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.