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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonmamma View Post
    Is there a "head slap" of the day thread, or will this do?

    Yesterday a coworker told me how excited she is that her husband got an insulin pump, because now he can eat all sorts of desserts that he couldn't have before. She can't wait to take him to the county fair this year so she can buy him funnel cakes.
    More like "funeral" cakes. They both need a dope slap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynna View Post
    +100 add to that the assholes who unleash their dogs where they're not supposed to and use those damn retractable leashes. Especially when they try to bring back a 60 lb dog by pushing a button.
    And of course the retractable leash is a nylon cord that's about 1/4 of an inch wide. There's a reason that nice leather leashes and chain collars are manufactured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sibylsybil View Post
    And of course the retractable leash is a nylon cord that's about 1/4 of an inch wide. There's a reason that nice leather leashes and chain collars are manufactured.
    I hate those freaking retractable leashes. I have a 70 pound pupper, who is still easily exciteable. We have a steel collar and a nice short leash that I grip up on (she walks next to me, heeling), and I'm working with her on staying focused on the walk, not other dogs, but it's a work in progress. I WAS going to the local lake to walk her, but because so many people use those non-leashes and let their dog stray right over to mine and get her all worked up, I stopped. Oh, after someone let their dog run up to mine and pupper pulled fast and I went down on the ground, scraping my knee, elbow and hand in the process. :-/ Now I do the city streets walk instead because I can always cross the street if I need to.
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    We had a collie mix growing up. Even after they came out, the retract-a-leash wasn't an option. We had the Army/ Navy K-9 leashes (The thick, doubled over, bright yellow nylon ones that were 6' long, 2" wide, and 1/2" thick) that we used on him. Anything less we feared he'd snap if he decided he needed to RUN. He heeled or walked 2-3' in front of us 95% of the time and if he ever decided to take off, all it took was "BUTCH! HERE! NOW!!!" and he'd come running back.
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    Gripe Today:
    I HATE ironing, especially here. It took me an hour to iron 7 articles of clothing. It took me 15 minutes after that to unclog the iron from the hard water buildup. Ours is supposed to be one of the irons that is nearly impossible to get a hard water buildup clog on. I fucking hate ironing.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
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    Today's gripe: Web sites of TV providers where it's almost impossible to find the channel line-up for my area. WTF, people, I want to give you my money, help me out here...
    Last edited by DianeThePurple; 03-31-2011 at 05:02 PM. Reason: I can't type

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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    Gripe Today:
    I fucking hate ironing.
    Amen sister!

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    People who click "Reply to all" instead of just reply when answering an email.

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    Popped heel blisters. Not being able to put my heel on the floor sucks.
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    ironing? i haven't done that in YEARS.

    my GOTD: A co-worker using the phrase "dry British humor" to excuse another (fossilized old git) co-worker's offensive sexist behavior & general dumbass remarks. If the guy was more useful than a piece of driftwood, I could overlook his 1970's attitude to women & his Captain Obvious style of conversation. However, he IS useless and until today, I had no idea that "dry British humor" meant "offensive stupid idiot with a pompous accent".

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