snopes.com  

Go Back   snopes.com > SLC Central > Rantidote

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #781  
Old 19 June 2018, 02:32 PM
Seaboe Muffinchucker's Avatar
Seaboe Muffinchucker Seaboe Muffinchucker is offline
 
Join Date: 30 June 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 18,314
Glasses

I've had Mormons, but not JWs. Being Seattle, lots and lots of environmentalists. They get very indignant when I don't want to talk to them, or even just listen to their spiels.

I'm also one of those rare people who don't think that, just because you knock on my door, I have to answer. I haven't gotten over the impulse to leave the room, though.

Seaboe
Reply With Quote
  #782  
Old 19 June 2018, 02:36 PM
Sue's Avatar
Sue Sue is offline
 
Join Date: 26 December 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 9,023
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
I'm also one of those rare people who don't think that, just because you knock on my door, I have to answer. I haven't gotten over the impulse to leave the room, though.

Seaboe
I had someone come to the door in the early evening a few weeks ago, I was home alone and didn't want to answer the door. I wasn't afraid I just couldn't be bothered and assumed it was someone connected to the election. Anyway they would not leave. Rang the bell. Waited a few moments. Knocked on the door. Waited a few moments. Rang the bell. I was upstairs and looked out to reassure myself that it actually was a stranger at the door. It was. I half expected them to start circling the house peering in windows to see if they could see someone. I don't care if they knew for a fact that someone was home (although I don't know how they could have) if I don't answer the door I have my reasons. Go away!
Reply With Quote
  #783  
Old 19 June 2018, 02:53 PM
Seaboe Muffinchucker's Avatar
Seaboe Muffinchucker Seaboe Muffinchucker is offline
 
Join Date: 30 June 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 18,314
Glasses

Since I don't have blinds or curtains on my living room windows, and the stairs to the door go right past the windows, if I'm in the living room, they'll definitely know I'm home. If they take me by surprise (i.e., I didn't notice them approaching), I usually answer. Otherwise, I ignore them--and leave the room.

I've never had one knock on the window. I have had people argue with me about listening to them, and I once had to tell someone to get off my property (...you young hoodlum!). To their credit, they did leave.

Seaboe
Reply With Quote
  #784  
Old 19 June 2018, 03:03 PM
Skeptic's Avatar
Skeptic Skeptic is offline
 
Join Date: 16 July 2005
Location: Logan, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 1,790
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChasFink View Post
If I want to show people I care about a cause and gave money I can wear a pin or ribbon or sticker.
That's the opposite of what I do. I refuse to wear pins, badges, or wrist bands to indicate support, especially those "wear-this-to-show-you-are-against-(fill in cause here)" ones that are so prevalent. Being against something terrible like domestic violence or cancer is the default position. I don't need to show it as an option that I chose.
Reply With Quote
  #785  
Old 19 June 2018, 04:38 PM
Bill Bill is offline
 
Join Date: 02 January 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,752
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
I'm also one of those rare people who don't think that, just because you knock on my door, I have to answer. I haven't gotten over the impulse to leave the room, though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sue View Post
I had someone come to the door in the early evening a few weeks ago, I was home alone and didn't want to answer the door. I wasn't afraid I just couldn't be bothered and assumed it was someone connected to the election. Anyway they would not leave. Rang the bell. Waited a few moments. Knocked on the door. Waited a few moments. Rang the bell. I was upstairs and looked out to reassure myself that it actually was a stranger at the door. It was. I half expected them to start circling the house peering in windows to see if they could see someone. I don't care if they knew for a fact that someone was home (although I don't know how they could have) if I don't answer the door I have my reasons. Go away!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
Since I don't have blinds or curtains on my living room windows, and the stairs to the door go right past the windows, if I'm in the living room, they'll definitely know I'm home. If they take me by surprise (i.e., I didn't notice them approaching), I usually answer. Otherwise, I ignore them--and leave the room.
That's my rule, too.

If I'm home it might be my quiet time during which I'm not obligated to answer the door or the phone.

And I had an experience too, with two people at the door ringing the bell, and, not getting the hint that I wouldn't answer, just stood there and rang it again a little while later.

I also don't believe someone preaching at my door would be a productive endeavor for me or for them. I have my beliefs; they're not likely to get me to adopt their beliefs; I'm not likely to get them to adopt mine (if I was so inclined).

Thanks.

Bill
Reply With Quote
  #786  
Old 19 June 2018, 05:15 PM
DawnStorm's Avatar
DawnStorm DawnStorm is offline
 
Join Date: 11 March 2003
Location: Montgomery County, MD
Posts: 16,376
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill View Post

I also don't believe someone preaching at my door would be a productive endeavor for me or for them. I have my beliefs; they're not likely to get me to adopt their beliefs; I'm not likely to get them to adopt mine (if I was so inclined).

Thanks.

Bill

This, this, and this again.
Reply With Quote
  #787  
Old 19 June 2018, 10:02 PM
Beachlife!'s Avatar
Beachlife! Beachlife! is offline
 
Join Date: 22 June 2001
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 28,411
Jolly Roger

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill View Post
...
I also don't believe someone preaching at my door would be a productive endeavor for me or for them. I have my beliefs; they're not likely to get me to adopt their beliefs; I'm not likely to get them to adopt mine (if I was so inclined)...
I just tell them that I know what they are selling and I'm interested.
Reply With Quote
  #788  
Old 19 June 2018, 10:58 PM
thorny locust's Avatar
thorny locust thorny locust is offline
 
Join Date: 27 April 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 8,997
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beachlife! View Post
I just tell them that I know what they are selling and I'm interested.
Is there a "not" missing in that sentence?
Reply With Quote
  #789  
Old 19 June 2018, 11:26 PM
Beachlife!'s Avatar
Beachlife! Beachlife! is offline
 
Join Date: 22 June 2001
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 28,411
Default

Yes, that's 'not interested'.
Reply With Quote
  #790  
Old 20 June 2018, 01:15 PM
ChasFink's Avatar
ChasFink ChasFink is offline
 
Join Date: 09 December 2015
Location: Mineola, NY
Posts: 705
Icon401

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skeptic View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChasFink View Post
If I want to show people I care about a cause and gave money I can wear a pin or ribbon or sticker.
That's the opposite of what I do. I refuse to wear pins, badges, or wrist bands to indicate support, especially those "wear-this-to-show-you-are-against-(fill in cause here)" ones that are so prevalent. Being against something terrible like domestic violence or cancer is the default position. I don't need to show it as an option that I chose.
Allow me to stress the "If I want to show people I care about a cause...." I generally don't wear those things either. The only times I will are to show solidarity with a contribution campaign in the office (what we were discussing in the first place) or if it's a cause that needs more publicity and I'm willing to answer the "what's that ribbon for?" questions. In either case, it's short-term only.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
I'm also one of those rare people who don't think that, just because you knock on my door, I have to answer.
Amen. And the telephone. I just plain do not answer the phone if I don't recognize the number. If it's important, leave a message.
Reply With Quote
  #791  
Old 20 June 2018, 02:29 PM
Seaboe Muffinchucker's Avatar
Seaboe Muffinchucker Seaboe Muffinchucker is offline
 
Join Date: 30 June 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 18,314
Glasses

Roto-hammering. For the next two weeks, it will be going on from 6:30 to 2 pm every day on the two floors below me (I work 7-3:30, so practically my entire work day). Yesterday, it drove me to work from home. I had tensed up from the noise and vibration so much that my TMJ kicked in.

My jaw aches a little from yesterday, but does not hurt. However, I've already decided that if it starts hurting today, I am going home again--sick leave, this time.

Seaboe
Reply With Quote
  #792  
Old 20 June 2018, 08:50 PM
Esprise Me's Avatar
Esprise Me Esprise Me is offline
 
Join Date: 02 October 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,719
Default

One of our relatively new hires has this habit of sighing loudly and frequently. As in, every few minutes, with vocalization. Usually the office is so loud that I can't hear her, but we both came in over the weekend and I could hear her from several cubicles over. I counted at one point; she sighed three times in five minutes. I put in earbuds (without music, which I often find too distracting) and I could still hear her. I am a self-diagnosed misophone, so this made me absolutely crazy.
Reply With Quote
  #793  
Old 21 June 2018, 02:08 PM
Seaboe Muffinchucker's Avatar
Seaboe Muffinchucker Seaboe Muffinchucker is offline
 
Join Date: 30 June 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 18,314
Glasses

I wonder if she has breathing issues she's unaware of.

I have a friend who sighs dramatically, grunts (commentary type, not exertion), and mutters to herself. It makes her sound like an old woman. I asked her once if she realized she muttered, and she did not. My question, however, has not made her more aware of (and thus more likely to control) this behavior.

Drives me crazy to the point that I don't like to be in the same room with her for long periods if we're not doing the same activity.

Seaboe
Reply With Quote
  #794  
Old 21 June 2018, 11:40 PM
mbravo's Avatar
mbravo mbravo is offline
 
Join Date: 29 December 2015
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,237
Default

I guess this could also be a TISHTTM. About two weeks ago I decided to cook up a batch of tomato sauce to store/freeze. I was a few drinks in, so I initially burned the garlic (so the sauce turned out quite bitter- not unbearable when it's actually in a dish, and I lessened it with some squeezes of lemon, but still), and then I guess in a desire to balance out that error, very much undercooked the white onion. In recent years I've come around to the mouthfeel of a raw onion, but only in appropriate dishes like in a pico de gallo or as a burger topping.

Well, last week I used some of the sauce to make a lasagna which turned out delicious. But for some reason as I'm eating the heated up leftovers, the crunch of the onion texture is unbearable. Maybe because I'm just cranky and sensitive today but it made the meal a bit miserable as every time I bit down I wondered if I was going to get that crunch again.

LTTAM- undercooked onions in sauce. TISHTTM- don't get plastered before making sauce....
Reply With Quote
  #795  
Old 22 June 2018, 12:47 AM
GenYus234's Avatar
GenYus234 GenYus234 is offline
 
Join Date: 02 August 2005
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 25,667
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbravo View Post
In recent years I've come around to the mouthfeel of a raw onion,
Say mouthfeel one more time!

ETA: Actually, I don't really care, it just reminded me of that strip.
Reply With Quote
  #796  
Old 22 June 2018, 06:49 AM
crocoduck_hunter's Avatar
crocoduck_hunter crocoduck_hunter is offline
 
Join Date: 27 May 2009
Location: Roseburg, OR
Posts: 12,372
Default

Ah, Sydney Scoville.

Somehow, I knew that scrip was going to get referenced once I saw that word.
Reply With Quote
  #797  
Old 22 June 2018, 10:59 AM
Gutter Monkey's Avatar
Gutter Monkey Gutter Monkey is offline
 
Join Date: 13 December 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,920
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GenYus234 View Post
Say mouthfeel one more time!

ETA: Actually, I don't really care, it just reminded me of that strip.
Huh, weird. I read this entire comic when someone posted about it a year or two ago and pretty much never thought about it again but earlier this week it popped into my head and I was going to go check out the latest strips but couldn't remember what it was called. Thanks GY!
Reply With Quote
  #798  
Old 22 June 2018, 12:37 PM
Alarm's Avatar
Alarm Alarm is offline
 
Join Date: 26 May 2011
Location: Nepean, ON
Posts: 5,569
Default

I used to read that webcomic...
I don't remember when or why I stopped...

Reply With Quote
  #799  
Old 22 June 2018, 05:15 PM
Sue's Avatar
Sue Sue is offline
 
Join Date: 26 December 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 9,023
Default

wrong thread

Last edited by Sue; 22 June 2018 at 05:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #800  
Old 24 June 2018, 05:11 PM
smittykins's Avatar
smittykins smittykins is offline
 
Join Date: 27 December 2003
Location: Seneca Falls, NY
Posts: 2,632
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smittykins View Post
Seeing one of my neighbors walking his dog and not having anything to clean up after it with. I would think it's a requirement for having one in this complex(not to mention simple common courtesy, especially if you're renting).
Update: This weekend, I got a note from the office stating that all tenants with animals are required to clean up after them.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Little things that annoy you WildaBeast Rantidote 1046 27 December 2017 06:19 PM
Little things that annoy you Gutter Monkey Rantidote 1216 23 July 2017 04:58 PM
Little things that annoy you Phil'sGirl Rantidote 1000 30 August 2016 12:44 PM
Little things that annoy you Wolf333 Rantidote 1007 28 May 2014 11:41 PM
Little things that annoy you Latiam Rantidote 1006 09 March 2014 10:47 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.