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Have I mentioned lately...

...that it annoys me when I do something as a favor to someone else, and their first response is to snarl at me for not doing it the way they want it done?

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meirion
Jul. 30th, 2002 10:07 am (UTC)
yuk. my similar, yet different, rant is about people who ask for help doing something (either by personal email direct to me, or on a mailing-list which i then reply to, and then they email me back). i then spend a couple of hours trying to remind myself how i got it working and then writing a long detailed explanation. and then ... nothing. no indication as to whether what i suggested worked or not, whether they'd got it working in the end despite my advice, no thanks, zilch.

this leaves me with "unfinished business" flags in my head, and sometimes in the middle of the night i'll start wondering whether that guy ever managed to compile wxgtk on hpux 11.0, or whether the guy i worked for last summer managed to get arabic fonts for LaTeX installed and working. grrrr.

-m-
firecat
Jul. 30th, 2002 12:43 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, people who find a simple "Thank you" to be too difficult. *grr*

And while I'm on the subject, how about people who email me asking "Where can I find big people's clothing?" without bothering to read my FAQs devoted to the subject, and then when I email them back with a couple of suggestions and a hint to read the FAQs for more, don't bother to respond.
rowanf
Jul. 30th, 2002 01:46 pm (UTC)
Cool! Thanks for mentioning the FAQ. Of course I labor under the double burden for a woman - big & tall. *sigh* Yes, my waist *is* that size and I *do* need an inseam that long. Get over it!g
firecat
Jul. 30th, 2002 03:16 pm (UTC)
Clothing
It seems the clothing manufacturers design clothing for a woman who doesn't actually exist in nature. It's too short for you and it's too long for me. Although I am happy with the current "crop pants" fashion because the "crop pants" look like regular pants on me.
meirion
Jul. 31st, 2002 04:01 am (UTC)
yeah. grrr. people !

-m-
firecat
Jul. 31st, 2002 06:28 am (UTC)
can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. :-)
elynne
Jul. 30th, 2002 10:08 am (UTC)
Not lately, but...

I'm sorry to hear that. :[
nolly
Jul. 30th, 2002 10:22 am (UTC)
Blech.
pir_anha
Jul. 30th, 2002 10:48 am (UTC)
oh, that really roasts my turkey.

and makes me rather less likely to do zir another favour.
cjsmith
Jul. 30th, 2002 12:39 pm (UTC)
Aaaabsolutely. I want to say "Fortunately, you won't have to deal with this problem again, because next time it won't be me who does this for you."
ex_serenejo
Jul. 30th, 2002 11:35 am (UTC)
To state it mildly, your reaction seems reasonable to me.

By the way, love the userpic! Don't know who it is, but it made me smile.
firecat
Jul. 30th, 2002 12:38 pm (UTC)
It's "Vir" from Babylon 5, played by Stephen Furst. He was the personal assistant of Londo, a very difficult person.
lcohen
Jul. 30th, 2002 02:15 pm (UTC)
heh. probably a coincidence, right?

that picture has been giving me a mikado earworm every time i see it: let the punishment fit the crime. which is also possibly apt ;-) .
firecat
Jul. 30th, 2002 03:18 pm (UTC)
Vir is doing double duty here; usually I use him to signify "argh, the world is going to hell in a handbasket."
jinian
Jul. 30th, 2002 11:53 am (UTC)
You haven't mentioned, I don't think, but Argh! Yes! Hate that!
kyubi
Jul. 30th, 2002 12:17 pm (UTC)
Owww. Sorry to hear it.

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