Things that annoy the fuck out of me.

It’s been am interesting night… and rather than use my anger in an unproductive way, causing a raucous and wreaking destruction in my path, I thought I’d rather do something like this. So, here we go:

  • Toxic Masculinity
  • People who deflect because they lack the character to answer a question and admit they did wrong.
  • When you’re parked nowhere near the door of the building your headed into, there’s an entire empty parking lot around you and someone pulls into the parking spot right next to you.
  • When people pronounce it “aks” instead of “ask”
  • People who don’t use signal lights to turn when they’re driving. If you’re not going to use them then what the fuck were they invented for?
  • The fact that walking into the grocery store causes 99% of the population to completely lose any and all self-awareness they have. Carts parked in the middle of the aisle? Stopping in a crowded space to stand right in the way so you can send a text message? Coughing all over the produce section? COME ON…
  • When “people can dish it out but can’t take it”. I’m not sure if everyone uses this phrase or if it’s just my corner of the world – but it just means… if you’re going to criticize someone, you should be willing and able to accept criticism in return. And if you can’t, well that’s fucking annoying.
  • When people lick their fingers. Gross… Just eww. The likelihood of your hands being clean when you do this?? Not good. The likelihood of you not caring? Pretty good. I think that’s why I find it so gross.
  • People who have to turn every conversation into something about them. I know everyone has someone like this in their life… that person who, no matter what is being talked about, or who, they always change the conversation to be about them.
  • People who don’t understand personal space. This one really gets to me. I really don’t want you so close to me that I can feel yo breathing on my neck while we wait in line at the bank…
  • Movies with giant plot holes. It’s one of the reasons why I watch such few movies. As soon as I make it far enough into a movie to see a massive plot hole, I get bored and move onto something else.
  • People who rush to get on airplanes. Honestly, what’s the rush? If you’re standing in line, this sky tin ain’t gonna leave with you standing here. Why do you have to be first on the plane?
  • When people say ‘Let’s do coffee!’ This has become the most transparent phrase for not giving a fuck about someone but trying to sound polite. We know it’s fake. We know you don’t want to go for coffee. Just don’t bother saying it.
  • People who refuse to keep up with the changing world we live in. Evolve, dammit. Just because it was one way once doesn’t mean it has to be that way forever.
  • People who deliberately spread misinformation on the internet or television.
  • Companies, or anyone, who throw fake Instagram giveaways to promote their Instagram but don’t actually ever give the winners the prize.
  • People who post E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G about themselves and their lives on YouTube and then, when something happens say ‘I don’t owe you guys anything, butt out of my life!’
  • The fact that it’s 2019 and racism is still alive and well.
  • People who always try to play the victim. No. Sometimes you get to be the shitty person.
  • People who don’t like me and use that as a reason to be mean to me. I understand that I’m not going to be liked by everyone in life, so why don’t you just move along? Stop wasting your breath…

66 thoughts on “Things that annoy the fuck out of me.

    1. Yeah, that’s one of the facts of life though, right? The very things that can annoy us about others we can feel like it’s fine when we do. I think most people feel that way. Most people just don’t admit to it.

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  1. Some thoughts:
    • “This-safternoon” … Since when did afternoon have an “s” in it?

    • When people make it entirely about themselves. I admit I do this, but am aware of it and am working on changing the habit. It’s tough to break since everything has the potential to be anecdotal in conversations.

    • When people play victim. Oh boy, yes this is very true. What’s so difficult about being humble and taking the dagger sometimes, especially when you know you are at fault? Do people always have the need to be right?

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    1. 1. Yes! haha

      2. You’re not alone. I do it too!

      3. People don’t like to take the dagger because they don’t want to look bad – even when they are bad. It’s… argh.

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  2. Could not agree more! Especially about the boarding on the aircraft (also annoying when everyone stands up after the plane just landed and the steward asks to remain sited) and racism which is still alive.

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    1. Oh yeah! When they’re trying to run off the plane? And it’s like “Guys… the door to the plane isn’t even open yet. Chillax!”

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  3. With boarding the plane I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s because so many people have massive carry-ons and they want to stake out overhead bin space. Why people need to bring all that crap on the plane is beyond me…

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    1. Oh that’s a really good point! When that whole baggage fee came into effect a few years back, people started bringing more and more in carry-on. Me, I’m just like ‘meh, the flight attendants will help me find room for my stuff if I can’t!’ But I bet that there are people who need to get there first so they don’t have to worry about that, like you’ve suggested!

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  4. Ah so that thing about grocery stores being a living hell is a universal truth? I’m sorta feeling better knowing this.
    My mum always speaks about herself. It annoys me so much, esp. because it’s my mum… When I meet a new person who does it, I simply smile and think I’ll never see that person again. Sometimes I can even be sarcastic. But with my own mum?!

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    1. I think that grocery stores are a living hell everywhere! haha

      Yeah, it’d be hard to be that way with your mom. Sometimes you just gotta listen and grin and bear it. lol

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      1. I get it! What I meant was that most of the time when I mad at anybody or something, I am very direct in describing a situation. But most of the things which happened in my life in the past five days, can’t be discussed in a public space. So I found myself building in my head the post wit similar level of generalization 🙂

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  5. 100% on the planes. So confusing. You literally have a guaranteed seat and (usually) the terminal has more space than whatever seat you’re about to be crammed into 🤦‍♂️ strange

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    1. Exactly! I’ll wait in the lounge/waiting room in the airport and be the last person on the plane every time. The least amount of time I have to spend on that plane waiting for everyone to board and buckle their seatbelts, the better for me. haha

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  6. agreed. which is why i moved here in 2003. We don’t say “lets do coffee” bc we don’t have a real coffee place. We have Starbucks inside a grocery store NOT the same?! I also will add which is unique only to 10% of america (rural living)
    1. People who think I work in a store and ask for help.
    2. fast food means waiting 10-20 min.
    3. People standing in line, or at the store etc that start talking to you about whatever they want, LIKE I CARE.
    4. People who complain about winter here. THEN MOVE. I hated the heat, 1 reason i moved from S Cal. . We have long hard winters deal with it or leave. Life is too short to not accept the facts.
    5. Alt right vs the Antifa. most truth is not black and white on the practical level. Can we move beyond labels and get to actual issues.
    6. Most people who have power. They can neither share nor compromise. They are less mature than the preschoolers I teach.
    7. People who present a side of truth, thus telling the truth technically, but not really.
    8. The societal norm here of righteous anger. Can we move past our feelings and solve the problem in a reasonable manner? That’s the whole point we have the emotion.
    9. People who refuse to see that sex trafficking, abuse of children is everywhere. Forewarned is forearmed. That “doesn’t happen here”. It’s not if, but WHEN. including mass shootings.
    10. People who victimize themselves by like, leaving stuff in their car.
    11. People my age who refuse to even try to explore the internet, social media and younger people who say things like “why are we just now getting the text 911 feature, smart phones have been around a long time”. OMG. MICROWAVES DIDN’T EVEN COME OUT UNTIL I WAS A TEENAGER. Just bc you grew up with a smart phone doesn’t make it a “long time”. Systems are expensive, you can’t just switch with the snap of a finger.

    I wrote this here bc I don’t have readers, bc i don’t have time to market my blog til next summer lol. so thanks for letting me vent!

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    1. Hear you on the fast food thing.
      Totally hear you on complaining about winter. Happens too much around here too!
      Sex trafficking, I genuinely think is something people want to be naive about so they don’t have to admit such horrible things go on in this world. It’s not an excuse, by any means, but I do think that’s what happens… Sadly. I think if more people were aware, more people would be safe. I watched a Dr. Phil episode on sex trafficking and it really scared me.

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      1. I’m sorry. Hugs. It takes me days to recover from things. Do something special for yourself. Don’t worry about the world. Wrapping myself in a blanket and reading or drawing a picture help me. I’m sure you have your list of soothing activities to help ground you.

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  7. That’s way too many things that annoy you or anyone. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Try living. a life of gratitude and just be happy to be alive and well ♥️. Waking up from a traumatic brain injury after two months, and being paralyzed on the left side i. e. not being able to walk , that’ll sober you right up. Oh I was in my early 20’s when that happened, car accident FYI not my fault. Then a couple of years later we buried our beautiful baby boy. So I learned very early don’t sweat the small stuff.. I hope this will help you to overlook the little and I do mean little things that really don’t matter. Be happy 🍂🍁🍂

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    1. I can’t imagine what you’ve been through. It sounds like you’ve had quite a storied life. Thank you for sharing with me.

      For what it’s worth (which probably isn’t much) – I’m a very grateful person for what I do hold in life. When I say these things annoy me, I don’t harbour anger towards anyone about these things, I just think it’s a normal human reaction. I will try to not sweat the small stuff and take your advice, though. Thank you!

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      1. Such a sweet thoughtful comment. I have lived, but all my trials I have gone through was with the love of my life. 40 years this year !! 5 kids, 6 grandkids, and we just grew again. Our youngest just married his Juliet, literally ♥️. Our two youngest son’s are professional ballet dancers and now our daughter in law is also a ballerina. My son and her danced Romeo & Juliet together. That was 5 years ago (they were just kids). What a great love story ♥️. I’ve been blessed even with all of my trials. The baby we lost made me an amazing mom🍃🌿🍃 and every day is a good day as long as I wake up
        in my own bed and I can walk. Blessing and you have a great week ♥️ Happy Monday ♥️

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    1. Let’s do coffee! Meet me at platform nine and three quarters! I’ll take you to the greatest coffee place on earth! It may or may not be at Hogwarts.

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      1. There’s another platform, Three and Three-Eighths. Not as popular as the Potter platform, and the train lets you off next to some dumpsters in downtown Des Moines, but there’s a Denny’s right there…

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      2. They actually make the worst coffee – they used to call themselves a coffee shop until the truth-in-advertising cops made ’em change it to “diner.”
        You really are a very good writer – I enjoyed the prescription/self-protection post. So many bloggers (myself included) dash off a ton of gibberish, but your posts are clean, well thought out, and very funny. Well done!

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      3. Thank you for a wonderful compliment, I appreciate it. The funny thing is, the posts are usually just what’s in my head at that moment in time. Tis why my spelling and grammar is so poor, I write faster than I can spell check! It means a lot that it’s appreciated though. Thank you!

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  8. Oh my you’ve really hit the spot with this list. Especially the first two. I absolutely despise when people can’t admit that they don’t know the answer to a question, or if they do, make up some excuse for it. It’s OK TO BE WRONG SOMETIMES.

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  9. Completely agree with everything on your list! Personal space is the one that gets me above everything! I find waiting rooms can be a nightmare, I have sat in an empty dentist waiting room and had somebody sit in the seat next to me and I thought why? When there are all those other seats why do you feel the need to pretty much sit on my lap!

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  10. “When you’re parked nowhere near the door of the building your headed into, there’s an entire empty parking lot around you and someone pulls into the parking spot right next to you.”

    Yes. Also movie theaters.

    The grocery store self-awareness bit comes in a close second. Like, get the fuck out of the way, ma’am. Organize your coupons by expiration date at home before you get to the store instead of in the middle of the aisle right in front of the thing I want.

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  11. Trying to remember all the random thoughts I had while reading this incredible list…
    – Not just waiting in line to board the airplane, but what’s up with people standing up and filling the aisle as soon as the plane comes to a stop on the ground? No one’s going anywhere until that door is opened. I stay in my seat until it clears out. If I stand with the rest of those fools, I’m just gonna get impatient and think, “I could be sitting.”
    – The other day I was at the grocery store and I kept finding myself near this woman who would just randomly stop, leave her cart at the end of the aisle (blocking the path, not off to the side) and walk off to get the next item on her list. Like taking the cart with you would have been so hard?
    – It bothers me when people say “a whole ‘nother” or “expecially” instead of “especially”.
    I think that’s all I’ve got… Good list! I feel like I got to vent a little.

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  12. Ooooh nooooo, people do that on the other side of the world too? Damn, I was planning an escape from here …. I agree with all the points, especially with the lack of personal place, racism and coughing very freely in a supermarket or bus. One day, there was a lady on the bus, she sat over me. She coughed, like that, not holding her hand or handkerchief in front of her mouth. I got SO pissed. So, when I needed to cough, I coughed. Full frontal, no hands and no handkerchiefs. I took me 5′ but she began to give me a very dirty look. But I needed to cough, so what is there to do! I really coughed for a long time! Me and the lady took the bus together every morning but she never coughed that freely in my proximity.

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    1. Euck. When people cough on me, I want to hit them. I completely know your frustrations there. I got my flu shot yesterday though, so hopefully, I don’t get sick this winter.

      Your story reminds me that people lack self-awareness in public all together. It’s like they leave their homes and become idiots. haha

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