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Title: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Loa on May 30, 2021, 02:28:38 AM
Here we go!

Trivial complaint...

WRITERS BLOCK.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: CloudyGlow on May 30, 2021, 02:33:39 AM
I'm bored. I'm too tired to entertain myself but too awake to sleep
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 30, 2021, 03:33:17 AM
The power company told everyone in the city to go to their website and put your meter number in to find out when the planned outrage would happen in your area.  Where I live the link stated that power would go out tomorrow morning.  We were planning on having most of our electronic devices off Just before 5 tonight the power went out.   Because we weren't expecting it we had most of our electronics on at the time.

Power was restored in about 20-30 minutes and I think all of our electronics are okay. 

This morning my dad said he was locked out of his Amazon account.  I'm not sure what he did but Amazon was sending a text to his to verify that he was trying to sign in to his account.  He's not  very tech savvy and didn't realize that he needed to click the link in the text.

My car is still in the shop and it will probably be there for a quite a while.  My parents have called twice to find out the status of my car and both times no one got back to them.

There were a few times today when I just wanted to hide somewhere and cry.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 30, 2021, 03:41:59 AM
I checked my email after about 2 months and found some emails asking me to finish setting up a Netflix account.  I was able to get it sorted out--according to the Netflix person I chatted with the only information on that account was an email so she wondered if someone mistyped their email in.  However, that email is not exactly easily mistaken for anything else so now I wonder if someone was trying to hack an account.  I've had my accounts hacked on other sites that use that email and I've had to change passwords/cancel accounts to fix it so part of me wonders if they got that old information off of the black web somewhere and were trying to get more information about me with it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 30, 2021, 04:21:51 AM
My PC mouse wheel keeps skipping, for lack of a better word. Like, I'll scroll up but the page will go down a few ticks before it goes up.

My PC speakers are shot. They still work but I can't control the volume.

The plugs for my GameCube and PS1 are missing. I'm also missing a bunch of AV cables. I'm going to have to buy new ones anyway for the Dreamcast and SNES because the connection is bad and the picture is fuzzy.

I was upset that I couldn't find any of my memory cards or the Dreamcast VMU. I spent a lot of time digging through bins looking for them. Finally, I checked my Gameboy Advance case and I had put all of them in there for safe keeping. I wish I had remembered I'd done that.

The TV signal for the remote is blocked due to the sound bar being in the way. I used to have a wire rack that I put the TV on to lift it above the sound bar, but I haven't unpacked those yet and don't know where they are. So while I was testing all my consoles I had to stand and point the remote down by the bottom of the TV. It was exhausting and hurt my back to test all 7 consoles while standing since I had to bend down to reach them all.

After it took so long and hurt my back hooking everything up and testing, I didn't want to play any games :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on May 30, 2021, 04:32:27 AM
I hate how the Internet is becoming less and less private these days, every website you want to register on requires you to provide them with your phone number, credit card info and scan of ID, I could understand with places where they need to know your real identity like when you order something from them to be shipped to your home address or something, but why the %^%$ does Twitter need to know my phone number? :enraged:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starrynights on May 30, 2021, 06:42:37 AM
I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a external drive so I can play some windows-only games with my friend but Microsoft has made this extremely complicated for seemingly no reason.  :dumbpc:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on May 30, 2021, 01:43:25 PM
I hate how the Internet is becoming less and less private these days, every website you want to register on requires you to provide them with your phone number, credit card info and scan of ID, I could understand with places where they need to know your real identity like when you order something from them to be shipped to your home address or something, but why the %^%$ does Twitter need to know my phone number? :enraged:

It's not just the internet, although I definitely share your concern there. I've gotten it when I'm making a purchase in some stores. Why do they need my phone number, my zip code, or my email address to ring up my underwear purchase at Victoria's Secret? It's not my job to help them with their marketing. I'm downright rude when people ask me for this information.

My complaint today...I just feel old.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on May 30, 2021, 04:38:11 PM
I have to take a test before work and I have to clean off my desk because it's a proctorio thing. I don't wannaa  :yikes:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on May 31, 2021, 05:13:22 AM
I hate how the Internet is becoming less and less private these days, every website you want to register on requires you to provide them with your phone number, credit card info and scan of ID, I could understand with places where they need to know your real identity like when you order something from them to be shipped to your home address or something, but why the %^%$ does Twitter need to know my phone number? :enraged:

It's not just the internet, although I definitely share your concern there. I've gotten it when I'm making a purchase in some stores. Why do they need my phone number, my zip code, or my email address to ring up my underwear purchase at Victoria's Secret? It's not my job to help them with their marketing. I'm downright rude when people ask me for this information.

They can really do that? That's pretty messed up. I never had any salesperson at a brick and mortar location ask me for any personal info, but maybe Victoria's Secret is different.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Minty_Magic on May 31, 2021, 11:07:19 AM
I hate how the Internet is becoming less and less private these days, every website you want to register on requires you to provide them with your phone number, credit card info and scan of ID, I could understand with places where they need to know your real identity like when you order something from them to be shipped to your home address or something, but why the %^%$ does Twitter need to know my phone number? :enraged:

It's not just the internet, although I definitely share your concern there. I've gotten it when I'm making a purchase in some stores. Why do they need my phone number, my zip code, or my email address to ring up my underwear purchase at Victoria's Secret? It's not my job to help them with their marketing. I'm downright rude when people ask me for this information.

They can really do that? That's pretty messed up. I never had any salesperson at a brick and mortar location ask me for any personal info, but maybe Victoria's Secret is different.

Maybe it’s more common in America? I feel like I’m CONSTANTLY being asked for my email and phone number where I shop. Online or in person. I’ve got a separate spam email I’m happy to give out, but I’m much more stubborn with my phone. I’ve only got one number and I don’t want it flooded with marketing junk. Target lately has been really annoying me where they set their self check out screens to ask for you phone number before anything else. Like, the employees have to step in to set it up before I get up to the machine, only for me to skip it anyway lol! Even an antique store got a hold of my number somehow and sends me texts for sales, it’s very annoying.

I have two trivial complaints today:
1. I busted the Touch ID on my IPad. I brought it to the apple store and the tech guy said he’d never seen anything like my damage before. I guess I somehow busted the sensor from the inside out. I can live without it, but ugh it was nice to just use my thumb for payments and logging into websites.
2. I tried to do some core strengthening workouts since I realized I’m very weak, but I think I pulled something. I have a hard time being patient and taking things slow, so I think I overexerted myself.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on May 31, 2021, 11:23:20 AM
Can I go one day without burning myself??? The other day I accidentally touched the back of my hand to the top coil in the oven. Then one day I was too excited about a new coffee I bought and burned my mouth trying to drink it too soon. Today, I made baked spaghetti and while I was filling my bowl I grabbed hold of one of the handles on the pot that was just in the oven THEN I got super hot spaghetti sauce and cheese on my thumb.

Fire Bad!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on May 31, 2021, 05:25:48 PM
What's with 2021 being so freaking cold so far? First we had a record winter in January and February (I can't remember this much snow in years), then there would be occassional snowfalls until late April, and now it's almost June and you still can't go outside without a jacket, by this time of year I would normally have my window open all day and yet I can count the days it was open this year on the fingers of my hand...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 31, 2021, 11:19:06 PM
I was tired of my phone wallpaper and decided to change it to a screenshot from one of my favorite animes.  I didn't like the way it looked but it turns out I was using a wallpaper from an older phone that is no longer available. So I had to change it to a different one.  I like the anime screenshot better as my lock screen instead of my home screen.

I got really stressed out about something and have been tired all day because I had trouble sleeping  last night.

Also my mom had a "new" bottle of bbq sauce that expired in 2017.

Ponyfan

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 01, 2021, 02:17:19 PM
The issue with my mouse wheel is getting worse :mad: I'm trying to figure out how to take it apart, maybe there's cat hair or something stuck, but it doesn't look like it can be.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 01, 2021, 03:50:02 PM
The issue with my mouse wheel is getting worse :mad: I'm trying to figure out how to take it apart, maybe there's cat hair or something stuck, but it doesn't look like it can be.

On the bottom of your mouse are little black pads that help it to run across the mousepad/desk.  Usually there are screws hiding under them.  Carefully peel them up to see.  They should be able to stick back on after you've taken it apart and put it back together.

Today's complaint: I, once again, had to do the work of our most useless co-worker because he couldn't be bothered to do it.  And when the librarian talked to him about it, he explained that he likes to check the carts first, even though the job he was supposed to be doing is the priority and should be done before anything else, which is how I got roped into doing it for him.  Again.  Fortunately the librarian called him out on it, telling him that she knows he doesn't even check on the job most days and that he needed to start doing it.  (But this is why we should hire people who are qualified, not people we feel bad for--sadly, true story with this guy.)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 01, 2021, 09:58:52 PM
The issue with my mouse wheel is getting worse :mad: I'm trying to figure out how to take it apart, maybe there's cat hair or something stuck, but it doesn't look like it can be.

On the bottom of your mouse are little black pads that help it to run across the mousepad/desk.  Usually there are screws hiding under them.  Carefully peel them up to see.  They should be able to stick back on after you've taken it apart and put it back together.

Hey! You're right, there are screws hiding under them. Awesome, thank you :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 01, 2021, 11:34:43 PM
Finally got an update on my car.  The parts have been ordered but the dealership will not provide a rental car beause they don't consider it a mandatory recall even though it was "strongly suggested" to bring it in to see if it needed a part replaced.

My mom bought a bunch of puzzles and after working on one for quite a while and finally completing it we realized it was missing 7 pieces.  I was going to contact the company but on their missing pieces form they state they will not replace defective puzzles after 60 days since the purchase.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on June 02, 2021, 08:41:46 AM
Was in a charity shop - spied a bag of mixed plastic equine-shaped toys... label said "My Little Pony Toys"...

my heart jumped...

then saw that they were all modern fakies... doh!!  :nope:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 03, 2021, 03:40:48 AM
I went to take my glasses off and they already were, so I ended up poking myself in the eye. I are smart.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 03, 2021, 03:43:32 AM
it's been raining almost every day. and now a big storm is passing through and the power keeps blinking.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Griffin on June 03, 2021, 12:59:14 PM
Jeez, the amount of pollen in the air today! I don't have any allergies and even I notice it today, everything on the balcony gets quickly covered in yellow dust and it's getting worse. It's a lovely warm day but I had to close all the windows because my throat feels dry and my eyes are sleepy... Thank goodness they're not itchy! I feel bad for everyone who's actually allergic. :( 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 03, 2021, 02:40:52 PM
More rain in the forecast today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on June 03, 2021, 03:56:28 PM
We have a lot of pollen here right now too. It's almost pointless to wash my car because within hours of being home, it's coated in yellow dust. I made the mistake of leaving our stroller on our porch for a couple days, and then shoved it in the trunk without looking at it. When I pulled it out at the park, it was all full of it, and I only had one dry napkin in my car with which to attempt to wipe it off. We all had red, watery eyes by the time we were done walking the trail.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on June 03, 2021, 11:35:20 PM
Jeez, the amount of pollen in the air today! I don't have any allergies and even I notice it today, everything on the balcony gets quickly covered in yellow dust and it's getting worse. It's a lovely warm day but I had to close all the windows because my throat feels dry and my eyes are sleepy... Thank goodness they're not itchy! I feel bad for everyone who's actually allergic. :(

Yep, pine pollen is just about everywhere! visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 (http://www.sherv.net/)  The black laundry I put on the string yesterday is now greenish and my white car is yellow!  :pout:
Luckily I’m not allergic either, but yes that’s very annoying still. Hope we get rain soon! visitors can't see pics , please register or login
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Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 03, 2021, 11:49:34 PM
We actually had a thunderstorm yesterday evening. It was nice. Today it started getting dark and windy... oh, there's some thunder! Maybe I'm too early.

I was going to complain that it only rained for 2 minutes, but sounds like there's more on the way.

Edit: It rained for 10 minutes, no more thunder :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on June 04, 2021, 02:17:26 AM
My kids are bottomless pits...they just want more and more and more food. Unless they are actually sitting down to eat a meal. I hate cooking, and I hate being in the kitchen, and I feel like I never leave it. I just want to do things that normal get to do, like watch TV and read. All those people who said I would get my life back after they started sleeping through the night....lied.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on June 04, 2021, 06:50:32 PM
My kids are bottomless pits...they just want more and more and more food. Unless they are actually sitting down to eat a meal. I hate cooking, and I hate being in the kitchen, and I feel like I never leave it. I just want to do things that normal get to do, like watch TV and read. All those people who said I would get my life back after they started sleeping through the night....lied.

Welcome to my day, LOL!!

So I spent 2 hours making a curry from scratch, using up 3 bell peppers, onions etc... the aroma was fantastic, then I went to try it - ugh yuck, too many peppers, too bitter. Added coconut milk, a dash of salt & sugar - nope, that bitterness was staying.  Abandoned mission - what a waste.

But I then cheated with a Chinese curry paste & water to make a new sauce within a couple of minutes - my fussy kid actually LIKED it so all is good!!

UK folks who enjoy Chinese chip-shop curry sauce - go to ASDA or Tesco or Morrisons & buy a square tub of Goldfish-brand curry paste, it's the bees knees!! A little goes a long way, the tub lasts for ages as you add a heaped spoonful to water in a saucepan & it thickens up.

link to Goldfish curry product:

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

ETA: vegetarian, too!

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on June 04, 2021, 10:51:05 PM
My kids are bottomless pits...they just want more and more and more food. Unless they are actually sitting down to eat a meal. I hate cooking, and I hate being in the kitchen, and I feel like I never leave it. I just want to do things that normal get to do, like watch TV and read. All those people who said I would get my life back after they started sleeping through the night....lied.

Welcome to my day, LOL!!

So I spent 2 hours making a curry from scratch, using up 3 bell peppers, onions etc... the aroma was fantastic, then I went to try it - ugh yuck, too many peppers, too bitter. Added coconut milk, a dash of salt & sugar - nope, that bitterness was staying.  Abandoned mission - what a waste.

But I then cheated with a Chinese curry paste & water to make a new sauce within a couple of minutes - my fussy kid actually LIKED it so all is good!!

UK folks who enjoy Chinese chip-shop curry sauce - go to ASDA or Tesco or Morrisons & buy a square tub of Goldfish-brand curry paste, it's the bees knees!! A little goes a long way, the tub lasts for ages as you add a heaped spoonful to water in a saucepan & it thickens up.

link to Goldfish curry product:

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

ETA: vegetarian, too!

That curry sounds so good! Sorry the first batch was bitter. I wish my family would eat something like that...maybe I'll try it for a lunch sometime for me and my girls when my husband and son won't be around!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 05, 2021, 06:38:17 PM
Pollen is really bad here. I dust and vacuum all of it up in the morning, and then by the afternoon it’s back. I’m fine with vacuuming, but I do not want to do it every single day. If the trees could finish their business or tone down the pollen, that would be great.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 05, 2021, 11:17:21 PM
There is a neighbor that lives down the block from my parents and me.  She lives alone and doesn't drive.  My mom will often invite her to go to the store when we go so she can buy what she needs without having to ask her son or cousin to take her.  The thing that I don't like  about the neighbor though is that she is manipulative and also makes passive -aggressive statements as well as hurtful comments. 

Today I wanted to go to a store that we don't go to very often.  I wasn't sure where to find the items I wanted so I started looking around the store. The store was crowded and the aisles were narrow so I was also trying to avoid bumping in to people. When I turned around the neighbor was right behind me and said "I don't know why I'm following you. You never go where I want to go (she means in the store) You always go to..." (I assume that she was going to say toys)   It really rubbed me the wrong way.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 06, 2021, 02:16:03 AM
I realize it's Saturday night and it's only 9pm, and noise ordinances don't start until 11 but my neighbor is playing her music. It's on the other side of my bed and I can hear it perfectly.

I was asleep for a little bit but it woke me up. Since I don't have a sofa to go lay down on, I'm stuck staying up until she shuts it off.

Post Merge: June 06, 2021, 03:20:38 PM

Sorry for posting again so soon, but my Comcast bill is ready and it's $10 more than it was. Because of "changes to my plan" which just means they raised the price! I'm getting a discount of 26 dollars too, I think it's good for a year. I only have internet. No TV, no phone. Just the cheapest internet. I can only get Comcast here too, no other options.

They do have a program for low income people for free internet (the quality probably sucks though) but when I called for info about it, the wait time was seven hours. And of course, you *have* to call, again no other options.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 06, 2021, 06:40:20 PM
i vacuumed the bedroom 3 times and there is still dog hair!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 07, 2021, 11:59:50 AM
I went to shake the carton of iced coffee only to discover the cap was not screwed on right. I stopped before it could make a bigger mess but there's coffee on the floor, on the stove and counter and on me -_-
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 07, 2021, 05:43:06 PM
My family needed to pick up a prescription and my dad decided to drive.  Sometimes he drives really aggressively and it scares me.  Twice on the way home his driving frightened me.  I can't tell him about it because he will get mad and once he gets mad about something he never lets it go. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 07, 2021, 10:25:59 PM
the skin under my thumbnail is so dry....it hurts to exist :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on June 08, 2021, 02:49:25 AM
I can't stop thinking about the stupid answers I gave in my job interview this morning...I want to go to sleep tonight :pullhair:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 08, 2021, 04:05:38 AM
why do i look at twitter? it always makes me angry or anxious. yet i look at it constantly throughout the day. i tried deleting it from my phone and ended up reinstalling it a few days later.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on June 08, 2021, 12:25:19 PM
Someone sent me flowers. The delivery lady banged on my kitchen window even though she could see I was feet away. I was unpleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on June 08, 2021, 01:26:03 PM
why do i look at twitter? it always makes me angry or anxious. yet i look at it constantly throughout the day. i tried deleting it from my phone and ended up reinstalling it a few days later.
My sister-in-law is the exact same way with Facebook, so you aren't alone in your struggles!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 08, 2021, 03:13:30 PM
why do i look at twitter? it always makes me angry or anxious. yet i look at it constantly throughout the day. i tried deleting it from my phone and ended up reinstalling it a few days later.
My sister-in-law is the exact same way with Facebook, so you aren't alone in your struggles!

This happened when I stopped using FB a few years ago.  It took a little bit but I finally just stopped caring about looking.  If you really want to give it up, keep trying.  It can happen.  :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 08, 2021, 03:19:26 PM
why do i look at twitter? it always makes me angry or anxious. yet i look at it constantly throughout the day. i tried deleting it from my phone and ended up reinstalling it a few days later.
My sister-in-law is the exact same way with Facebook, so you aren't alone in your struggles!

i pretty much quit facebook because i follow a lot of dog rescue groups and i get really sad looking at the stories but i feel guilty unfollowing because its dogs. but i am much happier not looking at facebook. i'm ok with not seeing posts from my friends. they know i don't look at facebook so they'll text.

but twitter is another story for me. i don't really follow anyone i know IRL. but i follow a lot of people who also work in tech and it's so much drama. sometimes there is stuff that's useful. but the drama with the influencer types is like high school. it's a bit much.

also the political stuff. there have been studies that show that feeling outrage can be addictive. so maybe that's part of the problem for me. i really just need to delete the twitter app for good.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 08, 2021, 03:32:39 PM
Beth, I really culled down all my following and I just unfollow people who post things that make me upset. As a result I only follow art people now. That might help cut down on the addictiveness somewhat or at least make your experience less negative.

Of course I start my period today, the one day that I work earlier than usual! Really rough, hopefully I've dealt with most of my symptoms for today and I can have an uneventful shift with minimal pain.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 08, 2021, 03:59:24 PM
I'm really down to today.  I'm hoping it's just me being a little overemotional but I've felt pushed aside by my parents a lot lately.  It seems that they can find time to do whatever they want but I want to do something I feel like we only do that if it's convenient for them, :( 

Today my dad started going through my stuff in in study/home office that we all share.  None of it was really private or personal and yet it upset me because it made me feel like again my stuff is in the way even thought it's been there a long time.  I am literally blinking back tears   He kept pulling stuff out saying "What is this?" "Why do you have this?" 

They're great parents and I love them a lot but times  like this make it hard


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on June 08, 2021, 05:29:30 PM
why do i look at twitter? it always makes me angry or anxious. yet i look at it constantly throughout the day. i tried deleting it from my phone and ended up reinstalling it a few days later.
My sister-in-law is the exact same way with Facebook, so you aren't alone in your struggles!
.... i really just need to delete the twitter app for good.

I believe in you that you can!  ^.^

My trivial complaint today is that I ran out of cartoned egg whites,  and now have to break open eggs for my lunch if I want my omlette.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 08, 2021, 05:37:40 PM
Of course I start my period today, the one day that I work earlier than usual! Really rough, hopefully I've dealt with most of my symptoms for today and I can have an uneventful shift with minimal pain.
I came home early because the cramps were so extreme and now I'm upset that I had to go home at all!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 08, 2021, 05:52:16 PM
Of course I start my period today, the one day that I work earlier than usual! Really rough, hopefully I've dealt with most of my symptoms for today and I can have an uneventful shift with minimal pain.
I came home early because the cramps were so extreme and now I'm upset that I had to go home at all!

:hug: Cramps are the worst. i wish we could all take a day or 2 off during our period. it always happens when i have a ton of work.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 08, 2021, 06:15:50 PM
I'm really down to today.  I'm hoping it's just me being a little overemotional but I've felt pushed aside by my parents a lot lately.  It seems that they can find time to do whatever they want but I want to do something I feel like we only do that if it's convenient for them, :( 

Today my dad started going through my stuff in in study/home office that we all share.  None of it was really private or personal and yet it upset me because it made me feel like again my stuff is in the way even thought it's been there a long time.  I am literally blinking back tears   He kept pulling stuff out saying "What is this?" "Why do you have this?" 

They're great parents and I love them a lot but times  like this make it hard


Ponyfan

:hug: I'm sorry. I feel this way about my family too sometimes. It's like my opinions don't matter and they never include me in decisions like where to get lunch and stuff. A lot of times when I still lived with them I felt like I was just "there" as a non-entity. Like I was an outsider. It's a horrible feeling. And I'm sorry about your dad going through your stuff. My dad gets like that sometimes about my stuff that's in the garage.

My complaint today: My body is so sore. I feel like I was hit by a truck or someone beat me up. I even have some mystery bruises that I don't know where they came from! It's not just my back either. My shoulders hurt, my wrists, my hands, my knees (they keep popping) and my back hurts extra of course. I'm not doing anything different so I don't know what's causing it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 09, 2021, 10:39:08 AM
:hug: TRTL and Ponyfan. Also BC but I'll hug you gently so as not to make the back worse...I wonder if that could be caused by the other stress you're currently managing??

My complaint for today...the birds (probably) scythed the top off one of the delphiniums I grew from seed last year. Took the flower stem clean off, probably looking for a bug. Dad swears it wasn't him and frankly it doesn't look like it's been cut, so it must have been the birds. They hop all over the plants and go in for the kill if they see something they like. It wouldn't be the first time they deadheaded or damaged something in the process. I love that we have so many birds coming in the garden but still.

The Delphinium in question looks like it would've flowered very dark, which is the colour my mother likes best (and I really grew them for her patch of the garden). The plant seems to be okay but it may not flower this year now.

This is of course the second Delphinium damage by nature this year, after one of the others had its stems smashed down in the storm a while back. The good news is that that one is not only doing well on its splints but also putting up new growth at the bottom. Hopefully the dark one will do likewise.

Plants to me are the same as animals are to some people; I take their wellbeing very seriously.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on June 09, 2021, 02:49:36 PM
@Beth3346: I quit Facebook years ago and it felt a little weird at first, but after a while you do just stop caring about it. The upside is, it forced a lot of people to contact me in other ways...a text here and there was a nice surprise to get. Yeah, the political stuff was what did me in...my life was better for not seeing all that angry drama go down all around me every day. My husband gets wrapped up in it, and I'm always telling him, just unplug!! I did sign up an IG account a month or 2 ago, and like TRTL, I only follow pony stuff and other things related to my interests. I don't even tell anyone I know in real life that I have one, and it's been better that way. No drama.

@Taffeta: you would be ashamed at how badly I've been caring for my plants lately! I had no intention of having outdoor plants this year due to not having time to water/prune them...my kids are just really high maintenance at this stage...but everybody gifted me a bunch of flowers for Mother's Day. I'm not ungrateful that they thought of me, but it's been more of a burden than a gift, really. I used to really enjoy that stuff, but these past couple of years have been rough trying to keep up with things, and it's just one more thing. And of course there's been no rain!

My trivial complaint: I'm having a lot of anxiety about a phone call I need to make, but I just can't bring myself to do it. I make excuses...'I'll wait until it's quiet enough to call'...but it's never quiet around here, or, 'I'll call from the car when I'm on the way to my son's therapy'...but then I justify that it's been a rough day and I just want to zone out and listen to my audiobook. Every day that goes by I kick myself for not sucking it up and doing it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 09, 2021, 03:08:55 PM
Some sneaky rodent is setting off the traps without getting caught in them.  This is probably the thing I hate most about living in the country--unwanted critters you can't get rid of.   :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 09, 2021, 07:52:56 PM
tailrustedtealeaf I hope you're feeling better today. 

Thank you Black Curtains and Taffeta. :hug: 

It really bothers me when someone goes through my stuff or moves it around without asking me. 

Today has been a better day.  My dad put a filing cabinet next to my desk this morning so I will have space to organize and put things away.

The summer heatwave has been.  It's going to be over 100F  for the next for days.  :hot: :hot:  :hot:

I can't find some of the songs I want on iTunes even though at least one of them is on Amazon music.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 09, 2021, 10:11:14 PM
Stupid Gmail updates.  It's on my work email so I'm sure that the city thought that changing the way the email looked and adding stupid "social" and "promotions" email filters and a Chat and Meet box were just so helpful to people who will LITERALLY never use them.  Took me ten minutes to change it all back and five more to find the flipping Compose button because now it's just a stupid picture of a pencil. 

And all of a sudden it's back to how it was before.  What the  :enraged:, Google?  Leave my settings alone!  If I want to change them, I can do it myself!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 09, 2021, 10:51:10 PM
I worked my shift today and tried some GF gnocchi, feeling a lot better! My complaint is I work at 10 am tomorrow! So early!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 10, 2021, 12:18:57 PM
Eczema!!! *chops off arm*

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 10, 2021, 11:19:20 PM
I'm sorry BlackCurtains.  I've been having trouble with my eczema lately too.

I was looking for something to put my extra diamond dots in and thought I found a set of stackable containers with lids. I bought a few and when I looked at them more closely it's actually one container with 6 sections that can be attached.  That would have been okay but only the top container has a lid. I might still be able to make them work and I'm glad I only spent $5 on them but they weren't what I thought they were. 

While I was at the store an employee accidently hit my hand hard.  She apologized but it really hurt  for a few minutes.


Ponyfan   
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on June 10, 2021, 11:42:16 PM
I FUBAR-ed my job test today,  and I think I'm more embarrassed I got busted on my lack of skills then what I hyped myself to be on my resume.
Oh well,  at least I still have my regular job, just doesn't pay as well  >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 11, 2021, 02:48:54 AM
I FUBAR-ed my job test today,  and I think I'm more embarrassed I got busted on my lack of skills then what I hyped myself to be on my resume.
Oh well,  at least I still have my regular job, just doesn't pay as well  >_<

:hug:

are you a software developer? i felt the same way after my last technical interview. i pretty much had a panic attack and had to stop. i think the interviewer felt sorry for me and let me finish the interview on my own and send in my answers. i didn't get the job though.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on June 11, 2021, 04:42:39 AM
@beth3346
No,  I wish I had some sort of schooling...Just a lowly municipal office clerk looking to move up a notch.
I've been helping with work in the position for the last two years (as well as my own work), as the person is on medical leave.
It's embarrassing as I said I can do certain functions for the spreadsheets in Excel,  which wasn't a lie, but apparently my knowledge is grade 1 and they gave me grade 5 questions  on the test >_<
I can empathize with your attack,  as I think I may have had a mild one of my own for two straight hours trying to finish.  It was horrible.   
The only way I'm getting this job is if the other person who I'm up against did ALOT worse then I did. Which doesn't seem likely.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 11, 2021, 09:36:13 AM
Back before COVID I had an interview like that with a test, in which I quickly learned that my knowledge of excel was a lot out of date.

I didn't panic but it was the first test I have ever done where I didn't complete in the time allotted.

Needless to say I didn't get the job. :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on June 11, 2021, 11:58:23 AM
Needless to say I didn't get the job. :)
We can blame it on Covid happening, not your lack of knowledge ;)

Today's complaint is that it's 6 in the morning on my day off and the rain won't let me sleep in
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: pinkkittywinks on June 11, 2021, 03:13:40 PM
Weevils >_<

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 11, 2021, 07:43:46 PM
Right after we got everything sorted out with my dad he took over the kitchen making lunch.  I wanted something that would be quick and easy to eat and now over an hour later lunch isn't ready yet.

We have plenty of food but I always get a little grumpy when lunch is very late.   

I'm getting a headache too and I just want to hide somewhere and cry :wail:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 11, 2021, 10:50:19 PM
A dog crapped on my stairs again and this time I stepped in it :mad: I didn't notice when I left this morning and only saw when I got home and followed my footprint up to the scene of the incident :mad: Now I have to wash my shoe and figure out a way to clean it up, or at least get it off my stairs :mad:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 12, 2021, 12:17:36 AM
I bumped my head against my car door this morning while attempting to avoid the tree branch above my car.  Now I have a nice little goose egg but my hair hides it okay so at least nobody thinks someone hit me.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 12, 2021, 09:33:51 PM
Needless to say I didn't get the job. :)
We can blame it on Covid happening, not your lack of knowledge ;)

Yes! Blaming everything on COVID is a good strategy.

My complaint for today is a trivial one especially in light of other things going on, but sister and I went for a walk today (this is not a complaint, I love that we do that when she's home, because she can actually navigate ><). And we were walking down this pathway when this woman was coming towards us with a dog.

Not on a lead.

And she had one of those ball throw things.

And while we're walking TOWARDS her she decided to throw it, not at us exactly but basically near us, so the stupid mutt came running around us like a lunatic.

Firstly, who throws a ball basically at people coming towards them on a path when you're right outside a park?

And secondly, why do people not realise that we don't all love dogs? Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to a dog, but I also don't want them charging in my direction because their owner is blissfully unaware that other people exist in the world than her and her hound.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 13, 2021, 12:26:58 AM
No need for that at all xxx Some people are genuinely scared of dogs, while others have fur allergies. Neither would want too close an encounter with somebody else's canine.

It's not the dogs' fault if their humans are disrespectful of others.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 13, 2021, 03:02:25 AM
some people don't like dogs for whatever reason. dog owners need to be more respectful of others in public. TBH i would also be really startled by a strange dog charging towards me.

i have 2 dogs and before we moved we had 3 (my sheltie passed away a few days before we moved). we lived behind a park so when we would walk there were other dogs around. a lot of people didn't leash their dogs and would just let them run up to my dogs. my dogs are usually nice to other dogs but i don't want strange dogs running up to them. i don't know if they're going to react badly or attack one of my dogs. usually the people would just laugh which bothered me. i wish they would ask first and not assume that they can let the dogs run up to us.

it also terrifies me when people let their children run up to my dogs. we don't have kids so my dogs aren't really socialized for children. my chi-pom does like kids a lot. i think her previous family had kids. but our other dog has no experience with kids so we would run her into the house when kids came up to us. needless to say having a backyard is less stressful :)

i love dogs but i'm not a fan of people taking them in stores, airplanes etc. same with pets in offices. other than service dogs of course. my partner is super allergic to cats. he doesn't hate them or anything but he can't be around them at all. there are people who have the same allergies to dogs. so i guess if you're allergic you can't go into certain businesses?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 13, 2021, 11:57:58 AM
Had a dandy long leg spider in my room this morning, before lunch I took the hand hoover upstairs. First attempt at trying to get it it fell on my book shelf went to move my Pokemon figures and stands it wasn’t there, freaked out. Got it a second time thought it was in the hoover, but nope it was crawing on the hoover; shook the hover it landed on my bedroom floor, hoovered it a second time squashing it with said hoover nose (I think it’s in the hoover but I won’t check) because a spider even if it’s alive or dead it’s still scary.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 13, 2021, 08:34:23 PM
Why must it be humid!! why!! I hate it.  :hot:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 13, 2021, 09:09:33 PM
On the dog subject, I remember seeing a woman bring a dog into the supermarket where I lived in London...and the security guard trying to persuade her that wasn't appropriate.

I'm sorry but there is a particular kind of dog person who puts all other dog owners in a bad light. It's that kind of person who pushes their dog on everyone else irrespective of other people's feelings.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 13, 2021, 10:24:12 PM
I'm going to get an emotional support donkey and bring it everywhere.


My complaint is my STUPID back and legs and foot and shin and head! They all hurt, they all keep me from things, they all SUCK. I want a me transplant.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 14, 2021, 12:34:09 AM
I don't mind people bringing a service animal in to the store/place of business but what really gets me is all of the people that say their animal is a service animal when it is not just because they don't want to leave the animal at home.  I love my dog but I would never try to claim she is a service animal.  One of our neighbors even brags about how her daughter got her dog service animal papers online because she didn't want it to stay home while she was out.   :argh:

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 14, 2021, 12:39:47 AM
So last weekend we watched my nephews (ages 4 & 10).  The 10-yr-old (who is from my SIL's previous relationship btw) refused to eat lunch so was rooting around in the pantry for food.  When I found him, he had his hands in MY bag of cereal.  This wouldn't be an issue if he ever washed his hands.  So I told him he needed to just pour the cereal into a dish because when he touched his privates to pee and then touched the food, it got germs all over the food that everyone was supposed to eat.

Apparently, this was too much truth for him to handle and after he got home he started crying and telling his parents that I was mean to him because I expect him to wash his hands after using the bathroom. 

Boo.  Freaking.  Hoo.  I don't like crotch crusties in my cereal and in fact will not eat any of the cereal now (it was a brand new bag--I'd had 1 bowl) so maybe what I should have done was handed him the bag and told him it was his because his hands were too disgusting for anyone else to eat it.  That would have been mean.  And at 10 years old he NEEDS to start washing without someone standing there telling him to do it. 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 14, 2021, 03:25:24 AM
My Switch suddenly said the Joycons weren't connected in the middle of the game I was playing.  After a little bit I realized it wasn't recognizing the left Joycon. I detached and reattached it several times before it finally recognized it.  I really hope it was just a glitch and I won't need to send the Switch in again for another Joycon issue.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on June 14, 2021, 03:33:31 AM
I'm getting peed on by tree sap sitting on my deck  >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on June 14, 2021, 04:48:18 AM
So last weekend we watched my nephews (ages 4 & 10).  The 10-yr-old (who is from my SIL's previous relationship btw) refused to eat lunch so was rooting around in the pantry for food.  When I found him, he had his hands in MY bag of cereal.  This wouldn't be an issue if he ever washed his hands.  So I told him he needed to just pour the cereal into a dish because when he touched his privates to pee and then touched the food, it got germs all over the food that everyone was supposed to eat.

Apparently, this was too much truth for him to handle and after he got home he started crying and telling his parents that I was mean to him because I expect him to wash his hands after using the bathroom. 

Boo.  Freaking.  Hoo.  I don't like crotch crusties in my cereal and in fact will not eat any of the cereal now (it was a brand new bag--I'd had 1 bowl) so maybe what I should have done was handed him the bag and told him it was his because his hands were too disgusting for anyone else to eat it.  That would have been mean.  And at 10 years old he NEEDS to start washing without someone standing there telling him to do it.

This is why I'm glad none of my close relatives has any kids :X
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 14, 2021, 05:56:14 AM
So last weekend we watched my nephews (ages 4 & 10).  The 10-yr-old (who is from my SIL's previous relationship btw) refused to eat lunch so was rooting around in the pantry for food.  When I found him, he had his hands in MY bag of cereal.  This wouldn't be an issue if he ever washed his hands.  So I told him he needed to just pour the cereal into a dish because when he touched his privates to pee and then touched the food, it got germs all over the food that everyone was supposed to eat.

Apparently, this was too much truth for him to handle and after he got home he started crying and telling his parents that I was mean to him because I expect him to wash his hands after using the bathroom. 

Boo.  Freaking.  Hoo.  I don't like crotch crusties in my cereal and in fact will not eat any of the cereal now (it was a brand new bag--I'd had 1 bowl) so maybe what I should have done was handed him the bag and told him it was his because his hands were too disgusting for anyone else to eat it.  That would have been mean.  And at 10 years old he NEEDS to start washing without someone standing there telling him to do it.

This is why I'm glad none of my close relatives has any kids :X

Yeah, well he doesn't flush either which is how I know he doesn't use TP even on #2s!  For years I've refused to touch bags of chips/popcorn/cookies after he's been over because of this issue.  When my dad told me that my brother said my nephew was upset over the situation he talked to me about it and I told him what I'd said. My dad's response was "Well, if it's true, it's true."  (Of course he thinks my nephew is an overdramatic spoiled little fart so I'm not surprised he would side with me.)  Considering that the 4-year-old washes his hands, flushes the toilet and brushes his teeth without having to be told, it isn't too much to expect from the 10-year-old.  My sister's kids are over for the summer so this nephew will be staying over again this week.  We'll see if he remembers to wash his hands...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on June 14, 2021, 01:54:32 PM
Yeah, well he doesn't flush either which is how I know he doesn't use TP even on #2s!  For years I've refused to touch bags of chips/popcorn/cookies after he's been over because of this issue.  When my dad told me that my brother said my nephew was upset over the situation he talked to me about it and I told him what I'd said. My dad's response was "Well, if it's true, it's true."  (Of course he thinks my nephew is an overdramatic spoiled little fart so I'm not surprised he would side with me.)  Considering that the 4-year-old washes his hands, flushes the toilet and brushes his teeth without having to be told, it isn't too much to expect from the 10-year-old.  My sister's kids are over for the summer so this nephew will be staying over again this week.  We'll see if he remembers to wash his hands...

How can his parents allow such behavior?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 14, 2021, 02:35:49 PM
My eczema is horrible today.  My hands feel like they are on fire.  I used my medicine and it helped a bit but they still hurt.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 14, 2021, 04:01:00 PM
My eczema is horrible today.  My hands feel like they are on fire.  I used my medicine and it helped a bit but they still hurt.


Ponyfan

Saaaaaame. I have a growing patch on my arm and today it's starting on my hand. Sometimes ice helps with mine, it pulls the heat out and makes it feel better.


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 14, 2021, 04:16:55 PM
Yeah, well he doesn't flush either which is how I know he doesn't use TP even on #2s!  For years I've refused to touch bags of chips/popcorn/cookies after he's been over because of this issue.  When my dad told me that my brother said my nephew was upset over the situation he talked to me about it and I told him what I'd said. My dad's response was "Well, if it's true, it's true."  (Of course he thinks my nephew is an overdramatic spoiled little fart so I'm not surprised he would side with me.)  Considering that the 4-year-old washes his hands, flushes the toilet and brushes his teeth without having to be told, it isn't too much to expect from the 10-year-old.  My sister's kids are over for the summer so this nephew will be staying over again this week.  We'll see if he remembers to wash his hands...

How can his parents allow such behavior?

He has ADD and they don't always make him take his meds especially in the summer or on weekends because he doesn't "need" them when he's not in school.  So they write it off instead of insisting that he learn to do things or take his meds so he can "remember" to do things.  If the meds make that much difference then they need to quit letting him not take them just because they don't want to make him.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 14, 2021, 05:16:14 PM
Yeah, well he doesn't flush either which is how I know he doesn't use TP even on #2s!  For years I've refused to touch bags of chips/popcorn/cookies after he's been over because of this issue.  When my dad told me that my brother said my nephew was upset over the situation he talked to me about it and I told him what I'd said. My dad's response was "Well, if it's true, it's true."  (Of course he thinks my nephew is an overdramatic spoiled little fart so I'm not surprised he would side with me.)  Considering that the 4-year-old washes his hands, flushes the toilet and brushes his teeth without having to be told, it isn't too much to expect from the 10-year-old.  My sister's kids are over for the summer so this nephew will be staying over again this week.  We'll see if he remembers to wash his hands...

How can his parents allow such behavior?

He has ADD and they don't always make him take his meds especially in the summer or on weekends because he doesn't "need" them when he's not in school.  So they write it off instead of insisting that he learn to do things or take his meds so he can "remember" to do things.  If the meds make that much difference then they need to quit letting him not take them just because they don't want to make him.

TBH when I read that I wondered if it was a problem sequencing behaviours, rather than necessarily something that medicine can resolve. But I don't know the kid. Just if it's an executive function issue, it may well simply be that his brain struggles to remember to do things in the right order, and things go missing.

Since I was a kid I've always done my teeth etc in the morning/evening in the exact same process because my short term memory sometimes flips out on me and if I change up that routine I'm more likely to forget about it. The number of days I'm sure I've plugged in my internet...and actually haven't...or thought I locked the door...but actually didn't...

I'm not sure what the solution is in practical terms, especially since it relates to his family and how they would want to handle it. But I feel like maybe an established routine would help him around toilet functions. As you said, as he grows, it's an increasing issue he's going to be much more hurt by going forward.

Sometimes stuff like that seems like bad behaviour but it's not actually. I got told off a lot for not remembering to do things as a kid, as though I was doing it on purpose, so it's probable that he knows there's an issue...just not how to resolve it. Hence he reacted how he did, even though all you did was point out something reasonable. I remember being told off about stuff and feeling helpless because I didn't know how to fix that, but for my parents it was obvious how I should fix it (for example keeping my bedroom tidy), and so I'd keep getting in trouble for the same thing :/

I don't have ADHD as such, but I have worked with kids with ADHD and I know executive function issues can affect both ASD and ADHD, so it's just what immediately popped into my head. People with executive function issues have trouble sequencing actions or following them in a set order. For me it's organisation, cooking and navigating, but for him it may be personal hygiene. Just something that occurred to me.

On a superficial note though. I shuddered.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 14, 2021, 08:31:37 PM
Got twitterpated pigeons outside in the back garden, don’t they know that Spring is over and stop doing it. Wakes me up at four in the morning have a hard time going back to sleep.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 14, 2021, 08:38:50 PM
It is so hot and humid here! I poured myself a cold glass of milk, drank it and went to use the toilet. Wasn’t even gone three minutes or so. Glass looks like I just pulled it out of the sink without drying.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 14, 2021, 08:43:36 PM
Yeah, well he doesn't flush either which is how I know he doesn't use TP even on #2s!  For years I've refused to touch bags of chips/popcorn/cookies after he's been over because of this issue.  When my dad told me that my brother said my nephew was upset over the situation he talked to me about it and I told him what I'd said. My dad's response was "Well, if it's true, it's true."  (Of course he thinks my nephew is an overdramatic spoiled little fart so I'm not surprised he would side with me.)  Considering that the 4-year-old washes his hands, flushes the toilet and brushes his teeth without having to be told, it isn't too much to expect from the 10-year-old.  My sister's kids are over for the summer so this nephew will be staying over again this week.  We'll see if he remembers to wash his hands...

How can his parents allow such behavior?

He has ADD and they don't always make him take his meds especially in the summer or on weekends because he doesn't "need" them when he's not in school.  So they write it off instead of insisting that he learn to do things or take his meds so he can "remember" to do things.  If the meds make that much difference then they need to quit letting him not take them just because they don't want to make him.

TBH when I read that I wondered if it was a problem sequencing behaviours, rather than necessarily something that medicine can resolve. But I don't know the kid. Just if it's an executive function issue, it may well simply be that his brain struggles to remember to do things in the right order, and things go missing.

Since I was a kid I've always done my teeth etc in the morning/evening in the exact same process because my short term memory sometimes flips out on me and if I change up that routine I'm more likely to forget about it. The number of days I'm sure I've plugged in my internet...and actually haven't...or thought I locked the door...but actually didn't...

I'm not sure what the solution is in practical terms, especially since it relates to his family and how they would want to handle it. But I feel like maybe an established routine would help him around toilet functions. As you said, as he grows, it's an increasing issue he's going to be much more hurt by going forward.

Sometimes stuff like that seems like bad behaviour but it's not actually. I got told off a lot for not remembering to do things as a kid, as though I was doing it on purpose, so it's probable that he knows there's an issue...just not how to resolve it. Hence he reacted how he did, even though all you did was point out something reasonable. I remember being told off about stuff and feeling helpless because I didn't know how to fix that, but for my parents it was obvious how I should fix it (for example keeping my bedroom tidy), and so I'd keep getting in trouble for the same thing :/

I don't have ADHD as such, but I have worked with kids with ADHD and I know executive function issues can affect both ASD and ADHD, so it's just what immediately popped into my head. People with executive function issues have trouble sequencing actions or following them in a set order. For me it's organisation, cooking and navigating, but for him it may be personal hygiene. Just something that occurred to me.

On a superficial note though. I shuddered.

My brother has ADHD so he knows what it's like when he's not on his meds, which is why I roll my eyes when they use the excuse that they just didn't want to make him take them.  And this kid has been like this since I met him when he was 3.  He does something he knows he isn't supposed to.  Someone says something to him.  He falls apart crying about how mean everyone is to him.  His mommy coddles him and tells everyone to be nice. (If I cry, mommy will yell at everyone and make my feel sads better and I don't have to change my behavior.) I think it's a learned reaction at this point especially since I called him on it once and he immediately stopped "crying" because I'd caught him and told him to cut it out.  He's very much what I would describe as a snowflake, though.  Reality is going to chew him up and spit him out.

Oh well.  I guess if my SIL doesn't like the way I talk to him, she'll watch him closer instead of expecting me to do it. 

Today's complaint:  I'm debating whether or not to apply for a job several states away.  The pay is better but the city is like a million times more dangerous...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 15, 2021, 12:00:20 AM
i made some larger payments on my credit cards but somehow my credit score went down :huh: i hate debt.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 15, 2021, 03:31:14 AM
My eczema is horrible today.  My hands feel like they are on fire.  I used my medicine and it helped a bit but they still hurt.


Ponyfan

Saaaaaame. I have a growing patch on my arm and today it's starting on my hand. Sometimes ice helps with mine, it pulls the heat out and makes it feel better.





I'm sorry you're also experiencing this level of pain.  :(  I've never tried putting ice on my eczema before but it sounds like a good idea.


I ate a green banana today.  I thought it was taste a little different than a yellow one but I've eaten slightly green ones before this one tasted terrible.   :yucky: I would have stopped eating it and thrown it away but I was afraid my parents would complain about me wasting food. The texture and taste were horrible.

My dad refuses to act like he is sick and won't rest  in bed or take it easy. He insists on doing his normal activities  As a result he is extremely grumpy and getting mad over little things.   


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 15, 2021, 04:33:48 PM
i made some larger payments on my credit cards but somehow my credit score went down :huh: i hate debt.

Your credit score is a confusing thing.  The only thing a credit score does is tell sellers & loan officers that you know how to make debt.  Stupid, right?  The more debt you have (if you make payments regularly) the higher your score.  The less debt you have (because you are smart with your money) the lower your score. If you close a credit card or pay off a loan your credit score DROPS.  But a low credit score means a loan risk so higher interest rate.  So if you are smart with your money you are a loan risk based on your credit score.  Does your head hurt yet?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 15, 2021, 05:42:01 PM
i made some larger payments on my credit cards but somehow my credit score went down :huh: i hate debt.

Your credit score is a confusing thing.  The only thing a credit score does is tell sellers & loan officers that you know how to make debt.  Stupid, right?  The more debt you have (if you make payments regularly) the higher your score.  The less debt you have (because you are smart with your money) the lower your score. If you close a credit card or pay off a loan your credit score DROPS.  But a low credit score means a loan risk so higher interest rate.  So if you are smart with your money you are a loan risk based on your credit score.  Does your head hurt yet?


yeah when i paid off my car loan a couple of years ago my score dropped. it went up again a couple of month later but it was strange to me. i'm buying a house so i'm trying to pay off whatever debt i have before we actually close. the payment is higher than what i'm paying in rent because housing is more expensive now. its new construction so it will be a few months. my credit score isn't bad but seeing a 30 point drop was a shock. there's also a big difference in the score depending on the reporting agency.

it frustrates me because it seems like it would be easy to game the system if you have a good cash flow. but if you actually need debt to get through a rough patch there is a hefty penalty. it's taken years for me to claw my way out from the debt I built up when i did freelance work and didn't have steady pay. i had to use credit cards to get through times i was waiting on clients to pay.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 15, 2021, 05:45:03 PM
Something occurred while I was asleep. There are streaky black spots across the kitchen floor. They do not lead to or from the litter box. I have no idea what they are or where they came from. It's possible a lizard got in here and my cat injured it but the spots are only in the kitchen. I don't walk around with my shoes on... oh, maybe it was left by the inspector yesterday and I only just noticed. Hmm. Either way, I *just* cleaned the floor so I'm annoyed.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 15, 2021, 05:59:31 PM
Once again I bought a song from iTunes that I already owned. :(  I thought I checked and didn't have that one.  iTunes didn't recognize that I already had the song from the album because it counted as a new album even though it's exactly the same.

I guess I should be happy that it's only happened a few times since I've bought a lot of songs on iTunes.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 15, 2021, 06:48:51 PM
Some people were accidentally exploiting a bug in a game I play online.
The coder fixed the bug.
Except it doesn't seem to have been fixed, it seems to have blocked a section of gameplay.

The bug was much more minor than the 'fix' in terms of the issue caused.

And as someone who wasn't exploiting the bug, I'm annoyed.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 15, 2021, 08:11:57 PM
Trying to find my needle hedgehog: part 2. Part one was late last night & failed...

ALL my sewing needles are in it, including a big darning needle which comes in very handy for inserting tails...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 16, 2021, 04:28:40 AM
The game I've been playing is having all kinds of troubles. It keeps freezing or not responding, challenges don't trigger when they're finished, sometimes I can't even log in. It's a small team and the game is early access so bugs and glitches are expected but it was working fine for weeks until a few days ago.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 16, 2021, 05:08:13 AM
more power grid issues in Texas :hot: i wish i could just use solar. we definitely have enough sun here. my solar lights worked when the little panels were buried under a few inches of ice!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 16, 2021, 03:14:36 PM
Annoyingly smart rodent has learned how to set off traps to eat the bait and avoid the traps that will kill it and hide the body.  Seriously considering putting out little bowls of antifreeze and killing it that way except that it seems so inhumane I just can't bring myself to do it.  I'm going to have to consider a live trap and see if it goes for it, I guess.  I'd do a bucket trap (5gal bucket filled partway with water that has a drop shelf so when it goes up to a ramp to get the bait it gets dumped in and drowns) but it's in my room and I don't want to listen to it drown while I sleep.  My dad doesn't want me to use poison because he's afraid it will smell if it dies in the walls somewhere.  (If he knows they're in the walls, why isn't he sealing the outside to keep the little buggers out?!) We live in the country and while there are mice out there, we can take steps to deter them.  The little things you plug into the walls don't stop the pest either.  :yuki:  Grr...

I may have to wait until hunting season and then hire someone to come out and seal the outside of the house and do a clean sweep of the inside while my parents are gone.  Then they can't complain about me doing it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 16, 2021, 07:43:56 PM
Not a trivial complaint but I'm not sure where else to post.  I had a scare last night.  My dog suddenly screamed like I've never heard her before and was moving around in a very strange way.  Her tail thumped really fast too.  When I picked her up she was heavy and felt stiff.  She's okay today but I really thought she was paralyzed or dead last night.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 17, 2021, 04:11:54 AM
Poor dog PF!!! I hope you find out what spooked her xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on June 17, 2021, 07:41:23 PM
Annoyingly smart rodent has learned how to set off traps to eat the bait and avoid the traps that will kill it and hide the body.  Seriously considering putting out little bowls of antifreeze and killing it that way except that it seems so inhumane I just can't bring myself to do it.
I won't go into details but mouse poison is no less inhumane than the antifreeze you want to use, in all honesty.
I pm'd you a link on an easy trap and release that could work.

Today's trivial complaint is I have poor time management skills and couldn't eat my lunch outside on this gorgeous day.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 17, 2021, 08:01:29 PM
Annoyingly smart rodent has learned how to set off traps to eat the bait and avoid the traps that will kill it and hide the body.  Seriously considering putting out little bowls of antifreeze and killing it that way except that it seems so inhumane I just can't bring myself to do it.
I won't go into details but mouse poison is no less inhumane than the antifreeze you want to use, in all honesty.
I pm'd you a link on an easy trap and release that could work.

We had a cat that drank antifreeze once.  It wasn't pretty to watch it go downhill which is why I won't use it unless there are absolutely no other options. I just know that animals think it is sweet and mice are attracted to sweet things, which is why I thought of it in the first place.  I might try the bucket thing you sent me. Maybe it will actually go for it instead of finding a way around it like all the other traps I've set out.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on June 17, 2021, 08:37:47 PM
Annoyingly smart rodent has learned how to set off traps to eat the bait and avoid the traps that will kill it and hide the body.  Seriously considering putting out little bowls of antifreeze and killing it that way except that it seems so inhumane I just can't bring myself to do it.
I won't go into details but mouse poison is no less inhumane than the antifreeze you want to use, in all honesty.
I pm'd you a link on an easy trap and release that could work.

We had a cat that drank antifreeze once.  It wasn't pretty to watch it go downhill which is why I won't use it unless there are absolutely no other options. I just know that animals think it is sweet and mice are attracted to sweet things, which is why I thought of it in the first place.  I might try the bucket thing you sent me. Maybe it will actually go for it instead of finding a way around it like all the other traps I've set out.
Peanut butter works well too!  Good luck!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 17, 2021, 08:55:33 PM
Ponyfan, I'm so sorry about your dog! I hope it's nothing serious.


I have a lot of little complaints today. Most annoying at the moment is my cat stunk up the house :X I'm not sure how she manages since she always eats the same food. There are fruit flies again! I've been so diligent I don't know where they came from but I've killed about 10 today. After the stench goes away I'll clean the litterbox again.

My SSD is almost out of space but my game habit is strong, so I've been trying to save my games on my 2T drive and for some reason Steam is giving me a hard time. It keeps saying it needs an empty folder but it always creates a folder when you install a game so ???

PC speakers are shot but I can't find replacements that aren't USB. I want the kind that plug into the back in the designated (and color coded) speaker slot. My USB ports are being used and I don't want to connect a dongle.

The aloe plant I thought I could revive looks worse than ever.

My tremor (of unknown origin) is getting really bad. I tried eating cereal last night with a normal sized spoon and kept spilling it. I had to get a serving spoon and eat it that way :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 17, 2021, 09:55:46 PM
Annoyingly smart rodent has learned how to set off traps to eat the bait and avoid the traps that will kill it and hide the body.  Seriously considering putting out little bowls of antifreeze and killing it that way except that it seems so inhumane I just can't bring myself to do it.
I won't go into details but mouse poison is no less inhumane than the antifreeze you want to use, in all honesty.
I pm'd you a link on an easy trap and release that could work.

We had a cat that drank antifreeze once.  It wasn't pretty to watch it go downhill which is why I won't use it unless there are absolutely no other options. I just know that animals think it is sweet and mice are attracted to sweet things, which is why I thought of it in the first place.  I might try the bucket thing you sent me. Maybe it will actually go for it instead of finding a way around it like all the other traps I've set out.
Peanut butter works well too!  Good luck!

I've been using Reese's Peanut Butter Cups but since it knows how to set off the traps all I'm managing to do is give it diabetes.  :lol:

The people I work with are lazy and I'm tired of doing their work because they just can't be bothered to.  I hope most of them get laid off when we move locations later this year.  If not, I may be quitting just so I don't have to babysit them anymore. 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 18, 2021, 03:38:49 AM
Thank you Ponybookworm and BlackCurtains.  She's doing better today. My mom thinks she might have gotten caught on something in the doggie bed.

My day has also been full of complaints.  My mom wanted to go eat at a restaurant and suggested we go around 12:30.  She thought we wouldn't have to wait long but we waited about 30 minutes to be seated.  Then 2 of the 4 chairs were wet. The table had been cleaned but I guess the person that cleaned it didn't make sure the chairs were dry.  We had to switch the 2 wet chairs for dry ones.

My dad is still grumpy and whiny and gets upset if things aren't exactly like he wants them.  Yesterday he was looking for a package of shredded cheese and when he couldn't find it he got upset.  Mom said she had used the opened package the day before (we have more but he didn't want that)

Today he got meat out of the freezer and then complained that he got out beef instead of pork. Then he got out chicken and put it back because "no one wanted chicken."   I wasn't even in the kitchen when he decided that. Our evening meal was banana pudding, just pudding nothing else except stuff to drink.  To me that dessert and not a full meal.  I was already feeling a little off today and just having that didn't help. 

My mom and I have been doing jigsaw puzzles  We take turns picking one to work on  I saw a puzzle I really liked last weekend but put it back on the shelf because I was thinking about some other things I wanted to buy.  I went back to get the puzzle today but it wasn't there.  I can order one online if I can't find it in the store though.



PC speakers are shot but I can't find replacements that aren't USB. I want the kind that plug into the back in the designated (and color coded) speaker slot. My USB ports are being used and I don't want to connect a dongle.






I wanted the same type of speakers when I was having trouble with mine  I found a couple at Walmart that aren't USB connected.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 18, 2021, 03:38:48 PM
It’s raining I’ve run out of Topaz Nylon Hair, fabric glue, I need more Vallejo paint and clear bottles with a metal ball in to mix paint.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 18, 2021, 05:02:50 PM
i'm extra annoyed with everything today and i have a headache. i want to go back to sleep.

i've also had a low level of anxiety all week about the stupid power grid here in texas. i really have a love/hate relationship with my home state. i love texas but we need better leadership. i'm really nervous about outages when its hot. my partner is on medication the makes it hard for his body to regulate his body temperature.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 18, 2021, 05:47:39 PM
The monthly moan about first day cramps. AGAIN.

Add to this the slowly approaching alternative sounds worse...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Maddie on June 18, 2021, 06:42:16 PM
My wife has surgery on her shoulder and while I love her and understand she is in pain I’m exhausted. Taking care of another person is hard
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 18, 2021, 07:25:57 PM
PC speakers are shot but I can't find replacements that aren't USB. I want the kind that plug into the back in the designated (and color coded) speaker slot. My USB ports are being used and I don't want to connect a dongle.

I wanted the same type of speakers when I was having trouble with mine  I found a couple at Walmart that aren't USB connected.

Hey! Thanks, I didn't think to check Walmart. I found some :)

--

Today's complaint is housework! I don't wanna. It feels like I just cleaned the kitchen really well and it's a mess again. Did I do this? I live alone so it must have been me. Where did all these dishes come from? Me? Again? Why do I do that?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on June 19, 2021, 12:00:47 AM
Right now when I had to go to bed, my cat decided to pee over his toilet right on the floor! :doh: Luckily, I had lined the floor with newspapers before, but that’s not always enough, especially if all the pee goes outside the toilet! I have laminate flooring!  :freak: :wail: Every cat owner's nightmare...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on June 19, 2021, 09:20:29 PM
I wanted to buy a summer hat online to protect my head from the heat, but while several different measurements of my head showed the circumference to be 61cm, most available options are something like 55cm or 58cm, do they really assume that people with larger heads don't exist?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 20, 2021, 01:25:10 AM
These fruit flies!!!

WHERE are they coming from?! Since my last encounter I no longer leave the bags of litter on the bathroom floor until garbage day. Now they go IN the garbage can. It's possible, as I am due for garbage taking out (I need someone's help though - usually my dad or my niece) that they are in the garbage. I have sprayed said garbage bag with Raid. The litter box is clean. The garbage disposal is clean. There is no food out except the cat food, and they are in there every morning. I kill as many as I can.

A mating couple had the audacity to fly in front of my face earlier. I tried clapping them between my hands but they got away. I need to find what is enticing them before any eggs are laid.

I want to know how they keep getting in here in the first place!

...I killed two just while typing this.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 20, 2021, 04:35:04 PM
These fruit flies!!!

WHERE are they coming from?! Since my last encounter I no longer leave the bags of litter on the bathroom floor until garbage day. Now they go IN the garbage can. It's possible, as I am due for garbage taking out (I need someone's help though - usually my dad or my niece) that they are in the garbage. I have sprayed said garbage bag with Raid. The litter box is clean. The garbage disposal is clean. There is no food out except the cat food, and they are in there every morning. I kill as many as I can.

A mating couple had the audacity to fly in front of my face earlier. I tried clapping them between my hands but they got away. I need to find what is enticing them before any eggs are laid.

I want to know how they keep getting in here in the first place!

...I killed two just while typing this.

We had this problem in our old house and the only way we got rid of them was to take out the trash every day. we started using grocery bags for any fruit waste (banana peels, apple cores etc.). tying them off and taking them to the trash right away. we also had some dishtowels piled up and i think they were breeding under them. >_<

also i'm not sure if this will work for the fruit flies but we had huge ants in that same house and Food Grade Diamateous Earth Powder helped. it's just a powder and doesn't have any scent. Raid makes me dizzy.

we had to put it on all of the little corners where there were small openings and after a while the ants disappeared. they pretty much ran out of the house. at one point they came out of the sink which was disturbing. that house had a lot of issues :huh:

you can try sprinkling it in the garbage can and in the garbage bags. it looks like you can buy it on amazon. we got ours at a pet food/animal feed store. just be careful vacuuming it up. it's super fine powder and will ruin your vacuum.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 20, 2021, 06:28:57 PM
Thanks for the tips! I have fly paper and putting it above the sink seems to catch a lot of them. I also used vinegar and dish soap traps last time because it was so bad - those work really well.

I think they were coming from the garbage. Or rather, the litter in the garbage. When I sprayed it yesterday there were some along the sides of the bag trying to escape but I stopped them. I don't mind Raid, I use it for the tiny ants that keep finding their way in too. Once I spray a spot, they stop coming from that spot and instead find a new way in. They're tenacious.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on June 21, 2021, 02:59:44 AM
My Father's Day dinner is turning out to be an epic fail. I guess there is apparently a difference between 'pork loin' and 'pork loin roast'. I made a pork loin roast according to pork loin directions. I should have been suspicious that it only said to roast for 20 minutes. It was completely red inside. It's 9pm and my family is starving while it slow-roasts the rest of the way. I don't even want it now. And now it's thundering outside, so my kids are flipping out.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on June 21, 2021, 01:24:46 PM
The monthly moan about first day cramps. AGAIN.

Add to this the slowly approaching alternative sounds worse...

You are not alone... I recently watched Kathy Burke's All Woman which I found quite good and also the recent channel 4 documentary with Davina McCall. Not everyone may find it comforting to hear other women talking about it but I did.

Post Merge: June 21, 2021, 01:27:23 PM

My Father's Day dinner is turning out to be an epic fail. I guess there is apparently a difference between 'pork loin' and 'pork loin roast'. I made a pork loin roast according to pork loin directions. I should have been suspicious that it only said to roast for 20 minutes. It was completely red inside. It's 9pm and my family is starving while it slow-roasts the rest of the way. I don't even want it now. And now it's thundering outside, so my kids are flipping out.

OMG that's such an easy mistake to make. I'm impressed that you tried something new to be honest. I hope you eventually got dinner.

My trivial complaint: newbies have moved in next door and keep playing loud music at odd times of the day. My banging on the wall seems to make my husband very nervous but I definitely don't want to go around there and talk to them like an adult.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 21, 2021, 03:16:07 PM
Just winded myself doing star jumps.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 21, 2021, 07:51:56 PM
I was frying up a couple of veggie burgers in the skillet when the oil popped and sent a drop sailing onto my hand. Ouch! The burn on my other hand still hasn't gone away either. I think I might have complained about this already but I burn myself a lot and it suuuuucks.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 22, 2021, 12:24:10 AM
The monthly moan about first day cramps. AGAIN.

Add to this the slowly approaching alternative sounds worse...

You are not alone... I recently watched Kathy Burke's All Woman which I found quite good and also the recent channel 4 documentary with Davina McCall. Not everyone may find it comforting to hear other women talking about it but I did.


i'm glad more women are talking about it. no one did when i was growing up. cramps are the worst. sometimes i just curl up and whimper. none of the pain medications really work 100% for me either.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 22, 2021, 01:10:24 AM
Our downstairs neighbour... He doesn't drive, he has limited mental capacity, he would totally qualify for lots of assistance if he would stop being "too proud", etc.  We try to help him with transportation, computer tasks, but it's frustrating.  obviously we want him to be as independent as possible but still sustainable, and you can't really step in and direct things unless you are a trustee or a guardian, which we are not.  You will see what I mean in a moment.

Okay, last year, as everything closed, we had to arrange for him to get a new  ID, as his state photo ID card had expired about 5 years earlier and then he lost his wallet.  If this happens, you have to start over from the beginning with getting/submitting a birth certificate, proof of residency, etc.  in order to get a new photo ID. it was far more complicated during the pandemic then it needed to be, as you can guess.

Somehow in the last year he managed to LOSE his ID card again!!!!  Where, I don't dare guess, we have been on lockdown.  He's too old to be carded for alcohol.  But how do you not ... notice???

 And then he only said something to us  AFTER we had scheduled his vaccine at a clinic that specifically did not require the other ID documents. 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 22, 2021, 01:31:35 AM
My anxiety is really high right now. It's so noisy here tonight I had to triple check that it wasn't Friday or Saturday. There's banging noises coming from the house next door AND downstairs AND I think there's a woodpecker??? Pecking at my wall??? Maybe the neighbors are hammering... I have no idea. I feel surrounded and it's making me super jumpy and nervous. I have xanax thankfully.

I'm trying to play a game and I put my headphones on but I can still feel the noise, you know? Like deep in my bones. I think the headphones were making things worse actually.

And now my cat is meowing at me.

Sensory overload  :yikes:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 22, 2021, 10:11:08 AM
The monthly moan about first day cramps. AGAIN.

Add to this the slowly approaching alternative sounds worse...

You are not alone... I recently watched Kathy Burke's All Woman which I found quite good and also the recent channel 4 documentary with Davina McCall. Not everyone may find it comforting to hear other women talking about it but I did.


i'm glad more women are talking about it. no one did when i was growing up. cramps are the worst. sometimes i just curl up and whimper. none of the pain medications really work 100% for me either.
The slowly-approaching alternative I'm on about is the menopause. I'm now 47, so the dreaded age of 50 is around the corner. And women & AFAB are just meant to put up with it??? Here I am, 47, & clueless about what to expect, because nobody talks about it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 22, 2021, 07:00:57 PM
My mom thinks I should audition for something...and I want to...but I've never done well with auditions and this one is pretty daunting.  It basically takes 9 months to know if you got into the group (mostly because there are 16 weeks of classes that require 100% attendance as part of the audition).  But the group is touring Europe next year and I would LOVE to go...if I can pass the audition that is scaring the tar out of me...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 22, 2021, 10:13:55 PM
Last night I had a hard time sleeping because my whole leg wanted to cramp up. I mean my whole entire leg. It was incredibly painful and almost impossible to push against. After doing some standing stretches it got better. Today now, my neck and jaw keep cramping up. That might be leftover tension from last nights loudness. Whatever the case, it's annoying and hurts. I would roll my head back and forth, to stretch the muscles but it makes me dizzy. Annnnd just now I yawned and my jaw cramped up again. Ugh!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on June 22, 2021, 10:17:56 PM
Mowed the front lawn, trod in a very soft, hidden poo.

Stunk.


 :X
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 23, 2021, 12:15:32 AM
The monthly moan about first day cramps. AGAIN.

Add to this the slowly approaching alternative sounds worse...

You are not alone... I recently watched Kathy Burke's All Woman which I found quite good and also the recent channel 4 documentary with Davina McCall. Not everyone may find it comforting to hear other women talking about it but I did.


i'm glad more women are talking about it. no one did when i was growing up. cramps are the worst. sometimes i just curl up and whimper. none of the pain medications really work 100% for me either.
The slowly-approaching alternative I'm on about is the menopause. I'm now 47, so the dreaded age of 50 is around the corner. And women & AFAB are just meant to put up with it??? Here I am, 47, & clueless about what to expect, because nobody talks about it.

it's baffling that most women go through these experiences and no one talks about it. when my mom went through menopause I was in high school. we fought a lot back then and later she told me that she had been going through menopause and had a really hard time. i wish she would have told me so i didn't just think she hated me. i don't know why we don't talk about women's issues.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on June 23, 2021, 08:33:12 AM
The monthly moan about first day cramps. AGAIN.

Add to this the slowly approaching alternative sounds worse...

You are not alone... I recently watched Kathy Burke's All Woman which I found quite good and also the recent channel 4 documentary with Davina McCall. Not everyone may find it comforting to hear other women talking about it but I did.


i'm glad more women are talking about it. no one did when i was growing up. cramps are the worst. sometimes i just curl up and whimper. none of the pain medications really work 100% for me either.
The slowly-approaching alternative I'm on about is the menopause. I'm now 47, so the dreaded age of 50 is around the corner. And women & AFAB are just meant to put up with it??? Here I am, 47, & clueless about what to expect, because nobody talks about it.

it's baffling that most women go through these experiences and no one talks about it. when my mom went through menopause I was in high school. we fought a lot back then and later she told me that she had been going through menopause and had a really hard time. i wish she would have told me so i didn't just think she hated me. i don't know why we don't talk about women's issues.

That makes me think about when i used to fight with my Mum... I don't confide in her because it doesn't make me feel better. I definitely recommend Davina's documentary on All 4, it covers a lot of detailed info that your GP may not know or may not tell you. Davina may seem trivial to a lot of people but I've always thought she was quite smart. Like a less 'goody-two shoes' version of Carol Vorderman.

@Glitterball  :lol: laughing cos I've been there.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 23, 2021, 02:32:52 PM
It's so hot that I have already sweat all over my lounge robe while drinking coffee , put on anti-perspirant TWICE and now I have to freshen up again to get dressed for work!  YAY
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 24, 2021, 01:55:26 AM
The clinic called to say my psychiatrist had an emergency and my appointment tomorrow is cancelled. I hope everything is okay but I'm disappointed. She isn't available until August. I think I last saw her in April.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on June 25, 2021, 04:54:37 PM
The clinic called to say my psychiatrist had an emergency and my appointment tomorrow is cancelled. I hope everything is okay but I'm disappointed. She isn't available until August. I think I last saw her in April.

I'd certainly be disappointed, I guess it is trivial in one way but also kinda not!

I got two speeding tickets in a week, both not far over the limit. Now I have fine and 6 points whereas previously, none. Since this will cost me £500 including the increase in my insurance premiums for the next 4 years, I've decided to go on a spending ban until I've saved £500 that I would have otherwise contributed to the economy. This is my small rebellion.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 25, 2021, 06:51:48 PM
Been on the go for seven hours & it's knackered me...
I'm so unfit...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 25, 2021, 09:44:18 PM
I cut my finger on a plastic bottle.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 25, 2021, 10:57:22 PM
I cut my finger on a plastic bottle.

I cut mine on a cat food can!

My other complaints for the day -

I went to my parents house and my dad offered to buy pizzas. I'm the only one who knows how to order stuff online, so I go to Pizza Hut's website and try placing the order but nothing would work. I don't know if it was the site or my mom's laptop but whatever. So then my sister says why don't I just call it in. Ugh. I hate talking on the phone, so I said I didn't want to. No one else wanted to either. So we ended up not having pizza and since my dad is so weird about money, he didn't want to get anything else. Later, after we were all starving he came home with Burger King for everyone. It worked out in the end but the whole thing made me anxious.

We've been having big thunderstorms and it's summer so that means the mosquitoes are out. When I came home not long ago, there was what seemed like a swarm on my stairs, like they were all hanging out there. I guess because it's it's partially protected from the rain. Anyway, blood suckers love me, so they were all over and in my face trying to bite me. I almost tripped up the steps trying to get away as fast as possible. I got bit in four places including my head :mad: I have an allergy to the saliva so now I'm going to have big, itchy welts for days.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on June 27, 2021, 02:55:47 AM
I cannot download some of the videos from YouTube including one that was of particular importance to me, and it's killing me to think that I can't have my own copy of it and that if the uploader for some reason decides one day to take it down it will be gone forever :wail:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 27, 2021, 03:48:50 PM
When someone randomly calls me to task online for calling myself an autistic person, because it should be "person first, not labels."

And then compounds it by suggesting 'person with cognitive delay' is more appropriate language.

...It took a LOT OF MENTAL ENERGY not to implode them on the spot.

It's in a wider discussion on diversity awareness, and I think it's really important to make the awareness point and challenge this stuff politely. But yeesh...bottling that up is stressful.

I don't mind person first rhetoric if an individual prefers it, but it's not right for anyone to tell any disabled person how they should refer to THEIR OWN disability, much less imply that a better way to discuss that disability is to label it something that it isn't.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 27, 2021, 04:10:58 PM
When someone randomly calls me to task online for calling myself an autistic person, because it should be "person first, not labels."

And then compounds it by suggesting 'person with cognitive delay' is more appropriate language.

...It took a LOT OF MENTAL ENERGY not to implode them on the spot.

It's in a wider discussion on diversity awareness, and I think it's really important to make the awareness point and challenge this stuff politely. But yeesh...bottling that up is stressful.

I don't mind person first rhetoric if an individual prefers it, but it's not right for anyone to tell any disabled person how they should refer to THEIR OWN disability, much less imply that a better way to discuss that disability is to label it something that it isn't.
THIS!!! In freaking SPADES
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 27, 2021, 05:54:44 PM
I had to leave the vegetarian and vegan groups I was in on Facebook because EVERY. SINGLE. POST. was inundated with meat eaters posting pictures of dead animals :( I don't understand why people join groups just to harass the intended members. I was in the groups to get news about new veggie/vegan alternatives and recipes and stuff. The worst part? Facebook doesn't automatically hide most of the content posted. What drove me to leave finally was a gif inside a slaughterhouse that wasn't censored. Plus, I'm just tired of seeing the same exact thing said over and over and over again by the meat eaters. Just leave us alone :mad: :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 27, 2021, 06:36:45 PM
And the meat eaters are the ones claiming we vegetarians & vegans harass them...
The mind boggles...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 27, 2021, 06:42:43 PM
And the meat eaters are the ones claiming we vegetarians & vegans harass them...
The mind boggles...

TBH I think the diet situation is a bit like this.

95% of each group are just getting on with their lives eating stuff they want to eat.
5% of each group are trolls who go out harassing the other for whatever reason, I don't know.

I'm not vegetarian but I don't eat a lot of meat - I do eat fish though so yeah. But my university friends, a lot of them were vegetarians and it was never an issue.

Basically trolls are trolls, whatever they eat. :'/
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on June 27, 2021, 08:26:57 PM
I had to leave the vegetarian and vegan groups I was in on Facebook because EVERY. SINGLE. POST. was inundated with meat eaters posting pictures of dead animals :( I don't understand why people join groups just to harass the intended members. I was in the groups to get news about new veggie/vegan alternatives and recipes and stuff. The worst part? Facebook doesn't automatically hide most of the content posted. What drove me to leave finally was a gif inside a slaughterhouse that wasn't censored. Plus, I'm just tired of seeing the same exact thing said over and over and over again by the meat eaters. Just leave us alone :mad: :(

that's really disturbing. i'm not sure why facebook is such a negative place. it seems like there are trolls who just want to create chaos for the sake of chaos.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 27, 2021, 11:00:10 PM
that's really disturbing. i'm not sure why facebook is such a negative place. it seems like there are trolls who just want to create chaos for the sake of chaos.

I belong to a lot of groups where people come in to harass us, but most of the time the admins and mods of the group will take care of the trolls, removing their posts and banning them. For some reason, all three veggie/vegan groups I was in didn't do this. They just let the trolls say and post whatever, adding to the problem.

It's just isn't Facebook though. I left Twitter years ago because of witnessing people I liked (famous people) show their true selves by posting horrible things. LiveJournal (yes, it's still around) has its influx of trolls too. I belong to a Sims Journal and we get trolls - for a video game! It's insane.

There's a saying or a quote by someone and it's something like, anonymity plus an audience bring out the worst in people. It's true.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 29, 2021, 07:07:11 AM
I woke up choking and coughing. Now I'm wide awake and have a headache.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 29, 2021, 01:39:54 PM
I'm exhausted. :zzz:  :zzz:   I had been sleeping well lately but last night I had a really hard time going to sleep.  According to my tracker I got around 4 hours but that include an hour of being awake so it's really more like 3. I have stuff that I need to get done today and being sleep deprived is going to make it harder to complete stuff.

When I finally did fall asleep I had weird dreams.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on June 29, 2021, 04:03:33 PM
I was at the dentist today and they told me I can't drink coffee or anything staining for the rest of the day :crazy:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 30, 2021, 03:29:59 AM
I know these things shouldn't bother as much as it does but I can't seem to help it.  Maybe part of it's because I didn't get much sleep last night.

My parents knew that I had an appointment today. On they way there they told me that they were going to go to a store I liked while I was busy at the appointment.  There would have been nothing for them to do while I was there so I understand why they wanted to do something else but it irritated me a bit that they decided to tell me about going to the store after they knew that I couldn't go with them.


Later I told my dad that I was setting the DVR recorder (it is an external one not through the cable box) to record a show for us to watch later.  When I went to stop the recording I noticed that the TV was on a different channel.   When I checked it someone had changed the channel a few minutes after the show started.  My dad admitted he changed it to a different show. 

Also, I've been putting the TV on a show that my parents really like in the afternoon.  I like the show too but it conflicts with another show at the same time.  The other day I put it on for them and neither one of them came in the living room to watch it.


Ponyfan

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 30, 2021, 05:29:12 AM
Sorry, Ponyfan. I know how it is when little things are a bother :hug:


Speaking of sleep, my sleep is all kinds of wacky. I was going to bed early (7-8pm) and getting up early (5-6am) and it was bothering me because I've always been a night owl and don't know how I got switched around. So I started forcing myself to stay up until 1-2am, but I was still waking up at 5-6 and it was hard to go back to sleep. Well now I find myself getting up and sleeping whenever. Like tonight I went to sleep at 7 and woke around 10:30 and now I'm up. I'll probably stay up another 2-3 hours and then go back to bed and most likely sleep until 2 in the afternoon tomorrow.

It doesn't really matter... I don't have anywhere to be so I'm able to sleep whenever, but I kind of liked being on a normal-ish schedule, I just didn't like the times. I need to figure out when I want to be awake and try to fix things.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 30, 2021, 06:54:12 PM
Watching some kids play block politics on another site. Realised I'm old, and probably glad I am.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Minty_Magic on June 30, 2021, 08:07:20 PM
I found a roach in my downstairs bathtub today. :X luckily it was dead this time, but this is the second time this month I’ve found a roach in there. I never even use that tub so idk what would be attracting them all of a sudden
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 01, 2021, 12:45:53 AM
it's so hot!  so HOT...  116F/46.6 C 

SOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOT
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 01, 2021, 01:35:29 AM
it's so hot!  so HOT...  116F/46.6 C 

SOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOT

That's insane. I feel so bad for you guys up there, especially since you aren't used to it. Although even in Florida 116 would be too much :yikes:


I have a headache and can't remember if I already took medicine or not :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on July 01, 2021, 02:36:12 AM
I was looking at an Ebay auction, and gave up on it when it bid up too high. I only wanted it when I thought I could get it for a couple dollars. My child grabbed my phone and somehow managed to hit an automatic bid button right as the auction ended. I thought I backed out of it in time, because the 'sorry, you missed out on this item' screen flashed and I breathed a sigh of relief, but several hours later I clicked on my cart and the item is in there! For 3 times what I was willing to pay for it. Ugh. Guess I'm stuck with it, and now I realized the item isn't even complete.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 01, 2021, 02:47:19 AM
it's so hot!  so HOT...  116F/46.6 C 

SOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOT

That's insane. I feel so bad for you guys up there, especially since you aren't used to it. Although even in Florida 116 would be too much :yikes:

Yeah even for Texas 116 is really hot. it's actually been in the high 80s low 90s with some rain here. which is cool for late June. the weather is all mixed up!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 01, 2021, 02:54:38 AM
Yeah even for Texas 116 is really hot. it's actually been in the high 80s low 90s with some rain here. which is cool for late June. the weather is all mixed up!

Same over here. Lots of rain, which is good because we were in a drought. During the day it's only getting into the high 80s. Lows are low 70s. We did have one day that got to 106, but the front came right after and hasn't really gone away.


..and my continuing complaint - My headache isn't going away so I guess I didn't take the medicine :P
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 01, 2021, 11:49:13 AM
The weather over there is awful at the moment. Please guys, stay safe as you can and stay cool!

I should be doing stuff and things but I have no motivation to do any of them today...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Griffin on July 01, 2021, 02:05:21 PM
it's so hot!  so HOT...  116F/46.6 C 

SOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOT

 :( :( :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 01, 2021, 02:39:33 PM
I wish I could spend some time away from my parents for a while.  They're great parents and I love them but little things keep building up.   

Last night I couldn't figure out  why I seemed to be messier than usual when we were eating.  Stuff kept falling off my plate and the mustard I was using seemed to go in places where I didn't want it.   I eventually realized that the reason was because I had my mom's plate instead of mine.  She uses a plate that is smaller than a regular plate.  I tried to talk to her about  it this morning and she just said that my dad set the table.


I feel sorry for everyone that is experiencing the  intense heat.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 01, 2021, 05:41:59 PM
And once again I get to cover someone else's desk shift.  I knew I should have called out this morning (girl issues) but I stupidly thought that since I was supposed to be in my office it would be fine.  But nope.  Yet again someone else can't be bothered to come in so even though I don't feel good and definitely don't want to deal with things that should have a handler, I get to do it.  Again.  Just ONCE I want to have the hours I'm supposed to have in my office to get MY work done. 

It's not like I'm working on a time-sensitive project that other people can't do or anything...Oh wait...yes I am...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 01, 2021, 07:00:35 PM
This is a super first world trivial complaint :P

My hand and shoulder hurts from gaming. I'm glad I got my gaming bug back and am having lots of fun, but dang I can't go like I used to :lol:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 01, 2021, 07:19:04 PM
not really a trivial complaint but i got curious and looked up the record high temps for Texas. It turns out that the record high is 120F/~49C. which was set in Monahans, Texas in the western part of the state. west texas is desert like. Texas is really big. In Austin and San Antonio the highest ever recorded temps are 112F/~44C and 111F/~44C respectively. so 116F is really really hot. most people in Texas don't experience that kind of weather even during the summer. and texas has a reputation for being really hot. the record for Florida is 109°F/~43C. i'm really starting to get even more worried about climate change. this is not at all normal.

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/scec/records/tx (https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/scec/records/tx)
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/south-texas-el-paso/weather/2021/06/29/the-pacific-northwest-sizzle-is-something-many-texans-have-never-experienced (https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/south-texas-el-paso/weather/2021/06/29/the-pacific-northwest-sizzle-is-something-many-texans-have-never-experienced)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Luxrayx on July 01, 2021, 08:40:10 PM
My room looks like a symptom of depression right now :drunk: I always get motivated to clean when my friends are coming over, but it's been so long... sigh...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 01, 2021, 09:21:55 PM
I'm gonna kick that dog's butt, his paw is hurt and he keeps ripping off his bandages and gnawing on it. He's got a puffy spot.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 02, 2021, 01:51:41 AM
Again?! The tiny ants are back! They were once again crawling around the entire room where the walls meet the ceiling *shudders* Thankfully, I caught them in time before they had all found the cat food and created a dense line.

edit: My Minecraft house burned down!! :wail: Aw. I was trying to make a blacksmith area and put some lava in a stone holder but the ceiling caught fire!  I worked on that house for two days :(

editx2: Well it appears that the ants were coming from two directions and I only took care of one. This morning there was a bunch of tiny ants in the cat food dish and I followed the line up and around one closet, two closets, and found them coming from the craft closet. Worse? There were a few larger ants mixed in. They could have been tiny ant soldiers? But I think they were a different species. I really hope I stopped them this time.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 02, 2021, 04:31:09 PM
Again?! The tiny ants are back! They were once again crawling around the entire room where the walls meet the ceiling *shudders* Thankfully, I caught them in time before they had all found the cat food and created a dense line.

edit: My Minecraft house burned down!! :wail: Aw. I was trying to make a blacksmith area and put some lava in a stone holder but the ceiling caught fire!  I worked on that house for two days :(

editx2: Well it appears that the ants were coming from two directions and I only took care of one. This morning there was a bunch of tiny ants in the cat food dish and I followed the line up and around one closet, two closets, and found them coming from the craft closet. Worse? There were a few larger ants mixed in. They could have been tiny ant soldiers? But I think they were a different species. I really hope I stopped them this time.

 :( :hug: I'm sorry BC, I'm sure you'll get rid of them soon.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 02, 2021, 05:23:13 PM
I feel like I can't do anything right today. :sad:

We are having trouble with flies in my house.. I can't stand flies. 


Ponyfan


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 02, 2021, 06:14:01 PM
I feel like I can't do anything right today. :sad:

We are having trouble with flies in my house.. I can't stand flies. 


Ponyfan


:hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 02, 2021, 08:21:48 PM
Sister is going back to Oxford tomorrow.

It's been a month but it seems so quick.

With the situation in the UK constantly uncertain vis a vis travel, it's not clear when she'll be able to come home next :/
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on July 02, 2021, 09:47:15 PM
I was eating Dorito's at lunch and a sharp chip jammed into my lower gum.  I hate when that happens
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 03, 2021, 12:26:23 AM
It's now all thunderstorms and everybody's hot and sweaty like a never-ending rave party... LOL 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on July 03, 2021, 01:59:30 AM
Gotta love it when you’re hot because there’s a once in a lifetime heatwave and nothing goes right, and then your family members get mad at you for no reason, or for something you had no control over.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 03, 2021, 03:23:18 AM
I feel like I can't do anything right today. :sad:

We are having trouble with flies in my house.. I can't stand flies. 


Ponyfan


:hug:

Thank you Leave a Whisper.  A lot of little things have been building up lately. 

My dog decided it was too wet to do what she needed to do outside and did it inside instead. Again my parents didn't offer to help clean it up or spray the aerosol spray.  I know she's my dog and part of that includes cleaning up after her but I don't get why my parents just continue what they are doing 99% of the time after it happens.  I even asked my mom about why she doesn't at least get the aerosol spray (I have to be careful using them because of my asthma) and she just said something like "I don't know."

I'm so frustrated with my parents right now.  :argh:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 03, 2021, 03:35:30 AM
I'm sorry, Ponyfan :hug:


I had a headache all day. After a second dose of medicine and a nap it finally went away... for a little while. Now it's coming back. My temples feel tight and my implant hurts. I wanted to stay up for a while but I think I'll just go back to sleep.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on July 03, 2021, 07:25:23 AM
Hugs to our Canadian friends experiencing the uncomfortable heatwave and hugs to everyone else who needs them!  :hug: :hug: :hug:

My close friends have invited us out today to celebrate their birthday -  although they want to go to a pub & restaurant to celebrate. Usually meet in their big garden but they are having building work at the moment so pub it is...

I'm not keen to mix in public, especially with the football game showing later this evening, (many folks will be out drinking & watching the game in the pubs) plus I am waiting for my second dose of my jab. Hmm. I fear that I may have to turn them down, although I am happy to sit outside in the pub garden for a while... then drive home early.

Decisions, decisions... but I want to stay safe!!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 03, 2021, 11:00:16 AM
@Glitterball, methinks pubs while the football is on are a risky place to be.

@Ponyfan :hug:

@People in Canada dealing with the heatwave, hoping it's over and done with soon. ><

My complaint here is my silly mother. She walked sister into town to catch her train early this morning. Without eating anything before hand. So she came back exhausted. I told her off and so did Dad.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 03, 2021, 11:27:32 AM
This morning a pigeon tormented Honey by cooing at her, Honey starts barking and trying to get it. The birds know they can fly and Honey can’t.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on July 03, 2021, 11:43:23 AM
@Glitterball, methinks pubs while the football is on are a risky place to be.

@Ponyfan :hug:

@People in Canada dealing with the heatwave, hoping it's over and done with soon. ><

My complaint here is my silly mother. She walked sister into town to catch her train early this morning. Without eating anything before hand. So she came back exhausted. I told her off and so did Dad.


Aw - switch on the kettle & give her sweet tea & biccies!

Re: pub  -  Husband feeling the same way - we are going to decline meeting up  :(  but hey, plenty of opportunity to meet in the future.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on July 03, 2021, 05:18:37 PM
Echoing the hugs to people in Canada experiencing Mexico-like heat xxx Only mine are covered in more traditional Canadian ice

Stay safe, stay cool & stay hydrated xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 03, 2021, 07:36:35 PM
Experiencing a bit of double vision today. I think it's connected to the headache I had (which is gone, finally). My implant still hurts a bit and it's itchy, I hate when it's itchy, that means I have to touch it and it's freaky, even after 24 years or however long it's been in my skull.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 04, 2021, 05:13:52 PM
i started using retinol again and my skin is purging. this happened the first time i started using retinol and it will go away. but for now it's pretty rough.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on July 04, 2021, 05:15:30 PM
I hate Google Play so much... They will make some movie available, you are really excited because you've been looking everywhere for it and it's not even on torrents, but just when you were about to rent it, it turns out that lol nope, they changed their mind, it's now unavailable again, but don't worry sucker, they will notify you when it's avaialble again maybe five years from now if you are lucky :argh: And then they wonder why people would rather pirate stuff instead of giving them their money.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 04, 2021, 05:34:55 PM
I'm having this issue with Crunchyroll. Their new version of their app just doesn't like my fire stick. They don't really care about it though. Up till last month I was able to use an old version of the app but they seem to have moved site hosts so now that won't connect any more.

I can connect to CR on my pc (which I HATE doing) and on my tablet (which is my current solution, although it's less efficient).

I watch CR a lot though and want to watch it on my TV. Why must they change things that are fine how they are? Sigh.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 04, 2021, 06:23:58 PM
I have three different backup software on my PC and none of them are working. It makes you think there's an issue with the drive, right? Doesn't seem to be the case. There's plenty of room for an incremental backup and everything for the disk is green. What. The. Heck.

I have had problems backing up my computer for YEARS and have gone through many both free and paid for software to have it all fail eventually.

edit from later in the day: Man, I feel awful :( I'd go to bed, but there was a lot of fireworks going off last night and tonight it will be even worse...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2021, 11:50:20 PM
Thank you everyone. :hug:   Today has been better.  I've spent some significant time apart from my parents today and we've all been doing our own things.

@Taffeta I'm sorry you're having trouble with Crunchyroll.  They updated their US website recently too.

@BlackCurtains I'm sorry you're having hard drive problems and not feeling well.

I've been feeling slightly dizzy lately.  It passes quickly though.  I've been eating a lot of salty things too so I think that might be a part of it.


Speaking of fireworks I'm not looking forward to tonight.  Even though fireworks aren't allowed in the city where I live people always shoot them off close by.  Not only is it very noisy but my small dog is terrified of the loud noises they make.   Someone gave us a Thunder Shirt. I hope it helps.


Ponyfan

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 06, 2021, 07:00:04 PM
There's a tropical storm coming, "Elsa" (which I think should have been a polar storm name instead) and if it stays on course it will make landfall near me. I've been in a lot of tropical storms so I'm not bothered. However, it's making the atmospheric pressure change and I have a horrible headache and because of the panic buying, I can't get groceries.

In bug related news, I am having a fruit fly problem yet again. Maybe they do come through the drains after all. And there was a tiny ant on my water bottle this morning inside the lid that I had been drinking from. I also found them in my dirty clothes. Are they feasting on my sweat? Why in my clothes? I know RIFA like dirty clothes, but they're insane. I can't spray my clothes... so instead I sprayed the carpet around my laundry basket and by my nightstand. Ugh. I just want everything alive that isn't my cat to GET OUT.

Ow, my head :( My eczema is flaring up too.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on July 07, 2021, 11:20:31 PM
I'm sitting here in a Walmart parking lot waiting for a.) my daughter to wake up, and b.) it to stop raining. My other daughter is whining at me about wanting to get out, and I keep saying 'when the rain lets up a bit', but I swear, it just keeps pouring harder every time I say it. At least one girl is getting a nap...wish it was me!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Bekuno on July 07, 2021, 11:35:22 PM
I'm so ready to leave my job!! I cannot stand the 2nd location I got assigned to, they do NOT need a vendor! They block off our area, lose our product, and waste my time every time I go in there. I'm DONE. It's not worth sticking out the summer anymore.  :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 08, 2021, 01:25:36 AM
Now there are tiny ants in my bathroom of all places. I'm just going to have to concede that I am surrounded by tiny ants and that they are always going to crop up somewhere. I think I need a pro exterminator but I'm not sure if the property management would do that. I did see a Terminix truck once, so maybe. I'll ask when I drop off the rent check.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 08, 2021, 03:45:06 PM
Looks like a small wasps nest has decided to find a house inside the greenhouse. Just told my mom about it, hopefully that gets resolved. We were confused by all off the wasps in there yesterday...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on July 08, 2021, 09:26:02 PM
Ugh, just flossed my teeth & a repair that was done last year chipped-off.

Great...   :beerchug:  -_- >_< :pout:


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on July 08, 2021, 10:02:56 PM
What repair was that?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on July 08, 2021, 10:57:04 PM
My Teamsite has uploaded 4.03 GB of 4.80 GB and it has taken 2 hours...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 09, 2021, 01:08:36 AM
I'm incredibly dizzy today and very tired. Well, I'm usually tired. I took a two hour nap and it barely helped. It's only 8pm and I could go to bed. I've been out of multivitamins and extra potassium for a week or so, maybe that's why?

The fruit flies continue to bother me. Always flying in my face - it's really irritating! I thought they'd have died out by now, they don't live very long. I haven't found a nest anywhere so I don't know. I wish they'd go away already.

Tomorrow I have to drop off the rent check and get my mail. It's the last day to do so. I hope my dizziness is better tomorrow. I hate that the office and mailboxes are so close yet still far enough away I have a problem walking to them.

I called both my mom and dad today but neither picked up the phone or called back :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on July 09, 2021, 12:01:48 PM
I'm incredibly dizzy today and very tired. Well, I'm usually tired. I took a two hour nap and it barely helped. It's only 8pm and I could go to bed. I've been out of multivitamins and extra potassium for a week or so, maybe that's why?

The fruit flies continue to bother me. Always flying in my face - it's really irritating! I thought they'd have died out by now, they don't live very long. I haven't found a nest anywhere so I don't know. I wish they'd go away already.

Tomorrow I have to drop off the rent check and get my mail. It's the last day to do so. I hope my dizziness is better tomorrow. I hate that the office and mailboxes are so close yet still far enough away I have a problem walking to them.

I called both my mom and dad today but neither picked up the phone or called back :pout:

I find I notice how good my vitamins are when I stop taking them! It is sweet of you to call your Mum and Dad, I usually only call mine every couple of weeks!

Trivial complaint - I have some decorating to do but I don't feel like getting all dusty today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 09, 2021, 02:50:08 PM
its rainy again today. i don't really mind but my dogs hate going out when the ground is wet. and they look at me like it's my fault! at least the rain is keeping the temperatures down. i don't think it's even hit 100F this year.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 09, 2021, 03:05:38 PM
I'll take your rain any day.  I love the rain but we're currently in drought mode.  It's also going to be between 99 and 104 this week...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 09, 2021, 05:57:44 PM
There's a tropical storm coming, "Elsa" (which I think should have been a polar storm name instead) and if it stays on course it will make landfall near me. I've been in a lot of tropical storms so I'm not bothered. However, it's making the atmospheric pressure change and I have a horrible headache and because of the panic buying, I can't get groceries.

In bug related news, I am having a fruit fly problem yet again. Maybe they do come through the drains after all. And there was a tiny ant on my water bottle this morning inside the lid that I had been drinking from. I also found them in my dirty clothes. Are they feasting on my sweat? Why in my clothes? I know RIFA like dirty clothes, but they're insane. I can't spray my clothes... so instead I sprayed the carpet around my laundry basket and by my nightstand. Ugh. I just want everything alive that isn't my cat to GET OUT.

Ow, my head :( My eczema is flaring up too.


Be safe. And same goes to anyone in its path.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 09, 2021, 06:10:00 PM
I'll take your rain any day.  I love the rain but we're currently in drought mode.  It's also going to be between 99 and 104 this week...

Usually it's pretty dry here in the summer. I wish i could send some rain to the dry part of the country
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 09, 2021, 08:04:09 PM
Be safe. And same goes to anyone in its path.

Thanks. It passed without issue. It dumped about an inch of rain and it was windy, but not too bad. It's broken up by now.

I find I notice how good my vitamins are when I stop taking them! It is sweet of you to call your Mum and Dad, I usually only call mine every couple of weeks!

Yeah. I've been out of my regular vitamins for a while, they contain extra zinc and some ginseng. The ones I've been taking are fine, they just don't have that extra energy boost. I'd take just about anything right now though!

I call my mom every couple of days. Her thing is she keeps the phone off the hook (or whatever the modern equivalent is to that) whenever a telemarketer or scammer calls. So I call and get the "this number is unavailable right now" because the phone is still on. I tried texting my sister to tell her to tell my mom to hang the phone up but now she's not returning my texts either. Sigh.


My complaints today are I'm still dizzy and my head feels heavy. I had to go drop my rent check off across the street because today is the last day before it's late. Ugh. The temp is only 87 but the humidity from all the rain is high and it's like a sauna out there. Plus, the rain and dampness makes it smell like rotting vegetation. Also, a wasp was following me and making me nervous. It really liked my shoes for some reason.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: pinkkittywinks on July 09, 2021, 10:34:13 PM
We have been having a new shower fitted, the ceiling in the utility and the hall had to come down as it was like the spaghetti junction in pipes and wires. Then the builders back went (I supplied him with pain meds, food and tea. He didn't want the ice pack though). There is mess through out the whole house, from all the work. He comes back Monday to hopefully fit the rest of the shower. Fingers crossed it is more straight forward.

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 10, 2021, 12:07:49 AM
I checked out a Nintendo Switch from the library and now I want one.  But I am reluctant because A) I don't want my niece and nephews to spend all summer playing it instead of going outside and being with their grandparents, B) the one I really want connects to a TV but the TV in my room doesn't have an HDMI hookup (it isn't even a flat screen!), and C) I don't game that often, but I really like to have things available when I feel like gaming so in some ways I'm okay with getting it but sometimes my stuff feels a bit like a waste of money...until I play the games and then I'm glad I have them.

So...I may have to get one and not let anyone know I got it until the kids leave...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 11, 2021, 02:34:37 PM
That saying excuse me or pardon me is met with an attitude that you just kicked a puppy. Sense when is being polite considered vulgar.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 11, 2021, 06:13:50 PM
I must have bitten my tongue in my sleep, or I was chewing on it. It's all swollen on one side and feels super weird.

edit, a few hours later: I am not having a good day. My brain isn't working.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 12, 2021, 01:46:01 PM
I have a lot of complaints today.  My dog had a horrible seizure Friday night.  For a minute I thought we'd lost her but she was okay Sat morning.   We are also having trouble with her going outside to do what she needs to.  She knows that she need to go outside to do that but many times lately she just does it inside. 

I forgot that I had some wrapped candy in my jeans pocket and put them in the laundry.  Hours later I remembered the candy, pulled everything out and only found empty wrappers and a little bit of red liquid in one wrapper.  I guess the candy dissolved in the wash.

I had a hard time sleeping last night. I just checked my Fitbit and it says I got a little over 5 hours which is better than I thought but I'm still tired. I also had an asthma attack during the night.

We are having trouble with flies in the kitchen.  My dad wants me to burn citronella candles in the house to get rid of them because "You like to burn candles."   I thought they were supposed to burned outside and away from people?

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 12, 2021, 07:05:47 PM
I found something on the floor of my office and, thinking it was a broken piece of DVD case, picked it up to throw it away.  It wasn't a piece of plastic.  It was a flattened Roly-Poly (pill bug).  I like them when they're alive but I don't like them dead and squished flat by something (probably my AV cart).  And I touched it!  :freak:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 12, 2021, 09:25:19 PM
Ponyfan - I'm sorry about your dog :( And yeah, citronella isn't supposed to be used indoors. Besides, it doesn't kill pests it just keeps them away, so if you burn it in the kitchen they'll just move to a bedroom or something.


My complaint is nothing is getting done. I need to clean my apartment; dust, vacuum, break down cardboard, put stuff in the pantry, etc. I haven't even hooked up my new modem and Flex, which is a streaming device from Comcast that has Disney+ and Peacock. I did manage to clean the litter box yesterday and gather the garbage. Today I finally took a shower. I'm really tired now and don't feel like doing anything.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on July 13, 2021, 03:04:49 AM
BC: we all get days like that. It happens, especially with your health issues. Take it easy & do what you can, when you can.

Ponyfan: hope your dog recovers & gets what treatment she needs xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Minty_Magic on July 13, 2021, 06:58:59 AM
Saw another roach in my office/pony room. They weren’t coming from the drain I guess because I plugged all those up.
When I spayed it with Raid it crawled UP my curtain. :yikes: I’m about ready to move my work computer to another room until I figure this thing out…I’m so disgusted
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: ridi on July 13, 2021, 08:37:57 AM
I hope your dog is doing better, Ponyfan! That's really scary.

I had some fun stuff planned for today, but now I'm just feeling cranky and groggy because I was woken and kept up in the middle of the night by the ghastly sound of what can only be described as a bunch of empty cans being drilled into? I have no idea what it actually was, but I could still hear it after closing my window. I was wearing ear plugs the whole time.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 13, 2021, 12:51:27 PM
Ahh, that story about the dead bug freaked me out...xD I am fine with most bugs alive but not fine with any dead ones. Ugh.

I'm constantly having to put moths out in the morning at the moment. It feels like I'm running a moth bus service between my ceiling and the window. They come in at night, flap all over me and then if I don't remove them in the morning, they drop dead somewhere for me to find them. I think they're cute when they're alive and not divebombing me, but I really don't like them dead. I missed a couple though...someone is going to have to come clear my windowsill because I'm not touching them...

Wishing your dog the best, Ponyfan. Also you too :)

Since lockdown started procrastination and disorganisation seem to go hand in hand with stuff here. :/
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 13, 2021, 01:46:37 PM
It's only 8:30 in the morning and the day is off to a great start! I had the pleasure of finding not one but two ant trails. One from the cat food dish and one from a minuscule pile of cheese powder on the kitchen counter. Where did they lead? Oh just to the fire alarm on the wall in the hallway and an outlet that my microwave and coffee pot are plugged into :pullhair:

The colony is in the walls. Wonderful.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 13, 2021, 02:22:07 PM
Thank you everyone.  My dog is doing better but that was the second horrible seizure she had in a short time.  Ironically it happened right after we gave her some medicine that the vet prescribed for a different issue.  She's doing okay now but I'm afraid that some decisions  might need to be made in the near future if her health continues to decline.     


Yesterday was a rough day for me.  It started out okay.  I had a routine dr appoint.  Everything went okay until it was time to talk to the accounting person.  I'm not sure how it happened but the amount of the copay wasn't correct.  I  tried to show her my insurance card but she said the copay was the same.  I asked her to send me a bill because I'm sure that the copay should have been at  least 2 times what she was asking.


After the appointment  I wanted to make a quick trip to the craft store. Instead my mom wanted to do something else and said we'd go later.  Later came and I asked my mom about it and she said something like "Well, I intended to go to the crafts store today"   

I can't make my mom understand how it feels to watch them drop everything to do what they want but when I want to do something out of the ordinary I'm basically told to wait until it's convenient or just pushed aside.   :sad:  Trying to talk to my mom about it doesn't do any good.


BC, I'm sorry you found more ants. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: ridi on July 13, 2021, 06:09:24 PM
I had a package that was redirected by customs to my old address. This is like the third time this has happened in a very short time period, and I am livid! I clearly have my current address set as my main, not to mention it is written on the actual package, so how could anyone mess that up? I don't want to delete my old address from the registry because my parents still live there and I visit them sometimes.

I found out about it on Friday after all customer service lines were closed for the weekend. I finally got to call them yesterday and they said they'd fix it. Today there were no package tracking updates. I called the store the package had ended up at, and they hadn't forwarded it yet.

Is this how Karens are born? It makes me REALLY want to just lash out at someone, but I know it's not the fault of anyone answering the customer service phone...  :enraged:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 13, 2021, 08:18:44 PM
^ Same! I want to strangle  someone at Comcast.

So... my parents got brand new fancy cable boxes. This had a negative effect on the modem, so they got a new modem too. The guy that installed everything also boosted the signal in the house with new connectors and wires. Anyway, everything is working fine except the landline phone which goes through the modem. It hasn't worked for close to 2 weeks. This is the only phone my mom uses since she doesn't have a cell.

I tried to fix it because no one else can. I tried all the troubleshooting tips and nothing worked, so I wanted to talk to an agent. Well. For one thing, I had to call them using my own phone and I have my own account with them. There was no way to switch accounts with the automatic thing and it wouldn't connect me to an agent. So I get my mom's laptop and try to do it online. I get ahold of someone in the chat finally and the battery on the laptop dies.

I brought all the info home and am going to try to do it from my place. The problem is with the modem not the phone. Comcast makes everything so difficult.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on July 14, 2021, 01:13:48 AM
Don’t you love when your sibling has all day to play on the switch while you’re busy cleaning up after pets/other people and you get 15 minutes before she says “I want to play!”?

I don’t.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Bekuno on July 14, 2021, 01:33:46 AM
Finally managed to cut my grass after two weeks of Texas showers here along the gulf and man I can't wait to be free of the obligations of this yard! Also can't get under some of the trees because there's banana spiders and I'm really scared of them  :cry: :cry: thankfully the grass doesn't grow tall there but it's so awful to get a face full of web..
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 14, 2021, 03:04:09 AM
I took a nap and woke up to ants in the cat food dish coming from a place I previously sprayed -_-
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 14, 2021, 03:00:30 PM
I found what i think are rat droppings on my patio this morning. we don't even take food out there. and my dogs don't eat there. I hosed off the patio but eww!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: ridi on July 14, 2021, 10:23:48 PM
Package update, I refreshed the tracking page to no avail all day, then in the evening, the package finally moved, but only to the city next to where it was stranded... and the status update says it's scheduled to be returned to sender?! Once again it is past customer service closing time so I'm just kind of. Staring at my screen in disbelief. This particular package cost me a small fortune to have shipped and I've already struggled with it for nearly a week now. If it really gets returned I promise they won't hear the end of it.  :stressed:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 15, 2021, 11:59:12 AM
So this morning I had an important meeting thingy on MS Teams, which by the way both my computer and I hate.

I got up early this morning to prepare for stuff.

...At 6am, when I went to open my bedroom door...it wouldn't open. It was completely stuck. I tried to loosen it but it wouldn't give, and I didn't have a screwdriver in my room. So (again, at 6am) I had to phone my mother to ask for help. Cue Dad with the screwdriver and pliers and my old bus pass...and 25 minutes of hard labour. Eventually I got out of my room.

...Not the meeting prep I had been looking to do.

And then the meeting happened. 5 mins before Teams refused to open. It eventually did, but for some reason my webcam failed. Bear in mind my webcam works perfectly 100% of the time up until today. Fortunately the other people didn't mind, as they could still hear me.

By the time we got to 10am, I was really ready to go back to bed. I have a door held shut with a folded envelope and a computer who now thinks everything is fine with its camera because the meeting is done.

Gah...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: pinkkittywinks on July 15, 2021, 02:05:32 PM
That is a nightmare Taffeta! Oh and my Dad's computer (and mine) hates MS teams as well, skype for business was much better.

Today my mop handle broke.

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 15, 2021, 02:58:00 PM
yes MS Teams is the worst. i don't understand why companies want people to use the webcams. i never use mine.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 15, 2021, 03:24:46 PM
I'm sorry you had a rough morning Taffeta.  :hug:   

I've never used MS Teams but it was installed on all of the computers at work and set to come on automatically whenever you logged on to the computer.  My level of employment means that I didn't even have a log in to Teams despite the fact that it constantly asked me to join it.

My mom and I got in to yesterday. Part of it was about the craft store.  Apparently she got annoyed at me because I told her I didn't want to go to the store on Monday.  I wanted to go but I was trying to be accommodating and  thought she was too busy doing something else.  Sometimes I feel I'm in a no win situation.  If I try to be assertive then I'm told to wait until it's convenient and if I try to wait until it's convenient then I'm told I  should have been more assertive?  :cry:

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: ridi on July 15, 2021, 04:05:38 PM
Continuing from yesterday...  :drunk:

I woke up to a new tracking update, the package had arrived in my country's capital, still with the label "returned to sender" from around... 4 am. I frantically called customer service begging them to please, PLEASE STOP THAT PACKAGE!!! but the guy did some investigation and came back to me telling me it was too late, but he was at least very nice and offered to open a case for me.

I sent another email complaining, then a few hours later... the tracking updated, still in my city, with "address changed". I got a follow-up email from customer service stating they had managed to catch the package before it was shipped across the ocean. I should be getting it tomorrow (because yes they still need an entire day to get it to me after they've treated me like garbage and it is IN MY CITY)... but honestly I am still going to be skeptical until I have it in my hands.

Like, how could they mess up this much?! First they mess up once, and I practically hold their hand through the entire process of getting it forwarded to my correct address, then they mess THAT up as well. I am honestly a bit dumbfounded.

Hopefully my next update will be in the smile thread  >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 15, 2021, 04:20:41 PM
Hoping that at least the package is on the right path now, ridi!!!

Thanks all. Yeah. The thing is and I think the reason my PC hates MSTeams is because I still have access to my university email address. But not my staff one, only my student one. And that automatically defaults on teams. But I also have a personal MS account and last night after much stress I got it to recognise that.
...Then this morning it told me it couldn't log into that and in the end I had to use the university one because it was the only way it would work. This may be a reason why the camera never worked.

This camera has been fine doing skype chats with sister over the last year and a half. I dunno what the issue is. It doesn't seem a very friendly software anyway.

As for the door - it now doesn't want to stay closed even if I try and prop it shut. One extreme to the other.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 15, 2021, 05:00:14 PM
I'm out of my main antidepressant. I already called it in to the pharmacy but it's not ready yet. Worse, Wal Mart is out of Dr. Pepper. How will I function?! :drunk:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 16, 2021, 05:39:17 PM
the world is just depressing today.

Also flies keep getting into the house. my dogs get stressed out trying to chase them. though it's kind of adorable when they work together to catch a bug.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 17, 2021, 02:16:20 AM
I sliced my hand open in a lobby today while dealing with paperwork.  I felt the papercut and knew it was a samurai sword slash.  DX
 So I excused myself, said I forgot something, rushed outside. Then I sliced my thumb on the same hand, while trying to get into my car to get to my first aid kit. 
So then I'm flinging bloody sanitizer all over my car while I frantically try to wrap band-aids around my still-bleeding fingers.  Somehow I manage to wipe all the evidence off onto a convenient t-shirt in the backseat, just in time for the receptionist to be standing at my elbow.  "Can I help you?"  UH NO I'M GOOD THANKS

Owwwwwwwwwwww...  sanitizer hurts.  cuts hurt.  band-aids make it near-impossible to use my computer mouse properly.  I was in the middle of a sewing project ARGH >.<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 17, 2021, 03:47:09 AM
I got a shot of pain killer today and I slept for 6 hours when I got home. Of course, when I woke up it had worn off so I took some Excedrin for my head. See, this is what I hate. I'm in pain all the time, but if I get something to really work for it, it puts me to sleep when I really need to do things. There's gotta be a heavy duty pain killer out there that doesn't knock you out. I'm shocked I slept so long. I kept looking at my phone thinking the time was wrong. Yes, I'm complaining about getting good sleep :P I would have rather stayed up and gotten some things done around the house I can't usually do without intense pain.

Unfortunately, my doctor can't prescribe pain meds you can take home, just shots in the clinic. Better than nothing but still feels like a waste I slept through it.

edit, the next day: Wow, am I sore where I got the shot. Ouch!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 17, 2021, 06:51:12 PM
I'm wondering why it is the entire local area seem to feel the need to get the same early bus as I do whenever I attempt to avoid crowds by going in early.

My parents never have this issue. Just me.

Although I probably won't be going anywhere for a while now, anyway.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 17, 2021, 07:05:47 PM
I'm wondering why it is the entire local area seem to feel the need to get the same early bus as I do whenever I attempt to avoid crowds by going in early.

My parents never have this issue. Just me.

Although I probably won't be going anywhere for a while now, anyway.

my pet theory is that everyone else will also try to get there early. so to avoid the crowds I try to get a late start. and i end up getting there on time. it really annoys my partner but i swear it works.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 17, 2021, 08:32:48 PM
I'm wondering why it is the entire local area seem to feel the need to get the same early bus as I do whenever I attempt to avoid crowds by going in early.

My parents never have this issue. Just me.

Although I probably won't be going anywhere for a while now, anyway.

my pet theory is that everyone else will also try to get there early. so to avoid the crowds I try to get a late start. and i end up getting there on time. it really annoys my partner but i swear it works.

Well, our bus is hourly and there are only 8 each way in a day :/ It splits off onto another route which adds some options but it's a bit limiting.

The thing is whenever parents take the early bus it's quiet.

When I do it, everyone is travelling...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 18, 2021, 03:41:46 AM
It seems to always happen to me too.  I try to keep my distance from others in stores and it seems every aisle will be deserted except the one I'm interested in. 

I got the bill from my dr visit today and my insurance paid less than $25 on the bill. The total bill was more than I was expecting.  :shocked:

I bought something for myself and I feel guilty for doing so even though I have no reason to. 


I found some Babybel cheese in the fridge that was well past its best buy date.  My mom said that it was still good but I took a couple of bites and it tasted bad. :yucky:


Ponyfan





Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 18, 2021, 06:46:24 AM
Walking my bicycle in the front door I caught a tire, on the metal plant stand near the front door.😱 I heard the air hiss out, when I checked thought I can't find the puncture. Seriously?! Tomorrow morning I'm going to inflate it and try to find the spot. The nearest gas station sells tires so hopefully it's an easy fix.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 18, 2021, 02:46:37 PM
I posted a picture of an item in  my other (non pony) collection on Facebook.  Someone loved it and asked where I got it.  Before I had a chance to tell that person where I got the item another person commented where to buy the item and that "they were way too expensive."  I felt that last part was really rude.  I that person had been complaining about the price of the item in another group we both have access to but this was on my own page.  :( 

Ponyfan   
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 18, 2021, 06:37:06 PM
I'm on the third day without my main antidepressant. I'm starting to feel the withdrawal symptoms. I get them really bad.

Tomorrow I'm going to call the clinic and tell them I need my medicine. My doctor who usually prescribes it is out and has been for a while so she can't authorize a refill. I needed two meds refilled, the other is my thyroid medication.

But I feel so weird today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on July 18, 2021, 10:18:44 PM
I posted a picture of an item in  my other (non pony) collection on Facebook.  Someone loved it and asked where I got it.  Before I had a chance to tell that person where I got the item another person commented where to buy the item and that "they were way too expensive."  I felt that last part was really rude.  I that person had been complaining about the price of the item in another group we both have access to but this was on my own page.  :( 

Ponyfan

Wow, that is super rude. Does FB let you delete people's comments if they are made on your page? I know they didn't used to years ago (I found out the hard way when some rando made an inappropriate comment on one of my wedding photos regarding one of my bridesmaid's anatomy, and I had to take the whole photo down to get rid of it, but that was over a decade ago), but maybe things have changed. I don't use fb anymore so I'm not sure.

My trivial thing is that I'm so sick of my hair. I know I'll never cut it, since at my age I doubt it will grow back out the same, and it grows super slow, but I'll still complain about how heavy and hot it is.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 19, 2021, 06:07:45 AM
My 13-yr-old nephew (who is staying with us for the summer) was camping this week with the church youth group and didn't put sunscreen on his legs when they went out on the lake the last morning that they were up there.  He now has 2nd degree burns all over his legs (which the group leaders started treating as soon as they realized what had happened--we're not blaming anyone--it was an accident and he had sunscreen, he just thought he didn't need it because it was overcast!).  One of the blisters is the size of an egg!  Poor little guy is taking it pretty well but I feel so bad for him. He can't even walk to the bathroom.  My dad or I have to carry him.  At least he's light enough for me to still carry around!  Last night my friend suggested a remedy to help him and my parents were all "No, we don't want to try anything experimental tonight" and today my mom was talking to a nurse that we know from church and she suggested the same remedy.  But my dad talked to a surgeon from church (he worked on my knee a couple of years ago) and decided that what the surgeon said was the right way to handle it so we're doing it his way and not even considering the remedy suggested by multiple people. 

And then, because I stayed home from church with my nephew while everyone else went, we watched The Goes Wrong Show (which he thought was really funny).  When my parents got home, they asked what it was and I told them.  My dad said he'd never heard of it even though I tried to get my parents to watch it a couple of months ago and they said it looked boring!

ETA: He wanted me to help him set up a Pokemon Go account but because he is 13, I couldn't just add him to my Pokemon Trainer club account as a child (like it let me do for his younger brother) because 13 is the cutoff where they have to make their own accounts because they no longer require parental permission.  Then it wouldn't let me use the same email address for him because apparently each email address is assigned to one person, like a social security number. and everyone automatically has an email address the day that they turn 7 so him not having one because his parents don't think he needs one is apparently an oddity.  Fortunately my dad let us use his email so we were able to get him started tonight but it took us way longer than it should have.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 20, 2021, 09:10:57 PM
I hope your nephew is feeling better Pokeyonekenobie.  Some of the worst sunburns I've had have been while in water

I ordered a couple of items from Amazon on Saturday.  I know they don't usually process weekend orders until the next business day but it seems like this order is taking longer than the others I recently made.  Part of my impatience is probably because I need to order something else also but I am trying to wait until the current order has shipped before I place another one. 

I had to deal with the neighbor today. The first thing she said to me when she got in the car was "Are you awake back there? You're so quiet"  It really annoys me when she says stuff that like. Sometimes I am quiet around her but it's because I'm thinking about something else or trying to figure out what to say around her.  She loves to dominate the conversation and 99% of the time any subject you try to discuss with her turns in to a one sided one about her kids or some place she visited etc..  Later when I did try to start a conversation she didn't respond. 

@LadyAmalthea I think you can delete comments from posts on your Facebook page.  I just ignored her and told the first person where I bought the item from.  The thing that really gets me is that it's not even a super expensive item and I bought it for my collection so I'm not going use it up.


Ponyfan 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 20, 2021, 11:46:54 PM
someone was setting off fireworks. it's 5:30pm on a tuesday. this is very unsettling.

i also don't understand this whole billionaire space race. we have a lot of problems here on earth. i'm as fascinated by space as the next person. but the world is  falling apart and these guys are focusing on space tourism :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 21, 2021, 01:20:34 AM
^ That's because they only care about other billionaires.


I typed out a whole big post but I think I can sum it up:

I hate having to take transportation to get to doctor's offices.
I hate guys with leaf blowers. Especially when they are blowing dirt and clouds of it are coming at you.
I hate ants.
I hate fruit flies.
I hate ants.
Finally, I hate ants.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 21, 2021, 02:30:49 AM
put cold vinegar on skin with a facecloth.  let evaporate.  repeat.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 21, 2021, 05:22:17 PM
It's so hot outside that the pests on my gooseberry bushes are erm, not doing well.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want pests on my gooseberry bush and I have been removing them anyway but...I really don't like dead bugs. And these...are not pretty. Let's leave it there.

Also my corydalis is such a wimp. It got well watered and yet within a matter of hours it was wilting from the sun. It's now sitting in water in the shade. Tsch. Bear in mind this is my third attempt at this plant, the first two having died in transit and died for some unknown reason over winter despite being hardy.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 21, 2021, 05:37:36 PM
My groceries are late :mad: Usually someone will call if they're going to be late or in one case early. I hope they get here before it rains again...


Also, I have a huge welt on the back of my hand from something. I vaguely remember smacking it on... my desk? maybe? trying to shoo a fruit fly away from me. I didn't think I hit it that hard but the lump is pretty big! It hurts if I press on it (so don't do that).


Alsox2, I'm playing a Steam port of a mobile game called My Singing Monsters. It's really cute and funny and I'm enjoying it... or was. It's a Pay to Win game, being a mobile export and I just can't justify dropping 25 bucks on it to get some coins so I can upgrade my castles and get more monsters. Sure, the monsters generate coins but at paltry sums (unless they are high level... which costs snacks and coins to feed them). At least I can live vicariously through other player's islands.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on July 22, 2021, 07:37:40 PM
Every time my family receives a gift, it seems to always end up costing me money somehow. Like say, a gift card for an activity that I wouldn't have done in the first place, but it's only enough to take one child, but I have to take all 3 kids (or pay for a babysitter!) and pay for the other 2 plus myself to do it.

This time my twin daughters each received a doll for their birthday. One of the dolls was one we already had, and I knew it came from Target, so I tried to exchange it without a receipt. Well, it must have gone on clearance, because they only wanted to give me $7.90 for it. It was going to cost $24.99 to get a different one from the same line. So I had to just buy one out of pocket so they each had one...gone are the days when the girls were young enough not to know the difference! I just wish people would respect my wishes when I request 'NO GIFTS PLEASE'.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on July 23, 2021, 09:06:55 PM
Popped briefly in a little pawn shop for a quick browse (10 seconds!) then tried to leave... a guy on his phone was blocking the exit; every time I moved forward (trying to stay socially distanced) he stopped to carry on with his convo.

The guy standing nearby at the till was calling out to him to move his a** (as he could see what was going on)

In the end I called out "excuse me, I am trying to get out!"

"So am I" he grunted, seemingly annoyed that I should dare interrupt his most important call and hurry him on his way... no apologies for blocking the way at all...

what a grumpy, rude man. I usually try to stay classy and go on my way with dignity, but honestly, I was *that close* to shouting out a naughty sweary at him. Thank goodness I was wearing a mask, I was silently mouthing all sorts of insults at him!!

Seriously, he was so self-entitled, it was pathetic!


 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 24, 2021, 12:04:26 AM
Suuuper trivial complaint: I can't make decent roofs for houses in the Sims even after watching multiple roof tutorials. I wish Sims 4 had auto roofs like Sims 3 does.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 24, 2021, 12:19:08 AM
Suuuper trivial complaint: I can't make decent roofs for houses in the Sims even after watching multiple roof tutorials. I wish Sims 4 had auto roofs like Sims 3 does.

I haven't played in ages, but my technique is mostly, "if it covers the rooms then it'll do" xD.
I generally just plunk something down and extend it to cover space. I'd never make an architect.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 24, 2021, 03:35:44 AM
I am exhausted.  I work up at around 3:30 this morning and didn't go back to sleep until around 5-5:30.  At 4:30 I got up and got on my computer for a while hoping that would help me relax. It worked and I eventually went back to sleep but I've been really tired for most of the day.

I bit in to one of my blood pressure pills while I was taking it and it was really bitter. I could still taste the bitterness even after taking a couple of drinks of water.

Not really a complaint but my mom read somewhere that bars of Irish Spring will make flies goes away because they don't like the scent.  Now we have fresh bars of soap sitting on the kitchen table.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 24, 2021, 04:46:31 PM
I haven't played in ages, but my technique is mostly, "if it covers the rooms then it'll do" xD.
I generally just plunk something down and extend it to cover space. I'd never make an architect.

Same. I've been trying to make a cottage with a wrap around covered porch. I can do one side, but unless the house is a square, I don't know what to do about the other half. That said, I did figure out how to make skylights.

Not really a complaint but my mom read somewhere that bars of Irish Spring will make flies goes away because they don't like the scent.  Now we have fresh bars of soap sitting on the kitchen table.

Regular house flies are attracted to apple cider vinegar just like fruit flies are. I caught one in one of my traps. What you do is get a container, like a jar or a cup and put in some vinegar and a little bit of dish soap. Cover the top of it with something, plastic wrap works well, and tape it down or wrap a rubber band around it to keep it tight and poke a hole the size of your index finger in the top. The flies can get in but they can't get out.

--

And my complaint for today is I'm very dizzy and shaky. The dizziness I can deal with as long as I don't try to shower but the shakiness is annoying me. My eyes really hurt too.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on July 25, 2021, 08:44:05 PM
I'm super creeped out right now. I just finished leaving a review for an item I purchased at Target, and when I was done it asked me if I would 'review these other items I had purchased recently'. Several items showed up that I purchased in-store back in February...but I paid CASH for them. Sure, I had to put my email address in to be able to leave the review, so I do have a Target online account, but how did it know I bought these particular items? Facial recognition at their self-checkout? Recognizing the tracking chip in my phone when it had close proximity to the checkout at time-of-purchase?!?

I'm so tired of technology constantly invading our privacy.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 26, 2021, 12:57:31 AM
I opened my window last night because it was too hot and now I'm having issues with my allergies (stuffy/runny nose and mild sore throat).  Thank you, smoke from wildfires nowhere near me...


ETA: I hate that the smoke makes the sky look overcast, promising rain, when it's really just a big lie!  I want rain...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 26, 2021, 01:55:17 AM
Man, there is so much going on with me right now. I have multiple medical issues going on all at once and am taking 4 additional meds for treatment. I feel awful. I'm so tired I just want to sleep. One thing I have is a bad sinus infection and my throat hurts but my ears hurt even more. Especially on the left side which is the side I sleep on. They hurt and are so itchy! I don't have an appetite. When I sleep I have nightmares. One was about my cat and I woke up crying :(

At the moment, I'm forcing myself to eat some crackers and cheese. With so much medicine I'm taking I can't have an empty stomach but I'm not enjoying it. Feels like a chore. And I love cheese. My head is starting to hurt again too.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pheasant on July 26, 2021, 10:00:04 PM
The constant heat and smoke exposure is finally starting to get to me. I feel so sick and stressed.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: ridi on July 27, 2021, 12:24:22 PM
We're up for an entire week with rain where I live, according to the forecast. We've had a dry period for a while so I can't really be too mad about it, but I really wish mother nature could like, pick a day or two every week for it to rain instead of letting it pour down an entire week...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on July 27, 2021, 09:24:39 PM
Trivial  complaint - a shortage of Lipton lemon iced tea.

I must have driven to 5 stores today - shelves empty.

Poundland (of all places) had the 500ml bottles though; grabbed 6!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: rearing_palomino164 on July 28, 2021, 01:36:00 AM
Some of the plants in my garden are dying. I'm not sure if its because of the 100 degree heat or I'm not watering them enough or what. Its frustrating taking so much time to tend and plant and not get anything in return.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 28, 2021, 02:22:17 AM
Someone has been idling a motorcycle on the street for like an hour. I can hear it through the closed windows. At first, since it's a low hum coming from the same direction as my computer, I thought it was a drive or a fan in my PC case. I'm glad that's wasn't it, but the humming-vroom-vrooms are becoming quite annoying.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on July 28, 2021, 07:57:41 AM
My biggest sleeping bag, which I've been putting off laundering for an age, is JUST too big for the machine. It was struggling to turn as it went through the wash cycle. So put a stop to that, drained the water, took it out & now relegated to hand-laundering it (translation: a pole moves the thing around) in the bath. Note to self: never buy a sleeping bag that big & heavy again. Better a thinner one & big duvets than breaking my washing machine...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 29, 2021, 05:41:32 AM
An Associate Librarian position has come open in-house and I'm torn about applying for it.  I want to move up but I really enjoy what I'm doing now and probably won't be able to do it anymore if I get the job.  And then there's the fact that the director has someone in mind for the job (if they apply for it) so there's a chance that I won't be given a fair shot anyway. 

But as Wayne Gretzky said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

There are times that I wish things were like Futurama--you are assigned a job and that is what you do for the rest of your life.  (But then I'd probably rebel anyway!  :P)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 29, 2021, 02:10:30 PM
We are still having trouble with flies.  I suggested the apple cider vinegar trap to my dad but he said "he heard that didn't work" and still wants to to burn citronella candles in the house.  I've tried to talk to my mom about my worries about burning them due to the asthma but she doesn't seem to be taking my concerns seriously.  So far my dad hasn't been able to find citronella candles.


My eczema is breaking  out and  I have some kind of bite right in the middle of the the eczema.  I've always been sensitive to insect and spider bites even when I was a child.  They always swell up really big. This one isn't too bad but it's really itchy and it's hard not to scratch.  I also have excema breaking out in an unusual place.


I want to complete my current diamond painting but I'm on a large section of purple and black so it's hard to stay motivated for long working with just those 2 colors.


Ponyfan


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: pinkkittywinks on July 29, 2021, 02:53:18 PM
Burnt my finger on my hot glue gun and it is a mess :( my bandage adhered to the wound, and I had to soak it off this morning. I now have a non-adherent dressing on.

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 29, 2021, 04:42:27 PM
Ponyfan - That really sucks that your dad said that. The traps work and work very well. Sorry about everything else too.


My carpel tunnel is really bad. It hasn't hurt like this for a long time. I'm wearing my best brace and that helps a little, but I think I'll need to wear a night brace for a while too.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on July 29, 2021, 06:54:01 PM
We are still having trouble with flies.  I suggested the apple cider vinegar trap to my dad but he said "he heard that didn't work" and still wants to to burn citronella candles in the house.  I've tried to talk to my mom about my worries about burning them due to the asthma but she doesn't seem to be taking my concerns seriously.  So far my dad hasn't been able to find citronella candles.

Ponyfan

I've always had really good luck with the cider vinegar traps...it only costs pennies to make them, too! I don't think the citronella would work in the house very well, the flies would just move to another area of the house. It doesn't kill them or anything, just repels them, and they are already in there! Plus they burn kind of dirty...probably wouldn't be good for your HVAC system.

My complaints probably aren't that trivial today, but I'll just sum it up by saying I'm worried about some medical tests I have to have tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 29, 2021, 09:01:39 PM
Thank you BlackCurtains and Lady Amalthea.   My dad is a good man but once he gets it in is mind that something doesn't work it's very hard to change it.

He still goes on and on about politics everyday. We still can't make it through a meal without him bringing it up.
 

I feel like nothing is going right today.  My parents and I went out to a restaurant and the service was horrible. I know restaurants are short staffed right now but that's not reason we had bad service.  When our food came ,the order was wrong. After my parents told her that the order was wrong she stopped coming to our table to refill drinks and check on us.  I watched her go to the other tables in her section multiple times while she deliberately ignored us. My dad was the only one to get a refill on his drink and that was before the food came.  When she brought the ticket she put it down on the table and said "Here's your ticket." The ticket was also wrong and my parents had to fix it at the cashier stand. 

I wanted to buy a fun item at the store but it was sold out.  I had opportunities to buy it but decided to get it today and they were gone.

Pinkkittywinks, I'm sorry you burned your finger with the glue gun. 

LadyAmalthea I'm hoping your medical tests go well.

BlackCurtains I'm sorry that your carpel tunnel is bad today. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 30, 2021, 02:31:27 AM
Thanks, Ponyfan. The brace makes it feel better.


My new complaint is a bad headache that won't go away. I tried taking medicine and caffeine, tried lying down with an icepack and now I'm back in the living room sitting up and drinking water. It's been going for about 3 hours now. It doesn't feel like a migraine right now, just a bad headache, but it might turn into a migraine if I can't get it to stop hurting.

My stomach hurts too. I need to lose weight so I had a salad and some crackers for dinner. My stomach has a hard time digesting raw veggies, so it's in pain now. I ate the crackers hoping they would help a little and they probably are, but it still hurts. It really sucks when you're a vegetarian and can't eat vegetables without problems.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on July 30, 2021, 03:10:25 AM
I need to fix an issue we're having at work but nothing i tried worked. hopefully i can figure it out tomorrow. :huh:

Lady Amalthea, I hope everything goes well. sending happy thoughts
Black Curtains, I hope you feel better
Ponyfan, my dad is super stubborn too.
pinkkittywinks, i hope your burn heals quickly.

:hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 30, 2021, 01:44:10 PM
Found out that wave three of Barbie BMR1959 has been cancelled by Mattel because they want to keep doing Barbie Extra, why can’t they mixed both together then people will be happy.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 30, 2021, 08:59:47 PM
Job hunting is sucky. I apply here, here and here, and then they shove me onto stupid search engines that shove every job except the one I'm trying to apply for, in my face. So that i accomplish almost nothing, and put in maybe 3 applications within an hour. Why are they like that?

It sure makes me miss the days when I could go in and apply with pen and paper.

Everyone is hiring,  and yet I've had no luck whatsoever.  I'm so frustrated.  :cry:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 31, 2021, 10:35:46 PM
Weird, I thought I posted here today? Hmm.

Well anyway, my motivation today is at negative 50million. I need to clean the bathroom, do some dishes and put some stuff away in the pantry and I just :drunk:

Also, I still have a headache. It never really went away, just moved around my head. My teeth and eyes hurt now and the rest of my head has a dull throb. I just took some more medicine. My poor liver.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 01, 2021, 03:49:09 AM
@Leave a Whisper :hug:  I've put in some job applications too and haven't heard back yet.  It is really frustrating.   

Black Curtains I hope your headache goes away soon.



I saw something so disgusting in the grocery store today that every time I think of it I feel a little nauseous.  I won't go in to details but it was item that should have never been put out for sale.  I'm actually pretty shocked that no one noticed it as it was very obvious.


I've been having trouble communicating with my parents today. The first time happened this morning.  I was waiting to put something in the trunk and my parents got in the car without unlocking the trunk for me.  After waiting for a few minutes it became obvious that they weren't going to unlock the trunk.  When I got in the car my mom asked who I was talking to and I told her that I had been asking if they were going to unlock the trunk.

My dad starts talking about not wanting to take the time to unlock the trunk because he was annoyed about a silver car parking next to him and wanted to leave quickly.  Trying to agree with him I said that I didn't realize that he couldn't unlock the trunk then.  After that he said that he could have unlocked the trunk but didn't want to. :dizzy:


Today I got a letter that my asthma dr has decided to retire. I'm a little annoyed at the situation because I just saw him a couple of weeks ago and he didn't mention his retirement to me then.  The main reason I went to see him was because I was running out of refills for one of my inhalers.  The letter said that a new dr is taking over his practice  I'm not sure what's going to happen with my prescription as usually I just call the pharmacy when it's out and my asthma dr gives me refills to last about 6 months.


I was trying to talk to my parents about this and my mom would say one thing "The old dr probably has a prescription refill on file" and then another "You might have to go see the new dr to get a refill even though you just saw the old one."  I hope I will not have to see the new one for a while because the insurance paid less than $25 on my last visit and it makes me feel that that visit might have been pointless if I have to see the new dr so soon.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 01, 2021, 09:56:36 AM
I've been arguing with my GP about inhalers as well. I had one for allergy related asthma in the past, but they've been refusing to give me one because I couldn't be reviewed when I first raised the issue. Hopefully I can resolve that this week.

My complaint is my bedroom door. The catch broke a couple of weeks ago...and it's still broken. Dad is going to fix it but right now it's being held shut with a wedge and a folded envelope. It's really irritating.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: ridi on August 01, 2021, 11:11:37 AM
Really feeling the loneliness and isolation of the past year right now as I'm starting to really miss my hometown on the other side of the country, which I usually... well... hate is such a strong word... but I certainly don't like it there. Lol.  :blink:

I figured it wouldn't hurt to take a short trip back there to visit my parents for a week or two, but as I went to look up train schedules, I found that half the journey has to be done via a replacement bus, which is bad enough because I get carsick easily, but also there's no pets allowed on the bus. I'm bringing my birds with me, so... I guess there just aren't any travel options for me right now.  :( So unfair.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 01, 2021, 04:43:03 PM
My headache has gone away :) ...but my stomach hurts now :pout:

My cat is almost 19 and she can't bathe herself like she used to. When she tries she just makes mats in her fur. Her belly is covered in them because that's a spot she can still reach easily. Today she let me brush some out and cut some others out with scissors, but there is still a lot of them. Her tail is really dirty and greasy too so I've been trying to wash it gently with a damp towel. She lets me do it for a few minutes but then gets annoyed. She loves water and in the past has jumped in the shower with me, but I can't give her a full bath. She's so thin (only 4lbs) I would be afraid she'd catch pneumonia or something. I know they sell bath wipes for cats, maybe I should try some.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on August 02, 2021, 01:07:15 AM
Poor cat getting old xxx You're doing what you can to make her happy & comfortable, & that's all you can do xxx Hope the cat wipes work xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on August 02, 2021, 04:25:24 PM
I said no thank you to a carrying tray at McDonald's when I went to pick up coffee this morning,  and then proceeded to spill hot black coffee on my arm and burn myself when I was trying to carry every thing in the house.   The warnings on the cup don't lie - it's hot!  >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 03, 2021, 01:26:03 AM
Woke up with another headache that is clinging to life. I'm about to go lie down with an icepack on my head.

I'm almost out of lens cleaner for my glasses. It's Prince & Spring brand and it's the best cleaner I've ever used. They are out of it on Amazon. Boxed sells it, but I'm not signed up with them (I know they have it because that's where my mom originally got it, and gave me a box). I hate to sign up to something new just to get one thing but my mom keeps forgetting to buy some more.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 03, 2021, 03:22:40 AM
It's only Monday evening and I feel like everything that could go wrong has.  It started with a storm early on Sunday.  Usually I don't like thunderstorms because I am sensitive to loud noises but this thunder was actually pretty soft and I didn't mind it too much because it reminded me of white noise. 

When I got up I noticed that the phone line was showing that it was active even though no one was using the phone.  I checked to make sure none of the phones were off the hook but the line was still showing active. I told my mom and she starting checking the phones even though I just did.  I thought the phone line had been fixed because the phone rang once in the afternoon but around 6 it showed active again.  It stayed that way all night and this morning.  My mom called the phone company this morning and they were able to restore the line.

I felt horrible yesterday, most likely due to the weather. I've felt a lot better today though.

I get in the car and noticed it was making a strange noise.  My mom said she didn't hear it so I turned off the AC and radio and told her to listen.  She continued to say that the car was fine and not to worry about it even though I kept telling her that the car doesn't make that sound.   When I got to a large parking lot she told me to stop (she didn't even give me time to pull in to a parking space) got out and noticed one of the tires was flat and had a piece of metal in it.

My dad had to come and change the tire and take it to the tire shop.  The tire couldn't be repaired so the car needed new tires.

A couple of hours after that my Internet went out while I was streaming.  Normally that wouldn't have been such a big thing but on top of everything else it felt like another thing that went wrong.

Then my dad misplaced one of the car keys.  He found it after a a few minutes though.

I got a bit lightheaded earlier tonight but I think it was due to all of the  stress today.  I hope tomorrow will be better.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 03, 2021, 08:45:57 AM
Hugs to all of you having a bad time  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 03, 2021, 10:17:27 AM
:hug: to everyone.

Ridi, I kind of know how you feel. I'm stuck in the area I grew up in right now, since COVID made a temporary stop with parents a lot more long term...

Now I hate being stuck here, and want to go back to London, but the logistics in the COVID situation make the idea of going back to London imminently overwhelming and annoying. I am happiest when I'm in London, but to live there will mean working full time which I have never done successfully in my whole life (my brain can't deal with more than around 25 hours without taking a serious toll on my health).

The idea of being stuck here forever is really grim. I don't hate the area but there's just nothing here except my parents. I rely on buses for independence, COVID has made that tricky but even in normal times there are 8 buses a day here- compared to many many buses in London.

I had a taste of freedom and I feel like COVID took that away. But going anywhere right now is awkward because of the unlock and the continued risk at the moment...

So I can't even go and do a visit.

It's just going to take me a lot longer to readjust to post Covid and the long time in hibernation than I expected it would...but it's really frustrating.

My sister has only been able to come home sporadically since COVID began. I think one of my worries about trying to move back south is the possibility of being stranded and unable to come see parents.

It's just a difficult situation for so many people even if the pandemic does start to wane. It's realising the long term damage...and working out how to rebuild from it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: ridi on August 03, 2021, 11:00:21 AM
Oof, that's harsh, Taffeta  :sad: My situation was similar in the first few months of the pandemic - I happened to be with my parents in my old hometown when it broke out for real and was stuck for several months. I ended up having business in the capital that made me have to leave eventually, but being stuck here is a huge improvement to being stuck over there as there are reasons I prefer to live in a big city. But it does get very lonely.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 03, 2021, 06:10:12 PM
Another day, another headache :pout: I haven't had this problem for a while. I don't know why it's happening again. The only thing I can think of is that I turned my thermostat up to try and lower my bill. I sleep with a 20lbs gravity blanket that I even put over my head. Since the temp is higher, I haven't been using it because it gets too hot. Could the blanket on my head make a difference? I don't always wake up with it where I put it when I fell asleep so I don't know... seems kind of weird. It's the only thing I can think of though... except maybe the weather? Maybe it's the temp change? I don't know but it's highly annoying.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 04, 2021, 11:06:44 PM
Thank you everyone,  Yesterday was a better day but today hasn't been great.

Last night I got wound up right before I was ready to go to sleep. Eventually I went to sleep but it was less than I usually get.  I've been really tired all day.  I took a short nap this afternoon but it didn't help much.   Now I've got a migraine.  I took some Aleve for it but it's still there.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 05, 2021, 03:59:06 AM
I was headache free for a couple of hours today but it came back. I'm thinking of going to the hospital. It's been... 6 days? I had a headache last 7 days once, and ended up going to the ER. I had irritated a nerve that runs along your shoulder, in your neck and to the top of the head. They did a CT scan, because of my brain surgery history and since I still have an implant in my skull. They ended up just giving me some IV meds and pain killer.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 05, 2021, 07:01:06 PM
I have an interview just after lunch but I don't think I can actually eat lunch...   :freak:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on August 05, 2021, 10:22:17 PM
I have an interview just after lunch but I don't think I can actually eat lunch...   :freak:

Good luck :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SunPony on August 06, 2021, 10:03:34 PM
I came soooo close to finally getting baby leafy on eBay but at the last minute someone swooped in and outbid me!  A tale as old as, well, ebay I guess
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 06, 2021, 11:09:49 PM
Sorry you got outbid on Baby Leafy.  I got outbid for a My Little pony charm once on Ebay and noticed the matching pin was also for sale.  The same person that outbid me for the charm also found the pin and outbid me on that too.


I'm really down today.  Maybe the stress of the week is catching up with me.  I'm so sad that I just want to hide in my room and cry.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 07, 2021, 12:03:11 AM
:hug: Ponyfan


I have a headache today but yesterday I didn't have one, so I didn't go to the ER. I don't want to go over the weekend. Monday I'm going to my parents house. If I still have one by Tuesday, I'll go to the ER.

My downstairs neighbors dog has been barking all day. Last night, my other neighbor was making all kinds of noise and keeping me up. Hulu kept getting a connection interruption while I was watching it.

I still have fruit flies. I ran out of sticky pads for my vinegar traps. I'm having to double bag my garbage. I wish I could take my cat and go somewhere so I could set off bug bombs. It seems like the only way to get rid of them for good.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 07, 2021, 06:49:39 PM
Thank you BlackCurtains.  :hug:

I hope your headache goes away soon.  My migraine on Wed was terrible. 

I told my mom that I wanted to do something today. She decided to clean today and as I walked in to my bathroom she told me that I had to finish cleaning it.  I ended up crying over that because I had to do what she wanted me to do instead of what I wanted.  I know it's a bit selfish to think that way but I couldn't help it.  :cry:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 07, 2021, 10:39:43 PM
Thanks Ponyfan, sorry you're still having a rough time :hug:


I didn't wake up with a headache! It was still there when I went to bed but it's gone now. I didn't sleep well though. It was very noisy in the neighborhood and sometimes I get nervous. I only have a deadbolt on my door, not even a knob lock or a chain or anything else. I bought a security bar that you're supposed to place against a door that opens inward but my door opens the other way. Still, it makes me feel better. I've always loved true crime shows but I had to stop watching them when I moved in here, they made me paranoid.

I feel guilty and stupid for making a purchase yesterday. I had second thoughts before I bought it but did it anyway. Today I'm really regretting it. It's not something I can return. The most I can hope for is being able to sell something of equal value and get my money back that way.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on August 09, 2021, 06:54:43 AM
started making my snack under the grill. Decided to shred boxes while it cooked. Burnt the grill pan & set off the smoke alarm. Now have to put up with beep beep beep beep until it all clears by itself (don't worry no more smoke is being generated - it just needs to clear)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 10, 2021, 03:32:28 AM
I got a cheese danish with my groceries last night and set it on the counter, not really looking at it. Tonight I got it and went back to my bedroom which is dark with the blinds drawn and only the TV on. I started eating it while watching TV and about halfway I glanced at it and saw a dark spot. I turned my light on and it was mold :X It had smaller spots of mold all over.

I ate half of a moldy danish >_<

The use by date isn't until the 17th, so I don't know why this one was so old, or maybe it was left somewhere hot and humid. Whatever. Gross.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 10, 2021, 03:30:47 PM
Urgh, just got back from a scary drive...

driving home from town, my kid in the back. A van driver joins behind us at the traffic lights. On green, off I go, he sets off slowly but puts his foot down to "catch up" and drive quite close to me. 

We turn off down a narrow road, with parked cars along one side. We need to stop twice to yield to oncoming traffic, he had to too, but he ha to pull-in behind some cars. I get on to the main road, he follows and again speeds up to be very close to us. We turn right at a roundabout, so does he... I am beginning to feel followed!

Then, up ahead, I see a potential hazard that makes me slow down - parked cars on the opposite side of the road, a queue of cars yielding to me, but ahead of them a group of kids in high-viz jackets being coached by a cycling teacher on cycle safety. They are waiting.

Of course, I slow down and await visual contact with the teacher as to see whether he is letting his cycle students to pass in single-file, he thumbs-up me to let me pass on.

At that precise moment, I hear the brakes screech behind me. That dumb van driver, concentrating too much on tail-gaiting me rather than observing the road hazards up ahead! I shouted out a sweary. I was thankful that the road was dry & that he did not crash into us! We would have had plenty of witnesses to his stupidity, though. I drove slowly past the queue of cars, then sped up to the end of the junction.

In my rear-view mirror, I could see him speeding up to me again.

GIMMIE A BREAK!!!

I turn right - this eventually leads to a dead-end, unless he had business in that direction it would be unlikely that he would follow...  yet HE FOLLOWED....

Half way down the road, I was already making plans about parking opposite a neighbour's house (didn't want him to know where we lived) but then I suddenly see him slow down... I continue down the hill & turn off to our little side road, my kid kept a look-out for him while I swiftly parked up the drive.  No sign of him, phew!

But NO EXCUSE for him to tail gait me. Then the screeching brakes incident near the kids, smh... why are some drivers so wacko?????  >_< >_< >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 10, 2021, 06:33:25 PM
My computer is suddenly telling me that my USB must be formatted before I can use it.  Um...I've been using it for a couple of years.  At least I have a backup (and now creating a second backup for my backup) but is there any way to restore the files? It would be nice not to have to redo some of the work on there--it's not that much but still time consuming.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 11, 2021, 03:10:01 AM
BlackCurtains, I'm sorry about the danish.  Sometimes my parents don't notice food is moldy until I tell them and even then sometimes they act like they think I am overreacting until I actually show them the moldy spots. 

Last week I checked with my my asthma drs office to make sure I didn't need to do anything since the dr retired suddenly and I needed a new prescription on an inhaler this month.   The staff assured me that they would take care of everything when I needed a refill.  I asked them if I needed to call the office or if I could just call  it in to the pharmacy like I usually do.  They said sending it through the pharmacy was fine so called in my prescription to be refilled yesterday. I haven't heard if it's ready yet. ( I usually get a text when it's ready but sometimes I don't)   I'm hoping maybe I just didn't get the text because I only have a couple of days left on my current inhaler.

I've had a weird headache most of the day. It's been on one side of my head and I felt a dull ache all the way down to my jaw.  Then it switched sides.  It hasn't been bad enough to for me to get medicine for it but I've felt the pain.

I heard a couple of strangers call my parents old today.  My parents were walking a little bit ahead of me and I heard the strangers say "That old couple." I know that my parents are getting old but it sounded weird to hear someone I didn't know say it.


Ponyfan



Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 11, 2021, 12:25:44 PM
Thanks Ponyfan. My dad is that way too. When I still lived with my parents, I was always checking the bread for mold, because my dad wouldn't see it and eat it anyway. If I pointed it out to him half the time he'd say 'that isn't mold!' Frustrating.


I've been drinking my coffee black for months now but I found some Cinnamon Toast Crunch creamer and wanted to try it. I tasted it by itself first and it's soooo good! When I put it in my coffee it made it too sweet, but I liked the cinnamon flavor. So now I'm not sure what to do. Maybe I should try it in Lipton tea?

edit for more complaints today: My eczema broke out on just my thumb and index finger knuckles. It really hurts.

There is something irritating in my ear :huh: I'm thinking it's a cat hair maybe, wouldn't be the first.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: AvianWing on August 11, 2021, 05:17:30 PM
My computer is suddenly telling me that my USB must be formatted before I can use it.  Um...I've been using it for a couple of years.  At least I have a backup (and now creating a second backup for my backup) but is there any way to restore the files? It would be nice not to have to redo some of the work on there--it's not that much but still time consuming.

Well there is always the scary possibility that the USB drive is corrupted, those little USB sticks are far from the most reliable form of storage...

Are you using the drive on a new computer?

If not, you could open the disk utility on Windows to see if the data/files are even still on there (can't view them but it'll tell you if something's taking up space on it). That will also tell you what it's currently formatted as (If it's Windows it should either say FAT-something or NTFS). There are some third-party tools that might also be able to help you undo whatever the drive's come down with (EaseUS and MiniTool come to mind).
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 11, 2021, 06:55:34 PM
My computer is suddenly telling me that my USB must be formatted before I can use it.  Um...I've been using it for a couple of years.  At least I have a backup (and now creating a second backup for my backup) but is there any way to restore the files? It would be nice not to have to redo some of the work on there--it's not that much but still time consuming.

Well there is always the scary possibility that the USB drive is corrupted, those little USB sticks are far from the most reliable form of storage...

Are you using the drive on a new computer?

If not, you could open the disk utility on Windows to see if the data/files are even still on there (can't view them but it'll tell you if something's taking up space on it). That will also tell you what it's currently formatted as (If it's Windows it should either say FAT-something or NTFS). There are some third-party tools that might also be able to help you undo whatever the drive's come down with (EaseUS and MiniTool come to mind).

It's my work computer but I've tried a couple of recovery options.  EaseUS found all the files but wants $70 to recover them so I'm trying out Stellar Data Recovery now.  It says it's all free so we'll see if they can find it and restore it for me.  I've already got a backup for my backup made and I'll be doing another one once I get another USB this afternoon.  The stuff on this file is my Artwork for work (117 GB of images) so I'm planning to put it online (because of things like this) but I have to be able to access the files first.  I've been telling my boss for years that we can't rely on the USBs not to fail so maybe now she'll listen to me.  I can fix the artwork I had done again using my backup, it's just time consuming so if I don't have to, I'd rather not.  Since I'm working the desk instead being in my office this morning I can run the programs and this afternoon I can see if it worked.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 13, 2021, 11:04:44 PM
My phone keeps telling me I no longer have enough cloud storage space for it to keep a backup of my phone's data in the cloud.  I've tried deleting screencaps  my phone to see if that would help but I still get the message that there isn't enough storage. 

I've been really down lately.  I want to cry a lot over little things that shouldn't be making me cry.  :cry:  Today I didn't even want to look someone in the eye because I was afraid they'd see that I was trying to blink back tears. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 13, 2021, 11:37:35 PM
I really hate the computers at work.  I think they're cheap and the city would do well to invest in something that actually works!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 14, 2021, 12:53:05 AM
Our local GP sometimes makes no sense.

So I've had some issues with my ear for a few weeks - not sure why, but I asked the nurse at my asthma review a couple of weeks ago and she said if it continued to bother me to call up and see a doctor. So I did that yesterday...and they insisted I see another nurse, despite already having seen one. She was able to give me something for that, but I had some other stuff to ask about and the nurse again decided I needed to see a doctor...so I had to go back and wait for a call today...and then go today as well.

I don't like going to the GP, and twice in a week is annoying. Made worse by the fact I hate phone stuff, and they were all like, well, tough, that's how we do it at the moment.

...Lovely to have such autism aware medics :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on August 14, 2021, 03:24:29 AM
ugh i'm starting to get the pony buying big again. we're buying a house so i can't spend money on ponies right now.

i feel like i'm such a flaky collector. my collection grows then i decide i have too many ponies. I sell off a large part of my collection and swear i'm done only to get the bug again. i love the hunt but prices are so much higher now than they were back in 2010 when i started this.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 15, 2021, 03:15:08 AM
It's 10PM and I really want coffee. Coffee usually doesn't make me wired, but sometimes it can. Does it really matter when I sleep? Not really. So I should just make some darn coffee, right?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 15, 2021, 11:07:50 AM

I don't like going to the GP, and twice in a week is annoying. Made worse by the fact I hate phone stuff, and they were all like, well, tough, that's how we do it at the moment.

...Lovely to have such autism aware medics :rolleyes:

Yeah, I was wondering how some folks were feeling about the phone triages that the GPs have to do now.

My Mum was very nervous & felt great anxiety when speaking to folks on the phone (unless they were good friends, and she could chat till the cows came home!) and often she would ask me to call on her behalf, she would then speak to the person to confirm her identity then give permission for me to continue with the call on her behalf, in her presence, on loud-speaker.  Otherwise she would panic and go between stammering & rambling, to the point where she was not understandable. Yep, she was an extreme example, so I have big sympathy for people who don't feel happy using phones.

The whole back-and-forth speaking to this person, then another, having to repeat what you said to the other person... it just adds to the frustration.  Then finally seeing someone in person, repeating the whole saga again... and being told to call for another appointment... not the best use of time & resources!

Might I add, some of the phone skills out there... it takes a patient & calm person to deal with calls from folks such as the hard-of-hearing, the elderly etc. I have often overheard such calls & cringed inside at the lack of empathy.

The GPs are still muddling their way through this pandemic, trying their best to keep services going but in the most covid-safe way they can.

I called my GP recently, after a long wait I got through at 11:45; the receptionist said all the morning bookings were full & to call again after 12:00, when new booking slots would be opened on their system; I couldn't just wait on the line until 12, I had to call again to grab my afternoon phone slot.

It was both ridiculous & sad, but hey, it was the only way to do it. I am hoping things will improve!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 15, 2021, 02:59:55 PM
I get anxiety when I have to make phone calls too.  I've gotten better at it if I'm calling a friend but I still get a bit nervous then also.

I finally got my inhaler sorted out but it took 3 phone calls.  Two to the pharmacy and 1 to the drs office. 

I think one of the smoke detectors needs a new battery.  It has been chirping for the last couple of days.   It's been disrupting my sleep.  As I was writing this post it stopped.  My dad must have changed the battery.


Ponyfan   
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 15, 2021, 09:41:55 PM
Thanks guys. Glitterball, sounds like you were a good advocate for your mother :)

My mother often helps me with making phone calls and such. They were also doing phone assessments for PIP, but for some reason I didn't end up having an assessment this time around, I think because of having the tribunal award in my favour. But I remember the DWP did at least (amazing for them) ask whether it would be a problem, and mum sort of asked whether it was necessary given that I'd had the tribunal and that the last assessment they got everything wrong. Oddly they never called back and I got my award...my mum is an amazing phone advocate.

BUT with the GP you kind of have to talk to them. I'm just annoyed that I had to make 2 trips because I didn't get to see a doctor straight away even despite what the nurse said. And this is completely ignoring the battle to get my emergency inhaler, which also involved phone interaction. On the positive, being able to wait outside the surgery (how they are doing it right now) and then being called in by the nurse/doctor is a lot less stressful. I hate the waiting room because it's full of people, and there's always background noise like radio which is really triggering. But outside is a lot nicer. And I also get disorientated inside buildings as well as not being able to navigate outside. Our GP has a long corridor of rooms, having the doc/nurse take me to the room and then direct me out is much nicer than having me find it on my own.

So all in all I suppose it's better in one way and worse in another. Still annoying though :(

I think a lot more people are uncomfortable on the phone than people realise or give credit for these days. For me I find it hard to think on the spot and gather my thoughts...you guys all know I'm not concise, because I'm hyperverbal. People tend to know about nonverbal as a thing but not so much hyperverbal, so they figure if you can talk, you're fine with communicating ideas to someone else. And it means that sometimes I struggle to get the important information over to another person. At least when I'm writing online I get to edit and revise (although yes, it's horrible when people make fun of you for writing long posts in this world of two words and an emoji content), but when it's direct speech, that's harder and I often forget important things...

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on August 15, 2021, 10:20:43 PM
i just accidentally started a facetime from a group text. it was an update from our home builder so it included a number that i didn't know. if it were a group text with just friends i wouldn't care. i don't think anyone answered but it took me several minutes to figure out how to close it. i took several screenshots on accident while trying to close it. i've never felt older in my 38 years of life. hopefully they just thought it was a pocket dial. i build web apps for a living and tech still kicks my butt sometimes. :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 16, 2021, 05:54:57 PM
Money, money, money troubles.

Also, chronic fatigue troubles.

I'm broke and tired.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Shystar06 on August 16, 2021, 06:43:00 PM
I ordered 12 sauce packets. You gave me none,  forgot the drink and almost double charged me for the latter.

You ain't worth $15 an hour, kid.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on August 17, 2021, 02:18:03 AM
Not really trivial, but I don't know where else to put this, and I feel like I have to get it off my chest somewhere. I got diagnosed with cancer today.-_- I'm sad and scared, and I'm so, so worried for my kids. I'm itching to text or tell someone, but I can't bring myself to do it...I can't retract it once I let that kind of news loose.

On a brighter (almost mocking!) note, we got our loan approved to buy the property we have been interested in. So it's not all bad news...I might get my dream home someday if I can hang in there. Trying to stay positive!  ;)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 17, 2021, 03:25:23 AM
Not really trivial, but I don't know where else to put this, and I feel like I have to get it off my chest somewhere. I got diagnosed with cancer today.-_- I'm sad and scared, and I'm so, so worried for my kids. I'm itching to text or tell someone, but I can't bring myself to do it...I can't retract it once I let that kind of news loose.

On a brighter (almost mocking!) note, we got our loan approved to buy the property we have been interested in. So it's not all bad news...I might get my dream home someday if I can hang in there. Trying to stay positive!  ;)



I am so sorry.  :hug:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on August 17, 2021, 05:13:56 AM
Not really trivial, but I don't know where else to put this, and I feel like I have to get it off my chest somewhere. I got diagnosed with cancer today.-_- I'm sad and scared, and I'm so, so worried for my kids. I'm itching to text or tell someone, but I can't bring myself to do it...I can't retract it once I let that kind of news loose.

On a brighter (almost mocking!) note, we got our loan approved to buy the property we have been interested in. So it's not all bad news...I might get my dream home someday if I can hang in there. Trying to stay positive!  ;)



I am so sorry.  :hug:


Ponyfan

Thank you Ponyfan. :heart:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on August 17, 2021, 10:06:26 AM
Not really trivial, but I don't know where else to put this, and I feel like I have to get it off my chest somewhere. I got diagnosed with cancer today.-_- I'm sad and scared, and I'm so, so worried for my kids. I'm itching to text or tell someone, but I can't bring myself to do it...I can't retract it once I let that kind of news loose.

On a brighter (almost mocking!) note, we got our loan approved to buy the property we have been interested in. So it's not all bad news...I might get my dream home someday if I can hang in there. Trying to stay positive!  ;)
How scary!!! Honey, get all the info you need to on this. Talk to your docs as much as you feel a need to. If they offer support, take it. I don't know much about cancer myself, but it is not nice, & the treatments are unpleasant too.

And get that dream home sorted. Better to give yourself a little joy in this hard time.

Huggles & sharky snuggles xxx  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 17, 2021, 02:15:39 PM
I'm so sorry :( :hug: My sister was diagnosed earlier this year and it's been a rollercoaster, but she's beating it. You might be eligible for Medicaid and SSI to help you. They expedited my sister's case and she was approved right away. I hope things go well for you :hug:

---

My complaint is, sweet coffee, blech. I'm almost out of the Cinnamon Toast Crunch creamer I bought. Never again. The thing, is really good on it's own (and would be great with cereal, haha) but in my coffee it's just too sweet and has an unpleasant aftertaste. When I first started drinking my coffee black, I thought, how can anyone like this?! But I did it for health reasons and now I can't drink it any other way.

My eczema is breaking out all over my arm and hand. On my hand it's on my knuckles and it hurts so bad.

edit: The store was out of lettuce. Lettuce! Was there a recall I missed? How can you run out of lettuce. Like ALL lettuce... lettuce is a weird word.

 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on August 17, 2021, 06:28:03 PM
Not really trivial, but I don't know where else to put this, and I feel like I have to get it off my chest somewhere. I got diagnosed with cancer today.-_- I'm sad and scared, and I'm so, so worried for my kids. I'm itching to text or tell someone, but I can't bring myself to do it...I can't retract it once I let that kind of news loose.

On a brighter (almost mocking!) note, we got our loan approved to buy the property we have been interested in. So it's not all bad news...I might get my dream home someday if I can hang in there. Trying to stay positive!  ;)
How scary!!! Honey, get all the info you need to on this. Talk to your docs as much as you feel a need to. If they offer support, take it. I don't know much about cancer myself, but it is not nice, & the treatments are unpleasant too.

And get that dream home sorted. Better to give yourself a little joy in this hard time.

Huggles & sharky snuggles xxx  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Thank you PBW. Yes, I've been gathering information about this for months (I first suspected I had this 5 months ago; I just needed to get some life insurance affairs in order before I could go get an official diagnosis, and then once I was able to, they really drag the process out, quite frustrating is health care here in the states!), and I'm hoping I have enough facts to be able to make an informed decision about my treatment. Talked to the surgeon yesterday and he thinks I'm a good candidate for a lumpectomy and subsequent radiation, hopefully allowing me to skip the chemo unless he gets in there and sees that it has spread. So...crossing my fingers that I can get this out of my life soon. Then I can be excited about other things...like a new home. Thanks for the hugs! :heart: :heart: :heart:

Post Merge: August 17, 2021, 06:35:21 PM

I'm so sorry :( :hug: My sister was diagnosed earlier this year and it's been a rollercoaster, but she's beating it. You might be eligible for Medicaid and SSI to help you. They expedited my sister's case and she was approved right away. I hope things go well for you :hug:

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My complaint is, sweet coffee, blech. I'm almost out of the Cinnamon Toast Crunch creamer I bought. Never again. The thing, is really good on it's own (and would be great with cereal, haha) but in my coffee it's just too sweet and has an unpleasant aftertaste. When I first started drinking my coffee black, I thought, how can anyone like this?! But I did it for health reasons and now I can't drink it any other way.

My eczema is breaking out all over my arm and hand. On my hand it's on my knuckles and it hurts so bad.

edit: The store was out of lettuce. Lettuce! Was there a recall I missed? How can you run out of lettuce. Like ALL lettuce... lettuce is a weird word.


Thanks BC. I never thought about looking into Medicaid/SSI. My son is on them due to a disability, but I didn't think of whether I could qualify for those or not. I'll talk to the woman who helped me set up his stuff and see what she thinks. I'm happy to hear that your sister is beating her cancer...I knew it wasn't looking good for a while. She must have so much going through her mind as she navigates this...I know I sure do. And I'm sure it's scary for you, too

I like the taste of that coffee creamer, too, but don't care for it (or any sweetened creamers, really) in my coffee. Too sweet! There's gotta be something it would be good on...I just don't know what.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 17, 2021, 10:03:55 PM
Not really trivial, but I don't know where else to put this, and I feel like I have to get it off my chest somewhere. I got diagnosed with cancer today.-_- I'm sad and scared, and I'm so, so worried for my kids. I'm itching to text or tell someone, but I can't bring myself to do it...I can't retract it once I let that kind of news loose.

On a brighter (almost mocking!) note, we got our loan approved to buy the property we have been interested in. So it's not all bad news...I might get my dream home someday if I can hang in there. Trying to stay positive!  ;)

:hug:
It's something you should do in your own time as you feel ready to do it. Sending you all the best wishes in the world.

My mother was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer in 1991 and she's still here in 2021. It may be a battle, but it doesn't mean it's a battle you can't win. :) In my Mum's case, she's in remission at present - hers is not permanently cureable and there's always a remission chance, but even so she's done really well.

My sister and I were kids when mum was diagnosed - I was 9 and I think Naynie had just turned 4. Mum was ill for about a year before her diagnosis, and Naynie doesn't actually remember things being any different.

You'd be surprised how kids adjust to a new reality...we kind of just did, but Mum always involved us in knowing what was going on. I remember she had to do injections, and she'd often show us so we knew what was happening. That's not to say it won't be stressful sometimes, but you can do this :) And so can they.

Feel free to drop a PM if you ever feel the need to.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 18, 2021, 03:18:42 AM
I must have gotten really dehydrated today.  I can't seem to salsify my thirst no matter how much water or other things I drink :soda: :soda: ::soda:





Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 18, 2021, 12:29:01 PM
Yesterday we had our gutters cleaned.

Which would be fine, except that the guy is wandering around with a camera on a pole and understandably I don't want that in my bedroom window.

So I was faithfully promised he wouldn't be in the back garden because there's no gutter there.

...But not only did he end up in the back garden, the camera went RIGHT by my window.

I was not amused.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 18, 2021, 12:56:29 PM
I haven't been sleeping, or have much of an appetite. I'm also been feeling kind of... empty? For about a week now. It's my depression, I know. But my medication hasn't changed, I didn't miss a dose or anything. I guess my depression is just -that- bad, it's coming through my meds.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on August 18, 2021, 01:56:59 PM
Not really trivial, but I don't know where else to put this, and I feel like I have to get it off my chest somewhere. I got diagnosed with cancer today.-_- I'm sad and scared, and I'm so, so worried for my kids. I'm itching to text or tell someone, but I can't bring myself to do it...I can't retract it once I let that kind of news loose.

On a brighter (almost mocking!) note, we got our loan approved to buy the property we have been interested in. So it's not all bad news...I might get my dream home someday if I can hang in there. Trying to stay positive!  ;)

:hug: i'm so sorry. i think getting your loan approved is a sign that you'll be sticking around though :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on August 18, 2021, 03:16:42 PM
Not really trivial, but I don't know where else to put this, and I feel like I have to get it off my chest somewhere. I got diagnosed with cancer today.-_- I'm sad and scared, and I'm so, so worried for my kids. I'm itching to text or tell someone, but I can't bring myself to do it...I can't retract it once I let that kind of news loose.

On a brighter (almost mocking!) note, we got our loan approved to buy the property we have been interested in. So it's not all bad news...I might get my dream home someday if I can hang in there. Trying to stay positive!  ;)

:hug:
It's something you should do in your own time as you feel ready to do it. Sending you all the best wishes in the world.

My mother was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer in 1991 and she's still here in 2021. It may be a battle, but it doesn't mean it's a battle you can't win. :) In my Mum's case, she's in remission at present - hers is not permanently cureable and there's always a remission chance, but even so she's done really well.

My sister and I were kids when mum was diagnosed - I was 9 and I think Naynie had just turned 4. Mum was ill for about a year before her diagnosis, and Naynie doesn't actually remember things being any different.

You'd be surprised how kids adjust to a new reality...we kind of just did, but Mum always involved us in knowing what was going on. I remember she had to do injections, and she'd often show us so we knew what was happening. That's not to say it won't be stressful sometimes, but you can do this :) And so can they.

Feel free to drop a PM if you ever feel the need to.

Thank you Taffeta, for the kind words, and for sharing your family's story. That must have been hard for your mum, and for all of you, too. I'm happy to hear she has been in remission and doing okay 30 years later. I guess families really do adjust when something like this happens...but I sure hope the adjustment is just around me having an illness and not 'not being here'. I'm probably letting my fear get ahead of myself, and things will be fine, but I think it's natural to let the worst case scenario knock around in your head a bit! I'm scheduled for surgery next week, and they will be able to give me a better picture of how bad this is, so I'm trying to be hopeful that a week from now I'll have good news to report.

Post Merge: August 18, 2021, 03:19:52 PM


:hug: i'm so sorry. i think getting your loan approved is a sign that you'll be sticking around though :)

Thank you Beth...that's a great way to look at it! At the very least, it's something else to focus on and helps to look to the future instead of dwelling on my fears.

Post Merge: August 18, 2021, 03:28:04 PM

Okay, so enough of my monopolizing the thread with not-so-trivial stuff, so back on topic to the piddly stuff...I must have chomped on the side of my tongue in my sleep last night, because it is a swollen welt in the whole back side of my mouth! I can't take ibuprofen either, because I'm scheduled for surgery in a few days. Oh well...it feels good to complain about something dumb!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 18, 2021, 09:51:54 PM
I hope all goes well for your surgery!

---

My dad bought me an iPhone. It's the budget model but it's pretty neat. My complaint is today some of my passwords aren't working. I got my email and Facebook back. My Arena password is still working. I'm trying different sites - some work others don't. Now I'm all paranoid. I'm thinking I did something on my phone? Maybe? Or someone hacked it? Or ????

I'm on my PC now. This is weird... I don't recall changing any passwords, but I had to sign into everything on the phone. Anyway, I'm freaking out.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 18, 2021, 10:30:23 PM
I hope your surgery goes well LadyAmalthea. 


I must be allergic to the hand sanitizer at work.  I didn't even use it that often but about an hour ago I noticed what I thought was possibly a place from a cut that was healing over but after that I started finding more and realized that 

 
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and I had a burning sensation in my hand.


The hand sanitizer is the only thing that I used that was different so it has to be that.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on August 18, 2021, 11:56:59 PM
LadyAmalthea, lots of hugs and hope all goes well!  :hug: :bigups:

Just a small complaint from me... There was no storm as big as I expected. :pout:
Luckily there was enough rain all day and the air is now cool and fresh!  :nod: 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 19, 2021, 02:33:34 AM
oh my goodness, so sorry to hear your news LadyA!  lots of positive energy your way...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on August 19, 2021, 03:14:24 AM
Thank you BC, Ponyfan, HeartofMidnight and LBS for your well-wishes and kindness!  The support means a lot to me.  :grouphug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 19, 2021, 05:14:24 AM
I kind of hate checking my email--especially the one I use for junk stuff.  So today I went through and unsubscribed to a bunch of stuff (and reported a bunch of fraud amazon and paypal emails).  It only took about 2 hours since I haven't checked it in a while.  Maybe the next time I check it it won't be so bad...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 19, 2021, 08:54:44 PM
Another day, another journal paper rejected. This may be a long rant so it's going in spoilers :) Read at your own risk.
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Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: sweetie_pie_48427 on August 19, 2021, 10:45:15 PM
I can't stand reviews on Amazon or eBay that are crap. I'm not talking about if a person leaves a bad review for a seller or a product, I look for those. I mean reviews that don't tell you anything. Such as, I'm starting to dabble in resin, so I look for reviews on the best brand. I hate when someone leaves a one star rating, then adds that they hadn't used it yet. Or, we recently ordered a hoodie online for my son. I was looking at the reviews for durability and how true to size they were. There were so many reviews that just said "I don't know, haven't tried it on yet". I wish if people didn't know an answer, don't waste the time.
It's something that I can usually ignore. My mom and I share an account on Amazon, and I was going through some of the reviews she had left for some of the things I had bought (I don't usually leave reviews, which drives her crazy) and she left some like this. I had to edit at least 10 things.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 20, 2021, 12:36:40 AM
LadyAmalthea, so sorry to hear your news, it must be really scary for you - I am hoping for a great outcome with your impending surgery  :hug: :flow: take one day at a time and I hope you feel some comfort in knowing that folks here are rooting for you!! xx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 20, 2021, 12:41:01 AM
I'm sorry that happened to you, Taffeta.  :hug:   Your story reminds me of a professor I had in college that would tell us to do things one way and then criticize us later for following her instructions.  When I tried to type my lesson plans on 2 pages she said that they should be 1 page.  When I typed them on one page she complained that the print was too small and she couldn't read it.   She wanted everything we used for mock lessons including things like markers while she graded them.  I was doing a solar system lesson and had bought a small solar system model system along with a large playground ball to represent the sun. The professor told me I didn't need to turn in the "balls" and then when I got the lesson back she said that they were too small and I should have used something else for the solar system.


Ponyfan 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 20, 2021, 01:17:33 AM
I was asleep and my cat walked across my face, her back claws scratched my cheek and nose and they were bleeding.

Not a nice way to wake up.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Griffin on August 20, 2021, 03:36:23 PM
Another day, another journal paper rejected. This may be a long rant so it's going in spoilers :) Read at your own risk.
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How frustrating! Is there another journal you can submit to? If you feel like talking about it my inbox is always open :hug:  (I'm currently waiting for the editors' response to a chapter draft I sent, I fear they might reject it but we'll see...)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2021, 07:14:41 PM
Another day, another journal paper rejected. This may be a long rant so it's going in spoilers :) Read at your own risk.
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How frustrating! Is there another journal you can submit to? If you feel like talking about it my inbox is always open :hug:  (I'm currently waiting for the editors' response to a chapter draft I sent, I fear they might reject it but we'll see...)

Thanks for that :hug:. THanks to you too, Ponyfan :hug: I ranted to one former university friend about it last night. She had a similar experience with a course she attended a few years ago, but she had the opportunity to put the person in their place about their assumptions. This is anonymous and so there's not a lot I can do about it but suck it up I guess. She said it sounded like mansplaining, but I don't know if this person is male or female.

I think I'm calming down now, but yeah. It's annoying.

I'm not good at writing articles anyway, I know this. I have trouble organising ideas and so it's a real achilles heel of mine, making myself understood.

It's really the fact they think they know what they're talking about, and they don't. And they're so patronising about it. It's really awkward, when someone with a really limited knowledge of your field tries to lecture you on it, gets it all wrong and then tells to read more about the subject...sigh

@ Griffin, good luck with your draft.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 20, 2021, 10:07:04 PM
Man, this day sucks! :mad:

I have a doctor's appointment on Monday. The transportation service needs 24 hour notice for you to book a ride. I thought calling on Friday for Monday was enough time. Apparently not! I should have called yesterday. I was told this of course after dealing with the automatic thing that asked my phone number 6 times and put me through to an agent after I'd answered all the questions anyway.

My mom's birthday is coming up and I wanted to buy her a CD. Her laptop doesn't have a drive, so I thought maybe I can get a portable CD player. How much can they be these days? A LOT. Retro music devices are 2 cool 4 skool and you can't find a decent one for an affordable price anywhere. Amazon has a couple that are 20 bucks but they are all sold out!

Next thing I thought I'd set her up with iTunes and get her the album that way. What has happened to iTunes cards? They are no more. It's an ~AppleCard~ now and unlike iTunes, it doesn't come in $10 or $15 - or at least, not that I can find. The album is 9.99. Do I really have to spend 25 dollars? I want to buy her other things too. Ugh!

Then for lunch I was craving an Impossible Whopper and fries. So I go to the website and place my order. The Door Dash driver contacts me and say hey, they are out of the Impossibles right now, do I want something else? Um. No. No, I do not. So he says they'll refund me and he'll take care of the order on his end. Okay. Bummer. My phone rings again a few minutes later. It's a different Door Dash person telling me the same thing. I say I already talked to a guy and he said he'd take care of things. Well, he didn't. The second person did though, and I got my refund.

Xfinity is bothering me about unreturned equipment. I DID return it. The dude scanned it. There better not be a second $14 charge on my next bill or I'm going to be really annoyed.

There's like 2 flies in here, on top of the fruit flies I'm still dealing with. They always bother me but today it's 10x worse. Also, ants were in the food dish this morning... again! Coming from a place I just sprayed. Again!

Last night a small lizard came in I'm assuming the crack in the door. My cat saw it before I did and chased it onto the carpet, where it promptly disappeared like a magic trick (my carpet is beige and so was the lizard). I don't know where it went, but it's going to die in here if I don't find it.

I still can't get any lettuce from Wal-Mart grocery.

And now to finish things, I have a headache.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on August 21, 2021, 02:51:02 PM
BlackCurtains i can't remember where but i saw an article that was ranking the best portable cd players. are they becoming a retro thing like record players were for millennials back in 2008? i'm so old.

my complaint is that i really want to get some new pots and pans. the ones i have are non stick and i really want some stainless steel ones without the non stick coating.

i've been cooking a lot more since covid and my partner can't really eat out since he's on a low sodium diet. i'm not really supposed to buy new stuff since we're moving. hopefully this move will be the last one for a while :) i'm being impatient but maybe i'll just replace the non-stick ones by one and my partner won't notice :devious:

Also in other cooking news i just realized that the clip on my deep fry oil/candy thermometer is adjustable. i thought it was just for deep pots. of course this is only after dropping it into oil twice and melting the top a little. sigh. i guess when you wonder what idiot needs instructions for such simple products? it's this one.

:sad:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 21, 2021, 11:13:01 PM
I'm pretty sure Apple Cards lowest amount is $25 now since they switched to those instead of iTunes cards.


Yesterday at work I hit my hand on a door latch so hard that not only did it leave a mark on my hand but it also made my hand swollen and my fingers hurt.  Even now it hurts to flex my hand. 

I've been trying to find some new headphones but most of the ones I looked at either look like they are cheap quality or are Bluetooth wireless/ USB ones.  I do use headphones when I'm on my computer sometimes but I also want ones that I can use with my iPod. Why is it so hard to find a pair of headphones?


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 21, 2021, 11:31:49 PM
Yeah, portable CD players are popular retro devices now. I checked eBay and the prices are better than Amazon and you can find old ones made by Sony and Magnavox for $35 or so.

It was time to wash the litter box today so I got a garbage bag to dump all the litter in so I could replace it with fresh. I lost my grip on the box and it spilled all over the floor. Then when I went to open the new box of litter I hurt my knuckle trying to get it open.

The right side of my jaw and my Wisdom tooth on that side (I only ever had the bottom two) are really bothering me. My jaw cracks and makes a crinkling sound and my tooth and gums hurt. I can't chew on that side at the moment. I know I should get my Wisdoms removed but it's complicated since I have an implant in my head - my neurosurgeon warned me that work on my teeth could cause an infection that gets inside my brain. Soooo. I haven't been to a dentist in 21 years.

I have a free pizza waiting for me on Domnios.com but the website won't load. I don't think I can use my points over the phone.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on August 22, 2021, 06:03:08 AM
LadyAmalthea, so sorry to hear your news, it must be really scary for you - I am hoping for a great outcome with your impending surgery  :hug: :flow: take one day at a time and I hope you feel some comfort in knowing that folks here are rooting for you!! xx

Thank you Glitterball, that really means a lot to hear. I have opted not to tell anyone I know in real life (other than my husband) about my diagnosis until after my surgery, so it is a relief to have a place to come and know I have some support. Just a few more days from now, and I should have some answers...just gotta get through it!

Went in for my mandatory pre-op Covid test this morning, and now my left nostril has been running and my eye on that side has been watering all day after that swab! That's my trivial thing for the day.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 22, 2021, 09:04:29 AM
Just a few more days from now, and I should have some answers...just gotta get through it!


Oh, the waiting... doesn't the time just crawl by when you need to know...

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I hope that the answers are the best type of answers!! 

My trivial complaint - built a bunk bed for my kid who begged me to have a "sleepover" with her last night - currently typing this on my laptop form the top bunk, reliving my youth and fighting vertigo... oh and my butt is too big to wiggle down the narrow kiddy ladder, so instead I'm performing my own clumsy version of parkour & jumping on strategically-placed furniture to climb up/down  :lol:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on August 22, 2021, 01:39:49 PM
Another day, another journal paper rejected. This may be a long rant so it's going in spoilers :) Read at your own risk.
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Sorry that happened to you Taffeta. Despite it being a very different situation, it reminds me of a dispute I had with a teacher back in high school in regard to the headline I had titled an article I had written for our yearbook. This particular teacher just took a real dislike to me, and would gaslight me every chance she got.
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Post Merge: August 22, 2021, 03:46:38 PM

Just a few more days from now, and I should have some answers...just gotta get through it!


Oh, the waiting... doesn't the time just crawl by when you need to know...

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I hope that the answers are the best type of answers!! 

My trivial complaint - built a bunk bed for my kid who begged me to have a "sleepover" with her last night - currently typing this on my laptop form the top bunk, reliving my youth and fighting vertigo... oh and my butt is too big to wiggle down the narrow kiddy ladder, so instead I'm performing my own clumsy version of parkour & jumping on strategically-placed furniture to climb up/down  :lol:

Thank you for sharing your mum's story...sounds like in some ways, she came out better than before! That's interesting about her hair, I have heard that hair can grow back differently!

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Bunk beds are a pain! My son has them, and I hate making the top bunk! Thank goodness he sleeps in the bottom bunk, so I only have to make that one up occasionally, when I have to pillage the sheets (usually for a bed-wetting incident). I can't count how many times I've smacked my head on the ceiling trying to put sheets on that bed.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 22, 2021, 06:16:21 PM
@LadyA, that teacher sounds horrible. At least in this case for me it's just an academic being a jerk, not anything personally against me. I mean, the really hardest thing for me is biting my tongue and not sending an itemised file back with corrections and a 'please try harder' commentary. I really hate being told to read more on my special subject because they know the broad strokes cliche version but not the details.

...You guys know how much I hate when people throw wrong information at me like it's fact. You've all seen me go into implosion mode when someone says something stupid about ponies in the UK or Europe. Imagine that on steriods...

Regarding your tests and such, I hope the wait isn't too painful for you and the news at the end is good.

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Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 22, 2021, 06:44:57 PM
"Diamonds in the Rough" is a brilliant pun! Wow, that teacher had issues, LadyAmalthea!  :shocked: Glad that another student served her the karma...

That's interesting about her hair, I have heard that hair can grow back differently!


Mum never needed a "perm" ever again afterwards!  :biggrin:

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Taffeta, the person who critiqued your work - yikes  :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 22, 2021, 09:35:11 PM
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My complaint today is I hurt my back majorly yesterday. I think it happened when I did the litter box. Lifting it, washing it, picking up the new box of litter, and then sweeping up the litter I got on the floor. The left side hurts a lot more, and that's the side I sleep on so I think I made it worse.

A more trivial complaint for the trivial complaint thread - I'm having a hard time finishing a game. It's a visual novel and I'm missing a big chunk of CGs. I tried finding a complete guide online but none of them have the section I'm missing. So I'm just kind of flailing around blindly choosing different things. I'm getting bored of it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on August 22, 2021, 10:14:01 PM
Hang in there Lady A, you'll make it xxx, & so far the news sounds good on that front. Here's hoping it stays that way xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on August 23, 2021, 02:11:11 AM
My mom always said that she hated when we came home from school because “the house was so quiet and clean until you show up.”
Now that she’s come home from work/errands and yelled at me almost every day for a month and likely to continue, I am starting to wish I could repeat it to her.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 24, 2021, 04:24:12 AM
Your mom says some really mean things to you :huh: I'm sorry :(

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I have a massive migraine.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on August 24, 2021, 06:49:45 AM
My mom always said that she hated when we came home from school because “the house was so quiet and clean until you show up.”
Now that she’s come home from work/errands and yelled at me almost every day for a month and likely to continue, I am starting to wish I could repeat it to her.

 :( You are very nice to your Mum. It's hard when your Mum isn't that source of love and support that one might wish.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on August 24, 2021, 03:52:09 PM
My mom always said that she hated when we came home from school because “the house was so quiet and clean until you show up.”
Now that she’s come home from work/errands and yelled at me almost every day for a month and likely to continue, I am starting to wish I could repeat it to her.

:hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 25, 2021, 12:44:29 AM
My migraine kept me up all night. It was really bad. I got to sleep around 2:30 I think, but got up again at 5 and the pain was still there but had lessened enough for me to make some coffee and take some more medicine. Then it finally faded.

I'm so thirsty today and nothing is helping.

I had my first huntsman spider in my apartment last night. It was small considering they can get as big as your hand. I chased it out the door and onto the balcony where it still was this morning. I just came home from spending the day at my folks' place and it was gone. I hope it didn't come back in.

I'm itchy all over. Something must be blooming outside and I got covered in pollen or something.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 25, 2021, 12:46:18 AM
My mom always said that she hated when we came home from school because “the house was so quiet and clean until you show up.”
Now that she’s come home from work/errands and yelled at me almost every day for a month and likely to continue, I am starting to wish I could repeat it to her.
Hang in there. :hug:

@BC, hope you feel better soon!!

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 25, 2021, 02:43:25 PM
Thanks, Taffeta :) Today I'm free of any headaches (thus far) and the itching stopped.

I got a cardboard cut on the inside of my knuckle on my index finger taking a box apart :pout: It looks deep but it didn't bleed. Sure hurts though!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 25, 2021, 05:27:47 PM
I'm glad you're feeling better Black Curtains.

I've had little asthma attacks every day for the last week or so. This morning I had a horrible one that lasted around 2 hours. I'm still having trouble with it now even though I've been using my rescue inhalers.  The humidity was very high last week so much so that there was condensation on the inside windows at work.

Something bit me but I don't know what it was.  I'm really sensitive to insect bites and even mosquito bites will become huge on me.   

A few weeks ago I wanted to get a book at the bookstore but the staff had put it out early.  Today is the first day I've had a chance to go to the bookstore since then and the book I wanted is sold out now.  I know they will restock it eventually though.


Ponyfan 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 27, 2021, 02:18:56 PM
I had another bad asthma attack early yesterday. I used my rescue inhaler but it didn't seem to help much.  I was going to do a nebulizer treatment later that morning but mom decided to clean out the cabinet that happens to be right next to where my nebulizer stuff is.  So I decided to use my rescue inhaler again and no medicine came out.  It turns out my inhaler was clogged so I'm not sure how many times I used it and never got the medicine I thought I was getting.  I cleaned the inhaler and it started working again.

I think it might be time to replace my wireless mouse.  It's a Gearhead mouse and it usually works fine although I do have weird issues with it from time to time.   I looked at reviews on Amazon and all of the current Gearhead mice don't have very good reviews.  I can't remember how long I'd had mine.


I found out the other day that the headphones I'm trying to replace are over 10 years old.  They still work but I'm trying to find another pair for when they quit.  I'm still having a hard time finding some that don't look like they will break on the first use.  I just want a good standard pair of headphones that I can use with my computer and iPod instead of having a separate pair for each device yet it seems like 99% of the headphones I've found will either work with one device or the other but not both.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 27, 2021, 02:44:59 PM
I've had that happen with my inhaler too, Ponyfan. In fact, I should probably clean mine.

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For some reason I have a lot of hangnails. I was able to clip most of them off but there's one on my thumb that I can't get with the clippers and it really hurts.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 28, 2021, 11:47:45 AM
Chasing a large house spider around my room at 2am...never my favourite job :)

I like spiders, but my mother doesn't, so letting a large one run riot is never a good idea. But it;s so hard to catch the large ones. They're fast and they're smart. In the end I tricked it into running into an empty basic fun pony box and tipped it out the window. But yeah, that wasn't easy.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 28, 2021, 06:47:56 PM
^ Usually if you move very slowly, they won't run.

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I was just about to go to my mailbox and it started raining. Usually it doesn't rain until later in the day.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 28, 2021, 11:04:33 PM
^ Usually if you move very slowly, they won't run.


That's not the issue, it's the moment of catch. I should probably add that I am not at all afraid of spiders...unless they're dead. I wouldn't want to hurt the critter anyway, but even more so that if I were to accidentally kill it in the chase, I would then be dealing with a whole other problem.

And I had to move the whole chair away from my desk to get to it as well. It required setting up a trap to get it to run into...which thankfully, worked!

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 29, 2021, 03:59:14 PM
I ran the tip of my finger through the sewing machine.  bent the needle and everything.  OWWWWWWWW
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 29, 2021, 09:31:07 PM
There is a huge horsefly in here and I've sprayed it directly with bug killer twice and it's still alive and flying around! Help! :drunk:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on August 30, 2021, 05:15:17 AM
I have the right motivation... in the wrong direction!!! I SHOULD be getting a big box & filling it with squished ones ready for a helper to uplift it. TOMORROW!!!

However instead I'm making a Custom...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 31, 2021, 08:13:03 AM
Got to wait till the end of December for a pre order I ordered on the tenth of August because they can’t get their hands on the stock. Gee I wonder why is it because other people are buying them from U.S.A and not letting people who have to get them from there to sell in the U.K
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 31, 2021, 09:36:08 PM
I hate when updates screw up the programs that I need.  Microsoft paint used to let me move a pixel at a time.  Not anymore.  It's "too small" for the mouse to pick up.  Did it ever occur to anyone at Microsoft that maybe I might actually NEED to move things a pixel at a time?  So now I might need to download an older version of Paint in order to do the work I need to do for my job. 

Stupid updates.  :dumbpc:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 31, 2021, 09:54:45 PM
Job hunting time.

 :work: :drunk:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 31, 2021, 10:40:49 PM
A game app I was playing is stuck on the loading screen.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on September 01, 2021, 03:10:18 AM
Gotta love when you and your sisters go and get back to school hair cuts, and your mom freaks out and says she doesn’t like it, then proceeds to insult your memory and intelligence with “well I did tell you, but you stupid brats only hear and remember what you want” when you tell her you had no idea she wanted something different for your hair. Let alone the fact it’s MY and my SISTERS hair. I know she paid for it, but last I checked it wasn’t her head of hair.
Golly, I’m just so frustrated. Anybody have a field I can go into to just scream in?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pheasant on September 01, 2021, 04:28:42 PM
My favorite toy blogger closed all of her social media accounts. :cry:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 02, 2021, 09:22:41 PM
I have had an on/off issue with a maybe infection in one of my ears. I just think it's done and it comes back. The nurse gave me a spray for it and I think it worked, but that was a while back now. And I am just fed up with it.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 03, 2021, 03:25:57 PM
I noticed blood on my shirt and looked at my hands - blood everywhere! I got cut on the thumb... but I have no idea how or when.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 04, 2021, 09:19:02 PM
Headache today. It's not going away with medicine, I'm going to have to lie down with some ice.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 04, 2021, 11:31:37 PM
Stubbed my toe  :cry:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on September 06, 2021, 09:32:46 AM
My cycle is starting to mess up
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 06, 2021, 11:38:38 AM
Woke up an hour earlier than I needed to  :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 07, 2021, 03:29:58 AM
I've had a migraine all day today and still have it now.  Pain medicine helped a little but as soon as it wore off my migraine pain returned.


We have one of those trash cans that you can press the pedal and the lid pops up without having to lift the lid by hand.  The other day when I used the trash can the pedal broke.  Now you have to lift the lid to put the trash in.  I liked it much better when I didn't have to touch the lid.  Everytime I touch the lid now it grosses me out a bit.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on September 07, 2021, 06:08:07 AM
I have fallen behind on writing the next session of an adventure for my RPG group, and just have been stuck on how to make this all work. It’s like writers block, but I can write stuff….and then come back in an hour and go “oh goodness that’s awful!” And delete it. :drunk:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 07, 2021, 08:40:20 AM
I have so many things I want to write, but right now my executive function is annoying and won't let me organise any of my ideas.

My ear is still being annoying, too.

And the fridge is making stupid noises again, which means today we (hopefully) have a technician coming.

Fortunately we managed to change the delivery slot to tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 07, 2021, 10:44:11 AM
Whoa, my back is all kinds of messed up today. I used a shiatsu massager last night before bed and I guess I overdid it :( The pain is shooting down both legs when I walk.

I also woke up with bloody lips and one swollen eye :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 07, 2021, 01:18:50 PM
I somehow screwed up my knee joint without doing anything and now it keeps cracking >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 08, 2021, 12:17:02 AM
My mom and I were going to walk down the sidewalk when we noticed 3 dogs running loose across the street.  As soon as the dogs saw us they ran to where we where and started trying to follow us.  One of the dogs hit my hand with its nose but didn't bite.  2 of the dogs seemed friendly but the 3rd dog kept chasing the other 2 and acting aggressively towards them.  I moved in the street (no cars were coming) to try to put some space between me and the dogs.  Down the block our neighbor starts calling the dogs and says that she had let them out "for a minute" and they had run off.  I know it can happen to anyone once but one the dogs is the same out that got out yesterday and followed us down the sidewalk. 


My dr said I should get a routine medical test.  When I called today to set it up the person that I was talking to told me that I can't have the test done where my dr recommended because they don't accept my insurance.  When I questioned them about this they said they do take some insurances from the company I have insurance with but not all.  My policy happens to be one of the ones that they don't take.   I asked if I could private pay for the test and she said that they couldn't do that either and that I have to go somewhere that will accept my policy.   I'm not blaming the person I was talking to at all but it's another instance of having to pay high premiums for insurance that isn't worth what I have to pay for it.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on September 08, 2021, 02:31:27 AM
the power went out this afternoon for 2 hours. thankfully the house stayed fairly cool. but the cellular hotspot was incredibly slow. they said the power grid is fine so whatever i guess :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 08, 2021, 04:42:06 AM
My back is worse even though I spent all day taking it easy and alternating heat and ice on it. I have to be very careful moving. Even breathing too deep makes sharp pain in my lower back and legs. OTC pain killers are useless. I wanted to go visit my parents tomorrow but I don't think I can like this. I can't really do anything. And after I was doing so well cleaning my apartment *sigh*
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 08, 2021, 08:24:39 AM
Woke up too early and I doubt I’ll be able to go back to sleep. My back’s killing me too  :hot:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starrynights on September 09, 2021, 03:31:32 AM
I have to wake up early and get my wisdom teeth pulled tomorrow :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 09, 2021, 01:37:25 PM
Got out of bed later than I should’ve because I forgot I had a doctor’s appointment :zzz:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 09, 2021, 01:51:28 PM
I think my back is getting worse. I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. My bed is against the wall and I get up on the right. My right leg is the one that's hurting with my back, so when I tried to get up, pain shot everywhere. I'm not sure how I eventually managed to sit up.

My neck has a pain too, and there's an annoying sore on the side of my tongue rubbing my teeth.

I'm kind of miserable :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on September 09, 2021, 04:25:41 PM
I have to wake up early and get my wisdom teeth pulled tomorrow :(

Yikes, keep us posted! I may be having an elective tooth removal in the near future - my upper wisdom teeth are just getting in the way!

I think my back is getting worse.


Back pain is just awful, I hope you heal soon!!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starrynights on September 10, 2021, 02:32:38 AM
Yikes, keep us posted! I may be having an elective tooth removal in the near future - my upper wisdom teeth are just getting in the way!
The two upper ones are out now. The procedure didn't hurt that bad at all.
The more painful thing is not being able to eat solid food...and my mom made some really tasty looking dinner tonight.  :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Luxrayx on September 10, 2021, 05:26:05 PM
Me: Hmmmm yes I should buy three packs of cookies, that way it's literally impossible to eat them all in one sitting and I can have just a cookie or two whenever the craving hits.

The craving: Hmmmm yes three packs of cookies it is :devious:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 10, 2021, 06:00:33 PM
My knees joints are sore again  :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 10, 2021, 06:08:43 PM
Ugh. I want to take a shower but I don't know if I can get in and out of the tub with my back like this. Well, it's not just my back it's my legs too but it's from a nerve in my back (the sciatic nerve I think). My tub has high sides and I have trouble getting in when I feel fine.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on September 10, 2021, 11:17:48 PM
Was awake for too long, so went to sleep late. Still tired now. I sense a big crash-out approaching...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SunPony on September 11, 2021, 01:00:58 AM
Was awake for too long, so went to sleep late. Still tired now. I sense a big crash-out approaching...

Ugh I hate it when that happens, it seems like it takes days to even it out  :(

This evening I got a headache and a stomachache, bleh.  I want to get some work done tonight but I don't work well when I feel sick.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 11, 2021, 03:15:25 AM
I wanted some ranch  dressing to go with the cucumbers I was eating.  I pulled a new bottle out of the fridge and it had expired in  Oct 2020.  When I asked my mom if she realized that it was so old she said no. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on September 11, 2021, 04:19:58 AM
I just learned that two really cool toy cars that were available for sale are now gone :wail:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 11, 2021, 12:10:03 PM
My back isn't getting any better. Had a hard time getting out of bed again this morning. Stretching helps, but it's temporary. If things were normal I'd go to the ER. I don't know what to do besides hot and cold therapy, stretching and just taking it easy. Yesterday I had to lift a heavy box. I shouldn't have done that.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 11, 2021, 03:54:34 PM
My back isn't getting any better. Had a hard time getting out of bed again this morning. Stretching helps, but it's temporary. If things were normal I'd go to the ER. I don't know what to do besides hot and cold therapy, stretching and just taking it easy. Yesterday I had to lift a heavy box. I shouldn't have done that.
I'm sorry, I really hope you feel better or can at least get some help for your back. Mine's flaring up a lot today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on September 12, 2021, 02:34:06 AM
I hurt my arm/wrist quite badly lifting a pot that was too heavy.   owwwwwwww carpal tunnel
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 12, 2021, 09:25:50 PM
I feel really bad today and I feel guilty for it even though I didn't do anything to bring this on myself.  I tried to take a nap earlier but had to get up and do a nebulizer treatment instead. 

The flies are back.  I thought we got rid of them but now they are in the kitchen again.  I can't stand flies.  I put napkins and over my drinks because it really grosses me out seeing flies get in drinks.


I was thinking about getting some pretzels but yesterday my dad brought some home from the store is. The thing is they're a brand that I don't like and now I can't get the kind I want until after all of the pretzels he bought are gone.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 12, 2021, 09:45:34 PM
Everything is irritating me today. Even the music I usually listen to.

Well, not my cat. She's good for hugs.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 13, 2021, 01:21:56 AM
I have about 10 really itchy bug bites, including one underneath my eye  :cry:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on September 13, 2021, 02:48:18 AM
one of my neighbors was mowing their lawn in the dark. why are the suburbs?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 13, 2021, 02:15:20 PM
Couldn't sleep as well as I would've liked because of my bug bites >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 13, 2021, 05:30:58 PM
I want Fedex to deliver me package already!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 13, 2021, 05:49:40 PM
I hate when my phone rings and it's a nuisance call. I don't answer my phone as a rule. Phone calls stress me out, so I only use my phone to talk to people who know I don't like the phone (ie family) or on rare occasions when I have to, those that can't be avoided (doctor, bank, etc). So random sales calls do not get answered. But they do make me jump.

I wish that people weren't allowed to pass on people's phone numbers like they do. Companies get away with it too much and they might think it's harmless, but it really isn't.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 13, 2021, 06:17:20 PM
I hate when my phone rings and it's a nuisance call. I don't answer my phone as a rule. Phone calls stress me out, so I only use my phone to talk to people who know I don't like the phone (ie family) or on rare occasions when I have to, those that can't be avoided (doctor, bank, etc). So random sales calls do not get answered. But they do make me jump.

I wish that people weren't allowed to pass on people's phone numbers like they do. Companies get away with it too much and they might think it's harmless, but it really isn't.

I don't answer my phone unless I recognize the number, either.  In my voicemail it says "If this is a telemarketer this message will self-destruct. Have a nice day."

I also get a ton of SPAM/Scam texts (free prize from X place...even though it's not coming from that place) so in addition to reporting them, I've started responding with:
"Thank you for accessing Murder My Mother.  Your mother's murder will be processed in the order in which it was received. In the event this was a mistake, please remove this number from all contact lists as that is how we access your information.  Have a nice day."

My mom thinks I'm going to get in trouble but what are they going to do?  Tell the cops someone is responding this way to their scam?  :devious:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on September 13, 2021, 06:59:55 PM
listened to a podcast about the case from the 90s where the woman spilled mcdonald's coffee on herself and sued. this case i so sad and upsetting. i already knew that her case was horrifying and she was severely injured from the coffee that was basically boiling hot. but this story makes me so angry every time. it's so upsetting that this is the case everyone made fun of and thought was a frivolous money grab. i'm not sure if it's widely known but the way the case was portrayed in the media and parodied on seinfeld is completely innacurate. i didn't know until i commented to a barista at starbucks about my partner saying the coffee wasn't as hot as he liked. and the barista told me that learning about the case is part of their training and it was actually a tragic and sad case.

btw if you like podcasts "You're wrong about..." is really good. especially if you grew up in the 90s. one of their overarching themes is unfairly maligned women of the 80s and 90s. which i appreciate. just a note it's not a kid appropriate podcast. Swindled also had an episode about this case but i had to stop listening to that podcast because it was too depressing for me.

also my dog managed to rip a hole in my mattress pad before i got a chance to put the clean sheets on it. i am glad it was just the pad and not the mattress
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 14, 2021, 12:55:35 PM
listened to a podcast about the case from the 90s where the woman spilled mcdonald's coffee on herself and sued. this case i so sad and upsetting. i already knew that her case was horrifying and she was severely injured from the coffee that was basically boiling hot. but this story makes me so angry every time. it's so upsetting that this is the case everyone made fun of and thought was a frivolous money grab. i'm not sure if it's widely known but the way the case was portrayed in the media and parodied on seinfeld is completely innacurate. i didn't know until i commented to a barista at starbucks about my partner saying the coffee wasn't as hot as he liked. and the barista told me that learning about the case is part of their training and it was actually a tragic and sad case.

btw if you like podcasts "You're wrong about..." is really good. especially if you grew up in the 90s. Swindled also had an episode about this case but i had to stop listening to that podcast because it was too depressing for me.

also my dog managed to rip a hole in my mattress pad before i got a chance to put the clean sheets on it. i am glad it was just the pad and not the mattress
We discussed this case in a law & logic class I took back in college. It's a real shame :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 14, 2021, 03:21:24 PM
A few years ago my dad ordered a set of Fitbit bands from Amazon for my mom and I to share.  Some of the colors were more appealing than others.  We used the ones we liked the most and said we would use the others later. Part of my band broke yesterday and now we can't find the package of extra ones.  I had to find the original band, clean it up and am using that one until the new package of bands arrive.

I haven't been feeling well the last few days.  I don't think I'm sick. It's just a general unwell feeling.  Today I feel like I have a slight headache.  It's not enough for me to take pain medication but I know it's there and causing me discomfort.  I'm also restless today which is unusual for me. 


The supplement I ordered through my drs office to help me with my weight loss hasn't arrived yet.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 14, 2021, 05:41:39 PM
My back problem has progressed to numbness in my right foot up to my knee. I think I do have to go to the ER now. It hurts even when I'm sitting, which it didn't at first. Also it's affects my left leg too now, pain shoots down them both.

Great. Just after everything with my sister happened and I have to go to the hospital too. My parents are going to be so worried :(

I don't know if I should go today or wait another day or two.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on September 14, 2021, 06:17:31 PM
My back problem has progressed to numbness in my right foot up to my knee. I think I do have to go to the ER now. It hurts even when I'm sitting, which it didn't at first. Also it's affects my left leg too now, pain shoots down them both.

Great. Just after everything with my sister happened and I have to go to the hospital too. My parents are going to be so worried :(

I don't know if I should go today or wait another day or two.

numbness doesn't sound good. i would go to the ER as soon as possible.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 14, 2021, 08:30:18 PM
Yes, I am. I getting ready for a hospital stay incase they want to do surgery or something. The numbness is spreading to my other leg and hands.

eta update: They didn't keep me or do any tests on my back. I got a couple of referrals, prescriptions and two shots. Of course the doctor had to bring up my weight, like I've forgotten I'm fat and that it affects things :pout: Yeah, I've had back problems since I was 17 and fell down some stairs and yeah, I know I have sciatica but my leg has never gone numb before. And this pain is intense - and I have an extremely high tolerance for pain. But oh well.

At least I have the referrals. And I'm glad to be home. I was worried about leaving my cat alone.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on September 15, 2021, 07:48:22 PM
Don’t you just adore it when your elbow hits something and then it and your whole lower arm all the way to your fingers feels all weird for a good five minutes after?
I don’t.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 15, 2021, 10:18:34 PM
I'm glad that you didn't have to stay in the hospital, BlackCurtains but sorry that the drs weren't able to really give you any help.


I found something I thought was interesting and posted a picture of it in some of the Facebook groups I'm in.  I got one really condescending comment about the item being "for kids."  I didn't think about it being an item marketed to children, just that it was a game based on something that I know a lot of people collect and I thought some adults might have been interested enough to buy and play it.

I have been using a Cool Turtle insert in my mask.  I washed it today after work but accidently dropped it. I picked it back up and washed it again.  When I dried it off I noticed a little spot that I thought was makeup on the bottom.  When I tried to get it off, I realized that it wasn't makeup but the top plastic layer of the Cool Turtle actually peeling off.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pheasant on September 15, 2021, 10:27:26 PM
Finally got to purchase my dream guitar... and put in the wrong shipping address. :facepalm: Trying to figure out how I can correct it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 15, 2021, 10:31:52 PM
Don’t you just adore it when your elbow hits something and then it and your whole lower arm all the way to your fingers feels all weird for a good five minutes after?
I don’t.
Ow, that's the worst  :yikes:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 15, 2021, 11:18:48 PM
I have a bad headache that won't go away no matter what I do. I tried medicine, doubling up on medicine, taking a nap. Guess I have to bring out the big guns and get the ice bag.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starrynights on September 16, 2021, 02:37:34 AM
My cat destroyed stuff today. She has never done this before :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 16, 2021, 04:23:40 PM
Woke up with a sore on my tongue  >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 16, 2021, 08:48:49 PM
My mental health case worker was supposed to come over at 2. She no-showed and didn't call or anything :mad: I was taking a nap and got up early to make sure I would be awake when she came. Now I can't go back to sleep. Boo!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on September 17, 2021, 03:02:35 AM
I bought a can of bubblegum soda, figuring that two great things combined would result in something even greater. Boy, was I wrong...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 17, 2021, 03:20:51 AM
My dad said he wanted French toast sticks for breakfast.  They tasted terrible to me.  I felt like I was  just eating pieces of dough.  :X

The technology at work didn't function like it was supposed to.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on September 17, 2021, 03:51:44 AM
the world is bumming me out today. just in general
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Annie on September 17, 2021, 09:26:55 AM
I got a nice package of art supplies in the mail just now but I can't open it until I quit work today.... :art:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 17, 2021, 09:52:28 AM
Today was my morning to sleep in but the smoke alarm has been beeping since 3am every minute or so.  Now I'm wide awake even though it's too early.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: MouseCardinal on September 17, 2021, 01:21:57 PM
Woke up with a sore on my tongue  >_<
My sore swelled up and got even bigger  :enraged:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 17, 2021, 05:21:00 PM
^ I woke up with one about a week ago, it's progressed into an ulcer. Worst part is it rubs my teeth and makes my ear itchy.

My complaint is my stompy, screamy, noisy neighbor. She woke me up at 4am and was at it until 6:30 or so. Even when I had my fan turned all the way up, I couldn't hear her voice anymore but I could still hear the bumps and ...whatEVER she does. Throw furniture? Slam cupboards? I dunno. So I got up, fed my cat, played on my PC.

She did finally stop and I went back to bed.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on September 17, 2021, 05:28:34 PM
My complaint is my stompy, screamy, noisy neighbor. She woke me up at 4am and was at it until 6:30 or so. Even when I had my fan turned all the way up, I couldn't hear her voice anymore but I could still hear the bumps and ...whatEVER she does. Throw furniture? Slam cupboards? I dunno. So I got up, fed my cat, played on my PC.

She did finally stop and I went back to bed.

Couldn't you report her somewhere?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 17, 2021, 05:34:47 PM
I have called the police twice on her already. The management of the complex won't do anything without a paper trail unless it's something immediately dangerous. I'm surprised her downstairs neighbor doesn't report her enough. You'd think if we both were calling the police on her, they would give her a warning or something.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 20, 2021, 01:22:25 AM
She's at it again, my neighbor. She was moving something heavy around the kitchen floor and it was making this stretchy-screechy sound. She woke me up from my nap/very early bedtime. Plus, she's yelling at someone. It's only 8pm so she isn't violating noise ordinances.

My ear is very itchy from the sore in my mouth. I know there is nothing actually wrong with my ear, it's a radiating irritation, but I still want to try and scratch it. Resisting is driving me mad.

I bought some Starbucks doubleshot espresso energy drinks. I drank one earlier hoping it would give me a boost so I could pick up the bedroom a bit. I need to move the bookcase out of there and into the living room, but there is stuff in the way at the moment. Anyway, after about 20 minutes I didn't feel any different - if anything, I was more sleepy. I drink coffee with espresso (Café Bustelo) in the mornings but not to wake up. It takes time for me to wake up whether I'm drinking coffee or not. So I guess I shouldn't be surprised an espresso drink didn't do anything. Still, I bought 4 of them and even on sale they were $2.50 each. My regular coffee is cheaper than that, I could have bought 6 bricks. Oh well. At least they taste good.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 20, 2021, 07:15:01 PM
This annoyed me.  It's not really minor, but I don't feel like a massive post on the subject.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58626945 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58626945)

It seems very much to be yet another study on superficially normalising an autistic child's social presentation, rather than actually doing something to really make a difference to that child.

Rant in spoiler tags.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Griffin on September 20, 2021, 09:10:32 PM
My laptop / MS Word decided to crash precisely at the moment I got a job done and was about to save the file...  :dumbpc: And of course I'd been stupid again and had not saved often enough. Had to repeat a couple of hours' work of adding internal references to this book I'm editing. *sigh*  Luckily I had my notes in a separate file so I'm pretty sure nothing crucial was lost, and I was able to add the references back in. Redoing stuff is still annoying.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on September 21, 2021, 04:09:49 PM
The autumn is coming after our brief summer, and I don’t like the sudden chill, and the clouds blocking the sunlight. I’d prefer if we eased into it but nope! Suddenly the cold is coming, and I am not happy.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 21, 2021, 08:40:29 PM
I just can't get anything done :cloud: All I want to do is sleep.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 21, 2021, 10:28:56 PM
Went to JoAnn's and found some things that said they were on sale but when I checked my receipt, they didn't ring up as on sale so now I have to go back affter work and find out why.  I thought it was a bit expensive but as my lunch was over and I had to get back (and the cashier was very slow) I didn't check it right then.  :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: PlumPonies on September 22, 2021, 12:27:24 AM
My kids just keep bickering over the most annoying trivial things, they have been at it for 2 hours. Every comment from one triggers a bunch of disagreement comments from the other two.

I had back to back phone calls all day for work. My ears hurt from having my headset on and I have a headache after listening to constant conversation for 8+ hours. Would like to just sit in silence.... but see first comment :mad:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on September 23, 2021, 02:29:51 AM
i wanted to make cheeseburgers but the cheese has mold on it. i just bought it 9 days ago. :( it's fine without cheese but i hate wasting food.

also i had to take my partner to the dentist today so i worked later to make up the time. and now my nighttime routine is off. i just feel like the months are just blurred together and i'm just rolling from one day to the next. is this just what it's like when you're an adult?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 23, 2021, 10:01:46 PM
Fortunately today this adventure had a happy ending. But yesterday I was meant to have some plants delivered.
Only the people shipping them forgot to put my house number on the label.

So the courier couldn't deliver. They didn't notify me of this, and it's only because I checked it on the tracking that I realised there was an issue.

We had to call the courier and get the delivery rearranged for today.

Meanwhile I was worried about the plants spending an extra day in transit. But they did arrive safely this morning. They were very well packed, and someone took great care over ensuring they'd travel well. But they missed the small detail of getting my address right...

On another note, baby delphiniums are so hard to raise. Last spring I grew some from seed. I had eight germinate but only three grew to proper size plants. Once they get to that size they're amazingly tenacious and bounce back from setbacks really well - but for some reason the babies are so delicate.

I had six baby delphinium seedlings arrive two weeks ago. Now I have three left. Probably. I'm not sure even now if they will all make it. They got caught in a rainstorm which didn't help. But I am generally really good with plants. Just for some reason, baby delphiniums are reallly picky. :/ Even knowing they die back at this time of the year, I don't think it's that.

Maybe this doesn't make sense to anyone else, but plants to me are like animals are to other people. So I hate not being able to help them :/
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 23, 2021, 10:51:19 PM
I'm just having a rough day... week... or two *sigh* I wanted to actually get things done today. I still need to clean the bedroom and now the bathroom needs to be swept. The dishes are piling up.

I couldn't even take a nap -_- I tried twice, I'm so tired and got up early, but at most I hovered on the line between wakefulness and actual sleep.

Then my cat was being very loving and purring and drooling on me but then she got all bitey. She bites super hard sometimes. In fact, I have a deep puncture in my hand from a bite a few days ago. Luckily, she's missing some teeth so sometimes all she does is gum me. I didn't want her to bite hard so I stopped petting her and she was pawing at me for more cuddles - but still tried to bite me! Cats are weird. Anyway, that was upsetting because I was enjoying loving her and she had to go ruin it.

I still have that sore on the side of my tongue that makes my ear itchy. It's taking forever to heal. I keep gargling with salt water to speed up the process.

My back is bad today too. I almost fell because my leg gave out with incredible pain. I see my doctor on Monday.

I should take a shower but I just don't feel like it :(

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on September 23, 2021, 11:28:31 PM
I lost the head of an HQG1C adult Boy blank!!! I still have his body & can plainly see it, but the head to go with it is nowhere!!! I hope I haven't accidentally dropped it in the bin & put it out with the rubbish...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on September 25, 2021, 03:45:38 PM
i gave my dog some leftover bread and instead of eating it she decided to hide it under the guest bed comforter. i just found it and it was a little moldy. so gross! i'm glad i found it before she ate moldy bread. my dogs are strange.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 25, 2021, 07:59:29 PM
This is going to be a long post.  :argh:


I pushed myself too hard at work this week and now I'm completely exhausted.  I felt horrible last night but I feel a little better today. 

My dad is going through some really serious health issues right now.  It's a little scary.  He almost fainted because his blood pressure dropped really low.  He went to the GP and he said that my dad needed to see the heart dr asap.  He has an appointment this week to see him.


Sometimes I feel that my mom is addecimated to electronics.  She gets upset if she doesn't get to get a digital prize for logging in to her games.  Sometimes she'll even refuse to do other activities because it's getting close to the time that she logs on to her digital games to get prizes.   She also will play on her tablet for a long time saying she's trying to get a prize during family game night when it isn't her turn.   Yet I was told that I couldn't text my friend during family game nights because I wasn't focused on the game.  She will also spend quite a bit of time playing a certain game, take a break for a few minutes and then  go back to it less than an hour later. 

 I tried to talk to her about the double standard once but she got really upset with me and said that I didn't want her to have fun. Then she pouted during the next family game night so much that I finally handed her the tablet and told her to play.

I admit that I spend a lot of time on the computer and my phone playing games and doing other things but I'm able to walk away when I want to.  I don't refuse to do things because it cuts in to my electronic time.  I really just needed to vent about that somewhere.

Also my dad snapped at me today but I know it's because he's not feeling well.  I was trying to explain time him that I needed to fix my purse because my hand sanitizer holder had gotten attached to the strap of my purse instead of the metal ring the strap goes through.  He told me "Well, fix it" 


I've had some weird itchy dry skin patches appear recently. 


Ponyfan

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on September 25, 2021, 09:02:31 PM
Ponyfan I hope your dad is ok :)

My parents had to put their last cat to sleep today. They say no more pets but i'm really worried about them not having a pet. they've always had at least 1 cat or dog.

sometimes it's hard to talk to them because they sound so much older and it just makes me worry. i worry about them a lot more and i'm trying to get them to move closer.

we're in the process of buying a house right now so we're not moving back to Houston. we were planning to more back to Houston but my parents said they wanted to move closer to us. but now they seem to have lost interest in moving and are making more updates to their house. I love Houston but i can't deal with the flooding and there aren't as many jobs for me there. and the traffic!

i just want them to move here. i'm an only child and i don't really have any other family i feel i can rely on to take care of them. and i feel like it isn't their responsibility either. having aging parents is rough.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 26, 2021, 01:39:44 AM
I hope your dad is okay too, Ponyfan.


My mouse wheel is acting up again. I had fixed it by taking my mouse apart and cleaning the wheel with a Q-tip and alcohol. There actually wasn't much gunk on it or any cat hair stuck (which is what I thought was the problem), but it worked fine afterwards so :shrug:

It's doing the same thing again, skipping ahead real fast instead of, ya know, scrolling. Or going up instead of down. It's real frustrating! I don't want to take it apart again, those tiny screws really hurt my carpal tunnel :( This mouse was $45 and I bought it about... hmm, 5 or 6 years ago? Maybe it's time I replaced it. I don't have the same disposable income I had at that time now though. I can wait until Black Friday/Cyber Monday and see if I can find something.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 26, 2021, 03:43:29 AM
Thank you Beth and BlackCurtains.  After I posted that I found out that he did faint twice within a few minutes but he didn't tell my mom about until the next day.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: TickledPink on September 26, 2021, 11:23:26 AM
My shoulder has been hurting for 3 days now. It needs to stop because I wanna crochet. >:C
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on September 26, 2021, 12:23:18 PM
Huggles & sharky snuggles Ponyfan xxx

I just heard that Blahaj, the Ikea sharky, may be discontinued... :sad: :cloud:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on September 26, 2021, 07:07:59 PM
i bought some fresh mint and it froze in the refrigerator. i'm really trying to resist the impulse to get more potted plants since we're moving soon. but i'm tired of buying herbs that go bad.

I also keep getting scam messages that look like they're from ATT. they're from random phone numbers with a link that i'm guessing is a scam website. I have not clicked through. but they mimic the exact format of a normal text notification from ATT. it's pretty scary. i hate scammers ruining tech.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 27, 2021, 07:24:09 AM
It's 2am and I can't sleep. I went to bed at 8. Tossed and turned, kept waking up. I have muscle relaxers for my back and they make me sleepy, but even with that I can't sleep more than 15 minutes at a time. My bed is really uncomfortable tonight making my back hurt more.

So now I'm up.

It's cold in here :brr:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on September 28, 2021, 12:18:43 AM
I just ordered a book from my Amazon wishlist.  But I can't get excited yet.

Most of my wishlist is HTF, out of print books.  and WHEN they are available, they are usually expensive.  but I looked and saw that a new listing had been created ... that was in my budget with free shipping.  So I jumped right on that and pushed all the buttons.

But I don't want to get excited yet until it ships because the seller could still cancel the transaction, especially if they notice that normally the item goes for much more.  And I know Amazon has tools that tell the seller this...  >.<  so it's a stressful wait for my shipping confirmation...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 28, 2021, 12:20:29 AM
@Ponyfan, my Dad had an episode like that going back eight or nine years now. It turned out he had a problem with one of his medications. I hope your Dad feels better soon and that they're able to help him.

It rained so hard last night. Like, seriously hard and it was also windy. Which is annoying because I don't have an overhang on my window. Sooo...it just comes against my window and it was so loud I hardly got any sleep. Then of course this morning it was all sunny like nothing happened.

I also can't get the Japanese books I need because they only ship to Japan right now. Sigh.

...I shall refrain from complaining about the idiots at the petrol stations.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 28, 2021, 01:42:43 AM
Man, I don't know if it was just the stress of the day or one of the shots I got, but something has given me a massive headache. Because of the shots (pain, steroid and muscle relaxer) I'm afraid to take anything else. Usually, I'd use ice but I used it for my back and it sat out all night and needs to refreeze.

So I guess I'll just sit here in the dark for a while.

edit, a few hours later: My headache is mostly gone, but now I can't sleep. I want to know how I can get a muscle relaxer but still have restless legs? I've been having a bad time with RLS lately, usually it's not this bad. I think it's connected to my back, maybe? Like, the nerves? Or something? :huh:

I'm so tired  :zzz:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 28, 2021, 10:20:17 PM
Thank you Taffeta,  My dad saw both the GP and the cardiologist today.  The cardiologist is making him wear a heart monitor and have a nuclear stress test done.  Maybe will we know more then.

I've been having a lot of trouble with my asthma lately.  I'm feeling a little better now though.

It took me an hour to order 4 containers of eyeshadow from a website earlier.   I was going to check out as a guest but the website recognized my email and wouldn't let me do that.  I had to reset my password and then go back, put the items back in the bag and checkout.   

I was looking forward to one of the new sets of Funko Pops that were just released but the one I wanted most of the the set seems to be the most popular one  and is already on backorder.


Ponyfan


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on September 28, 2021, 11:11:26 PM
my complaint is also tech related. my spotify app keeps crashing while i'm listening to podcasts.

this kind of stuff always happens when my phone get older. i got my iphone back in 2017 so it's fairly old but i don't want to replace it. i mostly use my phone to take photos of my dogs and listen to spotify. i don't see any reason to get a new phone. this get a new phone every year craziness is so wasteful.

also i'm starting to sound like my dad with my complaints about consumerism. and how things don't last forever. it's very disturbing. i don't know who i am anymore. i need to get out of the house!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 29, 2021, 12:37:44 AM
We're having pasta again. :sigh:  Out of the last 6 meals I've eaten 3 of them have been pasta.  I usually like it a lot but not when I have to eat it over and over again.  I had scrimp scampi  with angel hair pasta for lunch yesterday and when I got home my parents decided they wanted to make spaghetti.   They said angel hair pasta was different than spaghetti.   Tonight my mom suggested ravioli and I told her that I didn't want it.  My dad started getting out the stuff for macaroni and cheese.   


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 29, 2021, 09:27:49 AM
This is a bit of a silly trivial complaint but whatever.  Feel free to laugh at it.

So yesterday I was minding my own business reading in my room when suddenly there's this mass panic from downstairs. Banging on the window and then suddenly Dad appears at the door telling me to close my own bedroom window (that wasn't open) because there was a squirrel in the grape vine.

Our house has a massive grape vine at the back that was planted when we moved in, and it basically covers the whole back of the house between the bottom and top floors. This year it's grown more than usual and some of its branches trail down almost to the ground between the kitchen door and the patio doors. Squirrels are also not uncommon here; we live not far from forestland and they're often in the garden, but usually on the bird table.

The next thing I know Mum is outside in the rain with a big stick trying to shake the vine to get the squirrel to leave.  Dad also then went out with a stick to discourage the squirrel. Well, it rained grapes and leaves for a bit, but I suspect the critter had already long gone.

...They weren't trying to hit the squirrel though, just scare it away.

I never saw a squirrel at all. The only person who did was my Mum. No squirrel came near the upper floor, and there wasn't a window it could've got into anyway. I suspect if it was there, it came for the grapes, since Dad keeps saying he wants to pick some this year, but in typical Dad style, hasn't got around to it.

So there you are. Yesterday both my parents got themselves in a tizzy over a squirrel who may or may not have climbed up the vine and was probably long gone by the time they went looking for it.

Sigh.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 29, 2021, 05:17:16 PM
That's actually a pretty funny story, Taff :lol: Sounds like typical parent things, haha. One time there was a dove in the garage and despite the door being open it refused to fly out. My dad decided to recruit me and a bedsheet to "push" the bird out the door. I was like, it probably wants your bird seed. Just put a pile in the driveway. But nope! We had to get that dove out with the sheet, darn it. It did work though, and the dove was gone... until the next day when it did the same thing :lol:


My complaint today is my ears. They feel very stuffy and hurt slightly. I noticed it yesterday but figured it was allergies since I went outside while the landscaping crew was here. It still might be allergies. My sinuses feel fine though and my nose isn't stuffed up. It's just my ears. It's real annoying.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 01, 2021, 04:51:19 PM
My friend invited me to sell stuff at a craft sale with her again.  I am going to do it but I don't expect to sell much (if anything) because the audience might not be right for my crafts.  (If someone is looking for a "Welcome" sign in Dutch, they're not going to spend money on a fandom inspired art piece.)  And the last time I did a sale with her one of the other vendors (who had outrageously priced "found" wood pieces that she had painted "Welcome" on in cheap paint) told me that I would sell more if I put "Salt Lake City, UT" on my stuff because then it would be a "collectable".  I am not destroying my designs with a tacky city name.  If people want that they can actually GO to Salt Lake (I am not from there and wasn't selling there at the time, either) and get a cheap, overpriced souvenir at the mall or airport.

My mom said that maybe I need to adjust my prices to the audience.  So instead of pricing my work based on the value of my skill and time I should price it like a garage sale and lose money just because I'm surrounded by people who aren't interested in my art style?  I hate how people devalue artists and their work.  :rant:

If you want a crappy piece of mass produced garbage, go to Walmart.  If you want a one-of-a-kind art piece that nobody else will ever create (and I will likely never create again as I do not tend to reproduce my own work) then you pay the asking price.  My prices are not unreasonable and cheaper than Etsy so I'm not going to change them.  And if you think you can do a better job than me, go ahead.  I'm not stopping you.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 01, 2021, 08:24:22 PM
I'm sorry that happened to you Pokeyonekenobie.


I feel like the world is crashing down around me.  My dad had his nuclear stress test yesterday and a little while ago the drs office called and said he has to have an angiogram next week. 

I had a routine medical test today and I'm still a little store from it. My mom said she knew exactly where the place was but the hospital has added new sections and rearranged things since the last time she went there.  We stopped at one part of the hospital but it was the wrong section and we had to go to the right part 

I have a fear of being trapped in an elevator between floors and  we had to take the elevator to the correct floor.  I usually do better when there's someone else in the elevator with me but maybe because I was nervous about the test I was more stressed about the elevator. 

It rained while I was getting my test done and on the way back to the car my foot slipped in the parking lot on the pavement.  I didn't fall though. 

My online friend that I met in person in July is visiting her family again this week.  I was hoping that we'd be able to see each other again but it doesn't look like it's going to work out this time.  I've been trying to be a good friend and not put pressure on her to visit me while she's close by so I haven't mentioned meeting her this time.  It's been a shorter visit than last time and she also doesn't have her car with her.    I'm a bit disappointed that we won't be able to meet each other this time. 



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 01, 2021, 11:09:38 PM
:hug:  I'm sorry your appointment was stressful.  At least now it's over.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 02, 2021, 02:58:28 PM
I'm sorry for both of you :( :hug:

I don't like elevators either. They trigger my vertigo really bad.

--

A can of biscuits came flying out of the fridge at me this morning. It had exploded and there is dough everywhere. I've been slacking on chores and was going to do them all today and now I have to add clean up dough to my list. It wasn't an old can but it was Wal Mart brand.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 02, 2021, 03:37:13 PM
:hug: ponyfan. I'm fine with lifts (elevators) but more so when I'm not stuck in them with strangers, weirdly. Seems my phobia is not being stuck in confined spaces, but being stuck in them with people. But when I worked at the college I used to have to travel in a tiny lift that was prone to breaking down with one of my wheelchair students in case he got stuck and I needed to summon help, so I guess I became immune. That said, we had one at my uni campus that broke down often and I never set foot in it, not even if I had to go up four flights of stairs and use my inhaler at the top.

Hope your check up results were worth the stress. With your Dad, it sounds like they're on the job and that's good.

My Dad was at the hospital yesterday for a check on his legs. I went with him as it's nice to get a walk,. Except of course it tipped it down as we were walking up. It rained on me most of the way back, though luckily it had stopped by the time he walked back as his brolly broke en route. Mum wanted to go to town to get her medicine this morning and I kept telling her it would rain on her. She insisted she was going but ended up coming back after 5 minutes because it was raining...

The last lot of plants I orders was dispatched on Wed, but still haven't arrived. Plants in the post are time sensitive and I worry about them. I'm sure it is probably related to the petrol pump idiocy.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 02, 2021, 04:39:54 PM
My friend invited me to sell stuff at a craft sale with her again.  I am going to do it but I don't expect to sell much (if anything) because the audience might not be right for my crafts.  (If someone is looking for a "Welcome" sign in Dutch, they're not going to spend money on a fandom inspired art piece.)  And the last time I did a sale with her one of the other vendors (who had outrageously priced "found" wood pieces that she had painted "Welcome" on in cheap paint) told me that I would sell more if I put "Salt Lake City, UT" on my stuff because then it would be a "collectable".  I am not destroying my designs with a tacky city name.  If people want that they can actually GO to Salt Lake (I am not from there and wasn't selling there at the time, either) and get a cheap, overpriced souvenir at the mall or airport.

My mom said that maybe I need to adjust my prices to the audience.  So instead of pricing my work based on the value of my skill and time I should price it like a garage sale and lose money just because I'm surrounded by people who aren't interested in my art style?  I hate how people devalue artists and their work.  :rant:

If you want a crappy piece of mass produced garbage, go to Walmart.  If you want a one-of-a-kind art piece that nobody else will ever create (and I will likely never create again as I do not tend to reproduce my own work) then you pay the asking price.  My prices are not unreasonable and cheaper than Etsy so I'm not going to change them.  And if you think you can do a better job than me, go ahead.  I'm not stopping you.

Yes 100%. Be firm on your prices.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 03, 2021, 03:14:30 PM
^ Agree.

Well, today I have a sore throat on one side. My ear is also bothering me more on that side. Last night my tooth was hurting, also on that side. I would think I had sinusitis or something but my nose is clear and my actual sinuses don't hurt. Well, they do when I push on them. Maybe I do have sinusitis.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 03, 2021, 07:25:49 PM
I'm sorry you're not feeling well, BlackCurtains.  I hope you feel better soon.

Thanks for the hugs everyone :hug:  The tension continues to be high.  :sad:  My mom and I got in to it this morning over something that usually doesn't bother me but today it did. 

I'm usually okay in glass elevators since I can see out but one time on vacation right when the elevator hit the bottom floor there was a moment when I gasped because the glass part was completely covered up. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 03, 2021, 11:55:42 PM
So another amusing adventure in the world of Taffeta's parentals.

No, not another squirrel.

So my Mum bought some things from a charity recently - Christmas cards and other stuff, some things she is hiding away so I don't know if they're presents or whatever. But among this she bought a bag for herself as well.

We quarantine post still, so today the box came out of quarantine. Mum opened it and could not find the bag. She and Dad thought it had got lost in transit, because the box had been open a bit when it arrived.

...Except it wasn't open when it arrived. Dad opened it with his craft knife because Mum wasn't sure what it was and wanted to check it was the parcel from the charity. I remember this whole episode in really stupid detail, but neither Mum nor Dad remembered this happening.

So after spending much of the afternoon persuading them that I wasn't the one who was confused, and that if the bag was missing, it must just have been missed out of the order...Mum found the bag. Turned out it was  folded up inside something else and so she had missed it.

...So Mum has her bag, and I got to say "I told you so."

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 04, 2021, 12:45:10 AM
Thanks, Ponyfan :hug:

I slept most of the day and feel worse. The whole left side of my head hurts. My neck hurts on both sides, I can hardly turn my head. I tried to feel for lumps like swollen lymph nodes or something but can't feel anything. My ear is really bothering me bad. I had ice on it and my jaw earlier. I'm going back to bed and try heat.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on October 04, 2021, 02:27:45 AM
I had to spend a large portion of my day today looking for the soprano recorder for my kid's upcoming music class.  She had used it far too much when she was a little younger and I took it away, and hid it, because ughhhhhhh TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!   Nope.  Unbearable. 
But now I have to hear it again. 

And I had to figure out where I hid it, so it took almost 2 hours of moving and sorting and checking hiding spots to find it. 
There went my "lazy" Sunday.  Oh wait I also had to do the laundry, make more crabapple fruit snacks, and feed the child, so it wasn't really a lazy day.  Oooooof. 

Good things!  I made banana cinnamon bread , drank some tea.  Worked on my crazy quilt squares project.  Motivated the child to sweep the hallway!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 04, 2021, 03:19:03 PM
Thanks, Ponyfan :hug:

I slept most of the day and feel worse. The whole left side of my head hurts. My neck hurts on both sides, I can hardly turn my head. I tried to feel for lumps like swollen lymph nodes or something but can't feel anything. My ear is really bothering me bad. I had ice on it and my jaw earlier. I'm going back to bed and try heat.

Is there any chance it could be a tooth infection..?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 04, 2021, 03:33:42 PM
It very well could be. The same tooth I've always had problems with was hurting the other day. It's got two big cavities in it (that can be seen) and it's given me pain troubles for years. I haven't been to a dentist in 20+ years due to the implant in my head. I was told that dental work can be dangerous and lead to an infection in the implant and my brain. Of course, I suppose any infection in my mouth could do that. But in over 20 years, nothing has happened so... who knows!

I feel a bit better today. I think the heat treatment did a lot more good than ice. My ear feels sore rather than the throbbing, itchy pain it was before. My throat feels better too.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 04, 2021, 04:27:49 PM
My friend invited me to sell stuff at a craft sale with her again.  I am going to do it but I don't expect to sell much (if anything) because the audience might not be right for my crafts.  (If someone is looking for a "Welcome" sign in Dutch, they're not going to spend money on a fandom inspired art piece.)  And the last time I did a sale with her one of the other vendors (who had outrageously priced "found" wood pieces that she had painted "Welcome" on in cheap paint) told me that I would sell more if I put "Salt Lake City, UT" on my stuff because then it would be a "collectable".  I am not destroying my designs with a tacky city name.  If people want that they can actually GO to Salt Lake (I am not from there and wasn't selling there at the time, either) and get a cheap, overpriced souvenir at the mall or airport.

My mom said that maybe I need to adjust my prices to the audience.  So instead of pricing my work based on the value of my skill and time I should price it like a garage sale and lose money just because I'm surrounded by people who aren't interested in my art style?  I hate how people devalue artists and their work.  :rant:

If you want a crappy piece of mass produced garbage, go to Walmart.  If you want a one-of-a-kind art piece that nobody else will ever create (and I will likely never create again as I do not tend to reproduce my own work) then you pay the asking price.  My prices are not unreasonable and cheaper than Etsy so I'm not going to change them.  And if you think you can do a better job than me, go ahead.  I'm not stopping you.

Yes 100%. Be firm on your prices.

I was.  I only made $30 but the people who bought things were genuinely excited about having them so I know they weren't pity purchases.  I talked to my friend about my prices and her mom thinks I should double them.  We also talked about looking for specific venues for my items (like a PonyCon or Comic Con somewhere) because the right audience makes a big difference.  So I might be looking at doing something like that in the future. 

My trivial complaint is a coworker.  She's going in for surgery (again) tomorrow and I'm glad she'll be gone for at least 2 weeks because then I will be able to eat my own food, drink my own water, and not have to drop everything to grant her every whim. (I've had to lie to her about being out of food/water when she asks me for it because I'm so fed up with being her food source--especially when she eats out every day, she just "doesn't like to go to the grocery store.")   I'm not her mother but I think I'd be treated better if I was. She's not a manager, but she was just promoted to an assistant librarian (probably because the director found her bankruptcy [2nd one in 7 years] paperwork on the printer) and she always has a pity story.  I'm so over it.  She seriously asked me to go get her the vacuum this morning so that she could vacuum her office.  If she can't go get the vacuum how is she supposed to push it around her office?  I feel like a friggin house elf.  Dobby wants to be free!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 04, 2021, 07:09:52 PM
omg Facebook is down :freak:


edit: I just escaped having my bank account overdrafted (is that the right word..?)

I had $18 and some cents. Patreon took its $10 and Hulu $6 and change. My dad put money in my account today :whew: That's the closest I've ever come to going over (under? uhh... whatever)

Every end of the month is like this. I try to keep enough to cover the auto payments for my streaming services and stuff, but I always worry it's not enough. I'm not very good at tracking my spending. I got in that habit when I had some savings always in my account for emergencies plus emergency cash. Now I have what's in my bank and 8 dollars in quarters.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 04, 2021, 07:15:05 PM
omg Facebook is down :freak:

that's why i feel relaxed and happy today!

Looks like it's back. TBH i'm surprised any of the internet works. and i build internet things to pay my bills I'm not incompetent, the internet is held together with duct tape, paperclips and tears.  :shocked:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on October 04, 2021, 10:32:42 PM
My food delivery arrived with the bag of tortilla rolls flattened between soda cans and one of the cardboard walls, and its contents scattered all over the inside :yikes: And because I'm pathetic, I obviously still ate most of it from the bottom of the box because I didn't want it to go to waste :redface:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 05, 2021, 03:54:28 PM
@Beth - sounds a bit like my website ;)

So my trivial complaint for today is not trivial, not really, but I still think it needs to be said.

There have been climate protests on and off in the UK lately, including the blocking of motorway access.

Today or yesterday there was an incident where these protesters actively blocked an ambulance from getting through to a hospital (although other drivers moved the protesters aside to let it through).

This is not an XR protest, but the head of XR has explicitly said that it's okay to block ambulances, even if the people inside die, because 'the bigger crime is the one against the planet'.

As far as I'm concerned, protesting is an important human right. I feel that really strongly. I've been in protests before, over student fees and the war in Iraq, years ago when I was an undergrad. I also think the environment is really important and we shouldn't ignore it.

But I also think protecting human life is important. The moment a person tries to stop an innocent person getting to hospital just because they happen to be in a petrol powered vehicle, with no thought to their safety or the feelings of their family, then they are no longer human.

The distinction between 'activist' and 'terrorist' is being willing to discard or harm human lives in the singleminded pursuit of a personal ideology. It's not about whether the cause they claim to represent is a just one. They're not representing it by behaving like that and they're damaging the cause for climate change awareness in the process.

We are not going to save the world by killing each other.

Blocking the motorway is creating tailbacks and more pollution anyway, not to mention all the chemicals they're throwing all over the place and using to glue themselves to things. If you really want to help nature, do something that actually helps nature.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 05, 2021, 06:25:07 PM

Today or yesterday there was an incident where these protesters actively blocked an ambulance from getting through to a hospital (although other drivers moved the protesters aside to let it through).

This is not an XR protest, but the head of XR has explicitly said that it's okay to block ambulances, even if the people inside die, because 'the bigger crime is the one against the planet'.


I feel like that attitude justifies the ambulance drivers running them over. If they're not going to get out of the way of an emergency vehicle they can deal with the consequences and then wait for the next ambulance to make it through their protest to help them.  Then see how quick they are to move aside while the other motorists end up blocking the ambulance because of their "protest."


Once again the part timers are taking vacation hours and not covering their shifts.  So now I am covering the work of a full-time person out for surgery PLUS the part timers who don't think I do anything PLUS my own work and somehow I'm supposed to be thrilled about changing my hours to accommodate yet another useless wastrel.  But if I want to take time off I have to have my desk hours covered weeks in advance.  When I take my 320 vacation hours at once (and I may or may not do it when the building is supposed to be getting packed up) they are not allowed to complain.  :enraged:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on October 05, 2021, 09:00:30 PM
This is not an XR protest, but the head of XR has explicitly said that it's okay to block ambulances, even if the people inside die, because 'the bigger crime is the one against the planet'.

This is why I believe it should be made legal for ambulence drivers to run over anyone who deliberately and consciously blocks their path. :mad:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 05, 2021, 10:21:34 PM
@Taffeta

i need to do some research about the XR protests. but yeah it's one thing to block commerce. which i support 100% and think is probably the best way to get change through protesting. (covid has really changed how i feel about economic issues). but let ambulances through. if you want electric ambulances that sounds like a local or corporate issue. don't punish individuals for living in a bad system.

if i'm remembering correctly in Oklahoma it's now legal to run over protesters who are blocking the way. which is terrible. i don't understand the exchanging one life for another, innocent lives... calculation that people try to make. i agree hurting or killing people to make your point will never win you support and. i just feel like the nuance gets lost in the anger and the yelling. but i feel like a naive person when i say we need to talk more. it feels like people do get so caught up in their ideology that they forget about people who are just trying to go about their lives and survive. and those are the people who need to be won over for change to happen.

environmental issues are frustrating to me because the changes that we can make as individuals just don't feel like much. i do think it can add up but it's really the large corporations who need to make changes. and that will happen when it becomes more profitable to do the right thing. and sometimes paying large fines, legal teams and lobbyists is cheaper than making actual change. i think some of these companies should just shut down. but that will never happen and if it did happen what about people who work there?

i feel guilty all the time for being part of a bad system but that doesn't add up to real change. i know i'm rambling but i'm also frustrated and sad. also i think it needs to be said that a lot of people who live in places with bad climate policy like Texas are unhappy with their leadership and want change. it isn't helpful when people act like we deserve bad things happening to us because of bad leadership. a lot of times the people who are harmed by bad leadership and bad companies are not the ones who make the decisions or have any power. it's very frustrating and demotivating. whenever people say oh call your congressman or senator i'm live do you know who my congressman and senators are? they'll never listen to me because i'm not part of the groups they care about.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 05, 2021, 11:09:55 PM
I think the message is definitely we need to talk more, but also listen more. That goes for the protesters as well. They're not listening just as much as the people they are attacking and from whom they want change.

I don't think that running the protesters down is really a solution, it's two wrongs making a right. And I don't agree with them blocking commerce, either, because frankly, the people who get affected are the ones that are already struggling because of other factors (Brexit, Covid, people being idiots at the fuel pumps) and they just don't deserve another kick in the teeth. But that's from a British perspective, given this was a British protest - I can't and won't speak for the situation in other places.

I do believe we have a court order that means people can be thrown in jail for 2 years if they trespass on the motorway. Our home secretary - who in polite terms, is a cross between a rottweiler and a dragon - is working on legislation on that subject, but all that's doing is giving govt a reason to restrict protests, so it's also working against everyone who wants to legitimately and peacefully air their views in a logical and sensible place.

I feel like we need to fix climate change by actually focusing on how to fix climate change, not on trying to get good pictures for social media. Forgive my cynicism but back in 2019, in fact, right before my VIVA, XR shut down London. And they were going to do a protest on the tube, but TFL shut down the internet capabilities on the underground. And because they couldn't post it online, they desisted.

...They also shied away from an airport siege when they realised that anti-terror police at airports are armed with guns.

And of course they had guest speakers who flew in from the US to talk to the protesters about saving the environment. While they locked down London, increasing the level of diesel in the atmosphere, sprayed paint all over the roads (they said it would wash away quickly, it didn't, it took weeks, and it washed into the river anyway)...disrupted the capital's urban wildlife and prevented disabled and sick people from getting to appointments.

Meantime we have a thriving natural garden, we encourage wildlife, we recycle, we use energy saving everything, we don't overuse our water or our heating, and we don't run a car.

...I feel like if everyone did that, it would have a better effect than actually increasing pollution and putting people's lives at risk.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 06, 2021, 12:01:36 AM
yeah when people weren't driving during the lockdowns i was kind of like "this is what life should be". i think we just need slow down and stop doing so much.

i agree it gets so complicated with disrupting commerce because people who run huge corporations, at least in the US can get through without much harm because they have so much wealth. most people can't afford to stop working without some kind of help. especially since our healthcare is tied to full-time work. it's not that easy to just quit because you don't like what your company does. but it seems like change really only happens here when people just stop participating. like what's happening on a small scale with the labor shortages and strikes here. we just need to support each other and have more patience.

i've never been to a protest because i've always been pretty cynical about it. i don't think it leads to lasting change. companies just post and make merch about how they care and want change as they support backwards policies. and it feels performative to me. i don't have a following who cares what i think anyway. i vote and donate money but aside from that i don't know what else to do. i think about moving to another state but my parents are here. i also try not to support companies with business practices i don't like but i doubt amazon will miss my business. and some business are unavoidable because all of the options are terrible.

i do think more people are aware that climate change is a major problem which is good.  i think that since we're seeing the effects of climate change already it's being treated with more urgency instead of something that we can kick down the road. i'm also encouraged that a lot of European countries are working to stop gas cars from being sold. that seems to be having an effect on car manufacturing here. i've been yelling to anyone who is forced to listen to me (my partner and my parents mostly) that we need better mass transit. but like i said before that won't happen here so we need electric cars.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Harmonie on October 06, 2021, 03:19:25 PM
It's October but it's supposed to be in the 90s the new few days.  :enraged:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 06, 2021, 04:28:08 PM
It's October but it's supposed to be in the 90s the new few days.  :enraged:

Same. (do you live in Florida?) The humidity is coming back too. It's been very dry with a low dew point for a couple of weeks but they said "expect summer nights!" which means it's going to be sticky and miserable.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 06, 2021, 05:53:58 PM
My co-worker's cologne (which I have complained about for years) is giving me a headache today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Harmonie on October 07, 2021, 02:27:04 AM
It's October but it's supposed to be in the 90s the new few days.  :enraged:

Same. (do you live in Florida?) The humidity is coming back too. It's been very dry with a low dew point for a couple of weeks but they said "expect summer nights!" which means it's going to be sticky and miserable.

I don't even live in Florida, I live in Oklahoma, where we are at least supposed to have some resemblance of fall. It's supposed to get up to 95/96 on Friday.  :enraged:

This is OCTOBER. It is FALL. Seriously, I hate living here so much. Miserable place, for many many reasons.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 07, 2021, 02:49:27 AM
It's October but it's supposed to be in the 90s the new few days.  :enraged:

same here. it's cooler in the morning but highs in the 90s. June was cooler :(
Same. (do you live in Florida?) The humidity is coming back too. It's been very dry with a low dew point for a couple of weeks but they said "expect summer nights!" which means it's going to be sticky and miserable.

I don't even live in Florida, I live in Oklahoma, where we are at least supposed to have some resemblance of fall. It's supposed to get up to 95/96 on Friday.  :enraged:

This is OCTOBER. It is FALL. Seriously, I hate living here so much. Miserable place, for many many reasons.

Same here. highs in the 90s. June was cooler :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 07, 2021, 09:56:41 AM
Oh wow. I didn't realize it got that hot in OK. That's higher than our temps are going to be, we'll be in the low 90s but with the humidity it'll feel hotter. I saw a new predictive map for climate change, it's supposed to be the most accurate to date. The biggest changes are going to be the NE coast and the along the Great Plains. They say the best spots to live in the US to avoid the harshest effects of climate change are from where I used to live (because of course it is); Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan will still have four discernable seasons, including Upper Michigan, which is a cheap place to live. But you gotta watch out for sinkholes. In my "lottery fantasies" my goal is to move there, or somewhere in mid Wisconsin. Florida is too hot, has too many bugs that can kill me and hurricanes (AND sinkholes, tornados, fires and flash floods plus "Florida man").

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My complaint is I woke up at 3:30am gasping for air (I was on my back, which is a bad position for me) and then I had a coughing fit. I was also really thirsty, so I got up and then realized I was pretty much wide awake - so here I am! It's almost 5am now and I'm thinking of making some coffee and just staying up. I can always nap later, I've got a Zoom meeting at 2pm but that's it. I have the slightest headache too.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Harmonie on October 07, 2021, 03:04:19 PM
Oh wow. I didn't realize it got that hot in OK. That's higher than our temps are going to be, we'll be in the low 90s but with the humidity it'll feel hotter. I saw a new predictive map for climate change, it's supposed to be the most accurate to date. The biggest changes are going to be the NE coast and the along the Great Plains. They say the best spots to live in the US to avoid the harshest effects of climate change are from where I used to live (because of course it is); Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan will still have four discernable seasons, including Upper Michigan, which is a cheap place to live. But you gotta watch out for sinkholes. In my "lottery fantasies" my goal is to move there, or somewhere in mid Wisconsin. Florida is too hot, has too many bugs that can kill me and hurricanes (AND sinkholes, tornados, fires and flash floods plus "Florida man").

Yeah... Florida is miserable. I would be so depressed living there.

I have tried to convince my parents to move to Michigan (I don't want to go without them, and also I can't really be fully independent with my lack of ability to drive and all), but they don't like that it's not a true blue state. I understand but I think that's irrational when we live in one of the most red states in the nation. At least in Michigan we could move to Lansing or Ann Arbour and be in an actual blue county/city. There are absolutely no areas like that in Oklahoma.

The fact of the matter is that it's the only logical move from where we live with our finances. I'd love to move to New England, but I don't want to be stuck in Oklahoma forever just because we can't afford to move to the best area. I'm very much a settle for something better but not perfect kinda person. Michigan is that happy medium, IMO.

I'm probably biased because climate is also very important to me (obviously) and Michigan would be so nice.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 07, 2021, 03:07:14 PM
Super trivial complaint this morning.

I've been experimenting with UV resin (and will soon be trying out 2 part resin) and when I touched the piece I was curing to see if it was done, it left a fingerprint because it wasn't quite there yet on the side I touched.   :art:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 07, 2021, 04:24:00 PM
Yeah... Florida is miserable. I would be so depressed living there.

I have tried to convince my parents to move to Michigan (I don't want to go without them, and also I can't really be fully independent with my lack of ability to drive and all), but they don't like that it's not a true blue state. I understand but I think that's irrational when we live in one of the most red states in the nation. At least in Michigan we could move to Lansing or Ann Arbour and be in an actual blue county/city. There are absolutely no areas like that in Oklahoma.

The fact of the matter is that it's the only logical move from where we live with our finances. I'd love to move to New England, but I don't want to be stuck in Oklahoma forever just because we can't afford to move to the best area. I'm very much a settle for something better but not perfect kinda person. Michigan is that happy medium, IMO.

I'm probably biased because climate is also very important to me (obviously) and Michigan would be so nice.

I was excited when we first moved here, because residents get big discounts on the attractions. But we never go. My niece does, with her friends, and took my sister (her mom) with her once to Universal. I've always wanted to go to Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Gardens, but I also don't drive (never have) and have no local friends. You can also catch a cruise from Miami to the Caribbean for like 25 bucks and stay for the weekend *sigh*

I'm really lucky to live in a blue area. Yes, they exist in Florida! That's one of the few things I don't have a problem with. This area has a really great LGBTQ+ community which is good for me, but like above, I've hardly gotten to go to anything. I did get to attend one Pride fest and parade in 15 years. If I was in better health, I could walk to the park where a lot of cool events take place, it's only 2 miles away. But, I can't.

Michigan is really nice. I've stayed in Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo. Both nice places. Sorry your parents are being stubborn.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 10, 2021, 09:06:06 AM
My dad's angiogram turned out okay.  His dr told him to keep wearing the heart monitor for another week.  This week he will send the monitor back to the company.

I'm really annoyed with my dad right now. He's been having trouble sleeping lately and when he decides to get up he turns on a bunch of bright lights which either wakes me up or makes it hard for me to go back to sleep.  A little while ago he turned on the kitchen light (that one isn't so bad since it doesn't shine in my room) the super bright light bar (because he needed to plug the heart monitor and sensor in) and my parents bedroom light.  I understand he needed to see to be able to plug the monitor and sensor in but he left the light bar on after that.  Now I'm wide awake and he's gone back to bed.  When I have trouble sleeping and get up I don't turn on all the lights and wake everyone else up in the process.  I know he doesn't do it on purpose but I'd really like to be sleeping right now instead of up so early. 

I ordered some things from Amazon and got a notice that something had shipped.  When I checked, only one of the items I ordered is included.  I know that Amazon sometimes sends multiple items in separate boxes but usually all of my items ship together. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 10, 2021, 12:09:32 PM
Sorry Ponyfan, my sister used to do the same thing. It got to where I actually had to move my bed to escape the lights at night. I'm glad your dad's angiogram went well.


My complaint is the old standby - freaking fruit flies!!! ARGH I thought I was rid of them for good. I haven't had any problems or seen any in weeks. Now all of a sudden today I go to take the garbage bag out of the kitchen trash and they started climbing up from the bottom of the bag! They found something to breed in which is VERY suspicious because I don't put food in the garbage and I rinse all cat food cans and other containers. The only thing I can think of is egg shells? You can't put those in the garbage disposal, but I even rinse those off! And I thought used coffee grounds were an insect repellant? Apparently not for fruit flies.

So now, I don't know how many, have erupted into the open. I put fly tape back up by the sink and caught a few already. The complexes pest control is doing my building the 12th. I'm going to bring it up to them along with the ant problem (yeah, they are still cropping up every once in a while too). I'm glad my only pest problems are those two though. For everything you can get in your house around here, fruit flies and tiny ants are pretty tame. Annoying as all hell though.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 11, 2021, 05:29:14 PM
i broke another food thermometer
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 11, 2021, 08:29:51 PM
UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

My insurance switched over the 1st. The bigger, yet inferior company absorbed my company (they are all part of Medicaid but have different services - it doesn't make much sense). And now this new insurance is screwing me all up. I've got five referrals that are no good because they don't take Sunshine Health when before the 1st they would have taken Staywell. So now I have to call my doctor's office - which, btw, is NOT the doctor listed on my new card, I had to call and order a new with my proper PCP on it - and tell them, oops, you need to find different doctors because Sunshine Health sucks.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 11, 2021, 11:08:44 PM
UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

My insurance switched over the 1st. The bigger, yet inferior company absorbed my company (they are all part of Medicaid but have different services - it doesn't make much sense). And now this new insurance is screwing me all up. I've got five referrals that are no good because they don't take Sunshine Health when before the 1st they would have taken Staywell. So now I have to call my doctor's office - which, btw, is NOT the doctor listed on my new card, I had to call and order a new with my proper PCP on it - and tell them, oops, you need to find different doctors because Sunshine Health sucks.

I hate how crappy my insurance is, too.  I have to pay for part of my "free" annual physical because my insurance doesn't think my doctor should be checking my kidney function.  It doesn't matter that I have a family history of cancers that cause reduced kidney function.  Why would I want to know if my kidneys are shutting down before they actually do?  The insurance people seem to think an emergency room visit with emergency dialysis/kidney transplant is going to be cheaper than a routine check every year.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 12, 2021, 09:06:00 AM
The more I read about American health insurance the less I understand how anyone accesses medical care over there. I think my head would explode if I had to try and figure it out.

Although right now over here I'm not overly pleased with the NHS and the delays to the vaccines for people like my Mum. She spent some time yesterday reading the GPs the riot act over it. Apparently when she phoned on Friday whoever took her call decided that they wouldn't bother passing the message as they misunderstood what she was asking about...

So we're still waiting.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on October 12, 2021, 02:18:57 PM
It's windy and going to be wintery soon!  BLEHHHHHHHH
Also I hate coming back to the office after a long weekend. 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 12, 2021, 02:32:04 PM
My experience with health insurance has pretty much been to only use it when i have to. and hope for the best.

for most of my adult life i either had no insurance because i was a freelancer or i had not so great insurance. now i have better insurance and it did come through for us when my partner needed it last year. but it really baffles me that if there is an emergency we have no idea what the costs are. i can't think of any other aspect of life where i get a service without at least having a cost estimate. medical billing is a nightmare with all of the codes and mistakes that can happen. i guess if it's a life or death situation you take on the cost but it can be financially devastating.

one thing that i've been noticing is the deductibles creeping higher and higher. mine is 10k now. and the paperwork isn't very clear about what the out of pocket costs are. i feel like there should be courses in high school that teach us how to navigate this mess. why am i expected to choose a plan when i can't even understand the paperwork? and if you don't get insurance through work it's even more difficult. when i was unemployed a few years back i missed the window to sign up for insurance through the healthcare.gov website. and i basically got stuck with crappy insurance for a while. i never used it. medical care tied to working a full-time job is criminal.

My complaint today is that it's going to rain for the next few days. i like rain but my dog refuses to go outside when the grass is wet. also i accidentally paid my water bill twice  :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 12, 2021, 04:37:06 PM
I woke up feeling okay, took my medicine, had some coffee, did stuff online (paying bills, so much fun) and then I felt hungry. I had some cereal and now I feel like crap :pout: My energy drained away and I feel shaky and tired. Maybe I should eat some protein...

And an unrelated second complaint - my carpal tunnel is really bad today. My entire thumb and wrist hurt.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 12, 2021, 05:30:46 PM
The more I read about American health insurance the less I understand how anyone accesses medical care over there. I think my head would explode if I had to try and figure it out.

Although right now over here I'm not overly pleased with the NHS and the delays to the vaccines for people like my Mum. She spent some time yesterday reading the GPs the riot act over it. Apparently when she phoned on Friday whoever took her call decided that they wouldn't bother passing the message as they misunderstood what she was asking about...

So we're still waiting.

Yeah, American insurance is a crapshoot.  The insurance I get through work is absolutely awful.  I just got notified from my dentist that I need to pay for part of my visit in JULY and when I called to verify that the email was from them (thank you stupid scammers making me paranoid about pushing links) the girl told me not to pay it yet because they're still waiting to hear back from my insurance about part of it!  I need to find a job that values us enough to pay us well and provide decent insurance.  This is just getting more and more ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 13, 2021, 10:42:38 PM
I'm so tired :zzz: but I can't nap. I just lie there awake, maaaaybe dozing off for a few minutes. I don't know what to do with myself :( I'm too tired to get anything done but I feel bored watching TV especially since Hulu is being dumb right now and won't play Futurama. I have it on DVD but don't have a player in my bedroom and I don't have a couch to lie down on in the living room. Maybe I'll try to get cozy in the recliner.

Also, a semi complaint? I ordered groceries today and one thing I wanted was some ground turkey for turkey burgers. I only ordered a pound but when it came, I got a huge 3 pound package. It was substituted for the smaller one and I wasn't charged any extra, which is fine. But now I have a lot of ground turkey. I'm going to have to make extra burgers and freeze them. Maybe I can bring some to my parents.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on October 13, 2021, 10:53:00 PM
It's gotten so cold recently, today by the evening I could even see my breath and my hands literally felt cold, not to mention I only had my light jacket on because it's only October :brr:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 14, 2021, 02:58:51 PM
I'm so tired.  :zzz:  :zzz:  For the last two nights I've had bad asthma attacks really early in the morning.   The one I had this morning wasn't quite as bad as the one the morning before it was still enough that it interrupted  my sleep .  Both attacks I thought had settled down and when I tried to go back to bed it was difficult to sleep because the attack started again.   That makes it really hard to be able to function at the top of my game.

The heart dr called and told my dad that his heart rate is too fast.  They gave him a prescription for it. 

My aunt (she used to be a nurse) told my dad that he needed some kind of Fitbit or heart rate tracker to monitor his heart rate to see if what the dr said is true or if he made a mistake.   My dad is not very tech savvy.  I tried to show him some good Fitbits but he decided that he didn't want.  He's also very much in to "If you see it posted on the Internet it has to be true" at times and he got on some website that was promoting a different kind of tracker.  That would have been fine but I tried to get him to look at the reviews on Amazon instead of just relying on one website's reviews.  I'm not saying that he had to get a Fitbit but I wanted him to get a good quality item that won't break soon after.  Later my mom asked me if he had picked one and I told that I didn't think he had.  Then she said that he told her that he found one.  I guess we'll see how well it works once it arrives.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: TwistedRiver on October 15, 2021, 12:16:59 AM
I hate that the post is so darn slow. I'm terrible with waiting for mail to get to me.

Second complaint is my arms ache. I'm back on my meds which is supposed to help but it's not fully settled in yet.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 15, 2021, 01:25:08 AM
Ponyfan, your dad sounds just like mine.


My complaint for the evening is I waited too long to eat and had a sugar crash, so I compensated by eating too much too fast and now I feel sluggish and gross :(
The worst part is that I'm tired and could go to bed, but I have to stay up for a few hours and let my stomach settle otherwise I'll wake up with acid in my throat. I hate when I do this :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 15, 2021, 06:40:42 PM
Yeah Ponyfan your dad also sounds just like my dad. He bought the Amazon phone because of an article he read in the nytimes. even though i explained to him that it was a bad idea since it was a flop and amazon wasn't going to provide long term product support. he'll believe pretty anything the nytimes says even if it's about the tech industry that i work in every day. it's very frustrating. not trying to bash the nytimes but they're not perfect.

anyway

my complaint today is that i'm just in a bad mood. i want to cry for no real reason and everyone and everything is annoying me and i just want the day to be over so i can go to sleep.
:cloud:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 16, 2021, 07:01:21 PM
I felt completely exhausted last night and all I wanted to do was sleep. That's pretty unusual for me unless I'm sick. When my dad checked my blood pressure it was lower than normal.  I also did not want to get up this morning.  I felt a little alert for a while but now I'm getting sleepy again. :zzz:

My dad's tracker arrived the other day. So far he's happy with it so I guess that's the important thing even though I wish he would have invested in a little higher quality one.   I had to set it up for him and the instructions that came with it weren't even right in some places.  Based on how awkward some of the English reads in it I think that it must have been translated into English from some another language.  For example one line says "After successfully binding the bracelet with the phone you can have a check at the Bluetooth Icon on the bracelet and the time. step, healthy data will be synchronized  It not, it means failure." :lol:


my complaint today is that i'm just in a bad mood. i want to cry for no real reason and everyone and everything is annoying me and i just want the day to be over so i can go to sleep.
:cloud:



I've felt like that recently too.  :hug:


Ponyfan


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 16, 2021, 11:05:20 PM
Today's been a frustrating day here as well.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 17, 2021, 12:08:24 AM
Man, I just don't feel good :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on October 17, 2021, 02:14:09 AM
Did I mention my boss came into my office last week and dropped off a bunch of mending?  YES.  Like, putting on buttons and hemming. 
Okay...  so here I am making tiny tiny stitches in dress shirts!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 17, 2021, 03:22:53 AM
Today's been a frustrating day here as well.




:hug:


BlackCurtains I hope you feel better soon.


I'm still exhausted.  I almost fell asleep a couple of times today during activities that I usually am wide awake for.

Mom and I decided we wanted pizza.  My mom asked my dad to get pepperoni but he came back with cheese instead. He does this sometimes when we ask for pepperoni because my mom takes most of the pepperonis off of her pieces and we add extra toppings on it.  I don't like cheese pizza but if I would have said that he would have gotten mad. 

Later on I said something about a softball being bigger than a baseball and he told me I was wrong.


Ponyfan

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 17, 2021, 07:48:42 PM
Thanks PonyFan. I feel a little better today. it seems like there is just gloom in the air lately :(

My complaint today is i'm trying to fix a wordpress site and it's frustrating.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 17, 2021, 08:59:16 PM
Thanks, Ponyfan. I'm still not feeling well. Better than yesterday but still very blah.

My complaint is I'm dizzy today and very shaky. I can't do any artwork because of it. I'm annoyed at the surveys I've taken today too. They ask for the demographic info and after I answer all that it tells me I've already taken this survey. It's also taking me a lot longer to finish the ones that do go through. One said it would take 20 minutes and I think I spent 45 on it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: TwistedRiver on October 18, 2021, 06:07:43 AM
Tomorrow's appt likely means a shot in the stomach. Why can't tomorrow be the iv infusion instead.  :yikes:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 18, 2021, 04:42:32 PM
I cleaned my office last week and when I came in to work on Saturday, there were little mouse poops on my desk. I think they climbed up the computer cords.  So I cleaned up my office again on Saturday and found more mouse poops this morning.   :mad:  I've put out traps. 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 18, 2021, 05:37:28 PM
I woke up with a migraine. Four hours later and copious amounts of caffeine, it's finally going away. I haven't been having headaches so this came out of nowhere. I'm still shaky today but I think I can work on my art piece anyway. I feel better finally but I haven't eaten. Any food seems to make me feel worse, lethargic with abdominal pain.

I made a big mistake with my buying. I had bought some cleaning supplies on Amazon and picked Prime Day Delivery, so they weren't shipped right away. It was a few days later after I made another purchase that the amount for my Amazon order was taken from my account. I thought I had a cushion of $100 but I really only had $40. So now I'm worried (once again!) that I don't have enough in my account to cover all the automatic payments around the 1st. I really need to keep better track :(

Edit for a new complaint: I hate my brain :mad: I have an appointment at 3pm. To my brain this means doing nothing until it's over and I'm back home. I have like 4 hours to kill and can't make myself do anything.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 20, 2021, 05:31:06 PM
I'm sorry you're not feeling well BlackCurtains.  I hope you feel better soon. :hug:


This is going to be long.  Lots of things are annoying me today.   :argh:

Yesterday I wasn't feeling my best but I went to work anyway. By the time I got off I felt a little lightheaded.  This happens from time to time for no apparent reason.  I used to think that it was my blood sugar dropping but when my dr ran blood work a month ago he said it's too high.   Right now I still feel a bit off.  It might be exhaustion catching up with me.

My dad sometimes chooses movies to watch based on reviews he's read on the Internet/words on the box.  That means that sometimes he sets his expectations so high that he ends up disappointed when he watches the movie. 

This morning he asked if we could turn the closed captioning on on the TV because he had a hard time understanding what the characters were saying in the movie (I had it between 85 and 100.) The smart TV in the living room has tiny speakers and the sound quality is often low when we're watching movies ( I've noticed that  the sound is much louder when using Netflix on the tv than it is at other times.)  I'm not looking forward to turning the captions/subtitles on because it reminds me of when I had to go to my grandparents house and they would often mute the TV and leave the captioning on. 

I've gotten used to subtitled anime but I also wonder if trying to read subtitles during an entire movie will end up distracting me.   

Also my mom and I have to turn the sound on the TV up so we can hear it because my dad turns it down really low

The other day my mom told me that we would do something and now it seems she forgot that she said that again.  I want to remind her but if I do  she'll probably accuse me of having to have my own way about  it and not being considerate of others. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 20, 2021, 11:09:07 PM
Thanks again, Ponyfan. I do feel a little better today.

My birthday is Friday and my mom bought me some things from Walmart.com today while I was over at my parents house. My dad and I went to pickup the order and I didn't look in the bag because my dad put it in the backseat. One of the things my mom bought me was the Unicorn Party Celebration pack. They would have been my first G5s but when I got home and took the box out of the bag and looked at them, Sunny is missing! Someone ripped her off the box and then a Walmart employee didn't notice and gave it to me :mad: So now instead of having new ponies (my first in months), I have to wait until Friday when I go back to my parents, print out the receipt, go back to Walmart and HOPE they still have a complete set to exchange it for.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 21, 2021, 12:05:45 AM


My birthday is Friday and my mom bought me some things from Walmart.com today while I was over at my parents house. My dad and I went to pickup the order and I didn't look in the bag because my dad put it in the backseat. One of the things my mom bought me was the Unicorn Party Celebration pack. They would have been my first G5s but when I got home and took the box out of the bag and looked at them, Sunny is missing! Someone ripped her off the box and then a Walmart employee didn't notice and gave it to me :mad: So now instead of having new ponies (my first in months), I have to wait until Friday when I go back to my parents, print out the receipt, go back to Walmart and HOPE they still have a complete set to exchange it for.



I'm sorry that happened to you.  I don't like the way that set is packaged at all because it makes it so easy for the ponies to fall out/go missing/get stolen.  There was a set at my Walmart where someone had taken Sunny out and left her right beside the package.  A few days later Sunny was gone and Izzy was now retaped in  the box in her place .  I hope you can get a complete set.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pheasant on October 21, 2021, 09:18:38 PM
Three words:

Nagging. Family. Members.

 :mad:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 22, 2021, 03:18:32 PM
I am not getting along with my parents right now.   I think we need a some extended time apart from each other but that's not possible at the moment. 

So many things that they are saying are annoying me.  We went to the mall a couple of days ago and I was waiting for them to decide what store to go to first because we wanted to go to a couple of different ones.   I was standing next to the car and didn't notice there was a car waiting for the parking space that I didn't realize I was standing in.  My dad said "That car's wanting the parking space" in what I took as a annoyed tone so I started walking towards the entrance of the bookstore so I wouldn't be in the way.


Earlier my mom said it was time for breakfast and because I was having something different from my parents I  thought I could finish reading a sentence  on the fanfiction I was reading.  My mom was back a few minutes later telling me that she told me it was time for breakfast.

I asked my mom to do something for me today and she told me she would.  When I was asking her about it she said I could do it myself instead.  I told her we'd do it that way instead and then she got annoyed at me.


I was also trying to tell her about work related stuff and she only heard the first part of what I said.  She interrupted me before I could finish telling her the rest of it.   :cry:



Ponyfan


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 23, 2021, 08:43:28 PM
Aw, I'm sorry :( It's tough living with your parents as an adult.

My complaint for today is I'm soooo incredibly sore and tired. I already took one 2 hour nap but I had to get up for my grocery delivery. Now I'm starting to get a headache and I'm really thirsty. I want cold water but I forgot to fill my bottles and put them in the fridge. I also feel a little nauseous... hmm. I hope I'm not going to get a migraine. I should go lie down :sick:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on October 24, 2021, 04:41:54 PM
I decided to go for a nice Sunday walk outside the town, the weather was great, everything in beautiful fall colors, and then suddenly it turned out I had to change my route to a shorter one because standing in my path were, get this, some grazing goats and a pony, and I didn't want to risk a confrontation with someone's petting zoo on the loose :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 24, 2021, 05:42:48 PM
ugh Texas. that's it
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 25, 2021, 02:19:41 PM
I'm so tired.  :zzz:  The weather is going to change tomorrow and I had 2 asthma attacks very early this morning. 

Also, why does Amazon make it so difficult at times to buy things that are sold and shipped by them?  I was looking for a book and the first result that came up was from a 3rd party seller even though Amazon had the book in stock.  To find the one sold by Amazon I had to go to the "Other sellers" section.     


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on October 25, 2021, 02:32:52 PM
is it friday? i'm already annoyed with this week.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 25, 2021, 03:14:50 PM
I pay for Netflix and Hulu and share the account with my mom. She's constantly on Netflix, and we just have the basic plan which means only one person can watch at a time. So I had asked her if I could use it for the weekend. I want to get caught up on stuff and check out some new things. She said sure. Well, she only made it until Saturday. I told her I wasn't feeling well and was sleeping off and on so I was watching Futurama on Hulu. She said, "well if you're not watching Netflix I'm going to watch" and I was just...??? You can't keep off a platform for three days? I didn't say that, but that's what I thought.

I pay for it, shouldn't I be able to watch it whenever I want? So I only got to watch the Joel McHale Show and three episodes of Squid Game. I wanted to see all of it, and Midnight Mass, You, a bunch of movies. I guess I'm going to have to add another screen. It's $5-something I think.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 25, 2021, 03:22:27 PM
Beth I feel like I want it to be Friday too.

I'm sorry that happened to you BlackCurtains  :hug: 

My dad will either use Google to find out what's on Netflix or say stuff like "But your aunt was watching that on Netflix.  How come it's not on yours?" Because he doesn't realize that shows don't stay on Netflix for forever even though I've tried explaining it to him. He picked movies to watch on Netflix a couple of times but always ended up being disappointed in them.     


My dad has a bad habit of misplacing things and then expecting me or my mom to be able to tell him where it is.  I can't tell him where he put it if he moved it from the last place I saw it in.

I have some new manga I want to read but I haven't felt relaxed enough to let myself enjoy it.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 26, 2021, 02:07:47 PM
Father...

So we've been so careful with all the things we've been doing to keep safe during the pandemic, bearing in mind that we still don't have third dose info for mother and all those things.

The bus is entirely off limits, even for essentials. We walk into town.

So Dad has an art show he likes entering stuff into. And he did again, this year, with the intention he was going to walk into town today to deliver it to the venue.

...But it was too heavy. So he decided to get the bus.

*facepalm*
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 26, 2021, 03:09:24 PM
I told my mom about getting the next tier for Netflix and she asked if she could help. So that was nice.

-

I have a few complaints.

The weather is stuck between summer and fall. Like two days ago it was 90 degrees. Today it's 80 with lows in the mid 60s. I keep opening my windows only to have to close them again because it gets too humid at night and I can't sleep. There is a cold front coming Thursday, they say. Hopefully, I can open the windows and keep them that way.

The left side of my throat hurts and there's a metallic taste that won't go away. I looked at it with a flashlight and it looks normal. It could be from a medicine but I've been on what I'm taking for a while. My newest pill I've been taking a month. So I dunno.

My insurance switched and it sucks so much. Both my old and new insurance has a $35 OTC benefit. My old insurance had so much to choose from and they carried my stomach medicine at a price where I could get two of them. Then I'd use the leftover money to get generic Excedrin. It had a lot of dollar items so you could use all $35 for the month. The new insurance? The prices are way higher, I can only get one bottle of my stomach meds, they don't even have an acetaminophen plus aspirin headache medicine (just Tylenol) and there are exactly two things that are a dollar.

The scar on my head is really itchy. I think it's the weather.

edit: There's more! My eczema is flaring up again.

I drank a Java Monster thinking it might give me some energy... noooooo, I want to go back to bed.

I'm a measly 200 points away from 50 bucks, but every survey I take I'm ineligible for :shake fist: Usually it doesn't bother me, but I really need that $50 right now! (I'm taking a break from them at the moment)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 29, 2021, 03:28:21 AM
I was looking for a video on Youtube  but was having trouble finding it.  I tried every search term I could think of to get the video but I kept getting the same results in the search. Finally after almost an hour I hit the right terms and found the video I was looking for but by that time I had given myself a headache searching for it.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on October 29, 2021, 05:12:03 PM
I placed an order for groceries to be delivered between 12-1pm. I was taking a nap in the recliner and checked my phone at 11:50, so I got up. I looked at my emails and it said they were delivered at 11:11. I had one frozen thing and several fridge items. No one knocked or rang the doorbell. I would have heard it. The reason I was napping in the recliner was to keep me out of a deep sleep.

So my groceries were out in the humid heat for almost an hour. Luckily, all the fridge stuff was packed together so it stayed cool. The frozen item was a lasagna. It was still mostly frozen, thankfully.

That's like the third time no one knocked or rang the bell.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 29, 2021, 05:14:33 PM
I wish the rain would be noisy in the daytime, because I like to sleep at night and it's annoying.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on October 29, 2021, 06:50:13 PM
Swapped a couple of shelves round today. That was a hassle!!! But so worth it!!! So what's the complaint??? The state of me afterwards. Tired, thirsty, sweaty, sore feet, sore knees, stiff legs.

It's official. I'm getting old
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on October 30, 2021, 02:04:22 AM
Really feeling the love. Moms misplaced one of her Halloween costumes, and she blames me. Even though I never touched, let alone wore it. And then she demands to see my closet because I guess I must be hiding it? And then gets mad when my closet is a mess, and the wings on my bee costume are slightly bent. Because I’m just a stupid kid who can’t take care of her things, and she’s “so glad you treasure and baby that costume prop you made with your father”. Like no duh I treasure it! Dad was away for work most of my childhood! We didn’t do many of those fun things like building birdhouses and spending quality memories together. That was the first time in a long time we actually interacted and did something together! Of course I’m going to treasure and take better care of it than some mass produced costume you found at one of those Halloween stores!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 30, 2021, 07:25:42 PM
I've really been missing the heating/ac noise at night.  White noise helps me sleep and usually it will come one during the night but lately it hasn't.  It's been harder for me to go back to sleep at night if I wake and there's no white noise.

I wanted to order something from Amazon but I wanted to figure out my budget first.  By the time I did that the item I wanted went in to very low stock and I'm a little wary or ordering something when there's less than 10 left just in case there's a problem with the item and I need to return it.  Then the item sold out the morning.  I'm hoping Amazon will get it back in stock soon.

Something happened at work yesterday that still has me down a little bit today. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 01, 2021, 02:18:01 AM
I'm going through my collection in order to downsize but now I'm wondering what to do with the ones I'm not keeping.  I feel like selling them is going to be more hassle than it's worth but I don't want to give them to the thrift shops because a) I don't want them to throw out half of them if there are "too many" and b) I don't want to be excited to find ponies in the wild when I'm the one that put them there!  Granted they're all G4 and G4.5 but still, it's been a while since I found any at the thrift store so it would still be fun, but knowing they used to be mine might make me sad.

If I decide to do a giveaway, where would I post it on the Arena?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 01, 2021, 02:27:59 PM
If I decide to do a giveaway, where would I post it on the Arena?

If you're giving away ponies, the Corral :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 01, 2021, 05:44:19 PM
The clocks have gone back.
I'm trying to tell my brain that they haven't, but they have, and my brain knows it.

Sigh.

At least when I lived in London, I could offset some of the effect because there was transport and I could get out and about at whatever time I chose, not what time the local bus services chose.

Even without lockdown, our buses stop at 5, so...yeah.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 01, 2021, 10:28:02 PM
We don't turn the clocks back until the 7th. I had to look it up because I didn't know. It doesn't affect me much. It probably would if I had a job I had to go to or something. I tend to sleep when I'm tired, nighttime or not :P I like long winter nights though :)

That sucks about the buses though :( That seems REALLY early. Where I grew up we had a public bus and they stopped at 7, which I still thought was too early. Not everyone is a day person.

--

It's nice enough to open the windows. I guess that cold front came late. My complaint? This noisy freakin' neighborhood. My living room window faces the main street for coming and going out of here, so there's constant traffic. My bedroom window faces the parking lot. So there's traffic back there too but mostly what gets me are people slamming their car doors shut in the middle of the night.

There's a lot of people who blast their music or have those irritating huge exhausts that make that revving/buzzing sound that you can hear for miles (one just went by as I'm typing! god those cars are loud... why isn't that against the law? Disturbing the peace or something.) And then there are... the children. I'm not fond of children :pout: I'm less fond of their screaming, which is just a part of playtime, I guess, because these kids SCREAM. Like, you think they are being murdered. (I don't recall screaming while playing and I'm pretty sure if I did my mom would tell me to be quieter - outside or not.) It's not that they're hopped up on candy or anything, that's how they are all the time. It pierces my brain :dizzy:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on November 01, 2021, 11:34:50 PM
I'm cold.  I had a long day at work and being cold makes it so much worse.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on November 01, 2021, 11:49:48 PM
I know very little about a game called Roblox - apart from my kid loves to play it.

So, there was a server outage this weekend, meaning that she couldn't play it. Oh, the grumps we had! I took her out to a shopping mall to distract her (and me!) for a few hours... then at bedtime, Roblox was all she talked about.

I awoke her this morning for school - first thing she said was about Roblox again - I think she's obsessed!!  :dizzy:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on November 02, 2021, 05:05:30 AM
I couldn't find my matches, & now the bottom of my butternut squash lantern has rotted & is a soggy mess...

And the wind is nuts, to the point I had to stand my bins up when I took the recycling bin back, but I guarantee they'll thud down again. There's a reason rubbish & recycling doesn't go in them until less than 24 hours before collection...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 02, 2021, 02:57:51 PM
Carpal tunnel sucks  >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 02, 2021, 03:23:58 PM
Yesterday I felt great.  Overnight the weather changed and once again I had an asthma attack in the early morning hours that lasted for quite a while. :(  Sometimes having ongoing respiratory issues is pain.

I'm having an eczema outbreak.  It's not too bad but it makes me feel self conscious about myself because I worry about what others might think if they notice it and don't realize that it's eczema.


I'm still feeling guilty when I buy fun things that aren't necessary even though I'm not spending that much on them. 


Ponyfan
 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on November 02, 2021, 10:40:41 PM
Younger sister keeps stealing my socks and now I have no socks. She also stole my favourite ones with little ducks wearing berets on them. On Hènri, how I long to have you in my wardrobe again…
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 03, 2021, 02:14:32 PM
It finally happened. Every month I've been afraid of this. I overdrew my bank account :(

It's was the auto payment for Hulu. I'm -9 dollars -_-

edit: I called the bank and they said I'm protected up to $10 and I'm just short of that. So if there are no other charges, once my dad puts money in, I won't be charged the overdraft fee.

editx2: My account is positive again! :whew:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Griffin on November 03, 2021, 03:20:11 PM
It finally happened. Every month I've been afraid of this. I overdrew my bank account :(

It's was the auto payment for Hulu. I'm -9 dollars -_-

I think I'm protected up to $35? But the legal jargon is confusing and they don't have the account type I have anymore (I'm grandfathered in, apparently) so I can't tell what's covered and what isn't. I also can't find what the overdraft fee is.

If I'm protected up to $35, that'd be great. Netflix auto payment isn't until the 14th and I'll have money then. I think Amazon Prime already took their fee. I keep telling my parents that this would happen. Even an extra 20 bucks would be helpful.

I hate not having my own income :(

Sorry to hear this happened :( Do they have a phone number or other customer service so that you could ask about the possible overdraft fee? I know I hate contacting people and will avoid it to the extreme but sometimes websites etc. aren't too helpful.

I'd like to complain about my incompetent neighbours (as well as my own laziness). :P The corridor light on our floor has been out for maybe a few weeks now, very unpleasant now that it's getting dark even earlier than before... Sometime during the pandemic the lights in the corridors were replaced with automatic / motion activated lights and looks like they don't last too long, or maybe the motion sensor is somehow broken. I finally got round to submitting a request for repair, something I've been meaning to do, although I've have been hoping someone else would. :P Instead, someone has posted a note about it downstairs, as if this would help. I live in a rental apartment owned by the town/municipality and they have a very simple online form you can submit in case of any repair needs, it's not that complicated... But well, as I said I'm not much better myself at getting things done so who am I to complain. :D 

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 03, 2021, 04:51:25 PM
it's been raining all day. i like the rain but my dogs hate it and refuse to go out and do their business. they hate getting wet and i don't blame them.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 03, 2021, 10:36:17 PM
I have another migraine.  :(



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 03, 2021, 10:44:29 PM
Maybe this is a sign of my age, but I'm fed up with people who don't read stuff.

On another site I'm on, there's been an event recently. And there were some news posts explaining the event.

Since then there have been at least 6 separate threads asking questions that would be answered if people just read the news post.

One of those, the question was answered in-thread and someone still asked the same question in the same thread, ignoring the fact it had been answered.

Two of those people got annoyed that they weren't told how the event was going to work, despite the fact there are news posts explaining it right there on the main page.

So over the lazy people who don't want to go look for information and expect everyone to drop everything to answer their questions because they cba to check for themselves.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 03, 2021, 11:25:14 PM
@taffeta this is a pet peeve of mine too.

also people who won't bother to look for older email or text messages and would rather have me resend information instead of bothering to search message history.

also my power went out again this evening. it was only for about 30 minutes but ugh.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 03, 2021, 11:30:51 PM
Taffeta, I hate that too.

My eczema is breaking out on my arm and elbow. I finally got my skin back to normal from the last outbreak and now it's back :(

My carpal tunnel still sucks. My thumb hurts so bad I couldn't hold my fork for long and had to keep setting it down while I ate. That's not even getting into the artistic stuff I'm trying to do.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on November 04, 2021, 01:15:28 AM
 :cloud: Depressing and distressing ... I went to the doctor on Tuesday and didn’t get all the help I would have wanted.
Luckily I got an appointment for blood tests! I also got another thing taken care of..maybe. I went home crying and still feels miserable.  :cry:
I wish there was a Monday and a blood test soon!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 04, 2021, 01:43:20 AM
:cloud: Depressing and distressing ... I went to the doctor on Tuesday and didn’t get all the help I would have wanted.
Luckily I got an appointment for blood tests! I also got another thing taken care of..maybe. I went home crying and still feels miserable.  :cry:
I wish there was a Monday and a blood test soon!

:hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 04, 2021, 12:07:52 PM
I'm sorry, Heart of Midnight :hug: It sucks when you can't get the help that you need.

--

Remember my mouse wheel problem? Turns out it was an early warning sign that my mouse was going to die :( RIP mouse, you were a true friend.

It's lucky that I had my old MacBook mouse in my desk drawer and that it works with Win10. It feels so weird though. It's small and doesn't glide effortlessly across the mouse pad. It doesn't glow either :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on November 04, 2021, 01:31:14 PM
:cloud: Depressing and distressing ... I went to the doctor on Tuesday and didn’t get all the help I would have wanted.
Luckily I got an appointment for blood tests! I also got another thing taken care of..maybe. I went home crying and still feels miserable.  :cry:
I wish there was a Monday and a blood test soon!
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Griffin on November 04, 2021, 03:08:48 PM
Maybe this is a sign of my age, but I'm fed up with people who don't read stuff.

Can I join your club, lol :D  This also includes people who reply to your email but don't bother answering all the questions you asked...

Btw they already fixed the lights, yay!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 04, 2021, 05:20:33 PM
Maybe this is a sign of my age, but I'm fed up with people who don't read stuff.

Can I join your club, lol :D  This also includes people who reply to your email but don't bother answering all the questions you asked...

Btw they already fixed the lights, yay!

Ugh, yes, you can, and those people too. Especially when they get your name spelled wrong.

I do have this problem a lot, because my name has a different from usual spelling. However...it's not just that sometimes they default to the regular spelling, they also occasionally give me a common nickname based on the regular spelling, which a: doesn't work for my name and b: excuse me? You barely know me and you're giving me a nickname of your choice?

...It's just rude.

Glad they fixed the lights, Griffin!

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 04, 2021, 05:36:08 PM
People usually have to ask how I pronounce my name, because there are three common ways to say it. When someone doesn't ask first and just assumes, it's annoying and I have to correct them. I've had a few teachers in my life that would use the wrong one. I think they did it on purpose.

--

New complaints.

My windows are open and today is landscaping day. My allergies are going to be terrible later.

My groceries are delayed and have been for 2 hours. I don't know why Walmart would be super busy? It's too early for Thanksgiving and Black Weekend (since it's not just Friday anymore). Unless they're short on drivers maybe? I dunno.

Eczema is super bad today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on November 04, 2021, 06:22:00 PM
I've lost count of the amount if times my last name has: been mis-spelt, been mispronounced, made people stare at me, been an object of ridicule, etc.

Like, I get it, it's not Smith or Jones, but it isn't THAT difficult. Just say what you see & you're golden. There are some surnames with pronunciations quite different from what you expect, & then, there are the Irish names. My last name is neither; it's just uncommon.

And yep, in my case there are two types of rules: ones which everybody should read because specific, & ones everybody should expect of a courteous, friendly & PG area. Like, I'll always assume spamming, trolling, isms, excessive swearing, & references to illegal or NSFW acts are huge nopes unless told otherwise.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 04, 2021, 06:36:43 PM
Yeah, I had teachers and managers who "refuse to use nicknames" not realizing that what other people use as a nickname is my REAL name, on my birth certificate and everything.  My parents said if they wanted me to be called that "real" name they would have named me that name.  For example, if my name was Jenny, they would insist on calling me Jennifer.  I actually had a teacher threaten to give me detention because I refused to answer to it.  I told him to go ahead and "Jennifer" would show up but since my name wasn't Jennifer I wouldn't be there. 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 04, 2021, 09:55:57 PM
omg this day started out fine but as the hours pass, things keep getting worse :mad:

My groceries are STILL delayed. They are going to come when I'm already in bed, I just know it.

Allergies did indeed act up as the day went on, my eyes are so itchy and I'm getting a headache.

I ordered a pizza. The tracker online said it was delivered. Maybe it was, but not to me! I called the store and they are making my order again. By now I'm really hungry and I don't like eating so late.

Some :censor: dude was parked out here talking to another dude and their pot smoke was wafting into my windows. I wouldn't mind if I actually wanted to smell like a skunk. Turns out, I do not. They're gone now thankfully and took their smelly weed with them.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 04, 2021, 10:08:30 PM
BC, that sucks. It's always annoying when you have to play the waiting game for stuff to be delivered or fixed. It feels like such a waste of a day.

On the name subject...yeah, had all of those. My last name isn't even that hard and people struggle with spelling it as well. I remember in class once at school a supply teacher just looked at the register and said, 'I'm sorry, I don't know how to pronounce that.' Which of course amused my classmates...

I had one physics teacher every year I was at that school (that's 5 years in the UK) and he never managed to master the short version of my name. At the time absolutely nobody used my full name, in large part because nobody could pronounce or spell it right, and even my parents always call me this short.

...So when he called my full name, my friend would have to elbow me. I'd never know he was talking to me.

There was also the one time as a primary school kid that the headteacher/class teacher who took every opportunity he could to pick on me over stupid petty things decided to punish me for writing my full name on my spelling book, instead of the short name. I mean, true, I never used the full name in school, but who was he to tell me what name I was or was not allowed to write on my books? It's my name!

My PhD was submitted under my full name and at university I used both names. I've come to accept my real name now but yeah, it's been a difficult path.

There are too many people in our society whose brains have an autocorrect function. But imagine having the arrogance to 'correct' the spelling of someone else's name...

When I was teaching, and when I worked as a learning support assistant, I learned my students names, how to spell them, and how to say them, on day one. And that was that.

I had a Taiwanese flatmate in my first phd year, and she never let anyone use her proper name (which was chinese) because people couldn't pronounce it right and thus gave it completely different meaning. But I could pronounce it and so she let me call her that. I felt very proud :D

But yeah. People. Just a general complaint really. People.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 04, 2021, 10:41:13 PM
Ugh yes with nicknames it can be so annoying. Beth is my nickname and it's what i go by. it's the nickname my parents gave me and what everyone calls me. If you call me Elizabeth i will probably not answer.

but what really gets to me is when people see my full name Elizabeth and take it upon themselves to give me one of the many nicknames for Elizabeth. Liz is a fine name but it is not MY name. I generally introduce myself as Beth but i've had people at jobs or recruiters try to just pick a nickname. and ugh it's not my name. I have a very common last name that has 2 popular spelling variants and people always try to use the less common spelling for some reason.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 05, 2021, 02:10:13 PM
It's rainy, grey and chilly, which I love, but my joints do not >_< I'm old :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 05, 2021, 10:42:55 PM
It's sunny but "unhealthy" outside today. :sigh: at least it's cool. i love cool weather.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 05, 2021, 11:12:43 PM
I spent my entire 8-hour shift at work shifting books on the shelves so that the maintenance people can take down the racks and set them up in our temporary location.  BUT apparently the librarian whose collection I was shifting didn't like the way I was doing it because it wasn't the way HE came up with to do it.  So after about 2 hours of shifting (and clearing out 16+ racks to be taken away) I started doing it his completely inefficient way.  So now we have 24 more racks for them to take, but it could have easily been 32--in fact clearing three rows of shelves would give them the other 8 sets of racks but we will have to shift AGAIN to get those racks. I wish he had just let me do it right the first time.  I am not shifting again.  When they need help to do it the second time I am going to tell them that I tried to get him to let me do it the best way the first time and his consequence is that now someone else will have to finish it.

Oh, and the Library Director told the maintenance people that my way was better...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 06, 2021, 02:32:22 AM
My last name can also be a first name and a lot of people will call me by it without realizing that it isn't my first name.   

I've been running out of room to put things in my room.  My dad decided to put a new shelf in my room while I was at work today.  He moved a lot things around in my room and it really bothers me that I'm not sure where some of my stuff is in my room right now.  I know it's all there but it still bugs me.

I got my flu shot today and my arm is sore.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 06, 2021, 01:22:30 PM
My last name is also a first name. It becomes a small issue in waiting rooms, because sometimes me and someone else will stand up. I always have to ask "first name or last name?" My last name is also incredibly common but some people still ask how to spell it, or they don't ask and then leave out the second letter.

I reluctantly turned my A/C on last night. It wasn't hot but the humidity was 100% and I was feeling sticky and everything in the house felt wet. It's actually only 61 degrees out right now. I saw some people with coats. I'd like to keep enjoying the fresh air and coolness, but the humidity is still 100.

Three days ago I use a foot peeling mask for the first time. It said to wait for a few days after using for the peeling to start. So far my skin feels tight and like plastic but no peeling. I'm impatient and wonder if it's going to work at all. It was a mask by Dr. Scholl's so I would think the quality would be good.

My cat won't eat her breakfast and keeps bugging me. She fell in love with a specific type of food (gravy centers) so I bought two cases but I still have her previous favorite (touch of cream) about half a box left. So I gave her the cream today and she's not happy. I know if she's REALLY hungry she'll eat it, but for now she's protesting having to eat her former favorite food.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 06, 2021, 02:52:10 PM
Refrigerators are way overpriced right now. maybe there will be some deals soon.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 06, 2021, 06:21:13 PM
I have a huge welt on my arm from the flu shot.  That's normal for me though.


My dad has been really cranky lately and argues about almost everything.  If you tell him that the sky is a pretty blue he might just tell you that it's green.  He's very sensitive and never lets go of a grudge if he gets offended by something. 

My dad pulled in to a parking space and was quite close to another car.  He thought there was enough room between them for my mom to get out but after my mom got out of the car and my dad decided to park closer the lady in the other car got out and starting yelling at my dad for parking so close (I was afraid that it would upset him but he didn't hear her.) 

The lady then followed  my mom and I in to the store and said in a loud voice "You hit my car 6 times with your door!" 

Neither one of us wanted to stay in the store after that.  My dad says that he doesn't think the cars touched.  I don't know if they did or didn't touch as I was sitting in the back on the driver's side.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 07, 2021, 10:33:55 PM
Today i told my partner that the beauty industry is annoying and he asked if there are any industries that don't annoy me. i guess i complain a lot. also no they all annoy me at one point or another.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 08, 2021, 12:38:14 PM
Man, I am so acclimated to the Florida heat. It's 56 degrees this morning and I had to close the window closest to me because I'm too cold. Thinking of getting my hoodie...

I'd like to move back to Wisconsin some day but the winter, heck even spring and fall, would kill me :P

edit: Aw! The arm of my chair broke off :mad: I think I can fix it. Pfft. This gaming chair is SO not worth 300 bucks (I didn't pay that, thankfully)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 08, 2021, 07:09:56 PM
I'm really stressed right now.  I feel like I'm about to cry.   :cry: Everything is building up and I'm afraid that if one more thing goes wrong that everything might shatter. 

My dad has some medical tests coming up this week to try to find out more about the problems he's been having recently. One of the drs discovered that he's anemic.

My dad brought home cheese pizza again even though I don't like it. :(  He's convinced that it's better to get cheese instead of pepperoni because my mom always takes the pepperoni off of hers.

I've been waiting for an item to be restocked on Amazon.  This morning it finally was but due to Amazon allowing people to order from this shipment the item is in limited stock again.   It's making my head spin trying to catch the item in stock.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 08, 2021, 08:56:39 PM
I'm really stressed right now.  I feel like I'm about to cry.   :cry: Everything is building up and I'm afraid that if one more thing goes wrong that everything might shatter. 


:hug:

Also, wishing your Dad the best with his tests.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 08, 2021, 10:20:23 PM
I'm really stressed right now.  I feel like I'm about to cry.   :cry: Everything is building up and I'm afraid that if one more thing goes wrong that everything might shatter.

:hug: I'm sorry :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on November 09, 2021, 01:55:26 AM
I'm really stressed right now.  I feel like I'm about to cry.   :cry: Everything is building up and I'm afraid that if one more thing goes wrong that everything might shatter. 

Lots of hugs! :deathhug:
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On Monday morning I was in the blood tests and the results came already during the day!  :wow: It was quick!
There are a few points I am worried about and nervous about.  :huh:   A urine sample still needs to be taken. Then after that test result, I get to talk to the doctor again.

I have hematophobia and had a little difficulty sitting calm during sampling.  :freak: Although I didn’t look at what the nurse was doing at all, I heard blood “hissing” into the sampling tube. Yuck!  :yucky: During the filling of the fifth tube, I began to feel dizzy and began to feel unwell. Luckily, I was able to keep myself brisk and didn’t faint or vomit, even though it was very close. Horrible that phobia.  :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on November 09, 2021, 02:13:16 AM
Ponyfan  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Heart Of Midnight, glad you made it through all the testing & are figuring out what's wrong so you can sort it. That was so brave of you xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 09, 2021, 12:25:59 PM
I hope it's nothing serious, Heart of Midnight :hug: Good for you getting your blood drawn with the phobia!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on November 09, 2021, 03:21:31 PM
Me: *vacuums the whole house, feeling good despite the vacuum breaking*
My entire family: *proceeds to walk around the house with shoes on, tracking dirt, rocks and other debris*
Oh hey! My sister went into my room to get something and she has made a mess of the place and didn’t clean it up. I know my room isn’t the neatest of places but would it kill her to put the things she moves around back where they belong?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 09, 2021, 03:59:39 PM
Thank you everyone.  :hug:  I'm hoping that once things settle down my stress level will go back down too,   I still feel like everything is about to crash around me.  :cry:


I decided to order a few things on Amazon today and what should have been a simple task turned out much more complicated than it needed to be.  Why must Amazon make things harder? 

@HeartofMidnight   I'm glad you were able to make it through having your blood drawn. 

I hate needles so anything involving them is scary for me.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 10, 2021, 01:31:39 PM
This is going to sound really strange but I can't remember what happened last night before I went to bed. I was working on an art project all day. I think I went to bed around 6pm? When I woke up this morning I noticed I hadn't taken my nighttime medicine and on my desk was a half full can of Dr. Pepper - I never leave soda in the can. Also my phone was missing and I found it under the bed :blink:

I must have been VERY tired.

I didn't sleep well though, I kept waking up and being alert. Probably because I didn't take my medicine.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 10, 2021, 04:42:03 PM
Parents were clearing the kitchen today and put peppermint oil down to try and discourage spiders.

Well, I don't know about the spiders, but I have a reeeally sensitive sense of smell, and I can now not go downstairs xD.

I'm calling it daughter repellent.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 10, 2021, 05:15:35 PM
I'm sorry that the peppermint oil is so strong Taffeta.  I'm really sensitive to certain smells too.  I can't be in the same room if my parents use bleach. 

My dad's medical tests turned out okay. 

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

I had a slight migraine last night.  It's a little unusual because I don't get them very often.


I'm impatiently waiting for my Amazon order to ship.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 10, 2021, 07:14:27 PM
This day sucks :mad: -_-

I didn't say this earlier but this morning, to find my phone under the bed, I stupidly got down on the floor on my knees. I should not have done that. I got stuck and couldn't move my legs out from under me. Then I had an asthma attack and couldn't reach my inhaler. I eventually managed to scoot backwards to where I had enough room to shift my legs and sit. From there I got up.

So my legs, knees, back and lungs hurt REAL BAD today. My wrists, thumbs and neck hurt also because of this sculpture I'm making. It's due on the 14th so I gotta hustle and my hands are screaming and my neck hurts from looking down all the time.

Plus, my dad can't see the tiny screen on his all-in-one printer to send scanned documents to his PC. So he comes over here and has me use my printer and email the documents to him (he can't walk and carry his laptop either) so then he goes all the way back home, only to send the email and get one back asking for two more pieces of paper. He comes down here again to do the two other pages and now he's in a bad mood. But he did drive me around to drop off the rent check and get my mail. But this day sucks for me and my dad for sure.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 10, 2021, 08:04:56 PM
I hope tomorrow is better for you and your dad BlackCurtains.  :hug:

I spent over 30 minutes trying to restore an app to my phone's home screen.  I was trying to send it to the Cloud because I don't use it often but I hit the wrong button.  All of the info I found online said to scroll left on your phone until you found the App Library.  I finally got it to work by scrolling right, not left.

The lock on my bathroom doesn't always catch.  I noticed that it hadn't and turned the knob until it did.  As I was getting ready to go back the the living room I hit all of my fingers except my thumb on the doorframe.  I felt instant pain and several red marks appeared from the force of the impact.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on November 11, 2021, 01:45:59 AM
Oh BC, I hope you already feel better!  :hug:
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Thank you all for the nice words!  :hug:
On Wednesday morning, I delivered the remaining samples to the lab. I got a new appointment for a doctor on 23.11. I think I'll be able to wait until then. As long as I stay calm and I don't google anything related to illnesses.  :relaxed:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on November 11, 2021, 01:41:37 PM
i had to go to the dentist and get cleaned... it's been over 2 years and i felt so guilty...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 11, 2021, 01:57:31 PM
Thank you Ponyfan and Heart of Midnight :hug: Today is going better! It's only 9am though :P
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I smell potatoes and it's making me hungry.

Also the humidity is back and things feel wet again, but at least my dry mouth and throat are gone.

I don't think my cat feels good today :( She only ate a little bit of breakfast and didn't eat her treats! I hope it's just something mild and she feels better soon.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 11, 2021, 02:18:20 PM
I'm glad today is going better so far BlackCurtains.


Last night, I cut my thumb on a knife when I checked to see if it was sharp.  My parents bought a set of knives from a garage sale but right after we started using them regularly most of the tips broke off.  The knives are still sharp though.


I had a horrible asthma attack this morning.  It started at 3:30am and lasted around 2 hours.  :(  I thought that  going back to bed for a while might help but even now if I move around too much I start coughing again. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 12, 2021, 12:00:31 PM
I was awakened by my cat retching over my face. I sat up immediately and said please don't puke on my pillow, and what did she do? Yep. Big hairball. On my pillow. So that was loads of fun to clean up. But it does explain why she wasn't feeling well yesterday.

I've been fruit fly free for a while now but when I was refilling my water bottle at the sink I noticed a drain fly on the wall. Great! I can't win.

edit: omg I "unsubscribed" to some emails yesterday and today I had 55 spam messages! Usually it's about 8 or so. Ugh.



Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 12, 2021, 11:18:39 PM
I'm so frustrated right now.  I ordered a few books from Amazon earlier this week and they were supposed to come today.  When I got off work my mom told that they didn't come yet.  As soon as I got home I looked up the tracking number figuring that they were probably delivered to a different address by mistake.   The last update before I left for work said it was Out for Delivery.  When I checked the tracking after work it said something different.   The tracking mentions forwarding (I've lived at the same address for years now so I didn't put a forwarding order in)  or incorrect zipcode.  It's really strange because as far as I know everything should be correct on the address label  unless Amazon made a mistake printing it.  I was trying to figure out why the status changed and where the package was and my dad decided to also look it up on his computer.  That would have been okay but he decided to go through Google and not the USPS site even though I showed him the same information on my computer.

My dad said that will probably show up tomorrow.  When I agreed with him he said that he said the same thing.  He also told me that he wasn't going to go to the post office to ask about it because it's not urgent. 

I know I shouldn't be so upset about some missing books but it feels like the straw that broke the camel's back. I ended up crying while I was putting away my laundry and I'm almost in tears again now. 


I've had headaches a lot this week (probably due to stress) and I'm starting to get worried as I only usually get severe headaches one or two days a month. 


The books were going to be a bright spot this week and I thought ordering through Amazon would be more convenient than going to the bookstore. :(

I feel like because I was trying to be accommodating to everything that was going on this week with my parents that I've ended up losing because the books didn't arrive on time. :(  I know I'm over emotional right and that is a big factor why I feel this way.


Ponyfan

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 13, 2021, 01:19:44 PM
I'm so sorry, Ponyfan :( :hug: It sucks when you're expecting something and things change. As for the headaches, you should definitely see a doctor if you feel you're having too many/they got worse. In the meantime, a warm compress can help with stress and tension headaches as can massage. Try to take some time and massage the back of your neck and shoulders if you can. I hope things improve and you get your books :hug:

--

I offered to make some things for Thanksgiving and said I would buy the ingredients. But DCF really screwed me this month because they sent my food stamps for Oct on the 7th and they aren't sending November's until the 26th. I had to buy some groceries for myself and didn't have enough left over to get the stuff for Thanksgiving. I do have some money, but I'm trying not to spend it. So I'm going to have to tell my mom and hope that she can get the things I need (6 blocks of cream cheese and a bag of walnuts, which are expensive).

My cat kept waking me up and I forgot to take my night meds again, so I didn't sleep well at all.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 13, 2021, 11:22:17 PM
Thank you BlackCurtains.  :hug:  My books arrived today safe and sound. :D    I'll know next time if the status changes to that again that they will probably arrive the next day but it was the first time I had seen the message about forwarding to another address for delivery.  When I opened the box I found the smallest book at the bottom of the box under the larger books I ordered.  It would make more sense to me to put the smallest book on top of the larger ones but I'm not complaining.


Thanks for the suggestions about reliving the headache pain.  I'm going to try tracking them and see if I can figure out a pattern or if they seem to be stressed related.  I have to see my dr next month anyway so if they're still a problem then I'll bring it up.


I hope your mom is able to get you the things you need to make your Thanksgiving dishes.  I know what it's like when your budget is really tight.


Ponyfan 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 14, 2021, 12:57:36 AM
I'm glad your books came! :D

My mom went to order the cream cheese but they were all sold out. She was able to get the walnuts, but I'll have to wait probably until after Thanksgiving to make the dip. It sucks too, because it's my favorite dip (green olive) and I haven't made it in a long time so I had a craving for it.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Loa on November 14, 2021, 07:10:36 AM
THIS ESSAY IS TAKING FOREVER!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 14, 2021, 02:32:37 PM
Not trivial but I'm not sure where else to post this.  Last night someone broke the glass on our display case in the front yard.  The reason my dad built the case in the first place was because people stole Christmas decorations from our yard when they weren't protected.   The decorations are still there but the glass is shattered.

Our neighbors across the street have security cameras but we don't know yet if they were able to get whoever did this on camera.  The police are going to come take a report.

I heard a noise last night but there are always cars going up and down the street at night. Whatever noise I heard didn't sound like glass breaking.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 14, 2021, 03:29:22 PM
Aw, that really sucks! I'm sorry. I hope the police can track down who did it.

--

My left foot and leg hurt pretty bad. The sciatica in my leg has been getting worse but this is the first time I've had a problem with my left foot. It feels very sore and like the blood has drained out of it. It looks fine. It's impeding my progress today because I keep having to sit and put it up.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 14, 2021, 03:37:23 PM
Random vandalism sucks. I'm glad at least nothing was stolen, ponyfan. I hope they can figure out who it was.

My trivial complaint is that the nerves in my shoulder are being annoying again.

I've been to the doctors so many times about nerves in various places and I'm sure they think I'm making it up but I'm not.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 14, 2021, 11:39:46 PM
The police came but we don't have a case number.  We checked with one set of neighbors that we know have cameras but they don't know how to rewind  the footage the cameras record.

Another set of neighbors caught the people who broke the glass on their Ring cameras and came over earlier to let us know that they had it on video. It happened around 2:30 this morning.  Based on what the people said in the video they decided to break the glass because they didn't like the Christmas decorations we had in there.   

My bedroom window faces that side of the yard and it frightens me a little that the neighbors across the street heard the people yelling and the glass breaking but I didn't hear a thing.  I use a CPAP machine at night but I didn't think that it drowned out that much noise. 

BlackCurtains and Taffeta, I'm sorry you're both in pain. :(


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 15, 2021, 03:44:44 AM
Microsoft wants me to upgrade from Windows 10 but for me that would mean getting a new computer (or seriously upgrading) because mine doesn't have the right programs for Windows 11.  My computer is 9 years old, but I really like the color and I don't want a new one especially since most laptops now don't have a DVD/CD player/burner.  Why can't they just let me be? 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Annie on November 15, 2021, 05:43:03 AM
It´s monday morning. Need I say more... :zzz:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 15, 2021, 01:11:47 PM
Microsoft wants me to upgrade from Windows 10 but for me that would mean getting a new computer (or seriously upgrading) because mine doesn't have the right programs for Windows 11.  My computer is 9 years old, but I really like the color and I don't want a new one especially since most laptops now don't have a DVD/CD player/burner.  Why can't they just let me be? 

Same. My PC is mostly a gaming rig but the processor is out of date (and too expensive to replace) and Microsoft keeps telling me it can't run Win 11. I think my PC is around 7 years old? I bought it to keep upgrading and it's been rebuilt 3 times but now I don't have the money. You know what else pops up after every update? The stupid "let's set up your machine!" thing, where they want you to set the defaults to all Microsoft stuff, like Edge and Live Mail. Very annoying!

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Super trivial - it's cold outside but I'm hesitating to open my windows (again) because of the humidity. I just hate that moist feeling everything gets.

--

@Ponyfan - That's so scary! I'm sorry. Maybe you were in a deep sleep and that's why you didn't hear anything? That really sucks that those people did that.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on November 15, 2021, 02:00:39 PM
i understand not loving the christmas "thing" but don't go smashing up glass just to be a twit!  GAH what is wrong with people?

it's sleeting/snowing and I have to fill up my car.  whyyyyyyyy didn't I do it yesterday when I was out shopping?

i don't want it to be monday.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 15, 2021, 02:12:18 PM
@ponyfan I'm sorry. some people just like to break other people's stuff
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 16, 2021, 12:10:59 AM
It's more the "I don't like the decorations these complete strangers have put outside their own personal abode. What should I do? Walk on by and think, well, I would've done it differently? No, I know. Let's smash it up. That'll really convey in a mature and responsible fashion my personal opinions on Christmas decor."

:rolleyes:

If you don't like someone else's decor, seriously, just walk on by. It's not your business.

My trivial complaint for today - Dad and I finished pruning the buddleia, although his tool kept getting caught in the branches and ended up ripping off one of the branches we didn't intend to cut. I feel like we massively traumatised that poor plant unnecessarily and I feel bad about it. It's a cutting from a plant either from our old house in Birmingham or my gran's old house in Oxfordshire, and we brought it when we moved in which was around the time my sister was a baby (she's 34 on Friday). So it's an old friend that's been a part of my section of the garden for a long time. It *is* hard to prune, but I don't like that we made it more traumatic than it needed to be.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 16, 2021, 03:26:34 AM
Thank you everyone.  In hindsight it's probably a good thing that I didn't hear anything when the glass was broken.  I would have probably woken my parents and told them about the noise and we have no idea what would have happened if they had been confronted about it.  I had a hard time sleeping Friday night so I was pretty tired by the time I went to bed Sat night. 

Our next door neighbor double checked his camera footage today and found that his system recorded everything the people said before they broke the glass.  With the whole conversation recorded it sounds less likely that it was because of the Christmas decorations they saw inside and more that 2 drunk people (They admit that they're drunk as they're walking down the street towards our house.) thought it would be fun to destroy the glass.  You can hear the glass being hit multiple times before it finally shatters.   


Ponyfan 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 16, 2021, 03:54:05 AM
i'm glad you and your family were able to keep safe Ponyfan. probably not worth the confrontation especially with drunk people out looking for trouble. it still sucks that people go around destroying something your family thoughtfully set up. :(

my complaint today is i ordered some hair conditioner and stuff to help my eyelashes grow and the delivery is running late. shipping is just so unreliable lately but normally it wouldn't be too big of a deal. but we're going out of town on thursday. it was supposed to be here today but it's not. hopefully it arrives before we leave. i think i'm done ordering online. it's so undependable lately.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: TwistedRiver on November 16, 2021, 09:24:53 AM
My new wig has almost perfect fringe, unfortunately without my glasses on it likes to poke me in the eye. Very trivial I know but it's bugging me.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 16, 2021, 01:05:16 PM
I decided to open my windows yesterday. It's fine but my bedroom window faces the parking lot. I woke up to someone honking their horn in the middle of the night. Then later, a woman decided to stop on the sidewalk under my window and talk on her phone. A lot of people stop there and do that. I wonder if it has something to do with the big tree. Like they feel hidden? Or maybe people just like the tree.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on November 16, 2021, 02:08:22 PM
Sewing Velcro tabs. WHY, even when the Velcro has no glue backing, is it so HARD???
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 17, 2021, 02:11:36 PM
I had a bad coughing fit that turned into an asthma attack this morning :( I'm having them more often.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 17, 2021, 03:36:52 PM
I got booster jabbed today. That's not a complaint, but my arm is aching now.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: slyons on November 17, 2021, 10:37:02 PM
I seem to have gotten infected with some sort of Malware on my phone... these stupid ad websites keep popping up randomly in Chrome and I don't know how to get rid of it.  I've already tried clearing all the history and cache and permissions the like :mad:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 18, 2021, 01:06:40 PM
For the second day in a row I forgot to put my glasses on after getting out of bed. I've been wearing glasses since I was 11 years old, how am I forgetting them? It's annoying because I didn't realize it until I turned on my computer and everything was fuzzy.

edit: I have a headache :(

edit again: my headache finally went away but now my foot is killing me! I don't know why. Nothing happened to it as far as I know but it hurts so much. The whole outside side of it from toes to heel feels like it's about to cramp up but it doesn't do that, it just keeps hurting. If I take the pressure off it, it feels better, but that's hard to do sitting at a computer all day. I've tried stretching but that makes it hurt more. I think it might be plantar fasciitis?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 19, 2021, 10:13:42 PM
I have a dentist appointment on Dec 2nd.  So I got a letter from my dental insurance today telling me that my dentist will no longer be in their network starting Dec 1st.   ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!  :argh: :pullhair:

I called the dentist's office and they said that their relationship with my insurance is changing so they don't know what the new fees will be but I can still go there, which is good because there's a reason it took me 10 years to find a dentist.  I really don't want to start that all over again.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 20, 2021, 06:49:42 AM
It's not yet 7am.
Why am I awake?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 20, 2021, 01:15:51 PM
I'm sorry, Pokey, my insurance jerks me around like that too.

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So an update on my foot. I'm going to Urgent Care because today (and yesterday) I can barely put pressure on it. It's red and hot and I think I have a fever. No way it's Planter whatever. The pain is now localized to my heel, or at least the pain is so bad there I can't feel it in my arch or toes anymore. I see my doctor on Monday, but I can't wait, by then I might not be able to walk on it at all. It does feel slightly better with shoes on, so that's good. I have a flight of stairs to walk down  :cry:

Update to the update: I went all the way to Urgent Care (cost $35 with Uber) and waited 3 hours for the nurse to tell me I stepped on something. Apparently, there is a puncture wound in my heel a couple of days old. She prescribed antibiotics and steroids.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: piin-ko on November 20, 2021, 04:32:12 PM
i jammed my little toe finger on the edges of my closet and it hurts  :cry:

no matter how many times it happens it always hurts like hell!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Luxrayx on November 20, 2021, 08:05:03 PM
My mom went on a trip and took the hairdryer with her. I guess I should just have my own hairdryer at this point, but still. I would've appreciated a heads-up BEFORE getting in the shower >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 21, 2021, 01:26:01 PM
Ugh! Minding my own business on the PC and I glance over and see tiny ants all over my soda can from yesterday. How do they even get up on the desk?!

edit: They were coming in from the top of the window and found one cat treat on the floor by the bookcase. From there I guess they crawled up the desk.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 22, 2021, 05:00:42 PM
Everything is annoying me today. :( I started noticing it last night when my dad wanted to watch a movie instead of a tv series. I wanted to watch something too but for some reason the fact that my dad ended up picking what we watched (which wasn't something I wanted to watch at the time) annoyed me much more than it should have.  Sometimes I just get this way. 

This morning I started working on a project for my dad and I'm not sure how it happened but the program crashed while I was working on it.  Now I'm trying to see if I can complete the project that crashed so I can get the disc out of the drive and try again later.


Ponyfan 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 22, 2021, 10:57:57 PM
I'm trying to pretend the nights aren't getting longer, but they are, and my brain wants to hibernate...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 23, 2021, 01:16:59 AM
I'm trying to pretend the nights aren't getting longer, but they are, and my brain wants to hibernate...

me too. when it's dark outside for a couple of hours i want to go to sleep. but it's only 7:30pm.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on November 23, 2021, 01:30:47 AM
i just keep going to work... and nothing gets done... arghhhhhh
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: TickledPink on November 23, 2021, 10:12:12 AM
I am on new antidepressants and they make me so emotional that at the drop of a hat. I'm hoping it's just my body adjusting to things..I feel like a dang fool blubbering at the tiniest things!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 23, 2021, 01:04:07 PM
Yesterday I had an appointment with my regular doctor. I take medical transportation to get to and from appointments. Anyway, when I was done I went outside and sat in the one chair they had out there. Usually there are 4 or 5 but not yesterday. I call the transport company to tell them I'm ready to be picked up. This girl walks by and looks at me and says, "That is SO disrespectful!" and keeps walking.

I was so confused I didn't even know if she was talking to me or not, but she looked right at me. So I thought, what? That I'm on the phone..? But I'm outside! I was perplexed until I was done with my call and noticed an old man leaning against the garbage bin a little ways away.

So I figure that's what she was referring to. That I should give up my seat because he's old. Sorry, rant incoming.

You don't know me. You don't know what complications and illnesses I have. All you see is a fat person in the only chair. I physically can't stand in one place for more than about 5 minutes. I could sit on the ground - I have needed to do that many times outside the clinic but it's very hard for me to get back up. A few weeks ago I got stuck on the floor and couldn't get up. My knees still hurt. So you can say whatever. If it was dire, he can always go back inside and wait for his ride or whatever he was doing. I've done that too.

As it was, he didn't have to stand for long because the guy that dropped me off was still in the area and was there in a few minutes.

I've been thinking of getting a cane, not just because one might actually be useful but to give other people a sign that hey, this young looking person has an issue! Living where I do, I'm normally the youngest person in a waiting room and I get looks all the time. Especially at the neurosurgeon. Like people in their 30s can't have brain and spine problems. And the same thing has happened there, where people assumed I should give up my seat and when I didn't they got all snotty toward me. I mean, I'm obviously there for a reason! Ugh.

Okay, I feel better now that that's off my chest :P
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 23, 2021, 03:23:29 PM
People judge on appearances way too much, even despite the fact there are more awareness campaigns now about invisible disabilities and such. There have been incidents here where people with heart conditions have experienced attacks on their vehicles because they use priority parking...and so on.

I remember being interrogated at a bus stop once by someone because I had a bus pass. He never came out and said it but the implication was that I was somehow being fraudulent.

Well, it took me 2 years and medical intervention to get that bus pass. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to prove that my navigation is so impaired that it can put me at serious risk and massively limit my independence. Since 2018 my disability award has also supported that fact, I have paperwork now which I hope in February I will be able to show to get my current pass renewed.

Moreover, in this country, the govt scrapped most disability pass access to give everyone over 60 a pass (it's now higher than that I think). Even those people who drove cars and had no need of transport. So thousands of disabled people ended up like me in a battle to prove we needed public transport access, because the govt decided being an able bodied 60 year old in full time work with a car was more deserving.

I have a lot of bitterness about this as an issue even at this point. And don't even get me started on the time I was asked to leave the disabled area of a train to make way for a bike. The guard pompously told me that it was an area for people with disabled railcards. At which point I produced mine, and his expression was priceless. I still feel sorry for the poor guy who owned the bike. He was so embarrassed.

BC, is there any scheme in the US where you can wear a badge or a lanyard or something that indicates you have non-visible disabilities? I know these became pretty popular outside during lockdown to indicate people with mask exemptions and such, and a lot of businesses put up posters saying that some people had invisible disabilities and not to judge people on how they looked. Is that an option for you?

In any case, the disrespectful person was the one who made an assumption based on her expectations, rather than reality.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 23, 2021, 03:42:06 PM
I don't think we have anything like that. Besides, I don't really want to do that. The thought makes me feel... I dunno. I don't want more attention on me, I'd rather be invisible :P if I wear anything it will be one of those DO NOT PET signs for service dogs :lol:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 23, 2021, 04:12:27 PM
It always upsets me when people assume that just because a person looks fine that they must be. 

I'll never forgot the time my mom was in so much pain that she couldn't walk around the store and asked for a riding cart. She got some really nasty looks from people because they assumed that she didn't need one.  Even after she had surgery in March sometimes I had to convince that it was okay to use a riding cart because she needed it.   

I also don't like it when random people make comments to me because they think I'm doing something wrong because they don't know the situation.   One time a lady very loudly told me that I needed to wash my hands.  I have to be very careful about which soaps I use because I have an allergic reaction to most of them.  For that reason I always carry hand sanitizer with me and use that in public places.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on November 23, 2021, 04:32:54 PM
I haven’t been sleeping well/at all lately, and I was reading. So I just closed my eyes for a second, opened them back up and it’s a half hour later. And I nearly drooled on my book. Still tired though.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 23, 2021, 08:59:18 PM
I don't think we have anything like that. Besides, I don't really want to do that. The thought makes me feel... I dunno. I don't want more attention on me, I'd rather be invisible :P if I wear anything it will be one of those DO NOT PET signs for service dogs :lol:

Haha xD I know how you feel. I refuse to have a lanyard either, for similar reasons. I feel like if I have to ask for help, their accessibility has failed xD.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 23, 2021, 09:11:38 PM
I adulted today even though I didn't want to. Adulting is awful.

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Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on November 24, 2021, 03:18:25 AM
dentist tomorrow!  augh! 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 24, 2021, 03:43:05 AM
I bought something at Hobby Lobby today.  I thought the ad said the item would be 40% off but it rang up for 30% off instead.  I'm still happy that I got the item on sale but I'm not sure what the sale price was supposed to be.  It's not worth going back to the store for the extra $4.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: TickledPink on November 24, 2021, 11:34:37 AM
dentist tomorrow!  augh! 
   aaaaa nooo! I hope it goes painlessly and quick!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 24, 2021, 11:45:20 AM
I have to help Dad cut Mum's hair. Again.

I don't enjoy doing this. At all.

She normally would go to the hairdresser but because COVID it's become difficult, esp. as she's the most at risk. So this is the compromise. We're hoping in the new year she can go back to her normal system.

But in the meantime...sigh.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 24, 2021, 01:40:42 PM
Taffeta, I feel you on that. I used to perm my mom's hair and hated it. The smell from the chemicals always gave me a headache and I was always worried I was poking her head too hard or worse of all, that it wouldn't turn out and she'd get mad at me. I'm so glad she stopped having me do that. I had been recruited in that role since I was like 8 or 9! My dad had me buzz his hair once, didn't like that either, but he hasn't asked me to do it since.

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Lots of small complaints this morning :mad:

I've got another sore on my tongue that hurts way too much. It's radiating to my teeth and jaw and even my ear. I thought it was my impacted wisdom tooth but nope. Years ago, they used to sell these patches for covering up mouth sores but I guess they don't anymore. I found something similar but it's really expensive.

I'm soooo stiff and sore. I love the cold weather we're having but my joints and bones sure don't.

Ran out of my favorite coffee. I have backups but they're so weak compared to my usual. Coffee prices are going to skyrocket. I hope I can afford to get some.

My cat has been very restless the last couple of days. It might be the weather for her too. But she hasn't been eating a lot and doesn't even want her treats. It's possible she has another hairball but I think (hope) it's mostly the cold that's bothering her.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 24, 2021, 03:01:55 PM
ugh i've been cutting my partner's hair since the pandemic started and i hate it. i don't think i'm very good at it either but he hates going to the hair salon so he says he wants me to keep cutting it. i told him that i was done in august but then delta. after christmas we both need to get our hair cut by a professional so i may just drag him along with me when i go. my hair hates central texas so i need it to be shorter. i'm also starting to get gray hair more and more. i'm not sure how i feel about it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 24, 2021, 08:39:08 PM
My mom had an at home sleep study in October. Since then she has been trying to get her results and the place that ordered the study just kept telling her to call her dr.  The drs office finally told my mom who to talk to at the other place and now she has to have another sleep study done because Medicare won't accept the one she did at home.


My dad described a movie to me as "the one like the movie we just watched but with horses.  The horses played a bigger role."  I think I have a pretty good memory but I can't remember every scene in every movie we've ever watched and vague descriptions like that don't help.  :argh:



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: TickledPink on November 25, 2021, 08:21:47 AM
I cut my hair all the time and I don't mind it lol. I would cut my partner's but his hair is super curly and from what I understand there's a different technique to do for that D:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 25, 2021, 11:51:03 AM
Oh, I cut my own hair too. I just don't like doing it for other people :P

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Good news - my cat feels better :)

Complaint - I have a massive headache. Already took some medicine but it's taking a while to kick in.

I got the results of my blood test and I'm iron anemic again. I fixed it once with iron pills years ago but I stopped taking them because they have nasty side effects. This does explain my weakness and stuff though.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 26, 2021, 06:02:52 PM
I went to the store and there was a lady that was encouraging her child to jump out and scream at people as they went by.  She then laughed when the child did that and told him to do it to the next person.  I went down another aisle because I didn't feel like having the child do that to me. 

My dad ordered something off the Internet without asking me about until after he ordered it.  That would be fine but he orders a lot of things from websites that he finds through Google instead of sticking to major websites.  He thought he ordered a DVD but he ordered a digital copy instead.  Now he's upset that he ordered that instead of a DVD.  I don't think he can get a refund since it was a digital purchase.


Ponyfan


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on November 27, 2021, 12:42:00 AM
@BlackCurtains ugh, iron supplements, I had to take some a while back & yes, hello unusually coloured poo!  :X

@Ponyfan hyper kids in grocery stores are no fun when all you want to do is shop in peace!

I dropped off my kid at school this morning; I waved at her & didn't notice that I was about to walk into a small bench. I busted my shin but had to act cool & walk to my car as if nothing happened (I was screaming inside!) after getting home & lifting up my trouser leg I spied a big bit of skin had been scraped off & had localised swelling. Put a plaster on it & hoping for the best... it only hurts if I accidentally put pressure in it.  :bolt:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 27, 2021, 12:00:09 PM
Speaking of... My cat woke me up. She was standing on my pillow above my head. I smelled poo and sure enough she had a poo foot. On my pillowcase. And she had walked the length of my body on my blanket. SIGH Sometimes having an old cat is hard.

Also I'm cold. I wasn't when I woke up and actually had the fan on but now I'm chilly. And I have no coffee! :wail:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on November 27, 2021, 03:03:37 PM
Some stupid customer tired to help me with carts, I have a bruised knee now.  :mad: :enraged:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 27, 2021, 03:11:43 PM
My computer randomly started sending me the football scores.

In itself this isn't an issue, I follow football and do keep up to date with this stuff but...I'm not really sure how my PC knows which football team I support o.O. It did it last week as well as this, and so it's not coincidence, it got the right game both times. And also, I don't always want up to date scores as they come in, depending on the game or what else is going on. So...thank you, PC, but it's a bit much.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on November 27, 2021, 03:30:10 PM
POWER CUT!!! And no mobile signal!!! And my home is all electric!!! Last evening until after mid-day today. Home still warming up after it. Living room reeks of candles now...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 27, 2021, 03:36:41 PM
POWER CUT!!! And no mobile signal!!! And my home is all electric!!! Last evening until after mid-day today. Home still warming up after it. Living room reeks of candles now...

That sucks! I read that there was some horrible weather going on up there!
We had some brief flickers last night, apparently my parents' tv turned itself off, but that was all so far. The wind has died down here a lot now but it was a bit mad last night. November has been generally nice but I guess it wanted to finish with a bang.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on November 27, 2021, 03:46:05 PM
POWER CUT!!! And no mobile signal!!! And my home is all electric!!! Last evening until after mid-day today. Home still warming up after it. Living room reeks of candles now...

That sucks! I read that there was some horrible weather going on up there!
We had some brief flickers last night, apparently my parents' tv turned itself off, but that was all so far. The wind has died down here a lot now but it was a bit mad last night. November has been generally nice but I guess it wanted to finish with a bang.
:hug: :hug: :hug: :lovey: :lovey: :lovey:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 27, 2021, 04:06:25 PM
Apparently a tree hit a train on our local branch line early this morning...

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

FOrtunately nobody seems to have been hurt but still, that's a bit scary. Worse if it went under the wheels though. Also some photos of trees down. We've been pretty unscathed in our immediate neighbourhood but I'm wondering about the forest and whether any of the trees have come down there overnight as well.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on November 27, 2021, 04:07:58 PM
Glad nobody was hurt, but that must be so scary!!!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 27, 2021, 05:53:43 PM
Oh wow. Glad the tree wasn't on the tracks though.

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I have an invisible bruise on my wrist. I can't see it but I sure can feel it. It hurts. It's on my dominant side too.

The children are playing basketball outside again, or whatever they play. There aren't any nets so I'm not sure. I just know the bouncing is annoying.

I've run into lots of homophobic and especially transphobic things on Facebook today related to the Grammys. Trolls who follow LGBTQ+ pages and then post nasty things in the comments. Some of the pages delete them but not all do. I know you should never read the comments, but, well, what else is there to read on FB?

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 27, 2021, 06:44:13 PM
My computer randomly started sending me the football scores.

In itself this isn't an issue, I follow football and do keep up to date with this stuff but...I'm not really sure how my PC knows which football team I support o.O. It did it last week as well as this, and so it's not coincidence, it got the right game both times. And also, I don't always want up to date scores as they come in, depending on the game or what else is going on. So...thank you, PC, but it's a bit much.


My computer started doing that too. 

I'm glad no one was hurt when the tree fell on the train.

Long rant ahead.   :argh:

It's raining right now.  My area needs the rain but due to my asthma I can't be out much in damp weather.  Right now even walking by the sunroom door makes it difficult to breathe due to how wet it is outside.  I have plenty of things I can do inside but nothing seems to be want I want to do right now. :sigh:

 
I wanted to watch some anime Crunchyroll earlier but my parents were in the office/study doing things they needed to do.  I know I can always watch it later but I couldn't find anything on TV that I wanted to watch.  I usually use my headphones when one of my parents is also in there if I am streaming but I didn't do that this time since they were working on stuff.

My dad is still going on about Netflix. He bought a Smart TV for my mom as a present and he complains that we don't use the smart features as much as he thought we would.  Part of the problem is that it is hard for all of us to agree on something to watch together.  I can find a lot of stuff that I want to watch on Netflix but it's stuff that my parents aren't interested in. 

My dad also found some movies on Netflix using Google and set his expectations about them so high that he ended up being disappointed in the movie. 

I also can't convince him that Netflix doesn't keep the same shows forever. He still talks about a show that he saw on Netflix at my aunt's house and how "it's not the same as your Netflix" even though it is.

We can't get through a single day without my dad bringing up politics in some way.  I'm so tired of hearing it for over a year now.     



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 28, 2021, 03:40:59 PM
Um?? So I bought groceries the other day and they were delivered without a problem. But on the Walmart website it said my order was delayed. After about 2 hours I contacted customer service in the chat and told him I got my order just fine. He said he sent an alert to the store and it should be fixed soon.

Just now I got an email from Walmart saying they are refunding my order :blink:

I... don't know what to do. The good person in me wants to contact them again and say it's a mistake but on the other hand, I mean, free groceries...

This is a complaint because now I'm super nervous and anxious and feel like I've done something bad :(

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edit: omg I found some moldy leftovers in the fridge and thought if I ran it under water it would dampen the spores - WRONG! - a cloud of spores came off it when the water hit. I covered my nose and mouth and tossed the whole container in the trash instead. It's in the air now though and probably on my clothes and skin. Luckily, there is no humidity but now I have to rewash the dishes in the strainer and wash and dry my coffee pot.

Plus, since I have asthma and am short of breath most of the time due to my COPD, I'm slightly panicking. That's not going to help and I'm trying to keep calm but UGH.

DO NOT put mold under running water!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on November 29, 2021, 12:13:15 AM
Doing art for someone for their birthday, and it seems every five minutes they want an update/just want to chat. Like bruh, do you want your art done by the time you’re old and grey or do you want it before your birthday?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: TwistedRiver on November 29, 2021, 12:35:31 AM
Trying to work on carving/sanding a custom blythe  but my image of the face plate isn't matching with the reality. Was getting too frustrated by it to keep working today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 29, 2021, 01:30:04 PM
The mold got me >.< I have bad chest congestion and my eyes are watery.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on November 29, 2021, 01:41:37 PM
so dry... keep getting a bloody nose...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 29, 2021, 03:59:13 PM
i hate that companies are starting to send promotional texts in addition to daily emails trying to get me to spend money. i'm just tired of consumer culture in general.

i'm having one of those days where i'm just annoyed in general and wishing to move into the woods.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 29, 2021, 06:32:35 PM
I had to schedule a mammogram today.  It's next week and I don't want to do it.   :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 29, 2021, 08:45:34 PM
Had my bus pass renewal letter today.

Because of my disability award, I think it will be okay to renew, but I got so angry at their description of neurodevelopmental disorder. They basically used this term to describe learning disability, which is not the same thing. I hate that this outdated impression of autism is still out there making lives like mine more complicated.

Bear in mind it took me 2 years to get my pass originally because they didn't know what autism was.

So yeah.

Not impressed.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 29, 2021, 09:05:12 PM
Have to get a new CD Walkman player because the one I’ve got now says no disc inserted when there is a disc in it. I’ve got a whole lot of Doctor Who audios to listen too got some more coming. So my mum has got to order me one from eBay.uk along with the headphones.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 29, 2021, 10:10:51 PM
I just feel awful :( On top of the chest congestion and coughing, my lungs hurt, my eyes are really itchy and watery, I've sneezed several times today, and I'm very thirsty. Also very tired but that's normal for me.

I looked up how long mold spores stay in the air and they can still be around months after. The only ways to kill them is with a HEPA air purifier or bleach on surfaces. I don't have either. I hate bleach though, it gives me a headache and makes me nauseous. The good news is that the humidity is down and will stay down for a few weeks, plus I still have my windows open so hopefully the majority of spores will waft outside.

I hope my cat doesn't get sick :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on November 30, 2021, 01:34:12 AM
Buddy still won’t stop messaging, just trying to make idle conversation. And now moms pissed because I didn’t fold her clothes, even though I washed and folded her towels and sheets. She’s now talking behind my back to my sister while I’m on the can and can VERY CLEARLY hear her. Can’t win in this house at all!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 30, 2021, 03:11:42 AM
I am not going to "win" Nanowrimo this year.   :lol:  I'm not even close.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 30, 2021, 03:23:53 PM
I'm too cold :cold:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on November 30, 2021, 06:57:25 PM
whoever picked my grocery order doesn't know the difference between poblano, jalapeno and serrano peppers. i guess my refried beans will be milder than i had hoped.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 30, 2021, 10:21:13 PM
Ants on my desk again! *smashes*

I forgot to make two important phone calls today. I wrote myself a note but I could only remember one. My brain is a brick when it comes to the other.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on December 01, 2021, 12:53:37 AM
Buddy stiiiil keeps wanting to talk and keeps asking me what I’m doing and why I’m not on the computer doing art (which I did for him as a gift, not even paid) and all that. My whole life doesn’t revolve around blender and doing art, especially art for you. I have hobbies and things to do like chores or sleeping or any other fun thing to do.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: brightberry on December 01, 2021, 06:46:43 PM
My husband and his dad got really excited about a new Irish pub that opened up.  His dad grew up in Ireland.  My husband announced he was taking me to scope it out and it was a long drive to be hungry.  Unfortunately, they were having problems with deliveries so there was no black pudding, the sausages were American, they overcooked my fish, and the soda bread was store bought and not as good as my father-in-laws. So much disappointment.  I didn't order the Irish breakfast but I was looking forward to a few bites from my husband.  The upside was I enjoyed being out with my guy.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 02, 2021, 01:24:50 PM
I was in a Rube Goldberg machine this morning. If it had been a sitcom I'm sure it would have been hilarious.

I cut my nails last night very short. So this morning I couldn't open the cat food because my nails couldn't catch the pull tab. I decided to try a butter knife. Somehow it slipped and and scraped my finger. It was deep enough to bleed, so I walked to the bathroom to get a bandage. On the way I tripped on the rug.

In the bathroom I realized the pack of bandages are on my nightstand in the bedroom. I walk to the bedroom and bounce off the boxes stacked by the door (something that happens frequently but added to this chain of nonsense today is worth mentioning - no I can't move the boxes, yes I can unpack them, no I'm not unpacking them right now).

I sit on the bed and reach for the packet of bandages and promptly knock my water bottle over. Luckily, the lid was on, but the bottle knocked my inhaler behind the nightstand. Usually, my grabber thingy is in the bedroom but I was using it to pick up stuff in the bathroom. So back I go and (did not trip on the rug this time) but stepped in cat litter that was not on the floor a minute ago.

Armed with my grabber thingy I walk back to the bedroom and retrieve my inhaler. It's at this point I realized I forgot to use it this morning when I took the rest of my medicine. So I use it and get into a coughing fit. I set my inhaler back on the nightstand, still coughing, and knock my water bottle over again. It did not take anything with it this time.

To cap all this off, my cat, expecting breakfast and not getting it, has been following me around meowing at me the whole time.

This all happened after I'd woken up, so I was not very coherent throughout. As for my cat, yes, she was fed after I used a fork to open the can.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 02, 2021, 04:11:31 PM
We are about to pack up the library to move it and the way that the director wants it done is almost the most inefficient way to do it.  The only way I can think of to make it more inefficient would be to walk each book over to the new location one at a time!  But what would the military brat know about packing books or moving?  That's right, they aren't asking me.  I only moved 17 times before I graduated high school and 90% of my possessions were books.  I may end up being insubordinate because I cannot see us getting done in the extremely limited time we have doing it her way.

My way would have us done with all the books by the end of next week.  She's already said that she's worried we won't be able to make the deadline.  Maybe we ought to do it my way?  Just a thought...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 02, 2021, 08:02:15 PM
I hate that I post so often in this thread.

I have a bad headache and I'm in a bad mood :mad:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on December 03, 2021, 02:45:49 AM
my bluetooth headphones stopped working. i'm so sick of junk that breaks forcing people to constantly replace things every year or so. even the wired ones are no good. i need headphones for work so i will replace them.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 03, 2021, 03:23:15 AM
I was having a pretty good day until after work and then it seemed everything went wrong.  First Maintenace was already cleaning the room I was using after I had left for a while and came back.  I know they need to clean after the workday ends but I'm not use to having a person clean while I am in room.

After work my parents and I along with our annoying neighbor went out to eat. We had a new waitress.  She could barely speak but she kept assuring us that she wasn't sick.  I have a lot of respect for wait staff but among other things the waitress miscalculated the ticket.  When my mom tried to tell her about it the waitress insisted that she was right and my mom was wrong. 

It felt like the entire meal was mostly my parents and neighbor arguing about stuff and it really put me in a bad mood.  My neighbor is really demanding and before I could even grab my purse she was telling me to move my chair because she didn't think there was enough room for her to move away from the table.  I tried to tell her that I was going to move the chair as soon as I got my purse but then she told me that she 'wasn't rushing me"  even though that's exactly what she did.

On top of all of that after I got home, I tried to get on a Facebook game.  The game didn't load correctly and I spent the next 30 minutes trying to get my computer to operate normally again.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 03, 2021, 03:04:40 PM
:hug: Ponyfan, it's always the little things that build up and just get so frustrating.

:hug: BC, I hope you feel better soon.

Today's been a really gloomy weather day all around. It's started to get to that time of the year when it feels like there's literally no day and I have so little motivation. Apparently taking vitamin D doesn't change the fact I need light to function properly...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on December 03, 2021, 09:42:32 PM
headphones started working again. of course only after i ordered a replacement. i guess i'll either return them or just have them as backup.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Harmonie on December 03, 2021, 10:52:08 PM
After using a public restroom I turned the water faucet up too strong and it sprayed all over my top. Which was the kind where it really shows up. :redface:

Thankfully, I have a big purse so I just hid myself behind it afterward, but still. >.<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 03, 2021, 11:11:43 PM
Thanks, Taffeta. I don't feel much better today unfortunately.

My cat kept waking me up last night and I had a hard time sleeping. It was also one of those times where my body didn't know if it was too hot or too cold. I had the window open, the fan on but I also had on socks and was under my gravity blanket.

My back hurts so much today. The pain runs down my legs too. It's a weird feeling, like there are strings in my legs connected to my back and when I move one the other gets pulled (I know there are tendons and whatnot, but I think it's literally my nerves). I try stretching and it feels good but the feeling doesn't last at all.

I bought sub buns from the Walmart bakery and they are going moldy already. I knew I should have used them sooner.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 03, 2021, 11:58:29 PM
Today has been a better day not as much has gone wrong but I still have a complaint.

I've been waiting for months for 2 books to come out.  I decided to go to the bookstore and there were the books right there on the shelf.  Sounds great right? I decided to double check on Amazon to see if I had been wrong about the release date.  It turns out that the bookstore put them out early and they aren't supposed to be out until Tuesday.  :(  This isn't the first time the bookstore has done this and now I have to make another trip next week to buy the books that were right in front of me. 

I don't bring it to the bookstore's attention when they do this because I know that an employee made a mistake and I don't want them to get in trouble but it's so frustrating to see books out too early that I can't buy. 

I've been wanting to watch anime but haven't had much time to do so lately.


Black Curtains, I hope you feel better soon. :hug:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 04, 2021, 02:13:47 PM
I'm in trouble :( :(

I overdrew my bank account again and was hit with the $35 fee. Then an auto payment came in for 7 dollars and I was hit with the $35 fee again! I didn't know it did it after each transaction :(

I think all the auto payments are done. Netflix takes theirs on the 13th and there will be money in my account by then for sure.

My mom wants to give me less because she needs money for xmas presents. Maybe I can ask my dad for more from him. Because I'm now $89 in the red and I need money for rent, internet, electric, cat supplies, my supplies... I won't have enough. I can't ask my friends to bail me out, I've already done that twice and still haven't paid them back.

Being broke sucks :cloud:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 04, 2021, 03:20:02 PM
Being overdrawn is the worst xxx

It;s never good to hear you've accidentally gone over your budget. It doesn't happen to me much, but when it does...  :( :( :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 04, 2021, 11:24:27 PM
My mom changed her mind a little and is giving me $50 more than she said originally. It's still less than normal but any helps. I asked my dad if he could give me extra and he said 'we'll talk about it' which means he hopes I forget. I didn't tell them about the overdraft.

My new complaint is I needed to get some ingredients for food for xmas before it was all sold out. But I decided, for some reason, to have it delivered today between 9-10pm. I'm usually in bed way before that. I did take a four hour nap today, so hopefully it won't be so bad. Why did I do that though?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 05, 2021, 08:02:21 PM
I know it is not winter yet but it is Dec and I want snow.  :pout: :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 05, 2021, 10:37:30 PM
My cable tv is still pixellating...its so annoying.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 05, 2021, 11:55:10 PM
I feel so drained. Energy level is at zero and beyond. I tried to take a nap but it was that same thing with the climate - too hot and too cold at the same time. I've had a teeny tiny headache right at my temples all day. I think it's from stress. My appetite is bad. I hardly eat. Food is going bad because I don't use it in time.

My mom is real depressed and now doesn't care if we have Christmas or not. I requested she make a particular dish with my help. She said yes, but she doesn't have the money for the main ingredient which is expensive (kielbasa from the local butcher) and asked me to tell my dad he has to buy it. I'll bring it up with him tomorrow but I know he's going to throw a fit (he does about everything). Also I can't get the cream cheese for my dip (again, same thing happened for Thanksgiving).

Just having a hard time right now.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on December 06, 2021, 03:06:19 AM
@BlackCurtains :hug: :hug:

not really a complaint but today while i was driving home i saw something fairly disturbing. it was a car with what appeared to be a smallish billboard with rotating advertisements. are people selling ads on their cars now? i don't want that to be a thing. enough marketing already.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 06, 2021, 07:31:10 PM
@BlackCurtains :hug: :hug:

not really a complaint but today while i was driving home i saw something fairly disturbing. it was a car with what appeared to be a smallish billboard with rotating advertisements. are people selling ads on their cars now? i don't want that to be a thing. enough marketing already.

Although, a sign on your car to tell the person behind you to stop tailgating or to turn off their brights would be nice.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 06, 2021, 08:04:23 PM
I feel horrible today. :(  I'm pretty sure I'm not sick but I haven't well at all. A strong cold front came in last night. We had highs near 80F yesterday and today it's only in the upper 40's so that might be a factor. 


Ponyfan

 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 07, 2021, 02:45:46 AM
Why is it sometimes I just crash out for nearly 24 hours??? Weird

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FREE HUGS!!! Please take one
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Annie on December 07, 2021, 06:33:08 AM
I'm freeezing!!!
It's about -17°C (1,4°F) outside here right now.... :brr:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 07, 2021, 04:24:59 PM
I think my hair is thinning :whoa:

Both my mom and sister have/had bald spots. My dad, on the other hand, still has his hair and it's still brown (his beard is grey though).
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on December 07, 2021, 04:29:07 PM
I am just having one of those days where I want to swear & say rude words at everything!  >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 07, 2021, 06:33:21 PM
I had an email from amazon telling me that my refund had been processed.

...I didn't ask for one, however for some reason the christmas cards I ordered have been returned to Amazon and thus the refund has been triggered (yes I checked this on my actual account to make sure it was genuine).

So probably it got damaged in transit or something. Either way, I didn't return them and I'm annoyed, because now I have 2 international cards to send which are already late and no cards.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 07, 2021, 08:24:04 PM
I'm sorry your cards were returned Taffeta. :( 

I feel better today but I have another asthma attack at 3am this morning.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on December 07, 2021, 09:35:03 PM
amazon hosting is having yet another outage. it's almost like having so many major web services on the same hosting service is a bad idea. idk :) so if you're having trouble with the internet today. yeah that's why.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 07, 2021, 11:47:24 PM
Yeah, I was having trouble with both Amazon and Walmart today. I was finally able to get my items from them.

I still have no energy and I'm in so much pain. Also feeling sad today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 07, 2021, 11:51:32 PM
We've started packing up the books and I've still got my fingers crossed that we'll actually get done.  Some of the people I work with are basically clueless and useless so the rest of us have to make up for it.  We have until Christmas to be done...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 08, 2021, 02:13:41 PM
I had another early morning asthma attack. :(  This one was worse than the others.  Now I have a headache.  Having asthma is big drag sometimes.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 08, 2021, 03:20:36 PM
Asthma sucks. I'm sorry you're having attacks so frequently :(

--

I'm feeling a little better today but it's still early.

I was looking at my hands and my fingers on my left hand look pruney but haven't been in the water. I looked it up and it might be a sign of dehydration, which, okay, I drink a lot of water but probably not enough. The thing is, it's only on my left hand :huh: My right hand is normal and side-by-side you can really see the difference. Weird.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on December 09, 2021, 03:17:44 AM
wheeeeee blizzard on the way home
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 09, 2021, 12:17:13 PM
The skin on my right thumb is being so annoying & peeling worse than my fingertips usually do. The texture is like the rough part of velcro if velcro could feel mild pain... (that's also annoying, that ANYTHING the thumb touches makes it hurt...)

I just want it to heal up & smooth down
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on December 09, 2021, 01:56:32 PM
Fell on ice (everything is covered in ice which I know isn’t new in Canada but this year it’s particularly bad) and ended up in emergency with a sprained wrist. It’s so icy even my dogs don’t want to go on the ground outside. Gosh I don’t like this ice at all.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 09, 2021, 03:06:41 PM
Ughhhhhh... I have so much to do and no energy. Put on a pot of coffee to see if that helps. Both my mom and therapist tell me to take it easy and just do as much as I can, the rest can be done a different day. And in my head I know that, but my anxiety and ADHD gets to me and I feel like I need to do everything NOW. Then because I feel so overwhelmed I end up doing nothing  -_-
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 09, 2021, 04:08:53 PM
It's so dark today :(
At least I hope I have my bus pass application straightened out. Fingers crossed. But I still haven't got my christmas cards sorted out. They're going to be so late...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on December 10, 2021, 01:23:39 AM
I just learned that a pizza place next town that I used to sometimes visit before the Covid is now permanently closed down :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 10, 2021, 09:36:38 PM
I spent the day at my parents place. I needed to do laundry. When I was ready to come home... I forgot my laundry :throw:

My dad is going to bring it to me tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on December 11, 2021, 04:24:05 PM
I have a giant wart on my foot.. it transformed into a Mickey Head of Pain and I had to go to the doctor to get it frozen.  then it spread to my hand. then I had a cart run over my toes and the big toe is ingrown and broken and cut.  OW I am so sick of my feet hurting
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 11, 2021, 04:34:39 PM
I dropped my shower gel bottle on my foot, now i have a very bruised toe.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on December 12, 2021, 08:16:13 AM
Did decorating and hauling totes around for most of the day, even though I had other plans. My sprained wrist is now killing me, but I did most of the decorating anyways since it means so much to my mom and my youngest sister. So much in fact, that I haven’t even gotten a simple thank you, or really had it acknowledged more than “the batteries in this don’t work.”.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 12, 2021, 02:45:08 PM
I'm sorry, Mewtwofan :hug:

--

All day yesterday I thought it was Friday and I thought today was Saturday. When I turned on my PC and it said in huge letters SUNDAY I was sooo confused. Usually, I use my phone to keep track of the days but I guess I hadn't really looked at it. Now my plans are foiled. My caseworker comes over tomorrow and I wanted to have more done (cleaning, breaking down boxes, etc.) but I did so much in the last three days my back is screaming. I thought I had one more day.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 12, 2021, 04:59:30 PM
On Friday, I was part of the work group that went to the temporary location to start setting up offices/build shelves for the books.  I had asked a co-worker who was coming from the library to the temporary location to go into my office and grab a few bottles of water for us.  The director saw her and asked if she could buy water off of her for the people working at the library (that has running water and functional drinking fountains, btw) so my co-worker told her they were mine but she was willing to run to the store to pick some up for the library to use (since she's a librarian and has a purchase card to do that).  So she did.  And she did bring water bottles to us, but they were a brand that I don't usually drink because it has a nasty flavor, (which is why I asked her to grab some of mine but she didn't because she didn't realize that I can taste a difference) so during 8 hours of hard manual labor, I only drank 1 bottle of water.  I had to run to the library at the end of the day and the director informed me that they drank all my water but she would replace it.  She offered me the crappy water that my co-worker bought but I told her I'd rather have the brand that I buy because it tastes better.

The thing is, I don't mind that they drank it.  It would have been nice to be ASKED before they just took it out of my office.  I would have said yes. 

But now I don't know what I can keep in my office (like my lunch) and not have it be considered free for all.  I put things in the break room that everyone is allowed to eat but I keep certain things in my office just for me.  I don't want everyone thinking they can just help themselves now.  Yes, I have co-workers that are stupid enough to believe that it's okay because the director did it.  I may have to fill some Oreos with toothpaste or something as a deterrent.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 12, 2021, 06:23:49 PM
Spearing my finger with the rooting tool. That is all
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 12, 2021, 08:16:06 PM
Spearing my finger with the rooting tool. That is all

Blood for the Pony Gods!!!

--

I dripped nacho cheese on my shirt :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on December 12, 2021, 08:43:36 PM
lol Pokeyonekenobie, some decoy toothpaste oreos sound like a great deterrent. IMO no one should take anything out of someone's office without asking.

Ponybookworm, i hope your finger will be ok

my complaint is that i ordered some candles and a couple of them arrived broken. the glass is completely smashed. i can't even take them out of their boxes without little shards of glass going everywhere. i sent an email asking for a replacement but haven't heard back. usually the customer service there is good but i'm annoyed that shipping is still such a nightmare.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 12, 2021, 10:44:16 PM
lol Pokeyonekenobie, some decoy toothpaste oreos sound like a great deterrent. IMO no one should take anything out of someone's office without asking.

Ponybookworm, i hope your finger will be ok

my complaint is that i ordered some candles and a couple of them arrived broken. the glass is completely smashed. i can't even take them out of their boxes without little shards of glass going everywhere. i sent an email asking for a replacement but haven't heard back. usually the customer service there is good but i'm annoyed that shipping is still such a nightmare.
Finger is fine. Packages damaged in transit like that are so frustrating, especially when glass is involved

Post Merge: December 12, 2021, 10:45:46 PM

Spearing my finger with the rooting tool. That is all

Blood for the Pony Gods!!!

--

I dripped nacho cheese on my shirt :(
:lmao: :haha: :lmao: :haha: :lmao:
Hope your top is unstained
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on December 12, 2021, 11:56:47 PM
Ponybookworm  /:  OW the worst!

I kicked the doorframe today, with the sore toe, YAY! 

also it gets dark at 4 o'clock now.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on December 13, 2021, 12:13:13 AM
My credit union withdrew $25 from my checking account as an "inactivity fee," despite the fact I regularly use it, including the day right before it happened. :enraged: This is probably more than trivial, but I'm so angry about it. They're not open on weekends, so I have to wait 'til tomorrow to call. It's seeming less like an error and more like a worker trying to sneak some extra holiday cash.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 13, 2021, 12:56:21 AM
My credit union withdrew $25 from my checking account as an "inactivity fee," despite the fact I regularly use it, including the day right before it happened. :enraged: This is probably more than trivial, but I'm so angry about it. They're not open on weekends, so I have to wait 'til tomorrow to call. It's seeming less like an error and more like a worker trying to sneak some extra holiday cash.

Definitely not trivial, make sure you have timestamps for whenever it happened if you can, so that someone can track down what happened.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 13, 2021, 02:06:21 AM
Wow, that's not cool at all. To even have a fee like that seems criminal :huh:

I've recently had to deal with an overdraft fee that hit me twice for a total of $89. I'm thinking more and more about moving to Chime but I don't know anyone who uses it and it kinda seems too good to be true :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on December 13, 2021, 02:18:20 AM
Wow, that's not cool at all. To even have a fee like that seems criminal :huh:

I've recently had to deal with an overdraft fee that hit me twice for a total of $89. I'm thinking more and more about moving to Chime but I don't know anyone who uses it and it kinda seems too good to be true :huh:

Chime had some bad press recently about closing accounts by mistake for "fraud". so i've been a little weary of them. CaptialOne just got rid of overdraft fees and my partner has been happy with them. i'm not sure about their other fees though. also i'm not sure what happens if you do overdraft.

usually banks let you opt out of overdraft protection but i sometimes automatic payments can still go through. opting out of overdraft would keep you from accidentally making debit or check transactions and overdrawing your account though. banks sell overdraft protection as a benefit but really they just collect massive fees.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 13, 2021, 02:34:56 AM
Yeah, it was two automatic payments that led to the overdraft. They were small too, one for 11-something and the other for 7 bucks but they charged me the $35 fee twice. It really hurt me that month.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on December 13, 2021, 03:03:50 AM
Definitely not trivial, make sure you have timestamps for whenever it happened if you can, so that someone can track down what happened.
I haven't received a physical copy of my bank statement yet, but I have saved a screenshot from my CU's app just in case. A couple of my friends even want me to press charges, but for just $25, it really isn't worth it. :/ Though, if it happened to me, surely it happened to some others.
Wow, that's not cool at all. To even have a fee like that seems criminal :huh:
I completely agree. Most of my family and friends I talked to about it said that they had never even heard of a bank charging inactivity fees, even those who use the same CU as I do.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 13, 2021, 06:46:52 AM
Why won't these perler beads melt?  :pullhair:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 13, 2021, 11:49:02 AM
Ants! :wail:

Will I ever be free of these things?! :mad:

There were some in the cat food yesterday, I took care of those and sprayed the area. Then last night they were on my desk (still not sure how they get up here). I can never find a trail when they're on the desk so i just emptied my little trash can and sprayed around the bottom of the desk. Now, this morning, they're in the kitchen! I have no idea what they're after either. They're congregating around my paper towel roll..??? At first I thought they found my sugar but it's in an airtight container and there was no activity on/in it. The part of the counter they're on is clean. So I don't know what the heck. I sprayed part of the trail but I have to move all my coffee stuff to get the other half.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 13, 2021, 12:15:51 PM
My credit union withdrew $25 from my checking account as an "inactivity fee," despite the fact I regularly use it, including the day right before it happened. :enraged: This is probably more than trivial, but I'm so angry about it. They're not open on weekends, so I have to wait 'til tomorrow to call. It's seeming less like an error and more like a worker trying to sneak some extra holiday cash.
YOU ARE KIDDING ME!!! That's actual theft!!! Get it sorted ASAP please
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 13, 2021, 04:43:40 PM


my complaint is that i ordered some candles and a couple of them arrived broken. the glass is completely smashed. i can't even take them out of their boxes without little shards of glass going everywhere. i sent an email asking for a replacement but haven't heard back. usually the customer service there is good but i'm annoyed that shipping is still such a nightmare.

Broken candles aren't fun.  I hope you're able to get a replacement and didn't get hurt on the broken glass.

@Pokeyonekenobie I'm sorry that happened to you.  :(  You coworkers shouldn't think everything in your office is for them to use without your permission. 

@starscout I hope you get the fee sorted out with your credit union. 

I have been completely exhausted since Friday.  My mom thought at first that my body might have used all my B12 from my weekly shot but I got another shot Saturday and still felt exhausted.  I even took a long nap yesterday and still had no energy.  My energy is finally starting to get back up today.

I've been really annoyed with my parents lately especially my dad.  He complains sometimes at meals that my mom and I get done faster than him.  Yesterday when my mom said it was time for I went in the kitchen to sit down.  I watched my dad continue to do things in the kitchen for several minutes while my mom and I sat at the table ready to eat.  If I did that I'd be told to sit down and eat because it's mealtime but my dad can do it and then he wonders why he's the last to finish eating. 

Also my dad became frustrated when he decided he wanted to buy another small elephant statue that we got a few years ago at Target because he couldn't find it on the website.  I tried to tell him that it might be something that they still sell in the store but that it might not be on the website.

He also keeps asking me about how to get a word processing program for his friend.  I wouldn't mind that so much but his friend doesn't want to put a computer online which I think is the only way to get software now since most packages just contain a code of some kind and not physical discs.


Also got some paperwork today that I think is going to be more complicated than it needs to be to fill out and send back.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on December 13, 2021, 05:49:01 PM
Am trying to sew part of a Christmas gift for a friend. I am by no means good at it, but I’m willing to try!
Cue an hour of me screaming at the machine because it wouldn’t work and my own lack of sewing knowledge making errors, and then when I finally got everything ready in working order…it’s time to pack up because I have to go to work.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on December 13, 2021, 11:07:41 PM
I'm so stressed out. I literally just pulled out a massive clump of hair. :cloud:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Harmonie on December 13, 2021, 11:21:19 PM
The weather is bringing me down. It keeps on getting up into the 70s. I know most people would be happy, but I'm a cold weather lover. Whenever it gets up into the 70s, it brings the insects back out and also the afternoon sun warms up my room.

Winters have warmed up so much where I live, but even before now, the 70s would hit maybe every week and a half or so, but now it's like every few days we're hitting the 70s.

I don't think I need to express how troublesome 70s can be in the winter after what happened with that horrible tornado outbreak a few days ago. This is December, the weather is supposed to be chilly and peaceful. =(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 14, 2021, 03:16:35 AM
I can't sleep. Both my mind and body are fighting me. My brain is thinking of things I need to do tomorrow and my body is sore and my RLS is acting up.

I think I'll make some chamomile tea and take a muscle relaxer. That should calm things down.

edit: Well my plan worked! I got almost 9 hours sleep :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on December 14, 2021, 02:36:28 PM
I thought we would actually have a relatively white Christmas this year, but it looks like it's gotten a little warmer now and some of the snow is already melting :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on December 14, 2021, 03:11:39 PM
the weather is definitely changing. the weather is more extreme. it freezes and then it's in the 80s. but overall it's warmer. and it's kind of gross that the local news acts like warm winters are something to be happy about because people can go outside more. climate change is a bad thing! also apparently there are more mosquitos here so that's fun for being outside.

also one of the drawers on my dresser is broken and i kind of want to buy a new one. but i also don't want to spend the money to replace it. maybe i'll try to fix it. i'm not at all handy but i can try.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 14, 2021, 04:12:46 PM
Oh yeah, climate change is definitely real and bad. I just saw on the local news here that we were above average and way above average in temp this last week. One day almost broke a record. It's been in the mid to high 80s. And yeah, Florida is sub tropical and supposed to be warm all year round, but usually during this time, the locals are all wearing jackets while the tourists are swimming in the ocean. That's not happening. Plus all the manatees are starving to death because the warmer waters killed off the seagrass. But this is a little OT.

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My hand and wrist hurt but I can't find my brace.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 14, 2021, 11:33:09 PM
My computer informs me it's 11 degrees celsius here right now.
It's December. That's a good 5 or 6 degrees too high at least o.O.

The poor plants are so confused outside. Some are flowering and shedding leaves at the same time :/
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 18, 2021, 12:28:22 PM
My glasses broke, & every spare I have is also broken. The nearest opticians are a bus ride away & I was out yesterday, for my booster, so no hope of going anywhere to get any pair fixed. Guess I'm stuck like this with specs perched on one ear & nose because an arm broke off. Alternative measures to fix another pair aren't going as well as I hoped either...

Just needed to rant about it. We're all making do with what we can in the current situation
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 18, 2021, 02:05:09 PM
It started yesterday after a nap, it feels like there's fluid in my ear and I can hear something crinkling and moving around. It could be from allergies, my eyelids have been puffy and my eyes itchy too. I hope it's just allergies and not an ear infection. Those suck.

edit, later: As the day went on i felt worse and worse. My eyes are watery and blurry and the left side of my throat is starting to hurt. Plus, still have the ear problem, which is also starting to hurt. Still hoping it's bad allergies and not something worse. I feel awful.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 18, 2021, 09:32:09 PM
Walking with my sister is fun but always seems to end up with a disproportionate amount of mud.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pheasant on December 19, 2021, 12:16:40 AM
I'm losing my job.  :cry:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 19, 2021, 12:45:24 AM
I'm losing my job.  :cry:
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 19, 2021, 03:54:27 AM
I'm sorry to hear that Pheasant. :(

@BlackCurtains I hope you feel better soon.

Today has been a bit of a rough day for me.  I think I'm having some problems from sleeping on my back at night because my sinuses feel like they are clogged a little bit.  I don't feel sick really although I haven't felt well the last few days.

This morning my mom and I got in to it because I thought she said we would go to 2 stores and then when I said that the 2nd store might have something she was looking for she said that she didn't say we would go.  We argued about that for a while and ended up going to the 2nd store. 

After the three guys vandalized our display case with the Christmas decorations in it my dad decided to order a Ring doorbell system.  All of the parts finally came and yesterday my parents went to the neighbor across the street to ask if he could help set it up. When they came home, they said the neighbor said he would come over today and help.  He never showed up.  My dad never lets something go if you tell him you'll do something and don't and always takes it personally.  I've only met the neighbor once but he seems like a nice guy and I'm hoping something came up and he forget to tell my dad that he couldn't come today.  My dad has already taken the old doorbell apart because he was planning on having it set up today.

Around lunch time our internet and cable went out. I was in the middle of a professional video and had paused it for a few seconds.  When I tried to pick where I left off the video wouldn't resume playing. It was at last a couple of hours before our internet and cable came back on.  I decided after I got some tasks done that I would read one of my new books that I've been wanting to read but hadn't found the time to read yet. I even looked at the last part of the previous book to see what happened last as it's been a few months since I read that one.  I came in the living room ready to get my book and start reading it and my dad had decided to put on a very long movie.  That meant that I didn't get to read the book as I had to watch the movie instead. :(  I tried to tell my parents that it wasn't a good time to put on a long movie because I still had some things I needed to do and would end up missing part of it.  My mom said that I probably wouldn't miss much.  I know it shouldn't be a big deal but I felt like I had to put want I wanted to do on hold just because my dad wanted to do something else.  By the time the movie was over it was too late to start reading my book or find something I was really interested in watching.


Ponyfan

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 19, 2021, 04:48:52 PM
I'm sorry, Pheasant :(

Thanks, Ponyfan. I'm a little confused about what you wrote. You had to watch the movie instead of reading? Why? Do you have mandated family time or something?

In any case, that would be frustrating.

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I guess I'm feeling a little better. My throat feels fine and my eyes are little better today (so far). My head feels like it weighs 50 pounds though.

I'm mad at myself for getting a pizza yesterday. I shouldn't have done it. I wrecked my diet and I have plenty of food here, plus I only have so much in my bank account and I feel like I wasted the money.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 20, 2021, 05:26:49 PM
I'm sorry, Pheasant :(

Thanks, Ponyfan. I'm a little confused about what you wrote. You had to watch the movie instead of reading? Why? Do you have mandated family time or something?

In any case, that would be frustrating.



My dad decided everyone should watch the movie and it didn't matter if you were planning on doing something else as he expected everyone to stop what they were doing and watch the movie.  It just gets to me sometimes.  If I did that, I'd be told I'm being selfish and shouldn't expect everyone to do what I wanted.:( but when he wants to do something everything else has to be put on hold to do what he wants.

Today I wanted to get the last of my Christmas gifts and cards done and also read my book.  Instead I'm having to help my dad set up the Ring system because he started it and then got about a third of the way in to it and decided that he needed my help.  I don't mind helping really but I am already having trouble with my sinuses and it's cold today.  Plus I really wanted to read my book today.


Ponyfan   
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 20, 2021, 05:37:57 PM
Oh, I see. That's frustrating. Kinda sounds like my mom before her stroke.

I'm sorry you still can't read your book :( :hug:

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My complaint is quite trivial - I'm drinking my last Dr. Pepper. I can't afford to buy more. There is some at my parent's house and I'll be there for Christmas eve and day and my EBT comes in on the 26th, so it won't be too long. I just hate running out.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 21, 2021, 12:13:56 AM
My wisdom tooth is digging into my gum again.

Short history - because I had my bottom wisdom teeth removed but not my top ones, the ones on the top have had nothing to keep them in line and they're now at an awkward angle. And every so often the pointed edge of one digs into my gum below and makes it sore. And once its sore, of course,  the tooth is going to irritate it even more.

The solution is to remove the wisdom tooth, but possibly not during a pandemic. In the meantime, it's annoying.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 21, 2021, 03:30:28 PM
My wisdom teeth are bothering me too. Well, not the teeth exactly, but the gums around them. They're shredded and sore. This happens every once in a while but I don't know how it happens. Maybe I grind my teeth in my sleep or something. It hurts to eat.

It's so windy today and earlier we were under a tornado watch. There were huge thunderstorms to the north and south but this area was in a clear pocket. I wish it would rain though to cleanse the air. Then I can open my windows again.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on December 21, 2021, 10:50:49 PM
My sympathies to all those with tooth problems - having two root-canals done within 18 months I know how annoying it is to have an uncomfortable mouth!

Crowns have settled down now & feel normal in my mouth, but it took a few weeks to get to that stage.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Harmonie on December 23, 2021, 12:53:16 AM
It's supposed to get up to nearly 80 degrees on my birthday.  :enraged: :sad:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 23, 2021, 02:19:18 AM
I've decided to skip out on Christmas with my family. Some of them have been spouting some cuckoo clock bs that's been driving me insane. I'm just gonna pretend to be sick or something.

Post Merge: December 23, 2021, 02:20:28 AM

I'm losing my job.  :cry:

Crossing my fingers you'll find another one very quickly. :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pheasant on December 23, 2021, 03:45:30 AM
Thanks guys. :hug:

After some thought, I've decided not to (immediately) seek out another job. I've worked food service through most of COVID, and I'm honestly tired of having to interact with the public. I'm tired of society's refusal to understand that the food, supply, and labor shortages are not our fault. Not to mention the snide comments, attention-seekers, and advances of creepy old men / college boys who express interest in me because I'm (usually) the only gal there. It'd be good to have a break...

Hope everyone stays safe, and have a lovely rest of December.  :lovey:






Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 23, 2021, 06:03:44 PM
Sounds like you deserve a break :hug: The service industry is crappy even during good times.

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Hmm. I think my tastes changed for my usual coffee. Or I'm just having an off day. It doesn't taste good, but I didn't do anything different. I've been wanting to try something else recently but my usual still tasted fine. Today it's just... blech.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 23, 2021, 09:04:56 PM
I wanted to work on my diamond art today but my mom decided to bake today.  That means I can't work on my craft stuff because the kitchen table is the only one that I enough room to work on.  I know I'll probably be able to work on it in a few days but it feels like just another time when I had to put aside what I wanted to do because one of my parents wanted to do something else.


My mom had noticed that I play a coloring app a lot especially when I'm waiting at drs offices.  She decided that she wanted the app on her phone too. I don't mind her having the same app as me but ever since she downloaded it she seems really obsessed about it to the point of blocking other things out.  I've noticed this before about things but whenever I try to confront her about it she tells me that I'm being mean, jealous of her tablet, phone etc or don't want her to have fun.  None of those things are true of course but I don't like how I have to repeat myself several times when she's absorbed in a game and then when I try to talk to her later about whatever I was mentioning before she tells me that she didn't hear me but always has an excuse why she didn't. Today she was playing the coloring app and I told her something.  I didn't get a response as she continued to constantly open and close the app while I was talking to her.  After a few minutes I confronted her about not listening to what I said, and she told me that she heard me but didn't say anything.

My mom also has a bad habit of only listening to the first part of what you say before commenting which often leads to her missing the rest of what you were saying and having to repeat it again.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 24, 2021, 02:17:47 AM
I can't sleep. I'm so uncomfortable. Earlier there was an ant on some papers I was reading. It was not one of the small ones, it was a crazy ant, I think. They don't bite or sting but they're really fast. I don't know where it came from and I didn't see any others. Later, when I was eating dinner I felt something on my hand and it was another crazy ant. So now I have the creepy crawlies on my skin. Every little itch is freaking me out.

My RLS is also acting up, so is my GERD so I can only lay on my left side, but my left leg hurts and goes numb after a while. I tried propping myself up with pillows but it hurt my neck and I can't put the blanket over my face in that position.

I finally got comfortable only to have to get up and use the bathroom, which was very frustrating.

My back hurts and I have a headache, so I took some Aleve and aspirin but I'm awake now.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 24, 2021, 09:25:32 AM
My spider plants apparently brought some flies in with them. Or at least, eggs or larvae or something in their soil. Yesterday there were flies all over my bedroom window. I hate having to resort to the vacuum cleaner in such situations, and I got out as many as possible, but it just wasn't realistic.

On the positive, the couple of spiders who make their home on my window (yes, I know they're there, no, I don't mind at all) thought Christmas had arrived early and had already taken care of a few flies before I even got to them.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 24, 2021, 10:17:44 PM
My spider plants apparently brought some flies in with them. Or at least, eggs or larvae or something in their soil. Yesterday there were flies all over my bedroom window. I hate having to resort to the vacuum cleaner in such situations, and I got out as many as possible, but it just wasn't realistic.

On the positive, the couple of spiders who make their home on my window (yes, I know they're there, no, I don't mind at all) thought Christmas had arrived early and had already taken care of a few flies before I even got to them.
THIS is why I like spiders xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on December 24, 2021, 10:28:00 PM
we have a beautiful spider living in our washroom but my daughter is TERRIFIED of it.  admittedly it is the size of a small button, so a bit freaky but it has no interest in us...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 24, 2021, 11:38:44 PM
This is a massive deviation from the thread topic but spiders are really smart, quirky and funny little critters. They like fluffy surfaces and they sometimes just like to hang like they're bungee jumping up and down for no apparent reason. There are videos on yt and such of them dancing as well xD. Fun critters,so long as you don't have the poisonous variety.  :D

It's Christmas Eve so I don't want to complain :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 26, 2021, 12:03:51 PM
I like spiders too :) Jumping spiders are my favorite and I follow a few people who breed and keep them as pets. I've thought about getting one for myself. I'm also interested in keeping Roly-polies. There are some very neat colors and patterns of them.

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My complaint for the last few days is that my tongue is covered in sores. The gums by my wisdom teeth is still bothering me too. It's very uncomfortable to eat and I can't really taste anything. I did all the cooking for Christmas and couldn't even enjoy the meal. Well, the mashed potatoes were good. I made my favorite dip but it has walnuts in it and I like to eat it with Wheat Thins crackers. I tried a little last night and it just sucked, it was painful and I couldn't taste the olives. So I guess it's rinsing with hydrogen peroxide and salt water and eating nothing but soup until it heals :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 26, 2021, 11:29:47 PM
Christmas is usually my favorite holiday but this year things have seemed a little tense.  There's a program that I really love to watch on Saturdays, and I was wanting to see if the show had a Christmas theme.  By the time I got up my dad had already put the TV in the living room on a station running a Christmas movie.  It was the same movie that had been on the night before and I had thought we might watch the DVD of it together on Christmas so we wouldn't have to deal with the commercial breaks.  The station running the Christmas movie was running the same movie back to back and as soon as it was over my dad started looking for another Christmas movie on TV.  He didn't find one that he liked so he told me to put on a Christmas movie.  I thought it would be better to wait until we could all sit down and watch it together, but he kept saying "Put on a movie!"  even though my mom was busy cooking Christmas dinner.  When I tried to tell him that he said they could watch it from the kitchen (not in the kitchen but look at it through the kitchen while they were busy.)   Of course the movie wasn't over by the time Christmas dinner was ready, so I had to stop the movie and we finished it later.

My mom always makes a lot of food for the holidays, but she usually gives us a day in between so that we don't have to eat the same food over and over.  Today my dad decided that we would eat the leftovers for lunch and instead of my mom confronting him about she just went along with it. 

I was literally almost in tears earlier.  I know these things shouldn't matter and I'm trying very hard to keep peace and not spoil my family's Christmas but it's getting harder not to snap especially when everything keeps building up.     

I feel a little better since I worked on my diamond painting for a while but even while I was working on that I had to stop because the Internet went out for a few minutes while both my parents were on the computer.  Instead of just waiting for it to come back my mom came to get me telling me that the Internet was out and expecting me to fix it.

The other day I had already logged in to the streaming site I was going to watch, and my mom came in to get on her computer.  We try not to be on streaming and her Facebook game at the same.  When I told her that I had already logged in to the streaming site she started to whine that she hadn't been on her computer all day.  That was true as she had been busy most of the day.

Sometimes I wish I could show my parents how they act.  I know they don't do things on purpose, but it really gets to me when they do something that I would be scolded for if I acted the same way.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on December 27, 2021, 04:05:50 AM
I also had a kind of ruined mood this Christmas.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SunPony on December 27, 2021, 01:59:12 PM
I'm visiting my parents for the holiday and I love them but also it's a challenge because I'm constantly over stimulated  :( I'm so used to living alone - predictable noises and few interruptions - to living in a house with multiple other people - all kinds of random noises and interactions.  Even though everything is friendly it's still just alot.  It's just a bit stressful  :cry:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 27, 2021, 03:06:21 PM
Ugh! I'm trying to complete Swagbucks surveys for an Amazon gift card since there are things I need from there. Every. Single. One. says I am disqualified or that it's overquota. Some make you answer a bunch of questions before they tell you you're not qualified. It makes me very frustrated.

When I started doing this in Sep/Oct it was so easy to make money. Now it's like pulling teeth. Yesterday I went through 20 surveys and was disqualified for them all. I gave up after that. Today is more of the same.

You can also earn points for other things like signing up for stuff via email, but there are no new ones. The games for points don't interest me, I've already gotten points for the games I did play. Then you can sign up for a service for points, like you can get 25000 points for signing up with Chime, that's $250 dollars.

I just wish they had newer content to use and give me surveys I can actually take. Sometimes it will tell me I already completed a survey. Then why the heck is it on my list? So frustrating!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 27, 2021, 11:57:17 PM
One of our neighbors came over this morning and said that their dog had gotten out and someone had posted on the Internet that they had found the dog but were going to release it if no one claimed it.  The neighbor wanted us to help him find the ad.  All the information we had on it though was it was "somewhere on the Internet, or" somewhere on Facebook" and the people that found the dog were from another state.  The neighbor did eventually tell us the name of the people that he thought found the dog.  I looked all over Facebook, joined a few lost and found pet groups and even tried googling the little information we had but couldn't find the post about the dog.  My mom suggested that the people that found the dog might take it to a vet to see if it was microchipped, but our neighbor replied that he didn't think the people that found the dog would do that.  Right after that someone showed up with the dog and returned it to the neighbors.


I like reading fanfiction but I have so many stories bookmarked that it's getting harder for me to keep track of the ones I've saved to read later.  I'm starting to wonder if I should divide them in to categories to make it easier.  Right now I just have them arranged by the series they are based on.


I mentioned to my mom that I wanted to buy a Lego set.  Now she keeps telling me that I already have Legos and doesn't think I need a new set.  The set she's talking about is my childhood Lego set and I'm pretty sure there are pieces that are missing.  My childhood set is really old.  I don't see anything wrong with buying a new set to enjoy. 

Ponyfan   
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 28, 2021, 04:43:45 PM
The sores in my mouth are caused by a virus according to my doctor. She gave me some medicine for it but I don't have it in hand yet, my dad is picking it up today. Not sure if he'll bring it to me today. One of the medicines is a lidocaine gel I can put directly on the sores to numb them. They're very painful :(

My complaint for today is fruit flies. I have yet again almost gotten rid of them and then have an explosion from somewhere. This time it was the garbage can (I think it was last time too). I was changing the bag and they all crawled up from the bottom. The ant spray was nearby so I sprayed the sides of the bag and stopped them, but several had already escaped. I still don't know what they are finding in there. I rinse the cat food cans and soda cans and I don't throw away food. It's a mystery.

My water bill is going up by 11 dollars in the new year. Doesn't sound like a lot but sometimes all I have left in my account after paying bills is less than $20.

My dad got me a gift card for Walmart. I had to cancel my Walmart+ account because the trial ended and I didn't have enough to pay for it. Walmart+ has free delivery. So now that I don't have it anymore, delivery is $7.95. I can't touch the money in my bank account because it needs to pay for my auto payments on the 1st. I used the gift card to pay for a grocery delivery. It sucks because instead of using the money to buy myself a gift, I'm just using it on something that used to be free for me. I hope I'll have enough next month to get Walmart+ back.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on December 28, 2021, 07:27:32 PM
Yesterday my mom and my little sister, who suffers from high functioning autism, went to a store sorta similar to Ollie's. While they were there, my sister saw some items on the floor, so, being the kind and considerate girl she is, put them into the box on the shelf so that they wouldn't get damaged. When she did that, the store manager ran up to her and yelled at her and accusing her of stealing right in front of everyone! My sister just turned 13 years old. She's still a little girl, and her autism makes it harder for her to go out in public. This store was one of the few places she felt comfortable, only to have some evil, heartless jerk over 5 times her age humiliate and traumatize her there. :enraged: The manager then went to my mother, pointed at my sister, and asked if that's her child. She then told my mom that my sister admitted to trying to steal. What she admitted to was putting things on the floor into a box on the store shelf so that they wouldn't get damaged!!! This woman said that my sister was putting them into a box they didn't belong in so that she could just buy the box and get those items at a cheaper price. As if a literal CHILD would think to do that! My sister is scared to death of watching movies on free streaming sites because she thinks it's stealing, she would absolutely never steal an item for a store. My sister was sobbing all the way home because she was worried about getting arrested for something she didn't do. When Mom told me what happened, I was so angry, I was physically shaking. I feel extremely guilty about not being there. To make matters worse, my mom reached out to the store owner, and he completely brushed it off. More than that actually; I was absolutely appalled about how rude he was. He told my mom that she should just be grateful that the manager didn't call the police on my little sister. My mom also got in contact with another lady who had a similar experience, except her children are even younger (3-5 years old I believe). The manager is just a miserable woman who finds joy in bullying little children, and the owner is just as bad. My blood has been absolutely boiling over this. I'm trying to find out what sorta action we can take against the manager and store owner, if we can do anything.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 28, 2021, 08:45:18 PM
@Starscout, your account literally made my blood boil.

Your poor sister.  Especially when she was just trying to help.

It's a bad way to treat any kid, but that kind of behaviour can cause much more trauma in an autistic person because we're so sensitive to other people's hostility and atmosphere, even if we can't process it. And of course she isn't going to be able to communicate clearly to a monster bearing down on her yelling unfounded accusations.

I hope you get some satisfaction from the store, but it doesn't undo the experience.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on December 28, 2021, 10:30:53 PM
Could you technically sue them for that?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on December 28, 2021, 11:24:04 PM
:enraged:

@Starscout that's awful. no one should yell at a child that way. i'm sure that lady knows you sister wasn't trying to steal. she was just trying to be helpful. that's a horrible way to treat someone whose just trying to be helpful. i can't even find words.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on December 29, 2021, 01:08:01 AM
Starscout, that is awful!  :sad: The little girl was just kindly trying to help and got horrible false accusations about it!  :shakefist: I'm so angry about what happened.

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My brother found out yesterday that someone has stolen firewood from his woodshed!  :whoa:  :shocked:
We live side by side as neighbors. Even though we do not have a lock in the woodshed, no one has stolen from us!
How can this even be possible, as I am often at home and I keep a close eye on what is going on outside. There have been no extra traces in the snow, so it must have happened earlier when there was no snow.  :wonder: My brother's yard is really dark in the evening and night and I have often told him to buy a yard lamp.  :nope:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 29, 2021, 02:40:09 AM
@starscout.  I'm so sorry that happened to your sister.  :sad:  That is horrible.  No one should be treated that way.


I was going to post some pictures on the Arena but for some reason the uploader on Flickr isn't working right now.  The other parts of the site seem to work fine but when I click on Upload Photos I get the pink and blue balls that constantly move back and forth but the page never finsishes loading so I can put new pics on Flickr.  I will try again another time.


I was reading one of my new books today and found the first few pages were torn at the top.  I try to always pick the best book at the bookstore but I can't check every page for flaws.   can still read the book without the pages tearing more but it's annoying to me because I like to keep my books in excellent condition.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 29, 2021, 04:48:17 AM
Starscout, what happened to your sister was the WORST!!! How DARE these people assume the worst of children!!! They should check what the child is doing with kindness, then show them how to do it properly (like, they actually go in this box here, but yes, they're better off the floor).

Deffo sue. Nobody should get away with such behaviour
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 29, 2021, 05:25:49 AM
I think you can report them to the Better Business Bureau, Starscout.  The website is bbb.org and there should be a "file a complaint" button.  I don't know exactly what they will do but since it seems to be a recurring issue with this business, maybe going through the bureau will catch the attention of the owners enough to do something about the awful manager.


My trivial complaint is a canker sore.  Where it is located makes it difficult/painful to swallow and I feel like swallowing just irritates it so I'm not sure what to do to make it go away.  So annoying.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: glitterball on December 29, 2021, 10:30:43 AM
Starscout, how awful for your poor sister  :( totally unfair.

Was there security footage recorded? But perhaps you are too upset to even go there... 

What a rotten store manager.  :enraged:

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 29, 2021, 02:32:50 PM
I second reporting it to the BBB. I'm so sorry that happened.

My trivial complaint is a canker sore.  Where it is located makes it difficult/painful to swallow and I feel like swallowing just irritates it so I'm not sure what to do to make it go away.  So annoying.

I'm dealing with about six of them (doc said mine were caused by a virus). My best tip is to rinse your mouth with warm salt water and then baking soda. You can also do hydrogen peroxide beforehand and wait about 5 minutes. Try eating cold things. Avoid citrus and spicy foods. Vitamin C will help it heal faster, but only take it in pill form or it will irritate the sore.

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My complaint is pain. I could barely stand up when I got out of bed. My lower back and legs, the left leg moreso, didn't want to straighten out. I did some light stretching and it feels so good when I'm doing it, but the feeling doesn't last.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on December 29, 2021, 04:22:08 PM
Thank you to everyone for the suggestions on the situation! I have contacted both the BBB and Avvo to see what we can do about it legally. I also discussed it with her father (we have different dads, so we're technically half-sisters), and he does seem to want to press charges against the manager and store owner.
@Starscout, your account literally made my blood boil.

Your poor sister.  Especially when she was just trying to help.

It's a bad way to treat any kid, but that kind of behaviour can cause much more trauma in an autistic person because we're so sensitive to other people's hostility and atmosphere, even if we can't process it. And of course she isn't going to be able to communicate clearly to a monster bearing down on her yelling unfounded accusations.

I hope you get some satisfaction from the store, but it doesn't undo the experience.
Exactly my thoughts! My heart has been absolutely shattered since I found out what happened. I've been trying to imagine myself as a nuerodivergent child in that situation, and just thinking about the fear and humiliation my own sister had to go through is so gut-wrenching. That manager is a cruel, heartless person and the store owner is just as bad as she is.

BlackCurtains and Pokeyonekenobie, I really hope both of y'all feel better soon!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 30, 2021, 12:45:38 AM
I hate posting again so soon but there was a letter in my door today. The big inspection is coming up for our apartments, Jan 28. It's nice that they gave us a month notice but it's still nerve-wracking. It says that if they find even DEAD bugs, you'll fail the inspection! What?! That doesn't sound fair at all. I'm still having fruit flies, but I put out some traps today and they're working very well. I need to get my garbage out though. My dad said he'll be down this way on Friday so hopefully we can do it then.

And I still have boxes about the place. From when I moved in. A year and a half ago :lookround:

I wanted to mop the floors anyway, but now I have to. I guess I'll have to stuff my boxes in the laundry closet. My dad said he might buy me a washer & dryer for Christmas, but that didn't happen so... might as well use the space. Why don't I unpack them? I could unpack some, but some of it is stuff I don't have room for, or things that go on the wall and other décor. For example, I have three different collections of dragon ornaments. I have trees for them, but nowhere to put the trees.

Wish me luck as I work past my pain and get this place inspection ready and hopefully get rid of the flies again. The letter also said there will be a preliminary inspection by the community manager who will tell you what you should fix before the real inspection. So it's not a total blindside. Still makes me anxious!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on December 30, 2021, 11:00:37 AM
Starscout, that is awful!  :sad: The little girl was just kindly trying to help and got horrible false accusations about it!  :shakefist: I'm so angry about what happened.

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My brother found out yesterday that someone has stolen firewood from his woodshed!  :whoa:  :shocked:
We live side by side as neighbors. Even though we do not have a lock in the woodshed, no one has stolen from us!
How can this even be possible, as I am often at home and I keep a close eye on what is going on outside. There have been no extra traces in the snow, so it must have happened earlier when there was no snow.  :wonder: My brother's yard is really dark in the evening and night and I have often told him to buy a yard lamp.  :nope:

Someone must be pretty desperate to do that... if that happened to me I would wonder if someone nearby was having money or health troubles maybe?

Post Merge: December 30, 2021, 11:02:53 AM

I hate posting again so soon but there was a letter in my door today. The big inspection is coming up for our apartments, Jan 28. It's nice that they gave us a month notice but it's still nerve-wracking. It says that if they find even DEAD bugs, you'll fail the inspection! What?! That doesn't sound fair at all. I'm still having fruit flies, but I put out some traps today and they're working very well. I need to get my garbage out though. My dad said he'll be down this way on Friday so hopefully we can do it then.

And I still have boxes about the place. From when I moved in. A year and a half ago :lookround:

I wanted to mop the floors anyway, but now I have to. I guess I'll have to stuff my boxes in the laundry closet. My dad said he might buy me a washer & dryer for Christmas, but that didn't happen so... might as well use the space. Why don't I unpack them? I could unpack some, but some of it is stuff I don't have room for, or things that go on the wall and other décor. For example, I have three different collections of dragon ornaments. I have trees for them, but nowhere to put the trees.

Wish me luck as I work past my pain and get this place inspection ready and hopefully get rid of the flies again. The letter also said there will be a preliminary inspection by the community manager who will tell you what you should fix before the real inspection. So it's not a total blindside. Still makes me anxious!

I used to hate being inspected when I lived in an apartment, but then the results of tidying up are always nice.

Here is my complaint: I chopped a chilli the day before yesterday, then somehow managed to get some in my eye. It's still itching today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 30, 2021, 02:06:00 PM
I hate posting again so soon but there was a letter in my door today. The big inspection is coming up for our apartments, Jan 28. It's nice that they gave us a month notice but it's still nerve-wracking. It says that if they find even DEAD bugs, you'll fail the inspection! What?! That doesn't sound fair at all. I'm still having fruit flies, but I put out some traps today and they're working very well. I need to get my garbage out though. My dad said he'll be down this way on Friday so hopefully we can do it then.

And I still have boxes about the place. From when I moved in. A year and a half ago :lookround:

I wanted to mop the floors anyway, but now I have to. I guess I'll have to stuff my boxes in the laundry closet. My dad said he might buy me a washer & dryer for Christmas, but that didn't happen so... might as well use the space. Why don't I unpack them? I could unpack some, but some of it is stuff I don't have room for, or things that go on the wall and other décor. For example, I have three different collections of dragon ornaments. I have trees for them, but nowhere to put the trees.

Wish me luck as I work past my pain and get this place inspection ready and hopefully get rid of the flies again. The letter also said there will be a preliminary inspection by the community manager who will tell you what you should fix before the real inspection. So it's not a total blindside. Still makes me anxious!
When the preliminary inspection happens, tell them you are living with all the physical & other complications you have. They may find a way to assign you a help. When the local council came to suss out my place, they spoke about the mess I had, & asked if I needed help to sort it. I was, please, that would be a real help for me, & they gave me a helper who visits each week. Use what's offered to full advantage xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 30, 2021, 02:20:25 PM
I'll try that. Thanks for the suggestion :) Yeah, I don't know if I posted this somewhere or not but my case manager left to get a different job and there is no one to replace her. She helped me out so much. But now I'm on my own again. And I won't see my therapist until the 12th of Jan, so... I'm kinda in the ocean without a life jacket at the moment ^^;

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on December 30, 2021, 02:53:42 PM
I'll try that. Thanks for the suggestion :) Yeah, I don't know if I posted this somewhere or not but my case manager left to get a different job and there is no one to replace her. She helped me out so much. But now I'm on my own again. And I won't see my therapist until the 12th of Jan, so... I'm kinda in the ocean without a life jacket at the moment ^^;
Deffo do!!! And what a shame about your case manager. I hope you get a new one as good as she was xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on December 30, 2021, 03:31:49 PM
I wanted to make baked potatoes for dinner last night. but the potatoes had sprouts growing out of them so I had to throw them out. One had huge sprouts! i just bought them a few days back. i didn't notice the sprouting when i put them away but i guess they were already old.

I've been doing curbside pickup since covid started, so not picking out my own groceries since I don't feel safe going into the grocery store. this is a new store that just opened about a month ago so maybe they don't really have it together yet. I'll be driving further to the other store for a while. I hate grocery shopping but i miss picking out my own produce.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 30, 2021, 03:49:28 PM
^ I feel the same. I do all my grocery shopping at Walmart.com and have it delivered. Usually I don't have problems but when I do it sucks. I ordered two yellow onions and they were both moldy. I also got a squashed box of Texas Toast. I ordered tortilla chips for nachos twice, and both times the bags of chips were open! So of course they were stale. Another time, half my eggs were cracked. Terrible.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 30, 2021, 04:09:23 PM
Yesterday someone accidentally knocked the fridge setting onto super cool. So some of the food for tea got accidentally frozen. I am quite paranoid about food, so of course this was worrying.

The weather here is full scale November, rain rain rain and it's very difficult to be motivated to do anything useful :/

Sister will be going back to Oxford on Sunday, most probably. :/
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on December 31, 2021, 03:29:03 AM
Speaking of food going bad, the last 3 packages of Great Value (Walmart brand) sliced Swiss cheese my mom bought has gotten moldy even though it's not close to the expiration date.  After the 3rd package did that I told her she needs to buy a different brand of Swiss cheese.

My mom said we would be leaving in about 20 minutes.  About 5 minutes later she asked me if I was ready to go.  I told her that I thought we had more time because she had said 20 minutes and she basically said "Oh, well."  When I tried to explain again that I didn't understand how 20 minutes turned in to 5 my dad decided to add his two cents and said "She didn't say it would be 20 minutes before we left.  It would be 20 minutes before we got there."  It really bothers me when my parents say one thing and then do something else and when I confront them about it they act like I'm in the wrong because I brought up the fact that they're being inconsistent. :(

The light over my desk went out.  It takes a fluorescent bulb and it's too late to get a new one.  I have a lamp close to my desk but it's only putting out a fraction of the light that I'm used to.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on December 31, 2021, 09:23:15 AM
^ I feel the same. I do all my grocery shopping at Walmart.com and have it delivered. Usually I don't have problems but when I do it sucks. I ordered two yellow onions and they were both moldy. I also got a squashed box of Texas Toast. I ordered tortilla chips for nachos twice, and both times the bags of chips were open! So of course they were stale. Another time, half my eggs were cracked. Terrible.

What is Texas toast? Is it yummy?

Post Merge: December 31, 2021, 09:24:26 AM

"She didn't say it would be 20 minutes before we left.  It would be 20 minutes before we got there."


Ponyfan

:snicker: Mums can be so contrary!

Post Merge: December 31, 2021, 09:25:55 AM

Yesterday someone accidentally knocked the fridge setting onto super cool. So some of the food for tea got accidentally frozen. I am quite paranoid about food, so of course this was worrying.

The weather here is full scale November, rain rain rain and it's very difficult to be motivated to do anything useful :/

Sister will be going back to Oxford on Sunday, most probably. :/

My goodness, this rain! I have this stupid 2m square of grass in the front garden, otherwise dug ready for roses. It looks really ridiculous. I have not been able to get out and dig it this week. This rain is also my trivial complaint.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 31, 2021, 09:53:35 AM
Texas Toast is thick cut bread that is seasoned with garlic and usually served with pasta. You can also add cheese to it which is even better. It's very yummy :)

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Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on December 31, 2021, 04:17:45 PM
Walked into town with mum this morning as she had meds to pick up and I had some things to do at the bank.
Which was for some reason closed as they now close on Fridays. Gee, thanks for telling us...

So my journey was wasted. But I did get to help Mum carry the heavy medicine back which is a good thing. And I got some exercise. But I would've gone walking with my sister at some point today anyway most likely. I don't mind having walked into town with Mum, either, but it's just frustrating I couldn't finish my errand.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 31, 2021, 04:51:36 PM
:freak: I found the source of the fruit flies :X

They were breeding in the bathroom waste bin on some cat poo. I'm so glad I caught it before more could hatch. My traps are working wonderfully and the sticky tape above the sink is rife with corpses.

I need a Litter Genie to keep used kitty stuffs in, I think that would prevent any flies from getting to it? Maybe not, I'm not sure. It's more for controlling odor. I need to look into it a bit further.

In any case, I'm going to ask my dad and niece to help take my garbage out twice a week until the flies are gone. You know, I was afraid they would do that, but I wrap everything in toilet paper before putting it in the bin. Guess that doesn't stop them.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 01, 2022, 02:45:56 AM
My dad put a new light bulb in the light above my desk.  I turned it off when I was finished using it and when I went back a couple of hours later to turn it on it again, it wouldn't come on.  My dad checked the bulb and the new one that he got today had already burned out/broken even though it had only been on for a short time before I turned it off.  Now it's dark around my desk again. :(  My dad let me use his portable super bright light and that helped a little but it's not the same as having a light directly above my desk.

There's an item that I've been waiting to come back in stock at Target. I was there a couple of days ago and they didn't have the item in.  I checked the app and today the item is at Target.  Unfortunately it started to rain this afternoon and I can't be out for long periods of time in damp weather.  I'm hoping that Target will still have the item when the weather gets better.

I have an itchy place on my foot.  It feels like a blister is forming but there's been a couple of times I thought I had a blister and it turned out to be something else.

I was watching a video on my phone to help me put together my new 3D puzzle, but the Ring cameras went off several times while I was working on it. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 02, 2022, 03:46:48 AM
The desk light saga continues.  :(  My dad took the defective bulb back to Walmart and got another one.  That bulb worked until I turned the desk light off and back on and the 2nd bulb quit working too.  We're snowed in right now so I have to deal with my desk area being darker than I'd like until the weather clears and we can try a third bulb. 

My mom watches the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.  This morning I turned it on while we were putting away Christmas decorations.  I thought that would be good enough, but my mom complained that she was missing the parade while doing that.  She watched the rebroadcast though.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on January 02, 2022, 10:38:34 AM
Texas Toast is thick cut bread that is seasoned with garlic and usually served with pasta. You can also add cheese to it which is even better. It's very yummy :)

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Mmm that does sound good! Here we have something similar but we just call 'garlic bread wth cheese'. From now on I will call it Texas Toast.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 02, 2022, 01:54:45 PM
:) The Texas part comes from the thick slices. I guess, because of that saying 'everything is bigger in Texas'? I dunno :lol:

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My complaint is this new temporary medicine I'm taking. It makes me feel weird. Not dizzy exactly, but like I'm floating in water? I'm also being very forgetful. I have a pretty rigid morning routine and yesterday I deviated from it because I was forgetting so many things and didn't notice until way later. I'm only taking it for 12 days and it's important and it's working on what it's supposed to, so I'll just live with it.

My sinuses hurt. My eyes are itchy. Ears are fine though, for once. So far :lol:

Yesterday, my mom annoyed me. I told her I have to clean and fix up my place for inspections coming up, but that my back hurts a lot and I have to do things slowly and take a lot of breaks. She said I should stop working and "just rest" or I'll make my back worse. I told her I can't rest, I need to get things done. Then was like how dirty is you place? I had to explain that it's not really, but last time we had inspections I was cited for all the boxes and bins which are still there. So I have to put them in the laundry closet. Then I'll have space to move my bookcase and can unpack my books which are in like 7 boxes. Then I can get rid of those. And my mom got all huffy and told me 'well you knew this coming why didn't you do it sooner' and I said I did NOT know it was coming actually. The last inspection was in like October or something. I figured it was once a year. I've only lived here for a year and a half. So she got mad at me and ended our phone call.

She's always telling me I can put off stuff until later and I should rest. "Don't do something stupid" she'll say. Well, thanks for the advice now I have to rush around for a month doing things I should have done already -_-
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 02, 2022, 02:26:00 PM
Sister has gone back to Oxford. :/

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 02, 2022, 05:03:25 PM
lol BC yeah everything is bigger in Texas. for better or worse. i've never seen that kind of Texas toast. i'm not a huge fan of the texas toast i've had in restaurants here. which is usually just triangles of toasted, over buttered white bread that comes with fried food. though Texas is huge so the food does vary by region. i'm from Houston which has a lot more cajun food. it looks like texas toast may be more of a Dallas thing.

the photo looks much for appetizing and reminds me of the bread that chilis serves with their cajun chicken pasta. Whataburger doesn't have great texas toast i guess. though i do like their chicken strips :)

Added a photo. that stuff in the corner is what they call "texas toast"  :huh:

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Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 02, 2022, 06:22:58 PM
Texas Toast looks the same in my area as the picture Beth posted.   The Texas Toast that BC posted looks a lot more appetizing.

I'm on the third lightbulb for my desk light now.  This one is a GE so hopefully there won't be any more problems with the light going out after one use.

The weather is extremely cold today and my throat feels like it is trying to close up even though I know that it isn't.

Sister has gone back to Oxford. :/


 

:hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 02, 2022, 06:52:22 PM
Interesting! Maybe Texas Toast is actually a Northern thing? We do love our breads :lol:

edit: Aw, I made a new page  :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on January 02, 2022, 08:13:25 PM
we also have square super thick bread sold as "Texas Toast" up here in Canada :)

my trivial complaint?  I had to go to walmart at 8:30 am this morning to make sure there were as few people there as possible while shopping.  But who the &$#@ wants to be in Walmart at 8:30 am?  LOL
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 03, 2022, 02:44:02 AM
I went down the rabbit hole a little I did a search for the origin of Texas toast and it was either created in Dallas or Beaumont TX. i guess there is a dispute.

This article talks some about the restaurant in Beaumont https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/arts-culture/food/2019/05/09/332670/how-did-texas-become-the-only-state-with-its-own-toast/ (https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/arts-culture/food/2019/05/09/332670/how-did-texas-become-the-only-state-with-its-own-toast/) The San Antonio Pig Stand which is the last remaining location of the possible inventor of Texas toast is still hanging on as far as i can tell from google. the website is gone though. that part of town is gentrifying but san antonio does an ok job of preserving landmarks. i never went when i lived there though.

my complaint today is its cold so the thermostat wars have resumed. my partner wants to blast the heater and gets upset when i don't want the heater on 73  :huh: we need to get a fireplace installed.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on January 03, 2022, 12:42:51 PM
we also have square super thick bread sold as "Texas Toast" up here in Canada :)

my trivial complaint?  I had to go to walmart at 8:30 am this morning to make sure there were as few people there as possible while shopping.  But who the &$#@ wants to be in Walmart at 8:30 am?  LOL
Those who hate crowds & are awake early enough. Done it myself with the local Coop when I needed food & was awake early, because crowds are a nightmare
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 03, 2022, 01:29:52 PM
@Beth - I thought of doing the same thing regarding the toast :lol: That's pretty cool that the place is probably still there.

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While doing something I've done hundreds of times before, I somehow twisted my wrist in a weird way. I got this sharp pain that went into my fingers before they all went numb and then started to tingle. I've bumped my elbow before and had that happen too. So on top of my carpal tunnel there is another ache in my hand/wrist today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 03, 2022, 10:49:45 PM
I burned my arm a few days ago when i was taking something out of the oven. it still hurts and it's kind of reddish.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 04, 2022, 12:08:12 AM
we also have square super thick bread sold as "Texas Toast" up here in Canada :)


We have that in my area too.  It's interesting how different Texas Toast can be in different places.


I'm having a really emotional day.  Just about everything makes me want to cry for no reason.


My dad brought cheese pizza home for lunch.  I don't like cheese pizza but my dad is convinced that getting pepperoni is a waste because my mom takes all the pepperoni off of her pizza anyway.  We've asked him to bring pepperoni pizza instead but he usually gets cheese. 

We keep frozen pepperoni on hand so I can add some to my pizza.  My mom took some out and I noticed right away that it didn't look right.  I questioned her about it but she told me that it would be fine after it had thawed out in the microwave. 

After I took my pizza with the pepperoni out of the microwave the pepperoni still looked bad.  I told my mom that pepperoni is supposed to be red not brown.  After she looked closely at it she decided it was bad and told me to take it off my pizza.  Why didn't she believe me when I told her that the pepperoni wasn't right to start with?


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 04, 2022, 03:20:14 PM
Ponyfan :hug:

female related cramps returning just when my winter break is over. fun times.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 04, 2022, 04:07:50 PM
Ponyfan :hug:

I re-hurt my wrist getting dressed this morning -_- It's cold, so I put on my hoodie and socks and somehow twisted it again. Being that it's cold, my joints are hurting more so my wrist is killing me with the carpal tunnel and this dumb injury.

...also typing the sentence that the cold hurts my joints. I'm only 38 :shakefist:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on January 04, 2022, 10:37:07 PM
Ponyfan, I wish you could move, but I know how bad the housing situation is right now... In the meantime, snuggles xxx

Beth, I feel you. I'm 47, coming on 48 in a few months, & things of that nature are likely to get worse for me as I approach the dreaded five zero...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 05, 2022, 05:22:06 PM
I slept until 9:30 this morning :whoa:

I'm really surprised my cat let me sleep. Unless she tried to get me up and I don't remember. I feel awful :( my teeth hurt, my head feels like it weighs 50lbs, I'm soooo tired. Bleh. I wanted to visit my parents tomorrow or Friday, but not if this keeps up.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 06, 2022, 03:15:42 PM
Slept funny last night.  Now it hurts between my shoulder blades. 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 06, 2022, 03:59:22 PM
getting grocery pickup times is more difficult. yet again.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on January 06, 2022, 04:57:08 PM
It was so awfully windy today, there wasn't any snow anymore and the sky was partly clear but it still felt freezing cold just because of this strong wind!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 06, 2022, 05:19:37 PM
I'm dehydrated. I drink a lot of water but I guess it's not enough. I hate having to go to the bathroom all the time though. The humidity is low, which makes me more thirsty and has given me chapped lips. I woke up and my mouth and throat were dry. I can tell my cat is more thirsty than usual too.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 06, 2022, 10:55:01 PM
I have to share an office with someone now.  It smells like feet whenever she's here.  And she insists on closing the door because she's cold so it can't air out.   :yucky:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 07, 2022, 12:07:33 AM
I've been sick with my asthma today probably due to the weather because we went from the 50's yesterday to the teens this morning.

The police finally contacted us about the vandalism of our display case.  The police aren't going to do anything.  My dad said that they won't do anything unless my dad can give them the names of the people that have the video.  We have a copy of the video that our neighbors captured on their Ring camera and our next door neighbor that recorded the audio also offered to provide the video to the police so I'm not sure why they are saying it's not enough?


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 07, 2022, 02:40:07 AM
I ordered something from Michael's and I was really excited to get it today.  Until I noticed that whoever unboxed it at the warehouse sliced it with a knife.  So now I have to wait until tomorrow to contact them and see if they can replace it.  It was an online only item so I can't just drive an hour away to my nearest store in order to exchange it. :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Loa on January 07, 2022, 05:53:29 AM
WHY DID I TAKE SUMMER SCHOOL PAPERS?!
ARRRRGH
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 07, 2022, 02:19:38 PM
This happened last night. I ordered the usual cat litter, food and treats from Chewy.com. The litter is a 40lb bag and I always order two cases of food (24 cans) so the box is super heavy. I saw a white truck pull up and a guy came out of it with my Chewy box. He put it on my downstairs neighbor's porch. I wish I had yelled something at him out the window before he drove away.

I go downstairs to get the box with my handcart that has wheels that can go up and down stairs. I talked to my neighbor a bit and then put the box on the cart. Everything was fine until I tried to go upstairs with it. It was so heavy I had to practically pull myself along using the handrail. My neighbor heard me struggling so she helped me the rest of the way.

I want to complain to someone, but the truck had no markings on it. It was plain white. He looked like he had a uniform on though, a blue one. I guess I'll contact Chewy but it's not their fault, it's the delivery companies fault.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: pinkkittywinks on January 07, 2022, 06:33:36 PM
I did my dark clothes wash today, when I took it out of the machine, I discovered I had neglected to remove a tissue from the pocket of my cardigan.

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 07, 2022, 08:24:36 PM
went to pick up groceries during lunch and i ended up stuck behind a truck that was spewing black smoke from their exhaust. apparently this is a thing people do to be aggressive. my car smelled like exhaust the entire way home. i don't understand the world sometimes.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 08, 2022, 04:48:58 PM
I don't like that Amazon doesn't charge you until your stuff ships. I suppose a lot of people appreciate that, but it messes me up trying to figure out how much money I actually have. I placed an order three days ago and picked no rush shipping, so my $80 has been in limbo and I have to remember to subtract it from what's in my bank. Ugh, just take it out already.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 09, 2022, 10:37:16 PM
i'm so tired of scam text messages! i got 2 so far today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 10, 2022, 01:03:04 AM
My groceries were delayed and after waiting 2 hours, I cancelled the order. It's late for me and I'm tired. This ruined my plans though. I wanted to make something for dinner and one ingredient was with the groceries. So now, I didn't eat and I can't make what I wanted.

There's something going on at the park across the street (I face away from it so I can't see anything) but there are people yelling and chanting stuff. All the noise makes me nervous.

Speaking of noise, there's been so many people with loud obnoxious cars speeding on the road today. One was making an awful buzzing sound and then kept backfiring while the driver sped up.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 10, 2022, 05:27:11 PM
I feel horrible today. :(  I hope I'll feel better tomorrow but right now it's not looking promising.

Almost everything that I wanted to order from Amazon is out of stock. :(  There is one thing that is in stock that I want but I'm trying to wait before I order it as there are several books I'm interested in that are being released close together.

My dad is getting grumpier and harder to live with everyday.  Right now he complains a lot about noise.  We went to the store right after Christmas and after that he complained about "the loud screeching that some people think is music" and said he needed to wear ear plugs because it was too loud.  Yesterday we went somewhere else, and he complained again about the noise.  I understand being sensitive to loud sounds.  There's a certain high frequency tone that actually makes my ears hurt so I'm not unsympathetic to his problem but I get so tired of him constantly complaining about everything and being so negative all the time 

The bank that handles my student loans sent me a notice that I need to send in the yearly paperwork soon.  They've sent me 2 different due dates though and even though I followed the instructions in the email for downloading the form to send in the link that they provide goes to an expired form.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 10, 2022, 06:28:02 PM
these supply chain issues are annoying and have been going on since before the pandemic (see "just in time inventory").

i didn't sleep well at all last night. i woke up around 3am with allergies but it was way too late to take anything for it. i was also just super stressed when i woke up. i'm physically and mentally tired.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 10, 2022, 07:04:07 PM
I feel so weird today. I was up late last night, well, late for me. I slept in until 10:30 which is super late since I normally get up between 6:30-7am. My head feels floaty. My eyes keep watering, that might be allergies since the lawn care guys were here yesterday.

I had gotten bitten several times while getting that box up the stairs the other day. I think they're from No-See-Ums. One even got me on the bottom of my foot. The bites are so itchy.

A game I play every once in while (the original Black & White) stopped saving games. Even the auto save doesn't work. I don't know why. There's a forum I found with people who still play (the game is 20+ years old) but I don't feel like registering just to ask a question. I need to Google a bit more, maybe I can find a fix.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on January 11, 2022, 10:51:11 AM
Got a blister on my right middle finger because of my forceps removing clumps of hair from a doll’s head so that I can make a wig cap to put the hair on or reroot the doll.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 11, 2022, 04:45:32 PM
Delivery this morning substituted the water for sparkling water. I don't mind them subbing the water so long as it's still, but none of us can drink sparkling water, or are willing to, so it all had to be returned. That part is easy, but now we're going to be short of water...which is literally all I drink.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 11, 2022, 06:18:44 PM
@Taffeta i would have made a water trade if it didn't live thousands of miles away. i pretty much only drink sparkling water and have a stash of emergency bottled water.

i'm still tired today. at least next week is going to be a 4 day week. i want to plan another trip home but the thought of driving for 3 hours is tiring.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Minty_Magic on January 11, 2022, 08:47:21 PM
My little 7 pound maltipoo got attacked by a loose Rottweiler last night. I debated on making a WYP thread, but thankfully it seems like the dogs teeth only ripped my dogs skin and he will be okay, so I don’t think a whole thread is warranted.

The owners of the other dog truthfully were very nice and did everything right. They tackled their dog to the ground within seconds (although it felt so much longer in the moment!) and offered to pay for all of our vet expenses. I still feel the dog should have been leashed, but I guess what happened was it was getting out of their car, saw my dog from across the street, and charged. They said she’s never done anything like it, so I guess we were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

If anything I’m more horrified at my own inaction. I was so paralyzed with fear that I couldn’t even scream or yell for help. :cry: If the owners of the other dog hadn’t been right there I don’t know what would have happened. That dog had picked my dog up and was starting to swing him like a chew toy, it was honestly traumatic. I keep going back over it in my mind like, what if I had been just a little quicker and had managed to pick my dog up? If I hadn’t been wearing headphones, could I have prevented this? What if my dog had been wearing his sweater, would that have prevented the bite markers from going as deep? I just feel like I could have done more somehow.

My dog has some stitches on the wounds now and I guess some sort of drainage tube on one bite mark? But it seems like it he should make a full recovery. I’m just scared to walk him again now. This isn’t the first time he’s been charged. A lot of folks around here seem to think the world is their dog park and they let their dogs run off leash. It’s really frustrating.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on January 12, 2022, 01:06:36 PM
My little 7 pound maltipoo got attacked by a loose Rottweiler last night. I debated on making a WYP thread, but thankfully it seems like the dogs teeth only ripped my dogs skin and he will be okay, so I don’t think a whole thread is warranted.

The owners of the other dog truthfully were very nice and did everything right. They tackled their dog to the ground within seconds (although it felt so much longer in the moment!) and offered to pay for all of our vet expenses. I still feel the dog should have been leashed, but I guess what happened was it was getting out of their car, saw my dog from across the street, and charged. They said she’s never done anything like it, so I guess we were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

If anything I’m more horrified at my own inaction. I was so paralyzed with fear that I couldn’t even scream or yell for help. :cry: If the owners of the other dog hadn’t been right there I don’t know what would have happened. That dog had picked my dog up and was starting to swing him like a chew toy, it was honestly traumatic. I keep going back over it in my mind like, what if I had been just a little quicker and had managed to pick my dog up? If I hadn’t been wearing headphones, could I have prevented this? What if my dog had been wearing his sweater, would that have prevented the bite markers from going as deep? I just feel like I could have done more somehow.

My dog has some stitches on the wounds now and I guess some sort of drainage tube on one bite mark? But it seems like it he should make a full recovery. I’m just scared to walk him again now. This isn’t the first time he’s been charged. A lot of folks around here seem to think the world is their dog park and they let their dogs run off leash. It’s really frustrating.
Not surprised you were so scared xxx  :shocked: :cry:
Here's hoping your dog does indeed recover well, & thank heavens the owners of the other dog were so quick to act & so responsible xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 12, 2022, 01:52:32 PM
MintyMagic, I know exactly how you feel! My mini schnauzer was charged by a pitbull and just like you I was paralyzed and couldn't think. I ended up lifting my dog by his harness and swinging him out of the way of the other dog. The owner (a neighbor at the time) was right behind her dog and got control of him quickly, but it seemed like it went on forever, even now remembering it.

I'm glad your dog is going to be okay. It's frustrating when people don't believe their dogs are capable of harming anything, when some breeds were originally bred for just that purpose. But it's nice to know the owners offered to help you pay the vet and everything.

--

My mom keeps asking me to come over. It's not that I don't want to, I just have things I need to do. Today and tomorrow I have appointments in the afternoon. Then on the 18th and 28th our apartments are being inspected, and I need to finish cleaning and break down some boxes. Cleaning takes me a while because I need to take frequent breaks due to my back and legs. I have to sit when I vacuum or mop and do small areas at a time. When I explain this my mom starts putting down my place, saying "that's ridiculous I wouldn't put up with that" about the inspections, and I'm like, it's public housing, you have to "put up" with it or they'll kick you out. Then she says I can always come back home. I don't tell her this, but I would hate to move back. I like that it's just me and my cat. Besides, I waited four years for this apartment. I don't mind the way they run things. Inspections like this are only once a year anyway. My mom will say things like I don't love her or I'll be sorry when she's dead that I didn't spend more time with her. But the truth is, she just wants someone to boss around and wait on her. That's the main reason I'd hate to go back, I'm not a butler.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SunPony on January 12, 2022, 03:47:34 PM
My little 7 pound maltipoo got attacked by a loose Rottweiler last night. I debated on making a WYP thread, but thankfully it seems like the dogs teeth only ripped my dogs skin and he will be okay, so I don’t think a whole thread is warranted.

The owners of the other dog truthfully were very nice and did everything right. They tackled their dog to the ground within seconds (although it felt so much longer in the moment!) and offered to pay for all of our vet expenses. I still feel the dog should have been leashed, but I guess what happened was it was getting out of their car, saw my dog from across the street, and charged. They said she’s never done anything like it, so I guess we were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

If anything I’m more horrified at my own inaction. I was so paralyzed with fear that I couldn’t even scream or yell for help. :cry: If the owners of the other dog hadn’t been right there I don’t know what would have happened. That dog had picked my dog up and was starting to swing him like a chew toy, it was honestly traumatic. I keep going back over it in my mind like, what if I had been just a little quicker and had managed to pick my dog up? If I hadn’t been wearing headphones, could I have prevented this? What if my dog had been wearing his sweater, would that have prevented the bite markers from going as deep? I just feel like I could have done more somehow.

My dog has some stitches on the wounds now and I guess some sort of drainage tube on one bite mark? But it seems like it he should make a full recovery. I’m just scared to walk him again now. This isn’t the first time he’s been charged. A lot of folks around here seem to think the world is their dog park and they let their dogs run off leash. It’s really frustrating.

That is super frustrating and scary!  Similar thing happened to my dog years ago when we lived in England, only with an intact male Akita that "slipped its lead" (the owners showed up LATER, and gave me a fake name and address so I could never get them to pay the vet bill :mad:).  I do re-live it over and over in my head even to this day, thinking what else I could have done, but it HAS faded with time.  I guess I can't offer much comfort other than to say hopefully your dog was less traumatized than you were.  My dog was, which was a huge relief - dogs can be quite resilient!  Hope your boy heals up well and can enjoy going on walks again.  I'm at least relieved to hear the owners did take responsibility.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 13, 2022, 02:17:37 AM
Of all the reasons I dislike dogs, most of them relate to the behaviour or training inadequacy of the owner or their lack of consideration for other people.

I'm sorry that happened.

I am firmly of the opinion dogs should not be allowed in any public spaces except on leads. And then only if the owner is properly trained. I very strongly dislike the way in which people assume dogs are loved by everyone and so can be left to behave as they wish, as though the whole world were their back garden. Unfortunately incidents like the above happen in those circumstances.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on January 13, 2022, 08:48:27 AM
Minty Magic, I'm so sorry to hear about your dog! That sounds absolutely terrifying. The more aggressive breeds like Rottweilers and German Shepherds should always be leashed when in public. When she was very little, my little sister was nearly attacked by a careless owner's dog at the park. I love dogs, but people often underestimate just how dangerous they can be.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 13, 2022, 11:19:34 PM
@Minty_Magic i'm glad you and your dog are ok. i hope he heals quickly. the owners really should have had the dog leashed before it got out of the car. they're all sweet dogs until something goes wrong. some dogs have really strong prey instincts and will chase anything that moves. my dog is like that. she'll bark at me if i run or walk fast through the house. she's the sweetest but she's still strong and fast. leash laws exist for a reason. it's the owner's job to keep their dog out of bad situations.

even our sheltie had quite a bite and they don't have much of a reputation for biting. when he got older and had arthritis i had to muzzle him to give bathe him or brush him because he didn't like that and would snap.

my little chi-pom almost got attacked once by a pitbull whose owner had let their little daughter hold its leash. i'm sorry a little kid cannot hold a big dog back. luckily the owner was able to get control of it before something bad happened.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Minty_Magic on January 14, 2022, 06:58:27 AM
Thanks all for the kind words ad encouragement! I do think folks can underestimate how dangerous dogs can be. Of course they trust and love you their owner, but they can still be easily spooked by other things, they are animals after all! I also I agree it’s primarily up to the owners to take responsibility. I’ve always primarily owned little dogs because I know I wouldn’t have control over a big dog. We’ve been working really hard with this current dog to get him trained (he’s a rescue) and his trainer says he never sees dogs his size get proper training. :lol: It’s funny, but it’s also sad because little dogs can be aggressive and cause damage too!

It seems like he’s starting to perk up a little! He’s been eating well and even though he doesn’t walk much, he does walk around pretty well when we bring him to the backyard to go potty, so it seems like once the stitches come out he should be back to normal! :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 14, 2022, 03:19:05 PM
Thanks all for the kind words ad encouragement! I do think folks can underestimate how dangerous dogs can be. Of course they trust and love you their owner, but they can still be easily spooked by other things, they are animals after all! I also I agree it’s primarily up to the owners to take responsibility. I’ve always primarily owned little dogs because I know I wouldn’t have control over a big dog. We’ve been working really hard with this current dog to get him trained (he’s a rescue) and his trainer says he never sees dogs his size get proper training. :lol: It’s funny, but it’s also sad because little dogs can be aggressive and cause damage too!

It seems like he’s starting to perk up a little! He’s been eating well and even though he doesn’t walk much, he does walk around pretty well when we bring him to the backyard to go potty, so it seems like once the stitches come out he should be back to normal! :)

It's good that you're training your dog.  I don't care for small dogs because they are so aggressive, even if people think their small size means they're not.  Yorkies are tiny but are actually very good guard dogs.  I have always had mid-sized dogs, until we got our current dog.  He's a malamute mix.  While we've made sure to have him around other people/animals so he doesn't react out of fear, he is still protective of us, it just doesn't appear aggressive.  For example, if I'm talking to someone he doesn't know, he'll stand between me and the other person until he sizes them up and decides to trust them.  He doesn't growl or anything, but he's right there and I'm pretty sure he would do something (growl/bark at least) if the other person displayed any aggression towards me.  But when he's around people he knows he's a big snuggly baby and demands attention.  He will literally crawl into your lap if you're not paying enough attention to him.  (He'll also push you off the couch by gradually nosing behind you if he wants your spot.)  He's also very smart and will listen when I tell him to do something.  For example, I told him I was going to get the mail and he could come if he stayed with me.  He ran ahead of me to the mailbox, sat down and waited for me and then ran back to the house after I closed the mailbox.  We live in a rural area so I didn't need to leash him to go to the mailbox.  So larger dogs can be trained but I also don't take him in public/ new spaces without a lead.

Today's trivial complaint is that we have 6 extra people and 2 extra dogs at my house right now which means it's really hard for me to find time/space to create, write, or relax without someone wondering if I'm mad about something.  I'm not mad, I'm an introvert and need some time alone, especially after working all day.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 14, 2022, 04:31:37 PM
yeah my little dog, Chloe isn't really aggressive but she's fearless compared to our large dog (Jesse). she'll bark at way bigger dogs, bugs, owls. but Chloe also trained Jesse on how to play gently. we adopted them at the same time and Jesse was about 7 months old and Chloe was around 2. Jesse had a lot of puppy energy and wasn't well socialized. when they would play and Jesse would get too rough Chloe would bark and gently grab Jesse's face with her mouth. Just enough to send a message but not aggressive. Now Jesse will play with Chloe but doesn't get rough with her. now Chloe only gets upset if she thinks Jesse is going to sit on her. Jesse is definitely a big baby compared to Chloe. It's interesting to watch their dynamic. Also Chloe rarely met a person she didn't like. But Jesse is very skeptical of new people.

My complaint today is that i spilled water on myself when i woke up this morning. When i went to turn off my alarm i knocked my water off the nightstand and onto myself and my pillow. not a great start for the day.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 14, 2022, 06:13:02 PM
The thing I most want from dog owners is that recognition that people can dislike dogs, and be afraid of them, and so being aware of other people's personal space and comfort is as important when taking the dog out and about as their own. And just because I dislike dogs doesn't mean I want to see one hurt - it always worries me when they let them off leash on roads and train platforms that something bad will befall the animal due to their owner's lack of care.

The patronising way these owners smirk and say 'they won't hurt you' is also not appreciated. It's not a matter of that. They can be friendly as they like, but I don't want them near me because that itself is what frightens me. Them pushing themselves into my space uninvited and unpredictable. I had enough of that as a kid with dogs belonging to friends...I literally knew maybe 2 dogs in my whole life that I wasn't afraid of, and they were never the kind to jump up, chase, or push themselves into space uninvited.

...In essence, there are too many inconsiderate dog owners. I don't know if the UK is a nation of dog lovers. The RSPCA would probably beg to differ on numerous counts. But it's definitely a nation of people who let their dogs do what they like and I hate it. Friendly dogs are as terrifying as aggressive dogs if you are afraid of dogs. And I just wish people would realise it, leash their animals when in public, hold them back when they want to interact with a stranger, and not just smirk and act like it's normal and even awesome when their dog runs across to greet me.

None of this is aimed at anyone here, just my experience of dogwalkers locally. If I wanted a dog in my personal space I'd own one.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 14, 2022, 09:16:08 PM
Minty Magic I'm so sorry that happened to you and your dog.  :hug:  I'm glad he's doing okay.

One of our neighbors lets her dogs run loose in the neighborhood a lot to do their business.  She always says the dogs won't hurt us and they're supposed to stay in the yard, but the dogs often run up and down the block either chasing us when my mom and I walk down the sidewalk or weaving in out of the street.  The bigger dog has tried to jump up to reach my hand a few times.  The smaller one also almost made my mom fall down once because the dog was running around her feet while she was trying to walk.

Today's a rough day for me.  I'm really emotional and sad.  It's been a bit of a stressful week at work combined with me not feeling my best. I was exhausted by the time I got home yesterday.  I was hoping that I would be able to work today but even though I slept I didn't feel well this morning.  I also had an asthma attack. 

I love my parents, but my dad keeps saying stuff to me/about me like "If you had a better job you wouldn't be sick with your asthma so much."  I'm not completely happy in my current job but it's not my fault that I have respiratory issues. :(   I try my best to not let my asthma interfere with my life but sometimes it happens.

Also, my dad got a new phone today and it took quite a while for the store to get it working so my parents went back to get it.  As soon as they got home my mom was telling me that it wasn't working and that I needed to fix it.  It is working but it is taking a while to download his apps and stuff on the new phone.

The bookstore put new titles out too early again. :(  I don't want to get anyone in trouble but I'm getting tired of seeing books out before their release date on the shelves and having to make extra trips back to buy the book that I saw in the store days earlier because someone isn't paying attention when they stock the shelves. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 14, 2022, 11:08:31 PM
My downstairs neighbor lets her little dog out off leash. He's pooped on my stairs twice. He also constantly barks when she isn't home. I like dogs, but I agree with Taffeta about them and personal space. My nieces two dogs are big and one isn't well trained at all. He barks and growls, jumps up on people and he isn't entirely housebroken. He's the one that's knocked my dad down three times, the last of which my dad got a nasty gash on his head from. The other dog is much better and I don't mind her so much, but she still tries to lick your face and I didn't even like when my own dogs did that.

I'm very much a cat, rodent and fish person.

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My complaint is my mom again. I spent the day at my parent's place watching movies with my mom. She was asking me about some stuff and when I answered she started making fun of me. I told her she wasn't being nice and to stop laughing at me. She said she was "just teasing" but to me teasing is the same as being made fun of and they're both mean. Then she said I was "being ridiculous" and got mad. Of course, I was the one who ended up apologizing as always.

I miss being able to talk about my parents with my sister.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 15, 2022, 12:01:03 AM
@Taffeta i've had dogs for years and i don't want a strange dog running up to me. i feel like someone just letting their dog run up to strangers is definitely an invasion of your personal space. and you shouldn't have to explain yourself.

personally when i walk my dogs i don't really want strangers coming up to me either. TBH i don't want strangers coming up to me at all.

when we lived behind a park we didn't have a backyard so we had to walk our dogs in the park area. and some people would just walk up with their dogs because they wanted to let their dogs play with mine. it's fine if they ask but to just assume its ok is pretty rude. and i didn't like when people let their kids walk up to our dogs. my little dog loves kids but my bigger dog is skeptical of new people and i didn't want any trouble. usually either my partner or me would just take the bigger dog back to the house. and some kids don't know how to behave around dogs. also some dogs are afraid of people they don't know. when we had our sheltie people would want to pet him because he was adorable. and he would hide behind me which people also thought was cute. but he was terrified :(

there should be more agreed upon dog etiquette. just give people and dogs their space unless you ask.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Minty_Magic on January 15, 2022, 03:32:17 AM
I completely agree with ya’ll about the dog etiquette. The famous phrase around here is “Oh, they’re friendly!” Whenever an off leash dog approaches you. -_- Okay maybe they are, but I still wasn’t prepared for them to come charging at me! I love dogs but I do get alarmed when one comes running at me, friendly or not.

I get even more I rated if I’m walking with my dogs. My last dog, Snowy was a friendly dog overall and could handle unexpected dogs coming at him, but even he didn’t like every dog. Plus, if it caught him by surprise he may not be so friendly. This dog, Shamrock, was not socialized at all prior to us getting him. He is extremely afraid of other dogs (so this is a huge set back for him) and does not do well with any animal approaching him, slow or not. Some beagle came up to him just a week ago and the owner did the famous “he’s friendly!” statement and I straight up told them my dog isn’t. Like…you don’t even know who or what your off leash dog will run to, it’s for their safety too to keep them leashed.

My trivial complaint of the day is I slept in way later than I wanted to. I slept in until 3 pm! To be fair I was up until 4 in the morning, but ugh I don’t like to get that turned around. Now I feel like I’ve wasted my whole day.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 15, 2022, 04:41:31 PM
I have more No-See-Um bites :mad: They're so tiny they can come in right through the window screens. I don't remember having a problem with them last year.

My nose and eyes are itchy, allergies. I don't have any allergy meds. I should have gotten some from my mom yesterday.

My free trial for Walmart+ ended. They were nice enough to extend it twice so I had it for about 2 months. I do have enough money to buy it but it would leave me with very little for the rest of the month. So I don't know what I should do. It was nice not having a delivery fee.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on January 15, 2022, 07:42:52 PM
I found some pretty gross stuff under my computer desk while fishing out the aux cable from under there :scared: I really need to clean it up some day...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 15, 2022, 07:47:04 PM
It's so windy outside today that I can't be out there except for short periods of time.

One of the things that I wanted to get from Amazon was back on preorder but before I could get an order in it went out of stock.  I know it's petty but I'm a little annoyed that it's not available again.  One of the reasons that I didn't get a chance to order it yesterday was because I had to help my dad with his new phone.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on January 15, 2022, 08:21:22 PM
I found some pretty gross stuff under my computer desk while fishing out the aux cable from under there :scared: I really need to clean it up some day...

Just got a wierd urge to slap on some rubber gloves and do it for you. Apologies for the strange misplaced maternal instinct there.

Umm. my trivial complaint. I guess having a manager who shrugs when you ask them serious questions. And makes noises like a child when you ask them to go over how they want health and safety documentation set up. What is the point of her.


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 15, 2022, 11:30:03 PM
There is a cellar spider eating a ladybird right over my head.

The ladybird has been in my room since yesterday. It was too cold to put it out, so I put it with my plants. But it decided to wander again. I haven't seen any cellar spiders in my room in a few months. But there is definitely now one right over my bed here and it's definitely eating the ladybird.

...I don't mind the spider. I'm not so fond of the dead ladybird that will doubtless be dropped on my bed when it's done eating. I also feel bad for the ladybird.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 16, 2022, 04:36:39 PM
I'm cleaning up my place and there are three batteries on my desk. AAs. I can't remember if they are used and old or new... I remember what I needed a battery for, my backup mouse when my corded mouse died, but it only takes one AA. So are the three on my desk from a 4-pack? Was there something else I put batteries in? I don't have a battery tester so, it's a mystery.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on January 17, 2022, 01:03:00 AM
I tried baking molten chocolate cakes today. They turned out horrid. :X
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on January 17, 2022, 04:59:52 PM
Was going to be very productive with chores today!
Unfortunately the power went out and now the washing machine/dryer won’t work. Estimated time to have it fixed is two hours, but that’s a lucky guess.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 17, 2022, 05:13:50 PM
In a grisly finale to the spider vs ladybird story mentioned above, ladybird was deposited on my duvet at 2 oclock this morning, right when I was about to go to bed. I am not very fond of dead bugs. And nobody else was awake. So I had to put it out of the window *shivers*.

Spider has since been relocated. I am very tolerant of spiders in general, but I have house rules and one of them is no dead things on my bed.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: pinkkittywinks on January 17, 2022, 07:07:02 PM
Someone drove our front lawn to avoid a badly parked car on our road.

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 18, 2022, 01:57:37 PM
Ugh, I've been sick for two days but today is much worse. I don't know how I could have gotten sick though, I haven't been anywhere. Unless I picked it up at my parents' and it incubated for a week. Inspections start today and I'm nervous, which isn't helping. They're doing random units so I hope I don't get picked.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 19, 2022, 03:53:32 PM
Ugh, I've been sick for two days but today is much worse. I don't know how I could have gotten sick though, I haven't been anywhere. Unless I picked it up at my parents' and it incubated for a week. Inspections start today and I'm nervous, which isn't helping. They're doing random units so I hope I don't get picked.

I hope you feel better soon :)

My complaint today is that I forgot about an early meeting i had today. I feel so off lately :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 19, 2022, 08:41:26 PM
Thank you.

I felt better this morning but as the day went on I went downhill again. I have a bad headache now and my joints really hurt. My face is hot but I feel cold.

My other complaint is having to listen to the neighbor on the phone while she sat outside. I was playing music but could still hear her.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: pinkkittywinks on January 19, 2022, 11:01:48 PM
Front lawn has been driven over again >_< Dad has moved some large stones, painted them white and placed them where the lawn has been driven over. I had been planning to buy a large, cute, mother duck and even cuter ducklings to put on the lawn as a deterrent.

This is the fourth time in 6 months it has been driven over. The first time was buy a 12 wheel, curtain sided lorry, it was soooooo bad, the council had to come and out to clear up the mess on the road. There was mud and lawn smeared up the road for 50 meters and a two foot deep trough/gouge in the lawn.

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on January 19, 2022, 11:26:54 PM
Throughout yesterday morning and evening, planes or fighter jets flew in the sky!  :blink: (Why?)
It was annoying to listen to that noise all the time.  >_<  The cats were scared. Snow also came down from the roof at the same time and caused more rumble. They are afraid of those sounds, and thunder is a similar nightmare to them.  :huh:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 20, 2022, 12:11:02 AM
Front lawn has been driven over again >_< Dad has moved some large stones, painted them white and placed them where the lawn has been driven over. I had been planning to buy a large, cute, mother duck and even cuter ducklings to put on the lawn as a deterrent.

This is the fourth time in 6 months it has been driven over. The first time was buy a 12 wheel, curtain sided lorry, it was soooooo bad, the council had to come and out to clear up the mess on the road. There was mud and lawn smeared up the road for 50 meters and a two foot deep trough/gouge in the lawn.

Love pkw xxx

Your dad is nicer than I would be.  After the third time I would have buried spikes that would pop their tires.  If they complained I'd ask them why they were trespassing on and vandalizing my property.  If they called the cops, I'd point out the damage to them and let them ticket the violators.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on January 20, 2022, 04:39:13 AM
I still had some leftover coffee beans at the bottom of the bag that I didn't want to throw out but after grinding them up it turned out there wasn't enough of them even for one cup of coffee, so I only poured enough water for half a cup, but it was still not enough even for that and the coffee turned out really weak, so in the end I had to just pour it down the drain >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 20, 2022, 02:52:36 PM
Still sick -_- My joints really hurt, even my fingers. It's been pretty cold the last week or so, and that could be contributing, but I think it's mostly whatever I have caught. My mom is sick too, but our symptoms are different so I don't think it's the same thing. It's not covid (why does spellcheck still not recognize this?!).

I'm also going to complain about people standing under my bedroom window and talking LOUDLY this morning. It was two dudes, I have no idea who they were. I know they don't live close, unless they were visiting. I also don't know what they were talking about, I missed the beginning of their conversation due to being asleep! It was super early too! Like 6:30! Granted, I usually get up around then but since I'm not feeling well I didn't want to get up yet. I was able to go back to sleep when they finally walked away.

I blame the tree. People like to stand by it. It's a very nice tree. It helps block my window from my neighbors. But people need to go to the little park and talk instead. I hate overhearing people.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 20, 2022, 03:05:09 PM
Front lawn has been driven over again >_< Dad has moved some large stones, painted them white and placed them where the lawn has been driven over. I had been planning to buy a large, cute, mother duck and even cuter ducklings to put on the lawn as a deterrent.

This is the fourth time in 6 months it has been driven over. The first time was buy a 12 wheel, curtain sided lorry, it was soooooo bad, the council had to come and out to clear up the mess on the road. There was mud and lawn smeared up the road for 50 meters and a two foot deep trough/gouge in the lawn.

Love pkw xxx

Your dad is nicer than I would be.  After the third time I would have buried spikes that would pop their tires.  If they complained I'd ask them why they were trespassing on and vandalizing my property.  If they called the cops, I'd point out the damage to them and let them ticket the violators.

at our old house one of our neighbors and his kids kept driving on our lawn. they had a long driveway that would only accommodate a single car. so they would just drive over our lawn onto our driveway instead of moving multiple cars. i put out solar lights as a deterrent and they broke those too. like just grabbed them and broke them. my partner went and yelled at him and it didn't stop. so one day i sat out in the driveway reading a magazine. he walked up and tried to flirt with me. and i told him that i had heard about someone driving over people's lawns and was keeping an eye on things. his face went white because he knew that i was talking about him. he tried to act like it was just his kids. i told him that i saw him driving on our lawn too but he started going on about how he was a man and if he had driven on our lawn he would admit it. whatever. he also said my partner was crazy for yelling at him and said he was going to tell his parents (it was my partner's parent's house we were living in while they were living out of state). i told him to go ahead and tell them how he was driving on my partner's parent's lawn and destroying it. he got angry and said some choice words to which i said that was no way to speak to me. i also told him that i was going to have to spend money on a fence since he couldn't stop driving on the lawn. he got frustrated and went back in his house. i never put up the fence but i never saw them drive over our lawn again. i think he was afraid we had but spikes out. we moved a few years later and i was so glad to get away from him.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 20, 2022, 03:08:40 PM
Still sick -_- My joints really hurt, even my fingers. It's been pretty cold the last week or so, and that could be contributing, but I think it's mostly whatever I have caught. My mom is sick too, but our symptoms are different so I don't think it's the same thing. It's not covid (why does spellcheck still not recognize this?!).

I'm also going to complain about people standing under my bedroom window and talking LOUDLY this morning. It was two dudes, I have no idea who they were. I know they don't live close, unless they were visiting. I also don't know what they were talking about, I missed the beginning of their conversation due to being asleep! It was super early too! Like 6:30! Granted, I usually get up around then but since I'm not feeling well I didn't want to get up yet. I was able to go back to sleep when they finally walked away.

I blame the tree. People like to stand by it. It's a very nice tree. It helps block my window from my neighbors. But people need to go to the little park and talk instead. I hate overhearing people.

I'm sorry you're still sick.  Hope you feel better soon.  Maybe once you feel better you should start leaning out the window and adding to the conversations.  If they get mad at you just tell them you figured that they were talking so loudly because they wanted you to join in.  Who knows, you might even make some friends out of it.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 21, 2022, 12:07:48 AM
I've been rewatching one of my Japanese drama series, but for some reason the episodes are skipping when they get to the last episodes on each disk. It didn't used to do that. I am sure I have played some of these on this DVD player, not just on the TV player I had when I was in London, but even wiping the disk and cleaning the player doesn't fix the problem. It does improve it somewhat but that's all...

There's no mark I can see on the disk. I hope this isn't a sign I'm going to need a new player...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 22, 2022, 02:07:53 PM
I finally feel better today but of course something new had to happen - I think I cracked a tooth. It's already a bad tooth with two visible cavities and it's given me trouble for years with pain and sensitivity. There is new pain since yesterday and I *think* I can see the crack. I bet it was from my ice chewing. I come from a family of ice chewers and have done it all my life. I got an ice maker for Christmas and eat 2-4 tall cups full of ice a day. I guess it was bound to happen.

I haven't been to a dentist since I was 16 years old... I think this pain is going to finally get me to go. I'm pretty sure I'm covered under my insurance but I have to double check. Because of the implant in my skull I have to take a heavy duty round of antibiotics before and after I see a dentist - one of the reasons I haven't gone to one in so long.

Wish me luck.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 23, 2022, 03:32:55 AM
This is going to be long.  A lot of things are building up and I feel like if I don't vent about them somewhere I'll explode.

I love my parents, but I wish we could spend some extended time apart.  We're getting on each other's nerves lately because we're constantly together unless I'm at work.  Almost every time my mom and I want to go somewhere my dad comes along too. I know he thinks he's doing it because he's worried about us but it gets annoying when he does that and then later complains that he didn't have time to do what he wanted because we wanted to do something. Last night I was trying to clean up the kitchen table with a paper towel and my mom said it wasn't good enough and told me to use a rag instead.  After I used the rag she wasn't satisfied and cleaned the table with the rag again.


Last weekend I ordered a couple of things from Amazon. At one point I noticed there was an extra item in my cart.  Looking closer I discovered that Amazon had added a free trial of Prime to my cart.  I don't want Prime because I don't feel like I have the money to spend on it each month.  I made the mistake of telling my dad about it and he said "Why wouldn't you want Prime? You get free shipping!"


I got a letter in the mail this week that one of my store credit cards was cancelled because I hadn't used it for a long time.  I know it's my fault for not using the card enough, but I would have liked a little more warning before the company decided to cancel my card.  I should have been keeping a closer eye on it but with the pandemic and everything that happened last year to my family I had more important things on my mind than using a credit card.

I'm starting to experience night sweats.  They're horrible.     


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on January 23, 2022, 02:09:14 PM
The tips of both my index fingers & both thumbs have been driving me scatty for weeks now. They keep peeling & flaking, & it just won't stop...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 23, 2022, 02:51:27 PM
Back to my tooth, I did some searching and I'm covered for "general dentistry" by my insurance. Anything that doesn't fit into that category I need a referral for, and then of course it needs to be approved by the insurance. Problem is, I don't know what falls under "general dentistry". I found two dentists that take my insurance close by, but it said they weren't accepting new patients. I'm going to call on Monday and see what they say. I think this tooth is too far gone to be fixed so I'm just going to ask them to pull it. Bad teeth run in my family. Neither of my parents have theirs anymore.

edit for a new complaint: The anti-friction powder I used yesterday made me break out terribly :( It's called Anti-Monkey Butt. I found it on Amazon and it has great reviews. I usually use medicated Gold Bond powder, but when I ran out I looked for something new. I bought the offending powder along with Monistat anti-friction powder gel - that stuff is fantastic. No problems and it helps soothe hot skin (I use it under my breasts mainly). Yesterday I gave the other one a try and today I have awful itchy and painful pustules :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 24, 2022, 01:00:15 AM
Someone. I don't know who. But SOMEONE...broke the upstairs toilet.
Nobody is admitting to it. All I know is that it wasn't me.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 24, 2022, 07:05:31 AM
Today it is people who don't pay attention to anything I actually say and then go off on how I'm wrong because they didn't bother to listen in the first place.  This happens ALL the FREAKING time and if I had a penny for every time it happened I could buy Disney.

I'm just going to stop talking.  It's a waste of oxygen and energy.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 24, 2022, 04:00:55 PM
i've been researching electric and hybrid cars since. today i go on amazon this morning and what do i see? it's recommending electric cars chargers and auto merch. i'm so tired of the spying! amazon if i want an item i can search myself!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 24, 2022, 04:46:41 PM
That reminds me of when my computer suddenly started giving me the football scores for my team, despite my never having asked it to. Amazon asked me the other day, also, if I supported that team "based on my search history." But I don't remember ever searching my football club on Amazon.

All this nonsense about microchips in the vaccine tracking our every move, when it's already being tracked, and especially on the platforms where people spread their conspiracy theories.

Also, I wish the govt would stop lying about covid figures going down. Maybe they are in London, but in my borough, they're definitely going up. Our area has a very high testing rate compared with some other parts of the country, so is likely to be more accurately representing what is going on, at least in this wider region. Dismissing rules and opening up things based on the figures in London because it's convenient for govt has impact on other places.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 24, 2022, 05:17:38 PM
So the dentists that are on my insurance card no longer take my insurance... and neither do the 6 other dental clinics I called. I'm done. I give up. I'll ask my case worker to look into it. In the meantime I guess I will keep taking OTC pain relivers and putting ice on my jaw. It is very hard to eat, so maybe I'll lose some weight.

It's SO COLD today. Like, deep in your bones cold. It was actually 34 degrees this morning. In a neighboring county it was 31. It could have literally snowed. I got the heating pad out for my cat and I'm using 2 blankets. If I went outside I'd need gloves but I live in Florida so I do not own gloves, or a proper coat. I've got a couple of sweat shirts and my hoodie and only 5 pairs of pants total. My nose keeps running. I closed my windows because it's windy and the air is cold. Brr!

Post Merge: January 25, 2022, 03:51:12 PM

My tooth is killing me :( My jaw and ear hurt too. The best I can get as far as a dentist goes is a discount based on my income. Of course, I cannot do that over the phone. I need to bring proof of income into the clinic. The clinic is in the same plaza that my regular doctor is in, they've got like three separate buildings there. I go the 27th so I can just walk to the dental clinic and get an estimate. My mom is pushing for me to get the tooth pulled. I'd rather not do that but I might not have a choice if I can't pay for whatever work they want to do, and I guess my wisdom teeth will never come out either.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 25, 2022, 11:31:42 PM
I had a hard time winding down last night so I didn't get as much sleep as I should have. 

I was spraying my mask and accidently got Lysol on me. I washed it off right away, but my asthma has been acting up ever since.

My mom is really obsessed with a phone app. At least twice as soon as I got home from work she's followed me asking to help her get the new pictures.  I don't mind too much but I think it could wait for a few minutes after I get home instead having to be done right after I walk inside.  I've tried to her about how obsessed she gets with phone games/apps but it's useless because she'll start saying that I don't want her to have any fun.  It's not that at all but the other night she couldn't even put the tablet down during a meal.  If I did that I'd be told to put it away but she can get away with it? 

My mom sometimes doesn't listen to everything that I said.  She has been expecting a call from a toll free number.  While they were out today I answered a call from a number.  She walked in a couple of minutes later and I told her about the call.  She immediately asked if it was a local number or not even though the first thing I said was "It was a call from a toll free number."  This means that I have to repeat myself sometimes because she doesn't listen.

I was by myself the other night and decided to watch a movie.  When I thought it was getting close to the time my parents would be back I turned the movie off even though I hadn't finished it yet.  I did this because it was a movie that I knew they wouldn't like and their response to that when I'm watching something like that is to go in another room until the movie is other.  They came back much later than I thought so I probably would have had time to finish the movie.  I finally finished it yesterday although it took me 2 more tries becaus the first time I was finishing it I had to stop again before I reached the end of the movie.

That place I had on my ankle is going to leave a scar.

Black Curtains, I'm sorry you're in so much pain. :hug:


Ponyfan       
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 26, 2022, 02:35:24 PM
A friend suggested looking for a dental school. There's one in the big city nearby so I called. They do low cost work but are booked until summer. I can't wait that long. I have a lidocaine gel my doctor gave me for the sores in my mouth (there's one left that refuses to heal) and I've been putting it on and around the tooth, but it doesn't get down into my jaw where the major pain is. I've been having problems with my stomach too. I must be having a gastritis flare up, and that makes everything else worse. Ugh I wish I was well.

Thanks, Ponyfan :hug: My mom is addicted to a puzzle game on Steam and sometimes when I call her she's playing it. She doesn't stop so it's very hard to carry on a conversation because she is too into the game. Or she'll be watching a movie and have the volume turned way up so she can't hear me on the phone. For some reason she never just pauses the game or movie, she'll turn them off instead. Then I feel bad because I know she won't go back to them after the call ends.

Lysol irritates my lungs too! I hate that stuff and anything with bleach.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 27, 2022, 05:14:59 PM
Wishing you good luck with your teeth, BC. It sucks to have tooth pain :(

My trivial complaint is that I don't like not being informed about what is going on. Without going into too much detail, someone contacted me about something they might want me to help with earlier this week. I replied to them and now they aren't replying to me. I get that there are lots of potential reasons why, and I'm not blaming them particularly, but my autistic brain likes certainty and to know either way if I'm needed or if I'm not. It's disrupting my ability to get on with other things.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 27, 2022, 06:57:21 PM
I feel extremely nauseous today. It started last night. I even felt sick while in the car earlier and the only times I've been carsick have been few and far between.

I love solar activated figures.  It makes me happy to see them all moving in the sunlight.   This morning I found one of them had fallen off the shelf and broken.  It's not even one of my favorites but it still made me a little upset when I found it.  I'm pretty sure I know how it happened, but I don't want to say much because I'm sure it was an accident, and I don't want to make anyone feel bad for breaking it.


I don't buy TV shows or movies from iTunes very often but sometimes I do if it's one that I really want and I want to have it on my iPod for traveling or hospital visits. The last two times I've done that iTunes has messed the episode order up when it transfers them to my iPod.  Then I have to make a video playlist just to get the episodes in the right order again. 

@BlackCurtains bleach is one of my triggers too. The last time my dad used a lot of bleach it was so strong that I was almost physically ill from it.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 28, 2022, 03:52:55 AM
my computer stopped charging all of a sudden. i haven't even had it for 2 years!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 28, 2022, 09:40:29 AM
Feel better, Ponyfan!

@Beth, my computer has moments like that. It likes to drain its battery on its own and also sometimes turns off even when the thing is plugged in. I suspect the battery is on the way out...but I have no way to replace it as it is not easily accessible and I can't right now get to a technician.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 28, 2022, 01:32:17 PM
Inspection day today. Units are randomly chosen so I hope I don't get picked. I've been slacking on housecleaning due to my tooth, which actually feels better today, unless my pain tolerance went up. Either way, the kitchen and bathroom could be in better shape. At least the floors are clean.

I had a horrible dream last night :( There's one scene that won't get out of my head.

edit: Ahh! The inspector just left my apartment :drunk: I had to wait outside while he did his thing. I was able to clean up the kitchen and bathroom since I first posted this but it was still nerve wracking. I hope I passed :yikes:

editx2: My mom is going to pay for my tooth. I have a consultation and x-ray next Friday.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on January 29, 2022, 12:51:07 AM
edit: Ahh! The inspector just left my apartment :drunk: I had to wait outside while he did his thing. I was able to clean up the kitchen and bathroom since I first posted this but it was still nerve wracking. I hope I passed :yikes:

Hope all goes well and you pass the inspection! I keep my thumbs up!  :thumb: :hug:

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A couple of fingers on my right hand started to turn blue and gray when I came inside from the yard in the evening. I had been dropping snow from the roof of the sauna with a shovel. My hand is a little tender but not sore and it is completely warm so it is not frozen. :huh: :wonder: Now it’s a little better already, but I need to keep an eye on it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 29, 2022, 01:14:47 PM
Inspection day today. Units are randomly chosen so I hope I don't get picked. I've been slacking on housecleaning due to my tooth, which actually feels better today, unless my pain tolerance went up. Either way, the kitchen and bathroom could be in better shape. At least the floors are clean.

I had a horrible dream last night :( There's one scene that won't get out of my head.

edit: Ahh! The inspector just left my apartment :drunk: I had to wait outside while he did his thing. I was able to clean up the kitchen and bathroom since I first posted this but it was still nerve wracking. I hope I passed :yikes:

editx2: My mom is going to pay for my tooth. I have a consultation and x-ray next Friday.

Hope everything went well :) I'm glad you're going to get your tooth looked at.

My computer started charging again so crisis averted i guess. i had a scare this morning when i tried to charge it in another location. turns out a cord was unplugged. i'm still anxious about it. I have another computer for my job but i am in the middle of a side project so i need my personal computer to work.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on January 29, 2022, 06:36:36 PM
Thank you Taffeta.  :hug:  I'm feeling much better today. 

My blood pressure was really low yesterday.  I don't know if that's part of the reason I felt so horrible a few days ago or not. I talked to my mom and she thinks that I might need a higher dose of one my medicines because I've been using the same amount for years and I might have built up a tolerance for it. 

My parents have a bad habit of thinking that any food that is still sealed in its original package is still good even if it's past the best/use by date.  I eat a small snack (usually string cheese/cheese snacks) when I take some of my medicine.  A while back my mom told me there was a lot of cheese in the refrigerator that was still good.  Last night I took one out and it tasted terrible.   :X  Now that I think about it some of the string cheese I ate a few days before tasted off too.  I'm not sure if that's the reason or if it was due to other things.

@BlackCurtains I hope you passed inspection. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 29, 2022, 08:25:39 PM
Tax Prep sites:  You can file your taxes for free because you make a pittance!

Me: Great.  (spends time putting in information...not paying their 'tax pros' to do it)

Tax Prep sites:  Oh, you have crappy insurance that requires an HSA account so you don't qualify for free filing.  But if you pay us what you would be paid for 16 hours of work, we'll still file it.  But you don't get audit protection.

Me:  :mad:  Fine I'll pick another site.

Tax Prep sites: Oh, you plan for the future and have a retirement plan?  You don't qualify for free filing.  But if you pay us what you would be paid for 8 hours of work, we'll still file it.  But you don't get audit protection.

Me:  :argh: :dumbpc:

Explain to me why I should pay them to file my taxes when I do ALL the work? 

Post Merge: January 29, 2022, 09:33:32 PM

So after 3 1/2 hours, I finally got my taxes done.  Tax Slayer will do it for free if you're poor but since my state is one of the few on their list that they can't file to for free, I had to go to my state's tax site in order to free file.  But it's done and didn't cost me anything other than time and frustration to file.  Now to try and get ANYTHING else done today...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on January 29, 2022, 09:59:43 PM
My meds are making me drowsy. It's better than the alternative, I suppose, but some days, I feel too tired to do anything.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 29, 2022, 10:49:18 PM
Tax Prep sites:  You can file your taxes for free because you make a pittance!

Me: Great.  (spends time putting in information...not paying their 'tax pros' to do it)

Tax Prep sites:  Oh, you have crappy insurance that requires an HSA account so you don't qualify for free filing.  But if you pay us what you would be paid for 16 hours of work, we'll still file it.  But you don't get audit protection.

Me:  :mad:  Fine I'll pick another site.

Tax Prep sites: Oh, you plan for the future and have a retirement plan?  You don't qualify for free filing.  But if you pay us what you would be paid for 8 hours of work, we'll still file it.  But you don't get audit protection.

Me:  :argh: :dumbpc:

Explain to me why I should pay them to file my taxes when I do ALL the work? 

Post Merge: January 29, 2022, 09:33:32 PM

So after 3 1/2 hours, I finally got my taxes done.  Tax Slayer will do it for free if you're poor but since my state is one of the few on their list that they can't file to for free, I had to go to my state's tax site in order to free file.  But it's done and didn't cost me anything other than time and frustration to file.  Now to try and get ANYTHING else done today...

The villain is alway greed. https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-turbotax-20-year-fight-to-stop-americans-from-filing-their-taxes-for-free
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 30, 2022, 12:02:56 AM
Tax Prep sites:  You can file your taxes for free because you make a pittance!

Me: Great.  (spends time putting in information...not paying their 'tax pros' to do it)

Tax Prep sites:  Oh, you have crappy insurance that requires an HSA account so you don't qualify for free filing.  But if you pay us what you would be paid for 16 hours of work, we'll still file it.  But you don't get audit protection.

Me:  :mad:  Fine I'll pick another site.

Tax Prep sites: Oh, you plan for the future and have a retirement plan?  You don't qualify for free filing.  But if you pay us what you would be paid for 8 hours of work, we'll still file it.  But you don't get audit protection.

Me:  :argh: :dumbpc:

Explain to me why I should pay them to file my taxes when I do ALL the work? 

Post Merge: January 29, 2022, 09:33:32 PM

So after 3 1/2 hours, I finally got my taxes done.  Tax Slayer will do it for free if you're poor but since my state is one of the few on their list that they can't file to for free, I had to go to my state's tax site in order to free file.  But it's done and didn't cost me anything other than time and frustration to file.  Now to try and get ANYTHING else done today...

The villain is alway greed. https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-turbotax-20-year-fight-to-stop-americans-from-filing-their-taxes-for-free

TurboTax was who I had done my taxes with the last few years because they were recommended by the IRS as a free file source.  I didn't this year because they cut off their partnership with the IRS and were the ones charging the most.  I make less than 30K because my employers suck (and they can't figure out why everyone is jumping ship) so I don't have an extra $100-200 to pay for something that I'm doing myself.  And because TurboTax charges so much, I won't be recommending them to my friends.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on January 30, 2022, 12:42:19 AM
Things that involve money make organisations so callous.

Read an article just now about levelling up cash being given to Sheffield and Wolverhampton. Now, I don't think that's a bad idea - except we have a govt who don't really understand levelling up in the slightest. Tories are not really interested in stuff like that. And also that their levelling up seems to be about towns and cities.

There are a lot of poor areas in counties like mine, where there are no cities and where a lot of the county is rural. The council on the rural side are already hiking their council tax because of deficit, in part caused by how much more it takes to get across the region to everyone (albeit they are also a bit stupid). It's the kind of place that nobody ever thinks of, most people don't even know where to find it on a map, and pretty much nobody cares about the kids growing up here.

Levelling up is apparently not applicable to kids growing up outside of cities, even though it's well documented that transport, connections and opportunities in most of these regions are very few. There are just as many kids here who need support as in the cities. But I guarantee you they won't get it.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on January 31, 2022, 01:19:52 PM
I have an ulcer on the side of my tongue that refuses to heal. It rubs against my teeth and it really hurts.

Today I woke up with a neckache on the right side. I woke up a lot in the night and kept switching sides so I'm not sure how it got hurt.

All the birds are gone. It's too cold for them, I think. They must have moved to a warmer area or found denser trees to sleep in.

Speaking of the cold, this is really going to hurt the manatees. They finally started eating the lettuce they were given (because climate change killed off the seagrass and they're all starving) but they do very poorly in the cold.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on January 31, 2022, 06:49:45 PM
Things that involve money make organisations so callous.

Read an article just now about levelling up cash being given to Sheffield and Wolverhampton. Now, I don't think that's a bad idea - except we have a govt who don't really understand levelling up in the slightest. Tories are not really interested in stuff like that. And also that their levelling up seems to be about towns and cities.

There are a lot of poor areas in counties like mine, where there are no cities and where a lot of the county is rural. The council on the rural side are already hiking their council tax because of deficit, in part caused by how much more it takes to get across the region to everyone (albeit they are also a bit stupid). It's the kind of place that nobody ever thinks of, most people don't even know where to find it on a map, and pretty much nobody cares about the kids growing up here.

Levelling up is apparently not applicable to kids growing up outside of cities, even though it's well documented that transport, connections and opportunities in most of these regions are very few. There are just as many kids here who need support as in the cities. But I guarantee you they won't get it.



In the US the federal government was giving tax credits to families with children. It was allowed to expire a few months back and I don't see it continuing in the future. but the results were positive based on everything i read. I don't have children so i didn't get any tax credits. maybe parents would have more information here.

it's frustrating that there is so much resistance to giving people any assistance. this was a tax credit so it didn't help people who aren't getting income. i've been reading more about political history in the US and it's frustrating how many times we could have helped people and it just didn't happen for one reason or another.

i was reading an article this morning about rents going way up like to the point where people with well paying jobs would have trouble affording it. it's not like the costs for landlords are going up. it's just greed. and it makes me feel helpless. i really just need to vent.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SunPony on February 01, 2022, 03:13:58 AM
Speaking of the cold, this is really going to hurt the manatees. They finally started eating the lettuce they were given (because climate change killed off the seagrass and they're all starving) but they do very poorly in the cold.

This is so depressing  :(

Uh, my complaint is my new job doesn't provide dental or vision coverage for the first YEAR of employment.  But they do provide medical from day one.  I'm so confused.  Also, I hate it!   :mad:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 01, 2022, 04:15:55 PM
I was up most of the night coughing.  I thought it was my asthma but using a nebulizer didn't help. I finally took some Vick's and that stopped the coughing enough that I could finally sleep.  Now I have a headache. 

I forgot my Coke Zero yesterday when I left for work and couldn't find enough change in my purse to buy one from the vending machine. :(   There aren't very people at work that I feel close enough to borrow money from in situations like that but at least I did have my water bottle with me.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 01, 2022, 06:25:41 PM
i woke up at 3:30am and couldn't fall back asleep until 8am. so i caught a quick 45minute nap before i needed to start work. i have to go get groceries tonight since it will be rainy and freezing for the next few days. Driving in Central Texas when it's icy is not very safe.

hopefully i'll be able to get to bed early.

Ponyfan my allergies are really acting up today. the changing temps aren't great for allergies.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 01, 2022, 08:32:19 PM
Having a lousy day :( My body is sore and I'm not sure why, I haven't done anything. My neck still hurts, my knees hurt, of course my back hurts. My tooth and ear and the sore on my tongue all hurt. I'm uncomfortable in my clothes. I've been wearing thick socks, sweat pants a heavier t-shirt and my hoodie. I guess I'm more used to having on a light shirt and shorts because I feel all cramped and tight. The weather is warming up but another cold front is coming.

SIGH there are ants on my desk again. Just noticed them running around.

I decided to have a glass of V8 vegetable juice for breakfast and the tongue sore burned and burned from the acid.

I keep meaning to make homemade lasagna which I've never made before but the time gets away from me and then I think it's too late to start it. I don't have a big pot so I'm going to need to boil the noodles only a few at a time. I would have gotten oven ready noodles but the only brand that had them were Barilla and they're on my boycott list.

I've been playing my PS4 and my hands and fingers are bothering me too. I'm old :(
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 02, 2022, 03:55:11 PM
I think I have the start of a sinus infection. I did a telemedicine visit with my dr and he is making me take 2 Covid tests (one today and one tomorrow) to make sure it isn't Covid.  I know the dr is just making sure that it isn't Covid but I hate taking Covid tests.


My mom doesn't listen sometimes when I tell her things.  I told her as soon as I got off the phone that I needed to take 2 tests and just a few minutes ago when I mentioned it she acted surprised that I said that.  I just get so tired of her not really listening when I talk to her and then always having an excuse why she didn't hear what I said the first time.

 Edit; My dr said I could do the at home test kits.  It wasn't as bad as the test you get at the pharmacy. The first test was negative.  The pharmacy is out of the medicine my dr prescribed and said none of their other stores have it in stock either.  It's supposed to come in tomorrow.

 

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 03, 2022, 12:16:16 AM
I wish I worked with people that could read.

Or think.

Or at least pretend to not be too stupid to function.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 03, 2022, 01:35:08 PM
I overdrew my bank account again :( It was automatic payments, again. I thought I would be okay but there's one payment that's taken every three months that I totally forgot about. I can't change the date funds are taken for that payment or two others. The ones I could change, I did.

??? an ant just crawled across my monitor. How did it get on there? I hate these things.

I made my lasagna yesterday. It turned out perfect but I don't think I'll make it again. For the time spent making it I'd rather do something else like my potato casserole or baked spaghetti, which I like a lot better.

 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 03, 2022, 05:20:22 PM
I'm sorry that happened to you Black Curtains.  :hug: 

My 2nd test was negative too. :)

I think I'm going to stop playing a game on Facebook. I tried to get on it this morning and my computer started acted weird again to the point that I had to do a hard shut down and restart my computer.  It's not worth the stress to me to spend 10-20 minutes trying to "fix" the computer for 10 minutes or less of a Facebook game.  There are times when the game runs just fine except it's a bit slow and then the next time I try my computer does strange things.  Everything else seems to work fine  (although I am having a problem with my computer's weather/sports updates right now) so I think it's an issue with the game.

I'm still waiting for the pharmacy to get my prescription ready.  They said yesterday that it should come in today but the roads are covered with snow and ice so I'm not sure if the trucks can get through.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 03, 2022, 06:59:23 PM
Glad your tests were negative, Ponyfan!

So this is not entirely a complaint, but big parts of it are, so it goes here I guess.

10 days ago I got an email out of the blue from my old university department, asking if I could cover some classes at short notice. THe reason is private so I won't disclose it. At this point I don't know how many classes. Minimum 2. Maximum 7. Basically.

I've taught for them before, when I was doing my PhD. However that was history. This is mediaeval Japanese language. My general approach to language is - it works, I use it. I don't explain it. But I still said I'd do it anyway.

...It's been stressful.

I'm not in London or able to get there, so I'm teaching online. As of right now, my old staff email, though active, won't let me log into their zoom. I am having to use my private email. Yesterday I spent the whole day dealing with that IT issue. VERY stressed by the end of it.

Taught the class today. Zoom worked fine. My PC, however, that I forgot to switch on at the plug, did its instant battery shutdown mid class. BUT fortunately it let me back in again (phew).

Teaching language is still not my preference. Teaching remotely sucks.

But I guess the part I don't hate is that they asked me to do it. It makes me feel like an academic again.

So this is in the complaint because of the IT, and the language, and the fact I screwed up with my PC. And probably I'll spend the whole night wondering if I taught them something stupid. But hey. At least now I can put something new on my CV alongside history.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SunPony on February 04, 2022, 03:52:27 AM
Taffeta, that sounds really stressful!   :(  Hopefully the rest of the class sessions will go well...I hope your students were cooperative at least.  I taught remotely last year and it was difficult to tell if the students were really engaged or not.  :huh:

My complaint is that dealing with the American health insurance industry makes me want to tear my hair out!  When am I moving back to the UK???  Haha
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 04, 2022, 08:19:34 AM
THanks :) Yeah, on the positive, the students seemed all right. And hopefully they learned something in spite of it all.

The biggest issue is that most of them have their cameras turned off, so you get voices accompanied by pictures of their dog/anime characters/some other random thing. Very odd. Imagine if you went in a lecture theatre and half the people were behind panels with photos on so you couldn't see their faces.

...the UK health service is pretty exhausted after COVID too, tbh. I feel kind of bad for them given all the govt keeps piling on them.


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 04, 2022, 02:39:00 PM
I'm sorry that it was so stressful Taffeta. :hug:


I'm still waiting on the pharmacy to fill my prescription.  The truck that was supposed to have it didn't come in yesterday due to the ice and snow.  I called the pharmacy at 3 and the guy I talked to said he thought they had a slightly different version of the same medicine in stock but they can't fill my prescription with that until the dr okays it.  The pharmacy faxed the drs office, but they were closed for the day.  I'm not that sick yet but I need the medicine to help me get rid of my sinus infection. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 04, 2022, 03:53:13 PM
I have problems getting my medicine all the time. I hope you get yours soon, Ponyfan.

So I decided not to have my tooth pulled. Since no dentist within 50 miles takes my insurance and no one can afford a root canal or whatever I'd need to fix it, I'll just live with it. I have way more problems with my wisdom teeth anyway. It still hurts, but it's a dull pain. I can tolerate it. If it gets worse I have the lidocaine gel from my doctor. My parents aren't happy. But I think having it pulled might create more problems :huh: Plus, I just... don't wanna.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on February 04, 2022, 07:33:42 PM
I just won a pendrive from the vending machine with prizes at our local shopping mall, but it just got stuck somewhere inside that chute without coming out in the compartment at the bottom, I went to the customer service desk to complain but they just told me it isn't theirs and I had to call the number on the device, then they asked me to text them my full name and promised to send a serviceman there to retrieve my prize and leave it at the desk for me to collect, but something tells me I'm just getting scammed here and I'll never get my prize :brow: I know it wasn't anything super important but I was so excited to win something and now I just feel kind of disappointed (plus I could always use a spare pendrive)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 04, 2022, 09:17:44 PM
@BC

I don't want to scaremonger, and it might not be actually infected, just sensitive, BUT if the tooth is infected it can become more serious. The infection can spread and cause bigger health issues down the line.

I had a student when I worked at the college who ended up hospitalised because of a tooth infection, he had to have an antibiotic drip.

If the nerve dies, it also might stop hurting, but it can also spread the infection into your jaw and that could be a lot worse than if it was just in the tooth.

If you aren't able to/going to see a dentist, at least do keep a close eye on it and if you start a fever or anything, please do seek medical support.

ALSO!

Rinsing morning and night with salt water, if you are not doing so already, might help.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 05, 2022, 05:53:12 PM
Taffeta - Yeah, I know all that. Also, having had brain surgery further complicates things, because any infection in my face (tooth, sinus, ear,) can migrate to the implant in my skull and get into my brain. I'm actually supposed to have a big dose of antibiotics before and after any type of poking around incase they set the infection loose.

I haven't been to a dentist since I was 16 and I'm almost 40. I just think, looking at the tooth in question and knowing what I know about it having lived with it, pulling it out could make things worse. I don't think it's infected. I really think I chipped or cracked it eating ice. I made another appointment just to have a consultation about this one tooth, but it's not until March 2nd.

If the dentist thinks it's too far gone and pulling it is the best thing, then I'll do it. I just don't want to go that far if it can be saved. Even though I can't afford to fix it. Maybe my disability will be reinstated this time and I can save up.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 05, 2022, 06:29:40 PM
That makes sense xD Sorry to sound like fussing, glad you have an action plan in mind :)

It could absolutely just be sensitive. My teeth do this all the time. Some of them are hypochondriacs and send up false signals that even the dentists don't understand. They're just a badly designed bit of biology, basically.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 05, 2022, 09:12:12 PM
Well, it definitely has a cavity because I can see the holes XD Weirdly, the opposite same molar also has holes (3 of them) but it never bothers me.

--

My faucet water filter fell off. After some hassle with finding the right tool, I reconnected it but there's a little offshoot that goes to the filter and has it's own connection and that was leaking badly. It worked fine before it fell. So I tried to tighten the connector but it's so loose it won't catch. I can't find the booklet and I can't figure out how to fix it. It's my only water source and I'm not drinking directly from the tap without a filtration system in place. So I ordered a new one, different brand, it's a Brita actually, but it's cheaper than the one I have. It had some bad reviews but they seemed to come from stupid people.

This really sucks though. I just bought a new filter for the thing, and the filters for this brand cost as much as the whole new Brita system. I'm hoping I can find the booklet and still fix it. I just don't know what's going on with the connector and why it's so loose. Of course too, this had to happen before I refilled my water bottles and gave my cat fresh water in her bowl. So I guess I should order some water from Walmart to tide us over.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 06, 2022, 03:20:09 AM
I finally got my prescription yesterday.  It took 2 calls to the drs office and 2 trips to the pharmacy but I have it now.  One reason I didn't get it earlier was my dr doesn't accept electronic faxes.

Yesterday my parents had a disagreement over a potato.  My dad was cutting one and my mom thought that he wanted to make fries out of it.  That's not what my dad wanted but he refused to say what he wanted done with it and let my mom make make the fries.  A couple of hours later they got in to it again when my dad changed the calendar from Feb to March by mistake and thought that my mom had let something expire that wasn't yet.

I'm getting inspired by some fanfiction I'm reading but I feel like once I start trying to type it out that it won't flow as much as it does when it's in my head.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on February 06, 2022, 11:19:58 AM
Just found out that the U.K will not be having Australian soap Neighbours which is much loved by U.K fans, will not be on Channel 5 late summer. Only because Channel 5 wants more money.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 06, 2022, 03:14:47 PM
Glad you got you prescriptions, Ponyfan!

--

Speaking of medicine, I accidentally took two doses of my nighttime meds about an hour apart. I thought about calling poison control but didn't. I was only concerned about one of the meds but I looked up the overdose symptoms and didn't have any. That said, I slept heavy (two of them are to help me sleep) and woke up with an awful headache and sour stomach - but that isn't so unusual so I don't know if the extra meds had anything to do with it.

I'm keeping an eye on myself, but I think if I was going to have something happen it would have already. I had a genetic test done and it said I metabolize medicines very quickly. Don't know if that helps or hurts in this case but I'm fine. How it happened was I took the regular dose, then I refilled my weekly pill container and without thinking about it took the one I'd just put in. Then I realized, oops! I already took them.

edit, later: UGH. FedEx did it again, they left my heavy box at the bottom of my stairs. I chatted with an agent from Chewy and she said she sent the complaint to the supervisor of the warehouse. This is the second time this has happened in a row and I don't know how many times total. I get it, the box is heavy, but lifting and carrying heavy boxes is part of your JOB! Now I have to figure out how to get the box up here. Last time my neighbor helped. I think I'll unpack the box and bring up the litter by itself and then get the rest with my handcart.

Also, and maybe this is my fault for not checking on the tracking, but the email I got said it would arrive the 9th. My cat ate her last can for breakfast, so I put in an order with Walmart (for the third day in a row, sigh) for some cat food to last until then. It's just annoying because that was $8 plus another $7 for delivery PLUS $4 for the tip. I know I don't have to tip but I've always been a good tipper.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 07, 2022, 03:27:47 AM
I'm glad nothing bad happened when you took 2 doses of medicine by mistake, BlackCurtains.

I've felt horrible today.  Yesterday I didn't feel well but I still felt like doing a few things.  Today when I woke up it one of the worst days I felt so far since I've been sick.  My parents went out for a while this morning and I didn't even feel like getting a movie out and putting in the player to watch while they were gone.

I tried to take a nap this afternoon but couldn't wind down enough to do it. :(

I was thinking about ordering a book from Amazon but it's out of stock.  It seems like a lot of the books that I'm thinking about getting are sold out before I can order them.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 08, 2022, 09:01:07 AM
I used to watch Neighbours when I was in my late teens, I think it was still on BBC back then? Haven't watched it for years though.
It seems weird they're going to stop it, given how long it has aired here. I guess they want to fill channels with more of our own pretty horrible soaps.

Though I guess it's a sign of the times. I thought C5 got their funding from advertising; they're not a particularly impressive channel in the sense that they import anything that seems to be expensive to obtain...but it's all about making money now.

They already pad out our channels with imported reality tv shows from overseas, which frankly, are a lot dull, completely irrelevant and unnecessary. I also get so annoyed seeing stuff shoved on the history channel that has nothing to do with history whatsoever.

Goodness knows what they're going to do to the BBC, also. And Channel 4, which worries me more...because it's literally the only channel where they don't feel as much as other channels seem to, that disabled people should be not seen and not heard.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Annie on February 08, 2022, 01:21:52 PM
My complaint don't feel very trivial but I still feel like writing...
So far 2022 is not treating me or my family kindly.
First 2-3 weeks of January I was down with Covid-19. It wasn´t so bad actually but I was very annoyed with the fever and all the coughing that never seemed to stop.
 
But then last week my father died very suddenly by sepsis. It only took a couple of days from being relatively healthy to just pass away because the bacteria basically ate up his heart valves....The doctors said it was an extremely aggressive bacteria and they tried an operation to transplant new heart valves but his body was already too weak and he died the night after surgery. Apparently the first symptoms could be just a common cold which seemed to be the case. But he was very careful and tested for covid and since he was negativ none of us thought much of it more than it was a common cold....
He died 29th of January and was going to retire from work on the first of February. Had his 65th birthday while in emergency care....
This is of course a huge chock for me and the family... None of us even had a chance to talk to him or to say goodbye because he got sick so fast.... He wasn't my biological father but he did officially adopt me and was very proud of that....
Now my days seems to be most about helping out mom and supporting her with all the paperwork and stuff that needs to be fixed and prepare for the funeral.
Everything is just unreal...

And if that´s not enough, my moms dog slipped on the ice injuring his back. Took him to the vet earlier today and they took some X-rays. Seems like there´s no option then to put him down now since his lower spine is injured and he can´t really move his back legs properly... He´s just the biggest (Shiloh Shepherd) and sweetest dog ever. I don´t think I ever meet a dog with such a loving temperament so it pains me to see him go and also leaving mom all alone in her house now....

Right now I'm mostly exhausted but I hope things will look better... All I can do is to continue to support mom and the rest of the family...
And I am ever so thankful for my beloved fiance. He is the best support I could ever wish for!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 08, 2022, 02:14:10 PM
My complaint don't feel very trivial but I still feel like writing...
So far 2022 is not treating me or my family kindly.
First 2-3 weeks of January I was down with Covid-19. It wasn´t so bad actually but I was very annoyed with the fever and all the coughing that never seemed to stop.
 
But then last week my father died very suddenly by sepsis. It only took a couple of days from being relatively healthy to just pass away because the bacteria basically ate up his heart valves....The doctors said it was an extremely aggressive bacteria and they tried an operation to transplant new heart valves but his body was already too weak and he died the night after surgery. Apparently the first symptoms could be just a common cold which seemed to be the case. But he was very careful and tested for covid and since he was negativ none of us thought much of it more than it was a common cold....
He died 29th of January and was going to retire from work on the first of February. Had his 65th birthday while in emergency care....
This is of course a huge chock for me and the family... None of us even had a chance to talk to him or to say goodbye because he got sick so fast.... He wasn't my biological father but he did officially adopt me and was very proud of that....
Now my days seems to be most about helping out mom and supporting her with all the paperwork and stuff that needs to be fixed and prepare for the funeral.
Everything is just unreal...

And if that´s not enough, my moms dog slipped on the ice injuring his back. Took him to the vet earlier today and they took some X-rays. Seems like there´s no option then to put him down now since his lower spine is injured and he can´t really move his back legs properly... He´s just the biggest (Shiloh Shepherd) and sweetest dog ever. I don´t think I ever meet a dog with such a loving temperament so it pains me to see him go and also leaving mom all alone in her house now....

Right now I'm mostly exhausted but I hope things will look better... All I can do is to continue to support mom and the rest of the family...
And I am ever so thankful for my beloved fiance. He is the best support I could ever wish for!

:hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Apple Spice on February 08, 2022, 04:10:43 PM
~Annie sorry to hear that. :hug: Hopefully, things will start turning around. You have my condolences.   



My dogs started barking all night at deers. Ugh, I've not been able to get any sleep.  :zzz:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 08, 2022, 04:23:36 PM
@Annie, I'm so sorry! That's a a lot to deal with :( :hug:

--

My replacement water filer came and it sucks. It's a Brita so I thought it would be good quality. It's plastic with a chrome look and it's so thin and flimsy while my old one is made of stainless steel. The knob is hard to turn from tap water to filtered. It won't work if the water is on very low and when I turn the water on high, it leaks. The stream is very small, it takes twice as long to fill one of my water bottles. Blah. I'm still hoping I can fix my old one.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 08, 2022, 08:26:52 PM
@Annie  I'm so sorry. :(

@Black Curtains  I'm sorry that your new water filter isn't working.  My parents bought a bathmat that they thought would be better than the cheap one they had bought because it had the Clorox name on it.  The cheap bathmat lasted a long time.  The Clorox mat starting falling apart within a few uses. :(

I'm still fighting the sinus infection.  It's a little strange because there will be times that I think I'm getting better and suddenly I'll feel really sick and lousy again.  The last 2 mornings I haven't wanted to get out of bed.  That's pretty unusual for me because even when I don't feel well I don't stay in bed unless I am really sick. 

I'm hoping to be able to return to work this week but feeling fine one minute and sick the next isn't helping. :(

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 09, 2022, 12:31:43 AM
Annie, lots of hugs for you and your mother through this difficult time :( :hug: :hug:

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on February 09, 2022, 01:50:42 AM
Annie, I'm so sorry!  :sad: :heart:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on February 09, 2022, 03:08:43 AM
My complaint don't feel very trivial but I still feel like writing...
So far 2022 is not treating me or my family kindly.
First 2-3 weeks of January I was down with Covid-19. It wasn´t so bad actually but I was very annoyed with the fever and all the coughing that never seemed to stop.
 
But then last week my father died very suddenly by sepsis. It only took a couple of days from being relatively healthy to just pass away because the bacteria basically ate up his heart valves....The doctors said it was an extremely aggressive bacteria and they tried an operation to transplant new heart valves but his body was already too weak and he died the night after surgery. Apparently the first symptoms could be just a common cold which seemed to be the case. But he was very careful and tested for covid and since he was negativ none of us thought much of it more than it was a common cold....
He died 29th of January and was going to retire from work on the first of February. Had his 65th birthday while in emergency care....
This is of course a huge chock for me and the family... None of us even had a chance to talk to him or to say goodbye because he got sick so fast.... He wasn't my biological father but he did officially adopt me and was very proud of that....
Now my days seems to be most about helping out mom and supporting her with all the paperwork and stuff that needs to be fixed and prepare for the funeral.
Everything is just unreal...

And if that´s not enough, my moms dog slipped on the ice injuring his back. Took him to the vet earlier today and they took some X-rays. Seems like there´s no option then to put him down now since his lower spine is injured and he can´t really move his back legs properly... He´s just the biggest (Shiloh Shepherd) and sweetest dog ever. I don´t think I ever meet a dog with such a loving temperament so it pains me to see him go and also leaving mom all alone in her house now....

Right now I'm mostly exhausted but I hope things will look better... All I can do is to continue to support mom and the rest of the family...
And I am ever so thankful for my beloved fiance. He is the best support I could ever wish for!
:sad: :sad: :sad: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 09, 2022, 03:32:34 PM
This is the second day in a row that I've had a headache wanting to turn into a migraine. Feels like there's a spike in my temples. I'm also nauseous which is a sure sign a migraine is on the way. I need to walk to the office and drop off my rent check... I wish I could pay it online but they charge a fee to do so. I also need to clean the bathroom and bedroom so I'm fighting it. I think it might be winning though.

Some dude was in the parking lot revving his motorcycle this morning. It was highly annoying. I like to lie in bed after waking up and listen to the birds for a while, but I had to leave my room because he kept doing it. I think it's the same guy that goes up and down the main street sometimes. His bike is really loud.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 09, 2022, 08:23:51 PM
This sinus infection feels almost like when I have a bad case of bronchitis except I'm not coughing.  My mom figured yesterday that the antibiotics are part of the reason I still feel bad. I start feeling worse after I take one.  The pharmacy told me there wasn't much of a difference between these and the ones my dr originally wrote the prescription for but now I'm starting to wonder if these are making me feel worse because they aren't exactly the same thing.  I need to figure out my bank balance but it's so hard to be motivated to complete everyday tasks right now.

Also, I'm hoping it's because I'm fighting this sinus infection but some of my dad's comments are really getting to me. He keeps saying things like "If you had a better job you wouldn't be sick as much."   My job isn't the best and I'm trying to find something better but comments like that just rub me the wrong way. I think he means  it to be encouraging but to me it just sounds condescending. :(  I can't confront him about it because he would just get mad and hold a grudge for me saying something about it.

@BlackCurtains I'm sorry you're dealing with a migraine. 

Ponyfan 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on February 10, 2022, 12:25:18 AM
Annie : that's not trivial at all, oh I am very sorry to hear your news :(  *pony hugs*

I don't know if I have any trivial complaints... everything is serious and I'm just so tired.  >.<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 10, 2022, 03:57:34 PM
Thanks Ponyfan, it eventually went away. I'm sorry you have a bad sinus infection. I get those too, they suck.

--

So this is super trivial and very First World Problems but Domino's Pizza made a change I do not like. It used to be, if you used the $5 mix and match coupon, you could upgrade your pizza to a specialty for 3 dollars more, and still get a discount. I always got the Wisconsin 6 Cheese and a veggie sandwich and my total would be like 24 bucks including tip. They've taken that option away. They have zero deals for the specialty pizzas and a Wisconsin 6 Cheese by itself is over 18 dollars! Yes, it's less than what I would pay before, but I got two things and a discount! It's not the same! That's freakin' expensive for a pizza!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 11, 2022, 11:58:18 PM
pizza has gotten waaay more expensive over the last 10 years or so. wasn't Pizza Hut or Dominos $5/pizza at one point? sorry i'm slowly turning into my dad.

i'm just tired today. didn't sleep well. trying to pack up to move while still making sure we are able to cook and live for a month.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on February 12, 2022, 02:40:11 AM
I want my husband and his friend to stop binge-watching law enforcement drama primetime "TV" soap operas!!!! AUUUUUUUGH SO STRESSFUL *ahem* sorry

37 episodes ... so many gunshots  so loud through the whole house, stupid loud speaker system... I just have had enough, I just want to RELAX in my home... but nooooooo they just started Episode 38 >.< how can this be entertaining?  egads!
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 12, 2022, 04:43:23 PM
I've been getting calls for three days now about every hour. The locations are always different but the call is the same. I answer and there's a weird noise like a gurgling and then a robot voice says goodbye and then hangs up. It's driving me crazy and I'm beginning to hate my ring tone.

I don't want to sound like a paranoid conspiracy nut but what's the deal? Are they getting information from me/my phone when I answer? What's the weird sound? It's like I'm being called by a numbers station or something.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 12, 2022, 05:18:34 PM
I thought I had began to get a chronic bladder condition but symptoms are absolutely minimal and seem to have gone away after: Walking around. -_- Just have to figure out how to get this exercise when the weather cools down again. At least the virtual running club challenge is a good motivator, but I feel stupid.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on February 12, 2022, 10:48:11 PM
I've been getting calls for three days now about every hour. The locations are always different but the call is the same. I answer and there's a weird noise like a gurgling and then a robot voice says goodbye and then hangs up. It's driving me crazy and I'm beginning to hate my ring tone.

I don't want to sound like a paranoid conspiracy nut but what's the deal? Are they getting information from me/my phone when I answer? What's the weird sound? It's like I'm being called by a numbers station or something.

 :yikes: It's weird and even a little scary. Maybe it's better not to just answer and put the phone to silent? Or can you put that caller's number on your phone's blocking list?
Sometimes I get calls from unknown numbers myself, but I never answer them.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 13, 2022, 12:11:23 AM
I only answered it a few times, mainly out of frustration. I can't block them either because it's a different number each time. But I have some good news, the calls stopped today. It might be because it's Saturday, since I usually only get robo calls and other spam during the week. Guess we'll see come Monday.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 13, 2022, 12:13:55 AM
turns out my landlord is going to charge around $600 for a cleaning fee when we move out. and we still need to clean before we move out. we already paid a pet deposit. when i asked how much the cleaning would cost the realtor started going on about how prices for cleaning have gone up because inflation so she couldn't even give us a definite price. they're just going to take it out of the security deposit so who knows. apparently it's in the lease but i don't remember seeing it. we moved in such a hurry 2 years because of covid so maybe i didn't notice and it's not like we had much choice anyway. i hate renting so much.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on February 13, 2022, 12:50:18 AM
I only answered it a few times, mainly out of frustration. I can't block them either because it's a different number each time. But I have some good news, the calls stopped today. It might be because it's Saturday, since I usually only get robo calls and other spam during the week. Guess we'll see come Monday.

Ok, nice to hear that the calls stopped over the weekend and hopefully permanently!  :relaxed:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 13, 2022, 05:25:32 AM
I've been getting calls for three days now about every hour. The locations are always different but the call is the same. I answer and there's a weird noise like a gurgling and then a robot voice says goodbye and then hangs up. It's driving me crazy and I'm beginning to hate my ring tone.

I don't want to sound like a paranoid conspiracy nut but what's the deal? Are they getting information from me/my phone when I answer? What's the weird sound? It's like I'm being called by a numbers station or something.

They're probably using the robocall to see when you are most likely to answer and then they'll do a different call at one of those times later.  I don't answer calls if I don't recognize the number.  If it's important, they'll leave a message.  If it's not, they won't leave a message and I don't have to care.  And if it's a robocall that leaves the voicemail I can report the call and then delete it.

My complaint: I tried using something new to color resin and I've poured it but I still have to wait until tomorrow to see how it turns out!  Sometimes waiting is hard...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 13, 2022, 04:42:22 PM
Oh, that makes sense. I feel the same way about most calls but my phone will say if it's a spam risk, and on a few of these it didn't say that. I thought they might be a doctor's office.

--

Last night I noticed a few ants around my coffee station. I sprayed and went to bed. A few minutes ago when I went to feed my cat lunch, I picked up her breakfast bowl and it was full of ants. So then I had to play the where are they coming from game. I followed the trail up the wall, around the laundry closet, up near the ceiling and finally into the pantry. I sprayed where it was safe to do so and used cleaner in the cat area. I don't think they get into any food in the pantry but if I remember correctly there's a crack in the wall in the corner. It's not the first time they've been coming from there. They've been in every room in the apartment, even the bathroom! Like, what the hell are you going to find in a bathroom? I hate them.



Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 13, 2022, 07:57:07 PM
i had an issue with ants in the bathroom of the last place i rented. i think they were trying to get water during the dry season. they came out of the sink overflow.

my complaint today is the side project i took on was not well thought out by the designer. it's turning out to be way more work than i thought it would be.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 13, 2022, 11:04:11 PM
Sorry I keep posting -_-

I've been playing my PS4 lately and my right hand and neck hurt. I try to remember to take breaks and I wear my wrist brace, but it still hurts. I don't know what's with my neck, my TV isn't up high or anything. But anyway, the complaint, other than it hurts, is that it just reminds me that I'm almost 40. I used to be able to pull all-nighters and play a game for 12-15 hours at a time. I'm lucky if I can make it to 4. The game I'm playing (RDR2) has a real annoying fishing mechanic where you have to rotate the R stick to reel in your fish. It's super hard for me to do because it's hurts my wrist so much :( I want to try for 100% completion on this play and I have the collector's book to get me there, but my hand :( It's depressing.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 14, 2022, 03:33:58 AM
I have a headache coming on. 

Once again my mom told me one thing and decided to do something else.  When I questioned her about it she told me that I should have been able to figure out that we were going to do something else.  I've tried to her that I can't read her mind and I need her to tell me if she decides to do something different when I'm relying on her previous statement, but it never does any good.  I always feel like she thinks I'm the one in the wrong whenever this happens. :(


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on February 14, 2022, 02:52:42 PM
@ponyfan yikes. That’s how my family is sometimes. Ponies give us powers, but I have yet to get mind reading ones.

In other news, I was singing a silly song to my dogs (you know, what you do with cute pets and calling them a beautiful baby bean) and they started fighting right in front of me. I know my singing is bad but is it really that bad?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 14, 2022, 08:33:45 PM
I have a headache coming on. 

Once again my mom told me one thing and decided to do something else.  When I questioned her about it she told me that I should have been able to figure out that we were going to do something else.  I've tried to her that I can't read her mind and I need her to tell me if she decides to do something different when I'm relying on her previous statement, but it never does any good.  I always feel like she thinks I'm the one in the wrong whenever this happens. :(


Ponyfan


My mother and I have a standing joke between us that she explains everything using completely different words from the ones she means and then expects me to understand the resultant verbal mess. She of course, denies it, but it's still the case. Whereas I apparently don't tell her things which I explicitly told her, because I used the right words and she thought I meant something else.

I think it's a mother thing. They communicate on a different frequency.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Apple Spice on February 15, 2022, 01:49:47 AM
Ugh. So aggravated right now. Bought 2 ponies from eBay separate auctions. Well they both arrived today, I’m up at my mom’s for Valentines. I go to my house that’s not even 30 minutes away to get my mail. I get there & see that one of my packages was stolen out of my mailbox & the other they left. I have no clue who did this & the worst of it there’s nothing I can do about it. I just want to cry. Why do people do things like this? I’m now getting a P.O. Box. We’ve lived here over 5 years and now this happens. It kinda ruined today for me.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 15, 2022, 03:39:56 AM
Ugh. So aggravated right now. Bought 2 ponies from eBay separate auctions. Well they both arrived today, I’m up at my mom’s for Valentines. I go to my house that’s not even 30 minutes away to get my mail. I get there & see that one of my packages was stolen out of my mailbox & the other they left. I have no clue who did this & the worst of it there’s nothing I can do about it. I just want to cry. Why do people do things like this? I’m now getting a P.O. Box. We’ve lived here over 5 years and now this happens. It kinda ruined today for me.


I'm sorry that happened to you. :( Christmas 2020 the gifts I sent my friend and her daughter were stolen at some point before they got them.  They got the card I sent but not the presents.  I was devastated when my friend told me what happened.   



Thank you Mewtwofan1 and Taffeta.  Taffeta, I can't put in to words how much better your post made me feel.  My mom does the same thing too.  She'll tell me I didn't mention something to her when I did or she'll use different words than she actually means and when I tell her that's not what she said her reply is always "You know that's not what I meant."  It can be frustrating and sometimes I feel like my parents don't understand me even when I try to explain how this makes me feel. :(

I couldn't find Pepsi Max/Zero Sugar at the store so I picked Diet Pepsi.  I shouldn't have though because I forgot that I don't like the aftertaste.  Now I'm stuck with drinks I don't like that I have to make myself drink until I finish them. :(

I've been reading several fanfictions and there was one that was updated today.  I haven't read up to the latest chapter, but I have skipped ahead a bit  The current chapter ends on such a cliffhanger that I don't want to read it until the next chapter is posted so I can find out what happens next.  The story has a happy ending so I know the main character will get out of the situation he's currently in but I'd rather not be kept in suspense for a long time wondering how it's going to happen.

I found out today that I've been pronouncing manga wrong all this time.  I've always said it as "mon guh" and today on a show I was watching the host said it was "mane guh." 


Ponyfan


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 15, 2022, 11:50:34 AM
Apple Spice, that sucks.

Ok, my rant for the day...

You guys know that I was asked to cover some classes at my old university, which in itself is fine.

But there are university strikes going on at the moment, so apparently staff have to declare they are not striking in order not to be automatically docked money for being on strike.

...I can't fill in forms, and I literally came into the middle of this. So instead of spending my day doing class preparation stuff, I am spending it talking to the strike office about why they expect me to fill in a form on a day I am not due to work to tell them I am not striking on my day off.

It's not like university strikes are unusual, and I have been teaching during them before. But it's the suddenness of, oh, I'm teaching, oh, here are some emails about the strike...and btw there's a form with no disability adjustments you have to fill in...on your day off.

Bear in mind my contract is still being formalised, so we're talking about money they haven't even paid me yet. :P

...Very annoying.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on February 15, 2022, 01:12:13 PM
Ugh. So aggravated right now. Bought 2 ponies from eBay separate auctions. Well they both arrived today, I’m up at my mom’s for Valentines. I go to my house that’s not even 30 minutes away to get my mail. I get there & see that one of my packages was stolen out of my mailbox & the other they left. I have no clue who did this & the worst of it there’s nothing I can do about it. I just want to cry. Why do people do things like this? I’m now getting a P.O. Box. We’ve lived here over 5 years and now this happens. It kinda ruined today for me.
:sad: :sad: :sad: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on February 15, 2022, 02:17:26 PM
Ugh. So aggravated right now. Bought 2 ponies from eBay separate auctions. Well they both arrived today, I’m up at my mom’s for Valentines. I go to my house that’s not even 30 minutes away to get my mail. I get there & see that one of my packages was stolen out of my mailbox & the other they left. I have no clue who did this & the worst of it there’s nothing I can do about it. I just want to cry. Why do people do things like this? I’m now getting a P.O. Box. We’ve lived here over 5 years and now this happens. It kinda ruined today for me.

All porch pirates should be keelhauled.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 15, 2022, 04:29:28 PM
Apple Spice, I'm so sorry :( I had a PO Box for years when I lived in another state because our mailman was insane and would wreck our mail. He would also leave us crazy letters. We probably should have reported him but we were young and intimidated.

Ponyfan, I went half my life mispronouncing "scythe" because I'd only ever read it, never heard someone say it. Finally, I saw a show or movie where someone said it and I was blown away :lol:

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I have several complaints. one, the other arm fell off my chair :mad: I've had the left one fall off about 3 or 4 times now, but today was the right one. I'm glad I got this chair on sale.

I wanted to make hash brown casserole but I only bought one package of tater tots and it's smaller than I thought. I need another bag and they have to thaw so it's going to be another day to wait to make it.

I'm getting used to the new faucet filter, but it still leaks real bad and if it's turned a certain way it sprays out of the sink, so I need to keep it in one position, which kind of defeats the purpose of it being moveable. I'm saving up to get another one that's the same as the old one. My cat doesn't like the new one either.

This is really trivial - I bought a crystal ball to hang in the window so it catches the light and reflects rainbows all over the room. But since I put it up it's been overcast. I usually prefer overcast days, but I want a sunny day to see the rainbows  :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on February 15, 2022, 10:45:38 PM
Just found out that the upcoming Sonic show is going to be live action. :sad: I did like the first Sonic movie so I don't care much about the sequel, and I have low expectations for Sonic Frontiers. Besides the comics, this show was the only Sonic thing I was looking forward to.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 16, 2022, 03:08:45 PM
For random acts of kindness week someone hit my car in a parking lot and broke my back tail light.  Aren't the people here so kind and generous as to not leave even an apology note?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 16, 2022, 09:35:37 PM
I'm so tired :zzz:

I'm always tired, but this is extra tired. My stomach hurts too, which is happening a lot more frequently. I'm not eating what I should and eating too much of what I shouldn't. I'm paying for it with pain and feeling uncomfortable and I bet I gained weight back. Feeling more depressed than usual too. It's probably all related. I could go back to my diet but I've already bought all this stuff and I don't want to waste it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 16, 2022, 11:02:58 PM
I'm so tired :zzz:

I'm always tired, but this is extra tired. My stomach hurts too, which is happening a lot more frequently. I'm not eating what I should and eating too much of what I shouldn't. I'm paying for it with pain and feeling uncomfortable and I bet I gained weight back. Feeling more depressed than usual too. It's probably all related. I could go back to my diet but I've already bought all this stuff and I don't want to waste it.

:hug: i hope you feel better soon :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Apple Spice on February 16, 2022, 11:36:33 PM
I'm doing okay. I know I can buy another one down the road. It just upsets me that it's getting that bad around here. I've seen porch pirates on the news, but this is really a first for me. I don't really have close neighbors around me. We live out in the country, but I noticed a lot more vehicles going up and down the road anymore. Just say there have been suspicious actives from neighbors above the road a couple of miles from me have been arrested for, so with all that going on who knows. I'm trying to laugh it off. I would love to be a fly on the wall & see their faces when opening that box or package expecting something else. And when they see a pony. lol Why couldn't they steal my bills?
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on February 17, 2022, 12:10:10 AM
This is why I always use parcel stations.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on February 17, 2022, 05:30:41 PM
So freaking cold!! ! May have to get a hot water bottle & cover
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 17, 2022, 09:16:28 PM
Thanks, Beth :hug:

I'm not actually feeling any better. I felt okay this morning and I had my coffee without issue. But as the day has gone on, I feel like crud. I made the mistake of eating a vegetable egg roll and my stomach hurts again. The veggies are cooked, so I thought it would be okay. The tiredness is still there too, it's only 4pm and I could seriously go to bed and I slept in this morning, getting up at 8 instead of 6. My mom isn't feeling well either and my niece is gone again, so it's just her and my dad. I'd like to go over there but I need to feel better.

The fruit flies are back :( Since I haven't gone to my parents house, my dad hasn't been by and my garbage piled up again. I double bag the cat litter and tie the bag in a knot, but it attracts the flies anyway. They were in the kitchen this morning too in the regular garbage but I sprayed. I dunno, maybe I should spray the outside of the litter bags.

Also, a wasp has been hanging around one of my windows. I can't tell what kind it is, but I don't think it's a mud wasp (since those are fairly harmless). I'm allergic to insect stings so I'm hoping it doesn't find a way in. Regular house flies keep getting in and I think it's from the same window. Hmm. I should spray that too.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 17, 2022, 11:33:23 PM
I'm exhausted.  I only got a couple hours of sleep and put in a full day of work. :zzz: :zzz:   My mom's been making comments about my sleeping schedule that have put me a little on edge. :( One night she told me that I needed to go to sleep soon because I had to get up early the next morning and then another night, she told me that my wake up time was super early. It made me feel like she thought I was 5 yrs old and needed to be told when to go to sleep. :(  I've worked out what works best for me on work nights and try to stick to it. One weekends I usually stay up a little later because I don't have to get up so early.    I know that a lot of the reason I had trouble falling asleep last night was due to my worries about today but I also think what my mom said was a factor too.

I'm starting to think my dad is passive aggressive.  He'll say he doesn't care if we don't do exactly what he wants but he sulks, gets angry or holds a grudge about it.  Today, for example when I got home from work my parents had the tv on a movie they were watching.  I had no interest in the movie at all because I hadn't seen the start of it.  My dad said he didn't care if he finished the movie or not but he sat down and started watching it again.  That made me feel like I had to go in another room to watch what I wanted despite him saying otherwise.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 18, 2022, 05:04:41 AM
Turned on my computer to get a notice that one of my USB drives needed to be scanned in order to "fix" a problem.  Because I know that this will wipe my drive, I am now in the process of transferring the files to a new USB in the hopes that I won't lose all of my work.  I really don't have time to start over on the various art projects that I have on that drive (not if I'm going to have any chance at getting the next set of Pokemon coloring pages out on Monday for Pokemon day--I'm pushing it timewise as it is).
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 18, 2022, 05:17:47 PM
I'm just tired. Taking time off doesn't help. i come back more stressed than ever. i don't know what to do at this point. i'm just tired, stressed and irritated with everything.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 18, 2022, 07:28:52 PM
It seems everyone is having a hard time :hug:

@Ponyfan, my mom is always making comments about my sleeping habits, and other things. Always trying to criticize. She's a little better after having a stroke but the old her still comes through sometimes. I'm sorry both your parents are stressing you.


The humidity today is insane. We're going to have temps in the upper 80s possibly low 90s. I couldn't take the humidity, my glasses were fogging up, so I turned my A/C on. First time in a couple months, I want to say. There's an odor :pout: They just changed the filter so I don't know. Or maybe I just forgot what Freon smelled like (do they still use Freon?)

My stomach! It's so bad. It hurts so much and is making a lot of noise. I skipped coffee today and haven't eaten anything, just drinking water, and it's still bothering me. I think I need to see a gastro-doctor. It's been a few years since my last endoscopy. Maybe there's medicine for gastritis I can take.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 19, 2022, 12:21:22 AM
I just flipped the e key off my keyboard. It's broken. So like my F key, it will have to be stuck on with whatever I can find. It would be the e key.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on February 19, 2022, 12:30:40 AM
  Someone assumed today that I was living in my car... so I think I need to clean my car.

why yes there are 2 baskets and 2 bins and a lunchbox and some ripped towels and a social services directory piled all over my backseat and a random sock.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on February 19, 2022, 05:40:29 PM
I don't think our boundary is straight. It's a mess of stacked fence panels and junk, part of which blew over last night. I think our neighbour has built a shed which comes over onto our land. Some roofing material has slipped over to our side. I don't wanna talk to them because they ignored our request not to park outside our house while we were moving in (with two Luton vans in a narrow lane). I'm going to have to pay a surveyor to check before we say anything.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 20, 2022, 03:32:12 PM
Oh boy, the weather...

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on February 20, 2022, 06:21:22 PM
I tell my sister to finish sorting her clothes soon because I want to get the laundry done sooner rather than later. Rather than follow my request, she watches Netflix while sorting her clothes and goes at a snails pace. Then gets mad at me when I reiterate my request to please have her clothes ready to be washed.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 21, 2022, 01:27:25 PM
There is currently 13 dollars in my bank account because Walmart took a whole week to charge me for my last grocery delivery. I thought I had enough to buy a couple things from Amazon but my payment was declined - thankfully! It's going to be overdrawn again. I can't change the dates money is taken for Hulu, Prime or Patreon. That's like 24 dollars together. Ugh!

edit: An awesome amazing friend helped me out. I already owe him like 200 bucks but he came through for me again :heart:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 21, 2022, 05:54:53 PM
@Black Curtains.  I was just about to post that I was sorry your account was about to be overdrawn again but then I saw that someone was able to help you out.  I'm happy they were able to stop your account from being overdrawn.

Today is a stressful day for me.  I have the day off due to the holiday weekend in the US and was hoping my parents would want to do something but they don't.  My mom lost her keys in the car Sat afternoon and didn't realize it until this morning. My dad put a locator on her keyring and they know they are in the car but they're stuck somewhere that isn't easily accessible. I admit that I didn't handle the fact that she lost her keys well.  I've tried to talk to her many times about writing down where she puts stuff because she can has a hard time remembering where she put it later but   


My mom is making macaroni and cheese for lunch even though I had spaghetti  last night.   I tried to talk to her about why we were having pasta again and at first, she told me that she was making it because she didn't have spaghetti last night and then it was because my dad wanted it. I love pasta but not every day and certainly not for two days in a row.   

Sometimes I really feel like my opinions and thoughts don't matter to my parents at all.  :(   Even when I try to express my opinion, I'm basically told that I have to just deal with it because whatever my dad wants he gets and he rules the house.  My post makes it sound worse than it really is.  It's not that bad most of the time but I don't like feeling pushed aside or that what I want isn't as important.  I don't think I'm a selfish person and I try to be accommodating to everyone but times like this make me sad.


Ponyfan   
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 21, 2022, 11:41:23 PM
Nintendo eShop is no longer going to support 3DS or WiiU.  The Pokebank will will be free after next March.  I paid to renew my subscription on one of my 3DS consoles (I have 3, one of which is PAL) and I went ahead and downloaded the Pokebank to the other 2 because apparently if you don't have it downloaded when it goes free, you can't download it at all.  I think they're making Pokebank free because you have to pay for Pokemon Home premium in order to transfer from the Bank anyway and they'll make more money from that in the long run.

What they haven't explained is whether or not you had to pay for the service at least once for it to work once it goes free.  If you have to pay for it now would be the time to buy a year subscription but if you don't have to pay for it then I can just leave them alone until next March and then use it at my leisure.  I wish they were a little more clear about some of this stuff.  :hmm:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 22, 2022, 12:28:34 AM
Trying to get my mother's priority test status sorted out is like running in circles on a hamster wheel and just as productive. The hospital thought she had been contacted. She hadn't. The people in the hospital office and one of the doctors have been chasing it up, but only one doctor has control over the list and they're not doing very much right now.

It's been this way for literally everything, from the first vaccine to now. And the govt are taking all isolation regs off on Thursday, a month early with no justification, while people like Mum still don't have any kind of formal protection in place.

It's also been really wet and windy here. The area up by the river is flooded, again. It's an annual February thing now, unfortunately. Apparently it's pretty horrendous over there. I'm glad not to live by a river.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on February 22, 2022, 06:21:36 AM
Having trouble with my brand new (bootleg) Dualshock 3 sixaxis controller. I got just about everything working properly. Both DsHidMini and RPCS3's gamepad menu detected it, but in-game, it didn't work at all. Plus, the little lights on the controller have been acting very strange, so that's worrying. I contacted the seller I bought the controller from about it. I really hope I can get it to work properly, but I'm afraid I'm just out of luck. Apparently Windows has issues with Dualshock 3's sixaxis functionality anyways, so I'll probably have to return the controller and look into getting a Dualshock 4 instead. Shame, I was really looking forward to playing Sly 4 tonight. :/
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 22, 2022, 01:36:36 PM
My head :dizzy:

Both my ears hurt and I'm super dizzy. It's okay sitting down at the computer but when I stand up and move around, it's pretty bad. My ears have been itchy for the last couple of days. My windows are closed and my A/C has a brand new filter so I'm not sure if it's allergies? I hope I don't have a sinus infection. Pushing on my face hurts, so maybe I do have a sinus infection. Great.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 22, 2022, 02:02:12 PM
Feel better, BC!

Seen some of the pictures of the flooding across the county and wider region. The river is not one that takes any prisoners, at any point in its route.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 22, 2022, 03:54:57 PM
I hope you feel better soon Black Curtains.  Sinus infections are no fun.

Taffeta, I'm sorry that is happening to your mother.  My dad decided to switch insurances at the beginning of the year because he was convinced that he found something better.  It's been nothing but a hassle for my parents.  My mom didn't want to switch but she went along with it because my dad wanted it so much. 

I had a Amazon gift card that I got for Christmas.  I held on to it for a while trying to decide what I wanted to get.  Last week I finally decided to use it on a item that I had been looking at for a long time and kept telling myself that the next time I ordered I would buy it but never did.  Yesterday another item I had been thinking about getting went in to low stock.  Due to my budget, I feel like I can't buy the 2nd thing right now.  :( 

The bottom number on my blood pressure has been really low (in the 60's) I have an appointment in a couple of weeks. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 22, 2022, 04:36:43 PM
I sent a  pony to Arizona. She's now in Kansas for some reason. I'm not the best at geography but Arizona is far closer to California then Kansas. If these people cost me money because my poor trade partner doesn't receive her, I'm going to give them a piece of my mind and they will not like it!  :enraged:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 22, 2022, 05:39:07 PM
LAW, I'm sure it will get there in the end. Having had the USPS send countless ponies of mine to Canada by mistake before they eventually got here, it'll probably work out all right.

They've sent ponies of mine to Bangladesh and Dubai before, instead of the UK, but they all got here in the end too.

In comparison, Kansas is just a tourist stop, right?

Maybe she wanted to find a way to Oz...

@Ponyfan, thank you and I'm sorry your family have had insurance troubles.

I have a couple of vouchers I need to use too.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 22, 2022, 05:42:25 PM
Got it straightened out . Turns out I was being a dingbat.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 22, 2022, 06:58:17 PM
LAW. glad it was straightened out :)

My complaint today is i woke up with energy and after a morning of back to back calls i'm exhausted but i still have work to do.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 22, 2022, 10:58:16 PM
Thanks :hug:

I took a warm shower and let the water run on my head for a while and I feel better. It helped loosen up my ears. Now my stomach is acting up again. I had like, two days where it didn't bother me.

My new complaint is the damn fruit flies and ants. I was free of both for a while and now the flies are always in my face and the ants keep coming back after I spray. Plus, I found a brand new place where they were coming from. Pest control came by about a week ago and put cockroach gel in my door jams and cupboards and I said I never see any but can you do something about these ants? They said "oh we'll be spraying next month" and I said but I already spray and it doesn't make a difference. And I'm using Raid, not the botanical stuff they use... they didn't seem concerned.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on February 23, 2022, 05:52:17 PM
The Internet was out for a long time this morning and just came back on.  I tried to make the best of it but I need the Internet to get on my work website to pick up working days.

Also, I decide to read one of my new books this morning that I hadn't had a chance to read yet since the Internet was out.  When I opened the book I found one of those theft protection tags inside. It's not the first time I've found one in a book but it's been a long time.  It makes me wonder if someone would actually try to steal a book from a bookstore?  I'd like to tear the tag off, but I don't want to risk damaging the book by removing it.

My dad decided to take one of the magazine organizers I bought without asking. :(  I know it shouldn't bother me and I can just buy another one to replace it but it still gets me.  I should be used to it though because my dad takes stuff my mom bought and uses it because he thinks if it's empty it's fair game.     

I'm tired of my dad selecting a movie and then constantly complaining about it afterwards.  I'm not saying he's not allowed to complain but he looks up movie reviews on the Internet and then sets his standards so high that he ends up being disappointed in movie.   Then the next day it's always "That movie didn't make any sense.  It was a dumb movie. Why did I pick that" etc..  I know no one is going to like every movie that they see but I get tired of that every time he picks a movie. 

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Minty_Magic on February 24, 2022, 01:59:11 AM
I bought a new office chair thinking I’d be more comfortable with something that had a higher back but two days in, and I’m kind of already missing my low back chair. :( I bought it off OfferUp so at least I’m only out $80 if I change my mind, but it’s still significant enough to sting.

It also has a slight wobble which I knew when I bought it, but now that I’m like, actually using it 8 hours a day I’m realizing it’s more annoying than I thought it would be. I tried to flip it over and look up tutorials on fixing office chairs, but it doesn’t look like mine can be fixed. It’s so old the parts just straight up are not the same. I’m bummed because it’s SUCH a cute chair! I’ve never seen another office chair like it
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on February 24, 2022, 02:46:55 AM
The situation in Ukraine and Russia is already worrying and stressful for me.  :huh:  :yikes: And I hate to read the news in the press and follow the news broadcasts of the various channels when there are no events there other than this threat of war. :pout:

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I went for the third vaccination on Tuesday (which is a very good thing  :)), but now my hand is hurting terribly. >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 24, 2022, 03:17:59 AM
The situation in Ukraine and Russia is already worrying and stressful for me.  :huh:  :yikes: And I hate to read the news in the press and follow the news broadcasts of the various channels when there are no events there other than this threat of war. :pout:

The news coverage here is fairly bleak. it seems to forget that there are people in Ukraine and it's not about the US and Russia only.

Today it's cold again and i'm a little concerned about the power. also Texas leadership strikes again. I hope we vote these creeps out this year. my parents are bumming me out because they think everyone but them is happy with the bad Texas leadership and i keep trying to tell them that there are a lot of people who are also angry and upset. they need to find some different news programs to watch.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Minty_Magic on February 24, 2022, 07:42:24 AM
Not going to lie, I had a full blown crying meltdown when I saw the news about Russia invading Ukraine. I am just so sick of seeing human suffering on every channel I turn to. It’s getting harder and harder to escape the 24 hour news cycles because even if I’m not watching, it shows up on my newsfeed online. I don’t know how, but I hope a peaceful resolution can be reached without a full blown war.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 24, 2022, 01:40:50 PM
I was watching the original The Outer Limits TV series yesterday, it's from the early 60s. There's always a moral at the end of the episode and one I watched yesterday was about some scientists that were trying to create an alien so terrifying it would unite the world, because humans would have something else to hate and fear instead of each other. Of course, it doesn't work out that way and the moral was basically, humans will never change and global unity is impossible. It got me thinking about the pandemic and yeah, even when faced with something scary that can kill you, people only united loosely when we were all in lockdown, but that lasted what? Two weeks?

Then today I see the news about Russia and it just hammers in that worldwide peace is probably impossible. At least in this stage of human history. Maybe we as a species will get to a point where we don't care about invisible borders and natural resources and who has what anymore, but personally I think we'll kill ourselves off before that happens. Which, maybe is better?

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Back on topic of trivial complaints. My back is absolutely terrible today. It's hurts so much to just stand up. I went to my parents' house yesterday and it was my first time out of the apartment in two weeks.  think the combo of my dad's uncomfortable car plus the uncomfortable chair at the house and all the walking destroyed my back. It hasn't actually been bothering me too much lately. Sure hurts today.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 24, 2022, 02:38:35 PM
It's terrifying. I'm afraid for Ukraine and i'm afraid for Europe. I don't know what's going to happen. be careful of disinformation. Ukraine is not fascist state any more than the countries we live in are fascist states.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 24, 2022, 07:34:17 PM
It's very concerning. Most concerning not just for Ukraine but other countries bordering Russia, and Europe as a whole. I don't know...it seems so bizarre to begin something like this.

Rhetoric here has been predominately on solidarity with Ukraine, sanctions, and condemning the violence.

It's also interesting to see footage on protests in Russia, despite the risks they're taking to show their opposition. This is not about the Russian people; they stand to be victims in this too.


Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 24, 2022, 11:03:51 PM
yes it's always important to remember that leader's views aren't necessarily shared by all of most of their people.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on February 25, 2022, 02:00:37 AM
 :bawl: :yikes: At about five o'clock yesterday morning, a nightmare came true that I still can't understand. I listened to the news all that morning and didn’t sleep at all anymore.. I almost started crying that madness. I was shocked and couldn’t do anything all day. I don’t remember anything about going to the grocery store, but I still bought something for the fridge.
And I still don't sleep.

I have not dared to look at pictures of explosions, etc. published by the media. I am already quite sad and depressed enough. I am thinking and mourning the fleeing and suffering people of Ukraine and also the people of Russia who did not want this. :cry: What is happening to us who are Russia's neighbors? Has the end of the world already begun?  :huh:

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A little small complaint yet … My cat scratched my palm open!  :shocked:  It was going to vomit on the carpet, so I went to lift it off to the bare floor. It startled and jumped out of my hands. Then I had bleeding hands. Really great experience for me who has hematophobia! :ohyeah: :freak: Luckily, my mother was there and she helped clean the wounds. :heart: I would have fainted if I had tried to clean them myself. Now I have gauze in my left hand and patches in my right hand.  :|
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 25, 2022, 02:26:57 AM
:bawl: :yikes: At about five o'clock yesterday morning, a nightmare came true that I still can't understand. I listened to the news all that morning and didn’t sleep at all anymore.. I almost started crying that madness. I was shocked and couldn’t do anything all day. I don’t remember anything about going to the grocery store, but I still bought something for the fridge.
And I still don't sleep.

I have not dared to look at pictures of explosions, etc. published by the media. I am already quite sad and depressed enough. I am thinking and mourning the fleeing and suffering people of Ukraine and also the people of Russia who did not want this. :cry: What is happening to us who are Russia's neighbors? Has the end of the world already begun?  :huh:

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A little small complaint yet … My cat scratched my palm open!  :shocked:  It was going to vomit on the carpet, so I went to lift it off to the bare floor. It startled and jumped out of my hands. Then I had bleeding hands. Really great experience for me who has hematophobia! :ohyeah: :freak: Luckily, my mother was there and she helped clean the wounds. :heart: I would have fainted if I had tried to clean them myself. Now I have gauze in my left hand and patches in my right hand.  :|


:hug: :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on February 25, 2022, 02:58:32 AM
I contacted the eBay seller about the faulty PS3 controller I had bought from him. He asked me to send a video demonstrating the issues I was having, so I took a video clearly showing 1. the controller was plugged in 2. the driver recognized that the controller was connected and configured 3. the emulator gamepad menu recognized that the controller was connected and selected and 4. absolutely nothing happened when I tried pushing the start button in-game. I also explained in the message what was going on. His response? ""According to the video you send,it is the reason that this game does not support PS3.
If the controller can be recognized after plugged into the computer but the game cannot be played, it means that the game does not support it."
First off, in the video, you can clearly see I am using an exclusively Playstation 3 game in a Playstation 3 emulator. Secondly, that is not how that works. I was using a PC emulator, so, as long as it is set up correctly in the gamepad menu, any controller will work. For example, my Xbox 360 controller plays in the emulator just fine, despite it being a PS3 emulator. At once point, I even configured the driver to recognize input from the PS3 controller as Xbox input. Same issue. So, my other controllers work fine, just not this one. But no, it's clearly an issue on my behalf and there's definitely nothing wrong with the controller.  :sleepy:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on February 26, 2022, 03:30:43 AM
Today at the supermarket they were out of the cheap paper bags and I had to buy one of those expensive ones for frozen goods and stuff that cost so much more, and I already have one at home that I don't know what to do with, now I have two which is two too many if you ask me :pout:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 26, 2022, 01:16:18 PM
^ Can you take it with you back to the store when you need to buy something frozen?

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My kidneys and back feel better after I drank cranberry juice and water for two days but I was having to go to the bathroom like every hour, which was annoying. Also the juice hurt my teeth and I don't really like the taste. I actually wanted cran-raspberry but it wasn't 100% juice so I got the plain cranberry.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on February 26, 2022, 01:41:14 PM
I probably could but I am afraid some absent minded cashier would say that they didn't see me walking in with it and that I'm trying to take it without paying or something.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 26, 2022, 03:53:04 PM
Oh yeah, that might be a problem.

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My air conditioner is making a noise o.O it knocks when it turns on. It's really loud! They don't do maintenance on the weekends unless it's an emergency but I called and left a message anyway. I'm kinda freaked out to use it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 26, 2022, 08:29:14 PM
I think I have an ovarian cyst, so I'll have to go get it ultrasounded just to be sure. I can feel pressure on my guts. Bleh. Better to catch it now than when it's painful, I guess.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on February 26, 2022, 09:31:23 PM
I think I have an ovarian cyst, so I'll have to go get it ultrasounded just to be sure. I can feel pressure on my guts. Bleh. Better to catch it now than when it's painful, I guess.



:hug: i hope everything goes well :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on February 27, 2022, 04:44:07 AM
I think I have an ovarian cyst, so I'll have to go get it ultrasounded just to be sure. I can feel pressure on my guts. Bleh. Better to catch it now than when it's painful, I guess.
Here's hoping you aren't too ill xxx
 :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on February 27, 2022, 09:27:14 AM
Wishing you the best, TRTL.

My complaint for today is kind of messy and complicated to explain without giving detailed specifics.

But it comes down to people who lie, and create unnecessary drama by not being honest in the first place.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 27, 2022, 01:16:56 PM
I nearly tripped on my cat this morning, so I overcompensated trying to avoid her and ended up falling. I put out my hand to brace myself and jammed my wrist. I have many wrist braces thanks to my carpal tunnel so I'm wearing one of those and putting ice on it. My cat is perfectly fine and had no idea why I was suddenly on the floor. This has happened many times where she almost trips me but this is the first time I've fallen trying to avoid it.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SunPony on February 28, 2022, 02:42:52 AM
Headache and tired, I think I overdid it today, and I've been stressed about...world events.   >_<  Now thinking is hard.  Glad it is almost bedtime.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 01, 2022, 02:56:43 PM
The weather :pout: It's nice at night and early morning, like right now it's 65. I would open my windows but everyday we get up into the 80s and a couple of days this week they are saying above 90. It's also very humid. It's annoying. I have my A/C set on 75. I just wish the highs weren't that high. I much prefer fresh air.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on March 01, 2022, 03:57:16 PM
I feel horrible today. :(  I'm pretty sure at least one of my medicines isn't working like it's supposed to.  I feel like I'm freezing and it's unusual for me to feel really cold.  I also feel lightheaded and a bit dizzy at times.


On a lighter note, I'm impatiently waiting for my order from Amazon to ship. I know it hasn't even been 2 business days yet and I don't have Prime but my last order shipped quickly even without Prime.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on March 01, 2022, 11:32:42 PM
I wanted to clean my mug before making coffee but I don't think I rinsed it properly because when I started filling it up the coffee was kind of bubbly and smelled like dish soap >_< I had to pour it down the drain and start brewing from scratch...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: starscout on March 02, 2022, 04:00:10 AM
I think I have an ovarian cyst, so I'll have to go get it ultrasounded just to be sure. I can feel pressure on my guts. Bleh. Better to catch it now than when it's painful, I guess.
I had a similar situation when I was like 16. I suspected ovarian cysts, but my (male) OBGYN kept dismissing it and telling my parents that I was "just another teenage girl overreacting." It turned out to be endometriosis and I had to have surgery for it. I am still angry about that. :hmm: I hope your situation goes over much more smoothly.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 02, 2022, 12:31:20 PM
So, my cat bit my hand. She sometimes does this when she's being impatient for me to wake up. The problem is she bites really hard. I don't think she does it on purpose. She's missing teeth, so I think she just bites and chews with more force and the same thing happens when she bites me. It's only been two days and my hand is already super infected. I'm thinking of going to the ER.

What really annoys me though is that I can't play my PS4 :pout: It's too painful.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on March 02, 2022, 06:40:59 PM
BC i hope your hand gets better. :)

My complaint for today is people telling me to just not worry about things that stress me out. like if i just stop worrying i guess i no longer need to pay bills or worry about my parents aging, or the Texas government discriminating against women. or the threat of nuclear war now.  i'm so glad i have these words of wisdom. just stop worrying and all of your problems are gone. what a life hack!

sorry for the rant. i'm very tired and stressed.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on March 02, 2022, 08:23:43 PM
Amazon is shipping all of the items I ordered in the same box except for one thing.  I know it shouldn't annoy me but I find it a little odd that one item is coming separately from the others.

My dad really upset me today.  We went to the store and I noticed my mom had flour tortillas in her basket.  When I asked what the tortillas were for my dad said that he wanted chicken fajitas for lunch. All I said was las time my mom bought tortillas we had quesadillas and my dad got mad and said that he didn't want fajitas for lunch anymore.  I told him that I was fine with fajitas but he kept saying he didn't want them anymore.  I was already having trouble with my asthma before and getting upset because he got mad didn't help.  I get so tired of him getting mad over things if my mom and I don't say exactly the right thing or do what he wants.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on March 03, 2022, 12:43:59 AM
So, my cat bit my hand. She sometimes does this when she's being impatient for me to wake up. The problem is she bites really hard. I don't think she does it on purpose. She's missing teeth, so I think she just bites and chews with more force and the same thing happens when she bites me. It's only been two days and my hand is already super infected. I'm thinking of going to the ER.

What really annoys me though is that I can't play my PS4 :pout: It's too painful.

Oh, I hope your hand is okay soon!  :huh: :hug:
I was already thinking about going to the emergency room when my cat slit my palm open, but now the wounds look better. Nails don’t do as bad a wound as biting.  :wonder: The teeth make a deep puncture wound that causes a lot of damage and after all, there are probably more bacteria (e.g. Capnocytophaga canimorsus) in the saliva of the cat than in the claws (at least in the inner cat). I just read on the internet how a woman had been bitten by her cat and the wound had become really bad. The wound was very small. The woman's condition worsened and she developed a fever. She was then hospitalized and put in a drip. Little by little, her condition improved and the wound began to heal as well. It was revealed that there had been inflammation in the cat's mouth, which is why the wound that came to the woman became badly inflamed.  :huh:
I hope you went to the doctor?  :)
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 03, 2022, 12:35:14 PM
Thanks :)

I didn't go to the ER, but I made an appointment with a doctor. It's not until the 10th. I've been taking care of the wound and it doesn't hurt as much, but it's still swollen and red almost to my wrist. I think I had a slight fever yesterday but I feel fine right now. What is actually bothering me more is the sore on my tongue and the gums by my wisdom tooth. I had a hard time sleeping because of that pain. I've been rinsing with salt water but it's taking a very long time to heal the sore. I also have a bad headache this morning. So with all of that going on, I'm in a lot of pain and very uncomfortable.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on March 04, 2022, 06:20:24 AM
Trued toasting pancakes. Tripped the socket fuse. Had to restart PC & try toasting pancakes under the grill. Result: burnt pancakes
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 04, 2022, 12:19:11 PM
My power went off today too, twice. I heard a noise outside, maybe one of the A/C units? I know my neighbor was having problems with hers for a while, it was smoking one night :crazy:

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 06, 2022, 05:37:25 PM
My cat bit me again -_-

I was brushing her and cutting out mats in her fur. I wanted to give her a bath with bathing wipes. Everything was going fine until I brushed her tail. She cried out and bit my finger. I don't know why??? I've brushed and washed her tail many times. Maybe she didn't expect it? She was relaxed and purring before that. This new bite is on my other hand, the lower part of my index finger, which is also where she bit me on the left hand. The old wound is healing okay but my hand is still red and now it's very itchy. I'm assuming the new bite will become infected too. I see a doctor on the 10th.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on March 06, 2022, 10:14:35 PM
^ Ouch!  :huh: It might be a surprise to her, she doesn’t like it or she has a pain in her tail…  :wonder: Can you normally touch his tail? Stroking it or lightly flattening the entire tail between your hands (I don’t mean pulling, of course.)?
Fortunately, you no longer have to wait many days to see a doctor.  :)

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The store had pretty empty shelves in the canned food department. I guess people have started hoarding food. Although at least there is no reason for that yet…  :| I myself bought a large canister of water, toilet paper and cat food which I plan to put in the basement.  :rolleyes: It is not known what kind of summer is coming again. Heat or storms.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 07, 2022, 01:30:34 PM
^ Ouch!  :huh: It might be a surprise to her, she doesn’t like it or she has a pain in her tail…  :wonder: Can you normally touch his tail? Stroking it or lightly flattening the entire tail between your hands (I don’t mean pulling, of course.)?
Fortunately, you no longer have to wait many days to see a doctor.  :)

I think I just caught her off guard. Or maybe the brush was pulling? I know she has arthritis, she might have it in her tail. Later on I was able to brush out part of it, but she walked away before I could finish. I'll try again today. I think I'll wrap her in a blanket this time though.

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In other news, I definitely have a sinus infection. I'm hoping to get some antibiotics and steroids from the doctor. That will hopefully take care of all my issues. She's not my regular doctor. I couldn't get in soon enough for my regular doctor, so this is the other doctor in the same building. She was actually my sister's doctor. But anyway, my entire head hurts. I'm having a hard time sleeping because I'm in a lot of pain.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on March 07, 2022, 04:16:59 PM
Mum and Dad had a letter from the internet provider, who also provides our television package, about the changes to the service as regards the fact our existing package is no longer available and has been replaced. We knew this 18 months ago but they told us then to do nothing about it, so we didn't. Till now, this nonexistent package has still been functioning. However, they chose RIGHT NOW to decide that we needed to resolve this.

I am working remotely till the end of march. I am contracted to teach classes which cannot be done without a functioning internet connection. Our internet connection IS FINE. So I told Mum very explicitly before she called them DO NOT CHANGE THE INTERNET.

Next thing I know Dad is coming upstairs to tell me we're getting a new router.  I'm like, WHAT? So it turns out that Mum 'didn't realise' that was the same as changing the internet, we're getting a new speed and new router delivered ON THE NINTH.

I teach ON THE TENTH. If this doesn't work, I AM SCREWED in a big way.  And yet Mum is all like, well, I didn't realise, I don't know what else I could've done about it.

And I'm like, what part of DON'T CHANGE THE INTERNET didn't get through?

It's true that the router will have to be fitted by me, and I flat out refuse to do that until I'm done teaching, just in case. But although the internet people say the change of speed won't make a difference to the existing router's ability to connect, I'm wary of these people. They aren't always right about things like this. And I have way too much resting on it.

So I now have a nervous 3 day wait to find out if I can even teach my class on Thursday. I don't have a backup. My phone data is not enough to tether that and run the class from that as a backup. There's literally no other place I can go for internet access where I can actually teach a class - even if we were going out massively, which we're going to start going out a bit more but not like that.

I am so annoyed about this because we had agreed to go talk to the people in person about everything except sorting out the bill (they were charging us for a bigger package we don't need) in April after my contract ends.

But no, apparently all this has to be done in the month when I'm still working, at a time when I LEAST need disruption to the internet, in any sense of the word whatsoever.

I wonder if they would've paid more attention if my sister had been here trying to work from home. Dad was all like, well, you should be all right, hopefully...and I'm like, hopefully doesn't help.

In the meantime, did they get any of the other issues fixed that we actually have with our television subscription. NO. So the only thing that really got changed, aside the bill issue, was the one thing I asked to have left alone.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on March 07, 2022, 07:26:04 PM
my complaint is also parent related. i don't know if it's because it's been a long time since I lived with my parents but every time I visit they seem a little weirder and drive me a little crazy. they refuse to watch tv shows that are in rerun on a streaming service. instead they watch on regular tv and when commercials come on they either mute or change the channel. sometimes they forget to unmute or will just change the channel while the show is still on because boredom I guess. so once i get a little invested in whatever we're watching they change the channel. i try putting my headphones on and listening to something else but then they start talking to me. they don't care if i'm listening to something else. i want to spend time with them but the constant channel changing drives me crazy. i even asked them not to change the channel and pick one thing to watch but my request was ignored.

when i was a teenager i had my own tv so we didn't watch a lot of tv as a family but i don't remember them doing that.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on March 07, 2022, 09:52:32 PM
So, in addendum to the above, this whole day has just been one crazy after another. Mum ended up calling this company four times and after (I thought) we'd made the whole situation resolved (to not start until April), now she's decided she wants to cancel all the changes and go back to the package they were already being put on.

So with that, all of today could've been avoided and settled after my contract ends at the end of March.

A totally stressful day for no reason.

...And none of the actual tech problems resolved yet.

I love my parents but seriously. Sigh.

@Beth, we have TV that lets us record live TV, so I've got into the habit of fastforwarding commercial breaks. Although I sometimes watch live TV, on the BBC there are no adverts (yet) so if I watch something on the Iplayer (BBC streaming) there are no ads. It means I tend to be a lot less tolerant of ads than I used to be.

Frequent channel changing would be very stressful though :( I'm sorry you have to deal with that. It's hard to get into something if the next moment it's on something else.

My Mum does actually watch TV like that sometimes, but only when on her own. On a Saturday she'll flip between two other shows and the football scores quite often. But I have my own TV and she never does this when Dad is watching with her. Although Dad tends to fall asleep when they're watching things. There are some films he claims he's never seen because every time they watch it he sleeps.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 07, 2022, 10:45:27 PM
A co-worker told me not to be so judgy because I couldn't find the AV cart in the check-in area so I left the DVD on the counter.  I didn't say ANYTHING other than, "I can't find the cart so I'll just leave this here" so they could put it away with any other AV that was coming in.  If I was judgy I'd have said something like "Looks like you guys are too lazy to start a new cart."  And when she did point out where the cart was, it was outside the check-in area and the only thing on it was the DVD I'd brought in so it looks to me like they didn't even HAVE an AV cart when I was looking for it.

I'm really getting tired of this particular co-worker calling me judgy every time I open my mouth.  I'm going to stop talking to her altogether and see if that solves the problem.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on March 07, 2022, 11:35:54 PM
Pokeyonekenobie, your co-worker sounds very judgy IMO

I've tried to get them to record shows. They have YouTubeTV streaming for TV now so i'm not sure if they can record. sometimes it doesn't allow fast forwarding which is super annoying. I don't like commercials but i can either tune them out or i make fun of them because they're goofy. the channel changing is what really bothers me and i've tried to get them to record shows or just watch streaming services. they have HBO with their internet and amazon prime but i think they feel like watching reruns on streaming is too much effort. they say they don't like reruns but then they watch them. they had Netflix for a while but my mom said she could never find anything to watch. i think she had trouble using the search. so they canceled it. yeah i love them but the longer I live away from them the more i notice the quirkiness. they're moving closer to where I live now so i'll be able to see them more. maybe i'll be able to tune out some of their strange habits. i just worry that they're in the house all them time because of covid. i think they're getting more antisocial and i'm hoping to get them out of the house more after they move. even if it's just to the grocery store or the park.

my parents have a tendency to assume that I like whatever they like and neglect to ask what I want. i sometimes think they forget i'm not in my 70s! sometimes they'll ask my partner what he wants to eat or watch. but generally they assume they don't need to ask what i want. sometimes i do speak up but when i was younger i pretty much had to watch whatever they liked. i have a half sister but she's much older than me and i didn't have any siblings in the house growing up so i didn't really get to watch stuff others kids my age watched. i watched cartoons of course but evening tv watching was up to my parents. so usually news (FYI not great for kids. i learned about diseases and war way too early) and tv shows they liked. which weren't bad I guess. there were not as many options back then.

it was less that they were trying to shelter me and more that they didn't want to watch shows they didn't really like just because i wanted to watch. this led to some embarrassments like me not knowing a lot of pop culture stuff from the late 80s - mid 90s. i didn't know that Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson were siblings and got laughed at.
:drunk:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on March 08, 2022, 12:00:18 AM
My complaint is also about my parents.   I was sick this morning.  Last night I ate something that didn't taste right and instead of not finishing it I went ahead and ate it.  I think this is part of the reason that I was sick earlier.  When that happened to my mom a few weeks my dad sad that it was because something she ate didn't taste right (She was the only one to get sick from the food that night).  When I told my mom that I was and just wanted a couple of pieces of toast for breakfast she said that I made myself sick due to worrying about an upcoming drs appointment.  I'm not denying that might have been a factor, but I also mentioned the food that tasted off.


I feel like my parents don't listen to what I say or want a lot of the time either.  My mom is bad about only hearing the first couple of words and then asking me to repeat what I said even though I hadn't finished my sentence yet. 

I like most of the shows that my mom likes but my dad likes a lot of shows that I don't.  I tried to talk to my mom that I often feel like I have to wait until my parents are gone or I'm in room to watch what I like and her response was "you get to pick what we watch every 3 weeks."

I tried to watch TV with the neighbor once and she constantly changed the channels to different movies every few minutes too.  She's very self centered and only things about what she wants and doesn't consider how others might feel about it.  She's said some really mean things to me in the past and when I told my mom about she told that the "neighbor didn't know any better and  I just had to deal with it."

My dad changes the channel a lot too especially if sports is on (he doesn't like sports) or the news doesn't come on right on time.

My grandparents thought they had to mute the TV and turn the closed captioning on while they were on the phone so they could hear.  After they ended the call they would sometimes forget to turn the sound back on and the closed captioning was always delayed with what was being spoken on screen. So you would see their moves move and could tell the closed captioning was behind.  I hated watching TV that way. 

@Taffeta, I'm sorry you had a stressful day.

@BlackCurtains I hope you feel better soon.


Ponyfan
 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 08, 2022, 03:15:19 PM
My parents are the opposite. They watch the same things over and over. My mom also hates commercials and will switch channels when she's watching regular TV, but usually she's good at going back to the original show. She mostly watches Netflix though which doesn't have ads. I like to watch with captions on but my mom doesn't like it. We usually watch movies when I go over there. My dad watches Animal Planet, the Western channel and *sigh* Fox News. That's it.

I feel awful today. This is the worst I've felt in a while. I slept in until 9 and I normally get up at around 6. I feel a little better after taking some pain reliver but my head is roaring. My ears hurt so much.

The fruit flies are back and there were ants in the kitchen and on my desk. But I got new sticky traps for the flies which work really well attached to the vinegar traps, so I'm not too worried about them. I did find where the ants were coming from in the kitchen and sprayed, but there were stragglers on the counter and I had to move all my coffee stuff.

@everyone, sorry your parents and co-workers are causing troubles for you guys.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on March 08, 2022, 06:54:37 PM
Discord is broken: AGAIN!!! It's happened before but at least that time I knew what was happening & got updates on its progress. But recently they changed it so log-ins are no longer automatic & I have to log in TWICE on the browser every time I open it. I love the sharky Discord I'm on in particular, & have a load of people there I connect to, & we all have fun times, some of which have gone in What Made Me Smile here. Being without access to that Discord is hard for me...

I know it's a first world problem, but that place being inaccessible is like losing the Arena. It's my community, & I've grown very fond of it...
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on March 08, 2022, 09:21:09 PM
amazon web services had yet another outage. again bad idea to put all of these large internet services on a single platform. spotify was also down. this time i just couldn't log in. it seems to be working now though.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponybookworm on March 08, 2022, 11:07:18 PM
Yep, Discord wasn't dead for long
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 09, 2022, 04:36:04 PM
I'll be so glad to see the doctor tomorrow. My ears are just killing me and today my eyes are teary and burn.

I've been up since 3am. I couldn't sleep due to pain and thinking about things. Yesterday was very full for me. I talked to my friend who I haven't seen in about 10 years. It was nice catching up but also sad. She's living in our hometown right now, and the things she tells me about it are hard to hear. It's changed so much and not in a good way. It wasn't Mayberry growing up, but it had its nice spots. She told me the beaches are gone, Lake Michigan has risen and taken all the land back.

She also told me things about people we knew and went to school with. So many dead. A lot from suicide. Some in prison and not the people you would think! It's also very weird how our lives intertwine each others. We met in 8th grade and were inseparable. Our lives went in very different directions but we're still the same? It's strange.

I'm also thinking a lot about my dad (see WYP for details).

My apartment is a mess. I haven't done much while I've been sick and it shows. I'm one person. How can I make such a mess? lol
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pheasant on March 10, 2022, 04:18:20 PM
I hope everyone is having a better day today. Pony hugs all around. :lovey:

I'm overwhelmed. There is too much going on...nationally, globally, or just in my personal life. Engaging in conversation of any kind is a struggle. I don't really want to talk, but I also know that if I don't, I'll withdraw more than I already do. It's exhausting. Every day I tell myself that things will get better (and probably not as soon as we'd like it too) but it honestly feels like a pipe dream.

I think I'm going to shower and sleep in an attempt to clear my head.  >_<
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on March 10, 2022, 04:57:39 PM
I hope everyone is having a better day today. Pony hugs all around. :lovey:

I'm overwhelmed. There is too much going on...nationally, globally, or just in my personal life. Engaging in conversation of any kind is a struggle. I don't really want to talk, but I also know that if I don't, I'll withdraw more than I already do. It's exhausting. Every day I tell myself that things will get better (and probably not as soon as we'd like it too) but it honestly feels like a pipe dream.

I think I'm going to shower and sleep in an attempt to clear my head.  >_<

This.

Pretty much how i've felt for the last 2 years. I moved from my home town a few years back and moved again during the pandemic. i work remote which i love. but i feel so disconnected from my friends back home. i used to go home every few months before the pandemic and now if i do go back home i just see my parents. i want to see my friends but i'm afraid of getting my parents sick.

i also don't really keep in touch with them as much because i feel like everything in the world is terrible and i don't want to make them sadder. and what ever good is happening i just don't really share. idk. i've always been very bad at asking for help or someone to listen when i'm feeling bad. i tend to retreat into my isolation.

you're not alone though :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on March 10, 2022, 05:14:02 PM
Honestly, knowing I have to teach once a week makes me focus on what I need to be doing for that right now. I'd rather not think of all the implications of other things happening, as I'm a worst case scenario kind of person, so burying myself in mediaeval Japanese is my sanctuary at the moment.

The world has been a stressful place for the last 2 years plus and it doesn't show any sign of letting up.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on March 11, 2022, 06:57:16 PM
Today has been a frustrating day.   :argh:

I called my inhaler in to the pharmacy on Wed. It was out of refills but I figured that it would be ready the next day.  Today I called the pharmacy and they said they hadn't heard back from the dr.  I had to call the drs office twice (I left a message the first time and then they called while I was out) but I think it's taken care of now.  It wouldn't be so bad but I had to do the same thing last time I needed a new prescription.  It shouldn't be so hard to get a medicine that you need.

The only place I can work on my diamond painting is on the kitchen table.  I was going to get it out but my mom said I had to wait until after lunch even though we had a huge breakfast this morning.  I told my mom that I wasn't hungry but she said I had to eat something anyway because my dad wanted lunch.

My dad got the cheese out that might have been part of the reason I got sick earlier this week.  I told him that it didn't taste good.  He threw it away and said we had more cheese in the refrigerator.  When my parents got it out they saw it had expired in November. Yet, when I told my mom that the cheese I ate tasted bad she told me that I was just worrying too much.

I get so tired of not being taken seriously by my parents when I try to tell them things sometimes. :(


Ponyfan 
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 11, 2022, 09:13:23 PM
The meds my doctor gave me for my sinusitis is some hardcore stuff. It's used to treat, among other things, anthrax and plague :crazy: It has some scary potential side effects and I'm a little scared to take it. I think I'll wait and start it tomorrow in the morning so I can be awake to monitor myself. I'll tell my mom to call me  and make sure I answer.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: SpacePinto on March 12, 2022, 12:30:52 AM
My pencil literally snapped in two in my hand while I was solving a very captivating nonogram puzzle, and it wasn't even some cheap off-brand junk, BiC is supposed to be a quality product.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on March 12, 2022, 12:52:26 AM
The meds my doctor gave me for my sinusitis is some hardcore stuff. It's used to treat, among other things, anthrax and plague :crazy: It has some scary potential side effects and I'm a little scared to take it. I think I'll wait and start it tomorrow in the morning so I can be awake to monitor myself. I'll tell my mom to call me  and make sure I answer.

Whoa! How strong pills you got! :whoa: It's a wonder if they don't work for your disease! Hopefully they won't cause you any side effects! :hug:
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 12, 2022, 03:33:58 PM
It's been an hour and so far, so good. I took a genetic test a few years ago that said I metabolize medicines very quickly, so if anything is going to happen it should happen sooner rather than later.

My complaint right now is the crazy weather. There is a severe line of thunderstorms and possible tornadoes coming this way. There is a cold front behind it and it's going to be 38 degrees tonight (they say), but the rest of the week is going to be highs in the upper 70s and 80s. I'd like to open my windows. I guess it'll depend on the humidity. 80 isn't too bad without humidity.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on March 12, 2022, 06:36:13 PM
Bear in mind my family have been in virtual lockdown for quite some time.

So today, having got literally everything we can possibly do in place, we went to one of the local retail parks.

Nothing exciting, just a trip to get some stuff we needed.

...literally the first time inside a supermarket for me in 2 years. That's insane but it's true.

BUT anyhow.

My bus broke down on the way back. I had to get a second bus and walk half the route to get home. Fortunately the driver managed to get it to an interchange hub where that was possible; where it started playing up would've been even more problematic.

And parents' bus was late and they had a really rude driver who seemed to blame the passengers for his being late, as he yelled at them to get on the bus quicker even though people were trying to get off.

Our region isn't like London, it doesn't have bus doors at the front and middle.

As nice as it was to go out and as much as I've missed the buses...seriously.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on March 13, 2022, 02:13:05 PM
my parents are frustrating me again. we're trying to find them a house close to us so we can help them cook, drive them to doctor appointments etc. when we decided to buy a house here my parents said that they wanted to move here too. if they weren't ok with moving we were planning to move back to Houston. now they're dragging their feet on actually buying a house here.

yesterday we looked at a really nice house and i think my parents will put in an offer for it. but when they looked at the inspection report they kind of freaked out even though everything in there looked ok to me. some of what they were upset with was just normal stuff for newer homes. not things that were an actual issue. some of it was like "if _ is present" but it's not present. not saying that the issue is present. but just the mention of a possible issue bothered them. we're going to have an inspector we worked with here look at it. obviously i don't want them to buy a home with major issues.

i'm frustrated because i feel like they are trying to come up with reasons not to move after we were willing to move back to Houston. we didn't want to move back but we would have.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 13, 2022, 04:09:12 PM
So it did get down to 41 last night. We actually have a wind chill advisory today. I opened two of my windows to get a cross breeze going, but it's a little too cold for me :lol:

My current complaint is the neighbor smoking weed in his car and it's wafting into my apartment. This has happened a few times. I hate the smell. There is a no drug rule for the complex including marijuana even though it's legal in Florida if you have a card. I can't really be bothered to turn him in though.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Beth3346 on March 14, 2022, 01:49:16 PM
the time change is very annoying. at least it's light later.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on March 14, 2022, 08:44:19 PM
the time change is very annoying. at least it's light later.

Are you on daylight savings already??

...I am so looking forward to the clocks going forward at the end of march (here). I hate winter time and love summer time. xD.

My complaint - we just get some good weather in the daytime but the nights are so cold I can't do much about taking plants outside.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 14, 2022, 10:27:13 PM
Yeah, the time change is screwing with my medicine schedule, I'm all messed up.

I ate moldy bread. I've had these sub buns for a while, they were in the fridge. But since I've been so sick I haven't had an appetite. Today I decided to make cheesesteak and use the buns. They looked fine and I ate one. I made another and when I lifted it up to take a bite I noticed mold on the bottom. I checked the bag and they're all moldy on the bottom. Yuck.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: freezestime on March 15, 2022, 12:09:41 AM
I don't like how my new medicine is making my vision all blurry
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 15, 2022, 02:47:27 PM
I would love to know how to convince 2 people I am forced to work with to quit.  My dog would be better at their job than they are and yet we keep paying them because they smile and nod to the boss and just do a crap job that the rest of us are expected to fix when the boss isn't looking and then they get credit for the work everyone else did.  But if we try to say that we did it, the boss ignores us and still lauds their sloth and ignorance.  They're so dumb I seriously think if I glued a quarter to the road they would get hit by a car while they were trying to pick it up.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on March 15, 2022, 03:54:12 PM
My dad doesn't always put things back where he found them.  Yesterday he was looking through our movies and when he got done he put one of the ones he was looking at in a spot that I was keeping open specifically so I didn't have to take movies off of the top of them to get to the new movies I wanted to watch this week.  :(   If I say anything about it he'll just get mad.

My mom is still going on about finding my childhood Lego set so I can add it to my new one.  I wouldn't mind doing that but she's convinced that my childhood set is hiding somewhere and when I tell her that I looked in the place that she thinks they are she goes and looks again like she doesn't believe me.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: BlackCurtains on March 15, 2022, 09:24:33 PM
Ugh. I've had a terrible headache all day. I took some generic Excedrin and slept for a while but it's worse :(

Overall I feel better but my headaches are pretty severe. I still have 2 weeks worth of antibiotics. I hope everything keeps getting better. I think headache is one of the side effects but it's hard to tell if it's that or just one of my regular ones.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on March 16, 2022, 01:27:52 PM
Be me: have plans for other things to do around the house today
Mom: *gives more stuff to do, which then throws off the original list of things to do*
Like dang! All I wanted was to finish my chores and then draw for a while before work but now I have to vacuum too because people walk with their dirty shoes inside.
Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: Taffeta on March 16, 2022, 08:17:46 PM
So where to even begin with today xD. A bunch of minor annoying things happened, but here are 2:

I had to swap my TV out for the one I used in London because the HDMI ports have apparently fritzed all of a sudden.

And

My PC keyboard is driving me nuts. I broke the F key ages ago. I broke the E key a few weeks ago. Now the R key is loose though it's not broken yet. YET. The e key is the problem one though. It's missing part of it and so it is literally stuck on with a photo sticky spot and tape. It works remarkably well considering but sometimes it just doesn't hit when I am typing at speed and I have to go back.

...This is the MOST COMMON LETTER in the English language. I can't even write English language without it. So it's 85% functionality is really annoying me.

And I like to write. It's hard to write with a wonky e key.

But I daren't do anything decisive to try and sort it out at least till next weekend because I need the PC for my teaching. I do have some spare keys and may try to see if I can replace them after...but not until I'm done with my contract.

Title: Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread... number 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on March 16, 2022, 09:27:40 PM
Thought I was doing a custom of Romana II and found out that the nylon hair I’m using is for Ace (Seventh Doctor Companion). So got to get another petite doll remove the hair and order nylon hair that matches Romana II.

Plus I’ve got a cramp in my lef