Post # 62
@MrsPanda99: I didn’t say your man, I said your child.
ETA: However – I do think it’s normal to have drinks with girlfriends without your Darling Husband, or for him to go to a friends to watch a football game without his wife. If there were a girl in my group of friends who brought her Darling Husband everywhere including girls nights, we would probably stop inviting her.
Post # 63
@MrsPanda99: Re: boss CC – I hate it b/c it basically implies “I don’t trust you to do this job right on your own.” It’s one thing if I don’t respond after the first or second time, but the first time? It just puts me in a dark mood.
P.S. I love this thread. I am having a foul Monday, b/c of busy season at work (had to work until midnight last night). On top of that, the apartment above us had a major water leak last night, and it was raining in our kitchen this morning. Our apartment is gorgeous and we just moved in two months ago (our first real adult couple apartment!). This makes me a sad panda and in need of a vent thread like this one. 🙁
Post # 64
@EquiBee2013: I didn’t know what “you are not your child” meant. Sorry about that!
Post # 65
Put away the damn iPhone and pay attention to the people you’re with.
Don’t store 82358 lean cuisines in the office freezer; the rest of us would like room to put our lunch, too.
Don’t merge onto the freeway at 30 mph.
Share the sidewalk! Don’t come barreling at me with your stroller and expect me to jump out of the way.
Post # 66
– Put your dog on a leash when you are on public property. Some towns even have written rules about this, but that doesn’t seem to help. I’m sure your dog is perfect and would never hurt a fly and its farts smell like rainbows. But my dogs don’t like other dogs. And they still need to go outside to pee. That is why they are on leashes, being held far away from you. So when your little Fluffy comes running over to them they will freak. I am probably going to get tangled in the leash and have my arm pulled off trying to get them outta here, all while making sure your dog doesn’t get hurt because you can’t manage to do that yourself. It’s extra fun when your dog starts to follow us as we try to get away.
Post # 67
Walk on the right side when on the sidewalk or stairs so that others can pass.
Let people off the elevator or train first before you try to get on.
Flush the toilet, always!
Post # 68
@BrandNewBride: People would disable the internet at parties. If I go to ONE MORE party where everyone winds up watching crappy YouTube videos, I’m going to lose it. Then I’m going to wind up on YouTube as “Pregnant woman slaughters 15 in fit of RAGE”
YES. We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and I’m seriously considering disabling the wifi. Last time we had family over, everyone sat in our living room fiddling with their iphones and ipads and not talking to each other except “oh did you see this on instagram?”
Post # 69
when walking in the mall or down the street being in a hurry is no right to step on or into ppl, no one should expect the world to move for them and not even take action to not crash into you if they are the oens stroming by
if someone smiles at you smile back don’t give them a dirty look
say please and thank you, its not hard
dont put ur monster purse in the middle of when walking by ppl ands slam into them with it and act like its nothing
Be kind to your wait staff, I can’t stand when ppl are rude to ppl serving them my dad screams at servers and i wanna hide lol every time
if your at a food court in a mall or somewhere you can bus for your self take the tiny bit of effort and make someone elses day a little easier its just polite
don’t look and talk about someone they likely know you are and it makes you look trashy to everyone around you
Post # 70
One other one, and I can’t believe this is actually an occurrence in the civilized US:
If your local Dunkin Donuts is extra-accomodating and has a doggie window for people wanting coffees while dog-walking, do NOT come inside the restaurant with your dog. I personally like animals better than children, but even I know that animals have no place in certain health-code enforced establishments!
Post # 71
– The auto-flush toilets they are installing everywhere; First of all, by the time I am finished doing my business, the darn thing has already flushed 3 times, leaving my butt and toilet seat (because I get up as soon as I hear it starting, yes it’s a reflex, it’s totally gross to have dirty toilet water splashing all over your butt) full of drops. I swear those things are turbo-ed or something… I don’t see the point of it being environmentally friendly if it’s going to flush all the time due to it’s hyper-sensitivity…
– The mall: I understand families want to stick together side by side, but sometimes the whole walk-way is full and you guys are walking so slowly :(… It really aggravates Darling Husband to have to walk around everyone in the middle walking like turtles…
– For the love of noodles, signal, signal signal. And don’t flip me off after YOU cut me off. Also, please don’t ride my a$$, it’s not going to make me go any faster; just let me pass this one car, and then I will siwtch lanes so you can keep going.
– Also, when you meet someone for the first time, try not to open with ”Oh, you have an accent, ein?!”. Yes I have an accent, nice to meet you too.
– Dog owners: pick up your dog poo.
– Smokers, please don’t smoke right at the freaking doors, there is a sign saying ”no smoking within 10 meters of entry doors” for a reason.
– People who act inappropriate or curse around children… Shame on you. If you can’t act civilized, don’t go out! (I am talking to all the grumpy men out there who are pissed off at their waitresses and make a scene). Just because you are miserable doesn’t mean the rest of us have to be!
Post # 72
@Kissed_by_lightning: So true about the smiling. I smile at people all the time if our eyes cross, because it is the polite thing to do. Most of the time, they just stare at me with an unchanging expression until one of us looks away, lol…
A smile means the same in every language!
Post # 73
@O.My.Heart: I think thats one fo the things that bothers me most in the world… if someone kindly smiles at you as you cross paths its just right to smile back
one time when i moved to a new city i was nearly going nuts b.c. i smiled at like 10 ppl on the way to school and everyone gave me dirty looks lol i had grown up in a small town where ppl say hi and good morning and smile as you cross their path or a friendly head nood so dirty looks it was like what the????
Post # 74
Do not loudly yell obscenities in public. Even if it’s not in anger (ex. “That party was fucking awesome!”) it still makes you look trashy.
Post # 75
Don’t go out in public drenched in a scented product. If I’m 20 feet away and having difficulties breathing because of it you’re clearly wearing way too much.
Post # 76
@sailor: I do! I started doing it in high school, and still do it whenever my friends visit. Eventually they’re going to catch on!