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Have you ever had anything that you are annoyed with or that just plain bothers you sometimes?  Some things bother me more than others, but then again there are some things that really bother me to an extreme. I started thinking about it the other day and decided that I had a pretty long list of bothersome things.

  • Why is it that parents can’t seem to put socks on little babies when they sit around with coats and hats on? Maybe they just don’t think about it.  I bet they would though if they walked around without any footwear on in the middle of winter!

  • People walking around while looking down on their cell phones and almost run in to you.  There should be a law banning texting and walking just like there are now laws in some states for texting and driving.  I am serious!

  • People who use texting on their cell phones to an extreme instead of talking on the phone when it is more appropriate.  I guess it’s easier to hide behind a few buttons.

  • Those who sneeze or cough without covering their mouth.  Really, do we all want a shower of all those germs propelled upon us?

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  • Those who don’t use turn signals when they drive and then look at you like you did something wrong when you almost slam into them.

  • People who cut in front of you with only inches to spare when they drive to get out of the way of someone wanting to pass them.  The only thing worse is someone who tailgates!  Really!

  • People who lie to you and smile like a big whisker-faced cat when doing it.

  • Those who let their children run wild in public places like restaurants and stores without saying a word to them pretending perhaps that they are not their little hoodlums who just ripped the wallpaper off the walls.

  • Loud talkers and those who blast their music with their windows rolled down sitting next to you at stop lights and stop signs with reckless abandon. Please!! You may not want any ear drums. But I prefer to keep mine!

 

  • Bug juice and bird droppings all over my car after I just washed it.  Guess I shouldn’t park so close to the trees and I’m praying for rain!

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  • Those who talk loud during a movie in a theater, in a library, or in church during the sermon.  There are just those times that should be reserved for quiet and for listening don’t you think? I suppose they should offer some duct tape with the price of ticket along with a no munch section for popcorn.

  • Cockroaches the size of mice that prowl at night in the kitchen looking for something or someone to devour.  I had some in Texas that I could have made saddles for!

  • Those who curse in public with no remorse in front of children and others.  Gutter talk should be reserved for the gutters.  Foul language contributes nothing!

  • Women – now I still can’t figure this one out.. But why do women have to go to the restroom in pairs and in groups when they are at a restaurant?  Does one hold the small mirror while the other adjusts their make-up?

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  • Why is it that some people can’t figure out how to put a roll of toilet paper on when it is time for a new one? Some people go so far as to make sure it comes out a certain way top, bottom, whatever… I don’t care what you do.. Just make sure you put a new roll on please!!

 

  • Those who talk in an elevator and don’t face the front wall where the door is.  Don’t you know there is no talking and your eyes are supposed to be forward when that door closes?

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  • Flies that never seem to die!  I must have some flies that have been around here for years.  Why is it they want to put their grimy mitts on everything I have?

  • Shopping too long!  I can’t stand to be in a store for very long periods of time or I start to get the hives. I know what I need when I go in so there is no need to linger like my wife does for hours on end.

  • People who use Facebook like a bragging book or “look who’s on top of the hill now” book.

  • Those who are constantly late wherever they go. There is a clock on most cell phones so pay attention when you have your head down…

  • Slurping loud when eating soup, or chewing with your mouth open, and people who waste food.

  • People who talk non-stop yet say nothing.  Sound like a politician doesn’t it?

    I know I have rambled on here today, but what about you? Surely there is something that annoys you or just plain old gets under your skin.  I would like to hear about it!  You will feel better if you vent it out a little.  I know I did!  So let it fly here today!!!  Oh no, did I just say that!!


6 Comments

  1. tabitha59reachingout says:

    I confess. I talk to people in elevators. Not all the time, but if I am extra happy I do. It drives my husband batty. Seriously, I had NO idea there was a rule about it. lol. ….. As for the people who keep themselves warm in clothes but hardly put anything on babies, I hear you. That irritates me too. Same for leaving children alone in the car. And the sneezing thing? I totally agree with you there! AND ….. I will even let you in on a little secret. The ONLY reason women accompany each other to the washroom is so they can stretch out their visit. They get to talk more and enjoy each others company a little longer. Remember, we use many more words per day than men do. …. That’s it! No more mystery for you now. lol. Enjoyable post, Tony. Thanks. 🙂

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    • I guess you have a point on the talking between the women… They do need more time to visit and get all those words in.. lol… Good to see you here today Debbie!

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      • tabitha59reachingout says:

        Exactly! Remember in the “old days” when the host and hostess would actually walk their guests to their cars as they said good-bye? People valued their time together that much. My girlfriend and I will still do that when we get together. Thanks for letting me have my say, Tony. lol 🙂

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  2. jjspina says:

    Great list, Tony. I agree with the sneezing and coughing bit, and cutting too close when passing, cursing in public, and talking in the movie theater. 😆

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  3. Johanna says:

    Those were great! Many of my same annoyances.

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