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Old 05-13-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: New England
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This has nothing at all to do with being a senior . . .just a series of minor irritations. I have to wonder at your life - you must be very lucky if this kind of thing is unusual for you!
There's nothing to wonder about my life. There's just more time in retirement to notice minor irritations. Actually, this was a writing exercise for my LIR group. A lot of fun responses around pet peeves (:
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: earth?
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There's nothing to wonder about my life. There's just more time in retirement to notice minor irritations. Actually, this was a writing exercise for my LIR group. A lot of fun responses around pet peeves (:
What a strange response. "You have to wonder about your life" is a turn of phrase - it was not meant to be taken literally.

I don't think you framed it as a series of particular pet peeves . . .that would have elicited different responses . . .

My cat threw up today, by-the-way . . . it pissed me off in the moment, but I didn't take it personally . . .
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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What a strange response. "You have to wonder about your life" is a turn of phrase - it was not meant to be taken literally.

I don't think you framed it as a series of particular pet peeves . . .that would have elicited different responses . . .

My cat threw up today, by-the-way . . . it pissed me off in the moment, but I didn't take it personally . . .
What a strange response . . .
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Sometimes it is difficult to react with our wits about us when unexpected events occur. I always think of the perfect reaction or response about an hour later. I think you reacted just fine - and that was a pretty dramatic price hike on those 2 items...in hindsight it might have been interesting to shove the contamined coffee at the sneezing girl and say, "I believe you just bought yourself a cup of coffee!"

A couple of weeks ago I went to a compound pharmacy with a prescription for 20 pills that cost $40. The pharmacy only had 10 of the pills made up and told me that they would give me the 10 pills but would charge me $40. I said "no" and then explained that if I'm getting only 10 of the pills that I would only pay $20. The girl said that she would have to talk to the manager (people behind me waiting)....she took about 2 minutes and then came back and said, "that will be $20 for 10 pills." I had determined that I was not going to pay double for those pills and was wiling to walk out - perhaps the clerk sensed this, I don't know.

So I think when I believe I'm being charged unfairly in the future I will ask for the manager from now on. Couldn't hurt.

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I don't have any trivial dilemmas - senior or otherwise.
Oh why, oh why, did you (of all people) resurrect this trivial thread which was almost a year old?
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:46 AM
 
Location: New England
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My solution was to move far far away from those upscale college towns.

Away from airhead type college kiddies who are too tired after being out all night partying. Or they're day dreaming. Or they just don't care.

Away from a place where adults are the minority.

Away from towns where I didn't dare drive on a Friday night due to all the drunken student drivers.

There are other places that have great culture for free without the disadvantages of these certain over privileged New England college towns. Anyway, they make 30 year old people feel old.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Oh why, oh why, did you (of all people) resurrect this trivial thread which was almost a year old?
He's just being childish. (Opening all of NEGs old senior threads.)
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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He's just being childish. (Opening all of NEGs old senior threads.)
hee hee hee
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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He's just being childish. (Opening all of NEGs old senior threads.)
There's a lot of irony in your response, whether intended or not. If he's being "childish" it's in the service of striving for greater seriousness and more substance in this forum. But anyway thank you for helping me see what I should have seen right away had I only been fully awake.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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He's just being childish. (Opening all of NEGs old senior threads.)
Why, whatever do you mean????

I think it is just marvelous that we have this community where we can chat about all kinds of things - - trivial or otherwise!

In fact, I may start a few of my own threads! I wonder how many seniors are following the NBA playoffs, for example?

I realize that that may not be as relevant to this board as discussing someone sneezing in a cup of coffee, or today's weather forecast, or what movies I should watch, or.....
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