Thursday, February 7, 2013

Short fuse

Second Blooming
I couldn't help myself this week but to participate in the Spin Cycle at Gretchen's this week.  This week's topic?  Pet Peeves.  For those of you who know me, you're probably laughing.  I have a bit of do you say this?  Short fuse?  Lack of tolerance for anything annoying?  Yeah, that's me.
So, I do you handle this?  I think it might be best if I just list things that don't annoy me.  That list would be shorter.  But it wouldn't be as fun, so....these are not listed in any particular order:
  1. People chewing loudly.
  2. Crunching on ice.
  3. Chewing noises in general.
  4. Especially gum chewing.
  5. Slurping
  6. Gulping
  7. Excessive sniffing
  8. Men who wear way way too much cologne
  9. Women who are older and try to dress like their teenage daughter
  10. Dina Lohan
  11. Kris Kardashian
  12. oh wait, the entire Kardashian family in general
  13. Add Kanye to that
  14. People who drive the speed limit
  15. People who ride my tail because I'm only going ten over the speed limit
  16. (Sorry if any of you have these) but those stick figure families on the back of a car
  17. People in Indiana who drive around with the Confederate flags on their car.  Seriously?  You live in Indiana.  And do you not know anything about American history?  Come on.
  18. People who say garage, but it sounds like gararge.  Drives me nuts.
  19. Repeating myself.
  20. Seriously, I hate having to repeat myself.
  21. Being underestimated because I'm young and female.  This happens a lot where I practice law.  Don't wake the snake, people.  I will and can cut you.
  22. Dr. Oz
  23. John Mayer
  24. Douches
  25.  Mr. Noodle on Elmo's World.  It's creepy and annoying that they keep asking him "hey, Mr. Noodle, how do you do this?" They correct him when he does it incorrectly.  Well, damn, kids, if you knew how to do it then why did you ask him in the first place.
  26. Typing noises.  I'm annoying myself typing this right now.
  27. People who don't know how to properly work a 4 way stop.
  28. People who think Aubrey is all cute at church until she starts fussing.  Then they get all evil.
  29. People who touch my kid.  Don't touch my kid.  I don't know what germs you have on you, and this kid has had pink eye and hand-foot-mouth.  I'm not playin', people.
  30. Going grocery shopping on a weekend day.
  31. Or really, going grocery shopping when I have to deal with people in general. 
  32. Competition with kids - don't compare my kid with yours and make me feel like the world's worst mother.
  33. People who come up to my daughter and ask how old HE is.  She's wearing pink, has a pink monkey, and a purple jacket. 
  34. Wal-Mart or even having to walk into a Wal-Mart
  35. My neighbor and his ridiculously loud douchey car. 
  36. Ooh, I can't believe I forgot this - movies with animals in them that talk.  Not cartoon ones, but we're talking Air Bud or Dr. Doolittle.  I hate that crap.
  37. Jewelry commercials at Christmas time.
  38. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
  39. When managers come up and bother you at restaurants right after the waiter has come to your table to see how the food tastes.  I don't need 20 people bothering me while I'm trying to eat.  Go away, please.
  40. Lastly...people who talk on their cell phones in public bathrooms.
Like I particular order for this list, and seriously, I'm not that hateful of a person.  I just get easily annoyed.  But this was fun!  So thanks, Gretchen!  That felt good getting that out and what not. But I'm sure I can come up with more.  Like Justin Bieber.  Or Miley Cyrus.
Okay, I need to stop.  Anyway, see what others have to share over at Gretchen's blog!  And have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 


  1. I LOVE this! Let 'er rip, baby. I particularly love...4, 5, 8, 16!!, 17, 19, 27, 34, 37!!. Well, they're all TRUE.

    And you are linked!

  2. You are cracking me up!! Love it!

  3. I may have to try this... I doubt I'd come up with 40, though. Unless I started repeating myself.

  4. Stopping by from the Spin Cycle...
    In one of my previous jobs there was a co-worker who typed using hunt-and-peck very loudly, so I know your frustration.

    Thanks for your spin,

  5. I completely forgot about the whole 'men who wear too much cologne' pet peeve - I used to work with a guy we swore must have marinated himself before coming in to work - we'd tease him about being able to smell him coming before he even got into the office! :) Great list - and I concur with each and every pet peeve! :)

    Pet Peeves

  6. I had to take several deep cleansing breaths and a chocolate drink after writing my spin on pet peeves. Could I send you a bottle of wine? Loved your post.

  7. Oh my gosh! I'm cracking up! Does anything NOT annoy you? ;)


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