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Shawnee123 02-05-2008 10:04 AM

What's mildly irritating you today?
 
I don't mind when moms and dads bring in their kids sales brochure for fundraising. Put it in the kitchen and we can order if we want.

But I find it highly irritating when the mom or dad come up to you, paper in hand, and ask you to order something from their obviously adored child. Today, I said "I can't, I'm broke." She responds, rather testily "you don't have to pay until March." I said "I can't" again and left feeling guilty.

I've been known to order these things before, but with the finances right now I can't justify a 15 dollar jar of peanuts. Maybe a 15 dollar jar of peanuts will be well within my means in a month, but I don't know that!

A dad did this to me a couple weeks ago...went office to office and then complained that it was cutting into his planning of the cruise he's going on.

Let us keep a bit of dignity and don't approach us and demand an order. Put it somewhere prominent, like the kitchen (which is what most people do), send an email to the department (easy to do) and spare us the embarrassment of having to refuse your child's needs to your face.


(PS I usually love the stuff the kids sell, and I like the kids when I know them. This chick has been here 2 weeks and I wouldn't know her kid if he bit me on the ankle.)


That is all.

barefoot serpent 02-05-2008 02:00 PM

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make a buzzing sound and...

BigV 02-05-2008 02:33 PM

Or....

"No thanks."

Anyone dense enough to miss that normal cue is too dense to use (and waste) anything else more witty and appropriate. Defenestration is a temporary pleasure, at best, and bound to get you talked about.

lookout123 02-05-2008 02:40 PM

on 12/28 I ordered a new Arsenal Jersey that has been impossible to find from a reputable company. I received my confirmation and have been patiently waiting. I followed up with them once and was reminded that it could take up to 4 weeks. Today I finally got in touch with a supervisor who says... "oh look, I see the problem, we've forgotten to send it to the customizer!" GRRRR!

at least I'll get it next week, but still that is piss poor business management.

xoxoxoBruce 02-05-2008 04:32 PM

Guess they couldn't be arsed-at-all to send it.

lookout123 02-05-2008 05:09 PM

*groan*

TheMercenary 02-05-2008 05:10 PM

Failure to rehab my knee after surgery as quickly as I want. Ok, this may be more than a mild irritation.

Aliantha 02-05-2008 05:14 PM

one of the cats just vomitted on the floor I just finished cleaning.

Aliantha 02-05-2008 05:15 PM

actually it pissed me off because right after that, another cat knocked over a vase of ornamental flowers. Luckily there was no water, just lots of little glass pebbles.

DucksNuts 02-05-2008 09:49 PM

I still dont have my Sony Camera...fuckers!!!

HungLikeJesus 02-05-2008 09:57 PM

Shawnee, I agree completely. Why should they hold you responsible for their mistakes?

Having kids, I mean.

If they can't afford to raise them, then why did they have them?

classicman 02-05-2008 10:50 PM

Cuz it was a lotta fun at first - you know how kids are made, right HLJ?

HungLikeJesus 02-06-2008 08:08 AM

No. And I've always been too embarrassed to ask.

Does someone want to show me?

classicman 02-06-2008 08:23 AM

DO NOT LOOK AT ME! or even in my general direction!

monster 02-06-2008 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus (Post 430195)
No. And I've always been too embarrassed to ask.

Does someone want to show me?

this should do the trick

HungLikeJesus 02-07-2008 10:14 AM

Thanks. I'll be up all night reading that.

xoxoxoBruce 02-09-2008 01:39 PM

Here's an abridged version. nsfw

Shawnee123 02-10-2008 11:34 AM

I'm at the office. On Sunday. Waiting for a hundred people to swarm in. It's College Goal Sunday, an event to help families fill out their FAFSA. We've commandeered the Math Lab (not meth lab) so everyone can get online after the presenter goes through the form line by line and it's a great event. I'm just mildly irritated because it's Sunday (the day I usually go see the 'rents and my brothers and their families) and the wind chill factor is about minus 10! :)

Drax 02-10-2008 11:57 PM

I can't eat my steak samich 'til tomorrow.

Wait... technically, that's in 3 minutes. :D

classicman 02-11-2008 07:53 AM

no technically it was either 57 minutes ago or is not for another 22 hrs 3 mins. from your post time.

Shawnee123 02-11-2008 07:56 AM

Time zones are a funny thing.

But wait...the deeper question is why can you only eat a steak samich on a certain day? Some lent thing, some Sabbath thing?

TheMercenary 02-11-2008 09:44 AM

74 degrees yesterday, 67 today. Mildly irritating.

glatt 02-11-2008 09:46 AM

It was in the 70's one day last week, and 15 when I got up this morning. damn.

TheMercenary 02-11-2008 09:48 AM

Ouch! Now that is a difference!

Tink 02-11-2008 02:02 PM

Crabby people at work.

Drax 02-11-2008 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shawnee123 (Post 431387)
Time zones are a funny thing.

But wait...the deeper question is why can you only eat a steak samich on a certain day? Some lent thing, some Sabbath thing?

No. It'd take to long to explain, but nothin' like Lent or anything.

Drax 02-11-2008 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classicman (Post 431384)
no technically it was either 57 minutes ago or is not for another 22 hrs 3 mins. from your post time.

Huh? :monkeyscratcheshead:

3 minutes by my clock (local CST Cellar time) which was 02-10-2008, 11:57 PM .

classicman 02-11-2008 06:20 PM

But your post said 12:57am - [gilda] never mind [radnor]

Drax 02-11-2008 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by classicman (Post 431626)
But your post said 12:57am

That would be EST, which is one hour later that CST. Time Zone settings can be set in User CP > Options.

11:57 for me would appear as 12:57 for you.

Drax 02-11-2008 07:02 PM

This post 7:02 over here, so over there, it should be 8:02over thre.

lumberjim 02-11-2008 07:13 PM

it's 7:44 here

Ibby 02-11-2008 07:20 PM

09:19 AM!

Aliantha 02-11-2008 07:20 PM

11.20am (tuesday)

monster 02-11-2008 07:27 PM

It's 42!!!

Drax 02-11-2008 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monster (Post 431647)
It's 42!!!

Aah, the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.

classicman 02-11-2008 09:08 PM

1.360 here - and its time to eat.

monster 02-11-2008 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drax (Post 431682)

a :lol: would have been sufficient. spelling it out screams nerd, linking screams troll. and no, I wont give you a break.

/bitch

Drax 02-11-2008 09:49 PM

Meh.

DucksNuts 02-11-2008 10:34 PM

:dedhorse:

I'm thinking Drax didnt realise what 42 related too, and linked to explain it in case others didnt either.

/over it

Aliantha 02-11-2008 11:03 PM

Yep, not everyone's a fan of HHGTTU you know.

Drax 02-11-2008 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DucksNuts (Post 431711)
:dedhorse:

I'm thinking Drax didnt realise what 42 related too

I knew. I got Hitchikers... on DVD.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DN
, and linked to explain it in case others didnt either.

Correct. I don't assume things.

Drax 02-11-2008 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 431720)
Yep, not everyone's a fan of HHGTTU you know.

HHTTG ;)

lumberjim 02-11-2008 11:14 PM

is drax starting shit already?

please don't fight over him, ladies. it's unseemly.

Aliantha 02-11-2008 11:15 PM

ok galaxy. I got it wrong. Not a fan. ;)

Drax 02-11-2008 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lumberjim (Post 431727)
is drax starting shit already?

If explaining things and correcting people = starting shit, then yes I'm a shit starter. :D

Drax 02-11-2008 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 431729)
ok galaxy. I got it wrong. Not a fan. ;)

No big. ;)

Undertoad 02-12-2008 12:27 PM

Candles are an interesting light source, what with all the natural flickering. And they light a bedroom nicely, with just the right amount of dim yellow to see your way around. But it turns out that if you have three big cheap candles burning overnight for several months, a light layer of soot will coat everything, without you noticing.

But more importantly, the soot will be drawn down to your furnace, where it will coat the dust filter so perfectly that the furnace will slowly lose the ability to move enough air to heat the house. The furnace will then run overtime, causing you to pay huge amounts in electricity (or whatever) to heat nothing in particular.

It will most evident that something is wrong when the outdoor air temperature goes down to 5 F overnight, so that you wake up freezing.

Aliantha 02-12-2008 04:28 PM

candles in the bedroom! Who'd do it???

icileparadise 02-12-2008 04:51 PM

Put those little candles, in the aluminium discs, into a lantern in your bedroom and it's sooo nice. They burn slow and all the soot goes into and onto the glass and top/inside of the lantern - just clean same peridiocaly and you have a safe and romantic bedroom. I have open flame candles and an open fire in my lounge but in the bedroom I use a single lantern. It's so romantic and helps me navigate to my side of the bed without clunking against it whilst my wife is sound asleep.

Cicero 02-12-2008 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 431823)
Candles are an interesting light source, what with all the natural flickering. And they light a bedroom nicely, with just the right amount of dim yellow to see your way around. But it turns out that if you have three big cheap candles burning overnight for several months, a light layer of soot will coat everything, without you noticing.

But more importantly, the soot will be drawn down to your furnace, where it will coat the dust filter so perfectly that the furnace will slowly lose the ability to move enough air to heat the house. The furnace will then run overtime, causing you to pay huge amounts in electricity (or whatever) to heat nothing in particular.

It will most evident that something is wrong when the outdoor air temperature goes down to 5 F overnight, so that you wake up freezing.


Check for carbon monoxide, you just described in very great detail what everything looked like when my furnace broke and I was poisoned by the stuff (not greatly but enough)....please. Your furnace might be broken. Please have your furnace checked, fixed, and test for carbon monoxide. Asap. Your windows are probably closed...it's winter. Like mine were. Don't want to alarm you, but it's probably not the candles.

Please have your furnace checked by a professional. I did not do that and suffered greatly for it.
:)

Just check it...I might be wrong and I might be right...

And please excuse my new dyslexia.

Undertoad 02-12-2008 04:59 PM

We have a heat pump here, it's all electric.

At the Cellar we have a great deal of experience with slow CO poisoning and its effects on the brain.

icileparadise 02-12-2008 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cicero (Post 431869)
Check for carbon monoxide, you just described in very great detail what everything looked like when my furnace broke and I was poisoned by the stuff (not greatly but enough)....please. Your furnace might be broken. Please have your furnace checked, fixed, and test for carbon monoxide. Asap. Your windows are probably closed...it's winter. Like mine were. Don't want to alarm you, but it's probably not the candles.

Please have your furnace checked by a professional. I did not do that and suffered geratly for it.
:)

Just check it...I might be wrong and I might be right...


icileparadise 02-12-2008 05:05 PM

YES,YES. Cicero speaks volumes of facts. Please all of you check your immersion gas heaters and please make sure all gas, parafine, kerosone, methane, propane, butane etc appliances are well serviced. They can kill without doubt - make sure the exchaust gases go up the chimney/flue and not into you.

lookout123 02-12-2008 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 431873)
We have a heat pump here, it's all electric.

At the Cellar we have a great deal of experience with slow CO poisoning and its effects on the brain.

understatement

noun
a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said [ant: exaggeration]

WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

Cicero 02-12-2008 05:30 PM

oh..all electric....K.
That's just a great description of what happened to me and all my stuff. Knee-jerk reaction. Moving along......
:)
I'm glad you guys are so "in the know".....weird.

I don't get it?

icileparadise 02-12-2008 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cicero (Post 431887)
oh..all electric....K.
That's just a great description of what happened to me and all my stuff. Knee-jerk reaction. Moving along......
:)
I'm glad you guys are so "in the know".....weird.

I don't get it?


icileparadise 02-12-2008 05:53 PM

Sorry you all, pushed the wrong button first. I have had a carbon monoxide poisoing experience and I know what you went through and it is not good. I feel for you Cicero coz I had a fucking lumbar puncture and all the tests and all the time it was the fucking land owners blame. Check your installations please.

busterb 02-12-2008 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 431873)
We have a heat pump here, it's all electric.

At the Cellar we have a great deal of experience with slow CO poisoning and its effects on the brain.

Ha HA nuf said!

Cicero 02-12-2008 06:15 PM

Not really...I still don't get it.

Must be an inside joke? Outside of the CO being wrong.....Aaah forget it.

monster 02-12-2008 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 431720)
Yep, not everyone's a fan of HHGTTU you know.

And those poor souls can just move on quietly and won't be any the worse off for not getting it, will they? probably happier, in fact, as their dislike for the trilogy will not be awoken to make them crotchety. :)


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