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Title: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: sprout on October 03, 2019, 12:32:43 PM
I don't think this thread has been re-instated yet.  I'll start:

I want a pedicure but my legs are very hairy.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: writingprof on October 03, 2019, 05:09:54 PM
I'm trying to ignore the president, but he's on all the channels.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Wahoo Redux on October 03, 2019, 06:03:42 PM
I left the drive-thru bag from the Impossible Whopper and onion rings in the car and the cab smelled like the dumpster behind a Burger King.  I had to drive with all four windows open to air it out.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Bede the Vulnerable on October 06, 2019, 07:10:38 PM
How's this for "trivial"?  The letter "i" is sticking on my laptop keyboard.  I have to hammer it hard to get it to work.

It HAD TO be a vowel . . .
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Juvenal on October 07, 2019, 08:29:20 AM
How's this for "trivial"?  The letter "i" is sticking on my laptop keyboard.  I have to hammer it hard to get it to work.

It HAD TO be a vowel . . .

Perhaps learn from the work that's referenced below. Not, of course, the same letter, but... [note what letter's not used here]:

https://www.amazon.com/Void-Georges-Perec/dp/0099512165/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3SQA8BNVSKUCB&keywords=a+void+perec&qid=1570461753&s=books&sprefix=A+Void%2Caps%2C334&sr=1-1

Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: backatit on October 07, 2019, 12:21:12 PM
How's this for "trivial"?  The letter "i" is sticking on my laptop keyboard.  I have to hammer it hard to get it to work.

It HAD TO be a vowel . . .

Is it a Mac perchance? You've described my life with my Macbook. One key after another, just randomly...Right now it's the ' key. I've blown compressed air on them, cleaned them with a swab...
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Thursday's_Child on November 07, 2019, 10:11:21 AM
One of the new set of cookie sheets is too large to fit into my oven.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on November 07, 2019, 12:00:48 PM

All those wonderful scans I did over the weekend in the library I was visiting went in as single items. The scanner wouldn't batch them.

So I'm going through 100 scans at a time, labeling and saving them from my email where I sent them.

This usually works because I can send a group of scans, then another, and another.

In this case I have to do individual pages.

Why didn't they have the little desktop jobbies that batch things and let you see what you have? I had to stand at the copier/scanner for a couple of hours at a time, which was also a pain because it had to be re-coded for the email every so often.

The little ones can be given an email address and you can save it (secret trick) for use throughout the day (since no-one else knows or does this...) so you don't have to keep typing it in.

Trivial, because I'm still glad to get all those book pages for my notes on several different projects.

But massively irritating...I'm spending a couple hours on each send-sequence doing 100 scans individually because there's no way to batch them.

OK, thanks.

[/vent over.....]

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: bio-nonymous on November 11, 2019, 08:43:08 AM
My blood pressure boils over at the now commonplace "I don't use a turn signal" behavior. UGGGG!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: paultuttle on November 12, 2019, 12:54:43 PM
Beautiful leaves! Leaves everywhere. Tracked into the house, strewn across the (new) car's carpet, mounded outside neighbors' homes waiting for the city's leaf-picker-upper truck, slathered in wet multicolored pieces all over the sidewalk, stuffed into the rain gutters on the house, tucked under the car's windshield wipers, lazily falling to the ground one, by one, by one.

Every year, I love their beauty and hate the mess they make--and I miss them when they're gone.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: FishProf on November 13, 2019, 10:46:27 AM
The leaves I didn't gather up last weekend are frozen to my driveway.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Wahoo Redux on November 13, 2019, 02:19:26 PM
My office stapler is a lazy piece of ****!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Juvenal on November 13, 2019, 06:36:16 PM
My office stapler is a lazy piece of ****!

You would think (I do) that stapler technology is a mature one.  That the stapler has been perfected.  And yet . . . when you find a stapler that does just what a stapler should, you hug it to your bosom and let NO one borrow it.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Thursday's_Child on January 02, 2021, 09:52:18 AM
I think that the house currently showing a score of Car 1, Garage door 0 is the same one that played this game a few years ago, but I'm not entirely sure.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: wareagle on January 02, 2021, 10:14:49 AM
Was the score the same?
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Thursday's_Child on January 03, 2021, 08:24:18 AM
Was the score the same?

Yes - the previous iteration of this game had the same result.  Of course, I don't have the specifics of vehicle type, direction of travel, type of door, etc. and it does seem that those sorts of variables could potentially influence the outcome.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: ab_grp on January 18, 2021, 02:44:53 PM
My desktop has frozen twice today and had to be turned off and on again, and of course I had to keep reopening the files and programs I was working on each time.  Maybe I need to install the new Windows version, I think to myself.  Husband sends me the specs on the version he has recently installed so I can check to see if it's the same.  Ugh, I think... I don't want to have to restart my computer again today.  I open up Windows update, and the power goes out.  So, I guess if I do install it, I will have to restart my desktop yet again.  Trivial, but gee whiz. 
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on January 18, 2021, 02:48:33 PM
Ick. I hate it when the machines gang up on us.

They need to remember, WE'RE THE HUMANS HERE!!

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: FishProf on January 18, 2021, 03:03:49 PM
This is the traditional Unmaking Christmas weekend in my house.  So I am aggravated by how much stuff we have, how much of it only I (apparently) can pack and move) and how busy Smolt and MrsFishProf happened to be this weekend. 
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: sinenomine on February 01, 2021, 10:47:12 AM
I used shredded cheese for a recipe I made last night and forgot to put the bag back into the fridge. Found it on the counter this morning. Yuck.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: apl68 on February 01, 2021, 12:57:51 PM
I used shredded cheese for a recipe I made last night and forgot to put the bag back into the fridge. Found it on the counter this morning. Yuck.

Just reading about that is enough to give a person the heebie-jeebies.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on February 01, 2021, 01:03:18 PM
It's cold enough here that I'd have just put it back in the fridge.

;--}

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Charlotte on February 03, 2021, 04:04:00 PM
My migraines are worse than ever and apparently my meds have stopped working on them. With COVID, I’m concerned about going to the doctor so I’ve been suffering through them but I’m not sure how much longer I can function unless I can get these back under control. Over the counter meds like excedrin are not touching them and neither are my prescription meds. Migraines also make me so nauseous that eventually I’m forced to take anti nausea meds which make me very sleepy. I’ve hydrated, used ice packs, neck massage, yoga, meditation, no caffeine, caffeine, electrolytes, dark rooms, essential oil sticks on my temple, avoiding the sun, no exercise, exercise, no processed foods, cutting out the well-known food triggers, and I’m just about to snap if I cannot make it just one day without a migraine either threatening or full-blown.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on February 03, 2021, 04:28:16 PM
Long ago I was given Ergomar (by Rx), which was very quick-acting and effective on migraines.

I heard it might have been withdrawn for some reason, but perhaps something like it still exists?

Not everyone seemed to know about it, although I was going to a regular clinic at the time.

In any case, I can't imagine going through days and days of that.

I only had them infrequently and they were awful.

I hope you find something that works soon.

M.

ETA: and I would hardly think them trivial or irrelevant.....unless that was an attempt at veiled sarcasm!

No fun at all would be my conclusion. - M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on February 03, 2021, 07:17:58 PM
My migraines are worse than ever and apparently my meds have stopped working on them. With COVID, I’m concerned about going to the doctor so I’ve been suffering through them but I’m not sure how much longer I can function unless I can get these back under control. Over the counter meds like excedrin are not touching them and neither are my prescription meds. Migraines also make me so nauseous that eventually I’m forced to take anti nausea meds which make me very sleepy. I’ve hydrated, used ice packs, neck massage, yoga, meditation, no caffeine, caffeine, electrolytes, dark rooms, essential oil sticks on my temple, avoiding the sun, no exercise, exercise, no processed foods, cutting out the well-known food triggers, and I’m just about to snap if I cannot make it just one day without a migraine either threatening or full-blown.

I'm sorry to hear it. Have you tried dramamine with meclizine? I only mention it because it has helped me with vertigo.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Charlotte on February 04, 2021, 03:52:42 AM
Long ago I was given Ergomar (by Rx), which was very quick-acting and effective on migraines..

ETA: and I would hardly think them trivial or irrelevant.....unless that was an attempt at veiled sarcasm!

No fun at all would be my conclusion. - M.

Well, the more I thought about it the more trivial it did seem. Many people have worse problems and I felt a little as if I was making a mountain out of a molehill!

I’ll have to look into Ergomar. I have been on sumatriptan which makes me feel strange but they were knocking the migraines out. Now they only dull them enough so I can somewhat work and once it wears off they come right back.

Thank you, it helped to simply vent a little! Many people don’t understand and think they are just headaches so when I mention them they look at me as though I’m being ridiculous.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Charlotte on February 04, 2021, 03:54:07 AM

I'm sorry to hear it. Have you tried dramamine with meclizine? I only mention it because it has helped me with vertigo.

No, I haven’t tried that. I will have to look into it and see if it will help. Thank you!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on February 04, 2021, 07:50:44 AM

I'm sorry to hear it. Have you tried dramamine with meclizine? I only mention it because it has helped me with vertigo.

No, I haven’t tried that. I will have to look into it and see if it will help. Thank you!

Note: I am not a medical doctor. :) It has helped me a little when I've stress-induced vertigo (Is that really a thing?).
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Thursday's_Child on February 04, 2021, 10:10:59 AM
Long ago I was given Ergomar (by Rx), which was very quick-acting and effective on migraines..

ETA: and I would hardly think them trivial or irrelevant.....unless that was an attempt at veiled sarcasm!

No fun at all would be my conclusion. - M.

Well, the more I thought about it the more trivial it did seem. Many people have worse problems and I felt a little as if I was making a mountain out of a molehill!

I’ll have to look into Ergomar. I have been on sumatriptan which makes me feel strange but they were knocking the migraines out. Now they only dull them enough so I can somewhat work and once it wears off they come right back.

Thank you, it helped to simply vent a little! Many people don’t understand and think they are just headaches so when I mention them they look at me as though I’m being ridiculous.

Many people are stupid - as in, happily jumping to unwarranted conclusions as they busily judge others only by their own grossly limited experiences.  (But, I'm not bitter...)

Migraines are no joke, and it sounds as if you have serious ones.  If they're interfering that much with daily life, it might well be worth the risk to see an MD about them again.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: apl68 on February 05, 2021, 07:47:30 AM
Long ago I was given Ergomar (by Rx), which was very quick-acting and effective on migraines..

ETA: and I would hardly think them trivial or irrelevant.....unless that was an attempt at veiled sarcasm!

No fun at all would be my conclusion. - M.

Well, the more I thought about it the more trivial it did seem. Many people have worse problems and I felt a little as if I was making a mountain out of a molehill!

I’ll have to look into Ergomar. I have been on sumatriptan which makes me feel strange but they were knocking the migraines out. Now they only dull them enough so I can somewhat work and once it wears off they come right back.

Thank you, it helped to simply vent a little! Many people don’t understand and think they are just headaches so when I mention them they look at me as though I’m being ridiculous.

Many people are stupid - as in, happily jumping to unwarranted conclusions as they busily judge others only by their own grossly limited experiences.  (But, I'm not bitter...)

Migraines are no joke, and it sounds as if you have serious ones.  If they're interfering that much with daily life, it might well be worth the risk to see an MD about them again.

One of our staff members has had persistent migraine problems.  It took several tries with the doctor, but they did eventually find a treatment routine that worked well for her.  She has now gone for several years without much trouble from them.  So don't give up!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: OneMoreYear on February 05, 2021, 02:29:46 PM
My work computer has apparently decided that I should be writing in German, and has set the proofing language in German as default. I do not speak German.  I am a horrible speller, so it's not that unusual to see multiple words in a row misspelled, but when the spellcheck underlines entire sentences, I start to be concerned. Now, I am in a fight with the settings. I keep changing the proofing language to English, and it keeps switching it back to German. I just want to finish these documents and be done for today!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on February 05, 2021, 03:02:20 PM
Mine does that when I've deliberately set it to French and then set it back. It somehow reverts even when I've re-set it two or three times.

It's also easy to bump the setting if you'd doing other formatting tasks, maybe symbols or something like that, as I recall.

M.   
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: apl68 on February 05, 2021, 03:39:36 PM
Mine does that when I've deliberately set it to French and then set it back. It somehow reverts even when I've re-set it two or three times.

It's also easy to bump the setting if you'd doing other formatting tasks, maybe symbols or something like that, as I recall.

M.

My mother has had the same problem switching back and forth between Spanish and English.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: ab_grp on February 20, 2021, 03:08:06 PM
My phone tends to switch between Spanish and English, but I don't know how that works for a computer, so I hope it got straightened out!

My trivial irrelevant aggravation is that I managed to get stuck in my coat---again---because I am apparently a toddler who can't zip it correctly.  Actually, toddlers are probably more proficient at zipping their coats.  Nothing makes you feel more like an adult than working at (read: yanking in frustration) the zipper to the point where you can push the coat to the floor around your ankles and step out of it.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on February 20, 2021, 06:14:54 PM
My laptop cord will not charge my battery. Now, the icon at the bottom of the screen shows that the battery is charging, but when I look at the percentage, it steadily drops over time.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: ab_grp on March 03, 2021, 07:17:44 PM
Did you figure out your battery charge issue, EPW?

Just coming here to be aggravated about having accidentally signed my ex-husband up for texts about computer keyboards.  His # is one off from my old one, one I keep attached to an old BlackBerry in case I don't want something bugging me on my newer #.  I'm sure he won't care that much but will know I did it if my email address is included in the welcome text since I had to sign up using both and confirm by text.  Luckily he is a nice guy.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on March 04, 2021, 08:10:11 AM
Did you figure out your battery charge issue, EPW?

Just coming here to be aggravated about having accidentally signed my ex-husband up for texts about computer keyboards.  His # is one off from my old one, one I keep attached to an old BlackBerry in case I don't want something bugging me on my newer #.  I'm sure he won't care that much but will know I did it if my email address is included in the welcome text since I had to sign up using both and confirm by text.  Luckily he is a nice guy.

I just bought a new cord and it works. Maybe, if I ever get some free time, I'll open up the old one and play around with it.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: ab_grp on March 04, 2021, 08:15:07 AM
Did you figure out your battery charge issue, EPW?

Just coming here to be aggravated about having accidentally signed my ex-husband up for texts about computer keyboards.  His # is one off from my old one, one I keep attached to an old BlackBerry in case I don't want something bugging me on my newer #.  I'm sure he won't care that much but will know I did it if my email address is included in the welcome text since I had to sign up using both and confirm by text.  Luckily he is a nice guy.

I just bought a new cord and it works. Maybe, if I ever get some free time, I'll open up the old one and play around with it.

Good to hear! I have a ton of parts lying around that I might try to figure out the problem with someday. 
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: wareagle on March 04, 2021, 12:53:10 PM
My office mate cannot hold a zoom call quietly.  She has her computer speakers turned all the way up, I'm sure, and her door is left wide open.  Even after closing mine, I can hear everything clearly through paper-thin walls. 
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: FishProf on March 04, 2021, 01:11:42 PM
If only there were a way to direct sound to her ears, and her voice to its target as well, without  environmental acoustic saturation.  Someone should invent that..
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: wareagle on March 04, 2021, 01:32:04 PM
I have considered placing cheapo ear buds on her chair.  But figured she'd know who they were from.  We are not friendly.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: FishProf on March 04, 2021, 02:01:28 PM
I have considered placing cheapo ear buds on her chair.  But figured she'd know who they were from.  We are not friendly.

Airhorn?
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: wareagle on March 04, 2021, 02:19:34 PM
Seems drastic, but that might be appropriate.

However, the eavesdropping possibilities are quite entertaining.  I heard a lot about a local spa and their pedicures earlier today.  This afternoon it was a plea to contact your state senator about some bill regarding higher ed funding.  You never know what you might learn.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Vkw10 on March 04, 2021, 04:25:54 PM
After presentation slides were 95% complete, my co-presenter changed the aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:3, then noticed that the speaker instructions requested 16:9 and changed it back. Now I need to reposition and resize all of my graphics. Half an hour wasted, which will probably come out of my lunch break.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: sinenomine on March 04, 2021, 05:14:02 PM
I went to the bank drive-through to shift money from one account to another, by depositing a check written to myself into savings. The teller deposited the check — from my checking account — into my checking account. Then it took her ten minutes to straighten everything out.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on March 25, 2021, 08:04:37 AM
My incisions ITCH!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: apl68 on March 25, 2021, 01:19:53 PM
My EYES itch!  The pollen is tormenting them.  You'd think it wouldn't come back with such a vengeance less than 24 hours after a good rain.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: AmLitHist on March 26, 2021, 10:04:06 AM
My EYES itch!  The pollen is tormenting them.  You'd think it wouldn't come back with such a vengeance less than 24 hours after a good rain.
We're in the same springtime cycle here:  high tree pollen > rain > lower tree pollen but higher mold.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: the_geneticist on March 30, 2021, 09:19:22 AM
My incisions ITCH!

Just remember, no scratching them.  You can gently tap near the incisions and that does help a bit.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Aster on March 30, 2021, 10:07:04 AM
Every time I hear someone on television or radio use the terms "deep dive", "unpack", "pivot", and/or "false narrative".


The term "false narrative" really gets under my skin. I just want to shout "you mean a LIE? That's LYING."
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on March 30, 2021, 04:47:36 PM
My incisions ITCH!

Just remember, no scratching them.  You can gently tap near the incisions and that does help a bit.

Right. Actually, they stopped itching. My bruises are fading and my scabs fell off! Now I have some cool scars.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: paultuttle on April 06, 2021, 02:49:25 PM
Pollen all over everything, like a yellow haze.

Giving me a serious sinus headache. Oh, well--thunderstorms are coming later in the week, they say.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: ergative on April 07, 2021, 12:58:27 AM
Every time I hear someone on television or radio use the terms "deep dive", "unpack", "pivot", and/or "false narrative".


The term "false narrative" really gets under my skin. I just want to shout "you mean a LIE? That's LYING."

Huh--I always thought that 'false narrative' was a really useful term. In my head, at least, it means something like 'really big lie, which is believable because the liar is constructing a larger story that (is intended to) make the fundamental untruth seem more plausible.'

Lie: 'No, I didn't eat the last piece of cake.'.
False narrative: 'No, I couldn't have eaten the last piece of cake--you know that I work in the study, and the cake was stored in the kitchen. Actually, with the weather turning nicer, I left some windows open in the kitchen, and I thought I heard a rustling sound there this morning. We've had some very active raccoons this week--did you know I saw a whole family of raccoons in the yard last night? Baby raccoons are so cute. Anyway, they're very bold, so maybe a raccoon came in the window and ate the last piece of cake.'

Of course, 'false narrative' sounds gentler than 'lie', so maybe people are using the term differently from how I imagine it, to avoid accusing others of lying. Like 'racially charged'.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on April 07, 2021, 06:37:41 AM
Pollen all over everything, like a yellow haze.

Giving me a serious sinus headache. Oh, well--thunderstorms are coming later in the week, they say.

It's 'yellow' over here too. Damn tree sperm!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: wareagle on April 07, 2021, 06:37:58 AM
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: marshwiggle on April 07, 2021, 06:48:40 AM
Every time I hear someone on television or radio use the terms "deep dive", "unpack", "pivot", and/or "false narrative".


The term "false narrative" really gets under my skin. I just want to shout "you mean a LIE? That's LYING."

Huh--I always thought that 'false narrative' was a really useful term. In my head, at least, it means something like 'really big lie, which is believable because the liar is constructing a larger story that (is intended to) make the fundamental untruth seem more plausible.'


I've always thought of it more in the context of someone messing with chronology to make a case. For instance, "He attacked her because he found out she was having an affair", whereas in reality the attack was before he found out about the affair. So while all of the objective facts of the narrative may in fact be true, the causal relationships aren't.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on April 07, 2021, 06:54:23 AM
Just checking, are "First-world Problems" before or after "Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations," as we move towards "Vinhales" and full-out "Vents"?

Or do the aggravations preceed the problems in simplicity?

Just so's I don't post stuff in the wrong place....

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on April 07, 2021, 07:07:42 AM
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.

Wow, what reason is IT using to not upgrade it?
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: ergative on April 07, 2021, 07:40:38 AM
Every time I hear someone on television or radio use the terms "deep dive", "unpack", "pivot", and/or "false narrative".


The term "false narrative" really gets under my skin. I just want to shout "you mean a LIE? That's LYING."

Huh--I always thought that 'false narrative' was a really useful term. In my head, at least, it means something like 'really big lie, which is believable because the liar is constructing a larger story that (is intended to) make the fundamental untruth seem more plausible.'


I've always thought of it more in the context of someone messing with chronology to make a case. For instance, "He attacked her because he found out she was having an affair", whereas in reality the attack was before he found out about the affair. So while all of the objective facts of the narrative may in fact be true, the causal relationships aren't.

Yeah, that too--actually, maybe that better captures my understanding of the term. It's about making false claims sound plausible because they make a pretty story.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: wareagle on April 07, 2021, 08:40:11 AM
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.

Wow, what reason is IT using to not upgrade it?

The secretaries get the worst of the worst.  Everyone is on a five-year cycle, and then the five-year old computer goes to the secretaries and work-study students.  This one is on its second re-cycle, which means it's at least ten years old.  As long as it turns on, they won't replace it.  I might drop a heavy object on it by accident.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: apl68 on April 07, 2021, 10:33:03 AM
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.

Wow, what reason is IT using to not upgrade it?

The secretaries get the worst of the worst.  Everyone is on a five-year cycle, and then the five-year old computer goes to the secretaries and work-study students.  This one is on its second re-cycle, which means it's at least ten years old.  As long as it turns on, they won't replace it.  I might drop a heavy object on it by accident.

I can remember when I worked for an obscure office in a big university library that we were one of the places that got the old equipment whenever there was an upgrade.  Mainly I remember the ancient printers.  Twice I thought the office where I worked was finally going to get a good new printer, only to find that we were getting yet another of those antiques.  It made me wonder whether the university had a warehouse full of them somewhere.  Eventually they ran out of them, and we finally got something better.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on April 07, 2021, 10:58:26 AM
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.

Wow, what reason is IT using to not upgrade it?

The secretaries get the worst of the worst.  Everyone is on a five-year cycle, and then the five-year old computer goes to the secretaries and work-study students.  This one is on its second re-cycle, which means it's at least ten years old.  As long as it turns on, they won't replace it.  I might drop a heavy object on it by accident.

I can remember when I worked for an obscure office in a big university library that we were one of the places that got the old equipment whenever there was an upgrade.  Mainly I remember the ancient printers.  Twice I thought the office where I worked was finally going to get a good new printer, only to find that we were getting yet another of those antiques.  It made me wonder whether the university had a warehouse full of them somewhere.  Eventually they ran out of them, and we finally got something better.

Was the printer like this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvME9pEmU5A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvME9pEmU5A)
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Wahoo Redux on April 07, 2021, 11:25:27 AM
I grabbed the wrong jar from the 'fridge and put spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce on the homemade pizza.

Why God, why!?
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on April 07, 2021, 11:38:49 AM
Should be fine. Just add a bit of baking soda and swirl it around a bit.

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Puget on April 07, 2021, 12:25:12 PM
I grabbed the wrong jar from the 'fridge and put spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce on the homemade pizza.

Why God, why!?

I have never once purchased pizza sauce for pizza, I always just use marinara or whatever tomato sauce I have. How is pizza sauce different anyway?
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Wahoo Redux on April 07, 2021, 12:31:36 PM
I grabbed the wrong jar from the 'fridge and put spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce on the homemade pizza.

Why God, why!?

I have never once purchased pizza sauce for pizza, I always just use marinara or whatever tomato sauce I have. How is pizza sauce different anyway?

Saltier, less sweet.

And it is against the laws of nature. 

The starches should never mix, so neither should their sauces.  I don't care what them "liberals" say.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: OneMoreYear on April 07, 2021, 12:33:28 PM
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.

Wow, what reason is IT using to not upgrade it?

The secretaries get the worst of the worst.  Everyone is on a five-year cycle, and then the five-year old computer goes to the secretaries and work-study students.  This one is on its second re-cycle, which means it's at least ten years old.  As long as it turns on, they won't replace it.  I might drop a heavy object on it by accident.

Can she use someone else's computer in the short term (before it's replaced when you drop a heavy object on it)?  In my department, there are dozens of desktop computers not being used right now b/c most of us (almost all faculty and some of the staff) are working remotely at least part time.   
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: apl68 on April 07, 2021, 12:45:10 PM
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.

Wow, what reason is IT using to not upgrade it?

The secretaries get the worst of the worst.  Everyone is on a five-year cycle, and then the five-year old computer goes to the secretaries and work-study students.  This one is on its second re-cycle, which means it's at least ten years old.  As long as it turns on, they won't replace it.  I might drop a heavy object on it by accident.

I can remember when I worked for an obscure office in a big university library that we were one of the places that got the old equipment whenever there was an upgrade.  Mainly I remember the ancient printers.  Twice I thought the office where I worked was finally going to get a good new printer, only to find that we were getting yet another of those antiques.  It made me wonder whether the university had a warehouse full of them somewhere.  Eventually they ran out of them, and we finally got something better.

Was the printer like this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvME9pEmU5A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvME9pEmU5A)

Hey, it did look kind of like that!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Puget on April 07, 2021, 02:14:52 PM
I grabbed the wrong jar from the 'fridge and put spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce on the homemade pizza.

Why God, why!?

I have never once purchased pizza sauce for pizza, I always just use marinara or whatever tomato sauce I have. How is pizza sauce different anyway?

Saltier, less sweet.

And it is against the laws of nature. 

The starches should never mix, so neither should their sauces.  I don't care what them "liberals" say.

Huh, I don't think my tomato sauces are sweet, but then I get "natural" ones that don't have added sugar, or make my own with garden tomatoes also without added sugar. I shall continue happily violating the laws of nature.

Edited to add: Pesto is the best pizza sauce. Home-made pesto, fresh mozzarella, and garden tomatoes on a home-made crust. That is pizza as nature intended!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Wahoo Redux on April 07, 2021, 03:17:46 PM
I grabbed the wrong jar from the 'fridge and put spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce on the homemade pizza.

Why God, why!?

I have never once purchased pizza sauce for pizza, I always just use marinara or whatever tomato sauce I have. How is pizza sauce different anyway?

Saltier, less sweet.

And it is against the laws of nature. 

The starches should never mix, so neither should their sauces.  I don't care what them "liberals" say.

Huh, I don't think my tomato sauces are sweet, but then I get "natural" ones that don't have added sugar, or make my own with garden tomatoes also without added sugar. I shall continue happily violating the laws of nature.

Edited to add: Pesto is the best pizza sauce. Home-made pesto, fresh mozzarella, and garden tomatoes on a home-made crust. That is pizza as nature intended!

Progressive Pizza! 

Outrage!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: evil_physics_witchcraft on April 07, 2021, 03:46:22 PM
I grabbed the wrong jar from the 'fridge and put spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce on the homemade pizza.

Why God, why!?

I have never once purchased pizza sauce for pizza, I always just use marinara or whatever tomato sauce I have. How is pizza sauce different anyway?

Saltier, less sweet.

And it is against the laws of nature. 

The starches should never mix, so neither should their sauces.  I don't care what them "liberals" say.

Huh, I don't think my tomato sauces are sweet, but then I get "natural" ones that don't have added sugar, or make my own with garden tomatoes also without added sugar. I shall continue happily violating the laws of nature.

Edited to add: Pesto is the best pizza sauce. Home-made pesto, fresh mozzarella, and garden tomatoes on a home-made crust. That is pizza as nature intended!

Yum. Yum. Yum.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Puget on April 07, 2021, 05:06:15 PM
I grabbed the wrong jar from the 'fridge and put spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce on the homemade pizza.

Why God, why!?

I have never once purchased pizza sauce for pizza, I always just use marinara or whatever tomato sauce I have. How is pizza sauce different anyway?

Saltier, less sweet.

And it is against the laws of nature. 

The starches should never mix, so neither should their sauces.  I don't care what them "liberals" say.

Huh, I don't think my tomato sauces are sweet, but then I get "natural" ones that don't have added sugar, or make my own with garden tomatoes also without added sugar. I shall continue happily violating the laws of nature.

Edited to add: Pesto is the best pizza sauce. Home-made pesto, fresh mozzarella, and garden tomatoes on a home-made crust. That is pizza as nature intended!

Progressive Pizza! 

Outrage!

My good doctor, you have challenged the honor of my pizza: I shall expect to see you on the quad at dawn. Squirt guns of our preferred pizza sauces at 10 paces, and we'll see who has sauce on their face then!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Wahoo Redux on April 07, 2021, 06:46:27 PM
I grabbed the wrong jar from the 'fridge and put spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce on the homemade pizza.

Why God, why!?

I have never once purchased pizza sauce for pizza, I always just use marinara or whatever tomato sauce I have. How is pizza sauce different anyway?

Saltier, less sweet.

And it is against the laws of nature. 

The starches should never mix, so neither should their sauces.  I don't care what them "liberals" say.

Huh, I don't think my tomato sauces are sweet, but then I get "natural" ones that don't have added sugar, or make my own with garden tomatoes also without added sugar. I shall continue happily violating the laws of nature.

Edited to add: Pesto is the best pizza sauce. Home-made pesto, fresh mozzarella, and garden tomatoes on a home-made crust. That is pizza as nature intended!

Progressive Pizza! 

Outrage!

My good doctor, you have challenged the honor of my pizza: I shall expect to see you on the quad at dawn. Squirt guns of our preferred pizza sauces at 10 paces, and we'll see who has sauce on their face then!

Ummm...yeah, uh...love to...actually, gotta be out the country...family emergency...hang-glider accident, you know...uh...

<runs away!>
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: wareagle on April 08, 2021, 02:22:41 PM
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.

Wow, what reason is IT using to not upgrade it?



The secretaries get the worst of the worst.  Everyone is on a five-year cycle, and then the five-year old computer goes to the secretaries and work-study students.  This one is on its second re-cycle, which means it's at least ten years old.  As long as it turns on, they won't replace it.  I might drop a heavy object on it by accident.

Can she use someone else's computer in the short term (before it's replaced when you drop a heavy object on it)?  In my department, there are dozens of desktop computers not being used right now b/c most of us (almost all faculty and some of the staff) are working remotely at least part time.

For now, it is kinda working.  It has an ancient monitor with a square display, and makes ominous noises every now and then.  I had to find a 25-foot ethernet cord since it can't manage wi-fi.  That's actually okay, though.  It often loses Zoom calls, or at least the video portion.  This past year has taxed it beyond its capabilities, and aged it severely.  Kinda like most of us, I'd guess.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: ergative on June 10, 2021, 12:13:30 AM
I have a small irritation on the inside of my lower lip, exactly where my top teeth touch it when I say words beginning with 'f' or 'v'. I'm sitting here trying to keep my tongue thrust forward between my teeth and my lower lip, and it's making my tongue muscles sore. But if I try to use my teeth to keep my tongue in place to give the muscles a rest then my tongue starts hurting from the bite pressure. Overall I have a sad mouth today.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on June 10, 2021, 03:34:06 AM
A tiny bit of baking-soda toothpaste might ease the concentrated acidity in the area, and help the irritation go away.

If you can get a brand without peroxide, so much the better, but even with it, so long as you wipe it off after a bit and don't swallow (much) it should be fine.

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: smallcleanrat on June 10, 2021, 05:35:15 AM
Or numbing gel?
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on June 10, 2021, 05:39:27 AM
Yep.

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: apl68 on June 10, 2021, 07:20:39 AM
I have a small irritation on the inside of my lower lip, exactly where my top teeth touch it when I say words beginning with 'f' or 'v'. I'm sitting here trying to keep my tongue thrust forward between my teeth and my lower lip, and it's making my tongue muscles sore. But if I try to use my teeth to keep my tongue in place to give the muscles a rest then my tongue starts hurting from the bite pressure. Overall I have a sad mouth today.

I've had something similar.  My irritation is a little lower down so that my teeth don't touch it.  However, it makes brushing my teeth painful.  I've been brushing only in the morning for several days now to spare raking over that spot.  The sore is now improving, so I should be able to go back to brushing normally.

I've also been dealing with a sore throat for the past couple of days.  It feels better now, but sounds worse.  At least my voice should be able to hold up when I speak to the local Rotary Club today.  Sure glad I don't have to do public speaking all the time.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on June 10, 2021, 07:58:59 AM
That lower-down pain could be an abscess, and your sore throat could be connected to it.

Sorry to say--but all the unusual number of sore throats and colds I had one year stopped once the little germ factory that was an abscess I didn't even know I had was drained and dealt with.

M.

Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: secundem_artem on June 10, 2021, 08:51:55 AM
It's a well known side effect of uttering far too many fricatives.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on June 10, 2021, 10:11:24 AM
You mean, words beginning with...."F---"??

Hmm....

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: ergative on June 10, 2021, 01:03:59 PM
Yes, labiodental fricatives, to be precise.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: RatGuy on June 11, 2021, 11:14:47 AM
I hope my life never depends on my wife's ability to print something on our personal HP printer.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: FishProf on June 12, 2021, 05:23:43 AM
I hope my life never depends on my wife's ability to print something on our personal HP printer.

I'm a dead man if that ever occurs.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: jimbogumbo on June 17, 2021, 10:28:39 AM
For the love of all that is holy.

The word is not regime.

Nor is it regiment.

IT IS REGIMEN!

Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: FishProf on June 17, 2021, 11:23:14 AM
I hope my life never depends on my wife's ability to print something on our personal HP printer.

I'm a dead man if that ever occurs.

I just reread my own posting.  What was I trying to say there?

I meant "If that occurs at my house, I would die of shock".
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: fishbrains on June 17, 2021, 11:55:44 AM
I hope my life never depends on my wife's ability to print something on our personal HP printer.

Ditto. But I don't think we are supposed to think/say this aloud. Our lives may actually depend on it.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: FishProf on June 18, 2021, 06:24:52 AM
It's a cold.  It isn't Covid.  Just a cold.  You remember colds, right?
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: ab_grp on June 18, 2021, 09:21:05 AM
Had to wash a bunch of socks (15 pairs) with other laundry, so I thoughtfully herded them all into a mesh laundry bag so that they didn't get lost or staticked into other clothing.  I don't know what happened in the dryer, but upon retrieving the laundry I found that the bag was open a hair, and there were no socks in the bag.  The bag was empty with nary a sock.  How? This seems improbable. 
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: AmLitHist on June 18, 2021, 10:19:06 AM
ALHS's truck wouldn't start a couple of weeks ago. No rush to fix it--he doesn't work, and he can't do the work himself anymore (former mechanic, but has health problems), plus June is always a tight money month for us.

Monday afternoon, I asked him to take my Malibu to the store for some burger buns for supper.  No start.  After charging overnight, still nothing. Later, he charged up the Blazer's battery and rigged it into my car (different fit, but it worked).  Ta-da!

Except, when he went to shut the car hood, it won't latch.  It'll close and hold, but that final, closed-all-the-way latch, doesn't. It's OK for around town/slow speeds, but not on the highway (i.e., Murphy's Law:  it will be fine, until a gust of road wind pops the hood into the windshield).  Sigh.

Needing several prescriptions in the town 15 miles away, I woke up this morning, said, "Go to the local store and put a new battery in and be done with it." He agreed, did so, and it starts like a champ. 

Except. . . . the guy who put it in started to put it in backwards, and initially touched the cables wrong, jumping a spark as ALHS said, "DONT!"  All seemed well, except the radio wouldn't work.   After a couple of YouTubes to locate and replace the fuse (there are three fuse blocks in this stupid car--WHY???), the car runs and the radio works.  Victory!

Except for the hood latch.  ALHS, who has driven any number of beater cars and trucks in our 42 years together, has no pride, and put a rachet strap on the hood, hooked it to the bumper, and is currently picking up the Rx's and a few groceries at WalMart in the Beverly Hillbillies Malibu, as he called it.

Ye gods.  Mercury is DEFINITELY in Gatorade (as Kid #1 calls "retrograde"--and she's had a million and one little problems for the past couple of weeks, too).  At least I'm laughing and posting these here, instead of a major meltdown in the Venting thread. 

Did I mention we're headed to 104 degrees here, plus "dangerous" humidity, here today?  As long as the AC and electricity and iced tea hold out, it's all good.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: apl68 on June 18, 2021, 10:39:03 AM
ALHS's truck wouldn't start a couple of weeks ago. No rush to fix it--he doesn't work, and he can't do the work himself anymore (former mechanic, but has health problems), plus June is always a tight money month for us.

Monday afternoon, I asked him to take my Malibu to the store for some burger buns for supper.  No start.  After charging overnight, still nothing. Later, he charged up the Blazer's battery and rigged it into my car (different fit, but it worked).  Ta-da!

Except, when he went to shut the car hood, it won't latch.  It'll close and hold, but that final, closed-all-the-way latch, doesn't. It's OK for around town/slow speeds, but not on the highway (i.e., Murphy's Law:  it will be fine, until a gust of road wind pops the hood into the windshield).  Sigh.

Needing several prescriptions in the town 15 miles away, I woke up this morning, said, "Go to the local store and put a new battery in and be done with it." He agreed, did so, and it starts like a champ. 

Except. . . . the guy who put it in started to put it in backwards, and initially touched the cables wrong, jumping a spark as ALHS said, "DONT!"  All seemed well, except the radio wouldn't work.   After a couple of YouTubes to locate and replace the fuse (there are three fuse blocks in this stupid car--WHY???), the car runs and the radio works.  Victory!

Except for the hood latch.  ALHS, who has driven any number of beater cars and trucks in our 42 years together, has no pride, and put a rachet strap on the hood, hooked it to the bumper, and is currently picking up the Rx's and a few groceries at WalMart in the Beverly Hillbillies Malibu, as he called it.

Ye gods.  Mercury is DEFINITELY in Gatorade (as Kid #1 calls "retrograde"--and she's had a million and one little problems for the past couple of weeks, too).  At least I'm laughing and posting these here, instead of a major meltdown in the Venting thread. 

Did I mention we're headed to 104 degrees here, plus "dangerous" humidity, here today?  As long as the AC and electricity and iced tea hold out, it's all good.

But have you ever driven a car that had to be started with a screwdriver?  I did for a time in college, courtesy of my dad.  Having to hold the hood closed with a ratchet strap is a new one, though.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: AmLitHist on June 18, 2021, 10:46:27 AM
LOL,apl68!  Yes, I have--a '75 Malibu that constantly jumped timing, so I'd have to take off the air cleaner, shove in a screwdriver to keep the carburetor open, jump in and start it and hope like hell it'd keep running til I could get in and give it the gas so it wouldn't die!  Ah, college days.....
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: ciao_yall on June 18, 2021, 11:12:05 AM
ALHS's truck wouldn't start a couple of weeks ago. No rush to fix it--he doesn't work, and he can't do the work himself anymore (former mechanic, but has health problems), plus June is always a tight money month for us.

Monday afternoon, I asked him to take my Malibu to the store for some burger buns for supper.  No start.  After charging overnight, still nothing. Later, he charged up the Blazer's battery and rigged it into my car (different fit, but it worked).  Ta-da!

Except, when he went to shut the car hood, it won't latch.  It'll close and hold, but that final, closed-all-the-way latch, doesn't. It's OK for around town/slow speeds, but not on the highway (i.e., Murphy's Law:  it will be fine, until a gust of road wind pops the hood into the windshield).  Sigh.

Needing several prescriptions in the town 15 miles away, I woke up this morning, said, "Go to the local store and put a new battery in and be done with it." He agreed, did so, and it starts like a champ. 

Except. . . . the guy who put it in started to put it in backwards, and initially touched the cables wrong, jumping a spark as ALHS said, "DONT!"  All seemed well, except the radio wouldn't work.   After a couple of YouTubes to locate and replace the fuse (there are three fuse blocks in this stupid car--WHY???), the car runs and the radio works.  Victory!

Except for the hood latch.  ALHS, who has driven any number of beater cars and trucks in our 42 years together, has no pride, and put a rachet strap on the hood, hooked it to the bumper, and is currently picking up the Rx's and a few groceries at WalMart in the Beverly Hillbillies Malibu, as he called it.

Ye gods.  Mercury is DEFINITELY in Gatorade (as Kid #1 calls "retrograde"--and she's had a million and one little problems for the past couple of weeks, too).  At least I'm laughing and posting these here, instead of a major meltdown in the Venting thread. 

Did I mention we're headed to 104 degrees here, plus "dangerous" humidity, here today?  As long as the AC and electricity and iced tea hold out, it's all good.

But have you ever driven a car that had to be started with a screwdriver?  I did for a time in college, courtesy of my dad.  Having to hold the hood closed with a ratchet strap is a new one, though.

My VW bug was held together with a coat hanger and a popsicle stick. Hey, whatever worked...
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: jimbogumbo on August 11, 2021, 05:15:14 PM
Autocorrect!! Turned sheisty into shiest and I didn't catch it.

BTW, it tried again in the above sentence. At least it is consistently aggressive.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on August 11, 2021, 05:40:15 PM
Autocorrect!! Turned sheisty into shiest and I didn't catch it.

BTW, it tried again in the above sentence. At least it is consistently aggressive.

A friend calls it "Auto-corrupt.," and I agree...

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: fishbrains on August 12, 2021, 02:54:16 PM
Except for the hood latch.  ALHS, who has driven any number of beater cars and trucks in our 42 years together, has no pride, and put a rachet strap on the hood, hooked it to the bumper, and is currently picking up the Rx's and a few groceries at WalMart in the Beverly Hillbillies Malibu, as he called it.

I resent the appropriation of my adopted culture. Unless your car speakers are sitting on the rear deck and you have an "American by birth, Southern by the grace of God" bumper sticker next to your West Virginia license plate, please tell him not to use the h-word. Plus, everyone knows you park a car like that in front of a Dollar store. Who's got the kind of spending cash to be near a Walmart? 
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: AmLitHist on August 15, 2021, 09:42:54 AM
Except for the hood latch.  ALHS, who has driven any number of beater cars and trucks in our 42 years together, has no pride, and put a rachet strap on the hood, hooked it to the bumper, and is currently picking up the Rx's and a few groceries at WalMart in the Beverly Hillbillies Malibu, as he called it.

I resent the appropriation of my adopted culture. Unless your car speakers are sitting on the rear deck and you have an "American by birth, Southern by the grace of God" bumper sticker next to your West Virginia license plate, please tell him not to use the h-word. Plus, everyone knows you park a car like that in front of a Dollar store. Who's got the kind of spending cash to be near a Walmart?

LOL!  Apologies, Fishbrains!

I guess we have climbed the social/economic ladder somewhat in our 40 years together, at that.  (He did have the huge speakers in the back window of his '65 Fairlane when we met--loosened the window seal with too much Led Zeppelin, so that they got wet when it rained!--and then moved up to a mid-60s Chevy flatbed pickup with the speakers mounted to the bed.) 

I guess that's why I never get too fussed about gloom-and-doom predictions.  We lived "way poor" for a long time, and while I'd rather not go back to it, I know we can make it, if it comes to that.

Back to the regularly scheduled thread.....
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: OneMoreYear on September 14, 2021, 01:21:42 PM
Certainly not worthy of a vent, so putting it here:
I dislike the practice of students "liking" my emails rather than sending a response. I know, I know, this probably means I'm an old fuddyduddy. But, I dislike the mix of email and social media procedures, which only seems to perpetuate my students sending me emails as if they were texting me.
On the other hand, it does indicate that they've likely read the email, so, I guess that's a step in the right direction.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: sinenomine on September 15, 2021, 09:39:02 AM
I bought a tub of cream cheese at the local co-op the other day and as I just went to use it, I saw that it’s non-dairy. Silly me, 1) for assuming that an item that’s named after two dairy products would have said products in it, and 2) for not looking more closely at the store!
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on September 15, 2021, 10:43:02 AM
Send it to me.

Except for cheese, for some odd reason, I'm off dairy (and it's not the lactose).

:--}

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: Parasaurolophus on October 30, 2021, 08:00:32 AM
Upon opening my computer this morning, Microsoft told me that North America's only temperate rainforest in in Olympic National Park, in Washington.

This is false. 25% of the world's temperate rainforest is in British Columbia. And last I checked, British Columbia is in North America.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: mamselle on October 30, 2021, 08:07:43 AM
Now, had it been a Corel product, they'd have gotten it right!

M.
Title: Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
Post by: apl68 on October 30, 2021, 08:10:11 AM
Upon opening my computer this morning, Microsoft told me that North America's only temperate rainforest in in Olympic National Park, in Washington.

This is false. 25% of the world's temperate rainforest is in British Columbia. And last I checked, British Columbia is in North America.

That's as annoying as a reference I saw once that put my Arkansas home town in Arizona.