I’m smart. Not Mensa smart but smart. However, there are some things in this world that I don’t understand. Perhaps, it’s supposed to be that way. You know, one of life’s great mysteries because we’d be bored if we knew all the answers. Maybe that holds true in some instances but honestly, I think life is simply weird. Or maybe it’s just me.
6 Things that Irritate the Piss Out of Me
These are things that make my eyes twitch, fists curl and jaw drop, excluding anything and everything political. This is a happy rant. 😀
1. People Who Abandon Store Carts
And the return cart area is literally one car spot away. Seriously. WTF!!! It’s even more annoying because I live in LA. You know, where it’s sunny 300+ days. It’s not -80 F and a white out, giving my Minnesota friends a teeny, tiny seasonal out. But seriously! Walk another 6 feet and put your cart away. Otherwise Bad Cart Karma for life, my friend.
2. Why I Never Want to Read the Book I Have
I love to read. PERIOD. But I’m also kind of a baby. I put tons of books on hold and eagerly wait to get my little mitts on the book and then … I lose interest. Now I want to read a different book. So I read a different book, which may or may not be a good book, and return the once coveted book back to the library. Then I find out (from my favorite link-up) that the book is amazing. Like life-changing good. And now I want it. Need it. So I put the book back on hold, while groaning about being #46 on the list, and wait and wait and wait. Finally, the joyous email arrives and informs me that this book kissed by angels is sitting on the hold shelf for me and … you guessed it. I want to read something else.
3. Nothing is on or Everything is on TV
Seriously, this drives me nuts. Either my DVR is overloaded and I can’t decide what show to watch or I’m twiddling my thumbs because nothing is on TV. WHY? Not to sound like an old coot (which I am), but I’m beginning to miss the good ‘ol days of four channels and PBS. 😀 Okay, not completely true, but it’s strange. We supposedly live in the new Golden Age of TV, aka Peak TV, but the TV landscape on certain days is bone dry. And other times, I’m drowning from too much goodness. Happy medium! That’s all I ask!
4. A Clean House Never Stays Clean
I live in organized chaos, where I know exactly where everything is, although the uninitiated might call me messy. They would be right. 😀 But I don’t live in a pig sty either. I clean but somehow, right after I sweep and mop the floors, organize my desk, clean the clutter off the dining room table and so on, it’s a mess again. And it’s just me living here. I try to blame Max, but he paw swears it’s not him. Could it be me?
I hope not. I’m going to blame gremlins. Mean, nasty gremlins who spill on my kitchen floor, stack dirty dishes on the coffee table and track litter over my carpets. Wait! That last one is definitely Max, so clearly I am blameless. 😀
5. SPAM Mail that Makes Me Feel Bad
To be clear, all SPAM is annoying but lately my SPAM mail seems extra rude. And maybe a tad judgmental. For example, why do I keep getting invitations to join 55+ Dating Websites? Dude. I am not 55 or older. I am a proud old coot but not that old of a coot yet. And all those male enhancement email offers confuse me. Why do assume my man needs help? Cuz I’m old? Even worse, I don’t even have a man, so now you’re also just being cruel and making me feel insecure. Asshats.
Even more irritating than the actual SPAM, is how it keeps landing in my inbox so I must see it versus going to the nuclear box, where it belongs. I hate you Frontier Fios.
6. People Who Overuse the Word “Like”
Like I live in LA but I don’t live in the Valley. And I overuse like so freaking much, especially when I like write. Less when I talk, I think. But, like, I have no idea! It reminds me of when I worked in TV and the anchors like always added “And” before starting every story and it drove me nuts!
Okay, maybe I (totally did) add all those extra likes but I do overuse like. Like a lot.
I Could Go On and On
But then I might becoming irritating! LOL! And I thank you for listening to my happy rants because I feel better (truly angry rants tend to be more political and keep me angry, which is why we’re not discussing the Fredo of Emperor Baby Fists family today). Anyway, my mood is better, until I get another annoying SPAM email or can’t find a parking spot because half the spots have carts in them. Or I spend two hours cleaning to turn around five minutes later to find a disaster. Seriously, those gremlins exist! I’m not crazy! Errr … not that crazy!
Your turn! Tell me what drives you nuts.
Tonya@Budget and the Beach says
OMG #1. I was just thinking about that the other day when I pulled into two different spots in Ralphs but had to back out because I couldn’t initially see store carts in the parking spot. ugh!!! My younger co-workers says like, like every other word. He’s super nice though so I let it, like, go. 🙂 One thing that pisses me off if people throwing cigarettes on the ground when they are done smoking, as if somehow it’s not littering. I have no words.
#1 annoys me so much because it’s so LAZY. Seriously, walk a few feet and put your cart away! I don’t know when I start overusing “like” but I am. They say the first step is to acknowledge a problem and I have a problem overusing “like”! YES! To dropping cigarettes (or any garbage) on the ground. It annoys me so freaking much!
kathy @ more coffee, less talky says
OMG the overuse of “like”. My 9yr old does that and i keep telling her to STOP because it makes her sound so uneducated. she gets that from school because i NEVER speak like that!
I know. It’s terrible, right? Terrible, terrible and I catch myself saying it ALL THE TIME. ACKKKK!!!!! At least Kayla is 9 so undoubtedly annoying to you as her Mom but I’m also 42. I most definitely should know better!
Rebecca Jo says
haha. I feel you on the carts. I’m always like, How hard was it to walk an extra 10 feet. So dumb.
& I have the same struggle with books. I am so anxious to get a book & then BLAH. or I’ll get it & then be so excited about it, I dont want it to be over with so I’ll put off reading it – so dumb.
The cart thing really brings a lot of parking rage to me because it’s such a huge problem where I live. I’m glad others understand my book pain. Sometimes, like you, I get so excited about a book, I can’t read it because it will be over or maybe (gasp) it won’t live up to my high expectations, etc. And then other times, I just get finicky and want to read something else for no real logical reason. 😀
#4 for real. It drives me nuts when I devote hours and hours and hours of my day to cleaning… and then I spot dog hair in the corner. Or the kitchen counter is covered again by the next morning. Ummm- it’s JUST my husband and I (+ two dogs); how are we so dirty??!
YES! It’s like you just finished hours of cleaning, plop down on the couch to rest and look up and everything is a mess again! How does this happen? I stand by assertion that it’s a gremlin infestation. 😀
Ha, ha, ha 🙂 I love these!
The cart thing bothers me personally because in college, I worked at a retail home improvement store and when I first worked there, all the cashiers had to trade off getting all the shopping carts from the parking lot. And I would get super pissed when someone would just leave their cart blocking a parking spot, and the corral for the carts was literally, right there. Or there would be shopping carts at the super far end of the parking lot, and I am thinking, we aren’t that busy, did someone really park here and leave their cart here?? Ugh!!!
Lol, on the whole “like” thing… Born and raised Californian here, and I can attest to the fact, that the “like” thing starts getting ingrained in your vocabulary around age 11 or 12 and it stays FOREVER!!! Ha, ha! I still say “like” although not as much as in previous years, lol 🙂
Oh man, I can only imagine how annoying that was. I do feel bad that they have to run all over the parking lot to collect carts because how frustrating. People can be so lazy! Yes, “like” is so California. I remember when I first moved her and could hear the Valley girl accent and it always, always made me laugh.
Jana @ Jana Says says
#3. WHY DOES THAT HAPPEN?
I live with two slobs and I’ve gotten used to the idea my house will never be clean. I don’t like it but it’s better than making myself crazy trying to pick up after people who genuinely do not care
It’s a real problem and I’d like to work with me so there is always something to watch. 😀 Well, I probably fall into the camp of slobs, which is why I get so darn frustrated about my cleaning efforts so easily undone. And that it’s apparently all my fault!
Nancy @ NY Foodie Family says
Oh I’m the opposite with the books. I have shelves of books that I own, but the library books always seem better! Then a gazillion come in at the same time and they’re all new releases and then I feel pressure that I have to read them all…..not just return them and reput them on hold again! LOL! And yes to the TV and the clean house. With a DVR and netflix and Amazon, luckily there is always something for me to watch…..actually too much for me to watch.
Yes, it always seems like library holds must all come in at the same time and you don’t know where to begin, especially because you have a ticking clock. My library won’t allow you to renew a book if there is a wait list for it, which makes sense, but is frustrating when you can’t get through all the books. I don’t have Netflix or Hulu or Amazon, which is probably why there is dry periods for me.
i am the same with books! like, what the heck! also, obviously i am same with the word like. it’s just such a good word. haha.
I’m so terrible with books. I get so excited to read something than I don’t want to read it and then later I deeply regret not reading it when I had the chance! LOL! Or I’ll have a huge pile of books to read and instead of plowing through them, I’ll request more books at the library. 😀 Yeah, I overuse like. Like a lot. It’s like I can’t help myself! 😉