Blogmas Day 5

Things that I hate:

  1. Hyper-consumerism
  2. When there is construction on the road ahead, signs for a mile or two that you have to merge and there’s always one or two idiots who will speed up as far as they can in traffic to force someone to let them merge at the last possible second
  3. Talking on the phone. If you can say it in a text message, don’t phone me. Also, you better not be leaving me a voicemail. My voicemail is reserved for dentists, doctors or lawyers. If you’re not one of the three, your message can wait.
  4. Wastefulness
  5. When someone tells me that I look tired
  6. When people wait until they reach the front of the line before fumbling around to get their change, or their card, or whatever it is they need to pay. You were otherwise preoccupied with line standing and thus unable?
  7. When food packages say that a serving size is 1/3 of what’s in the product. If a recommended serving size is 1/3 of the lone, single, chocolate bar then why not make the chocolate bar 1/3 the size?
  8. Uncomfortable bras
  9. Crock-pot liners. The remnants of one dinner will last in a landfill for 400 years or more. Why does no one see anything wrong with that?
  10. People who exploit their children on the internet for money
  11. People who take their children to a protest that is protesting wearing a mask during a global pandemic
  12. Having to wash the dishes by hand
  13. When people pour the milk into the bowl before the cereal
  14. When people fold towels stupidly
  15. When there is an entire parking lot empty for someone to park in and they park their car right next to you
  16. Group messages. I don’t want 10,000 replies in my inbox that have absolutely nothing to do with me
  17. People who join pyramid schemes and then ask for sympathy/help. I mean, I’ll still help you. But I definitely don’t sympathize with you. There’s enough resources in 2020 that you should know pyramid schemes set up 99 percent of the population to fail
  18. Pickles
  19. Pineapple
  20. Hangnails
  21. Allergies
  22. My clothes not fitting properly because I stay home and eat junk food (lol this is all completely my fault, I know)
  23. When pertinent information is kept behind a paywall
  24. Paying for parking at the hospital
  25. When people drive noisy vehicles, that are purposefully made to be that way, and they let their vehicles run for 30 minutes at a time just because.
  26. When you share one small piece of information about your life with someone and they take it, run with it, and act as though they know everything about you

98 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 5

      1. And they’re both so ‘juicy’ (such a weird word, but it fits) so they juices creep into foods. It’s like… you can’t even pick them off because those tastes still linger in the food.

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      2. I don’t like any pickled foods.
        Knight tried to get me onto Kimchi a couple years back and I couldn’t do it.
        Growing up my aunt used to pickle all the things she could possibly pickle (she’s always had an end of the world pantry in her basement) and every time she made us food I just had a hard time eating it. It’s just so… hard to swallow.

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  1. Wow are all millennials like this? I ask as a gen x. Does anything make you happy or is it all bad, all of the time? Baby boomers are grumpy as hell and I just thought that was because they are all old now. It appears that millennials are as grumpy as the baby boomers? As a gen x I find this odd.

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    1. I really can’t tell if you’re serious or not. But, if you are, please don’t make sweeping generalizations of an entire generation based off one person who had a bad day.

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    1. It’s annoying, right? First it asks for your password then it wants to tell you the phone number digit by digit and the time-frame digit by digit and it’s a lengthy saga just to get to the message itself. haha!

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  2. Haha, I agree with everything except #12 and #18. I grew up washing dishes (I do have a dishwasher, but never use it. Asian family stereotype’s true…), and I’m used to it. That, and I do find washing dishes rather satisfying and therapeutic…but that’s just me! I used to dislike pickles, but they’ve slowly grown on me: I do like the sharp, biting sourness and the crispiness in a good pickle from time to time!

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    1. My brother.
      He also races to eat his cereal because he doesn’t want it to get too wet/soggy.
      “Then why milk at all”, I ask him.
      He says cereal is a fine art. It cannot be too wet, nor too dry.

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  3. Hyper-consumerism: This stood out to me today, and something that I was thinking about a lot lately. Hyper-consumerism is everywhere, and it’s especially bad on WordPress. 80%+ of the bloggers support it seems, and with Christmas right around the corner, these kinds of blogs are littering my feed. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ When I shop at stores, nothing really appeals to me… I don’t have a desire to collect stuff and the word “trinket” does not appeal to me anymore.

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    1. Now that you say that, I have noticed a lot of “Buy this and this and this and this, because Christmas” posts lately. I’m just like… nahhhhhhh I don’t need useless shit that will collect dust. I agree with you, trinkets are not appealing in the least.

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      1. Blogmas bloggers are generally guilty of consumerism-themed posts, which is why I appreciate that you are doing Blogmas in a more tasteful way that isnโ€™t so hyper-consumerism focused.

        I always tell my mom that I prefer things that can be used up like gift cards or health care products. Stuff that isnโ€™t going to sit on my shelf forever or take up too much space in my apartment. Trinkets and sentimental items tend to be the hardest things to get rid of. Rebecca has duplicate toys that Nick canโ€™t get rid of simply because they were given to us as gifts. Heโ€™s way more sentimental about shit than I am.

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      1. For views and traffic Iโ€™m guessing. Idk why bloggers put so much time and energy into making product reviews and other related posts unless thereโ€™s an underlying agenda.

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      2. Views. Traffic. Definitely. Another big one this time of year is affiliate linkage. I don’t typically bother clicking on the links but I’d bet that a lot of them are affiliate links where they can make 5-7 cents per click alone (even more if someone makes a purchase after clicking)

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      3. Especially when a blog post says AD right in front of it. Bloggers have to say that if theyโ€™re reviewing products that were gifted to them. Some of them probably have closets full of free stuff. Good on them for getting sponsors/advertisers etc. but I get what you mean – just because they are associated with a company doesnโ€™t mean I want to be bombarded by a ton of ads and product reviews all the time.

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      4. Well the underlying agenda is all about blog growth and personal celebrity as a goal ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†. Appealing to the masses always means dumbing down it seems. A lot ๐Ÿ™„. I’ll never understand what makes that stuff so interesting in the first place. Same reason why 95% of movies are utterly shit. I don’t follow anybody who does those posts, nor award posts ๐Ÿ˜….

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      5. I couldnโ€™t care less about being famous. I care more about having a blog that is genuine and authentic, if thereโ€™s even such a thing. As for award posts, Iโ€™ve only done the Sunshine blogger awards โ˜€๏ธWhen I first started blogging I didnโ€™t have a clue what I was doing but those I actually enjoy. One big pet peeve are award blog posts with one word answers, which so many of bloggers are guilty of doing. They need to cut the act and actually give a damn about what they are writing about. ๐Ÿ™„

        As for movies and TV shows, they bore me. I rarely watch them. Same with mainstream music. Itโ€™s totally okay to be different even if it means less traffic/fame. Who knows, people might actually respect bloggers for being idk… interesting for a change? Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      6. “One big pet peeve are award blog posts with one word answers”

        Haha, yeah they’d be more interesting if they were more occasional and with better answers. But what does somebody do when they’re getting flooded with nominations? That’s been the biggest turn-off for meโ€” when someone’s posting more award posts than anything else ๐Ÿ˜†.

        Thank you for the comment about movies and TV shows!!! I’ve always been the same. 95% of everything is just regurgitated crap. What’s the point?? Lol. It’s such a massive insult to intelligence. And yeah totally agree with approach to blogging :). All the people I follow are ‘unusual’ in some way! Definitely you’ll get more engaged readers that way, make decent connections.

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      1. Animal nature. They want to be the lion with the loudest roar. Usually to make up for either a deficit in intellect, or an unusually small pairing of penis and testicles. As it’s usually males, although there are exceptions of course.

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  4. Okay, so

    Agreed on 1, 2, 12, 16, 17, 21, 23, 25
    5) I havenโ€™t actually seen you, but you probably always look tired.
    9) Never heard of โ€˜em. Seriously.
    19) Youโ€™re a terrible person.
    26) Says the person who is horrible because they hate pineapple.

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  5. I agree about the noisy vehicles, and to add to that the very extreme loud music. If they only would realize that loud music will damage their hearing in the long run. As a musician who sat in front of a large speaker from the organ. I have damage to my hearing and it started out so late in my life. I have been losing some of my hearing gradually.

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    1. I feel like as much as you can warn younger generations, this is going to be something that they’re going to learn for themselves. I say them because I’m now passed the stage in my life that music has to be at 100 percent volume. I did have those days, though. I kind of regret them now. I agree with you. Hurting your hearing is not something people should be intentionally doing.

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  6. “When someone tells me that I look tired”

    I know haha. I used to always look tired, and one guy said “Mate, you look like you’ve been out drinking heavily last night!!” in front of a whole office full of people (back when I tried and failed to work in offices). This guy was also the guy managing me/supposed to be supportive ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ.

    “When people drive noisy vehicles, that are purposefully made to be that way, and they let their vehicles run for 30 minutes at a time just because.”

    I was describing this to my therapist last weekโ€” how not all loud car sounds, which I already hate, are equal. Loud cars absolutely make you picture the person driving them, realise this whole background of deliberate intention behind itโ€ฆ not even a conscious process, just an automatic reflex.

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    1. haha! This was partially from our conversation, but largely due to the fact that my mother folds towels horizontally to put in her linen closet. Then, when she wants to put them on the towel rack she has to unfold the towels to fold them vertically so that they fit on the towel rack. Why she can’t just fold them vertically to start with? I don’t know…

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      1. I knew it was at least partially an inside joke. I’m not sure why people make things more difficult for themselves. But maybe that says more about me emulating a sloth and avoiding doing extra work.

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  7. I ended up in fits of laughter after reading this… but that’s only because some of it can REALLY get on one’s nerves!! #2 just happened to me two days ago… idiots on the road are the worst! Even #6! Haha, maybe the outside world of humans has become a bit more annoying than when it was a usual occurrence.

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    1. #2 is people who are selfish and stupid! Everyone has to deal with people like that, too. There’s never a lane merge where everyone just cooperates nicely. That would be too much to ask for. lol

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  8. People who dive-bomb the lane closure make me wish I could shoot missiles from my car headlights!

    And is No. 16 something I wish I had known about before, or something you included because of me? LOL

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    1. If you could shoot missiles from car headlights at those people, that would be a great addition to have! I would pay to get that put into my car.

      16 is definitely not something you would’ve ever known. I get a lot of them because of work and it’s like… when I’m done work that’s when I don’t have to deal with them. lol

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  9. 2. One of my biggest pet peeves. To anyone who does this, you’re not smarter than the rest of us. You’re an asshole.
    3. YES!
    9. Seriously, how hard is it to wash a crock pot?
    13. Those aren’t people. They’re monsters.
    25. I’m convinced that the 5 noisiest vehicles in town wait until about 10:36pm then drive up and down my street back and forth for more than an hour every other night.

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  10. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy do people feel the need to call for everything? Lately Iโ€™ve been pretending to not see it and texting a few hours later saying I took a nap. Oops…

    Also milk before cereal? Doesnโ€™t even sound right!

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    1. Ohhhh! This is an application of the annoyance I hadn’t considered but is very relevant. It must drive you bonkers when people reach the window to pay and they are like “let me just fumble around for 20 mins finding my payment method” lol

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  11. I protest! I’m a babyboomer (I hate that name) and I am not grumpy! Unless someone pushes the wrong button. Agree with most of your list completely, esp. phone calls. I hate them with a passion!

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  12. LOL!! At the beginning of protests a 14 year old kid got arrested for walking onto the freeway offramp and they were trying to make a big deal out of the horrible police brutality. How about his parents thumbs up walking onto a freeway? Insanity!!

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  13. WOW!! This has compelled me to make my own list. There are many things that annoy me but I try to adjust to it and be patient with the inconsistencies in life. Guess, it would be fun to make a list like this just to know myself better! Thanks for sharing, great read!

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