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Old 07-16-2020, 01:09 PM
 
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I know there are a lot of serious concerns/complaints out there. Please feel free, however, to sit down at our virtual table and share your petty vent or complaints. (Or not so petty, who cares?)
Here's mine: I'm frustrated by two things. One is a friend whose feelings are hurt way to easily. It's frustrating to have to be so cautious or to have her fly off the handle and get upset over things that truly aren't a big deal.
Second, I'm frustrated that a friend is not only stay8ing in a really really bad romantic relationship but that she's having a second baby with the baby daddy. I know she's an awesome mom and she'll be great with the new baby. It just further cements their relationship and I could not think of a worse person for her to be with.


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One is a friend whose feelings are hurt way to easily. It's frustrating to have to be so cautious or to have her fly off the handle and get upset over things that truly aren't a big deal.
I feel you with this. It took me a long time to learn that "sensitive" is just not a personality type that meshes well with mine. I tend to be drawn to those people at first because the good side is that they're often very kind and considerate people. But, it's awful to feel like you're constantly walking on eggshells because even the most mundane thing might get blown out of proportion. I used to have a teammate like this, and she left at the end of the 18-19 SY. The difference on our entire team this year was HUGE. So much more pleasant. I didn't even realize how bad things had gotten until this person had left and I saw what a big difference it made.

Here is my petty complaint:

I've been looking forward to my book club (this weekend) for weeks. Since I had a friend visit at the end of June, I haven't gone out at all and I live alone. Last month we met at a park in a picnic shelter where we could all be distanced, and we agreed it felt really safe and we'd do that this month. If anyone was uncomfortable with even this set up, they could still zoom in to our conversation.

I already had in mind what I was going to wear and was so excited to have a reason to wear a real outfit and do my hair and make up. Then this month's organizer emailed and said we need to do zoom again (I won't bore you with the reasons, but it's not for safety). I know I'll still get to talk to everyone, but zoom is just not the same at all and I won't even get to leave the house! I'm so bummed.
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Old 07-16-2020, 02:55 PM
 
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I'm frustrated with friends who apparently have decided they're done with all this virus stuff and have had a parade of houseguests this summer.

Also, I'm so sick of making dinner!! I know I can get takeout and we do every couple of weeks but restaurant food doesn't taste as good when it has to be transported home and I still have to clean up the mess after.
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My petty vent is that I cannot stand this
Old 07-16-2020, 03:37 PM
 
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hot, hot, hot and muggy, muggy weather! It is too hot to sleep without the A/C on, but the combined noise of the A/C, along with the weird air pressure it generates, just totally ruins my sleep. Also, the ceiling fan drives the cold air downward and I wake up with a stiff neck. Sheesh!

Furthermore, it has also been too hot for me to exercise outside, where all the classes are being held in the past two weeks. As a result, all I do is cook and eat and cook and eat some more.
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Boil water advisory
Old 07-16-2020, 04:07 PM
 
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We have a boil water advisory in our neighborhood and it's annoying! I am having to used bottled water to wash hands, brush teeth, etc. I have to boil water before I start cooking. It's only been 24 hours but I am done!


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Old 07-16-2020, 05:21 PM
 
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Clarity....Ceiling fans have a switch on them that will reverse the direction of the blades. One way directs the airflow downward, the other way directs the airflow upward. Switch the switch to the other direction. If it is up - switch it to down. If it is to the left - switch it to the right. Hopefully that will help.
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Old 07-16-2020, 05:43 PM
 
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we get to move into our new building monday! yeeeaaaa! we were ent a long list of things we couldn't do in our new rooms.

i have been collecting globes for the past 3 years in order to hang them in a corner of my classroom. (my theme is Travel)

well, in our new building, there are motion detectors in the classrooms (instead of just hallways) so we can't hanging anything from the ceiling.)
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Old 07-16-2020, 05:46 PM
 
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My DB's children are so dramatic. Not for want of my DB, but they have no relationship with him and they have not told him why. When you hear their reasons you can hear their mother talking. I just hate that this man worked 2 jobs so their mother could stay home with them, she did not do housework or really cook dinner. My DB did the cleaning. Now that they have been separated my DB has been supporting his STBX and children. They are between 16-27, the 27 yo is mentally challenged and lives with her maternal grandmother.

Yes, this is a vent. I am ending it here before I get to winded. Men can get screwed by their wives too!
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Old 07-16-2020, 08:36 PM
 
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I'm taking a break from Facebook since even a click on the care or heart thing can be misunderstood (although I don't get why).

I just flew home from an outdoor camping trip with a friend in a hot spot state. I have nothing going until late August. That's plenty of time to quarantine at home. I have NO plans to go out of my own yard or be around others. Yet, people think I'm going to be in public without mask. I've been wearing a mask since April! Give me credit for being the safest traveler I could be and don't put me down for being ok with staying home now for almost a month. I'm fine with quarantining & ordering groceries online delivered.
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Old 07-17-2020, 03:57 AM
 
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-Im tired of being poked with sharp objects (AKA: needles) that hurt for days after.

-were under a heat advisory today and tomorrow. Blech.


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Old 07-17-2020, 05:00 AM
 
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My petty vent is that I did a Zoom call with friends and one of my friends spent 10-15 minutes telling us her petty vent, which was an annoyance we all deal with akin to getting stuck in traffic due to road construction. I'm happy to hear my friend's petty vent but not for 15 minutes when we have limited time all together on Zoom.
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:25 AM
 
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I totally agree with you, men can get screwed too. I feel for you and your brother. He seems like a nice guy.
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:31 AM
 
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I second fixing dinner (...and breakfast...and lunch...and snacks...) - I just keep getting a rut.

Also, it's going to be 90 degrees for the next 4 days.
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:16 AM
 
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Mine may be more of a pet peeve. Why can't people TURN OFF THEIR CAMERA & MUTE THEMSELVES when they are asked to do so in a meeting? Like, seriously, people.
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:20 AM
 
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Oh, and a VENT, too.

I got married in 2016, and I changed my name. That year when I signed in to do my online trainings, it still had my other name, naturally. I did my trainings, then contacted the district person to change my name for me for the following year. In 2017 . . . nope. Still the same name. I emailed again. 2018? 2019? Yep . . . same. I emailed the company, the district contact, and the district tech guy.

Guess what? When I signed in a few minutes ago for training 2020, IT IS STILL MY OLD LAST NAME. That means that every single completion certificate I have to turn in prints with the wrong name, so I have to mark it out and change it so that it gets connected with my correct name.
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Old 07-17-2020, 11:25 AM
 
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@ Ima Teacher - I’m so, so sorry that you are dealing with completely non responsive IT, admin, central office, just everyone. IMO, it definitely sends a message that your employer does not value you as they should. Names are important. I can empathize somewhat. One year IT misspelled my name. So, my name on our school website, my email, etc. was completely messed up. Our jerk of a media specialist even went out of his way to make fun of my “misspelled” name. One of the things that can be frustrating in our field is to constantly hear how much everyone and everything is about the students and their welfare (which I completely understand BTW) but, does anyone ever appreciate the employees and staff. If memory serves, it took me two or three years of pointing out the error to everyone I could think of until it was finally, Finally, FINALLY fixed. I promise that if a parent had complained about their student’s name being misspelled in our system, it would have been fixed immediately.


My petty vent: I’m so over people complaining about having to wear a mask. I want to shake them or slap them or... something. Just stop complaining about it already. Complaining will not change the fact that you and I and everyone has to wear one. So, just grow up. Of course, I keep my thoughts to myself; but inside I’m just thinking, “You are acting like a toddler. Actually, I’ve seen toddlers behave better than you. And, BTW SHUT UP ALREADY!!!”
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:54 AM
 
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Oh my gosh -- I can totally relate to the friend with whose feelings are easily hurt. My sister is like that and disagreeing with her over even the slightest thing results in a meltdown about how her feelings aren't respected.

My petty vent -- the pool in my town is open and has been nothing but drama, because people from towns with closed pools are flocking to it and then it fills to capacity and local people can't use it. Also, the "visitors" are usually (not always, but usually) rude!
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:25 AM
 
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I see more people wearing n95 masks. Thank you for wearing a mask, but when you wear one with the valve you are only benefiting yourself. SMH

The same guy wears a snorkel at the pool so when lap swimming he is exhaling above the water. Most of us swimmers are exhaling in the water.
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Old 07-18-2020, 10:21 AM
 
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I am fully into my night owl summer sleep schedule which means during my waking hours it is HOT AS HELL outside. I want to work in the garden, but cannot get myself out of bed early enough to beat the heat. Yes, I complain about this every July.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:42 PM
 
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Actually, never mind.

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Old 07-18-2020, 09:24 PM
 
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One is a friend whose feelings are hurt way to easily.
My sister is like this. It can be a tricky road to walk, for sure.

My vent: My DH's brother. He always expects us to include his adult DD in family text communications. I just want to tell him to do it himself. (In my family, the parent would just pass on info to their adult kids without even thinking about it.) For example, a family member sent a video of DHs dad to just our generation. BIL asked said family member to send it to his DD. I want to text him in big bold capital letters, DO IT YOURSELF!!!! It's frustrating to me but I can't really do anything about it because DH doesn't want me to get involved. There is a lot more to the saga but that is just the newest annoying piece.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:39 AM
 
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I'm annoyed with one of my coteachers teaching model. I know I shouldn't care since it's not my class, but I do. Not that I would ever say anything to anyone, but he's not suited for kinder. He came from 5th grade and his classroom style is to sit his kinder at tables all day and give them papers for every subject. Occasionally they stand up and do a movement break. No centers. No educational play. Just paperwork at tables. He'll probably have an easier time doing distance learning since he won't have to chance anything about his teacher style. He can just send them virtual papers. Okay, petty rant over. I actually do like him though, I just don't agree with his classroom style

other petty rant: I want to go back. I get it. It's not safe. And I'm being selfish since I'm low risk and I teach a low risk age group. I don't think we should go back, but I want to.
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I do a subscription box each month as a treat to myself. This month's box was delayed by the company because one of their vendors didn't send them an item that was supposed to be included in the box (couldn't care less about the item). It finally shipped out and tracking said it was out for delivery yesterday, but it then got delayed to a later time of the day and eventually didn't show up at all. Not blaming anyone since I know mailing and shipping is very hectic right now to say the least. Just a little bummed.
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