I was just looking through this thread...it's been a while since it was active, but that's ok, I'm going to add my 2 cents anyway.
Tornado, you aren't in the states, are you? In American English, we say "different than" not "different from". It's kind of like the different spellings of "practice" vs. "practise". But I'm with you on the other stuff. I HATE being late, and if someone else is late, I feel like they should at least call. To me, if I'm not 10 minutes early, I'm late already. And if I think there's even a remote possibility that I will be exactly on time or a few minutes late, I will call and say that I'm running late, and may not be there right on time.
Certain grammar mistakes drive me batty...there, their, they're; your, you're; Its, It's...that kind of thing. And I have a friend on a different forum who ALWAYS gets "were" and "where" mixed up. At first I thought it was a typo, but over time, when she continued to do it in every post, I realized she just didn't know she was doing it incorrectly. That one now makes me cringe. Oh, and "then" vs. "than".
I also have a thing about getting my hands dirty. Ever since I was a little kid, I hated getting anything on my hands. My mom said I cried when she tried to get me to fingerpaint. And now, my least favorite chore is doing dishes, because I can't stand touching plates and silverware that have goup on them...like ketchup, or mayo or sauces...it grosses me out and makes me want to throw up. My husband is the dish washer in my family. We agreed before we were married that I would do laundry and ironing if he would do dishes.
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