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Title: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonfly on March 07, 2017, 03:17:13 PM
I love honeydew but I don't like the bitter aftertaste. It only happens if I drink water immediately after eating it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Galactica on March 07, 2017, 07:56:44 PM
I'm hungry but too lazy (and cold) to leave the building to find lunch...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Duenia on March 07, 2017, 08:18:26 PM
I'm hungry but too lazy (and cold) to leave the building to find lunch...

The struggle is real with this one...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on March 07, 2017, 09:18:49 PM
That thing when you feel meh but the kitchen sink is piled high with pots + pans to clean... grrr!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Galactica on March 07, 2017, 10:44:59 PM
I'm hungry but too lazy (and cold) to leave the building to find lunch...

The struggle is real with this one...

lol

I did manage to track down lunch eventually- but just now I was trying to eat a cadbury egg- and my fingers got all sticky from trying to peel those little bits of foil that get stuck to the egg...  arghhhh

Dang, I sure am sufferin today.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: melodys_angel on March 07, 2017, 10:59:57 PM
I don't want to go see a doctor.  Im hoping the pain in my gum/ear will just go away
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on March 08, 2017, 12:02:41 AM
I want the IRS to just understand that I don't owe them anything.... stop sending me nasty letters because my international filings are complicated!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: LunaMoonCustoms1212 on March 08, 2017, 12:03:53 AM
I'm cold and sleepy, but its too early to go to bed.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Tulips on March 08, 2017, 01:10:12 AM
My lunch break just ended and I don't want to go back out there, lol
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Honeycomb on March 08, 2017, 02:37:50 AM
I don't know what to eat for lunch. Every day the same question.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Marlin on March 08, 2017, 03:01:06 AM
Why can't people frikken indicate at roundabouts??
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Cron Sacchariferous on March 08, 2017, 03:47:41 AM
Steel beams can't melt jet fuel.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: nessa16 on March 08, 2017, 04:18:56 AM
That thing when you feel meh but the kitchen sink is piled high with pots + pans to clean... grrr!
This!

I am sick of waiting on everything!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Noxxbunny on March 08, 2017, 04:34:47 AM
I want do spring cleaning on my entire room...But I also want to be on the internet.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on March 08, 2017, 06:22:39 AM
I want to have something like tacos for dinner...
But kraft dinner is much easier
And I'm a lazy sloth...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on March 08, 2017, 12:47:23 PM
I should take an earlier bus so I have time to go to the bathhouse and get my boyfriends swimwear he forgot there.. but it's snowing outside and going straight from the bus to the job feels so much better..
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Uninu on March 08, 2017, 01:06:14 PM
I should be putting empty moving boxes away but I don't seem to have the energy yet. Maybe after dinner. Or tomorrow.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Aflame on March 08, 2017, 01:13:06 PM
why does buying a house have to be so longwinded and bloody expensive !!!!!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: kasin on March 08, 2017, 01:38:43 PM
why does buying a house have to be so longwinded and bloody expensive !!!!!!

It's quite a antiquated process isn't it? Your hand hurts from signing so many documents!

For me: Breastfeeding
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SourdoughStomper on March 08, 2017, 04:05:04 PM
How in the world can such an amount of dirt build up on the inner window sill? It's inside!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SilverHorsey on March 08, 2017, 04:45:59 PM
I should do a homework right now, but I skipped it(yet again!). I am too lazy.

And I am going to finish high school this year.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Duenia on March 08, 2017, 05:16:22 PM
Why does working from home have to require work?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SundanceSadie on March 08, 2017, 05:31:21 PM
I have tons of fresh strawberries in the fridge  :straw:
but I'm quickly running out of chocolate to dip them in! 

Post Merge: March 08, 2017, 05:34:05 PM

How in the world can such an amount of dirt build up on the inner window sill? It's inside!

Truth!!
I thought the same thing when I had to clean mine yesterday before opening up all the windows.  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Bekuno on March 08, 2017, 06:02:04 PM
Government professor fell behind on assignments so he decided to drop 8 on us at once all due by Monday! Argh!  :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Aflame on March 08, 2017, 07:22:30 PM
why does buying a house have to be so longwinded and bloody expensive !!!!!!

It's quite a antiquated process isn't it? Your hand hurts from signing so many documents!


For me: Breastfeeding

yes its stressing me out !
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 08, 2017, 07:45:43 PM
I have the day off, and it is way to windy to go on a walk. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on March 08, 2017, 08:43:14 PM
Waiting in left lane at road junction, car in right lane zooms past and clips my mirror  :shocked:

I sounded my horn in one long FNAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRR ...I was so angry!  :hmm:

...the poor cars ahead of me got a fright and moved-off pretty fast!   :blush:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 09, 2017, 09:55:22 PM
Ok now it is windy and getting cold I think Gusty, and Windy teamed up with Snowflake to bring winter back for a bit longer.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on March 10, 2017, 05:50:35 AM
I loved Airheads but don't care for the watermelon ones. I bought a multi-pack with three flavors: cherry, blue raspberry, and watermelon. The cherry is my favorite of the 3. What did I end up with?

6 watermelon
2 blue raspberry
1 cherry
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on March 10, 2017, 11:54:29 AM
I don't feel like leaving the house today but I have to be responsible.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Mkia on March 10, 2017, 04:41:25 PM
My house is a mess and needs cleaning but I'm sick with a cold and just don't feel like doing it. Also I have to work tonight and don't want to do that either  :cry:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Duenia on March 10, 2017, 06:47:55 PM
My ice cream is a 1 hour commute away, and I can't start that 1 hour commute for another 3 hours and 13 minutes...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on March 10, 2017, 08:28:03 PM
My ice cream is a 1 hour commute away, and I can't start that 1 hour commute for another 3 hours and 13 minutes...

What kind of ice cream??

My new complaint....... I have no ice cream and I'm too lazy to leave the house to get some
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 10, 2017, 08:55:50 PM
Need my transmission fluid swapped out and the first place I went to told me they couldn't do it because they didn't have the right equipment for my make/model so I should take it somewhere else and that I should expect it to cost $300-400 and it would take about 2 hours.  I called Jiffy Lube and the guy said he could do it in about half an hour.  Not sure about the cost, but I can't imagine it costing what I was originally quoted by the first guy. 

So I guess my complaint is that apparently I don't speak fluent "car maintenance".
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Duenia on March 10, 2017, 08:56:33 PM
Vanilla - there are very few lactose free flavors and I can't chew any other goodies that might be in ice cream right now. I guess I could complain about my braces while I'm at it lol.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Strawberry Swirl on March 11, 2017, 03:36:59 AM
I don't WANT to shower! I want to sleep for 5 hours straight...

...but I also don't want to smell like a foot.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: melodys_angel on March 11, 2017, 06:35:32 PM
Dear weather:

Stop being a meaniehead and atleast stay above the freezing mark so my bulbs and hydrangea that are already starting to gain leaves do go into shock  pleasekthanksbie.


Thi sis the first year in 4 or 5 years my hydrendea is growing on old wood..which means if it doesn't go into shock ill have flowers this year.  So stop being a meanie!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on March 12, 2017, 04:36:50 AM
It's daylight Savings tonight, meaning at 2 am the clocks skip forward one hour, and I lose and hour of sleep and my day starts earlier  -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonfly on March 13, 2017, 04:53:14 PM
It's daylight Savings tonight, meaning at 2 am the clocks skip forward one hour, and I lose and hour of sleep and my day starts earlier  -_-
Losing an hour to DST makes a bigger difference than I think it will! Last night I couldn't fall asleep (I try to be asleep by midnight) but my body clock wouldn't cooperate, so of course I had difficulty waking up in time for work this morning. I love love love the longer days, though. I feel so much more energetic. I dislike getting home from work when it's already dark, then I just want to go to bed.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tikibirds on March 13, 2017, 07:06:30 PM
I want ramen noodles but not the kind sold in the USA.
Damn you Japan.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on March 14, 2017, 12:24:08 AM
Always a pleasure to take a 50 minute walk home in the middle of the night, the road too dangerous to bike, no public transport at the time and taxis too expensive. It's especially delightful doing it while limping as one slipped and fell on the same dangerous road yesterday.. Luckily i only met two strangers on my walk and neither of them was the evil kind. A, the joy of having such lovley work hours. :awake:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: archidraca on March 14, 2017, 01:39:03 AM
That thing when you feel meh but the kitchen sink is piled high with pots + pans to clean... grrr!

... and no one else seems to be able to do anything about it even though they just asked what would help you feel better when you're sick.  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 14, 2017, 01:47:57 AM
We might have close to two feet of snow over the next three days, shoveling ahoy..... yay ......... :cold: :snow:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on March 14, 2017, 04:55:25 AM
Parked my car, went to the coin machine to buy a parking ticket - it took my only 50p coin... and *gulp* it swallowed it, but did not register that payment had been made!

So annoyed!  :argh:

Hit the machine to try and move the jammed coin... nothing. Cancel button did nothing either.  :mad:

Got a 2p coin (the machine does not accept them) and popped it in to try and dislodge the other coin. Still nothing... pressed the cancel button and 2 seconds later...

lots of coins came out - including extra ones from previous frustrated users!  :beerchug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on March 15, 2017, 06:28:09 PM
I will never buy anything that works with suction cups AGAIN! :argh:

When we moved in here I bought these lovely green, flowery corner shelves with suction cups. I bought three for the shower, for shampoo and such, and two for the toilet. Oh yeah, and a little basket from the same stuff. So I stuck them to the wall. Ten minutes later I heard BANG! BANG! and BANG! They were all on the floor.
So today I bought these cute suction cup hands that you can stick to the bathroom wall, bottles and such will stick to it and it looks really fun.

That is, if it would WORK.

IT. DOESN'T. WORK!

We have some empty bottles that want to keep because they changed the design. I thought it would be nice to put them on the bathroom wall as a piece of art. I stuck them to the wall. They fell. :pout: And these are LIGHT, EMPTY bottles, too! So I thought I'd just keep the hands on the wall, after all they look cute without anything stuck to them too. They fell. :pout:

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Einhornbaby on March 15, 2017, 06:55:54 PM
No matter how much meds I take, my face still hurts like hell. I hate these kind of days. -_- 6 more minutes to the next dose... gosh I feel like a junky already :P
6 weeks to go for the next meds check, cross your fingers that I finally feel better then :P (wont happen I guess, haha, but ill give it a go!)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on March 15, 2017, 09:42:33 PM
Super trivial......My bus is late  :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 15, 2017, 10:38:44 PM
when will this snow fest be over, I have had enough  nearly two feet in two days.  No more shoveling for me.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: ladybastilla on March 15, 2017, 11:21:45 PM
I have left over birthday money and no idea what to buy. I don't think it gets any more trivial than this. :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Marlin on March 16, 2017, 05:15:14 AM
Parked my car, went to the coin machine to buy a parking ticket - it took my only 50p coin... and *gulp* it swallowed it, but did not register that payment had been made!

So annoyed!  :argh:

Hit the machine to try and move the jammed coin... nothing. Cancel button did nothing either.  :mad:

Got a 2p coin (the machine does not accept them) and popped it in to try and dislodge the other coin. Still nothing... pressed the cancel button and 2 seconds later...

lots of coins came out - including extra ones from previous frustrated users!  :beerchug:

Lol - love it :)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 16, 2017, 11:26:10 PM
Someone offered me a multi-day ticket to Fan X and now they can't find it. I'll still go for at least one day but this isn't the first time the universe has pulled this kind of stunt with me--and it's never the same person twice so I know it isn't just because I believe someone I know to be a liar.  Honestly I'm to a point where when people say that I can have something I refuse to believe it or get excited about it until it's actually in my hand because until then the universe will inevitably change its mind about letting me have anything nice.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 16, 2017, 11:38:30 PM
Photobucket is not working right now, so I cant post the cool lisa frank thing my twin found at the thrift.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Einhornbaby on March 17, 2017, 06:28:40 AM
My darn breakfast is too hot to eat and Im already late lol.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: archidraca on March 18, 2017, 04:20:28 AM
With how the iPad and Flkr talk to each other (through clenched digital representations of teeth, likely) I can't post pics to the Arena except for on my computer...  -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: alkevin on March 18, 2017, 11:28:15 PM
Nobody can go to he bathroom after my dad XD.I hate when people finish the toilet paper and do  not put a new one.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Tulips on March 19, 2017, 12:28:08 AM
The system at work keeps playing up, we can scan products but when we try to scan the bag barcode it can take minutes to get it to register! It makes every run take longer than it should, sometimes twice as long, which puts me in the red every day ugh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on March 21, 2017, 12:21:54 PM
Ordered some new clothes last week. Estimated delivery today or tomorrow. This morning I get an email that the items are being shipped today, from Germany. I will not get the cloths in time for the event I was gonna wear them. I am a little pissed. I have ordered clothes from this place numerous times and never had this happened. At least they're fancy clothes and I can wear them whenever, but still.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: ladybastilla on March 21, 2017, 02:09:26 PM
I wanted to order Beast, Belle and Gaston from EB Games for my Funko collection. Looked at them several times, debating whether I really needed them. Went to place the order this morning and Beast--my most wanted character--is gone. :angry: I can't find him anywhere that isn't from a re-seller unless my bf drives over an hour. Not Happy! :argh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonfly on March 21, 2017, 04:28:15 PM
Ordered some new clothes last week. Estimated delivery today or tomorrow. This morning I get an email that the items are being shipped today, from Germany. I will not get the cloths in time for the event I was gonna wear them. I am a little pissed. I have ordered clothes from this place numerous times and never had this happened. At least they're fancy clothes and I can wear them whenever, but still.



I am super irritated for you! Can you find something else to wear in time?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on March 21, 2017, 05:31:57 PM
Dragonfly, how sweet of you :hug:. Yes I can absolutley find something else, it is no problem. Just the small issue of spending more money.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Duenia on March 21, 2017, 08:41:01 PM
My cat is mad at me and keeps putting scratching post fibers in my shoes.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on March 21, 2017, 09:39:30 PM
I'm going out to dinner with my dad and mom and he's driving so aggressively he's making me really sick I'm gonna barf...  :X
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Olympus on March 21, 2017, 11:52:22 PM
My hair is long enough to get in my face when I lie down, but it's too short to stay behind my ears when I tuck it back.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 24, 2017, 08:30:37 PM
I was going to look something up on the internet and now I can't think of what it was!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Bekuno on March 24, 2017, 11:38:53 PM
I wish hot topic would restock their online merchandise! I wanted the dinosaur shoes they sell but my size (US average I guess?) sold out first!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on March 25, 2017, 02:52:00 AM
Half our staff was out sick today.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Uninu on March 25, 2017, 02:25:34 PM
Sold some ponies and the postage ended up being twice what I assumed and quoted to the buyer. Sigh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 25, 2017, 02:31:34 PM
I'm so congested that I was having trouble breathing last night.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on March 25, 2017, 09:11:00 PM
This would be trivial to everyone else NOT a MLP collector;

I have officially run out of room for ponies
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Duenia on March 26, 2017, 01:44:43 PM
This would be trivial to everyone else NOT a MLP collector;

I have officially run out of room for ponies

Yeah sounds more like a crisis lol
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: little.fox on March 26, 2017, 02:32:52 PM
Setting up an Etsy shop was more work than I thought.. just naming it is proving a nightmare!  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonfly on March 28, 2017, 05:23:44 AM
My dog farted so loudly it woke him up then he gave me a dirty look and blamed it on me. Then he wanted a treat!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on March 28, 2017, 06:22:25 AM
My dog farted so loudly it woke him up then he gave me a dirty look and blamed it on me. Then he wanted a treat!

LMFAO!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on March 28, 2017, 01:55:06 PM
My dog farted so loudly it woke him up then he gave me a dirty look and blamed it on me. Then he wanted a treat!

Bwahahaha lmao what a way to start my day!!!! Thanks for posting this!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 29, 2017, 05:10:49 AM
Ugh. The A button on the 2DS is loose and wiggly. I hate when that happens. I guess I hafta send it to repair. Not cool.

Post Merge: March 29, 2017, 05:11:07 AM

My dog farted so loudly it woke him up then he gave me a dirty look and blamed it on me. Then he wanted a treat!

:haha:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lostpony on March 29, 2017, 06:58:39 AM
My trivial complaint is that I have too many trivial complaints to go into, another trivial complaint is that i think they are all planet-stopping nontrivial complaints.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: yurika on March 29, 2017, 12:00:01 PM
I feel so frustrated when a write to a seller for buy him some stuffs...waiting to see his answer the next day and see how he sell already some items and still not answer me...what i did wrong!!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: sweetie_pie_48427 on March 29, 2017, 03:31:10 PM
My husband gave me the go-ahead last month to buy some ponies for my birthday. I don't usually buy any in the winter, because money is tight. But since he gave it to me, there haven't been any lots on ebay that I don't have the majority of, for a good price.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on March 29, 2017, 07:54:33 PM
Rain means puppy Yuki running through the mud and puddles with great joy and me having to give him a bath. Oh joy of all joys.

My cat is mad at me and keeps putting scratching post fibers in my shoes.
:lmao:

When our cats are mad at us they just slap us in the face. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: princessluna11706 on March 30, 2017, 12:33:00 PM
I will never buy anything that works with suction cups AGAIN! :argh:

When we moved in here I bought these lovely green, flowery corner shelves with suction cups. I bought three for the shower, for shampoo and such, and two for the toilet. Oh yeah, and a little basket from the same stuff. So I stuck them to the wall. Ten minutes later I heard BANG! BANG! and BANG! They were all on the floor.
So today I bought these cute suction cup hands that you can stick to the bathroom wall, bottles and such will stick to it and it looks really fun.

That is, if it would WORK.

IT. DOESN'T. WORK!

We have some empty bottles that want to keep because they changed the design. I thought it would be nice to put them on the bathroom wall as a piece of art. I stuck them to the wall. They fell. :pout: And these are LIGHT, EMPTY bottles, too! So I thought I'd just keep the hands on the wall, after all they look cute without anything stuck to them too. They fell. :pout:



These never work!  I used to have suction cup shelves for my bathroom as well, fell all the time..

My complaint:  I don't want to shower :wail: it's late in the evening and my hair won't dry well, but I don't want to go out tomorrow with greasy hair so..
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 03, 2017, 04:48:39 PM
Annoyed at my boss because he says a project has been sitting for 2 weeks without getting done but I know that's not true because I do it every Thursday (it involves changing the status of certain library books).  Just because he put the books on his list to be done more than 2 weeks ago when they were checked out to a patron doesn't mean that I haven't been doing them as they come in. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SourdoughStomper on April 03, 2017, 07:49:11 PM
It's cloudy. :shakefist: Gimme sunlight, yo!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on April 03, 2017, 08:24:19 PM
Ugh. £6 to park for just under 3 hours in a grotty car-park in town - and I was not even in London! Grrrr.  :angry:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Emberfly on April 03, 2017, 11:00:02 PM
Mom and I are both home sick from work but she thinks I should still go grocery shopping and make a new curry recipe for her for supper.  Really?!  You want it, you go.  Oh, but she's sick.  >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 04, 2017, 12:05:17 AM
Part of my job is to make replacement artwork for DVDs and CDs and I have so much fun doing it that I don't want to stop just to go home.  And part of me wants to take it home to work on...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Emberfly on April 04, 2017, 12:47:56 AM
Part of my job is to make replacement artwork for DVDs and CDs and I have so much fun doing it that I don't want to stop just to go home.  And part of me wants to take it home to work on...

Lol, that is a 'trivial conplaint' - "I live my job too much"  :biggrin:  Awesome, good for you!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on April 04, 2017, 06:23:31 AM
Part of my job is to make replacement artwork for DVDs and CDs and I have so much fun doing it that I don't want to stop just to go home.  And part of me wants to take it home to work on...

That's really cool! :)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lostpony on April 04, 2017, 09:54:48 AM
Bring a sleeping bag.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Uninu on April 07, 2017, 03:10:14 AM
I had a nightmare where I was cleaning my tooth brush in a washing machine in the middle of the night and the horrid sounds it made woke up all my neighbors and they all came to complain to me. Now I can't get more sleep. :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 07, 2017, 04:56:57 PM
I had a nightmare where I was cleaning my tooth brush in a washing machine in the middle of the night and the horrid sounds it made woke up all my neighbors and they all came to complain to me. Now I can't get more sleep. :lol:

Haha...my dream last night included me needing a prescription for migraines and when they gave it to me it was a huge tube of red frosting.  I'm really not sure where that came from...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 07, 2017, 07:09:49 PM
It is windy and cold out again, but hey at least no snow.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 07, 2017, 07:11:42 PM
i have gotten two board warnings on a different pet site (not here) for absolutely nothing. its like the mods have it out for me?? on anyother site none of the things ive done would warrant a board warning?! i dont want to challenge it and cause more trouble but im really upset!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SpaceButtPonies on April 07, 2017, 07:33:02 PM
30 minutes till I have to work and cut fabric for people. Just want to stay home snuggled with my cats.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: ladybastilla on April 08, 2017, 02:20:10 AM
Cogeco Cable decided to tell us they do not serve our area--after we called and cancelled internet with our current ISP. Calling back and eating crow is not pleasant. On to the next plan to upgrade internet and get TV...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on April 08, 2017, 08:53:40 AM
Sometimes I feel dizzy, the entire world starts spinning around and it can go on for days/weeks and I have some prescription pills I take for it. After a year of taking them I noticed yesterday evening that they contain 50 mg caffeine! I have caffeinetablets I take when I have long workshifts and they are 100 mg and keep me going 14 hours straight. I don't drink coffee or energydrinks so those pills really do the work on me. The realisation on why I have had trouble falling a sleep some nights were daunting! I also feel very stupid. It's ok to laugh at me.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Loa on April 08, 2017, 09:14:07 AM
I can't find my DVD remote. This is SO annoying.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lostpony on April 08, 2017, 11:07:10 AM

Sometimes I feel dizzy, the entire world starts spinning around and it can go on for days/weeks and I have some prescription pills I take for it. After a year of taking them I noticed yesterday evening that they contain 50 mg caffeine! I have caffeinetablets I take when I have long workshifts and they are 100 mg and keep me going 14 hours straight. I don't drink coffee or energydrinks so those pills really do the work on me. The realisation on why I have had trouble falling a sleep some nights were daunting! I also feel very stupid. It's ok to laugh at me.

Nothing funny about hidden caffeine and insomnia. I had a similar experience.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on April 09, 2017, 05:38:16 PM
I've had bangs all my life. Two years ago I decided to grow them out. Which is great! I'm very happy with how it looks, except...

I wish someone had told me about those STUPID baby hairs that would appear on my forehead. >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on April 11, 2017, 04:59:19 AM
I have had mostly great weather since being here in Kyoto. But the moment the cherry blossom hits full bloom it is cloudy and/or rainy every day. I just want some blue sky sakura images. Is that too much to ask?
(apparently so).

Plus I only have 2 pairs of shoes here and buying new ones is not an option as my feet and Japanese women's feet are not even on the same planet. One pair is a comfortable fit but is about wrecked and leaks, so any hint of damp outside and it's like having squelchy feet. The other are watertight but pinch my feet. Each day is now a choice between painful or soggy toes.

Sigh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tikibirds on April 11, 2017, 06:52:56 AM
My nose seems to always be stuffed up  >_< I though that would change after I left china because of their horrible pollution but nope.

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my feet and Japanese women's feet are not even on the same planet
I had to find winter clothes and I'm a fat american while women in China are like a size 0. I ended up getting a pair of tailor made heavy pants and top that are to be worn under my normal clothes and it was only about $20 USD.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on April 11, 2017, 07:19:32 AM
My nose seems to always be stuffed up  >_< I though that would change after I left china because of their horrible pollution but nope.

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my feet and Japanese women's feet are not even on the same planet
I had to find winter clothes and I'm a fat american while women in China are like a size 0. I ended up getting a pair of tailor made heavy pants and top that are to be worn under my normal clothes and it was only about $20 USD.
Unfortunately Japan is an expensive economy and I only have 2 weeks left, so I am trying to make what I have last. But my soggy-shoes have still not dried out properly from the eighth, so I am starting to think they might have to go in the bin sooner rather than later...

Which leads on to another observation/trivial complaint.

I know they are meaning to be helpful, but I wish staff at Japanese museums, tourist sites, restaurants etc would not speak to me in English the moment they see me. Aside from the fact I;m more than capable of using Japanese and my speaking brain currently takes a moment to readjust to English, they sometimes make themselves harder to understand by doing so.

The Japanese people who look at me and speak to me in Japanese regardless are the people I like best.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lostpony on April 12, 2017, 08:03:48 AM
Ask anyone who speaks to you in english to hold Fluttsi and take a picture. Or take their shoes, solves two complaints at once that way.

I have a trivial complaint. I've been all bummed out for hours by something someone said to me (not you taffeta) but i managed to delete the message i wrote instead of sending it, even though i got it worded just right, and i feel a little better now.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Majesty on May 02, 2017, 02:27:55 AM
I'm happy we're getting warmer weather but now we get more bugs outside my especial hates are gnats/mayflies and gypsy moths which destroy trees and the caterpillars are dangerous to touch.

Also, why does New England get 70's weather one day and the next day is about 50?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Cswift on May 02, 2017, 03:35:45 AM
There is no way in heck Bendy and the Ink Machine is going to be worth $20 in total. I don't even think Chapter 2 is worth the $5 it costs, and it's absolutely ridiculous that the customer is expected to pay $5 for the next three installments. I get that the game has a nice aesthetic and all, but as of now there is absolutely no gameplay except for solving incredibly easy puzzles, tanking through laughably non-threatening enemies and occasionally running from a jumpscare. It's possible that Chapter 3 will completely blow the previous two chapters completely out of the water and change my mind, but I find it unlikely. Also, game devs need to learn that the 80s deviled everyone out and no one finds spooky wooky pentagram shenanigans scary anymore.

BatIM is honestly reminding me a lot of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, another horror game I found immensely disappointing.

Also, I saw three spiders in my house today. Argh. It's that time of year.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Gloomygirl777 on May 02, 2017, 03:51:16 AM
Why is it that on the day I most desperately need good coffee the filter decides to fail....fold in half.....and fill my coffee pot with grinds?  :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tornadoe on May 02, 2017, 06:45:24 PM
i'm really sick of sellers claiming they ship from the UK when they actually ship from china or japan.
It's like ebay don't even care anymore.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on May 02, 2017, 08:00:55 PM
Grrr I'm finding that chocolate tastes awful recently - I take a bite, chew, then spit it in to the bin - texture way too waxy! Why don't they just stick with cocoa butter instead of messing about with palm oil!?!?!

Actually - could this be a blessing in disguise?

i'm really sick of sellers claiming they ship from the UK when they actually ship from china or japan.
It's like ebay don't even care anymore.
Very annoying - I usually click on the postage tab and see the estimated times for delivery - a clue if the seller is indeed internationally based!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tornadoe on May 02, 2017, 09:03:20 PM
its actually against ebay policy to mislead buyers over where the item comes from and if you look at their feedback profile, it tells you where they are really from. Still IOts really annoying.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 02, 2017, 09:11:20 PM
Why do people at Subway bother to ask if I want egg white on my breakfast sandwich when they're going to put whole egg on it anyway?  Four of the last five sandwiches that I've requested egg white on have had very yellow eggs.  Do they not teach colors in kindergarten anymore?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tornadoe on May 02, 2017, 09:40:23 PM
And another thing. WHY won't my dad talk to me.?! He calls my brother but my emails go unreplied to and so do my texts. He's just stopped communication for no reason!!

he loves playing mind games with people so you can't talk to him or get mad as he twists it round and throws it back at you. All my life hes been like this but I thought things where improving.

Really want to punch something right now.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SourdoughStomper on May 02, 2017, 09:50:23 PM
I did not give it permission to rain/hail during my 6 mile walk. :pout: At least it was only 15 minutes.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Cswift on May 03, 2017, 07:10:45 AM
And another thing. WHY won't my dad talk to me.?! He calls my brother but my emails go unreplied to and so do my texts. He's just stopped communication for no reason!!

he loves playing mind games with people so you can't talk to him or get mad as he twists it round and throws it back at you. All my life hes been like this but I thought things where improving.

Really want to punch something right now.

I'm sorry, that does sound like a really troubling situation.

You're totally free to not answer if it's too personal, but have you tried going low/no-contact with your father? He honestly sounds like he's pretty toxic towards you.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Tulips on May 03, 2017, 03:13:23 PM
It's past midnight and I have to be up in less than 5 hours for a 9 hour shift... but I can't sleep because I had a fight with my boyfriend and I'm on the couch trying not to cry.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Jinxxy on May 03, 2017, 06:36:20 PM
People need to leash their dogs and pick up their poop... Irresponsible dog owners.. *grumble grumble*
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lostpony on May 04, 2017, 06:02:42 AM
I just had a confrontation with the caterer today that screwed up my lunch order for an important seminar, feeding a bunch of social workers and community leaders 80 percent of whom are muslim and they called me an excessive complainer for insisting they replace the pork with the sandwiches i actually ordered. I ended up missing the key piece of the presentation armwrestling with the delivery person who tried to make off with all 40 sandwiches when she only brought me 16 replacements and today her manager wouldn't even give me a token discount on the next order for tomorrow, or even say sorry (and i'm beginning to wonder if the entire debacle was not a mistake but deliberate ethnic discrimination but it could just be bad service). I had to switch out to another caterer on like, zero notice and i think it's going to be ok but i couldnt stop steaming over it. Then on the way home i dropped in to my ThriftTown where all the workers know me and somehow they were all even better to me than usual and i had a few fun other customer interractions and i'm all fixed up now. (Left the only mlp there, an AJ brushable but found a bunch of cool tiny horses in intetesting poses yay!) So, pony hunting therapy to the rescue.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SourdoughStomper on May 04, 2017, 01:11:33 PM
I am starting to suspect that xylitol gives me wicked vertigo. :dizzy:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 04, 2017, 01:56:22 PM
We have a beautiful lawn in front of and behind our flat. It's like a paradise. So of course they mow it everytime it starts to become REALLY beautiful, with little flowers everywhere. They have been mowing our lawns at least four(!) times in one month. WHY!? -_- Does it really HAVE to look like a perfectly flat carpet, with no "flaws" like, FLOWERS? :angry:

Sorry for the caps. This gets to me.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: ladybastilla on May 04, 2017, 02:08:37 PM
My keyboard is dead and since i won't pay $30 to ship the order i placed, i won't get my new one til the 12th. My sanity is holding by a thread. :argh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 04, 2017, 04:06:40 PM
I work with someone who is super sensitive.  If I even suggest that she might have made a mistake (even though I know for a fact that she is the one that did it) she gets all defensive and comes up with scenarios where "whoever did it" probably wasn't paying attention but she would "never make a mistake like that."  It's so annoying.  She does a half-baked job on almost everything she does and I hate having to go behind her and do it right.  I have my own work to do!  And you can't talk to her about it because she gets butt-hurt and basically throws a tantrum.  And unfortunately, I'm assigned to do certain tasks with her so I can't just have someone else do it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 04, 2017, 06:40:44 PM
My dog farted so loudly it woke him up then he gave me a dirty look and blamed it on me. Then he wanted a treat!

Good one  :haha: :haha: :haha:

I miss my dog Lilly who died in March  :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cloud:


I hate the black rabbit of inlay for taking her. (Guess which movie and book it's from)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: shelvesofwhimsy on May 04, 2017, 10:47:58 PM
A homeless woman spooked me on my way to work.
She was hiding behind a wall, and when I turned the corner she yelled "BOO!"
I nearly jumped out of my clothes. As I was walking away she said "Sorry, I had to"
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on May 05, 2017, 02:43:36 AM
I got in the rear seat of the wrong car today after coming out of the store. As I was shutting the door, the driver says "Sir this isn't your car." Talk about embarrassing!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 05, 2017, 03:49:36 AM
We have more rain on the way, no flooding where I am, but further north there has been a lot.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lordalexander74 on May 06, 2017, 01:48:40 AM
Might as well call it a business expansion, I was originally assigned to help out with but didn't work out for whatever reason. Company bit off more than it could chew. I still work for them, it's a warehouse/logistics company with locations all over town. So I get forced to work under a manager who's not the most pleasant person to work with. If you'll pardon the venting, I'd rather sweep the entire warehouse with a toothbrush than work for her. Said manager is knowledgable about her job, but not much of a people person. I find her hard to communicate with, being social in general is tough for me. Every other manager I've worked under in that company I got along with just fine, but not this particular person. She's got the personality of a snapping turtle, condescending and somewhat lazy.

Definitely looking into finding a position under another manager at the earliest possible time. I'd rather not lose that job, one of the better companies to work for in Crossville.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Lhianneth on May 06, 2017, 03:50:15 AM
The food I feed my cats got recalled, so I had to go return the lot I'd just bought for the month, and try to figure out a new wet food for them. They're picky about their wet food, and I'm picky about their health, so finding a food that is grain free, human-grade ingredients, but still something they'll eat is a little bit of a pain. I ended up bringing home a small range of different brands and flavours to see if any of them sticks, but I'm not thrilled about it all.

Their dry food is safe at least, so if worst comes to it, I can just stick to biscuits until the recall is resolved, or I find a new brand they like/meets my standards.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tornadoe on May 06, 2017, 09:15:11 PM
If charater options had offered to sell the full range of zhus I would not have had to crawl through the internet, translating every word in order to find them.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: archidraca on May 06, 2017, 11:27:30 PM
:enraged:

To all eBay sellers : Just because you didn't smoke in your home doesn't mean you don't need to smell your merchandise acquired elsewhere for the smell of cigarette smoke!!!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 07, 2017, 04:08:43 PM
I just hate when I have to yell* at one of my cats with my mouth full (which just happened again). >_< Sometimes they are in the closet or on the desk, and they must be shooed. And then it sounds like "Huy, gut owff thuwre!!!" and I just HATE it. >_<

*Of course I mean "yell" in the most loving way possible. XD
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lockette on May 07, 2017, 07:54:42 PM
my nails looked REALLY nice in April. not crazy-long but long enough to look -dare I say- elegant and I kept them painted all month! then we moved a week ago so I had to cut them-- I would've absolutely torn half of them if I hadn't. about a week before I'll want to paint them again.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tornadoe on May 07, 2017, 10:30:47 PM
WHy does the internet grind to a halt over the weekend in the czec republic? I noticed this both times I bought from there. Nothing happens over those 2 days. No emails no updates..nothing!

How do they manage?!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Carrehz on May 07, 2017, 11:15:04 PM
*Nowhere* near me sells the Steven Universe Pint Size Heroes blindbags!! Forbidden Planet sold them for like, a month and then I guess they sold out and never restocked. Barely anyone on eBay is selling them and it's super expensive to buy them from the US due to the screwed-up exchange rate atm. And to make things worse, it looks like there's two versions of both Pearl and Holo-Pearl (I guess they forgot to print the stars on their outfits at first?) - who are both ones I want - and Holo-Pearl is a chase figure I believe, so she'll be hard to find to begin with. But I'd rather have the 'correct' versions so that makes it much harder to look for her -_-

It's particularly irritating since some other stores have started carrying *other* PSH figures.. just not the SU ones. It's like.. gah, I want to support the show but it's hard to like this! :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 09, 2017, 06:05:40 AM
Tonight my mom asked if I'd talked to one of my friends recently because she posted a question about things to do in Switzerland on Facebook. She's FB friends with my mom as well, so my mom sees her posts.  I was going to go look up what she posted but even as I started typing "facebook" into the search bar, I realized that I have absolutely NO desire to even look at Facebook anymore.  I just...have so many other things to do.  And I hate the whole "my life is SO perfect (online) and you should be jealous of me (even though it's all just a facade) and if you disagree with me you're an idiot (even if you're right and I'm 100% wrong--I don't have to admit it because online I'm invincible)" attitude. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Thrice on May 09, 2017, 06:23:01 AM
I'm pregnant, and there are zero, repeat ZERO, strawberries in my fridge. :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 09, 2017, 09:33:34 PM
So I went onto Amazon to price the Rugrats season DVDs because I knew that they did a MOD (make on demand) of them, only to find that they're discontinuing the MODs because Paramount is doing a real DVD release.  So far they've done seasons 1 and 2 (which were available as of May 2nd), and since they've discontinued the other seasons on Amazon as well, I'm assuming that they'll do the rest of them.  Exciting, right?  Except that none of the stores around me are carrying it, so I still have to order them online.  What's the point of having them available to retailers if everywhere says that it isn't available in the store and you have to order it online anyway?  By the way, Amazon still has them cheapest.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: buttonso on May 10, 2017, 01:11:23 AM
Jammed my finger on the steering wheel of my car (think of it as stubbing your toe, only with your finger) and bent the nail back.. hurt like CRAZY and I was so mad!  :cry:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: daffodil101 on May 10, 2017, 01:29:19 AM
The cat has moved onto my bed and always sleeps in the MIDDLE of the bed.  Like, c'mon dude, I'm human sized, you're cat sized... take a corner!  And I feel bad pushing her out of the way when I want to roll over or spread out a bit.  I mean, she's so cute all curled up...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Jinxxy on May 10, 2017, 02:56:34 AM
The Tradebox hair issue....I must have styled these ponies a thousand times.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Lhianneth on May 10, 2017, 03:26:56 AM
The cat has moved onto my bed and always sleeps in the MIDDLE of the bed.  Like, c'mon dude, I'm human sized, you're cat sized... take a corner!  And I feel bad pushing her out of the way when I want to roll over or spread out a bit.  I mean, she's so cute all curled up...

She'll learn to adapt. haha

My cat has figured out what position I sleep in, and waits until I'm settled before flopping down where it's warm (against my backside or between my knees). Our other cat does the same with my partner, but he sleeps much more lightly than I do, so when she cuddles up to him, he moves away. Some mornings, I wake up and he's hanging half-way off the bed because she kept inching after him in the night.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on May 10, 2017, 08:08:47 AM
This is the fourth day I wake up to see it snowing outside. We're in May! The grund should be covered in small springflowers, not snow!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: NinaMarie on May 10, 2017, 04:40:23 PM
I dunno how trivial this is but I don't want to make my own separate whiny post.

*Takes a deep breath*
Getting married this month on the 27th. Things are on course for it but I'm super nervous and anxious over something bad happening because that is the story of my life.

My fiance and I have already had two apartment applications fall through. One for money issues and the next because apparently cockatiels are an exotic animal and not allowed??!! We are running out of time to get our own place before the wedding and I don't want to keep living with my parents.
We have 0 extra cash and my mom promises her and my dad can pay for leftover expenses but I feel so guilty because they are already shelling out so much to get the house and backyard ready for the wedding (backyard wedding since it is beautiful and cheap). I promised to pay for the wedding.

I can't seem to sell any of my extra ponies and dolls because it's all common unpopular stuff and I don't want to just donate it all to thrift because we need money and especially the space but I'm not going to make a whole lot anyway so why bother?

And then work is so stressful because I have a million responsibilities and I've been training two younger newer coworkers how to do the shipping that's been a big part of my job for so long and one is great and the other is a total brat but his mom is the assistant manager and he is allowed to do whatever and be super disrespectful and he makes me uncomfortable and anxious and exhausted.

So sorry for all that text but i feel a bit better just letting it all out. :blush:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on May 11, 2017, 04:49:45 AM
I like biology but the memorization of everything... is it possible to be brain dead and still function? Cause that's how i feel.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Lhianneth on May 11, 2017, 05:16:37 AM
I like biology but the memorization of everything... is it possible to be brain dead and still function? Cause that's how i feel.

Time to put down the flash cards and vege out in front of the TV with a movie, maybe.

It's very possible to over-study, there's a few methods that recommend that you study once through, then review what you studied (so read a chapter, and take a brief flashcard quiz on the items you were trying to memorise). You wait a little while after that, review again. If you make a mistake, you re-study what you got wrong, then wait a couple of hours before another review. The amount of time between review sessions varies, depending on who you ask.

Too much cramming can actually be bad for your memory, because you start merging concepts that you studied at the same time, instead of treating them as separate items to remember. So you space it out (the study method is "spaced repetition study") over several days instead of just one night, but also continue to repeat it as you add new concepts. So you continue to introduce new information, while reviewing what you already know.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Tulips on May 14, 2017, 12:12:42 AM
I forgot to bid on a gorgeous custom pony, a Mirror Mirror bait with TAF rose symbols (she was going to be a birthday gift). I was rushing to work at 5am when her auction ended... Someone else won her :'(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on May 14, 2017, 02:54:57 AM
My dog is in super cuddle mode but she stinks like outside lol
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: rybett on May 14, 2017, 03:33:31 AM
My shoulder HURTS!!!!!  Ibuprofen not working.  I have to go into the office next week for a class.  I work from home. I have to wear pants to the office.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Cswift on May 14, 2017, 06:41:30 PM
I forgot to bid on a gorgeous custom pony, a Mirror Mirror bait with TAF rose symbols (she was going to be a birthday gift). I was rushing to work at 5am when her auction ended... Someone else won her :'(

Oh hey, I think I know which one you're talking about. She was super pretty and I had her watched, though I didn't bid because I'm pretty low on money right now. 8( I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Tulips on May 14, 2017, 08:04:43 PM
I forgot to bid on a gorgeous custom pony, a Mirror Mirror bait with TAF rose symbols (she was going to be a birthday gift). I was rushing to work at 5am when her auction ended... Someone else won her :'(

Oh hey, I think I know which one you're talking about. She was super pretty and I had her watched, though I didn't bid because I'm pretty low on money right now. 8( I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

Thanks, I really had my heart set on her. :(
I've reasoned that the person who won her probably had a higher bid than I was willing to go and I saved myself more heartache trying to bid right before work. Still, disappointing.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Mami Tomoe on May 14, 2017, 09:38:05 PM
everything i want is expensive
and i cant find room for ponies
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 15, 2017, 08:26:15 PM
I am getting annoyed, with stupid robo calls, we are on the do not call list too.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 15, 2017, 08:59:54 PM
I am getting annoyed, with stupid robo calls, we are on the do not call list too.

I report every single one of them.  They mysteriously stop almost immediately when I do that and then a few months later they'll start up again.  I think my favorite one was the one claiming to be the IRS, using a computerized voice to leave the message and leaving me a call-back number in addition to claiming to be watching me and my property.  I'm sure the IRS was as amused as I was when I reported it and asked if those people could be arrested for stalking me.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on May 15, 2017, 10:57:52 PM
I am getting annoyed, with stupid robo calls, we are on the do not call list too.

Yep they're a pain. When I look up the #s I don't recognize I find the vast majority are cited as scams (vacation scams, computer virus scams, police charity scams, etc...). They're almost never legitimate businesses, at least not in my case.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Einhornbaby on May 16, 2017, 07:37:37 AM
I have stated that I wont be making it to an annual ponymeet and 90% of the posters after didnt even say a single word like "oh thats a pity" or anything, just the initiator said "Aww" lol. I now feel it was good to finally decide not to go but it still hurts... nobody even seemed to notice. Well, now I know, thats the good side of it :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 16, 2017, 09:03:22 PM
Pokemon Advanced was supposed to be out on DVD today but it's "out of stock" everywhere, even online.  So I'm thinking it didn't really get released today.  You'd think that viz.com would have at least updated the release date if they weren't really going to release it in time for stores to sell it today. 

I guess I'm more annoyed about it because my Walmart has been doing "reconstruction" (really just rearranging the store) so the only new movie they've gotten in the last three weeks is 50 Shades of Porn.  They have space, time and energy to put that crap out but not anything worth watching...

And I pinched my hand on the cart so now I have a blood blister.   :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on May 16, 2017, 10:23:00 PM
Pokemon Advanced was supposed to be out on DVD today but it's "out of stock" everywhere, even online.  So I'm thinking it didn't really get released today.  You'd think that viz.com would have at least updated the release date if they weren't really going to release it in time for stores to sell it today. 
Did you try target? It looks like it's in stock there. But maybe it's not every target.


I'm so mentally exhausted and tired. I just want to curl up and close my eyes. And...... I can't.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: cuddlebuggy on May 17, 2017, 04:28:15 AM
Well I would have considered it a minor annoyance for my mom to see a cast iron pot I rescued from goodwill out in the yard. The reality is, my husband -who I have no control over- used it to feed deer (she's mad about that too) Then she shamed me on Facebook with it. I'm going to mail it to her. She could have said something to me but instead made a post about how it makes her feel like a failure as a mom. After I had her over for Mother's Day, thanks! Maybe her favorite child will let her move in with him when she needs extra help, oh wait! He still lives with her at 31. Maybe the 35 year old? Oh, he and his daughter live with her too? Maybe we shouldn't shame people publicly and then expect them to not stoop to that level?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 17, 2017, 06:47:41 AM
That Italian woman who asked what the postage was gonna be on my Utra Rare and Rare Twozies. She only wanted the two pandas.

I don't like splitting sales up, and people only want one or two things. If they want the ones they want so bad then they should see if they can get them somewhere else.

This makes me so  :enraged: :enraged: :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 18, 2017, 10:16:38 PM
Someone keeps stealing the video games from the library where I work.  Seriously?  Why not just check them out like a normal person instead of stealing them like a useless freak loser?   :enraged:

Now I want to send out a press release that says we have purchased technology that not only tracks our discs but takes video of whoever has them and then put stickers inside the cases that say "Smile, you're on camera!"  Then whoever steals them will have to figure out where we've put the micro-camera and how to get rid of it so that we can't find them.  People who lie and steal tend to be more paranoid than other people, so it might be enough of a deterrent...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tornadoe on May 18, 2017, 10:44:32 PM
two migraines one week apart is NEVER ok. Especially when the blurred vision comes back!
 My maths exam is next thursday so I will have to be tanked to the eyeballs on ibruprofin for the whole morning and I am sick of it. Five month into the new years and already had more migraines than the last two years combined.

Oh regarding the disk .problem above me, put notices on them sayiong that if they are taken a certain distance from the building without the proper code,the game will automatically wipe rendering it useless. Or that it contains a small but powerfull explosive. Either is good
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: rybett on May 19, 2017, 01:50:12 AM
It downloads some sort of virus to your game system that shorts it out if the game is not back to the library be 12:01 AM the morning it is due.   Yes, that grammar bugs me too.  4 day training is DONE!!!!!  Tomorrow back to normal with Lily in a box on my desk at home and Luna in a pulled out drawer.  Good kitties...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Lhianneth on May 19, 2017, 03:07:51 AM
I have a super persistent, super annoying cold at the moment. It makes it hard to sleep. Or eat. Or drink tea. I feel best when I'm standing in a hot, steamy shower, but as soon as I get out, my chest seizes back up and I feel like garbage again. ._.

Someone keeps stealing the video games from the library where I work.  Seriously?  Why not just check them out like a normal person instead of stealing them like a useless freak loser?   :enraged:

Now I want to send out a press release that says we have purchased technology that not only tracks our discs but takes video of whoever has them and then put stickers inside the cases that say "Smile, you're on camera!"  Then whoever steals them will have to figure out where we've put the micro-camera and how to get rid of it so that we can't find them.  People who lie and steal tend to be more paranoid than other people, so it might be enough of a deterrent...

Well, but if they check it out properly, they don't get to keep it.

... people are jerks, though. My mom was a librarian and some of the stories she told me of patrons blew my mind. I used to volunteer as a clerk when I was in high school, and did odd jobs off the book when I was even younger than that, and saw some of their nonsense in person. People can really, really ruin a good thing for others. :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 19, 2017, 03:17:43 PM
I have a super persistent, super annoying cold at the moment. It makes it hard to sleep. Or eat. Or drink tea. I feel best when I'm standing in a hot, steamy shower, but as soon as I get out, my chest seizes back up and I feel like garbage again. ._.

Someone keeps stealing the video games from the library where I work.  Seriously?  Why not just check them out like a normal person instead of stealing them like a useless freak loser?   :enraged:

Now I want to send out a press release that says we have purchased technology that not only tracks our discs but takes video of whoever has them and then put stickers inside the cases that say "Smile, you're on camera!"  Then whoever steals them will have to figure out where we've put the micro-camera and how to get rid of it so that we can't find them.  People who lie and steal tend to be more paranoid than other people, so it might be enough of a deterrent...

Well, but if they check it out properly, they don't get to keep it.

... people are jerks, though. My mom was a librarian and some of the stories she told me of patrons blew my mind. I used to volunteer as a clerk when I was in high school, and did odd jobs off the book when I was even younger than that, and saw some of their nonsense in person. People can really, really ruin a good thing for others. :|


Yeah, I think I may write a book about what really happens at the library. I've seen everything from rudeness to peeing on the shelves.  Yes, you read that right.  And it wasn't by someone under the age of 12...

As for your cold, try 100% pineapple juice.  It has a natural decongestant and a natural expectorant in it. I've found that juice mixes (like pineapple mango or pineapple orange) don't work as well as the pure stuff.  Most grocery stores have it in the juice aisle instead of the refrigerated section.  I kicked a cold in 3 days with it a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 21, 2017, 08:53:44 PM
That massive mermaid/unicorn hype. Seriously, what IS IT with that!? I like that stuff just as much as the next idiot, I have unicorn bedding and a mermaid tail blanket, but I don't now, it's so... extreme? It's starting to irk me.

It's not just the themed stuff everywhere, but on basically every site now (looking at you, Primark) it's like they want us to forget that we're actually human! :pout: Look, I get the whole idea about hiding from the big bad world, wallowing in a fantasy world. I like that too. But I am NOT freaking unicorn, or a mermaid! :razz:

Seriously, get a grip...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Carrehz on May 21, 2017, 09:12:05 PM
^ The mermaid thing hasn't quite hit us over here yet I don't think, but yeah I've noticed the overabundance of unicorn stuff in shops lately too! It's weird o-O I mean, I like unicorns as much as the next person but I wonder why they're the 'in thing' all of a sudden.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on May 21, 2017, 09:22:28 PM
I am sick of the weather report saying major rain with flooding and I don't see a drop of rain anywhere.  What is wrong with these people?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 21, 2017, 10:31:54 PM
I saw a sign for a yard sale today so I went and looked no street address and supposedly was today at 9am. DON'T ADVERTISE IF YOU ARE NOT HAVING IT. Say exactly where you are on said street. People do not like to waste gas, and time trying to find your sale.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 22, 2017, 04:29:43 PM
^ The mermaid thing hasn't quite hit us over here yet I don't think, but yeah I've noticed the overabundance of unicorn stuff in shops lately too! It's weird o-O I mean, I like unicorns as much as the next person but I wonder why they're the 'in thing' all of a sudden.

I'm glad I'm not the only one! You would think that the supply would be massive because of popular demand. Instead, it seems to be the other way around; they are shoving unicorns and mermaids down our throat and we WILL like it... :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: NinaMarie on July 26, 2017, 04:48:00 PM
Do not like being grumpy in the morning. I have been having a hard time falling asleep which means a hard time waking up on time. Already not a morning person but skipping showers and breakfast to make it to work on time makes me grumpier.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on July 26, 2017, 05:23:35 PM
I have to go to work tomorrow, but my sleep schedule is in a different timezone.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 26, 2017, 06:23:17 PM
I've been doing really good at exercising and losing weight so I thought I would reward myself with buying new jeans.  The stupid fashion industry has once again resized women's pants so I am technically still in the same size even though I've lost three inches off my hips.  :cry:  I know they resized them because there were some older jeans on clearance and the smaller sizes fit me and were the same measurement as the larger sizes in the new jeans. 

I'm going to start buying men's clothes because women's clothes are getting stupider and stupider.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: cuddlebuggy on July 26, 2017, 10:14:32 PM
I heard my kid singing and only heard a few notes but it conjures up a song that I can't quite remember when trying to think of it. Hopefully it'll come to me before I forget that I was trying to remember it. I do that so much now, try to remember something and when I can't, forget it completely till something else makes it swim up in my mind when it doesn't matter anymore.
Lol, it floated up right after posting. Moulin Rouge, "Come What May"
All I could think of was, " I never knew..."
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Loa on July 26, 2017, 11:14:51 PM
I've stubbed my big toe and the nail really hurts!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 27, 2017, 12:04:37 AM
Tons of rain, not that we need any more right now.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonfly on July 27, 2017, 03:21:52 PM
I've stubbed my big toe and the nail really hurts!
owwie!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: NightGliderSA on July 27, 2017, 06:40:19 PM
I've been doing really good at exercising and losing weight so I thought I would reward myself with buying new jeans.  The stupid fashion industry has once again resized women's pants so I am technically still in the same size even though I've lost three inches off my hips.  :cry:  I know they resized them because there were some older jeans on clearance and the smaller sizes fit me and were the same measurement as the larger sizes in the new jeans. 

I'm going to start buying men's clothes because women's clothes are getting stupider and stupider.

Oh my gosh! That is just mean   :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on July 30, 2017, 10:00:27 AM
I'm sick of being sick! :argh: I get bronchitis every summer due to hot, humid days, but this year it's BAD. I've been sick on and off since May, and I've had ENOUGH. Please, bring me the autumn already! :sick:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on July 30, 2017, 06:02:55 PM
Ugh, UK hospital carparks for old, Victorian hospitals.
Expensive... then very complicated when trying to wheel someone out in their wheelchair.
Ah well, the bright-side is today is Sunday and we could actually find a space to park!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Koudoawaia on July 30, 2017, 07:00:37 PM
That massive mermaid/unicorn hype. Seriously, what IS IT with that!? I like that stuff just as much as the next idiot, I have unicorn bedding and a mermaid tail blanket, but I don't now, it's so... extreme? It's starting to irk me.

It's not just the themed stuff everywhere, but on basically every site now (looking at you, Primark) it's like they want us to forget that we're actually human! :pout: Look, I get the whole idea about hiding from the big bad world, wallowing in a fantasy world. I like that too. But I am NOT freaking unicorn, or a mermaid! :razz:

Seriously, get a grip...

I find the sudden unicorn hype annoying too as well as the 'emoji' hype. I hate that word. I will always call them emotes or emoticons. Anyway, it's bad enough having merchandise of the crap emote but in Jewelry at work, I found a plush bank that was a rainbow colored crap emote >< I think it's supposed to be unicorn crap too because everything rainbow is unicorn related lately also because in the back to school display, there was a backpack that has a unicorn on it as well as that stupid rainbow crap emote. It's all so stupid.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on July 30, 2017, 09:37:11 PM
Wow, that's really bad. Who wants that? :crazy: And yes, "emoji", UGH! To me they will always be emoticons too, or smileys. Either I'm getting old, or the world is moving very fast...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 31, 2017, 03:01:46 AM
Yeah, well brace yourselves because when I went to see Cars 3 there was a trailer for "The Emoji Movie".   :yucky:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on July 31, 2017, 03:12:44 AM
I don't mind a smiley but I cringe almost every time I see a certain popular one on almost everything. I don't understand why it is so popular. I also have no interest in the Emoji movie.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Zapper on July 31, 2017, 11:46:00 AM
I'm really annoyed that I can't seem to find MLPs anymore at flea markets. And the rare occasion I do, people ask ridiculous prices for ratty common G3s and G4s just because they finally heard the news that ponies can be collectibles. I don't want to haggle for half an hour each time.

I miss when I could find affordable restoration projects. I really love(d) restoring ponies and putting my money into new hair and not into the semi-dead pony itself  :cloud:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Bekuno on August 01, 2017, 01:29:12 AM
My neighbor came over today (1st time this has happened since I moved here, but I knew her already) and asked my friend and I to move our cars. When my friend went out, he said she told him to not park in their yard (but didn't fuss at me when she came to the door). I of course apologized and we moved everything but I just feel like such a jerk ugh!

It was just parked in the street, they were mowing the ditch. I would have parked in my own driveway but my boyfriend had parked his car in front of the gate so he could mow our yard and I couldn't get it in  :( Now I'm thinking about all the times my other friend may have parked on their side instead and I feel awful. I guess they consider the whole ditch to be theirs even though about 1 car width of space is on my side?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 01, 2017, 01:53:41 AM
I'm really annoyed that I can't seem to find MLPs anymore at flea markets. And the rare occasion I do, people ask ridiculous prices for ratty common G3s and G4s just because they finally heard the news that ponies can be collectibles. I don't want to haggle for half an hour each time.

I miss when I could find affordable restoration projects. I really love(d) restoring ponies and putting my money into new hair and not into the semi-dead pony itself  :cloud:

You should come to my flea market , I have a few venders who sell ponies a buck each, and blind bags are fifty cents.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on August 01, 2017, 02:15:13 AM
People can't seem to follow the simplest instructions. In my voicemail message at work, I give instructions on where to call for various things. For instance, I explicitly say, "If you're calling about animal placement or adoption, please call our shelter (and give the shelter's address and  their phone #). Yet people still routinely leave voicemail messages like today's: "My cat had 4 kittens. I need to get rid of them ASAP. Call me." So I call the shelter to see if the person had called over there as well. Nope, they couldn't be bothered to follow simple directions just like they couldn't be bothered to spay their cat.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on August 01, 2017, 03:05:49 AM
I bought a song on iTunes that I already owned and iTunes didn't warn me that I was rebuying the same song.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on August 01, 2017, 11:20:58 AM
I lost my 3DS :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 05, 2017, 10:14:37 AM
Its August in the UK, which means that, weatherwise, we only have autumn to look forward to now. Sigh.

Also, I am cross that Mattel stopped selling MH Minis in any store I can get to. Because I really like them, and I don't want to import.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Chrissytree on August 05, 2017, 10:58:01 PM
My pepper plants have aphids :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 05, 2017, 11:49:35 PM
We just mowed the lawn, watered the plants, and it decided to rain.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on August 06, 2017, 08:04:47 AM
Yesterday we decided to meet friends for a family day out - to be held at our local-is police training centre,

Kids lured in with displays of police horses, dogs, helicopters, vintage cop cars,  etc.

2 HOURS to drive a stretch of road that should have taken 10 minutes. :shocked:  In HOT sunshine (yay car aircon)   :sunny:

Then we arrived... rain + thunder!  :rain: All the tents/booths were rammed with other noisy folks taking shelter, no room for us!

Turned back + tried to drive home, another 25 mins to exit a muddy field (normally a couple of minutes) oh, the hot sun came out again  :pout: my husband was very hangry + had to be fed copious bags of sweets from our treats stash...

on the plus side - we took our soggy selves to TRU as my kid had been gifted toy vouchers from a friend - she got Shopkins, a plush PinkiePie, Glimmies + NomNums (spelling?) AND I found a £5 note on the shop floor (nobody around so I could not ask) which added to her toy budget!  :thumb:

They then had a McDonalds for a lazy lunch - grrr I am on a clean-eating thing so had to decline  >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 08, 2017, 12:10:05 AM
Well more rain, not that we need any, at least it is not a huge downpour.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on August 08, 2017, 02:07:23 AM
Can't stand it when the Dove bar soap I use gets small and breaks into two, don't have the patience for using it!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Tulips on August 08, 2017, 03:28:36 AM
I just saw a pony I would have loved to buy sold on ebay a couple weeks ago, argh!  >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 08, 2017, 11:00:03 AM
Missed out on buying a bundle of ponies with Steamer in on eBay.uk

I'm in a  :enraged: :enraged: :enraged: :enraged: :enraged:

Plus My Little Customs are out of the nylon hair coral.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Hannah66665 on August 08, 2017, 11:12:25 AM
I am tired of hearing about Game of Thrones. My siblings have killed any and all interest I ever had in giving the show a chance and my patience is wearing thin with my brother constantly bringing it up. I don't want to watch it, I don't care.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 09, 2017, 04:35:55 PM
When you explain in detail to a disability assessor why you can't use the telephone for live calling, and she tells you if you have questions you can call the helpline number...

When you place an online enquiry to a store and state that you don't use the phone and they call the number on your record anyway...

When a store randomly makes a typo in its records and starts sending text messages about products addressed to Keith to your mobile phone...

Sigh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on August 10, 2017, 08:49:30 AM
I just found out the hard way that (probably all of) my little polystone statues are actually hollow. :| First I dropped a toadstool. It broke, and it turned out to be completely hollow. Last night a seagull fell (probably by itself, it isn't the first time it acted up, it lost a part of its tail last time), it broke, and it also turned out to be completely hollow.

This is probably common knowledge, but I really didn't know. I've collected little polystone statues for years (mostly forest things, like toadstools and animals), and I never doubted that they were solid. Not that it matters much, but it makes them harder to repair if they fall, and somehow I feel cheated. XD
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on August 11, 2017, 12:44:37 AM
I get so tired of dealing with rude, impatient people:

We had a lady show up at our office with some baby squirrels she'd found. My boss advised her that since we don't have a wildlife person (we're a cat and dog shelter after all), she'd see if she can find contact info for a wildlife rehabilitator. The lady got all nasty saying she wasn't going to spend all day on the phone, and my boss said "I'm not asking you to. I'll make the call, I just have to finish giving a dog his medication." The lady asked how long it'll take, my boss advised her it'd be a few minutes. And the lady starts loudly sighing, saying, "I should have just left them out along the road," and stormed out the door. A rehabilator picked up the squirrels, but what is wrong with people? The lady was was so obnoxious. It's not like the squirrels were injured and needed immediate attention.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 11, 2017, 03:08:01 PM
I get so tired of dealing with rude, impatient people:

We had a lady show up at our office with some baby squirrels she'd found. My boss advised her that since we don't have a wildlife person (we're a cat and dog shelter after all), she'd see if she can find contact info for a wildlife rehabilitator. The lady got all nasty saying she wasn't going to spend all day on the phone, and my boss said "I'm not asking you to. I'll make the call, I just have to finish giving a dog his medication." The lady asked how long it'll take, my boss advised her it'd be a few minutes. And the lady starts loudly sighing, saying, "I should have just left them out along the road," and stormed out the door. A rehabilator picked up the squirrels, but what is wrong with people? The lady was was so obnoxious. It's not like the squirrels were injured and needed immediate attention.

It's just hard being the only person on the planet with no one to cater to her every need.

Post Merge: August 11, 2017, 06:42:28 PM

UGH...I hate that my boss is such a drama queen.  I got an email this morning saying "You need to do such and such because it hasn't been done."  Of course it hasn't been done, I've been on vacation and haven't gotten to it yet this morning!  I got an email just before I went on vacation from him saying that I'd had something in my office since April and it needed to get out because it was a special request blah blah blah and I had to tell him that I'd only had it for two days because the director had to order in a special case for it and then I had to create artwork (from scratch, I might add) to fit the case before we could move it along and it was on it's way to the next step already.    :pullhair:

If it's so darned important that it be done this exact second why doesn't he do it himself?  It isn't like I sit in my office with my thumb up my butt all day.  I actually have 53 DVDs that need new artwork (and I can't find decent replacements online) and some of them have been waiting since March because they don't have holds on them and I keep getting more that do have holds so the others have had to wait.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lostpony on August 11, 2017, 08:06:25 PM
I just found out the hard way that (probably all of) my little polystone statues are actually hollow. :| First I dropped a toadstool. It broke, and it turned out to be completely hollow. Last night a seagull fell (probably by itself, it isn't the first time it acted up, it lost a part of its tail last time), it broke, and it also turned out to be completely hollow.

This is probably common knowledge, but I really didn't know. I've collected little polystone statues for years (mostly forest things, like toadstools and animals), and I never doubted that they were solid. Not that it matters much, but it makes them harder to repair if they fall, and somehow I feel cheated. XD

I'd feel cheated too, stuff should be solid! 

I had a porcelain carousel horse fall and shatter, reminding me one of the things I like about ponies.  Unbreakable toys are best for me.



My neighbor came over today (1st time this has happened since I moved here, but I knew her already) and asked my friend and I to move our cars. When my friend went out, he said she told him to not park in their yard (but didn't fuss at me when she came to the door). I of course apologized and we moved everything but I just feel like such a jerk ugh!

It was just parked in the street, they were mowing the ditch. I would have parked in my own driveway but my boyfriend had parked his car in front of the gate so he could mow our yard and I couldn't get it in  :( Now I'm thinking about all the times my other friend may have parked on their side instead and I feel awful. I guess they consider the whole ditch to be theirs even though about 1 car width of space is on my side?

Parking makes people crazy!



Now that I work 6 days a week for a mere 30 hours of pay, I've been having trouble falling asleep and am starting to have trouble getting up and running late for work.

Today was my only sleep-in day in the last two weeks to try and catch up, but I woke up early after like 5 hours of sleep and couldn't get back to sleep.

I'll probably be fired soon if I don't get on top of this.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on August 13, 2017, 08:22:21 AM
Woke up 8 am by the door bell. When I came to the door no one was there, but the automatic sensorlamp was on indicating I had not been dreaming. Of course I couldn't go back to sleep afterwards.. Today is my last day of vacation and I really wanted to sleep in. Bummer.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 17, 2017, 09:18:41 PM
This is a really stupid and trivial twitch but it really drives me nuts.
When people create Japanese character names, technique names, usernames and don't use the Japanese properly. I have about had my fill of google translate names for Bleach swords and awkward jamming together of Japanese words looked up in a dictionary and forced together.

It is absolutely none of my business and totally trivial, but it really drives me insane.

I think the killer for me was on another forum when someone glued together the words hitori and ookami in an attempt to make 'lone wolf'. But hitori = one person, so basically they made a one person wolf ;)


Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: goddessofpeep on August 18, 2017, 09:48:39 AM
For some reason, too many cars parked on the street in my area has become a real problem. It didn't used to be like this, but it suddenly got really bad in the last year or so. We live in a double cul-du-sac, and so there is only one way in or out of this area. If that street is blocked, everyone on my street is just trapped in here.   It used to not be an issue that a few people would park along that street, but I think one of the local apartment complexes did something to force a lot of people to park elsewhere.  Now the street is always completely packed with cars.  I see people dropping other people off at their cars all the time, and both sides of the street are always completely full and hard to navigate.  Due to this, the street is now too narrow for more than one car at a time to drive down it, and it's become a real issue to get in and out.  If someone comes from the opposite direction while you're in the middle of the gauntlet, it becomes a game of "who's going to back up and let the other person through?".  People also double park while they drop their friends off and chat, so sitting around waiting for some double parked jerk to finish their conversation has become a thing now.

Also, my next door neighbor is basically running their own private tenement complex.  They turned their garage into an illegal 2 bedroom apartment, and they rent out the rooms in the house to I don't even know how many people.  We have no idea who lives there(occasionally the cops come by looking for someone, and I'm never able to help them with that because it's impossible to keep track), or even how many people live there, but they all have cars.  So, so many cars, and boy do they all love to park in front of our house!  It's gotten so we can't even put out our trash cans to be picked up anymore since there's always a ton of cars parked in front of our house.  On trash day, I hang around outside to see if someone leaves long enough for me to get the garbage cans out.  Even then sometimes they'll move them onto the sidewalk where they don't get picked up so they can park in front of our house.   You can't see to back out of the driveway if they've parked one of their larger cars in front of the house, and my husband already had one accident because of that.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on August 18, 2017, 11:52:58 AM
I'm having a birthday party this year, but none of my friends want to tell me what their favorite snacks are. No, I won't just do whatever I want to do because I can't be happy unless you are. Modesty isn't helpful  >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 18, 2017, 09:08:19 PM
For some reason, too many cars parked on the street in my area has become a real problem. It didn't used to be like this, but it suddenly got really bad in the last year or so. We live in a double cul-du-sac, and so there is only one way in or out of this area. If that street is blocked, everyone on my street is just trapped in here.   It used to not be an issue that a few people would park along that street, but I think one of the local apartment complexes did something to force a lot of people to park elsewhere.  Now the street is always completely packed with cars.  I see people dropping other people off at their cars all the time, and both sides of the street are always completely full and hard to navigate.  Due to this, the street is now too narrow for more than one car at a time to drive down it, and it's become a real issue to get in and out.  If someone comes from the opposite direction while you're in the middle of the gauntlet, it becomes a game of "who's going to back up and let the other person through?".  People also double park while they drop their friends off and chat, so sitting around waiting for some double parked jerk to finish their conversation has become a thing now.

Also, my next door neighbor is basically running their own private tenement complex.  They turned their garage into an illegal 2 bedroom apartment, and they rent out the rooms in the house to I don't even know how many people.  We have no idea who lives there(occasionally the cops come by looking for someone, and I'm never able to help them with that because it's impossible to keep track), or even how many people live there, but they all have cars.  So, so many cars, and boy do they all love to park in front of our house!  It's gotten so we can't even put out our trash cans to be picked up anymore since there's always a ton of cars parked in front of our house.  On trash day, I hang around outside to see if someone leaves long enough for me to get the garbage cans out.  Even then sometimes they'll move them onto the sidewalk where they don't get picked up so they can park in front of our house.   You can't see to back out of the driveway if they've parked one of their larger cars in front of the house, and my husband already had one accident because of that.

Ugh.  Can you paint the curb outside your house red so nobody will park there?  :devious:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lostpony on August 19, 2017, 12:04:08 AM
Pardon my input, but:

I'm thinking a written complaint to the city with some fotos including your trash cans being pushed up onto the sidewalk and showing the lack of ability to safely pull out of your driveway, along with complaints to the garbage company, are the things to do. 

It's a safety hazard on multiple levels and not fair to the residents.  The governing agencies have a duty to mitigate it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: goddessofpeep on August 19, 2017, 02:35:03 AM
Getting a can of red paint and "fixing" the problem myself has crossed my mind more than once:p 

Unfortunately, I live in a large city with too little money, and they don't have the resources or the interest to do much about minor parking problems.  Legally, anyone is allowed to park there as it's a public street.  Even if I could get someone out here to do something, there's not much they can do about the cars as long as they're not blocking the driveway.  The next door neighbor's completely illegal renter situation has been reported to the police by multiple neighbors.  Everybody knows about it, and everybody hates it.  It's been years, and they've still done nothing.  The code violations alone should be enough to shut the place down.  It's the most extreme DIY project house you'll ever see.  At this point, I doubt it's even legal to sell that house without major renovations to fix all the crazy stuff they've done in there. 

It's hard to get the city to come out even for some bigger things.  It took almost 3 years of constant calls from multiple neighbors to deal with an abandoned house that was being used as a major pot growing house.  It's not a bad or unsafe neighborhood, but there just aren't the resources for any of this minor/moderate stuff.  The city can generally be counted on for the big stuff(major crime, trees/power lines down, etc), but the small stuff is up to us to deal with.

I'm still glad I don't live in an HOA neighborhood though:p  The parking problems are annoying, and my next door neighbors may have created their own slum lord kingdom, but at least I'm not paying $400 per month to have a bunch of people tell me what color I can paint my house.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on August 19, 2017, 04:36:26 PM
The very definition of a first world problem, but last Tuesday evening, a thunderstorm moved through and knocked out my power for maybe one second. Of course, I was so happy that my power came back on. But one thing didn't, my internet. :cry:

I thought "Okay, I'll give it some time. I'm sure it'll come back." However, after waking up the next morning, resetting my modem again and it still being down, my mom told me I should call the company. So I did that, thinking that they'd probably just tell me that there is an outage and they're working on it. Instead, I got the news that something had gone wrong with my connection from the outside and my modem, as well. =/ And then I was told that they would have to come and fix it, and that would not be until the 23rd, an entire week away from the call.

I, not being able to survive without internet (I've been addicted since 2004. Lol. No, seriously, though. For real.), called up my mom to just come home for a little while. Classes start on the 21st, making this awkward. But it was a good thing to come home because my dog needed to go back to the vet yesterday anyway. However, I ended up missing the pre-semester music program party a second time (my last chance because this is my senior year) and I feel really bad. However, I can say I missed it because I was taking care of my dog.

But the fun doesn't stop there. Seeing as my classes start on the 21st, there might be an issue. I have classes on the 23rd, and someone needs to be there to let the worker in to fix the internet and modem for me. Earlier this week I learned my mom wouldn't be able to be there to help me, and now I have no one. I have no idea what I'm going to do. >.< Unfortunately they only gave me a generic time range of "8am to 8pm". It could work out, but it could not, as well.

*sigh* All of that because of a stupid August storm (storms should not be happening in August!) and a single little power flicker. How weak are internet providing machines? Geez!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 22, 2017, 05:43:34 AM
Just spent an hour typing up part of a story and when I went to save the website said I had to log in so I lost everything I'd just typed up. The one time I actually typed straight onto the site instead of in Word and it kicked me off without letting me save. :wail: :dumbpc: :cry:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on August 22, 2017, 08:03:29 AM
Just spent an hour typing up part of a story and when I went to save the website said I had to log in so I lost everything I'd just typed up. The one time I actually typed straight onto the site instead of in Word and it kicked me off without letting me save. :wail: :dumbpc: :cry:

Oh I hate that! I've lost documents on a couple occasions because I didn't save them before either power outages or in one case a circuit overload. So I totally understand your frustration.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: ladybastilla on August 22, 2017, 09:52:25 AM
I just had an attack of sleepy brain and managed to forget what year it is. I was checking the expiry date on a coupon in my purse and somehow thought that 2017 was last year. I did not catch or fix this mistake until grumbling about my 'expired' coupon to my boyfriend an hour later. The moment I told him I realized how much I messed up. Cost me 10% off at the site I was shopping at. :argh: That's why it's best not to do big orders at 4 a.m., I guess.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on August 22, 2017, 11:26:02 PM
I just had an attack of sleepy brain and managed to forget what year it is. I was checking the expiry date on a coupon in my purse and somehow thought that 2017 was last year. I did not catch or fix this mistake until grumbling about my 'expired' coupon to my boyfriend an hour later. The moment I told him I realized how much I messed up. Cost me 10% off at the site I was shopping at. :argh: That's why it's best not to do big orders at 4 a.m., I guess.

Please don't make time go any faster than it is!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Carrehz on August 23, 2017, 12:05:06 AM
Obscure dolls are so hard to buy clothes for. @_@; Hard to know what'll fit them without trying it first..
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 23, 2017, 04:43:21 AM
Bought a chocolate bar today and it melted before I could get it home, we're talking completely liquid. Fortunately it was in a completely sealed wrapper so it didn't leak all over.  It didn't harden at all on its own so I stuck it in the fridge.  Now I have to wait...:sigh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SnorkMaiden on August 23, 2017, 11:20:16 AM
Bought a chocolate bar today and it melted before I could get it home, we're talking completely liquid. Fortunately it was in a completely sealed wrapper so it didn't leak all over.  It didn't harden at all on its own so I stuck it in the fridge.  Now I have to wait...:sigh:

*lol* Something similar happened to me when my mum sent me several large chocolate bars in my birthday parcel. The chocolate was almost liquid when the parcel arrived. When it hardened, one chocolate bar was very thin on one end and almost twice the normal size on the other end. It looked very funny, but still tasted great.

My trivial complaint is that I wish it were just a little bit warmer. For the last couple of weeks, we've mostly had that weird in-between weather when it's too cold to wear a t-shirt only, but too warm to wear a coat. It would be so much more enjoyable if it were just one or two degrees warmer.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: daffodil101 on August 23, 2017, 12:06:32 PM
Watched the leaked Game of Thrones (I never normally do, but there were spoilers so in-your-face that I couldn't even go on the youtube homepage without the entire plot instantly spoiled).  Have to wait 10 days instead of 7.  Longest 10 days of my life.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SourdoughStomper on August 23, 2017, 02:52:38 PM
Wasn't too thrilled that a jerk-face nearly ran me over as I was crossing (in a crosswalk, I might add) the street yesterday. Came within about 2 or 3 feet of hitting me, or maybe less - cause I had to move fast. Thanks, buddy. Love you too.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 23, 2017, 03:07:53 PM
I painted some boxes and used them in a display at the library where I work.  Someone wants to buy at least one and I have no idea what to charge for them.  How's that for a trivial problem? :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 23, 2017, 08:09:32 PM
For the past couple days, my housemate and I have been trying to one-up each other by putting an action figure of Isaac Clarke in funny places and positions around the house. This afternoon, I set him in a really chilled out position on top of a skull in the living room (leaning back with his hands behind his head and everything), housemate came back from work, saw it and didn't even chuckle. Honestly, where is his sense of humour?!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on August 27, 2017, 09:57:49 AM
What's going on with PicMonkey, seriously!? I can hardly do any precise work anymore, because the cursor is leading its own life now? It's not my computer, because it's only with PicMonkey that I have this problem. What the...? :argh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on August 28, 2017, 05:25:28 AM
This coming week starts with 109F tomorrow and only gets worse, nearly every day but one is above 100F. Not looking forward to it.Come on fall weather! Fall is my favorite season and I'm really looking forward to it this year.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 29, 2017, 06:05:31 PM
Ugh...my work just hired someone I can't stand.  He's been a volunteer for years but whatever dead thing it is he rolls in every morning gives me migraines so I hate being around him.  Now I'll be forced to tolerate his stench and his laziness.   >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 30, 2017, 04:22:22 PM
The back door completely came off of its hinges earlier today. It's back on now but urrrgh, so much for a stress-free day off.  -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SourdoughStomper on August 30, 2017, 06:08:33 PM
Did you have to take my bike away from me, Mr. Bike Thief? :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on August 31, 2017, 03:58:32 AM
Some random drunk a-hole on the bus home today called me fat...like tell me something I don't know? D...head  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: pinkkittywinks on August 31, 2017, 09:32:08 PM
Did you have to take my bike away from me, Mr. Bike Thief? :(

That is totally rubbish SDS :(

The bank decided that it was suspicious behaviour that I was buying craft supplies (from my usual supplier, which I visit and buy online from on a regular basis) and so blocked my card. What made it worse is the bank called me as well as texting me and they also left a suspicious voice mail. When I tried to call them to sort it out, the service wouldn't work as my phone number didn't match the one they had on record, even though I was calling them on the phone I have listed as my phone number and their computer is supposed to recognise it???..... I ended up reporting my own bank to themselves for fraud and suspicious behaviour! Turns out they had a glitch as well as lag at their end, so the system was behind. They still couldn't explain why my phone number didn't work, even though it was correct. I now have no confidence that I'll ever be able to use my card again or that I trust my banks anti-fraud system, especially since I was behaving as normal!!!

I have also lost my camera battery charger. I have turned the craft room, office and garage upside down and it's like it's vanished into thin air. So I've had to spend £50 to get a replacement :( I've not had the camera for that long either. I guess it must have got lost when I decorated the craft room.

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 07, 2017, 08:33:19 PM
I have all the ideas in my head to write my academic paper. I have them in my head but as soon as I try to type them out they turn into nonsense. Why can I not submit my brain for review instead...?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BabyBlueberry on September 08, 2017, 04:57:56 AM
Trivial First World Problem #1 - my favorite author on my favorite fanfiction site hasn't updated her story yet. WAH!
TFWP #2 - all the ponies I want would add up to about double next week's paycheck - which has to go to bills.
TFWP # 3 - the BJD I want is going off sale before I can buy him. POO!

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on September 08, 2017, 11:42:03 AM
This week, my kid had an "inset day" (day off school for teacher-training or something...) so I decided to take her to London.

She has always wanted to see inside the Natural History Museum and really wanted to see the blue whale exhibit; I told her it would be HUGE (and it was!) however, she was so unimpressed at how much smaller it was than she expected...  :shocked: no pleasing some people!  :sad:

The, she *really* wanted to go to the downstairs cafe ??  :blink: because it seemed so interesting... she made me drink most of her hot chocolate...

Then moaning that there were too many steps... and so much walking...

Anyway, a quick Tube trip to Leicester Square later and two large tubs of pick-a-brick Lego and the trip was finally a success! She even snuck in a couple of character heads in her tub (saw on the floor next to pick-a-brick section) and the guy at the till gave her a free Ninjago set to make at home!

She *almost* fell asleep on the train home so I was rather pleased that she had worn herself out  :devious: 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on September 09, 2017, 01:20:48 AM
Renewed my drivers license and it cost me $33 (I'm in the States). That's highway robbery! Add in two other bills I had to pay. Money in and money out,being an adult and adulting all the things sucks.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 09, 2017, 08:50:48 PM
Renewed my drivers license and it cost me $33 (I'm in the States). That's highway robbery! Add in two other bills I had to pay. Money in and money out,being an adult and adulting all the things sucks.

Yikes!  I have to renew mine soon and if I renew online it's only $20. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on September 09, 2017, 09:19:49 PM
Renewed my drivers license and it cost me $33 (I'm in the States). That's highway robbery! Add in two other bills I had to pay. Money in and money out,being an adult and adulting all the things sucks.

Yikes!  I have to renew mine soon and if I renew online it's only $20.

After getting married I had to change my name on my UK driving licence - but I think that was free. Renewals are approx £21.

Passports - to do that I need to pay for a renewal which is over £72  :enraged:  but if I carry on using my old one I can only book travel abroad in my old maiden name - - - which has not applied to me for a few years now anyway because I have not been abroad since my honeymoon  :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 09, 2017, 09:35:17 PM
Money in and money out,being an adult and adulting all the things sucks.

This is truth on such a level that I would gladly have it rendered in cross-stitch format and framed on the wall! :D

And also to add to the trivial complaints, I got started on a comic page this afternoon, had an idea for the layout that would make it a bit more interesting (wavy panels for an underwater scene with the text flowing between them) then got completely stuck for engaging imagery to put in said panels. -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Strawberry Swirl on September 10, 2017, 05:24:34 AM
I wish I could take down all the stuff I have in storage on my own, and sort through it whenever I want. Ugghhh.

Or better yet, somebody near me should sell their house so I can have my brother's room and not have to have all of my things in storage!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 11, 2017, 07:57:53 PM
Just household chores, you get ten things done, twenty more things need doing.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 12, 2017, 05:30:29 PM
I really want pizza but everything is closed :pizza:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on September 12, 2017, 06:11:04 PM
Stupid Albert Heijn*!!! :enraged: Lately they've been throwing out so many good things, two things in particular bother me very much. Two(!) different types of catfood that my cats loved and was affordable, and delicious chocolate seashells that were also super cheap. And do they offer an alternative? Of course not! >_<
 
*Dutch supermarket

Also, why do pictures of bigger women have to be such a trigger? :( I sometimes check Primark's instagram to see what's new, and today they posted a picture of a bigger woman in one of their pajama sets. The comments are so hurtful (one of the reasons I don't do social media myself)... Everybody has an opinion about HER, instead of the clothes, this doesn't happen with pictures of thin women. It's all about the clothes then. I understand and agree that obesity is not healthy, but people seem to see a real danger in finding big women beautiful, because it's "promoting obesity". Well thanks, I'm not going to lose my fat any sooner if I'm being punished for it, you know? We want to be beautiful too, like any woman of any shape. :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 12, 2017, 06:26:56 PM
I hate that, too Broken Irishwoman.  But I'd be willing to bet that most people making those comments are male, live in their mother's basements and weigh at least twice what the woman in the picture weighs.  People feel a need to put others down in order to make themselves feel better and they always have the worst comments to say about people who have faults that they're afraid people will find out that they share.  If anyone is so shallow that they'll judge you (or anyone else) based solely on looks, they're not worth your time.

And being "fat" doesn't necessarily mean that  you're unhealthy.  Each physical body type processes and handles weight differently.  For example, my sister has always been a stick figure.  She was a cheerleader in high school.  When she got pregnant the first time, her body put on weight too fast and she's had health problems ever since.  On the other hand, I've always been heavier because I have my dad's build, not my mom's. but I don't have all the health issues that she has.  I don't have back problems, I don't have high cholesterol, I don't have diabetes, I don't have migraines on a daily basis.

And that whole BMI measurement thing is a crock.  While my brother was in the army he had one of his buddies do his BMI and at 2% body fat was declared morbidly obese.  As long as you're healthy and happy for you, that's all that matters.  Screw the trolls!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on September 14, 2017, 07:23:14 PM
You're so right! :) It's like everyone has an opinion about everybody else's body, but with a totally screwed up perspective... I guess it's just a human trait, as sad as that is!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: NightGliderSA on September 14, 2017, 07:38:58 PM
It is a pity that society seems to be so focused on people being a certain way that they feel they have to fit into that perspective. It is sad. And unnecessary. Being unique is awesome. It is a pity that many people cannot see that.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 19, 2017, 08:24:33 PM
I really despise rude people.   :enraged:

I was in the middle of something at work and when I looked up there was a man standing there.  So I said, "Hello."  And he cut me off with "Can. I. Help. You." said very slowly and deliberately as if I have a negative IQ. He didn't even give me a chance to ask if I could help him.  I really had to bite back the remark I wanted to make.  So I just looked at him and waited for him tell me what he wanted because I figured he wouldn't let me talk anyway.  Then he said he wanted to pay his fines (I work at a library) so I told him how much his fines were.  He pulled out a handful of bills, threw them on the counter and walked off. 

If you're going to expect someone to ask how they can help you, make sure you're someone people give a crap about helping.  :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on September 20, 2017, 05:31:00 AM
I'm not a fan of door to door sales people, especially when their behavior is off. I had a guy show up at my workplace wanting to see me some carpet cleaner. He handed me a pamphlet about his product, and I politely told him I'd pass it along to my boss and if she's interested she'll contact the company. He said, "I don't want you to buy from the company, because the fat cats at the top of the chain will get all the money and I'll get nothing." 
:what:

He proceeded to tell me he wants me to buy from him directly. Suspicious....... I asked him to leave his contact info and that I'd pass it along. He told me he doesn't have a cell phone or anything, took the the pamphlet out of my hand and told me he'd stop back in a year.  :hmm:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 20, 2017, 05:41:45 AM
^ Sounds almost like a scam.

My complaint is this headache that refuses to go away. It woke me up from a super deep sleep, I've taken some OTC meds and am rotating ice on my head and neck. If just the edge would ease off a little :(

I've got blue shade on my tablet to protect my eyes... I was getting bored sitting up in the dark waiting :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on September 21, 2017, 12:16:49 AM
^ Sounds almost like a scam.

My complaint is this headache that refuses to go away. It woke me up from a super deep sleep, I've taken some OTC meds and am rotating ice on my head and neck. If just the edge would ease off a little :(

I've got blue shade on my tablet to protect my eyes... I was getting bored sitting up in the dark waiting :/

I hope you're feeling better now.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 21, 2017, 04:36:58 PM
I hate how no matter what kind of plans I make with my friends they are NEVER on time.  My friend and I have been planning to go to Comic Con for a month and she's still not packed.  We were supposed to get off work at noon and leave to go down, but she says she still needs about half an hour after that to finish up.  It's not like it was a last minute decision to go.  But it isn't just her.  When I've gone on trips with other friends, they make me wait up to 4 hours for them to finish packing because they can't decide which clothes they'll be in the mood to wear on this trip so they need to take their entire wardrobe and heaven forbid they start packing earlier than when we were supposed to LEAVE.  This is why I prefer to travel alone.  At least then I get to the things I want to do on time.   -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Carrehz on September 21, 2017, 09:32:43 PM
The other day I found the *perfect* pair of shoes for a doll, exactly what I'm looking for.. and they had sold out of the colour I wanted. :cry: The hunt continues..
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on September 21, 2017, 09:54:01 PM
People who look at their smart/iphone (or whatever those things are called) while cycling. Seriously, do you WANT do die!? Or do you want ME to die because you're too stupid to look at the other cyclists around you!?

Seriously, it's an illness. :| It's not just one or two, it has become a common sight. Don't people realise how dangerous that is!? The worst kind are the ones who use BOTH hands to text, they sit on their bike with NO hands on the steer, and they look down... Just what...? :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on September 22, 2017, 01:47:03 AM
People who look at their smart/iphone (or whatever those things are called) while cycling. Seriously, do you WANT do die!? Or do you want ME to die because you're too stupid to look at the other cyclists around you!?

I saw a guy doing that about a week ago. I agree it's a very disturbing trend.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on September 22, 2017, 07:04:10 AM
People who look at their smart/iphone (or whatever those things are called) while cycling. Seriously, do you WANT do die!? Or do you want ME to die because you're too stupid to look at the other cyclists around you!?


It happens here too. I get it if you want to check the time real quick (I'm guilty of that) but people who text, or even facebook, while being out in traffic scares me a lot, and give us other cyclists more bad reputation.


Me and my neck are not friends at the moment. My back locked itself a week ago but it is totally fine now, it's just my neck refuse to loosen up and remains stiff and it spreads to my head adding to my constant headache.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 25, 2017, 11:41:12 PM
Had a patron today ask why someone ahead of her in line couldn't go to the other desk to get a card.  I had to bite my tongue instead of telling her it was none of her business what the other patrons were getting help with.  Instead I told her that she always had the option of using the self-checkout machine.  She wasn't too happy with my answer and told me she was 'here yesterday' and it 'wasn't working'.  Um...we were closed yesterday so I would imagine it wasn't working.  Perhaps if she didn't believe that she needed someone to cater to her every need she wouldn't be such a nosy, crotchety busy body!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 26, 2017, 01:36:10 AM
Someone is using my mouthwash :really:

Everyone denies it.

I use a more expensive brand because it's the only one I can find that is cinnamon flavor. They all use the cheap mint stuff.

I marked the bottle with a Sharpie.

We'll soon see.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Skylar on September 26, 2017, 05:54:21 AM
People who look at their smart/iphone (or whatever those things are called) while cycling. Seriously, do you WANT do die!? Or do you want ME to die because you're too stupid to look at the other cyclists around you!?

Seriously, it's an illness. :| It's not just one or two, it has become a common sight. Don't people realise how dangerous that is!? The worst kind are the ones who use BOTH hands to text, they sit on their bike with NO hands on the steer, and they look down... Just what...? :|


Oh Lord! People are getting stupider if it is even possible!

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I can't seem to find a picture hosting site that is easy to use and doesn't drive me nuts since Photobucket tried to screw everyone and it P**** me off!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 26, 2017, 08:30:22 AM
I put some tiger balm on my shoulder yesterday, forgot to wash it off before bed and now everything has this really weird overpowering medicine-ish menthol and cinnamon smell all over it. :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Honeycomb on September 26, 2017, 09:00:59 AM


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I can't seem to find a picture hosting site that is easy to use and doesn't drive me nuts since Photobucket tried to screw everyone and it P**** me off!

Me too! Add to that the fact that most of them are blocked in China anyway.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Mami Tomoe on September 27, 2017, 01:27:40 AM
at school i feel like a number more that an actual person

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at school i feel like a number more that an actual person and im in so much pain
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on September 27, 2017, 03:58:58 AM
There's this lady that keeps calling my house. This has been going on for a couple years and she calls every couple months. She calls as early as 7:00a.m. and as late as 10:00p.m. If I pick up the phone, she always says "Who's this?" (Really lady? YOU called me.) She insists my phone number is her husband's (I've had the same home # since 1986), and I've told her on multiple occasions she has the wrong #. I can't block her calls because she calls from different phone #s all belonging to some hospital 2 hours away. I thought the calls had finally stopped since she hadn't called since March, but she just called again.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 27, 2017, 03:06:27 PM
There's this lady that keeps calling my house. This has been going on for a couple years and she calls every couple months. She calls as early as 7:00a.m. and as late as 10:00p.m. If I pick up the phone, she always says "Who's this?" (Really lady? YOU called me.) She insists my phone number is her husband's (I've had the same home # since 1986), and I've told her on multiple occasions she has the wrong #. I can't block her calls because she calls from different phone #s all belonging to some hospital 2 hours away. I thought the calls had finally stopped since she hadn't called since March, but she just called again.

Next time tell her it's Santa Claus and ask if she's been a good girl and what she'd like for Christmas.  And if you want to take it a step further, actually send her something for Christmas at the hospital she calls from.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on September 27, 2017, 03:40:54 PM
watching Power Rangers clips on YouTube, started  :bawl:  when Zordon sacrificed himself.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 27, 2017, 06:27:16 PM
she calls from different phone #s all belonging to some hospital 2 hours away.

Alzheimer's maybe? That's kinda spooky and sad at the same time.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on September 30, 2017, 03:24:57 PM
The other day, I saw a young girl wearing a pony t-shirt. It had all of the mane 6 on it... Except for Applejack  -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on September 30, 2017, 03:47:23 PM
Several years ago I had someone send me multiple texts about "going to my little sister's birthday party"  and renting a limo I didn't answer the texts because I knew they had the wrong number. Then the person called me because I wasn't answering the texts and I told them they had the wrong number, The other day I got a text for someone named Charlie (no one here by that name)  from a pharmacy.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on September 30, 2017, 06:03:19 PM
she calls from different phone #s all belonging to some hospital 2 hours away.

Alzheimer's maybe? That's kinda spooky and sad at the same time.

It's possible that she may have early onset Alzheimer's (she sounds like she's in her 40s). I don't know. The calls are always short if I pick up and always play out the same: I say "Hello." She says, "Who's this?" I answer, then she says "Oh" and hangs up. The only reason I know she's looking for her husband is that once instead of answering her, I asked who she was, who she was looking for, and why she keeps calling. That was the time she called at like 10:00p.m.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on October 02, 2017, 12:37:08 PM
Twice I've bought nail polish at Ulta only to get it home and discover that someone thought it would be fun to decorate the cap with other polish colors that aren't even close to the color I bought. This weekend I saw some Sharpies for sale and some small paper bags. Someone had scribbled all over the paper bags with the Sharpies to see if the pens worked. Why do some people think it's okay to do these types of things?

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 02, 2017, 02:42:54 PM
Stop blocking my card, Bank! How many times do I have to call you?!

It's a video game from Japan I am trying to buy! How does that look fraudulent???

:enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 03, 2017, 08:54:06 PM
I actually came up with a plausible ending and an underlying thread for this comic I'm working on, which in theory should have me jumping for joy because I never manage to bring a project full circle, but now I'm agonising over how many self-contained stories should occur before bringing it all to a close. I haven't even started sharing it yet and I've got in a mess over its lifespan! So much for making something purely for the sake of enjoying the creative process! :drunk:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Galactica on October 04, 2017, 11:33:20 PM
There's this lady that keeps calling my house. This has been going on for a couple years and she calls every couple months. She calls as early as 7:00a.m. and as late as 10:00p.m. If I pick up the phone, she always says "Who's this?" (Really lady? YOU called me.) She insists my phone number is her husband's (I've had the same home # since 1986), and I've told her on multiple occasions she has the wrong #. I can't block her calls because she calls from different phone #s all belonging to some hospital 2 hours away. I thought the calls had finally stopped since she hadn't called since March, but she just called again.

Maybe.... it's a GHOST CALLING !!!!  No, probably just a confused old lady. Poor thing. Beats getting all those annoying calls during election season though!  (so many times I have wanted to abandon our land line...)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on October 05, 2017, 08:03:31 AM
My former workplace has updated it's membership-thingy and since I love watching movies and still goes to the theatre I thought it might be a good idea to follow it. Since I'm a member already I should just need to log in with the same email and password as on the former membership and confirm the new one. So I clicked the link, read the info and it said I should follow the steps on the "next side". There's no button/link taking me to the next side.

There is an "I understand" button/link but it is said to be used for those who want to be new members. Well, I clicked it anyway and lo and behold, it took me to a place where I can either log in or create a new profile. I choose to log in, it didn't take my password so I sent for a new one, got the verification and tried again and got the message there's already a member with this email. YES IT IS! ME!

Since working there I know the customer service sucks and those in the consession stands can't help, just refering to customer service so can't really do anything.. I have so many points tho, well over three free tickets and it would be such a shame to loose them. :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on October 05, 2017, 03:30:49 PM
Build-a-Bear have updated their website and I can't remember my password, tried asking for a reset password 4 times today. Still nothing. I got in touch with them on Instagram but they haven't replied. I'm ticked off, as I've got my eyes on some more bears for my Power Rangers, and My Little Pony.  :enraged: :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: alkevin on October 05, 2017, 05:06:39 PM
I hate the post office and customs: this month they got 2 of my packages and I had to pay almost the price of the orders. The PO keeps increasing the prices. In April the service was 2.30€, on August is 3,40€, same service.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on October 06, 2017, 01:59:56 AM
My cat had his sutures and e-collar removed today. He had a wound on his face that wouldn't heal so, given his history of skin cancer, I had the area removed and submitted for testing (the test came back negative). It was determined by the vet that there's nothing physically wrong, she thinks its an anxiety issue or neuropathic pain. He's on a cream that numbs the area and prescribed Elavil for a backup. Well he must be rubbing the area against rough surfaces because it's bleeding again (albeit minimally), so I started him on the Elavil. I was hoping pills wouldn't be necessary.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on October 07, 2017, 09:40:14 PM
I'm feeling cheated, the cartoon of eggs I bought is missing 2 and 2 are cracked...even though I was the one who bumped it and broke those 2 eggs and dumped 2 on the floor and felt guilty enough to buy it anyways...dummy... :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on October 08, 2017, 08:23:37 PM
^ Well, for what it's worth, I don't think that's a bad thing! I mean, aside from the fact that you ended up with a faulty product, that bites of course. Not many people have the decency to make up for their actions like that (they just leave it behind; "I didn't do it!" :whistle:), but you did. :)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on October 08, 2017, 10:40:40 PM
Last weekend Target had 3 or 4 copies of the MLP movie prequel comic and when I went back yesterday and the remaining copies were bent in half and folded over. I was so sad to brand new books ruined like that.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: alkevin on October 08, 2017, 10:42:55 PM
I think eggs are freaking fragile.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on October 13, 2017, 07:03:40 AM
Waking up at 7:30 for no reason on a day I start my shift at 2 pm..
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 13, 2017, 01:12:14 PM
I went for a walk in the forest, which was fine, but it turns out my new phone likes to shriek loudly when the battery is dying. I didn't need to discover that in an isolated part of the forest with a spooky, dilapidated old farmhouse looming overhead. :blink:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on October 15, 2017, 05:20:47 PM
I got a great deal on some new shoes for work, only €14,99 for a pair, and they look sturdy! I needed new work shoes anyway, and the pair I was eyeballing was €29,99, so hey, great deal!

...Not. I bought them and tried them on when I got home. They are much too nice to use for work! :cry: Now I still have to buy the €29,99-pair. I don't want to. :hmm:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on October 15, 2017, 06:24:11 PM
^ Well, for what it's worth, I don't think that's a bad thing! I mean, aside from the fact that you ended up with a faulty product, that bites of course. Not many people have the decency to make up for their actions like that (they just leave it behind; "I didn't do it!" :whistle:), but you did. :)

Aww, thanks for this, didn't make me feel as cheated knowing someone thinks I did the right thing  :heart:

My trivial complaint for today?  I slept in too long and now the day is half over and I have a headache...(boo hoo right?  :lol: )
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 17, 2017, 12:24:14 AM
Black flecks in my store bought ice. What? Why? Stop it :shakefist:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on October 18, 2017, 08:08:01 PM
Aww, thanks for this, didn't make me feel as cheated knowing someone thinks I did the right thing  :heart:

:D
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on October 18, 2017, 08:48:28 PM
Aww, thanks for this, didn't make me feel as cheated knowing someone thinks I did the right thing  :heart:

:D

Now I feel guilty because I swapped out a cracked egg from my carton in-store today...   :blush:  I did leave the damaged carton open so others could see it was damaged + not buy them!  :angel:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on October 18, 2017, 09:48:06 PM
I've listened to a song on YouTube 3 times and can't decide if I like it.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on October 19, 2017, 04:02:06 AM
Tripped on the curb while unlocking my phone to check my voice mail. Skinned up my knee and I'll have a heck of a bruise. Worst part? I walk past that spot several times a week and nothing happened. Except today.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on October 19, 2017, 09:42:40 AM
Now I feel guilty because I swapped out a cracked egg from my carton in-store today...   :blush:  I did leave the damaged carton open so others could see it was damaged + not buy them!  :angel:

Haha, don't! It's already nice enough that you left it open for other people to see. :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: slyons on October 21, 2017, 08:03:33 PM
Now I feel guilty because I swapped out a cracked egg from my carton in-store today...   :blush:  I did leave the damaged carton open so others could see it was damaged + not buy them!  :angel:

Haha, don't! It's already nice enough that you left it open for other people to see. :P

Lol yes, don't feel guilty, I don't want that!  You just didn't want to buy a faulty product from the get-go, no shame in that! Like Broken said, you left them open for someone to see so they wouldn't end up with it, that's ok in my books!  :)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on October 21, 2017, 08:57:09 PM
Now I feel guilty because I swapped out a cracked egg from my carton in-store today...   :blush:  I did leave the damaged carton open so others could see it was damaged + not buy them!  :angel:

Haha, don't! It's already nice enough that you left it open for other people to see. :P

Lol yes, don't feel guilty, I don't want that!  You just didn't want to buy a faulty product from the get-go, no shame in that! Like Broken said, you left them open for someone to see so they wouldn't end up with it, that's ok in my books!  :)

 :biggrin: ah, I don't feel too bad  :lol:

Scrubbed the bathroom today, brand new posh soap dispenser on the sink... only to find it has fallen into the toilet (after my child was playing in there <suspicious> hmmm)...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on October 26, 2017, 01:13:38 AM
This is a trivial complaint for sure. I saw some cookies I really wanted at a Family Dollar a week or so ago. I went back there to get them this time because I needed my sweets fill! Unfortunately I can't drive, so I had to walk. They were out of the cookies! I thought about there being a few more stores lined up within walking distance, and thought I should check them. By the time I got to the last place, still unsuccessful, I got a stomachache and it wasn't looking good for me to be able to make it back to my apartment. So I had to embarrass myself and ask the cashier for a key to use their bathroom. Then, they were out of paper towels to dry my hands.  -_-

I ended up buying Oreos, which really weren't what I wanted... But no way would I ask to go use their bathroom in such an embarrassing fashion and not buy something.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 26, 2017, 03:57:03 AM
My coworker gave me some mango iced tea to try yesterday! But I forgot that mango gives me canker sores.  :drunk:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on October 26, 2017, 08:25:46 AM
It's been snowing all night and I'm trying to bring myself to shovel a path out because the dog refuses to go out right now.

Also I should have had my period nine days ago and there is absolutely no sign of it which is stressing me out as I'm normally very regular.
Negative on the home pregnancy test I took the other day too.

And I'm broke so I can't visit my sister in december as I had hoped T_T

Thanks for this thread, I needed to whine!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 28, 2017, 11:29:42 PM
I was gonna rake the yard but it rained... well now that wont get done.  At least the house is clean.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on October 29, 2017, 10:24:20 AM
Mom: Can I take a picture of you?
Me: Sure, but only if you promise not to post it anywhere.
Mom: Oh, never mind then.

Am I being too old fashioned? I don't like that this is what society has come to, and I know my mom isn't the only person with this mindset.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: brightberry on October 29, 2017, 08:13:32 PM
My husband and I don't post our pictures either.  I don't mind online friends seeing my pic, but there are sooo many trolls out there too and I just don't like the idea.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on October 29, 2017, 08:16:43 PM
Mom: Can I take a picture of you?
Me: Sure, but only if you promise not to post it anywhere.
Mom: Oh, never mind then.

Am I being too old fashioned? I don't like that this is what society has come to, and I know my mom isn't the only person with this mindset.

No, I think consent is important with pretty much everything - pictures included.

I played in a trio earlier this year, and had a really neat picture taken I would have liked to have posted on FB, but I have not because one of the performers is not on FB and I don't want to post a picture of her on there without her knowing.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on October 30, 2017, 06:25:57 AM
I'm iffy about photos of me being posted on social media. Thankfully my friends always ask my consent and won't post if I say no. Think I lost both Sky Rockets I got in the newbie swap here. I have everything else from my swap box but them. :cry: :cry: Have torn apart my closet and looked all over my room.

It's killing me because I'm so carefully with that kind of thing....ugh...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: alkevin on October 30, 2017, 01:41:16 PM
I don´t like also: when you pm a seller and he never responds ( at least could say they don´t ship to my country ) and when the shipping is higher than the price of the figure ( mainly blind bags).
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 30, 2017, 06:30:22 PM
Just had a co-worker get mad at me because earlier she said she had some slips I needed done but when I went to get them, she told me she was still printing them.  She chewed me out because I was frustrated that they weren't done when she told me they were already done.  Then she claimed she hadn't told me they were done, they were just in her office.  What she said was "I have these slips ready.  Do you want them right now?" and because I wasn't quite ready for them I told her I didn't need them right that second.  So excuse me for misunderstanding "These are ready" to mean that they are, in fact, NOT ready.  This is the same co-worker that I can't have a conversation with because she's such a drama queen that every little thing is an affront to her whole existence.   :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: NightGliderSA on October 31, 2017, 09:27:23 AM
Mom: Can I take a picture of you?
Me: Sure, but only if you promise not to post it anywhere.
Mom: Oh, never mind then.

Am I being too old fashioned? I don't like that this is what society has come to, and I know my mom isn't the only person with this mindset.

No, I think consent is important with pretty much everything - pictures included.

I played in a trio earlier this year, and had a really neat picture taken I would have liked to have posted on FB, but I have not because one of the performers is not on FB and I don't want to post a picture of her on there without her knowing.

I totally agree. I don't post photo's of my kids on facebook. Too many weirdos have access so just - no. That is what WhatsApp is for.

Sorry about the annoying co-worker Pokeyonekenobie.

I am on hold trying to speak to someone at Home Affairs to find out what has happened to the marriage certificate my boss applied for in July. They can't be bothered to answer the phone. This is perfectly normal with our government departments. But he asked me to try...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on October 31, 2017, 11:50:07 AM
Amazon.uk has just started shipping things that I brought from them on Wednesday or Thursday.

Why are they taking so long!

 :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on October 31, 2017, 01:16:22 PM
I did something to my thumb and it really hurts.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on October 31, 2017, 09:38:48 PM
Hope the thumbs heals quickly, Ponyfan!

I am soo impatient, I know Halloween isn't *quite* over yet, but I just cannot wait to see all the Christmas decor in the stores! I popped over to IKEA this morning and they are only now just setting up the shelves with their pretty, sparkly knick-knacks. I bought 2 tins of their heart-shaped ginger cookie/biscuits as they are so delicious... then I popped over to Sainsburys who are just clearing shelf space too. I then went to NEXT who finally do have Christmas things in their Home dept; I bought some acorn baubles that will look cute on a small artificial tree that we have.
A quick trip into town and Wilco are selling their packs-of-3 craft baubles for £1 - perfect to fill with glitter etc and an activity I shall save for later with my kid.

Must. Be. More. Patient.
ARRRGGHH!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 02, 2017, 09:21:17 AM
I was supposed to get my Amiibo figure of Chrom on Tuesday (Halloween) from Anazon.co.uk, but it won't come now till next Tuesday because they was a problem with the delivery. Amazon is getting on my nerves, I never ever will do the £20 for super free delivery from them. I rather buy items from them that are just free delivery from a third party seller.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 03, 2017, 11:20:36 AM
Not happy with Disney Store Deluxe Doll Set, because it's Tangled the Series (thought the animated series was weird looking, but the dolls are as well).

Why couldn't they do the one that started it all into a deluxe doll set, or Picahontas? Or other Disney Princess movies that are underrated like Princess and the Frog, Mulan, Aladdin (counted this as underrated but I've already got the Deluxe Doll Set)?

Just because Rapunzel is the 50th Movie, doesn't mean that it gets a Deluxe Doll Set, while other movies haven't.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 03, 2017, 06:58:22 PM
Oh, speaking of deluxe doll sets, why did Disney Store stop selling the Cinderella + Stepsisters set.... and the Ariel/Vanessa/etc doll set? I did manage to buy them second-hand  last year but, oh my goodness, have you seen how much they sell for now on E-B?!?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on November 08, 2017, 01:08:13 PM
Had to cancel plans due to the bank withdrawing fees from my account with no notification whatsoever. Suddenly my balance was on minus. :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on November 08, 2017, 04:45:10 PM
I have a headache. No exceptions. It isn't always unbearable, some days I barely notice it at all, but it's always there. I never gave it much thought when I was a kid, because I thought this is just how it feels to exist. Only after my mom told me most people only have a few headaches a year, I can't stop thinking about how unfair it is that I should be in pain all the time if no one else is.
I know I should just talk to a doctor about it, but I'm afraid of what the problem might be. Either it's something serious that I can't just ignore, or it's something relatively trivial like dehydration and I'm getting worked up over nothing. So instead of facing my fears so I can fix them, I'm choosing to be miserable and feel sorry for myself just like I always do :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Littlesparklepony on November 08, 2017, 05:15:42 PM
My new dentist was careless and didn´t know about my fear of dentists.  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Chrissytree on November 08, 2017, 05:52:11 PM
I'm waiting to have physiotherapy on my hip. I was told they'd call to do a triage assessment "to speed up the process." Well it's been three weeks and no call so I rang my Dr. They said the triage is running at about a month right now and that's even before you get put on the waiting list for actual physio! I can't even walk my dog without suffering for it the next day.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 09, 2017, 10:50:56 PM
Oh, speaking of deluxe doll sets, why did Disney Store stop selling the Cinderella + Stepsisters set.... and the Ariel/Vanessa/etc doll set? I did manage to buy them second-hand  last year but, oh my goodness, have you seen how much they sell for now on E-B?!?

As for the deluxe doll sets they only gave them out for a year (2016 was the year I got my Beauty and the Beast set, they finished selling it on January 2017)

Yes I've have, trying to see if I can get the dolls separate but they cost too much.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 10, 2017, 07:40:31 AM
Oh, speaking of deluxe doll sets, why did Disney Store stop selling the Cinderella + Stepsisters set.... and the Ariel/Vanessa/etc doll set? I did manage to buy them second-hand  last year but, oh my goodness, have you seen how much they sell for now on E-B?!?

As for the deluxe doll sets they only gave them out for a year (2016 was the year I got my Beauty and the Beast set, they finished selling it on January 2017)

Yes I've have, trying to see if I can get the dolls separate but they cost too much.

The stepsisters or stepmother alone and undressed - I've seen them go for over £50 each!  :shocked:
As for Vanessa - OMG...  -_-
I am so lucky to have got them when I did.

I saw someone do a dark-hair re-root of an Aurora doll (keeping the violet eyes, darkened + re-defined the eyebrows to look more devious) and they did a very good job of making a Vanessa custom.
 :art:

Trivial complaint - glitter - I love it - but HATE THE MESS after handling it. I decorated some cheap, plain baubles yesterday - they turned out great, but ugh, even trying my best to be tidy and I STILL get twinkly dust everywhere...  >_<


Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Chrissytree on November 10, 2017, 09:47:50 PM

Trivial complaint - glitter - I love it - but HATE THE MESS after handling it. I decorated some cheap, plain baubles yesterday - they turned out great, but ugh, even trying my best to be tidy and I STILL get twinkly dust everywhere...  >_<




You can send your enemy a glitter filled card! There's a site somewhere that does it for you so when they open the card they get glitter everywhere! It's evil!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 11, 2017, 07:04:57 AM

Trivial complaint - glitter - I love it - but HATE THE MESS after handling it. I decorated some cheap, plain baubles yesterday - they turned out great, but ugh, even trying my best to be tidy and I STILL get twinkly dust everywhere...  >_<




You can send your enemy a glitter filled card! There's a site somewhere that does it for you so when they open the card they get glitter everywhere! It's evil!

Haha! Glitter-bomb! Now, that would be seriously annoying!

One Christmas I bought some rolls of beautiful wrap which had glittery reindeer on it - months later I was still finding sparkles shimmering within the carpet, even after rigorous vacuuming  >_<

Another complaint - a famous UK department store - John Lewis - has just launched its Christmas advert campaign (normally signalling that it is early enough for the nation to start getting festive decorations up - hmm still a bit too early IMHO) and the advert shows an amazing LED nightlight that projects pretty stars on your walls and ceiling - at £15 a great price - so 7am in the morning I look at their website...

SOLD OUT.

*stamps foot*
 -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on November 11, 2017, 04:57:24 PM

Trivial complaint - glitter - I love it - but HATE THE MESS after handling it. I decorated some cheap, plain baubles yesterday - they turned out great, but ugh, even trying my best to be tidy and I STILL get twinkly dust everywhere...  >_<




You can send your enemy a glitter filled card! There's a site somewhere that does it for you so when they open the card they get glitter everywhere! It's evil!

Haha! Glitter-bomb! Now, that would be seriously annoying!

One Christmas I bought some rolls of beautiful wrap which had glittery reindeer on it - months later I was still finding sparkles shimmering within the carpet, even after rigorous vacuuming  >_<

Another complaint - a famous UK department store - John Lewis - has just launched its Christmas advert campaign (normally signalling that it is early enough for the nation to start getting festive decorations up - hmm still a bit too early IMHO) and the advert shows an amazing LED nightlight that projects pretty stars on your walls and ceiling - at £15 a great price - so 7am in the morning I look at their website...

SOLD OUT.

*stamps foot*
 -_-

Yeah... Nowadays if you want to get your decorations, you need to get them in September or October.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 11, 2017, 06:23:01 PM
Yeah... Nowadays if you want to get your decorations, you need to get them in September or October.

It's crazier because they only just launched the sale of the light that morning!  >_<
It's so annoying!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on November 11, 2017, 08:15:12 PM
I have some family members that have decided to take home the free food items from restaurants. If we go to a restaurant that serves crackers when someone orders a meal, they will take the crackers home. Now they have started taking the fresh tortillas home when we eat at a Mexican restaurant. It shouldn't embarrass me but it does a little.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on November 12, 2017, 06:17:37 PM
We are short handed at work, at least I don't have to work thanksgiving. I work at a grocery store, it will be packed the next two weeks.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: DazzleKitty on November 13, 2017, 02:44:42 AM
I am a wee bit nervous about starting a new job with horrible hours on Wednesday.

The day before, I have an interview for an even better job. I am hoping I get that one, and hence more nervousness about getting this one instead. :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 13, 2017, 06:35:18 PM
Ugh public transport...

I drive everywhere because it takes up less of my day and I don't have to sit next to rude, sweary people who don't cover their mouths when they cough...

I had a hospital appointment at 4pm today in the town centre - there is NO space to park so I took the bus... the timetable just happening to be at the point where they are every half hour instead of every 10 mins - grouch #1

The hospital appointment was fast, friendly, straight-forward and done within 10 minutes.

Walked in the dark to get the bus home - gah, just missed it! grouch #2

Popped into a shop to kill some time for the next bus... eventually one came along but it was the one that did a very windy route - got on it anyway 'cos I was freezing grouch #3

got to the precinct a mile away from my house so hopped off to walk the rest home in the cold and dark - was happy to have worn my scarf and leather gloves, brrr too cold grouch #4

got home and lightheartedly said to my husband that it would have been nice if he had given me a lift home - only to be snapped at to be told that it was my fault for not taking the car in the first place?  :shrug: sheesh. grouch #5

Anyway, just made my dinner - and not his -  :devious:  :biggrin: :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 13, 2017, 08:04:06 PM
The A&W restaurant near my work just took 20 minutes to make an order of chicken strips.  Since they made my milkshake as soon as I ordered, it was completely melted.  Because they took so long, I don't get to eat my lunch before I go back to work.  That is the first time I've ever left a review on Google because the service was so terrible and I was so annoyed by it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on November 14, 2017, 02:58:03 PM
I really regret taking a 9AM class :zzz:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 14, 2017, 09:09:19 PM
Bought some furniture at IKEA today - 3 mini wardrobes - however, they only had 2 sets of doors to go on them... bought them anyway, the rest is supposed to be in-stock in December though  :pout:

Anyway, went to another store to buy some faceted crystal knobs to put on the other 2 sets of doors - they look lovely  ^.^
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Chrissytree on November 14, 2017, 10:27:17 PM
Dominos messed up my order yesterday. Was too tired and ill to cook so thought it'd be quick and easy to send my sister out to get it. She was back right at 6pm when I wanted to eat, so I congratulated myself on my perfect timing. Next second I was opening a box to a mighty meaty instead of the veggie one I'd ordered (and was listed on it's label). Of course the other one had meat on it too so had to ring the store send sis back to go get the right one. Took 45 minutes and by that time my sister's were dried out from being in the oven, she didn't mind having two though and didn't complain.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 14, 2017, 10:50:24 PM
I just want to live peacefully with my cat.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 17, 2017, 05:06:04 PM
I picked up some nice metallic twigs, pinecones and woven wooden hearts to liven up the kitchen a bit and they look really nice but I will literally be hoovering up glitter for the next century now. They've shed everywhere. :drunk:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: kakenterprise on November 17, 2017, 07:16:06 PM
Since I've started couponing I just ran out of space in all of my cupboards.  I'm going to be banned from buying cereal. I never knew how much you could save couponing.
  :blush:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on November 18, 2017, 12:56:30 AM
Cold one day hot the next, rinse and repeat. I am sick of this.  Let's get some freedom from summer.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on November 18, 2017, 01:44:06 AM
We have a storm moving in, and it is making my shoulder ache.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 18, 2017, 01:54:15 AM
I'm getting sick. Not miserable enough to be in bed, but still miserable. I've got the chills and I'm achey and blah.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on November 18, 2017, 02:06:13 AM
I'm getting sick. Not miserable enough to be in bed, but still miserable. I've got the chills and I'm achey and blah.

Hope you feel better.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 18, 2017, 06:08:54 AM
I'm getting sick. Not miserable enough to be in bed, but still miserable. I've got the chills and I'm achey and blah.

Hope you feel better.

Ditto -  :hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 18, 2017, 06:28:06 AM
New medication added to my regimen. I swear I eat more pills than food.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 18, 2017, 04:12:46 PM
Popped my knee last night bad enough that I couldn't move for about five minutes after it happened. (And I swore in front of my parents and my two little nephews.  Oops. :blush:  I'm supposed to be the good one that doesn't say things like that  :P)  It isn't sore this morning but it looks a little swollen and it feels stiff if I bend it or try to straighten it too far.  A 95 degree angle is about where it starts to feel stiff.  I just hope I didn't do anything really bad to it, especially because it doesn't actually hurt unless I bend it really wrong. :wonder: So now I get to sit around today and let it rest. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 18, 2017, 05:59:08 PM
Playing my Dragon Age Origins PS3 game, it froze on me. Got to restart the part I'm on all over again.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 18, 2017, 06:48:58 PM
Popped my knee last night bad enough that I couldn't move for about five minutes after it happened. (And I swore in front of my parents and my two little nephews.  Oops. :blush:  I'm supposed to be the good one that doesn't say things like that  :P)  It isn't sore this morning but it looks a little swollen and it feels stiff if I bend it or try to straighten it too far.  A 95 degree angle is about where it starts to feel stiff.  I just hope I didn't do anything really bad to it, especially because it doesn't actually hurt unless I bend it really wrong. :wonder: So now I get to sit around today and let it rest.

Ouch not nice - and oops at the sweary moment!  :blush:

Took my kid to wear herself out at the indoor-play place this afternoon - job done!
My husband spent all day volunteering with a bunch of pals to renovate a church shed to become a food-bank centre - he is worn out too! They are both downstairs snuggled on the sofa under a blanket watching the live action Cinderella movie.

I am not in the mood to watch it, though! Maybe hormones... dunno...

That leaves me on my lonesome upstairs, browsing on my laptop, but it's ok  ;)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 18, 2017, 07:06:31 PM
Thanks Northstar and glitterball.

Post Merge: November 18, 2017, 07:07:35 PM

Popped my knee last night bad enough that I couldn't move for about five minutes after it happened. (And I swore in front of my parents and my two little nephews.  Oops. :blush:  I'm supposed to be the good one that doesn't say things like that  :P)  It isn't sore this morning but it looks a little swollen and it feels stiff if I bend it or try to straighten it too far.  A 95 degree angle is about where it starts to feel stiff.  I just hope I didn't do anything really bad to it, especially because it doesn't actually hurt unless I bend it really wrong. :wonder: So now I get to sit around today and let it rest.

We all slip in moments of pain. Some more then others. :p
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on November 19, 2017, 12:23:25 AM
Popped my knee last night bad enough that I couldn't move for about five minutes after it happened. (And I swore in front of my parents and my two little nephews.  Oops. :blush:  I'm supposed to be the good one that doesn't say things like that  :P)  It isn't sore this morning but it looks a little swollen and it feels stiff if I bend it or try to straighten it too far.  A 95 degree angle is about where it starts to feel stiff.  I just hope I didn't do anything really bad to it, especially because it doesn't actually hurt unless I bend it really wrong. :wonder: So now I get to sit around today and let it rest. 

I hope the pain has subsided. Also, you're fully justified in your slip up.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 20, 2017, 07:30:02 PM
I am going to Freakin Hurt Walmart! I bought a stupid prepaid money card and can't even activate the bloody thing because it keeps telling me I entered an Invalid Birthdate! So I call walmart to find out wtf is going on and they give me a number for the same, worthles, PoC automated voice system with NO actual customer support whatsoever and it tells me to activate the bloody thing online. Umm hello?! If I could activate it online Morons, I wouldn't be calling this useless number now would I? Grr! So frustrated!  :argh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on November 20, 2017, 07:48:41 PM
I am going to Freakin Hurt Walmart! I bought a stupid prepaid money card and can't even activate the bloody thing because it keeps telling me I entered an Invalid Birthdate! So I call walmart to find out wtf is going on and they give me a number for the same, worthles, PoC automated voice system with NO actual customer support whatsoever and it tells me to activate the bloody thing online. Umm hello?! If I could activate it online Morons, I wouldn't be calling this useless number now would I? Grr! So frustrated!  :argh:
Oh for goodness sakes.  No good words for this.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 20, 2017, 07:55:37 PM
I am going to Freakin Hurt Walmart! I bought a stupid prepaid money card and can't even activate the bloody thing because it keeps telling me I entered an Invalid Birthdate! So I call walmart to find out wtf is going on and they give me a number for the same, worthles, PoC automated voice system with NO actual customer support whatsoever and it tells me to activate the bloody thing online. Umm hello?! If I could activate it online Morons, I wouldn't be calling this useless number now would I? Grr! So frustrated!  :argh:
Oh for goodness sakes.  No good words for this.

Agreed. I'm going to ask my boyfriend to try it, because I swear to the Gods, if I have to drag my sick, sorry, butt down To Walmart in the cold, the words coming outta my mouth will make South Park look tame!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 20, 2017, 08:20:17 PM
Agreed. I'm going to ask my boyfriend to try it, because I swear to the Gods, if I have to drag my sick, sorry, butt down To Walmart in the cold, the words coming outta my mouth will make South Park look tame!

Hehe, would love to be a fly on the wall for that
*sits back and munches popcorn*

anyway, it's a bummer, I hope you get it resolved soon!  :)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 20, 2017, 08:40:17 PM
Agreed. I'm going to ask my boyfriend to try it, because I swear to the Gods, if I have to drag my sick, sorry, butt down To Walmart in the cold, the words coming outta my mouth will make South Park look tame!

Hehe, would love to be a fly on the wall for that
*sits back and munches popcorn*

anyway, it's a bummer, I hope you get it resolved soon!  :)

Me too. I want to get my grandma's christmas present to her before christmas and the gift can only be gotten online. :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 20, 2017, 09:10:03 PM
Me too. I want to get my grandma's christmas present to her before christmas and the gift can only be gotten online. :(


Urgh, I hate it when it gets awkward like that. Maybe going in-store and not leaving until THEY call head-office (or wherever) to get is resolved will be the quickest way to sort this card out. Or maybe for them to do a one-off store order to get the web-only order to you?  >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 20, 2017, 09:21:56 PM
I may have to do that glitterball. Hopefully I'll be able to calm down first. I'm sick and extra cranky today.

I wanna get my grandma one of those neat, lost item trackers. She is always losing her keys and this would be super helpful to her. I could also ask one of my relatives to order it for me and I'll send them the dough to buy it?

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 20, 2017, 09:54:39 PM
I may have to do that glitterball. Hopefully I'll be able to calm down first. I'm sick and extra cranky today.

I wanna get my grandma one of those neat, lost item trackers. She is always losing her keys and this would be super helpful to her. I could also ask one of my relatives to order it for me and I'll send them the dough to buy it?


That's a good plan-B... but make sure you somehow get your pre-paid card-money back too (although I know you are in a rush to get your Grandma's gift in good time).

I have a love/hate relationship with pre-paid gift cards - usually received as birthday gifts, I make a rule to spend them ASAP as I will only go on to forget about them and some go "stale" after a few months / year. This means I end up spending them on stuff that I didn't really want, or on boring (but useful) household things, just spending for the sake of not losing the money!  :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on November 22, 2017, 09:00:53 AM
A couple of years ago Black Friday was unheard of in Sweden. Then people started to pick up about it and order things online from overseas so of course the retailers here had to jump on it. This year they're taking it too far in my opinion. Many stores have a so called Black Week with huge sales since Monday. My own chain is starting tomorrow and going until Monday (forget Black Friday and Cybermonday, we have Blackthursdaytomonday). I just feel like it's insane that we didn't only adopt an insane shoppingconcept, we managed to make it worse. .
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 22, 2017, 10:11:10 AM
Can't find my Disney Infinity figures of Anakin Skywalker, and Ansoka.

My Little Custom is sold out of the nylon hair I need for some of my ponies.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on November 22, 2017, 04:04:29 PM
So I decided to come home for Thanksgiving and be with my family and lovely dogs (they're family, too, of course, but I have to note them separately because they're that special!). It's been August since I've been home, so it's been quite some time. I was thinking "Do not forget anything while packing" but it's been sooo long.

I'm getting ready to take my shower this morning and finally realize what I forgot... Clean undergarments.  :drunk:

(I brought home some laundry and there is some in that batch, but I was going to wait until Saturday to do laundry... *sighs*)

A couple of years ago Black Friday was unheard of in Sweden. Then people started to pick up about it and order things online from overseas so of course the retailers here had to jump on it. This year they're taking it too far in my opinion. Many stores have a so called Black Week with huge sales since Monday. My own chain is starting tomorrow and going until Monday (forget Black Friday and Cybermonday, we have Blackthursdaytomonday). I just feel like it's insane that we didn't only adopt an insane shoppingconcept, we managed to make it worse. .

Actually this isn't too far off from US practices.

Some time ago, Black Friday began inching its way into Thanksgiving. Whereas now, for many retailers, the best deals - if not pretty much all of the deals - happen on Thanksgiving afternoon.

I worked in one of these retailers for several years and was really frustrated with these practices. I have no problem with Black Friday itself, but it needs to be a Friday thing, not a Thanksgiving thing.

I think it was 2014 I had a 12 hour shift going from Thanksgiving afternoon into Friday morning. =/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 22, 2017, 06:11:06 PM
Yes, I truly hate that Black Friday is now Thanksgiving afternoon.  I refuse to do any in person "Black Friday" shopping until 10 am on Friday at the earliest.  They never have anything I truly need and if what I want isn't still there (because most deals last until they sell out) then I'm not upset. If I really want it I'll see if I can get it online for the same price as advertised.  I think it's crap that people who work retail don't get to spend Thanksgiving with their families because of greedy corporate people (who I can guarantee are with their families that day).  I think the only way to stop it is to have people quit shopping on Thanksgiving, but unfortunately there are too many people who won't give up their "special deals" even though places like Walmart have those deals available online all day Thursday (in store the sales start at 6 pm) so it isn't even necessary to go to the store to get them.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on November 22, 2017, 08:48:06 PM
Yeah.. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but I hear you both Harmonie and Pokeyonekenobie. Sweden celebrates christmas on the 24th and they're doing the same to us then as they do to you on Thanksgiving. The Mall I work in is open till 3pm on christmas eve (thankfully I'm not the poor soul that has to work). Moms store was supppose to close at 5 pm but they managed to negotiate it til 3 by reminding corporate that they only had two customers between 3 and five last year. Stupid.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on November 23, 2017, 05:15:12 PM
I don’t shop in stores on Thanksgiving or extremely early Black Friday sales. I realize that shopping  at 2am is fun for some people and part of their tradditions but it’s not fun for me. Sometimes I will go to a store around 11 am on Black Friday.

I bought a brand new book last week and when I  started to read it at home I realized soneone put a security sticker in the book and accidentally “glued” the first page to the cover. There’s no way to remove the tag without tearing the first page. :( I can still read the book but I wish the page wasn’t glued.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 23, 2017, 05:29:17 PM
That's really annoying about the glued book, Ponyfan  >_<

Our posh microwave is getting old and unpredictable - I just made nuke-in-the-bag popcorn and most of it is scorched - yuck! Oh well, it stopped me eating it all...  :blush:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on November 23, 2017, 06:32:47 PM
We have a wonderful snowstorm this morning. I opted to bike anyway as I don't rely on my particual bussroute (electric buses that don't go well with the cold) and even if it was a struggle, it was beautiful outside with all the snow..
Came out from work to pouring rain and had to walk in slush! A couple of inches of snow all musched up in rain.. I was soaked to my skin when I came home.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on November 23, 2017, 07:10:25 PM
^ That sucks! That's how it is around here, too. It snows quite often, but it always has to rain right afterwards :pout:

My trivial complaint is that everything is offensive these days. This time, people are offended by an illustration of a wolf on a Norwegian predator-themed milk carton. Apparently, it's insensitive to farmers. I guess we should just ban art because nothing is politically correct anymore :facepalm:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on November 24, 2017, 03:34:59 PM
^ OMG yes... People, grow a backbone! -_-

My complaint: I love Anneke van Giersbergen's voice so much, but her music is so boring! >_< I only love (and I mean LOVE) Endless Sea and The Moment from The Gentle Storm, and the entire Mandylion album from The Gathering. Everything else has been unable to impress me. I had high hopes for VUUR, but even though the sound is great, there's not one memorable song on the album. :|

Oh well then. No Anneke for me.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 24, 2017, 05:49:36 PM
My trivial complaint is that everything is offensive these days. This time, people are offended by an illustration of a wolf on a Norwegian predator-themed milk carton. Apparently, it's insensitive to farmers. I guess we should just ban art because nothing is politically correct anymore :facepalm:

This, so much! Some people just seem to make an Olympic sport of needlessly getting their undies in a knot nowadays. :/

My complaint is the radio at work. Now I don't mind the music itself, it's refreshing to hear something different from what I normally listen to but the presenter. Just the worst! He was giving that whole "cooler than thou" garbage which is annoying anyway but coming from this guy, it was extremely tempting to troop down to the radio station and clout him round the head.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Strawberrysweets on November 24, 2017, 06:00:41 PM
^ That sucks! That's how it is around here, too. It snows quite often, but it always has to rain right afterwards :pout:

My trivial complaint is that everything is offensive these days. This time, people are offended by an illustration of a wolf on a Norwegian predator-themed milk carton. Apparently, it's insensitive to farmers. I guess we should just ban art because nothing is politically correct anymore :facepalm:

I laughed way to hard when I read that on VG. Drawing of a wolf. Cant wait til they get triggered by cartoon wolfs.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 24, 2017, 10:15:50 PM
Disney Store has still not got their Disney Animator Advent Calendar.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on November 24, 2017, 11:08:53 PM
Just people who wait too long to get sold out things, plan ahead stupid.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on November 25, 2017, 03:34:40 PM
So I bought some lamb liver yesterday, thinking that I would do a traditional liver n bacon in herby onion gravy with mashed potato + veggies for my husband - who likes liver (I don't).

I found a BBC Hairy Bikers recipe online + based my cooking on it, but tweaked it to include extra pepper + sage + also prepping the liver by soaking it in milk overnight...

All cooked beautifully, the gravy was so tasty, my husband loved it... then I took a bite out of a piece of liver - YUCK!  :X

I don't think that I'll ever like liver (or kidney either). I put my portion into a storage box + drove over to my Uncle's and gave it to him to eat (he loves liver)  :lol: ah well, I enjoyed the cooking part... I had a sandwich to eat  instead  :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 26, 2017, 08:05:55 AM
I have been trying to get Pokemon Bank to work for the last six hours.  It keeps giving me connection error messages even though EVERY time I check the connection, it claims that it's working.  It's so annoying!  I've tried everything to get it to work, even resetting my router.   :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on November 26, 2017, 09:03:29 AM
My parents asked me to give them idea of what i want for Christmas. Well, I want sweaters. They asked for examples of what I'm looking for. Knowing my parents only do in-store shopping, I'm checking the websites of clothing chains with a store near me. And all the men's sweaters are in the same few colors: black, gray, navy blue, burgundy, and dark green. I don't like the 3 former colors, and I already have a lot of the two latter. I can't find anything in the colors I'm looking for: light blue, medium blue, light green, dark pink, or any shade of purple. I can't even find anything in yellow or orange. Talk about a restrictive color palate.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 29, 2017, 05:11:17 AM
Tried to put gas in my car tonight but I couldn't get the gas cap off.   This will make the third gas cap I've had to buy in the last two years.  I'm about to the point where I'm willing to get a new car just so I can have a gas cap that isn't crap.  :enraged:  I never had this problem with my last car...

Post Merge: November 29, 2017, 08:40:26 PM

Aaannnd I took my car to the dealer because I figured they must have a tool for stuff like this.  Turns out they don't and because I don't have an appointment they don't know how long it will take to get to.  It will cost $50 just to "diagnose the problem".  The problem is that the gas cap won't come off.  Then it'll cost depending on how long it takes to fix it and I'll need to buy a new gas cap.  So I'm guessing a minimum of $100 just to be allowed to put gas in my car.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 02, 2017, 05:15:17 PM
My laptop is making annoying noises when I play music. I sincerely hope that this isn't the beginning of the end of my ability to play music on this thing. :angry:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 03, 2017, 06:40:43 AM
Found two old rolls of film while cleaning.  I don't know if anywhere near me will still develop them and I have no idea what's on them because I haven't used a film camera since 2006.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on December 04, 2017, 08:28:28 PM
The light in my fan in my bedroom went out and I don't know to remove the cover from it to put in a new light and there's no one around to help me (I could ask neighbors, but my bedroom especially is experiencing "End of semester" messiness syndrome and now I can't see to clean it, so...).

I sleep with the light on (I'm weird like that, but have my reasons), so this is a problem.

Should have known I can't fully adult. :cry:

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Haruna on December 08, 2017, 04:51:56 AM
The light in my fan in my bedroom went out and I don't know to remove the cover from it to put in a new light and there's no one around to help me (I could ask neighbors, but my bedroom especially is experiencing "End of semester" messiness syndrome and now I can't see to clean it, so...).

I sleep with the light on (I'm weird like that, but have my reasons), so this is a problem.

Should have known I can't fully adult. :cry:
Aww, did you ever get it fixed?

Today I received a delivery of two canvas garment-thingies instead of the 100-count hangers I ordered. How will I hang up my clothes in the new house this weekend? I think they'll have to be draped on the floor. Hmm.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 08, 2017, 11:22:03 AM
Ugh. Pizza Hut gave me food poisoning :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on December 08, 2017, 04:36:08 PM
Collected kid from school - along with her half-finished lunch bag... juice box leaked EVERYWHERE in the car on the way home - too freeeezing outside to properly clean the car, so I am being a grotter and leaving it for now  :coffee: :angel:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on December 08, 2017, 08:30:32 PM
My friends think I'm silly for not writing in my dialect. I'm sorry, Norway has two official written languages, I'm not going to waste that by writing in a language that only sounds good when spoken... Not to mention the inconsistent grammar.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 08, 2017, 09:20:56 PM
I think I want to sell off my G3s but I don't know whether to do it piece by piece via the arena, which will result in multiple trips to the post office and making people pay for shipping or if I ought to just put a big lot on the local classifieds and have someone come and pick them all up at once.  The big lot is in some ways easier, but in the past when I've done this with other things, I've had people try to cheap out on the price I've set  and offer me less than half of what I was asking (which was ridiculously cheap for the items to begin with) so that's a hassle I don't want to deal with either.

I have definitely come to the conclusion that I was not ever meant to be in sales.   :drunk:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on December 08, 2017, 10:10:09 PM
Someone ate a bunch of candy  in the store and left the wrappers laying around. They didn’t even try to throw them away.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on December 09, 2017, 09:14:07 AM
Today is the only day I have time for bakning the goods for christmas and of course I had to wake up with a soar throat and feeling like sh*t.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on December 09, 2017, 10:52:04 PM
Today is the only day I have time for bakning the goods for christmas and of course I had to wake up with a soar throat and feeling like sh*t.

Hope you feel better.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on December 10, 2017, 01:12:02 PM
My Vixen build a bear still hasn't arrived to my house I'm :enraged:

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on December 10, 2017, 07:51:55 PM
Today is the only day I have time for bakning the goods for christmas and of course I had to wake up with a soar throat and feeling like sh*t.

Hope you feel better.

Aaww, thanks. I feel a bit better now. :) Managed to make everything between sneezes and extreme washing of hands.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 10, 2017, 11:00:00 PM
I had to send cards out for a private card swap late, as I had run out of stamps.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 11, 2017, 07:14:29 AM
I hate my bed. It's so uncomfortable and the springs pop.

edit: I also hate when I make a new page!  >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 12, 2017, 03:55:59 AM
I ordered two Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Star Lord Funko Pop Bobble heads for some customs (I needed their heads more than their bodies) and I can't use one of them because it's the chaser variant.   
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on December 12, 2017, 07:29:10 AM
Visited parents yesterday, ate some lovley dinner (cottage pie) but today have awoken smelling of garlic!! (Dad's fault for adding more ingredients to the pan.)  :devious:

Also - awoke to find my kid had grabbed her soft toys and blanket + had camped on top of my legs overnight  :huh:  Still, she's warm + snuggly + it is so cute (even though I have dead legs now!) Husband has a bad cold so is sleeping in another room  :cool:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: HelloGoodbye on December 13, 2017, 07:11:04 PM
Yesterday was my birthday and while it was overall good, I've never had more people forget about it or ignore it  :(  Even someone who I've known for nearly 20 years and consider family forgot, and she was pretty mean to me on top of it because she was in a lousy mood.  Like I said, the day was otherwise very nice, but I'd be lying if I said that it didn't sting quite a bit.  I'm trying not to let her ruin it, but whenever I think of the day the first thing I think of is how darn nasty she was for no good reason  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 14, 2017, 01:39:08 AM
We had a -6 wind chill last night, and today it felt like a high of 2 outside.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on December 14, 2017, 05:20:44 AM
Yesterday was my birthday ...

Many happy (belated) returns!  :tort: :party:



Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BethyVic on December 14, 2017, 05:49:56 AM
My mom wrote me a rather large check, as I was walking into the bank to deposit it, it blew out of my purse and into another parking lot. It was 17 degrees today.  It turns out she can cancel the check and write me a new one.  However, it happened after another driver gave me the finger.  So it made me sad.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on December 14, 2017, 08:16:50 AM
Yesterday was my birthday and while it was overall good, I've never had more people forget about it or ignore it  :(  Even someone who I've known for nearly 20 years and consider family forgot, and she was pretty mean to me on top of it because she was in a lousy mood.  Like I said, the day was otherwise very nice, but I'd be lying if I said that it didn't sting quite a bit.  I'm trying not to let her ruin it, but whenever I think of the day the first thing I think of is how darn nasty she was for no good reason  :pout:

I wonder if maybe she had something stressing her out.
Happy belated birthday.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on December 14, 2017, 09:13:35 AM
Yesterday was my birthday and while it was overall good, I've never had more people forget about it or ignore it  :(  Even someone who I've known for nearly 20 years and consider family forgot, and she was pretty mean to me on top of it because she was in a lousy mood.  Like I said, the day was otherwise very nice, but I'd be lying if I said that it didn't sting quite a bit.  I'm trying not to let her ruin it, but whenever I think of the day the first thing I think of is how darn nasty she was for no good reason  :pout:

Happy Belated Birthday!
I am unfortunaly very used to people forgetting my birthday. As a kid mom used to call our relatives to remind them but understandably stopped when I became an adult. Still it hurts every time.. Birthdays are supppose to be happy events. I am glad you still had a nice day, but yeah. I know the feeling. :hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on December 14, 2017, 01:58:31 PM
Yesterday was my birthday and while it was overall good, I've never had more people forget about it or ignore it  :(  Even someone who I've known for nearly 20 years and consider family forgot, and she was pretty mean to me on top of it because she was in a lousy mood.  Like I said, the day was otherwise very nice, but I'd be lying if I said that it didn't sting quite a bit.  I'm trying not to let her ruin it, but whenever I think of the day the first thing I think of is how darn nasty she was for no good reason  :pout:

I am so sorry. People often forget my birthday as well. I used to get sad because in high school I had two classmates that had birthdays right before mine and all of our classmates made a big deal out of their birthdays but when mine came I was lucky if anyone remembered it.  My mom came up to school one year and decorated my locker for my birthday because I told her the other girls got theirs decorated but no one remembered to do mine. The last time I tried to have a birthday party in high school  only two people came.

I am sorry about your friend hurting you so deeply on your birthday. I cried myself to sleep one year because the person that I considered my very best friend and part of the family didn’t call or acknowledge my birthday. I found out later it was because she was angry about something I had said months earlier and her way of dealing with it was just to ignore me.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on December 14, 2017, 05:10:40 PM
Me and a friend bought some cacti with flowers on them as a present for another friend. We thought the flowers looked fake, but since the cacti had labels that said to water them and stuff, we figured they were real... except the flowers, which I now see have just been hot glued on, and I can't return them because the store won't accept plants :(
I may have to toughen up and complain...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 15, 2017, 01:25:03 AM
Me and a friend bought some cacti with flowers on them as a present for another friend. We thought the flowers looked fake, but since the cacti had labels that said to water them and stuff, we figured they were real... except the flowers, which I now see have just been hot glued on, and I can't return them because the store won't accept plants :(
I may have to toughen up and complain...

That is incredibly deceptive , I would raise a stink over that, it is almost borderline fraud and such.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on December 15, 2017, 05:41:11 PM
Today has been so weird. My scanner won't work, photoshop won't work properly, some of the documents on my computer are gone, and my friends have been acting weird too. I feel like I'm stuck in a dream where everything is slightly off.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 16, 2017, 10:16:28 AM
Rude people at the merch table at gigs always grind my gears. I'm sure the folks organising the whole do would've been sensible enough to ensure that they have enough shirts for everybody, I don't see why people feel the need to push and shove. -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on December 16, 2017, 12:29:22 PM
I took part in a flashmob for a charity event and filmed it. I tried to uppload it in the commentsection of a thread I created about it on my very own page on facebook. It was approved and available to be viewed. Just, it's not showing up. Only place I can access it is on the list of events and in saved posts. It has a padlock, and I can't edit as I don't have authorisation for it and I don't understand why.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on December 21, 2017, 12:29:28 PM
I finally got round to restringing my violin and the E sounds like it's been smoking about 500 Woodbines daily for the last 20 years. I'm hoping it's just me going overboard with the rosin on the bow; I've no intention of mucking about with another set of strings just yet - not after that palaver! :drunk:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on December 23, 2017, 11:10:26 PM
I had this really obnoxious lady come into my work yesterday. We have a gift shop of donated items for our animal shelter. In the shop we had these finger pianos retailed at $51.00 each (they're merchandise from a store that went out of business, and are new not used). We had a sale for 30% off. We have chart for our volunteer cashiers that shows how much to take off for each dollar amount to save them time. Anyway, this lady sees the 30% off sign and the chart, and tells me she thought the finger pianos were only $15.30 (that's the dollar amount the chart said should be taken off).

So when I told her that the total after the 30% discount was $73.50 for two of the pianos, she had a fit. She started saying how she donates all her cans and bottles to our shelter, was taking a bunch of donated items to our shelter, her sister-in-law is leaving us thousands of dollars in her will, and insinuates that we therefore owe her special pricing (Btw: I don't know any of those 3 things to be true). She goes on and on about how the items have sat for a year unsold (which is true), and they'll just sit and collect dust if I don't give them to her at $10.00 apiece.

I had a mountain of work to do before the holidays, and just wanted her to just go away. So I said, "fine", and regretted it later. I hate people who carry themselves with a sense of entitlement.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on December 24, 2017, 12:15:01 PM
A combination of my period and a cold is making this a rather uncomfortable Christmas eve.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 24, 2017, 10:34:22 PM
I had this really obnoxious lady come into my work yesterday. We have a gift shop of donated items for our animal shelter. In the shop we had these finger pianos retailed at $51.00 each (they're merchandise from a store that went out of business, and are new not used). We had a sale for 30% off. We have chart for our volunteer cashiers that shows how much to take off for each dollar amount to save them time. Anyway, this lady sees the 30% off sign and the chart, and tells me she thought the finger pianos were only $15.30 (that's the dollar amount the chart said should be taken off).

So when I told her that the total after the 30% discount was $73.50 for two of the pianos, she had a fit. She started saying how she donates all her cans and bottles to our shelter, was taking a bunch of donated items to our shelter, her sister-in-law is leaving us thousands of dollars in her will, and insinuates that we therefore owe her special pricing (Btw: I don't know any of those 3 things to be true). She goes on and on about how the items have sat for a year unsold (which is true), and they'll just sit and collect dust if I don't give them to her at $10.00 apiece.

I had a mountain of work to do before the holidays, and just wanted her to just go away. So I said, "fine", and regretted it later. I hate people who carry themselves with a sense of entitlement.

You need to put up a sign that says "Putting up with your bad attitude carries a $100 charge." and then actually enforce it for people like her.  ;)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on December 25, 2017, 12:07:59 AM
I had this really obnoxious lady come into my work yesterday. We have a gift shop of donated items for our animal shelter. In the shop we had these finger pianos retailed at $51.00 each (they're merchandise from a store that went out of business, and are new not used). We had a sale for 30% off. We have chart for our volunteer cashiers that shows how much to take off for each dollar amount to save them time. Anyway, this lady sees the 30% off sign and the chart, and tells me she thought the finger pianos were only $15.30 (that's the dollar amount the chart said should be taken off).

So when I told her that the total after the 30% discount was $73.50 for two of the pianos, she had a fit. She started saying how she donates all her cans and bottles to our shelter, was taking a bunch of donated items to our shelter, her sister-in-law is leaving us thousands of dollars in her will, and insinuates that we therefore owe her special pricing (Btw: I don't know any of those 3 things to be true). She goes on and on about how the items have sat for a year unsold (which is true), and they'll just sit and collect dust if I don't give them to her at $10.00 apiece.

I had a mountain of work to do before the holidays, and just wanted her to just go away. So I said, "fine", and regretted it later. I hate people who carry themselves with a sense of entitlement.

You need to put up a sign that says "Putting up with your bad attitude carries a $100 charge." and then actually enforce it for people like her.  ;)

LOL, that'd be great :)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 25, 2017, 12:43:20 AM
I pre-ordered an anime series on blu-ray in a set with a bunch of extras (art book, posters, etc.) and it was supposed to arrive 12/18 with some other things I'd ordered but it wasn't in the box.  The packing slip said that it was supposed to be in there so I contacted the company I ordered it from and it took them three days to get back to me and now they're on vacation for the holidays--and I still have to prove to them that they didn't send it to me.  So even though I ordered it more than a month before it was due out I won't get it until at least a month after it was released.  And everyone else who got it is raving about how wonderful the set is.  I want my show darnit!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on December 25, 2017, 06:45:30 AM
I pre-ordered an anime series on blu-ray in a set with a bunch of extras (art book, posters, etc.) and it was supposed to arrive 12/18 with some other things I'd ordered but it wasn't in the box.  The packing slip said that it was supposed to be in there so I contacted the company I ordered it from and it took them three days to get back to me and now they're on vacation for the holidays--and I still have to prove to them that they didn't send it to me.  So even though I ordered it more than a month before it was due out I won't get it until at least a month after it was released.  And everyone else who got it is raving about how wonderful the set is.  I want my show darnit!

Uggh...Yeah that's one of the big negatives this time year. Businesses are busier, which likely means more errors and then it's harder to get things resolved because of reduced hours/closed days due to the holidays. I hope they get it sorted out for you.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 25, 2017, 07:04:35 AM
I pre-ordered an anime series on blu-ray in a set with a bunch of extras (art book, posters, etc.) and it was supposed to arrive 12/18 with some other things I'd ordered but it wasn't in the box.  The packing slip said that it was supposed to be in there so I contacted the company I ordered it from and it took them three days to get back to me and now they're on vacation for the holidays--and I still have to prove to them that they didn't send it to me.  So even though I ordered it more than a month before it was due out I won't get it until at least a month after it was released.  And everyone else who got it is raving about how wonderful the set is.  I want my show darnit!

Uggh...Yeah that's one of the big negatives this time year. Businesses are busier, which likely means more errors and then it's harder to get things resolved because of reduced hours/closed days due to the holidays. I hope they get it sorted out for you.

I'm just glad it was something for myself and not supposed to be a gift for someone.  Otherwise I would have had to find something else extremely last minute.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Skylar on December 28, 2017, 11:21:32 PM
People who say the are going to pay for stuff but on the day they say they are going to pay you, you get a message saying "Can you hold the stuff alittle longer?" Have had it happen 3 times in the last month and inevitably they just disappear wasting my time yet again. Why can't people just do what they say they are going to do?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 29, 2017, 08:46:14 AM
I have thoroughly spooked myself reading about prions. Why do I do these things.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on December 30, 2017, 06:10:38 AM
My oldest cat came walking after eating, sat beneath the christmastree beside me and pooped on the carpet, then walked away like it was nothing. :blink:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SunbeamV on December 30, 2017, 06:46:32 AM
This week between various December holidays and New Years sucks. Feels like time has slowed to an absolute crawl and nobody knows what to do with themselves because we have to wait a couple more days to start improving our lives.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on December 30, 2017, 07:12:31 AM
My oldest cat came walking after eating, sat beneath the christmastree beside me and pooped on the carpet, then walked away like it was nothing. :blink:

Sounds like your cat was trying to make a statement.

I won a Visa gift card, and decided to treat myself to some new clothes. After a couple hours of looking at items on Ebay, I figured out what I wanted, loaded the shopping cart feature, and went to checkout. Well, it turns out I can't use my gift card as a method of payment through PayPal.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on December 30, 2017, 02:15:34 PM
I’m feeling useless and defeated.
Having cramps and just want to sleep.
Worried that I will never be a productive member if society and just burden those I love.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 30, 2017, 04:33:05 PM
I’m feeling useless and defeated.
Having cramps and just want to sleep.
Worried that I will never be a productive member if society and just burden those I love.

:hug:  Just Keep Swimming, sweetie!  One day you'll find that thing you love to do and you will use it to contribute to society and you will do it with style and grace. As Miss Frizzle says: Take chances, make mistakes and get messy!  Your life is going to take its own path and even though it's hard not to (sometimes really really really hard not to!), you can't compare it to someone else's path.  Your path with take you to amazing places and experiences if you let it so keep your head up and your eyes open.  You never know what you might see.  Like the song says: Sometimes things looks bad. Then *poof* the moment is gone! And what do we do?  We just keep swimming on.... (these lyrics are from Finding Nemo: The Musical) :hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on December 30, 2017, 09:08:04 PM
I’m feeling useless and defeated.
Having cramps and just want to sleep.
Worried that I will never be a productive member if society and just burden those I love.

:hug:  Just Keep Swimming, sweetie!  One day you'll find that thing you love to do and you will use it to contribute to society and you will do it with style and grace. As Miss Frizzle says: Take chances, make mistakes and get messy!  Your life is going to take its own path and even though it's hard not to (sometimes really really really hard not to!), you can't compare it to someone else's path.  Your path with take you to amazing places and experiences if you let it so keep your head up and your eyes open.  You never know what you might see.  Like the song says: Sometimes things looks bad. Then *poof* the moment is gone! And what do we do?  We just keep swimming on.... (these lyrics are from Finding Nemo: The Musical) :hug:

This made me smile on an otherwise rough day.
I’m so grateful and I do feel more motivated again.
Thank You <3
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Bewilderbeast on December 30, 2017, 10:06:20 PM
I had an apology blow up in my face on top of finding out some people in a group chat I was in didn't want me there and just didn't say anything, hoping I'd go away on my own. So now I've lost one of my favourite places to be as well as found out people I considered friends didn't consider me a friend back.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on December 31, 2017, 12:06:54 PM
My mom and my sister are away to handle a family crisis and my other siblings are with their friends on New year's eve, which is the day when we're usually all together. I actually had to cancel plans with my own friends so my dad wouldn't have to be alone... but at least the two of us can have a nice eve.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 31, 2017, 06:17:27 PM
I fell down on some icy gravel, so now both hands, knees, and my face on one side is all bruised and cut.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tornadoe on January 01, 2018, 10:00:23 PM
thanks to the bout of norovirus over the holidays, my IBS is worse than ever and I need meds to star regular.
Food that only trigger very slight reactions, now causes pain and bloating.

Stupid cr***y holiday!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on January 05, 2018, 10:22:52 PM
When someone says "maybe," it shouldn't actually mean "no. "
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SpaceButtPonies on January 06, 2018, 12:00:41 AM
Macys stores are closing and sadly the one I work at is one of them :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on January 06, 2018, 07:15:14 AM
Oh, no Pikashoes! I am so sorry! :hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SpaceButtPonies on January 06, 2018, 04:15:21 PM
Oh, no Pikashoes! I am so sorry! :hug:
:hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Kiwi on January 06, 2018, 09:20:33 PM
Sick of being sick. :sick:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 06, 2018, 11:50:12 PM
It's really cold here. The temp was 27F the other night. That's not my complaint though. My dad turned the heat on :huh:

He's always yelling at us to open the windows and shut off the AC when it's 80 out but we get this nice cold front for a change and... he turns the heat on. I kept my window open >.>

I'd rather be cold and get under a bunch of blankets for a week than sweat to death 99% of the year!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on January 07, 2018, 03:25:11 AM
It's really cold here. The temp was 27F the other night. That's not my complaint though. My dad turned the heat on :huh:

He's always yelling at us to open the windows and shut off the AC when it's 80 out but we get this nice cold front for a change and... he turns the heat on. I kept my window open >.>

I'd rather be cold and get under a bunch of blankets for a week than sweat to death 99% of the year!

You kind of live in the wrong place, then. lol.

Anyway, I understand where you're coming from. When I was in high school my parents waited forever to turn on the air-conditioner. Like it was in the 90s and miserable and the AC still would not be on because it was just too expensive.

...Flip that around to the winter and the heater gets turned on the instant it hits below freezing for an overnight temperature.

I always thought that the cold is so much easier to deal with. Heat is intolerable.

Thankfully once my family started to get English bulldogs the air conditioner was turned on much, much quicker.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on January 07, 2018, 03:47:44 AM
I bought two movies online that I couldn't find in stores. Both movies came quicker than I thought they would, but one movie has a hole in the case. I don't think I can return since the disks are okay, but I wonder how someone didn't notice that the case had a hole in it and pieces were breaking off.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tornadoe on January 09, 2018, 08:33:37 PM
My IBS is much worse since I had the norovirus, sellers on ebay sell be broken or fake zhus then don't refund me, someone at the local autisum group likes me ( as in 'like' likes me) and I don't know what to do about it, My guinea is bleeding from her downstairs but is acting normally ( already been to the vet and had both anti biotics and anti inflamatories)
 Bedroom is a mess but always too busy to tidy it and I hate the cold weather we have right now.

*whimpers into pillow*
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 10, 2018, 02:01:25 AM
I'm so tired :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on January 11, 2018, 02:31:46 AM
My teachers have forgotten that we are human beings and have lives and have given us so much homework that I only finish when it is time to go to bed. I even had to read a book this morning for a quiz about a few chapters we had on it because I couldn't finish yesterday. I'm soooo tired I can barely keep my eyes open!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on January 11, 2018, 08:29:29 AM
It is -15 degrees celcius outside and the cats are insisting firmly that they all want to go out on the balcony.. Fine, but after realising it is in fact really cold, they come in again, just to think it has become warmer and will try again a couple of minutes later. :nuts:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on January 11, 2018, 07:20:47 PM
This going to sound really petty but I was looking at Christmas wrapping paper and there were two other people looking also. I found some I was interested in but it had been torn open and ripped. I said something about the paper being opened and the person I was with starting helping me look for more of that paper. The other two people suddenly grabbed the last roll of paper of the design I was looking for. Its not that they grabbed the roll of paper, they were there first,  but they made a big deal about getting the paper , announcing loudly that they got it.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on January 11, 2018, 10:30:32 PM
This going to sound really petty but I was looking at Christmas wrapping paper and there were two other people looking also. I found some I was interested in but it had been torn open and ripped. I said something about the paper being opened and the person I was with starting helping me look for more of that paper. The other two people suddenly grabbed the last roll of paper of the design I was looking for. Its not that they grabbed the roll of paper, they were there first,  but they made a big deal about getting the paper , announcing loudly that they got it.

Ponyfan

Hey it is the trivial complaints thread :). Plus, I don't think that's petty. I'd be annoyed too.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: LadyMoondancer on January 11, 2018, 10:55:13 PM
What is with people who clearly see you on the sidewalk, yet head straight for you?  Just????  Do they think I am a mirage they can walk through?  Do they expect me to grow wings and fly away before they collide with me?

See also:  People who walk in the middle of the sidewalk so there is no room to get around them, instead of picking the left or right and sticking to it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 11, 2018, 11:38:17 PM
What is with people who clearly see you on the sidewalk, yet head straight for you?  Just????  Do they think I am a mirage they can walk through?  Do they expect me to grow wings and fly away before they collide with me?

They expect you to move first.

Take up a tackle position, assert dominance :sly:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on January 12, 2018, 12:57:49 AM
What is with people who clearly see you on the sidewalk, yet head straight for you?  Just????  Do they think I am a mirage they can walk through?  Do they expect me to grow wings and fly away before they collide with me?

See also:  People who walk in the middle of the sidewalk so there is no room to get around them, instead of picking the left or right and sticking to it.

Yea people are the same way with their grocery carts in the grocery store.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 12, 2018, 01:08:37 PM
What is with people who clearly see you on the sidewalk, yet head straight for you?  Just????  Do they think I am a mirage they can walk through?  Do they expect me to grow wings and fly away before they collide with me?

They expect you to move first.

Take up a tackle position, assert dominance :sly:

So much this! People staring at smartphones are a nightmare as well, when they go swerving diagonally across the pavement. Tackling them just on principle feels veeeery tempting. :devious:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on January 12, 2018, 02:39:26 PM
What is with people who clearly see you on the sidewalk, yet head straight for you?  Just????  Do they think I am a mirage they can walk through?  Do they expect me to grow wings and fly away before they collide with me?

See also:  People who walk in the middle of the sidewalk so there is no room to get around them, instead of picking the left or right and sticking to it.

What I get annoyed with is when there are two people walking together taking up the whole sidewalk and one of them doesn't move to let me stay on the sidewalk.

People are so inconsiderate.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on January 13, 2018, 12:56:14 AM
Once a lady in the grocery store wasn't paying attention and slammed into my basket.  Then she had the nerve to yell at me for hitting her. I was all the way on the side of the isle mind you. I was still because I saw her coming and had no place to go.  I let her slam into me because I had a stack of people behind me and the right side was waiting for her to get her act together.  She got in my face and yelled at me.  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 13, 2018, 12:56:17 PM
I really want to get stuck into these super tasty cheese and onion rolls but I can't have lunch until my housemate gets back from work, because we're meant to be having some kind of little party together.
I might go and sneak one from the fridge anyway. It's my birthday, I can do whatever I want! XD
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 13, 2018, 10:17:50 PM
I've been restarting my X Pokemon Game so that I can breed a bunch of scatterbugs that will evolve into the various forms of vivillon and save them in my Pokemon bank for use in future games.  However, I am annoyed to find that there are going to be six forms that I will be unable to breed in my game (assuming that the various websites--all of which have some variations--are correct) and will have to trade for them.  I had wanted to have a game where my characters were all named after Disney characters and have my guy named Walt, just for fun.  Now I won't get to have all the vivillons with Disney names unless I arrange to have someone name some special for me.

And I'm running out of names to use with my starters because I keep getting females!  I am going to have to convince myself that the pokemon don't have to resemble the Disney character...but I am going to have a Furfrou named Georgette.  :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SpaceButtPonies on January 14, 2018, 11:33:09 PM
What is with people who clearly see you on the sidewalk, yet head straight for you?  Just????  Do they think I am a mirage they can walk through?  Do they expect me to grow wings and fly away before they collide with me?

They expect you to move first.

Take up a tackle position, assert dominance :sly:
I've had this issue before at my local mall, where I would have to dodge people. Now I make odd eye contact and they move lol.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on January 14, 2018, 11:57:48 PM
I lost hours of sleep due to being a little sick and having some pretty severe heartburn. Essentially I had a pretty bad sinus headache and then that heartburn. My body would not fall asleep! So frustrating!

Thankfully this is a three day weekend, and today is a Sunday, so I didn't have any obligations... But still. Anytime I try to lay down the heartburn comes back. I don't know what to do about it. My mom tells me to use cough drops... But I don't know.

On top of that I woke up to the living room being really warm and muggy. I was having cold shivers overnight as a result of being sick so I thought it might not actually be warm and it was just because I am sick, but I do have a thermometer in there and could verify that it was actually much warmer than it was the day before. Usually this happens when it warms up outside, but it was well below freezing this morning and didn't get out of the 40s for a high so that doesn't make any sense. Yesterday it was so cold, I actually had to turn on my heater!

I've come to the conclusion that somehow one of the neighbors has left their heater on too long and it has somehow come over here, but I've never really had that happen before. So it's still kind of a mystery to me. I really hope this is not a trend. I had to turn my air conditioner on for a while even though it was 40 degrees outside.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on January 15, 2018, 12:43:02 AM
I hope you feel better soon Harmonie! Heartburn stinks.

My complaint is that nail polish never sticks to my nails. Ever. It's the reason I don't wear it. I used to, but it would chip off completely in a couple of days. I was getting out all my glittery nail polish for the flimsy wing photo derby to make some props and saw a base coat hiding in the back. I got it because I thought it would stick, but then I guess I forgot about it. I put two coats on yesterday (first time I have worn nail polish in years) and it did pretty well yesterday. I only put the base coat on and no color on top though because I am weird I guess lol XD There was only one little scratch on my thumb. Today it is peeling off like a bad peel off base coat in sizes of one of Peachy's hearts or less. I wonder why no polish will every stick to my nails! Maybe it's my ph in my nails reacting with the polish or something? Who knows.
I would buff my nails to get them rough so the polish would stick but buffing files away the layers of your nail and damages it. I also don't have access to gel polish.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 15, 2018, 03:47:56 AM
When will I learn to stop being free tech support for my family?  :shakefist:

My sister asked me to do maintenance on her computer because it was running slow. It's basic stuff but somehow even if I write it down everyone always "forgets" how to do it.

Before clearing her browser history I asked if she had ALL her usernames and passwords written down in a physical place. Yes, she said.

Minutes later she came back to me and said she can't login to Facebook because she lost her password, how can she get a new one?   

"I asked you if you had that info!"
"Yeah, but not that one."

:argh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on January 15, 2018, 10:57:25 AM
When will I learn to stop being free tech support for my family?  :shakefist:

My sister asked me to do maintenance on her computer because it was running slow. It's basic stuff but somehow even if I write it down everyone always "forgets" how to do it.

Before clearing her browser history I asked if she had ALL her usernames and passwords written down in a physical place. Yes, she said.

Minutes later she came back to me and said she can't login to Facebook because she lost her password, how can she get a new one?   

"I asked you if you had that info!"
"Yeah, but not that one."

:argh:

Can relate. My Uncle got a new tablet for christmas and asked my Dad if he wanted the old one. Since Dad is always borrowing Mum's tablet, we all thought it a good idea for him to say yes. Of course, this arrived before I went back to London, and I had to help him set it up, and then answer all the questions - mostly from Mum, who should know the answer having one of her own, but just 'wanted to make sure'...sigh.

Happily since I came back to London, they seem to be figuring it out. Dad's just had minor surgery on his leg, so the tablet is keeping him amused. Happy ending...I hope.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Thunderwing on January 16, 2018, 11:31:21 PM
I always have great plans to do house work/repairs on the weekend, but am always too tired and sore from the work week. So the house stays messy.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 17, 2018, 12:14:53 AM
I hate that I am apparently the only person in the entire world that can park in the center of the parking space.  I was parked in the center of my spot, with ample space on both sides and the person who parked to the right of my vehicle parked OVER the line, leaving less than a foot of space between their car and mine, resulting in chipping the paint on my car when they exited their vehicle.  There are also two new very straight scratches along the top of the trunk of my car.  I had to fight VERY hard not to key their vehicle in retaliation.  Really, there is NO reason for anyone to be touching my vehicle. :enraged:

One of these days I might create a device that delivers 10,000 volts of electricity into anything that touches my car.  That'll teach them to keep their %&@# hands to themselves.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on January 17, 2018, 01:35:59 AM
When my mom needs to use my phone for whatever reason, she never knows how to use it and has to ask me for help.


We own the same phone.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on January 17, 2018, 09:17:03 AM
Facebook thinks I have too few friends and has locked my flow (is that what it's called in english?). I can see nine posts and then comes the note that I need new friends to see more. I can bypass it somewhat by going into each persons or groups personal wall and see what's been posted but in the long run, it's a rather annoying thing to have to do. I find it baffling that facebook prefer quantity over quality and I am in no mood to befriend random people just to see what my actual friends and family posts.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Einhornbaby on January 17, 2018, 10:31:17 AM
Because Diabetes, Trigeminus Neuralgia, Hashimoto, blablabla (I save my breath to include everything else here too) isnt enough : todays appointment gave me a bonus, yaaaaay... just got diagnosed with (intrinsically) Asthma. Sure why not. One more thing to worry. Come on, shove more on me, mooooore. I can surely handle it all. -_- soo fed up, soooooo fed up with it all.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 17, 2018, 01:15:16 PM
Captchas on jobhunting websites. I want to send off an application and go looking for more opportunities, not waste ages clicking on pictures of street signs, only to have yet more pictures of street signs thrown at me. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on January 17, 2018, 11:31:12 PM
My laptop.

So this laptop was given to me ostensibly to make my life easier at university. It doesn't.

Laptop (known as Fuyu, computers need names so you can yell abuse at them properly) has lived with me since I began my PhD in 2015. Fuyu is the Japanese word for winter, as she is snow white.

Since the start she has touchpad issues. It cuts out and freezes or gets stuck on zoom and zooms in and out unnecessarily.

She's also developed gradual decay of her keyboard function to the extent I had to get it replaced (of course, she began with the numbers I need to write about 12th century Japan and G1...) I aalso learned how many words unexpectedly use the letter Q.

When the keyboard was replaced, all her internal working was attached to the keyboard not the base. The guy who replaced her keyboard had to take her apart and completely rebuild her JUST to replace the keyboard. Weirdly, she worked better after that for a while. But now she's back to her old tricks.

She's also now crashing Word about 1 in seven attempts to add a reference. It's totally random. So far she hasn't lost any of my work, but meh.

Today at least I discovered a way to reset the touchpad that so far seems to be working, if annoying to have to do. My solutions up to this point had been to either hit the touchpad till it works again or turning the computer upside down and back again, both of which are completely ludicrous but for some reason work. It ought to be a hardware issue given that, but apparently the software reset works. I've had this computer almost 3 years. I only JUST learned that.

And yet I do not give up on her. This PC is my PhD PC. She WILL finish writing it with me O.O. Or else.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 19, 2018, 11:29:31 AM
I thought I'd found one of the last two Pogles storybooks I needed to complete my collection, only to be contacted by the seller to say it'd already been sold and they couldn't find another copy of it.
Serves me right for collecting things that are ridiculously difficult to find. -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on January 20, 2018, 04:06:20 AM
I hate unscrupulous businesses. And we've dealt with several  at work this week:

My boss ordered some labor law posters a few days ago. Then on Wed, the company called and said the order had to be put on hold. They wanted us to spend additional money on additional posters. My boss reiterated multiple times to the rep that we weren't interested in any additional items. Finally the rep said they'd ship the order. The company called again today. Another rep gave me the same story. They put our order on hold, they needed to speak to my boss, etc... So my boss told me to cancel the order and have them mail our check back. I reiterated that to the rep. Who then said, "Oh I just realized we already sent your order."

We have a Postage Due account for returned mail. Last week, the post office notified us that the funds were getting low. Well they called again this week and said, "Your postage due account is low. We told you last week, and you people still haven't done anything about it." My boss pulls out her checkbook and said it was replenished several days before and she had the receipt to prove it. Come to find out they'd applied the payment to some other account. This is not the first time they'd called us about something and gotten nasty, only for it to turn out to be their own mistake.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 20, 2018, 05:40:41 PM
I've been sitting in one position too long and now my leg is asleep. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on January 20, 2018, 10:17:47 PM
I'm trying to write a fanfiction story. I can think up lots of ideas when I'm not trying to but when I sit down and try to write out the ideas I seem to lose them or they don't flow well.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 23, 2018, 12:45:24 PM
This book I'm reading right now, started out with a perfectly logical conflict, then the central point of that conflict was turned into a big dramatic plot twist!!! And said twist is also a huge plot hole that you could drive an 18-wheeler through. I figured the plot was fairly solid for a mushy romance until that happened, so now I'm just pointlessly irritated when all I wanted to do was have a nice time reading something a bit trashy. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on January 23, 2018, 09:27:54 PM
The fact that shipping from Norway to USA apparently starts at 47$. I was going to try to sell some ponies, but now I'm not so sure I have the heart to tell people that shipping is ten times as expensive as the thing they're trying to buy :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on January 24, 2018, 06:53:53 AM
I have several small complaints. My manager sent me a text Monday, about him having to leave early yesterday as both wife and kids as well as himself are sick. Somehow it got lost on the way and landed in my phone yesterday evening after my shift ended. I don't know if it's his or my phone that's responsible for it, but it doesn't feel ok that a text take more than 24 hours to arrive.

Speaking off, we don't have a replacement for a coworker who quit still. We have an extra that can come in after class, meaning this week I get to eat by the register as I don't have anyone to cover my lunchbreak.

Yesterday I went to work in a crisp -14degree C (6,8F) beautiful winterlandscape. This morning there is a snowstorm and only -1,4 (29,48F), meaning the road is more or less like slush. Yaaaaaay! >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on January 24, 2018, 10:54:00 PM
I have several small complaints. My manager sent me a text Monday, about him having to leave early yesterday as both wife and kids as well as himself are sick. Somehow it got lost on the way and landed in my phone yesterday evening after my shift ended. I don't know if it's his or my phone that's responsible for it, but it doesn't feel ok that a text take more than 24 hours to arrive.

Our volunteer coordinator at work was having the same issue with her voicemail a couple months ago. She was getting voicemails a week after people left them. It was weird. I left her a message like, "So and so can't make it in to volunteer today." Then a week later she called me and said they aren't scheduled today. And I'd tell her I'd left her that message when the person was scheduled the previous week. She said it became an ongoing issue with her phone. It was resolved, but I'm not sure how.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on January 25, 2018, 03:51:10 AM
Four years ago I lent out a copy of one of my favorite books, and I still haven't gotten it back. The movie comes out Friday and I'd love to read the book again before I see it, but that won't happen unless my sister actually gives it back. I've been bugging her everyday for weeks now and yet no book.

Needless to say I won't be lending out books for a while due to trust issues.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on January 27, 2018, 03:26:01 PM
I have several small complaints. My manager sent me a text Monday, about him having to leave early yesterday as both wife and kids as well as himself are sick. Somehow it got lost on the way and landed in my phone yesterday evening after my shift ended. I don't know if it's his or my phone that's responsible for it, but it doesn't feel ok that a text take more than 24 hours to arrive.

Our volunteer coordinator at work was having the same issue with her voicemail a couple months ago. She was getting voicemails a week after people left them. It was weird. I left her a message like, "So and so can't make it in to volunteer today." Then a week later she called me and said they aren't scheduled today. And I'd tell her I'd left her that message when the person was scheduled the previous week. She said it became an ongoing issue with her phone. It was resolved, but I'm not sure how.

So weird. I just hope it doesn't happen again. This text was just a heads up for me to be prepaired but what if he sends something of more importance? Don't like it at all.


Four years ago I lent out a copy of one of my favorite books, and I still haven't gotten it back. The movie comes out Friday and I'd love to read the book again before I see it, but that won't happen unless my sister actually gives it back. I've been bugging her everyday for weeks now and yet no book.

Needless to say I won't be lending out books for a while due to trust issues.

I once got a call from my local library that a book with my name on it had been turned in. I practically lived in the library at the time and was grateful they saw the book was mine.. but it was the last time I lent out a book to anyone.


My complaint of the day: Went groceryshopping. The slush from wednseday has freezed and since none bothered to come and scrape it away the ground is almost impossible to walk on. Tiretracks from bikes and cars along with footprints makes the ground so uneven. Oh, they were nice enough to put gravel on it but it doesn't help with the uneveness. Thinking I had a problem walking? I am so impressed with the old man who dared go out with his walker! My heart beat so hard in my chest when I saw him take one tiny step at the time on that ice!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on January 27, 2018, 06:54:12 PM

I once got a call from my local library that a book with my name on it had been turned in. I practically lived in the library at the time and was grateful they saw the book was mine.. but it was the last time I lent out a book to anyone.


I worked in a library for some years, and generally if a book isn't library property, some effort does go into finding where it belongs. If there's a name in it then we used to check the borrower register and then get in touch with that borrower to find out if it was theirs. Although usually they had brought back their own book by mistake, not someone else O.O. Any that weren't claimed ended up in the book sale though we did our best with lost books.

My trivial complaint. Dogs do not belong on bus seats. Dogs do not belong on the upper deck of buses, either.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 27, 2018, 08:35:30 PM
Eta: might be too heavy for this thread.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SweetScoops on January 28, 2018, 09:46:42 PM
Trivial complaint: Planning seat placements for the wedding dinner is turning out to be harder than I thought and I feel ridiculous for crying about it! :-(
And I still have to call my dad and tell him I'm getting married and he's not invited even though our relationship is better than ever and I know he really wan't to come.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on January 29, 2018, 03:45:08 AM
A couple of things:

1. I was hoping to get to see even a dusting of snow on campus before I graduated. However, I guess that's just too tall of an order. I have never seen a single snowflake fall since I've come here. Snow chances keep on appearing in the forecast but then vanish into thin air before the day comes. Now that we're going into February, the high temperatures will be more regularly in the 60s and all precipitation will be rain for sure. Goodbye, winter.  :sad:

2. I hate it when on iTunes (or other services, like Amazon) a song I want is only available if I purchase the whole album. I don't get enough iTunes cards to buy whole albums... Especially when they turn out to cost $40! Even a $9.99 album is well past my budget, though.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Dreamer on January 29, 2018, 05:16:57 PM
Ayyy lost an auction on something i really wanted  :huh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tornadoe on January 30, 2018, 07:44:05 AM
My views on dating.

Don't bother. You get guys saying the same thing. Your profile looks great/ I live your profile, let's get to know each other. I'm looking for a genuine lady for a serious relationship...

I reply and then they vanish and never respond but stay on the site and look at your profile. If i dare to email again, I'm labelled as pushy and not genuine but if I reply with my side of the situation, I'm branded nasty.

It shouldn't bother me but it does. Been used as a doormat by many people including my dad who see me as not worth replying to and ok to waste my time.

Don't want yo go to work today. Stomach hurts and I want to cry. Life's really mot been kind recently.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 30, 2018, 01:20:42 PM
Whyyyy were there only ever 13 episodes of The Flumps made???!!! I know I should count my lucky stars that it hasn't been given the CGI treatment but still. I need more Flumps in my life.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tornadoe on January 30, 2018, 09:15:13 PM
had another migraine. Thats two in 72 hours. Not fair.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on January 31, 2018, 05:08:50 PM
Four weeks teaching completed. Payday is today. Have I been paid?...No.

I swear everything logistical relating to universities is very very bad.

Now to go rant at some people for my money.

Edit...and no sooner do I write that but IT APPEARED IN MY BANK ACCOUNT. Like it wasn't there AND THEN SUDDENLY IT WAS LIKE IT HEARD ME ABOUT TO COMPLAIN.

I feel like there are ghosts watching me now O.O
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on January 31, 2018, 06:50:17 PM
Every time Windows 10 updates, it breaks something. I have to fire up the laptop and then restart it in order to use the taskbar. Just a bit counterproductive, Microsoft. Get it together - yeesh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on February 01, 2018, 07:06:07 AM

I once got a call from my local library that a book with my name on it had been turned in. I practically lived in the library at the time and was grateful they saw the book was mine.. but it was the last time I lent out a book to anyone.


I worked in a library for some years, and generally if a book isn't library property, some effort does go into finding where it belongs. If there's a name in it then we used to check the borrower register and then get in touch with that borrower to find out if it was theirs. Although usually they had brought back their own book by mistake, not someone else O.O. Any that weren't claimed ended up in the book sale though we did our best with lost books.


It is very appreciated :). Luckily for me I lived in a small town where the librarians new me by name. I was there so often I never needed my card even, as soon as they saw me come up to the desk they just put in my card number which they had learnt by heart. They often took books (not reserved ones tho) they thought I might enjoy and put them aside and when I was done they just put it in the pile with the rest. I loved that library! Unfortunaly it's not what it used to be and I haven't been there in years. -_-


Complaint of the day: bid on a pony and won Sunday, the first one I bought in years. I paid within minutes of winning and it's still not here! No words from the seller or nothing.. Stiff neck is making me extra cranky.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 01, 2018, 09:25:44 PM
Netflix removed what they had left of Futurama. I have the FOX seasons and movies on DVD, but not the Comedy Central seasons. It's really bothersome, because I have the original box set and they're awesome and detailed, but the "new" box set is so... boring. Plus if I just get the last four seasons it won't match the other ones :mad:

Netflix having the CC episodes was ideal and now they're gone! I don't have regular TV so I can't even watch them in reruns. Now I have to decide if I want to entire new boring box set (because it's a set!) or just the seasons I'm missing (that don't match!). 100% First World Problems.

edit: Gah! I hate when I make a new page! Also I have a headache :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 02, 2018, 01:03:24 PM
My bubble wrap fell off the shelf.  That's not my complaint, though.  My complaint is that my cat then pulled it into his litter box to cover his poop, and now . . . well, now I need to buy more bubble wrap.  Thanks, cat.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 02, 2018, 01:52:19 PM
I was meant to be doing a work trial at a flower shop today, which would've been awesome, but they called me at the last minute to say they'd already decided on someone to fill the position. -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on February 02, 2018, 02:08:16 PM
Build-a-bear has just dispatched my package.

Norton antivirus program ran out on my laptop and my dad's laptop.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 05, 2018, 08:20:13 AM
There are no good jobs to apply for this morning; I'm scouting about as many places I can feasibly travel to as possible, but there's nothing. Maybe it's just a bit too early in the morning but still, bring on the jobs!!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on February 05, 2018, 07:22:20 PM
It's still winter.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on February 06, 2018, 12:41:25 AM
It's still winter.
My complaint is the opposite. California reached a high of 79 Fahrenheit today!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on February 06, 2018, 02:47:59 AM
The 10 year old Wii console my family owns runs so slowly, yet because it still runs Netflix nobody else wants to replace it with something newer.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on February 06, 2018, 03:15:11 AM
The 10 year old Wii console my family owns runs so slowly, yet because it still runs Netflix nobody else wants to replace it with something newer.

Do they not want Netflix in HD?  :blink:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 06, 2018, 10:09:51 AM
I got some ideas above my station and tucked into some extra hot chilli naan bread. Something tells me I'm only going to be able to taste fire for the next three weeks... :hot:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on February 06, 2018, 07:19:06 PM
I beat Breath of the wild. It's been more than a month, longer than I spend on most games, but like... I want to keep playing. Why can't things go on forever?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on February 07, 2018, 12:21:45 AM
Tracking said my long awaited version of Pokemon Sun would be here today. It isn't. Delivery times have ended and the mail has already come, so it will hopefully be here tomorrow. I never know though, I have received packages well after the times when they are supposed to be delivered, so there is hope yet I guess... I just REALLY want to start it! I have been wanting it for half a year, so I think you can guess that I can not wait.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on February 09, 2018, 07:01:01 PM
I finished my last box of Pumpkin Spice Cheerio's this morning.  :sad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 12, 2018, 08:57:16 PM
I probably shouldn't have demolished 4 chocolate flapjacks today, I feel a bit iffy. :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on February 13, 2018, 01:04:43 AM
Dad's football team keeps losing and mine keeps winning. It's hard to be really happy about the one when he's kind of bummed about the other...

Entertainer have Hippogriff tags but no Hippogriffs, just Ocean Gem.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 16, 2018, 05:21:06 PM
I was having a leisurely read about babirusas and came across a link to an article titled "Giant Killer Pigs from Hell", only to click on it and get "Page not found". What heartless fiend would allow such an amazing thing to disappear like that?! You can't promise monster-pigs and not deliver on it!!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 16, 2018, 08:34:25 PM
I was having a leisurely read about babirusas and came across a link to an article titled "Giant Killer Pigs from Hell", only to click on it and get "Page not found". What heartless fiend would allow such an amazing thing to disappear like that?! You can't promise monster-pigs and not deliver on it!!!

 :lol:  (If you'd like to see babirusas in person, they have them at Disney's Animal Kingdom.)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on February 17, 2018, 09:25:33 AM
I came to complain about my terrible nausea but instead I ended up learning about quadhorned piggies!

No longer complaining.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on February 17, 2018, 06:30:48 PM
The weather keeps fluxing between rather warm and cold, come on it is winter stay cold and give us our snow.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Mareacooda on February 18, 2018, 06:36:03 AM
I want to head to bed to go sleep but hubby make to much noise...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on February 18, 2018, 06:57:49 AM
You people who work with kids, I don't know how you do it!? So much respect for you right now! I work retail, a small hole in the wall store in a mall, It's usually a quiet nonstressful enviroment, mostly visited by families on weekends. Squishies is in high demand and we got a new large shipment on thursday. Yesterday children stood in line to check, smell, squeeze and buy these little creatures. It was ongoing for hours and felt like a daycare, (think what the toys experienced in Toy Story 3!) I had to constantly clean up and refill and I was asleep well before 9 pm after I got home. Sooo tired! And today I get to relive it again! Woohoooo!!!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on February 18, 2018, 12:32:28 PM
You people who work with kids, I don't know how you do it!? So much respect for you right now! I work retail, a small hole in the wall store in a mall, It's usually a quiet nonstressful enviroment, mostly visited by families on weekends. Squishies is in high demand and we got a new large shipment on thursday. Yesterday children stood in line to check, smell, squeeze and buy these little creatures. It was ongoing for hours and felt like a daycare, (think what the toys experienced in Toy Story 3!) I had to constantly clean up and refill and I was asleep well before 9 pm after I got home. Sooo tired! And today I get to relive it again! Woohoooo!!!!

I’m starting my new job as a daycare assistant on wednesday. I’m scared XD
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on February 18, 2018, 03:37:30 PM
I'm getting a sty or stye or however you spell it in my right eye >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on February 19, 2018, 01:43:12 AM
I truly deeply HATE getting private chat messages on facebook.

Family members and very close friends are fine and if it’s to make plans before a specific event or a one-off conversation to catch up with someone I haven’t seen in a very long time.

But when it comes to ”Hey, what’s up” type chatting it seriously stresses me out to no end!

And I feel terrible trying to explain it because I don’t want anyone to take it personally or think I’m being intentionally rude.

It’s so bad I avoid FB altogether just so I don’t have to say ”Sorry I’m just lurking, I don’t want to talk” one more time.
But then there are other people who I need to be able to be contacted by ( like my dogs breeder) who only or primarily use messenger to contact me about haircut appointments and similar.

Ugh.... I’ve just needed to vent about this for a LONG TIME.

Sorry for taking up so mych space XD
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 19, 2018, 03:35:27 AM
I'm getting a sty or stye or however you spell it in my right eye >_<

Have you been peeing in the street?  :shocked:  (Sorry, that's what my grandma used to tell us caused styes :lol:)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on February 19, 2018, 08:11:03 AM
You people who work with kids, I don't know how you do it!? So much respect for you right now! I work retail, a small hole in the wall store in a mall, It's usually a quiet nonstressful enviroment, mostly visited by families on weekends. Squishies is in high demand and we got a new large shipment on thursday. Yesterday children stood in line to check, smell, squeeze and buy these little creatures. It was ongoing for hours and felt like a daycare, (think what the toys experienced in Toy Story 3!) I had to constantly clean up and refill and I was asleep well before 9 pm after I got home. Sooo tired! And today I get to relive it again! Woohoooo!!!!

I’m starting my new job as a daycare assistant on wednesday. I’m scared XD

I wish you good luck! :lookround:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on February 19, 2018, 02:55:59 PM
I can't find one of my sweaters. It's not in my room, it's not in the laundry... where else could it be? Did I take it off somewhere and leave it there? How'd I do that in the middle of winter? I don't even know where to start looking because losing clothes is so unlike me. It would be fine if it was just a random sweater, but it's one that someone knit especially for me. Sigh...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on February 19, 2018, 05:09:40 PM
I can't find one of my sweaters. It's not in my room, it's not in the laundry... where else could it be? Did I take it off somewhere and leave it there? How'd I do that in the middle of winter? I don't even know where to start looking because losing clothes is so unlike me. It would be fine if it was just a random sweater, but it's one that someone knit especially for me. Sigh...

Two of my favorite shirts went missing a few months back, and I never lose clothes. Even after about 4 months, I still haven't figured out where they could've gone. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on February 19, 2018, 07:26:11 PM
I'm getting a sty or stye or however you spell it in my right eye >_<

Have you been peeing in the street?  :shocked:  (Sorry, that's what my grandma used to tell us caused styes :lol:)
Haha, no, it's from darn allergies. It's warming up quite a bit where I live so allergens are everywhere. A stye is a little bump in the corner of your eye, btw! It is usually red and tender. Not fun at all!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on February 19, 2018, 07:35:28 PM
Forgot it was presidents day, bank was closed , so I could not get money out. Oh well, got to go out to lunch and of course the dollar slot on the claw game was jammed. :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on February 20, 2018, 01:10:11 AM
I would've had a three day weekend, but since school was closed for bad weather last month, we had to make up for it today  :pout:

To make things worse, Saturday is the art competition I love participating in. My sister's going, but as for me... I can't. Last semester I was taking college algebra with a pretty rotten teacher that many other students complain about. I was struggling in her class, and despite all of my efforts to get her to help me out with tutoring, she ignored my struggles and let me fail. I ended up dropping out of the class at the end of the first semester. Since I failed her class, I'm not eligible for the competition. I'll have to watch my sister and classmates go while I can't, all because of a had teacher.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on February 20, 2018, 10:26:23 AM
It's such a beautiful day outside, the sun is shining for the first time in weeks! The sky is blue and birds are singing.. But as it's february sunshine means cold! Like -20C /68F cold! Also, today marks the first day of working 8 days in a row. Feels like I'm warming up for a marathon!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 20, 2018, 03:22:11 PM
Rugs.
Nobody ever warned me that trying to find a rug to liven up a dreary room would be such a flipping hassle.
(I think I may have found one... possibly... it's like finding water after a century in the desert.) :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 21, 2018, 02:32:26 AM
Mosquitos.

I hate them.

They are the very worst.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 21, 2018, 02:53:48 AM
Working a shift when the weather is unseasonably warm.  :cloud:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on February 21, 2018, 03:14:51 AM
My school sells good chocolate chip cookies. I tried to buy some today, but they weren't chocolate chip! They were a gross, hard, failed attempt at a snicker doodle. Me and my friend tried banging them against the table. We even threw them at the table! And they didn't break!

Ehh, it just means I don't get cookies for a while. But still, lol!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: brightberry on February 21, 2018, 08:17:24 PM
I got a notice yesterday that I had a package at the post office.  So, I make the long drive over only to find out it was for a package I already picked up last week.  I get home and there is a notice on the door for another package on its way to the post office.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 22, 2018, 03:29:50 PM
I'm waiting for a parcel that is meant to be delivered by Yodel. That alone scares me but it also bugs me that I got up early and have been waiting around the house all day. It better had turn up today as well seeing as I paid for nominated day delivery!
On the plus side, I have found a rather amusing thread on the internet that is just a bunch of people complaining about terrible couriers - there are some pretty funny stories on there.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 22, 2018, 04:29:20 PM
One of the girls I work with asked me to trade duties with her today (she'd do mine today and I'd do hers tomorrow) because she had an extra project she wanted to work on tomorrow and then she called out sick.  Again.  She does this every time she doesn't want to do something that she's been assigned to do.  Fortunately, the manager in charge of the duties we "traded" has noticed this trend and since I still had to do my duties today, she's going to make the girl do her duties tomorrow so I don't have to do both days.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on February 24, 2018, 03:57:21 PM
I stubbed my toe on the kitchen doorway.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SwirlyWhirly on February 25, 2018, 08:43:32 AM
I stayed up until 2 AM, fixing up my little ponies and today I'm really tired. I couldn't even sleep in because my dog woke me doing miserable sounds, trying to convey the message that he wanted his breakfast. I almost never stay up late any more and now I remember why. I don't even know how I did it when I was younger. I could stay up most of the night, sleep maybe three hours and then go to school. How could I possibly function?! Now I think six hours sleep is too little.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 25, 2018, 10:51:12 PM
Just got woken up from a nap (it's Sunday afternoon for me) by a phone call from someone claiming to be raising money for a local police charity.  The reception on my phone is bad where I live (especially with the windstorm we have going on right now) so he kept cutting out.  What I understood was that they were giving away t-shirts in exchange for each donation and how many could he put me down for?  He didn't ask if I was interested in donating he just assumed that I would want to.  I told him I wasn't interested in donating at this time (mostly because I work right next to the police station--if I want to donate I can do so directly and with cash rather than passing out my card/bank info over the phone) and he very abruptly said,"Fine" and hung up.  Why does that feel more like a scam than a fund raiser? :wonder: 

(Had I been more awake I would have made a comment about how my brother is an officer and he never mentioned the fund-raiser to me.)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on February 26, 2018, 12:04:44 AM
Just got woken up from a nap (it's Sunday afternoon for me) by a phone call from someone claiming to be raising money for a local police charity.  The reception on my phone is bad where I live (especially with the windstorm we have going on right now) so he kept cutting out.  What I understood was that they were giving away t-shirts in exchange for each donation and how many could he put me down for?  He didn't ask if I was interested in donating he just assumed that I would want to.  I told him I wasn't interested in donating at this time (mostly because I work right next to the police station--if I want to donate I can do so directly and with cash rather than passing out my card/bank info over the phone) and he very abruptly said,"Fine" and hung up.  Why does that feel more like a scam than a fund raiser? :wonder: 

(Had I been more awake I would have made a comment about how my brother is an officer and he never mentioned the fund-raiser to me.)

The "police charity" calls are known scams. I get them quite frequently. I also get a lot of the Microsoft Windows scams (The ones where they tell you your computer is infected with a virus and that they'd like you to download software to "fix the problem".)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 26, 2018, 12:23:10 PM
I won something on evilbay on Friday and there hasn't been any shipping notification yet. I'm just hoping that it's a matter of me being paranoid and impatient. With it being a rare item, I don't hold out much hope for finding another if it falls through, least of all finding one at such a decent price! D:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 26, 2018, 10:13:31 PM
I can't find my nail clippers  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on February 27, 2018, 07:40:32 PM
I had just laid down in the bathtub to enjoy a nice and quiet me-time with a good book, soft music and a bathbomb smelling of mango when one of the cats decided to come and do a smelly number two in the litterbox.. I did not have a nice moment after that :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on February 28, 2018, 05:41:55 AM
I can't find my nail clippers  :pout:

Had this happen last week. Three pairs of clippers, all missing. Turns out my mother had all 3. No idea why.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on March 06, 2018, 12:09:17 AM
Said goodbye to TRU :(

Finding it hard getting the next stage of my thesis started. I have 1700 words so far. Most of them will probably need replacing.

Uni staff still on strike so again having to break the picket line on Wednesday to ensure I don't get fired.

Uni HR/Payroll getting their tax codes muddled so a lot of money was taken wrongly in tax and won't be repaid till end March.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 06, 2018, 03:16:24 PM
Every time my computer does an update, my google browser can't shut down properly.  The only way I've found to fix this is to clear off all my cookies, which means I have to sign back in to every site I use.  Every. Single. Time.  This is only a problem I have on the Dell computer that I use at work.  And because I work at a library, re-creating artwork for AV materials, I use the internet a lot to get bits and pieces and to access covers I've already made/uploaded for future use.  It isn't a problem on any other computer I've ever used.  Just Dell.  I really hate Dell computers.  They don't know how "sleep" is supposed to work, either.  I have it set that if I press the power button, it's supposed to go to sleep.  It shuts down, even if you accidentally bump the button for less than a millisecond.  If you choose the sleep option instead of shut down, it still shuts down completely.  I"m sorry but if you can't get simple functions to work, you really shouldn't be trying to sell computers.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 06, 2018, 06:22:11 PM
I mysteriously pulled a muscle in my back and it really hurts when I breathe.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 06, 2018, 06:48:56 PM
I mysteriously pulled a muscle in my back and it really hurts when I breathe.

Oh, I did that twice.  It's not fun. :hug:  The first time I ended up sleeping on the couch because my bed was too flat and I couldn't get up and down and I couldn't breathe at all when I was flat on my back.  The second time was worse so I went in just to make sure it wasn't something serious (like a heart attack) because it hurt so much to breathe.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 07, 2018, 06:42:06 PM
I just went and duffered my own childhood by considering the fact that the last two fights in Sonic 3 and Knuckles take place in the sky and in space. Oh, to live in a world where there's no such thing as altitude sickness and everyone can survive in a vacuum without any protective equipment. :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on March 08, 2018, 02:20:14 PM
I just had to empty our savings account to pay bills!

My husband didn't get his pay check this month because the people in charge forgot to renew his contract in time.

It just really reminded me how badly prepared we are economically...
Expecting a child in late summer of this year.

I'm in a job training program that doesn't pay anything yet, but hopefully will someday in the future...

So, I'm ready to sell a big chunk of my pony collection but I have no energy to fix them up and take photos and do all the necessary work. Bleh! T_T
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: buddyboymama on March 09, 2018, 02:41:59 PM
Getting toward the bottom of the box and there are no raisins in my bowl of Raisin Nut Bran. Doesn’t get much more trivial than that.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on March 09, 2018, 07:25:50 PM
Long overdue a visit to the hairdressers, so went today for a colour touch-up and cut + blowdry.

Yeesh, why are they so expensive?!?!   :shocked:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on March 09, 2018, 08:03:39 PM
Amazon.uk was supposed to deliver a package today, but it hasn't come. Gotta wait till tomorrow or the fourteenth of March to get it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonfly on March 11, 2018, 01:25:52 AM
my uber eats driver didn't feel like coming up so i had to walk downstairs and get my food
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 11, 2018, 01:54:54 AM
Just expenses right now, and had to repair our front door, the prior owners put the wrong, and upside down, cylinder on the door.  At least the door is ok, I wonder what else they cheapened out on.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 12, 2018, 03:43:08 PM
This book. I love Mary Shelley but The Last Man promises an early dystopian plague story and instead gives us Painfully Extensive Accounts of the Emotional Turmoil of Posh People. Perhaps if each sentence was trimmed down by about 17 words apiece, then it'd flow a bit more smoothly and it'd do a decent job of creating emotional stakes for when the plague actually hits but as it is, I'm just feeling irritated and disappointed. I'ma have to go read Frankenstein again to heal my broken heart afterwards. :| This is The Night Land all over again (and there I was thinking Hodgson could do no wrong!!!)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 12, 2018, 08:15:43 PM
This book. I love Mary Shelley but The Last Man promises an early dystopian plague story and instead gives us Painfully Extensive Accounts of the Emotional Turmoil of Posh People. Perhaps if each sentence was trimmed down by about 17 words apiece, then it'd flow a bit more smoothly and it'd do a decent job of creating emotional stakes for when the plague actually hits but as it is, I'm just feeling irritated and disappointed. I'ma have to go read Frankenstein again to heal my broken heart afterwards. :| This is The Night Land all over again (and there I was thinking Hodgson could do no wrong!!!)

Ahh, yes, authors of the Victorian Lit era wrote excessive amounts of prose because they were paid by the word.  Quite frankly, I'm surprised that Frankenstein is as short as it is. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 12, 2018, 09:28:12 PM
This book. I love Mary Shelley but The Last Man promises an early dystopian plague story and instead gives us Painfully Extensive Accounts of the Emotional Turmoil of Posh People. Perhaps if each sentence was trimmed down by about 17 words apiece, then it'd flow a bit more smoothly and it'd do a decent job of creating emotional stakes for when the plague actually hits but as it is, I'm just feeling irritated and disappointed. I'ma have to go read Frankenstein again to heal my broken heart afterwards. :| This is The Night Land all over again (and there I was thinking Hodgson could do no wrong!!!)

Ahh, yes, authors of the Victorian Lit era wrote excessive amounts of prose because they were paid by the word.  Quite frankly, I'm surprised that Frankenstein is as short as it is.

Yeah, I definitely noticed that in The Picture of Dorian Gray - that whole tedious chunk about fancy fabrics and jewels, there's no way that was in there to advance the plot!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 12, 2018, 09:44:59 PM
This book. I love Mary Shelley but The Last Man promises an early dystopian plague story and instead gives us Painfully Extensive Accounts of the Emotional Turmoil of Posh People. Perhaps if each sentence was trimmed down by about 17 words apiece, then it'd flow a bit more smoothly and it'd do a decent job of creating emotional stakes for when the plague actually hits but as it is, I'm just feeling irritated and disappointed. I'ma have to go read Frankenstein again to heal my broken heart afterwards. :| This is The Night Land all over again (and there I was thinking Hodgson could do no wrong!!!)

Ahh, yes, authors of the Victorian Lit era wrote excessive amounts of prose because they were paid by the word.  Quite frankly, I'm surprised that Frankenstein is as short as it is.

Yeah, I definitely noticed that in The Picture of Dorian Gray - that whole tedious chunk about fancy fabrics and jewels, there's no way that was in there to advance the plot!

The unabridged Hunchback of Notre Dame has a history of French Architecture.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on March 13, 2018, 10:16:49 AM
Trying to get through a trilogy by Nora Roberts. I bought it on sale, all three books within the same cover and the reviews on Goodreads were so positive so I was really looking forward to it and it's just pissing me off! The plot is a nice one, it has such potential! It could be so good! But all three books starts with a man who notices a special woman (different men and woman in each book), and despite making said woman uncomfortable decides to step on. "She wants me to leave, I see it in her body language, but she's too well raised to ask me to leave, I'm just gonna sit down here in her garden and continue watch her awesome body". "My questions makes her uncomfortable and irritated, better keep asking those questions and show up where she's least expect it to make her more uncomfortable". "She says no again and again and again and tell me to leave her house. I'ma just close the door still being inside and talk to her anyway". And in the end the women swoon over the men and all is well. Me? I'm so creeped out and can't believe this was written by a woman! Worst part: Why am I still reading it?!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 13, 2018, 05:17:06 PM
Trying to get through a trilogy by Nora Roberts. I bought it on sale, all three books within the same cover and the reviews on Goodreads were so positive so I was really looking forward to it and it's just pissing me off! The plot is a nice one, it has such potential! It could be so good! But all three books starts with a man who notices a special woman (different men and woman in each book), and despite making said woman uncomfortable decides to step on. "She wants me to leave, I see it in her body language, but she's too well raised to ask me to leave, I'm just gonna sit down here in her garden and continue watch her awesome body". "My questions makes her uncomfortable and irritated, better keep asking those questions and show up where she's least expect it to make her more uncomfortable". "She says no again and again and again and tell me to leave her house. I'ma just close the door still being inside and talk to her anyway". And in the end the women swoon over the men and all is well. Me? I'm so creeped out and can't believe this was written by a woman! Worst part: Why am I still reading it?!

 :lol:  I work in a library.  You wouldn't believe how many books have this same horrible theme!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on March 14, 2018, 02:17:35 AM
Trying to get through a trilogy by Nora Roberts. I bought it on sale, all three books within the same cover and the reviews on Goodreads were so positive so I was really looking forward to it and it's just pissing me off! The plot is a nice one, it has such potential! It could be so good! But all three books starts with a man who notices a special woman (different men and woman in each book), and despite making said woman uncomfortable decides to step on. "She wants me to leave, I see it in her body language, but she's too well raised to ask me to leave, I'm just gonna sit down here in her garden and continue watch her awesome body". "My questions makes her uncomfortable and irritated, better keep asking those questions and show up where she's least expect it to make her more uncomfortable". "She says no again and again and again and tell me to leave her house. I'ma just close the door still being inside and talk to her anyway". And in the end the women swoon over the men and all is well. Me? I'm so creeped out and can't believe this was written by a woman! Worst part: Why am I still reading it?!
Yeah, cause the best way to a woman's heart is to creep her out and make her uncomfortable. :blink:

My complaint is homework. I worked until 6:30 this evening, and I still have more. I've got about three hours in and an hour to go. And it will be like this for a while...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on March 14, 2018, 02:33:14 PM
Trying to get through a trilogy by Nora Roberts. I bought it on sale, all three books within the same cover and the reviews on Goodreads were so positive so I was really looking forward to it and it's just pissing me off! The plot is a nice one, it has such potential! It could be so good! But all three books starts with a man who notices a special woman (different men and woman in each book), and despite making said woman uncomfortable decides to step on. "She wants me to leave, I see it in her body language, but she's too well raised to ask me to leave, I'm just gonna sit down here in her garden and continue watch her awesome body". "My questions makes her uncomfortable and irritated, better keep asking those questions and show up where she's least expect it to make her more uncomfortable". "She says no again and again and again and tell me to leave her house. I'ma just close the door still being inside and talk to her anyway". And in the end the women swoon over the men and all is well. Me? I'm so creeped out and can't believe this was written by a woman! Worst part: Why am I still reading it?!

 :lol:  I work in a library.  You wouldn't believe how many books have this same horrible theme!

What is the joy in reading things like that? What is it teaching young women?


Trying to get through a trilogy by Nora Roberts. I bought it on sale, all three books within the same cover and the reviews on Goodreads were so positive so I was really looking forward to it and it's just pissing me off! The plot is a nice one, it has such potential! It could be so good! But all three books starts with a man who notices a special woman (different men and woman in each book), and despite making said woman uncomfortable decides to step on. "She wants me to leave, I see it in her body language, but she's too well raised to ask me to leave, I'm just gonna sit down here in her garden and continue watch her awesome body". "My questions makes her uncomfortable and irritated, better keep asking those questions and show up where she's least expect it to make her more uncomfortable". "She says no again and again and again and tell me to leave her house. I'ma just close the door still being inside and talk to her anyway". And in the end the women swoon over the men and all is well. Me? I'm so creeped out and can't believe this was written by a woman! Worst part: Why am I still reading it?!
Yeah, cause the best way to a woman's heart is to creep her out and make her uncomfortable. :blink:


According to these books it is very much so as two of the woman has married their creeps so far. I have a feeling it will be a hat trick. I feel sick..
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on March 16, 2018, 08:44:37 AM
My complaint is as trivial as it gets, but I've been too social lately. I feel like I need to be alone for like, a month, to get my energy back >.>
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 16, 2018, 11:26:03 AM
I ditched all my art materials in a bit of a meltdown last week and now I'm foaming at the mouth to actually draw something, but if I do go back to it so soon, then I'd still be going round in circles and end up right back in the frustrated state that made me want to give up in the first place. :/
I'm determined to at least give it a couple of months just to recalibrate and take in some different sources of inspiration but it's haaaard. I'm no good at exercising restraint. :drunk:
Also there's meant to be an electrician coming round today wire up the new boiler but they haven't specified when they're going to turn up, so I can't stick my headphones on and chill in case the door goes.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on March 16, 2018, 06:05:51 PM
I think women tend to be the worst offenders for writing stuff that basically says it's fine for men to behave like that. I haven't read or seen it but it makes me think of all the media around 50 shades of grey etc.

I've had experience of a guy like that, who I was friends with and spent 2 years basically telling him I wasn't interested and it didn't end with me swooning over him. It ended in me severing all contact with him because he told me that I wasn't in love with him because I was autistic and therefore had no feelings and I was being selfish.

Happy ever after.

Yeah. Anyhow! My trivial complaint for the day.

Why is it that my university manages to turn a legitimate strike protest with a valid cause into a riot on the steps?

I am very fond of my university and have met amazing people there. The options and diversity of education and students and teachers and so on are great.

But we have one big issue. Our Student Union.

To save the details, whenever there is a 'cause', and a 'protest', it ends in a riot, vandalism, violence and intimidation of anyone who takes the opposing view or gets in the way. There have been a lot of incidents on campus of people being assaulted, threatened, etc and all of this is being justified by the "protest" being a "valid cause". Most of the causes are valid but that's not how you protest for them.

Today they managed to shut the building. The school has condemned the violence. I am waiting now for the regulation SU email which will probably report that it was justified violence in the name of the strike cause!

That's what usually happens. Unfortunately, bigger picture is that it's not helping the lecturers save their pension fund.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 18, 2018, 08:13:02 PM
Our fat kitty got me up, by walking on me this morning.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on March 19, 2018, 12:12:14 AM
My history teacher always capitalizes random words. For example: "Why are the Middle Ages called that? What are they Between?"  :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on March 19, 2018, 03:04:21 AM
My history teacher always capitalizes random words. For example: "Why are the Middle Ages called that? What are they Between?"  :enraged:

Middle Ages should be capitalized since it refers to a specific period in history.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on March 19, 2018, 07:28:27 AM
Found a recipie for easy to make bread I thought I would try this morning.. Firstly the dough was too wet, second it said they should be in the oven 12- 15 minutes. After 25 they were still undercooked.. I wonder if those who wrote the recipie missed something.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on March 19, 2018, 02:07:42 PM
My history teacher always capitalizes random words. For example: "Why are the Middle Ages called that? What are they Between?"  :enraged:

Middle Ages should be capitalized since it refers to a specific period in history.
Yes, I know that. If you would notice, the word Between is capitalized as well. I was not referring to the Middle Ages being capitalized.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on March 19, 2018, 02:13:52 PM
My history teacher always capitalizes random words. For example: "Why are the Middle Ages called that? What are they Between?"  :enraged:

Middle Ages should be capitalized since it refers to a specific period in history.
Yes, I know that. If you would notice, the word Between is capitalized as well. I was not referring to the Middle Ages being capitalized.

On this subject, I am actively offended by people spelling Mediaeval with an ie. I know it's the correct way in the US and that's fine -the US simplifies a lot of words that have multiple vowels in other places (like oesophagus/esophagus etc) so I don't bother about it in US texts. But I am actively offended when I see a British person using the ie spelling.

I'm a mediaeval historian. The word comes from Mediæval which has the anglo-saxon ae character in the middle. The real pronunciation of the word acknowledges that extra vowel in the middle.

Anyone who calls themselves an academic of the Middle Ages should be ashamed of themselves for using a modernised spelling of a word with mediaeval roots.

I rest my rant.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 19, 2018, 06:50:31 PM
My mp3 player has thrown a tantrum and corrupted a heap of files. It's being formatted at the minute, and hopefully that will sort the problem. Oh for the days when Philips mp3 players actually worked properly. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 19, 2018, 07:34:55 PM
My mp3 player has thrown a tantrum and corrupted a heap of files. It's being formatted at the minute, and hopefully that will sort the problem. Oh for the days when Philips mp3 players actually worked properly. :pout:

Sorry to hear that, hope formatting works everythiing out. I can't remember the brand of my first MP3 player, but I'm thinking that it may have been Philips. It had radio and could fit maybe all of ten to twelve songs.  :lol: Back in 2005 when I got it, it was super cool even still. I listened to it in classes when we were allowed to. My high school banned them for my senior year, though.  :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on March 20, 2018, 03:24:32 AM
My history teacher always capitalizes random words. For example: "Why are the Middle Ages called that? What are they Between?"  :enraged:

Middle Ages should be capitalized since it refers to a specific period in history.
Yes, I know that. If you would notice, the word Between is capitalized as well. I was not referring to the Middle Ages being capitalized.


Oh, I somehow missed that. Sorry.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 20, 2018, 10:54:21 PM
I work semi late the next three days,and due to my schedule I only have a lunch in all of them, makes the day super long.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on March 20, 2018, 11:11:02 PM
The person I have a crush on has liked my mortal enemy. Now he is starting to like my best friend. >_< Oof!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on March 23, 2018, 09:15:36 PM
I want to collect toys and video games and books, because those things make me happy. I also want to own only what I can fit in a single backpack and a fiddle case, so I'd never be bound to one place, because that would make me happy. I wish I could have multiple lives.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 24, 2018, 12:33:24 PM
Tourists everywhere :shakefist:

It seems they come earlier and stay later every year.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 25, 2018, 12:41:09 AM
Fire alarm went off at work, just before the end of my shift, thankfully it was nothing.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on March 26, 2018, 05:04:49 AM
Allergies have made me sick for the whole first two days of spring break I have had. Yay. Spring break is finally here and I can finally relax... Then allergies decide to attack me. >_< :sick:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 27, 2018, 12:04:07 AM
Not a complaint, just an observation.

They are building a Burlington Coat Factory here. In southwest Florida.
Maybe it's more like a regular department store these days? I dunno. I just remember going there when I lived in Wisconsin to, you know, buy coats :lol:

Not many coat sales happening down here  :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: misskindle on March 27, 2018, 08:35:14 AM
Some of my more expensive things (dolls, signed books, childhood collections) got thrown out and now I have to decide if I'm willing to pay the hundreds it will take to replace it all
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on March 27, 2018, 08:19:37 PM
I have the joy of replacing a strap button in my classical guitar, which wasn't even supposed to have a strap button in the first place, the previous owner just thought it'd be a hoot drill a hole in it and ram a huge, brittle, plastic peg in there and of course, said peg has snapped in half. At least I can fit a more tasteful-looking one in its place. :drunk:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Loa on March 28, 2018, 12:28:34 AM
People who write 'PAYED' instead of 'PAID'. For goodness sake. You don't write 'SAYED', or 'MAYED'.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on March 28, 2018, 07:02:27 AM
Waited the entire day yesterday for the vet to call and check up on us as she said she would. She never called, so today on my day off I have to call and try to get a hold of her which she herself has said is rather difficult, which is why she was supposed to call me in the first place.. I have so many questions that need answering before easter! Aargh!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Tulips on March 31, 2018, 01:09:20 AM
Ugh, just got home from working a 12am-9:30am shift to find my partner still asleep and 3 desperately hungry cats still waiting for their breakfast.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on March 31, 2018, 06:58:58 AM
I found out last week that my cousin from the states is in Sweden right now and on Sunday she and my aunt will fly up to my city to visit our grandparents over the day. Last time I saw her she was 7, now she's a college graduate so it's been a really long time. I talked to grandma yesterday and she was mad none of my family can come and say hi, especially mom since it's her niece. I don't always see eye to eye with my mom, but changing workdays on a weekend within a weeks notice is nearly impossible in retail as it is, add easter to the mix and it would be easier to walk on water. Grandma doesn't understand this and it felt like listening to a broken record at the end. Had we gotten the news earlier we might have made it, but not as it is now and mom is sad as it is without grandma picking her apart :mad:. I work to six pm tomorrow, the taxi pick them up at 7 to go back to the airport.. If I bike like crazy I might be able to get to see her for ten minutes.. in my sweaty work clothes. Great first impression after 14 years or what it is :lol:.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Tulips on April 01, 2018, 02:22:02 PM
I have another lol... The other day I noticed a tiny little bug had squeezed into my iPad and was crawling around under the screen, tonight I noticed it is dead... This happened with an old laptop too, why do insects die inside my tech? *protectively shields phone*
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on April 02, 2018, 12:41:23 AM
I have another lol... The other day I noticed a tiny little bug had squeezed into my iPad and was crawling around under the screen, tonight I noticed it is dead... This happened with an old laptop too, why do insects die inside my tech? *protectively shields phone*
My worst nightmare. Hate dead bugs. Found one in my Raya doll's hair the other day and literally threw her across the bathroom and left her till someone came home to remove it.

I am fed up with living in a country that either can't make up its mind what to call itself or other people can't make up their mind how to label it.

After scrolling through country options looking for United Kingdom, then Great Britain, and then down to England too many times to count, it's annoying. I wish websites would pick one and stick to it. (And yes I do know all of the above are different geographical boundaries, but since where I live qualifies to be in all three of the above, I would really like it if they were a bit more universal)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 02, 2018, 06:46:48 AM
I am fed up with living in a country that either can't make up its mind what to call itself or other people can't make up their mind how to label it.

After scrolling through country options looking for United Kingdom, then Great Britain, and then down to England too many times to count, it's annoying. I wish websites would pick one and stick to it. (And yes I do know all of the above are different geographical boundaries, but since where I live qualifies to be in all three of the above, I would really like it if they were a bit more universal)

Just contact all the websites and tell them you're renaming it "The Land of Dragons."  Or something short...like "Bob".
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on April 02, 2018, 10:19:06 AM
I am fed up with living in a country that either can't make up its mind what to call itself or other people can't make up their mind how to label it.

After scrolling through country options looking for United Kingdom, then Great Britain, and then down to England too many times to count, it's annoying. I wish websites would pick one and stick to it. (And yes I do know all of the above are different geographical boundaries, but since where I live qualifies to be in all three of the above, I would really like it if they were a bit more universal)

Just contact all the websites and tell them you're renaming it "The Land of Dragons."  Or something short...like "Bob".

Yes! I live in Bobland ;)

Actually, the land of dragons might be more accurate, given that the Welsh use a dragon still on their flag, and there are ancient stories about the fighting of the white and the red dragons over our land in the past...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on April 02, 2018, 01:02:41 PM
Someone from another country sent me a glass jar in a bubble mailer. -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SourdoughStomper on April 02, 2018, 04:53:00 PM
Stomper NEEDS this stupid winter to freaking END, already! :gah: :rant: :shakefist: :throw: :wail: :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on April 02, 2018, 06:42:12 PM
Stomper NEEDS this stupid winter to freaking END, already! :gah: :rant: :shakefist: :throw: :wail: :pout:

Please send it my way! I'm graduating from this college without having ever gotten to see the campus with any snow and I'm sad.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on April 03, 2018, 01:18:14 AM
It basically turned straight from winter to summer where I live! It went from 50-60 degrees to 80 degrees in a couple of days. Eek!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 03, 2018, 10:33:59 AM
I finished my book and can't think of what to read next... :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: beajjai033 on April 03, 2018, 02:51:52 PM
I finished my book and can't think of what to read next... :|

Would like to have that problem, as I have tons on my list  :lol:

I should pick up some slack so I don't always work 15 hours a day, but here I am at the Arena and all~ :lookround:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 03, 2018, 06:18:29 PM
When I mentioned that something at work had been done incorrectly and would need to be redone, one of my co-workers asked, "Why would you need to redo it?  It looks fine."

Uh...because it isn't done RIGHT????  :duh:

I seriously don't understand why people where I live feel that doing everything half-baked and then going back to do it again four or five times before it is right is okay.  I was not born or raised here so that might be why I don't understand.  Apparently doing something right the first time is a sin and I'm going to hell for even suggesting something so outrageous.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on April 11, 2018, 04:20:26 AM
3 hours and 45 minutes of homework tonight wasn't fun. Just got done at 8:15 PM. So mentally out of it right now.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Twilight Pink on April 11, 2018, 02:30:30 PM
Is the world going to end every 3-6 years? :/ it's BEEN  old now....

(P.S. not sure if that's a trivial complaint)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 11, 2018, 04:35:47 PM
Is the world going to end every 3-6 years? :/ it's BEEN  old now....

(P.S. not sure if that's a trivial complaint)

There's another end of the world theory on the horizon?! Kinda makes me wonder if these people ever thought to stop and enjoy their lives for a bit, instead of working out precisely how they're going to be cut short by rogue planets or ancient predictions. :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Twilight Pink on April 11, 2018, 07:13:40 PM
Is the world going to end every 3-6 years? :/ it's BEEN  old now....

(P.S. not sure if that's a trivial complaint)

There's another end of the world theory on the horizon?! Kinda makes me wonder if these people ever thought to stop and enjoy their lives for a bit, instead of working out precisely how they're going to be cut short by rogue planets or ancient predictions. :lol:
The world's going to end on April 18th, 2018...supposedly
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonfly on April 11, 2018, 07:49:34 PM
oh crap

but on the bright side, at this point I don't even have to bother with the laundry ...
Is the world going to end every 3-6 years? :/ it's BEEN  old now....

(P.S. not sure if that's a trivial complaint)

There's another end of the world theory on the horizon?! Kinda makes me wonder if these people ever thought to stop and enjoy their lives for a bit, instead of working out precisely how they're going to be cut short by rogue planets or ancient predictions. :lol:
The world's going to end on April 18th, 2018...supposedly
oh crap

but on the bright side, at this point I don't even have to bother with the laundry ...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on April 14, 2018, 07:16:12 AM
A third world war must be avoided no matter what. It seems some world leaders don't understand this :yikes:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on April 14, 2018, 03:48:59 PM
I have the worst of luck when it comes to buying certain things off ebay.  If I buy for myself I always get it, if I buy for someone else as a gift it magically disappears and doesn't get to me.  Argh I have no explanation on this fact.  The ebay Raven has struck again.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on April 14, 2018, 04:56:58 PM
I really wish the temperature would stop dropping suddenly. My horses have already lost their winter coats and I hate that it drops from 80 degrees to 20 degrees overnight (coupled with the OK wind chill) and I wake up to my poor injured mare, who had to be separated from her herd because they were trying to beat up on her, shivering up a storm. We can never find a blanket that fits her and isn't dangerous to her because of her weird body shape and our local stores only carry L and XLs. I should really just try to sew her one myself at this point. Ugh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on April 15, 2018, 02:18:37 AM
State testing is coming up. So much pressure, stress, and anxiety!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Kiwi on April 15, 2018, 03:07:23 AM
We're having a major ice storm. Which is freaky.

But my complaint is the schools all closed today (weekend, some exams) for this storm, but not a single snow day all winter, even when there was a couple times we should've had one. Grr!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: pikkupapupata on April 15, 2018, 03:27:54 AM
If I am looking for a new place to rent, and I send an information request within minutes of a new listing being posted, how am I made to wait days before getting a response, and how is that response, 'Sorry, it's been rented.'?

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Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 15, 2018, 08:19:50 AM
It's after 1am...and I don't feel like going to sleep.  But I have church in a few hours...but I still don't feel like going to sleep.  The harsh realities of being a night person.  :sigh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 15, 2018, 01:33:15 PM
I shouldn't be complaining because it's an opportunity but seriously, who conducts a job interview on a Sunday?! I could've been in bed! It's done now anyway. I'll be lazy next weekend. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Twilight Pink on April 15, 2018, 04:24:54 PM
That moment when you request the missing item from your order from the seller on ebay but instead they refund you the money. :I

That's is NOT what I asked for, not every problem can be solved with money.  Literally they could've sent my missing item OR told me that ithe was outta stock (which I don't get how that could happen, it shouldn't be listed on ebay if that's the case) or suggested me another plushie  from their store X_X
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 15, 2018, 05:53:37 PM
Today is my birthday and what do I get Icy rain, and ice everyone wont be going out today.  I hope I can tomorrow but it is supposed to rain.  :cloud:  I have a four day weekend, and not a singe chance to go out once do to bad weather.  :wail:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Twilight Pink on April 16, 2018, 01:46:28 AM
Today is my birthday and what do I get Icy rain, and ice everyone wont be going out today.  I hope I can tomorrow but it is supposed to rain.  :cloud:  I have a four day weekend, and not a singe chance to go out once do to bad weather.  :wail:
I feel your pain,  i'm born in January and I can't do nothing fun when it's freezing outside....that's definitely not a happy birthday  -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on April 16, 2018, 02:14:47 AM
I shouldn't be complaining because it's an opportunity but seriously, who conducts a job interview on a Sunday?! I could've been in bed! It's done now anyway. I'll be lazy next weekend. :pout:

Well there's a movie I watched about a month ago that started with a couple people having job interviews on a Sunday. It turns out they were selected as unwitting test subjects to be locked in a bunker for a year and a half under the false pretense of a sudden nuclear war, and the research company needed a way to lure them to the bunker.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on April 16, 2018, 02:45:21 AM
I went and saw a movie with my sister, and while we were waiting to be picked up, we stopped by the small toy shop next to the theater. I didn't bring any extra cash with me and ended up seeing so many things I wish I could've gotten but couldn't. Maybe next weekend!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: alkevin on April 16, 2018, 10:04:23 PM
I have the worst luck at shopping: I´ve bought the new t rex  from JW2 on ebay at the morning, then at night there is a listing with the price 25 less. :huh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: beajjai033 on April 17, 2018, 02:00:41 AM
I have the worst luck at shopping: I´ve bought the new t rex  from JW2 on ebay at the morning, then at night there is a listing with the price 25 less. :huh:

We are the same. I bought a bag and saw one a few days after at 20 less :lookround:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 17, 2018, 11:00:08 AM
I shouldn't be complaining because it's an opportunity but seriously, who conducts a job interview on a Sunday?! I could've been in bed! It's done now anyway. I'll be lazy next weekend. :pout:

Well there's a movie I watched about a month ago that started with a couple people having job interviews on a Sunday. It turns out they were selected as unwitting test subjects to be locked in a bunker for a year and a half under the false pretense of a sudden nuclear war, and the research company needed a way to lure them to the bunker.

In that case, I'm going to be extra careful in future - thanks for the heads up! :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on April 17, 2018, 12:51:22 PM
oh crap

but on the bright side, at this point I don't even have to bother with the laundry ...
Is the world going to end every 3-6 years? :/ it's BEEN  old now....

(P.S. not sure if that's a trivial complaint)

There's another end of the world theory on the horizon?! Kinda makes me wonder if these people ever thought to stop and enjoy their lives for a bit, instead of working out precisely how they're going to be cut short by rogue planets or ancient predictions. :lol:
The world's going to end on April 18th, 2018...supposedly
oh crap

but on the bright side, at this point I don't even have to bother with the laundry ...

I might postpone my laundry too, then...;) And delay writing my presentation paper. This paper is for a conference where I made a deal with a friend that I'd present if she handled all the navigating (it's in her country). And now I'm waiting to find out how I'm meant to get home as she's planning on flying back early to meet a deadline...

Arrived back in London yesterday. First my bank didn't want me to pay my rent (sorted now) and then today my toilet stopped flushing. (Also now fixed). It's as though nobody wants me to be back in London O.O.


Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Chrissytree on April 18, 2018, 03:43:47 PM
I just bought a pony set from ebay for £18.65. On opening I discovered a "George at Asda" invoice inside for £12 and no evidence of the actual ebay seller. So it looks like they've taken my ebay order then placed their own with Asda for me! I could have done that myself! There was one left in stock when I ordered and there's still one left. I'm feeling duped.

*edit - I'm now feeling angry! I reckon it's against eBay policy to sell an item you don't have and then to order it from another shop?! I've contacted eBay and George at Asda by phone - neither seemed bothered so I've emailed too and reported the seller.

*edit again. It's called Drop Shipping and isn't exactly within ebay's rules but they don't do anything about it. Good to know :P Wonder if Asda will have the same thought.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: cookifaa on April 18, 2018, 10:22:43 PM
i need to study but it takes too much effort.

and i've just eaten a whole tub of pringles to myself but i'm still hungry.

Post Merge: April 18, 2018, 10:26:05 PM

and i have a show on saturday and my mare has rolled and i cant be bothered to bring her home and bath her.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 19, 2018, 03:44:56 AM
We might get another snow storm, they downgraded it to 1 to 3 inches instead of 3 to 5 inches. So slightly improved, but I just put my snow shovels away.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on April 19, 2018, 08:08:10 AM
Just finnished a week long trial of eating painmeds to humour my Doctor. Seven days of painkillers morning and night did nothing to change anything. I knew it wouldn't. I told him it wouldn't. He still insisted. I just messaged him to let him know it didn't. I wonder what he will try next? I feel like a guinea pig..
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on April 19, 2018, 04:19:00 PM
Went to the hospital today to get myself tested for PCOS. Turns out I have it which I dont mind. What I do mind is that my copper IUD was placed all wrong all this time even when my doctor assured me it was in the right place.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on April 19, 2018, 04:21:13 PM
London, make up your mind what your freaking climate is already, please!

After really late freezing temperatures and snow, now it's 28 degrees (celsius)?

ITS ONLY APRIL.



Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: ColdRuru on April 19, 2018, 04:56:52 PM
London, make up your mind what your freaking climate is already, please!

After really late freezing temperatures and snow, now it's 28 degrees (celsius)?

ITS ONLY APRIL.

Too hot here too. My poor mare was so sweaty today after our ride, and it was in the "fresh" morning.
I do not like hot temperature, I want winter back :cry:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on April 19, 2018, 04:59:03 PM
London, make up your mind what your freaking climate is already, please!

After really late freezing temperatures and snow, now it's 28 degrees (celsius)?

ITS ONLY APRIL.

Too hot here too. My poor mare was so sweaty today after our ride, and it was in the "fresh" morning.
I do not like hot temperature, I want winter back :cry:

I made the mistake of walking from Tesco to Smyths in long sleeves on Tuesday. Not even making that mistake today. The road where I live is in full sun and walking up it to the shop, even, is not pleasant. So I have been inside doing academic work I needed to do instead. But yeesh. Guess it's a pan-European thing then??

London does get up to 30, 34 even in the summer...but this is April o.O. And we had snow a few weeks ago. I love Spring, but not hot weather -.-.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonlady on April 19, 2018, 05:12:08 PM
I do not know if it's the fluctuating weather, the flu bug that's going around or my period but I wish my body would hurry up and feel normal again! Sick and tired of being sick and tired...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: ColdRuru on April 19, 2018, 05:28:24 PM
Well winter was rude for most of France (rain rain rain) and my mother who lives in the mountains is still under snow (who's not normal, as she's too south for this kind of weather now). But me, in the plain I got no spring, we jumped to summer!
The weather is completely crazy.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on April 20, 2018, 05:18:10 AM
London, make up your mind what your freaking climate is already, please!

After really late freezing temperatures and snow, now it's 28 degrees (celsius)?

ITS ONLY APRIL.

Too hot here too. My poor mare was so sweaty today after our ride, and it was in the "fresh" morning.
I do not like hot temperature, I want winter back :cry:

I made the mistake of walking from Tesco to Smyths in long sleeves on Tuesday. Not even making that mistake today. The road where I live is in full sun and walking up it to the shop, even, is not pleasant. So I have been inside doing academic work I needed to do instead. But yeesh. Guess it's a pan-European thing then??

London does get up to 30, 34 even in the summer...but this is April o.O. And we had snow a few weeks ago. I love Spring, but not hot weather -.-.

Welcome to my world! People have this image of Spring as being in between, but the more the climate is changing, the more heat is just taking it over.

This year has been a bit of an exception, I suppose. It snowed about two weeks ago. However, it was up into the mid 80s (around the 28 C you mentioned) in less than a week. The heat will now take over completely.

Where I live, a lot of areas where I walk outside are cut off from any breezes/air circulation varying on where the wind is blowing from, and it's just really made me more grouchy. If the sun is out and it's above 60F (about 15C) it can feel too warm for me. I know that sounds so silly because that temperature is so low, but when the sun is shining and there is no air circulation it is uncomfortable.

That's why I want it overcast and cooler. If I have to put on a jacket, it's so much better than walking in the sun with no breeze.

Oddly enough, most of today was a rare day where it was sunny, over 15C, and was actually comfortable. The breeze was consistent in most areas and was legitimately cool. I loved it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on April 20, 2018, 06:09:58 AM
When I biked to work yesterday I had a longsleeved shirt and my spring jacket on and I was sweating. I met people in t-shirts and shorts! In april! Of course when I went home from work, longsleeved shirt, jacket, beanie and gloves were much needed.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on April 20, 2018, 05:33:48 PM
Sometimes having childhood collection ponies that the whole rest of the world go insane over is not a good thing.

Of the three Mountain Boys I had as a kid, only one of them is known to exist still MOC - IF you have like $1600 to spend.

I sympathise with all the people who had Mimic as a child and who now want to get her MOC. We're in the same boat.

No store sold non-Nirvana pony should ever be going over $1000 MOC for any reason, period.

Collector hype is such a pain.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 20, 2018, 05:55:11 PM
My phone has been going off all day, it's about jobs so I guess it's a good thing but I'm already stressed out and all these calls about things, trying to work out my diary and prepare for several interviews is making things worse. :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on April 21, 2018, 04:56:02 PM
Having a completely empty bank account and a pile of bills that are due is extremely stressful.

I'm trying to take on extra illustration work to make it in time but I'm so tired my eyes are literally closing on me while I draw T_T
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on April 21, 2018, 06:38:53 PM
The lingerieshop where I get my bras has changed their sizecharts when it comes to sportsbras. When I walked in there today I met a former coworker working there. This girl was notorious for lying to customers and coworkers as well as trying to put us managers against each others at the movie theatre when I worked there. When being called out she tried to worm herself out with more lies. It was such a relief for all of us when she quit.

I commend her for coming up to serve me considering how much we argued and fought before. But, when I took out an old sportsbra and asked which size the equivalent is now, she said small. I am not a large person but I am nowhere near small in that area so I got suspicious and walked up to the register and showed the bra to the cashier and she went and got the right size which were not a small.. I am not sure if old coworker lied to me because of our history or if she just did it because it's how she is and I didn't say anything about her lies to the cashier but now I kind of wish I had.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on April 22, 2018, 07:11:26 AM
Mid to high 80sF for the coming week. It's ten degrees hotter than it should be. I don't tolerate heat any more and if this keeps up it's going to be a long spring/summer. :shocked:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 23, 2018, 08:58:41 PM
I bought sliced cheese less than 10 minutes ago, intending to have it for my snack today, and when I opened the package, I discovered it is already moldy.  According to the expiration date, it should be fine until June.   :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 23, 2018, 10:10:57 PM
I get to do small parts pony inventory tomorrow, yay for a lot of things to go though.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on April 24, 2018, 01:50:20 AM
Oof. I'm atheist. My parents still make me go to church and practice Christianity though. The pastor found out I draw and wanted to see some examples and maybe even have me draw something for a handout. The most recent thing I've drawn was a girl with a crap ton of piercings in overalls and fishnet. I'm probably not the best fit lol. And I most likely wouldn't get paid. You can probably see why this is awkward and I don't want to do it! My parents will probably make me though. Not fun.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 24, 2018, 02:21:09 AM
Oof. I'm atheist. My parents still make me go to church and practice Christianity though. The pastor found out I draw and wanted to see some examples and maybe even have me draw something for a handout. The most recent thing I've drawn was a girl with a crap ton of piercings in overalls and fishnet. I'm probably not the best fit lol. And I most likely wouldn't get paid. You can probably see why this is awkward and I don't want to do it! My parents will probably make me though. Not fun.

That is not ok to force a faith on anyone.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on April 24, 2018, 02:35:08 PM
Oof. I'm atheist. My parents still make me go to church and practice Christianity though. The pastor found out I draw and wanted to see some examples and maybe even have me draw something for a handout. The most recent thing I've drawn was a girl with a crap ton of piercings in overalls and fishnet. I'm probably not the best fit lol. And I most likely wouldn't get paid. You can probably see why this is awkward and I don't want to do it! My parents will probably make me though. Not fun.

Sorry you have to deal with that. I'm so fortunate that my family really stopped being regular church-goers in my mid to late teens. They also stopped making me go those times they did go.

I'm so grateful for that because church was sooo boring for me as a kid. It also feels awkward going to church now that I don't believe it at all. It would have been a lot harder for me to hide my atheism if I was still forced/expected to to go to church.

Sorry you're stuck in that awkward situation. I don't know what I'd do.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on April 24, 2018, 03:04:06 PM
Thanks :) I know it's not okay what they are doing, but there isn't much I can do without damaging my mom's mental health severely. Anyway, I hope it just kind of falls through. It's not fun having this in the back of my mind during state testing though :wacko:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on April 26, 2018, 07:51:49 AM
My university room is too hot.

Thats what comes of having huge windows that let in tons of sun but which for 'safety reasons' won't open -.-

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on April 27, 2018, 03:20:53 AM
I hate snotty people. I was at the grocery store today, and headed to a checkout register. At first I missed a sign that said that particular register was closed. So when I headed to it the cashier says to me, "This line is closed due to training. You need to leave." Wouldn't the first sentence be sufficient without the snottily added second sentence?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 27, 2018, 04:24:12 PM
We might get snow Sunday, I have plants I want to move outside soon.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on April 27, 2018, 10:27:07 PM
I want to take up playing the concertina but trying to decide on one to start with has caused a level of confusion for which I was not prepared. :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: ghouldilocks on April 28, 2018, 02:30:24 AM
It's polleny temperature-shifty season right now, so my submandibular glands are all swollen and irritated today   :cloud:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on April 30, 2018, 05:19:58 PM
I hate cleaning the shower.

Also, today has been almost entirely rain.

And my university has found yet another way to make its research students feel unwelcome.

Yay.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on May 01, 2018, 12:26:20 AM
I got tackled by a football player today  -_- I wasn't hurt or anything, thankfully, but it was definitely an experience.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: CherryTreats on May 01, 2018, 04:20:58 AM
Sometimes I feel like giving up on buying any secondhand items online. I'm tired of things smelling like smoke, perfume, musty odor, etc. I immediately want to get rid of anything with a bothersome smell. It's hard when it's an otherwise very beautiful pony. I have opened ebay packages that the smell of throws me into a huge coughing fit. I'm tired of rebuying something I just bought because I don't like the smell or because something wasn't mentioned (like a haircut). I'm sensitive to smoke, musty odors, perfumes, air fresheners, scented candles, etc. and it makes buying things frustrating. Also, I am disappointed the new rainbow ponies coming out are scented.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on May 01, 2018, 07:36:02 AM
My tooth that needs a filling or pulling depending on what I want to do. Has started aching and it's still two weeks before my scheduled appointment. Not now! There's a week n a half left in the semester. I'm struggling mightily to finish my math class, I may be failing but I refuse to quit.

Also, insomnia but there is a full moon tonight. So who knows. :blink: :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 01, 2018, 01:12:45 PM
So. Much. Wind. >_<

I'd like to open up a window without getting blown away all the time. -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: starstrider on May 01, 2018, 04:56:46 PM
I don't want to go to work tomorrow.  But how else will I continue to fund this lavish pony lifestyle I find myself living?  :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 01, 2018, 05:42:39 PM
Okay, so I live in a semi-detached house so obviously there's going to be noise bleeding between the two but one of the neighbours has just been banging hard enough to shake the whole building, like stamping their feet on the floor or something. It can't be about noise because I'm literally just sitting here looking for jobs on the internet (so that I can afford to move out of this house someday and away from these petulant, immature *can't think of a an Arena-friendly word to cap off that statement*) I fully understand that sometimes you need to blow off steam but that kind of behaviour is just completely uncalled for. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 01, 2018, 06:47:04 PM
My sister has the flu and her hacking and coughing and gagging are getting really irritating (and gross)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 01, 2018, 08:30:47 PM
I've been grouchy all month. 

I currently hate people around here.  They are annoying and quite frankly, I'm tired of sharing my oxygen with them.  It isn't like they're doing anything useful with it anyway.  Half the people I've come into contact with today have been so annoying that all I can think is "It's a good thing Jesus loves them because nobody else does." 

But it might just be because I've been grouchy all month.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on May 02, 2018, 03:52:48 AM
My shoulder is aching. It started up several hours ago. Wonder if I practiced too much? I don't know what would cause such a thing, or if it's just like headaches/legaches which just occur sometimes.

My sister has the flu and her hacking and coughing and gagging are getting really irritating (and gross)

That kind of sounds like me throughout some of today. D: Coughing in a way that causes one to gag is certainly not pleasant. It didn't help that today I had my aural theory exam and my jury where I had to play my oboe. Somehow the gagging coughing fits did not happen during those important moments.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 02, 2018, 05:03:27 AM
My loved ones are both being buttheads atm and can go bugger off for a while. Certainly not doing anything nice for any of them for the rest of the month.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on May 02, 2018, 04:26:25 PM
Headaches, I just can't stop having headaches. I imagine it is associated with whatever little cold I've gotten. However, I'm worried about taking any medication at this point because I don't remember exactly how many days in a row I've been taking it now.

Also the humid warm/hot weather is agitating me. I turn off my AC unit for even five minutes and the humidity immediately seeps back in. I also hate waking up sweating, it prevents me from being able to fall back asleep.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on May 03, 2018, 11:55:04 PM
So, I was on my way out of school. I got on my bike and noticed an old white man handing out a small orange book at the entrance to the bike path, right by school property but no quite on it. I rode to the entrance, on my bike, and he handed it to me. While on was riding on my bike. Turns out it was a pocket copy of the bible. I was not pleased. Nobody asked for it. And there are maaannnny religions at my school. I'm betting others weren't happy too.

My mother of course said "At least he is spreading the good word! You can be offended all you want and waste your time. There are bigger problems to worry about in this world." She got offended at the fact that I didn't like being handed the bible from school. More than usual because it was about religion. Then she told me that if I didn't want it she should have it and snatched it forcefully out of my hands. -_- :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on May 04, 2018, 12:40:56 AM
I look younger than my actual age and sometimes am treated like a teenager/tween rather than as an adult by cashiers, sales clerks etc... I went in to a new jewelry store today and one of the sales associates acted like I was a teenager she even said “Let me know if we can help you, Sweetie” I know some people say “Sweetie” to everyone and I don’t mind it so much if it comes from a person I know well but it’s annoying when strangers say it to me.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on May 04, 2018, 12:59:40 AM
I look younger than my actual age and sometimes am treated like a teenager/tween rather than as an adult by cashiers, sales clerks etc... I went in to a new jewelry store today and one of the sales associates acted like I was a teenager she even said “Let me know if we can help you, Sweetie” I know some people say “Sweetie” to everyone and I don’t mind it so much if it comes from a person I know well but it’s annoying when strangers say it to me.
Ponyfan

I hate when people use terms like that with strangers. I get the same kind of crap, but for different reasons. People assume that because I have a stilted gait I must have some sort of cognitive impairment. I get addressed with terms like "buddy", "chief", etc... by total strangers and it comes across as condescending, so I understand where you're coming from.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on May 04, 2018, 11:30:14 AM
I also hate being called sweetie or love.

I also hate when my university departments either stop emailing me and find a go-between or start talking to me like I'm an idiot when I disclose that I have autism. I have trouble filling forms, but I'm a PhD student. I don't need to be spoken to in words of one syllable, and I don't need someone else to translate basic messages.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 04, 2018, 08:13:00 PM
I wanted to mow the lawn, rained today so that is not gonna happen.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 04, 2018, 08:45:06 PM
Eczema, go away. I know I'm stressed out, you didn't need to show up to remind me :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 04, 2018, 10:21:29 PM
It took Panda Express 40 minutes to get my food.  And I still had to go back and ask them for my eggroll.  Gee, it's a good thing I have an hour lunch and Panda Express is only 10 minutes away (and ten minutes back)...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on May 05, 2018, 03:27:51 AM
I ordered from Panera Bread using a gift card I had. My mother picked up the order, and when she brought it home I found that whoever prepared it screwed up both of my sandwiches (I specifically asked for white cheddar for both and instead the sandwiches had American cheese). I called to complain and was advised I could either make the 20 minute trip back to Panera for a corrected order or settle for a gift card in the mail. I opted for the gift card. When my gift card didn't come in the next 3 days, I followed up and was advised they had run out of stamps earlier in the week and would likely receive the gift card in about another week. So now a week after I would have had my food (had the order been correct), I'm still waiting for the gift card.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on May 05, 2018, 05:14:05 PM
I wish the sales people in a store would leave me alone.  They swarm up to me every time and talk and talk and ask question after question.  I want to shop in peace.  I find this extremely rude.  If i need help I will ask for it, just give me some space. Uggg  I think I know what I want to look at and I really do believe at my age I can figure out what size I need.  Go do your work!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on May 05, 2018, 05:34:46 PM
I have eczema that can flare up when I’m stressed also or when I touch something I’m allergic to.  That new my  eczema exposed commercial drives me crazy. I don’t need to be reminded how ugly my eczema looks .

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on May 05, 2018, 06:07:11 PM
I was putting on my pants for graduation and banged the section of my leg below the knee on the wooden end of my bed. Ouch! I think it'll be okay, but I've been having a lot of pain lately in my feet and knee, this did not need to be added!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on May 05, 2018, 10:44:41 PM
I wish the sales people in a store would leave me alone.  They swarm up to me every time and talk and talk and ask question after question.  I want to shop in peace.  I find this extremely rude.  If i need help I will ask for it, just give me some space. Uggg  I think I know what I want to look at and I really do believe at my age I can figure out what size I need.  Go do your work!!

Agreed. I was at the grocery store the other day trying to decide what to buy to make my own Alfredo sauce. There were two ladies standing at a counter in the center of the display. One of the ladies behind the counter asked if she could help me find something. I said, "No, I'm just browsing." Then a couple minutes later the second lady asked the exact same question. It made me feel rushed, like they wanted me to pick up something and leave. I hate that!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 06, 2018, 12:11:18 AM
I made some iced peppermint tea because it's oppressively hot today and it's made me feel a bit iffy. I thought mint was meant to settle your stomach, if anything. :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on May 06, 2018, 01:49:36 AM
I made some iced peppermint tea because it's oppressively hot today and it's made me feel a bit iffy. I thought mint was meant to settle your stomach, if anything. :/

Hm... I drink a peppermint and spearmint combo tea all of the time, but have never tried it iced before. Somehow the thought of drinking it cold just makes me feel uneasy thinking about it.  :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Minty_Magic on May 06, 2018, 02:36:33 AM
I got a slot with a tattoo artist I've been wanting a tattoo from for a couple years now, and yeah it's really expensive, but to me it will be well worth it. I wish when I told my friends, and I wish they could be excited for me too. Instead they just talked the whole thing down and said I was getting scammed and tried to refer me to their artists who work in a completely different style. I'm still super pumped but that kind of really put a damper on my good mood. As far as life long body art goes I'd rather pay top dollar for an artist who can work in the style I like than a fair price for someone who might struggle with it and botch it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on May 06, 2018, 10:20:50 AM
It's not enough that I have to deal with a runny nose due to pollenseason, keeping tissuepaper close at hand at all times, I also have to have a pimple inside my nosstril witch itches like crazy and everytime something touches my nose it feels like I've been punched. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Uninu on May 06, 2018, 10:50:47 AM
Stay strong, Minty_Magic! I'm one of those people who think that it's much better to find a tattoo artist whose work you love and get it done well at the first try, even if it means paying more than for example your friends did. There are so many styles in tattoos that it's good to know what *you* want and go for it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on May 08, 2018, 03:10:51 AM
It's not enough that I have to deal with a runny nose due to pollenseason, keeping tissuepaper close at hand at all times, I also have to have a pimple inside my nosstril witch itches like crazy and everytime something touches my nose it feels like I've been punched. :pout:

I have gone through that a few times its the pits.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 08, 2018, 12:50:49 PM
I made some iced peppermint tea because it's oppressively hot today and it's made me feel a bit iffy. I thought mint was meant to settle your stomach, if anything. :/

Hm... I drink a peppermint and spearmint combo tea all of the time, but have never tried it iced before. Somehow the thought of drinking it cold just makes me feel uneasy thinking about it.  :lol:

Ooh, peppermint and spearmint sounds nice, I'll have to keep an eye out for it! But yes, after this experience, it's definitely hot tea all the way from now on. XD
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: starstrider on May 08, 2018, 02:30:49 PM
My feet are freezing cold, but I'm too tired to stand up and walk all the way to the kitchen to put on the kettle for a hot water bottle.  IT'S JUST TOO HARD.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: emily_katie on May 08, 2018, 02:31:15 PM
I enjoy the ranking thingy on this website where you are allocated a type of pony, but now I am a Fakie :c im not a fake I swear  :whoa:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: cookifaa on May 08, 2018, 02:44:43 PM
My exams start on Monday and I'm no where near ready. What I mean by no where near ready is that, I have 5 days to catch up on over 300 pages of work. And that's just for one subject.

If I could go back to 2015, I would have never of left school. Serves me right for having a hair wrap.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 08, 2018, 03:37:32 PM
"I Was Born Without Arms But It Doesn’t Stop Me From Fulfilling My Dreams" *shows drop-dead gorgeous drawings*

Yeah. It's awful success stories like these that kill my self-esteem all the time. I just have no excuse to be lousy at anything, AT ALL. Because there's always someone without arms/legs/eyes/brains out there who does amazing things. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Tulips on May 08, 2018, 03:48:22 PM
I'm so fed up, I've been paid incorrectly again and I'm owed 8hrs pay...
I don't know why they can't get it right, and each time I question it they act like I'm wasting their time and it's not their mistake! 
:stressed:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 08, 2018, 11:21:34 PM
Temperature tomorrow is going to be 77, I work outside, and I dont have enough potting soil for my new pot.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on May 09, 2018, 12:06:06 AM
We're going to have to run the mile tomorrow in 90 degree heat. Plus I have asthma and there is a crap ton of pollen in the air and I can only take two puffs of my inhaler in 4 hours. I'm going to be coughing by the end of it. Then right after that I have a 300 point presentation. Yay!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on May 09, 2018, 02:12:17 AM
"I Was Born Without Arms But It Doesn’t Stop Me From Fulfilling My Dreams" *shows drop-dead gorgeous drawings*

Yeah. It's awful success stories like these that kill my self-esteem all the time. I just have no excuse to be lousy at anything, AT ALL. Because there's always someone without arms/legs/eyes/brains out there who does amazing things. :pout:

Well, I can't paint.  I am totally lousy at it.  I can't even paint a wall.  Now if they guy down the street can paint an entire mural for his wall with two toes more power to him.  If I can't paint with my fingers, I certainly will never paint with my toes, belly button or teeth.  It isn't my talent.  Hugs
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 10, 2018, 12:31:01 AM
Now I'm sick :sick: Sore throat, earache, fever.

Ugh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 10, 2018, 03:31:24 AM
Hot and humid today, made me very sleepy, I dont like it at all.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 10, 2018, 04:18:13 PM
Well, I can't paint.  I am totally lousy at it.  I can't even paint a wall.  Now if they guy down the street can paint an entire mural for his wall with two toes more power to him.  If I can't paint with my fingers, I certainly will never paint with my toes, belly button or teeth.  It isn't my talent.  Hugs

Thanks! You're totally right, but sometimes I just get (too) bitter about these things, not good at all... :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on May 11, 2018, 12:37:47 AM
I think a lot of people with disabilities are fed up with being seen as inspirational just because they find a way to get on with their lives regardless, but the media will lap up those stories anyway...

My trivial complaints for the day.

I have been on a roll typing up my notes from my text this last couple of weeks, but today my brain just won't focus on writing up all the wonderful aspects of the dead Emperor Takakura. Amusingly my speech recognition software used to transcribe Takakura as Coca Cola, so now I think of him fondly as the Emperor Coca Cola. Unfortunately that doesn't help me write up notes about how wonderful he was. Give me a battle scene to write up any day. They're so much more fun.

My ear is annoying me again. I am rather worried my new shampoo is affecting it. It's so annoying having sensitive skin and sensitive everything and not being able to use products because of it. It costs a small fortune.

Life is generally exhausting. I realised that pretty much every aspect of my life is exhausting and yet I don't intend on giving up any of them. But next year has so many questions hanging over it that it's really annoying me. I have my tribunal still to settle, I'm waiting on the stupid DSA people to actually give me an update on that (it's been 6 months, it was meant to be within 20 days), I don't know where I'm living, if I have funding, whether I am teaching, if I need to get a job, whether I'm getting writing up status...or anything yet.


Also, ignorance is the ultimate rudeness.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: starstrider on May 11, 2018, 05:02:32 PM
I am a cat colony manager and rescuer, cats are my other passion besides MLP.  A few days ago I stuffed up whilst handling a feral kitten and he bit my hand and arm, and now I've developed cellulitis.  Yes, normally I wear gloves, and I should have been better prepared, but it was a crappy situation and 98% of the time rescues go off without a hitch.  This time just happened to be in the 2%. 

Last year I went through a similar situation but I ended up with a serious finger and hand infection and tenosynovitis, which resulted in emergency washout surgery, a week of IV antibiotics in hospital, two months off work (unpaid), the development of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and all round a six month rehabilitation process including IV drug infusions to treat my pain.  So am a bit scared it's going to end up being another surgical case because it's affecting my hand and fingers, but so far the infection doesn't seem to have permeated the knuckle joints.  AAAAARRRRGGHHH. 

Kitty however, is now absolutely fine.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on May 12, 2018, 06:22:48 AM
I am a cat colony manager and rescuer, cats are my other passion besides MLP.  A few days ago I stuffed up whilst handling a feral kitten and he bit my hand and arm, and now I've developed cellulitis.  Yes, normally I wear gloves, and I should have been better prepared, but it was a crappy situation and 98% of the time rescues go off without a hitch.  This time just happened to be in the 2%. 

Last year I went through a similar situation but I ended up with a serious finger and hand infection and tenosynovitis, which resulted in emergency washout surgery, a week of IV antibiotics in hospital, two months off work (unpaid), the development of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and all round a six month rehabilitation process including IV drug infusions to treat my pain.  So am a bit scared it's going to end up being another surgical case because it's affecting my hand and fingers, but so far the infection doesn't seem to have permeated the knuckle joints.  AAAAARRRRGGHHH. 

Kitty however, is now absolutely fine.

Ouch!! I really commend you for managing a colony and doing rescue work though. It can be stressful work. There are groups and individuals that help our shelter with TNVR and colony management. And on top of the issues of trying to trap tricky cats to get fixed, potential safety hazards, etc... they have to deal with repeated backlash from individuals who can't seem to comprehend that there's a difference between a domesticated cat and a feral cat and that a feral cat can't just be sent to the shelter for adoption because it's a wild animal.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: starstrider on May 12, 2018, 04:29:54 PM
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Ouch!! I really commend you for managing a colony and doing rescue work though. It can be stressful work. There are groups and individuals that help our shelter with TNVR and colony management. And on top of the issues of trying to trap tricky cats to get fixed, potential safety hazards, etc... they have to deal with repeated backlash from individuals who can't seem to comprehend that there's a difference between a domesticated cat and a feral cat and that a feral cat can't just be sent to the shelter for adoption because it's a wild animal.

It's always so great to meet other rescuers and kitty enthusiasts!  I see you're in NY, and there are several NY colony groups I follow on IG and FB because the work they do is just absolutely phenomenal.  TNR is less common here in Australia, but those of us involved in colony management recognise that it is the only sustainable and ethical way forward for handling the feral cat population (I hate the word feral!).  Animal rescue is both a joy and a constant source of sadness.  I am so grateful to the animal lovers of the world for the effort and the love that goes into saving animals in need. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 14, 2018, 09:28:15 PM
I got plenty of work done in the garden and round the house today but apparently put too much strain on my dodgy leg in the process, so my reward for all that work is an incredibly painful leg. I want a new body, this one's rubbish. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 14, 2018, 10:37:46 PM
I found another bruise on me, and I have no idea where or when I did that.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tulagirl on May 14, 2018, 11:45:36 PM
I got plenty of work done in the garden and round the house today but apparently put too much strain on my dodgy leg in the process, so my reward for all that work is an incredibly painful leg. I want a new body, this one's rubbish. :pout:

I want one too!  If I clean for 5 or more minutes it is amazing the amount of pain I get into. Argh
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: kestral_kitsune on May 16, 2018, 03:02:59 AM
lol my trivial complaint is i ended up popping my wrist at work, a lump appeared had it checked out  thank god no fracture, but its a cyst that's gonna have to be taken care of due to where it was. weirdest part was the lump wasn't there this morning and we honestly thought it was a bone ... on top of that its my bday and that was not how I wanted to spend my after noon XD
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 16, 2018, 06:09:07 AM
I'm not eating a can of chocolate frosting at one o'clock in the morning. Nope. Not me.

 :lookround:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on May 16, 2018, 06:34:45 AM
lol my trivial complaint is i ended up popping my wrist at work, a lump appeared had it checked out  thank god no fracture, but its a cyst that's gonna have to be taken care of due to where it was. weirdest part was the lump wasn't there this morning and we honestly thought it was a bone ... on top of that its my bday and that was not how I wanted to spend my after noon XD

Happy birthday :) Glad there's no fracture at least.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Wildshadow on May 16, 2018, 03:55:22 PM
I'm hating how a lot of pictures I can't see on this board because I'm looking at this at work and they have blocked LOTS of pictures from various sites, especially Deviantart x.X and I look at this place at work because I can type much faster than on a laptop or phone/tablet ^_^""
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on May 17, 2018, 08:11:02 AM
That moment when an apparently reputable academic wades into a controversial conversation about politics and decides to refer to it all as 'autistic hostility'.

Because that's entirely appropriate use of language. Not.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 17, 2018, 03:20:06 PM
That moment when an apparently reputable academic wades into a controversial conversation about politics and decides to refer to it all as 'autistic hostility'.

Because that's entirely appropriate use of language. Not.

I don't even know what that phrase is supposed to mean.   :huh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on May 17, 2018, 03:36:35 PM
It's a phrase used in conflict studies to indicate a situation where two sides stop speaking to each other, refuse to engage and basically end up with worse relations.

However when used randomly without qualifier or explanation in a general discussion, it comes over in a totally other way.

I actually think the original term is offensive too, personally, but I can't do a lot about that.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 17, 2018, 09:17:22 PM
It's a phrase used in conflict studies to indicate a situation where two sides stop speaking to each other, refuse to engage and basically end up with worse relations.

So..."The Silent Treatment"?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Nemesis on May 18, 2018, 03:01:43 AM
It's a phrase used in conflict studies to indicate a situation where two sides stop speaking to each other, refuse to engage and basically end up with worse relations.

However when used randomly without qualifier or explanation in a general discussion, it comes over in a totally other way.

I actually think the original term is offensive too, personally, but I can't do a lot about that.

Wow... Never heard that one before. IMO, that’s a seriously offensive term, in any context. :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on May 18, 2018, 10:30:26 AM
It's a phrase used in conflict studies to indicate a situation where two sides stop speaking to each other, refuse to engage and basically end up with worse relations.

However when used randomly without qualifier or explanation in a general discussion, it comes over in a totally other way.

I actually think the original term is offensive too, personally, but I can't do a lot about that.

Wow... Never heard that one before. IMO, that’s a seriously offensive term, in any context. :/

It is, but we apparently don't have feelings, and don't interact with the real world enough to know about this stuff, so who cares? Certainly not this academic. He should have contextualised his jargon at the very least.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 18, 2018, 05:32:15 PM
Next week is memorial day weekend... I work at a grocery store bring on the last minute panic, I work half the weekend.  :shocked: :blink:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on May 18, 2018, 08:05:35 PM
Being broke sucks so much  >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on May 19, 2018, 11:13:09 AM
I wish them every happiness, but I am so sick of stuff on the Royal Wedding.

Right now three channels are broadcasting it live and it hasn't even kicked off yet. About ten other channels have wedding themed weekends or documentaries about Harry and Meghan.

The news has been 50% about that as well this week even though actual things are happening in the world.

I'm not anti-royalist. But do we really need this much coverage?

Not to mention half of London is currently blocked out with street parties and other things so no buses go anywhere of use.

Only thing worse would be to actually be in Windsor right now...

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on May 19, 2018, 12:58:28 PM
^^As someone who lives in the USA, I just have to say although I might not care too much about the Royal Wedding, I am really glad to have the attention put on the Royal Wedding instead of a certain USA political figure who dominates the media every other second and disgusts me to the the core.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: emily_katie on May 19, 2018, 01:13:06 PM
I wish them every happiness, but I am so sick of stuff on the Royal Wedding.

Right now three channels are broadcasting it live and it hasn't even kicked off yet. About ten other channels have wedding themed weekends or documentaries about Harry and Meghan.

The news has been 50% about that as well this week even though actual things are happening in the world.

I'm not anti-royalist. But do we really need this much coverage?

Not to mention half of London is currently blocked out with street parties and other things so no buses go anywhere of use.

Only thing worse would be to actually be in Windsor right now...

I agree with you 100% I will be glad when its all over  :zzz:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 19, 2018, 05:34:39 PM
Two days with no sleep! Wheeee!

CFS is so bizarre. Tired, sleep for 15 hours. Still tired! Awake for days!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on May 19, 2018, 11:40:03 PM
There is very push cashier at one of the stores I like to shop at. Every time I am in there she tries to get me to sing up for the store's loyalty card (It costs $25 a year) When I politely tell her no she starts to harass me for several minutes during the transaction asking me questions like "Why don't you want to have one? Don't you want to save money? How can you say you don't want to sign up for it?" It's really annoying.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Nemesis on May 20, 2018, 06:32:14 AM
A very pony-related complaint: I’m still mad/sad that G2 was pretty much skipped in the U.S.. I feel like I was robbed of what could have been an awesome part of my childhood or something, lol. XP
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on May 20, 2018, 08:05:18 AM
There is very push cashier at one of the stores I like to shop at. Every time I am in there she tries to get me to sing up for the store's loyalty card (It costs $25 a year) When I politely tell her no she starts to harass me for several minutes during the transaction asking me questions like "Why don't you want to have one? Don't you want to save money? How can you say you don't want to sign up for it?" It's really annoying.

Ponyfan

I'm with you on this. These aggressive sales tactics are super annoying. If you're already there buying something then company is already making money, and the businesses should not be coaching their salespeople into aggressively attempting to bilk customers out of more money. Maybe if enough people complain at the corporate level then companies will start changing tactics, so I would complain if you haven't already.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 20, 2018, 09:26:08 PM
There is very push cashier at one of the stores I like to shop at. Every time I am in there she tries to get me to sing up for the store's loyalty card (It costs $25 a year) When I politely tell her no she starts to harass me for several minutes during the transaction asking me questions like "Why don't you want to have one? Don't you want to save money? How can you say you don't want to sign up for it?" It's really annoying.

Ponyfan

I'd probably be a brat and tell her I didn't want it because she was trying to get me to sign up for it.  I've told pushy people before "Don't call us, we'll call you" and walked off.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 20, 2018, 10:04:42 PM
I asked to order some sunglasses to try at Boots and they seem to be taking an incredibly long time to arrive (weeks!); given the kind of unpleasant attitude on the staff, I'm wondering if they even bothered to order them at all. I'm gonna go check some different opticians instead and see if they have any sunglasses that take my fancy. My eyesight is bad enough without getting headaches every time I go out on a clear day, and from what I've been reading about sun damage, I'd rather like to avoid the risk of macular degeneration in later life, thank you very much! :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on May 20, 2018, 10:08:14 PM
There is very push cashier at one of the stores I like to shop at. Every time I am in there she tries to get me to sing up for the store's loyalty card (It costs $25 a year) When I politely tell her no she starts to harass me for several minutes during the transaction asking me questions like "Why don't you want to have one? Don't you want to save money? How can you say you don't want to sign up for it?" It's really annoying.

Ponyfan

I'd probably be a brat and tell her I didn't want it because she was trying to get me to sign up for it.  I've told pushy people before "Don't call us, we'll call you" and walked off.

The thing is she's probably been instructed by her superiors to be pushy. That's why I think people should start going to the top of the chain and making it known that this crap is creating a very uncomfortable shopping experience.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on May 20, 2018, 11:31:04 PM
I always seem to be sick and still at school when test and presentations happen. I've been sick for the last few math tests, and I have a presentation tomorrow and I am sick with allergies. Of course, I still have to take the tests and present the presentations because I am there. *cue angry allergy sneeze*
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 22, 2018, 06:13:37 PM
I have somewhere around 400 G3s that I want to rehome but selling is such a pain!  At the same time, I'd hate to send them to a thrift shop where if they don't sell, they might get thrown away.  :(

Post Merge: May 23, 2018, 05:41:41 AM

Just got scammed out of $400 by someone claiming that I needed to make a payment because I had a warrant out for my arrest and I was an idiot and didn't think it through.  So if anyone calls claiming that you missed jury duty, hang up on them and call the cops to ask. (Though, I did call what I thought was the police and apparently they managed to spoof that number online as well.)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on May 23, 2018, 09:46:18 AM
Just got my copper IUD replaced with the Kyleena one with hormones. The replacement itself was a lot better this time but yikes my leg hurts like hell now. :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on May 23, 2018, 03:23:19 PM
I frequently look on eBay for authentic Pokemon cartridges to play. So many fake games are calling their fakes reproductions. At least they put it in the listing the aren't authentic, but seeing "Pokemon _____! Aftermarket reproductions!" In every listing isn't fun.

Seeing an English version of green when they have a listing of various first gen games is a bit funny though!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: starstrider on May 23, 2018, 05:13:19 PM
I think I'm coming down with a cold, and it's further sapping my already low energy reserves.  I feel like I need to sleep for a week, but I just started back after the weekend and I have four more days of work until my next day off.  Ugh.  Need sleepy day.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lonewolf on May 24, 2018, 05:06:44 AM
For the first time in 6 years it looks like I won't be attending a pony convention. CanterlotKC was going to be back this year, but they announced they couldn't get the funding together for it. And with Nightmare Nights Dallas gone there's nothing close to me (there is Crystal Fair in St. Louis this weekend, but I found out way too late, and already have plans). :sad:
 The closest is Ponyville Cider Fest in Milwaukee in October, but that's close to 800 miles from here, and I did the number crunching (car rental, hotel, and badge) and it comes out to $700-$900 depending on if I arrived Friday or Thursday. I look forward to going to one every year. and 2019 could very well be the last year for them.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: emily_katie on May 24, 2018, 12:25:45 PM
Looks like I have lost my divers licence, I can think where  might have had it but it seems to have just vanished. So its either wait and see if I actually find the stupid thing or pay out £20 for a new one  :cloud:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on May 25, 2018, 12:39:06 AM
I bought one of those 20th anniversary Tamagotchi virtual pets a few weeks ago and just opened it tonight. Mine’s defective and doesn’t work even after just pulling the battery tab and hitting reset. Now I have to return it. :(

Ponyfan
 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 25, 2018, 01:54:17 AM
I really need to make a list or spreadsheet or something for my video games. For the third time I bought one I already have and don't need/want multiple copies of.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 25, 2018, 11:05:43 AM
I've just found out that Tefifon was a thing and I'm really gutted that the format was never a success; those big, chunky cartridges and the thick plastic tape spools look like they'd be really fun and satisfying to use. Why is it always the failed formats that steal my heart?!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 27, 2018, 01:46:15 PM
I may not be able to to to the flea market today, perfect weather, nice temp, and nope my dad has a foot infection.  :huh: :mad: >_< :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on May 27, 2018, 07:50:42 PM
My bike broke down so I had to walk to and from work this weekend, 1 hour each way. Now I have blisters and chafes on my feet and under my toes. Lovley >_<.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 27, 2018, 08:22:26 PM
My bike broke down so I had to walk to and from work this weekend, 1 hour each way. Now I have blisters and chafes on my feet and under my toes. Lovley >_<.

That's terrible :( but I'm really impressed you went into work anyway! I would have had to call in ( I'm not a good employee...). You deserve something special for putting up with that!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on May 27, 2018, 08:55:41 PM
I was flipping through the channels yesterday and saw James Van Praagh peddling his psychic garbage on Dr. Phil, and it made me sick. For those unfamiliar with Van Praagh, he is a nationally known self-proclaimed spiritual medium. He's raked in millions conning grieving family members with false claims that he can speak to the dead. My father grew up with his family and said they always had a reputation for being immoral human garbage. It's just sickening seeing schemers like Van Praagh, Sylvia Browne, and John Edward take advantage of gullible victims for personal gain.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: kestral_kitsune on May 28, 2018, 05:40:59 PM
I got an email yesterday saying someone added an email address to my paypal account, went to log in and got the 'there is no account underneath this name'. three hours later they're off the account, and I have it back but I CANT LOG IN D: they acknowledge my password changes but shows that I make no attempt at logging in.
so I have to try again today and if it doesn't work I am going to have to have them close my paypal account so I can open up another one. :joy: -sarcasm-

so guys Keep an eye on your paypal accounts I didn't use a password for that I used elsewhere
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 29, 2018, 06:26:19 AM
Ugh.  In clearing out my emails, I found an email in my spam box from Bank of America stating that someone had tried to access my account and I needed to verify the information.  The problem is, as far as I'm aware, I do not have a Bank of America account.  So now I get to call them in the morning and try to sort all of that out.   I really hate dishonest people and I wish that they would just quit breathing my air.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on May 29, 2018, 07:28:36 AM
My bike broke down so I had to walk to and from work this weekend, 1 hour each way. Now I have blisters and chafes on my feet and under my toes. Lovley >_<.

That's terrible :( but I'm really impressed you went into work anyway! I would have had to call in ( I'm not a good employee...). You deserve something special for putting up with that!

Thank you. I'm a workoholic and it takes a lot for me to call in for anything. Some bandaids and I'm all good really. :)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on May 29, 2018, 03:20:22 PM
@Pokeyonekenobe and kestrel_kitsune - both of those sound like email scams to me, especially the Bank of America one. I get BoA emails like that all the time and I'm not even in the US.  They sound like emails that you should never click the link on or phone the number contained within either.

My trivial complaint - more thunderstorms, more rain, more lightning. Third major storm since I came back home on Friday. Glad I didn't have to fly through it, and also glad it didn't affect the carboot sale yesterday, but seriously? Enough with the storms already :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Mami Tomoe on May 29, 2018, 04:09:20 PM
I want a rare mst3k garage kit but its so rare and probably expensive
I want a job but I don't want to stand for to long

Post Merge: May 29, 2018, 04:11:41 PM

That moment when an apparently reputable academic wades into a controversial conversation about politics and decides to refer to it all as 'autistic hostility'.

Because that's entirely appropriate use of language. Not.

I don't even know what that phrase is supposed to mean.   :huh:
its a buzzword it just an insult to autistic people
My laptop isn't working because I haven't updated it and now I use my phone
I hate people who are so two faced theres this one girl that's friends with everyone but not me and I did nothing to her she's so annoying and all she does is talk about death and things about her life nobody wants to know like im happy that your recovering but I just met you and I don't want to hear every bit of trauma when im eating a sandwich and it could trigger my trauma and I don't want to hear about how you want to die when I am trying to battle bad thoughts of mine
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 29, 2018, 05:12:42 PM
It's oppressively hot, my room is south-facing and it has huge windows, so it's basically a greenhouse in there, I have job interviews tomorrow and on Thursday and it's impossible to get a decent night's sleep in this heat. I kind of need a decent amount of sleep if I'm going to stand a chance at getting either of these jobs. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 29, 2018, 06:11:14 PM
@Pokeyonekenobe and kestrel_kitsune - both of those sound like email scams to me, especially the Bank of America one. I get BoA emails like that all the time and I'm not even in the US.  They sound like emails that you should never click the link on or phone the number contained within either.

The Bank of America one is a scam.  It is pretty convincing, but on further inspection this morning, I noticed some grammatical errors.  Plus, since I checked the actual Bank of America site before doing anything with the email, I knew what to look for. It's people phishing for your information and if you click the link in the email, you'll go to a bogus site.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on May 29, 2018, 11:07:59 PM
@Pokeyonekenobe and kestrel_kitsune - both of those sound like email scams to me, especially the Bank of America one. I get BoA emails like that all the time and I'm not even in the US.  They sound like emails that you should never click the link on or phone the number contained within either.

The Bank of America one is a scam.  It is pretty convincing, but on further inspection this morning, I noticed some grammatical errors.  Plus, since I checked the actual Bank of America site before doing anything with the email, I knew what to look for. It's people phishing for your information and if you click the link in the email, you'll go to a bogus site.

Glad you were able to check it out and resolve it without falling for their scam. It's one that amuses me because I always get messages which say "There is a problem with your BoA account". And my response is always, yeah. I'm not in America, and I don't have an account. Those are pretty big problems - before hitting the delete.

It's so sad how common these scams are these days. I admit, I have had genuine emails from companies which I've assumed to be scams until I verified them through other means. :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on May 29, 2018, 11:43:17 PM
We might be near 90 tomorrow temp wise and humid. I work outside.  :cry: :yikes:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: kestral_kitsune on May 30, 2018, 02:22:20 AM
@Pokeyonekenobe and kestrel_kitsune - both of those sound like email scams to me, especially the Bank of America one. I get BoA emails like that all the time and I'm not even in the US.  They sound like emails that you should never click the link on or phone the number contained within either.

The Bank of America one is a scam.  It is pretty convincing, but on further inspection this morning, I noticed some grammatical errors.  Plus, since I checked the actual Bank of America site before doing anything with the email, I knew what to look for. It's people phishing for your information and if you click the link in the email, you'll go to a bogus site.

its why i didn't try anything on that email, and went straight to the website itself to try and log in and found i was locked out. called support and YUP someone got into my account and locked me out of it. it's mostly fixed now I just have to call them again to fully shut down my paypal account because I STILL CAN'T LOG IN TO IT XD oh my stars and garters its annoying
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on May 30, 2018, 02:37:00 AM
I've got some sort of bug and I've been in bed all day. I wanted to go to the fabric store today! Ugh!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Loa on May 30, 2018, 03:38:59 AM
My niece is taking FOREVER to be born!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 30, 2018, 05:30:55 AM
My niece is taking FOREVER to be born!

Hope everything is okay?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on May 31, 2018, 01:10:07 AM
Our bathroom wall caved in while my sister was taking a shower. Luckily she's okay, but we have a gaping hole in our shower now. The drywall is just shot, it's completely rotted. It's the landlord's fault for not keeping it up to standard though so thankfully he has to take care of it and it won't be coming out of our pocket. But it's still kind of annoying and freaky to have your wall cave in haha.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 31, 2018, 06:20:12 PM
I hate how websites just move and move and MOVE these days, just because all kinds of things that I don't even WANT have to be loaded (like ads and interactive buttons and crap). It makes it very hard to read anything at all, and I keep clicking on things I don't want, because the dang page moves up and down right when I want to click on something. I seriously have to CATCH the buttons or links I wish to click on.

I. DON'T. LIKE. GAMES. :angry:

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Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 01, 2018, 12:10:32 AM
I am trying to buy a house in Seattle, and it is a pain in the butt.  Everything is overpriced so I'm constantly second-guessing myself, like should I wait and hope the bubble pops?

Unnnnngh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 01, 2018, 01:19:10 AM
Hot and humid again bring on some rain please.  :hot: :hot:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on June 01, 2018, 02:31:36 AM
Why do my classmates find it fun to make fun of or laugh at serious things? My friend started dramatically reading a suicide prevention poster, making fun of the pictures of different cartoon faces they had on there, even saying "Do people actually call that number?" referring to a suicide prevention line. Yes, that number is there to help save peoples lives! Let's make fun of it and the people who care... I told her that people do call and it's not very nice to make fun of people who want to end their life. She continued on, saying how one of the pictures of a kid that had "bullying" as his emotion looked like a Target logo because he had a black eye with a white circle in the middle while the other eye was just black. Yay...

We also learned about the trail of tears today and the horrid atrocities that happened besides that. Some people were talking and laughing, not paying attention at all. During my teacher talking about how thousands of people died. It looked like they were laughing at death.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on June 01, 2018, 03:16:13 AM
I took the bus with a plan to go to the doctor's office for some routine bloodwork. With all the stops, having to get off at the station, boarding a second bus, and going to the medical center, it was meant to be a ~50 minute trip each way. But it didn't work out that way:

10:47a.m.: I arrived at my nearest bus stop
10:59 a.m.: Board first bus to station
11:39a.m.: Arrive at station to board second bus
11:45a.m.: 6 minutes past when bus is due and it hasn't arrived
12:10p.m.: Bus has now missed it's second trip to the station
12:30p.m.: I get advised by another driver the buses are short-staffed, and that he'd do the route I was taking after his current route.
1:45 p.m.: I give up waiting and take the bus for my route back home.
2:06p.m.: Get dropped off back at the stop near my house.
So ~3 hours spent just to go to a medical office located 15 minutes away by car, and I only got as far as half my trip.

Luckily, my mom drove me later to get my bloodwork, but what about the people who rely on the bus to get to/from work?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 01, 2018, 03:33:48 PM
I bought this nice candle I had been eyeballing for a while (see spoiler). When I got home, I wanted to take the foil off the glass, turns out, the image is ON the foil. Seriously? :pout:

I paid €2,99 for the dang candle. For that price I expect the image to be on the GLASS. If I had known, I never would have paid that much for it, especially since it smells like hell, lol. I only bought it to burn it up as quicky as possible, so I could put a regular tealight in it.

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Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 01, 2018, 08:56:37 PM
Cottonwood pollen, I am not allergic, but that stuff makes a huge mess, and clogs things.  :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 02, 2018, 03:51:22 AM
Our bathroom wall caved in while my sister was taking a shower. Luckily she's okay, but we have a gaping hole in our shower now. The drywall is just shot, it's completely rotted. It's the landlord's fault for not keeping it up to standard though so thankfully he has to take care of it and it won't be coming out of our pocket. But it's still kind of annoying and freaky to have your wall cave in haha.

That must have scared the you-know-what outta her! I'm glad she wasn't hurt, and that she doesn't hafta pay for it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Chrissytree on June 03, 2018, 03:23:20 PM
My dog Amber located a fledged Blue Tit that was on the ground hiding in the garden. Little Bird is VERY lucky it was Amber and neither of the other two because one is a known mouse and newt killer and the other doesn't like birds. She sniffed at him a bit but left him alone. So now I just have to keep the dogs out of their favourite place until the bird leaves! Hope its soon!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on June 04, 2018, 07:13:00 AM
I bought a USB cooler & warmer to help my teacup keep the heat of my tea. I had been eyeing it forseveral months now at work and as I never took a return of it I thought it would be good. Nope, tea still gets cold despite the thing being warm.. Not sure if it is the teacup that is wrong or what and I am contemplaiting if I should return it but with the staff discount it was so cheap and maybe the cooler will work to keep my water chilled instead?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 04, 2018, 11:01:58 AM
I left my watch in the pocket of my work trousers and put them in the wash. Good job it was only a cheap watch, really! I don't think it's going to work now seeing as there's water sloshing around under the face and I can't get it out... :blink:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 04, 2018, 08:43:33 PM
I ordered a dvd player new, I wound up with a defective one.  So I had to get a replacement one.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on June 04, 2018, 09:04:08 PM
Why are play dolls at Goodwill naked? Do they shuck their clothes off before putting them out? Is it just my store..it's so frustrating. Find a doll I like and she's butt naked. When I find one with clothes it's one I'm not collecting for, just my luck.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 04, 2018, 10:03:58 PM
We started the Summer Reading Program today.  In the first hour we signed up more than 200 kids and they've been coming pretty steadily all day.  :faint:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 04, 2018, 10:17:00 PM
Why are play dolls at Goodwill naked? Do they shuck their clothes off before putting them out? Is it just my store..it's so frustrating. Find a doll I like and she's butt naked. When I find one with clothes it's one I'm not collecting for, just my luck.

I see that all the time at my local salvation army store, like is there a secret dolls clothes cult I dont know about?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on June 05, 2018, 12:26:33 AM
Why are play dolls at Goodwill naked? Do they shuck their clothes off before putting them out? Is it just my store..it's so frustrating. Find a doll I like and she's butt naked. When I find one with clothes it's one I'm not collecting for, just my luck.

I see that all the time at my local salvation army store, like is there a secret dolls clothes cult I dont know about?

Glad to know I'm not the only one with this problem. And it's all different sizes, nobody is safe.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 05, 2018, 04:52:01 PM
Why are play dolls at Goodwill naked? Do they shuck their clothes off before putting them out? Is it just my store..it's so frustrating. Find a doll I like and she's butt naked. When I find one with clothes it's one I'm not collecting for, just my luck.

I see that all the time at my local salvation army store, like is there a secret dolls clothes cult I dont know about?

Glad to know I'm not the only one with this problem. And it's all different sizes, nobody is safe.

More worrying still is when they're half dressed and the clothing they do have on is way too big. It makes you wonder what they get up to when the store is shut.

Last doll I picked up from a charity shop was a Sunset Shimmer doll and she was wearing really baggy barbie trousers and nothing else. No wonder she looked so startled...

And it is just stores, because the last 4 EQG dolls I picked up from carboot sales were all fully dressed, mostly in their own original clothing!

Spent £21 today to have the dentist tell me my tooth is a hypochondriac. It's good to know it has no infection, but a root filled tooth should not be sensitive to hot and cold...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 05, 2018, 10:21:48 PM
I dropped by my local wall mart, once again the claw games are garbage, I did win one plush. However they used to be sooo much better.   :pout: :pout: :pout:


Also the my little pony section has been taken over by those pick me lollipop animal plush.   :pout: :enraged: All that was left was a barely two foot wide mostly empty, cardboard display full of air. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Kiwi on June 05, 2018, 10:43:47 PM
Had to take our bunny to the vet, she's staying overnight for tests (has kidney stones but need the test results to see how best to proceed for treatment). Seeing her empty pen at home is so strange.

Not to mention the bill (and just when we thought things were settled).
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 06, 2018, 12:19:34 AM
Had to take our bunny to the vet, she's staying overnight for tests (has kidney stones but need the test results to see how best to proceed for treatment). Seeing her empty pen at home is so strange.

Not to mention the bill (and just when we thought things were settled).

I hope she gets well soon, Kiwi!


It was 91 at 8 o'clock this morning. I'm so sick of living here. ...and I made a new page :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: kestral_kitsune on June 06, 2018, 01:06:17 AM
i got a gangling cyst removed this morning on my right wrist and pain meds aren't working and the incision is itchy and i'm supposed to keep my wrist straight and do you know how hard that is with out a brace? i don't know why they didn't give me a brace D: this is hard to type out one handed  i have a left handed brace upside down to try and keep it stablized
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on June 06, 2018, 08:23:33 AM
Had to take our bunny to the vet, she's staying overnight for tests (has kidney stones but need the test results to see how best to proceed for treatment). Seeing her empty pen at home is so strange.

Not to mention the bill (and just when we thought things were settled).

Oooh, it's so worrysome when the little ones are sick. I keep my fingers crossed it all goes well and the treatment chosen is an easy one.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 08, 2018, 05:10:05 PM
I thought I saw a herdwick up in Bollington today and got really excited because they're my favourite sheep. Turns out is was actually a dark brown sheep grazing and a white one standing a short way away with its head up, so at a glance they looked like a brown sheep with a white head. :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on June 09, 2018, 07:11:07 AM
Got woken up at 5am by someone banging on my livingroom window. In my drowsiness I thought it was my boyfriend who had lost his keys, never mind his shift ends at 7 am and he would've called me. So up I went, looked out the window and saw none. Walked to the kitchenwindow to see if anyone stood outside the door to the complex. None. Went back to bed and tried to sleep but by now the cats were awake and demanded breakfast.. byebye sleep.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 09, 2018, 10:44:20 AM
Got woken up at 5am by someone banging on my livingroom window. In my drowsiness I thought it was my boyfriend who had lost his keys, never mind his shift ends at 7 am and he would've called me. So up I went, looked out the window and saw none. Walked to the kitchenwindow to see if anyone stood outside the door to the complex. None. Went back to bed and tried to sleep but by now the cats were awake and demanded breakfast.. byebye sleep.

Can relate. Noisy students giggling and stamping up the hallway at ungodly hours...normal routine on a Saturday morning after late night returns. Wouldn't mind except I am trying to regulate my own sleeping hours so I can focus on reediting my thesis for draft submission later this month. Hopefully soon most of them move out...

Also still unsure what I am doing next year. University site is messing up with GTA applications, and they're not answering their email. I don't know about funding, I don't know where I am living, or anything right yet. And my professor, who has had three sections of my work in his possession to read since February/March...has not yet read them. Sigh. Universities are so great.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on June 09, 2018, 08:58:50 PM
One of the water bed heaters is broken and when I went to the store to get another, the store was sold out. The sales clerk said they could order one and that it will "only take 10-12 days"  for it to come in . Waterbeds can get cold if you don't have a water heater and she continued to make comments strange comments like "Why do you need a heater? It's hot outside"


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 09, 2018, 10:06:00 PM
Today was clearly Idiots Go Out In Public day.

Aside from the really rude guy playing his very bad music out loud on the bus for a good 30 minutes, I almost got run over by someone who decided they wanted to drive over the zebra crossing while I was still crossing it - in front of them. I am pretty sure the law, and if not the law, the highway code states that if a pedestrian has a foot on the crossing, driving over it is illegal. I was halfway across it and just about to cross in front of them when they decided it was time to drive away. I don't think they were paying attention, but they also could not be bothered to apologise.

People like that should not be allowed out, let alone allowed to drive.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 10, 2018, 01:05:11 AM
I'm so tired of being tired...  :zzz:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 10, 2018, 01:27:12 AM
Today was clearly Idiots Go Out In Public day.

Aside from the really rude guy playing his very bad music out loud on the bus for a good 30 minutes, I almost got run over by someone who decided they wanted to drive over the zebra crossing while I was still crossing it - in front of them. I am pretty sure the law, and if not the law, the highway code states that if a pedestrian has a foot on the crossing, driving over it is illegal. I was halfway across it and just about to cross in front of them when they decided it was time to drive away. I don't think they were paying attention, but they also could not be bothered to apologise.

People like that should not be allowed out, let alone allowed to drive.

I deal with that working in a parking lot all day, I did get hit once.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 10, 2018, 05:58:59 PM
Today was clearly Idiots Go Out In Public day.

Aside from the really rude guy playing his very bad music out loud on the bus for a good 30 minutes, I almost got run over by someone who decided they wanted to drive over the zebra crossing while I was still crossing it - in front of them. I am pretty sure the law, and if not the law, the highway code states that if a pedestrian has a foot on the crossing, driving over it is illegal. I was halfway across it and just about to cross in front of them when they decided it was time to drive away. I don't think they were paying attention, but they also could not be bothered to apologise.

People like that should not be allowed out, let alone allowed to drive.

I deal with that working in a parking lot all day, I did get hit once.

That sucks :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 12, 2018, 03:58:06 PM
A website that used to be free isn't free anymore.  It isn't expensive, but now I'm wondering if I still want to use it.  I use it for work and because I contribute content, my account is free but other people have to pay for it now and I didn't want people to have to pay for the content I contribute.  But I still use the content I've contributed (I replace artwork for DVDs and CDs at the library where I work) so having it saved online is helpful and makes it easy to locate. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on June 12, 2018, 04:31:56 PM
I can't go out with my family on our weekly outing today because this stupid plumber, who's kinda not been on top of things for the past week, ignored our request to actually call and give notice before showing up, and just showed up as we were getting ready to leave. Now we're stuck here all day, according to him. I really look forward to our outings because I don't get to leave the house much with all our animals and the farm-related stuff we have to do during the day, so this sucks. Figures the one day of the week my family gets to go out and enjoy ourselves would be the day he shows up unannounced.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 12, 2018, 10:31:46 PM
The bus I take to work today was 35 minutes late. Fortunately the manager is alright just so long as you call ahead and let him know what's going on, so it wasn't anything that could jeopardise my job, but I really hate being late, it doesn't make that good of an impression. Luckily I was able to get my frustration out by drilling holes in things for most of the day. ;D
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 13, 2018, 08:00:32 AM
The bus I take to work today was 35 minutes late. Fortunately the manager is alright just so long as you call ahead and let him know what's going on, so it wasn't anything that could jeopardise my job, but I really hate being late, it doesn't make that good of an impression. Luckily I was able to get my frustration out by drilling holes in things for most of the day. ;D

Yay for British buses. I remember one time where one of the buses round by us didn't turn up for 2 hours...

So I tried to apply for academic teaching on Friday and the site was messing up. I emailed HR, and no reply. Today I get a reminder to complete my applications. I can't. They haven't fixed the problem yet. If they have time to tell me to do that, they have time to read and reply to my email. Meanwhile, deadline is approaching...

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 14, 2018, 05:46:15 PM
I just love sitting outside, doing nothing and sweating to death. It's great! Like a free sauna. (this is sarcasm)

I used to spend quite a bit of time outside, enjoying nature. Living in Florida sure has killed that part of me. Unless I'm actively IN the ocean, I'd rather be inside a dark room.

...I made a new page again!  >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 14, 2018, 07:09:57 PM
Had a bit of a composite filling pop off, I am fine it was just $175.00 to fix and replace the rest of it. At least i had a health savings account to pay for it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 15, 2018, 05:42:43 PM
American dental prices never fail to terrify me. I think that £40 for a filling is expensive ><

So my Uni job site was messed up this past week. It kept telling me I couldn't apply.
I complain.
HR ignore me for a week then tell me how to apply for a job like I'm an idiot.
The admin at my uni often talk to me like I'm stupid because I'm autistic. I am really sick of it.
I complain to disability office.
Disability office phone HR.
Suddenly the thing I asked for a week ago gets done IN TEN MINUTES.

Literally a half hour later my job application is done.

Imagine how much time and stress would have been saved if they just listened to what I said originally and did something based on what I told them, rather than needing someone else to phone & tell them that my problem was not because I'm stupid and disabled, but because their system was broken.

So annoying.

So so annoying.

BUT at least the application got done.

Now I am trying to figure out what to do with next year's accommodation, given that I'm still waiting for a tribunal date over my disability benefit, don't know if I have any chance at any funding, and have nowhere in London to live after the end of August.

Oh yeah. And I've a thesis draft to write too.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 16, 2018, 07:37:03 PM
Went to a few yard sales one listed as having "Vintage toys" turned out to be 7 year old fast food toys worth nothing, the only vintage anything was a transformers knock off. PLEASE BE HONEST IN YOUR ADDS.  :mad: :enraged: :enraged:

Nothing ticks me off more than lying about things at your yard sale. On a good note I fond a hardcover for nightmares and dreamscapes for a quarter.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on June 17, 2018, 12:09:48 AM
Had a donor chew me out today over the most absurd thing: 4 years ago, Couple A made a check out to our shelter in memory of Couple B's dog and gave the check to Couple B to give to our shelter. Couple B gave us the check a couple months after it was written. We publish memorials in our quarterly newsletters. In the time between when the check was written and when it was received by our organization, our quarterly memorials had been submitted to be published, so recognition would simply go in the next quarter's newsletter. The wife in Couple A was ticked off that her memorial was not listed, and my boss explained to her about how we didn't receive the donation until after the newsletter had been submitted, and it would therefore be in the next one (but she could have figured this out herself by comparing the date of deposit with the memorials' dates in the newsletter's heading).

Fast forward to this year, the husband of Couple A submits his credit card info through the mail for another memorial. There was no name listed on the outside of the envelope, and only his name (and that of the person who the memorial is for) was listed on the inside. So now the wife is ticked that only his name was listed as the donor instead of both their names, even though hers was not listed anywhere on or in the donation envelope.

So she publicly chewed me out and blamed me for both instances. Then her husband snaps at me, "Next we make a donation, we want it recognized with both names listed. You got that? It's not difficult!"
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on June 17, 2018, 12:37:15 AM
There is so much pollen in the air and I can't breath!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 17, 2018, 10:02:46 AM
So she publicly chewed me out and blamed me for both instances. Then her husband snaps at me, "Next we make a donation, we want it recognized with both names listed. You got that? It's not difficult!"

I never understood that kind of attitude. Shouldn't the important thing be the donation, not getting pats on the back for it? Sheesh!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 17, 2018, 11:59:29 AM
So she publicly chewed me out and blamed me for both instances. Then her husband snaps at me, "Next we make a donation, we want it recognized with both names listed. You got that? It's not difficult!"

I never understood that kind of attitude. Shouldn't the important thing be the donation, not getting pats on the back for it? Sheesh!

People who expect you to be psychic. Sigh :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: emily_katie on June 17, 2018, 03:34:02 PM
I bought myself some chocolate during my little shop because I was feeling down. Get home and realise I must have left them at the till
Such a minor thing but this has really upset me  :cloud:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 17, 2018, 09:26:28 PM
So glad to be off tomorrow high will be 95 with a heat index of 100, doing a quick run out to the store for lemonade tomorrow morning.  Other than that NOPE GONNA HIDE IN THE HOUSE.

 :shocked: :yikes: :hot:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BubbleTea on June 17, 2018, 09:58:10 PM
Going to the flea market and having a vendor refuse to sell me the toy horses she had for sale.

Same day another person puts away ponies just as I'm going to buy them.  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 17, 2018, 11:03:27 PM
Going to the flea market and having a vendor refuse to sell me the toy horses she had for sale.

Same day another person puts away ponies just as I'm going to buy them.  :pout:
*pony hugs*
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BubbleTea on June 17, 2018, 11:35:06 PM
Going to the flea market and having a vendor refuse to sell me the toy horses she had for sale.

Same day another person puts away ponies just as I'm going to buy them.  :pout:
*pony hugs*

Thanks  ^.^
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on June 18, 2018, 01:25:25 AM
Going to the flea market and having a vendor refuse to sell me the toy horses she had for sale.

Same day another person puts away ponies just as I'm going to buy them.  :pout:

Oh, I had that happen once when I was a little boy, probably like 8 years old. I was at a yard sale and found this vinyl unicorn. I was walking around with it in my hand looking at other items. Suddenly, the man running the sale came over to me, took the unicorn out of my hand, and told me it had already been sold. Then he put it right back with all the other toys that were for sale.

I assume in my case he just didn't want to sell a unicorn to a boy. Did either of these sellers say anything to you?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 18, 2018, 06:54:35 AM
I bought myself some chocolate during my little shop because I was feeling down. Get home and realise I must have left them at the till
Such a minor thing but this has really upset me  :cloud:

:hug:
I understand the feeling, the same thing has happened to me a few times before and it was very frustrating. When you're not feeling that great, the last thing you need is to lose out on a nice treat.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on June 19, 2018, 02:49:46 AM
When did Netflix decide to send an email everytime you log in? 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 19, 2018, 06:14:42 AM
Ponyfan's comment above reminded me of something else.

Why do TV channels on catch-up demand you log in and register these days? And why do they keep saying you need only do it once and then log you out over and over so you have to re-log in in order to access what is a free television service? And why do they want all your details to do that?

I understand having a log in for services that are paid for, but ITV, C4, etc? So frustrating and such an invasion of privacy.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on June 19, 2018, 07:34:17 AM
Yesterday morning as I was ready to get to work we were hit by thunder and heavy rain. When I came into work the rain had soaked through my waterproof raincoat and pants and shoes. When I was going home 8 hours later they had not dried. During the ride home the sun came out and it got warm and made me sweat on top of it all. Today I woke up to rain as well and the raincloths are still not dry! I have another jacket I can use, albeit thinner so I will probably freeze, but the pants and shoes are gonna be fun. I'm considering wearing plastic bags on my feet :lol:.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonlady on June 19, 2018, 05:22:56 PM
Beldarna: I've done that, lol! Hey it works:)

Got stuck babysitting today. My mom was watching my cousin's little girl when my sister calls her up and asks if she can sand the kitchen today (she's working on her house) Mom not only agrees but says niece can come over here to play as I won't mind. I DO mind, thank you very much as you didn't ask me if I would watch the first one! (The girls are fine I just really hate when my mom just volunteers me for stuff.)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 19, 2018, 06:12:15 PM
I hate when parents come to the library, set no limits for how many books their kids can check out and then WHINE because they have so much stuff to carry.  What did you think would happen?  You're not raising your kids to understand the concept of self control.  It's like they're afraid if someone looks at the book before they do the words will disappear.  And I'm not going to feel sorry for them because they CHOSE to let their kids have that much stuff. 

Seriously, if you can't figure out how to use the word "No" you should never reproduce.  Ever.  You should probably not go out in public without a leash and handler, either.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2018, 02:13:12 PM
While a lot of parents work hard and are great, I have to agree that parents who make no attempt to control their kids and thus inconvenience everyone else are really annoying. It's like you go into a shop or a cinema or anything (library too) and they're acting like it's their front room and the kids can do as they would at home. Run riot. Scream. Pull stuff off shelves. Bother other people. And often the parent is on the phone and not even paying attention to the kids. I saw a kid almost pull a trike onto herself from a shelf in a toyshop once because of that kind of parenting.

I also worked in a library where parents would expect library staff to play creche advisors. One little girl was particularly wild. She was very bright and actually, a nice kid, but her mother basically ignored her when using the computers and didn't reinforce any instructions so the child ignored her back. I remember spending an hour with this kid going through the books we had beneath the desk (this was an information library, NOT a lending library so no kids section per se) because this kid had already tried to run out of the door once (onto a main road) and we didn't want her hurt.

The heartbreaking thing about that story is that she was so quiet and attentive and engaged with me looking at this book and talking about it that when her mother wanted to leave she got upset. She wanted to stay with me and the books rather than go home with her mother :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on June 21, 2018, 09:48:39 PM
The heartbreaking thing about that story is that she was so quiet and attentive and engaged with me looking at this book and talking about it that when her mother wanted to leave she got upset. She wanted to stay with me and the books rather than go home with her mother :(

That is a shame.

Years ago, I went on holiday with my ex boyf and his extended family. One of the young cousin kids (age 6) was notoriously troublesome and I was dreading sharing my time with them; screaming and running away at the airport, being brattish etc. however, I soon got to see him in a new light: his mum practically ignored him the whole time, so he played-up to get attention, even if it meant being shouted at.

One evening, after being told off again by his mum and walking off in a strop, he sat with me at the dinner table, I kind of half-heartedly took him under my wing, chatted to him etc - he ate all his dinner and veggies (to everyone's surprise) and was in fact a very sweet little boy. For the rest of the holiday we spent a bit of time here and there, he behaved so well around me! He cried when the holiday ended.

As I am no longer in contact with my ex I have no idea what has happened to that lad, they lived in another country and moved back to the UK when their father died - so no updates  :wonder: :shrug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: cookifaa on June 21, 2018, 11:34:26 PM
More on the kids and parents ignoring them thing:

I hate it when adults leave their children to the teenagers at family gatherings, like I'm sorry, but I'm here to see my family, not to be your personal baby sitter -_-

At my last family gathering, which was a memorial day for my late uncle (he was 21, so it was still sore), everyone was really emotional as can be expected, but they were telling their children to go find me and hang out with me so they could get drunk. Within half an hour I was nannying 16 kids, only a three of which I'm related to. I also have social anxiety, so being left with a whole clutch of loud, obnoxious kids who are complete strangers did nothing to help my anxiety at all. What made it worse was that every time they went to bug their parents or got too loud, I got an earful off the adults. The kids were not my responsibility and so to be shouted at for someone else's kids messing about was a huge blow. I ended up having a huge panic attack and grabbing my three little cousins and fleeing to the local country park until late. I felt bad for abandoning all the kids, but at the same time, they're really not my responsibility, I didn't even know their names. My cousins were the only ones who were actually listening to me and being quiet!

If they really didn't want to be with their kids they should have got a baby sitter, or someone else to mind the kids so they could go alone :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on June 22, 2018, 04:57:08 AM
I ended up having a huge panic attack and grabbing my three little cousins and fleeing to the local county park until late. I felt bad for abandoning all the kids, but at the same time, they're really not my responsibility, I didn't even know their names. My cousins were the only ones who were actually listening to me and being quiet!

If they really didn't want to be with their kids they should have got a baby sitter, or someone else to mind the kids so they could go alone :(

Oh that's awful, cookifaa, so unfair to you  :( especially when you are grieving, too.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on June 22, 2018, 03:40:16 PM
Yesterday came a report that several brands of a hugely popular toy (squishies) contains toxins and are not safe for kids. There were a list of 12 retailers selling those, one being in Sweden and the toy store chain carrying them immediately discountinued their items. Now we also sell squishies but have another brand that is safe. It has been thoroughly tested both at the factory in China and here in Europe. The toy we carry is safe. Period. Yet I heard all day today from customers walking past our store seeing our squishies making remarks of them being prohibited, toxic, etc and how wrong I was to still have them out etc. Like, it's one brand in one store thats affected people! Get a grip! Like if Volvos SUVs suddently malfunctioned and got discontinued, would you stop buying SUVs from Wolksvagen? :argh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 23, 2018, 12:03:28 AM
Hot and humid again today, I dot like that at all it makes me sleepy.

 :zzz:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 23, 2018, 12:30:53 AM
 :stressed: There is a ninja mosquito in the room with me. It keeps biting me and getting away before I see or feel it. WHY?! Why do you keep biting me?! How much of my blood do you need?!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 23, 2018, 10:57:22 AM
Found an Amazon voucher. Ordered rainbow retro parasol. Accidentally forgot to change the address on Amazon, so she's been delivered to my parents' house instead of to me in London. Which means another five whole days before I get to play with her :'(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on June 23, 2018, 01:06:22 PM
We had a heck of a severe storm last night and it took out our greenhouse, which was staked down and lined with concrete blocks. It blew across the highway, and when I went out to look for it this morning, it looks like it ended up wrapped around an inactive oil rig like a mile away. So now on top of having to skip the toy show we were going to, we have to spend the morning trying to get a hold of the company who owns the rig so we can apologize and get it removed before it causes issues >.< Ugh.

But I guess I can be grateful that it was an inactive rig, and not an active one, right?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: cookifaa on June 23, 2018, 04:09:17 PM
I like this thread, it feels good to complain without being judged :lol:

Seriously though, why are ducks so nosey?

I had a heart attack moment earlier when the neighbor knocked on my door to tell me one of my ducks had some string in her mouth and was trying to swallow it. I just thought he meant some baler twine or something, but no. It was a really long piece of thick blue rope that she had partially swallowed. I spent 20 minutes trying to slowly prize it out of her mouth and I've never been so scared! I honesty thought I killed her at one point because she gagged and went limp.

It eventually came out and I put her down and she ran off quacking at me, if she was human she would have been so disgusted with me. The part she had swallowed was 6 inches long and she's only a call duck too so the rope would have shut off her airways if the neighbors hadn't of noticed and warned me.

Hopefully it'll teach her to stop being nosy and eating everything she sees, and its definitely taught me to constantly check and duck proof the garden! :blush:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on June 23, 2018, 04:53:33 PM
@Cookifa, Glad your duck is doing fine! I would have been scared to death, especially when she gagged and went limp.

We had a heck of a severe storm last night and it took out our greenhouse, which was staked down and lined with concrete blocks. It blew across the highway, and when I went out to look for it this morning, it looks like it ended up wrapped around an inactive oil rig like a mile away. So now on top of having to skip the toy show we were going to, we have to spend the morning trying to get a hold of the company who owns the rig so we can apologize and get it removed before it causes issues >.< Ugh.

But I guess I can be grateful that it was an inactive rig, and not an active one, right?

Ah, looks like we live in the same state. Thankfully, by the time it got over to my area it must have really toned down. I don't think it was even severe anymore. I slept through most of it, with just a brief waking up around 3 am to hear it. I was expecting it later in the morning.

My poor dog was awake scared and panting, though.  :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on June 23, 2018, 09:31:04 PM
@Cookifa, Glad your duck is doing fine! I would have been scared to death, especially when she gagged and went limp.

We had a heck of a severe storm last night and it took out our greenhouse, which was staked down and lined with concrete blocks. It blew across the highway, and when I went out to look for it this morning, it looks like it ended up wrapped around an inactive oil rig like a mile away. So now on top of having to skip the toy show we were going to, we have to spend the morning trying to get a hold of the company who owns the rig so we can apologize and get it removed before it causes issues >.< Ugh.

But I guess I can be grateful that it was an inactive rig, and not an active one, right?

Ah, looks like we live in the same state. Thankfully, by the time it got over to my area it must have really toned down. I don't think it was even severe anymore. I slept through most of it, with just a brief waking up around 3 am to hear it. I was expecting it later in the morning.

My poor dog was awake scared and panting, though.  :(

Oh! Another Okie? Glad you didn't get the brunt of it, it was wild. Lightning flashes that lit everything up like daytime and wind enough to knock a body over. I'm surprised we didn't lose more things, honestly.

Same here, I had to pull my dog out of his crate in the living room and let him sleep in my room. Poor thing is terrified of storms.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: sparkykandy on June 24, 2018, 05:56:26 AM
I hate FaceBook.  It won't let me access my account without confirming my identity, but the only way to confirm it is by sending them official documentation which I refuse to do.  So, I'm locked out of my account and can't delete it without accessing it.  Oh, and there's no way to send an email to FaceBook or anything.  I hope FaceBook goes the way of MySpace.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 24, 2018, 03:23:07 PM
I ran into a vender at the flea who forgot to bring ponies, I emailed them and have not gotten an answer back in a weeks time. I am a little miffed, and was hoping they would be a little prompt about a reply. At this rate I am gonna say forget it.  :mad: :pout: :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 24, 2018, 04:22:03 PM
Ugh, so hot. The pool looks nice but it's dirty (why do we even have a pool guy??) and if I clean it I'll be even more hot... but then the pool would be clean... but it's sooooo hot...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonlady on June 24, 2018, 04:37:19 PM
BlackCurtains: fill up the tub with cool water?

Youngest sister has wound Mom up again over different things (I'll be SO glad when sister's house is done so she'll calm down a bit) so now Mom is even MORE stressed than she already was and since I've been listening to both sides I now have a pounding headache. Going to go take some pics after some coffee for distraction.

* edit I meant my sister will calm down; mom will when sis does, lol
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sweet Daes on June 24, 2018, 04:56:37 PM
Even 3 minutes is too long to wait for coffee to brew.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 24, 2018, 05:03:48 PM
BlackCurtains: fill up the tub with cool water?

Alas, I don't have a bathtub :( Anyway, now it looks like it's going to storm, so no pool regardless.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on June 24, 2018, 10:23:16 PM
I am extremely disappointed with an Etsy seller. :pout: I ordered a beautiful wooden sign, almost a month ago. The seller messaged me immediately that it would be ready and shipped within a couple of days, and that she would let me know if anything changed. I heard absolutely nothing, and my item hadn't been shipped either. I messaged her after two weeks, but no reply. I was just thinking that maybe life got in the way, so I refrained from getting annoyed, for the moment.

...Until I saw that she had been active on facebook, offering her work. I don't have/want facebook, so I couldn't reach her there. I messaged her on Etsy mmediately, the "please respond" kind of message. She didn't reply, however, within a day I received a full refund, saying that she could not ship my item because of the high international shipping costs.

You couldn't tell me that right away instead of hiding? Yeah, I was (pleasantly!) surprised that shipping was only $10, in fact I could hardly believe it (since it's a large item). However, it's still the seller's responsibility... :hmm:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on June 25, 2018, 02:26:05 AM
I bought a new DVD set and the last disc wasn't secured on the holder so when I opened the box it fell out and got scratched. :sad:



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 25, 2018, 05:57:22 AM
I bought a new DVD set and the last disc wasn't secured on the holder so when I opened the box it fell out and got scratched. :sad:



Ponyfan

If it skips, contact the company that made the DVD and ask if you can get a replacement.  I've done that before (most recently with my "Hey Arnold" complete series because disc 13 skipped) and they asked me to email them a picture of my receipt and the proof of purchase off the case and then they sent me a replacement free of charge. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on June 28, 2018, 03:32:22 AM
Was really looking forward to a package I had been anxiously awaiting days for that was due for delivery today. However, instead of being delivered to me, it was delivered to someone else. The person even signed for it and everything. What in the world?  :mad:

Now I have no clue if the delivery company is somehow going to be able to retrieve it or if I'm going to have to reorder it. *sigh* Either way, I'll be waiting days if not a whole week longer than I thought.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 28, 2018, 06:07:56 PM
I was in a hurry to catch my bus this morning and left my normal glasses on the bookshelf, so I've had to wear my sunglasses at work all day - it's a good job they've got prescription lenses in them, really! Can't do much wiring if everything is a blur!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on June 29, 2018, 01:03:00 AM
Pretty sure my ADHD is acting up right now. I'm trying to read this chapter of my textbook for a class, and it's just really not interesting to me at all (it talks about technological manufacturing processes). I'm just trying to get through it, but my mind wanders and I can 'read' half a page but not have processed a single word of it. D:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 29, 2018, 01:12:20 AM
Ugh, this day has sucked :pout: I somehow hurt my ankle.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on June 29, 2018, 05:02:46 AM
Sooooooooooo many people. I'm exhausted.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 29, 2018, 09:20:03 AM
I've had some weird train experiences lately, but yesterday was one of the rudest people I've met on the train for a while.

So when I travel, I have to be near my cases otherwise I will forget them and leave them behind (which causes chaos).

I always try to book a seat near the racks for this reason, but this trip home my usual seat was taken so I had to book another one. These are priority seats for disabled people BUT they are not exclusively for disabled people, it's the kind of thing whereby you move if someone more needy comes along, which is fine. But I need to be near my case, so I'm really limited in where I can sit on these trains.

In any case, because of this, the seat I had to book was the window seat and the aisle seat already had a booking. I don't really like travelling next to someone else but I can deal with it.

Anyway, got on the train yesterday. There's already the woman sitting there. She has her stuff sprawled all over both seats and is reading her book. I politely ask her to move her bag so I can sit down, because I have the seat booked.

She looks at me, then says, "there are plenty of other seats free."

Now, I've booked that specific seat, so her saying that is already pretty off, but I explain to her politely that I have a disabled railcard, and I need to be in that seat to be by my case.

So she gets all annoyed then like I'm being unreasonable, and basically shouts at me to sit down then...then she knocks her coffee over, she swears and glares at me like it's my fault, and eventually gets up so I can try to sit down. She's still all over my seat space, and it's really really awkward.

Eventually she decides to go move to another seat where she can dump her stuff all over the place. Which made me quite relieved.

It ended without escalation because I basically refused to argue with her or rise to her snapping, but it did make me feel uncomfortable. To begin with, if I have a specific seat booked, who is she to go tell me to sit somewhere else so her BAG can have my seat? Secondly, these are priority seats and I have a priority need to sit there. And thirdly, having any kind of confrontational conversation with a stranger is not the best thing ever for me. Travelling is stressful enough without meeting someone like that before the journey even begins.

It's not quite as bad as the time I was made to move from the disability area of a train to make way for a bike, but you know...it's getting there.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: emily_katie on June 29, 2018, 04:18:56 PM
Not a complaint really, just something a littke funny with a complaint  :P

Its really hot in the UK, too hot... Some may say i am allergic to the sun as when it gets to temepratures like we are seeing this week i break out in Prickly heat all over my body, it looks horrible so i cant wear shorts or a dress but apart from that it causes me little bother.
Im not the only one whos complection has changed this week however.... My Mirror Mirror has her symbol constantly activated because of the heat, she isnt in sunlight either so it must be just the warmth! I hope it doesnt affect her too much as her symbols are perfect with no flaws... :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on June 29, 2018, 05:04:09 PM
I’m too tired to exist.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 29, 2018, 09:06:32 PM
Sunday is gonna be a high temp of 98 EEEEKKK  :yikes: :yikes: :whoa: :hot:  I work inside, and all next week will be hot too. I work outside.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 29, 2018, 11:15:55 PM
These afternoon thunderstorms give me a massive headache everyday.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on June 30, 2018, 01:58:48 AM
Another hot weekend here, last weekend it was 103 and 105F. Which translates to overnight temps in the low 80sF, not much of a cool down. Tomorrow is supposed to get 104F, uggh.

 My bathroom was torn up all day because the toilet was getting fixed. The place is one giant dust ball and I so want to clean but can't have the windows open. It's bugging me! >_< Stay cool everyone. :hot:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 30, 2018, 07:46:06 AM
Joining the club to complain about the heat! I was hoping to avoid it and stay cool, but my room is south-facing and the windows take up about half of the outer wall, so it's basically a greenhouse in here.  The layout of this stupid house has the kitchen and bathroom facing away from the sun - not places to sit and chill out. I have to go out into town as well and people round here are ignorant enough on a normal day, they get worse when it's sunny for some reason. Urrgh. >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on June 30, 2018, 08:37:51 AM
Complaining about weather is a basic human right :D
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on June 30, 2018, 09:54:20 PM
Complaining about weather is a basic human right :D

True that, especially in England! (That said, I think it might be more of a cultural more for us.) XD
Continuing the weather complaints, the heat drove me to the evils of ice cream and even though I let it soften up a bit first, it still made my teeth hurt. I'm fine with hot food but anything too cold and my teeth are just like "No! Stop that!"
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 01, 2018, 03:55:20 PM
Complaining about weather is a basic human right :D

True that, especially in England! (That said, I think it might be more of a cultural more for us.) XD
Continuing the weather complaints, the heat drove me to the evils of ice cream and even though I let it soften up a bit first, it still made my teeth hurt. I'm fine with hot food but anything too cold and my teeth are just like "No! Stop that!"

I think here it's a legal requirement :)

It is hot though. It is not quite as bad at home as it was in London last week but some of my plants look tired because of the sun and lack of rain/water.

I guess this is that mythical thing other places call 'summer'.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on July 01, 2018, 09:54:00 PM
Too hot! I feel drained, baked... got 2 fans on in my room, semi nekkid, still too warm *sigh*

I reckon my ideal weather would be warm + sunny during daylight and cool and light-rain at night to refresh everything.

I've had some weird train experiences lately, but yesterday was one of the rudest people I've met on the train for a while.

Ugh, what a nasty woman, a pox be on her!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 01, 2018, 10:19:01 PM
Yep, weather sucks. It's been so hot and dry most of the year so far. Now that's it's started storming everyday there is massive flooding. Also since it rains in the evenings it smells like rotten vegetation during the day >_<

The gulf is in turmoil too. Riptide so bad it's killing manatees.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on July 03, 2018, 03:49:36 AM
I spent today at work with no fan and no air conditioning. It was 97 degrees Fahrenheit.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on July 03, 2018, 06:58:43 PM
My country played today at the soccer world cup. The entire mall was dead, I think I had one paying customer during the whole game. The store opposite showed the game on one of their big screen tvs and people passning stopped to watch but no one bought anything. Needles to say this was one of the most boring and uneventful workshifts I've ever had. On the plus side we won the game.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 03, 2018, 10:34:58 PM
I had a performance review today and managed to completely stress myself out over nothing.  At least it's over now. :faint:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on July 04, 2018, 03:18:47 AM
I had a performance review today and managed to completely stress myself out over nothing.  At least it's over now. :faint:

Ugh.... I hate those too so I empathize.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 04, 2018, 06:16:35 AM
My dog got attacked by fire ants and we must be out of benadryl. I splashed ammonia on his leg so hopefully it'll be fine but now I've gotta stay up to keep an eye on him. At least I'm wide awake now.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2018, 09:55:33 PM
My dog got attacked by fire ants and we must be out of benadryl. I splashed ammonia on his leg so hopefully it'll be fine but now I've gotta stay up to keep an eye on him. At least I'm wide awake now.

I hope your dog will be okay.

I’ve been a little sad today for no real reason.  I’m still having trouble coming up with ideas for my epic adventure story. I can think of ideas when I’m not able to write them down but by the time I sit down to write I can’t think of anything to add.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 06, 2018, 02:52:07 PM
My dog got attacked by fire ants and we must be out of benadryl. I splashed ammonia on his leg so hopefully it'll be fine but now I've gotta stay up to keep an eye on him. At least I'm wide awake now.

Oh no! I've tangled with a few of those and the results are painful, hope he's feeling better.

It's early here (7 AM) and I need to vacuum today, been putting it off due to the hot weather. But I live in an apartment and don't want to be one of *those* neighbors. Who starts running appliances at an insane hour of the day.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 07, 2018, 08:30:03 AM
A parcel I've been waiting for has been in England for 4 days now and according to the tracking, is still languishing in Langley HWDC - not the Langley just up the road from me, the Langley at the opposite end of the country. I hope it hasn't been lost in the sorting centre. I know there are more important things in the world than sodalite rune stones but even so, I've worked hard for that treat! :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 07, 2018, 01:40:26 PM
I hope your dog will be okay.

Oh no! I've tangled with a few of those and the results are painful, hope he's feeling better.

He's fine ^.^ Just a bit itchy.

I always panic dealing with fire ants since I'm deathly allergic to them myself.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on July 07, 2018, 04:03:26 PM
Went down to the laundromat like I always do Saturday mornings, and discovered that a single lady had taken every single washer at once. I'm half tempted to go talk to the apartment management about it.

If it had been multiple people, I'd just call bad luck on my part (usually no one is in there on Saturday mornings). But for one individual to take up the whole laundromat at once? It's just inconsiderate beyond belief. I also know we're not supposed to do that... But my experience with going to any form of management about people being so inconsiderate has never gotten me anywhere, so I wonder if I should even bother.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 07, 2018, 05:10:19 PM
I had a customer try to help me push carts, I fell on my rope for them, now I have a nasty bruise near my armpit. As well as a messed up elbow too, I may have inflamed the tendon, or bothered the fluid sack near it. I have a brace on, and will ice it again later.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 07, 2018, 09:15:10 PM
People who complain that they have no peace of mind, while they literally sit there and attempt to start a bloody argument out of the blue. I mean, I'm argumentative too, but don't cause a ****storm and then blame it on another person when you are the only one who has been throwing a tantrum and throwing your weight around for the past few hours when everyone else has been quiet and calm. I told her that too. She didn't like it at all.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on July 07, 2018, 10:49:23 PM
Went down to the laundromat like I always do Saturday mornings, and discovered that a single lady had taken every single washer at once. I'm half tempted to go talk to the apartment management about it.

If it had been multiple people, I'd just call bad luck on my part (usually no one is in there on Saturday mornings). But for one individual to take up the whole laundromat at once? It's just inconsiderate beyond belief. I also know we're not supposed to do that... But my experience with going to any form of management about people being so inconsiderate has never gotten me anywhere, so I wonder if I should even bother.

Very rude indeed. She should do one load at a time.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 07, 2018, 11:51:02 PM
Went down to the laundromat like I always do Saturday mornings, and discovered that a single lady had taken every single washer at once. I'm half tempted to go talk to the apartment management about it.

If it had been multiple people, I'd just call bad luck on my part (usually no one is in there on Saturday mornings). But for one individual to take up the whole laundromat at once? It's just inconsiderate beyond belief. I also know we're not supposed to do that... But my experience with going to any form of management about people being so inconsiderate has never gotten me anywhere, so I wonder if I should even bother.

That is rude, hope you can get your laundry done.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on July 08, 2018, 03:34:04 AM
Went down to the laundromat like I always do Saturday mornings, and discovered that a single lady had taken every single washer at once. I'm half tempted to go talk to the apartment management about it.

If it had been multiple people, I'd just call bad luck on my part (usually no one is in there on Saturday mornings). But for one individual to take up the whole laundromat at once? It's just inconsiderate beyond belief. I also know we're not supposed to do that... But my experience with going to any form of management about people being so inconsiderate has never gotten me anywhere, so I wonder if I should even bother.

Very rude indeed. She should do one load at a time.

Or two, at most. I always do two, but never exceed that amount. I feel like its fair - there are eight washers in the laundromat, so I'm only taking up a fourth. This morning two of the washers were out of function, though, leaving only six. And that lady was using all six! >.<

Went down to the laundromat like I always do Saturday mornings, and discovered that a single lady had taken every single washer at once. I'm half tempted to go talk to the apartment management about it.

If it had been multiple people, I'd just call bad luck on my part (usually no one is in there on Saturday mornings). But for one individual to take up the whole laundromat at once? It's just inconsiderate beyond belief. I also know we're not supposed to do that... But my experience with going to any form of management about people being so inconsiderate has never gotten me anywhere, so I wonder if I should even bother.

That is rude, hope you can get your laundry done.

Thanks, everything worked out in the end. I was just really frustrated because not only was it inconsiderate, but it really hurts me to walk due to some medical issues right now, so I couldn't just walk back to my place and wait, I had to sit there and wait for thirty minutes for washers to clear. I wasn't prepared for it at all, I hadn't had my breakfast or anything.

The good thing was somehow she didn't take up all of the driers (I'm not sure how that worked out) and I was able to move my clothes to the driers immediately after they were done in the washers.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on July 09, 2018, 05:43:36 PM
Agh I hate contest where people actually have to vote and most votes wins. I feel like it can get rigged so quickly and that people with the larger fanbases have a much higher change than that of less-popular artist. It doesn't feel fair, like it's more about the popularity than the art itself. :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 09, 2018, 06:03:19 PM
Since my 8 hour car ride, I've had the most annoying slight vertigo!
Agh I hate contest where people actually have to vote and most votes wins. I feel like it can get rigged so quickly and that people with the larger fanbases have a much higher change than that of less-popular artist. It doesn't feel fair, like it's more about the popularity than the art itself. :/
That's sadly how it is with most contests. It'd be nice if there were a more anonymous way of displaying entries for voting, or if more people from outside of circles were able to cast votes.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 09, 2018, 06:13:21 PM
Went down to the laundromat like I always do Saturday mornings, and discovered that a single lady had taken every single washer at once. I'm half tempted to go talk to the apartment management about it.

If it had been multiple people, I'd just call bad luck on my part (usually no one is in there on Saturday mornings). But for one individual to take up the whole laundromat at once? It's just inconsiderate beyond belief. I also know we're not supposed to do that... But my experience with going to any form of management about people being so inconsiderate has never gotten me anywhere, so I wonder if I should even bother.

Ugh, I can so relate. Students. STUDENTS. Seriously. You either get the ones who do as your lady does, or more annoyingly, the ones who put their washing/drying on  and then go out/go to bed/go to class and leave it. FOR THE WHOLE DAY. We're not meant to take stuff out of the washers or driers unless they belong to us but seriously they end up hogging machines for 12 hour+ stints because they can't be bothered to come get their stupid clothing.

Drives me crazy.

In Japan, the machine hogging didn't happen, but people did keep stealing my detergent instead of buying their own (despite the big sign in English and Japanese from the landlords telling people to bring their own!)

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on July 09, 2018, 06:30:55 PM
Alright so that contest is actually quite... strange. The ending date for BOTH the uploads and voting is the same. So if you submit anything with only 1 hour left, well you're out of luck then. What kind of idea is that? Make art faster so that you can gather votes more quickly? Let me post one of my favorite quotes:

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Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 09, 2018, 10:09:05 PM
Sooo....hoooooootttttt!    :drool::hot:  The air conditioner at work isn't working right....again.  Maybe if it breaks again (for the third year in a row) we'll get some paid days off because it's too hot to come in...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 10, 2018, 01:50:32 AM
My elbow is sore, thanks to a customer trying to help me with carts.  :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 10, 2018, 04:26:50 PM
Well, I think heat/stress/anxiety have finally all succeeded in doing me over after weeks of incessantly ganging up on me. I've been ill all day, couldn't even keep a cup of tea down at breakfast and barely made sense on the phone when I called work because my head just wouldn't co-operate. My stomach appears to have calmed down a bit but it still does cartwheels whenever I stand up and I just feel completely drained. :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 11, 2018, 07:14:57 PM
I was going to go out to lunch with a friend, but they never showed, I guess something came up.   :nomail:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2018, 08:13:14 PM
Rude transport people file continues to grow.

On a london bus. I need to get off. I politely say to the lady blocking the aisle, "excuse me please, I need to get off here." And she glares at me, snaps "Wait!" and then shoves past me.

I have issues with strangers making physical contact with me. It took a lot of self control not to shove her away from me. I hate rush hour buses. Especially on that route, because it's always packed.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on July 12, 2018, 04:26:01 AM
Increased doctor visits as of late have uncomfortably made me repeatedly have to be made aware of exactly how much I weigh. Why do they need my weight at a podiatrist? >.<

I know, I should care, but a couple of years ago after changing some of my habits (which I documented in Healthy Pony back then) I was happily losing weight, but then - keeping the same habits - it suddenly turned around and now I weigh more than I ever have and it makes me want to cry. But if I told anyone this IRL they've laugh at me because I still look skinny (I really think that's changing, though.).

I need to do some exercising, I guess, but not until my feet are better.

Went down to the laundromat like I always do Saturday mornings, and discovered that a single lady had taken every single washer at once. I'm half tempted to go talk to the apartment management about it.

If it had been multiple people, I'd just call bad luck on my part (usually no one is in there on Saturday mornings). But for one individual to take up the whole laundromat at once? It's just inconsiderate beyond belief. I also know we're not supposed to do that... But my experience with going to any form of management about people being so inconsiderate has never gotten me anywhere, so I wonder if I should even bother.

Ugh, I can so relate. Students. STUDENTS. Seriously. You either get the ones who do as your lady does, or more annoyingly, the ones who put their washing/drying on  and then go out/go to bed/go to class and leave it. FOR THE WHOLE DAY. We're not meant to take stuff out of the washers or driers unless they belong to us but seriously they end up hogging machines for 12 hour+ stints because they can't be bothered to come get their stupid clothing.

Drives me crazy.

In Japan, the machine hogging didn't happen, but people did keep stealing my detergent instead of buying their own (despite the big sign in English and Japanese from the landlords telling people to bring their own!)

Here people will just take those people's clothes out of the washers/driers. I see it all of the time, there's just clothes thrown all over the place in there.

I always am careful not to leave my clothes in the washer/drier, but one time I was washing my dog's blanket, which was not a usual part of my routine and it threw me off and I was just a few minutes late getting back to the washer and someone had taken it out. I was not too happy. It's not like I was coming back hours later, or gosh even more than 5 to 10 minutes. =/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 12, 2018, 04:54:26 AM

Went down to the laundromat like I always do Saturday mornings, and discovered that a single lady had taken every single washer at once. I'm half tempted to go talk to the apartment management about it.

If it had been multiple people, I'd just call bad luck on my part (usually no one is in there on Saturday mornings). But for one individual to take up the whole laundromat at once? It's just inconsiderate beyond belief. I also know we're not supposed to do that... But my experience with going to any form of management about people being so inconsiderate has never gotten me anywhere, so I wonder if I should even bother.

Ugh, I can so relate. Students. STUDENTS. Seriously. You either get the ones who do as your lady does, or more annoyingly, the ones who put their washing/drying on  and then go out/go to bed/go to class and leave it. FOR THE WHOLE DAY. We're not meant to take stuff out of the washers or driers unless they belong to us but seriously they end up hogging machines for 12 hour+ stints because they can't be bothered to come get their stupid clothing.

Drives me crazy.

In Japan, the machine hogging didn't happen, but people did keep stealing my detergent instead of buying their own (despite the big sign in English and Japanese from the landlords telling people to bring their own!)

Here people will just take those people's clothes out of the washers/driers. I see it all of the time, there's just clothes thrown all over the place in there.

I always am careful not to leave my clothes in the washer/drier, but one time I was washing my dog's blanket, which was not a usual part of my routine and it threw me off and I was just a few minutes late getting back to the washer and someone had taken it out. I was not too happy. It's not like I was coming back hours later, or gosh even more than 5 to 10 minutes. =/

I had the same thing happen once.  Years ago I was living in an apartment complex that had three washers and three dryers in each set of units and I left a load in one of the washers about five minutes after it was done while I was packing to move and the guys that lived in the apartment below mine pulled out my laundry and threw it on the ground.  The washers and dryers were outside in a covered area (it was in Florida) so I had to rewash everything because now it was wet and covered in dirt.  After my roommate yelled at them and their loads were done, they filled the washers with ketchup, mustard, and a bunch of other stuff from their fridge.  I used another unit's washers to rewash my clothes and my roommate reported them to apartment management.  I don't know what happened with it but how immature do you have to be to respond that way?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 12, 2018, 08:47:00 AM
It's amazing how petty people are about laundry machines. I think the reason we're not meant to take stuff out of the machines is because of the risk of something getting damaged or going missing. Because a lot of people who live in this hall are (to be blunt) spoiled little rich kids who complain about the least thing to the main desk. Sometimes they even expect the staff on the reception desk to bring their shopping. Seriously.

So this morning, 8.30 am. As some of you guys know I didn't go to bed last night till pretty late - about 3.30am. And then I'm woken at 8.30 by a bunch of workmen in the corridor singing, shouting and moving furniture.

I had to go speak to them which is extremely scary to me because it's potentially a confrontation. They said sorry and that they would do less of the singing, shouting, and whistling (they are fitting furniture in some of the empty rooms) - but they are still pretty noisy. And I am really sensitive to noise.

Sigh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 13, 2018, 01:56:01 AM
Welp. I bought shrimp flavored treats even though that's what my cat hates the most. How? Why? Guess I didn't read! She won't eat them, the kitten won't eat treats at all and I can't give them to the dog since he's on a specialized diet. I'd donate them to the shelter but they're already opened (so I guess I didn't read multiple times, go me!).

Anyway, they're the only treats I have and Mouse keeps asking where the heck the good treats are and I feel so bad. It's too late today to go to the petstore. Honestly, I have no idea how I overlooked they were shrimp! Though they're a mix with lobster and oceanfish, so maybe that's what I saw?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: flutterscotch on July 13, 2018, 02:04:28 AM
I had a funny joke planned out where I was going to send some promotional items made long, long ago by the company I work for to my boss, without telling her who they were from. It's a long story but it would have made everyone laugh.

I asked the seller to do this...and what does she do? Puts my name on the packaging slip.

No "I have to do this because of Paypal" (not an eBay transaction, a private one just involving Paypal and one as a "friend and family" to boot). Not even a "no I am not doing that". Just completely ignores me about it. 

Joke partially ruined.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 14, 2018, 12:22:26 AM
It's Friday the 13th and I haven't done anything fun to celebrate.  Didn't even realize it until now (after 5pm where I live) so I can't do anything at work, either. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 14, 2018, 12:34:40 AM
The humidity here coupled with the heat has been causing my asthma to flare up. Normally the area is hardly humid so this is excessive. It's going to be a long week with the hot weather moving in for the long haul.

People not letting you off the bus, I actually am afraid I won't move fast enough and miss my stop. That hasn't happened but I've had to seriously elbow a few people.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: flutterscotch on July 14, 2018, 12:45:36 AM
It's Friday the 13th and I haven't done anything fun to celebrate.  Didn't even realize it until now (after 5pm where I live) so I can't do anything at work, either. 

We're just watching the worst Friday the 13th movies.  We just got done with V. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 14, 2018, 02:33:26 AM
We so badly need rain, my lawn is turning brown.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on July 14, 2018, 04:30:25 AM
Boyfriend talked me into seeing the new It-movie as it is on Netflix. We didn't even see half of it because I needed a break and que nightmares..
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on July 14, 2018, 08:01:55 PM
It's Friday the 13th and I haven't done anything fun to celebrate.  Didn't even realize it until now (after 5pm where I live) so I can't do anything at work, either. 

We're just watching the worst Friday the 13th movies.  We just got done with V. 


I watched VII last night, which I consider one of the worst along with V.

I should add that the actress who plays Tina's mother in Friday the 13th Part VII is the same woman who did the voices of Buttons & Paradise in the G1 cartoon series (Susan Blu). I learned that yesterday.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: emily_katie on July 15, 2018, 06:28:11 PM
Not a complaint but something I don't understand...
'Attic finds' I see a lot of G1 lots on Ebay listed as attic finds, I don't get it? You move into a house and low and behold theres a herd of g1's in the attic? why would they be left behind?
Why have I never found the holy grail of ponies in my attic  :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 15, 2018, 06:36:01 PM
Not a complaint but something I don't understand...
'Attic finds' I see a lot of G1 lots on Ebay listed as attic finds, I don't get it? You move into a house and low and behold theres a herd of g1's in the attic? why would they be left behind?
Why have I never found the holy grail of ponies in my attic  :|

I agree!

...Although I wonder if it's more they sorted out someone's house (ie a grandparent maybe?) and found toys that were kept there for the grandkids?

Or they just have spent so long on their phones facebooking and Instagramming each other that they forgot they had a childhood and then suddenly found the box and remembered?

My complaint for today...

People on buses with dogs. Again. Sigh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 15, 2018, 11:57:58 PM
Someone dropped off a liquid opioid meds in my recycle bin at work,, I am very glad it was not open or leaking. WE ARE NOT A DROP OFF FOR MEDS ok the signs says CAN and BOTTLE only. How hard is that, and pics too showing what is ok. I am just glad I was wearing gloves.  :stressed: :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on July 16, 2018, 05:12:01 AM
Someone dropped off a liquid opioid meds in my recycle bin at work,, I am very glad it was not open or leaking. WE ARE NOT A DROP OFF FOR MEDS ok the signs says CAN and BOTTLE only. How hard is that, and pics too showing what is ok. I am just glad I was wearing gloves.  :stressed: :enraged:


Yuck.....That's a hell of risk to subject someone to. Like you said, you're lucky you had gloves.

I don't know why people do stuff like that. In our indoor recycle bin I'll find garbage a lot of the time: used napkins, etc... The most bizarre finding was one I made into a thread in the WYP forum about a year and a half ago: Someone had left a little puppy in our cans/bottles bin (which was just a small fenced in area) during off hours in the middle of winter. We found her barking before we opened for the day.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: flutterscotch on July 16, 2018, 05:28:41 AM
Not a complaint but something I don't understand...
'Attic finds' I see a lot of G1 lots on Ebay listed as attic finds, I don't get it? You move into a house and low and behold theres a herd of g1's in the attic? why would they be left behind?
Why have I never found the holy grail of ponies in my attic  :|

I've totally found ponies in places I've moved into before. Just twice though, and each time it was only a single pony (and a SSC the second time). The first time it was a rusty-eyed baby Gusty when I was young.  The second time was in 2006 it was a tailless, dirty, 2nd edition Cotton Candy that was pre-tagged for a yard sale (still have her) and a naked Blueberry Muffins (still have her too, but she is no longer naked), and a bunch of other things.  But that second time we found a LOT of weird crap in that apartment the landlord just let us keep what we wanted. It had previously belonged to a hoarder and he had no idea this panel in the attic came off when he bought the place. I still have a mid-century lamp and an old medicine cabinet from that find.

And also an inexplicable number of NES systems and games.  Even in the 80s. Always in closets.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on July 16, 2018, 07:45:50 AM
Not a complaint but something I don't understand...
'Attic finds' I see a lot of G1 lots on Ebay listed as attic finds, I don't get it? You move into a house and low and behold theres a herd of g1's in the attic? why would they be left behind?
Why have I never found the holy grail of ponies in my attic  :|

I've totally found ponies in places I've moved into before. Just twice though, and each time it was only a single pony (and a SSC the second time). The first time it was a rusty-eyed baby Gusty when I was young.  The second time was in 2006 it was a tailless, dirty, 2nd edition Cotton Candy that was pre-tagged for a yard sale (still have her) and a naked Blueberry Muffins (still have her too, but she is no longer naked), and a bunch of other things.  But that second time we found a LOT of weird crap in that apartment the landlord just let us keep what we wanted. It had previously belonged to a hoarder and he had no idea this panel in the attic came off when he bought the place. I still have a mid-century lamp and an old medicine cabinet from that find.

And also an inexplicable number of NES systems and games.  Even in the 80s. Always in closets.

That is so cool! Living in a town with a huge university the garbagerooms tend to overflow with furnitures and whatnot that studens moving away don't care to take with them. I've found a shelf and almost the complete works of the Chronicles of Cheysuli by Jennifer Roberson (only missing one book). I also found a couple of nice potted plants once, but had my hands full and when I went back to retrieve them someone else had gotten them. Never any toys tho :(

My complaint of the day: I have a really bad cold, in the middle of this heatwave. It's allover my body and every muscle ache along with everyting else. I'm just.. whyyyyy?! :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 16, 2018, 06:37:57 PM
I want to punch one of my co-workers in the face.  I want it to happen so bad I'm considering paying someone to do it for me.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on July 16, 2018, 09:28:48 PM
Ugh feeling worthless again. >x(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 16, 2018, 09:33:22 PM
Hot day in London.
Accommodation hunting.
Thought before I went that I knew what I wanted.
Now I am less sure.
Thought I would have it settled today.
That's not going to happen.
Currently still homeless for next year with 6 weeks left :/

I really want to stay where I am but I know that's impossible. I'm not ungrateful for the scholarship I've had because it's looked after me these three years, but it doesn't make sense to fund only 3 years of a course that in the UK is almost always 4 years. It's like leading one out to the middle of the river with a lifeboat and then zooming away and leaving us to drown once we hit the deepest point.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on July 17, 2018, 06:23:22 AM
Aaaw, that sucks Taffeta! It must be so stressful not knowing where to live. In my town an exchange student was kicked out of the contry with six weeks left on her masters because she couldn't show sufficent funding (never mind her parents in Iran sent her money regurlarly). The system is crazy sometimes and really not accomodating. I hope something comes up for you. :hug:

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 17, 2018, 10:00:44 AM
Aaaw, that sucks Taffeta! It must be so stressful not knowing where to live. In my town an exchange student was kicked out of the contry with six weeks left on her masters because she couldn't show sufficent funding (never mind her parents in Iran sent her money regurlarly). The system is crazy sometimes and really not accomodating. I hope something comes up for you. :hug:


Unfortunately the UK has had some similar incidents in the past as well. Our immigration system actually had a major spasm recently with a lot of British citizens coming up for deportation orders because of some kind of muddle over documentation/authorisation going back about 40 or even 50 years.

The student thing comes up as well. Our university research union went to war with the university itself this year over how they wanted to monitor tier 4 visa (ie non EU) research students...because it was literally insane and sounded like they had no trust in either the student or the student's supervisory team. My uni has about 50% students on tier 4 visas and more postgrads proportionately to undergrads compared to many other London uni campuses, so yeah. It caused a big fuss. The school backed down. (These regulations weren't legal expectations of tier 4 visa students, they were just my university deciding to play Big Brother...and failing).
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 17, 2018, 06:39:15 PM
I normally have the pain tolerance of an armour-plated ox but I took a really hefty wrench in my good leg at work, so now both legs hurt when I walk and that is just beyond the pail.  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 17, 2018, 06:43:15 PM
It was finally the first day of registration for the fall semester and although it's not as big an amount as it usually is (I go to community college), it was still nothing to sneeze at. I have to take a science this semester and the lab fee bumped it up an extra $500 dollars.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 17, 2018, 06:57:15 PM
It was finally the first day of registration for the fall semester and although it's not as big an amount as it usually is (I go to community college), it was still nothing to sneeze at. I have to take a science this semester and the lab fee bumped it up an extra $500 dollars.


You have my sympathies.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 17, 2018, 07:05:41 PM
You have my sympathies.
As do you, I really hope you find accommodations very soon. That is awfully strange for the program to only support 3 years!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 17, 2018, 07:07:46 PM
You have my sympathies.
As do you, I really hope you find accommodations very soon. That is awfully strange for the program to only support 3 years!

Thank you :) I shouldn't really complain, some people only get a year's support or none at all. Our education system really needs better funding in some areas. And London is just ridiculously expensive in general. I think I have some new places to look at, so fingers crossed. I'm sure it will all work out eventually. I might just be grey when it does.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on July 17, 2018, 09:56:19 PM
I feel ripped-off by Hasbro. Now they suddenly also make 80s-pony shirts. XD
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on July 20, 2018, 06:02:39 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs here or in "What's your problem"
Someone I am close to made fun of the fact that I buy "toys" In addition to ponies I also collect Barbie, Disney dolls, Ariel/Little Mermaid items and Funko Pops. I went to Hot Topic today to see if they still had the Sailor Moon Black Lady Funko Pop since I wasn't able to go yesterday. Later my friend said "When are you going to grow up and stop buying toys?" or something :sad:

 I was a little shocked by her comment and said something like "Adults buy them too."  I think she knew she hurt my feelings (She is a really nice person and has mentioned before that sometimes she says things that don't come out right/isn't what she meant to say before. ) It still made me sad and took a lot of my enjoyment out of getting the Funko Pop I wanted.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 20, 2018, 08:17:35 PM
I'm not sure if this belongs here or in "What's your problem"
Someone I am close to made fun of the fact that I buy "toys" In addition to ponies I also collect Barbie, Disney dolls, Ariel/Little Mermaid items and Funko Pops. I went to Hot Topic today to see if they still had the Sailor Moon Black Lady Funko Pop since I wasn't able to go yesterday. Later my friend said "When are you going to grow up and stop buying toys?" or something :sad:

 I was a little shocked by her comment and said something like "Adults buy them too."  I think she knew she hurt my feelings (She is a really nice person and has mentioned before that sometimes she says things that don't come out right/isn't what she meant to say before. ) It still made me sad and took a lot of my enjoyment out of getting the Funko Pop I wanted.


Ponyfan

Just what is it that she expects you to spend YOUR money on?  Clothes?  Makeup?  Going out to eat?  Going to the movies?  None of those things will last as long as your "toys".  Even the memories will fade fairly quickly unless you took pictures or something absolutely amazing happened to help you remember it.  And quite frankly, it's none of her business.  Besides, if adults weren't supposed to buy them, specialty stores like Hot Topic (which is not remotely geared towards children) wouldn't carry them.  I'm not sure how old you are, but I can guarantee that there are people on this site older than you still buying "toys"--I'm probably one of them.  (I just bought the Pokemon Z-Power Ring for my Ultra Sun game yesterday.)  And I can tell you from experience that growing up is overrated. 


My current trivial complaint is that the air conditioning isn't working at work again.   :hot:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 21, 2018, 10:27:36 PM
@Ponyfan :hug: Sorry your friend said that to you.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on July 22, 2018, 09:15:17 AM
In the worst draught Sweden has experienced since the 1900's, with 80+ wildfires raging through out the country, with firemen coming up from France, Poland and Germany to help out. With waterplanes flying in from Italy and with a national catastrophe message forbidding all forms of open fire, people still go out in the forest to grill, have bbq parties by lake and sea, smoke while standing on fried grass and toss the leftover on the ground. The stupidity of people baffles me and makes me so angry!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on July 22, 2018, 08:40:21 PM
Man the Dutch Ebay-like website Marktplaats sucks. No feedback system, sellers who don't respond. No clear auction ending times. People messaging eachother behind their backs. Stupid scalpers who just buy ponies to sell them for 100x as much later. People who keep overbidding by 1 cents.

Thai said there are of course also some good sellers out there but they are rare. 
Oh and why does it feel like Hasbro ignores us? Why does everyone get the SDCC set to review but we never hear anything. I spend like most of my free time on the website blogging news and updating everything. :( (Kinda busy right now with adding the older gens which is fun.  :P) Maybe a bit selfish but eh.. feels bad.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 23, 2018, 06:59:28 PM
It's not my day today. I was cutting a piece of din rail at work, went through it then the hacksaw slipped and the rail went through my hand (luckily it won't need stitches), then when I got home, my housemate had left his keys in the door. I knocked on the door and he came to let me in with no trousers on. I did not need to see that. :facepalm:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 23, 2018, 11:28:15 PM
The children's daycare that is two doors down... they have a SCREAMER... and they let him out in the yard starting at 8:30 am... 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 24, 2018, 12:13:24 AM
My tomatoes have end blossom rot.... grrr.. some are ok though.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 25, 2018, 07:20:26 AM
Apparently my nephew had someone steal an online account for some Dragonball game a few days ago and is now trying to sell it for about $40.  When my nephew confronted the guy (via the computer) the guy claimed that he'd traded for it and they went back and forth with name calling, racial slurs (the other guy calling my nephew things without having a clue of his race btw) and threats of calling the cops, etc.  Now I can't convince my nephew that it's gone and he's not going to get it back and to let it go.  Instead, he just wants to antagonize the guy because somehow he's convinced that the guy will eventually give it back.  My nephew said he reported the account to the game administrators but I really don't think anything is going to happen with it.

I hate people who lie and steal but there's really nothing he can do about this one.  :shrug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 25, 2018, 04:03:27 PM
This morning I saw a weather forecast that predicted 35 degrees in London tomorrow and 36 on Friday.

I can only hope that's wrong.

I wasn't going to come back to London so quickly but I had some things to settle here - but...my room here has aircon, so I guess I'm staying a few days longer...

Sigh. Summer goes on.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 25, 2018, 07:10:54 PM
Not only do we still have killer rip currents but now there's red tide.

I haven't been to the beach at all this year :mad:

edit: New paaaaaage :shakefist:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 25, 2018, 09:14:44 PM
I tried to suffer through my cold and ended up having to go home because I couldn't bear standing up.
Now that I'm in bed I feel like I could go in.
When I stand up, I feel terrible and have to lay down.
And then I feel like I could run a marathon...
Pick a mood, body! :drunk:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on July 26, 2018, 12:11:34 AM
My air conditioning is broken.  :hot: :hot: :hot:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: northstar3184 on July 26, 2018, 01:43:18 AM
The TV keeps interrupting programming for weather alerts (none of which apply to the county I live in). The beeping that occurs when these alerts pop up is driving my dog nuts. Each time she'll whine, then get up and run. I think she expects to find the source of the beeps if she looks out the window.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Moonbreeze on July 26, 2018, 12:00:30 PM
It's way too warm to live without airconditioning D: It's going to be 36 degrees celsius (mind you that we're not used to such temperatures at all) tomorrow and northern europe is on fire right now.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2018, 12:30:24 PM
It's way too warm to live without airconditioning D: It's going to be 36 degrees celsius (mind you that we're not used to such temperatures at all) tomorrow and northern europe is on fire right now.

The UK is being predicted 38 on Friday. And to be utterly helpful, the tabloids are reporting it in Fareinheit, a measurement that the majority of the population don't learn in school and therefore don't understand. Proof the target audience for said papers are over 60...

I am staying in London a few days more because although it is hotter here than at home, my room here has airconditioning...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Moonbreeze on July 26, 2018, 02:37:45 PM
It's way too warm to live without airconditioning D: It's going to be 36 degrees celsius (mind you that we're not used to such temperatures at all) tomorrow and northern europe is on fire right now.

The UK is being predicted 38 on Friday. And to be utterly helpful, the tabloids are reporting it in Fareinheit, a measurement that the majority of the population don't learn in school and therefore don't understand. Proof the target audience for said papers are over 60...

I am staying in London a few days more because although it is hotter here than at home, my room here has airconditioning...

Oof, well the 36 degrees is for the coast.  The rest is 36-38 too. Why Fahrenheit though? The UK uses Celsius right?
Airconditioning will definetely save you tomorrow!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 26, 2018, 05:03:18 PM
So :hot: we've got the air cooler in the living room and Honey is laying beside it.

Plus my orders from Japan are coming in August, and the liquid fusion glue is taking a long time to dispatch from the USA.

I need Dexter Charming dolls to make some more anime characters.

Plus I goofed up in A.O.T 2, by asking Mike/Miche what does Erwin Smith smell like (Mike's nose can smell Titans)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2018, 07:17:51 PM
It's way too warm to live without airconditioning D: It's going to be 36 degrees celsius (mind you that we're not used to such temperatures at all) tomorrow and northern europe is on fire right now.

The UK is being predicted 38 on Friday. And to be utterly helpful, the tabloids are reporting it in Fareinheit, a measurement that the majority of the population don't learn in school and therefore don't understand. Proof the target audience for said papers are over 60...

I am staying in London a few days more because although it is hotter here than at home, my room here has airconditioning...

Oof, well the 36 degrees is for the coast.  The rest is 36-38 too. Why Fahrenheit though? The UK uses Celsius right?
Airconditioning will definetely save you tomorrow!

We do use Celsius. We have a weird mix of imperial and metric across lots of different measurement systems here (eg miles and yet metres xD) but Celsius is one of those that is generally widely accepted.

BUT the change happened about 50 years ago.  I am assuming as the papers reporting it are also the pro-Brexit papers, and the majority of pro-Brexit people are older/retired...that's the reason why. Who knows, maybe it's another covert way of rebelling against the EU (sighs).

I think in any case we can agree that temperatures are insane. We're getting news here telling us this is gonna be the norm going forward and by 2030 we might have regular temperatures of 40 in the summer.

...at which point I move to Iceland.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on July 26, 2018, 07:43:23 PM

I think in any case we can agree that temperatures are insane. We're getting news here telling us this is gonna be the norm going forward and by 2030 we might have regular temperatures of 40 in the summer.

...at which point I move to Iceland.

At which point I would have already got air-con installed in my house, been meaning to do it for years, I can't even have the window wide open at night as TWICE I have had to shoo away a curious cat trying to jump in!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2018, 07:47:54 PM

I think in any case we can agree that temperatures are insane. We're getting news here telling us this is gonna be the norm going forward and by 2030 we might have regular temperatures of 40 in the summer.

...at which point I move to Iceland.

At which point I would have already got air-con installed in my house, been meaning to do it for years, I can't even have the window wide open at night as TWICE I have had to shoo away a curious cat trying to jump in!

Oh wow, a surprising midnight visit!
The one night I spent at my friend's family's flat in Rehovot in May, I had to keep the doors and window closed (and had a crying ginger cat outside my door trying to get in all night) even though it was really quite warm...

I didn't think that 38 degree temperatures would end up in the UK as well this year ><
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on July 26, 2018, 07:53:47 PM
Hehe, I'm just waiting for the floods and rainstorms in September, a heatwave at Christmas and snow flurries in April next year...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 26, 2018, 09:52:59 PM
Day four of a six-day run of 101-105F temperatures, yesterday was 108F! It means the overnight temperatures are only in the low to mid 70sF. My wall unit AC has been going for bust, it only cools one room so I've been living in front of it.

I felt so lazy sleeping in this morning but I didn't have to go out, my errands are going to be tonight. Working my day around the heat feels so odd. Up early tomorrow to cram as much as I can before it gets too hot. Which for me is low 90s but that's 'cool' right now. :hot:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on July 26, 2018, 10:20:13 PM
Hehe, I'm just waiting for the floods and rainstorms in September, a heatwave at Christmas and snow flurries in April next year...

Where I live that already happens! This last April it snowed and actually accumulated. One year it was 30C on the day after Christmas. And rainstorms in September? Very common.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 26, 2018, 10:24:40 PM
Hehe, I'm just waiting for the floods and rainstorms in September, a heatwave at Christmas and snow flurries in April next year...

I'm going on holiday in September to Great Yarmouth, for a week (Saturday to Saturday). I hope it doesn't rain.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on July 27, 2018, 06:27:00 AM
Urrggh, it was so hot last night I couldn't sleep. And I normally sleep like a hibernating bear.
At least it's pretty much the weekend now, so I can stay up 'til Ridiculous O'clock playing video games and not have to worry about getting up for work in the morning. Silver linings and all that.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 27, 2018, 06:35:05 AM
Hehe, I'm just waiting for the floods and rainstorms in September, a heatwave at Christmas and snow flurries in April next year...

Where I live that already happens! This last April it snowed and actually accumulated. One year it was 30C on the day after Christmas. And rainstorms in September? Very common.

Snow at Easter or in April in the UK actually isn't that unusual either...nor are rainstorms in September (and unfortunately flooding is becoming more common these days) but you win on the 30C around Christmas ;)

All the news reports are saying that the heat increase is partly due to the reduction of green space (there are city authorities looking at this at the moment). So not only does concreting up the world cause flooding, it's also cooking us. So much for plants not mattering.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on July 27, 2018, 06:39:07 AM
When the new coworker stands there and looks like he's hearing what you're saying but don't really listen...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on July 28, 2018, 06:48:27 AM
I've been getting pretty good at 3D puzzles. I got 2 new ones yesterday and decided to put both together today. When I was finishing the 2nd one several pieces fell off and I can't find them even though I've looked on the floor and got a flashlight trying to find the missing pieces.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Kiwi on July 29, 2018, 05:03:40 PM
I've been getting pretty good at 3D puzzles. I got 2 new ones yesterday and decided to put both together today. When I was finishing the 2nd one several pieces fell off and I can't find them even though I've looked on the floor and got a flashlight trying to find the missing pieces.

Ponyfan

If they are Wrebbit puzzles, and the pieces don't show, you can order replacement pieces for free.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on July 30, 2018, 03:10:15 AM
Thanks Kiwi.  :)  They're made be Bepuzzled/University Games but I looked at their FAQs and it looks like they also replace missing pieces for free. I still haven't found them.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on July 30, 2018, 01:25:44 PM
Thanks Kiwi.  :)  They're made be Bepuzzled/University Games but I looked at their FAQs and it looks like they also replace missing pieces for free. I still haven't found them.


Ponyfan

Did you ask Sea Poppy and Lilly Drop?? ;)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on July 30, 2018, 09:28:58 PM
Now that you mention it, their identical twin sisters were in the room when the pieces dissapeared but how did they manage to hid them and sneak back in to their packages without me noticing? :what: :biggrin:

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 01, 2018, 11:51:27 PM
My salvation army store is closing at the end of the month, gonna go back a few times before they do to see if I can get more back up work pants.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: flutterscotch on August 02, 2018, 12:39:30 AM
I discovered a webforum where all anyone does is complain about YouTube quasi celebrities and call them SJWs.  And it's kind of ruined my evening.

That and the fact that they're rebooting ALF.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: dragonlady on August 02, 2018, 04:33:23 AM
Just found out we bridesmaids are supposed to wear burgundy to my sister's wedding. This sucks as:
1. Last I knew it was burgundy OR navy Blue
2. I look HORRID in burgundy
3. so I bought a navy blue dress.
4. Bought it on Ebay so I can't return it so I'm out $30 + money to buy a stupid burgundy dress I will NEVER wear again.

What makes me even more grumpy is I know another sister has been subtly pushing for burgundy and when (yet another) sister brought up the fact I'm not a fan of that color (see above reason) she said "well it's (sister's) wedding, she can choose what she wants!" This sister looks awesome in burgundy so of course she wants to go with that one! (this is the same sister that wanted us to wear yellow for her wedding. NONE of us look good in that color). ARGH!!!

Edit: Yes, i know it's my sister wedding and therefore her choice and I will wear what color she wants; I just wish that someone had thought to let me know esp. since I am very plus sized so it's hard finding decent, affordable dresses to begin with :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on August 02, 2018, 02:42:19 PM
Woke up at 6 in the morning to the sound of workers on the roof. We'd be warned that there would be workers on the roof, but I had no idea that they'd start working at 6 in the morning. Can't they at least wait until 8 or 9? =/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 02, 2018, 03:27:36 PM
I'm trying to get better with eating healthier foods but I keep falling back on eating wayy too much protein.
I discovered a webforum where all anyone does is complain about YouTube quasi celebrities and call them SJWs.  And it's kind of ruined my evening.
I think I know of the forum you're talking about, or at least one of the variants of it. Good bedtime reading if I want to get angry at the internet.  :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sukeile on August 02, 2018, 03:48:53 PM
I have such terrible issues with anger.

I can’t let myself feel angry at anyone ( even only internally ) without feeling guilty and bad for it. :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on August 02, 2018, 05:04:12 PM
I'm trying to get better with eating healthier foods but I keep falling back on eating wayy too much protein.

Is too much protein a bad thing?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on August 03, 2018, 01:27:25 AM
I went to a movie today and a woman with two young children sat in the same row. For the last 20-30 minutes of the movie at least on of the children started playing on a phone. The bright light was very distacting and at one point someone was taking pictures and the flash lit up the wall closet to where they were sitting 3 times in a row.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on August 03, 2018, 02:47:47 AM
I feel like I'm at my breaking point again. *sigh*
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on August 03, 2018, 09:22:49 AM
Ugh I don't like it when people flame my sites because they are "wrong" but then refuse to tell me what's actually wrong. Guys I can't fix it if I don't know what's not right. :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 03, 2018, 12:03:39 PM
Ugh I don't like it when people flame my sites because they are "wrong" but then refuse to tell me what's actually wrong. Guys I can't fix it if I don't know what's not right. :/


Try not to take it to heart. It is a lot easier for people to attack and criticise someone else's work and knowledge than it is to create or offer any of their own. If they aren't offering constructive criticism or help/proper proof, then ignore them. If they understood how much work and time goes into a website, they'd shut up and go away - but most people don't realise that it doesn't magically appear there by itself. Especially on a site like yours, which is constantly trying to stay abreast of new developments.

@Ponyfan - I absolutely relate. Young kids being allowed in 12 films has ruined the cinema for me because their parents treat it like a creche and let them run wild while they watch.

@Bandit Pony - I can also relate - it's been a hard few weeks here too and I have definitely crossed breaking point a few times in the last fortnight with my tribunal and trying to organise my move. My only advice is to step back, take a break, and try to do things one at a time. :hug:

My trivial complaint - Last night I had a wasp in my room. This morning, I had a wasp in my room. I guess that means the grapes on the vine are probably ready to be picked (they grow under my window). Also it was really hot this morning waiting at the bus stop for the LATE bus.

Also, delivery people. I've mentioned before that they like to deliver things to our front bush. Today it got better. My sister was waiting for something and everyone was out. She got a message saying it was handed to resident. I found it under the car. Apparently the parcel was now delivered to our car, who is apparently a resident...

Fortunately there's been no rain and the car doesn't leak oil. :P TO give the delivery driver his due, he did hide it well, because I didn't find it until I read his note saying exactly where he'd left it. I don't suppose anyone walking by would have seen it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: flutterscotch on August 03, 2018, 05:25:27 PM
I bought a Sweetheat Sister, a pony line I have disliked since it came out and avoided collecting, and now I want them all.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 03, 2018, 05:56:26 PM
Is too much protein a bad thing?
Not necessarily, but I want to eat some more fruit and veg. I'm trying to do at least a little bit of fruit every day, but it's tricky for me.
At least on the days I work I can buy fruit for snacking during my shift.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Shaz on August 04, 2018, 10:30:56 AM

Also, delivery people. I've mentioned before that they like to deliver things to our front bush. Today it got better. My sister was waiting for something and everyone was out. She got a message saying it was handed to resident. I found it under the car. Apparently the parcel was now delivered to our car, who is apparently a resident....

Well, I know some people think of their car as a member of their family, but expecting it to sign for parcels is taking it a bit far. Did it make a tyre imprint as a signature?? :lol:

My trivial complaint: my cat has to go to the vet for a routine procedure next week. I am (mostly) quite calm about that. But the night before we have to keep him in and not feed him from 10pm until 8am when he leaves for the vet's....poor boy, he's going to be so confused as to why we aren't giving him food and opening the door so he can go out for his morning stroll. I wish I could explain to him what's going to happen! (I am way too besotted with my cat and want him to have a perfect and calm life.)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Strawberrysweets on August 04, 2018, 01:40:42 PM
Due to going from 35C to 15-16C I have now a cold building up in my system and I am drowning vitamin C, cough drops and soups. Atleast I have ice cream.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on August 04, 2018, 05:46:42 PM
I have very loud hiccups right now and I'm trying to paint a custom.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 04, 2018, 06:03:33 PM
I have very loud hiccups right now and I'm trying to paint a custom.

Squiggly line patterning, perhaps?

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on August 04, 2018, 06:22:28 PM
I have very loud hiccups right now and I'm trying to paint a custom.

Squiggly line patterning, perhaps?
XD I wonder how she would look with that!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on August 04, 2018, 10:55:24 PM

Also, delivery people. I've mentioned before that they like to deliver things to our front bush. Today it got better. My sister was waiting for something and everyone was out. She got a message saying it was handed to resident. I found it under the car. Apparently the parcel was now delivered to our car, who is apparently a resident....

Well, I know some people think of their car as a member of their family, but expecting it to sign for parcels is taking it a bit far. Did it make a tyre imprint as a signature?? :lol:

My trivial complaint: my cat has to go to the vet for a routine procedure next week. I am (mostly) quite calm about that. But the night before we have to keep him in and not feed him from 10pm until 8am when he leaves for the vet's....poor boy, he's going to be so confused as to why we aren't giving him food and opening the door so he can go out for his morning stroll. I wish I could explain to him what's going to happen! (I am way too besotted with my cat and want him to have a perfect and calm life.)

I totally read "cat" in your last paragraph as "car" and thought you were continuing the joke!  :lookround: I'd say I need sleep, but I got a lot of that between last night and this morning. 

I hope the vet appointment goes well.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 04, 2018, 11:05:06 PM
Customers getting all hissy and huffy at me because there is no deposit on hard cider. I dont get it why is being nice considered kicking puppies these days.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 06, 2018, 04:35:33 AM
Few months ago my Wal-Mart redid the whole front of the store with more self checkout lanes. They have an automatic conveyor so you don't have to constantly pick up something from the cart, scan it and put it on the thing. They're great! But half the time they aren't open. I asked the lady at the small self checkout why they were closed and she said there was no one available to staff them. Like what??? It's Wal-Mart, they hire anybody. They can't find someone to stand in front of them and watch for a blinking red light? C'mon!

So I busted my back doing the one-by-one thing on the small bedside table sized check-out because of course no regular staffed check-outs were open either!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 06, 2018, 03:42:55 PM
It is 91 out, humid, and blah out again. At least the lawn got done but now I am all sweaty after only being outside for half an hour.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 06, 2018, 10:10:47 PM
Few months ago my Wal-Mart redid the whole front of the store with more self checkout lanes. They have an automatic conveyor so you don't have to constantly pick up something from the cart, scan it and put it on the thing. They're great! But half the time they aren't open. I asked the lady at the small self checkout why they were closed and she said there was no one available to staff them. Like what??? It's Wal-Mart, they hire anybody. They can't find someone to stand in front of them and watch for a blinking red light? C'mon!

So I busted my back doing the one-by-one thing on the small bedside table sized check-out because of course no regular staffed check-outs were open either!


One Walmart where I used to live had to close their self check outs because people were using them to steal DVDs and they didn't have enough staff to watch everyone all the time.  They would scan the $3.97 DVD, then put a more expensive DVD in the bag.  Even though they were paying something, they weren't paying the price they were supposed to. The self check outs where I live now have a camera on them, but I don't know how much of a deterrent that actually ends up being.

So I guess my trivial complaint is dishonest people ruining things for everyone else.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on August 06, 2018, 10:29:55 PM


So I guess my trivial complaint is dishonest people ruining things for everyone else.

This really gets to me too. I hate it when dishonest people ruin things for people. The other day I saw a 6 pack of Coke and someone had helped themselves to 1  bottle and left the other 5. Today I was in a craft store and was looking at a package that had several crochet needles. Someone stole one of the needles out of the multipack even though there were single crochet needles for sale for $3 close by.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on August 07, 2018, 08:20:51 AM
Few months ago my Wal-Mart redid the whole front of the store with more self checkout lanes. They have an automatic conveyor so you don't have to constantly pick up something from the cart, scan it and put it on the thing. They're great! But half the time they aren't open. I asked the lady at the small self checkout why they were closed and she said there was no one available to staff them. Like what??? It's Wal-Mart, they hire anybody. They can't find someone to stand in front of them and watch for a blinking red light? C'mon!

So I busted my back doing the one-by-one thing on the small bedside table sized check-out because of course no regular staffed check-outs were open either!


One Walmart where I used to live had to close their self check outs because people were using them to steal DVDs and they didn't have enough staff to watch everyone all the time.  They would scan the $3.97 DVD, then put a more expensive DVD in the bag.  Even though they were paying something, they weren't paying the price they were supposed to. The self check outs where I live now have a camera on them, but I don't know how much of a deterrent that actually ends up being.

So I guess my trivial complaint is dishonest people ruining things for everyone else.

One of my local supermarkets, in Henley-upon-Thames, have the self-checkout (with security cameras).

A famous UK chef / TV personality who lived nearby shopped there also. A few years ago, they caught him stealing a lump of cheese!  :lol: Of course, the newspapers had a lot of fun reporting it.

He wasn't short of money so he had no excuse. But... cheese? Of all things...

ETA - oh, and some wine too. To go with the cheese, I suppose  :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 07, 2018, 06:13:59 PM


So I guess my trivial complaint is dishonest people ruining things for everyone else.

This really gets to me too. I hate it when dishonest people ruin things for people. The other day I saw a 6 pack of Coke and someone had helped themselves to 1  bottle and left the other 5. Today I was in a craft store and was looking at a package that had several crochet needles. Someone stole one of the needles out of the multipack even though there were single crochet needles for sale for $3 close by.


Ponyfan

I work in a library and people steal our DVDs.  They open the cases, take the DVD and walk out with it, even though they have security right on the DVD.  Someone has even gone so far as to peel the security strip off of the DVDs and Video Games, which ends up ruining them, so they leave them somewhere in the library for us to find.  Seriously, just check out the DVD or Video Game.  It isn't like it costs anything to borrow it!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 08, 2018, 03:13:23 PM


So I guess my trivial complaint is dishonest people ruining things for everyone else.

This really gets to me too. I hate it when dishonest people ruin things for people. The other day I saw a 6 pack of Coke and someone had helped themselves to 1  bottle and left the other 5. Today I was in a craft store and was looking at a package that had several crochet needles. Someone stole one of the needles out of the multipack even though there were single crochet needles for sale for $3 close by.


Ponyfan

I work in a library and people steal our DVDs.  They open the cases, take the DVD and walk out with it, even though they have security right on the DVD.  Someone has even gone so far as to peel the security strip off of the DVDs and Video Games, which ends up ruining them, so they leave them somewhere in the library for us to find.  Seriously, just check out the DVD or Video Game.  It isn't like it costs anything to borrow it!

When I worked in that kind of library, we never had the discs in the cases. They were all in a drawer beneath the desk. When someone wanted to take out a box set it was a nightmare, getting the right pouch and putting the right discs in - but it was to prevent theft.

Library users are surprisingly inconsiderate though. It's not about noise in the library but people leaving books on tables, on the wrong shelves...in the ref library I worked for 7 years we had newspapers and apparently some of our users were capable of reading broadsheet papers with long words in long sentences but not capable of putting them back in the right place (labelled by the name of the paper). In some cases they even dissected them so they ended up in bits...and on the worst occasions, they also took out the free tokens. Because why buy a paper of your own when you can steal an offer from your local council service?

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 08, 2018, 05:56:50 PM


So I guess my trivial complaint is dishonest people ruining things for everyone else.

This really gets to me too. I hate it when dishonest people ruin things for people. The other day I saw a 6 pack of Coke and someone had helped themselves to 1  bottle and left the other 5. Today I was in a craft store and was looking at a package that had several crochet needles. Someone stole one of the needles out of the multipack even though there were single crochet needles for sale for $3 close by.


Ponyfan

I work in a library and people steal our DVDs.  They open the cases, take the DVD and walk out with it, even though they have security right on the DVD.  Someone has even gone so far as to peel the security strip off of the DVDs and Video Games, which ends up ruining them, so they leave them somewhere in the library for us to find.  Seriously, just check out the DVD or Video Game.  It isn't like it costs anything to borrow it!

When I worked in that kind of library, we never had the discs in the cases. They were all in a drawer beneath the desk. When someone wanted to take out a box set it was a nightmare, getting the right pouch and putting the right discs in - but it was to prevent theft.


I've suggested doing this but we have over 15,000 DVDs (that's not even including the audiobook/music CDs and the video games).  There just isn't room to keep the discs separate from the cases.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on August 08, 2018, 10:16:12 PM
Speaking of stealing DVDs I was looking in the DVD section of Barnes and Noble once and picked up a DVD  season set to look at it. It felt very light and when I looked inside the case (it had plastic wrap on it but some clear plastic sections also where you could look inside) there were no DVDs inside.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 08, 2018, 10:23:43 PM


So I guess my trivial complaint is dishonest people ruining things for everyone else.

This really gets to me too. I hate it when dishonest people ruin things for people. The other day I saw a 6 pack of Coke and someone had helped themselves to 1  bottle and left the other 5. Today I was in a craft store and was looking at a package that had several crochet needles. Someone stole one of the needles out of the multipack even though there were single crochet needles for sale for $3 close by.


Ponyfan

I work in a library and people steal our DVDs.  They open the cases, take the DVD and walk out with it, even though they have security right on the DVD.  Someone has even gone so far as to peel the security strip off of the DVDs and Video Games, which ends up ruining them, so they leave them somewhere in the library for us to find.  Seriously, just check out the DVD or Video Game.  It isn't like it costs anything to borrow it!

When I worked in that kind of library, we never had the discs in the cases. They were all in a drawer beneath the desk. When someone wanted to take out a box set it was a nightmare, getting the right pouch and putting the right discs in - but it was to prevent theft.


I've suggested doing this but we have over 15,000 DVDs (that's not even including the audiobook/music CDs and the video games).  There just isn't room to keep the discs separate from the cases.

Wow, that's a lot of DVDs. Ok, in that context I can see why they don't remove them all. It'd take forever to find one O.o.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 08, 2018, 11:33:10 PM
I had my disability hearing today. My mom went with as my witness and my sister drove. My dad didn't say anything before I left and when I got home the only thing he had to say was that the internet wasn't working and could I fix it :sad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 09, 2018, 01:42:11 AM
Hot and humid still, hate it and it makes it hard to sleep at night.  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 09, 2018, 02:02:02 AM
I had my disability hearing today. My mom went with as my witness and my sister drove. My dad didn't say anything before I left and when I got home the only thing he had to say was that the internet wasn't working and could I fix it :sad:

You have my sympathies.

I had my tribunal hearing a couple of weeks ago. It was a horrible experience :/ I hope yours works out in your favour. It's taken a year to get to this point with mine and although they upheld my appeal, I still have yet to hear anything about it or whether it's going to be dragged out longer.

I'm glad your mum and sister at least were there to support you :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 09, 2018, 02:52:49 AM


So I guess my trivial complaint is dishonest people ruining things for everyone else.

This really gets to me too. I hate it when dishonest people ruin things for people. The other day I saw a 6 pack of Coke and someone had helped themselves to 1  bottle and left the other 5. Today I was in a craft store and was looking at a package that had several crochet needles. Someone stole one of the needles out of the multipack even though there were single crochet needles for sale for $3 close by.


Ponyfan

I work in a library and people steal our DVDs.  They open the cases, take the DVD and walk out with it, even though they have security right on the DVD.  Someone has even gone so far as to peel the security strip off of the DVDs and Video Games, which ends up ruining them, so they leave them somewhere in the library for us to find.  Seriously, just check out the DVD or Video Game.  It isn't like it costs anything to borrow it!

When I worked in that kind of library, we never had the discs in the cases. They were all in a drawer beneath the desk. When someone wanted to take out a box set it was a nightmare, getting the right pouch and putting the right discs in - but it was to prevent theft.


I've suggested doing this but we have over 15,000 DVDs (that's not even including the audiobook/music CDs and the video games).  There just isn't room to keep the discs separate from the cases.

Wow, that's a lot of DVDs. Ok, in that context I can see why they don't remove them all. It'd take forever to find one O.o.

Yeah, I only know how many we have because I'm currently working to scan/archive all the artwork so we can replace it quickly when it gets too beat up and doesn't look nice anymore.   :art:

The last library I worked at had hard plastic cases (they called them Kwik Cases because that was the company that made them) that you put the DVD cases into and then used a magnet to open them when people checked the DVD out.  BUT people figured out that they could melt the magnet inside those cases out with a lighter so they'd go into the bathrooms and ruin the Kwik case to steal the DVDs.  We'd find the Kwik cases in the bathroom garbage cans all the time. :yucky:

Post Merge: August 09, 2018, 02:58:59 PM

One of our patrons made us homemade pot stickers and even though they were labeled "for everyone" one of the girls I work with ate half of them and then took the rest of them home so nobody else got any.

Now I wonder if all the treats I bring in "For Everyone" are just going home with her.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on August 09, 2018, 10:40:16 PM
I'm sorry your coworker took all of the pot stickers.  Pokeyonekenobie  I always try to take just 1 or 2 and the leave the rest for others when we have special treats/food  at work.



Last week a friend told me if I went to the movie she wanted to see, she'd go with me to a movie I wanted to see. She wanted to see Mama Mia 2, a film I wasn't really interested in seeing but willing to go with her if I got to see a film I was more interested in later. I wanted to see the new Christopher Robin movie but she told me today that she already saw Christopher Robin. To be fair though a family member picked that movie for them to see together but it was a little disappointing to hear her say she'd already seen it.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 10, 2018, 12:46:04 AM
So in 3 weeks I have to move. And it's too early to pack and yet I keep looking at everything in my room in terms of what will fit into what container or case...(sigh).

Also I really want to get back to doing proper research now that I've got the tribunal done with and the move organised...but I spent the whole day watching Transfer Deadline Day and the European Championships instead...

Motivation clearly doesn't happen when pony buying priveleges are restricted...;)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 10, 2018, 07:36:31 PM
A game on the PS4 was taking ages to install, so I got the guitar out to noodle while it was doing that, and of course all of a sudden the game decided to install super fast. Make up your mind, you fickle machine!  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 10, 2018, 08:22:29 PM
Ugh. The air is smokey from all these fires. Its a little uncomfortable to breathe. Stay safe Cali peeps! And much thanks to our brave firefighters. Hope they'll be safe and sound too.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 10, 2018, 08:27:18 PM
Ugh. The air is smokey from all these fires. Its a little uncomfortable to breathe. Stay safe Cali peeps! And much thanks to our brave firefighters. Hope they'll be safe and sound too.

It's just so wrong you guys are going through all of that when today here we had a total downpour that meant pretty much paddling my way up the main road to my hall.

I wish nature would get its weather rations sorted out. It's so messed up.

Stay safe everyone.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on August 10, 2018, 10:20:05 PM
A game on the PS4 was taking ages to install, so I got the guitar out to noodle while it was doing that, and of course all of a sudden the game decided to install super fast. Make up your mind, you fickle machine!  :pout:

I downloaded a game on my Switch the other night right when it released so it would be ready in the morning when I woke up. Turns out it still wasn't fully downloaded in the morning and downloading it also nearly bottomed out the battery, so I had to charge it even when it was fully done downloading.

Next time I download a game I'll have it in the charger, I guess.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 10, 2018, 10:54:12 PM
Ugh. The air is smokey from all these fires. Its a little uncomfortable to breathe. Stay safe Cali peeps! And much thanks to our brave firefighters. Hope they'll be safe and sound too.

It's just so wrong you guys are going through all of that when today here we had a total downpour that meant pretty much paddling my way up the main road to my hall.

I wish nature would get its weather rations sorted out. It's so messed up.

Stay safe everyone.

This is why having Pegasuses to control the weather is a good idea.   :P

A game on the PS4 was taking ages to install, so I got the guitar out to noodle while it was doing that, and of course all of a sudden the game decided to install super fast. Make up your mind, you fickle machine!  :pout:

I wants ALL the attentions.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 11, 2018, 01:58:05 PM
Had to cancel two items from Amazon.uk today because they couldn't get a delivery date for them. Luckily someone else had the exact two dolls I need for my custom Ken Attack on Titan dolls. Now I'm being swamped by Captain Kirk heads.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 12, 2018, 08:38:44 AM
My thesis draft is due with my three supervisors on 15th August. Two of them are not in the country and are currently in Japan.

Because of the other crazy going on in my life, I sent my draft to them on the 11th July.

Today (three days before the deadline) I find out at least one supervisor didn't receive it and the other two currently aren't answering my emails.

This basically determines whether or not I can progress and/or finish my PhD. I am not very happy right now.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on August 12, 2018, 07:17:52 PM
My thesis draft is due with my three supervisors on 15th August. Two of them are not in the country and are currently in Japan.

Because of the other crazy going on in my life, I sent my draft to them on the 11th July.

Today (three days before the deadline) I find out at least one supervisor didn't receive it and the other two currently aren't answering my emails.

This basically determines whether or not I can progress and/or finish my PhD. I am not very happy right now.

OMG that is really bad - do they have a anyone in "higher command" at your faculty that you could escalate this to? Just tell them that you are highly concerned at the lack of communication at such an important deadline - especially as you handed the work in EARLY!!

Keep an email trail as physical proof that these concerns have been raised - it will back you up if they later come back and accuse you of being too late with handing in your work.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Kiwi on August 12, 2018, 08:14:07 PM
Today (three days before the deadline) I find out at least one supervisor didn't receive it and the other two currently aren't answering my emails.

I would resend it to the other two again (even if they aren't responding) with just a simple "it seems person 1 did not receive this the first time on X date, so I am resending to you as well as a back-up". But re-foreward from the email you initially sent back in July so it has the date stamp.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 12, 2018, 08:54:03 PM
Today (three days before the deadline) I find out at least one supervisor didn't receive it and the other two currently aren't answering my emails.

I would resend it to the other two again (even if they aren't responding) with just a simple "it seems person 1 did not receive this the first time on X date, so I am resending to you as well as a back-up". But re-foreward from the email you initially sent back in July so it has the date stamp.



My thesis draft is due with my three supervisors on 15th August. Two of them are not in the country and are currently in Japan.

Because of the other crazy going on in my life, I sent my draft to them on the 11th July.

Today (three days before the deadline) I find out at least one supervisor didn't receive it and the other two currently aren't answering my emails.

This basically determines whether or not I can progress and/or finish my PhD. I am not very happy right now.

OMG that is really bad - do they have a anyone in "higher command" at your faculty that you could escalate this to? Just tell them that you are highly concerned at the lack of communication at such an important deadline - especially as you handed the work in EARLY!!

Keep an email trail as physical proof that these concerns have been raised - it will back you up if they later come back and accuse you of being too late with handing in your work.

Oh believe me I will do so. I know my main supervisor is in Japan at the moment (but so is the one I have been in touch with, he now has it, so moving on to the others). The third should be in the UK, I am going to go stalking campus if I don't hear from him tomorrow morning.

I can copy in or contact the research tutor but right now it's not so much that it's a crisis - they have to sign a form by the 15th September, but I am meant to meet my faculty deadline of 15th August for the submission. BUT I also put it on my online logbook which can be checked by people way up in our doctoral school (on 8th August) and which my supervisors also have access to, so really I am probably covered if there's any deeper issues. But if the form isn't signed by all of them by 15th Sept I basically don't continue next year and I'm screwed. So yeah.

But 3 days till the faculty submission deadline. And I can prove I have submitted it. I would just feel happier if they confirmed it.

I have sent them a follow up email since supervisor 2 said he didn't get it to tell them it is also on the logbook and to contact me if they haven't received it. I will resend it on the deadline if I don't hear from either of them and I will email the research tutor as well. Too much harassment when you need them to sign a form is also not always good...:/

(I think it partly likely that 2 of them haven't checked and the one which did didn't check properly. Sigh).
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on August 13, 2018, 06:37:02 AM
When I did my thesis in archaeology, my handler was everywhere but on campus and only checked his email once in a blue moon. We only had one handler as well so it was crucial they were available. I remember asking a question on which approach he thought I would take concerning genus and he answered after two weeks! I had to ask another professor for help! When it came to writing a thesis in History I had the chance to have a professor who's lectures was really good and engaging but who frequently traveled to Åland for his own research, or a doctorate only a few years my senior. I went for the doctorate as I knew she would be on campus and I strucked gold. The ones having the professor had the same problem I had had before with the archaology professor.

It's like, I know they have their own research and things they're exploring, but part of their job description is doing the other part of their job as well, ie to be available for their students and keep the important dates and not doing things in the very last minute. It's our future they're gambling with.

Sorry for the rant, I hope they'll submit they have read it on time Taffeta.


My complaint: First day of vacation and it's raining. Yaaaay, raing. We need it becaus of drought, but.. now it's cold and I want to wear dresses!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Loona on August 13, 2018, 10:00:51 AM
Send the rain over here, Beldarna! I just got back from the cool mountains where we had our vacation, and it's yucky hot here - it's been all last week, so my outdoor plants died, and probably some of the indoor ones too (which I didn't arrange watering for, as there wasn't any issue with them not being watered for 6 days ever, not even during summers). Now other than feeling unwell because of the hot, I am also feeling bad because I was a careless plant mom :sad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 13, 2018, 05:30:13 PM
Thank you all for the support :D I finally managed to reach my main supervisor who assures me it's all fine and that they all have received it. I did go to supervisor 3's office this morning but he wasn't there. For all I know they're all having a tea party in Japan talking about my annoying emails at this point :) But if my main supervisor has it and knows when I sent it, and my 2nd one does, and it's on my logbook as well, I should be fine. Main supervisor doesn't seem to think there's any issue as he's the only one who has to comment in detail. The others just need to sign the release and make general comments.

My supervisors (actually, especially 1 and 3) are pretty good as a rule. The one I can't get hold of at the moment is actually very helpful but he recently got a promotion that means he's much harder to reach now on email :(

Also, we have the rain too! I have got drenched twice in a week :/ My raincoat leaks. Sigh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 13, 2018, 07:10:27 PM
There was a flood at work this morning, a pipe leaked on the testing rig (I work in a factory that makes fire sprinkler pumps) - so. much. mopping.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 13, 2018, 10:49:01 PM
I want chocolate and popcorn, I am out of both and it is too late in the day to get some, and pouring on top of that.   :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on August 14, 2018, 08:24:45 AM
I want chocolate and popcorn, I am out of both and it is too late in the day to get some, and pouring on top of that.   :mad:

Oh, stop it! Marks & Spencers (UK) sell little bags of Belgian-chocolate-covered toffee popcorn -
now I want some too!!  :lol: :lol: :P
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 14, 2018, 10:31:00 AM
I want chocolate and popcorn, I am out of both and it is too late in the day to get some, and pouring on top of that.   :mad:

Oh, stop it! Marks & Spencers (UK) sell little bags of Belgian-chocolate-covered toffee popcorn -
now I want some too!!  :lol: :lol: :P

M&S snacks are highly tempting. Their cookies are <3

Every room in my current hall is meant to have had a new shower head. I was told mine would be done yesterday.  Still waiting. ..
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 14, 2018, 05:50:23 PM
My tooth hurts >_< It's a wisdom tooth but not the one that normally gives me trouble. I need dental care so badly but it's too risky with the implant in my head :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 14, 2018, 06:07:44 PM
Why are Swedish Fish candies so addicting???  A friend at work bought me a huge bag and now I just want to eat the whole thing and I'm trying to stop eating so much sugar.   :freak:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on August 14, 2018, 07:15:51 PM
I've always had short fragile nails that chip and break if I so much as breath on them so yesterday (first day of vacation) I spoiled myself by going to a nail salon to finally get some nails I dare to show in public. I got some pretty nails which I love and I can't stop looking at them.. they're so pretty at last and they even have nailpolish!!!! I've never had that before. They're not superlong, just a tiny bit above the fingers but I have had issues every since! Typing on the keyboard, using my phone, changing channels on the remote, swithing gears on my bike. I had to use my knuckle to flush the toilett and a pen to up my chapstick. I mean, they're not even that long and I can't do normal stuff! I paid so much money for them and I am not gonna remove them! But how do you do stuff with them?! :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on August 14, 2018, 10:06:53 PM
I’ve been looking at getting replacements for two of my childhood toys I let go of many years ago. The toy line itself doesn’t seem too hard to find on Ebay although most toys are missing their very tiny accessories. Looking on sold auctions on Ebay I discover that I started looking a little later than I should have and several great deals (including one toy still in its original package) have been on these toys within the past month. I am slightly torn over whether I should start by buying other characters (the ones I’m looking for are not on Ebay right now)or if I should wait and see if the two I’m looking for will come up on Ebay again. There’s also a playset and several of the toys with their tiny accessories for sale but the playset is really big and my budget really tight right now.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on August 15, 2018, 02:28:22 AM
I left my Switch's charge cable back at home, which I won't be going back to until Friday evening... So now I won't get to continue playing Okami HD much for a few days.  >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on August 15, 2018, 02:40:58 AM
An art program I use has the ability to share your drawings to the public, but you can still have them private (which is what I always have it set at.) I finished a sketch and tried to save it but it didn't work because I was missing a title. I tried to resave it, but it said "please do not spam, you must wait one minute between sharing drawings". I had both saves set on private. I'm totally try to spam myself.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on August 15, 2018, 06:13:06 AM
We've mailed Hasbro like three weeks ago to see if they want a small collaberation or something like that.

We got completely ignored. Never received a response...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 15, 2018, 05:16:27 PM
We've mailed Hasbro like three weeks ago to see if they want a small collaberation or something like that.

We got completely ignored. Never received a response...

Maybe the person who answers those is on vacation?  I once emailed a company (can't remember which one it was at this point) asking a question and they didn't respond for almost 6 months.  By the time they answered me I'd forgotten that I'd even asked!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: mlp4me on August 15, 2018, 05:17:27 PM
I've always had short fragile nails that chip and break if I so much as breath on them so yesterday (first day of vacation) I spoiled myself by going to a nail salon to finally get some nails I dare to show in public. I got some pretty nails which I love and I can't stop looking at them.. they're so pretty at last and they even have nailpolish!!!! I've never had that before. They're not superlong, just a tiny bit above the fingers but I have had issues every since! Typing on the keyboard, using my phone, changing channels on the remote, swithing gears on my bike. I had to use my knuckle to flush the toilett and a pen to up my chapstick. I mean, they're not even that long and I can't do normal stuff! I paid so much money for them and I am not gonna remove them! But how do you do stuff with them?! :pout:
I've kept my nails long since 1996; you adapt, it just takes time. You become more mindful of your hands when you have longer nails.


My complaint; two months now of the bottom & side of my foot hurting. I tried doing jumping jacks one evening; managed 50 of them. Next morning couldn't step on my left foot. I think I sprained my foot/ankle or dislocated a bone; now I suffer endlessly. (I had sprained that same ankle a decade ago and it took more than a year to fully heal...) Why...? I just want to be able to exercise....
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on August 15, 2018, 09:03:27 PM
Stop telling me she's small because I am small. I am VERY average.

I am getting really mad hearing it. I might punch the next person who says it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 15, 2018, 10:41:49 PM
Trying to find all the small parts for my numerous play sets. As well as finding very obscure toys, but having no info on the net about them.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 16, 2018, 06:40:07 AM
I was convinced that today is Friday, it's actually Thursday... and I have to go into town and do a load of stuff after work. Pssh. This calls for battenburg, there's nothing else for it. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on August 16, 2018, 01:44:59 PM
My complaint; two months now of the bottom & side of my foot hurting. I tried doing jumping jacks one evening; managed 50 of them. Next morning couldn't step on my left foot. I think I sprained my foot/ankle or dislocated a bone; now I suffer endlessly. (I had sprained that same ankle a decade ago and it took more than a year to fully heal...) Why...? I just want to be able to exercise....

Could it be plantar fasciitis? Trust me, you want to get that checked and treated ASAP. I didn't, and now I'm really suffering. I'm worried about starting my new job because I'm going to be slow and in so much pain.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: mlp4me on August 16, 2018, 01:56:21 PM
My complaint; two months now of the bottom & side of my foot hurting. I tried doing jumping jacks one evening; managed 50 of them. Next morning couldn't step on my left foot. I think I sprained my foot/ankle or dislocated a bone; now I suffer endlessly. (I had sprained that same ankle a decade ago and it took more than a year to fully heal...) Why...? I just want to be able to exercise....
Could it be plantar fasciitis? Trust me, you want to get that checked and treated ASAP. I didn't, and now I'm really suffering. I'm worried about starting my new job because I'm going to be slow and in so much pain.
It's definitely inflamed, but it's more the upper left side of my foot. I literally rolled the top/side of my foot when it sprained it so I'm sure it will take months to calm down. At least my ankle has stopped cracking/popping all the time. (All from jumping jacks... grr) I get relief for short periods of time, but for the most of the time it's stiff (that and I can feel a bone moving sometimes). I'm not dying so no doctor. I read that I need to strengthen the muscles in my feet, so walking I've been doing and a lot of up and down on tip toes.  Slow recovery.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 16, 2018, 03:42:48 PM
Package from Amazon.uk hasn't come yet.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 16, 2018, 08:04:03 PM
I smacked my head against a cast iron pipe and it still hurts, hours later. Now I definitely need battenburg. -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on August 16, 2018, 08:52:46 PM
I caught my dog, who has very stubbornly not eaten her breakfast (it is almost 3PM now) chewing on my thumb drive that had my Wii U copy of Breath of the Wild on it.  -_- She busted it open, so there goes my save file.

I love her to pieces, and am actually more worried about her than I am angry.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 17, 2018, 07:31:12 PM
I'm trying to re-create Reading Rainbow DVD covers for our collection and I usually scan pictures out of the books and email them to myself for use with this project but this morning the scanner is offline and won't send me my pictures.  And our IT person can't get it to work (because it goes through the city's server) so now she has to contact the city IT person to fix it and I just wanted to get some of these done today  :cry:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 17, 2018, 09:16:47 PM
I want to pack to move. But it's too early. But I want to get it done. But it's too early. But I need to know what boxes I need still. But it's too early...

*headbutts wall*
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 17, 2018, 10:11:51 PM
My computer won't get here until Tuesday. The day before my semester starts. Arg.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on August 17, 2018, 10:45:44 PM
I was trying to look at the different languages on my Duolingo app and accidently added a language I didn't want to learn and I can't find a way to delete it.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 18, 2018, 02:19:07 AM
I got caught in a downpour at work, of course I brought my rain boots too, but forgot to take them outside with me today. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on August 18, 2018, 03:02:55 PM
Air conditioning is out again, and the weather is preventing me from going outside. :( I wanted to go pony hunting today.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 18, 2018, 05:37:14 PM
I need new shoes.  The only shoes I like are no longer carried in stores in my area (even though when you do a search, the internet claims they do).  I don't like buying shoes online because I want to make sure the fit is correct before I buy them.  Why is shoe shopping so hard?  Why can't I just go barefoot?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 18, 2018, 06:18:59 PM
I'm trying to make myself have the patience to use accessibility options on the laptop to make it more suitable for my dodgey eyesight, but Opera isn't playing along. The medium text is just ever so slightly too small for me to read comfortably - it's kind of doable but it's foggy and I keep misreading things) but the large text is mahoosive. It would be a lot better to have an option to set the text size by points, because it only really needs to be one or two points bigger. :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 19, 2018, 03:01:15 AM
Hello to leg cramps, why must I get them now, after years of not having them.   :cry: :whoa:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on August 19, 2018, 01:59:00 PM
My dog hasn't eaten anything since half of her breakfast yesterday. Unfortunately, this morning it is storming, so even if she would eat (which I don't know), she's not going to because she's too scared.

And speaking of storms, I have a new job orientation in an hour and am probably going to have to walk in the storms to get there.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TickleMePink on August 19, 2018, 02:16:05 PM
I have a cold, and tomorrow is arguably one of the busiest days at work this autumn  :cry:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 19, 2018, 11:50:57 PM
I can't type anything in Chrome on my tablet. At first I thought it was a problem with the tablet itself but after some searching I'm not the only one having issues thankfully. Going back to the previous update fixes it but I can't figure out how to do that :huh: It's not a huge deal, I do have the Silk browser which is built on Chrome but it's ehhhh.

Just kinda annoying to be browsing and want to comment by habit and then not being able to.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Kiwichi on August 20, 2018, 04:39:02 AM
Went to a family gathering at my parents house tonight.  My husband scolds me afterwards outside about how I wasn't watching my child (not attentive enough according to his standards...) than suggests I drive bc he chose to have 5 beers tonight.  I'm so annoyed right now >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: billietallent on August 20, 2018, 05:51:12 AM
Tried Popeye's Chicken for the first time yesterday; it was so bad I actually felt a little nauseous afterward. Definitely not going there again.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2018, 09:07:41 AM
That moment when you email an organisation about something and they reply with an email that clearly didn't read your original enquiry.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 20, 2018, 11:54:17 PM
Hello shark week and very little sleep for a few days.  :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 21, 2018, 02:05:56 AM
I bought these spicy chips to eat with homemade taco dip. I like spicy stuff (I made the dip spicy even) but these chips just aren't doing it for me. I wish I'd gotten a bag of regular chips because now I don't have anything to eat with the dip. Unless I just eat it. But then it wouldn't be dip! Hmm. Maybe I'll spread it on a soft tortilla.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 22, 2018, 12:15:50 PM
When you make an offer on something on eBay.uk and the person doesn't respond to it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 22, 2018, 01:19:43 PM
The semester starts today and I don't have classes Wednesdays, so it's a nice long day of "am I missing something?"
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on August 22, 2018, 02:06:04 PM
I just want to cry.
I feel like such a failure... When it's just things out if my control
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 22, 2018, 10:31:07 PM
Basically had someone tell me that my current project is a waste of time and they tried to sugarcoat it by adding "not to belittle your project or anything."  Yeah well...I think almost everything they do is a complete waste of time, especially since they have volunteers do it and it has to be done multiple times to get it done right.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 23, 2018, 06:46:09 PM
I love my boyfriend, but I'm very annoyed with him. He bought a vest from a foreign country, didn't check the size chart conversion, pushed and pestered me to email these people for an exchange and then when I was getting ready to send it off, since he's working long hours decided out of the blue that he is going to keep it. So now, I hafta email these people again that Mr. Wishy washy has changed his mind and ebay isn't letting me message them. He's a great guy, but from now on if he wants something exchanged, he is going to do it. I keep telling his stubborn butt to not buy clothes online and just get them from a real store.

Post Merge: August 23, 2018, 06:49:57 PM

I just want to cry.
I feel like such a failure... When it's just things out if my control

:hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on August 24, 2018, 03:12:04 AM
:hug:

:heart:
thank you.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on August 24, 2018, 01:57:41 PM
I had to put one of my cats to sleep and it is painful enough as it is. But as an act of kindness I decided to give away her leftover food to someone who might need it so I posted about it in a local facebookgroup. It's a veterinary diet and I wrote that, also saying I would not say what it is for as the one needing it already should know, I also wrote that it's not something to give to a healthy cat just because it's free. I also asked not to have any unrelated comments concerning my post (a disclaimer that's noted in the rules if one want to keep the thread on topic and not deviate).

Soon, people started to comment on how I should donate it to the local animalshelter instead and got angry at the admin when she started to delete their comments as it was unrelated. Within ten minutes I had over 20 comments stating the same thing and the admin did a terrific job at keeping the thread clean but jeeeesh! People got so aggressive!

I donate money to the shelter whenever I have the funds for it, share their facebookposts, and I know they get food donated from Hills. I wanted to do something nice for someone else as the food is ridiculously expensive and added veterinary costs at that can eat you up.

Then one man asked to have it and I agreed to give it to him and was about to send him a PM with my details when he wrote me first and told me he wanted his cats to have some quality food instead of the cheap stuff he usually buys from the supermarket. When I asked I learnt his cats were not sick and had no need for this particular food. So no.. just greed.

Thankfully two nice ladies asked for it as well and they both got some so the food is gone now, but I still feel sad about the whole thing. I tried to do something nice in memory of my cat and was met with malice and greed instead, it felt awful :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 24, 2018, 04:24:12 PM
Waiting for two things from eBay.uk, plus some other things that I've got to order from eBay.uk and Amazon.uk before I go on holiday next Saturday.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 24, 2018, 08:25:57 PM
@Bandit Pony *hugs* Hope you feel better :(

@Beldarna - that's just really wrong. I'm sorry about your cat :/

So that moment when you are about to move and are packing stuff in your room and then run out of something you need so you have to buy a whole new pack for FIVE DAYS because the stupid store doesn't sell individuals...

Also I really hate packing. I hate moving. I will be really sad to leave here as I really love this place and the area. BUT I am excited about exploring a new area. I just know I will get very. Very. LOST. Sigh.

Going to get the key tomorrow. Really not looking forward to taking a case on the tube. I don't use the tube unless I have to. It's not my favourite way to travel London...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 24, 2018, 10:07:34 PM
Urrrgh. I was fast asleep and then in the small hours, the shelf at the foot of the bed decided it was tired of that being-up-on-the-wall nonsense and plunged to the floor with a massive crash, woke me up and scared the living daylights out of me, so I couldn't get back to sleep and have been tired and really nervous at work all day. -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 25, 2018, 02:04:01 AM
Beldarna - I'm sorry, that really sucks :( I tried to donate an open bag of senior food to the local shelter because my cat hated it. It was really nice food and I had only used a tiny bit, but they wouldn't take it. I understand why they didn't, but it was upsetting because I knew the food was fine and just wanted to help. And sorry about your kitty :hug:

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My complaint is this massive head and neck ache that's been going for three days now. I've tried medicines, massage, ice, heat, laying down, sitting up. If it's still bothering me by Monday I think I'll need to go to the ER.

edit: Gah! New page! :shakefist:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Haruna on August 27, 2018, 02:38:35 AM
My complaint is this massive head and neck ache that's been going for three days now. I've tried medicines, massage, ice, heat, laying down, sitting up. If it's still bothering me by Monday I think I'll need to go to the ER.
Oh, no :( How are you feeling now?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on August 27, 2018, 06:58:32 AM
Thank you Taffeta and BlackCurtains.

I hope your pain has subsided so no need of the ER today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Today is the first day of work after a two week holliday. My husband has another two weeks of freedom. I am not ready to go back, at all.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: flutterscotch on August 27, 2018, 03:31:07 PM
My thermostat broke in my car and now I have to decide whether I want to make a mess and fix it myself or pay someone else to do it but risk my car overheating on the way there.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on August 27, 2018, 06:42:48 PM
I went back and tried to play the cheapie acoustic guitar I bought to start out with, but ended up getting shooting pains in my left hand. I'm hoping it just needs lighter strings because if not, then I'll have to part ways with it. I can't justify keeping something that big out of sentimentality. :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 27, 2018, 08:09:34 PM
I had a yard sale, held things for two people, they never came back. Bugs the living daylights out of me when people do that, WE ARE NOT A PAWN SHOP.   :mad: :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 27, 2018, 08:57:22 PM
Oh, no :( How are you feeling now?

I hope your pain has subsided so no need of the ER today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Thanks :hug: It's still there but the pain has lessened a lot, it's more tolerable.

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My complaint today is not being able to understand people on the phone. I hate talking on the phone mainly because it seems like everyone either mumbles or talks so fast all the words run together. Slow down and round your vowels :shakefist:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 27, 2018, 09:32:39 PM
My other annoyance has been a string of phone scam calls about utilities. I have reported a few.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 28, 2018, 12:19:52 AM
My other annoyance has been a string of phone scam calls about utilities. I have reported a few.

Ugh.  I've had a 9-digit number (in the states they're 10 -- 11 if they add the 1 at the beginning) calling me every day.  The first day it called 6 times, the second day it called 5 times, and they've called three times a day after that.  I've ignored it every time (and reported it to the Do Not Call Registry).  I don't know who you are or where you're calling from and it isn't important enough to leave a message so quit calling me!  :shakefist:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on August 29, 2018, 09:46:04 PM
Ugh they ruined the dutch MLP Facebook page. Nowadays it's only about "funny" mother memes with a pony image slapped onto it.
Examples:

"When the kids think they can dress themselves"
"It's really lost when mom can't find it"
"Last point on moms to-do list: me-time"
"being suspicous when the children are suddenly too quiet"

Like what's going on? Quite a limited target demographic. How about some merch information? Or when a new season will air and so on.
(We actually post all the new dutch merch store-findings :P)

It's all sooo cringey...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on August 30, 2018, 08:57:56 AM
So yesterday I moved.

Up at 6am to pack last minute things as the moving people had not given me a time slot to tell me when they were collecting and stuff.

Turns out the time slot is 3-6pm. The worst timeslot ever.

Parents and I move all precious and irreplaceable things across to the new room (including Truly, Trickles and Tropi Breeze) and set up as best we can. We then wait. And wait.

It passes 6pm. Still not here.

Eventually turns up at 6.08pm. Parents had to head back into central London around 7 so we had a mad rush to get anything organised and I was left doing most of the stuff myself so I didn't wake up this morning in a room of boxes.

I booked the move more than three weeks ago and they knew that I needed help with the unpacking and an earlier slot, so I am not amused.

Also, the driver guy kept phoning my mobile even though on the system I quite clearly said please DO NOT call this number, only text. I don't use the phone for calling as it makes me stressed. Having a strange guy who has custody of all my stuff phoning me at random intervals is not helpful.

When the items arrived, two of the boxes marked fragile were at the bottom of the pile of stuff, underneath all my books. Including my box with the delicate noodle bowls in. Fortunately the box was strong enough and they were well packed enough that nothing broke.

So in summary - took ages, came late, ignored my phone instructions and put my breakables underneath boxes of heavy books. Unamused Taffeta is unamused. As if moving wasn't bad enough without added unnecessary problems.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 30, 2018, 03:39:35 PM
So yesterday I moved.

Up at 6am to pack last minute things as the moving people had not given me a time slot to tell me when they were collecting and stuff.

Turns out the time slot is 3-6pm. The worst timeslot ever.

Parents and I move all precious and irreplaceable things across to the new room (including Truly, Trickles and Tropi Breeze) and set up as best we can. We then wait. And wait.

It passes 6pm. Still not here.

Eventually turns up at 6.08pm. Parents had to head back into central London around 7 so we had a mad rush to get anything organised and I was left doing most of the stuff myself so I didn't wake up this morning in a room of boxes.

I booked the move more than three weeks ago and they knew that I needed help with the unpacking and an earlier slot, so I am not amused.

Also, the driver guy kept phoning my mobile even though on the system I quite clearly said please DO NOT call this number, only text. I don't use the phone for calling as it makes me stressed. Having a strange guy who has custody of all my stuff phoning me at random intervals is not helpful.

When the items arrived, two of the boxes marked fragile were at the bottom of the pile of stuff, underneath all my books. Including my box with the delicate noodle bowls in. Fortunately the box was strong enough and they were well packed enough that nothing broke.

So in summary - took ages, came late, ignored my phone instructions and put my breakables underneath boxes of heavy books. Unamused Taffeta is unamused. As if moving wasn't bad enough without added unnecessary problems.

Yuck!  My dad was in the military so we moved every 2-3 years.  My mom used movers ONCE and because they lost so much of our stuff and broke an antique that she inherited from her grandmother, she refused to use movers ever again.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 01, 2018, 06:30:05 PM
I want battenburg but I rrrreally don't want to down the shop to get some. It's a really serious conflict: cake vs. social anxiety. :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 01, 2018, 06:40:21 PM
Microwave in the new room terrifies me.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on September 01, 2018, 07:54:43 PM
Probably constitutes quite a bit more than a trivial complaint, but... I'm very sick and tired of being in pain. Around February I started getting a case of plantar fasciitis, but had to put off getting it checked (I had no idea what it was) for months because that's when my semester got really rough, as well. I had no time to think, much less go to a doctor!

Well, now I'm paying dearly for it. The pain is really bad at times, and requires me to take pain meds (ones in the store, like Advil). Even still, I recently started a job where I'm doing a lot of standing and walking and it has been rough. Even when the pain I've associated with plantar fasciitis doesn't flare up as bad, both of my feet are just burning the whole shift. I walk really slow, and limp, and everyone and their dog has to comment on it. Although I suppose it is nice to have people actually concerned about me...

At this point I don't even know what to do. I don't know if the burning pain might be in part because of the inserts I'm wearing (they are really expensive and custom-made to correct my feet). It feels like concrete. If I didn't have this condition, I'd be wearing work shoes because I know they are very comfortable for working, but I'm not really in a position to do that. I wish the inserts were softer.  :cry:

Sorry for all of the complaining... Just had to let it out somewhere. Working with this condition is rough. I desperately feel the need to sit down to rest my burning feet, but I can't really.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on September 02, 2018, 06:28:15 AM
I went into a store and asked a question about a facial cream to the wrong person.. the very knowledgable seller went allover my case, looked at my face and told me she was a skintherapist and started recommending other stuff, oils, even washing detergent. She then gave me her email and instagram and told me to email a picture of all the things I use on my face and body so she can see what is good for me and not and perhaps recommend something similar but better instead. I felt a bit overwhelmed. A two minute errand turned into a 15 minute lecture and now I have a store in the mall I work at which I'll never set my foot in again. Sigh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 02, 2018, 02:12:29 PM
Sitting in my new room minding my own business when someone starts trying to force unlock the door using a key card. Thinking they have the wrong room, I ignore it. It stops, and then a few minutes later, they come back. And this time they MANAGE TO OPEN IT.

I have no idea who the person was. She looked at me, went, "Oh, Sorry," and then left. No explanation. Nothing. But now I am majorly freaked out. I mean, I can deal with people making mistakes, but it's that time of year when rooms are getting cleared and cleaners are in sorting and removing junk. I don't want my room cleared when I've just moved in by someone who doesn't have the right to access my room...?

Also, I want to go have a shower, but you know...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 02, 2018, 10:39:56 PM
Sitting in my new room minding my own business when someone starts trying to force unlock the door using a key card. Thinking they have the wrong room, I ignore it. It stops, and then a few minutes later, they come back. And this time they MANAGE TO OPEN IT.

I have no idea who the person was. She looked at me, went, "Oh, Sorry," and then left. No explanation. Nothing. But now I am majorly freaked out. I mean, I can deal with people making mistakes, but it's that time of year when rooms are getting cleared and cleaners are in sorting and removing junk. I don't want my room cleared when I've just moved in by someone who doesn't have the right to access my room...?

Also, I want to go have a shower, but you know...

If it was me, I think I would have smiled sweetly and said, "Good thing I just unpacked my gun," and watched her run out.  But I would definitely contact whoever is in charge of your dorms and let them know that people are breaking into your rooms and ask if you can have a deadbolt added to your door.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 02, 2018, 11:13:17 PM
In order to get in my room she would have to have access to a pass key so she is probably a warden but I will take it up with the manager tomorrow. Meanwhile the door is double locked.

I expect it was an accident and she hit the wrong room but ut freaked me out.

Also...if I had a gun I would be arrested or evicted . ..UK gun laws are pretty strict ;)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 03, 2018, 12:00:23 AM
Saying you have a gun and actually having one are two different things.  Even if she reported you for claiming to have one, she'd have to explain why she was in your room in the first place and you could deny saying gun.  You could claim you said something about gum and she must have misheard you.  Then again, I am a little evil.  :devious:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on September 03, 2018, 12:25:54 AM
I’m sorry that happened Taffeta. :hug:

I was on a school trip once and we had to share rooms with two or more people. The girls in my room got to where they would leave the door to the room propped open and I was frightened that someone would find the door and come in.

My trivial complaint today is my local bookstore.  I bought the first volume of a 3 volume series a few weeks ago. When I went back to buy Volume 2 and 3 Volume 2 had been sold. This wouldnt normally be a problem but last time I wanted to buy the next 2 volumes in a series my bookstore never restocked one of the last volumes and I had to order it.  I hope they restock the missing volume soon.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 03, 2018, 08:20:37 AM
Saying you have a gun and actually having one are two different things.  Even if she reported you for claiming to have one, she'd have to explain why she was in your room in the first place and you could deny saying gun.  You could claim you said something about gum and she must have misheard you.  Then again, I am a little evil.  :devious:

Yeah...it's just something that culturally wouldn't happen in the UK if you didn't want to have a police raid in your room.

At my old place, they used to leave the corridor door (that led outside) open at night. True, it was some floors up and a sheer drop, but basically it was wide open and anyone could have climbed up to come in or out if they had really wanted to.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 03, 2018, 02:36:30 PM
The valve pipe on the toilet broke, thankfully my twin was home to shut it off, and mop up the water. If neither of us had been home, it would have gone down the grate, into the duct work, down the wall, and into the furnace.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on September 03, 2018, 03:49:01 PM
My laptop forcibly updating and restarting itself while I was trying to enjoy my lunch break on my laptop. It gave me warning, but absolutely no way to delay it. That's ridiculous. What if I had been doing something important like taking a quiz for my online class?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 03, 2018, 03:59:44 PM
My laptop forcibly updating and restarting itself while I was trying to enjoy my lunch break on my laptop. It gave me warning, but absolutely no way to delay it. That's ridiculous. What if I had been doing something important like taking a quiz for my online class?

Mine did that one on a train when I had no plug socket access. I was so worried about the battery giving out midway...computers are so evil :(

My hall manager thinks the invader in my room was a cleaner and he's dealing with it. Hopefully it won't happen again :) .

So last night I was talking to one of my good friends who I lived with during my MA year. She's from India (she just moved from Delhi to Mumbai) and in talking I realised we haven't seen each other face to face for five years. Time has gone so fast :( I miss her. It also reminded me that I'm losing another friend in a month or so when she goes back to Israel full time. I love my university because I get to meet and make friends with people all over the world. But sometimes I also hate it because they all ultimately go back home :/

And to make matters worse, one of my good BRITISH friends is still living in Saitama -.-.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on September 03, 2018, 11:07:22 PM
A friend wanted to see the new movie Alpha. I had only seen a couple of advertisements and didn't realize that the entire film would be subtitled.  I'm not saying there's anything wrong with films that are dubbed in to English or subtitled but it's something that I think should have been shown in the trailers.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 04, 2018, 08:54:49 PM
So I kind of deliberately made a point of mentioning to my housemate that I'm really stressed at the moment, thinking he might possess the intellectual capacity to gather that means "maybe don't rant at me ad nauseam about *arena-inappropriate language goes here* you've read in a tabloid" but of course, he immediately brings up politics from his oh-so-very-enlightened and wonderfully informed perspective. I just don't care anymore, keep politics away from me, it's too much of a snakepit to even so much as glance at it sideways at this point. I need to learn to shut people down when they bring up political issues at me because they never want a discussion, they just want to try to validate their own views via medium of the screaming match. And I am just so done with meaningless conflicts at this point in my life. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 05, 2018, 01:13:42 AM
I need to learn to shut people down when they bring up political issues at me because they never want a discussion, they just want to try to validate their own views via medium of the screaming match. And I am just so done with meaningless conflicts at this point in my life. :pout:

Ugh, same.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 05, 2018, 09:23:19 AM

I need to learn to shut people down when they bring up political issues at me because they never want a discussion, they just want to try to validate their own views via medium of the screaming match. And I am just so done with meaningless conflicts at this point in my life. :pout:

Can relate. I genuinely don't want anything to do with any of British politics at the moment either. It's not like anyone making the decisions is really listening to anyone but themselves anyway, and the more I think about it, the more annoyed it makes me...

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on September 06, 2018, 04:18:49 AM
I had my disability hearing today. My mom went with as my witness and my sister drove. My dad didn't say anything before I left and when I got home the only thing he had to say was that the internet wasn't working and could I fix it :sad:

You have my sympathies.

I had my tribunal hearing a couple of weeks ago. It was a horrible experience :/ I hope yours works out in your favour. It's taken a year to get to this point with mine and although they upheld my appeal, I still have yet to hear anything about it or whether it's going to be dragged out longer.

I'm glad your mum and sister at least were there to support you :/

Both of you have my sympathies,it's not easy and I just started with a minimum 15-18 months before a hearing date. Am glad I've gotten this far but I'm terfiec what it means for my future.

My new iPhone 5s started not accepting certain calls,so I'm calling my carrier again tomorrow. The worst part is my best friend is having to borrow it while her's is being fixed. So we both could be missing calls.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 06, 2018, 04:22:37 AM
I just got a phone call about an "important Mazda recall."  When I answered, they asked for "J", who I said didn't live here and this wasn't his number.  So they asked if I could give him a message.  I asked why they were calling me and she said that my number was "what was in the system."  Multiple things wrong with this aside from not listening when I said it wasn't his number.  1) I have never owned a Mazda.  2) My brother goes by "J" but they couldn't tell me if it was my brother that gave them this number or not.  3) It's after 9PM here.  Why wouldn't they call during sensible hours?

Solution:  I gave them my dad's number.  They can deal with him.  Oh, but he's off hunting this week so they'll get nothing but voicemail until he gets somewhere where he gets service.  Maybe by then they'll give up.  And if it is a legit recall, he would be able to tell and he would know whether or not it was my brother's car that they were talking about.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on September 06, 2018, 12:50:57 PM
The mail: "Hey we are building a medical center near you-- pls donate"

ARGH, maybe if you didn't bleed me dry local hospital system year after year I COULD.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 06, 2018, 07:27:52 PM

I need to learn to shut people down when they bring up political issues at me because they never want a discussion, they just want to try to validate their own views via medium of the screaming match. And I am just so done with meaningless conflicts at this point in my life. :pout:

Can relate. I genuinely don't want anything to do with any of British politics at the moment either. It's not like anyone making the decisions is really listening to anyone but themselves anyway, and the more I think about it, the more annoyed it makes me...

Very true, I'm just hoping that all this nonsense is a temporary state of upheaval and sometime in the (nearer rather than further) future, people will come to their senses and learn to work together. Probably a bit too much in the realms of wishful thinking, though. :/

And my complaint for today is my leg, it's been alright for most of the day and I was able to get about without a support bandage, then on the way home from work, it started hurting again.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 07, 2018, 12:11:21 AM
I thought my camera was dead, nope just the battery, just when our porch spider is out, and i have a perfect shot of them.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 07, 2018, 01:36:39 AM
I'd love to find a lens cleaner that actually cleans my glasses instead of leaving streaks and little specs of dust. I paid $70 out of pocket for reinforced, glare-free, and dirt resistant lenses too. It seems like I try to clean them a dozen times a day :mad:

edit: and apparently I forgot how to post on the forums.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on September 07, 2018, 05:06:12 AM
The chain and gears on my bike started to act weird so yesterday me and husband was gonna take it to the bike shop where I bought it which is on another side of town so we decided to go early in case it would be hard for me to bike with the chain jumping on and off. We came out to the storage room and I have a flat front tire.. I was gonna start work at noon, it was fifteen minutes to ten and I began to walk with said bike and made 3,4 miles within an hour! Left the bike, ran to the bus stop and made it to the bus which goes to the mall I work at on the other side of town. I made it to work with a minute to spare. My legs felt like spagetthio after my shift so instead of walking I took the bus home. At home I started to freeze and woke up too early this morning with a soar throat and soar legs from yesterdays long march. I can't be sick! We already have a coworker who is sick so there's none to cover for me and tomorrow my family comes to town to celebrate my brothers 30th birthday! I'm the one who booked the restaurant and I'm gonna help blow balloons and things! Aaargh >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 07, 2018, 03:12:13 PM
My my little pony headphones are on the way out, the jack is messing up.  Well at least they lasted a few years.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 07, 2018, 05:16:35 PM
I got some sushi yesterday and there was no pickled ginger with it... what is the world coming to. :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on September 07, 2018, 05:23:42 PM
The Charlet me and my family had mould in it, the beds weren't comfy. Glad to be back home to sleep in my own bed.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 08, 2018, 09:27:30 AM
So when you spend two hours on a train to a conference and the guy in front of you is spending the whole journey looking at naughty images.

I genuinely don't care what he or anyone else wants to get up to in their private life, but I would have preferred it if he wasn't trying to be really furtive to prevent people walking past from seeing. Because it meant instead I got a full view through the seat gap at regular intervals whenever I tried to look out of my window and yeah. I don't need to see that.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SilverStarApple on September 08, 2018, 01:10:59 PM
I designed a control scheme for a Fighting Game character with 9 helpers. I don't know if I should bother with the old "Pick 2 helpers at the start of the round or get all 9 at once but no super atks" system or not, now that I've figured out how to map their functions to an extra stick.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on September 10, 2018, 06:44:33 AM
Hearing aid batteries, if I wear my hearing aids for two 12 hour days I have to change them after day two. Three days of about 8 hours and they last three maybe four days. Anything less than 8 hours and I can squeeze a week out of a pair.

Each package has  8 batteries, making four pairs and depending on where I get them they can cost about $17 for two packages. Thankfully my best friend was able to pick up a nice bundle of them at Cost Co which saved me a bunch of money. Why don't they last longer... :blink: :huh:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 10, 2018, 04:38:52 PM
Hearing aid batteries, if I wear my hearing aids for two 12 hour days I have to change them after day two. Three days of about 8 hours and they last three maybe four days. Anything less than 8 hours and I can squeeze a week out of a pair.

Each package has  8 batteries, making four pairs and depending on where I get them they can cost about $17 for two packages. Thankfully my best friend was able to pick up a nice bundle of them at Cost Co which saved me a bunch of money. Why don't they last longer... :blink: :huh:

Because the companies would loose money, and they would rather keel over than do that.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on September 10, 2018, 04:45:56 PM
Kept poking myself with my doll needle rerooting a doll, in my leg and another part of my body.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 10, 2018, 10:21:52 PM
My big thrift store closed, so one less reason for me to go out anymore.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SilverStarApple on September 10, 2018, 10:53:23 PM
Nobody has any Vocal Stems of Tom Jones music. My hilarious meme music idea is ruined!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 11, 2018, 07:10:46 AM
Woken at 6.30 by the fire alarm. Still have no idea why it went off. But I guess I'm awake now.

The trouble is, I don't need to be awake, because I have no reason to get up early today. Grr.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 11, 2018, 08:40:10 PM
Apparently laptops don't come with built-in disc drives anymore, so I've just had to get the old laptop out, wait for it to refuse to start up, then wait some more while it umms and ahhrs over whether or not it wants to work, then wait even longer while it struggles to comprehend how to run a program and goes "Not Responding" for no reason. It's running off the mains this entire time because the battery quit holding a charge ages ago, so all this dithering is wasting electricity. All that faff because I want to put a Rag 'n' Bone Man album on my mp3 player. I can't be expected to sit through a bus ride without music, what kind of horrific netherworld am I looking into?! I may have to just admit defeat and go in search of an external disc drive for Pyewacket because the notion of firing up the Flossmonster again just sends shivers down my spine after this palaver. I really hate extraneous bits of machinery, though. I prefer to keep things as streamlined as possible. :drunk:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 11, 2018, 09:20:25 PM
Apparently laptops don't come with built-in disc drives anymore

Really?  How lame! 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 11, 2018, 09:29:56 PM
Apparently laptops don't come with built-in disc drives anymore

Really?  How lame! 

They don't. I have an external drive because I want to avoid the nightmare of booting up the dinosaur. But it's not totally convenient. The drive lives here in London, and when I take the laptop home it makes it more difficult...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 12, 2018, 07:42:16 PM
Apparently laptops don't come with built-in disc drives anymore

Really?  How lame! 

They don't. I have an external drive because I want to avoid the nightmare of booting up the dinosaur. But it's not totally convenient. The drive lives here in London, and when I take the laptop home it makes it more difficult...

The most irksome things about it is that a middle-of-the-road laptop without the disk drive still costs the about same, even though it's essentially less capable/versatile than the earlier version of it from a few years ago, not to mention the total paradox that has been created presumably in the name of convenience. I gather that digital media is increasingly popular because it's instantly accessible but it really throws a spanner in the works for people who prefer physical media.
(Come to think of it, maybe I'm just a bit salty about a computer making me feel old before my time.) ;)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 12, 2018, 09:33:26 PM
Apparently laptops don't come with built-in disc drives anymore

Really?  How lame! 

They don't. I have an external drive because I want to avoid the nightmare of booting up the dinosaur. But it's not totally convenient. The drive lives here in London, and when I take the laptop home it makes it more difficult...

The most irksome things about it is that a middle-of-the-road laptop without the disk drive still costs the about same, even though it's essentially less capable/versatile than the earlier version of it from a few years ago, not to mention the total paradox that has been created presumably in the name of convenience. I gather that digital media is increasingly popular because it's instantly accessible but it really throws a spanner in the works for people who prefer physical media.
(Come to think of it, maybe I'm just a bit salty about a computer making me feel old before my time.) ;)

Yeah, that really makes me not want to upgrade my laptop.  I've already replaced the battery once but other than that it still works great (possibly because I never save anything directly on it-it's all on flash drives).
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on September 12, 2018, 10:14:24 PM
Apparently laptops don't come with built-in disc drives anymore

Really?  How lame! 

They don't. I have an external drive because I want to avoid the nightmare of booting up the dinosaur. But it's not totally convenient. The drive lives here in London, and when I take the laptop home it makes it more difficult...

The most irksome things about it is that a middle-of-the-road laptop without the disk drive still costs the about same, even though it's essentially less capable/versatile than the earlier version of it from a few years ago, not to mention the total paradox that has been created presumably in the name of convenience. I gather that digital media is increasingly popular because it's instantly accessible but it really throws a spanner in the works for people who prefer physical media.
(Come to think of it, maybe I'm just a bit salty about a computer making me feel old before my time.) ;)

Yeah, that really makes me not want to upgrade my laptop.  I've already replaced the battery once but other than that it still works great (possibly because I never save anything directly on it-it's all on flash drives).

I want to get a gaming laptop for Sims 4 I wonder if that has a disk drive init.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on September 13, 2018, 12:45:52 AM
I had to work six days in a row at work this week. I appreciate having a job and a full-time schedule, but with my foot issues it was not fun at all. They really need to get my work schedule evened out so I have a set two days off. I've talked to them about it, so hopefully.

I want to get a gaming laptop for Sims 4 I wonder if that has a disk drive init.

Well, I'll just let you know that I don't think EA even releases The Sims 4 by disk anymore. I got a physical copy of the pets EP and the only thing inside of it was a code to download it from Origin.

My laptop that I got a few years back does not have a disc drive and I always found that kind of weird. I bought the laptop without even knowing that it didn't have one because I just thought it was such a no-brainer. Oh well, it's been more of a slight inconvenience for me than anything else, because my main PC is my desktop which very much does have a CD drive.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on September 13, 2018, 02:00:10 AM
Apparently laptops don't come with built-in disc drives anymore

Really?  How lame! 

They don't. I have an external drive because I want to avoid the nightmare of booting up the dinosaur. But it's not totally convenient. The drive lives here in London, and when I take the laptop home it makes it more difficult...

The most irksome things about it is that a middle-of-the-road laptop without the disk drive still costs the about same, even though it's essentially less capable/versatile than the earlier version of it from a few years ago, not to mention the total paradox that has been created presumably in the name of convenience. I gather that digital media is increasingly popular because it's instantly accessible but it really throws a spanner in the works for people who prefer physical media.
(Come to think of it, maybe I'm just a bit salty about a computer making me feel old before my time.) ;)

You could convert your music to MP3s and covert your DVDs to videos?

What *I* don't understand is why new Macbook pros don't have a normal USB port... You can't even transfer files between computers without a stupid dongle. (I'm on the verge of needing a new work laptop, and I can't wrap my head around no normal USB port)

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 13, 2018, 02:42:50 AM
Apparently someone called me at 1 pm but my phone didn't register the voicemail until 7 pm.  Um...what if that was a really important call that I'd been waiting for?  Not cool phone companies...not cool.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on September 13, 2018, 06:24:11 AM
I have a cold. Again. I have four days of work a head of me. Yaaay, fun!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 13, 2018, 03:19:09 PM
Why do people on bikes think they're pedestrians?  Crosswalks are for pedestrians, not vehicles.  Bikes are a vehicle (even if it is man-powered). If you're walking your bike across a street on a crosswalk, yes, you are a pedestrian.  If you are riding your bike across a street on a crossWALK you are on a vehicle and I should not be obligated to stop for you, although I will because I don't want to dent my car with your dumb butt.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SourdoughStomper on September 13, 2018, 05:02:53 PM
Now my son's bike has been stolen >_< :(
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on September 14, 2018, 01:46:35 PM
I've got a blister from using my forceps to pull doll hair out
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 14, 2018, 02:02:34 PM
Friend still not replying to her messages...worrying about her because I haven't heard from her since she had a pretty big deal academic assessment.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 15, 2018, 06:01:12 PM
I accidentally kicked the oak baseboard trim, hello broken toe.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 16, 2018, 10:05:26 AM
I had a dream last night about petting a lovely horse, a patchy brown-and-white one. I want to pet horses in real life too, dangit!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on September 17, 2018, 10:11:13 PM
I went to a restaurant for lunch with family members today. I ordered a Ceaser salad with Ranch dressing but when my salad arrived it came with Ceaser dressing instead. I made a comment that I ordered Ranch dressing but one of my family members insisted that I ordered Ceaser dressing. To save the arguement I gave up and decided to eat the Ceaser dressing. Then another family member backed me up and said I had ordered Ranch dressing in the first place but by them I had already used the dressing.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 20, 2018, 04:28:24 PM
My knee hurts today.  The only reason for it I can think of is a possible change in the humidity, which would be good because it usually means rain and we could use the rain but I hate that it makes me hurt.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 20, 2018, 07:59:17 PM
It rained literally all day here today.

Sigh.

I guess it's really autumn tomorrow for real.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 21, 2018, 04:13:36 AM
I got out too late to get an apple fritter doughnut, I really wanted one too.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 21, 2018, 11:40:55 AM
It's the end of September. Which means! The university contract merrygoround begins. I wonder how many dud contract drafts I will see this week before they finally get all the details straight..?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 22, 2018, 01:06:53 PM
Why are designer towels a thing? And why is it that a shop will have shelves upon shelves of overpriced DKNY towels, but no sign of a bale of ordinary, everyday, blue bathroom towels? Yeesh. (And it's not just the designer thing either, all of the towels were white or grey - is blue no longer a logical colour for bathrooms?) :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 22, 2018, 01:16:17 PM
I'm cramping up and I've got a 7 hour shift today. And I have a 7 hour shift...tomorrow? I'm really not used to these long shifts, I'm usually at 5-5.5. We were supposed to get less hours on the desk, too.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 22, 2018, 05:11:39 PM
Why are designer towels a thing? And why is it that a shop will have shelves upon shelves of overpriced DKNY towels, but no sign of a bale of ordinary, everyday, blue bathroom towels? Yeesh. (And it's not just the designer thing either, all of the towels were white or grey - is blue no longer a logical colour for bathrooms?) :pout:

Last year Dunelm had some excellent bundles of towels. So much so I ended up buying more than I needed :/ Maybe you need to try hunting out "Student" sale displays, because I've seen a few decent discounts in stores aimed at students starting at uni for the first time....

My trivial complaint...

Another day, another league defeat.

Also, I am not looking forward to what will be a manic day tomorrow, with two trips across London. If it weren't that my friend is leaving the UK permanently on Tuesday to go back to Israel, I really wouldn't attempt it ><

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 23, 2018, 12:40:14 AM
I'm in so much pain all the time. I don't care that some people choose to abuse pain meds or don't question their doctors if they feel they're being overmedicated. Why should I be punished because of these people? Why can't I have actual pain medicine instead of larger doses of NSAIDs that are destroying my liver and causing more pain in my stomach???
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on September 23, 2018, 07:33:42 AM
Yesterday my dad and his girlfriend came to visit. As we talked the idea came up to go check out ikea as they still had not been there and since me and husband had talked about getting a new dresser to the hallway and we now had access to a car, we decided to buy it. First thing to go wrong is at the register we learnt we had missed one package and went to retireve it but it was not on the shelf. Upon asking the info desk we learnt it will come down from another stockroom this morning. So we went home with everything except this one which we will have to buy today. This time we have to take the bus, hoping it's not too heavy to carry.
Second thing going wrong is we decided to put the units we had together yesterday afternoon while being a bit tired and put in the wrong clam shells, plastic instead of metal in the bases. Upon removing the plastics they broke so now we have to get spare parts as well so we can put the drawers that goes into the dressers together.

Totally our fault everything, but so annoying still. I had hoped for a quiet pyjama day today, instead I'm dressed before 9 am a Sunday morning waiting for the bus back to Ikea. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 23, 2018, 09:13:53 AM
Why are designer towels a thing? And why is it that a shop will have shelves upon shelves of overpriced DKNY towels, but no sign of a bale of ordinary, everyday, blue bathroom towels? Yeesh. (And it's not just the designer thing either, all of the towels were white or grey - is blue no longer a logical colour for bathrooms?) :pout:

Last year Dunelm had some excellent bundles of towels. So much so I ended up buying more than I needed :/ Maybe you need to try hunting out "Student" sale displays, because I've seen a few decent discounts in stores aimed at students starting at uni for the first time....

That's good advice, thank you very much! :) It would've been a more sensible idea for me to look out of town for towels, in retrospect - Macclesfield has a fair amount of trendy shops, but very little that caters to people who want something practical. There's a branch of Dunelm in Stockport so I'll be sure to check it out when I need something for the house in future.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on September 23, 2018, 03:56:13 PM
My mom likes to complain. About everyone. When she's complaining about me, she says I don't talk to her and don't have any interests. Actually, I'm always trying to talk to her about my friends and interests, but she belittles them and tells me straight up that she doesn't care... Does it not count as long as we're not talking about her? :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 23, 2018, 07:07:36 PM
Just a few cute and cool kickstarter projects and I dont have the Money.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 24, 2018, 12:17:40 AM
My mom likes to complain. About everyone. When she's complaining about me, she says I don't talk to her and don't have any interests. Actually, I'm always trying to talk to her about my friends and interests, but she belittles them and tells me straight up that she doesn't care... Does it not count as long as we're not talking about her? :pout:

That's just like my mom too! I'm convinced she has narcissistic personality disorder.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 24, 2018, 04:23:10 AM
My phone is suddenly not receiving text messages.  The last one to come through was on Tuesday.  I paid my bill on Wednesday, so I know that's not the reason.  My brother sent me one half an hour ago so I could see if it was working and it still hasn't come through.  If my phone company has stopped messaging services to my phone (it still has real buttons) then I'm going to be mad because they didn't notify me about it at all.   :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 24, 2018, 05:47:52 PM
Waging the usual war with the doctoral school.

I think I am just going to go shout at them tomorrow. That usually works.

I asked them 2 weeks ago to have a letter of student status ready to collect at enrolment as I need it so I won't be charged council tax. Do they do this? Apparently not...

And the Doctoral School is way out from the rest of campus, so I have trouble finding it.

I really hate the Doctoral School. I miss the days of having things managed by the Registry, which actually bother to complete tasks within a reasonable period of time. Taught students are so lucky.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 26, 2018, 06:50:50 PM
I treated myself to a couple of nice, small toy horses because I've had a beast of a time recently and just wanted a simple little thing to throw a bit of sunshine over the whole shaking-profusely-and-nearly-passing-out-from-stress thing and they've been entrusted to Hermes... I am honestly afraid for their wellbeing. :|
And according to the tracking, it's in Bolton. The temptation to send a message through the universe just going "Stop! I'll get on a train and pick it up myself!!!" is immense.
:drunk:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on September 26, 2018, 07:00:17 PM
I treated myself to a couple of nice, small toy horses because I've had a beast of a time recently and just wanted a simple little thing to throw a bit of sunshine over the whole shaking-profusely-and-nearly-passing-out-from-stress thing and they've been entrusted to Hermes... I am honestly afraid for their wellbeing. :|
And according to the tracking, it's in Bolton. The temptation to send a message through the universe just going "Stop! I'll get on a train and pick it up myself!!!" is immense.
:drunk:

Aww I hope you're okay :( please try not to get too stressed, take some time out to relax!

If I'm honest Hermes is not my top pick for deliveries either, they always seem to knock on the door, then run to my back garden, throw the parcel over the fence and drive away, they threw my flutter ponies over the fence the other week :blink:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 28, 2018, 02:42:46 PM
Hermes is such a mix of good and bad service, it's a total lottery. I hope your stuff is ok O.o.

My convener has roped me into doing revision sessions into April as well.

This would be fine, until I realised that because Easter is so late, our term dates are so messed up that I will have to travel back to London on the Easter bank holiday...which is when trains are often out for maintenance...OR pay triple the fare to travel anytime to get back in time.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on September 28, 2018, 03:39:20 PM
Selling Barbie dolls on Shpock  no interest in them, one person is a torment. Plus sold a Monster High bundle on there, and the buyer is a dealer.

Got another Monster High bundle on there and no one is interested in them.

Plus this Barbie bundle I wanted that had a rooted Ken that I was going to customise into an Attack on Titan character (the head was going to be Gunther's) has been brought; I just hope that I can get the other bundle with a Ken doll that was one that you can put wigs on so that my Keiji body doesn't have to be headless.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on September 28, 2018, 08:13:41 PM
I treated myself to a couple of nice, small toy horses because I've had a beast of a time recently and just wanted a simple little thing to throw a bit of sunshine over the whole shaking-profusely-and-nearly-passing-out-from-stress thing and they've been entrusted to Hermes... I am honestly afraid for their wellbeing. :|
And according to the tracking, it's in Bolton. The temptation to send a message through the universe just going "Stop! I'll get on a train and pick it up myself!!!" is immense.
:drunk:

Aww I hope you're okay :( please try not to get too stressed, take some time out to relax!

If I'm honest Hermes is not my top pick for deliveries either, they always seem to knock on the door, then run to my back garden, throw the parcel over the fence and drive away, they threw my flutter ponies over the fence the other week :blink:

Thanks, I'm making it a priority to relax this weekend - starting with a nice cup of tea and a fluffy blanket. And wow, that is definitely not a conscientious way to deliver any kind of ponies, least of all delicate ones like flutter ponies - I hope they're alright!

Hermes is such a mix of good and bad service, it's a total lottery. I hope your stuff is ok O.o.

Very true, on a couple of occasions, Hermes have behaved and done their job properly, but most of the time the service has been pants. Fortunately, the horses are fine, so I had no need to worry.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 29, 2018, 03:04:37 AM
Social Security sent me the most outdated and overly complicated crap to view my case file on a CD. Just... what?!

And THEY LOST MY FILE. My original file from 2001. So they attempted to "reconstruct" it in 2016. What?!?

Oh gee, they have to take my word that I totally had brain surgery. "This opinion has significant weight". Really?!! Do you think I have an 11 inch scar on my scalp for fashion reasons? WHAT?!!!

I think I need an attorney :dizzy:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on September 29, 2018, 05:51:34 AM
To add to everything else, we've got case-bearing clothes moths in the livingroom. They have appeared on the wall behind the couch every two days or so for the past week. I have no clue how we got them as we've not bought any new-old textiles in forever. The only thing I can think of is they came with dad and his girlfriend when they visited as they sat in the couch. I've been vacuuming the couch, wall behind it and floor beneath it everyday now. If they keep showing up I have to call the landlord.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on September 30, 2018, 05:52:37 PM
Attack on Titan Episode 48 is delayed to be aired on the eighth of October. I don't know what to do!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on September 30, 2018, 07:22:20 PM
Turned the PC on to write more detailed notes for my first EA History class. Yeah, I am a week ahead, but got distracted by pony stuff and still haven't cracked open the folder.

Sigh.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: TornadoTwist on September 30, 2018, 07:40:26 PM
I feel like I'm living in constant stress. That every step I take, I'll take three back. I'm so scared all my projects will fail no matter how hard I try. I'm afraid I'll dissapoint everyone...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 30, 2018, 11:57:15 PM
Finally figured out how Paypal works for selling stuff.  So now I want to try and sell off my G3s...which means I have to dig them out and take pictures and then hope that people want them before the snow starts falling.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 01, 2018, 12:15:41 AM
Saw a very nice crags list pony lot, tried calling five times, just a busy signal... Says not to contact by email. Post was put up three days ago, if it is gone seller please take it down.   -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on October 01, 2018, 02:57:30 PM
I signed up for Hulu this weekend mainly because they have a show that I really wanted to watch that isn’t on Netflix. I was trying to finish the episode I was watching but a family member keeps coming in to the room just about the time I get interested in the episode. That means I have to pause the episode and come back later :sad: I just want to watch the last few minutes of the episode. Playing the episode while they’re in the room isn’t an option because they are really picky about what they want to watch.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on October 01, 2018, 06:40:17 PM
I signed up for Hulu this weekend mainly because they have a show that I really wanted to watch that isn’t on Netflix. I was trying to finish the episode I was watching but a family member keeps coming in to the room just about the time I get interested in the episode. That means I have to pause the episode and come back later :sad: I just want to watch the last few minutes of the episode. Playing the episode while they’re in the room isn’t an option because they are really picky about what they want to watch.

Ponyfan

Hence why I a TV in my room to watch things that my parents don't want to watch.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SourdoughStomper on October 03, 2018, 07:12:32 PM
Oh for the love of... ! It's been cloudy for about two weeks now and it's killing me. I'm dying by the inches. I'm starving for sun. My mental well-being is deteriorating.

I got a 10 minute tease of sunlight this morning; it's the first time I've seen the sun in days. The moment I saw the beams, I got dressed to go outside and walk in it (it's snowy here, so it takes awhile to get dressed.) By the time I'm almost ready to go, the clouds close in again. :bawl: :shakefist:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 03, 2018, 07:27:52 PM
Far be it from to be judgmental, but I don't think somebody should be criticising a person for "mindless strumming" when they keep snapping strings on their guitar because the whole thing is tuned an entire semitone too high, and they also don't know what the standard tuning is. They can keep their 10-million-mile-an-hour noodling on their badly-tuned guitar and I'll carry right on looking after my instruments properly, tuning them correctly and learning at my own pace. ;)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 04, 2018, 02:58:06 AM
I've been cleaning/reorganizing my room and I came across a random power cord.  I have no idea what it goes to.  I found one on Amazon, but it doesn't say what it's for.   :huh:

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**My dad suggested it may belong to an old CD player that I have in the closet.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 04, 2018, 04:58:07 AM
My head/neck/shoulders are so sore and I have no idea why. I must have slept weird.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: SourdoughStomper on October 04, 2018, 03:32:35 PM
I've been cleaning/reorganizing my room and I came across a random power cord.  I have no idea what it goes to.  I found one on Amazon, but it doesn't say what it's for.   :huh:

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**My dad suggested it may belong to an old CD player that I have in the closet.

Printer, maybe? I dunno.

---

I'm pleased to say I got a respite from the clouds for a couple hours yesterday. :joy: It's back to overcast again today, but tomorrow should be sunny.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 04, 2018, 05:44:54 PM
OT, but that plug is so weird to me xD.

So after 30 minutes of discussion about how many tutorials I'm teaching and when, it turns out I'm teaching the exact same number as I was before, in the same places, at the same time.

And I don't have a key to the office yet. Because they have to make one.

Universities are awesome.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on October 04, 2018, 11:37:31 PM
I get so annoyed when my French homework throws in words and phrasings that are yet to be discussed in the book. One of these words was thrown into a listening exercise of all things, and was a verb which was very crucial to answering the question.

I was lucky enough to be able to figure out what the word meant, but... that shouldn't have been expected of me.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Minty_Magic on October 05, 2018, 10:06:41 AM
I had a friend disappear for about 5 months (and I mean totally disappear, all their social media was suddenly deleted and their phone seemed to be completely cut off) and I finally heard from them at 4am but it was just a "hey" out of nowhere.
I've been talking to them for a little bit tonight and told them how worried I had been about them, but there doesn't seem to be any apology or explanation for falling off the face of the earth! How do you go away without any warning and then not have at least some kind of story to tell when you come back?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 05, 2018, 03:07:57 PM
I had a friend disappear for about 5 months (and I mean totally disappear, all their social media was suddenly deleted and their phone seemed to be completely cut off) and I finally heard from them at 4am but it was just a "hey" out of nowhere.
I've been talking to them for a little bit tonight and told them how worried I had been about them, but there doesn't seem to be any apology or explanation for falling off the face of the earth! How do you go away without any warning and then not have at least some kind of story to tell when you come back?

Maybe they were abducted by aliens and don't realize they were gone so long because their memory was messed with...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 05, 2018, 05:35:53 PM
Dear TFL.

Bus stops are places that buses stop.

Numbers on the bus stop indicate which buses stop there.

If you are going to not run buses up a certain road, it helps to tell people. Particularly if it is only one bus, and especially if it happens to be the bus I am waiting for.

It is good also to provide information in ways that don't require telepathy.

Thanks so much.
Taffeta

P.S since the other bus was stopping there, maybe next time include its timetable at the bus stop, so people know where it goes, and not the timetable of the bus that is apparently invisible? Much obliged.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 05, 2018, 11:57:27 PM
Can I please stop having nightmares? :cloud:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: mlp4me on October 06, 2018, 05:15:28 PM
I want my car back.
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Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on October 06, 2018, 08:34:27 PM
Today has not been my day. I went shopping today and a lady with an electric cart "chased" me down the toy aisles.  Almost every aisle I stopped on to look at something she came right behind me forcing me to move quickly to another aisle even though I was in the aisle first.  In another store a man screamed in my ear calling to his friend (I must have had my invisibility cloak on today) and at yet another store a lady acted like I should move out of way again even though I was in aisle first. Why do people assume that I should just get out of their way instead of them asking me nicely to move?


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on October 06, 2018, 09:57:09 PM
I treated myself to a couple of nice, small toy horses because I've had a beast of a time recently and just wanted a simple little thing to throw a bit of sunshine over the whole shaking-profusely-and-nearly-passing-out-from-stress thing and they've been entrusted to Hermes... I am honestly afraid for their wellbeing. :|
And according to the tracking, it's in Bolton. The temptation to send a message through the universe just going "Stop! I'll get on a train and pick it up myself!!!" is immense.
:drunk:

Aww I hope you're okay :( please try not to get too stressed, take some time out to relax!

If I'm honest Hermes is not my top pick for deliveries either, they always seem to knock on the door, then run to my back garden, throw the parcel over the fence and drive away, they threw my flutter ponies over the fence the other week :blink:

Thanks, I'm making it a priority to relax this weekend - starting with a nice cup of tea and a fluffy blanket. And wow, that is definitely not a conscientious way to deliver any kind of ponies, least of all delicate ones like flutter ponies - I hope they're alright!

Hermes is such a mix of good and bad service, it's a total lottery. I hope your stuff is ok O.o.

Very true, on a couple of occasions, Hermes have behaved and done their job properly, but most of the time the service has been pants. Fortunately, the horses are fine, so I had no need to worry.



Ah! I'm so sorry I didn't see your reply!
That's good, I hope you had a relaxing weekend.
You're right no pony or any parcel for that matter should be treated in such a way, luckily the Flutter ponies I bought had no wings and the seller wrapped them up in bubble wrap so they were safe!  :) Good to hear your horses are well after their time with Hermes delivery :satisfied:

Post Merge: October 06, 2018, 10:11:14 PM

I need to get this out of my system and complain;

If there is a seat on the bus, please sit down and don't block the gangway especially if you are carrying a large bag. Its the morning rush and when people do this it makes it tough for people to get on and off  :pout:
Seriously, every Wednesday and Thursday this happens to me, if there is a seat take it, I understand when there are no seats but when many seats are available please take one, don't block the exit and entrance it makes it hard for others.
Also please pay for a metro ticket if you are using the service, sure your getting off in 3/4 stops but everyone else standing on the platform has had to pay, a child's ticket is only 80p, its not fair on others who have had to pay for their journey. Just because your a school student doesn't mean you don't have to pay, it can lead to a fine! Sure if you have a Netone or Pop card you don't have to pay at the station but you still have to scan your card at the platform when you get on or off. Also, please don't run infront of people when they are getting on a metro, its a safety hazard...


Okay my rants over, I got a bit carried away!  ^^;
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 07, 2018, 07:01:18 PM

If there is a seat on the bus, please sit down and don't block the gangway especially if you are carrying a large bag.

Absolutely YES on all levels. Seriously, I have so many bus related (and now train related) gripes like this.
If the bus is busy, don't sit on a separate seat to your friend, sit together.
If there are seats, SIT ON THEM.
Don't park your buggy in the aisle of the bus, if there's a wheelchair in the wheelchair space get the next bus (they come every few minutes here!)
Don't think your suitcase is more important than the person in the wheelchair. It isn't.
Don't take dogs upstairs. Don't let them sit on the seats. Don't let them sleep across the aisle so nobody can get out and don't let them off their leads. IMO only dogs who are working should even be on buses.
Sigh.

The dog rant is a wider one in that everyone thinks everyone in the UK loves dogs and should accept them appearing literally anywhere, often off lead and under no control. No offence to people who train their dogs and handle them responsibly, but I hate dogs, and I do not want them running riot on platforms, buses, streets, trains or inside shops. It's enough dealing with them at the carboot sale, but at least there PUT THEM ON A LEAD.

Sigh
Yes.
Anyway.

And on trains, my favourite annoyance is when the parents let kids run up and down the aisles "because the journey is boring for them." Yes, maybe it is, so BUY THEM BOOKS and GIVE THEM COLOURING IN and even FIND THEM GAMES TO PLAY. Or you know, just talk to them. Don't let them run riot while you watch your mobile phone, it's not your house! Gah.

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on October 07, 2018, 09:14:53 PM

If there is a seat on the bus, please sit down and don't block the gangway especially if you are carrying a large bag.

Absolutely YES on all levels. Seriously, I have so many bus related (and now train related) gripes like this.
If the bus is busy, don't sit on a separate seat to your friend, sit together.
If there are seats, SIT ON THEM.
Don't park your buggy in the aisle of the bus, if there's a wheelchair in the wheelchair space get the next bus (they come every few minutes here!)
Don't think your suitcase is more important than the person in the wheelchair. It isn't.
Don't take dogs upstairs. Don't let them sit on the seats. Don't let them sleep across the aisle so nobody can get out and don't let them off their leads. IMO only dogs who are working should even be on buses.
Sigh.

The dog rant is a wider one in that everyone thinks everyone in the UK loves dogs and should accept them appearing literally anywhere, often off lead and under no control. No offence to people who train their dogs and handle them responsibly, but I hate dogs, and I do not want them running riot on platforms, buses, streets, trains or inside shops. It's enough dealing with them at the carboot sale, but at least there PUT THEM ON A LEAD.

Sigh
Yes.
Anyway.

And on trains, my favourite annoyance is when the parents let kids run up and down the aisles "because the journey is boring for them." Yes, maybe it is, so BUY THEM BOOKS and GIVE THEM COLOURING IN and even FIND THEM GAMES TO PLAY. Or you know, just talk to them. Don't let them run riot while you watch your mobile phone, it's not your house! Gah.


Its honestly so annoying but buses/metros are the only way that I can get to college since its so far.

I totally agree with 'If the bus is busy, don't sit on a separate seat to your friend, sit together.' that used to happen a lot when I got a bus home from school, just sit together, your bag doesn't need a seat and your friend isn't going to give you a disease if you sit next to them.

I remember that sometimes when I got the bus home from school, the bus driver would allow 3 buggys on even though there were only space for 2, what made it worse was that everyone was coming home from school/work/shopping so we all had to pile on, some being pushed right to the back of the bus and had to crouch because the area was so small...Stagecoach buses where I live all come every 1o minutes from 8-6 and every 30 minutes before and after those times so its not like people are waiting hours for a bus.
Ive never seen anyone allow their dogs on the seats yet but thats honestly ridiculous people might have allergies to dogs and if they're allowed to sit on the seats, their fur is going to be everywhere! I've seen people get on with dogs but they usually stand with them or have them in their lap if they are small enough.
I understand guide dogs on public transport as they are essential to the owner but when you're taking your dog on transport and allowing it to sit on the seats, that's ridiculous!

Bored kids are the worst on public transport lol, what really annoys me are the parents/carers and how most of them sit there on their phones or are shouting at them across the bus, I'm pretty sure you could play I spy or something with them :shrug: I was on a bus once and these two little girls were sitting on the area where shopping bags go pretty sure that's a safety hazard and were screaming and singing at the tops of their lungs while their nana (I think can't remember?) just sat there and watched. I had them screaming in my ear the whole bus journey  :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 08, 2018, 12:28:38 AM
I want my car back.
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Oooh...I hope you're okay!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 08, 2018, 12:51:32 AM
I want my car back.
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Oooh...I hope you're okay!

OMG I can't believe I didn't even see that the first time. mlp4me, I hope nobody was hurt??
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: mlp4me on October 08, 2018, 05:30:44 PM
I want my car back.
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Oooh...I hope you're okay!

OMG I can't believe I didn't even see that the first time. mlp4me, I hope nobody was hurt??
I luckily was not in the car. My husband was picking me up from job #2 for the day with the dog in the back seat. A lady ran the red light, my husband stopped just in the nick of time to avoid any major injury. The airbags didn't deploy even though the other driver was going about 40 mph. Dog stayed lying down in the back seat. I am so very thankful they walked away ok. We spent 4 hours in the emergency room and the ER doc was stunned. A state trooper witnessed the whole ordeal... What's going to happen with the car is still unknown at this time. However, it's totaled.
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Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on October 08, 2018, 05:34:35 PM
I want my car back.
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Oooh...I hope you're okay!

OMG I can't believe I didn't even see that the first time. mlp4me, I hope nobody was hurt??
I luckily was not in the car. My husband was picking me up from job #2 for the day with the dog in the back seat. A lady ran the red light, my husband stopped just in the nick of time to avoid any major injury. The airbags didn't deploy even though the other driver was going about 40 mph. Dog stayed lying down in the back seat. I am so very thankful they walked away ok. We spent 4 hours in the emergency room and the ER doc was stunned. A state trooper witnessed the whole ordeal... What's going to happen with the car is still unknown at this time. However, it's totaled.
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Omg I'm so sorry to hear! I honestly hope everything gets sorted and that you, your husband and your dog are okay. Remember we're always here along with family and friends if you need anything! :hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Kiwi on October 08, 2018, 06:02:26 PM
:hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on October 09, 2018, 03:36:21 AM
Really sorry to hear that mlp4me :( I hope everything turns out okay. Sending many hugs your way :hug: :deathhug: :hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on October 09, 2018, 09:19:17 AM
It seems like I'm allergic to my wedding band :(. I got red and swollen underneath it and it itched like crazy. I called the goldsmith and asked if there was a possibility the white gold contained nickel as it's the only metal I react against but they told me it does not. I got advice on how to clean the ring and didn't wear it for a couple of days to let the finger heal. I wore it for 8 hours yesterday and took it off before going to bed and this morning the finger is red again. I feel so sad.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Shaz on October 09, 2018, 09:44:11 AM
It seems like I'm allergic to my wedding band :(. I got red and swollen underneath it and it itched like crazy. I called the goldsmith and asked if there was a possibility the white gold contained nickel as it's the only metal I react against but they told me it does not. I got advice on how to clean the ring and didn't wear it for a couple of days to let the finger heal. I wore it for 8 hours yesterday and took it off before going to bed and this morning the finger is red again. I feel so sad.

I had something similar with a ring (mine was a plain band made of tungsten), it was quite a tight-fitting ring and I think soap and water would get sort of trapped under it and not get dried properly, thus irritating the skin (I have eczema as well, so my skin gets irritated easily). I wore the ring threaded on a bracelet for a while to give my finger a chance to heal. It seemed to just sort itself out in the end and I'm wearing the ring now with no problems, I hope yours settles down too.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on October 09, 2018, 10:49:04 AM
My right knee is playing up again, I just hope it doesn't expand to the size of a balloon like last time.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on October 09, 2018, 12:58:29 PM
Just found out my gorgeous little rabbit, Domino, has sadly passed away in his sleep. I've been in tears all morning, it was just so sudden. I loved him with all my heart... :cloud:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 09, 2018, 09:44:57 PM
:hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Kiwi on October 10, 2018, 02:02:59 AM
Oh SS :( it's awful when they leave, even more so when it's so sudden. Bunnies are so special. :bunny: Binky free Domino.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on October 10, 2018, 02:10:57 AM
Oh SS :( it's awful when they leave, even more so when it's so sudden. Bunnies are so special. :bunny: Binky free Domino.

Thank you so much for your concern :hug:
He was only a baby too but he either had diabetes or kidney/heart failure, we couldn't properly pin point his problem. He was always so happy and bouncy he didn't show any signs of problems, I just wish I could of helped him more.

My mum said I just have to think of it as he left because he had done his job. He was there to see me through my GCSEs, he saw me pass and go to college and that he left because he wanted me to become independent.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on October 11, 2018, 06:48:59 AM
It seems like I'm allergic to my wedding band :(. I got red and swollen underneath it and it itched like crazy. I called the goldsmith and asked if there was a possibility the white gold contained nickel as it's the only metal I react against but they told me it does not. I got advice on how to clean the ring and didn't wear it for a couple of days to let the finger heal. I wore it for 8 hours yesterday and took it off before going to bed and this morning the finger is red again. I feel so sad.

I had something similar with a ring (mine was a plain band made of tungsten), it was quite a tight-fitting ring and I think soap and water would get sort of trapped under it and not get dried properly, thus irritating the skin (I have eczema as well, so my skin gets irritated easily). I wore the ring threaded on a bracelet for a while to give my finger a chance to heal. It seemed to just sort itself out in the end and I'm wearing the ring now with no problems, I hope yours settles down too.

That is good to hear :). I am taking it off now everytime I wash my hands and cook food or something else which makes them dirty and require washing. I'm also not wearing it at night and see if it gets any better.


StrarberrySundance, I am so sorry for your loss. Loosing a pet is always tough :hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on October 11, 2018, 08:54:34 AM

StrarberrySundance, I am so sorry for your loss. Loosing a pet is always tough :hug:


Thank you so much :hug: I'm just heartbroken at the whole situation.


Another complaint; Got on the metro this morning, and we've just been told that trains to the airport are not running and are only going to a certain stop. I've been sitting here on the metro for 30 minutes now as multiple trains are attempting to get into the final station, I wish they had told us this before we all got on... :mad:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 11, 2018, 06:26:59 PM
That awkward moment in an undergraduate lecture when you know the entire backhistory about mediaeval Japan the lecturer just gave is fundamentally wrong, but can't say anything because its just background material.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 13, 2018, 12:06:23 AM
I kept getting calls about a Mazda recall and I don't own a Mazda (and have never owned a Mazda) so I contacted Mazda Corporate about it because I assumed it was a scam and they should know about it.  Apparently the number that is contacting me is legitimate so now I feel a little bit bad about yelling at someone but not too bad because I had told them previously that the number was incorrect and that I didn't own a Mazda and that they needed to remove me from their calling list.  I should not have to contact Corporate Headquarters to get my name off a calling list.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on October 13, 2018, 06:17:17 AM
Here's a fun one.. I might have a reaction issue with the air at my work and it's in a mall so I can't really do much about it. I finally told my gp about feeling super dry and being red in my face, enough that it wont hold any make up (it just goes off like water on a goose within a couple of hours). He suggested allergy but I brushed it away and said it's probably ecxema and he prescribed me with a face cream for that. It's not helping at all, and our talk did make me take notice of where and when my face begin to feel like burning and yep, within five minutes after I step in at work. So now I have to contact my GP again and ask how to conclude it and what to do about it from my end.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Safflower on October 13, 2018, 03:55:24 PM
Lots of hugs Strawberry :hug: I know it's hard when it's sudden.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on October 13, 2018, 04:28:43 PM
Thank you Safflower :hug:
It is really tough, but I'm trying my best to get through it, he's always in my heart.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 13, 2018, 05:20:55 PM
I strained my hand playing the guitar, put some red tiger balm on it and that's done nothing whatsoever, other than making my hands smell of overpowering menthol - it still hurts and the balm has not done the hot, tingly thing it's meant to do. I don't know what's irking me more, the fact that the hot stuff is not doing the hot thing, or the fact that I managed to mess up my hand while writing a three-chord folk song. >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 15, 2018, 04:33:46 AM
The screen on my phone has decided to randomly go blank.  I guess it's time to upgrade.  I'm gonna miss those real buttons...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Cactusflower on October 15, 2018, 06:24:26 AM
I want chocolate milk, but it's 10:30pm and I'm not leaving the house to go out in the cold.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 15, 2018, 04:34:21 PM
It should not take 2 hours and a complete program reinstall to get a virus scanner to actually update.

Also, the weather is horrible. At least here it's just grey and spitting, though. Nottingham this morning was a bit wetter, but not as bad as yesterday. I guess autumn is here...

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 15, 2018, 04:49:26 PM
My stomach's been upset no matter what I eat. And I haven't seen a sunny day in a while, it's not usually this wet and dank out.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 15, 2018, 06:57:09 PM
I hit my head against a metal rod at work, and had it not been for my glasses, I would've taken it in the eye as well. Really did not need that today! :really: At least it's a valid excuse to munch Soreen. Comfort food is required.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 15, 2018, 07:01:40 PM
There was no 1% milk at the dollar store, so I had to get skim this time.  Also our wallmart is already putting up Christmas stuff IT IS NOT EVEN HALLOWEEN YET!   :pout: :pout: :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on October 15, 2018, 07:54:23 PM
There was no 1% milk at the dollar store, so I had to get skim this time.  Also our wallmart is already putting up Christmas stuff IT IS NOT EVEN HALLOWEEN YET!   :pout: :pout: :enraged:

Lol our Walmart has had Christmas stuff up for quite some time. I see people buying some of it on occasion, too. I suppose I can follow their logic, if you want the best stuff you've got to get it now. It was in October that I got some pink Christmas lights that I really love. They are always gone long before Christmas time.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Cactusflower on October 16, 2018, 03:24:21 AM
I have to eat the whole strawberry shortcake myself, because I live alone.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 16, 2018, 12:01:01 PM
There was no 1% milk at the dollar store, so I had to get skim this time.  Also our wallmart is already putting up Christmas stuff IT IS NOT EVEN HALLOWEEN YET!   :pout: :pout: :enraged:

Lol our Walmart has had Christmas stuff up for quite some time. I see people buying some of it on occasion, too. I suppose I can follow their logic, if you want the best stuff you've got to get it now. It was in October that I got some pink Christmas lights that I really love. They are always gone long before Christmas time.

John Lewis have a whole floor display for Christmas stuff in Oxford Street.

Here it tends to be Hallowe'en - Fireworks - Christmas, but sometimes they all blur together. I wish they wouldn't sell fireworks to private individuals, I wish it was just big proper displays because people always do stupid things and get hurt...but anyway. (For anyone not familiar, UK celebrate Guy Fawkes on/around Nov 5th).
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on October 17, 2018, 06:30:37 AM
There was no 1% milk at the dollar store, so I had to get skim this time.  Also our wallmart is already putting up Christmas stuff IT IS NOT EVEN HALLOWEEN YET!   :pout: :pout: :enraged:

Lol our Walmart has had Christmas stuff up for quite some time. I see people buying some of it on occasion, too. I suppose I can follow their logic, if you want the best stuff you've got to get it now. It was in October that I got some pink Christmas lights that I really love. They are always gone long before Christmas time.

The store I work in is focusing on Halloween as we lean towards the younger generations and it's just gets bigger and bigger over here so we're crazy about Halloweendecorations. The store opposite mine to the left also have Halloweendisplays as well as a huge advent calendar for christmas next to the pumpkins and skeletons while the store opposite me to the right has christmas decorations and only that which I think is way too early.. and then we have the stores that display candles and stuff for All Saints Day which is the old Holliday which was huge before Halloween walked in and crushed it between the toes. But even there some tidbits of christmas decor is up. Anyway, walking around the mall is confusing me, and I work retail!

I read a comment somewhere about poor people being able to buy christmas decor easier if it's out earlier. I didn't really follow that logic though, if you can buy a five dollar decoration in october what is keeping you from saving those five dollars or a couple of cents/a dollar a week to have the money in december? When my economy was strained I went ballistic after the Holliday and bought items on clearance. But to each their own.



Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Shaz on October 17, 2018, 09:30:06 AM
I am living in the land of coughs and colds. My girlfriend is in her sixth week of on-and-off sinusitis and going to see the doctor about it today. Even our cat has a cold, poor little chap (his sneezes are surprisingly cute, though). I just want all my loved ones to be healthy again!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 17, 2018, 02:44:30 PM
I do love British trains. Not...;)

Yesterday coming back from campus (after a long day) my train home was cancelled. Fortunately I know that there's a bus from the next station up that goes direct to my front door, so I had a strategy, but it was annoying and I got home later. Better than the people on the station where I got off the train, though, they were basically stranded by the cancellation.

My rail service is also having some more strikes. Yay.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on October 20, 2018, 04:44:44 PM
Ugh, I wish my college would stop taking the class work down from Moodle on their website, I can't finish my assignments without some of the PowerPoints and I can't access our online homework now either  :pout:
Also, we've got less that a week to finish the whole of our unit 2 course work because our lecturer 'forgot' to hand the assignments out back at the start of September, this happened with another unit too, luckily I finished that in time and it's gone in for marking ...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 20, 2018, 05:44:03 PM
Moodle -_-

I only had to use it as a phd student to log stuff but since I started teaching I have to access it a lot...all the undergrad reading and info is on there so if it goes down...gah.

Good luck with yours :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on October 20, 2018, 05:55:12 PM
Moodle -_-

I only had to use it as a phd student to log stuff but since I started teaching I have to access it a lot...all the undergrad reading and info is on there so if it goes down...gah.

Good luck with yours :/

Ours is constantly down, on and off, on and off. It's ridiculous  -_-
My two tutors are always like 'weve put the class work on Moodle for you if you've missed it or want to watch the videos again' but whenever you go on its 'This page is not accessible to students' it's starting to annoy me now it was working fine on Thursday... :facepalm:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 20, 2018, 11:03:37 PM
*sigh* There's been a rash of parcels going missing in the post lately. I think this is three in about a fortnight now. And it's not just my stuff either, my housemate ordered a CD that never turned up and I had an absolutely nightmarish rigmarole to get a refund for him. Urrgh. So frustrating. -_-
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on October 20, 2018, 11:28:06 PM
I’m sorry that happened Minature Sheep. I’ve been really lucky that things that didn’t get delivered in time usually show up the next day but I’m always worried that they might be stolen.

Some of the Walmart stores in my area are rearranging and have decided to take part of the Music/Movies/Gaming section for Funko Pops and Mystery Mini boxes. For some reason I don’t mind so much that Target has a collectible section in the same area as their entertainment section but it annoys me when Walmart does the same thing.

Ponyfan



Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on October 20, 2018, 11:54:22 PM
Discovered the Pop take over yesterday, I like some of them so no big deal. It's just odd placement. My Walmart has mostly switched over to Christmas decorations. Every year it gets earlier and earlier.

For me, Halloween goes up October first, Fall goes up November first and Yule goes up the day after Thanksgiving. It's getting tricky to buy for that holiday when the stuff switches so fast. My BFF was looking for fall decorations yesterday and was dismayed to see the section already being cleared out.

I'm just starting to buy my decorations for Halloween. Speaking of Halloween, Dios de Los Muertos is not nor has it ever been Halloween. This recent uptick in putting it in with and making it trendy upsets me. I've celebrated the days as they should since childhood.

Watch Coco for a great way of understanding what it is, yes that movie has merchandise but it's not marketed as Halloween. *sigh*
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 21, 2018, 01:47:09 AM
I always thought Dia De Los Muertos was supposed to be November 1st.  They talk about it in "The Halloween Tree" and I've never understood why people lump it in with Halloween.  The focus of the holidays is on different things.

I let my Pokemon Bank lapse and I won't be able to get more funding for it until next week.  I can take out Pokemon but I can't store any until then.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Cactusflower on October 21, 2018, 06:19:24 AM
The one pair of pants I wanted to wash, was the one thing that didn't make it into the washing machine. DUH.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 21, 2018, 11:49:31 AM
*sigh* There's been a rash of parcels going missing in the post lately. I think this is three in about a fortnight now. And it's not just my stuff either, my housemate ordered a CD that never turned up and I had an absolutely nightmarish rigmarole to get a refund for him. Urrgh. So frustrating. -_-

Is it still treason to tamper with the mail now that RM is privatised?
That sounds a bit concerning, either there's a problem at your sorting office or getting stuff to it, or something else is going on.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on October 21, 2018, 03:13:01 PM
Yesterday one of my Barbie Fashionistas came, I ordered two from the same seller on eBay.uk; the main one I wanted wasn't in the package. Contacted the seller and they said they sent an email to me saying it was out of stock, I didn't have the email from them; waiting for them to refund me the money for the one I didn't get.

Not very happy, now I have to pay more money for the same one that I really wanted.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 21, 2018, 05:43:27 PM
*sigh* There's been a rash of parcels going missing in the post lately. I think this is three in about a fortnight now. And it's not just my stuff either, my housemate ordered a CD that never turned up and I had an absolutely nightmarish rigmarole to get a refund for him. Urrgh. So frustrating. -_-

Is it still treason to tamper with the mail now that RM is privatised?
That sounds a bit concerning, either there's a problem at your sorting office or getting stuff to it, or something else is going on.

That is a good question! I looked it up out of curiosity but of course, the internet being what it is, all I could find was people arguing rather than providing information or having a discussion about it. Flippin' internet, honestly... I'm thinking that it's just incompetence that has caused the parcels to go missing, as it's only been small things that have failed to arrive. I've had some pieces of music equipment delivered safely, and they seem like a much more logical thing to go missing than the blank tapes that seem to have disappeared. Fingers crossed it's just a bad day at the sorting office!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ragamuffin on October 22, 2018, 02:33:18 AM
I'm finding myself loving charms I see when going into jewelry stores, but the problem is I hate jewelry. :huh: I hate how necklaces hang and get tangled in everything, I hate the weight of bracelets, and I have a legitimate phobia of rings (as soon as I slide one on I panic, I'm scared it'll get stuck!). Maybe one day I'll buy some, and put them on a keychain or something... I just love them so much!! They're so cute...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 22, 2018, 10:46:55 PM
I was putting together the goodie bags and ran out of candy at least I had enough for about 100 of them, so not a big worry.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on October 23, 2018, 08:58:08 AM
My manager changed my schedule without informing me. Yes, I have access to it online and on my phone as an app, but since my schedule always is the same I look at it only to write it down in my calendar. Any changes are to come to me either by textmessage from the app when it changes or by mouth from him. Neither happened. I found out two hours before my shift usually ends that I was suppose to work til closing.. Not happening. I had plans. Gone over my schedule now to see and there is more changes I've not been informed of.. How hard is it to say, "i've done some tweaks, take a look will you"?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 23, 2018, 12:01:44 PM
Rail company on strike again.

My rail company is weird and halfhearted with its striking usually, in that most of its strikes happen on Saturdays. But this week is Half Term (kids off school) so apparently they think it's a big long weekend or something.

In any case, trains are running on my line, but only 2 an hour. At home where my family live, 2 an hour is basically fine. In Zone 5 of the London area, at rush hour, not so much. Normally my station has 4 trains an hour offpeak and about seven or eight at peak times. This morning...2 trains at peak time. Not a pleasant experience getting in to teach today. At least most of my students showed up so it made the trip worthwhile!

I am better off than other people, though, some stations are closed and the other trains that run through my station are off completely, stranding people in those areas.

It also took me longer than normal to type this post because my keyboard is still having haphazard moments when it doesn't want to type certain letters. It seems to hate being carried around, so I think there's a loose connection. It always takes a while after I start it up at uni or when I've taken it back home to register that it has a full keyboard. By this point in the post most keys have unstuck, but the f is still being annoying.

Also, I miss my tab key.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: banditpony on October 23, 2018, 10:02:59 PM
Math math math.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 24, 2018, 10:20:13 PM
Losing a day of the week because of a busy day before is still such a nusiance. I have a long day on a Tuesday which for most people would probably be no big deal but long days at work surrounded by people really drain my energy and yesterday was worse because of the strike and the crowded trains and late trains and so on. I try and avoid crowded places, especially at rush hour, having to wait half an hour on a packed station where people are shoving past all the time is not a great thing. I was absolutely shattered when I got home last night.

And today I am basically useless for anything meaningful. So that means losing a day because I worked a day.

Nothing I can do about it. But it's really frustrating, not least because most people around me just don't get it. And also don't understand personal space.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 25, 2018, 12:40:53 AM
I might have to get some more candy for mini goodie boxes for some friends. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 25, 2018, 08:14:52 PM
Weighing up whether or not I should go to Manchester on Saturday. It was meant to be a perfunctory trip down there just to get my melodeon looked at and work out whether it can be restored to playable condition or whether it'll have to be sentenced to a dull life of being an ornament, but I'm really struggling with my social/general anxiety disorder in equal measures at the moment, and just the thought of crowds put me in a panic at work today. I don't know whether I should grit my teeth, make the trip and get it done or just stay at home and try again next weekend. :/
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on October 26, 2018, 12:43:17 AM
Today I went to a restaurant with some people and we were seated next to a group of people. It was okay at first until the group seated next to us become so loud that we couldn’t carry on a conversation at a normal volume at our table. They began to yell at each other and someone at their table began singing at the top of their lungs. As they were leaving a man from that table came up to ours and said “I hope we weren’t too noisy for you.” and “You should go vote.”


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 28, 2018, 01:03:22 AM
I have some wood boxes to paint and no idea what to paint on them. 
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 28, 2018, 01:12:44 AM
Rain today , tomorrow, and possibly Halloween enough with the rain.  :pout: :mad: Also the 30th is supposed to be partially sunny too.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 28, 2018, 10:48:28 AM
I am annoyed it's wet and raining here today too, I was going to go out but I don't like walking in the rain as I don't have any watertight shoes at the moment. It's on my to do list once I get paid :/

Also just ripped a hole in my local rail company. Not about the strikes, I sort of accept they happen, but about their decisions to cut trains from my station when they're running late. Which would be fine if the following train wasn't 15 minutes late too. I don't like waiting 30 minutes on the station because they've cut a train that was only running 5 minutes late. Starting to understand why people moan about commuter lines around London xD. Glad I only have to use this rail system when I need to get to campus, as the buses where Inow  live are awesome and go to lots of interesting places well outside of London!

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: glitterball on October 28, 2018, 11:36:29 AM
Blerghhh I hate having a cold - sneezing and snuffling etc.

Started on Thursday, eased off on Friday, back with extra venom yesterday. Snuffling a bit today but hoping that it's all recovery from now on. I have gym at 6am tomorrow and don't want to get into the habit of cancelling... I must have caught the cold from someone there as they have all had it recently.

Upside: clocks have changed here in the UK, so in fact my 6am gym will feel more like 7am - waking up early won't be as painful  :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 29, 2018, 03:08:23 PM
We made a change in how we do something almost two years ago and people are still doing it wrong.  Their excuse: "We haven't been doing it that way very long so I forget." 

REALLY????????

The problem is that when they do it wrong, it makes twice as much work for me and then they act like I'm being unreasonable to expect them to do something simple.  The change is: If there's no check mark on the paper, leave the sticker off and I will put it on after I complete the task the check mark is for.  Is that so *&^*%^%$#@$^&* hard?!?!?!?!  When they put the sticker on, I then have to remove the sticker, fix the damage caused by removing the sticker, scan the paperwork (because there can't be a sticker on it!), print a new sticker and reaffix the sticker. 

It isn't rocket science.  I've asked nicely multiple times.  I'm about 2 seconds away from printing up instruction slips in every language available on Google Translate and posting them around the work area so they can't be missed.  It may be passive-aggressive but asking directly has yielded no change so I think treating them like the morons they are is the next step.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 29, 2018, 08:47:11 PM
My usb keyboard broke, at least the one on the laptop works.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on October 30, 2018, 05:32:09 AM
Winter is nice and all but -8 degrees in october feels a bit over the top.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on October 30, 2018, 11:43:12 AM
My usb keyboard broke, at least the one on the laptop works.

I have the same problem in reverse. My touchpad is misfiring, so I was using a mouse but it died and because my PC deletes its bluetooth drive often, I have to use an attached USB keyboard with touchpad to get full function. Also because certain of my keys keep going dead on me. Today it is g and f that are taking extra hard hits to get functioning...sigh. I wanted this PC to survive my whole PhD but it is really falling apart :/ It's only four years old :( and it has already had its keyboard replaced once.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on October 31, 2018, 04:55:27 AM
Winter is nice and all but -8 degrees in october feels a bit over the top.

Ignore the above.. yesterday started with a snowstorm followed by pouring rain so I had to bike through slush to get home. This has frozen over night so the road is covered in ice. It's still october!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 31, 2018, 02:32:10 PM
I think I ate something off last night as I don't feel all that great this morning (but I was totally fine yesterday).  I hope I can convince my co-workers to let me stay in back at least for a while this morning so I can dash to the restroom if necessary.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on October 31, 2018, 05:00:46 PM
Why don't the yogurt companies make more mutlipacks of single serve yogurt cups? My favorite yogurt flavor is peach but no major company in the US seems to sell it in a multipack by itself. It's always packaged with another flavor I don't want yet if I was wanting vanilla. cherry or strawberry  I can always find a multipack pack of those. That means if I want my favorite flavor of yogurt I have to be the induvial packages.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on October 31, 2018, 07:08:55 PM
I really want some chocolate but I do not have any chocolate. I specifically wanted some chocolate eyeballs from Sainsburys, but they'd sold out. They do have chocolate snowballs which are literally the same thing, just with different foil on them, but that is entirely beside the point. It needed to be eyeballs! Chocolate eyeballs are the best thing ever!!!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 31, 2018, 09:58:50 PM
I sure wish I could enjoy the birthday present I bought for myself.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Shaz on November 01, 2018, 09:43:36 AM
I have yet another cold! So annoying! This one includes a cough.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on November 01, 2018, 01:21:11 PM
I have a latex allergy. My family is aware of this but several times yesterday I had to remind them about it when they wanted me to handle latex balloons. This morning a family member put a latex balloon directly on my drinking glass (no harm intended I’m sure they just forgot) meaning I had to get a new glass. How many times do I have to remind them?

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on November 01, 2018, 02:36:03 PM
November arrives with grey skies and torrential rain. How I do hate this month.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 02, 2018, 02:02:04 PM
Ugh purchased a PS1 memory card as one of my games I play is a PS1 game but I use my PS2 to play it and I was sick of restarting it over and over every time I turned my PS2 on.
The one I bought was from a big batch of memory cards and I was hoping to get an official one and I didn't. My PS2 Slim won't recognise the card because apparently Slim PS2s can only recognise official Sony memory cards  :pout:

Edit: Found out that the PS2 slim made slight changes to the pins in the memory card slot to block out 3rd party cards
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Minty_Magic on November 03, 2018, 05:43:51 AM
All of my calls at work tonight have been exceptionally weird, I feel like I’m in the twilight zone right now. It’s not even a full moon, so I can’t blame it on that!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 07, 2018, 07:08:48 AM
I have absolutely NO motivation for Nanowrimo this year.  I'm supposed to be over 11,000 words as of today and I've got 928.  Ugh.  I don't think it's going to happen. :drunk:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Lady.Arachnia on November 07, 2018, 08:20:36 AM
Ugh....I have a Ehlers Danlos Syndrome flare up......
I feel like I did a round of Medieavel Torture Devices....
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 07, 2018, 06:32:42 PM
I keep getting robocalls about someone filing a claim against me.  This morning, because I blocked the number, they spoofed the T-Mobile voicemail number (which is totally weird) to get past the block.  Seriously people, I haven't answered you or responded to your voicemails for a week. And I've reported them to the Do Not Call registry for it. GIVE IT UP!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 07, 2018, 07:17:13 PM
I was involved in a flipping bus crash this morning. Thankfully, nobody was hurt but it was pretty scary - another bus backed into ours as it was pulling out and the window shattered right next to me. -_- The thing is, I think it's actually one driver who has this habit of pulling out as the other buses are moving, because I remember a couple times previously seeing the Selwyns bus pull out as my usual Arriva one was going out and thinking "This idiot's going to hit us if he's not careful", well, if it is that same person, he's finally succeeded. Well done! :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on November 07, 2018, 11:57:31 PM
O.o scary. I have been on buses with near misses (especially in London) but never in one that actually crashed.

The local bus station where my parents live recently upgraded (by which I mean moved to a new further away location with great open spaces for drafts to get in). They also recently took down the signage at each stand that said what time each bus went and which stand it went from in favour of screens.

But the screens, while looking shiny and new, don't register the actual arrival time of buses, only when they are due and where (so if a bus is late or at the wrong stand, there's no indication). And there's no clock in the bus station now anyway...sigh.

I've never been able to do Nanowrimo. When I had time to write stuff,  I could average about 120k words a month, but right now with the PhD and everything if I manage a few thousand of fanfiction in between academic stuff it's a miracle... I think real life is the enemy of Nanowrimo.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on November 08, 2018, 12:30:04 AM
That's so scary! My story is bus related, bus stop related. So the doctor's office moved to a new location, not far from its original location (less than a mile). Thing is, it moved to from a location that was close to two major bus stops. In a sizeable strip mall. To an industrial complex with no bus stops near it, none. The closest ones are the same ones but now it's a 15 min walk. Crossing over a freeway overpass (there is a sidewalk) with no traffic lights between the ramps. Just "yield to pedestrian" crossing signs, anyone see a problem?

Generally, you go to the doctor cause you don't feel good, even feeling fine I'd be reluctant to tackle the route and I walk nearly everywhere I go. I rescheduled because I forgot they moved and didn't feel like tackling the walk with a hurt toe. Cause you know, walking.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Luxrayx on November 09, 2018, 01:01:12 PM
I wanted to buy some mlp or animal stickers for the card swap, but every store I visited had already replaced them with generic Christmas ones. I wish they'd at least wait until December >_<
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 09, 2018, 04:55:06 PM
Yet again I made plans and other people changed them.  How am I supposed to get MY work done if I'm constantly covering for other people????
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on November 13, 2018, 11:40:23 PM
University hall internet.

Need I say more.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on November 14, 2018, 06:25:57 AM
My orbituary will say: worked to death.. No, but seriously, christmastime is busy in retail and I know the need to put in extra hours for everyone but come on! I only have five days off between 1-24th december and my workdays will extend several hours on top of that. I will work three weekends in a row AND! I am scheduled to work on christmaseve, which in Sweden is the day we celebrate -_-.
 
I don't have a car, by the time I get off all the buses will have stopped going because Holliday so no possibility to get to my family even if a bit late.. At home my husband will be a sleep and get up by five or six pm only to get to his work at 7 pm.. So basically I'll be working and then sit home alone on christmas, the only Holliday in the world I truly love to celibrate.. I'm honestly crying over this :cry:.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 14, 2018, 08:30:30 AM
I really hate to say it but college has really been getting me down lately. My anxiety isn't allowing me to sleep well and I'm dreading going for other various reasons too.

Luckily I gained the courage to tell my mother and we're seeing the doctor about going back on medication and she's going to have a talk with the college with the other matters.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on November 14, 2018, 02:54:07 PM
Hugs for Sundance. I can't wait for this semester to be over, I'm doing extremely poorly with my Statistics class.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 14, 2018, 03:06:38 PM
My orbituary will say: worked to death.. No, but seriously, christmastime is busy in retail and I know the need to put in extra hours for everyone but come on! I only have five days off between 1-24th december and my workdays will extend several hours on top of that. I will work three weekends in a row AND! I am scheduled to work on christmaseve, which in Sweden is the day we celebrate -_-.
 
I don't have a car, by the time I get off all the buses will have stopped going because Holliday so no possibility to get to my family even if a bit late.. At home my husband will be a sleep and get up by five or six pm only to get to his work at 7 pm.. So basically I'll be working and then sit home alone on christmas, the only Holliday in the world I truly love to celibrate.. I'm honestly crying over this :cry:.

That's such a bummer!  I really hate that retailers are open on Christmas and Thanksgiving.  Those are supposed to be family holidays.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 14, 2018, 04:19:47 PM
Hugs for Sundance. I can't wait for this semester to be over, I'm doing extremely poorly with my Statistics class.

Thank you and hugs back! :hug:
I've got a face to face meeting with my lecturer tomorrow about everything and I'm not looking forward to that :/
Sorry to hear you statistics class isn't going well :( You've tried your best and that's all you can do :hug:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on November 14, 2018, 04:35:11 PM
Hugs for Sundance. I can't wait for this semester to be over, I'm doing extremely poorly with my Statistics class.

Thank you and hugs back! :hug:
I've got a face to face meeting with my lecturer tomorrow about everything and I'm not looking forward to that :/
Sorry to hear you statistics class isn't going well :( You've tried your best and that's all you can do :hug:

I said this to one or two of my students as well, but your health is the most important thing and you are right to take it seriously. Hang on in there. It's not long till Christmas. Also I think you should address with the school the issues you mentioned before about not being properly informed about what you need to do, as that may help in the long run with the stress.

@Beldarna - that's horrible :( Time to find a new job..?
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 15, 2018, 01:13:49 AM
Hugs for Sundance. I can't wait for this semester to be over, I'm doing extremely poorly with my Statistics class.

Thank you and hugs back! :hug:
I've got a face to face meeting with my lecturer tomorrow about everything and I'm not looking forward to that :/
Sorry to hear you statistics class isn't going well :( You've tried your best and that's all you can do :hug:

I said this to one or two of my students as well, but your health is the most important thing and you are right to take it seriously. Hang on in there. It's not long till Christmas. Also I think you should address with the school the issues you mentioned before about not being properly informed about what you need to do, as that may help in the long run with the stress.

@Beldarna - that's horrible :( Time to find a new job..?

Thank you Taf :hug:, hopefully when the Christmas holidays come round, Ill be able to get myself together, I can always switch colleges in the second year if I need to. Hopefully the meeting should do something...hopefully  ^^;
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on November 15, 2018, 01:44:27 AM
My bus got stuck in the snow trying to go up a hill I was 45Min late to work. At least I did not loose my whole shift.  I stayed late to make up for some of it.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on November 15, 2018, 06:06:02 AM
My orbituary will say: worked to death.. No, but seriously, christmastime is busy in retail and I know the need to put in extra hours for everyone but come on! I only have five days off between 1-24th december and my workdays will extend several hours on top of that. I will work three weekends in a row AND! I am scheduled to work on christmaseve, which in Sweden is the day we celebrate -_-.
 
I don't have a car, by the time I get off all the buses will have stopped going because Holliday so no possibility to get to my family even if a bit late.. At home my husband will be a sleep and get up by five or six pm only to get to his work at 7 pm.. So basically I'll be working and then sit home alone on christmas, the only Holliday in the world I truly love to celibrate.. I'm honestly crying over this :cry:.

That's such a bummer!  I really hate that retailers are open on Christmas and Thanksgiving.  Those are supposed to be family holidays.

And on facebook people are jumping with joy that the stores are open even longer and busses goes the entire day (locally in town) etc and I'm like.. these people forced to work has families too you know? It's not like they're working with emergency services..

Taffeta, I truly like my job. It's easygoing and so stressless it's almos boring at times which I love, having left a job so full of stress and anxiety only a year ago. Like yesterday I had 9 customers my entire shift and walked around doing nothing. It's just around christmastime it gets crazy and I know my manager will work just as much, if not more. It's just.. december in retail. :pout:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on November 17, 2018, 12:22:08 AM
Just like a few weeks ago I mentioned (in this topic or another related one?) how you have to go shopping for your Christmas decorations in October, or you'll be in trouble.

I just want to demonstrate an example (it's November, not October, but still!) that happened to me between just yesterday and today. I decided I wanted a gold Christmas tree for my musical decorations and knew that we better get out looking before it gets too late. We finally found an acceptable one at Walmart yesterday, but we still had a few places to look if I could find a nicer one. Unfortunately I was to worn out to go back yesterday when we discovered there were no alternatives. I wasn't too worried because it's still a week out from Christmas time even starting, and there were a few copies of it to purchase.

My mom and I got back out today and head over to the same Walmart. Immediately I realize that the display of Christmas trees has been massively downsized just from yesterday. That's right, a week before the season even starts, Walmart is taking down the display. The tree I had looked at just yesterday was a part of that display, meaning that if I had come just one day later, I wouldn't have even seen it and decided to purchase it. I repeat, it's not even Christmas time yet, and it was crucial I come in on this particular day to even see a Christmas decoration I wanted. I can't. I can't even.

Also, all of the copies of the tree in easy reach were now bought. Thankfully there was one, but only one, just left for me to purchase, but it was higher up and an associate had to come help us get it.

The difference one day makes... And it's not even Christmas time yet. People make fun of Christmas for being marketed too early, but I think it's about time people realize that doesn't just happen to Christmas. Stores these days want to push out stuff for every season out too early and then clear it out before the ordinary time to even buy it. Hence why you can't find coats in the winter, because they've all been cleared out and replaced with bikinis.

Retail is weird.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on November 17, 2018, 12:27:08 AM
People will not shovel the sidewalks!! I WAS WALKING IN THE ROAD just to get to the bus hub.   :mad: :enraged: :enraged:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on November 17, 2018, 12:41:50 AM
People will not shovel the sidewalks!! I WAS WALKING IN THE ROAD just to get to the bus hub.   :mad: :enraged: :enraged:

That sucks. I remember one year back home after snowfall and a freeze they didn't even bother to grit the walkways in the bus station or the steps (!) down to the station. It's like they want to reduce the population in winter...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 17, 2018, 08:37:52 AM
We got an e-mail from an electrician at work yesterday, he had a question about a priority demand valve for which I'd wired up the control box. All fine so far, but he sent us a picture to illustrate the source of his confusion... well, now it gets interesting. We put the power supplies in and yes, they look as if they're upside down, but they work just the same because the cables are all in the right places and they make the right connections, it just makes the internal layout of the cables neater so it's easier and more efficient to work on if it does need anything doing at it. This electrician, rather than contacting us first to enquire, went ahead and cut all the cables out, then wrote to say he was stumped by it. Hmmm, how is an electrical circuit supposed to work if there are no connections because you've cut through them all?!
On the plus side, the whole thing was so stupid and unbelievable that it made me laugh.
But at the same time it's kind of frightening because these valves and control boxes I'm doing are for fire alarm sprinklers. Honestly, people as dense as that guy should not be indirectly trusted with people's safety. :|
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 18, 2018, 01:17:18 AM
Hugs for Sundance. I can't wait for this semester to be over, I'm doing extremely poorly with my Statistics class.

Thank you and hugs back! :hug:
I've got a face to face meeting with my lecturer tomorrow about everything and I'm not looking forward to that :/
Sorry to hear you statistics class isn't going well :( You've tried your best and that's all you can do :hug:

I said this to one or two of my students as well, but your health is the most important thing and you are right to take it seriously. Hang on in there. It's not long till Christmas. Also I think you should address with the school the issues you mentioned before about not being properly informed about what you need to do, as that may help in the long run with the stress.

@Beldarna - that's horrible :( Time to find a new job..?

Thank you Taf :hug:, hopefully when the Christmas holidays come round, Ill be able to get myself together, I can always switch colleges in the second year if I need to. Hopefully the meeting should do something...hopefully  ^^;
My anxiety has hit me square in the face again. I'm having panic attacks at home and I'm feeling extremely anxious when entering college so much so I got sent home by the head of Student Well-being. My lecturer has turned their back on me as I raised a few questions/concerns I had with work and has been extremely rude to my mum over the phone. I've got a meeting with her too soon about this and I'm dreading it.
I'm not even sure if I am returning to college anymore, it's gotten to a point where I'll panic before I even get there.
I've been told by family and friends that my mental health comes first and that I need to focus on my well-being more than anything else. I can either take a year off and sign back up next year (I'm currently applying for part time jobs so I can gain work experience for a year and boost my confidence back up again), Change college next September and just deal with this one now, get an apprenticeship or change courses (which is definitely not what I want to do- it's the college and lecturers themselves not the course, I absolutely love what I picked, I just haven't been taught how I should, no deadlines given, no guidelines for work, no one stating the sections of work we need to do, no fire exit routes shown, my placement given late etc )
I just feel awful for causing all this and I really don't want to let my family down by leaving for a year.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on November 18, 2018, 02:41:43 PM
@StrawberrySundance - it sounds like taking a break, taking some time out, getting some additional experience and then thinking about applying for college somewhere else (if you still want to go down that path and don't find an apprenticeship that suits you better) would be a good plan. Your health is the most important thing for sure. I;m glad it sounds like you have good support from your family in this and your friends as well which is also great.

In any case, there is a duty from the staff to support their students. Although I worked in a FE college (vocational) for 2 years as a learning support assistant and such a lot of the time that well being support of student duty got ignored or dumped onto the LSAs to deal with. I think it doesn't help that a lot of college teachers are horribly overworked on unpaid overtime (at my college some of them were doing 12 hour days regularly then admin) but it shouldn't rebound onto you :/

In any case, it isn't your fault and you're not letting anyone down :) It's better these things are resolved sooner when they can be resolved than allowed to get worse and make a bigger problem down the line.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: StrawberrySundance on November 19, 2018, 01:29:41 AM
@StrawberrySundance - it sounds like taking a break, taking some time out, getting some additional experience and then thinking about applying for college somewhere else (if you still want to go down that path and don't find an apprenticeship that suits you better) would be a good plan. Your health is the most important thing for sure. I;m glad it sounds like you have good support from your family in this and your friends as well which is also great.

In any case, there is a duty from the staff to support their students. Although I worked in a FE college (vocational) for 2 years as a learning support assistant and such a lot of the time that well being support of student duty got ignored or dumped onto the LSAs to deal with. I think it doesn't help that a lot of college teachers are horribly overworked on unpaid overtime (at my college some of them were doing 12 hour days regularly then admin) but it shouldn't rebound onto you :/

In any case, it isn't your fault and you're not letting anyone down :) It's better these things are resolved sooner when they can be resolved than allowed to get worse and make a bigger problem down the line.

Thank you Taf :hug:, I've actually just applied for an apprenticeship in the science industry as that's one thing I'm very passionate about and will be looking elsewhere too :)

I just do think that the way I was taught was enjoyable (due to me coming straight into the highest level from school while others moved up from previous years- so others had more experience then me), I definitely get what you mean when you said that most teachers are horribly overworked- it's very stressful! But you're right it shouldn't be thrown onto students. Hopefully these apprenticeships will give me confidence to try again sometime down the road later in life :)
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on November 19, 2018, 02:19:39 AM
I thought Payday was tomorrow but it isn’t. :sad:

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on November 19, 2018, 02:30:57 PM
I am not used to these chunky 7/8 hr shifts at all, especially not with one more class day before the break. I'm not even a college student who rooms on campus, so I don't need all these hefty shifts when someone else might need the hours to maintain the scholarship.
I understand needing help but all I did yesterday was wander the aisles and direct people...I'm going to be cashiering today. I'm not a cashier, and I wasn't asked if I wanted to help out. If I was asked I would have agreed. Ugh, and I still have a test to take tonight online.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 20, 2018, 11:12:00 PM
While doing the dishes I somehow managed to smack my thumb on the side of the sink. My nail bent backwards. It's been like an hour and a half and it still hurts!
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Cactusflower on November 21, 2018, 12:39:47 AM
There's no more almond chocolate milk.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on November 21, 2018, 12:47:11 AM
I really love the NHK Taiga (Japanese historical) drama series.

However the problem with them is that the people in them are based on real people (however fictionalised their characters might have become).

So when they die or bad thngs happen to them, you know that at some time, in some place, that bad thing really did happen.

I love watching them. But they still always get me every time...

I also often don't get quite to the very end of any of them because I know the history and I know generally how it ends. Since Japan like to make a big thing over those for whom it didn't end so well...yeah, you can basically see where that is going...
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on November 22, 2018, 01:43:02 AM
While doing the dishes I somehow managed to smack my thumb on the side of the sink. My nail bent backwards. It's been like an hour and a half and it still hurts!

Your finger, my toe. My right big toe finally decided to lose it's nail last night. It doesn't hurt, just looks funky. It's been fixing to do this for about a month. Am going to be on my feet all day tomorrow, helping cook etc. So I called the nurse hotline to get care tips, seriously toe? seriously

I've done my fair share of retail through the winter holidays and I don't wish it on anyone. It's a soul-sucking slog from October to January. Because of that, I'm always mindful of the folks working while I shop.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on November 23, 2018, 09:54:13 PM
Brain has officially entered hibernation. It's a little late this year thanks to how much sun we had in October, but the string of dark and rainy days is having a major impact on my energy levels :/ So inconvenient...

Plus the key that the department had ordered for me for the office doesn't work, and my convener didn't leave his key, so I got stuck in the outer office again. Sigh...

Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Ponyfan on November 23, 2018, 10:50:34 PM
I have a fear of being trapped in an elevator. I still use them but it makes me nervous. My mom has recently decided that it’s really funny that I don’t like elevators. We were in an elevator together this week and she laughed the whole time because I get nervous in them,

I’m sorry you got locked out of the  office Taffeta. I’m always  surprised how people in charge of making sure you can get in to an office/classroom can  forget to unlock doors or make sure you have a working key.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Beldarna on November 24, 2018, 05:18:53 AM
Last year I think I complained somewhere around here of Black Friday starting too early.. it was worse this year. As we don't celebrate Thanksgiving there's not really an official starting point, my storechain has had different offers ever since Halloween was over, starting with Singles Week, two weeks of "SneakPeaks" and now Black Weekend. Every new campaign offering added deals. My brain has officially entered sleepmode because of the craze.

To make matters worse, I woke up 5:20 today because of a dream I had of work.. I was so filled with adrenaline I couldn't go back to sleep so went up and stepped on cat vomit first thing.. In the bathroom I remembered I had put some cleaners in the toilet before I went to bed so decided to use the brush and clean it off.. of course toilet water splashed allover me. So I had to take a shower and began cleaning it while being in it.. continued to clean the entire bathroom before even 6 am a saturday morning. I'm working today and tomorrow as well. So on the brightside, maybe the kitchen will get some deepcleaning tomorrow? :lol:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Miniature Sheep on November 24, 2018, 01:16:51 PM
Someone barged in on me while I was in a fitting room today - it's a good job I'd just finished putting my clothes back on, really! I'm not a prude by any means but A - noone, and I mean noone gets a piece of this action without my say-so and B - would it have killed her to ask "Is someone in there?" before just barging on in through the curtain? Yeesh! :shocked:
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Harmonie on November 24, 2018, 08:00:36 PM
Work weekends go by too fast. Just glad I got to have Thanksgiving off.

Someone barged in on me while I was in a fitting room today - it's a good job I'd just finished putting my clothes back on, really! I'm not a prude by any means but A - noone, and I mean noone gets a piece of this action without my say-so and B - would it have killed her to ask "Is someone in there?" before just barging on in through the curtain? Yeesh! :shocked:

Reminds me of the time someone barged in on me in a public restroom. The worst part is that it was a very small bathroom and the toilet was facing the door, meaning... so was I. D:

The door was locked, the lock just didn't work. Funny, I still frequent that restaurant and those bathrooms have been turned into janitorial closets or something. I think it happened not too long after that.
Title: Re: The trivial complaints thread
Post by: Taffeta on November 24, 2018, 11:09:08 PM
Someone barged in on me while I was in a fitting room today - it's a good job I'd just finished putting my clothes back on, really! I'm not a prude by any means but A - noone, and I mean noone gets a piece of this action without my say-so and B - would it have killed her to ask "Is someone in there?" before just barging on in through the curtain? Yeesh! :shocked:

That kind of thing is my worst nightmare >< Albeit what Harmonie said is a level beyond that. *shudders* personal space people.

@Beldarna  - it annoys me that Black Friday is now a thing here in the UK as well. I have nothing against it in its original cultural setting because in the US it makes sense - but it really doesn't mean anything here except stores finding another way to