Sally, what a lovely surprise!|
Still running with PMT... people who blame everything on their hormones. "Someone at work played an appalling, mean nasty trick on me today. Must be my hormones made me angry." "Somebody cut me up on the way to work. Must be my hormones made that happen."
Rather worse is the man who decides that it's her hormones made her angry. Nothing to do with any external influences, of course. Women are supposed to be smiling and amenable at all times, whatever they get thrown at them. I think, if a man had ever said to me "must be your time of the month," I would have had to kill him.
Reply #241. Jul 28 08, 10:02 AM
Haven't experienced any PMS (I checked with Hubby also). One would think a remedy would be available by now. I guess they are busy with things like Viagra.|
Also missed out on Personal Summers and Personal Winters.
I am sorry women suffer. I've heard some doctors are so bold as to tell a woman that her symptoms are in her head or a way she is using to get attention. Those are the times when I wish men got a dose of the "monthlies" in its entirety and have to hear stupid remarks.
Reply #242. Jul 28 08, 10:16 AM
Years ago, I read about a woman who went to her GP because she had a skin rash. He prescribed tranquilisers.|
A week later, her husband went to the same GP, with an identical skin rash. The GP referred him to a consultant dermatologist.
I bet most of us have a story like that to tell. When the day comes that a man asks his GP for Viagra, and is refused because his problem is all in his mind, perhaps us women will stop being cynical.
Reply #243. Jul 28 08, 10:47 AM
Getting as far a Question 9 when writing a quiz then forgetting to save it ~ as I have just done!|
Reply #244. Jul 31 08, 8:22 AM
OMG Rosmarinus, I have done that before (twice)... said some very rude words and never actually wrote the same quiz again... gave up and started a new one.|
Reply #245. Jul 31 08, 9:34 AM
Horses and stable doors come to mind but - have you thought about doing the quiz on Word first and then doing a copy and paste job?|
Reply #246. Jul 31 08, 9:39 AM
Haha Sal.... did that the next times... was such a dork the first!|
Reply #247. Jul 31 08, 10:20 AM
Every time someone is on a televsion news report and says, "You know" every other word.|
Okay, I DON'T know what you're talking about, so how do you know I know what you just went through?
Reply #248. Jul 31 08, 5:31 PM
Following someone into a public loo and finding it unflushed, or the seat wet.|
Reply #249. Aug 02 08, 6:41 AM
I'm with you on that one Lesley. I have an aversion to public loos, and only use them if desperate! I have a small pack of wipes in my bag to clean the seat (it's a me thing lol). I also had them buy seat wipes at work. How people can be so unhygenic is beyond me.|
Reply #250. Aug 02 08, 9:30 AM
Yes, I have to be a long way from home to use one.|
There's something else I do, if you can't get out without using a doorknob . You see people emerging from a cubicle, tweaking hair and touching up lipstick, and sailing out. Ugh.
I use a piece of loo-roll so I don't have to touch the same doorknob they've touched. Is that a bit Niles Crane-like? Probably. Do I care? Not a great deal. Am I ashamed of dropping it on the floor afterwards because there's never a bin where you need one? Not so's you'd notice, no.
Reply #251. Aug 02 08, 12:25 PM
Niles Crane-ey or not, I have to agree with you on that. The flush handle grosses me out too (think about it)... I've taught my daughters to use their foot instead of their hands.Yuck!|
Reply #252. Aug 03 08, 9:32 PM
And another thing for the it-drives-me-crazy department: how about when you've been patiently waiting your turn on line at the store/pharmacy/library/wherever (fill in your least favorite place to be stuck waiting on line here), and when it's finally your go, the cashier/pharmacist/librarian/whatever answers a ringing telephone and begins to help the person on the phone, who didn't just spend an eternity waiting in line? How about "please hold, I'll be with you shortly"? Even worse is when it's obvious that the caller is someone from the cashier's personal life and you stand there while they chat on and on...|
Reply #253. Aug 03 08, 9:45 PM
Foot? Brilliant! My mother wouldn't even sit on a public loo seat. She adopted what she called the horse position; standing up over it... and hoping for the best. Personal hygiene seems to have gone out of the window. I think we have more schoolchildren with threadworms than without, the little ones run to the canteen for lunch and anyone who stops to wash their hands on the way is immediately labelled a nutcase, and nobody seems to have spotted a connection; or perhaps they just can't be bothered to do anything about it. |
Identify with the phone versus customer thing too. There's a local garage I went to a few times. When I was ready to pay, and hope there'd be someone at the desk, I'd stand around like a lemon (nowhere to sit) with money flapping at him, while he answered all the phone calls. Occasionally it would be a call from a supplier, answering a question about the availability of a part, but mostly it was just booking new work. So I found a new garage. There were other reasons but that was the most avoidable irritation.
Last month I got a new tyre from a tyre specialist. The only person at the time was the boy who fitted it. When the phone rang, he said "They can ring back. I'm talking to you now." We like that. :)
Reply #254. Aug 04 08, 6:57 AM
It's most annoying to find that a guarantee has expired the previous week. |
This happened to me today when I noticed the protective coating on the inside of my glasses had started to come off and I couldn't see properly. I dug out the guarantee - 2 years, expiring last week. Took a trip to 'he should have gone to......you know where', and a nice young lad told me he thought the lenses should be replaced free but he would check with the manager. Manager said 'no' and when I said I was going to write to Head Office, he more or less laughed in my face and said he held the franchise, he was in charge and tough luck. I kept my cool and negotiated a 30% discount on a new pair as I really should have eyes tested soon. But I feel I've been forced into this somewhat earlier than I wanted. He thinks I will be buying new frames (that must be where profit is) but on the day, I shall refuse and demand the discount anyway.
Argos are the best for ignoring guarantee expiry dates. I once took a camera back 2 years past the date and they just replaced it.
Reply #255. Aug 04 08, 8:04 AM
My husband went to the same place and got two pairs, both of which hurt. He went back and was told that there was nothing wrong with them and he was just imagining that there was. And also imagining being in a lot of pain, presumably.|
He gave up and went somewhere else, where he was told that the badly-fitting glasses from "youshouldhaveogoneto" had actually resulted in bone loss from the bridge of his nose.
I think your cavalier franchise-holder is worth a call to their HO, whatever he said.
Lakeland are a joy to deal with. I had something for four or five years, and one day it didn't heat up. So I rang up to ask about getting it repaired. No, they have a lifetime guarantee on every appliance. Not only did they replace it with a shiny new one, they even sent a courier to collect the old one, to save me struggling with it to the post office.
Sorry to go off topic and not have be grumbling. I promise not to make a habit of it.
Reply #256. Aug 04 08, 8:30 AM
My flight is delayed by 5 hours. The Airport I am ending up in closes at 12:00 am. They then open at 6:30 am. That means i will be waiting in Denver all night. Joy. The problem is: They never called us to tell us about our delay. We could be sitting in the airport for who knows how many more hours.|
Reply #257. Aug 11 08, 11:58 AM
Ah, you are at DIA. Denver isn't so bad. Sorry you must spend the night.|
Have you spoken to anyone about the fact no one informs you of your flight delay information? You should see some people walking around wearing cowboy hats and, I believe, red vests. They are the welcome and aid people. See if they have any ideas about putting a fire under your airline in order to receive information. Do be careful though. It seems a lot of people wear cowboy hats in Colorado.
I hope everything works out and I wish I could have said hi. So, hi. Come back and visit again soon.
Sorry I took a detour in the topic. I like our visitors and I want them to enjoy their stay.
Reply #258. Aug 11 08, 12:31 PM
Hmmm...unfortunately, my list of "small, but annoying things", is not really small at all and in fact is quite large.|
However, so as not to bore anyone with being excessive, I am going to list just one chat board thing that bothers me to no end:
When we have new members that insist on posting new threads (which in fact turn out to be duplicates and or triplicates of existing threads) without **READING** the chat board rules, and rules for specific chat boards. This only makes it annoying not only for us moderators, but also for long-standing members, as they, as well as the moderators, are continually repeating ourselves over and over and over and over yet again and again. Just think how much easier all our lives would be if all new members actually decided to **READ the Chat Board rules**...WOW! how much easier we would all have it!
Rant is now over...thank you, thank you very much. :)
Reply #259. Aug 11 08, 4:31 PM
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