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Old April 23 2013, 07:47 PM   #271
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Poison Ivy. It is all over me.
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Old April 30 2013, 09:46 AM   #272
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my office mate smacks her gum when she chews, making a wet sucking sound. Its sick! Ugh.
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Old May 3 2013, 09:28 AM   #273
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Not nearly as bad as some other problems, but this is now the 5th or 6th time since I've lived at my current place that something like this has happened.



I have no idea who the people in that car are. They pulled up to that spot (completely blocking my driveway) and stopped. At first I thought the car was dropping someone off, as a girl got out of the passenger side fairly soon after the car stopped. Nope. Then I hear the sound of the parking brake engaging. Um...what? The girl who got out...is just meandering around the car on her phone while the driver sits there. Minutes pass. Still there. My wife is on her way home at this point and these morons are blocking the driveway. I was going to give them a minute more to move but my mother in law needed to leave, so I went out and asked them to move and let them know that that is not a parking spot. The reaction, while apologetic, also held a bit of surprise...like she was shocked that we may want to use our own driveway.

I don't get it. They were able to move, so why park there in the first place? How is it okay to just block some stranger's driveway? Had they been broken down or something, fine, I'll even help you out...but to just park there while you probably wait for someone at the apartments next door...? Arrrrgh.
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Old May 3 2013, 01:09 PM   #274
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Flux, I see your stopped car and raise you a parked one. "Parked" meaning that the driver has actually gotten out and gone into an unknown house. My street is one narrow lane, but it widens just enough to park between my driveway and my next-door neighbor's. Unfortunately, some people are too lazy to park between the driveways. I've had to go door to door a few times, looking for a driver. Arrrrrgh!
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Old May 3 2013, 08:20 PM   #275
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I have a similar prob at my office's basement garage. The garage is cross-shaped. I have a parking spot in a corner between the arms of the cross and it's already quite difficult to get out of there. It gets impossible if the big bus standing at a right angle to my business car (at the head of the cross, right around the corner from my car) is not parked properly directly at the wall but is protruding a little.
It's so annoying when you're in a hurry having to get out of the car again, running up 2 stories and into the other wing of the building, getting the bus key from the key board, running down, parking the bus properly, running up again to return the key, running down once more and then finally getting out (only to find that someone has used my car and not filled her up!).


Sigocat, I can sooo sympathize with you! If people really have to chew all the time, like cows, they should at least do so soundlessly and with their mouths closed.
I used to share office with a colleague who always slurped his coffee - it made me want to scream! Instead I put in earplugs - fortunately I have long hair which hides them. Maybe you could use the same trick? Or wear a walkman, perhaps?
What also makes me cringe is when people kiss so terribly loud (and wet! Yuck!).
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Old May 3 2013, 10:27 PM   #276
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It's so annoying when you're in a hurry having to get out of the car again, running up 2 stories and into the other wing of the building, getting the bus key from the key board, running down, parking the bus properly, running up again to return the key, running down once more and then finally getting out (only to find that someone has used my car and not filled her up!).
Yeah, that would really annoy me!
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Old May 4 2013, 04:25 AM   #277
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I was cooking some food in a microwave oven I bought new slightly over four months ago. The food needed stirring and a change to lower power part way through. After the stir I programed the lower power and cook time and pressed the "Button" to start the cycle...

The whole appliance went dark. Interior light wouldn't even come on when I opened the door. Got my outlet tester out and determined the outlet was live. Noticed oven would briefly come on and appliance would chirp when I closed the door. Would do the same if I bumped it on the side. Unplugged for over a minute and plugged back in, with no improvement.

The one bright spot is that manufacturer isn't wanting me to ship the unit to them. Not quite as bright, the manufacturer wants a letter containing the receipt, label from the back of the appliance and photo of cut power cord to Vancouver, BC (I live in Virginia USA). Refund of purchase price (not including sales tax or international postage) might take six weeks.
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Old May 4 2013, 05:44 PM   #278
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I have a headache that's officially lasted two-and-a-half days. It sucks. I'm now trying crushed red pepper in my food.
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Old May 5 2013, 10:39 AM   #279
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Poor Peach Wookiee! If it's a comfort: I have the same problem. Must be this crazy weather.

Robert, the problem you describe sounds very much like a loose contact. If you're a good DIYer, you could open the oven and look where it is. Possibly near the door.
Do you only have a microwave or do you have a stove as well? In other words: are you going to have to live on cold meals the next weeks or do you have an alternative means of preparing hot food? (If the weather 's fine, you could BBQ )
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Old May 5 2013, 11:35 PM   #280
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^I went ahead and bought some OTC sinus medication, both daytime and nighttime, so it means I'll sleep early tonight. But if I wake up without a headache, that's a marked improvement!
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