Pet Peeve Friday

  1. Let's vent a bit. I'm having trouble readjusting to reality after a wonderful Spring Break and am finding my patience wearing down a little quicker than the school year.

    I'll start:

    Cell phone voice mail that's either not set up or is full. I don't get people that do this... How are you not accessible when you're away from your kids in case of emergency?
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  2. 83 Comments

  3. by   OldDude
    "This number is not accepting incoming calls." I like that one too
  4. by   KKEGS
    We had a child throwing up for 2 hours and could not get a hold of her mother. The only other emergency contact was her aunt who could not come get her. When we finallly got a hold of mom she yelled at my health aide for calling her too much. WTH?!?
  5. by   ctate
    Oh, my yes!!!! Then to add to that the other numbers on their forms do not work or they are fighting with each other so you can't call them.
  6. by   WineRN
    Parents who STILL don't understand that I need a doctor's order for OTC because of our protocols. I have had the same conversation with the SAME parent twice this month about sending her son in with allergy meds in his backpack. And both times she is furious with me
  7. by   SaltineQueen
    I just realized it's not Friday!!! But we don't have school tomorrow, so it's like a Friday for me.
  8. by   WineRN
    Quote from BethG73
    I just realized it's not Friday!!! But we don't have school tomorrow, so it's like a Friday for me.
    Same Here! I didn't even notice the mistake! lol
  9. by   tining
    The Texas Immunization registry has updated their web site. Now along with username they want an organization code, well fine they provided that, but the password area was insane (maybe for me). Could not be a word from the dictionary or a slang word; could not be similar to any other password you have had before; along with capital letter and special character. I use tining mostly as a username - first three letters of my first name and first three letters of my maiden name - tried to use it as part of the password and NOOOOOOO rejected - it was considered a word in the dictionary and/or slang word. WTH? Are people using tining as a slang word (and what does it mean)? How am I supposed to remember a password that does not relate to my life????? My bank does not even require this much randomness. It took me 45 minutes to wrestle with this site to get an acceptable password (had to go to a password generator), and let me say the site is super lame and not user friendly like it used to be. And for security purposes it is written down on a post-it under my laptop if anyone wants it.
  10. by   kidzcare
    Quote from tining
    And for security purposes it is written down on a post-it under my laptop if anyone wants it.
    That might be the funniest sentence I have ever read. I loved your rant- but I'm sorry you had the frustration
  11. by   ctate
    Quote from tining
    The Texas Immunization registry has updated their web site. Now along with username they want an organization code, well fine they provided that, but the password area was insane (maybe for me). Could not be a word from the dictionary or a slang word; could not be similar to any other password you have had before; along with capital letter and special character. I use tining mostly as a username - first three letters of my first name and first three letters of my maiden name - tried to use it as part of the password and NOOOOOOO rejected - it was considered a word in the dictionary and/or slang word. WTH? Are people using tining as a slang word (and what does it mean)? How am I supposed to remember a password that does not relate to my life????? My bank does not even require this much randomness. It took me 45 minutes to wrestle with this site to get an acceptable password (had to go to a password generator), and let me say the site is super lame and not user friendly like it used to be. And for security purposes it is written down on a post-it under my laptop if anyone wants it.
    Took me forever to make a password. Crazy. I have always had to write down my username and password for this site. You should have seen the white out on my card I have it on. It was like a 1/4" thick from having to change it every other month it seemed.
  12. by   dakotadenise
    My oldest son, who is a computer programmer, gave me a trick to creating (and remembering) those horrible passwords that require everything under the sun. Think of a word or phrase from your favorite movie or book. If its long, use only the first initials. Then replace an O with a "zero" or an E with a "3". For special characters, use * for an O or $ for an S. Examples:

    "Live long and Prosper" = Liv3l*ng&Pr*sp3r
    "May the odds be ever in your favor" = Mt*b3iyf

    I memorized mine without too much trouble and I'm horrible at remembering passwords!
  13. by   OldDude
    Quote from ctate
    Took me forever to make a password. Crazy. I have always had to write down my username and password for this site. You should have seen the white out on my card I have it on. It was like a 1/4" thick from having to change it every other month it seemed.
    Ditto, the system is so secure it forces you to write it down somewhere!! I'd have an easier time remembering the Bill of Rights than that conglomeration of codes/user names/passwords.
  14. by   tining
    Quote from dakotadenise
    My oldest son, who is a computer programmer, gave me a trick to creating (and remembering) those horrible passwords that require everything under the sun. Think of a word or phrase from your favorite movie or book. If its long, use only the first initials. Then replace an O with a "zero" or an E with a "3". For special characters, use * for an O or $ for an S. Examples:

    "Live long and Prosper" = Liv3l*ng&Pr*sp3r
    "May the odds be ever in your favor" = Mt*b3iyf

    I memorized mine without too much trouble and I'm horrible at remembering passwords!
    Wow!!!!!!
    I will give that a try next month when the password expires.

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