Small things that annoy me.

I recently touched on the subject of small annoyances on twitter and a few people chimed in on the subject. This sent my brain on a deep-dive down a rabbit hole of stupid things that don’t really matter at all but tend to annoy the crap out of me.

When people pronounce it ‘frigerator’. Its Refrigerator. RE. RE. RE. RE. REFRIGERATOR.

When you’re driving and the person in front of you is half-way through turning before they put their turn signal on. Clearly we can see that you’re already mid-turn so there’s no need to warn us now…

When people ask me when I’m having kids. Or, when anyone gets asked this. Me, I’m just indecisive on the matter, but I can’t imagine what this question must feel like for someone who struggles with infertility. It seems like such a small question but it annoys the fuck out of me and I reckon it weighs really heavy on the hearts of people who are struggling to have kids or just can’t have kids at all.

When people park their vehicles on sidewalks. Yeah, this is a small annoyance for able-bodied individuals who use the sidewalk, but remember that this is a MASSIVE struggle for disabled individuals who now have to walk/wheel around your vehicle (likely onto the street) just to be able to continue on their way.

When people don’t hold the door open and it slams shut right as you’re getting to it. I realize that no one is entitled to having the door held open for them, but if the person behind you is so close to you that the door is going to close in their face, couldn’t you just stand there the extra three seconds? Kindness means A LOT more than people realize.

When you go out to dinner with someone and they’re constantly checking their phone. Check your phone later. The people in cyber-land should not be more important than the person in front of you.

When people wait until they get to the front of a long line to decide what they want. You couldn’t have thought about it at all during the 20 minutes we were just waiting in line?

When grown women call their father ‘Daddy’. I never really gave this any thought prior to hearing Ivanka Trump call her father daddy. Now every time I hear it, from anyone, I cringe like I’m listening to nails on a chalk board. I think it’s weird to be an adult and refer to your father as daddy.

When people use the end of the toilet paper and they don’t replace the roll. When you have to pee and there’s no TP in sight, yeah that’s fucking annoying.

Clickbait. It’s not cool, it’s not necessary and it makes you look like an asshole when you use it. So don’t do it.

When people title something “Not Clickbait”. It’s still clickbait. Sorry, not sorry.

When you go to use something and it just happens to be, at that very moment in time, in the middle of an ‘automatic update’. Might as well do something else now…

I could go on and on about this one but I think I’ll leave it here for now and maybe just make another list on another day.

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…