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« Reply #275 on: February 19, 2018, 06:26:54 AM »

Are you still in touch with Emily? She made some great posts in her day...
When she visited this board. She said she's FB friends with Smiley posters, maybe they talk there.
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« Reply #276 on: February 19, 2018, 10:18:52 AM »

guys who don't leave the seat down
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« Reply #277 on: February 19, 2018, 10:31:34 AM »

guys who don't leave the seat down

On the flip side of this, women (or men) who complain about men doing this because they nearly fell into the toilet. Its like, do you not look before you go to sit down somewhere? As disgusting as leaving the seat up is, for the love of it when it comes to a toilet its in your best interest to look at where youre about to sit, regardless of the seat issue.

That being said, youre totally right. I think some university did a study and found that when you flush and leave the seat up, tiny particles and liquid from the toilet shoot out all over the bathroom. Makes me cringe when those automatic flushers in public restrooms go off.
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« Reply #278 on: February 19, 2018, 10:38:05 AM »

Public restrooms.... Tongue
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« Reply #279 on: February 19, 2018, 10:42:29 AM »

Public restrooms.... Tongue

When I use the men's restroom I don't care. When I use the women's restroom I care a lot!
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« Reply #280 on: February 19, 2018, 11:35:16 AM »

I've been seeing a lot of people mixing up the words "ever" and "every". It's quickly becoming a pet peeve.
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« Reply #281 on: February 19, 2018, 12:28:27 PM »

I don't even understand how someone could every do that. But I guess you learn something new ever day...
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« Reply #282 on: February 19, 2018, 01:19:21 PM »

Are you still in touch with Emily? She made some great posts in her day...
When she visited this board. She said she's FB friends with Smiley posters, maybe they talk there.

Thanks, RR. That's cool if they do.
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« Reply #283 on: February 19, 2018, 01:21:15 PM »

I don't even understand how someone could every do that. But I guess you learn something new ever day...

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« Reply #284 on: February 19, 2018, 03:50:57 PM »

I don't even understand how someone could every do that. But I guess you learn something new ever day...
And the captain's wit is at it again! Grin

Speaking of, well, improper speaking, someone I know keeps referring to carbon monoxide as CO2. What happened to basic understandings of suf- and prefixes?
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« Reply #285 on: February 23, 2018, 06:51:39 AM »

Not a pet peeve exactly, but someone owes me over $200 in utilities, and it's pissing me off. Granted, he's in a tight financial situation because his cat just got dental surgery, but... this poor cat had a dental disease, and he was feeding him cheap dry food. He never took any preventative measures, and it wasn't until his cat was literally pawing at his face in pain until he did something (instead of doing it earlier when it would have been cheaper and they wouldn't have had to remove most of his teeth?) And now, a few days after surgery, his cat had already gone back on dry food.... Also, he never cleans his litter box.
To boot, this person also drinks on a daily basis, supposedly to help him sleep, but using alcohol to fall asleep every night just causes insomnia and dries your bank account. He's either at bars or downing a six pack (or both) every night. I'm not living with this person anymore, fortunately, but he has literally never paid me for utilities in the year we were roommates... Maybe I sound harsh, but I don't know how you can be 28 and not have any financial responsibility (or know how to take care of your cat!).

(this is not Bubbly Waves, to be clear. Bubs and I had to suffer through shitty roommates together.)
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« Reply #286 on: February 23, 2018, 07:11:17 AM »

I hear you on bad roommates.... Tongue
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« Reply #287 on: February 23, 2018, 07:11:51 AM »

And you've triggered me...

Circa 2002ish, mid-twentysomething me agrees with one of my roommates that his girlfriend should move in. (That would make four of us, but it was a five-bedroom house. Ought not have been an issue.) They broke up almost immediately. They both remained in the house anyway. So, awkward start.

She began using her depression as an excuse for everything. Now, I'm not insensitive to depression: several members of my immediate family have been diagnosed and treated (and frankly I could quite easily go get formally diagnosed and treated as well, but I feel like I get by OK), to say nothing of assorted friends in similar boats. So believe me, I get it. But that doesn't mean you're absolved of responsibility to, you know, pay rent. Or utilities. Or cable. Or whatever. Yes, yes, you're poor because you didn't go to work this week because of your depression. But I noticed the stack of CDs and the stack of DVDs you bought on new release day. I noticed your nights at the bar. And so on.

There are so many stories that go beyond the scope of this conversation, but I'll spare you. Suffice to say, she inspired me to get my sh*t together, save money, rent my own place, and just more or less accept that I'll never see the thousand-plus dollars she never did bother paying.
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« Reply #288 on: February 23, 2018, 08:16:45 AM »

Mine was kinda along those lines....

Anyway, my roommate had his crazy GF move in and they had intercourse 5-6 times a day. How do I know, the house's paper thin walls and the guy later seeing a doctor....
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« Reply #289 on: June 04, 2018, 12:08:51 AM »

People working in food shops don't check expiration dates - if it runs out, the prices stay the same. Which is big cheat. It's big consumer rule - here at least - that when the food's date expires, the shops must diminish the price. It's really maddening. Sure, food doesn't get stale just few days past expiration date, it can be edible, depending which food it is, but it's violating the rule.

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« Reply #290 on: June 04, 2018, 04:29:01 AM »

People working in food shops don't check expiration dates - if it runs out, the prices stay the same. Which is big cheat. It's big consumer rule - here at least - that when the food's date expires, the shops must diminish the price. It's really maddening. Sure, food doesn't get stale just few days past expiration date, it can be edible, depending which food it is, but it's violating the rule.

Sometimes my local supermarket sticks a label over the best-by date on milk cartons and the like that says "There's nothing wrong with this product. Buy it and help save the environment". Grin
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« Reply #291 on: June 04, 2018, 06:28:43 AM »

Markets here in the US might have items, mainly vegetables and meats, with a tag saying "reduced for quick sale" if their time for expiration was approaching.
At bakeries, day old pastries are sold at a discount. Steaming or microwaving for a few seconds usually make them taste just fine.

But I am noticing more and more that stores aren't checking the expiration dates for items. Yes, a lot of products can be eaten past the expiry date but I don't want to take a chance with meat, fish or milk. My Mother drinks milk and it's frustrating to open the container and it's already gone bad.
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« Reply #292 on: June 04, 2018, 07:26:02 AM »

Markets here in the US might have items, mainly vegetables and meats, with a tag saying "reduced for quick sale" if their time for expiration was approaching.
At bakeries, day old pastries are sold at a discount. Steaming or microwaving for a few seconds usually make them taste just fine.

But I am noticing more and more that stores aren't checking the expiration dates for items. Yes, a lot of products can be eaten past the expiry date but I don't want to take a chance with meat, fish or milk. My Mother drinks milk and it's frustrating to open the container and it's already gone bad.

Yep, that happened to me on a fairly recent trip to the grocery store.   I took some a container of milk without looking, and the expiration date had already come and gone.   
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« Reply #293 on: June 04, 2018, 08:01:17 AM »

Decided to delete post. Just frustrated at how my country is going downhill.
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« Reply #294 on: June 04, 2018, 05:55:11 PM »

Decided to delete post. Just frustrated at how my country is going downhill.

That's too bad. I was about to comment on it.
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« Reply #295 on: June 05, 2018, 02:28:49 AM »

Decided to delete post. Just frustrated at how my country is going downhill.

I've got into trouble in the past for deleting stuff too hastily. These days I save anything I delete just in case someone like Choc has already decided to pitch in.

What you consider to be over the top may make perfect sense to others. ;=)
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« Reply #296 on: June 05, 2018, 04:49:56 AM »

It's a big pet peeve of mine - how so many in the U.S. are satisfied with our country being "mediocre" in regards to health care, education , etc. 
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« Reply #297 on: June 13, 2018, 07:35:42 AM »

Anyway, my roommate had his crazy GF move in and they had intercourse 5-6 times a day. How do I know, the house's paper thin walls and the guy later seeing a doctor....

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« Reply #298 on: June 26, 2018, 04:36:28 PM »

Mobile phone operators = clueless stupid fakedly polite
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Frankly lotta things & people annoy - about 85%.
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« Reply #299 on: July 02, 2018, 08:22:52 AM »

When invited to people's house, the hosts say "Pics disallowed". Yep, big crime to steal cool creative interior design ideas to use in house you live.
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Short notice: the cat you see to the left is the best. Not counting your indoor cat who might have habit sitting at your left side when you post at SmileySmile.

If you like chewing the gum - you were cow in past life. If you don't like chewing the gum - you were anybody else. (The Past, The Present, The Future.Tom 1 "The Past")

Doobie Brothers met Nancy Sinatra. She said "Hello, Brothers!" They said "We came here to meet our idols - The Muppets". Nancy stood like tool when they passed her by.
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