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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Pez Dispens3r » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:09 pm UTC

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby ethraax » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:53 am UTC

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby poxic » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:03 am UTC

If I am asleep, or giving all appearances of being asleep, I do not want you to jump onto the mattress beside me and meow loudly. Not once. Not three or five times a night, either.

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Sungura » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:03 am UTC

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Magilla » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:26 am UTC

Sungura wrote:"You need to change the default password when you set up your wifi. I just got onto your system in less than a minute." (To my friend who was saying what a wonderful job her fiance did with setting up their internet)


Something that I have to tell people a lot is "if you found setting up your wifi easy, but you can't differentiate between the internet and Internet Explorer, then you've probably done it wrong."
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Amarantha » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:37 am UTC

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Plasma Man » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:09 am UTC

Getting up in the night means I need the toilet or a drink. It does not mean I'm stealing from you or am secretly on medications.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby abitha » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:22 pm UTC

apeman5291 wrote:"No, Jimi Hendrix was a musician."


I think I can beat this with "No, Michael Jackson was a singer."


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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Plasma Man » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:13 am UTC

"It's in the instructions" is not a helpful response when the instructions are 80 pages long.

Also, if you say you're going to do a job, do the entire job. Don't leave half of it undone as a surprise for me the next day.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Magilla » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:27 am UTC

"I need the exact error message. Yes, word-for-word. `There's an error on my computer` is not useful."
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby the_bandersnatch » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:11 pm UTC

... but you're an adult now, so stop saying "totally" all the bloody time. Like, totally.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby kapojinha » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:55 pm UTC

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:03 pm UTC

You cannot start an idea with 'In other words...'
THERE HAVE TO BE OTHER WORDS FIRST.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby mochafairy » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:15 pm UTC

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Shro » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:47 pm UTC

At work: "Yes of course this 2 month old puppy is going to get bigger."

Seriously? Are you going to ask if a 2 year old is going to "stay the same size" or "not get any bigger?" It's a damn baby dog.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby parkaboy » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:33 am UTC

Espresso is coffee. "Quad" means 4, as in "a quad espresso is 4 shots (ounces) of espresso, which is coffee, so yes it has caffeine. Anything else?"

why is coffee so difficult for some people?
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby velvet_octopus » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:49 am UTC

While working in a drive-through once, I handed a guy a Coke and a blue Powerade. He asked me how he could tell which one was the Powerade.

Me: It's the blue one. Have a nice day. :D

(Now I wonder if he wasn't colorblind . . . maybe I should have said the Coke was the fizzy one?)

Also, when you are in a drive-through, why are you telling me you want your order "to go"? Seriously?
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:00 am UTC

More of the driving ones. I'm glad I'm not the only one with these problems.
-"Turn at the stop sign/intersection" doesn't help me when half the time it means after the sign or through the intersection, and half the time it means into the road just before it. Along the same lines, "the intersection" doesn't tell me a whole lot when there are several up ahead. You might assume it's the nearest, but no.
-Yes, I see the other cars. Yes, I am aware of my speed. Yes, I know how to operate the headlights. Yes, I signalled. No, I am not an idiot.
-Crushing someone emotionally is not funny. Claiming to be joking when you really aren't just so they won't be (as) hurt also is a bad idea. It's not as if they won't find out eventually.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby lulzfish » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:31 am UTC

There's two highways near my house, and I live a few blocks from their intersection.

I shouldn't have to say, "Which highway, X or Y?" in response to your silly direction, "{Turn onto | Go straight past} the highway."

There's 2 of them, and because of the highway system's pathetic lack of support for bicycles, I have no sense of direction while driving on either of them.

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby phlip » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:40 am UTC

Magilla wrote:"I need the exact error message. Yes, word-for-word. `There's an error on my computer` is not useful."

Oh my, yes. A large majority of the error messages from our software are of the form "There was an error: <actual error message>. Please contact us." (but slightly more verbose)... it's amazing how many people only quote the first and last bits over the phone, which narrows it down to almost anything.

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby zug » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:52 am UTC

Believe it or not, not wanting to be at your beck and call doesn't mean I hate you. It means you need to leave me the hell alone for more than 5 minutes of an entire day, because yours are not sane expectations for a human over the age of 10.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby NightStar » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:39 am UTC

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby GhostWolfe » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:14 am UTC

I shouldn't have to say this, but...

About half of the people posting in this thread seem to be lost. You're looking for the common misconceptions thread, perhaps rants.

This thread is for things you've said, not dumb things that annoy you.

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby SummerGlauFan » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:02 am UTC

When I was working at a gas station, a customer asked for a purple lighter. I have partial color blindness, and my manager managed to hang the purple and blue lighters right next to each other.

Customer: "Look, it's right there. What are you, colorblind?"
Me: "Yes."
Customer, embarrassed: "Oh."

In other words, if I am having trouble finding the color, I am probably colorblind and it would help to do more than gesture vaguely and get mad.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby ssbookyu123 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:02 am UTC

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Plasma Man » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:05 pm UTC

"The sun's not still up. Those are floodlights."
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby tin » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:40 pm UTC

This morning, I had to utter this to my Papa.

"You can't use ground coffee as instant"

He did anyway, because he's stubborn as hell.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Plasma Man » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:06 pm UTC

Yuck!

From earlier today: "You might need to use both hands to pick up that lead-lined box. It will be heavy."
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby SummerGlauFan » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:32 pm UTC

No, not wanting eight children does NOT mean I am selfish. It means I'm smart. - To an idiot I will not name.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Vohu Manah » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:31 pm UTC

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:40 pm UTC

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Postby TheKrikkitWars » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:18 pm UTC

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby The Utilitarian » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:22 am UTC

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:36 am UTC

Some of these I've actually said, but in various other forms.

"Of course Xena's got worms. She was born outdoors, and her mother, a feral, has worms. Plus, I believe my mom told you Xena may have worms when you got her" - to a co-worker who adopted one of our kittens a month ago, the other day

"If she doesn't have a title in the file drawer, then we don't have the title. Don't ask me if I show a title on the status report. If she doesn't have the title, we don't have the title" - to every agent who's asked me to check the status report after going to the assistant paralegal for a parcel title, only to find she didn't have it.

"You are not excused from providing me with status updates, just because you're a contract agent vs. the salary or hourly agents. Everyone is required to provide me with weekly status updates, regardless of how much work they've done. Maybe I should let the bos know you're really not doing any work. It sure as fuck seems that way, if I'm not getting any updates from you. Maybe he'll put you on furlough and take someone who currently is off, someone who's actually doing their fucking job and providing me with weekly status updates." - To an asshole agent who makes it easier to extract teeth from a crocodile than to update my status report on all road projects we're trying to buy property for.

"Let me explain the process for the millionth time. You e-mail the counter offer letter to E. E then checks it for maths and makes sure the areas are correct. He then e-mails it to J. J checks the justification of the counter offer. Once he's satisfied, he e-mails it to me. I check it for grammar, spelling, and other little nitpicks. I then save it to the network where it's easily retrievable if needed, and then I print it out and give it to J to sign. You do not take it straight to J." - to a couple of agents who still do things the old-fashioned way when it comes to counter offer letters.

"Quit saving your fucking counter offer letters to your fucking hard drive. I have to waste precious time retyping it from scratch if I have to make corrections to any errors brought up by our paralegal." - to any agent who doesn't save it to the network drive, after having been instructed to do so 794,351,042,354 times. This happened before the above process/policy was implemented.

"I don't have time to fucking sit down to enter info in the status report as you tell it to me. Just type it up or write it up, and place it in the appropriate basket. I will enter it when I have time, and it will be done before I have to print it for J." - to a couple of agents who insist on sitting down and telling me their status updates, instead of e-mailing me or writing them up

"Do not place any shit in my chair, or on my desk in front of the keyboard. It goes in the appropriate basket, over there (point to table with five or six baskets). As you can see, each one is clearly labeled with what belongs in it." - to every agent, or anyone else in my department who insists on putting things in my chair or on my desk, especially if it needs immediate attention. It will get immediate attention if placed in the basket.
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby rogerwillson » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:33 am UTC

You know that you should not have to say this, then why you said this type on things on this forum?
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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby phlip » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:49 am UTC

Because the whole point of the thread is that there's a difference between "shouldn't have to" and "don't have to".

And I really shouldn't've had to point that out.

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Aetius » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:50 am UTC

"Yes that is your hand."

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Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Postby Ouch.jars » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:41 am UTC

All today...
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