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Does anyone know the word for....

mheredgemheredge TeacherHere and therePosts: 35,574 mod
Does anyone know a word which would describe someone who continuously writes notes of instruction, i.e. don't do this, do that etc.?

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  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Teacher? :-?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 35,574 mod
    I hope teachers don't go around leaving bossy notes all over the place. No I think in this case it's more of a phobia or something. There's a crazy woman in a house who goes around leaving notes everywhere telling people what to do.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Maybe you are looking for the word 'madness'.

    I hope that you know how deal with these people.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,704 mod
    I think control freak would cover this behaviour.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,371 mod
    I am a bit ashamed, but I do it sometimes to my kids. If I do not order them doing some housework anything would stick too me. I hope I am not bossy but I do not want to manage a Mama Hotel.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,704 mod
    Do you use stickers as a reward too @Hermine?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,523 mod
    We are all a bit control freak I think.
    We don't really like that something is out of our ordinary life, but if we have guests we should be a bit less strict, right? ;)
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,704 mod
    I agree @April, and rather than writing notes I think a quiet word would be more polite.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 35,574 mod
    edited December 2013
    I agree with tou @April. Especially when you're used to having things your way, it can be hard to be so flexible. But rather than notes, like you say @Lynne, a quiet word would be far more sensible.

    The main problem in this particular case is that Bellatrix (the nickname has stuck, not that anyone would dare call her this to her facethough) nitpicks about everything.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,704 mod
    A nitpicking nitpicker. She sounds pernickety. ;)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 35,574 mod
    Or anal.
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