Discussion in 'Free Range' started by kthom, May 7, 2015.
I really hope it is the teenage son explanation and not the "We ate them and didn't tell you" route.
This house has gotten at least 3 or 4 pieces of mail from my family in the last year. My brothers wedding save the date, invite and thank you cards. None were walked down the street and delivered to my cousin. It took her a while to figure out why she wasn't getting the wedding stuff but once she did she introduced herself to them and apologized for the mistake. I can see if they were annoyed to be getting yet another piece of mail for her but it would have very clearly been a package and likely was also very clearly food/chocolate. I can see getting petty and deciding to hold onto it until the rightful owner came looking but to lie and claim to have never received it?
I know you’re supposed to return everything but junk mail or magazines, etc, whatever trash.
Anything important like a personal or official looking letter or a package? Only monsters don’t walk it down the street or at the very least return to sender.
Someone in the family wrote their address down wrong at some point and then shared it. The wrong address was listed on the guest list for my brothers wedding and then I used that same guest list when I sent the package. It has been our mistake, which is why I can see the neighbour getting annoyed and deciding to be petty about it.
That’s a really dumb thing to be petty about, though. Just walk it down a few houses, ffs. Not that hard
J asked me half an hour ago if I needed more coffee and I said yes. Just text him as a meeting was ending to see if it was done (I was going to be late to my next meeting to grab some) and he DIDN'T FUCKING MAKE COFFEE. Dude. Don't offer if you aren't going to do it! Now I'm on a 1.5 hr video call without coffee. If he was at work, I would just run out and make a k-cup of coffee but when he told me he didn't make any, he ran and started a french press and like dude, I don't have time for this. He just makes things more difficult, if he never would have offered this wouldn't be an issue but now I'm annoyed because I thought he was going to make my work day slightly easier but making the coffee and nope.
I found an inverter generator that runs on a standard power tool battery. Enough to plug in our rechargeable fan and cell phones. It was a pain in the ass because home depot had it in stock in one location, but the batteries and charger in another location. I guess J told our neighbor/friend/landlord about the plan to get one, and friend asked for one too. I had set up order pickup last night for us, but J was just gonna try his luck with grabbing one off the shelf (there were only 3 left in stock when I arranged the order pickup). So he did. Except it was a different inverter with a different sized battery, but he didnt notice that until he already bought everything. The other inverter needs a 40v battery, which, I found an expensive one in stock but then that one doesnt come with a charger, and the chargers arent in stock anywhere nearby that J can get to
SO NOW. J, after already asking me this morning and I said no, offered to share the one inverter that now has 4 spare batteries. I said no because passing something back and forth is annoying in the best of times. And, while they're our dear friends, they have a suuuuuper bad habit of not returning things we lend them. It's comical in the best of times, but this isnt the best of times right now. So, for whatever reason, J still offered to share even though I already said no (and, I found a damn leaf blower that cost as much as the expensive high capacity 40v battery that was in stock, that comes with just a standard 40v battery AND charger, but there was only 1 in stock. Not sure if its out of stock or he just didnt like that plan). So now J's plan is to use 2 extension cords and a splitter to plug into this tiny little 150amp machine so that we can all use it. I've told him I'm pissed. But it would be rude for him to rescind his offer. So now we risk frying this thing but whatever. His own BS. Honestly, the friend should be trying to figure this out too. He has access to a car. We dont. Its his SIL and she can be petty, but she lives with them. It took me a lot of time trying to first figure out something for us, and now for them from just my phone using up our data. And then they basically just said Fuck it. WHATEVER.
That's a whole lot of bullshit and issues @Apples&Oranges . Yeah it would be rude to rescind the offer, but it would be such a pisser if the thing gets overloaded.
Tell J to figure out a way to politely and tactfully tell them never mind since this was his fuck up.
Either that or he can schlep their phones between your apartments. There is no reason for you to have to make all the sacrifices? If they really want their phones charged, they can try and live without them for however long.
Um if they have a car and gas then can fuck off outside and charge their phones there!
Ugh yeah you have your own priorities right now, especially if you are tentatively without power for several more days. Sorry lazy neighbours, figure out your own shit. J can be the bad guy since he went and told them you could all share even though you already told him no.
It belongs to the SIL and apparently she's pissy about sharing the car. BUT if we're now expected to share our small inverter (seriously, its tiny. This is not some big generator), which Im sure she would use? And also, we have external batteries/chargers for our phones. J has been taking them to work with him to charge during the day. We have 2, so he rotates them. Friend is more than welcome to go to best buy and buy the same things and take them to work for his family too. Idk. It's just annoying.
He just got home. This thing is the size of electric pencil sharpener
Yeah. I'll help them charge things but an extension cord with a splitter is a no from me. Just, no. I don't know much about electronics, but I know enough to know that if they're charging/powering anything more than a phone at the same time as us, it will be overloaded.
Her being pissy is their problem, not yours. She's had the capability to charge their shit this whole time. Choosy beggars and all.
L.o.l. power is back. The whole neighborhood cheered tho. That was fun.
Yay!! At least now you have something for potential next times and emergencies.
Yup! J and I were talking about that. But I'm sure after another storm or two he'll be back on the "it won't be that bad" train. He's always been the type who seems to know better than the weatherman.
I'm angry. I'm just so fucking mad today and yesterday and probably tomorrow. At everything and nothing, and it's so frustrating. It's all been too damn much for too damn long, and I'm losing it.
Put it in the book. Let it out. You have plenty to be mad about.
We all do. I wish I was the type who was soothed instead of annoyed by housework!
Haha same. No rage cleaning here, just raging about the mess I have to clean up.
Someone in this neighborhood (we think) keeps playing loud music and the bass makes it way through our windows even when closed (and I’m pissed I had to close them because it’s actually pleasant weather outside). I can’t figure out where it’s coming from. Ryan and I even walked around last time we heard it and couldn’t find the source. It was weird and frustrating. I get wanting to hear music but your neighbors don’t! Wear headphones and/or close your windows. WTF. It’s really distracting when I’m trying to work. I’m at the point where I’m constantly angry at people’s selfishness and inability to think about the people around them. I don’t like feeling this way but it’s hard to ignore that behavior.
Another possibility is it’s not in our neighborhood. According to Nextdoor, a lot of people around the island have been hearing the bass and think it’s coming from Oakland. Someone also mentioned boat parties being a possible culprit. Either way, fucking inconsiderate.
Yeah I feel you on this. On Saturday night (Sunday morning?), my neighbour was having a fire in his yard and blasting music out of a truck...at 2:30 in the morning. It was like a radio was on in my bedroom. They were still going at 4:30am when I had to get up to settle S again.
I was really close to blasting some annoying Alvin and the Chipmunks songs off my deck towards their house at 6am when the kids woke up, but I didn’t want to stoop to that level.
That’s ridiculous. I find loud music acceptable during the daytime but not after noise curfew.
I'm the cantankerous old lady that will call the non-emergency police number on you if you pull that crap.