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Old 09-20-2015, 07:25 PM   #921
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And you have hand to grab them where the hair is short, and gently exclaim: we won't hurt each other now, will we?
I'd pay money to see you play that one out.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:14 PM   #922
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People, and it's usually women, who wear heavy fragrance at the gym. I go early, so it's not people who are coming from work and might have lingering fragrance on, it's the ones who get up and spray it on at 6 am to go workout. WHY?


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Missing items you paid for at the grocery store!


Went this morning for just a couple of items for dinner today - got home and the carrots were missing (but on the receipt).


Grrr....my bad for chatting with the clerk and not paying attention to the bagger....still....grrr....
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:35 PM   #924
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Missing items you paid for at the grocery store!


Went this morning for just a couple of items for dinner today - got home and the carrots were missing (but on the receipt).


Grrr....my bad for chatting with the clerk and not paying attention to the bagger....still....grrr....
Might help to check the trunk of your car. Same thing has happened to me. Turned out I didn't leave it at the supermarket. I just didn't grab all the bags out of the trunk.
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Might help to check the trunk of your car. Same thing has happened to me. Turned out I didn't leave it at the supermarket. I just didn't grab all the bags out of the trunk.
That was the very first thing I checked...nope...fail at the grocery store.
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Might help to check the trunk of your car. Same thing has happened to me. Turned out I didn't leave it at the supermarket. I just didn't grab all the bags out of the trunk.
I put my grocery bags on the floor in the backseat area of my truck. Several times I've later heard things rolling around and found apples or pears that rolled out of the grocery bags.
BBQ-Nut, I've left things at the grocer and just called and they usually have it at customer service.
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Missing items you paid for at the grocery store!


Went this morning for just a couple of items for dinner today - got home and the carrots were missing (but on the receipt).


Grrr....my bad for chatting with the clerk and not paying attention to the bagger....still....grrr....
This week I took my parka and a fall coat to the dry cleaners. Their operation is off site. When I returned to pick them up, the fur trimmed hood of my parka was missing. Fortunately I spotted this while in the store. A quick phone call revealed that it was at the offsite location. I had to come back the next day to collect it. I asked for a discount or coupon and the clerk replied that she did. It have the authority to issue one. Whatever happened to a culture of customer service?
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I put my grocery bags on the floor in the backseat area of my truck. Several times I've later heard things rolling around and found apples or pears that rolled out of the grocery bags.
BBQ-Nut, I've left things at the grocer and just called and they usually have it at customer service.
I suppose so, but I ain't driving back for 2 carrots at .56 cents.

Just the principal of the thing.

[note to self] play the grumpy old man, forget chatting up the clerks, and watch the baggers.
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THEN I get there and have to wait 25 minutes. Was just getting up to leave when I was called in.
WADR, I think you should chill out on this particular issue. I used to have the same gripe. But then on a couple of occasions the dentist ran into a problem that was considerably more involved than he initially thought. It would have been OK to have me come back for another appointment and get the job done, but he prefers to just soldier on and spend an extra half hour with me so I won't have to come back. DW uses the same dentist and she has had the same experience more than once.

I know it can be very annoying for the people in the waiting room, but when it's your turn to get the extra attention it feels really good.

Nowadays I mentally prepare myself for that kind of scenario and I bring my own reading material when I go to a medical or dental waiting room.
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My pet peeve is directed at my fellow ER.org posters.

This thread and its dozens of uses of the word "jealous" finally set me off:
Weird reactions to early retirement announcement.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envy#C..._with_jealousy
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"Envy" and "jealousy" are often used interchangeably in common usage, but the words stand for two distinct emotions. Jealousy is the result or fear of losing someone or something that one is attached to or possesses to another person (the transfer of a lover's affections in the typical form), while envy is the resentment caused by another person having something that one does not have, but desires for oneself.
In other words, it makes no sense to assign jealousy as an explanation for a negative comment delivered after a co-worker or acquaintance learns of another's planned retirement. The commenter has lost nothing. He may be envious, covetous or rapacious, but he's not jealous.

I feel better now. Carry on.
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My pet peeve is directed at my fellow ER.org posters.

This thread and its dozens of uses of the word "jealous" finally set me off:
Weird reactions to early retirement announcement.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envy#C..._with_jealousy
In other words, it makes no sense to assign jealousy as an explanation for a negative comment delivered after a co-worker or acquaintance learns of another's planned retirement. The commenter has lost nothing. He may be envious, covetous or rapacious, but he's not jealous.

I feel better now. Carry on.
My preferred reference is the OED (Oxford English Dictionary). The first definition of jealous therein reads as follows:

Feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages

jealous - definition of jealous in English from the Oxford dictionary

I believe this describes bclover's situation very well.
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:23 PM   #932
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Never pi$$ off your dentist. They have a drill. Did you see Marathon Man?
If the "Marathon Man" scares you, then you have not seen "The Dentist". I still recall watching the latter in a trip, years ago, while at a hotel.
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:34 PM   #933
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My pet peeve is directed at my fellow ER.org posters.

This thread and its dozens of uses of the word "jealous" finally set me off:
Weird reactions to early retirement announcement.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envy#C..._with_jealousy
In other words, it makes no sense to assign jealousy as an explanation for a negative comment delivered after a co-worker or acquaintance learns of another's planned retirement. The commenter has lost nothing. He may be envious, covetous or rapacious, but he's not jealous.

I feel better now. Carry on.
As Meadbh noted, the modern usage shows the two words as synonyms. However, same as you, I prefer to reserve the word jealousy for cases involving love. Here's another reference from the Web.
Jealousy is an emotion, and the word typically refers to the thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear, concern and anxiety over an anticipated loss or status of something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a human connection.
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My preferred reference is the OED (Oxford English Dictionary). The first definition of jealous therein reads as follows:

Feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages

jealous - definition of jealous in English from the Oxford dictionary

I believe this describes bclover's situation very well.
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jeal·ous
/ˈjeləs/
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feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages

Sounds pretty synonymous to me.
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My pet peeve is people who write posts using tickers, which most of the time I then have to go and look up.
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I cannot disagree that jealousy and envy have become synonymous in common usage.

My peeve is in two parts.

It is illogical that "I want to protect / keep what is mine" (jealously) has become synonymous with "I want what is yours" (envy).

In the ER arena, it is the broader public's usage at the root of my irritation. A smiling "I'm jealous!" is not a proper substitute for "Wow, what an accomplishment". Why would a well-meaning person make a statement that could be interpreted as "I have an envious resentment of your achievement!" ?

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My wife goes to a Pain Management Clinic where every person walking in the door is simply in agony.

And the nurse calling back patients always says, "How you doing today?"

And the answer should universally be, "I feel like hell!"
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My pet peeve is people who write posts using tickers, which most of the time I then have to go and look up.
What would you change, PB?

http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...ork&page=rules

I'm kidding. I agree naked links can be annoying.
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My Pet Peeve is Allegiant Airlines . It has the most unprofessional crew I have ever seen . The flight attendants looked like high school drop outs with a wrinkled logo jersey and cheap jeans . The people at the ticket counter were equally awful plus they had a bad attitude . This was my first and last Allegiant flight.
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