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GoodieGirl

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  1. GoodieGirl

    Pet Peeves

    Same here @Katy M! One was high school classmate (30+ years since I graduated) who would constantly comment on other people's posts about their health (colds, allergies, migraines, etc.) with her natural "healing" advice. She is not a certified homeopathic doctor/advisor and had no schooling in the field whatsoever, yet would 'prescribe' herbs and supplements. One of the supplements she 'prescribed' to a poster concerned about their cholesterol levels was Niacin. I commented that I'd had a very bad reaction to this supplement that included hives and uncomfortable flushing so I advised the poster to discuss all the side effects with her doctor first. It was a while before I realized that my classmate had unfriended me but I'm pretty sure that was the reason. Don't miss her at all.
  2. GoodieGirl

    Pet Peeves

    @Brookside, this is not aimed at you, it's just my peeve because I see it with famous people so much these days and I don't want my daughters to feel less womanly if this happens. My pet peeve is the belief that you HAVE TO get back to your pre-pregnancy weight in a certain time frame, or at all. I had my first child at 22, I weighed 120 before, I gained 30lbs and I breastfed. Guess what? It took me 3 years to get back to that weight, and then I got pregnant again a year after that, gained 25lbs, and breast fed again, lost some weight over time but never got down to my pre-pregnancy weight again. Who cares? I'm 51 now, I run every day, eat healthy and feel sexier than ever at 145lbs, stop making it about weight ladies! I've unfollowed numerous people for reasons such as over posting about monotonous life happenings, to overtly misogynistic posts to constant sympathy/attention seeking posts. It doesn't mean I don't like those people, I just don't find their posts relevant to my life. So @MikaelaArsenault don't take it personally, maybe your interests aren't their interests, doesn't mean you've done anything wrong. 💜
  3. GoodieGirl

    Pet Peeves

    I'm with you.
  4. GoodieGirl

    Small Talk: Judge's Chambers

    I hear ya @funky-rat, I was selling my house earlier this year and had a some furniture that my daughters didn't want but was still in good condition. I listed the age of the items as well as any damage (I have cats, they have claws), and I posted pics so they could see the issues (nothing an upholsterer or crafty person couldn't fix). Imagine my surprise, and annoyance, when the couple that wanted the couch and chair showed up and kind of hummed and hawed saying they didn't realize it was going to be "that" damaged. It's 25 years old, wth?? In the end they took it but then messaged me saying they going to give me a bad rating. Whatever.
  5. GoodieGirl

    Pet Peeves

    My boss gets a Xanax from her gyn, she has major issues with these appointments, I feel so bad for her.
  6. GoodieGirl

    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    @AZChristian, I love this thought!
  7. GoodieGirl

    Pet Peeves

    @Brookside, same here! There's no sign like that in any of my doctors' offices! It's an unmentioned "suck it up and wait" attitude. Which leads me to the one time I walked out on a doctor, and let the receptionist & nurse know that I would not be returning. When my oldest daughter was an infant, 28 years ago, I was referred to the most arrogant, self-important, judgmental pediatrician known to man. Every appointment was at least a 45 minute wait, and then once I finally got in to see him he would tell me how busy he was and rush through my appointment. One time I left in tears because I had asked a question about weaning my daughter off the breast and he berated me for 10 minutes about what a horrible mother I was for not continuing until she was a year old. She was 6 months and I was going back to working full-time. The next appointment I sat waiting for an hour, I went to the desk only to be told "he'll be with you soon". After another 30 minutes I went to the desk and asked again, the b*tchy receptionist turned to me and said "He will be here when he gets here, he had an emergency out of the building!" As she was saying this the nurse walked up nodding her head in agreement, so I looked at both them and said "You mean to tell me I have been sitting her for 90 minutes and he isn't even in the building, and you didn't feel the need to offer to reschedule?" No response except glares, so I told them forget it, I'm done here, I will be transferring to a new pediatrician who actually has time for his patients, with a staff who understands that everyone's time is important, not just the doctor's. Years later I told this story to an acquaintance and she exclaimed "Was it Dr. So-and-so? And I said "yep!" and she told me she had the exact same experience with him. I was glad to hear it wasn't just me.
  8. GoodieGirl

    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    @funky-rat, so true, and the man I'm referring to thinks he is oh so smart when it comes to stuff like craigs list/e-bay, etc, he was bragging about this car and the deal he got for weeks to anyone who would listen and when it was realized that he got scammed suddenly it was "poor me, I didn't realize...." Let's just say it was hard for me to have sympathy #1 because he's a braggart and #2 because the money was barely a dent in his bank account.
  9. GoodieGirl

    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    I beg to differ...one of the high level execs I work with, who was in his mid-60's at the time, purchased a car off Craig's List that was supposed to be some sort of fully restored classic (1950's or 60's) convertible car, He had several texts/emails with the seller and had pictures of the vehicle. It was shipped to him from the south (we are in upstate NY), and upon arrival. lo and behold, the car was not what was described. Needless to say the exec was out a boatload of cash, and had to hire a lawyer to get a judgement that I don't think he ever saw dime of because the "seller" had vanished. Older is not always wiser.
  10. GoodieGirl

    Pet Peeves

    This happens to me all time at gas stations, I practically have to cup my hands around the screen and lean in to see what it's asking.
  11. GoodieGirl

    Pet Peeves

    I am in a agreement with @BookWoman56, @2727 and @theredhead77 said, if I send an email and get an OOO reply I either go to the person directed or if it can wait, I wait until the recipient returns. I also feel if you are able to get emails on your phone and choose to reply after hours or while you're away, that's on you. I opted to not connect my work emails to my personal phone because I am not salaried and am not required to be available 24/7. I have coworkers, also not salaried, who did opt to get their emails and on occasion will complain about being 'bothered' after hours. It's only a bother if you choose to look at them and/or respond to them. If I am needed after hours, my boss and my coworkers all have my cell phone number and I will answer because if they're calling, it's urgent.
  12. GoodieGirl

    Small Talk: Judge's Chambers

    It gets people to tune in, @Brattinella, and more ads can run and all that jazz. It's like the opening of Capone's vault that was so hyped when Geraldo was opening it on live TV, people tuned in, even though there was really nothing to see.
  13. GoodieGirl

    Small Talk: Judge's Chambers

    @Brattinella our guy practically starts singing! "Look out, it's gonna snooooooooow on Friday! or "Wear your gulashes, you're gonna be swimmmmmmin'!!" When it's boring weather he always has to put a negative spin on it "Sun's gonna shine, but the pollen is gonna be bad so stay indoors if you can!" "There won't be snow this week, but you better batten down the hatches for next week!" God forbid you just allow us to be happy that the weather is good or at least not horrible.
  14. GoodieGirl

    Small Talk: Judge's Chambers

    Lol this is so true, one of our local weathermen is such a douche when he is on, he is mister doom and gloom when it's going to be good or normal weather, but if there is even a slight chance of some sort of extreme weather he is practically gleeful while reporting it. It's gotten so I only watch the 24 hour forecast, on mute and then ignore the rest.
  15. GoodieGirl

    Pet Peeves

    @GHScorpiosRule, I feel your pain and would like to add to it "parents who think their comfort trumps their kids safety"! This past holiday weekend we were in a highly visited vacation area in northern NY, my husband and I were seated at an outdoor bar with patio area, which is separate from the outdoor restaurant area. The bar area has all high-top tables with tall chairs accompanying them. The dining area has regular tables and chairs. A couple came in with their two small children and instead of choosing a seat in the dining area, they chose a table in the bar area (you can get food in both areas). I watched as both children almost fell off the high chairs (no armrests) a few times until both parents ended up with a child in their lap while they ate and drank.
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