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Pet peeve: Castanet grammar. Especially in the headlines. Good grammar has went. Calls for service was down. Geez. Really? Was they?

https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/32 ... -over-2019
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Pet Peeve#1
So, Costco has been out of Novopheniram since at least last fall. For those not in the know, this is probably the best/cheapest antihistamine on the market. I object to having to pay substantially more for an antihistamine that doesn't work nearly as well. No one is carrying it, it's a supplier shortage and none of the pharmacies I've checked with have any idea of when more will be released to market.

Pet Peeve #2
Allergy season.
Waking up at 3:20 am with a sinus headache and then trying to get back to sleep after taking meds.
Sneezing and wheezing.
Having to use my inhaler because simply existing at this time of year exacerbates my asthma.

Taken together, they make a seriously annoying issue.
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Lady tehMa wrote:Pet Peeve#1
So, Costco has been out of Novopheniram since at least last fall. For those not in the know, this is probably the best/cheapest antihistamine on the market. I object to having to pay substantially more for an antihistamine that doesn't work nearly as well. No one is carrying it, it's a supplier shortage and none of the pharmacies I've checked with have any idea of when more will be released to market.
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And I was about to run errands yesterday (including picking up the above) and the car died.

Seriously, is everything trying to prevent me from getting those antihistamines? XD
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Lady tehMa wrote:And I was about to run errands yesterday (including picking up the above) and the car died.

Seriously, is everything trying to prevent me from getting those antihistamines? XD
My alternator died a couple weeks ago, so I thought I could save $200 by putting in the new one myself... only problem is that I didn't notice that a screw had dropped down into the hood catch, preventing it from latching, so when I was driving down the highway the hood flew up and smashed my windshield, which set me back $400 for a new windshield. I'm just glad it was me driving and not Mrs. Glacier. She would have been steaming mad at me if it happened to her.
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:200:
Wow - I hope you're okay! I'm really glad Mrs Glacier wasn't driving it.

Our car issue turned out to be the brand new battery from Costco (our mechanic tested it, he said there was something wrong with the cell). So, the return process. Can't do an"exchange". Have to line up, return, get refunded, go find a new one yourself and then go through the line to pay. I shouldn't complain too much, after all, they do have an awesome return policy. I did manage to get my antihistamines - yay!!!! :yahoo:

And I have recently discovered mosquitos are out already. :swear:
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And today my pet peeve is getting stung :swear:
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Today's pet peeve: Whenever I click on a notification, and I'm met with this screen... like what did I miss!!!???
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Frustrating isn't it! lol
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I was just at the grocery store and this young mother and her daughter were shopping. The daughter literally threw a couple of things into the cart (loud!) to which the mother replied, "We're not getting that." Mildly annoying but it happens.

Then I heard a very loud sneeze. I looked over and the mother had her mask down barely covering her mouth. I guess she didn't want everything trapped inside her mask and instead decided to share with the rest of us. Disgusting, thoughtless, and very annoying.

Anyway, that's my pet peeve for today.
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I know we are all getting tired of wearing a mask but there seem to be more and more people who are refusing to wear it properly or not at all.

As there is little to no enforcement they get away with it.
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Before I read Letters to the Editor, I check the authors, and if Ricky Daytona is one of them, I know the Obituaries are a better, more uplifting read.
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Getting to that age: I knew 4 people who have died this year. (No, not Covid related). :(

And allergies (same old seasonal complaint).

And technology when it decides to stop working.
Yesterday, my email client stopped sending emails. I have to go into my email in the browser to send. I will be hunting for the fix online. If not, at least I have a workaround. But still. . . :-X
And main office told me I had too much stuff in Dropbox - so I removed some stuff. And discovered that for some reason, my report program had been installed in Dropbox. It has been moved to a drive now, but moving it has messed it up. All the command pathways were redirected, and it just doesn't like it. It SHOULD work. It doesn't. I will be spending today on hold with tech support. :swear: :cuss: :swear: :cuss:
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Lady tehMa wrote: Apr 6th, 2022, 8:39 am Getting to that age: I knew 4 people who have died this year. (No, not Covid related). :(
The older I get the more death I see. I suppose that's just part of life, ironically enough.

22 people I knew personally have died in the past 2 years (since the pandemic started). Only 4 so far this year, but one was my dad's spouse who died suddenly last week, so that one hits pretty close to home. Plus another guy who is the exact same age as me! Last year 12 people I knew died. It's been a hard couple of years.
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Weights and Measures -
Canada went metric in 1975. What a brilliant idea Liberal Government ! (Pierre E Trudeau). Changing our measuring system while our closest neighbor and largest trading partner remained on a semi Imperial system. It was bad enough then that our gallon (imperial) was different from the US gallon.

"Oh it will be so great", "it will be so easy to price comparison", "quantities will be based on 100, 250, 500, and 1000, no more 8 ounce, 9 ounce etc" What did we get 8 ounce cans remaining only now called 236 ml, that's a nice even number to price compare.

How many items do you buy that are contained in a metric can ??? Not many, most cans are 156ml, 222ml, 355ml, 680ml,

It's the law we must us metric,,,, well unless your a grocery store that wants to make a product sound cheaper. $6.99 a pound for a roast is way cheaper than $15.22 a kilogram.

Metric is a huge bungle, thanks to our very short sighted politicians.

But that's not all.

How about a bylaw talking about water rates per acre. $X.XX per cubic metre of water based on so many acres. Ever thought of fluid in cubic metres ? Oh but it gets better, you want to figure out the size of your property for the water at so many cubic meters per acre. What does your lot plan say ? It's measured in square meters !!!

OK so you are fed up so you decide to drive across the border for some cheap groceries. Gee what is the duty on milk ? It's base on so much per pound !!! When's the last time you bought a pound of milk ?????
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