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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    [...]Get a clue lady!!, those rags, & that rug is still dirty, & you didn't even wait longer than 1 whole minute to just take it out !!.
    [...]Couldn't she just wait about 2- 5 minites or what?!?!?!!!

    GAWD!!.
    Now, Serenity...maybe the unwritten rules are totally different where you live but in my neck 'o the woods one doesn't drop anything off in the laundry room and leave it to go back to the condo to get everything one shoulda brought in the first place. One is expected to arrive at the laundry room...complete...in my neck 'o the woods, that is. Were there any other machines available? How was your neighbor supposed to know when you'd return?

    Sorry, but based on the limited facts you presented I side with your idiot neighbor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Now, Serenity...maybe the unwritten rules are totally different where you live but in my neck 'o the woods one doesn't drop anything off in the laundry room and leave it to go back to the condo to get everything one shoulda brought in the first place. One is expected to arrive at the laundry room...complete...in my neck 'o the woods, that is. Were there any other machines available? How was your neighbor supposed to know when you'd return?

    Sorry, but based on the limited facts you presented I side with your idiot neighbor!

    Alrighty~then. My bad.

    I guess I should have came down complete.

    But, then again, I think there should be a small unwritten rule, that states the fact that, if you see a laundry that haven't been started yet, or looks like it haven't started yet, check it out to see if it's dirty, or clean.

    Either way, she should have waited that 5 or atleast 10 minutes to see if any one would come down at all, if not, then go ahead, take it out. (I would do that!.)

    *BTW- thanks for being kind & telling me this as oppose to being in a hurtful manner.*

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    This is my 'pet peeve' of 2007, to date!

    The property management of the dingy, low end, office building where I hang my shingle waited 'til Fri. 12/29 to mail the statements for rent due Jan. 1. I mail my check on the 29th! Trouble is, we're all small business owners and our rent increased substantially...in my case, by 38%. Well, not the base rent. The increase was under the property tax and CAM columns altho' the 38% is based on my total rent (which includes parking, base rent, PT, CAM, the works)! No warning. No hint. No courtesy call. No nahting! Just a delayed mail out to coincide with a long, holiday week-end! And not just a once a year adjustment which we got 2 of last year...but 12 'adjustments' per year! Got lotsa fired up tempers in the building right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    [...]Either way, she should have waited that 5 or atleast 10 minutes to see if any one would come down at all, if not, then go ahead, take it out. (I would do that!.) [...]
    Ok...put the shoe on the other foot! You arrive at the laundry room "complete", there are no machines available but there is one machine with dry clothes in it (meaning it hasn't started yet). There is no one else in the laundry room. Personally I wouldn't sit around for 5 or 10 minutes...nor would I remove the clothes. I'd leave then try again in an hour or 2. Where do you (the person waiting for a machine) start your timer? There's no way to know if you and the guilty laundress crossed paths in the elevator and she'll be back in a couple of minutes or if guilty laundress got side tracked by the 24/7 Anna Nicole Smith coverage. As already mentioned, in my neck 'o the woods, you leave your laundry you take your chances. That said, I've witnessed women who are waiting for a dryer, and someone has left the laundry room and their dryer is pau, remove the dry clothes and fold them for the owner! Now, that's Aloha!

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    Today's pet peeve (well, atleast from yesterday) was having passengers rock your car. I had to drop off my cousin and her friends to church yesterday evening and the music that was playing was one that they'd like also. So, they start singing and soon the car was filled with 14 year olds signing like cats - and they were shaking the car while I was moving (and it was pretty hard since they were all under 130lbs and the car has hard suspension).

    I hated to be the van driver who regularly does carpool for them...
    How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc1456 View Post
    Today's pet peeve (well, atleast from yesterday) was having passengers rock your car. I had to drop off my cousin and her friends to church yesterday evening and the music that was playing was one that they'd like also. So, they start singing and soon the car was filled with 14 year olds signing like cats - and they were shaking the car while I was moving (and it was pretty hard since they were all under 130lbs and the car has hard suspension).

    I hated to be the van driver who regularly does carpool for them...
    How many 14 year olds constitute "filling the car" since you have such a small car? And if you ever have to ferry them around again, tell your cousin the only way you'd do it is if they observe YOUR rules for riding in the car, which might include no pushing, shoving or rocking in the car. Explain that you're a conscientious driver and you don't want them to distract you to the point where they might cause you to have an accident, and gee, would they like to go to the hospital because of it?

    Miulang

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Ok...put the shoe on the other foot! You arrive at the laundry room "complete", there are no machines available but there is one machine with dry clothes in it (meaning it hasn't started yet). There is no one else in the laundry room. Personally I wouldn't sit around for 5 or 10 minutes...nor would I remove the clothes. I'd leave then try again in an hour or 2. Where do you (the person waiting for a machine) start your timer? There's no way to know if you and the guilty laundress crossed paths in the elevator and she'll be back in a couple of minutes or if guilty laundress got side tracked by the 24/7 Anna Nicole Smith coverage. As already mentioned, in my neck 'o the woods, you leave your laundry you take your chances.
    Oh~kay. you made your point.


    That said, I've witnessed women who are waiting for a dryer, and someone has left the laundry room and their dryer is pau, remove the dry clothes and fold them for the owner! Now, that's Aloha!
    I actually did that, took it out & folded it on top of the dryer machine while I dried my clotrhes. Seeing as they/him/her haven't come back yet, & I was finished with mine, I folded mine into the laundry basket, & placed the owner's folded clothes back in the dryer.

    I think next time around, I will definately be prepared to bring my complete stuff, I.E. coins, & soap. & Oh yeah, not forgetting the dirty laundry clothes to wash them, too.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    I've witnessed women who are waiting for a dryer, and someone has left the laundry room and their dryer is pau, remove the dry clothes and fold them for the owner! Now, that's Aloha!
    A-HEM! Not just women, Tutusue --- I've done that in our building, too (and others have done it for us.) Of course, giving the credit where it's due - I do not do the laundry anywhere near as often as the AF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    A-HEM! Not just women, Tutusue --- I've done that in our building, too (and others have done it for us.) Of course, giving the credit where it's due - I do not do the laundry anywhere near as often as the AF.
    Whenever I didn't stay next to the washer and dryer to manage my clothes, I would find some of it missing (and we're not talking about the fate of "missing" socks either) so I always just hung around the laundramat and read a book until all my clothes were dried.

    Now that I don't need to share laundry facilities anymore, I do admit that I leave my stuff in my dryer sometimes, but the odda guy who lives in this condo also does the same, and he does more laundry than I do!

    Miulang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    A-HEM! Not just women, Tutusue --- I've done that in our building, too[...]
    That doesn't surprise me! I was just reporting on what I've witnessed. It's always been a woman!
    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang View Post
    Whenever I didn't stay next to the washer and dryer to manage my clothes, I would find some of it missing (and we're not talking about the fate of "missing" socks either) so I always just hung around the laundramat and read a book until all my clothes were dried.[...]
    Yep! Hence my reference to Serenity to "my neck 'o the woods"!!! Have to admit, tho', that I've never had a problem with missing laundry. I go back to my condo during the wash cycle and set a timer to return in 20 min. before the 25 min. wash ends. I stay during the drying cycle, which doesn't take long at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang View Post
    How many 14 year olds constitute "filling the car" since you have such a small car? And if you ever have to ferry them around again, tell your cousin the only way you'd do it is if they observe YOUR rules for riding in the car, which might include no pushing, shoving or rocking in the car. Explain that you're a conscientious driver and you don't want them to distract you to the point where they might cause you to have an accident, and gee, would they like to go to the hospital because of it?
    They just scared me with their singing and car rocking. I'll of course tell them not to do that or else they can ride the ghetto limo.
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    I can't call it a "pet peeve" as much as something I just thought was very odd:
    Scanning through the TV program guide just now, I noticed a movie called "Satan's School For Girls". I turned to the movie listings and found that this was lsited as a Horror movie, made in 2000, starring Shannon Doherty and Kate Jackson (from Charlie's Angels!), and the description says "A young woman probes her sister's apparent suicide." Satanic, and horror-full, apparently.
    But most bizarrely, this evil movie was on... the Family Channel.
    What?!
    Even more bizarre (if that's possible) is that the show immediately following "Satan's School For Girls" is... The 700 Club. Which, as I recall, is a religious program.

    I'm thinking that the Family Channel's Programming Director needs a drug test.
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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    Even more bizarre (if that's possible) is that the show immediately following "Satan's School For Girls" is... The 700 Club. Which, as I recall, is a religious program.

    I'm thinking that the Family Channel's Programming Director needs a drug test.
    ROFL! Or maybe the 700 Club paid to have the station air "Satan's School for Girls" immediately before its hour of prayer so they'd have more souls to save immediately after it aired?

    Miulang

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    This is my 'pet peeve' of 2007, to date!

    The property management of the dingy, low end, office building where I hang my shingle waited 'til Fri. 12/29 to mail the statements for rent due Jan. 1. I mail my check on the 29th! Trouble is, we're all small business owners and our rent increased substantially...in my case, by 38%. Well, not the base rent. The increase was under the property tax and CAM columns altho' the 38% is based on my total rent (which includes parking, base rent, PT, CAM, the works)! No warning. No hint. No courtesy call. No nahting! Just a delayed mail out to coincide with a long, holiday week-end! And not just a once a year adjustment which we got 2 of last year...but 12 'adjustments' per year! Got lotsa fired up tempers in the building right now.
    I hear you. The property management of the building in which my office is located decided to "reconcile" the CAM they had charged for the past Two Years (which reconciliation amounted to almost the amount of rent for two months) and send a bill for it in our regular rent bill at the end of last year, giving us 4 days to come up with the total amount even though our lease states that if they are going to reconcile our CAM, they have to do it within 120 days from the end of the year. The management company is nasty enough that I didn't want to fight them and just paid it. In the end, all the tenants who spoke to me about it wound up paying it all. and this year the CAM increased enough so that it is almost equal to the base rent for my office space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang View Post
    ROFL! Or maybe the 700 Club paid to have the station air "Satan's School for Girls" immediately before its hour of prayer so they'd have more souls to save immediately after it aired?
    Hmmm. Maybe so. Good marketing strategy,perhaps.
    The movie starts in ten minutes. But if I watched "Satan's School For Girls", I'd probably be tempted to create a non-profit foundation called "LikaNui's Residence Home For Wayward Girls".
    So I'm just gonna watch the early headlines on the 9pm news and a bit of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" and hit the sack.
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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    I hate it when people give me fake phone numbers, talk too fast while leaving a message, or have bad handwriting.

    Don't complain if I can't return your call because I can't contact you.
    How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc1456 View Post
    I hate it when people give me fake phone numbers,
    Oh I hated that too when I used to do the bar scene. I tell you every girl out there had the same number: 555-1212 What a coincidence yeah?

    Then there's the one gal who gave me her number. When I called her up I got Dial a Prayer. I chose option 1.

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    Okay here's my pet peeve:

    Going to a movie theater and pay good money to be entertained only to have to sit thru five minutes of commercials on the big screen!

    I hate it when I passionately sell a customer a cordless tool combo, getting them all excited about it then finding out we're outta stock. Damn!

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    Ohhhhhhh I got lotsa peeves


    - Stupidity
    - Rudeness
    - Snobs
    - Parents who don't keep an eye on their kiddies especially when they are chasing birds/pigeons. I would snap if the birdies flied in my face (think Tippi Hendren)
    - People on cell phones and driving at the same time, HELLO?
    - People who try to outwit you when you are trying to cross a street
    - People who almost run you over with their shopping cart!

    tru true story. When I used to live in Waimalu right next to da Safeway I was in line at the checkout and the person next to me kept pushing their cart against me! I am thinking WHAT THE?!?!? And the guy behind me realizing what he was doin was sooooooo sorry. Yeah cuz I had the T.O. look goin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Oh I hated that too when I used to do the bar scene. I tell you every girl out there had the same number: 555-1212 What a coincidence yeah?

    Then there's the one gal who gave me her number. When I called her up I got Dial a Prayer. I chose option 1.
    You are such a KOOK! That was MADONNA~

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    Waking from slumber and realizing you just had a dream of getting with someone you wouldnt want to or back together with someone you arent sure would work out, lol.
    If anyone on Oahu is NOT happy , feel free to trade places with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    I can't call it a "pet peeve" as much as something I just thought was very odd:
    Scanning through the TV program guide just now, I noticed a movie called "Satan's School For Girls". I turned to the movie listings and found that this was lsited as a Horror movie, made in 2000, starring Shannon Doherty and Kate Jackson (from Charlie's Angels!), and the description says "A young woman probes her sister's apparent suicide." Satanic, and horror-full, apparently.
    But most bizarrely, this evil movie was on... the Family Channel.
    What?!
    Even more bizarre (if that's possible) is that the show immediately following "Satan's School For Girls" is... The 700 Club. Which, as I recall, is a religious program.

    I'm thinking that the Family Channel's Programming Director needs a drug test.
    Holy shit, i am not the only one who thinks that channel is screwed up!!! I mean, really! I actually called and had my satelite shut off for awhile a long time ago because i saw an R rating moving on that channel. My son claims they made a mistake but i am prone to think media is 90% to blame for kids being the way they are these days.
    If anyone on Oahu is NOT happy , feel free to trade places with me.

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    I have a couple for today:

    - when your boss don't tell you things and you have to find out for yourself.
    Example: This morning, I get to work, unlock the door and step in. I see someone in the way back and I loudly say "is someone there?". I say that a few more times as I approach the back and I see someone. Sensing he's a burglar, I grab my boss's maglite flashlight (conveniently placed near one of the computers from yesterday's computer service) and approach him. I was about to take a whack, when he startles me. I threaten to call the cops with my cell as I back out but he quickly introduces him as my boss's friend. I saw that he wore my boss's other work place shirt so I leave him alone. Before I lock up for the afternoon, my boss calls and tells me that a friend is staying in the shop overnight after his stuff got stolen from his roommates.

    - another pet peeve for today is when people just speed up after a certain point and I have to slam on my brakes after I see a pedestrian wearing a dark colored shirt! Not one, but two times some idiot did that (the pedestrians were less than 40 ft from each other). The crosswalk was located down the street and they were crossing from a median.
    How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc1456 View Post

    - I see a pedestrian wearing a dark colored shirt! Not one, but two times some idiot did that (the pedestrians were less than 40 ft from each other). The crosswalk was located down the street and they were crossing from a median.

    Here where I am at when me and my roomate are in the car and certain streets are supa dak so we someone crossing the street but they dwaddle across expecting you in the car to slow down. Oh yeah we would slow down if your clothing attire did NOT blend in with the darkness.
    If you quickly got yourself out of harms way then no bigee. But pedestrians taking their sweet time to get across kills me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyWilliams View Post
    Here where I am at when me and my roomate are in the car and certain streets are supa dak so we someone crossing the street but they dwaddle across expecting you in the car to slow down. Oh yeah we would slow down if your clothing attire did NOT blend in with the darkness.
    If you quickly got yourself out of harms way then no bigee. But pedestrians taking their sweet time to get across kills me.
    There's one other kind of pedestrian that's even worse: the kind who start walking across the street and when they notice you're about to hit them, they don't speed up to try to get out of the way, but they just stop right in front of you and give you the stink eye, as if that's going to keep them from getting hurt if you're going more than about 5 mph!

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