Things that frustrate us all

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by rhubarbodendron, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    My husband refuses to do anything about the old smoke detector that keeps going off. We just replaced the batteries in two of the five but one that got a new battery is still going off. It's old as hell and just needs to be replaced. I made him pull it down and take the battery out. It's STILL going off. I have had to listen to it for TWO FUCKING DAYS--even had to work today with it chirping loudly just a few feet away---making me jump about three or four times an hour. I *hate* loud noises. I'm not afraid of much, but loud noises wear me out and give me such anxiety that I can't even explain it. I'm not just sleeping with earplugs now; I wear them most hours of the day because I can't stand the noise. It's like I'm reliving the Friends episode with Phoebe and smoke detector. Only it's not funny.

    I've Googled the solution and one of them is to pull the breaker and get it to reset. Hubby won't allow it because he's working online--I get that but for FUCK'S SAKE, take a break and make that god damn noise stop!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Gary Mitchell

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    Beat it to death with a Louisville Slugger.
     
  3. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    We already took it down and took it to another room. The noise is still coming from within the ceiling/attic---there's just a hole where the detector was, so there's either another one up there or a battery of some kind inside the attic. Otherwise, I would have smashed it to bits already.
     
  4. Gary Mitchell

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    Wow, that would annoy me too.
     
  5. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    Hubby took down ALL the detectors upstairs on his lunch break and the noise finally stopped. I guess they were all wired together (?). Anyway, it's quiet for now, THANK GOD. We still have the one downstairs, by the stairs and kitchen. It has dawned on us that we haven't bought new ones in 15 years, so yeah, time to buy new ones.

    Ah...blissful quiet. :bolian:
     
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  6. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    My computer's hard drive appears to be dealing with a problematic hard drive...
     
  7. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My Car Battery died while doing the food shopping:(
     
  8. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    CRAP. That sucks. I hope someone was able to give you a jumpstart to get you home.
     
  9. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thankfully, yes. Seems to have been fine since but I'm looking at possibly getting a new one tomorrow. I know the one I have is one of the sealed units so I can't refill it or anything like that:(
     
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  10. Mrs. Silvercrest

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    I just found out it will be two more whole months before I can spend any time with my mom. She lives in a senior place. That will total 5 months!
     
  11. Kor

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    I hope all goes well. The time my car battery died and then I replaced it, the new battery also died in short order. So the problem actually turned out to be a bad alternator, which cost about $500 to replace.

    Kor
     
  12. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    Anyone else not a fan of mask selfies?

    Online is a place I go to pretend things are normal damn it! :)
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm not a fan of ANY selfies, to be honest.

    Especially the ones with selfie sticks. I would not exactly lose any sleep if those were banned.
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    Normal selfies are fine so long as they are the kind "Hey I want to share this cool experience I'm having" and not the kind "Hey look at me aren't I the best?"
     
  15. Colonel Midnight

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    A couple for me that (seem to be prevalent/annoying) out here in Hawai’i:

    1. Ridiculously loud / souped up / car & truck exhausts (‘Fart Pipes’);
    2. The seemingly mandatory need to have countless tattoos all over your body (Just IMO, but... ugh);
    3. Setting off fireworks in the street/park for any & every particular reason, esp in the early morning hours.

    YMMV, of course.

    Cheers,
    -CM-
     
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  16. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    Chipmunks do this thing where they squeak loudly consistently once per second and continue for several minutes. And there’s tons in my yard. UG!
     
  17. fireproof78

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    At the risk of sounding like an old man I hate loud cars/trucks/motorcycles. To me, there is zero reason to have it, makes the owner sound like an insecure egomaniac who is in a rush everywhere they go. A friend of mine enjoys riding motorcycles and I struggle with just out much they irritate me.
     
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  18. auntiehill

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    Dang it!

    I had my whole day planned around watching the launch. Had all my snacks out, got all comfy on the couch with Junior...and they scrubbed it. Phooey. :(

    Oh well. Maybe this weekend, then.
     
  19. Delta Vega

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    I must say, I'm not a fan of the new suits that the astronauts were wearing
     
  20. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It's been silent all day. But at 4 pm - a time when any craftsman goes home - they start drilling holes with (by the sound oif it) a pneumatic drill, right under my apartment. Couldn't they have started their infernal row a few hours earlier when we had a thunderstorm to drown the noise out?