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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Annoying

I've had this question posed to me: "Is there anyone that doesn't annoy you?" So far, I haven't added anyone to that list. Here's my short list of what annoys me: Talking during a movie. Stopping right after going out of the grocery store door, or at the bottom of an escalator, with people coming right behind you. Not answering a question directly when asked. Too much noise. Loud music. People not being ready for you when you go and pick them up. Social overload first thing in the morning. Not having quiet time. Silliness and grade school jokes. Doors being allowed to slam instead of being actually closed. Giving someone something and not receiving a thank you note. Trying to accomplish simple tasks (like tooth brushing or getting a drink of water) and people being in my way. Slow drivers who don't have a clue where they are going. Fast/unsafe drivers compromising other's safety. Smokers who are thoughtless. Adult men or women who act like children. People who chew with their mouth's open. Being too hot or too cold. Social over stimulation. Loud, screaming children who are not made to mind in a restaurant or public. Not being greeted by the cashier at the check-out line at the grocery store. People who don't say "please" or "thank you." Those who are on their I-phones or other devices when they are at dinner with me or when we're having a conversation. Those who think they are more important than someone else. Negative people who bitch about their sad lives or horrible jobs or terrible families or or or. Those who don't clean up, or put away things, after themselves. Anyone getting in my way when I'm tired and ready for a nap or sleep. Parking a grocery shopping basket in the middle of an aisle instead of over to the side. People who spend their free time hanging out at the mall with nothing else in the whole wide world to do. Those who don't do what they promised. Flakes. People who create games, drama, and BS. Those who don't bring anything to potlucks when it's advertised as a potluck. People blocking airplane aisles taking their own sweet time putting away carry on bags when there are another hundred people behind them. Noise/partying/doors slamming/music/TV at night when I'm trying to sleep. Smokers who flick cigarette butts out of their car windows and onto the street like it's NOT trash. Alcoholics who ruin not only their own lives but the lives of those around them. Not being ready with a drink/food order when the wait person is standing there, waiting, waiting. Letting your children ruin my meal at a restaurant.

Let me know when you're ready for my long list.

21 comments:

emeraldcityguy said...

See we do share the same brain cell b/c I've been asked that question before as well.

annie said...

damn! i'm glad i'm perfect so there's no chance i do any of those things! whew....

TED said...

People who write "their" when they mean "there."

Anonymous said...

Potlucks? How about people who take more food home from a potluck than they bring?....Let everyone eat before you make 10 plates to go.

Ultra Dave said...

I agree with everything on that list......

Stephen said...

people who walk 4 across on the sidewalk.
inappropriate use of cell phones.
people who act entitled.
double strollers in retail & restaurants.
parking on the side walk.
bicycles not obeying traffic rules.
everything on your list.

LeLo said...

We are obviously the same person because I agree 100%. Bring on the long list!

anne marie in philly said...

use of cell phones ANYWHERE in public.
guns.
redumblican assholes.
the military-industrial complex.
comcast.
verizon.
disney.
wal-mart.

bridgeout said...

Holy cow! That is one well thought out rant! Per chance... do long lists annoy you? ;)

Breenlantern said...

you just described everything I am and do.

message received.

wcs said...

I must add one item. And I'm certain it's on your long list:

People who pay by check who wait until the cashier tells them their total before even looking for the checkbook in their bag (which is always hiding somewhere toward the bottom).

Thank you. I feel much better now.

Billy said...

Are you sure we don't share a mama? I can add to the list but I agree with everything on your list.

Have a pretty weekend now!

Will said...

It's obvious you've tapped into the universal human condition here.

One I'd add: being caught in endless computerized telephone answering systems trying desperately to get a simple question answered and never getting to talk with a human being.

One that hit me very hard: "Alcoholics who ruin not only their own lives but the lives of those around them." That was my mother.

Dave2 said...

Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.... yeah, pretty much all me too!

Mark in DE said...

Yeah, many of these things 'stick in my craw', too. Here's my contribution:
Getting attitude from a stylist for being 2 minutes late for a haircut appointment, when they always make you wait 15 minutes when you're on time.

Anonymous said...

I so love to play jokes on people
at work...Yeah...I need to grow
up some :)

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!!!!

Laurie

tornwordo said...

Okay but your penance is an equally long "what I love" list.

tomaspdx said...

Why don't you add something negative??? Jeez! Same things bother me....so there are days I just stay in bed.

Ur-spo said...

I found this list really annoying.

WAT said...

Oh good, I would annoy you then.

EEK!

Wayne said...

Whew! That list wore me out just reading it!