 2013, 02:36:17 PM »
I hate when people "agree to disagree" about facts.  You can agree to that all you want, you're still wrong.

Maybe we're stuck in different dimensions. In hers, NC really didn't have colleges until 1982 and in mine they've had colleges around for over 200 years.

Wow, I thought I graduated from NC State in 1980 but I guess I was wrong because it obviously did t exist then. 

Virg

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #979 on: May 31, 2013, 03:18:31 PM »
jane7166 wrote:

"Wow, I thought I graduated from NC State in 1980 but I guess I was wrong because it obviously did t exist then."

It's kinda like the Peabody Conservatory, Class of '05...

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Cami

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #980 on: May 31, 2013, 06:01:17 PM »
I've posted before about my CKIA coworker who just has an obsessive-compulsive need to contradict me on every statement I make.

Most recently, we were all chatting and I mentioned that the pants I was wearing aren't my favorite, but I haven't been able to find a new pair of blue pants I like.

CKIA: "Those pants are NOT blue."
Me: Sigh. "Yes, they are. But that's the not the point--"
CKIA: "You're right, the point is that you don't even know your colors. Those pants are slate GREY."
Other coworker: "You know, CKIA -- some people might call that color slate BLUE. Which is blue with a lot of grey."
CKIA: "You're wrong too! I'm surrounded by people who don't even know their colors."

Some day I'm going to take a spade to her head.

KB

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #981 on: May 31, 2013, 06:10:02 PM »
Some day I'm going to take a spade to her head.

If you do, what colour will her blood be...?  ;D

VorFemme

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #982 on: May 31, 2013, 06:46:55 PM »
Some day I'm going to take a spade to her head.

If you do, what colour will her blood be...?  ;D

Blood orange?
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ladyknight1

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #983 on: May 31, 2013, 11:39:36 PM »
Ochre!
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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Piratelvr1121

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« Reply #984 on: June 01, 2013, 08:00:13 AM »
My 10 year old is a CKIA and is constantly telling me how to take care of his baby brother.  It's a good thing I've got him to tell me things, I don't know how he and his older brother got to their preteens without my knowing how to feed a toddler, change a toddler, etc.  ::)  When Piratebabe was really little he kept trying to tell me how to properly hold him.  Again, how on earth he and his brother managed to get to 12 and 10 respectively without him telling me this is beyond me.

He makes things up too about how things work and insists he's right by saying "Well I've heard that/People tell me things/but it just makes sense!!" Now if he was just telling me something he learned in school and was fascinated by, I'd be interested to hear.  But the "I know more than you" attitude he gets is annoying. 
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Thipu1

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #985 on: June 01, 2013, 09:29:12 AM »
We had that with a Grandniece.  Her signature line was, 'I am X and I can never be wrong'. 

It was kind of cute when she was three.  The cuteness had kind of worn off by the time she was ten. 

She seems to have grown out of it, to everyone's relief.

She's still a bit smarmy and self-righteous but intelligent 14 year-olds DO tend to be that way. 


CrazyDaffodilLady

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #986 on: June 01, 2013, 03:09:49 PM »
My niece went through a know-it-all stage at around age three.  I finally said to her, "You're awfully bossy for a three-year-old". She threw her arms in the air and exclaimed with exasperation, "I know it, but I just can't help it". 

She turned out fine.
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Minmom3

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #987 on: June 02, 2013, 01:14:01 AM »
I've posted before about my CKIA coworker who just has an obsessive-compulsive need to contradict me on every statement I make.

Most recently, we were all chatting and I mentioned that the pants I was wearing aren't my favorite, but I haven't been able to find a new pair of blue pants I like.

CKIA: "Those pants are NOT blue."
Me: Sigh. "Yes, they are. But that's the not the point--"
CKIA: "You're right, the point is that you don't even know your colors. Those pants are slate GREY."
Other coworker: "You know, CKIA -- some people might call that color slate BLUE. Which is blue with a lot of grey."
CKIA: "You're wrong too! I'm surrounded by people who don't even know their colors."

Some day I'm going to take a spade to her head.

CKIA - at least I know MY MANNERS!
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mrs_deb

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #988 on: June 03, 2013, 08:41:59 AM »

It's kinda like the Peabody Conservatory, Class of '05...

Or the Gary Conservatory of Music, Gold Medal Class of Ought Five!

Piratelvr1121

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #989 on: June 03, 2013, 10:06:49 AM »

It's kinda like the Peabody Conservatory, Class of '05...

Or the Gary Conservatory of Music, Gold Medal Class of Ought Five!

Like!! :)  We need a thumbs up emoticon! :)

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata