Monday, October 3, 2011

Annoyances: Part Two

Eight months ago, I wrote a post about the things that totally annoy me. Of course, I couldn't list everything that annoyed me in one blog post, so I thought it would be fitting to do a part two. Because you know what? Every day, something annoys me!

Like today, for instance. I had to go to WalMart to pick up a new hook for the back of my bathroom door. I thought I'd be five minutes, max, since I had only one thing to buy. An hour later, I was on my way home with a serious case of road rage because of my experience in WalMart.

The store was crowded beyond belief and since I had only one item to pay for, I went to the express lane. The express lane, I repeat. I was in line behind 48 other people who had (I'm almost positive) passed the 12 items or less rule and had no right to be in that lane. I had one item to pay for. I realize I didn't have to stay and wait in line for a hook, but I'm hard-headed, and I stayed. The express lane? Should never have a line that long and shouldn't take one hour to get through. Ever. ANNOYING!

Other things that annoy me:

News anchors who wear jean jackets on the evening news. Call me old fashioned, but that's just a huge NO in my book. The evening news anchor should not look like Debbie Gibson circa 1988 in 2011, okay?

Bloggers, hi! It's a new blog POST, not a new blog. Example: "My new blog is about things that annoy me." No. Your new blog POST is about things that annoy you. Unless of course you have started a new blog dedicated only to things that annoy you, in which case... carry on and share the link with me!

I've said it before (at least a hundred times) but I'm going to say it again: please learn the difference between you're and your. Your friends will thank you. You're welcome.

Finding a grammar error in a blog post after I publish it, or finding an error days later. Completely irritating!

Desperate Housewives. I'm glad this is the last season, and yes, I'm still watching, even though I'm bored with the show.

The fact that we're still talking about breast vs. bottle. Really?

Christmas commercials in October. I'm the most festive person there is when it comes to the holidays, but really, you guys? It's not even Halloween yet, and you're stressing. me. out!

Never ending piles of laundry. Never ending piles of laundry. Never ending... sob!

Not pumping an exact amount when I'm getting gas. I can't handle it if I have to pay $75.02. It has to be an even $75.00, or I'll go up to $76.00.

Stepping on LEGO. Or marbles.

Finding pieces of Play-Doh attached to my clothes when I'm already at work.

Having to explain to my parents that my car was perfectly clean on my drive to their house, really, but in the 15 minutes it took to get there, the children managed to rip up every piece of paper they could find and sprinkle Bear Paws and Goldfish cracker crumbs all over the car, while spilling juice all over themselves and their car seats.

The fact that I watched Paranormal Activity. You have no idea how badly this movie messes with my mind very late at night. Between that movie and The Grudge, I sleep with one eye open. And a lot of lights on.

The price of items in Canadian J.Crew stores. Not fair, not right. I'm tempted never to shop there again... but don't know if I'm that strong.

Parents who bring young children to movies that are clearly NOT for children. (What are they thinking?)

People who stand too close to me in elevators.

Drive-thru orders that are not done right! I really didn't want to find a pickle in my burger when I asked for no pickle in my burger.

Socks that get lost in the dryer. Where do they go?

People who spit. Just... don't.

Political parties that call my house at 9 p.m. to try to get my vote. Guess what? That's not the right way to go about getting my support. Waking up my child is not cool.

Dogs running loose in the park towards my children, making them cry.

Crazy wasps that want to attack me!

Crazy Loukia running in circles at her son's school while a wasp chases her in front of all the other calm parents. (Not my proudest moment.)

Negative people.

I'm sure my list could go on and on, but I'll stop for now, otherwise I won't have anything to say in my Annoyances: Part Three post.

Now it's your turn! Get it off your chest, and tell me... what annoys you?

Chances are, I'll feel the same way you do!


startupdance said...

Those who talk loud on the phone in the bus. Specifically about topics that should be between two people, but isn't.

Heather said...

Cigarette butts EVERYWHERE outside of store/business entrances. GROSS! and on the same theme, people FLICKING them out their car windows so carefree. Knock it off a-holes. We don't want your disgusting butts anywhere. Keep it in your car.

Hilarious post. You really got me laughing this dreary Monday morning!!!

Shell said...

People who smoke while they are in line with their kids for the kiddie rides at festivals. Little kids are all around- take that stuff elsewhere.

wratwrds said...

Hilarious. Thank you for this. You made my day. My favourite is "Negative people" and I just keep shake-cry-laughing. : D


ModernMom said...

Oh I do heart you...yes spitters, close talkers, people in my personal space, parents who take their kids to super scary movies...oh how about people who CHEW with their mouths open!

My list is much like yours. :)

Chantal said...

right now the power supply to my lap top is making a buzzing sounds and I am ready to lose my mind.

Adults and children who bike without wearing a helmet.

Changing my sons diaper. It isn't too early to potty train at 21 months is it. I don't know if I can take another 7 months of this. :)

Issas Crazy World said...

People who drive 10 miles under the posted speed limit in the fast lane. Especially on a two lane road, where gramps is going 20 under in the slow lane. But at least, you know, he's in the SLOW LANE!

Not only the continuous breast/bottle argument online, but the fact that some of the people who won't stop getting involved have no children under three years old.

My dog who can't ignore the squirrels on the fence. She barks at them all day.

The squirrels who LOVE to taunt my dog from the 8 foot high fence.

Abby said...

I'm with you on the Christmas in Oct. thing. I'm also annoyed by: school fundraisers (a necessary evil, I know), other people's kids w/ bad manners, people who publicly display their love for each other on Facebook, and when my husband tells me to "relax" whenever I ask him to do more than 2 things around the house.

anymommy said...

I almost can't handle it when I find a dumb grammar error in a post I wrote or a tweet or a comment. Cringe.

My list is too long for a comment, but yours made me laugh to start my day.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Go girl! I couldn't agree more on the walmart, and HOLD IT...jean jacket on newscaster? Really?!

You ARE so right on the grammar too!

Nenette AM said...

OMG, thank you about the "blog" vs. "blog post" thing!!! You can always tell the newbies because they say "blog". And it drives me BANANAS!

I love this list, and I'm totally with you for almost all of them.

I think I need to make a new blog POST of this for myself too... xo

heather said...

I loved this post so much...especially the wasp story. You will be glad to know that I had the exact same moment this summer except that it was by the pool...and I was in a bathing suit, I repeat: bathing suit. No one needed to see that.

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