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Title: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on February 05, 2010, 10:03:28 AM
The old place to complain is closed (http://mtt.just-once.net/mb/index.php?topic=772.1005) so brand new spanking thread.  Me likey hatey. ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: WalkInLove on February 05, 2010, 10:11:08 AM
It makes me a little sad that we have more Things to Hate than Things to Love.  But I'll add my hate anyway.  I hate that, even though I'm exhausted, I seem to be incapable of sleeping for a decent amount of time.  Maybe I should drink more wine before bed.  ;)

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on February 05, 2010, 10:16:59 AM
I hate that, even though I'm exhausted, I seem to be incapable of sleeping for a decent amount of time.  Maybe I should drink more wine before bed.  ;)

Oh, I hear ya on that. No matter how tired I am,  no matter how early I go to bed, I still toss and turn for ages and then sleep in in the morning. Doesn't help that I hate work sufficiently at the moment that every morning I lie there for longer than I should wondering if I can get away with going in late or not at all.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: sora on February 05, 2010, 02:47:30 PM
I don't know where to put this but it makes me hate something...  ;)

So, apparently my freezer door didn't close properly at some point yesterday and I didn't wander in there this morning so when I entered my place, there was a horrific smell coming from the kitchen. Um... yeah, a long time ago, my mom put a newly caught fish in a plastic bag and filled it with water and stuck it in the freezer. It thawed out and now my kitchen smells ridiculously bad... like a mix of rotten fish and blood. Anyways, I've thrown it out and managed to clean out the freezer, but god, the smell!

Any remedies that I can try to get the smell out or at least reduce it?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on February 05, 2010, 02:54:09 PM
Anything lemon-based tends to cut fishy smells.  So spray Lemon Pledge in your apartment? lol  More seriously, I would try to clean with something lemony, and maybe use those odour-neutralizing sprays or burn candles.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: sora on February 05, 2010, 03:00:24 PM
Hmm... Candles and Febreze have made their rounds. I might have Pledge somewhere... there's currently a blizzard starting up outside so my choices are limited but damn, this smell is so bad. Ugh... I've also decided it smells more like blood than fish. Because it was a fresh fish in ice, the ice melted and mixed in with the blood of the fish. Gah... [insert gag smiley]
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on February 05, 2010, 03:04:18 PM
Ugh, that sucks, sora.  I'm not an crime scene expert so I don't know how to get rid of blood smells. ;) 

But yeah good tip for fish: if I rub lemons on my hands or on my cutting board, it's the best remedy to get rid of fish smells.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on February 05, 2010, 03:04:45 PM
I don't know where to put this but it makes me hate something...  ;)

So, apparently my freezer door didn't close properly at some point yesterday and I didn't wander in there this morning so when I entered my place, there was a horrific smell coming from the kitchen. Um... yeah, a long time ago, my mom put a newly caught fish in a plastic bag and filled it with water and stuck it in the freezer. It thawed out and now my kitchen smells ridiculously bad... like a mix of rotten fish and blood. Anyways, I've thrown it out and managed to clean out the freezer, but god, the smell!

When the husband and I took a three week trip to US in 2008, the last thing I did before heading for the airport was to unplug all the electrical appliances. I don't even know why it's done, but my parents always did it before going away for a while, so I do too. But the point is, I unplugged everything. Including the freezer. Which then had all those three weeks to thaw. And contained shrimp. And my attempt at home made, very garlic-y hummus.  The smell was out of this world. I spent a whole day trying to get rid of it, burning incense and scented candles, and washing the stupid thing with all possible cleansing liquids I could think of. What worked the best was rubbing the walls of the freezer with lemon wedges, and putting a lot of mint tea bags in a big pan of boiling water. Opening all the windows helped too.  


ETA I hate myself for being so disorganized. I needed to quote a book today, and it would have been no problem, had the book been where it was supposed to be, on the shelve, near other books written by people who's last names begin with K. But big surprise, it isn't, and I can't find it. Stupid me.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on February 05, 2010, 08:45:17 PM
It makes me a little sad that we have more Things to Hate than Things to Love.  But I'll add my hate anyway.  I hate that, even though I'm exhausted, I seem to be incapable of sleeping for a decent amount of time.  Maybe I should drink more wine before bed.  ;)



It's because in the Things I Love thread, the responses are short, like, "Yay, WIL! THat's good news!" But in the Things We Hate thread you get not only sympathy but suggestions for solutions to problems. (/perhaps seeing a bright side which isn't actually there)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: WalkInLove on February 05, 2010, 09:01:09 PM
It makes me a little sad that we have more Things to Hate than Things to Love.  But I'll add my hate anyway.  I hate that, even though I'm exhausted, I seem to be incapable of sleeping for a decent amount of time.  Maybe I should drink more wine before bed.  ;)



It's because in the Things I Love thread, the responses are short, like, "Yay, WIL! THat's good news!" But in the Things We Hate thread you get not only sympathy but suggestions for solutions to problems. (/perhaps seeing a bright side which isn't actually there)

I'll go with that, TLK.  Totally makes sense and definitely puts a happier spin on things.  :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: EmilyHalpert on February 06, 2010, 10:26:08 AM
I hate that my palm has officially died, and now I'm facing a huge issue trying to get all the data off of it... or more into a usable format. Palm apparently hates Vista, so provides no support, and they've got it such a proprietary format that converting it into anything usable is a headache. I've been googling for a solution for nearly an hour now, and there's all these tips, but none seem to be working!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: sora on February 06, 2010, 04:18:29 PM
I hate my kitchen.

So, my dishwasher hasn't been working since who knows when. And my sink has been clogged for some reason. Tried the plunger. There isn't anything blocking it. Well, the two evil things combined forces and decided to start a mini-flood in my kitchen. Worst off, it's backed-up water from the non-working dishwasher so it's grungy and semi-moldy.

I can't call anyone because of the blizzard and yeah... figuring this out myself...  :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 07, 2010, 07:20:17 PM
Sora, your kitchen disasters of late could make for a screenplay for a black comedy.  Yikes.

Something I hate -- being sick in the middle of a snowstorm and not being able to get out to the freaking drugstore for some Tums.  I think I gave myself food poisoning yesterday with some chicken soup I made.  The husband had 3 bowls of it, but doesn't seem to be affected, which is good, because we'd have nobody to watch the girls.

He made beans & rice from scratch for the Super Bowl and the smell of it about made me gag.  So far today, I've been able to choke down half a PB sandwich and a handful of popcorn.

I'm crossing my fingers that the Fed Govt. being closed means he doesn't have to go in for very long tomorrow.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: sora on February 07, 2010, 08:13:58 PM
I'm crossing my fingers that the Fed Govt. being closed means he doesn't have to go in for very long tomorrow.

Wait... since it is closed, he still has to go in? My temp job goes along with the federal government, too, so I have the full day off. Fun... I'll go stir-crazy again.  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 07, 2010, 08:22:35 PM
It's like on Federal Holidays -- it's time to go & and catch up without that pesky customer around.

And truth be told, there are a lot of things that need to be done regardless of whether we have 2 feet of snow on the ground.  The only govt employees who really get to take the day off are the congressmen who took off on Thursday and now can't get back in time for votes that were supposed to happen tomorrow & Tuesday.  Too bad we can't all have cushy jobs like that.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on February 08, 2010, 12:22:02 AM
I hate being sick.  I'm running a low-grade fever, coughing, and aching all over.  Blurgh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Mrs.Emily Krasinski on February 08, 2010, 10:42:36 PM
Thought I should mention, NO CANCER!!
The lump disappeared but I got bloodwork done and I am waiting for it to come back.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on February 08, 2010, 10:46:21 PM
I hate that my B12 is so low, that I constantly fall asleep and have tingly arms and legs... but they wont give me my shot until 1st March. Trying to get a different doctor to change that.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 09, 2010, 06:46:57 AM
Thought I should mention, NO CANCER!!
The lump disappeared but I got bloodwork done and I am waiting for it to come back.

This is GREAT news, right? Congrats! Happy day.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 09, 2010, 06:49:25 AM
2 ft of snow on the ground right now, with 6-12" predicted for tomorrow. Unless the second possible scenario happens and we get 12-19". Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Sick of both. Oh, and school cancelled today due to mechanical problems. So, to recap: early dismissal on Friday, no school yesterday. no school today and no school predicted for tomorrow. Oy, it's February in the Northeast.
Pass the chardonnay.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on February 09, 2010, 07:25:05 AM
I hate that my college was stupid enough to stay open today when there's a huge snowstorm on the way.

Never mind the two feet of snow on the ground that's about to be pounded on by 6-10 more inches and the fact that 561 cancellations (with colleges) are already on the list.

Let's get students - 90% are commuters - to go into school today! That's a completely perfect plan.

('m pretty angry right now and have no clue WTF they were thinking.)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 09, 2010, 09:28:02 AM
I hate that the hole in my right ear has almost grown over b/c I haven't worn earrings in a while. I'm sitting here trying to poke through the back of my ear without any luck. Part of me is afraid it's going to hurt and the other part can't get a good grip on the earring to shove it through all the way.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: sora on February 09, 2010, 09:18:39 PM
Another day the federal government is closed. Another day I don't have a paycheck.  :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on February 09, 2010, 10:21:55 PM
I hate the layout of facebook! Why can't they leave it alone just the way it is?!  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on February 09, 2010, 11:02:28 PM
I hate the layout of facebook! Why can't they leave it alone just the way it is?!  >:(

TOTALLY agree. 100%.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on February 10, 2010, 12:17:26 AM
I hate the layout of facebook! Why can't they leave it alone just the way it is?!  >:(

TOTALLY agree. 100%.

Me too. It's incredibly confusing.

I hate roommate drama. I feel as though I'm stuck in a bad soap opera, and I just want some peace and quiet.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on February 10, 2010, 08:16:25 AM
I hate my immune system. I've been sick for three days now, and it's annoying.

(I blame the first storm on this.)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 10, 2010, 08:37:21 AM
I hate the layout of facebook! Why can't they leave it alone just the way it is?!  >:(

Word! And then the live feeds weren't working yesterday which was rather annoying!  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: beanyb on February 10, 2010, 08:59:00 AM
I hate the layout of facebook! Why can't they leave it alone just the way it is?!  >:(

Word! And then the live feeds weren't working yesterday which was rather annoying!  >:(

Ugh, the live feeds were driving me mad. The same updates from a week before kept coming up for two days for me. It seems to be working ok now though.

I dont like change. :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on February 10, 2010, 09:16:39 AM

Thought I should mention, NO CANCER!!
The lump disappeared but I got bloodwork done and I am waiting for it to come back.

That's fantastic. Now you can concentrate on other stuff without having to worry about that.  :)



I hate the layout of facebook! Why can't they leave it alone just the way it is?!  >:(

Word! And then the live feeds weren't working yesterday which was rather annoying!  >:(

Ugh, the live feeds were driving me mad. The same updates from a week before kept coming up for two days for me. It seems to be working ok now though.

I dont like change. :(

Sometimes it helps to be just incredibly, ridiculously late to these things. I just signed up on facebook last week, so I've no idea how it used to be, and hence, no annoyence.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: jazzfan on February 10, 2010, 09:17:23 AM
I hate 34 degrees and raining weather.  So much.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 10, 2010, 09:52:11 AM
I hate a third major snowstorm to his us in less than 2 months. There are currently 8 additional inches of snow on top of the two freaking feet we got this past Saturday.
Probably going to need some wine to go with my whine. Anybody know what is considered a decent time to start drinking to obliterate the snowiness of it all? Please advise.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: jazzfan on February 10, 2010, 11:05:12 AM
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Anybody know what is considered a decent time to start drinking to obliterate the snowiness of it all? Please advise.

In my hillbilly book of Eddyquit, noon is the snowstorm 5 o'clock.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: norsk_heksen on February 10, 2010, 12:24:35 PM
I hate a third major snowstorm to his us in less than 2 months. There are currently 8 additional inches of snow on top of the two freaking feet we got this past Saturday.
Probably going to need some wine to go with my whine. Anybody know what is considered a decent time to start drinking to obliterate the snowiness of it all? Please advise.


My college town is one of the snowiest towns in the country, and there... well... you just start any time you dang well please! ;D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on February 10, 2010, 12:46:03 PM
I hate my immune system. I've been sick for three days now, and it's annoying.

(I blame the first storm on this.)

I'm with you.  I'm sick and just miserable.  Blergh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on February 10, 2010, 02:13:12 PM
Anybody know what is considered a decent time to start drinking to obliterate the snowiness of it all? Please advise.


Is there a limit...? /Jim  ;D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on February 10, 2010, 03:21:39 PM
Although I love wen's answer, all kidding aside, I wouldn't recommend drinking and shoveling, nor drinking and dealing with a bunch of housebound kids. :P

Now you have me thinking though -- I wish I had more red wine on hand so I could make some mulled wine tonight...  That would go nicely with a winter wonderland. Our winter wonderland isn't amounting to much so far, though, which is fine with me. We're only supposed to end up with 4 - 8" by about midnight.

I feel for those of you that have been so clobbered by the white stuff, though, and everyone who's sick. Beering you all strength.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 10, 2010, 03:58:51 PM
Just got word that school is closed for the rest of the week.  That makes 6 days of school, plus the week we lost before Xmas.  Those kids are going to be going to school until the 4th of July.

If they live that long.   ~0
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Alamos on February 10, 2010, 04:58:34 PM
I hate that I have a headache right in the middle of my forehead.  Aggh... it is driving me crazy.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Mrs.Emily Krasinski on February 11, 2010, 07:25:23 PM
ugh I am so tired of PEOPLE and SOCIETY.


on a good note, Alamos me just want to kiss your avatar.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: norsk_heksen on February 11, 2010, 10:21:23 PM
I hate that the professor I'm TAing for is going to a conference, so I have to lecture tomorrow morning, and I still don't have the data set she wants me to present to the class.

 wallicon

I guess I should start googling for some and then just use that if I don't get anything. UGH.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on February 11, 2010, 10:48:35 PM
I hate that I may have to go to school tomorrow. (Seriously, we already lost three days. Go ahead and cancel for Friday already, so I can get a five day weekend, please.)

I also hate Benadryl. The way it makes me feel isn't very.

And I hate that I chose to eat M&M's to get the aftertaste out, because that just made the M&M's taste bad. I still have that aftertaste in my mouth.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: EmilyHalpert on February 12, 2010, 06:37:10 AM
I hate that I may have to go to school tomorrow. (Seriously, we already lost three days. Go ahead and cancel for Friday already, so I can get a five day weekend, please.)
Ha! I have no smypathy for you. Granted, we (so far) don't have any snow on the ground, but I only have a .... zero day weekend. I work today and Monday, and then have babysitting jobs all weekend. (Okay, I chose that, but still... a possible 5 day weekend - insane!)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 12, 2010, 09:23:28 AM
I hate being sick! I don't get sick very often (ever since I started taking prenatal vitamins 5 years ago), but whatever Funkybaby brings back from daycare is like the plague!! He's only been there about a month and we've all been sick 3 times. I just have a head cold right now, but it's really kicking my arse (running nose, teary eyes, super tired).

I'm so glad my MIL is moving here next week and we can take the baby out of daycare for about a year. I know he'll still get stuff, but I'm guessing not as frequent as he does now.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on February 12, 2010, 10:27:14 AM
I hate that I may have to go to school tomorrow. (Seriously, we already lost three days. Go ahead and cancel for Friday already, so I can get a five day weekend, please.)
Ha! I have no smypathy for you. Granted, we (so far) don't have any snow on the ground, but I only have a .... zero day weekend. I work today and Monday, and then have babysitting jobs all weekend. (Okay, I chose that, but still... a possible 5 day weekend - insane!)

That really sucks I hope everything goes well!

And I do have school today. Nobody wants to go back on a Friday. At least I only have two classes. I still hate it, though.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on February 12, 2010, 03:54:53 PM

I hate missing my best friends.  :( I'm griping about it right now, because the Olympics are almost here, which reminds me of the latest winter games. The curling fever was sweeping the nation, and my friends and I spent one very fun night at a bar, drunkenly planning of forming Finnish women's curling team.  ;D Good time was had by all, and we laughed a lot. Now we all live in different time zones (well, not really, but it feels far). I miss them. And that curling team never happened either.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bkwrm on February 12, 2010, 04:33:17 PM

I hate missing my best friends.  :( I'm griping about it right now, because the Olympics are almost here, which reminds me of the latest winter games. The curling fever was sweeping the nation, and my friends and I spent one very fun night at a bar, drunkenly planning of forming Finnish women's curling team.  ;D Good time was had by all, and we laughed a lot. Now we all live in different time zones (well, not really, but it feels far). I miss them. And that curling team never happened either.

S.K, I think you should continue to go forward with this plan.  That way, I can finally say that I "know" someone famous and I'll give you a note w/ a yogurt lid attached  ;)

But I'm sorry you're missing your BFFs! 

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: DunderSnob on February 12, 2010, 09:57:07 PM
I hate when I have hay in my bra... :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on February 13, 2010, 06:39:41 AM

I hate missing my best friends.  :( I'm griping about it right now, because the Olympics are almost here, which reminds me of the latest winter games. The curling fever was sweeping the nation, and my friends and I spent one very fun night at a bar, drunkenly planning of forming Finnish women's curling team.  ;D Good time was had by all, and we laughed a lot. Now we all live in different time zones (well, not really, but it feels far). I miss them. And that curling team never happened either.

S.K, I think you should continue to go forward with this plan.  That way, I can finally say that I "know" someone famous and I'll give you a note w/ a yogurt lid attached  ;)


Well, if there's a chance of scoring a note with a yogurt lid, I'll absolutely have to do it.  :D Winter Olympics 2014, here I come. You better start preparing your "she was so much nicer when she was just a nobody on a message board" speech ASAP.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on February 16, 2010, 04:29:16 PM
I hated getting stuck in the school's elevator today.

I was on my way to my 3:00 class, but the elevator took a little while to show up. I thought nothing of it.

Until I got on the elevator and pressed the button of the floor I wanted.

Nothing worked. I was only in there for ten minutes, but that was one of the worst ten minutes of my life. I'm not going to lie, I was crying hysterically.

Guess who won't be taking the elevator for a long time after this?

Too Late Kev, you're probably right. But it was still some of the scariest ten minutes of my life.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on February 16, 2010, 05:12:34 PM
I was stuck on an elevator for about an hour once, but it wasn't the worst hour of my life. Klutzy, unless you were stuck in there with a seriously bad person, that probably wasn't the worst ten minutes of your life either. If so, you've had an amazingly good life. ;)

Stairs are better for you anyway. bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on February 16, 2010, 05:29:32 PM
For me, that would been a nightmare. I'm not claustrophobic, per se, but being locked in a small space, without knowing that you can get out soon... Awful. I locked myself in bathroom once, because I've simply turned the lock wrong way and then panicked, pulling the door and turning the lock this way and that, almost breaking it. I would have cried hysterically in the elevator too.

But still, it doesn't kill you, it's over now, and as TLK says, taking the stairs is good for your health.  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: DunderSnob on February 16, 2010, 05:37:03 PM
I would have enjoyed the quiet time being stuck in the the elevator alone, I would have had a seat and pulled out a snack out of my bag. But than again, this is coming from a mother of two kids who love to fight.  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on February 16, 2010, 05:48:27 PM
I'd have been hysterical in the elevator, too. I'm not even claustrophobic but the thought of being trapped like that terrifies me.  Be glad it was only ten minutes, klutzy!  ::hugs::

Here's a funny story about me being stupid to make you laugh.  A couple of weeks ago I was dropping off the rent and decided to take it inside to the drop-box inside the lobby instead of outside the door.  Turned around to leave and couldn't get the door open.  I completely freaked out.  (It was six a.m. and I'd left my car running-- with my purse and phone in it, of course-- while I ran inside to drop off the check.)  I rattled the door and was yanking on it in a total panic for a good long minute before I realized--push it open, dummy!  :D

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 17, 2010, 08:40:24 AM
I hate that we have to pay over $900 in income tax this year! We've *always* gotten a refund and the year that we have a child and can use him as a deduction - we have to pay?!  >:( I kinda want to have H&R Block do it to make sure we didn't do something wrong, but I'm afraid we'll end up paying more b/c we'll have to pay for their services in addition to the IRS.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on February 17, 2010, 09:51:18 AM
Thanks, everyone! I do feel better about it now.

I'm definitely not claustrophobic at all, but I didn't like being stuck in there. I think if maybe someone else had been in there with me, I would have panicked less.

Anyway, I hate that the snow isn't letting up. We're thisclose to breaking the record for snow in February! We have 39.6 inches of snow so far this month, and the record is 40.2 inches.

I can't remember it ever being this bad in winter before. Supposedly, '93 was this bad and we also got the Blizzard of '93, but I can't remember either of those at all, considering I was four.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on February 18, 2010, 12:30:40 AM
Ugghh. So basically, because I'm a student, my job took away all of my hours. Since I have class until four most days, I don't make it there until around five for a 2-10 shift. Which they knew when I was hired, and is also the same scenario for a lot of my coworkers. But they took away all of my hours, even on days where I have no class and weekends. ?! So now I have to pick up days where I can, most of the time I just show up in my uniform and say, "Okay, who wants to go home early so I can take your spot?"

So since I have no money, I was ecstatic when my dad called and said, "Did you know there's a $350 direct deposit slip on the counter?" I was stoked. I knew I had worked a few days in a row at some point, but I thought they would be coming up later. So I was like, okay hell yes. Checked my bank account, sure enough there was about $300 more than I thought there would be.

Today. I'm negative. Apparently the direct deposit slip was actually super old and deposited a long time ago, and my landlord just now cashed a check that I wrote about three weeks ago. Not cool! Plus, for some crazy reason my cell phone bill is $150 more than it should be, my utilities are twice as much, and oh hey there, rent is due in a couple of weeks.

I really don't want to ask my parents for money. Mainly my dad, my mom will rip me a new one if I ask her. When I moved out, they were so apprehensive because they were afraid I would get into money trouble. But when I moved out I had two jobs and worked a good sixty hours a week. I'm not a great saver, but I always paid my bills even if I spent the extra super fast. But now, ugh. Both of the jobs cut my hours away and I don't want them to shove a big fat ITOLDYOUSO in my face and be upset with me. Not many full-time college students have two jobs, you know?

This really, really sucks. It means I need about $600 to get by for the next two weeks. This sucks. My dad always tells the sibs and I not to borrow money from anyone, so I know he'd rather have me ask him then, like, Check into Cash or something. But that's a lot of money, which means I'll owe him with the no income I'm on pretty much on anyway. And it's so hard to work with my increasingly busy school schedule.

Argh. I needed to gripe, for sure.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on February 18, 2010, 12:42:35 AM
Money trouble are the worst kind of distraction.  Hang in there, yanana.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 18, 2010, 09:10:52 AM
This is kinda petty, but it is the gripe thread so here goes!

Hubby has occasionally made fun of me when I check the stove to make sure it's off or walk around at night to make sure garage doors are shut and doors are locked. I don't do it very often, but every time I do, he makes a comment. Additionally, it's automatic for me to lock my car doors when I get out of the car - even if it's in the garage.

Yesterday morning, he got annoyed b/c he was putting Funkybaby in my car, but the doors were locked. He said, "Do you really think someone's going to break into the garage and then break into your car?" Well....... this morning he told me that he noticed that BOTH garage doors were wide open all night b/c he guesses that he opened the second door when he meant to close the first one.  >:( Thankfully, nothing happened, but he needs to keep his mouth shut when I go around at night checking all the doors!

Oh, the other thing he does is that he *never* remembers to turn off the oven if he's baking something. I always notice it once I put my dishes in the sink.

I feel like George Michael on Arrested Development. I'm not OCD, I'm just scared he's going to burn the house down.  ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: norsk_heksen on February 18, 2010, 08:57:36 PM
Haha, funky, your husband sounds like my mom! Almost every time she uses the oven, my dad will walk over... "Uhh, honey, did you forget to turn the oven off?" ... "Oh!"

Also, in case it helps your husband remember to close/lock things... my parents live in a suburb that is generally very safe. Well, one night I guess my dad forgot to lock his truck, and he got up the next morning and it was gone!  :o It was found in the nearest city unharmed with everything in it, the day before the insurance co. would have paid them for a new one! So, in the end, no harm done, but it is very important to lock up even in safe places! I think you're totally justified here.

ETA: I almost forgot to address yanana! :o

yanana, that sucks. :( I totally get not wanting to ask your parents for money, but you may want to consider it instead of alternatives that may be worse. I know it can be humiliating (I overdrew my account last semester because I barely had enough money to pay fees, which were due at the beginning the semester after the first pay period! I was so embarrassed), but I think you intend to pay them back eventually, and if your parents charge interest at all, it will probably be a lower rate than elsewhere. Also, it sounds like there is not much you can do about your lack of income, especially since you're a student. Even if you've overspent, everyone makes mistakes; it's just important that you learn from them. bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on February 19, 2010, 12:53:34 AM
funkybutt, sounds like hubby needs to shut up because you guys clearly balance each other out. Thank god for you, or he might end up to a furniture-less living room .. on fire. ;)

Thanks guys! bighugsicon Money sucks. And I was going through it in my head, and I haven't done my taxes yet, and I was thinking that it would end up nicely that I could pay my parents back with the return. It's usually enough. However, I was talking to my cousin who's my same age, and he says that he owes in this year -- and he works as much as I do and is also a full-time student. He wouldn't say how much but he said, "You know how I was going to by a laptop with the money? Let's just say that what I need is one right now so I can sell it to pay for about eighty percent of my pay-in." :-\ That is really, really unfair. So more griping... college students need more help, dude. And my cousin? His mom is a single mother, his dad has never stepped into his life, and he's the oldest of three. He works so, so hard and is so appreciative of his family and education. And he has to pay, I don't know, at least a grand in? Sounds totally crap to me.

Blah. The worst part is that my dad works internationally, and we don't always have a way to reach him. I hate to play daddy's girl, but my dad would totally be more receptive to this than my mom. I can see my mom really freaking out. And most of the bills are due next week, and .. blah. I'm thinking I can let the cell phone bill stack up and onto next months, so I'll have two to pay but it'll be a month from now, but that's just so disorganized and embarrassing and I feel like I'm just killing my credit. Eh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 19, 2010, 07:08:11 AM
We have so much snow piled on the sides of roads and at the end of our driveways that it is difficult to see cars coming around a corner. Consequently there is a lot of inching forward when you are late for soccer practice/leaning out of the window when you are late for an appointment. Maybe instead of hating, I need to leave for things earlier....
Just melt snow, MELT!
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Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: jazzfan on February 19, 2010, 07:48:36 AM
I hate that I woke up at four in the morning with a stopped up nose and can't go back to sleep.  /petty whine
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on February 19, 2010, 08:13:53 AM
I hate puking kids. Not the kids ... just the puking. Blech.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 19, 2010, 10:51:30 AM
I hate puking kids. Not the kids ... just the puking. Blech.

wendolf I hope the little dolfins feel better!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on February 19, 2010, 11:01:31 AM
I hate puking kids. Not the kids ... just the puking. Blech.

wendolf I hope the little dolfins feel better!


Ooooh, dolfins! I like that! I could never come up with a good wendolf-based nickname for my kids (like dinkndoos) -- thanks! Dolfin #2 is feeling better this morning. Mr. Wendolf stayed home with him so I could come in to work. Lucky me.  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 19, 2010, 11:11:17 AM
I hate puking kids. Not the kids ... just the puking. Blech.

wendolf I hope the little dolfins feel better!


Ooooh, dolfins! I like that! I could never come up with a good wendolf-based nickname for my kids (like dinkndoos) -- thanks! Dolfin #2 is feeling better this morning. Mr. Wendolf stayed home with him so I could come in to work. Lucky me.  :-\

wendolf - whenever you are looking for a nickname, you have only to look this way. Glad to hear dolfin #2 is feeling better and vomiting less. Good combo.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 19, 2010, 07:55:27 PM
Argh! A year ago, I got a subscription to Magnet magazine for my hubby's birthday. However, we never received a single copy. I kept contacting them to find out the status and noticed that there hasn't been a new issue since that time. I've been trying to get a refund and I *finally* heard back from them (after no contact for 3 months from them) and they basically said "no" and that they'll send the issues whenever they eventually get around to making them. Since it's a subscription based on the number of issues and not by time, I won't be short changed the amount of magazines, but it may take 5 years to get those 6 issues.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 20, 2010, 09:29:29 AM
Argh! A year ago, I got a subscription to Magnet magazine for my hubby's birthday. However, we never received a single copy. I kept contacting them to find out the status and noticed that there hasn't been a new issue since that time. I've been trying to get a refund and I *finally* heard back from them (after no contact for 3 months from them) and they basically said "no" and that they'll send the issues whenever they eventually get around to making them. Since it's a subscription based on the number of issues and not by time, I won't be short changed the amount of magazines, but it may take 5 years to get those 6 issues.  >:(

No one else on this one? Really? Okay, here goes...

funkybutt you subscribed to a magazine about magnets? What was the attraction? ;)

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on February 20, 2010, 09:51:18 AM
I hate that I forgot about a gig I really wanted to go to tonight, and now no one can make it so I can't go. I'm such a forgetful tool these days!!! >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 20, 2010, 07:05:55 PM
funkybutt you subscribed to a magazine about magnets? What was the attraction? ;)

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Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on February 21, 2010, 12:10:36 PM
I hate that this Netflix DVD I've been waiting on for going on three weeks won't play.  Dammit! I've had really good luck with them, too. This is only the second time it's happened.

I am, however, getting a kick out of Robot Chicken. What a weird, hilarious show.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: spencer_0123 on February 21, 2010, 12:14:14 PM
I hate making budgets! I'm aware that I'm poor, but it's not until it's all laid out that I realize just how poor! I'd rather live in ignorance ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: WalkInLove on February 21, 2010, 12:36:02 PM
I hate that this Netflix DVD I've been waiting on for going on three weeks won't play.  Dammit! I've had really good luck with them, too. This is only the second time it's happened.

I am, however, getting a kick out of Robot Chicken. What a weird, hilarious show.

I've only had that happen once, Callisto, but it does suck.  As for Robot Chicken, it's completely twisted, but oh so funny!  :D

Spencer, that is fun for no one!  Beering you strength.  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on February 21, 2010, 02:44:29 PM
I hate puking kids. Not the kids ... just the puking. Blech.

I've been visiting my sister (not in Scotsdale) and their (almost) one year old turned into puking toddler on Friday. And now there's also one puking me. To say I hate it would be a huge understatement. I hope your kids feel better already. I just want my own bed and some ginger tea, but I have to wait for my husband to come and pick me up, because I didn't want to take the bus in this condition. Blech indeed.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on February 21, 2010, 04:50:18 PM
I hate puking kids. Not the kids ... just the puking. Blech.

I've been visiting my sister (not in Scotsdale) and their (almost) one year old turned into puking toddler on Friday. And now there's also one puking me. To say I hate it would be a huge understatement. I hope your kids feel better already. I just want my own bed and some ginger tea, but I have to wait for my husband to come and pick me up, because I didn't want to take the bus in this condition. Blech indeed.

Aw, sorry to hear that S.K. Puking blows (chunks). So far, none of the rest of us has caught it, though Mr. Wendolf is acting kind of babyish today. What's weird is that my son puked twice early Friday morning but that was it. We kept him home from school even though he felt fine -- the first thing he wanted on Friday when he woke up was a glass of milk. A glass of milk?! When you've been puking? Strange. But then Friday night he had a headache and a fever. But he woke up Saturday feeling great and even played basketball and went ice skating. But then last night he puked again! So weird. It's not like a typical stomach flu, where you're chained to the toilet and just can't wait until it's over.

Anyway, hope you (and your niece) feel better soon, S.K.!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on February 22, 2010, 01:10:24 PM

I just texted my sister and she has caught it too, and the niece is still a bit sick herself. I haven't been hugging the toilet seat since late last night, but I still feel like death.  And I hate that I haven't been able to do naught but lie on the bed all day -- not even read, because when I try the lines go blurry.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: norsk_heksen on February 23, 2010, 01:00:06 AM
I hate how things seem to happen near my intended bedtime that prevent me from going to bed on time. Last night it was a phone call from a friend; tonight I got all up in arms about something insulting my mom semi-innocently posted on facebook and now I can't concentrate on finishing my homework because I keep thinking about that. ARGH! I just want to SLEEP! >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on February 24, 2010, 11:25:36 PM

I've been visiting my sister (not in Scotsdale) and their (almost) one year old turned into puking toddler on Friday.

S.K., tsk tsk [shakes head sadly]. All sisters live in Scottsdale. As a matter of fact, all trips must be explained as "I'm visiting my sister in Scottsdale." This is even true for people who don't have sisters.

I'm sad that I even have to explain this to you. ;D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on February 25, 2010, 12:39:37 AM
I hate when my one len scratched and fell out yesterday, I have contacts but I don't really like them much. :-\ I really rely on reading lips alot since I'm deaf and has a Cochlear Implant.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 25, 2010, 01:48:15 PM
I hate how things seem to happen near my intended bedtime that prevent me from going to bed on time. Last night it was a phone call from a friend; tonight I got all up in arms about something insulting my mom semi-innocently posted on facebook and now I can't concentrate on finishing my homework because I keep thinking about that. ARGH! I just want to SLEEP! >:(

Let me guess, was the comment from your mom about your hair? No one can get me defensive about anything than a supposedly benign comment from my mom about my hair. Recent case in point:

dinknmom: "Oh, your hair looks very nice, not a strange color or anything."
dinkn: "Gee thanks mom."
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: EmilyHalpert on February 25, 2010, 02:11:16 PM
I hate dry lips. And I hate today - its been... terrible!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on February 27, 2010, 03:14:14 AM


I've been visiting my sister (not in Scotsdale) and their (almost) one year old turned into puking toddler on Friday.

S.K., tsk tsk [shakes head sadly]. All sisters live in Scottsdale. As a matter of fact, all trips must be explained as "I'm visiting my sister in Scottsdale." This is even true for people who don't have sisters.

I'm sad that I even have to explain this to you. ;D

I'll try to do better in the future.  :D


I hate being put on hold. Well not even on hold, just told 'Can you hang on one moment please?' to then stay on the line for 15 minutes with it becoming increasingly more obvious I'd just been forgotten about. I have to pay for that call! A call in which I had to listen to her serve numerous other customers in a polite and prompt manner. All I wanted to do was book a damn table! It takes 30 seconds!!! Argh!  >:(

Was this person's name Kelly Kapoor by any chance?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 27, 2010, 07:45:41 AM
Maybe they were too busy making out in the Annex to actually take your reservation.  Crazy kids....
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: EmilyHalpert on February 27, 2010, 02:13:18 PM
I hate that they are possibly closing my elementary school. They already tore down my high school, and are in the process of phasing out my middle school. It's odd, like... it's all just, disappearing. I'm too young to have my past disappear!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on February 27, 2010, 04:53:28 PM
Echoing MA's thoughts from a week or two back, I hate moving.

I hate moving to a smaller place so I will have little room for anything. I hate moving while I can take absolutely no time off work and in fact have a ton of work home with me this weekend that I somehow need to tackle whilst boxing up all my stuff.

I also hate that I just packed about my bodyweight of books and dvds into a box to now discover that I can't lift it off the bed, nevermind actually take it anywhere. Whoops....
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 27, 2010, 05:15:20 PM
Will someone come over and fold my laundry?  Sure, those little girl clothes are adorable, until you have to fold them all.

Don't even get me started on the joys of matching up umpty-bazillion pairs of slightly different pink, purple and white socks. (http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/sick/sick0003.gif)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Swedge on February 27, 2010, 05:28:25 PM
I hate when people say 'eppy' for episode and 'addy' for address.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: norsk_heksen on February 27, 2010, 05:37:40 PM
I hate when people say 'eppy' for episode and 'addy' for address.

When people say 'eppy', I think Brian Epstein and wonder why they're talking about the Beatles' manager. Is that weird? :P
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on February 27, 2010, 11:10:29 PM
Can I add "prolly" to the list of offensive non-words?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 28, 2010, 01:35:08 PM
Can I add "prolly" to the list of offensive non-words?

I'm guilty of that one!  takecover

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Don't even get me started on the joys of matching up umpty-bazillion pairs of slightly different pink, purple and white socks.

You might like sock cops (http://www.sockcop.com/). I've had them for a while and never really used them until we had the little one and I use them for his socks and gloves b/c I didn't want to lose them in the washer.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 28, 2010, 01:58:17 PM
That's a good idea, but it assumes that you have both socks together when they go into the washer.  Once those babies get mobile, the socks end up everywhere.

My three year old has a habit of taking her socks off.  This week she got a boo-boo on her foot and wanted to admire the Hello Kitty band-aid, so she took off just the one sock. (http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/angry/duh.gif)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: norsk_heksen on February 28, 2010, 03:32:16 PM
I hate when people give you their phone number but then don't call back when you call. I also hate using the phone, and I hate that I put off calling the second option (for a ride that I need if I am to participate in a social engagement) until the last minute, and of course they're not answering (which I don't think I hate as much as I would if they'd answered and I'd had to bumble my way through apologizing for my stupidity / social phobia). So we'll see if I go out tonight. :P
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on February 28, 2010, 05:21:31 PM
It's tougher with daughters, because there are a lot of cute socks for girls and girls are more likely to want to color-coordinate more, but what I do as much as possible is get a whole bunch of the same socks. Then it doesn't really matter whether a sock gets a hole in it or another winds up under the couch or whatever. Again, way easier/more possible with boys.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 28, 2010, 05:44:43 PM
Believe me, my girls have multiple pairs of the very same socks from Target.  But after a while, they start not to match so much, and I also can't remember whose are whose.

I can't wait until they're old enough for me to just dump all the socks in a basket and tell them to take care of themselves. 

The husband already has pretty much all the same socks.  Sometimes I don't match his up.  Deal with it, big boy.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on February 28, 2010, 07:29:32 PM
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But after a while, they start not to match so much

Yep. "Is this one too dirty to go with that one? Oh, hell with it."
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on February 28, 2010, 08:24:47 PM
Echoing MA's thoughts from a week or two back, I hate moving.

I hate moving to a smaller place so I will have little room for anything. I hate moving while I can take absolutely no time off work and in fact have a ton of work home with me this weekend that I somehow need to tackle whilst boxing up all my stuff.

I also hate that I just packed about my bodyweight of books and dvds into a box to now discover that I can't lift it off the bed, nevermind actually take it anywhere. Whoops....

Hang in there!  Packing boxes sucks ass, but it'll be all over soon.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Mr. Podgorny on March 01, 2010, 01:56:12 PM
I hate the fact that the Transport Workers' Union has decided to go on strike here in Finland, all public transportation will be shut down, except for the trains. I'm basically going to have to walk 10km in snowy weather to get to my nearest train station so that I can get to school.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on March 01, 2010, 02:22:11 PM

And considering how reliable the trains have been, lately... The whole thing sucks. No other word for it. I hope you're in good shape at least, as a hike like that would most likely kill me. Sadly, I'm not even joking. Let's just hope the strike will end soon. Preferably before Thursday next week, so I can get to work then.  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on March 01, 2010, 03:05:25 PM
I can walk 10K, but it would take me a while (I did a 5K brisk walk at 53 minutes, so 10K would be at least 2 hours and I'd be hurting), and then to do it all over again at the end of the day? And in the snow? Nuh-uh.

Beering you all luck that it ends soon.

Mr. P, is there anyone who can pick you up? Is anyone at your school organizing a ride-share until this is over where drivers could pick up a little extra money for gas/their trouble?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Mr. Podgorny on March 01, 2010, 04:40:31 PM

Mr. P, is there anyone who can pick you up? Is anyone at your school organizing a ride-share until this is over where drivers could pick up a little extra money for gas/their trouble?

I really don't know anyone who could offer me a ride, it would be too much driving around, a downside of living in the middle of nowhere and high gas prices (almost 8$/gallon, if anyone's interested). The only other option available for me at the moment is taking a taxi which would end up costing around 100€/day. So it really does look like I'm in for a long walk.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: jimjampam on March 01, 2010, 04:57:36 PM
This is silly.

I hate buying a roll of Sweet Tarts and not getting a single one of my favorite color.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on March 01, 2010, 05:27:05 PM
Ok, I am now more than willing to pay people to move for me. I have until Wednesday morning to move all my stuff out. It's 10.25pm now, I have no car to move stuff, I need to put in at least a 12 hour day tomorrow at work, and once I get everything moved here, I need to clean under it. And it seems my flatmates have decided that they're just gonna leave everything else in the living room and kitchen to me to pack, move and clean.

Have I mentioned that I hate moving?!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on March 01, 2010, 05:39:27 PM
Ok, I am now more than willing to pay people to move for me. I have until Wednesday morning to move all my stuff out. It's 10.25pm now, I have no car to move stuff, I need to put in at least a 12 hour day tomorrow at work, and once I get everything moved here, I need to clean under it. And it seems my flatmates have decided that they're just gonna leave everything else in the living room and kitchen to me to pack, move and clean.

Can't you yell at them, or something? That just isn't right. They should not take advantage of you like that, especially with your work being so demanding right now. They need to pull their weight.  :-\ Beering you strength.

I hate insomnia. I should have been fast asleep hours ago, but as you can see, no such luck. I need sleep. :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on March 01, 2010, 05:47:25 PM
They've moved over to the new place, but I haven't gotten all of my stuff over there yet so I'm still at the old place. I think one of them in particular thinks that I'm not doing enough to move everything. I think she thinks that most of the stuff in the living room is my responsibility because it's mine - but it's not like she's never used the stereo or the lamps or the cable box or dvd player etc etc etc...

The whole thing is just stressing me out and exhausting me like nothing else. If I could've taken time off work it would've been fine, but I'm ridiculously hectic this week (and quite behind on it) and have to go out of town on Wednesday for a meeting, so I need to make sure everything - work and moving - is sorted by then. So unless I can figure out how to clone myself in the next hour, I'm kinda screwed.

And really regretting going off pizza for Lent :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on March 01, 2010, 05:54:33 PM
You know though, your landlord has given you so little time to move, screw the cleaning.  Normally, I'm with you in wanting to clean and make the place look nice, but it's not worth making yourself sick over it.  It shouldn't be your sole responsibility.

As far as work tomorrow, can't you just call in sick?  Again, not something I'd usually advocate, but you need to be done with your move, and a 12-hour day on top of moving is insane.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on March 01, 2010, 06:12:28 PM
If the place isn't spotless, we won't get our deposit back and I really can't risk that. And unfortunately there is no way I can call in sick to work - I have something to finish for this out of town meeting on Wednesday and I don't know how the hell I'm gonna get it done in time as it is.

And I keep remembering and finding more stuff that I had forgotten about! *sobs*

It is kinda pissing me off though that I know that one of my flatmates had today off work, but she hasn't been here since last night from the look of it. You'd think since she is off, and the rest of us are busy with work, she might've at least come over to clear up a bit more and organise things, even if she couldn't move it without our other flatmate's car. But no.

I'm considering calling the landlord tomorrow and telling him that something has come up at work, and could I have an extra couple of days to sort everything out. Even if he insists on me paying an extra coupla days of rent, it would be worth it to not have a heart attack trying to do everything.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on March 02, 2010, 08:16:44 AM
I'm considering calling the landlord tomorrow and telling him that something has come up at work, and could I have an extra couple of days to sort everything out. Even if he insists on me paying an extra coupla days of rent, it would be worth it to not have a heart attack trying to do everything.

Not that it's any of my business, but I'd strongly recommend this course of action. No sense of killing yourself over this, so if you can cut yourself some slack, you should. And sleep around the clock, come weekend. You've deserved it.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: beanyb on March 02, 2010, 08:40:17 AM
Summerteeth, would you consider phoning your flatmate that is off work and maybe pointing out to her how busy you and everyone else are? If you let her know, chances are she'll get off her ass.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on March 02, 2010, 08:54:25 AM
Believe me, she knows. I think she just thinks that I don't pull my weight enough, so she's going to make sure that I do or something. Or maybe I'm being paranoid. I've sent them emails at work (they're both at work today, as far as I know) to tell them that I've gotten an extra couple of days out of the landlord (though I'll have to pay the rent for it) and to mention the other stuff that has to be done still.

Now my problem is work - I have so much to do for tomorrow, and no leeway with it, and no one who can help. And I really feel like I'm right at my breaking point now. I'm just physically and mentally done in.

Sorry for all the whining, folks, and thanks for listening/reading.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on March 02, 2010, 09:01:05 AM
summerteeth, I just think it's really unfortunate that you have to room with this person. Even if she thinks you don't pull enough weight, this isn't the time to make that point. There's always way more involved in moving than you think there is, and everyone needs to pull together until it's done. For someone to do what she thinks is "her part" and then step back is extremely immature. :P
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on March 02, 2010, 10:00:10 AM
summerteeth, I just think it's really unfortunate that you have to room with this person. Even if she thinks you don't pull enough weight, this isn't the time to make that point. There's always way more involved in moving than you think there is, and everyone needs to pull together until it's done. For someone to do what she thinks is "her part" and then step back is extremely immature. :P

No kidding. Our last two moves unfortunately happened so that my husband moved first, to start his new jobs, and I stayed behind to finish my old ones. Hence, he was not really around to help me with packing so much. But when he did come along, it didn't even occur to me to tell him to carry the stuff to the car all on his own, because I had pulled my weight.  :-\

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Pamcake on March 02, 2010, 12:06:46 PM
You are in a library.  On the quiet floor.  Get.  Off.  Your.  Cellphone.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on March 02, 2010, 12:12:55 PM
Our last two moves unfortunately happened so that my husband moved first, to start his new jobs, and I stayed behind to finish my old ones. Hence, he was not really around to help me with packing so much. But when he did come along, it didn't even occur to me to tell him to carry the stuff to the car all on his own, because I had pulled my weight.  :-\

And if you had done that, he would have been resentful, because he was doing what he had to do when he was gone! Plus he'd be more likely to hurt himself doing all the carrying instead of half (or 3/4, like it would end up with my husband because he can carry more weight and faster than I can).

But you pitched in and did it, because that's what people do when they move! This is proof that summerteeth's roommate is an alien invader. >:D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on March 02, 2010, 12:24:55 PM
Guys, you have no idea - I often have my doubts that she's from this planet!!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: spencer_0123 on March 02, 2010, 12:59:58 PM
She's a Cylon!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on March 02, 2010, 02:39:01 PM
I hate that my mother has no faith in me, and seems to think I'll fail this semester. First of all, it's March. I have until May. And I'm only getting a below "C" (which doesn't mean fail) in two out of six classes.

Out of all the classes I've taken in four semesters, I've only failed two. And they were both math courses. But apparently, my parents' money is being wasted because I'm obviously going to fail out.

I just wish that she'd believe in me for once.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on March 02, 2010, 02:56:43 PM
Dear Ginormous SUV Owner On Her Cellphone While Parking at Whole Foods,

You're shopping at a very hip, avant-garde store that values our green planet and is in general more self-aware than most. Can you take a second out of your riveting telephone convo to make sure your big honking truck is actually aligned in the actual parking spot lines?  In the interest of common courtesy, do not allow the rear 1/3 of your vehicle to hang over the lines.
Where did you receive your driver's license? By mail?

with all due respect.,

dinkn
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: duodenim on March 02, 2010, 04:10:31 PM
I hate that my friend had to go back on his ulcer meds today.  He'd been doing so well, but he has stress of a new job prospect and he's taking frequent anti-inflammatories because he's been working out so much and he's started having symptoms again.  They're not as bad, I'm thankful for that but I wish he wouldn't stress out about these things.  I know your career is important but it's not more important than your health.  At least he has someone with him now and she'll keep a good eye on him.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bcd on March 04, 2010, 03:02:52 AM
I hate the stomach flu.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: CookedFoot on March 04, 2010, 07:40:31 PM

Really? I find out my cable box is not working at 7pm. Thank you Time Warner Cable for your terrible service and un-helpful phone staff.

I mean, really?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Alamos on March 04, 2010, 07:48:58 PM
I hate this too for you, CookedFoot! ~0

Go to your friend's house, your relatives, your neighbor... knock on someone's door to let you watch the episode. STAT!

I hope it works out for you. I would be so pissed.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: CookedFoot on March 04, 2010, 08:20:06 PM

CRISIS AVERTED, PEOPLE.

It only took an hour and 15 minutes, most of that time on hold, but persistence paid off. Cable is back.

Carry on... cheersicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on March 04, 2010, 08:26:16 PM
Ooh, happy for you!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on March 05, 2010, 05:20:13 AM
On a similar note, I hate that I am sans-internet at home while we move, and therefore can't see TO till Saturday or Sunday at the earliest. Booooooooooo. >:(

I also hate the bastard in front of me at Ticketmaster this morning who got the last Flight of the Conchords tickets. *shakes fist*
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on March 05, 2010, 05:25:22 AM
On a similar note, I hate that I am sans-internet at home while we move, and therefore can't see TO till Saturday or Sunday at the earliest. Booooooooooo. >:(

That sucks.  :-\ But then when you've moved, you can really relax with some Office goodness, and your favorite snack food + beverage of choice, knowing that you have one less thing to stress over. Won't that make for quite an enjoyable TV viewing experience?

Things I hate at the moment: lethargy. Lack of motivation. Loneliness. Being underemployed and over-qualified for even the part time jobs I do have. Being a loser.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on March 05, 2010, 05:43:20 AM
Things I hate at the moment: lethargy. Lack of motivation. Loneliness. Being underemployed and over-qualified for even the part time jobs I do have. Being a loser.

Awww, bighugsicon, S.K. I *totally* can relate to that feeling. As I have posted many, many times, my job sucks hard and I desperately need a new one. But I either lack the relevant experience for jobs I do want, or am over-qualified (and thus deemed a flight risk) for the part-time/non-career/pay the bills type jobs. But I am quite sure that you are not a loser!! bighugsicon again, cos I'm too wiped out to have anything more coherent to say.

And I will most definitely be looking forward to getting my internet set up so that I can relax with some Office and some Community. And ignore all the boxes and bags and suitcases needing to be unpacked for a while!!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on March 05, 2010, 08:53:42 AM
Thank you, summer. And  bighugsicon back at you.

You know, when you think about it, it's kind of crazy that you're getting killed at your work, because they won't hire enough people, and I can't get a real, full time job since everyone's saving money, working on as small staffs as possible. So I'm trying to get by on two very part time jobs (one is a few hours every other week and one 3 x 35 hours a year) that leave me way too much time to mope around at home, obsessing over things, getting lonely and depressed. Not that I couldn't help the situation,by, say, exercising or working on my thesis a lot more, but that's where the horrible job situation induced lethargy comes in. It's hard to see the point in doing anything.

Sorry for whining... Sometimes I just hate the 21st century. Some people don't have enough work and others have too much. It's stupid.  :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on March 05, 2010, 01:18:16 PM
S.K., I know you didn't ask for advice, but you probably know that never stopped me from giving it. :-[

Since you have a lot of time on your hands that you're not using as effectively as you can, why don't you do some volunteering? Almost regardless of where you are, there's someone nearby who could use a little of your time -- the public library, a non-profit group, an animal shelter, the food pantry, the area schools...

"Win"

- It gives you something useful to do with your time.
- It helps others.
- It shows you how much worse things could be and helps you be thankful for what you have.
- It allows you to get to know some new people.
- People love volunteers; they're so grateful for the help, and it makes you feel really good about yourself.
- It may eventually lead to a paying job somewhere. Even if you would never want a job at the library, you may meet someone through that volunteer job that gets you a job.
- Typically, the more things you need to fit into a day, the more you're able to fit into a day. When you know you're helping somewhere from 2 - 4 PM, you might make sure to fit your exercise in at 10 AM. When you have all day, you can "always exercise later," and yet later never comes. The more you have to do, the more you will do.

"Lose"

It cuts down on your moping around time. Heeeey! That's a win. ;)

I actually helped out a non-profit group last night with a craft project. It was a lot of fun. I sat next to a semi-famous person who has a book coming out soon. I later sat next to someone who recently discovered that the doctor she's seen for 15 or 20 years is the father of "Jim from The Office." (And of course I said, "Oh, Ronald Krasinski?" She said "How did you know?!" ;D) Plus there were goodies. How many "wins" am I up to now? ;D

Just like how with dating you don't meet a nice guy (or girl) by sitting in your apartment, you don't find a job by just shuttling between your current job and your apartment. There are a couple women over at Chili's (TWoP's Office chat thread) who got jobs when unemployed by telling every person they met that they were looking for jobs, including the cashier at the grocery store (which I believe is exactly how one found her job which wasn't at a store).

As usual with me, long story long. Good luck to all the underemployed, over-qualified, way-too-put-upon people of MTT. bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on March 05, 2010, 01:59:03 PM

That's actually a really good idea. The thing is, Finland being some kind of well fare state, there aren't that many opportunities for volunteer work, because so much is taken care of by the municipalities or the state. For example, the libraries are right out (shame too, because I just love those places) because they get fully unemployed people as part time workers, and the state pays them a little. And I'm not eligible for that kind of program.

However, it's still a great idea, because I know for a fact that there are things like adopt a grandparent programs and such. I just have to look into them in our area. We have lived here for about a year and a half, and I'm still sadly unfamiliar with this place, because I hated that we had to move here (I had an almost full time teaching position before where we lived before). So you see, my attitude is big part of the problem.  :-[

- Typically, the more things you need to fit into a day, the more you're able to fit into a day. When you know you're helping somewhere from 2 - 4 PM, you might make sure to fit your exercise in at 10 AM. When you have all day, you can "always exercise later," and yet later never comes. The more you have to do, the more you will do.

This is so true, and I have noticed it many times.

Quote
Just like how with dating you don't meet a nice guy (or girl) by sitting in your apartment, you don't find a job by just shuttling between your current job and your apartment.

Also true. Just today I got email from someone who is about to graduate in photo journalism. He asked me if we'd have a job for him in the journal I work for. Unfortunately I had to tell him no, but he clearly had the right idea: approach all possible leads, even far fetched ones.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on March 05, 2010, 02:24:14 PM
In my area there are a lot of non-profit organizations that people started due to some sort of crisis in their lives, whether having a disease themselves, or their child having a disease. Think Livestrong or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation (whatever the exact name is), but on a way smaller scale, of course. There are always fundraisers for this kind of thing that can use volunteers.

You may not have that kind of thing in Finland as much because of your socialized medicine, but someone may be able to benefit by looking around for this kind of volunteer work. :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on March 05, 2010, 05:37:12 PM
One of my friends from work just called me to let me know one of my favorite patients died. :( She was in renal failure and had been put on comfort cares and stopped dialysis, so it was coming. But I was going to work overnight tonight, because I thought it would probably be soon, and would have liked to be there with her and her family.

I've been taking care of her since she arrived at our facility, and she has dementia, so she would never, ever remember my name. But she would frequently tell me things like, "Oh I like girls like you?" "Girls like me?" "Girls that talk to old ladies like me." She was just really funny and cute, just a hoot. She was ninety, and you'd never guess it -- other than those damn kidneys. She was walking around and everything right up until a week before she died, and hadn't eaten or drank anything for ten days before she finally let go.

I would've liked the honor being there and taking care of her during her last moments, but I guess I might've been a mess if I had been. I've never been around when my favorites go, so maybe that happened for a reason. But her family and I had been talking before she died -- and this is the beautiful thing about taking care of someone with dementia, the family grows to like you and remember you when the patient can't -- and they said they'd love to have me sing at her funeral service when the time came.

It's going to be on Sunday, and I agreed at the time, saying I'd be happy to, but now I feel like I might start bawling. Right in the middle. :-\ I'm sure if I told them they'd understand, but I would still like to do this for the family. Once they go, you don't really get to see the family anymore, and I love her family.

I'm happy she's in a better place, but we're all going to miss her. She was a riot.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on March 05, 2010, 05:47:55 PM
yK being asked to sing at her funeral is a huge honor. Try not to be too upset about not being there when she died, but focus on the positive of singing her on her way to heaven or peace, at least.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: StarShine on March 05, 2010, 05:54:35 PM
Oh, yanna/Kate, I'm so sorry to hear about your patient. That's the worst.  :'( I know what you mean about being a mess when they go. When one of my favorite patients passed away, I wasn't on duty, but I came to the hospital anyway to grieve with the family. I'm so glad I wasn't on the clock, because I was sobbing right along with them. There's no way I would have been able to keep it together well enough to do all the paperwork and bereavement cares as a nurse. I'm sure your patient's family is grateful for all you've done, whether or not you were there when she actually passed away. As for the singing at the funeral, no one would blame you for breaking down in the middle of your song. Your presence and willingness to do this for them means so much already.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on March 05, 2010, 05:57:54 PM
Thanks guys. I considered driving up there quick, but they have a lot of family from out of town, and I just thought it might be easier to see her family at the service instead. I think I might give her a quick call sometime tonight, the one daughter I usually talk to, and let her know how sorry I am and what a pleasure it was to take care of her and everything.

I think I'll go ahead and sing. I'll be nervous enough doing it in front of people, and I loved the old lady so much, so it probably will be a big mess, but with reason, I suppose.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: norsk_heksen on March 06, 2010, 03:20:54 PM
On a much more trivial note than yanana's gripe (bighugsicon btw!), I hate that I bought a dress that's too big and I can't find the receipt to exchange it. >:( It's only $15, but still. $15 can go long way if you want it to.

Hmm, If I buy the right size this week, and then return the big one next week with this week's receipt, a) would that work, and b) is that wrong? >:D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on March 06, 2010, 03:27:09 PM
Haha, thanks for the bighugsicon and I'm assuming that would work, norsk. It's not like the size is ever on the receipt.

Or you could be like my super cool fashion major roommate and make something out of the dress, lol. I lack the skills and creativity for these things, but she's always offering to turn my can't-return purchases into scarves, etc. I only actually wear maybe half of it, but still. ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on March 06, 2010, 03:31:01 PM

Norsk a. probably b. not really.

yanana, I can't say much about your situation, beyond a  bighugsicon from me too, and that you must be a really good nurse.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: norsk_heksen on March 06, 2010, 03:32:30 PM
Haha yeah, I'm no good at that stuff. :P I think I'll try the sneaky thing, lol.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on March 06, 2010, 03:35:47 PM
yanana, I can't say much about your situation, beyond a  bighugsicon from me too, and that you must be a really good nurse.

Not quite a nurse yet (July!) but hopefully I'll be a good one when I get there. Thanks for the bighugsicon!

Haha yeah, I'm no good at that stuff. :P I think I'll try the sneaky thing, lol.

Not one of my proudest moments, but... has anyone ever bought things to wear with the full intention of returning them after you're done with them? A couple of years ago, my friend was having this birthday thing and at the last second she'd made it "formal." It irked me, because I'd just recently lost a lot of weight and didn't have anything nice to wear (basically scrubs and sweatpants had been my attire), so I went out and spent... kind of a lot on things to wear and ended up returning everything. It was so awkward, even though I knew that the cashier didn't know I'd worn them. "Is there anything wrong with them?" "*Gulp* No, just didn't fit." ::) Oops.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on March 06, 2010, 03:41:43 PM

In 2002 I bought a black suit for a funeral of my good friend who died at the age of 22. It was an expensive suit, and I did think of returning it after the funeral, but then decided against it. Good thing too, because I ended up working as a part time waitress for a firm that required the employees to buy their own working clothes (black skirt, white blouse), so I ended up using that skirt a lot. Only wore the jacket once after the funeral though.

I hate so much the fact that after how many ears of studying English I still sometimes mix their/they're/there and your/you're. Ugh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on March 06, 2010, 03:49:20 PM
Glad that worked out -- I ended up wishing I'd kept the sweater after all, because suddenly I had all of these things to go to and had to buy more things, and felt stupid returning them because I didn't want to make a habit... I lost a lot of money that year on clothes I don't wear anymore. ;)

At least you don't put the $ after the amount. Biggest pet peeve eva. Quit doing that, Facebook friends!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: EmilyHalpert on March 07, 2010, 06:17:16 PM
I hate that I seriously can't afford to move into an apartment. I can't seem to figure this out... my commute already is killing me, and I can't have it get much worse (an hour each way), or else I seriously will lose my mind. But all the apartments closer are way way too expensive. And the apartments I could afford are more like a 2 hour commute each way. And if I get a roommate, I have all sorts of crap come up like depression and anxiety and basically, everything in my brain gets worse if I can't have a place to escape away from people (yes, even if we have separate rooms it doesn't work because then I don't leave my room and get very very isolated)....
I don't know what to do, besides winning the lottery.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on March 08, 2010, 01:53:55 PM
Dear invisible vice periodically attaching itself to my head,

Please piss off.

Warmest regards,
summerteeth.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Swedge on March 09, 2010, 01:04:56 AM
I hate it when Americans, especially journalists, use gobsmacked, suss and twigged. I'm not sure who to blame here, maybe Rowling. It's not that the words are bad in this case but lets let the two cultures be their own distinct selves instead of smearing it all over into a homogeneous soup.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on March 09, 2010, 06:13:49 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to some people upthread for the nice words. I ended up singing at her funeral and only tearing up a little at the end, but I got to talk to her family and, like I was telling someone else, I know my patient would've patted me on my shoulder and given me a little wink if she'd been there. Her family thought so, too. I'm going to miss her but she's not in and out of dialysis three times a week anymore and I'm happy that next  time her family sees her she'll have her memories. They're really religious and they have a beautiful outlook so I'm glad they're doing fine. She would've been ninety-one at the end of this month, bless her. Just loved her.

Other things to gripe about much less severe... I left my contacts in last night and woke up because one of them didn't feel right. Then immediately felt terrible. It scooted up over my eye and under the lid and I could not get it out for anything. I was blinking like an idiot in front of the mirror but I had to hurry because we were touring a facility today at school and my roommate needed the bathroom to get ready at the same time. I drove and everything was mostly fine, it just looked a little fuzzy. This has happened before, I was just waiting for the blinking all day to finally push it out of my eye, as it has before. Stupid thing fell out and onto the ground before I could catch it as we were walking through this old and dingy hallway (we were touring this mental health institution that's been open for 137 years... looked like a dungeon, seriously). I was so pissed! And it was the last one I have for that eye and I don't have glasses. ::) I have my other one in right now, which is so so stupid, but I'm hoping I can just stick my extra in that I have for the other eye, even though it's not the same prescription. I suck.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bigtunette on March 09, 2010, 08:02:22 PM
I hate that I don't have a job and it doesn't seem like I'm ever going to get a job. I apply to somewhere like CVS and I never hear from them again. Yaayyy.  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on March 10, 2010, 07:38:48 AM
I hate that the receding snow has revealed what appears to be billions and billions of tiny little whirlygig type helicopter blade seed packets that will, surely, want to seed and spring up as little weeds ALL over my garden, lawn and anywhere else they can make a toehold and survive. 

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on March 11, 2010, 11:34:37 PM
I don't like when people forget alot that I'm deaf and turn their faces away from me when they're trying to talk, I can hear you but I rely reading lips alot.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on March 16, 2010, 10:13:07 AM
Ugh to the cold, north wind making going out in the sunshine  to do yardwork seem less inviting.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on March 17, 2010, 11:14:54 AM
I am so f*cking sick of having to fix other people's mistakes, when those people are supposed to be providing support to me to stop me having a nervous break down. I'm even more fed up of having any complaints about people not paying enough attention to what they're doing being ignored, so that I have to stay back hours at night trying to sort everything out.

I hate my job.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on March 19, 2010, 08:01:14 PM
I hate that LiveJournal has been having problems for week, and that I cannot access my friends page or any communities right now.

The last thing has been only happening for a few hours.

I want to throw something in frustration.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: halfbaked on March 19, 2010, 08:03:36 PM
I hate that LiveJournal has been having problems for week, and that I cannot access my friends page or any communities right now.

The last thing has been only happening for a few hours.

I want to throw something in frustration.

Are you sure the problem's not at your end? I haven't had any problems at all—now or earlier this week.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on March 19, 2010, 08:52:45 PM
It was working fine this morning. Notifications have been messed up for days for a lot of people, though.

I sent in a message to LJ support, so hopefully, this problem will be resolved by tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: AtTheStars455 on March 20, 2010, 03:16:55 AM
I hate that my university sent two teams to the postseason (NCAA basketball tournament and regional hockey league championship) and both teams lost today. Hopefully the women's basketball team will win on Sunday to make up for today's sadness. I also hate that for the first time in a long time, I have no one to root for in the NCAA basketball tournament - 3 of the 4 teams I usually support didn't make the tournament (which is unusual, since usually 1 or 2 of those 3 can be counted on to make it) and the 4th one lost today. Not a good day for this sports fan.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on March 20, 2010, 09:52:36 PM
I just have to bitch about Obama speaking at George Mason yesterday.  It TOTALLY screwed with getting around Fairfax, and if there's one thing you do NOT want to mess with, it's people in their cars trying to get someplace.

Seriously.  There was a guy a few years back who was threating to jump off of one of the bridges and had traffic all snarled up because they closed it.  People were telling him to go ahead and jump.

Dude, stay downtown where people are used to your motorcades and road closings.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bigtunette on March 25, 2010, 07:58:47 PM
Without getting into too much detail, I had a crappy day and I now have a headache. Waaaaah.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: beanyb on March 27, 2010, 02:58:02 PM
ARGH. I hate group projects. We have to do a project that involves coding a newspaper for PR sourced material. It's really tedious and utterly boring. We have to do it for 6 weeks. There are 7 of us, so we just have one day a week each. All of that is totally fine. Boring, but fine.

We were given a set coding sheet by our lecturer by which to code each article. We're a week into coding. I have already done half of my day. Today, I went to start the second half. One of the guys in my group has changed the coding sheet. Doing this when stuff has already been coded just messes up all the results. I dont know him very well, so even though he is being stupid, I'm going to feel horrible when I have to send the inevitable email complaining. He was already the annoying guy that takes over the group and does things without consulting anyone, but I was willing to let it slide when it wasnt actually affecting the work. But I really cant anymore!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on April 02, 2010, 09:21:29 AM
I hate having five seconds of a freezing cold shower to start a day I already know is going to be long and tiring. I fear I was none too polite to my roommate about it.  Seriously, he was supposed to be gone before I even got up-- did he have to wait until two minutes before my alarm went off to go spend twenty minutes using up all the hot water?   >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on April 02, 2010, 07:39:44 PM
Someone from an apartment in the building next to mine has been having a party with about 15 people in the parking lot all afternoon with music and everything.  They're so loud and the only thing we can hear in my apartment.  I know it's a holiday, but I have stuff to do and just want peace and quiet.  Your apartment is your space to have a party, not the parking lot at the back of the building.  They're disturbing the whole neighbourhood, which is usually so peaceful. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bigtunette on April 02, 2010, 08:09:16 PM
Really awesome Friday night plans getting canceled.  :'(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on April 03, 2010, 10:13:40 AM
Insomnia. I went to bed early so I'd get enough sleep for once, only to wake up at 3 am, and couldn't doze off again until (of course) 15 minutes before my alarm went off. Not fair!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on April 08, 2010, 01:07:44 AM
Being a poor, full-time college student that has to pay in a few hundred dollars for taxes.  ::) Grr. I spent so much of this year working full-time and watched so much of it get taken out of my checks. I've never had to pay in before. This sucks.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on April 09, 2010, 11:14:48 AM
Being a poor, full-time college student that has to pay in a few hundred dollars for taxes.  ::) Grr. I spent so much of this year working full-time and watched so much of it get taken out of my checks. I've never had to pay in before. This sucks.

Sorry you have to pay! This is the first time we've had to pay in a LONG time..... and we even had a child last year.  >:(  Although on the positive side, we thought we were going to have to pay $900, but we went to H&R Block and they said it would only be about $100 b/c of an Obama tax credit that we knew nothing about!

What I'm hating today..... I'm working with someone on a project and she keeps coming into my office without knocking or even saying anything to me so that she can rifle through some of the paperwork that she's decided to keep on my shelf.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: LaTopher on April 11, 2010, 05:21:50 PM
Livejournal avis with endless looping gif animation that looking at one makes you feel like your going to snap your neck in half
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on April 12, 2010, 05:20:42 PM
Just found out one of my best friends has breast cancer.  :-[
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: norsk_heksen on April 12, 2010, 05:46:57 PM
Just found out one of my best friends has breast cancer.  :-[

 bighugsicon Hang in there, wendolf! :( I know it is very scary (my mom had breast cancer when I was in high school)... but the good news is that there are so many treatments available for all different kinds of tumors. Here's hoping your friend's is small and slow-growing!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on April 12, 2010, 08:06:24 PM
Just found out one of my best friends has breast cancer.  :-[

I'm very sorry to hear that. I'm thinking good thoughts for your friend!  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: AtTheStars455 on April 12, 2010, 10:44:14 PM
Just found out one of my best friends has breast cancer.  :-[

 :( Thoughts are with you & your friend.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Alamos on April 12, 2010, 11:04:09 PM
wendolf Sorry to hear about your friend.  Cancer really sucks on so many levels. Sending you positive vibes.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: DunderSnob on April 13, 2010, 01:31:41 AM
My thoughts are with you wen. Just remind yourself it's not a death sentence!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on April 13, 2010, 10:23:05 AM
Thanks, guys. I'm trying to stay positive, but the cancer is in both breasts and her lymph nodes. She gets the results of a CAT scan today to see if it has spread anywhere else.

She is the first person I met in our great neighborhood 11 years ago, when our daughters were only 5 weeks old. In fact, they have been best friends their whole lives (their birthdays are only one day apart). She babysits my kids. Hell, she babysits EVERYONE'S kids. I just can't believe this is happening.

Stay positive, stay positive, stay positive...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on April 13, 2010, 10:52:44 AM
Exactly - stay positive! I have a friend that has been diagnosed twice and she's perfectly fine now (except for the one missing breast). Hang in there!  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on April 13, 2010, 01:34:52 PM
Well, got some good news/bad news today. The cancer has not spread beyond the lymph nodes, so that's good. Bad news ... she's still going to need a double mastectomy and chemo. But we're hopeful. Thanks for the positive thoughts, guys.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on April 13, 2010, 03:55:19 PM
wend I'm hoping for the very best possible outcome for your friend. Medicine is pretty amazing with what they can do.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Alamos on April 13, 2010, 07:08:51 PM
wendolf Thanks for keeping us informed. I know it's good / bad news... but at least now they know what needs to be done.  Modern medicine is so awesome. Beering her and you strength.

As for your relationship w/ her... isn't great to have good people in your life for you and your children?? These relationships are so special. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: sora on April 16, 2010, 11:43:57 PM
I hate Wachovia and their stupid fees.  >:(

What bank do y'all have and would you recommend it?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: AtTheStars455 on April 17, 2010, 07:01:42 AM
I hate Wachovia and their stupid fees.  >:(

What bank do y'all have and would you recommend it?

I've been very happy with TD Bank for many years. But it's only available in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida, so I don't know if that would apply to you.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on April 17, 2010, 07:32:59 AM


I've been very happy with TD Bank for many years. But it's only available in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida, so I don't know if that would apply to you.

I too have been happy with them. Also, they have mad free pens.

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: AtTheStars455 on April 17, 2010, 08:11:12 PM
I hate the fact that we've been getting a cold rain for days and now snow is in the forecast for tomorrow. On April 18th. What happened to spring?!?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bcd on April 24, 2010, 11:32:39 PM
Losing a beloved pet. I really hate it.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on April 25, 2010, 12:50:58 AM
I'm not too fond of allergies. Beautiful Spring day, except for all the sneezing. :(  I don't even know what it is I'm allergic to this time of year, but dammit, it's something out there.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: jimjampam on April 25, 2010, 12:54:46 AM
I hate driving home from work and having some random person pull up...curse at me and flip me off because they thought I was on my phone.

In reality, I had both hands on the wheel listening to my ipod and my phone was in my purse. If I was an irrational driver, I would have ran that witch off the road.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: notatoy on April 25, 2010, 05:40:24 PM
Oh bcd, so sorry for your loss. Hang in there...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on April 27, 2010, 12:28:03 AM
I have a little bit of an OCD, so what? I hate when everyone in my family freaks out about that because I had to get something out of my way?  ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bcd on April 28, 2010, 12:42:21 AM
Oh bcd, so sorry for your loss. Hang in there...
Thanks.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on April 30, 2010, 09:41:43 AM
This isn't really a 'hate' so much as bizarre and definitely not a 'love.' It rained yesterday, and now my car is covered in dirt. Like, completely covered in dirt, as if I went four-wheeling. I've never seen anything like it.

I wonder if it's ashfall.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Alamos on May 10, 2010, 09:34:49 PM
 >:( I HATE that at work they have blocked almost everything...including MTT! WTH?! They have taken any little joy I had there... I hate so much what the choose to be!   >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on May 11, 2010, 11:14:26 AM
I just did something that I've never done before...... complained to corporate! We went to Ruby Tuesday's for Mother's Day brunch and had *the worst* service I've ever had. And the kicker was that it was from the manager! We waited for a really long time after being seated (the place was only 1/2 full so it's not like they were busy) and after 15 minutes, we flagged down the manager for some help. He said he would get a server to help us, but one never came. He basically ended up being the one that served us. At the end, we asked for the stuff that we never received to be boxed up and he was quite snippy with us. When he returned the bill and our credit card, he never even apologized for the horrible service.

I guess I was just so stunned to have such bad service (and a bad attitude) from a manager. So..... I complained to corporate! I'm not looking for anything out of it b/c frankly, we rarely go there as it is and that just cemented the fact that we won't be back, but gosh it felt good to say something!

UPDATE: I got a call from someone presumably from the corporate office. He wanted to apologize for what happened and said that it has been addressed with the staff at that location. I was a little surprised that he didn't offer a discount to get me to go back (since I mentioned that we didn't plan on going back), but hey, at least they read my email and said they took it seriously.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on May 13, 2010, 12:48:44 PM
It stinks, too, that it was your very first Mother's Day as a mom and you didn't get to have a good time! I do think they should have offered you a free meal or something in hopes of retaining you as a customer.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on May 13, 2010, 01:08:26 PM
It stinks, too, that it was your very first Mother's Day as a mom and you didn't get to have a good time! I do think they should have offered you a free meal or something in hopes of retaining you as a customer.

Yeah, apparently retaining customers isn't a priority. I was nice about the whole thing - I wonder if I was being an ass and fought with him if I would have gotten something. No biggie - we don't go there much anyway, and I'm not sad not take it out of rotation.  ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on May 13, 2010, 01:34:45 PM
Yeah, Ruby Tuesday is not one of my favorites.  I'm generally not a fan of national chains because all the food is premade & shipped in.

Except Cheesecake Factory -- that made me feel better about going there.  I generally stick to local chains for that reason.

Oh, and Italian places tend not to have the premade junk, so we like Macaroni Grill, Carrabba's & Bertucci's.

But good for you for standing up!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: EmilyHalpert on May 15, 2010, 09:47:36 AM
*sigh* For work, we have to wear their shirts with the logo and all of that. Now we get the first two free, but then we have to buy all of them ourselves. Online.
So I recently ordered two more shirts, I wasn't sure what size to order them, because I have an XL shirt that fits the same as a L shirt that fits the same as the M shirt. Their online sizing guide is no help, because its the exact same for every style and cut they have, which are clearly different. So I took a guess and decided it looked closest to the ones that are XL and order that size. Well, no, these are clearly in need of a Medium sized shirt.
Returned them. Now here's where the hate comes in. I had to pay for the shipping back, plus they only paid for the returned merchandise, not my original shipping costs, and now I still need those two shirts, so I will have to pay for shipping yet again, so I will wind up paying $18 shipping for two shirts.... that cost $15.

Fine, I get why they don't refund shipping. But seriously - when its your fault you don't list the correct sizes anywhere on your website and have such variability in the sizes, you really aren't making it user friendly. And I don't have any choice - I need these shirts for work, because lets face it, right now I have 4 shirts (only 2 that fit well), and every single day they get dirty with baby food, spit up, dirt, sweat, etc. I need more!
But seriously, if this is what I have to go through? Because what it medium isn't the right size? Because year, XL is huge, but then what if medium is way to small!
Pisses me off.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on May 15, 2010, 05:41:09 PM
EH, isn't there a phone number to call with questions? If not, can you ask your co-workers for help on sizing?

I'd also consider complaining to management about the shirt sizing basically being incorrect. It sounds like it's a pretty big company and it's ridiculous that all the employees have to go through this.

In any case, feel ya, dawg. bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bcd on May 23, 2010, 12:01:46 AM
A very superficial hate but I can't stand the Ryan Seacrest Listerine commericals!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: BottleBlue on May 25, 2010, 01:44:50 PM
I hate the expression "must be nice".  For example:

Person A: "I got a free ice cream cone for my birthday!"
Person B: "Must be nice!"

No s*** it's nice!  It's a free ice cream cone.  When it's your birthday, go get one!

It's up there with "Yeah, ya think?"  Of course I think that!  I just said it.

(Forgive me.  I'm a teacher, it's the end of the year, and I've reached critical mass.)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on May 25, 2010, 02:03:14 PM
I hate the expression "must be nice".  For example:

Person A: "I got a free ice cream cone for my birthday!"
Person B: "Must be nice!"

No s*** it's nice!  It's a free ice cream cone.  When it's your birthday, go get one!

It's up there with "Yeah, ya think?"  Of course I think that!  I just said it.

(Forgive me.  I'm a teacher, it's the end of the year, and I've reached critical mass.)

I totally agree, BottleBlue. "Must be nice" implies somehow that you're working the system or have special privileges. Which may be true in some cases, but I don't like the implication.

I work for my dad's business and only work three days a week. People are always saying that to me: "Must be nice!" Yes. Yes it is, but I'm also doing a job that I don't love and (love my dad), but have to work with my dad. Or we live close to our parents and always have had free babysitting: "Must be nice!" Um, yeah. But we CHOSE to live close to our parents. And because we live close to our parents, we also have a lot of responsibilities that the siblings who moved away do not have so ... it's not all nice.

Wow. I'm kind of bitter, I think. I just hate when people give you shit about having perks when you've made conscious choices to get the perks.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on May 27, 2010, 05:22:08 PM
Great, the air conditioning went out so I'm stuck in this 90 degrees heat. I have the tiny fan next to me, it's helping a little but I rather have the A/C back.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on May 31, 2010, 09:30:32 AM
Lingering colds.  More specifically, lingering coughs. It's been going on a week and I'm completely exhausted from the coughing.  NyQuil is great for getting to sleep, and DayQuil is effective in keeping it at bay right now, but I have...seven more hours to go at work and all I want to do is put my head on the desk and sleep.

I wonder how long it would take them to notice if I just went home.  :D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: EmilyHalpert on May 31, 2010, 10:15:59 AM
I feel your pain, Callisto. I got a cold early Feb, and it was April before I finally got rid of that coughing mess.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on May 31, 2010, 11:21:31 AM
My daughter had a lingering cough (very barky, too) last year and it turned out to be allergies. We're having a lot of pollen now, too, and I just heard the first barky cough of the season. :( It went on for a few months last year, I think.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on June 01, 2010, 12:14:42 PM
My daughter had a lingering cough (very barky, too) last year and it turned out to be allergies. We're having a lot of pollen now, too, and I just heard the first barky cough of the season. :( It went on for a few months last year, I think.

Youngest dinkndoos are barking all over the place. I colorfully call it kennel cough. It makes me go on a cleaning frenzy to absolutely no avail. Skipping the cleaning frenzy this year and buying more tissues.

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on June 01, 2010, 01:11:30 PM
I hate that at my annual exam this morning, my doctor tells me I need a mammogram.  NOT looking forward to that.

BTW, there's nothing to indicate any risk factors, I've just finally reached that magical age range where they want a baseline. Whee.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on June 01, 2010, 07:59:57 PM
Hey, it's me again.  Having a banner day.

I have to gripe about a woman in my Moms Club.  She drives a damn BMW and she's not sending out checks becuase she needs the club to provide the stamps.  SHE'S THE FREAKING TREASURER!  And even so, will a handful of stamps really be a freaking hardship?

ARGH!

She's embarrassing to go to Moms Night Out with, because she nickel and dimes EVERYTHING, calling the manager over because she wanted guacamole instead of sour cream with her fajitas for the same price.   I wanted to crawl under the table -- and I don't embarrass easily.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on June 02, 2010, 11:28:14 AM
Mammograms aren't fun, but they serve a purpose. I try to be thankful we have them, although that's difficult when my breasts are being squished. It hurts. Then again, it doesn't hurt as much as childbirth and it doesn't last as long!

I'm with you on the nickel and diming. That drives me crazy!

df, my daughter and I are both having really good luck with Benadryl. Even though it says 4 - 6 hours (I think), I manage to just take it once during the day and my daughter usually once during the day and maybe once at night. I only give her a teaspoonful, even though she could have more according to the box, and it still does the trick. Last year I tried Zyrtek for my daughter and it didn't seem to have any effect on her, so I'm thrilled this year to find something that helps.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on June 02, 2010, 11:39:05 AM
She's embarrassing to go to Moms Night Out with, because she nickel and dimes EVERYTHING, calling the manager over because she wanted guacamole instead of sour cream with her fajitas for the same price.   I wanted to crawl under the table -- and I don't embarrass easily.

Oh, man, I absolutely hate people like this.  Probably because I waited tables for so long. ;)  But seriously, there is a reason guacamole costs more.  You ever seen how much avocados cost, lady?  Sheesh.

The girls I work with are always asking if I want to go in on the Chinese or pizza they order for lunch, and I've had to just start saying no, because when they collect all the money nobody ever chips in for a tip. So I end up paying at least $5 more than I should because I'm not giving the delivery guy a dollar on a $20 tab.  I hate cheapskates. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on June 02, 2010, 12:03:52 PM
Why tip someone for a job I'm capable of doing myself? I can deliver food. I can drive a taxi. I can, and do, cut my own hair. I did, however, tip my urologist, because... I am unable to pulverize my own kidney stones.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: WalkInLove on June 08, 2010, 11:15:24 AM
I hate that some a-hole stole my Diet Coke out of the fridge at work.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on June 08, 2010, 02:06:56 PM
I hate that some a-hole stole my Diet Coke out of the fridge at work.  >:(

Ugh - I hate frig stealers!

That reminds me of something a local mommy did that I thought was quite interesting. At her work, she always brought string cheese for her snack, and almost every day, someone would eat it. She left notes, put her name on it, etc and still the person ate her cheese. One day, she decided to wrap/tape a $1 bill around her cheese stick and the person left it alone! It was like the person didn't think they were stealing when they grabbed food, but oooh, heaven forbid they take someone's money!  ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: WalkInLove on June 08, 2010, 02:13:26 PM
Some people have no scruples about stealing someone's food or drink from the refrigerator at work.  I'm not sure how they justify it but they do.  My friend actually had someone open her yogurt, eat part of it, and put the lid back on and return it to the fridge.  A guy I work with brought pizza and when he opened the container, someone just left him the crust.  I don't get people.  Not at all.  ???
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on June 09, 2010, 04:12:34 PM
and that is when you bake up some irresistible brownies laced with Ex-Lax and put them in a box with a see-through lid.  In the fridge. Where your Diet Coke, expired yogurt and/or rooftop pizza used to be.




Edited because I can actually use the bold function for the entire word.  I need to go to bed.  Oy.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on June 09, 2010, 05:23:47 PM
and that is when you bake up some irresistible brownies laced with Ex-Lax and put them in a box with a see-through lid.  In the fridge. Where your Diet Coke, expired yogurt and/or rooftop pizza used to be.

Haha! Alternatively, if you find out who it is that did it-- a bit o' Visine in his drink will have some very unfortunate consequences.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on June 09, 2010, 07:37:46 PM
and that is when you bake up some irresistible brownies laced with Ex-Lax and put them in a box with a see-through lid.  In the fridge. Where your Diet Coke, expired yogurt and/or rooftop pizza used to be.

Haha! Alternatively, if you find out who it is that did it-- a bit o' Visine in his drink will have some very unfortunate consequences.
Is that really true, or is that something we just think is true because we saw it in a movie?

Personally, I like the entrapment plan.  Investigation and sentencing all in one.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on June 09, 2010, 07:48:18 PM
and that is when you bake up some irresistible brownies laced with Ex-Lax and put them in a box with a see-through lid.  In the fridge. Where your Diet Coke, expired yogurt and/or rooftop pizza used to be.

Haha! Alternatively, if you find out who it is that did it-- a bit o' Visine in his drink will have some very unfortunate consequences.
Is that really true, or is that something we just think is true because we saw it in a movie?

Personally, I like the entrapment plan.  Investigation and sentencing all in one.

I think it is true.  I had a colleague who did that to a particularly nasty customer one day.  The guy came back a few weeks later and made a remark about he got sick last time he was there.  (Which begs the question, why on earth did he come back?)

(Disclaimer: I in no way support the sabotaging of a customer's food or drink, and never did it myself in 14 years as a waitress.  But I didn't stop him from doing it, either...)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on June 09, 2010, 09:42:38 PM
Speaking of customer service, I hate people who can't do their jobs properly.  Now, I understand not all jobs are fun, but you know, if you make a mistake, fix it.   I bought a box of cereals at the store (mmm, Strawberry Special K) and the cashier scanned it twice.  When I pointed it out to her afterwards (I had already paid) instead of apologizing, she started on how it was going to be complicated to adjust the price and my reward points, couldn't I just get another box, blah blah blah.  I was so annoyed.  I'm like, "Well, I didn't want a second box." (I would have bought two if I did!) She went on how it was a good price...  So not the point.  I eventually just got a second box because I kind of knew she would make this more complicated and make me wait, but I wish I hadn't caved in and just made her do it.  Then after I went to get a box, she said, "Oh is this one the same price?"  No, I am running a freaking cereal ring, trying to make money out of people by scamming them for a box worth a $1 extra (never mind it was the exact same freaking thing I got a second time.)  Ugh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: jimjampam on July 21, 2010, 03:09:08 PM
I hate being hermetically sealed in the house because our house is being re-stuccoed...

I HAVE TO GO WORK! HOW DO I GET OUT?!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on July 22, 2010, 09:21:39 AM
I hate being hermetically sealed in the house because our house is being re-stuccoed...

I HAVE TO GO WORK! HOW DO I GET OUT?!

Wait, are you a hermit? Because then it would be ideal.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: LaTopher on July 24, 2010, 02:24:05 PM
I hate it when you punch me for forgetting to dust the paintings.

I hate that you hate gay people, and I have to lie about hating gay people (even though I don't) because I'm scarred your going to attack me for not being like you.

I hate it when you diss my father and tell me not to like him, because he's a cheater, even though you're no better, and far worse.

I hate hannity.

I hate it that you teachers give me special treatment.

I hate it when you teacher give me a backrub everytime I have a seizure/aura, but I don't have enough self-confidence to tell you not (um they're girl teachers btw). I really hate that I'm a burden, and you seem to have no problem with that.

I hate it when I'm the only one sitting at a table at school. I hate it when you come in and see another kid at the other table, and everyone follows, leaving me alone. It's not that I don't want to talk, it's that I've always been told to Shut the Fuck Up. I cry on the inside.

I hate it that I don't know how to react to compliments. It's not that I think I'm so much better then your art fellow classmates (even though I am), it's that I've never been complimented, either I react to strongly (I'm so happy when someone does) and you think I look down upon yours, or don't react at all, because I'm surprised that someone complimented me. Yes, I can hear you under your breathe saying "Omg! Her art is so great. Pft, she's such a pet." I can't help it that the parents compliment my landscape charcoal drawing, my abstract statue, or my tiger, over your stick-figure drawing and your 'collage'.

I hate it when you punch me for watching Avatar. I hate it that I'm not allowed to watch disney channel, abc family, tlc, you name it, because of the 'morals they stand for are immoral'. I hate the fact that the only way I can watch anything is downloading it illegally.

I hate it when you call me a bitch, slut, that I'm going to be a prostitute (which makes no sense whatsoever), and wish that I was dead. I hate it when you say 'i hate you more then anything'. I hate that you get angry when I cry.

I hate that I'm anti-social. I hate when you say 'get a job you bitch!' I'm sorry that it's not that easy. I wish it was. I want to be normal. I hate it when I start bawling and you say that there's something wrong with me and I need to go to a mental institute. I hate it when you say you don't love me.

I hate it when you throw books at me when I have a seizure. I hate it that you think I lie about having a seizure.

I hate that I forgive you see easily, you see, you may not realize it, but deep down in my heart, I'd be sad if you died.

I hate that you won't allow me to shop at Barnes and nobles because in the religion section, they have the NERVE to have OTHER religions besides Christianity! *gasp*

I hate that your a hypocrite.

I hate that you treat me, and 18 year old, like a  5 year old. I hate the fact that whenever we, on rare occasion, watch a non-christian movie, and you tell me to turn my head when the couple kiss, or when the word penis comes on you look at me and your eyes say 'how immoral!'

I hate the fact that when we go anywhere together, you tell me everyone's faults. "Look at that hair! Look at that tatoo! Her shorts are to short!' You see...I seriously don't care. I hate it when you call me the devils spawn for rolling my eyes whenever you do this.

I hate that you make fun of me whenever I have a seizure. That you imitate me when I cry. I hate that my mom is immature.

I hate that the only time I can say how I really feel is online.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on July 24, 2010, 02:42:28 PM
LaTopher, you have to get away from her. Please try to figure out how you can do that, because no one should have to live like that, or to live with a person like that.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on July 24, 2010, 05:23:28 PM
LaTopher, this is not the only place to say these things. You need to talk to someone who can help you get out of that situation. Teachers, counselors, neighbors, friends at church, etc. are all people who can help you. If they don't take you seriously, call protective services or the police. You cannot live like that. It must be absolute hell and it is seriously breaking my heart that you can't seem to get away from it. You are old enough to stand up for yourself. Do it.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on July 24, 2010, 06:12:24 PM
LaTopher, karen and TLK are absolutely correct. You need to get away from this person who is abusing you. She has no right to harm you like this. You have the right to protect yourself. You're smart, and there are people who can help you. You can get away from this.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: LaTopher on July 24, 2010, 08:38:55 PM
Thanks guys, I'm actually moving to my dad's, and my mom wholly approves of that anyways. It's pretty amazing that he's giving up his position of chief of operations in south and east Afghanistan for me to live with him. I just needed to vent, cause I never have. My mom started abusing my when I was 12, this is the same time my mom's mom started neglecting her, leaving her with no food and no clue where she was at for months at a time, her father started cheating on my grandma at that age and had 4 kids with 4 different women, the same time my dad started cheating. I've always thought that something clicked in her when I turned 12, because she was an amazing person before that, I still live in memories of the past when I lived in Asia and the Middleast, a time I had friends, and everyday was an adventure. I'm hoping once I'm a safe distance from her I can convince her to get help.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Elly on July 25, 2010, 05:11:41 PM
I hate severely dislike my future mother-in-law.  Just sayin'...

I also hate the fact I cannot decide on colors for my weddings or if I do find colors I like, someone is always there to shoot them down! And I thought this was my wedding!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on July 26, 2010, 12:57:36 AM
I'm sorry to hear you already dislike your MIL to that extent, Elly. That's not likely to change for the better without a lot of work, and it's going to be a pain in the ass. :-\ Do what you can to make sure this doesn't cause problems for your relationship with your (future) hubby.

As for the colors, it is your wedding. You need to talk to anyone "shooting down" your ideas. You and your fiance have the ultimate say. If your parents are paying for the wedding and are taking that to mean they get to make all the decisions, maybe they'll listen to reason. Did their parents dictate everything about their wedding? How did they feel about that? Is that what they really wanted to do to their daughter? If they still insist on running the show, think about whether the big wedding that they pay for is important to you. I know that's a lot to give up, but it all depends on how much it's killing you that you might have "their" wedding and not yours.

If it's bridesmaids, sisters, etc. - tell them you appreciate constructive criticism, but you don't appreciate them just shooting stuff down for no reason. Maybe they don't like your taste, I don't know, but...it's your taste! They really need to shut...it. ;)

In general, get some of those cooks out of the kitchen! I planned my wedding with my husband and my mom. Mom was great at getting us to think about how we wanted things and she didn't force her opinion on us or insult our taste; I still remember that as a really nice time -- the three of us were a good team. We had other help from family members, but it was always help, not hindrance!

Good luck!  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 26, 2010, 10:14:43 AM
This is fairly petty, but I guess that's why they call it the gripe thread.

I hate Starbucks coffee.  Am I the only one? It is a bitter, nasty brew.  We have it at work and my co-workers seem to think that making it weaker will somehow help. It doesn't.  Now it's just weak, bitter, nasty coffee. 

Now back to more important issues.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on July 26, 2010, 10:30:26 AM
I hate Starbucks coffee.  Am I the only one?

Nope - my mom doesn't like it either. When she visited us in Seattle, we took her to Tully's instead (which wasn't nearly as easy since there's a Starbucks on almost every corner).
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: WalkInLove on July 26, 2010, 10:39:02 AM
I'm going to agree with you, Callisto.  It is very nasty stuff.  If I go to Starbucks, it's to get an iced green tea.  It's hard to mess that up.  ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on July 26, 2010, 04:51:47 PM
I love Starbucks French and Italian Roasts. When Starbucks first started appearing, the coffee was too strong for me and I liked Dunkin' Donuts. Now I can't stand Dunkin' Donuts (it has kind of an odd taste to me, plus it's too weak). There's another brand of French Roast I like also. I think it's what you become accustomed to...I used to love Hazelnut flavored and other flavored coffees, too, and now I'll only drink them if there's no other choice (like I'm visiting someone and that's what they make).

But I totally understand you guys not liking Starbucks. Different strokes! :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 30, 2010, 03:31:00 AM
Just got home from a two and a half week trip to the US - and spent the last half of it super sick. No one could tell me where the nearest walk in clinic was, so I had to suffer with a chest and sinus infection :( and to top it off, my friend I was travelling with ended up in ER as her back went. It's never happened to her before, so it kindly chose then to go. Grr!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 30, 2010, 08:59:54 AM
That sucks, Sally.  Sinus infections are no fun!


I hate coming in from my days off to find that whoever used my desk/computer last night left a Kleenex on the floor.  Gross.

Also, muggy days. I don't know how y'all live in humid climates.  It's been one day of 60% and I'm already over it.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on July 31, 2010, 01:13:28 PM
Poor Sally and your poor friend! It stinks to be sick/injured and it's even worse when you're away from home! Then taking a flight home when you're not feeling great adds insult to injury. I hope you're both feeling much-improved. bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: sora on July 31, 2010, 10:03:17 PM
I hate when people publicly rant about something that they could have easily done privately. And just completely taking it the wrong way... but arghhh...

Stay with me on this one, okay... it needs explaining.

Two actors (John Gallagher, Jr. and Aspen Vincent)... same show (American Idiot)... John's called out yesterday and today because he's sick... About half of the cast was on the understudy board, whether it's people out or people understudying others... Despite it being a pretty ensemble show, he's one of the main draws since he's a Tony winner and well, people know him.

Both of them use Twitter. One thing about Twitter is that you have 140 characters.

Today he tweets this
I got shut down and bed ridden by sickness this weekend. My true apologies to all seeing American Idiot. It is killing me to not be there.


Simple enough. He's sick and sorry that he can't be in the show.

She replies back in two tweets:
Not sure what to make of that. We miss you but apologizing to those seeing the show devalidates us still kicking ass here.
apologize to people that were hoping to see you. But don't apologize for the quality of the show while you're gone. Uncool.


Um... where did he ever apologize for the quality of the show? She just took his tweets way out of context...

and then continues in two more tweets which weren't replies to him
we thrash, sweat, bruise, and bleed onstage because we believe in this show. To read an apology to an audience for the show we just gave...
...Even if that's not what he meant, is hurtful. This isn't a personal attack on John. I love/respect him. But that hurt us today.


If she knew what he meant, then why rant about it? Plus, he also thrashes, sweats, bruises, and bleeds like the rest of them. Not to mention she brings in others with the 'us' comment. Seriously.

He later tweets:
My apology was being offered from a performer who purely hates to not be onstage at his job. No disrespect meant to the amazing AI cast.


Her reply:
apology totally accepted. I know what you meant and we look forward to having you back John. Heal up. Xoxo


He never apologized; he clarified which would be correct since apparently, she freakin' knew what he meant!!!! Hence, my previous remark, why rant about it?!

He continues in three more tweets:
American Idiot has the most talented group of swings/understudies I have ever seen in my life and they never ever fail to deliver.
And I would never suggest that the quality of our show would suffer merely because of my absence. It is worlds bigger than any one person.
And you will not once hear me talk ill or slanderously about any of my brilliant castmates.


Classy and well-put.

Now, throughout all this, I was defending him on another board and his mom PMed. She was upset about the whole thing because she knew, and pretty much anyone who has some sort of inkling who John is, that he would never, ever badmouth his castmates. Plus she mentioned that he had family and friends going to the show tonight and he felt guilty that he wasn't there. He hates missing shows and that's all that he was saying, nothing else. She thanked me that I was defending him. She was afraid that he would see Aspen's tweets (which of course he did). Anyways, her whole message to me broke my heart.

Seriously, though, it seemed like a pointless public rant that could have been entirely avoided. John's sick and instead of resting up and getting better, he's dealing with this. Ugh... I mentioned that Twitter has 140 characters, right? When he tweeted, I'm sure he wasn't thinking "Hmm... how can someone who knows me/works with me misinterpret me to the nth degree?"

And there's my gripe/hate/rant for the day. Carry on.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on July 31, 2010, 10:39:03 PM
She sounds like a crazy-ass prima donna.  And she pretty much just broadcast it to the universe.  Nice.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: zerohhero on July 31, 2010, 10:50:27 PM
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Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 31, 2010, 11:58:24 PM
Ever since you told me about john Gallagher Jr I've followed him on Twitter. I've youtubed him and think he's great. What is dumb is that I'm not even a huge fan of his, but I totally got what he meant by that Tweet. That girl showed herself up. How old is she? She knew what he meant (apparently) but still felt the need to rant. I'm sure she lost a lot of respect from people tonight.

I'm still feeling poorly though, thanks for asking. I think because I left it for so long, it might take longer to shake urgh
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on August 04, 2010, 11:05:14 PM
Olive Garden salad and breadsticks.  To quote Louis CK:  The meal isn't over when I'm full. The meal's over when I hate myself. 

Ugh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on August 10, 2010, 03:32:30 AM
Not getting enough sleep... :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: LaTopher on August 13, 2010, 06:54:31 PM
I hate it when students are disrespectful of teachers.

I hate it when teenagers say 'fuck my life'
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on August 16, 2010, 04:13:53 PM
I hate that I suddenly and inexplicably got really sick this morning, still feel like death, and am going to miss a concert at Red Rocks tonight because I feel like Vomitus Maximus.  Oh, and I still owe my brother for the ticket, so basically it's going to cost me $130 to lie here and moan on my couch tonight.

Ugh...

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on August 16, 2010, 04:21:07 PM
Dear Immune System:

You suck.  Isn't it bad enough you let a simple flu bug last 4 days and then turn into pneumonia and land me in the hospital, almost totally screwing up HooDaughter #1's birthday?  Now you are letting another cold bug in to WRECK MY LIFE. 

Have you not heard that mommies don't get sick days?  We have to keep taking care of the tiny little people in the house who want to wear clean clothes and eat food every day.  BTW, that Nick Jr. guy isn't a very good babysitter.

So, Immune System, you are ON NOTICE.  Look alive or something.

Thanks
-- The Host Organism
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on August 21, 2010, 02:11:27 PM
lisahoo, sorry to hear about the illness. Hope you're 100% better now. And yeah, sick days aren't in the Mommy Contract. We should have our union work on that. :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on August 23, 2010, 07:32:24 AM
lisahoo, sorry to hear about the illness. Hope you're 100% better now. And yeah, sick days aren't in the Mommy Contract. We should have our union work on that. :-\
I am picturing Sally Fields standing on a table holding a "Union" sign. :).

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on August 23, 2010, 03:01:34 PM
I'm convinced that Sally Field could help in any union fight. :) The photograph from that scene (http://www.flyingbeartheatre.org/sep2006/images/norma_rae_union.jpg) is iconic.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on August 28, 2010, 09:08:06 AM
I hate how Evening Callisto completely disregards the needs of Morning Callisto and stays up way too late drinking wine and being chatty.  Morning Callisto is always getting the shaft.  YAWN. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: extrasupervery on August 28, 2010, 06:52:26 PM
Car accidents.  Scariest 5 seconds ever in my life so far, and hopefully for the rest of my life too.  But I am grateful to have no serious injuries.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on August 28, 2010, 08:20:06 PM
I hate that in the Lawn vs. Weeds war here at chez dinkn, the weeds are starting to take over the battlefield. Crab grass get out of my yard! You make me.... can anyone guess how the crabgrass makes me feel?
Anyone?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on August 28, 2010, 09:35:28 PM
When I'm in the mood to bake a cake, and I have everything but baking soda... and the store has run out... so I end up buying a boxed cake and it not doing not successding in satisfying my cake needs :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on August 29, 2010, 05:52:16 PM
Whoa, glad you are okay extrasupervery!

P.S. I still see "superpervy" when I see your name.  :D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: extrasupervery on August 30, 2010, 02:31:18 AM
Thanks justkaren!  It was super scary and my car was completely squished (I was t-boned on the highway and they needed the jaws of life to get me out of my poor car) but it could have been much much worse in terms of injury so for that I am extremely grateful.  And on the plus side, I get to buy a new car, which I've never had before.

P.S. I still see "superpervy" when I see your name.  :D
I think at least one or two people here have commented on this!  :D It just happened to be the song playing when I signed up here.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on August 30, 2010, 12:37:39 PM
I hate the blister packs for zyrtec. Just when you are sneezing uncontrollably, eyes watering like mad, you've got to break in to a plastic gizmo sealed tighter than Fort Knox.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on August 30, 2010, 01:58:52 PM
I absolutely hate to hear someone that I knew, died young of bike accident yesterday because he wasn't wearing a helmet. Please tell everyone that you know, put your helmet on! Don't think oh, I'll be fine without a helmet. It's defintely not worth it to get a severe head trauma. Please be safe and think before you do anything that is dangerous.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on August 30, 2010, 03:14:31 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that, adampascalfan12. Just this weekend I went for a bike ride with the kids. A neighbor kind of jokingly teased me about my sexy helmet and I said, "Well, if we're going to make the kids wear them, we have to wear them too."

I felt like a good role model for a change. Wear your helmets, people. Seriously.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: LaTopher on August 30, 2010, 05:43:55 PM
I absolutely hate to hear someone that I knew, died young of bike accident yesterday because he wasn't wearing a helmet. Please tell everyone that you know, put your helmet on! Don't think oh, I'll be fine without a helmet. It's defintely not worth it to get a severe head trauma. Please be safe and think before you do anything that is dangerous.

We never wore helmets when we were living in China, and we all rode bikes. I hit my head because someone unexpectedly stopped in front of me, and I got epilepsy.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on August 30, 2010, 06:09:05 PM
I hate when people don't pay attention when they're driving. A car behind me almost rear-ended me today because the driver wasn't paying attention to the traffic light. I've only been in one car accident, and that was when the exact same thing happened a couple of years ago, so I do not need to experience it again, thank you very much.   >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on August 31, 2010, 10:19:40 AM
I hate when people don't pay attention when they're driving. A car behind me almost rear-ended me today because the driver wasn't paying attention to the traffic light. I've only been in one car accident, and that was when the exact same thing happened a couple of years ago, so I do not need to experience it again, thank you very much.   >:(

That happened to my husband last week! I got a text from a friend that said that she saw my husband on the side of the road but traffic was too heavy for her to turn around and help. I called my MIL b/c hubby had forgotten his cell phone at home and she packed up Funkytot and drove around looking for him. She said she almost had a heart attack b/c she saw flashing blue lights and was afraid he was hurt. She pulled off on the side of the road, turned on the hazzards and ran across the street. However, my hubby knew he was ok and he started freaking out b/c the baby was in the car by himself. Crazy times!

Turns out the girl behind him wasn't paying attention and bumped hubby's car hard enough to knock the bumper loose (but not off) and it knocked the rearview mirror off. I keep asking him how he's feeling b/c he's been sick and we don't know if his headache is from the accident or this weird mysterious sickness (stomach in knots and headache in the afternoon). I told him that he needs to go to the dr b/c I don't want something bad going on that will manifest itself 6 months from now.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: floppyhair on August 31, 2010, 07:37:57 PM
I just found out that a little girl 8 year old girl I worked with this summer  (at a camp for kids with cancer) has an inoperable brain tumor and probably won't live that much longer. She is the sweetest, smartest, most inspiring and alive kid I have ever met, and now I'm just scared I'll never see her again.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: spencer_0123 on September 20, 2010, 05:45:24 PM
I know I don't post here much anymore, but I'm feeling livid at the moment and I need to rant somewhere with an audience, and a longer character limit than Facebook. So, here goes:

I hate that there are a few selfish assholes out there, whose complete lack of conscience and human decency ruin everything.

I'm 5 weeks into what was supposed to be a great 6 week trek around Europe. I've been planning this since January, saving all my money, for this once in a life time adventure. And the last few weeks have been nothing but distaster.  I don't want to sound ungrateful for this opportunity. I know some people never get it. I understand that, and I have seen some wonderful and amazing things. I'm just really and truly frustrated with the world right now. I've been cursed and yelled at in Salzburg, had a large amount of liquid feces thrown on me in Barcelona, and now all my banking information has been stolen, leaving me broke and frustrated in Sweden. I'm actually at the point of believing that all of the fantastic things that I've experienced aren't worth the awfulness.

It also doesn't help that I have anxiety, am overly emotional to begin with, and panic at the simplest things. I want to just take a step back, catch my breath, and make the most out of everything. After being covered in shit by pick pocketers in Barcelona I told myself I wouldn't let one bad experience effect me. So, I sucked it up, and ended up having a lovely time. But tonight after aimlessly wandering the streets of Stockholm in the dark, with all my shit stained luggage, crying, with no way of getting any funds, I just want to go home. I want to go home, crawl into bed, and stay there forever. I've had it. There's too many horrible people out there doing too many horrible things. It almost doesn't seem worth it sometimes.

Sorry to go on. I just really needed to vent. I had enough money for one night at a hostel, but I'm exhausted and hungry and don't want to be here. Visa said they'll deposit some money into my chequing account, so I can at least eat tomorrow and pay the rest of my accommodation. That's... something.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on September 20, 2010, 06:30:00 PM
OMG, NTN, no one should have to deal with what you're going through! Forget about trying to be grateful for being able to take a trip that others aren't usually able to - a lot of really awful things have happened in a short amount of time and you have every right to feel the way you do. I hope that things get better and that you're able to enjoy the few days you have left.  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: beanyb on September 20, 2010, 08:51:25 PM
Have you been able to talk to your mom yet? And how many days is it until you go to Finland and aren't on your own anymore? I think it'll help when you're not alone anymore.

There is an emergency Visa card that you should be able to get shipped anywhere in the world in a day or two. I remember having to order it for people when they were abroad when I was working with Visa cards in my old job. You can't use them in ATMs but they can be used for anything else. You should ask them about that if you're talking to them again. It's Visa International that organises them, and your bank should have a number to call to order one.

I'm so sorry about all the things that have happened. And they have been major disasters, so being upset and wanting to go home is totally legitimate at this point. It was legitimate after the Barcelona incident, and it's even more so now. :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on October 04, 2010, 07:57:47 AM
My newspaper didn't arrive this morning. Now in the grand scheme of things, this is pretty trivial. But it's cold and wet and if I want a newspaper I have to go out in the cold and wet to WaWa and get one. Where I will surely run in to someone I know thereby necessitating that I get ready for the day/become presentable. This was not my plan.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on October 04, 2010, 09:59:39 AM
I hate Mondays.  I realize this is hardly a unique sentiment but I used to love Mondays-- this is really my Friday.  But with class in the morning and work all night, it's now a twelve-hour suck session.

Oh, and I hate my job.  I can't believe it used to actually be fun.  Last week I discovered that she put a lock box on the thermostat. So not only is it rigidly corporate, no smiling or talking allowed, but now we don't even get to be comfortable.  It's a small thing, I know, but the symbolism of it enrages me.  We're such children that we can't be trusted to adjust our own climate controls?  A woman who sits on her ass all day in a different room decides what's the appropriate temperature for those of us who work near the warehouse and spend the day running up and down stairs? 

I've put in about fourteen applications to be a freaking shelver at the library, the lowest, most basic job they offer, and haven't gotten so much as a phone call. This economy sucks. 

Sigh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on October 04, 2010, 10:26:03 PM
I hate that I let the husband pick the music in the car on Saturday (heck, he drove), but now I have an Iron Maiden song stuck in my head.  ARHGH!!!!!!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on October 05, 2010, 11:45:44 AM
Today, I just hate having a bad dream after taking a nap. I woke up with tears in my eyes, which it's kind of rare. If I had one, I usually wake up and ignore it but now after that I just really hope that dream never ever comes true.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on October 12, 2010, 08:28:28 AM
Tomorrow, it'll be four years since my last cigarette. Yesterday, I got some semi-bad news that really depressed the hell out of me. It's been kind of windy and overcast these past couple of days, and I would love nothing more than make a pot of strong coffee, take it to the balcony and just sit there smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and brooding. Not that it would make anything better of course, but it just seems like that the whole act of lighting up, inhaling and exhaling would feel so fantastic right now. I won't, because that would be criminally stupid, but just the fact that I'm craving it so much pisses me off.

Kiddies: don't start smoking. You'll live regret it, trust me.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on October 12, 2010, 09:04:29 AM
I feel for you, S.K. :(  Try the strong coffee and something else. Muffins? Chocolate? Not the same, I'm sure. Hope things get better. bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on October 12, 2010, 10:13:54 AM
Stay strong S.K., I admire anyone who can break a habit.  I hope you can find a substitute to help ease you sadness. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on October 12, 2010, 01:07:14 PM
Thank you for the support, ladies.  :) I did have some chocolate with my coffee, and it was wonderful. I usually don't allow myself to use sweets as nicotine substitute for obvious reasons, but I guess it's sometimes okay to choose the lesser evil.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: LaTopher on October 14, 2010, 06:00:18 PM
Tomorrow, it'll be four years since my last cigarette. Yesterday, I got some semi-bad news that really depressed the hell out of me. It's been kind of windy and overcast these past couple of days, and I would love nothing more than make a pot of strong coffee, take it to the balcony and just sit there smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and brooding. Not that it would make anything better of course, but it just seems like that the whole act of lighting up, inhaling and exhaling would feel so fantastic right now. I won't, because that would be criminally stupid, but just the fact that I'm craving it so much pisses me off.

Kiddies: don't start smoking. You'll live regret it, trust me.

I admire this attitude. My dad smokes half or 1/3 a cigarette box a day, for around 20 years, and has no intention of stopping. I'm pretty afraid that's he going to die, and I really like my dad, though he isn't the greatest.

Also my mother should get mom of the year award  ::)

I guess I've realized the fact that she'll never ever change, and even if she tries hard to be good for a day or week, she will always be that npd/bpd mother, that I hate. I'm also looking at the positive in this situation, somewhat glad that she's this way, because I know a normal person doesn't act like this, and I want to be the total opposite of my horrid mother. I also realized, that because of her, I will try to make my life the very best it can be, and find happiness wherever I go, I will never take anything for granted, and try to lead a happy life.

I'm really scared she's got to be mentally crazy though. Really really scared. She's completely lazy, depressed, and irritable (ever since my dad divorced her, which I don't completely blame him for) and she believes that because of me, demons have infested this house, and my body, and she's calling out for angels to come and save her, all the while saying that she's going to leave this family, or commit suicide. I hate her, but I don't want her to be miserable. I hope she finds happiness and peace once I leave.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Jamnicity on October 21, 2010, 05:48:48 AM
I hate not being able to sleep, especially when I've felt wretchedly tired for the last two days. It's nearly 6:00 am and I've been awake (thanks to dog, baby monitor, and the low battery alert on my cell phone) since about 4:00. Sigh. Looks like it's going to be another long, tired day. At least my older son has school today, so that'll leave me just one youngster to look after.

OK, off to see if I can possibly get anymore shut-eye before the alarm goes off. (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sleep024.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Vampiric Blood on October 21, 2010, 08:43:42 AM
I hate my back.  Threw it out yesterday just bending over to pick a pair of socks out of a drawer.  I'm only comfortable today when I'm immobile, so am taking a day off work.  Not a fun way to blow a day of leave.   >:( 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: NanReg on October 21, 2010, 12:05:49 PM
Feel better, buddy!  At least you have good TV to look forward to tonight  ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on October 22, 2010, 07:38:47 PM
I hate my back.  Threw it out yesterday just bending over to pick a pair of socks out of a drawer.  I'm only comfortable today when I'm immobile, so am taking a day off work.  Not a fun way to blow a day of leave.   >:( 

Bending over? What were you thinking, putting all that stress on your back? ::) I've hurt my back, neck, knees, etc., under the same sort of circumstances -- doing absolutely nothing in particular. ??? Gentle hugs to you bighugsicon and much rest.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on October 22, 2010, 09:13:15 PM

Really pathetic I know. But i hate when I'm eating pistachios and I can't open them and they end up hurting my fingers. Fail!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on October 24, 2010, 09:48:20 AM
How this can be allowed to happen AGAIN 9 Year old Burundi albino boy 'dismembered' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11614957?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Vampiric Blood on October 24, 2010, 03:53:50 PM
I hate my back.  Threw it out yesterday just bending over to pick a pair of socks out of a drawer.  I'm only comfortable today when I'm immobile, so am taking a day off work.  Not a fun way to blow a day of leave.   >:( 

Bending over? What were you thinking, putting all that stress on your back? ::) I've hurt my back, neck, knees, etc., under the same sort of circumstances -- doing absolutely nothing in particular. ??? Gentle hugs to you bighugsicon and much rest.

Thanks, TLK!  Clearly, I wasn't thinking at all!  I'm feeling a lot better now.  Better living through chemistry and sleeping on the guest bed ... with a new mattress, as opposed to the 20 year old one in my room!

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Vampiric Blood on October 24, 2010, 03:55:54 PM
How this can be allowed to happen AGAIN 9 Year old Burundi albino boy 'dismembered' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11614957?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

How can this kind of lunacy continue?  Any news on your auction?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on October 24, 2010, 04:19:48 PM
Because of my Grandme being ill, I haven't had as much time to organise it - I wanted to have it set for the middle of December, but I wont have enough time to pimp it and get everything written up. I was thinking about January. Something nice to look forward to after Christmas.
And I know, it's disgusting how this is still happening! :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on October 24, 2010, 05:29:35 PM
I hate it when my Phillies are outscored by the Giants in the decisive NLCS game.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kells8995 on October 24, 2010, 06:48:52 PM
I hate it when my Phillies are outscored by the Giants in the decisive NLCS game.


Yeah, that.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on October 27, 2010, 11:05:21 AM
I am still hatin' from before. Will advise if there is a change.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on October 27, 2010, 01:44:13 PM
Just got told I look 14 :/ maybe this is why I'm single. Guys think I'm underage. Urgh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on October 27, 2010, 01:59:46 PM
Just got told I look 14 :/ maybe this is why I'm single. Guys think I'm underage. Urgh.

I sort of wish I looked 14 (vs. ... well ... OLD). But I guess I know what you mean -- I have a friend from college who looks very young even though she's now 41 (she's about 4'10"). It is hard for her to date because I think men feel a little skeevish dating a woman who looks like a young girl.

Then again, I know other young-looking women who have no problem dating. So ... don't get discouraged!  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on October 27, 2010, 02:24:52 PM
I remember going out the summer I turned 21 with my brother and his wife (who are 10 years older than I am). The bouncer gave my sister in law such a hard time, never looked at my id, not to mention my YOUNGER brother who was sneaking in at age 19. Go figure.

And wendolf, I agree that it would be great to look 14, or at least have the same knees I had at 14. I make up for it by acting 14 on occasion. :).

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on October 27, 2010, 02:38:22 PM
And wendolf, I agree that it would be great to look 14, or at least have the same knees I had at 14. I make up for it by acting 14 on occasion. :).

Me too. Did I mention that I went to see the "So You Think You Can Dance" live tour last night? I screamed like a tweener (and looked like the mom that I am). See, in my mind I'm not this old.

Mostly, I miss the skin. Both Dolfins have such beautiful, smooth, flawless skin. Mine used to be like that. Now I'm sitting here, looking at an age spot on my hand as I type. Blech. I'm sorry, but I'm having trouble embracing my 40s.

Yeah, and don't even get me started on my knees. Or my eyelids. Or my neck.  eekicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on October 27, 2010, 08:30:11 PM

I got ID`d buying paracetamol. I don't mind looking young but not that young lol
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on October 28, 2010, 04:05:32 AM
I've been asked - more than once - if I wanted a chid's ticket on the bus.

I'm 28. The older I get the more I appreciate it, though.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: jazzfan on October 28, 2010, 07:16:34 AM
Quote
The older I get the more I appreciate it, though.

There will come a time when you want to hug the person who cards you.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on October 28, 2010, 09:07:27 AM
I've been asked - more than once - if I wanted a chid's ticket on the bus.

I'm 28. The older I get the more I appreciate it, though.

The opposite of this is when I'm at Genuardi's (Safeway elsewhere I think) and the 12-year old cashier asks if I need help outside with my purchase. Ma'am. No, you young whippersnapper, I can handle the bread and apples I just bought without expiring in the parking lot.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on October 28, 2010, 11:57:36 AM
The Safeway here asks me that, too -- if it makes you feel better, I think they ask everyone.

When I was big & pregnant with HB#2, I did have to hunt someone down to put the cat litter in the car for me (I even pulled up to pick up my groceries!) and that was a drag.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on October 29, 2010, 12:27:49 AM
I absolutely hate last week and this week, because it had been so stressful. I had do so much for my english class, I had to write alot of essays that is due tommorrow - well today and then this week, my grandmother had fainted and was sent to the hospital, (I never want to see that experience again, watching my grandmother go pale and her lips got so blue and fainted before my eyes). It was so scary because one, I was alone in the house with her and never had seen anyone like that. But she was alert after a minute she had fainted. The paramedics had arrived shortly and took her to the hospital. Right now, all I know is that she's okay and might come home tommorrow. I'm just glad this week is going to be over with and the weight of the stress is being lifted off my shoulders, I'm looking forward to watch this week's episode tommorrow. I just heard from you guys that it's really good and cute!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on November 01, 2010, 10:03:27 AM
I hate that I discovered that I'm one big ball of itch and fire!! I have been taking penicillin for a random sickness and yesterday morning I woke up with red itchy bumps all over. I thought maybe it was a rash caused by stress and didn't think anything of it until my husband told me it was on my face. So we packed up the family and ran over to Urgent Care (which was thankfully empty). Turns out I'm now allergic to penicillin even though I've taken it many times in my life without any side effects.

I looked bad yesterday, but this morning was a whole other level! The itchy bumps spread to my hands and my feet and they felt like they were on fire!! I finally broke down and took an antihistamine and thankfully the itching has been kept to a minimum. I'm now on Prednisone, which caused a partially sleepless night, but thankfully it's only a 6 day dose so I should be back to normal in a few days.

My mom suggested I use calamine lotion, but I would have had to cover my entire body and would have looked like a Peep! I joked with my hubby about painting my body orange and going as The Thing for Halloween last night.

I had to wear my hair down today at work b/c I didn't want anyone thinking I had the plague!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on November 01, 2010, 04:21:46 PM
I hope you feel better soon funkybutt!!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on November 01, 2010, 05:29:08 PM
So you were hiding in your hair? Like, Erin? ;) Sorry you had to experience that, fb. Itching drives me batty, so I would not be able to handle that. I hope it gets better asap!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on November 01, 2010, 06:28:30 PM
That's crazy, funky.  Same exact thing happened to me six or seven years ago. I had strep for the third or fourth time, was taking penicillin as always, and woke up all itchy and uncomfortable in the middle of the night.  Apparently you can develop an allergy over time.  When I got up in the morning I freaked out at my appearance-- PLAGUE, as you say.  I was opening the restaurant at the time (5 am), and there's no such thing as someone who will answer their phone in the middle of the night, so I went in to open thinking I'd just leave at 7 when the next girl came in. I wasn't feeling sick or anything, in fact it was day 2 or so of the penicillin so the strep pain was gone, but it was hilarious telling all my regulars that no, I don't have leprosy, it's an allergy, you won't get anything...  

The looks on the faces of my customers and the people waiting to be seen at the clinic was pretty funny.  In any case, it was good to get a couple of days off of work.  My boss wanted to argue that since I felt okay, couldn't I work? I was like, look at me. Would YOU want someone with the plague waiting on you?!  :D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on November 03, 2010, 10:44:31 PM
I hate the small fonts on facebook, I can't even read what people are saying! >:( I don't like when they do that whole changing thing. ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on November 04, 2010, 01:21:27 AM
Urgh I agree. The new font on Facebook is crap  Why change things that are perfectly fine?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on November 07, 2010, 06:42:53 PM
Much as I love the extra hour of sleep, I hate that it's almost dark at 4:40 pm.  :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: beanyb on November 08, 2010, 01:25:54 PM
Ugh, doesn't it suck. Our clocks went back a week ago and I'm still surprised by the darkness every evening. I miss daylight.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: floppyhair on November 09, 2010, 05:13:01 PM
I hate when, after about 3 years of almost dying,  my grandmother finally dies. And now, I have to pretend to be sad even though she was a horrible mother and grandmother. I then I have to feel guilty for not feeling real sad, and then sad for not having a grandmother to grieve for.

I also hate having to deal with so much of my family's dysfunction at once. I have an emotionally scarred father who, anytime he has to do anything relating with his mother, he gets ill. Courtesy of his abusive physician father. My mother is practically celebrating my grandmother's death because  she couldn't stand her. I have a bat shit crazy aunt and a emotionally dead uncle. I'm not sure if my family is really crazy or is actually the normal family crazy?

Also, instead of getting a "How are you?" text from my big brother who can't go, I get a text from him bitching me out over that fact that we're not spending Thanksgiving together, as if that is MY fault. In the heat of the moment, I sent a bithcy text back, and turned off my phone. Great. Now I'm going to have to worry about his anger at me.

Oh lordy. Never once in my 16 years have I wanted to hide in a hole so badly as I do now.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on November 10, 2010, 09:28:49 AM
That really sucks, floppyhair.  Hang in there.  All families are crazy/dysfunctional in their own ways, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on November 10, 2010, 09:49:20 AM
I'm sorry you're having such a crappy time with your family floppyhair. We're here whenever you need to vent.

I hate how cold I get. I have just got home and even though I'm dressed up warmly I'm still freezing. I have had to climb in to bed and put my electric blanket on *sigh* wake me up in April, k?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: jimjampam on November 10, 2010, 03:05:08 PM
I hate that I have to avoid crowded places and people for 4-6 weeks because of my Kidney transplant.

This means that I can't go see Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows until December instead of at midnight like originally planned.

Hmph  :'(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: floppyhair on November 13, 2010, 05:12:17 PM
Thanks everyone for the support! :)
And jimjampam that's awful, I'm sorry :(  l know how it feels to have miss the midnight premiere (I had to miss 6's premiere, of course mine was for much more trivial reasons). But at least there is always part 2! Hope you feel better!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on November 22, 2010, 05:07:57 PM
Hate that I could have left work early today but there is a big storm moving through and now I'm stuck here until it passes. Boo to tornado warnings in November...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: beanyb on November 28, 2010, 07:53:11 AM
I really want to thank the little **** that decided to get his kicks by ripping the wing mirror off my car. Seriously, it was much appreciated. I'm rolling in money and love having to spend it on getting things like that replaced. You really brightened my weekend.
 
>:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on November 28, 2010, 08:02:20 AM
Hgvikbbccc g:e
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on November 28, 2010, 08:05:08 AM
LOL Sally is that Norwegian? Kreidy can I get a judgment on this?  :D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on November 28, 2010, 02:05:38 PM
:D Well, "vik" is a Norwegian word, but as for the rest... I have no idea.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on November 28, 2010, 02:58:33 PM
Lmfao and that is what happens when you leave your phone lying around when little people are in the room. Sorry guys :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on December 01, 2010, 03:30:16 PM
Dear gas station management:

Yes, I realize it is December 1st, and you can officially let loose with all your Christmas hoopla, but MUST you have the most dreary, over-played Christmas carols BLASTING from the sound system?  Is that supposed to make me want to buy car wash gift cards for all my near & dear or something? 

ENOUGH!

Whatever happened to Peace on Earth?

Scroogearifically yours,
LisaHoo
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on December 01, 2010, 08:09:54 PM
lisawahoo I might join you in the Ebeneezermobile. If I hear ONE more commercial tell me what a GREAT gift idea blah blah blah would be I'm going to blow. They've co-opted the peace on earth and replaced it with babbling, stridently harpish hucksters trying to get me to buy a handy dandy something or other.

My litttest dinkndoo is so happy about his advent calendar. There was a little, teeny, tiny piece of chocolate in there and it made him very, very happy. Not sure he's ready to cross off "puppy" or "dirtbike" from his Christmas list, but it renewed my faith in the lack of commercialization of Christmas for one brief shining moment. Now would I be a total hypocrite if I left the jeweler's Christmas brochure somewhere prominent so mr. dinkn can take the hint?

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on December 02, 2010, 09:57:01 AM
I hate that it's already December 2nd and I missed out on getting an Advent calendar going AGAIN this year.

But we did go to church last Sunday, and the girls got to see the Nativity -- with the manger all ready & waiting for Baby Jesus, so at least I didn't drop the ball there.

I hate that every time I hear the phrase "Baby Jesus", I think of Ricky Bobby's ridiculous dinner blessings and how he liked to direct his prayers to the Baby Jesus form, not the Grown Up Jesus.  (Ok, maybe it makes me snerk to myself a little, but I still feel wrong about it.)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on December 02, 2010, 10:35:20 AM
I hate that every time I hear the phrase "Baby Jesus", I think of Ricky Bobby's ridiculous dinner blessings and how he liked to direct his prayers to the Baby Jesus form, not the Grown Up Jesus.  (Ok, maybe it makes me snerk to myself a little, but I still feel wrong about it.)

I think of Kent from last season's "So You Think You Can Dance" ... during auditions, when he thought the judges were going to pan him, they ended up telling him he was wonderful and through tears he said a heartfelt, "Thank you Baby Jesus." It was cute.

I hate this week. Mr. Wendolf is out of town on business (and he NEVER goes out of town) and I thought I'd be enjoying a little "me" time while he's gone. Instead, the kids and I have the busiest week ever and I'm running around like a crazy woman and not getting to savor any alone time. Bah humbug.

I do miss Mr. Wendolf, though. It's weird not having him around...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on December 02, 2010, 10:43:41 AM
I hate that every time I hear the phrase "Baby Jesus", I think of Ricky Bobby's ridiculous dinner blessings and how he liked to direct his prayers to the Baby Jesus form, not the Grown Up Jesus.  (Ok, maybe it makes me snerk to myself a little, but I still feel wrong about it.)

Hubby & I also think of it all the time - especially the bloopers, but we think it's hysterical. :)

Here's my "funny" baby Jesus story: my mom puts up a Nativity scene every year, and about 10 years ago, gave me all her pieces b/c I guess she got another set. It was packed for a few years, and one year I decided to put everything up. I noticed that the baby Jesus was actually something that looked like it was hand made in a ceramics class and it was very poorly made. I wanted to get rid of it. Even though I was raised Catholic, I no longer believe in any of it, but I just couldn't make myself throw away Baby Jesus! I made my husband do it so he could take the consequences. ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 02, 2010, 11:37:12 AM
That made me lol.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on December 03, 2010, 11:16:44 AM
I hate that my hubby got hit by a deer this morning on his way to work! Thankfully, hubby is ok, but his car is definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. The deer hit the car from the side (husband didn't even see it until 1 second before impact). I guess the deer's head hit the driver side door, flipped up, smashed into the windshield, and rolled over the top of the car. The mirror is completely gone, the door is dented, and the windshield is toast. Out of all of that, my husband only had a minor cut from the flying glass. Thankfully, no one was in the passenger seat b/c they would have been covered in glass!

What's really annoying (other than the accident itself!) is that the person behind my husband hit the deer, which then slid a *long* way down the street. That person, nor anyone else, stopped to see if my husband needed any help. Apparently, getting to work is more important than someone's life.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on December 03, 2010, 01:02:14 PM
I dislike intensely raking leaves when it's 32 degrees out and windy. Plus, the people behind me have a huge fence but two great big hounds from hell who do not like anyone working anywhere near the rear of their property. So I am cranky and alternately petrified that they are going to jump the fence and attack me.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on December 03, 2010, 11:35:29 PM
I'm glad funkyhubby is okay! Very scary!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on December 04, 2010, 02:05:48 PM
I'm glad funkyhubby is okay! Very scary!

Me, too! Here's a photo of the damage. Scary that it happened and he didn't even know it was coming until impact.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bigtunette on December 04, 2010, 07:53:10 PM
Colds of death that come out of nowhere. Also, clipping my fingernails down too low.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on December 05, 2010, 12:17:40 AM
Yikes, funky! Glad he's ok.  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on December 07, 2010, 12:29:18 AM
I don't like the new facebook looks, they need to stop changing things around. I don't like how they put my info and interests on the top underneath my facebook status, and even my friends' profile pictures on the side are huge instead of little icons, it just looks weird.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 07, 2010, 02:56:06 AM
I thought I was imagining Facebook changing again. Seriously they need to stop :(

Sorry to me postman. I apologise for scaring you as you in my sheep pyjamas while you were leaving a "sorry I missed you" card. But at least you don't have to come back.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on December 11, 2010, 09:36:41 AM
Dear KBCO,

You are my favorite radio station and will always have my loyalty, but so help me, if you play one more freaking Rolling Stones song, I will burn Utica to the ground.

Love,
Callisto
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: floppyhair on December 11, 2010, 12:08:13 PM
I hate studying for finals. Or as you can see from my presence  on this site, lack thereof.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on December 11, 2010, 07:33:14 PM
Dear KBCO,

You are my favorite radio station and will always have my loyalty, but so help me, if you play one more freaking Rolling Stones song, I will burn Utica to the ground.

Love,
Callisto
Ditto that, but swap in DC 101 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

When did they last put an album out anyway?  Who cares?  Ugh. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on December 12, 2010, 12:23:39 AM
I wish they could put cc in iTunes, so I can understand what's going on in movies or televison. Didn't they pass the law for the deaf or hard of hearing in order to have something to help them?  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: halfbaked on December 12, 2010, 12:41:30 AM
I wish they could put cc in iTunes, so I can understand what's going on in movies or televison. Didn't they pass the law for the deaf or hard of hearing in order to have something to help them?  :-\

Have you tried enabling closed caption when available in iTunes preferences? LINK (http://etc.usf.edu/techease/4all/hearing/how-do-i-enable-closed-captioning-in-itunes/) to specific directions
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 12, 2010, 02:23:04 AM
Spencer I wanna hug you. Mono sucks so bad. My tests kept coming back negative, but after a urine sample it came back positive.
So glad work let you come back. It's not like you had a cold and they can see you're genuine. Have you looked up rescue remedy? Seriously suggest it for your anxiety during your exams. Remind me what you do again?
Feel better soon x
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on December 12, 2010, 12:24:32 PM
Just have to weigh in that being sick this time of year is of the suck.

If it's not exams, it's the holidays and generally having a zillion things to do and not enough hours in the day to do them, much less get enough rest to fight off the general crud that is floating around this time of year.

While I LOVE that my mom and husband stepped up last week to help get the girls to school and get meals going, etc., I hate that I am actually sicker now.  I feel like the Boy Who Cried Wolf -- I should have sucked it up last week when I wasn't as sick as I am now.  Crap.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 12, 2010, 03:40:05 PM
Rescue remedy just helps calm you down. I sadly still have to take meds for my anxiety. But its good if you have nothing else. And like you said, if it helps - placebo or not its worth it.

Damn you UC. The meds you take for that are what lower your white blood cell count right? Stupid evil illness x
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on December 13, 2010, 12:31:16 AM
My gripe seems small in comparison, but a gripe is a gripe... And it's in the illness vein. Kind of.

Spoiled for length.

(click to show/hide)

Aaaaanyway. Good Lord. I just realized that that was, like, Bible-length. Don't mind me, just venting...!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on December 13, 2010, 12:47:31 AM
Great garamond, yanana.  That's inconsiderate to a degree I can hardly credit from people who claim to be your friends.  They knew they were moving out eventually anyway, and they couldn't just wait? Wow. Just, wow.

I don't really have any advice per se, since you've already made it clear where you stand and their response seems to be 'we don't care.'   :-\  Start looking for a new place to live, maybe. I know you don't want to, but it's impossible to function on Benadryl 24/7.  How long until your lease is up?

Ugh. My sympathies.  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: yanana/Kate on December 13, 2010, 01:07:23 AM
Thanks, lady. The lease is until July, sadly. ::) And a new place to live is definitely something I've considered, since I can afford living alone now, but it's totally unfair because it would be nice to only have to pay $235 rent while I'm in school next month. Plus, does this mean that I have to find someone to sublet my room to? Because they were going to leave us with thirds instead of quarters for rent, so I'd be leaving them in the same situation... I don't know. It royally sucks because how do you come out of this and not just totally judge your best friends of ten years for being such jackasses? We've never fought about something that we all haven't apologized for thirty seconds later, so this is SO out-there for them. I want to say it's kind of C's influence on J, because C can get kind of high and mighty (for instance, when I said, "The cat will leave hair all over the furniture, and that's what makes it hard to breathe and stuff" C replied, "Well, J's furniture" -- wtf, so I can't sit there because it's not mine??), but either way it's out of my control. Eh.

But I'm glad each time someone has a reaction like you, because my worst fear is just being awful to someone and not seeing things from the right angle, so it's refreshing each time someone gives me that "hell no, you're not overreacting" reply. I guess we'll just see.

Most frustrating, really, because yeah they could've just waited to move out, and C's mom and dad literally have a house full of cats. Like fifteen of them. No joke. Could this one not just stay there until C and J move out? Grr. Ah well.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Morning Angel on December 13, 2010, 02:15:52 AM
yanana, I know they are your friends, but I think this is a lease-breaking (or at least subletting) situation.  I don't know many people who would put up with being sick for 6 months when it's a total preventable situation.  They knew this would happen if they brought in a cat and they did it anyway, selfishly thinking of themselves.  I think it's fair enough to say to them that you've had to take Benadryl for the last 2 weeks, are feeling so sick, and it cannot go on like that; the cat has to go elsewhere or you go (I don't know if you could leave without subletting; it probably depends on who signed the lease and the conditions).  Of course, they may pick the cat, but then, you know where you stand.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on December 13, 2010, 08:41:08 AM
Kate, that sucks out loud.  Even if the Benadryl worked (which it doesn't, really), it makes you groggy and just ugh.

Never mind the whole friends acting like selfish dickheads side of things.

Hugs to you.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on December 13, 2010, 09:10:46 AM
That is an utterly shitty thing of them to do. Kinda reminds me of when I was living with a couple of flatmates, we got on perfectly well, but then they basically told me (at Christmas) to move out so they could move their friend in instead. They totally didn't see what they did wrong at all. I guess some people are just incapable of seeing how their behaviour affects other people sometimes.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on December 13, 2010, 10:04:55 AM
Oh my goodness, Kate. That really sucks.  >:( My sympathies!

I love cats, so I cannot fathom how anyone can be so inconsiderate and bring a cat to an apartment when someone is allergic. That's just something you don't do! Even if you weren't allergic and simply did not like cats, you would still have the right to say 'no' since you all live in the same apartment. I just don't understand how your friends are basically insisting upon you getting ill instead of letting the cat live somewhere else. It seems to me that that would be the best solution for both you, your friends and the cat. (Besides, the cat should live somewhere where it can move about freely and not make people sick in the process.) Therefore, you need to point out how inconsiderate they are being and let them know that this can't continue. All the best!  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on December 13, 2010, 10:18:51 AM
I am so sorry to hear about your problems. You are not being unreasonable and you should not have to live with taking medications for 6 months. I'm not sure what your legal obligations are but I would consider you and your one other friend finding somewhere else to live. (I know easier said than done) This might not have a happy ending for your friendship with these two people but I really don't think they are being much of a friend to put you through this. I am a big cat lover also but would not make my roommate sick just to have one. I hope something can be worked out. Maybe they will see your side and all parties can be happy. bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on December 13, 2010, 10:23:41 AM
You know what I hate? My family and their cryptic bloody voicemails. I was on a work call when my mother called my mobile, so I had to hang up on her. So she leaves a voicemail saying will I call her back immediately - so of course I think it's something serious, so I stop what I'm doing in work (where I'm up to my eyes and about to blow a gasket of some sort) and it turns out it's about bloody Christmas presents and she ends up hanging up on me by accident, then takes forever to pick up again when I call back.

UGH. I am NOT having a good day today. Every little thing is conspiring to piss me right off and I feel like I'm on the verge of punching someone.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on December 14, 2010, 12:30:15 AM
yanana, I'm with everyone else -- what your roommates did was dreadful. "I'm allergic," whether to cats, nuts, dust, whatever, has to be respected. They asked if it was okay and you and your other roommate said no. Then they brought in a cat anyway. I would be incredibly angry.

And for them to say there are medicines you can take...sure there are! With side effects and cost involved...

I would also investigate moving out, depending on who has the lease and such. And if you do take medicine while the cat and you are sharing space, maybe they would like to pay for it and also take the same medicine, pill for pill, and enjoy the side effects themselves. Grrr. I'm sure at this time you are asking yourself "why are my friends total assholes?"

I also just don't understand people who get pets without considering the entire situation. All they had to do was wait until July. C could have given J a beautiful cat collar as a promise to get a cat for him when they had a place of their own. ::)

yanana, just... bighugsicon

summerteeth, I hope your day improved. bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 14, 2010, 12:59:29 AM
I won't repeat everything everyone has said. But your "friends" are being ridiculously selfish and rude. Why ask you if your opinion meant nothing to them. Allergies can be serious, and those pills aren't great, especially when you have to be super alert at your job. I'd look in to moving in to your own place or with your other roomie. Do not put up with that crap. I'm so angry on your behalf lol.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on December 14, 2010, 05:25:31 AM
summerteeth, I hope your day improved. bighugsicon

Thank you for that, but unfortunately my day got decidedly worse. Whilst trying to fix the broken handle on the door of our washing machine, I managed to smash the glass in the door all over the floor instead. Cue manic frenzy. Then, I've developed some sort of throat infection thingy overnight, which didn't let me get much sleep and generally has me feeling icky and gross and a bit nauseous, aside from just the pain in my throat. Then, I missed my bus this morning cos some dude stopped me to ask the code for our gates, so I had to get a taxi to do some errands before work and get some throat lozenges cos I really can't take any time off, given that I'm off for 2 weeks from next week. Then I realised I left my lunch in the fridge at home - and it was chicken soup, which would be perfect today given how shitty I feel and how sore it's going to be to eat solids.

I'm a bloody disaster at the minute! ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 14, 2010, 06:36:18 AM
Aww *hugs* hope you feel better. Sore throats are the worst. Just think about how you only have a few days left until your break.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on December 14, 2010, 10:51:16 AM
Getting sicker than I've been in years at the worst possible time. >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 14, 2010, 01:00:06 PM
There is a definite lurgy going around on this forum ;) feel better guys. For once it's not me who is sick. Wait, hope I don't jinx it lol.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on December 14, 2010, 06:28:00 PM
Spencer -- your dad sounds absolutely toxic. 

Try not to answer his calls if you can.  Or whatever you can manage, I know it's a difficult situation.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: halfbaked on December 14, 2010, 07:10:47 PM

Any chance you could see him for a short visit, maybe a brief lunch? He sounds like the kind of dad that deserves a big, sloppy, wet, virus-filled kiss from his daughter.

What an ass!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on December 14, 2010, 07:13:39 PM
No kidding, spencer. I know it doesn't help much, but you've got our sympathies.  Now, stand back five feet so I can give you a bighugsicon without getting mono. 

:D

Seriously though, these kind of people leave you only one option: avoid contact as much as possible. It's their issue, not yours.  Sucks that it's your own father, though.  :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 14, 2010, 09:04:58 PM
Oh babes. I'm so sorry your dad felt as though he could talk to you like that. He had no right at ALL - father or not! He sounds very ignorant, so I'd just let him get on with it. Talk to him as little as possible.

Is the nono a side affect of your UC?

*hugs*
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on December 14, 2010, 10:01:39 PM
Sending good and healthy vibes to all in need.  Also sending good, understanding moms, dads, and friends. bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 17, 2010, 06:42:18 AM
When a bus driver drives off when he blatantly sees you coming and it's freezing and snowing out :/
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on December 19, 2010, 09:40:48 AM
My French professor still hasn't posted my grade yet and I hate that. This is driving me crazy. Speaking of which, also hate those two D's I got in my science classes, but at least I'm done forever with those now.

This is what I get for not panicking and putting off looking at grades for a week afterwards for once.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on December 19, 2010, 09:51:47 AM
Hah, klutzygirl. I'm always checking my grades, like, the day after the last class even though I KNOW they won't be up until the last minute of the day they are due.  

I hate that I got my first B in grad school. Meh. I didn't like that woman anyway.

And I really hate that my office has run out of coffee. Again. Seriously, how am I supposed to work under these conditions?!   :P
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on December 19, 2010, 10:17:29 AM
Finding out that our roof has a leak and water is coming in through the fireplace. >:( We rarely have long storms here but of course this one is suppose to last 4 more days.  :-\ My poor husband was up there last night trying to tarp it for a quick fix.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 19, 2010, 12:42:54 PM
I love love love snow, but I hate walking in it. Especially as it's so bright and I can't see where the curb starts etc. Urgh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: suchadork on December 19, 2010, 05:46:32 PM
I don't like the new facebook looks, they need to stop changing things around. I don't like how they put my info and interests on the top underneath my facebook status, and even my friends' profile pictures on the side are huge instead of little icons, it just looks weird.
This new profile is the worse. /michael
The new features like "languages" and all makes it look like a professional resume, which is not something I look forward to when going on facebook  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on December 23, 2010, 04:59:30 AM
It truly is a barrel of laughs trying to make the 700 km journey to spend Christmas with you dad when the Finnish weather really decides to f*ck you up; it's -31 degrees Celsius right, and our car won't start. We were supposed to pick up my youngest sister on the way, but all the trains are running late, so who knows when she'll ever get to our rendezvous point. Needless to say, I'm not a happy camper right now.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on December 23, 2010, 08:08:37 AM
Okay sk, I was going to complain because I have to head to the King of Prussia mall, 15 miles away two days before Christmas.  -31 degrees Celsius and 700km (even if I can't do the conversion it all sounds pretty freaking awful) trump my little shopping expedition. Best of luck!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on December 23, 2010, 09:49:48 AM
My complaint is that we're going to my husband's family for Christmas (thankfully it's only for 2 days). His aunt's house is absolutely gross (decorated in the 70s and I don't think it's been cleaned since then). Plus, his aunt is starting to get Alzheimer's so you're taking your life in your hands if you eat anything that she's prepared (she'll leave mayo out for days, she'll "thaw" the meat for a full day sitting on the counter, etc). Plus, I can't imagine how annoying it's going to be to keep track of Funkytot the whole time b/c he constantly wants to walk around and that place is NOT babyproofed.

To make things worse, they live up in the East TN mountains on roads that aren't cleared and there's supposed to be a huge snow storm rolling through. I'm a HUGE wuss when it comes to driving/riding in snow and ice, and I get to enjoy it all on winding mountain roads.  :-\

I'm seriously going to shut the door and take a LONG hot bath alone when I get back. It's times like this that I wish I drank wine. ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on December 23, 2010, 11:53:14 AM
Sending you all the best, S.K.! It's "only" -20 C (-4 F) over here, and I thought that was cold enough!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/kreidy/www-2.gif)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 23, 2010, 11:59:13 AM
Aww you poor thing. Let us know when you get there. It's 0C today, which is warm atm lol
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on December 23, 2010, 12:06:28 PM
Aw, hugs to all those freezing to death.  I know with me it's not necessarily the cold so much (though that's not pleasant) but the driving in crappy conditions on icy roads that I hate the most about winter.

We continue to have freakishly unseasonable weather here.  It's predicted to rain today. RAIN. In December. In Colorado. Both tomorrow and Christmas have a big sun for the forecast and a predicted high of 51.  Where is winter?!  And it snowed two feet--FEET-- in the mountains over the last couple of days. It's like it makes it to the mountains and then just stops.  Great for the skiers, I suppose...too bad I'm not one of them.  :D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on December 23, 2010, 12:29:21 PM
Where is winter?!

I have your winter right here!

We've already had 2 snow storms and it's not even January. i think the city already blew it's budget for salt and sand to clear the roads. That's the South for you!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on December 23, 2010, 02:03:19 PM
Where is winter?!

I have your winter right here!


This made me laugh very hard. We also have a very cold, icy and driving wind here if anyone is missing that too.

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on December 23, 2010, 02:24:22 PM
The luck you guys sent us worked, and we made it!  :) Now I've been to sauna, had dinner, and am sipping a drink while haunting the internet. Life's good again.

funkybutt, I do not envy your Christmas at all. Much sympathy and patience for eccentric relatives sent your way.  :(


MTA Also, the husband informs me that we only had to drive about 400 km's today, because we started the journey yesterday and spent the night at a friends' house.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on December 23, 2010, 03:09:54 PM
Things that I hate right now include how selfish and oblivious my sister in law can be. She had her Christmas lunch at work today, which turns into a night out as they usually stay out after the lunch. My brother has to work tonight, he needs to leave at 7.30. You'd think that since she's been out for lunch since 1pm, that getting home for 7.30 at night wouldn't be that big a sacrifice for her. But yet, apparently it is, because my mother is babysitting for them instead.

We don't know exactly when my SIL is planning on coming home, even though she knows that my mum needs to go shopping afterwards. I'm waiting for her to get home, cos when she does, my dad will pick up my mum, drop her at the shopping centre, then come pick up me and all my stuff to go home for the holidays. I don't really want my dad having to drive too late at night in these icy conditions, but I have way too much stuff between clothes and presents to be able to get the bus home. I'm dreading my dad coming for me, cos he gets really mad at my SIL for doing stuff like this. Even my brother was apparently giving out to her because my mum had to look after the kids (since they're off school now) during the day today while my brother slept after his nightshift and he didn't want her to have to stay tonight too.

She just doesn't seem to get that she can't do everything that she wants to do, and expect everyone else to go out of their way for her all the time. My parents do a lot for them, helping them out with the kids because of the nightshifts that my brother has to work, and my mum was babysitting for them on Monday night so they could go out to a concert. Plus, my mum has been sick for something like 3 weeks now with a cold she can't shake, and she's so busy with trying to get everything ready for Christmas. I get so annoyed at my SIL for doing stuff like this, but then I have to try to keep the peace and talk my dad down, cos I know that when he picks me up, the whole ride home will be him bitching and complaining about my SIL. He gets so mean about her sometimes.

Ugh, this is pissing me off so much - it's after 8pm, the shops close at 10 and my SIL knows my mother needs to shop - why the hell can't she get her ass home?!!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on December 23, 2010, 03:21:56 PM
For you, summerteeth:  wallicon

Does she have a cell? Start a barrage of texts that she can't ignore.  I hate selfish people.

On that note, can I get good vibes from everyone that my oldest brother, the crack addict alcoholic, will be sober on Christmas? It's the first time in years we're all going to be together in a proper house with a good meal, my mom just turned 80 and hasn't been super-healthy, and I just want one good holiday.  One.  That's not so much to ask, is it?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on December 23, 2010, 03:36:52 PM
Does she have a cell? Start a barrage of texts that she can't ignore.  I hate selfish people.

My mum has sent her a message, to say that we need to know when she'll be home to coordinate the shopping and picking me up and everything, but no reply yet. I can't get involved in any of it, though - we're all terribly passive-aggressive and non-confrontational, and as the baby in the family I definitely can't get involved. Instead I just get caught in the middle all the time. I could cheerfully throttle my SIL right now though.

And good vibes definitely beered to you and your family, Callisto. I've had some rotten Christmases myself thanks to that type of thing (though not as bad as your situation sounds) and it is utterly horrible. I hope everything goes ok for you all this year!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on December 23, 2010, 04:34:06 PM
"Beering" you strength, summerteeth and Callisto!

Christmas can be great, but there's something about being thrown in the same room as a lot of your relatives that can be both nice and ... not that nice.  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: summerteeth on December 23, 2010, 04:50:37 PM
I'm grateful that we don't have to deal with too much family. It's just me and my parents at home, and my brother and his family live about 5 mins away, but they don't come over for dinner or anything till Boxing Day. We have a fairly large extended family and everyone does their own thing, so I can usually get away without having to come into contact with the aunts and uncles and cousins and all that.

But I hate that this same thing happens every year - my SIL always *has* to get to all of her work nights/lunches out, and she has to stay out late, and my mum ends up babysitting tons in the days leading up to Christmas. She's busy and she's a fricking pensioner, for pity's sake, she shouldn't have to be doing this all the time. They take such advantage of my mum sometimes, and then my dad gets really irate about it all, and I get it in both ears from both my parents, but I can't say or do much about it. She doesn't mind having to look after the kids because of my brother's work schedule, but then having to babysit for my SIL to gallivant all over the place whenever she feels like it is a bit much.

Anyway! My SIL is apparently on her way home, just waiting for her to actually show so my mother can leave and my dad come and get me. At 9.45 at night. We're gonna end up doing our grocery shopping at midnight, and I've not had dinner. I'm cranky.

Strength beered to everyone, that we all manage not to strangle any family members and that the holidays go as smoothly and peacefully as possible!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on December 23, 2010, 05:32:00 PM
Wow your sil sounds really selfish. Some people honestly think they're the only people in the world. Glad your mum gets to leave now though. Urgh families.

Callisto. Sending uber good vibes for your bro.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on January 07, 2011, 11:32:10 PM
Rather late to comment, but summerteeth, this will continue until your mom gives your SIL some limits on how much she'll babysit, which I imagine is never going to happen. And yep, there's not a thing you can say about it or it'll all come down on you!

I'm glad the holidays are over. Too much stress, family, and expectations!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on January 14, 2011, 10:13:47 AM
Not so fond of my car heater in this sub-freezing temp. time. Instead of hitting the desired 70 degrees, it is hovering somewhere around 45 degrees. I need warmth.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on January 20, 2011, 05:57:43 PM
My sliding doors were frozen this morning and I had to drive one of the kids to school (Mr. Kev and I had an early-morning meeting there). So not only did my kid have to climb over the front seats into the back (and the opposite when we got to school), but the car doors were just unlatched enough that we drove to school with a ding-ding-ding warning the whole time.

This has already been quite a winter and it seems like it's going to continue like this.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on January 20, 2011, 06:10:11 PM
That does suck, TLK.

I hate that I have the stomach flu (my girls both had the vomicillin but seem to have bounced back already dammit) and as soon as the husband gets home (he only has a garden variety cold) I'm going to bed -- so I probably won't see the long-awaited new episode for some time.

Blerg.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on January 20, 2011, 09:11:36 PM
Feel better, stomach flu is the worst :(

I hate how cold it is. I should be used to it by now, but i'm not. I'm fed up of my back hurting from shivering.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on January 23, 2011, 10:04:49 AM
Yes this cold is getting old. Old Bessie (aka my car) takes about 20 minutes to get toasty warm in the mornings. I'll tell you that when you hit those freezing leather seats in thin pants on a 20 degree morning it's an eye opener guaranteed to make you hit the high C notes.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on January 23, 2011, 10:11:19 AM
I love sports radio, especially during playoffs. But if I have to hear this commercial with the guy screaming, "ARE YOU A WOMAN OVER 40? DID YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO WORK OUT AN HOUR A DAY JUST TO MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT? AN HOUR A DAY TO NOT LOSE A SINGLE POUND?" I am going to throw the damn radio into a wall. Besides the content, this guy's voice is super-grating.

And yeah, I'm sure his smoothies and milkshakes are my window to a bikini body.   ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on January 23, 2011, 10:17:24 AM
I love sports radio, especially during playoffs. But if I have to hear this commercial with the guy screaming, "ARE YOU A WOMAN OVER 40? DID YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO WORK OUT AN HOUR A DAY JUST TO MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT? AN HOUR A DAY TO NOT LOSE A SINGLE POUND?" I am going to throw the damn radio into a wall. Besides the content, this guy's voice is super-grating.

And yeah, I'm sure his smoothies and milkshakes are my window to a bikini body.   ::)

Equally annoying is the 1-800-MYLemon commercial. ew
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on January 23, 2011, 12:08:23 PM
I love sports radio, especially during playoffs. But if I have to hear this commercial with the guy screaming, "ARE YOU A WOMAN OVER 40? DID YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO WORK OUT AN HOUR A DAY JUST TO MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT? AN HOUR A DAY TO NOT LOSE A SINGLE POUND?" I am going to throw the damn radio into a wall. Besides the content, this guy's voice is super-grating.

And yeah, I'm sure his smoothies and milkshakes are my window to a bikini body.   ::)
How's about we send over the terrorist you're more likely to meet than Mr. Right and have him pay a call on that jackwagon?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on January 24, 2011, 07:24:56 PM
This isn't really something I hate but more shook up over. I witnessed a teenager on a bike getting struck by a van this afternoon. Luckily the boy seems to be o.k. possible broken bones and definitely lots of bruises but it could have been much worse. He ran a red light and wasn't wearing a helmet. The poor man who hit him was so shook up. Kids needs to be more aware of how dangerous it is not to follow the rules like drivers have to. My poor boys, I came home and lectured them on safety. I'm just happy this didn't have a different outcome.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on January 24, 2011, 09:20:43 PM
A kid at my high school died when he was riding his bike across a parking lot and a van turned into the lot just as he was coming across. He hit the side of the van and died of head injuries. If he'd been wearing a helmet, he'd probably still be here. If he'd been following "the rules of the road" he'd absolutely still be here. Good for you for lecturing your kids, they'll thank you for it someday.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on January 24, 2011, 09:46:14 PM
Me and my friends still talk about the scary safety videos we used to have to watch at school. Things like playing on railways and what could happen if you did (with gore and everything) or running red lights. From what I know, they don't show them this sort of stuff anymore :/
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on January 25, 2011, 02:23:20 AM
Eek, I'm glad it turned out that he's okay. People defintely need to pay attention and be safe at all times.


I hate hearing about my grandmother, I don't know what has gotten into her. Her personality defintely has changed from being really mean and nasty to being calm. She had a stroke few weeks ago,  had a brain bleed. The doctors were stunned that she was alert and talking the whole time. The doctors couldn't do surgery because they were afraid about her breathing issue with the antheseia (sp?) due to lungs after smoking almost 50 years. During her stay, all she kept saying was "boost me up," but she was actually sitting up at the top of the bed or saying "Can I get out of bed?" She couldn't, her weight was like dead weight, if my parents or I tried to pick her up, we couldn't. Also, with her fesity/combative personality, she would try to get out of bed. She already has bruises and a nasty scar from falling. The doctors couldn't really sedate her with a some kind of med because they were afraid she would slip into coma and etc. So, last week the doctors decided to sent her to a nursing home because they can't really do much for her since she was getting a little better, but would need rehab and nurses at all times, before we would have nurses come to her little apartment that is connected to my house. So that's where the troubles began, like the night before for example: My grandmother's anger, wacky, crazy issue had the young nurse calling my mother at 11:30 PM, crying. So, my uncle had to go over there and calm her down. I don't know if he stayed all night with her. My mother told the nurse could leave if she wants, because she felt bad for what my grandmother had done to her or do something to keep an eye on her. The nurse stayed in the hallway with the lounge chair by the door so she can keep an eye on her just in case she falls onto the floor. But when my grandmother called earlier today, she was calm and settled. I don't know if that is going to last, it's just not my grandmother. My grandmother is nice, gentle woman who would do puzzles all day and all night.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on January 25, 2011, 09:55:43 AM
My cousim is 18 and refuses to wear a helmet on his bike. When my aunt told me, I was like, "what the hell?" her response, "he gets too hot." now I'm not a parent, so I have no right telling my aunt how to raise her kids, but ï'd never let my kids use that excuse. How can people not see how necessary they are? </rant>
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on January 26, 2011, 08:02:54 PM
Sorry - this is pretty minor, but..... I hate this freakin' cold that will not go away!! I've been sick for almost 2 weeks and I'm getting annoyed.  >:( I started getting over it last week - even felt pretty good on Friday, but then Saturday night I got a really awful sore throat and today I've been sneezing, running nose. I think I caught something new right on the tail of the other one. Ugh - and Funkytot's not even in daycare yet.  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on January 26, 2011, 09:11:31 PM
The sick is the suck.  We've all had a stomach bug -- the girls bounced back after a day, I'm still a bit queasy after a week.

Now on to today's gripe.  They canceled school today because of fricking RAIN --and the threat of snow later in the day. By noon, I had already had my fill of Arthur and Curious George and had to take both urchins to the store with me to prepare for the real stuff.

So I’ve been trapped with both of the demon spawn for a day already and I’m about ready to throw their little asses out in the snow -- 5 to 10 inches predicted -- I think we already have 5.

Forget bread milk & toilet paper -- I hope I have enough wine to get through this little adventure.

Beer Wine me strength.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on January 27, 2011, 03:07:01 PM
REALLY, Fairfax County -- 5 inches of snow and you close school for THREE effing days? Seriously?

It’s not like we’re Atlanta or someplace that doesn’t even own a plow!! WTF? What kind of wussies are in charge of that decision!>?!

Just remembered that school is closed on Monday & Tuesday for teacher workdays -- which will make for an entire week alone with my demon spawn.

Beer Tequila me strength.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on January 27, 2011, 03:37:11 PM
I am sorry for all of you who are housebound due to the weather. :( I won't lie and say I know what that is but I do know for whatever reason what it feels like to be stuck in a house with kids for more than a day or two. I am beering all of you strength! bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on January 27, 2011, 06:34:32 PM
lisawahoo good thing we live a couple of states apart because there might not be enough wine to beer us strength through all the 2-hour delays that morph into snow days. I told the fam. yesterday I was having my wine a little early to "celebrate" the snowstorm.  partyhaticon not.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on January 27, 2011, 06:36:02 PM
And the dog bit and punctured our sweet little neighbor's snow tube. She looked almost as deflated as the sled did. However, I will not risk life and limb to get her a new one until tomorrow (see wine post above as real reason dinkn is staying put).
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on January 31, 2011, 11:18:12 PM
Criminy.  Forecast is for big time ice storm to hit -- probably tomorrow night -- so it's looking like school will probably be closed again on Wed.

For those of you keeping track, last week's storm closed school Wed, Thurs & Fri (some of my neighbors' drives home on Thurs were 4 to 6 HOURS) and school is closed today & tomorrow for teacher workdays -- so that will make EIGHT straight days of my demon spawn little darlings being at home 24x7.

I am officially OUT of ways to entertain them keep them from driving me insane.

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on February 01, 2011, 02:59:06 AM
This may be a dumb question, but we don't really get snow days (my cousins did have there this winter though, so weird)
Anyway, do you have to make up the days you missed?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Papertrail on February 01, 2011, 06:27:29 AM
I can only speak for the area that I live in, Sally, but yes, the kids in my school district are required to have a certain number of school days per year. In keeping with the theme of this thread, the kids generally LOVE their snow days, but HATE it later in the year when the makeup days eat into their summer vacation.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on February 01, 2011, 06:33:10 AM
I think it does depend where you live. Here (Colorado) you get a certain number of snow days in most districts, before you had to start making them up. When I lived in the mountains it was like 12. I think down here it's only about 5.  Hmm, maybe that's why school here starts in August when it seems like most other places don't start up til after Labor Day...

Oh, and I hate insomnia. Particularly when it hits at 4 am after one has passed out early from drinking a bottle of wine.  Is it too early for coffee?   :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 01, 2011, 12:28:45 PM
WE have a certain amount built in, but then the add them to the end, which doesn't really help, because the SOL testing dates don't change.

But we just lost the President's Day holiday -- the kids will be going to school even though it is a federal holiday.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on February 01, 2011, 06:10:22 PM
Wow, they have to go in on a federal holiday? I guess they have to make the numbers up somehow. Kids here in london got about five days off this winter due to snow - if you saw how little we get compared to you guys you would laugh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on February 08, 2011, 09:03:40 AM
Dear Winter,

You showed up late this year, but are making the most of your visit now, aren't you? As fantastic as your snowstorms and 7 degree days have been, it would be lovely if you could perhaps take yourself off somewhere else for a few weeks and come back with some snow when your cousin Spring gets here.

Love,
Callisto
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: EverybodyHurts on February 08, 2011, 05:46:31 PM
But don't even THINK about coming to Massachusetts.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: LaTopher on February 08, 2011, 07:38:47 PM
Dear Winter,

You showed up late this year, but are making the most of your visit now, aren't you? As fantastic as your snowstorms and 7 degree days have been, it would be lovely if you could perhaps take yourself off somewhere else for a few weeks and come back with some snow when your cousin Spring gets here.

Love,
Callisto

I think you guys should just import some snow over here
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Klutzy_girl on February 09, 2011, 09:51:52 AM
I hate that I'm sick right now. I also hate cold medicine, because it's horrible. Can someone make medicine that tastes good?

Also, I really hate DayQuil right now because it somehow made me feel worse. I'm all dizzy and buzzy and everything. I was actually feeling better until I took it this morning.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 09, 2011, 10:40:14 AM
I'm right there with you, Klutzy_girl! I've been sick for almost 3 weeks and I'm seriously annoyed with it all! It feels just like a regular cold, except that after a few days, I start to get better and then it comes right back. Hubby wants me to go to the dr, but I don't feel horrible - just like I'm on a cold roller coaster.

Funkytot, on the other hand, is *really* sick right now. We thought he just had a nasty cold, but when his fingernails were blue yesterday we took him to the dr. Unfortunately, they don't know what's wrong (said it sounded like the flu, but the test came back negative), so we're just treating him with penicillin and rotating Advil/Tylenol for the fever. On the plus side, Funkytot loves the taste of the penicillin so much (bubblegum) that he's upset when it's all gone and we put it away until the next dose.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on February 10, 2011, 12:24:55 PM
I'm defintely with you guys, I got sick with a cold since Monday. All day Tuesday into Wednesday, I was laying in bed with box of tissues and used cough medicine that tasted so bitter. So, I agree with you Kluzty_Girl about wishing to have some kind of cough medicine that tastes good. Right now, I'm feeling a little bit better, I'm still sneezing and coughing.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 11, 2011, 10:54:10 AM
My kids like Delsym for coughs. And it works.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 11, 2011, 11:43:36 AM
My kids like Delsym for coughs. And it works.

And it last 12 hours -- so you don't have to dose them as often  -- win.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on February 11, 2011, 11:55:05 PM
funkybutt, here are some various things (http://www.healthline.com/symptomsearch?addterm=Blue%20Fingernails) that can have blue fingernails as part of them. Some of them seem somewhat cough & cold - related. Hopefully funkytot is back to his regular self now.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 12, 2011, 07:06:58 PM
According to the pediatrician, there was something about the capillaries expanding when fighting off an infection that caused the blue fingernails. So, it seemed like when he had a higher fever, his nails would also be blue. He ended up being pretty sick from Tues afternoon until Thursday, but thankfully, Thurs night his fever broke. He's still not feeling great, but he at least plays some and he sometimes acts like his old self. He just sleeps a little more b/c he tires easily and his appetite isn't quite back. Whew - it was pretty scary seeing him like that!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on February 12, 2011, 07:14:00 PM
Watching your kids suffer while sick is the worst, funkybutt!  Italian_kid #1 and Italian_kid #2 have been sick since December with constant colds, coughs, runny noses, fevers and ear infections!  It's so hard to watch them like this because I know happy and well behaved they usually are.  #1 (who is 3) has had 3 ear infections this winter... it's the worst!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 13, 2011, 08:52:37 AM
Watching your kids suffer while sick is the worst, funkybutt!  Italian_kid #1 and Italian_kid #2 have been sick since December with constant colds, coughs, runny noses, fevers and ear infections!  It's so hard to watch them like this because I know happy and well behaved they usually are.  #1 (who is 3) has had 3 ear infections this winter... it's the worst!

Last time youngest dinkndoo was really sick I was just sitting with him, stroking his hair and said, as I usually do "I wish it was me instead of you.". He responded in all sincerity: "Yeah, I wish it was you instead, too." :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Jamnicity on February 13, 2011, 04:15:14 PM
What I hate is moving. Hubby got a job out-of-state, which he will be starting at the end of the month. We are leaving next weekend. Right now we are in the craziness of trying to pack and make little fixes around the house to make it presentable to sell. With two little kids to take care of it's no easy task! The even more complicated thing about it is we're moving into a townhouse until our house sells and we can afford to buy another one. Since our space will be much smaller for a while, we're having to sort things out as we go "this comes to the apartment," "this stays at the house." It's just making the already stressful packing more confusing. This is our first move with kids, so that's been tough, too. At some point we're going to have to pack all the toys, books, formula, baby food, etc. up, but keep feeling like we can't do that yet, because we/they are still using the stuff. Anyway, just needed to vent a little I guess. Feeling totally overwhelmed these days! :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on February 18, 2011, 11:23:04 PM
Catching up here. Jamnicity, I guess you'll be moving this weekend. Beering you strength and good moving vibes. I hope all goes well. bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 23, 2011, 10:40:01 AM
Not really enjoying the Red Cross nurse who took my blood today. OUCH! I have filed his name and face in the computer that I like to call my brain (I like to, but it's not really anything like a computer, unless that computer is old and decrepit). So "Al", you have poked me for the last time. twss
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on February 23, 2011, 10:47:33 AM
I am heartbroken to see all the damage in Christchurch.  It's such a beautiful city, and I'm so sad to see that part of the cathedral collapsed.  We were staying in the hotel right there in Cathedral Square and it's terrible to see it reduced to rubble.  They had a pretty little cafe and gift shop at the cathedral, where we had a memorably odd New Zealand breakfast sandwich (complete with 'tomato relish,' i.e. 'ketchup'), and it was where I got my mom a pair of freshwater pearl earrings... it's just awful to see it in ruins now.  Thinking about all the people that were killed this time is just...  :'(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on February 25, 2011, 06:43:43 PM
I don't like the feeling that my grandmother is gone. You may have known I was talking about her several weeks ago about her stroke and how her moods were different. Right now, it's just so weird not having her around the little apartment that is connected to my house or talking to my family. Two weeks ago, it just all went downhill with her condition and she left us on Sunday. I defintely know that she's in a better place with her family (she was the last one) especially her brother who she didn't see for more than 70 years, he was killed in the battle in WWII when she was only 13 years old or seeing her older sisters and her other brother again.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on February 25, 2011, 07:32:51 PM
I don't like the feeling that my grandmother is gone. You may have known I was talking about her several weeks ago about her stroke and how her moods were different. Right now, it's just so weird not having her around the little apartment that is connected to my house or talking to my family. Two weeks ago, it just all went downhill with her condition and she left us on Sunday. I defintely know that she's in a better place with her family (she was the last one) especially her brother who she didn't see for more than 70 years, he was killed in the battle in WWII when she was only 13 years old or seeing her older sisters and her other brother again.

Sympathies to you.  It's hard to lose someone, even when it wasn't necessarily unexpected.

It's very weird to think that someone who's always been there just... isn't.  My phone keeps prompting me to delete the last couple messages I got from my mom.  I guess I will, someday, but not any time soon.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: AtTheStars455 on February 26, 2011, 09:12:50 PM
I don't like the feeling that my grandmother is gone. You may have known I was talking about her several weeks ago about her stroke and how her moods were different. Right now, it's just so weird not having her around the little apartment that is connected to my house or talking to my family. Two weeks ago, it just all went downhill with her condition and she left us on Sunday. I defintely know that she's in a better place with her family (she was the last one) especially her brother who she didn't see for more than 70 years, he was killed in the battle in WWII when she was only 13 years old or seeing her older sisters and her other brother again.

Very sorry for you & your family's loss, adampascalfan12
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on March 04, 2011, 10:01:21 AM
I had my iPod all charged up yesterday, and today's a day where I need it for about eight hours.  I discovered that it was still on in my bag and now it's almost totally dead.   >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: AtTheStars455 on March 07, 2011, 10:19:56 AM
I hate late season, unexpected snowstorms. It had been warm, things were thawing, snow was melting...and then we've gotten 21 inches in the last 24 hours, and it's still coming down heavily. I hate winter!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: adampascalfan12 on March 09, 2011, 04:47:55 PM
Thank you guys. I know that she is in a better place.

you know what else I don't like right now is my laptop. It has been down since yesterday morning,  >:( so I'm using my Droid cell phone as I'm typing this. I wish that I have the word document on here to fix the last couple things  and sent it to the betas on MTT or go on the internet to check emails, such as important things for college and play rehearsal reschedule.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on March 09, 2011, 07:45:03 PM

adampascalfan12 , I'd like to offer belated sympathies for your loss. *hugs*

Also, timely sympathies for your computer troubles, because oh em gee can I sympathize right now. In fact, I've never felt closer to my girl Pam, and despite what you might think, IT'S NOT A GOOD FEELING!! Oh, to those who are wondering what the hell I'm talking about: it looks like it might actually be totally realistic to flunk due to printer problems. It's 2.35 in the morning here, I just finished revising my thesis and I'm supposed to turn it in tomorrow afternoon (because I don't like to leave things in the last minute. Nu-uh, not me). Or I guess it's actually today afternoon, 'cause it's so much after midnight. Anyhoodle. Our computer decides that now is a good time to get all diva and like "LOL, I'm not going to print any damn thing." Great. And because our word is an older version than the computers at uni have, I'm not sure I can print it there either. Full blown pannick attack going on in here!

Also, to people I own PMs/emails/blog posts: I'M SORRY! Don't hate me. Or do, I totally deserve it, but I will get back to you by Monday at the latest, when I rejoin the sane and the living. Right now I'm a little loopy and half dead. I should really try and get some sleep, but am feeling way too wired for that. Guess all that coffee wasn't such a great idea after all. Okay, I'm done now.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on March 14, 2011, 09:24:55 AM
I hate.... when puppies poop and dinkndoos are out of sight or at school and the clean up is left to me. Somebody please tell me that this dog will one day become house trained?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on March 15, 2011, 08:29:21 PM
Mouth ulcers. They're so small, but damn they hurt :/
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on March 15, 2011, 08:37:54 PM
Yes sws - do you mean the ulcerated taste buds? They are annoying and seem to be as big as a dime on your tongue when in fact they are teeny tiny.

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on March 15, 2011, 09:00:57 PM
Mouth ulcers. They're so small, but damn they hurt :/

Ugh-- I get those whenever I'm stressed out (which seems cruelly ironic).  The little white ulcers that form on your gums and cause shooting pain whenever you eat or drink anything even slightly acidic?  There's a fast-drying liquid called Kanka that you can put on it that works well as a topical anesthetic.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on March 15, 2011, 09:20:10 PM
Yes! And why do you end up biting them? Urgh.
And Kanka, that makes sense now. Is that what you guys also call them? I had some when on holiday and asked the pharmacist what to use, and he kept saying Kanka - so I nodded and left lol.
I heard they're stress related, what else can cause them?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on March 15, 2011, 09:25:32 PM
Yes! And why do you end up biting them? Urgh.
And Kanka, that makes sense now. Is that what you guys also call them? I had some when on holiday and asked the pharmacist what to use, and he kept saying Kanka - so I nodded and left lol.
I heard they're stress related, what else can cause them?

Kanka comes in a little bottle like rubber cement. It does work but it's weird, you have to hold your lips off your gums for a minute till it dries. But it does dull the pain and make it at least possible to eat, and not constantly obsess about the pain.

My doctor basically told me they're a recurring thing that can't be cured. I wasn't told anything to do to prevent them, either. It's just a cross we have to bear.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Swedge on March 19, 2011, 02:14:23 PM
Today's hate: creating threads in the wrong section. (Also, earthquakes and dictators)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on March 19, 2011, 04:40:19 PM
Having people bail on plans AGAIN. I don't know why I ever believe her when she says she'll do something. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on March 20, 2011, 01:16:33 PM
Having people bail on plans AGAIN. I don't know why I ever believe her when she says she'll do something.  

There are 2 mommies in my group that are like that. I never make plans with just them b/c I know they'll always cancel on me last minute. The only time they don't cancel is if there's a playgroup at their house.  ::)

Here's the thing I hate today - my MIL's weird lack of common sense. I've mentioned a few things she has done while watching Funkytot, and I'm so glad that she's not regularly watching him any more b/c she's ratcheted up the crazy sh1t she's done. MIL was watching the tot this morning b/c hubby & I had an appt for H&R Block - we thought it would be a nightmare trying to keep him occupied since he lately just wants to explore his surroundings (meaning, likes to find every power outlet  ::) ). After we were done, we went grocery shopping. So that means we were gone around 1.5 hours. We came home to find our garage door open, the door leading into the house unlocked, and the front and back doors unlocked. We noticed that the stroller was missing, so we knew she just took him for a walk, but seriously lady!! Sure we live in a safe neighborhood, but no neighborhood is *completely* safe - especially when there's such an obvious welcome sign for anyone to come in the house!  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on March 20, 2011, 02:41:43 PM
I hate that my glasses broke last night, and now's really not a good time for me to buy new ones.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on March 20, 2011, 04:49:13 PM
That sucks, kreidy. Are they fixable at all until you can get new ones? "Oculus reparo!"

My friend never did return my calls or show up at the nail place yesterday. It wasn't a big deal-- we were just going to meet up for mani/pedis-- but she totally forgot AND didn't check her messages. Way to make a girl feel invisible.  :(

I love our new weekend courier. He's a great guy, always in a good mood, always willing to help. But I really hate how he has this tendency to count down the minutes till we leave.  "Sixteen minutes.  Fourteen minutes.  Twelve minutes."  It does not make the time pass faster.  :D  (I guess it would be REALLY annoying if I didn't leave at the same time as him...)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on March 20, 2011, 05:14:04 PM
That sucks, kreidy. Are they fixable at all until you can get new ones? "Oculus reparo!"

:D That was the first thing I thought of when it happened, actually. /Harry Potter geek.

I don't know if I can fix them, but I'm going to ask my optician tomorrow anyway. I'll probably be sporting the fancy "glasses with tape" look at work until I can get a new pair or get them fixed.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on March 24, 2011, 10:36:01 AM
Finally finding a nearly-perfect house, beautiful and full of light and in a great neighborhood and right at the edge of our price range, deciding to go ahead and put in an offer... and they already accepted another offer.

Well, that was fun and exciting for 90 minutes.   :(  I guess I should be glad it wasn't two months of loving the place only to have it yanked away.  Sigh. Back to the drawing board.

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on March 24, 2011, 12:31:17 PM
Finally finding a nearly-perfect house, beautiful and full of light and in a great neighborhood and right at the edge of our price range, deciding to go ahead and put in an offer... and they already accepted another offer.

Well, that was fun and exciting for 90 minutes.   :(  I guess I should be glad it wasn't two months of loving the place only to have it yanked away.  Sigh. Back to the drawing board.

Well that sucks.  On the other hand, you could have bought about 5 years ago and now be underwater on your mortgage and having to convince the bank to accept a short sale.  Like my mom.  Ugh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on March 24, 2011, 03:18:28 PM
Defroster is dying in the car. This came to a head earlier when we had frigging snow and slush and some kind of humidity front going on inside my car.

We can add this to the list: door locks, upholstery, trunk staying ajar and unable to close intermittently,  strange rattle sound when, and only when, there is a passenger in the front seat who weighs more than 90 pounds.  Can't even get upset about the huge, impossible to remove LAX stickers put there by a 4-year old dinkndoo in a moment of inattentiveness by his mother...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on March 26, 2011, 08:35:46 AM
I generally keep a clean home.  Our biggest mess is usually the kid's toys, which don't always get put away.  But, for some reason every GD spring we get ants in our kitchen.  It started this morning.  I noticed a couple hanging near the dog's bowls where a couple of stray morsels of food had found their way onto the floor.  I cleaned that all up, washed the dogs bowls and thought everything was fine, but now they're back with a vengeance.  It's freezing here this morning so I figure they are trying to get in from the cold but I am so disgusted.  My husband is working some overtime until noon and he says when he gets home he'll spray outside, look for the nest, and then get traps for inside.  I really can't wait, I just want them out of my house!  I was reading online for home made ant remedies and have since sprayed the perimeter of my kitchen with bug repellent (the kind you put on yourself when going outside!)  Let's hope it helps, even if it's just a few hours!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on March 26, 2011, 12:18:19 PM
IF are they by any chance marching two by two? Please advise.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on March 26, 2011, 12:46:00 PM
My knees started hurting me within an hour of getting out of bed this morning (usually they're only bad after being on my feet all day)

Crap.  How am I supposed to lose any weight (to take the stress off my joints) if I can't work out or run or anything?

FML.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: jazzfan on March 26, 2011, 12:50:40 PM
Lisahoo - Motrin, it's what's for breakfast.

Italian Food - Yeah, you'll need to bait them, but if you want to keep them out of your dog's bowl, get a shallow pan just a little bigger than your dog bowl and fill it with half and inch of water, and put the dog bowl in the middle of it.  Thwarts the ants.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Papertrail on March 26, 2011, 01:50:41 PM
Italian Food- In regards to your ant problem, you mentioned that you have children and a dog. One thing that you might want to try, that doesn't involve insecticides, is to dilute some peppermint oil with water in a spray bottle. Once you identify where the littlle buggers are coming from and see their path, spray it along that area. Ants hate it! It messes with their antennae signals. You might give it a try. Good Luck! :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on March 26, 2011, 01:56:56 PM
IF are they by any chance marching two by two? Please advise.


Sorry, DF, they are not... more roaming around willy-nilly!


Italian Food - Yeah, you'll need to bait them, but if you want to keep them out of your dog's bowl, get a shallow pan just a little bigger than your dog bowl and fill it with half and inch of water, and put the dog bowl in the middle of it.  Thwarts the ants.

Thanks for the idea.  We seemed to have driven them out for now.  I will keep that in mind, though, Jazzfan!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on March 26, 2011, 01:59:59 PM
Italian Food- In regards to your ant problem, you mentioned that you have children and a dog. One thing that you might want to try, that doesn't involve insecticides, is to dilute some peppermint oil with water in a spray bottle. Once you identify where the littlle buggers are coming from and see their path, spray it along that area. Ants hate it! It messes with their antennae signals. You might give it a try. Good Luck! :)

Thanks for that tip, Papertrail.  Sorry for the double post, but I think I was posting at the same time.  I actually read this when searching the web for tips.  I am definitely going to pick up some peppermint oil next time I'm out!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on March 27, 2011, 08:14:03 AM
IF are they by any chance marching two by two? Please advise.


Sorry, DF, they are not... more roaming around willy-nilly!

Okay... but I was going to say if the little one stops to tie his shoe, nail him with some Raid.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on March 27, 2011, 12:00:40 PM
Seriously though, regarding ants: we have big ones up here (but not so many) and the smaller sugar ants down the shore*, by the score. Every year we try to be non-toxic and squish them or use "gentle" methods. By week 2 of feeling them crawl on me I call the exterminator. Then they are gone for the rest of the year.

*where it would appear our house sits atop an ancient ant ancestral territory.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on March 27, 2011, 12:56:28 PM
Seriously though, regarding ants: we have big ones up here (but not so many) and the smaller sugar ants down the shore*, by the score. Every year we try to be non-toxic and squish them or use "gentle" methods. By week 2 of feeling them crawl on me I call the exterminator. Then they are gone for the rest of the year.

*where it would appear our house sits atop an ancient ant ancestral territory.


We go through this every spring, but it seems to be worse this year.  We had a random stretch of days where it was unseasonablly warm which must have kicked the breeding into high gear.  We were making so progress- after my husband sprayed the outside of the house with Defense Max and placed 4 bait traps around our kitchen, we only saw 1 or 2. Then this afternoon my youngest dropped something during lunch and I bent down to pick it up and found another obscure spot they were hanging out in.  I put another trap outand am just waiting....
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on March 28, 2011, 08:22:14 AM
Crossing the road and seeing your bus drive off in to the distance.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on March 28, 2011, 08:55:12 AM
Crossing the road and seeing your bus drive off in to the distance.

That stinks, Sally!  I hope there's another one coming soon!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on March 28, 2011, 09:20:50 AM
Crossing the road and seeing your bus drive off in to the distance.

That sucks... second only to waving at the bus, having them acknowledge your existence, and drive off anyway. Which I have not experienced personally, but have seen happen to others.  Sorry, Sal.

I hate paper cuts. More specifically, paper cuts that come from cardboard boxes. It's extremely inconveniently located as a vertical slash on my thumb, where I can't really use a band-aid because then I can't write or move my thumb. Owie.   :'(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on April 06, 2011, 09:57:31 PM
I've been suffering from chronic migraines since I was 6 years old (so, for 24 years.)  I've had countless MRI's, MRA's Cat Scans, SED Tests, EEG's, everything and there is nothing wrong with my brain causing them.  About a year ago, I decided to go caffeine free and that seemed to cut my # of migraines way down.  Back in October, I slipped and had a Pepsi and had withdrawal headaches for 3 days.  I have been caffeine free since then, and thusly migraine free, until today.

I was in bed from 9 am until 7:30 pm and I'm still not 100%.  Fortunately. my husband was off work today, so he had kiddie duty.  We're not sure what caused it.  I did have my annual eye exam yesterday and had to have my eyes dialated so maybe that was it.  My husband called my primary doctor to see if he could call in a prescription and he wouldn't do it!  He's been my doctor for 10 years and he's a friend of my mom.  So my mom called and he said he thought it was due to the eye exam so my husband called the eye doctor and he said there was no way it was from that so he couldn't call anything in.

So, I'm pretty annoyed with my PCP right now.  He knows my medical history and he knows what this is like for me.  My mom thinks he wanted me to come to the office for  the prescription so he could bill my insurance for an office visit.  Time for a new doctor... sorry for rambling!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on April 07, 2011, 12:12:52 AM
Italian_Food, was there anything else unusual you ate last night or this morning? This is a decent pdf (http://uhs.berkeley.edu/home/healthtopics/pdf/triggers.pdf) on all kinds of migraine triggers, food and otherwise. Even skipping meals can cause them. Eyestrain and stress can also, so there is some possibility of the eye doctor visit being a problem.

I used to get migraines. I was able to take the edge off if I took ibuprofen, sudafed, and ironically, a bit of coffee >:D and went right to bed in a dark room. I was diagnosed with celiac disease a while back, however, and had to go off gluten (anything with wheat, barley, rye, or most oats) and I haven't had a migraine since. I've had some nausea due to movement and such, but no actual migraine with head pain. Celiac disease and migraines are known to co-mingle.

I wouldn't recommend going off gluten unless you have to, though, but maybe some of those other triggers will ring a bell for you.

I agree that it's time for a new doc. Asshole. >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on April 07, 2011, 07:35:22 AM
Thanks for the info, Too Late Kev.  I've actually been following "The Migraine Diet" for a while now, with the exception of chocolate in moderation because as I told my doc, there is no way I could give up chocolate entirely without going insane.  Plus, I've never noticed a correlation between eating chocolate and my headaches.  Caffeine usually does help me get rid of a headache, but once I do it, I get bounce back headaches, therefore making it necessary to drink more caffeine.  Then I have to go through withdrawal again, which is awful.  Believe me, there were times yesterday when I wanted to tell my husband to get my a giant Pepsi, but I resisted because eventhough it would have given me some temporary reliefe, it would have meant like 3 days of unpredictable hell.

I didn't eaten anything out of the ordinary before getting my headache and didn't skip any meals, so I really think the eye exam was the culprit.  Between having my eyes dialated and these weird lights he shined in my eyes, I'm convinced that was it.  I wound up taking 2 Aleve before bed, slept like a rock, and woke up feeling much better.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on April 08, 2011, 05:42:55 PM
Lights, motion, and noise can all trigger migraines, can't they? Even though I don't get full-blown migraines anymore, I do have a weird balance & nausea problem and motion can still set me off. I tell the kids that anywhere I can see them is a "no-spin zone." ;D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on April 09, 2011, 09:23:29 AM
The only factor that triggers a headache in me (I only get one a year or so) is when the barometric pressure is wacky and drops very quickly (or rises very quickly?)  If I were smart I would record the numbers and track it better, but all I can do is lie in a darkened room, moan and feel extremely sorry for myself.  The only thing that really helps is sleep. Hope that's helpful.

I also really hate losing to the Braves because of that chop thing, but that's another story for another thread...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on April 12, 2011, 10:42:54 PM
I went to my first step class today, and as she was getting us to turn around really fast on the step, I got dizzy and fell. I felt my wrist pop. Really hurt, but now my knee hurts. Urgh. I cried in front of everyone. How embarrassing :/
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on April 13, 2011, 07:58:28 AM
Snowhite - sorry about the trip up in class. However, I have always found that exercise classes are women at their nicest to each other. Hopefully the ladies were nice and supportive to you? Feel better.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on April 13, 2011, 02:20:37 PM
Oh, they were all lovely. I hurt, but got up, but as soon as this lady hugged me, I cried. Talk about embarrassing. The first thing the gym asked was if it was their equipment. I can understand why, but I don't think they understood my reply inbetween sobs, where I was hating on the step lol. My hand feels better today, but my leg really hurts now *sigh*
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on April 15, 2011, 04:18:04 AM
Insomnia sucks. And never strikes when I don't have to be up early.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: extrasupervery on April 15, 2011, 05:21:03 AM
Insomnia sucks. And never strikes when I don't have to be up early.

Yes!  It does very much suck.  Why can't insomnia hit us whenever it's convenient for us and NOT when it's most inconvenient???
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on April 15, 2011, 10:54:52 AM
I guess today is a day I hate. Two posts in one day? Well, considering the first one was at 1am...   I am so tired.  :(

Anyway. Sweet n' Low. We ran out of both Equal and Splenda and are reduced to this pink poison. I think this box was manufactured in the '70s. Who still uses this stuff?  Blech.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on April 15, 2011, 11:02:23 AM
Feel ya, dawg.   :P

I was out last night until midnight for a damn meeting -- still haven't seen last night's episode.  Got in so late, I slept on the couch so I wouldn't wake up the husband. 

I want chocolate so badly right now, I'm seriously considering raiding the Easter stash and chomping the ears off of my kid's chocolate bunny.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on April 15, 2011, 06:46:46 PM
lisawahoo your post made me think of this.

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r347/mangomads1/chocolate-easter-bunny.jpg (http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r347/mangomads1/chocolate-easter-bunny.jpg)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kells8995 on April 15, 2011, 06:57:08 PM
lisawahoo your post made me think of this.

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r347/mangomads1/chocolate-easter-bunny.jpg (http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r347/mangomads1/chocolate-easter-bunny.jpg)

I love this.  lmao. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on April 15, 2011, 07:01:13 PM
kaytotheetothedoublehockeysticksandabunchofnumbers, I know, right? Wish it was in the fancy format, though, but I might just be a computer idiot. :o
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on April 15, 2011, 07:14:10 PM
This week blows. I don't think I've ever faced this much rejection in one week. The guy I was seeing from eHarmony has decided to pursue somebody else. I did not get the job I interviewed for last week. I'm still waiting for approval on the house we put an offer on. And, just to pile on, our apartment manager called to inquire about our cat, which we did not tell them we had because they want a $250 (nonrefundable) deposit (for each cat) and $45 a month extra in pet rent.

Seriously? I'm moving out in a matter of weeks and NOW they notice we have a cat?

I know I'm technically in the wrong for not being honest about having a pet, but the whole concept of 'pet rent' enrages me. A damage deposit, I understand. Extra money per month for a pet is just extortion.  What the hell is my deposit paying for?   >:(

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on April 15, 2011, 07:21:52 PM
lisawahoo your post made me think of this.

(http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r347/mangomads1/chocolate-easter-bunny.jpg)
Awesome.

And what kind of idiot buys Easter candy so early?  Oh, right, people who want to torture themselves for weeks before Easter.

Curse you, Reese's mini-eggs.  Curse you to hell and back.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on April 15, 2011, 07:39:42 PM
You know what I hate?  The cost of groceries!  I'm not going to say how much I spend to feed a family of 4 per week but it's ridiculous.  My Shoprite milk costs $4.19 a gallon and we go through 3 gallons of milk a week!

After the shock of my weekly food bill, I came home and ate of the chocolate covered peeps I bought for my kids... oh, well, mommy needed it!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kells8995 on April 15, 2011, 07:43:26 PM
You know what I hate?  The cost of groceries!  I'm not going to say how much I spend to feed a family of 4 per week but it's ridiculous.  My Shoprite milk costs $4.19 a gallon and we go through 3 gallons of milk a week!

After the shock of my weekly food bill, I came home and ate of the chocolate covered peeps I bought for my kids... oh, well, mommy needed it!

girl, you are preaching to the choir.  I have three kids and we go through nearly a gallon a day, no joke.  Our shoprite luckily sells gallons 2/$6 but normally I'll go to Sams and they are roughly $2.50 there.

I keep meaning to check out Aldi - is there one near you?  They are a no-name brand chain and I hear how cheap they are and I hear nothing but good things about their products. 

But yea, easily $150+ a week on groceries, and I use coupons and shop at Sams for stuff for lunches, etc.  It's so expensive.  Between groceries and daycare...oy.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on April 15, 2011, 07:56:26 PM
What I pay for groceries is one of my biggest complaints. I seriously can get certain fast food for cheaper than to cook but the health issue makes me feel bad. I have 3 boys here and thankfully they aren't your "typical" boy eaters. They choose to graze all day long though and that is just as costly. >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on April 15, 2011, 07:59:31 PM
You know what I hate?  The cost of groceries!  I'm not going to say how much I spend to feed a family of 4 per week but it's ridiculous.  My Shoprite milk costs $4.19 a gallon and we go through 3 gallons of milk a week!

After the shock of my weekly food bill, I came home and ate of the chocolate covered peeps I bought for my kids... oh, well, mommy needed it!

girl, you are preaching to the choir.  I have three kids and we go through nearly a gallon a day, no joke.  Our shoprite luckily sells gallons 2/$6 but normally I'll go to Sams and they are roughly $2.50 there.

I keep meaning to check out Aldi - is there one near you?  They are a no-name brand chain and I hear how cheap they are and I hear nothing but good things about their products.  

But yea, easily $150+ a week on groceries, and I use coupons and shop at Sams for stuff for lunches, etc.  It's so expensive.  Between groceries and daycare...oy.

The closest Aldi is about 1/2 hour away.  I keep saying I'm going to go there, but trying to find the time to go is impossible.  Also, my Costco is 30 minutes away.  It's great for things I can stock up on, but to have to drive down there once a week for milk would be difficult.  I might start, though, because my grocery bill is insane.

I use coupons too.  Today, between sales and coupons, I saved $95.  My husband and kids came with me and I sent my husband ahead of me to get cheeese and I told him, get whatever is on sale.  By the time I caught up to him a few minutes later, he was just staring and told me he couldn't figure out which was on sale!  LOL
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on April 15, 2011, 08:14:53 PM
Food is ridiculously expensive. I'm lucky I live at home, but I help out with groceries and stuff, and it's shocking. Same goes for hair products. I use Redken, and the fresh curls cream has gone from £11.99 to £16.00 in just over a year and a half. Crazy!

Callisto. Stupid eharmony guy. It's his loss!

Pet rent? Wtf. I get deposits like you said, but it's not like your cat is using the apartment facilities lol
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on April 15, 2011, 10:17:17 PM
I agree. I use Redken as well, and a bottle of shampoo is 259 nok ($48). Needless to say, I bought a couple of bottles when I was abroad a couple of weeks ago.  ::)

Also, I hate that there's no Costco here. I miss being able to buy a cheap gallon of milk. 1 litre is 12.20 nok ($2.25), so groceries are expensive.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on April 15, 2011, 10:37:00 PM
I wish I could take two suitcases with me when I go to the US next month, as I'd like to buy a few of those giant bottles :/ what Redken do you use? I currently use the blonde shampoo and conditioner, and the fresh curls cream. Ï'd like to use the fresh curls shampoo and conditioner too.  I just hate how everything is so much more expensive here.

And keeping with the hate, a squirel attacked a baby bird in my garden today :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on April 16, 2011, 07:47:31 AM
I use Redken's extreme shampoo and conditioner because I have dry hair. I've tried the gold coloured bottles as well (I think they're for soft hair? I can't remember), and both of them work really well. Also, I like that you don't have to use much of it every time. How can you when it's so expensive?  :D I remember paying $10 or something for one bottle when I lived in the US. It was fantastic.

I hate people who update their facebook status a million times a day with the most ridiculous and unimportant information ever. (That's what Twitter is for.) Okay, you've made dinner, done the dishes - bravo.  ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: beanyb on April 16, 2011, 08:35:35 AM
I hate people who update their facebook status a million times a day with the most ridiculous and unimportant information ever. (That's what Twitter is for.) Okay, you've made dinner, done the dishes - bravo.  ::)

Embrace the wonder that is the 'hide updates' button!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on April 16, 2011, 09:01:27 AM
I hate people who update their facebook status a million times a day with the most ridiculous and unimportant information ever. (That's what Twitter is for.) Okay, you've made dinner, done the dishes - bravo.  ::)

Embrace the wonder that is the 'hide updates' button!

True.  :D I've only used that for people spewing political nonsense so far.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on April 16, 2011, 11:01:04 AM
YES! I love my friends, but do I really need to know they have bathed and fed their kids, and are now about to read the kids a story before having a glass of dry white wine? Shh
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on April 19, 2011, 02:17:08 PM
Dear Smug Green Prius* Owner,

Hi, it's me, the driver you just tortured for about 6.5 miles. Remember me? You floored it to pull out in front of me in order to drive the next 6.5 miles at a snail's pace, apparently searching for an address. Good times watching you errantly brake and weave all over the road as you checked your: a). GPS*, b). directions* or c). map*.

Instead of committing this egregrious driving faux pas, you could have simply waited until I had passed as there was NOT ANOTHER DRIVER BEHIND ME FOR SEEMINGLY miles.

Did you want company on your little trek? Were you hoping I would come to admire the local landscape a little more with your leisurely lolling which made me gagging?

You deserved my disgusted head shake. You deserved a whole lot more, but I do not rock the obscene gestures to other drivers. However, if I had had a nerf dart gun available to me at the time, you would have been covered in foam bullets. WHAT was Penn Dot thinking when they awarded you a license?

Not sincerely and rather perturbed,
dinkn

*not to disparage ALL green Prius drivers.
* it's not working
* the directions are wrong-o!
* get one printed after 1980.

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on April 24, 2011, 11:45:35 PM
About 10 days ago, we spent a small fortune to replace our furnace.  It's been working great, but then today, it got warm enough to need the air conditioner on.  It reached about 79 in our house with the windows open so I go to turn the AC on and nothing.  The unit is only 4 years old!  It wasn't so bad earlier, we had a nice breeze, but about 2 hours ago storms rolled in, bringing humid air.  It is so sticky in my house right now.

My husband was able to reach the owner of the company (he's a friend of a friend) and someone may be out tomorrow, but definitely Tuesday.  Let's hope this humidity let's up!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on April 26, 2011, 01:06:52 PM
Damn you, grocery store with your half-price Easter candy. Damn you to hell.

[/buries ENORMOUS PILE of Reese’s wrappers under some other papers in my office trash can…]
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on April 26, 2011, 03:18:27 PM
Damn you, grocery store with your half-price Easter candy. Damn you to hell.

[/buries ENORMOUS PILE of Reese’s wrappers under some other papers in my office trash can…]

If you can't see the evidence, it didn't happen!  ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on April 26, 2011, 07:30:56 PM
lisawahoo and IF you are both, simultaneously reading my mind and cracking me up. As far as hiding evidence goes, Hershey's kisses* are the toughest. The litttle blue and white flag thing always drifts away only to be found by a frowning, disapproving skinny mr. dinkn.

*see the Random thread for an exciting, related poll

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on May 10, 2011, 07:25:03 PM
HOLY PMS!  Wow, I'm a nightmare today! :o >:(  Surprsingly, I still have patience for my kids, but that's it.  I flipped out on some lady who almost crashed into us turning the wrong way into a one way parking lane in the Walmart parking lot.  Fortunately that guy I married is out helping his brother move and promised to bring me ice cream home!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on May 15, 2011, 10:47:28 AM
I hate my job today. Generally it's just a variation of dull, but some days it makes me want to shoot my face off. This would be one of those days. :P
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on May 16, 2011, 11:37:15 PM
As if slicing off a bit of my fingertip with a mandolin slicer wasn't enough, I've had a sore throat for a friggin WEEK. 

I thought it was irritation from all the damn tree pollen, but now I'm getting a dry, hacking cough and my glands are now swollen.  I had the husband check my throat and it doesn't look like strep, but this damn well isn't like any cold I've ever had.

...and I have a weird pain in my left side that I'm convinced is an ulcer.  Jimsmiley
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on May 17, 2011, 07:07:28 AM
lisawahoo - at least you don't have hot dog fingers, right?
 ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: AtTheStars455 on May 17, 2011, 08:54:41 AM
As if slicing off a bit of my fingertip with a mandolin slicer wasn't enough, I've had a sore throat for a friggin WEEK. 

I thought it was irritation from all the damn tree pollen, but now I'm getting a dry, hacking cough and my glands are now swollen.  I had the husband check my throat and it doesn't look like strep, but this damn well isn't like any cold I've ever had.

...and I have a weird pain in my left side that I'm convinced is an ulcer.  Jimsmiley

Sounds a bit like mono (left sided pain could be an enlarged spleen). Hope you feel better soon; being sick is no fun!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on May 17, 2011, 11:50:43 AM
As if slicing off a bit of my fingertip with a mandolin slicer wasn't enough, I've had a sore throat for a friggin WEEK. 

I had a sore throat for 4 weeks. :( It would come and go so I never really convinced myself to go to the dr b/c I kept thinking it was going away. It wasn't until week 3 that I couldn't even swallow (barely ate anything) that I finally went. She said it was allergies (which I kinda doubt b/c I also had yucky gunk in my throat and a runny nose). Thankfully it's mostly gone, but I still cough some at night when I'm laying down.

I hope your sore throat goes away soon!

I hate to say this, but what I'm hating right now is my dog. He's an old guy (14 years old) and living on borrowed time (got really sick a few years ago), so I want to appreciate all the time we have left with him, but lately he's making it difficult. He's always been afraid of thunderstorms, but we think he's traumatized by one that happened 2 weeks ago (nothing happened to him - just a regular thunderstorm at night). Ever since then, he whines and cries around 10:30pm. At first we tried to just ignore him in hopes that he'd go back to sleep, but he started peeing next to our bed and then licking it up. One night he even did it twice!  >:( Ever since then, we lock him in his crate overnight so he can't wander around, but now he just cries and it's keeping us awake.

One night, my hubby went downstairs to sleep and I ended up leaving the TV on. I was (mostly) able to sleep through it and it seemed to make the dog go back to sleep. Hubby can't sleep with the TV on, so we put the dog in the crate and placed him in the bathroom with the light on. Seriously..... we can't sleep like that every night! He was still crying, but we were able to sleep through some of it. We took him to the vet last week & the vet said he had a slight urinary infection, but we think we need to take him back and get some anxiety meds.

Sheesh - we're never going to get a good night's sleep. Our 18 month old is *finally* sleeping in (instead of waking up every morning at 6am), and now our dog wakes us up at 5am.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on May 17, 2011, 12:18:50 PM
As if slicing off a bit of my fingertip with a mandolin slicer wasn't enough, I've had a sore throat for a friggin WEEK. 

I thought it was irritation from all the damn tree pollen, but now I'm getting a dry, hacking cough and my glands are now swollen.  I had the husband check my throat and it doesn't look like strep, but this damn well isn't like any cold I've ever had.

...and I have a weird pain in my left side that I'm convinced is an ulcer.  Jimsmiley

Sounds a bit like mono (left sided pain could be an enlarged spleen). Hope you feel better soon; being sick is no fun!

The 'pain in my left side' bit is a joke -- but it could be mono.  I'm terribly tired (but that could be due to pain meds for my finger) and nothing seems to help the sore throat.  I've had mono before, but there are different strains and you can have it multiple times.  Ugh.  I do NOT have time to go to my doctor tomorrow.

FB -- sorry to hear about your dog.  You need some sleep!!!!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on May 20, 2011, 06:42:39 PM
lisahoo, did you ever get sorted out? Hope all your symptoms have flown the coop.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on May 20, 2011, 08:25:16 PM
Got to my doctor for a blood test on Wed -- no results yet.  Ugh.  I'm doing a bit better, but my ILs are coming tomorrow and I just CANNOT get overtired like I do every time they visit. 

Got the birthday cake made, top layer pretty much exploded when I plopped it on top.  Ugh.  Maybe I should throw the whole thing into my trifle bowl and call it even.

So, no real news, but I'm sneaking popsicles as often as I can with 2 munchkins in the house.   :P
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on May 21, 2011, 11:09:09 AM
Ok, so my ILs are arriving around 3pm (see above) and I just let my husband go out to some crazy-ass political thing and he'll be back by 1pm.

Why did I do this?  Oh, right, because I'm an idiot.   ::)

Instead of vacuuming and showering, I'm searching for projects for the alpaca blend yarn I scored from the clearance bin at Michaels yesterday.

That'll show 'em. [/Ryan]
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on May 26, 2011, 02:25:35 AM
Hey, I haven't posted in here for 5 whole days.  That's like a record, right?

I really wish my dumbass husband would have closed the effing front door so BOTH of my dumbass cats wouldn’t have gotten outside. And now I’m up at 2 freaking am trying to get them to come back (here kitty, kitty, shake treat can, repeat) when I tried to go to bed at 9pm.

Did I mention he hates those cats, so I’m trying REAL hard not to see some passive aggressive crap in that?
And they don’t have their collars on.
And we’re trying to go out of town for the long weekend.
With my dumbass cats outside.

FUCKITY FUCK.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on May 26, 2011, 10:49:25 AM
Any luck finding the cats, lisa?   :-\

Here's an even more dreadful careless husband story: A couple years ago, my co-worker's husband accidentally left their cat locked in the room where they keep their dogs all day while they're at work.  They KILLED the cat.  It freaks me out to think about how scared that poor animal must have been before -- well. 

I hope your kitties come back soon.  :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on May 26, 2011, 12:17:17 PM
Pardon my French, but HOLY FUCK.

That is dreadful.  I can't handle sad/terrible/awful stories about things happening to animals any more than I can handle hearing about things happening to children.  It's a good reason not to watch the local news anymore.

On the good news front, there were little kitty footprints on my windshield this morning -- so there were nearby at some point.  But yeah, no sign of them otherwise.  I need to walk around the neighborhood with my can of treats in a bit -- maybe when it's not so effing hot.

And I'm dragging ass tired today so getting through the preschool graduation was a special hell.   >:D
A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on May 27, 2011, 09:29:33 AM
Not sure where to put this - relationships? parenting? It's definitely something that I hate so I picked here. :)

I've been married for almost 8 years and during that time, we've never fought. Ever since the tot came along, we don't fight, but we're snippy with each other a lot. Part of the reason I'm snippy is b/c I get so pissed off at what he doesn't do around the house to help out. I try to tell myself that I should be grateful for the things he does do since I listen to horror stories about husbands from other moms, but that's not what I have come to except from my husband. I'm always annoyed that he only thinks of himself when it comes to around the house stuff (tot's clothes and sheets/towels would never be clean and toys would be everywhere if it was left up to him).

However, last night pushed me past my usual griping behind his back and I was so mad (although, I'm non-confrontational, so I never said anything to him). We're leaving tonight at 2am to go away for over a week (Savannah then various parts of Florida). I always make lists of things to pack b/c I can never remember what I need when I'm packing at the last minute. Last night, hubby wanted to pre-pack some clothes & other items. So..... guess what he packs? His stuff and half of tot's stuff - then watched TV.  >:(

15 minutes later he asked what I was doing and I told him packing. He was confused about what was left and I said spoons, plates, food, toys, electronics, etc all needed to be packed, too. So he runs in to help out and as soon as he's done, he watches TV again. Meanwhile, the sink is *completely* filled with dirty dishes from the past 2 night's meals and I'm still working on stuff (doing laundry, etc). As soon as I finish, I start washing dishes and he comes running in and saying "hey, let's do them together!" I was just so annoyed at this point and said that we never dry our dishes so I don't know what he would possibly do while I'm washing. So he goes back to watching TV. I was about 2/3 done and he came in and said he'd finish (which I let him).

I went into the living room to sit down for a bit before bed, and the sofa is *completely* covered in all the unfolded laundry. WTF - seriously?! And to top it all off, as I was walking upstairs, he asked me why I didn't pack my clothes.  ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on May 27, 2011, 10:27:46 AM
I'm going to give you some advise from a older ladies POV, married 29 years this Oct. :) I am the same way as you about not confronting my husband. I hear so many stories of men today that pitch in with the house and kids and I think what? My husband isn't a coach potato but he just doesn't think about helping with lots of things. Over the years (after my kids were grown) I finally realized you just have to tell them what you need them to do. Not in a confronting way just matter of fact. Honestly they aren't doing nothing to be mean or lazy. I believe some guys are just programmed different. I'm not trying to stick up for your husband, just saying the more I have asked my hubby to do the more he does. I hope you are able to have a nice vacation! :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on May 27, 2011, 10:54:03 AM
I've tried to be subtle about asking him to do things and he acts like I'm being snippy or he takes it personally and sulks. I need to figure out a way to discuss this b/c it's really started to annoy me more and more each day. Of course then that spills into other interactions and I get annoyed by things that normally wouldn't bother me.

Looking back at our time together, the best moments have always been when we're on vacation, so I'm sure we'll have a good time. At least I *hope* we have a good time since we'll be staying with my mom for 3 days then his sister for 3 days.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on May 27, 2011, 03:09:41 PM
I'm not married so feel free to ignore me if you want.  ;D

I would make a list of all the things that need to be done before you leave and say, "Hey I need help with this stuff so I can relax."

It sounds like he wants to help but (like most men) needs direction.  They seriously just don't seem to think of all the little things that need to be done before leaving for an extended period. And they never seem all that worried about "coming back home to a mess" which I know a lot of women would really prefer to avoid.

When he offers to help with something you are already doing, say "I got this, but could you ____" or "sure, can you finish these while I ____"

I know it's hard to communicate stuff like that (especially when you are already annoyed), I have trouble with it at work, but I finally figured out that other people don't see things the way I do and if I want help I have to ask for it. And yes it is extremely annoying to have to hold someone's hand and direct them to tasks that seem super obvious to you. 

Maybe if it was on a list he could refer to, you wouldn't have to keep reminding him what needed to be done and then he wouldn't take it personally or feel snipped at. Is snipped a word?  :D

Like I said: Not married. So, I probably have NO idea what I'm talking about. But, communication is always a good thing. If you feel annoyed, tell him.  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on June 02, 2011, 12:22:00 AM
I was almost asleep, until sudden searing pain from my sunburn woke me up. (And the husband, too. Oops.) Extra dose of Solarcaine isn't working.  Damn you cheap-ass aerosol sunscreen that didn't hold up to two kids hanging around my neck for 4 hours at the pool on Monday.  Damn you to hell.

Oh, and Stupid Cats haven't found their way home yet, BTW.   
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on June 02, 2011, 07:37:03 AM
I know this is going to sound crazy, but my husband swears this works for sunburn.  And, believe me, he burns alot... the poor guy is so pale, he's practically clear.  Anyway, take a really hot shower and it's going to hurt, but it will be worth it.  As soon as you get out of the shower, pat yourself dry and then slather on Aloe super thick.  I know it sounds nuts, but my husband always finds relief this way.

And, sorry about your cats... that stinks!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on June 02, 2011, 07:47:00 AM
I'll give it a shot -- I have to do something to quiet the nerve endings.  It hurts more now than the day I did it.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on June 05, 2011, 03:36:33 PM
When we bought our house, everything needed replacing.  The last thing to be done is to replace our windows.  They are original from when the house was built in 1978 (we think) and we were planning on replacing them with our tax return next year.

Anyway, in our living room we have two giant windows that start about 6 inches off the floor and end about a foot from the ceiling.  Today, my youngest was sitting on the window sill watching my husband mow the lawn.  I told him to get down and of course he didn't listen so I went to pick him up and he kicked his legs out and both of his feet went through the window.  He was fine, just a couple of scratches on his feet and no glass in his feet.  My husband got rid of all the glass, closed the storm windows and put a screwed a piece of plexiglas over the frame, but now we have to figure out where we are going to pull the money from to replace the windows.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on June 05, 2011, 05:15:27 PM
Glad your son's okay, IF.  Windows are expensive.  :(

I hate that despite just having most of a week off of work, I still get so frustrated with my co-workers, and I hate that I am such a spaz when I'm pissed off.  Thirty-nine years old and I still can't seem to keep from flying off the handle when people do boneheaded things that screw up my day.   :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: DunderSnob on June 05, 2011, 09:21:28 PM
Italian_Food, contact your insurance company, they might pay for some of your window since it was broken. My husband had taken off our storm windows and leaned then all up against the house to wash them. The wind came and they all fell and broke. We got $1200.00 from insurance and it went toward all brand new windows! It wouldn't hurt to give them a call.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on June 06, 2011, 07:30:57 AM
IF definitely look in to your homeowner's insurance. We had to replace a huge pair of double windows out front when a dinkndoo errant lacrosse ball went sailing through. The hole was a perfect circle (through the screen, too) and it was so obvious that it was that. I thought this would be a problem to get reimbursed - wasn't. We also got a tax refund because the replacement windows were energy certified.  Made me feel good. Until I noticed the second floor shutter which ALSO had a lacrosse-ball sized hole in it.  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on June 06, 2011, 07:34:47 AM
I am definitely going to at least call our homeowners.  Do you think it will matter that we removed all the glass?  We have two small children so we had no choice.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on June 12, 2011, 04:49:18 PM
Phew, that goodness he wasn't hurt.

I heard some bad news today. A good friend from school took an overdose and died :( She's the second person from my class at school to pass :(:(:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: colette on June 12, 2011, 07:26:07 PM
I am definitely going to at least call our homeowners.  Do you think it will matter that we removed all the glass?  We have two small children so we had no choice.

Glad your son wasn't hurt, Italian Food.

Just wanted to add one thing that may - or may not - matter re: an insurance claim. Per building code, any window less than 18" above the floor (I think - may be 24" - too lazy to get the code book out)  has to be tempered glass; if yours were, it's very unlikely a child could just kick through it like that. (Tho back in '78 codes were no doubt much looser, so this may be irrelevant.) Just thought I'd mention it, in case it comes up. Regardless, any replacement glass will have to be up to code. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on June 12, 2011, 09:01:59 PM
Thanks for the info, Colette.  We actually aren't calling our homeowners because we remembered how high our deductible is and it just doesn't make any sense.  We've come up with a plan to replace all the windows in the fall.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on June 14, 2011, 06:42:48 PM
Coming home from Virginia Beach on Sunday we were just about to enter the E-Z Pass lane for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel when they closed it. Luckily we were able to turn around. Unluckily it took us 7+ hours to make a 5 hour trip. And our roof leaked. However, we laughed a lot as a family, ate peanut butter and jellies mr. dinkn made in the way back seat (where he was banished for singing too loudly in a fake Scottish accent/pirate voice - nonsense of this sort will not be tolerated).

Also, we figured out how to use his BlackBerry to find traffic jams and avoid them. Kind of cool. Good day. Better to be home.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on June 15, 2011, 02:58:55 PM
I can't really say I 'hate' alcohol, as I myself partake in a beer or a glass of wine on a fairly regular basis.

But, given my experiences with my family, I will say I understand why Prohibition was once considered a good idea.   :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on June 16, 2011, 10:28:56 AM
Callisto - I agree. I'm fine with the occasional drink, but I really hate being around people that like to party or get drunk.

You know what I hate - being sick with some mysterious aliment for the past 2 weeks!! I actually think I have 2 different issues - one is definitely the cold/flu from hell (thankfully I'm just at the snotty phase now), but the other one is playing havoc with my digestive system. I've been on the BRAT diet for 3 days now and my stomach is still squirrely. They did a few tests yesterday and tomorrow is an ultrasound, so hopefully they figure it out soon.

But, hey, on the positive side, I've lost 8 pounds in the past 2 weeks.  ;)

ETA: I heard from the dr about my blood test yesterday and she said that my liver is jaundiced and they need to rule out hepatitis. I Googled it and if I have it, hopefully it's A since that's the easier one to treat. Yay, just what I wanted.... to be a human pin cushion.  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on June 16, 2011, 05:10:56 PM
Hope you get some good news soon, F_B.

You know what I hate?  The rabbits in my neighborhood who went to town on my beautiful new lily plant!  My husband actually caught one sitting in the pot eating the leaves!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on June 17, 2011, 08:46:11 PM
Diagnosis: gallstones. D'oh! My dr submitted a referral and I'll probably have another appt next week with a surgeon or some other dr to discuss where to go from here. I've kinda resigned myself to think that I'll have surgery to remove the stones and my gallbladder, but I guess there could be other options. I'd rather just get it all taken care of b/c the pain I experienced on Monday was horrendous and I don't want to experience it several times a year!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on June 17, 2011, 08:55:50 PM
That is sucktacular, FB -- but at least with a diagnosis, there should be some sort of treatment and relief, right?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on June 17, 2011, 09:41:54 PM
Funkybutt I'm glad they diagnosed the problem. I have heard how painful that is. Whatever route you go I hope they can take care of it quickly.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on June 18, 2011, 07:50:46 AM
Apparently, it's very common for people like me - the 4 F's: female, 40, fat, and flatulent (although not the last one for me  ;D). My husband's boss told him the 4 F's yesterday, but hubby only told me after I looked up gallstones on Wikipedia and said something about females and 40.

Well, I guess this is just the kick in the butt I need to lose weight and stop being fat. :P
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on June 18, 2011, 09:01:40 PM
I had heard "fertile" instead of "flatulent." My sisters both had their gall bladders removed in their 30s. They had a full week of lying around and a second week of taking it very easy. Even if you are a quick recoverer, make sure you've lined up help for babybutt  ;D for longer than you think you'll need it.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on June 18, 2011, 09:09:23 PM
I hate this day... We had to go to a memorial and burial for my husband's great aunt.  She died in North Carolina, her body cremated and then brought back to New Jersey to be buried next to her son who died as a teenager.  Since, there is no body and we had no sitter we decided to take the kids with us.  It's a two hour drive, so we left nice and early, had a nice lunch and then head to the church.  We come to find out that my husband's grandparents got the day wrong and the memorial was yesterday!  So after much discussion we decide to head to the cemetery to pay our respects and we get lost!  On our way there, a bunch of smoke started coming from the exhaust of our 2007 car.  We find a gas station, find out we are low on oil, add oil and continue on our way.  After driving about a half hour, the car starts smoking like crazy and the engine screams and we can't accelerate.  We pull over on this major highway with our two small children in the car.  Fortunately, my in laws are still in the area, so they come to us and we call triple A.  There's not enough room in the car, so my husband and father in law go with the tow truck, which upset my kids so they whined the whole 1.5 hours home.  The car is now at the dealership and fortunately has a warranty.  It was a long day.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on June 20, 2011, 10:10:12 AM
Rainy days at the beach.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on June 21, 2011, 07:47:54 PM
I hate the process of buying a house.

That is all.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on June 22, 2011, 03:06:36 PM
Attending one of your best friends funerals :/
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on June 23, 2011, 08:46:16 PM
Beering you strength, SWS.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on July 02, 2011, 03:08:45 PM
I hate migraines....
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 07, 2011, 06:37:26 AM
Insomnia sucks. Why do I ever plan to get eight hours of sleep?  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 07, 2011, 06:47:29 AM
Walking home, and it deciding to pour with rain. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on July 07, 2011, 05:23:45 PM
Plantar fascitis in my big old feet. Can't run. Hurts to walk in the morning. I think this is what it feels like to be 60 years old.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. If you're 60.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 07, 2011, 07:24:34 PM
Tornado sirens... I live on the second floor and have nowhere to go...   guess I'll just hope it doesn't hit me...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on July 10, 2011, 10:24:49 AM
Spent part of the night in the emergency room b/c I had another gallbladder attack. I felt much better after I threw up.... thankfully b/c I was there 2 hours without any hope of being seen anytime soon, so we left. I've been eating really well since I found out the diagnosis, but the 2 attacks I've had were both after eating out. I've had lots of salads in restaurants, but both times was after eating off the "light" menu. First time was salmon, rice & broccoli with no butter or salt and last night was rice, steamed green beans, and a side salad. Looks like I'll be eating a lot of salads for the next 2 weeks until I finally have surgery.

But hey, on the plus side, I finally hit the 150s this morning - which I haven't been in 8 years!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on July 11, 2011, 12:32:35 AM
Yikes -- 2 hours before they'd see you?  Criminy.  Glad you are feeling better.

I have to get this off my chest
------------------------------

Dear Crazy Old Lady from the Pool Locker Room:

So sorry, I didn’t realize the sink I was using to rinse out three bathing suits was YOUR SPOT. Nor I did know the end of the bench where I was trying to shower and dress 2 screaming children (and myself) was also YOUR SPOT. Did I mention the two screaming children? (See also: memo to pool management asking why the HELL the shower water temperature must be scalding with no way to lower the temp, resulting in the aforementioned screaming children.)

And you are not endearing yourself by trying to start up conversation explaining your compulsive need to be clean after I moved all our soaking wet stuff down two pegs. I just want to get out of here, I really don’t want to see that much naked old lady butt, not even my own (moderately) old lady butt.

Gah.

Note to self: keep on showering the kids at home after swimming. Don’t bother with pool locker room again. EVAR.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on July 13, 2011, 08:41:54 AM
lisawahoo first of all  :) you crack me up. Secondly, I'm pretty sure that chick works out at MY gym, too.  She does the same thing with "her" eliptical and "her" 10# weights.  But how did she compel you to move? Did she actually say something to you? Come on girl, everyone knows screaming children trump just about anything else. And why would she want the sink where you were just rinsing out bathing suits?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on July 13, 2011, 10:09:22 AM
To be fair, she did have a cane -- but that doesn't give you the right to be a raving bitch.  And she announced 'someone is in my spot'.  Honey, I'm the only other person in here.  Get over your passive aggressive self already.

Apparently she hogs the swim lanes, too -- she's always there, swimming slow old-lady stroke, for hours on end.  Drives the husband batty.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on July 13, 2011, 06:37:52 PM
To be fair, she did have a cane -- but that doesn't give you the right to be a raving bitch.  And she announced 'someone is in my spot'.  Honey, I'm the only other person in here.  Get over your passive aggressive self already.

Apparently she hogs the swim lanes, too -- she's always there, swimming slow old-lady stroke, for hours on end.  Drives the husband batty.

But why capitulate to her and her cane? Why not use the juvenile but highly effective "I don't see your name on it"? I'm one of 9 kids, and possession is definitely 10/10ths of the law. She sounds rude. The slow swimming is forgivable though because, frankly, dinkn doesn't exactly motor down the lanes, either. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on July 13, 2011, 07:48:29 PM
I just wanted to get the hell out of there, frankly.

At first I thought she was just an ornery old lady -- it was later when I realized she was batshit crazy and needed to be thumped with her own cane.

Being slow ain't crime, it's hogging the lanes and keeping to one side and not letting anyone pass that makes me want to slip something in her Geritol.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on July 14, 2011, 01:26:16 AM
I KNOW I bought an onion at the grocery store today. I know this because I needed it in order to make The Barefoot Contessa’s Greek Salad which is so delicious I could drink the dressing (see the food thread, I know I've raved about it.  Repeatedly.)

I cannot find said onion. Anywhere. I really hope it doesn’t turn up in a month all mooshy and disgusting. Ew.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on July 14, 2011, 02:49:34 AM
You probably already checked the car... good luck finding it before you smell it. :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 14, 2011, 07:55:34 AM
Urgh. I hate that. When you buy it, pay for it, but then forget to pack it. Hope you find it.

I hate when I eat something delicious, but I feel sick afterwards. I just had a toastie and it was so yum, but now I feel eww from the grease.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 15, 2011, 07:26:52 PM
Creators of drama.  I do not understand why some people are just not happy unless everything and everybody around them is in a state of fury and turmoil.

Where is the job I trained for? The job where I get to be alone in the basement with the papers and mementos of dead people who can't piss me off?

:P
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 16, 2011, 02:09:20 AM
What is it you do again? LOL

I hate how at 28, my front teeth have decided to move again. I had a brace as a kid and everything :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on July 16, 2011, 08:47:01 AM
I hate how at 28, my front teeth have decided to move again. I had a brace as a kid and everything :(

That's not fun, Sally!

I hate that last night at work, my husband's post and crown from an old root canal just fell out and now instead of going to the awesome NJ State Ice Cream Festival, he's at the dentist!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 16, 2011, 11:09:21 AM
Aww no :( hope it didn't hurt too much. I am jealous you even have an ice cream festival mmm.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on July 17, 2011, 09:17:19 PM


I hate that last night at work, my husband's post and crown from an old root canal just fell out and now instead of going to the awesome NJ State Ice Cream Festival, he's at the dentist!

Dental woes suck.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on July 17, 2011, 11:02:03 PM
Well, he made it out of the dentist in time to go to the festival and has to go back Monday, but...

The ice cream festival sucked.  I can't believe I just typed those words.  There were way too many people there, they need a bigger area and people were cutting in line and being annoying.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on July 18, 2011, 02:49:50 PM
Large, pushy crowds bring out a very ugly side of me. I feel that I am entitled to the complete right of way, that a path for dinkn should automatically open up and NO ONE be allowed to touch or jostle me. I also get extremely and irrationally irritated with the slow, meandering folks who aren't harming anyone, really, just IN MY WAY. My son told me I have an "airport look" that is similar to the look I give them right after they've broken a shutter/window/picture frame/chair spindle. They, lovingly, refer to this as my death stare.

I'm pretty sure every mom should have a death stare in their arsenal. And moist towellettes. There are few situations in mothering which cannot be handled by one of the above.

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on July 18, 2011, 03:28:07 PM
My death stare has already lost its effectiveness on my 4yo.  That's right -- FOUR YEARS OLD.  Shoot me.

BTW, I think Momma Spit on a Kleenex is a good substitute for a moist towelette. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 18, 2011, 07:17:50 PM
My mum doesn't have a death scare, but at 28 I am still freaked out by her a angry voice.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on July 19, 2011, 10:20:04 AM
My mum doesn't have a death scare, but at 28 I am still freaked out by her a angry voice.

Hats off to Snowhitema, she cultivated another weapon in the mother arsenal.
I am not a good screamer, hence the death stare.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on July 19, 2011, 10:24:53 AM
Sorry for the double post, but there is hate here for the fact that it is only 10:00 and I'm already sweating from the humidity. The sweating has attracted 6 mosquitoes who have feasted on my seemingly delicious flesh. Hot, sweaty and itchy.  :(
Sorry boys, you can't have me, I'm already taken.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 19, 2011, 12:00:55 PM
What's funnier is my mum has a really high voice - except when she's mad lol.

We need to share our weather. It's cold and rainy here :/
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 19, 2011, 12:22:36 PM
We need to share our weather. It's cold and rainy here :/

Please send that my way. It's going to be 96 today, and I am so sick of running the air conditioning.  Also my first project in packing is the sun room, which is just as miserable as it sounds, despite the a/c. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on July 19, 2011, 12:38:17 PM
I just went from sunny and 91 degrees to pouring rain and 60 degrees in a matter of hours. I'm not sure what I prefer yet, but something like 80 degrees and sunny would be perfect.  
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on July 19, 2011, 12:54:17 PM
80, sunny, and not humid sounds pretty great, although I think I like nice spring or fall days best of all.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 19, 2011, 03:45:10 PM
That's what I would love. 75-80, no humidity. Urgh damn rain. I know we need it, but rain at night :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on July 19, 2011, 04:27:28 PM
We're getting the heat wave here, too, and I hate the heat.  I have a minor league baseball game to go to Thursday and it's going to be 97 degrees outside... fun!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on July 19, 2011, 05:03:30 PM
We’re expecting to break the triple-digit barrier again today, which would be the 25th day of 100-degree-plus weather in Austin.

I win.  ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on July 19, 2011, 05:42:31 PM
That's the kind of thing none of us want to win, justkaren. You can have it!  ;D

I like SWS's "rain only at night" rule, too. If only Mother Nature would listen to all of us...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on July 19, 2011, 06:02:40 PM
Code Orange -- you can suck it.

My kids want to go outside when they're at camp, dammit.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 19, 2011, 06:29:18 PM
What's code orange?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on July 19, 2011, 07:40:24 PM
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That's the kind of thing none of us want to win, justkaren. You can have it!

Gee thanks.  :P  :D

Yeah, we're kinda... how do you say... over it. So ready for some rain and some cooler temps. Something blew in a couple hours ago, but seems to have missed my side of town. All my friends "bookface" updates were about rain but they all live/work north of me.  :-\

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on July 22, 2011, 01:22:24 PM
I truly hate this, and I'm in shock. I cannot believe this is happening here: Bomb blast in Oslo, Norway. (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/07/22/norway.explosion/index.html?hpt=hp_t2) 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on July 22, 2011, 02:15:45 PM
It is beyond awful, kreidy. I hope you and yours are safe. Not sure what else to say even. I just hate this shit so much, on so many levels.

Stay safe.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 22, 2011, 02:42:59 PM
Horrifying, kreidy.  It's not the kind of thing you expect to see in Oslo! Hope you and yours are okay.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: beanyb on July 22, 2011, 03:08:51 PM
It's all very scary. Glad that you're ok, kreidy. Hope all of your loved ones are too. Definitely not something you expect to happen in Norway. :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on July 22, 2011, 04:18:02 PM
Thanks, S.K, Callisto and beanyb.

Norway is known for being this tiny, peaceful country where nothing really happens, so everybody is shocked by today's events. I managed to get in touch with my friends in Oslo, and thankfully, they're okay.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on July 24, 2011, 11:16:46 AM
It only takes one nutjob to make everyone feel unsafe. Hopefully things will go back to being peaceful for your country, kreidy.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on July 24, 2011, 04:44:48 PM
I've been glued to the TV all weekend. This is probably the most moving quote I've heard. It was said by one of the survivors on the island:

"If one man can show so much hate, imagine how much love we can all show together."
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 24, 2011, 10:24:11 PM
So, yeah. Somehow I'm kind of surprised that this happened, even though I was half expecting it.

The couple we bought the house from was an older couple, and the wife had already left for their new home in Ohio by the time we closed on Friday. When we did the walk-through, there was still a good amount of stuff in the house, and especially in the garage, but I was all chipper and hopeful that it would alllll be cleared out by the time we took official possession today, 48 hours after closing.  "I'm leaving tomorrow; my son's going to finish it," he assured us.

Um, yeah.  So there is still a garage full of garbage, and a house full of crap, and it's in so much worse shape than I remember, or that I realized. I wanted to cry, but my first reaction is usually to get pissed off.  (I have found that anger is far more useful than tears.)  But I didn't even have time to be pissed off before the son pulls up and starts apologizing for leaving it this way.  Not that he's going to finish removing everything, or anything like that.  I think I don't even want him to. The guy was insane and clearly stoned out of his mind.  After about five minutes of completely rambling, scarily discombobulated conversation, we decided we just wanted him the hell out of there.

I wrote my realtor and asked if we can hire somebody to come with a truck, remove all this garbage, and bill the seller.  I don't know if that's an option or not but I sure hope so.  It's bad enough that we have to paint, and clean--the place is filthy-- and replace all the flooring... I was prepared for all that, but spending two days moving this other person's junk? No. NO.   >:(

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 24, 2011, 10:41:53 PM
Eww that is disgusting. How can people leave a house like that? I would be so embarrassed. Hope your realtor comes back with some good news for you.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on July 24, 2011, 11:49:12 PM
Callisto -- definitely call your Realtor -- something needs to be done -- NOW.  I'm not sure what satisfaction you can get from the original owners -- you might be screwed if you accepted the condition of the house at walk-through without something in writing about the previous owners' responsibilities.

But yay -- you have a house!!!  Even though there are a ton of headaches that go with it*, at least you're building equity and will have something to show for your monthly housing payment rather than throwing money down the drain on rent.  Settling on a house and moving is stressful -- it will get better!!!


* = We just spent a TON of money on new windows for our house, only to realize that I now need new curtains for my office (the old ones were decrepit and I broke the curtain rod when I took them down) and new shades for the front bedrooms.  And new curtains for my bedroom.  And my laundry room shelves collapsed on Friday, so we got replace those today, too. 

Once you fix up one thing, it becomes obvious how crappy the thing next to it is.  Blerg.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on July 25, 2011, 12:26:04 PM
Callisto, the people I bought my house from left a bunch of crap behind too. It sucks to have to clean up other people's junk and you shouldn't have to. >:( Is any of it good? I did score some garage shelves and cabinets and water hoses out of the junk they left behind so it wasn't a total bummer, but yeah...not what you want to see when you're ready to make it your own space. :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on July 25, 2011, 02:44:24 PM
Callisto - sorry that happened! Same thing happened to my husband when he bought his first house, except most of the junk was hidden in the attic and the basement. He only lived there for a bout 1.5 years so he never got around to cleaning it up...... until he went to sell his house and the buyer made hubby get rid of everything at his own expense! I hope you have some way to get it all taken care of at their expense - ridiculous that someone would leave a house in that condition.

But - yay! You're a home owner! :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: colette on July 25, 2011, 05:07:35 PM
Sorry to hear the junkage situation put a damper on your new homeowner celebration, Callisto!

I realize it's too late, but your realtor (or attorney) should have advised that if you found any problems at the walk-thru, to have money escrowed at the closing to deal with it.

A few months ago, I sold my dad's apt. and one AC was on the fritz - I'd already had the work done, and thought it was fixed... not so much, as was discovered at the walk thru. The buyer's agent required we put 6K (!!!!) in escrow and we had 2 weeks to have it done. (They weren't moving in immediately.) Of course, I would have had it fixed regardless, but trust me - the potential of losing 6K for what turned out to be less than a $300 repair was quite the motivation! But I understood - these people had no way of knowing whether they could trust me, regardless of how reasonable I seemed. (I hope your realtor can get the seller to share at least part of the cost. Long shot, but it could happen...)

Btw, a house we worked on a couple of years back looked like the set from Sanford & Son when our clients closed...big, 5 bedroom house full o' junk. They had it all carted away and as I recall, it wasn't as costly as I'd have imagined and took less than a day. These guys work fast.  I also recall they were able to write it off as part of their moving expenses...but that may have been because they relocated for job-related reasons...but you might want to look into that.  :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on July 25, 2011, 05:11:32 PM
That stinks, Callisto.  You should call your realtor and see what can be done.

When we bought our house, we were told that certain things would be taken care of and they weren't.  My husband and I were young and unfortunately very naive and wound up taking care of it ourselves.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 26, 2011, 09:50:00 AM
Update:

The seller's realtor, a spectacularly weird man, has arranged for someone to come haul it all away. Despite my earlier feeling of HELL NO, I'm not moving any of this crap, it seemed wiser to spend the effort piling everything into the garage so they can get rid of it all faster. Plus there was stuff in the yard, etc and I didn't want it to be an issue.  The realtor says he'll pay for it. (Damn straight, he will. I'm certainly not going to.)

So that's today. So he says.  I'm optimistic.   Pamsmiley 

(Despite all previous experience.)

Going back now to do more manual labor. The place is filthy. It took me two hours to clean the fridge yesterday... now at least I can touch it without fear.  (And it is a very nice fridge.) Guys, I feel like an idiot. This place is kind of a dump. :( I didn't realize how much of it needs updated. Okay so there was carpet in the kitchen... knew I was gonna replace that... but without furniture it's evident that ALL the carpet is shyte and needs replaced...the cabinets all need refinished and it needs paint in every room and oh my god, what have I done?!!!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on July 26, 2011, 04:58:53 PM
That's what my house was like, Callisto!  We had to replace everything.  We bought the house in 2007 and the stove, counters, cabinets, and washer/dryer were all original to the house when it was built in 1978!  We did most of the work ourselves and found deals and sales for the appliances.  We bought all new flooring on closeout.  They had just enough and then it was discontinued to we got it super cheap.

A suggestion for rugs, epspecially in bedrooms, take measurements and see what flooring stores have as far a remnants.  They are dirt cheap, it's how my friend recarpeted all of her bedrooms and the den.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 26, 2011, 08:20:23 PM
Update, the third:

It's all gone. A guy came (three hours late, but whatever) and hauled it all away. Now we just have to ro our improvements and make it ours. 

I am sitting in the one chair we kept that they left behind, under a lovely little alcove surrounded by clematis vines, watching it rain.   :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on July 26, 2011, 11:00:05 PM
We need pics of your house. Before and as you go along. I Love stuff like that :) I can't wait to be a homeowner. So happy it's all sorted.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on July 27, 2011, 09:55:04 AM
Oh, yes. Take before pictures! Even if you don't share them here, it is so cool to look back once you get everything the way you want it and be able to see how much you've accomplished.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on July 28, 2011, 05:27:35 PM
It may be dirty, Callisto, but now it's empty and it's all yours! Congrats!  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on August 01, 2011, 09:02:22 PM
I'm a grown woman and I am freaking out about being home without my husband right now during a power outage!  It's so quiet and creepy!  At least the kids are asleep!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on August 01, 2011, 11:19:30 PM
Hope you got your power back.

I hate mosquito bites. They seem to love me, but nothing helps stop them itching. Ahh!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on August 01, 2011, 11:53:23 PM
Yes, the power came back on about 10 minutes after I posted that from my phone.  I spent the entire time texting my husband, who is working, about how freaked out I was.

Get some Benadryl cream for the mosquito bites, that helps me.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on August 02, 2011, 09:23:59 AM
I hate mosquito bites. They seem to love me, but nothing helps stop them itching. Ahh!

Have you ever heard about making an "X" with your fingernail over the bite? Several people swears that it works, but I haven't really tried it.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: grilledcheese on August 02, 2011, 08:25:24 PM
I hate mosquito bites. They seem to love me, but nothing helps stop them itching. Ahh!

Have you ever heard about making an "X" with your fingernail over the bite? Several people swears that it works, but I haven't really tried it.

Also saliva. Sounds disgusting but speaking as someone who lives in area where mosquitoes are rife, just a little bit of spit (discretely, of course, no one wants to see that  ;)) can help ease it temporarily. The X trick just makes me even itchier but it does work for some people so give it a go.

I've done the saliva thing.  Grosses me out to think about it, but it works.  Gag.  :D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on August 03, 2011, 05:02:34 PM
Thanks guys  I tried both the cross and the spit. Sadly the spit worked way better. I felt like a beast doing it. But it had to be done. I live right by a creek and that attracts all sorts of evil bugs :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on August 09, 2011, 03:57:59 PM
Stupid ignorant rioting yobs :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bcd on August 09, 2011, 06:45:17 PM
No kidding.  I left London on Friday, can't believe what I'm seeing on the news.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on August 09, 2011, 06:53:07 PM
It's crazy.  I hope all of the Londoners we have on the board are staying safe.  My husband's cousin (who I am closer to than any of my own cousins) relocated to London a few years ago.  I got in touch with her today to make sure she was okay.  She was, thank goodness.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on August 09, 2011, 07:03:51 PM
It's awful. And now it's spreading to other cities as well?  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on August 09, 2011, 07:27:10 PM
Yeah Manchester now have crap going on. Everything closed early, stores were boarding up windows. It's really scary.
People are sick and greedy :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on August 13, 2011, 03:20:22 PM
Dear World (or at least folks in parking lots):

Please, please, PUH-LEEZ do not walk behind cars that are in the midst of backing out. We the backing outers have a lot of things we are looking for; idiots who walk in front of the reverse path of our car are not always #1. Often we are looking straight back and to the near side. That is to say NOT at you who were just hiding behind the IMMENSE Dinali parked next to me. Yes, I have a mini-van and pretty good sight lines. However, the Denali, like many other vehicles has tinted windows and I am not Superwoman and therefore cannot see through the darkened glass.

Also, don't let your wee,precious children walk ahead of you into the path of a car in reverse. This will cause one of two things; the driver to (hopefully) slam on the brakes just in time while he/she has a mini heart attack. Or, someone could get hurt.

So, to recap, when you see reverse lights already on, do NOT attempt to dart out and sneak past the reverser. Theoretically it could get you to the produce section faster, but it could also get you a hospital visit faster.

I have never hit a person and would really, really love to keep that record alive. As well as keeping you and your loved ones alive.

Please note that all of this applies to cyclists as well. I think my vehicle outweighs yours by at least 2 tons, conservatively. Be careful out there.

yours in defensive driving,
dinkn


p.s parenthetically, you do NOT look good in those stretch bike pants. Trust me on that one.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on August 15, 2011, 07:44:20 PM
I feel so bad complaining about this, because he's so sick, but my neighbour is starting to really irritate me. It's not even his house, it's his parents be has his own flat.

He's 32 and suffers with bi polar. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. He is running up and down the stairs all night (we share a wall) and screaming. Sometimes he runs outside and he tries to get in to our house. You can head him rattling the door handle. It's scary. The police are aware of him, and so are the social services, but they have to wait before they can take him in to care.
He keeps shouting at me over the fence, and saying I scream like a hyena at night.

Last straw :/
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on August 15, 2011, 09:21:22 PM
That stinks, SWS. Make sure your doors & 1st floor windows are always locked at night and just be aware at all times!  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on August 16, 2011, 02:14:54 AM
Thanks. I check and double check. His new thing is jumping up and looking over our fence. He's also taken to peeing in his back garden. I understand there are rules they have to follow before they commit someone. But it sucks.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on August 16, 2011, 04:28:46 PM
Sorry to be so trivial, but my hair is just an awful, straw colored and textured mess. With a couple spare grays in there for good measure and color variety. No time to make an appointment to have it adjusted. Pass me the hat.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on August 16, 2011, 10:55:17 PM
Sorry to be so trivial, but my hair is just an awful, straw colored and textured mess. With a couple spare grays in there for good measure and color variety. No time to make an appointment to have it adjusted. Pass me the hat.


My hair is going through a rather awful stage at the moment, too. I put it up in a stubby ponytail so often that my daughter asks me why I just don't get it cut short. Good question...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on August 18, 2011, 06:45:33 AM
Just lovely. I got woken up this morning by police banning on my neighbours door. The dad has only gone and run away with the son and is hiding somewhere in France. I feel sorry for the sun, he's so ill. He needs to be on medication and with people who can look after him :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on August 21, 2011, 08:46:59 PM
We were an hour away from home yesterday and my husband locked the keys in the car, while it was running!  ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on August 21, 2011, 10:28:29 PM
We were an hour away from home yesterday and my husband locked the keys in the car, while it was running!  ::)

Holy crap!  That does suck!  What did you do?

I'm a little ashamed to come in here to complain about the fact that our AC isn't working and we can't figure out why.  And I had to iron some clothes for HooHusband for the coming week, so it's like 85 degrees in here. 

Other random annoying thing -- the previous owners installed little halogen lights in the closet, you turn them on & off with this little touch plate.  Nifty, right?  Except that a few years ago, it stopped working.  No big deal.  Except that last night they randomly turned ON.  And we took the little touch plate frickin APART and we can't get the damn lights off (can't unscrew the bulbs, they're too hot).  All the wiring is in the attic, which is going to be hot as HELL.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on August 21, 2011, 11:25:32 PM
We were an hour away from home yesterday and my husband locked the keys in the car, while it was running!  ::)

Holy crap!  That does suck!  What did you do?

Kind of an odd coincidence, but the town we were in is the same town where one of my husband's Police Academy buddies works.  They hadn't talked in some time, but my husband called him anyway and lo' and behold he was working.  He came by, but the tool he had wouldn't unlock our door so he called a buddy of his who owns a tow truck company in town and he sent one his drivers with a nifty little tool that unlocked our door.

The whole ordeal lasted about an hour and it was just awful.  My kids were getting tired and crabby and my in laws where there annoying the bejeezus out of me.  Note to self, when my husbands driving, bring my spare set of keys!

I'm a little ashamed to come in here to complain about the fact that our AC isn't working and we can't figure out why.  And I had to iron some clothes for HooHusband for the coming week, so it's like 85 degrees in here. 

Nothing to be ashamed about there, that sucks!  I'm pretty sure there is a post me ranting about that same thing a few pages back.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on September 01, 2011, 08:36:25 PM
I hate when a hurricane blows through and rips my beautiful, bountiful peach tree out of the ground, by its roots! On the other hand, what are the chances of that happening again?
 ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on September 05, 2011, 09:36:53 PM
Wildfires. There are fires burning all over the state. The worst one right now is in Bastrop, over 20,000 acres have burned, almost 500 homes destroyed, and it is completely uncontained. We drive through there on the way to my Grandma's house. It is a gorgeous area with towering pines and had a historical State Park which may be lost completely. There are at least 3 other major fires burning in our surrounding area. I know several people who have been evacuated and families who have lost their homes. It's devastating. Please say a prayer for us in Texas.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on September 06, 2011, 12:58:19 AM
My thoughts are with you, justkaren and everyone else in Texas.  It has not been a good summer for natural disasters in the US-- what on Earth is going on?

On a less serious note, I hate sleep talking.  My husband does it and it's really getting annoying.  Sometimes it's funny and I just laugh it off, but tonight it's causing problems.  I went to bed after my husband and when I came to bed, I turned the light on in the hall to help me find my pajamas.  When I walked into the room he lifted his head, opened his eyes, and said, "We have to hire someone to [inaudible mumbling]."  Because his eyes were open, I thought he was awake, so I asked him a few times what he said and he got mad.  I don't know if the initial anger started in his sleep or not, but then he woke fully up and was annoyed that I was just standing there with the light on while he was trying to sleep.  Now I can't sleep because I'm annoyed with him.

I probably should have posted this in the relationship problems thread, but I'm more looking for advice about the sleep talking.  I thought it was supposed to get better with age.  I know he used to get night terrors as a child and was also a sleep walker, but those things thankfully ended.  What's worse is my 3 year old very rarely gets night terrors and I've hear both of my kids talk in their sleep on several occassions.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on September 07, 2011, 09:15:09 PM
Praying for everyone in Texas. Seriously, the US needs a break.

I wonder who your husband wanted to hire lol
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on September 08, 2011, 08:15:00 PM
Today's thing to hate, waiting for HooDaughter's bus in a thunderstorm AND a flash flood watch.  I got soaked literally to the skin in the 90 seconds it took me to me open the car door, get her across the street and into the car.

Oh, and to the pissy lady in the white minivan who honked at me when I was CLEARLY idling on the side of the road, waiting for the bus -- BITE ME.  There was plenty of room for your to go around.  I refuse to apologize for the 4 of us moms who were parked near the bus stop trying to keep our children safe.  Did I mention the rip-roaring thunderstorm? 

10 inches of rain is a bit much.  I'm done, thank you.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on September 08, 2011, 08:21:58 PM
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10 inches of rain is a bit much.  I'm done, thank you.

We'll take it. It might help with the fires and all.

Seriously, why can't everywhere get just enough rain? Why does it have to be too much or none?  :-\

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on September 08, 2011, 10:59:37 PM
lisahoo, sorry to hear about your weather troubles.  It's been raining like crazy here, too, but 10 inches!   :o

It has rained enough to ruin the week I took off of work to have a staycation!  We had all kinds of fun, outdoor things planned, but had to settle for indoor (and more expensive) activities.

justkaren, my thoughts are with everyone in Texas.  I haven't had any time to get caught up on the news.  How's it going?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on September 09, 2011, 12:12:48 AM
Hey, guess what?  Just got word that BOTH the county schools and the preschool are closed tomorrow.  ARGGHHH!!!!

Tomorrow was supposed to be the first day in three freaking months I was going to have 2 measly hours to myself (I was finally going to get my hair did -- I swear it's giving me headaches it's so damned heavy), and the freaking schools are CLOSED.  To be fair, the freaking BELTWAY was closed tonight, so....

Shoot me.

I will paddle to the damn gym if I have to so my spawn have something to do besides get hopped up on TV all day. But I KNOW that bridge between here & there is washed out.   wallicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: LaTopher on September 09, 2011, 01:02:19 PM
I hate & loathe Beirut airport and the asshole security that stole from our luggage
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on September 09, 2011, 07:49:48 PM
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justkaren, my thoughts are with everyone in Texas.  I haven't had any time to get caught up on the news.  How's it going?

Thanks for asking. It's not good.

This is just from the one major fire:

The Bastrop Complex fire -- the larger of the two blazes burning in the county -- has destroyed 1,386 homes, according to the latest update issued Thursday.

There are 5,000 evacuees and 400 people in shelters.

Source (http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/large-bastrop-fire-destroys-1386-homes)

There are fires burning uncontrolled all over the state. Texas Forest Service (http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=12888)


On a happier note:  The generosity and kindness my fellow Texans have shown in the past week is enormous. There are donation drop-offs at practically every school, church and business, and distribution/sorting warehouse spaces are brimming with everything from clothes and toiletries to toys and school supplies.  bighugsicon

Also, Twitter and Facebook have been amazing resources for everyone during this time...not sure how they handled getting information to so many people at once for stuff like this before social media.


Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on September 10, 2011, 01:31:43 AM
That my grandma fell over twice today. And now it's half past six in the morning and I have yet to fall asleep, because everytime I close my eyes, I see her falling. I hate this. As I get older, I realise she won't be around forever, and that scares and upsets me so much. My dad's family never bothered to keep in touch when he left, and even though I see them at weddings etc, I'm not close to them. All I have is my mum, sister, grandma, aunt and me three cousins. Just thinking about life without her makes my heart physically ache :( she's 80, she has false knees, a false ankle, new hip, an arm that doesn't work, pre leukaemia, diabetes and a muscle disease. it's not fair.

Sorry to be such a downer. I just needed go get that off my chest. It's not like I can talk to my mum about it. We're close, but it's her mum, you know? :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bcd on September 12, 2011, 01:56:52 AM
It's so hard to watch the ones we love become frail, Sally.  I hope it was just one bad day and things become smoother for a good, long time.

My hate for the day is considerably superficial in comparison, but I hate when my car battery dies.  I get into the car to head home, turn the key and...nothing.  Had to wait an hour in a parkade for CAA.  I'm thankful for the service but I really wanted to go home.  And I had no way of knowing it was close to dead.  Pout...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on September 12, 2011, 07:40:53 PM
I hate myself right now for suggesting that my husband and 2 kids come to the grocery store with me.... :facepalm:
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on September 13, 2011, 11:34:01 AM
I hate myself right now for suggesting that my husband and 2 kids come to the grocery store with me.... :facepalm:

Oh no IF, never make food shopping a fam. experience if it can be avoided. When the kids are very small they want everything and are willing to do a half-pike twist dive from the buggy in order to get it. Then they get a little older and can reach everything (or at least enough) from the ground to cause havoc. Finally, you think, they get to be the age where you can give them the cart and go run across the store to get the thing your forgot. Then you get to the check out and realize it is filled with 12 wiffle balls, a wiffle ball bat (to go with the balls, of course), $50 in "Off" products ("because the mosquitoes are bad - you said so yourself - and the commercial says it will kill them all"), beef jerky (UGH!), 6 packages of balloons, which seem innocent until you realize they are to be used for water balloon fights/barrage the youngest dinkndoo. And 5 boxes of Eggo waffles.


I shop almost every day, but it is almost always accomplished in under 9 minutes.

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on September 13, 2011, 12:50:38 PM
I know this, df, it was a momentary lapse in judgement or maybe temporary insanity.  I worked all day and missed the hubs and the kids so when my husband suggested we go out to dinner, I stupidly suggest we swing by the grocery store afterwards.

Honestly, it's my husband that makes it most difficult.  I like to get the best deal possible, but he's always rushing me and throwing crap we don't need in the cart.  My kids are still young enough that if I tell them no to something, they let it go.  It also helps that I get them each a slice of cheese when I stop at the deli counter and the bakery gives kids free cookies.  Food is the best pacifier at these ages (3.5 and almost 2.)  Now if only they gave my husband a free beer when we walked in and I'd be set.

Today, I have a new thing to hate.  The nosey, annoying lady down the street has already decorated her house for Halloween.  I'm talking full on Halloween, too, not just a couple of fall decorations: ghosts, goblins, and ceramic jack-o-lanterns.  My oldest asked me if we could go trick or treating when he saw it.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on September 13, 2011, 07:33:35 PM
Hmmmm...... I wonder if I'm missing something b/c family grocery shopping is our Sunday morning ritual - breakfast out then grocery shopping. However, I *do* go shopping on my own sometimes after work, but I think I'm the annoying one b/c I meander around and want to look at everything. :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on September 13, 2011, 07:37:16 PM
I hate that I thought I had paid off my credit card, and received today a notice that not only did I still have $35 in interest the month that I paid it to zero, but because I ignored that, I also have a $30 late fee. Banks can bite my shiny metal ass.   >:(

Re: grocery shopping-- I still remember the first time I went shopping as an adult, and had the horrified realization that I'd spent years just chucking things into Mom's cart with no regard for the bill.  :o  Growing up is full of such realizations, ain't it?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on September 19, 2011, 07:20:53 PM
Ugh - DH is *really* bad about picking up the dog poop in our yard. So this afternoon, I was trying to wrangle Funkytot and the dog in the yard while trying for everyone to avoid doggie landmines. I thought I had escaped, but after I let the dog into the house, I realized that the tot had stepped in some fresh poop and it was smeared all over the porch, the glider, his shoes, and his jeans.  >:(

Thankfully, DH just got home and realized that I was annoyed so he's cleaning off tot's shoes right now. Good, b/c I really just want to grab a big piece of chocolate and sit on the couch to watch the new HIMYM!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on September 19, 2011, 08:18:01 PM
Ugh - DH is *really* bad about picking up the dog poop in our yard. So this afternoon, I was trying to wrangle Funkytot and the dog in the yard while trying for everyone to avoid doggie landmines. I thought I had escaped, but after I let the dog into the house, I realized that the tot had stepped in some fresh poop and it was smeared all over the porch, the glider, his shoes, and his jeans.  >:(

Thankfully, DH just got home and realized that I was annoyed so he's cleaning off tot's shoes right now. Good, b/c I really just want to grab a big piece of chocolate and sit on the couch to watch the new HIMYM!

That sucks.  Good thing DH is there to clean up the mess.  We trained our dog when he was a puppy to poop in the backyard and now have "trained" the kids to stay away from that part of the yard.  It helps that our dog is a Yorkie and his droppings are very small.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on October 03, 2011, 03:52:19 PM
What the hell is up with the flies this year?!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on October 03, 2011, 04:14:48 PM
I know what you mean. >:( Our  back screen is broken and we have a battle everyday killing them before dinner.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: xoxoxo on October 03, 2011, 04:32:10 PM
I hate that if I leave overnight it becomes a frat house.

There are stains all over the counters, popcorn all over the family room, socks EVERYWHERE and when I went to heat up a slice of pizza in the oven at lunchtime I found a full cookie sheet full of frozen french fries already in there.  ???

Not to mention that if my dear stepson does not start to take a paper plate (in a stack NEXT to the microwave) when he heats up microwave pizza I'm going to stop buying them altogether.   Putting it on the glass tray in there does not constitute using a plate.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on October 03, 2011, 05:56:08 PM
I HATE that I could see a sneak preview of the new Steve Carell movie Wednesday night for FREE, but I am having eye surgery the next day and my in-laws are coming to town to watch my kids (which I love, the in-laws and the kids) but that means I can't very well sneak out to a movie.   ~0
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on October 03, 2011, 07:03:22 PM
How old is your stepson? Putting stuff directly on the glass plate makes me so mad.
Ooh Lisa, you having laser or something else?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on October 03, 2011, 08:13:53 PM
What the hell is up with the flies this year?!

We have an isane fruit fly issue going on right now.  I've tried everything.  My kids like bananas so that's the only food that stays out.  I've tried putting them in the refrigerator, but then they turn really fast.  Right now I have them in the cabinet with the dishes, hoping the little buggers can't find them in there!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: DunderSnob on October 03, 2011, 08:32:07 PM
Take a small bowl and fill the bottom with vinegar or beer, cover bowl with plastic wrap and poke a couple holes in the top. The fruit flies crawl in and they can't crawl out and then drown. I've caught thousands that way.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on October 03, 2011, 08:35:14 PM
Take a small bowl and fill the bottom with vinegar or beer, cover bowl with plastic wrap and poke a couple holes in the top. The fruit flies crawl in and they can't crawl out and then drown. I've caught thousands that way.

Thanks for the tip!  I'm off to try it.  Although, I'm sure we don't have any vinegar so I'll have to sacrifice one of my husband's beers!  :o
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Deedldee on October 04, 2011, 09:06:56 AM
This past Friday, I just made the bus before it pulled away from the stop. I had the pleasure of sitting next to this person who could not stop coughing and blowing her nose the entire commute home. I went out when I got home and bought Airborne, took it like all weekend.  Today I can't stop sneezing and the coughing is starting in.

I wonder if I had been a few minutes later and missed the bus altogether, maybe my head wouldn't be pounding right now.

::sigh::grumble::sigh::
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on October 04, 2011, 10:36:59 AM
I feel you, Deedldee.  Last week my oldest picked up a virus at preschool, then my youngest got it and then my husband.  I thought I was going to be spared, but now I've been sick for two days.

Oh, and DunderSnob, I caught a couple of fruit flies in my bowl of beer last night!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on October 04, 2011, 07:55:54 PM
We learned that trick when we had fruit flies at Thing 2's preschool -- we share the space with some other groups and they don't exactly keep the kitchen clean.  Ugh.

ANYHOO -- fruit flies love overripe home grown tomatoes.  And the vinegar and orange rinds I put in a little cup with the plastic wrap.  HA!  DIE you VERMIN!!!

BTW -- I'm getting an enhancement to my Lasik surgery of last year -- so I won't have to squint so much when I'm driving on unfamiliar roads where I have to read signs & whatnot.

Thing I hate: getting old.  It sucks.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: bcd on October 05, 2011, 04:45:17 AM

Thing I hate: getting old.  It sucks.

Ditto that. Sigh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on October 06, 2011, 12:45:04 PM
Getting the flu five days before my flu shot.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on October 06, 2011, 01:33:12 PM

Thing I hate: getting old.  It sucks.

Ditto that. Sigh.

I'm with ya, sisters. Hate it.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on October 06, 2011, 04:24:25 PM
Recovering from a cold and getting laringytis-- really convenient when you have two kids...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Deedldee on October 06, 2011, 04:25:51 PM
The same thing is happening to me and my sister, Italian Food! (Minus the kids)  Hope you feel better soon!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on October 27, 2011, 12:49:55 PM
I hate that I'm currently in the process of moving into a new apartment, and the people who used to live there didn't clean the place before they moved. Honestly, that's their job.  >:( Talk about disgusting.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Deedldee on October 27, 2011, 12:58:05 PM
Oh Kreidy, that definitely sucks. :( 


My gripe ... Just read in the JK thread that he's going to be on Broadway for a benefit thing, the theater is so close to where I work I could totally go. I was excited for a total of 3 seconds, till I saw the price of a ticket. :(  $250 per ticket? I know it's for charity, but still.

I still love him though lol
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on October 27, 2011, 02:04:33 PM
I hate that I'm currently in the process of moving into a new apartment, and the people who used to live there didn't clean the place before they moved. Honestly, that's their job.  >:( Talk about disgusting.

Wait, why are you getting stuck with it? The apartment management should have had it cleaned and charged the previous tenants.

Same thing happened when I bought my house.  I had a garage full of their crap to throw away, and then we got the garage door opener replaced and the kid went up into the rafters where they had built a little wall and stored another half-garage full of crap. I felt a little bad throwing out 25 year old yearbooks and stuff, but to hell with 'em.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on October 27, 2011, 03:28:55 PM
The guy who owns the place is out of the country, so he hasn't even seen it. I did take a lot of pictures, however, because it looked awful.
The previous residents should have done it according to the law, but it's the landlord's responsibility. Hopefully, he'll understand once he sees the pictures.  :-\

Why on earth wouldn't they clean out their space when they moved out? If they only wanted to get rid of their stuff, you'd think they could throw it out themselves.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on October 27, 2011, 04:11:08 PM
Some people are just lazy, kreidy.  When we bought our house, the previous owner left so much junk.  Some people just lack common courtesy.

I was upset, too, Deedldee about the 24 hour plays tickets.  I live a little over an hour from the city and was hoping to convince my husband to buy us tickets as a late birthday gift until I saw the price.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on October 29, 2011, 04:32:26 PM
October 29th and we already have 4" of snow today. The trees are still full of yellow leaves... and snow. Conversely my puppy and the 3 boys who act like puppies are pleased.

Hadn't even gotten the snow/winter clothing down from the spare bedroom yet!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on October 29, 2011, 04:47:38 PM
We got our first snow last week, dinkn.  A pretty good sized storm, too-- about six inches in the city and over a foot in the mountains.  I posted a picture of my snowy backyard on Facebook and had somebody comment, "Snow in October?!" like that's something unusual.  :D  Not in Colorado... we almost always get the first snow in October.  Of course, the beauty of Colorado is that two days later there was little to no evidence that anything happened.  :)

Maybe my maple tree will take a hint and start turning yellow in earnest now. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on October 29, 2011, 06:04:37 PM
We were spared here by the shore.  It's snowing up north where all my cousins live and out west where my sister lives, but nothing but rain and occasional freezing rain here.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on October 29, 2011, 06:39:20 PM
October 29th and we already have 4" of snow today. The trees are still full of yellow leaves... and snow. Conversely my puppy and the 3 boys who act like puppies are pleased.

Hadn't even gotten the snow/winter clothing down from the spare bedroom yet!

I got home from my appointment this afternoon to find my girls in their boots and ski pants.  I told them to wait until the grass was at least white.  Silly wabbit.

We have a race tomorrow am and it is going to be COLD and miserable.  Hot cocoa me strength.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on October 30, 2011, 07:18:52 PM
I know I'm a curmudgeon, but I'm totally owning up to it.

Dear assmunch that just rang the door bell and woke up my *extremely* cranky toddler:

Halloween is on October 31, NOT October 30. Additionally, when the porch light is off, it means I'm not participating in handing out candy. I'm not at all sorry that my husband told you that you woke up the child and I hope you feel like crap about it.

 >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on October 30, 2011, 08:40:56 PM
I know I'm a curmudgeon, but I'm totally owning up to it.

Dear assmunch that just rang the door bell and woke up my *extremely* cranky toddler:

Halloween is on October 31, NOT October 30. Additionally, when the porch light is off, it means I'm not participating in handing out candy. I'm not at all sorry that my husband told you that you woke up the child and I hope you feel like crap about it.

 >:(

Really?  Who does that?  How old was this "assmunch?"  Ugh, I would be so mad, too.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on October 31, 2011, 06:47:13 AM
Urgh. How old were they? Our neighbour asked us if her kids could pop over for trick or treat yesterday as they're staying with their dad tonight. I thought it nice she asked.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on October 31, 2011, 08:33:20 AM
I don't buy my candy until the DAY of Halloween.  So they would have been SOL at my house.

The thing I hate -- I was too tired to stay up for The Walking Dead last night.  This morning I still look like a zombie.  Shoot me.  (Gotta be in the brain or I'll keep walking...)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on October 31, 2011, 09:20:47 AM
I don't buy my candy until the DAY of Halloween.  So they would have been SOL at my house.

Smart lady. ;)  I waited until Saturday, because candy simply isn't safe in my possession too many days before the big holiday.

I just realized I have a problem.   :-\  My porch light is motion-triggered.  Unless I get a pretty steady stream of kids, the light's going to go off and they'll all stay away.  (At least, when I was a kid, you only went to the houses with the lights on.) 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on October 31, 2011, 10:34:12 AM
The rule for my kids was if there are lights on in the front room or a pumpkin out you can go to the door. :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on October 31, 2011, 11:46:19 AM
The rule for my kids was if there are lights on in the front room or a pumpkin out you can go to the door. :)

We have pumpkins on our steps and decorations in the yard..... still doesn't mean it's ok to trick or treat the day before. I've never heard of the pumpkin rule. That's annoying b/c we love to decorate, but we go upstairs around 9 to get ready for bed and I don't want anyone coming over later than that tonight.

I found out that the assmunchers were tweens. I would have told them there's no candy until Oct 31.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on October 31, 2011, 12:34:56 PM
I didn't mean the day before. :-\ If you are upstairs by 9:00, chances are your house is dark so no one should be coming to your door. Our neighborhood is completely done with trick or treaters by 7:30-8:00. We blow out the pumpkins and turn our lights out around that time. I never heard of anyone coming a day early. >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: ftmill16 on October 31, 2011, 03:31:56 PM
I readily admit that my city is assbackwards.  They have a thing about trick or treat HAVING to be on a Sat and the cities surrounding ours follow what we do so that it's all done at the same time and you don't have problems with people going from one city one night to another a different night.  Anyhow, trick or treat here was on this past Sat, the 29th.  It;s stupid.  The schools also insist on Friday parties becaus 'the kids get too wound up to do them on a weekday,   ::) )  Unfortunately, I was in bad shape Sat and my daughter had just missed two days of school because she was sick and it was still cold, very cold so we skipped Sat.  Fortunately my best friend lives in a large allotment who always does theirs ON Halloween regardless of what the city does so mt daughter will trick or treat there tonight.  Heaven help her if I ever hear of her going to a house with no light on or someone sitting outside! 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: AtTheStars455 on November 02, 2011, 01:56:45 PM
October 29th and we already have 4" of snow today. The trees are still full of yellow leaves... and snow. Conversely my puppy and the 3 boys who act like puppies are pleased.

Hadn't even gotten the snow/winter clothing down from the spare bedroom yet!


We got almost 15 inches of snow here this weekend, and things are just finally starting to return to normal in the area (although there are still thousands of people without power, mostly in the more rural parts of the county). Schools in the city finally reopened today, and trick-or-treating has been rescheduled until tomorrow. But it's still so weird to look outside and see so much snow - I'm not ready for winter yet!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on November 02, 2011, 05:40:32 PM
I've heard talk about having Halloween (or trick-or-treating, anyway) always on the last Saturday of October. I'm not sure if it was on a local, state, or national level, though. I'd be all for it. It would give everyone time to set up for the trick-or-treaters, time for the kids to finalize their costumes, and then time the next day to sleep late. Win/win/win. :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on November 04, 2011, 02:42:02 AM
Dear Insomnia ~

Kindly go fuck yourself.  It's only 2 am and this is the 3rd time I've woken up.

xoxo
-- Lisa
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on November 04, 2011, 11:02:29 AM
Everything.  Everybody. Life in general. Feeling exhausted and incompetent.  Feeling resented and unappreciated.  Feeling like nothing you do is ever good enough. 

 :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Deedldee on November 04, 2011, 01:50:58 PM
Oh no!  HUGS!   bighugsicon bighugsicon

You're very much appreciated, Callisto!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on November 07, 2011, 08:24:02 AM
I hate you, Daylight Savings Time.  It gets light out way too early and my kids' schedules are totally messed up.  My oldest was up at 5 AM!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: rahenson1 on November 07, 2011, 08:42:46 AM
With you there IF.  Once it's light out it's hard for me to sleep.  So I was up at 6 today when I could've slept til at least 7 on Saturday's sun rise schedule.

Callisto I hear you on nothing you do is good enough.  Seems no matter what I decide to do at work it's the wrong choice.  I do as many things as I can and inevitably whatever there wasn't time to do is what they are upset about.  Upset enough to do it themselves?  Of course not.  I mean it's not like I'm standing around chatting with co-workers all day (oh wait that's what they're doing).
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on November 07, 2011, 09:00:11 AM
See, I'm the freak who enjoys the end of DST because I am a morning person. I like the earlier sunrise.  What I hate is that my body is taking its time adjusting to my new hours. I can stay up later! I can sleep later! And yet here I am heading to bed at 10 pm still and waking up at 5-6. 

rahenson... actually I'm going to take this to the Work thread 'cause it's not really a hate, so much. But you have my sympathies, fo sho.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on November 07, 2011, 09:30:07 PM
I hate DST. It gets dark way too early and wlll just get worse.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on November 07, 2011, 09:37:56 PM
I hate DST. It gets dark way too early and wlll just get worse.

Yeah, I forgot how much I do hate that. 4:30 is too early for the sun to be setting.  :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: rahenson1 on November 08, 2011, 12:30:50 AM
My wife's family live in Iowa.  It always freaks me out when we go there for the holidays and it's dark before 5.  In Texas even right at the shortest days of the year it's not dark til like 5:30-6.  I've always wondered if each spot on the Earth gets the same amount of daylight in a true year (the 365. whatever days it takes rather than the straight up 365 or 366 we call a year).  It seems like it should.  Like the poles have the 24 hours of sunlight and 24 hours of darkness.  And the equator always has 12 hours of each.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: SnoWhiteSally on November 08, 2011, 02:53:45 AM
On the shortest day, it's dark around half 3. Way too early.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on November 08, 2011, 10:04:49 AM
I always assumed that in Denver, the mountains in the west have something to do with it. A few years ago I was visiting some friends in Seattle during the summer, and it wouldn't get dark until 10!! Whereas at home it was always dark by 9.

Here the shortest days of winter get dark between 4 and 4:30.  :( 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on November 08, 2011, 01:48:46 PM
It's not the mountains - I think it's where you're located in the hemisphere.

Yup, Seattle summers are lovely - sun from 4:30am - 10:00pm. And of course the winters were brutal!

When I lived in Alaska, we had to put black out shades up during the summer b/c the sun never set - and then, of course, during the winter, the sun barely came up.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: rahenson1 on November 08, 2011, 03:50:03 PM
I could see how maybe the mountains have a little to do with it.  If you were close enough that the sun disappeared behind one never to be seen again then it'd be dark before that same latitude line in say Kansas or Nebraska.  No idea how much of a difference that would make though.  Guess I shoulda taken more science classes huh?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on November 08, 2011, 07:53:44 PM
It has to do with where you are; not the mountains. I live on the coast, but I also live in Norway, so in December it gets dark at 2:30 p.m., and the sunrise is at 10 a.m. Then again, I do get a few hours of daylight, which is more than what they get way up north in Norway. It's dark all day up there.
We get it back in the summer, however, when we have daylight 24/7 (you have to go north of the Arctic Circle to see the midnight sun). I cannot tell you how nice it is to walk home from a night out - and it's still as bright as day. :)

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: rahenson1 on November 08, 2011, 10:13:07 PM
I get that the time the sun goes under the horizon is the same regardless of whether there are mountains or not.  All I'm saying is if a mountain blocks the sun then it's going to feel dark even though the sun is up.  Just like if you were in front of something else like a building that blocked the sun.  So the sunset time is the same, but it seems dark sooner than that scientific term comes into play.  But as I don't live in the mountains I don't even have evidence to back up that opinion.  So I'll ultimately defer to those who know.  Just saying I didn't think Callisto was crazy that's all.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on November 19, 2011, 10:11:35 PM
Now that I have kids, I hate Saturday nights.  There's nothing good on TV, but it's way too early to go to bed.  I am so bored.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: rahenson1 on November 19, 2011, 10:17:17 PM
No kids here, but not much more on this Saturday night either.  The Stars finally scored a goal.  They were nearly shut out in three straight games.  Texas is losing their football game too.  And it's still over four months til baseball season.  There were some decent movies on earlier in the day that I haven't seen before, but I missed the starts of them out getting mom's b-day present  :-\  Could be worse.  Mom's at the Stars hockey game.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on November 19, 2011, 10:29:53 PM
"Up" is coming on right now. I'm planning to watch the beginning of that, wipe away my tears, and head to bed.  :)

It's sad - I was over with some friends and we were all lamenting how back in the day, this would be time to get ready to go out!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on November 19, 2011, 10:36:32 PM
I love Saturday nights! :)

Even if there isn't anything on TV, there's maybe something to watch on Netflix or hulu or on DVD, or it's nice to have some computer time and know I don't have to get up too early (my kids are old enough that I can sleep in if I want to), or I could get ready for bed and curl up with a book...

All kinds of possibilities! Ooh, and if I had any wine in the house, I could have a glass and know I didn't have to drive home!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on December 03, 2011, 03:27:06 PM
I apologize in advance for the possible profanities in the following post. But.

I hate hackers. I hate that stupid god damned anonymous and the all the shitheads at 4chan and every stupid little f**k who thinks he can bring down global capitalism by leaking a bunch passwords. I hate them, and want them to die a thousand deaths.

That is all.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Spencer on December 04, 2011, 10:52:11 PM
Oh, no, S.K.! I'm so sorry! That's so terrible. Did anything really personal get hacked, like bank account, etc? I hope not.

On a similar note, I have privacy leaks on websites. All of my personal info (address, phone number, etc) were somehow gathered from our web hosting site, and is now searchable to all. Fantastic.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on January 30, 2012, 05:19:33 PM
Call me the wahmbulance -- I’m RAVENOUS but I’m afraid of eating pretty much anything for fear of busting my temporary crown.

This is not the diet plan I signed up for.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: dinknflicker on February 01, 2012, 07:45:35 AM
My fb account was hacked. No biggie, except it sent a message to all my friends telling them about how I lost 15 pounds on this great weight loss system. False. Perhaps the opposite... Ugh. Can't believe someone used their precious time to hack in to my extremely boring facebook account. And they didn't even have the courtesy to wish me happy birthday!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on March 04, 2012, 06:27:30 PM
Went grocery shopping this afternoon and right as I was checking out, their system for debit and credit cards went down.  They had me try 4 times before they started suspending everyone's purchases and sending them to the courtesy desk where one register had a credit card machine that was on a different system.  I waited a half hour just to pay.  Did I mention I had both kids with me and it was getting dangerously close to dinner?  Yeah, fun times!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on May 14, 2012, 10:26:26 PM
I hate my mother in law.  I know a lot of people claim this, but I'm serious.  Warning: Extreme Rant ahead!

My MIL has two sons, my husband and his younger brother.  We have two sons and are pretty sure we're done and my brother in law is 27 going on 18, so he's not having kids anytime soon.  All I have heard in the 2.5 years since my youngest was born was how badly she wants a granddaughter.  And it's not just an occasional joke, it's constant, beat the dead horse, harping.  When my sister found out she was having a girl, my MIL actually had the nerve to say to my mother, "It's not fair that you get to have a granddaughter.  You already have three daughters, why do you get to have a granddaughter, too?"  On Easter, she brought up making my husband go to a doctor so they can sort out of the female sperm the next time we decide to have a baby.  And, when my husband's cousin had a baby girl around Christmas, she actually said, "I guess everyone gets to have a granddaughter but me," in FRONT OF MY CHILDREN!  I once told my brother in law that if my husband and I had a third child, we wanted another boy because it's what we know and we wouldn't need to buy anything new.  My brother in law told my mother in law this thinking it was funny and she went upstairs to her room because it upset her.  There are are countless other stories like this, but you get the idea.

This past Sunday we were all at my sister's house for a Mother's Day BBQ.  My sister has a 10 month old daughter.  My sister had the baby's potraits taken and gave them to me, my mom, my grandmother, and her MIL as Mother's Day presents and my MIL asked to have one to put on her desk so she can tell people she's her granddaughter!  She even said that people would believe her because the baby resembles my husband. (Which is pretty amazing considering that my niece is pretty much a clone of my sister's husband.)  Comments like these went on all day and one point she told my sister that my niece needs to call her grandma because she'll never get a granddaughter of her own.  At one point it got so bad that my husband got up and walked inside because he didn't want to lose his cool in front of everyone.

She doesn't censor herself, either.  She has said these things in front of my boys.  My oldest is 4 and doesn't miss a beat so I know he's hearing her.  I don't think he understands what she means, but it's only a matter of time before he does.  I told my husband he needs to talk to her and he realizes it's out of control, but feels like talking to her would be like talking to a brick wall.  He actually said to me last night that eventhough we're 90% sure we're not having anymore kids, his mom acting like this makes him not want to have a girl out of spite (like he has control over these things.)  I love my boys more than anything in this whole world and I would be absolutely devastated if they picked up on what she is saying.  Whatever he excuse for saying these things is, it still makes me (and lately my husband, too) feel like our kids aren't good enough for her because they're boys.

I don't know what to do anymore.  It has gotten to the point that I don't want to even be around her.  I want my husband to talk to her, but I think it's going to take a lot of me nagging him to get that done.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on May 14, 2012, 10:48:40 PM
I don't have any advice, Italian_Food, but here's a virtual hug:  bighugsicon

She should concentrate on being a good grandma to her grandsons; they are eventually going to figure out she's a crappy grandma.

She sounds like a winner. ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on May 14, 2012, 11:04:29 PM
She sounds like a winner. ::)

You have no idea, it's always something.  When we were planning our wedding, she criticized everything we chose (she actually told a room full of people she hated our colors) and would not shutup with her own ideas.  I wanted to tear my hair out, but chalked it up to the fact that she never had a big wedding of her own because she had a shotgun wedding.

I could write a book.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on May 14, 2012, 11:04:48 PM
Wow, IF.  I don't even know what to say.  Hugs to you.   bighugsicon

If only you could just say something to her along the lines of "why aren't your grandsons good enough?"  I don't know how you'd do it without creating a horrendous drama storm and a lot of bad feelings, though, so I guess that's not an option, unless you can get your husband to speak up.  Frankly, at this point maybe it's not so bad to hurt her feelings - she's been hurting yours for years!

What would happen if you or your husband told her flat out you're not having any more children and she should just give it a rest, or maybe bother Little Brother about it?  Even if it upsets her, it may be worth it if it makes her stop. Maybe she honestly has no idea how deeply hurtful it is and just needs to be told.  ?  Oy...
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on May 14, 2012, 11:10:11 PM

What would happen if you or your husband told her flat out you're not having any more children and she should just give it a rest, or maybe bother Little Brother about it?  Even if it upsets her, it may be worth it if it makes her stop. Maybe she honestly has no idea how deeply hurtful it is and just needs to be told.  ?  Oy...

It is my husband's plan to tell her that we are done.  If we decide to have another one down the road, that's our business.

I'm pretty sure she nags my brother in law, too.  My sister had her iPad out to show everyone the portraits and my MIL picked it up, showed my brother in law the picture of my niece and said, "For next Mother's Day, can I have one of these?"  He's a smart ass and said, "You want an iPad, sure I'll get you an iPad."  Her response, "No, not the iPad," and then he told her to shutup.  He's pretty perceptive so I gather he knew I was very upset by her antics.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on May 14, 2012, 11:14:26 PM
Ha! Good for brother in law. That's a good tactic too - just throw it back at her when she says stuff like that.

I hope your husband telling her you're done (and if you're not, then she can just be pleasantly surprised!) gets her to quit. After two and a half years, I don't know how you haven't blown your stack already.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on May 14, 2012, 11:20:00 PM
Ha! Good for little brother. That's a good tactic too - just throw it back at her when she says stuff like that.

Believe me, I've tried it.  On Easter she said "We're going to get sperm selection the next time Timmy and Jenn have a baby," and my response, after I picked my jaw off the floor for the "we" (seriously, she is not a part of our baby making) was, "There might not be a next time."  Clearly, that did nothing.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on May 14, 2012, 11:28:25 PM
"We"? Ai-yi-yi.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on May 14, 2012, 11:32:58 PM
"We"? Ai-yi-yi.

Yes, "we!"  I don't know what role she wanted to play in this whole sperm selection business but seriously, "we."  Maybe I can get her to pay for it, tell her they are only giving me girl sperm and then get the boy sperm instead!  That'll show her.  Seriously, who does that?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on May 15, 2012, 09:00:03 AM
Just imagine if you did have a little girl. Imagine how much she would shower her with attention - you know your boys would definitely pick up on that. :(

Sorry she's such a PITA!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on May 15, 2012, 09:35:17 AM
Yikes, I just caught up with this thread. I am so sorry IF. bighugsicon I have a MIL who also only has sons, so was really wanting a granddaughter. Between her boys she has six grandsons. ;) She may have been disappointed, but always kept it to herself. It's a shame your MIL can't enjoy the joy of having little guys again. I have to say my MIL is a wonderful grandma and was able to be grateful for her grandboys.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on May 15, 2012, 10:01:31 AM
I am the youngest of the nine total kids born to my mom and her sister, her only sibling. I am also the only girl.  I wonder what my grandma was like with the birth of each new grandson!   :D
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on May 15, 2012, 01:05:16 PM
I am the youngest of the nine total kids born to my mom and her sister, her only sibling. I am also the only girl.  I wonder what my grandma was like with the birth of each new grandson!   :D
My aunt & uncle have 4 grown children, who have in turn dutifully produced 9 grandsons.  Eventually a granddaughter showed up, but until then, they would show everyone pictures of their "baseball team" of grandsons.

Sorry your MIL is a Dunderhead, IF.   And not in a good way.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: rahenson1 on May 15, 2012, 05:09:52 PM
Between my wife, her sisters and my brother and I our parents have 0 grandkids of any gender.  Kind of.  Her older sister married a man who had two kids.  So other than the early years (kids are now in their 20s) they did get those two to as grandkids (which definitely counts).  I think one was like three and the other was like nine.  As it turns out those two have each already been married and had a kid.  But they aren't heard from due to a family dispute so no great-grandkids to dote on.  Too late for that sister to have a kid, not likely for us so that leaves her younger sister and my younger brother (both married only a year or three).  So your MIL could easily have it much worse.  Not that it's any consolation to get  >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on May 28, 2012, 04:49:09 PM
I hate that Facebook deactivated my account, and I have no idea why. If somebody hacked it, I'll burn Utica to the ground.  ~0
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on May 28, 2012, 05:36:23 PM
I hate that Facebook deactivated my account, and I have no idea why. If somebody hacked it, I'll burn Utica to the ground.  ~0

What?!  I'll meet you in Utica if it's true. I hope you don't lose all your pictures and stuff - hope to see you around there again soon. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on May 29, 2012, 07:46:05 AM
Yeah, I have lots of pictures on my Facebook account, and I also use it to stay in touch with my friends in the US.  :-\

I sent them an e-mail last night, but I only got an automatic reply, so I think I'll have to try again today.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Spencer on May 29, 2012, 11:51:09 AM
I hope it's fixed! You still show up in my search and friends list, but when I click it says "The page you requested was not found." :(

Keeping *fingers crossed*!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kreidy on May 29, 2012, 05:01:42 PM
I just got it back! I had to send several emails before they fixed it, but it's back now. Thank goodness.  :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on July 15, 2012, 12:32:31 PM
I was just about to get the whites to wash them (mainly b/c I'm out of socks!) and when I wash clothes I, you know, grab everything I can. However, when hubby washes clothes, it's only *his* stuff. So, when I went to get the whites, there was only a small pile of socks b/c he grabbed all his undershirts to wash. He said "I wish I'd known" - like it would have been so freakin' difficult to also grab my socks to wash with his shirts. So now it'll be a waste to run the washer with just my socks.

Why is it that men can't do anyone else's laundry?! I'm always the one that washes Funkytot's stuff in addition to my stuff and hubby's non-work stuff.  ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on July 15, 2012, 02:55:01 PM
I was just about to get the whites to wash them (mainly b/c I'm out of socks!) and when I wash clothes I, you know, grab everything I can. However, when hubby washes clothes, it's only *his* stuff. So, when I went to get the whites, there was only a small pile of socks b/c he grabbed all his undershirts to wash. He said "I wish I'd known" - like it would have been so freakin' difficult to also grab my socks to wash with his shirts. So now it'll be a waste to run the washer with just my socks.

Why is it that men can't do anyone else's laundry?! I'm always the one that washes Funkytot's stuff in addition to my stuff and hubby's non-work stuff.  ::)

I'm very neurotic about our laundry.  I not only separate whites from colors, but light colors from dark colors (if I only have a few whites, I'll throw them in with my light colors.)  Anyway, when my husband and I moved in together, I showed him how I separated and he said, "This is too complicated, let's just do our own laundry."  Here we are 6 years later, we still do our laundry separate and on top of that, I do the kids' laundry, my own, all the sheets and towels and he only does his own.  I can't ask him to do the kids' laundry because he doesn't check for stains and HELLO, we have two boys!  He'll wash towels and sheets if I ask, but constantly forgets to put them in the dryer!  Ugh, men!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on July 15, 2012, 03:24:19 PM
I'm very neurotic about our laundry.  I not only separate whites from colors, but light colors from dark colors (if I only have a few whites, I'll throw them in with my light colors.)  Anyway, when my husband and I moved in together, I showed him how I separated and he said, "This is too complicated, let's just do our own laundry." 

This is how I separate mine, too. It's not complicated at all... lights, darks, whites, towels. And I'll toss my whites in with the lights, too, if there's only a few and they aren't crying out for bleach.  Towels either constitute their own load or get tossed into the appropriate dark/light pile if there aren't a lot of them.

This is not a difficult system.  Do men not understand the concept of hot/warm/cold water cycles and the necessity to separate the clothes accordingly? (Nah, they just don't care.)  My roommate is constantly washing one or two work shirts and it drives me insane because it's such a waste of water.  He also uses wayyyyyy too much bleach. I do about three bleach loads a month and it seems like every time I need it the bottle is nearly empty. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: rahenson1 on July 15, 2012, 07:59:59 PM
Put me in the camp that would say "that's too complicated."  We also each do our own laundry in the RAH house.  But there are no kids here.  I pretty much only wear dress clothes so I wash them all together (shirts and pants) along with undergarments and socks.  A week's worth is a load.  On the rare occasion I wear shorts or blue jeans I save those up to make a load and wash them with any stray towels or t-shirts I've dirtied.  Mrs RAH occasionally forgets to move the clothes to the dryer too.  I may forget for an hour or two, but almost never have it totally slip my mind.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on July 15, 2012, 08:07:08 PM
I have the added complication of two girls who are 2 years but only 6 pounds apart -- sometimes even I can't tell whose is whose, so now I just was all of Thing 1's as a load, then all of Thing 2's as a separate load.  I pull out the whites because they ALWAYS need a dose of bleach.  Yech.  Kids are dirty.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on July 16, 2012, 01:32:51 PM
Whenever I do my laundry, I always hang my stuff up to dry (b/c I'm a fatty and don't want them to shrink in the dryer ;) ) - so I usually grab his underwear, socks and tshirts to make it worth my while to run the dryer with my undies and socks.

I decided this morning that I'm not going to do a single piece of his laundry and he can see how fast that stuff accumulates. The hamper is already full of his clothes b/c he only washes the work clothes he wore that week. Additionally, instead of picking up his dirty socks from the living room (not sure why he thinks it's ok to leave socks around!  ::) ), I'm going to put them in his hamper so it'll get extra full. If he just wants to wash his own clothes, then fine - wash them, but I'm guessing he'll have to do more than 1 load a week. ;)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on July 18, 2012, 02:03:52 AM
I do all the laundry except my husband's underwear -- for some reason he puts that in a different hamper and that's all the excuse I need not to touch it.

I don't particularly mind that I do almost all the laundry; I'm a stay at home mom and I really do have the most time for that kind of thing. I try to do a load a day at least. I separate lights and darks and linens (cloths for washing dishes and wiping counters, dishtowels, and tablecloths).  Everything's on cold except the linens (and my husband's undies).

I'm not fanatic about my lights and darks, though. If I'm doing a dark load but I could really use those light tan shorts, the shorts go in. I often do an extra load of towels, but mostly because there are too many dark clothes to fit very many towels in.

When I take the clothes out of the dryer, I toss them into one basket and then separate them into smaller baskets for each person. My bigger kids have to fold (if they choose) and put away their own clothes. All the rest, I fold and put away.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Spencer on August 07, 2012, 09:55:06 PM
Guys, I think I've lost my mind. I am moving to London in 10 days with no job, no money, and anxiety higher than the sky. This should go well.

Though my mom did point out that my alternative is staying here where I also have no job and no money. Plus there's no prospects of finding a job in my field here as they don't exist, while in London they are everywhere. So, there's that.

And if this doesn't work I can just come home. But, who knows, maybe it will work? Ugh, I don't know anymore! I'm trying to stay positive, but my brain is screaming: PREPARE FOR THE WORST!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: justkaren on August 07, 2012, 11:06:57 PM
Spencer, the "worst" is what? Like you said, no money, no job...same situation here or there. But the prospect of the job there is there. And if I'm not mistaken money comes from jobs. ;) And p.s., no one is going to let you be "homeless". You have "homes" all over the world! You're going to London! It's an awesome adventure! Enjoy it!

You are doing a very brave thing that tons of people wish they had the courage and opportunity to do. Believe in yourself, you will "make it work!" /Tim Gunn
 bighugsicon

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: OfficeLady on August 08, 2012, 01:44:55 AM
 Spencer....take it from  someone who's lived a few years --- my biggest regret is that I was too afraid to take chances  when I was young. What an amazing opportunity you've given yourself! Faith is fear that's said its prayers.   Go for it!   bighugsicon

 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on August 09, 2012, 11:44:15 AM
Spencer....take it from  someone who's lived a few years --- my biggest regret is that I was too afraid to take chances  when I was young. What an amazing opportunity you've given yourself! Faith is fear that's said its prayers.   Go for it!   bighugsicon

 

Well said! Enjoy your adventure and I'm sure you'll land on your feet in no time!

Hubby & I did that twice (moved from Atlanta to Seattle w/out jobs then again from Seattle to Durham w/out jobs). It's stressful, but it's an amazing opportunity!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Spencer on August 09, 2012, 11:02:27 PM
Thanks, all! I think I'm just psyching myself out. I have no safety net money-wise, which is I think what's scaring me the most. But, hopefully it will all work out! Sally's wonderful mum is letting me stay until I find a job and can afford proper rent in an apartment. This whole thing wouldn't be in any way feasible without that! And I've been applying like a mad woman to jobs, so fingers crossed something pans out.

I am starting to get excited. But the daunting task of sorting through everything I own is still looming over me! Heh.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on August 15, 2012, 05:44:34 PM
Yay, Spencer! I think it's awesome you're going after this, and how awesome is Sally's mom to let you stay with her? bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on October 27, 2012, 12:17:30 PM
1 word, 3 syllables: Frank-en-storm!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on October 27, 2012, 01:47:29 PM
Yeah I'm sure you aren't loving this. I'm suppose to fly into Newark on Thursday. I don't like flying as it is, but the thought of the weather being so bad I'm petrified. :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: kells8995 on October 27, 2012, 01:56:47 PM
Yeah I'm sure you aren't loving this. I'm suppose to fly into Newark on Thursday. I don't like flying as it is, but the thought of the weather being so bad I'm petrified. :(

I think the worst weather will be behind us by then - I am about 45 mins south of Newark and we are looking at bad weather tomorrow nite through wed with the worst of it being tues and wed....
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on October 27, 2012, 02:12:24 PM
I think you will be good, kh.  I live in the shore area, but on the mainland, and our worst weather is supposed to be Monday evening, Tuesday all day.

Bonus: my husband's PD will be starting the mandatory staffing Sunday.  He was already scheduled to work Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday under his normal schedule.  But, instead of his normal 10 hour evening shifts, he'll be working 12 hour day shift from 6 AM to 6 PM Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (and normal schedule Wednesday unless there is a major problem post storm.)  With the worst weather here expected Tuesday morning, I'm very nervous about being home alone with the kids at that time.  During Irene, my husband drew shelter duty, which meant he sat at the shelter performing first aid if needed and giving updates.  It was definitely a load off my shoulders knowing he was there.  Let's hope he gets that assignment again.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on October 28, 2012, 02:36:02 PM
...and they just closed the schools for 2 days.  Crap.

I have too much to do to be trapped at home with 2 kidlets, especially if the power goes out.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on October 31, 2012, 02:57:41 PM
Did everyone survive ok? We only had a lot of wind (middle of North Carolina) and the power went out for about 15 minutes. Other than that, we're ok. My mom flew up from FL on Friday and then flew to Atlanta on Tues, and she said that the Tues flight was much worse than the FL flight. She's safe, though, thankfully!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on October 31, 2012, 04:06:38 PM
We survived.  Lost power for 17 hours and my poor husband has been working like a crazy person, but we're fine.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: OfficeLady on October 31, 2012, 05:42:39 PM
I'm so glad all of you on the East Coast survived such a major storm. Up here in the Northwest, we have nothing but rain to worry about.  laughingicon   bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Hamlet on November 02, 2012, 06:21:57 PM
I'm still without power.  Day number 5.  It's an inconvenience to say the least but nothing compared to the horrors nearby.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on November 02, 2012, 06:41:00 PM
I'm still without power.  Day number 5.  It's an inconvenience to say the least but nothing compared to the horrors nearby.

So sorry to hear that, Hamlet.  If you don't mind me asking, where are you located?
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Hamlet on November 02, 2012, 10:21:23 PM
I'm still without power.  Day number 5.  It's an inconvenience to say the least but nothing compared to the horrors nearby.

So sorry to hear that, Hamlet.  If you don't mind me asking, where are you located?

Mid-Nassau County on Long Island.  We have a lot of trees down.  My neighbors tree fell in my backyard and crushed another neighbors garage and my bedroom was saved b/c my tree is now holding it up.  It took down the power lines, etc and we have yet to see a LIPA truck.  Another pole a block away was taken down, too.  My job re-opened on Wednesday and it's been a refugee for about 3 towns - thousands of people each day.  People are all over the place plugging in devices and setting up shop so to speak.  I spend my days there amidst the chaos and then head to my aunts house to shower and eat and then I head home to my very cold house to sleep.  My mom waited on line from 6 AM until 10:30 AM to buy gas and it's getting ugly out there since most stations either don't have power or have run out of gas.  I filled up on Saturday, so I'm good but it's just craziness everywhere I turn.  It's been challenging, but again just an inconvenience compared to many others.

I've been so out of touch with TV and Internet that I'm only just beginning to see the horrors. 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on November 02, 2012, 11:45:09 PM
If only I was a little closer, I'd offer you some help.  Is there anything non-perishble you need that I can ship to you?  Shampoo?  Canned goods?  Flashlights?  I'm in Ocean County, NJ, more inland though, about 2 miles from the bay.  However, I grew up in Toms River and spent my summers in Seaside and Point Pleasant and Island Beach State Park is "my beach."  It's been crazy to see the pictures of all the damage.  The other day, my neighbor and I went to Walmart to stock up items shelters around here need and as we were driving, we could not believe all the downed trees and damage to home and we weren't even driving through areas that were considered bad.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Hamlet on November 03, 2012, 01:23:35 PM
Aww. That's so sweet of you. I'm doing ok though. The tree crew finally arrived his morning so I'm hoping to have power by tomorrow. We'll see how long it takes LIPA to get here now. like I said, I'm just inconvenienced. There is real suffering out there. Thank you again!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Hamlet on November 07, 2012, 10:27:19 PM
I hate that I'm about to enter day 11 without power. 

Looks like no Office for me tomorrow night.  First episode I'll miss in years.  I'd take missing an episode if it meant I could have my power back. 

And if having no heat, hot water, lights, etc. wasn't bad enough today we had a horrible mini-blizzard.

I surrender to Mother Nature.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on November 07, 2012, 10:31:02 PM
I hate that I'm about to enter day 11 without power. 

Looks like no Office for me tomorrow night.  First episode I'll miss in years.  I'd take missing an episode if it meant I could have my power back. 

And if having no heat, hot water, lights, etc. wasn't bad enough today we had a horrible mini-blizzard.

I surrender to Mother Nature.

Ugh, I was thinking of you today, Hamlet.  Stay warm!  This weather is insane.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Hamlet on November 08, 2012, 06:59:19 PM
I hate that I'm about to enter day 11 without power. 

Looks like no Office for me tomorrow night.  First episode I'll miss in years.  I'd take missing an episode if it meant I could have my power back. 

And if having no heat, hot water, lights, etc. wasn't bad enough today we had a horrible mini-blizzard.

I surrender to Mother Nature.

Ugh, I was thinking of you today, Hamlet.  Stay warm!  This weather is insane.

Thanks. 

Still no power today.  I'm staying at a friends tonight in large part b/c I'm desperate for some television. 

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Hamlet on November 12, 2012, 10:36:20 AM
Finally got our power restored yesterday after 14 very long days.

However, I still don't have tv, Internet or phone.  Verizon is telling me by next Tuesday at the latest.   ::) >:( ~0

So at least I have a house with warmth and lights to be bored in!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: OfficeLady on November 12, 2012, 11:41:15 AM
I'm so glad things are looking better for you. It's about time!  bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Spencer on November 12, 2012, 11:42:00 AM
So happy to hear that you finally have power back on, Hamlet! I can't even imagine how stressful those 2 weeks must have been. Now, let's hope "at the latest" means just that, and you have everything up and working in the next 24 hours!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on November 12, 2012, 11:47:42 AM
Yeah for the power being back. Here's hoping Verizon is ahead of schedule for everything else. :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on November 12, 2012, 04:03:32 PM
I swear everytime I'm thinking about you, Hamlet, you post an update!  So glad to hear your power is one and that you're warm!    Better tell Verizon you need TV and internet ASAP or you will burn them to the ground.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Hamlet on November 12, 2012, 05:35:13 PM
Thanks you guys!!  :D

Hopefully I have tv back for this Thursday's Office.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on January 19, 2013, 12:39:37 AM
I hate late RSVP'ers.  My son's birthday party is Sunday and the RSVP date was this past Monday.  We've gotten six more responses since Monday, all yes!  On Wednesday I went to get all the party supplies including goodie bags and thank goodness I got extra or I'd be scrambling!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Jamnicity on February 21, 2013, 12:32:46 PM
Right now I'm hating the rash of break-ins that have been going on in my neighborhood (nine since the start of the year). We live in a pretty nice subdivision, where I have always felt safe, but this has gotten me so paranoid. I'm home with my youngest most of the day, so I'm really worried about someone trying to break in during the day, thinking that no one is home. I don't even like going upstairs, because I'm afraid I won't hear if anything is going on downstairs. Now, I've started arming the security system even while I'm home. Once it starts getting dark, I throw on lights inside and out, so it's plainly obvious that someone is home. I just hate living with this anxiety all the time. Hope the police catch this person soon! >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on February 21, 2013, 04:25:03 PM
Yuck - sorry you're dealing with that! I live in a pretty safe neighborhood, too, but there was a break-in 1 street over on Tuesday. What makes me even more nervous is that when I got home yesterday, my husband's garage door was wide open. My MIL was home and said she heard it open (she was in the dining room) and thought it was weird that I didn't come in until 15 minutes later. Now I'm all paranoid that someone has the frequency of our door and was just testing it out to see if it worked on anyone in the area. :(

I told DH to change the frequency but he never got around to it.  ::) So the only thing I could do this morning was to lock the door going into the house and hope there's nothing bad when I get home. I'm going to make sure he changes it tonight!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Jamnicity on February 21, 2013, 04:37:43 PM
I don't blame you one bit for wanting to change frequency on the garage door opener. I'd make sure that got done ASAP, too. It's so creepy to imagine your home being invaded. I hope everything is copacetic when you get home!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 23, 2013, 03:35:54 PM
Beer me strength to take the Little Hoo to a birthday party at the evil lair of Chuck E. Cheese tomorrow.  I hate that place more than Michael hates Toby.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Jamnicity on February 23, 2013, 04:03:35 PM
Strength beered to you, indeed, lisahoo! I haven't been to a Chuck E. Cheese (well, in my day it was called Showbiz Pizza) since I was a kid. Loved it then, but I'm sure I would hate it now. Hope Little Hoo has a good time, though. :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on February 23, 2013, 05:01:27 PM
Beer me strength to take the Little Hoo to a birthday party at the evil lair of Chuck E. Cheese tomorrow.  I hate that place more than Michael hates Toby.

Strength beered. I hate that place, too.

Right now I'm hating the rash of break-ins that have been going on in my neighborhood (nine since the start of the year). We live in a pretty nice subdivision, where I have always felt safe, but this has gotten me so paranoid. I'm home with my youngest most of the day, so I'm really worried about someone trying to break in during the day, thinking that no one is home. I don't even like going upstairs, because I'm afraid I won't hear if anything is going on downstairs. Now, I've started arming the security system even while I'm home. Once it starts getting dark, I throw on lights inside and out, so it's plainly obvious that someone is home. I just hate living with this anxiety all the time. Hope the police catch this person soon! >:(

Yikes. You can't be too prudent, so don't feel bad about being paranoid - it's scary to not feel safe in your neighborhood. A couple of months ago, my roommate left the garage door open when he went to work. It was open all day and we don't lock the door to the house - at least, we didn't. Fortunately nothing was missing, but we've gotten much more careful about locking the door to the house now.  We're lucky we weren't robbed blind!

Hope they catch the guy soon! 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on February 23, 2013, 05:08:30 PM
It's easy to hate how loud and overwhelming the place is -- how that doesn't freak my kids out, I'll never know.

But the thing I hate most is that it teaches my kids materialism and to gamble.  Ugh.  Not to mention the mass birthday song singing can't possibly make the birthday kid feel special.

Heck, it pisses me off that they advertise on PBS.  The whole point of PBS kids is to avoid the damn ads and then they go and introduce my kids to that devil rat!  HATE!   ~0

I have to stop my ranting or I'll say something to offend the mom of the birthday kid tomorrow.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: lisahoo on March 05, 2013, 12:38:07 PM
Hey self, remember how you though that since you were to lazy to shave it would be better to just wax your own legs?

Yeah, not such a great idea.  Go back to being lazy and just wear long pants.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on March 21, 2013, 11:59:52 PM
This could also go in the Beer Me Strength thread, but here goes. My neighbors are on vacation and I am feeding their dog. He is a Beagle who is NEVER alone, he has pretty much howled for 3 days straight. I have had notes put on the door, a man was even waiting outside the house when I went to feed him wondering what was going on. It's so stressful and I have 6 more days. He doesn't like coming to my house either. I have him locked in his house for the night and I will deal with any accidents that occur. I am at a loss for what to do. Their son lives close and is possibly going to try him at his condo. I know this is the last time I take this on.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on March 22, 2013, 12:23:24 AM
Ug, kh, I feel for you. We dogsit all the time (usually at our house) and last summer we watched a beagle that was a total pain in the ass. We actually didn't watch HIM at our house because he chews and pees all over the place so we'd have to go over there first thing in the morning and last thing at night, and several times during the day. We'd get there and he usually had peed in his crate, so we'd have to clean that up. When we walked him he pulled on the leash so bad and would bark that loud, baying beagle bark at anything -- people, other dogs, squirrels -- and wouldn't stop until they were out of sight. Have you ever been snorkeling? You know how when you snorkel you are trying to relax but you're always kind of on the lookout for sharks and jellyfish and stuff? Well, that's how it was with this dog. We'd be walking along and I'd constantly be scanning the streets for any potential barking targets and if I saw anything I'd try to change directions as quickly as possible before he noticed. Not very relaxing at ALL. Needless to say, that just wasn't worth it.

So beered strength and wishes for quieter times for you, my friend!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on March 22, 2013, 12:57:26 AM
Thank you, I guess Beagles are just a tough breed. This guy does the same thing on walks. It's embarrassing to have such a blood curdling howl (that won't stop) when any other dog walks by.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on March 22, 2013, 06:10:45 AM
I don't have any advice for you (except maybe call the son to see if he can help out), but I'm beering you strength.

My neighbor has done this before.  They have two dogs, a shih tzu and a rotweiler.  The little one usually stays with us because he's small and he's my Yorkie's BFF (I'm not kidding, it's adorable), but the Rotweiler stays in the house and between us and some other family members, he gets fed and let our throughout the day.  I always feel so bad for him all alone in the house.  Whenever it's my turn to let him out, he's desperate for attention.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Jamnicity on March 22, 2013, 08:51:14 AM
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It's embarrassing to have such a blood curdling howl (that won't stop) when any other dog walks by.
I've had similar experiences. We have a pug, who goes crazy barking and lunging whenever we pass other people (especially kids) on walks. We always try to restrain her and stop her barking, but then in her efforts to not bark she lets out the most horrid sounding high-pitched screechy noise. It sounds like we're strangling her, or something. It's so embarrassing! :-[

kh, your situation does sound so stressful. I hope the son will come and take the dog, as that is just too much to lay on a neighbor. If that dog is never alone, you'd think the owners might have anticipated this could be a problem. I've never even heard of leaving a dog alone in the house while on vacation. At any rate, I hope either the dog calms down or the son comes for him soon. Good luck! bighugsicon

Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on March 28, 2013, 11:32:44 PM
 bighugsicon to khand3. If my math is right, it seems like your ordeal should be over by now? I think next time the beagle's owners should find the nicest, friendliest kennel they can. I expect it's expensive, but they should see it as the cost of being a dog-owner and going on vacation.  :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on March 29, 2013, 12:26:16 AM
Actually the son came last Friday night and took him until they returned yesterday. :) The owners learned their lesson and will not be leaving him alone again.
On a happy note I got a pound of chocolate covered macadamia nuts.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on March 29, 2013, 12:51:36 AM
I'm so glad the son took him; that had to have made the dog happier. And yay, candy! :)

It was good of you to try to help your neighbors. :)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: girl7 on May 15, 2013, 04:17:09 PM
I hate to post in the hate thread when we've got so much to look forward to right now, but I must vent.

I'm home with one of my little boys, who has a ruptured eardrum (he feels just fine, which is astonishing to me, because how painful does that sound?). Anyway, the doorbell rang, and when I opened the door, there was a sketchy looking woman standing there. When she asked me how I was, I replied honestly, "Very busy," and she immediately said, "I'll come back."

Before I could stop myself, I said (again honestly), "Please don't."

Yes, rude of me - I know.  :-\

But there are actually three hates embedded in this:

1) People constantly solicit us for various things (very rarely in any "official" capacity - as in a legitimate looking business) all the freaking time, and it drives me crazy - for one thing, we've got twin three and a half year olds, so there's never a good time for a stranger to show up on our doorstep. We also have two dogs who go crazy and bark their heads off when the doorbell rings, so if the kids are down for a nap...you get the picture.

2) I'm admittedly a worrier, and I get suspicious. Are they casing the house? Up to no good? Why did they stop at our house and not the ones next door (in this case)? Because again, most of these people show up in unmarked cars and don't look remotely professional. This woman was in a beaten up old van with no sign on it, and she did not look in any way professional. It just bugs me. So my MO is usually just to try and dismiss them as politely as I can. This leads to my third hate....

3) In moments like that one (when I told her not to come back), I sit around feeling guilty about it for the rest of the day. Obviously she had fallen upon hard times (so to speak), and I'm sure it's not easy to go door-to-door regardless of what you're selling or asking for. I get that. But showing up at a random person's door in this day and age seems...unfathomable to me.

So...yeah, hating this and irritated at myself for worrying about it. Ugh.

Okay, rant over.


Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: wendolf on May 15, 2013, 04:48:01 PM
girl7, I had a similar case of guilt this weekend. There is a Comcast lady who came by a couple of weekends ago and caught my husband while he was outside, just before we were leaving as a family to go see Ironman 3 (my son's choice). She was trying to "save us money" by switching us over from AT&T Uverse. Ok, whatever, she's doing her job. My husband was very polite -- so polite, in fact, that I had to come outside and pretend not to see her right away and say, "Are you ready to go?" Anyway, we dismissed ourselves and she gave my husband her card, and I thought that was the end of it.

Nope. She came back on a week night around dinner time. She asked if I had a chance to talk to my husband about the switch and I said that no, I had not. He's been traveling M-F for the past 8 weeks and frankly, when he's home, switching cable providers to save a few bucks is the least of my concerns (all true). I tried to say all of this very kindly, as I never want to be rude, but I was hoping she would get the hint. She tried to get me to commit to moving forward with the switch to "lock in the deal," saying we could always cancel at any time. I stood my ground and said no, I would not make this kind of decision on the fly and that if Comcast was willing to give me a good deal now to get my business, I'm sure I could get a good deal in the future. She said she'd give us more time and stop back. (I should have told her not to bother then.)

This weekend I hear a knock on our door and open it to find her AGAIN. I was still in my pajamas, cleaning the house, and my frustration hit its peak. I told her that this was not a priority and that my husband and I STILL had not discussed it in our few precious moments together. She asked when she could come back and I said, I don't know. Sorry. My gentleness was completely displaced by my irritation that she was not hearing me.

I don't think she'll be coming back. And even though that's what I wanted, I'M the one who feels guilty now. In fact, I'm being haunted by her! I was at my daughter's track meet yesterday and thought I saw her! It was just a look-a-like, but still ...

Ug.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on May 15, 2013, 04:55:41 PM
I hate solicitors.  Unless you're selling cookies, beat it.

I always listen to their schpeal and then tell them I'm not interested.  I once had a cable representative come 3 TIMES before I threatened her with the cops.  That got rid of her.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on May 15, 2013, 08:06:28 PM
I hate solicitors.  Unless you're selling cookies, beat it.

I don't even want people coming to my door selling cookies unless I know them personally. We've been burned a few times - giving them a check and then they never come back with the product. So sorry, kiddies, those jerks ruined it for the rest of you. If I want cookies, I'll buy them from the group standing outside Target with boxes in hand.

I have a pretty mean annoyed face so people don't usually come back. And I never let people get a peek inside my house.... Just in case.

I used to be more soft hearted - especially on the phone (pre-cell only days), but I got pretty good about just hanging up on them. I felt bad at first b/c I know people are just trying to make money, but I got stuck on too many 15+ minute calls b/c I was being nice.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: girl7 on May 15, 2013, 08:20:00 PM
wendolf: Trust me when I tell you: You have nothing to feel guilty about! Good grief, it sounds like you were beyond patient with her -- and aside from that, with your husband out of the town so much of the time, you'd be well within your rights to install a steam machine at your front door and blast her with it!  >:D

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I hate solicitors.  Unless you're selling cookies, beat it.

I_F: Can you put this on a sign for me? I swear I'd hang it outside the door.  :D

funky: Yes, I apparently have a very clear "mean" face, too; my husband calls it "the eyebrow." My peeve is actually people who do hard sells -- as in, follow me around at Bath and Body Works reading off the sale signs to me, asking if I need this or that; I'll at first be firmly polite, but then I just get downright rude if I have to (and yes, I always feel guilty later). But seriously? I am a total product whore; I could tell you more about the black currant vanilla line than you even know, lady, and by the way, that fragrance you're marketing this year under the whole "Italian" line? Yeah, that's just "Fresh Lemonade" recycled. *cough*  :-X

My latest problem is book sellers appearing in my office - no appointment, no phone call, no nothing - just appearing and refusing to leave; one of them gets downright combative with me, and it's absolutely infuriating.

Even still, this is totally different - to be quite frank (and I'm not trying to be mean, honestly) this was a woman in a tube top and shorts with half of her teeth missing. If she was selling a product, she certainly didn't have it with her, and as I said, the van she was in was old and beaten up. Honestly, my first thought is to worry that in cases like that (and this is the kind of "solicitation" we usually get), they're people who are up to no good (to sound like my granny).

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I don't think she'll be coming back. And even though that's what I wanted, I'M the one who feels guilty now.

But yes -- then there's this. I've alternated today between worrying that she's starving somewhere or that I hurt her feelings to worrying that I pissed her off and she'll come back and exact her revenge.  ::)

As usual, though, you guys rock for not telling me I'm an awful bitch.  :D And for understanding!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on May 15, 2013, 09:10:59 PM
Something similar happened to me once when I was in a strip mall coming out of a book store. 2 ragamuffins stopped me and gave me this huge shpeal about how they needed money for gas, etc. I kept saying that I don't carry cash, but they just kept going deeper and deeper with the sob story. I finally went back into the store b/c I figured they wouldn't follow me in there. I felt just awful the rest of the night, but I read a few weeks later on a local board about how they saw someone similar giving the same story for money in a different part of town.

I've been in situations before where I needed help from strangers (car breaking down in a city that wasn't mine, etc) and thankfully there are generous people out there that can see the difference between people truely in trouble and those that are scammers (for the record, I was dressed normally and not in a tube top ;) ).
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on May 15, 2013, 09:23:01 PM
I had a guy approach me in the parking lot of the new Target asking for five bucks for gas, blah blah blah, I had no cash and told him so.  Saw him in the same parking lot at least twice more in the next couple of weeks.

I had another guy follow me and my roommate around Home Depot one night explaining how he needed twenty bucks because ...blah blah blah, once I've sized them up I don't pay much attention to whatever story they've concocted... my roommate ended up giving him twenty bucks just to go away.  He's nicer than me. Or more of a sucker. Yeah, that.  ;)

There was another time when we were in Boston, enjoying a couple of lovely days at the Four Seasons, that some guy came up to us when we were walking back into the hotel, and asked us for money for the train back to Providence so he could pick up his stuff at Brown, where he was a grad student.  It was a bizarre tale of how he'd left his wallet at his girlfriend's house but he doesn't have keys and she can't come back and let him in because she's scrubbing in for surgery and he needs to get back to the university so he can call his wife because his son is sick...? I remember being a combination of confused, disbelieving, and mildly impressed that he at least knew Brown is in Providence.  :D

(There is, of course, no particular reason why I know that...) 
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Too Late Kev on May 19, 2013, 03:06:18 AM
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he'd left his wallet at his girlfriend's house but he doesn't have keys and she can't come back and let him in because she's scrubbing in for surgery and he needs to get back to the university so he can call his wife because his son is sick...?

So he's a grad student with a wife and sick kid and a girlfriend (we call them mistresses when you're married to someone else) who's a surgeon! Totally believable, and I feel so sorry for him!

None of you are bad people for not having time for scammers or even legitimate salespeople. And yes, in this day and age, don't ring my doorbell unless you're a kid, a friend/neighbor, or the FedEx/UPS person (most of whom I recognize). Anyone else coming to my door, I probably don't want to see you.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: NeverEnoughJam on May 19, 2013, 03:12:00 AM
And yes, in this day and age, don't ring my doorbell unless you're a kid, a friend/neighbor, or the FedEx/UPS person (most of whom I recognize). Anyone else coming to my door, I probably don't want to see you.

Which is another reason I love my dog. She sounds way more vicious than she really is. :) People tend not to stand there with their finger on the bell when the Hound of the Baskervilles is snarling at them from six inches away.  :o
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Jamnicity on May 19, 2013, 05:56:09 PM
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And yes, in this day and age, don't ring my doorbell unless you're a kid, a friend/neighbor, or the FedEx/UPS person (most of whom I recognize). Anyone else coming to my door, I probably don't want to see you.
Same here! In our old house I could easily see from the living room windows who was at the door, without them knowing I was checking. If I didn't know the person, I just wouldn't answer the door. Unfortunately, in our current house there is no easy way to see who is at the door without opening it. I usually peek out the front window to see if there's a mail or delivery truck out there, but if not I always have a moment's hesitation about opening the door. A couple months back we had a rash of break-ins in our neighborhood, and I had heard that the people doing it would ring doorbells to see if anyone was home. If no one answered the door then they'd assume no one was home, so that made me scared not to answer despite not knowing who was on the other side. :-\

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I had a guy approach me in the parking lot of the new Target asking for five bucks for gas, blah blah blah, I had no cash and told him so.
This is similar to something that happened to my mom recently. Some woman actually got in the passenger side of my mom's car while she was getting gas, and said she needed a ride to a church parking lot to meet someone, or something like that. I was horrified that my mom actually did give this woman a ride, despite the fact that she wasn't quite buying the woman's story. Of course once they were driving she tried to get my mom to give her money, and my mom said she had none. Then she asked her to go to an ATM, which my mom refused. Once this person saw she really wasn't going to get anything out of my mom she got out of the car. Still, I was horrified! The lesson here, for me, is to always lock my doors when I stop to get gas.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on May 19, 2013, 09:19:10 PM
The lesson here, for me, is to always lock my doors when I stop to get gas.

I've always locked my doors b/c I heard of stories of people reaching in for your purse while you're stuck on the other side. I'm floored that your mom got in the car with a stranger. Yikes!  :o

When we were looking to buy a house, we saw a door scope - loved it so much that we bought one for our current house. http://www.doorscopes.com It's pretty awesome b/c I can stand around the corner to peek at the scope and still know if it's someone I know. I was always concerned that someone would see the peep hole turn dark when I looked through it and then they'd know I was home. The thing that stinks, though, is that our living room is right next to the front door so they can pretty much see me at night (when the lights/TV are on). Although, if I hear the bell and I don't get up, then get the hint and LEAVE.

On that note, the thing I hate is that people ring the bell and wake up my toddler. During Halloween, we'll put a note over the bell saying we don't want them to wake up the kid, but a$$holes still ring the bell over the paper. I need a large plastic lock box to cover the bell so they won't ring it.  ::)
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: S.K on May 23, 2013, 09:40:58 AM
I hate morning shifts at work. I only have to be there by 6.30-6.45, but that's practically midnight for me. And it seems impossible for me to sleep well or enough at night when I know the alarm clock is going off at 5 AM. And tonight it will be even worse than usual, because my husband is out of town on business and I cannot fall asleep without him next to me.  :( It's pathetic.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Italian_Food on June 13, 2013, 08:22:13 PM
Lightning struck close enough to my house to fry the following items: My DirecTV satellite dish, my modem/router, my old desktop computer, the receiver that connects our surround sound to the rest of our entertainment center, and the wiring to the outlets in both bathrooms.  The first few are not a big deal. We have the service plan for DirecTV so they'll be out to fix it and Verizon is sending me a new modem for free because it was a natural disaster.  The old desktop was on its way out anyway and the surround receiver is not a necessity, we will replace it eventually.  But that last one, the wiring, that's the kicker.  We called our homeowners insurance because we figure its going to be an expensive job.   :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Jamnicity on June 13, 2013, 09:03:08 PM
Oh that sucks, I_F! A similar thing happened to us years ago right after we'd bought our first house. We had been away for the weekend and came home to find out that lightning had struck close enough to our house to fry the garage door, phone lines, burn out our TiVo (so we lost everything on it, including all my saved Office episodes. >:() and I can't even remember what else. I'm glad most of your stuff isn't too big a deal for you, and I hope the insurance will cover your wiring. Good luck! bighugsicon
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Callisto on June 14, 2013, 08:47:21 PM
Heat. It's already been in the upper 80s and 90s the last couple weeks and it's not even officially summer yet. Blech. And it doesn't help that the heat and the lack of moisture make for yet another disastrous fire season - it would be lovely to have one summer go by where Colorado isn't burning to the ground in five different places.   :(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on June 14, 2013, 09:13:55 PM
Yeah, you are definitely are going through a rough one. That fire is heartbreaking.

We are going through our normal June gloom. We haven't hit our horrible heat yet so I'm going to enjoy it.

We are going out of town where it's expected to be 108 all three days. :-\
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: rahenson1 on June 16, 2013, 06:20:32 PM
I can offer you 95+ and 50+ percent humidity if you get tired of dry heat Callisto.  We had a week or two where there were storms off and on.  Seems like summer has settled in early here.
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Jamnicity on July 16, 2013, 04:07:57 PM
I hate rude phone solicitors. Last week I got a call from some guy saying that he was calling me because I had filled out some online survey. Knowing that I definitely had not done that, and that I was going to have furniture delivery people at my door at any minute, I tried to say that "no, I hadn't filled anything out and I need to get off the phone" As I started to speak, though, he just plowed right over me, continuing on with his spiel. So, I hung up. Well, this morning, I get the exact same call. Again, I tried to explain that I hadn't filled anything out, and again he just talked right over me. Normally, I don't let solicitors get to me (I just hang up), but my blood was just boiling. So, I yelled "HEY! This is the second time you've called me, I've never filled out any survey. DON'T CALL ME AGAIN!" and I hung up. I am just never that bitchy with anyone, so my heart was pounding. Then, almost right away the very same number called me again! I didn't answer it that time, and I certainly hope it's the last I ever hear from whoever this is. >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: khand3stooges on July 16, 2013, 04:40:59 PM
I know what you mean. I must be on every list for solar energy in all of California. I just continue to tell them immediately I am not interested and then hang up without letting them say another word. Still it's very frustrating to deal with this 3/4 times a week. >:(
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: Jamnicity on November 26, 2013, 09:59:57 AM
Fleas. I hate fleas. Took my dog to the vet yesterday for her check-up, and found out she's got some major fleas, which the vet informed me means our house has fleas, too. I hadn't noticed the dog scratching or seeming irritated, so I was really surprised about the fleas, but now I'm so grossed out and itchy feeling. I keep imagining little flea eggs everywhere in the house, just waiting to hatch.  :P Got her started on flea meds right away, and I can't wait to give her a bath and get some of the dirt off of her. Ick!
Title: Re: Things We Hate: The Gripe Thread #6
Post by: funkybutt on November 27, 2013, 08:08:12 PM
Yuck - sorry about the fleas! Hopefully you're able to get rid of everything quickly!

Something irksome happened today and DH doesn't see the big deal. How do you feel about re-gifts (that were previously used)? Someone I've known for 4 years - since our sons were born 2 days apart - has been drifting away (or she doesn't like me, etc). I've asked many times to hang out or have a play date this year and she always has an excuse why not. I invited her son to Funkytot's bday in October but she texted an hour before the party to say her son is sick. A month later we went to her son's party, and talked to me briefly.

A week ago she said she still had FT's present. I offered to come by when I returned something of hers but she was busy (just told me to put the item I returned next to the house). Today she swung by while we weren't home and left FT's present - although at this point I would have been fine if she just kept it.  ::) after work we open the present and it's a floor puzzle - that has obviously been opened. It had ripped cardboard on the bottom of the box (where it was previously wrapped) and all 4 sides were closed with scotch tape. I certainly don't know if it was just something around the house they wanted to get rid of, but I'm guessing it's used.

Hrumph - I already felt like I was needling her to hang out with me like some lonely person, but this just feels lame to me.  :-\