Things that Annoy, Frustrate or Aggravate me 28

Thursday Thoughts

Happy Thursday!  I’ve done a few of these posts in the pasts and I figure it’s high time that I get on it again.  I know I’m not alone in these annoyances, so pipe in and let me know what irritates you.

It annoys/frustrates/aggravates me when:

  • people that stop dead in their tracks, while walking, because they are so engrossed in their phones.  Listen, I get it.  I’m on my phone as much as the next person, but for the love all of things, step aside if you can’t ‘walk and chew gum at the same time’.  Which leads me to…
  • people that are completely and totally unaware of their surroundings.  Listen, we are all busy.  Slow down and pay attention to what you’re doing…or not doing.
  • people that walk around with their umbrellas swinging around like you’re twirling around a baton.  Again, listen.  I don’t want to get impaled by your umbrella so please be aware of where it is in relation to your body.  I don’t want to have to dodge that pointy umbrella tip or have to worry about getting gouged in the eye, thank you.
  • when something on my blog fks up, I get so stressed.  Why?  Because I have no idea what I’m doing half of the time and I’m just winging it.  lol
  • when I’m in neutral (standard car) and I’ve clearly forgotten to put the car in first gear and then I’m left wondering why the hell I’m rolling backwards.  Sometimes I’m just daft, what can I say?  lol
  • it baffles me at just how injury-prone I really am.  People make jokes out of it but it’s really a serious matter.  I’m constantly dropping things, burning, cutting, scraping myself.  Hello, I still have a deep bruise on my shin from that night I got buzzed on sangria and decided to mess around in the bedroom while the dogs were on the bed.  Yeah…. I did a half-assed cartwheel over the bed and smashed my shin into our bed frame.  I dented the BONE, you guys and I have a deep purple bruise under the skin.  It’s okay, you can laugh.  I laugh at my clumsiness all.the.time. 🙂  (Fun fact: I have matching scars on each eyebrow from being a tool. lol)
  • off-center seams in pants drive me NUTS.  This is totally irrational but whatever.  You know when you see the center seam that sits on the bum crack, essentially?  When it’s twisted half way over to your hip, I literally want to yank your pants and fix them for you.  Don’t you feel that uncomfortable-ness in your pants?  This is an odd point, but hey, it drives me nuts.
  • when I’m on the phone (at work) and someone comes over and just stands there.  How freaking rude is that?  When I’m finished, I will get back to you but don’t just stand there and hover, especially it is unimportant crap you want to discuss with me.
  • finding out about (important) things while overhearing conversations (I would have loved to have heard it directly, first-hand, thanks).
  • when you’re sick, sputtering and complaining every two seconds, go the fk home.  No one wants to hear you giggle and continually proclaim you’re sick.  We have sick days for a reason.  Use them.
  • when common sense isn’t so common. #obviously  Why does it seem 80% of the population has no common sense?

What about you?  What irritates the crap out of YOU?

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  • kim airhart

    I just love you! ALMOST everything you just said is exactly what frustrates me the MOST!! Especially finding out about (important) things while overhearing conversations (I would have loved to have heard it directly, first-hand, thanks).
    I have a very large family and usually I get the news from facebook. Like when my Uncle died. I woke up to reading a post about him dying the night before. WHAT?? ugh

  • people following too closely on roads (one second back for every ten miles you’re traveling folks, so if you’re going seventy, there should be seven car lengths between you and the idiot in front of you who’s riding someone else’s ass… you rear-end that guy, you’re rear-ending everyone he hits). people standing in my personal space. get the fuck back.

    also, i love that you used the word daft. nice.

  • Oh god, all of these things! Also people who have no bubble and are all up in yo grill. Like, back the eff up–to quote a Dorit, “if I can smell your breath, you’re too close.” Lol

    Yes to the umbrella wielding psychopaths who don’t watch where they are going. And the stopping in the middle of a street–what are you doing!?

    Wow, thanks. Felt good to get some things off my chest 🙂

  • Yes!! I dislike overhearing things that affect me as well! Or people who hover when you are on the phone! And I wish more people would stay home when they are sick!!

  • *DEAD*
    This post is my everything today.
    The seams in my pants drive me batty and girl yes – how in the world do people not feel that your ass is crooked? Our bodies were not built sideways and off center. Get your shit together. OMG.
    People who are sick need to just stay home. No one wants to breathe your air.
    Also, I am queen of injury. QUEEN. I fell down my stairs once and had to go to the ER for it. Try telling the surgical team that with a straight face that you fell down the stairs…while…NAKED.

    LOVE YOU. Thank you for making my day xoxox

  • Ha! These are some very annoying things. I hate when people aren’t paying attention or just stop when they are walking in front of me. And common sense is a very rare commodity for sure.

  • shootingstarsmag

    It’s good to get these things out! Some people really do NOT have common sense and it’s so annoying. I also hate when I’m on the phone and someone hovers by me.


  • Jessica Bradshaw

    All of these annoy me, but that first one is one of my biggest pet peeves for sure! Ugh! Cute post!

  • Kim Munoz

    Tonight we took the boys to the park and these moms were talking and lost in their own conversation. We were going to leave but I made David stay because this mom wasn’t watching her kid. Im talking just walking, so 1ish. The kid kept trying to climb up the tunnel slide and luckily the kids that came down were able to stop before they knocked him down. Then we watched as the kid walked clear to the other side of the park. It was so hard to bite my tongue, but I had to stay and make sure he was safe since his mom clearly was to busy talking about her new diet with her friend. UGH!! Plus everything else you mentioned too. Except the car part, since I don’t drive. LOL

  • Wow, I think that’s the worst, finding out important shit from Facebook. That’s definitely not how I’d like to learn someone has died, wow.

  • Oh thats a huge pet peeve of mine too. I’m a new standard driver and I’m get pissed off when I have someone crawling up my ass. It’s like, I will roll back into your car if you press my patience too far. Lol People need to leave more time to get to places so they wouldn’t be in such a rush and to slow the hell down. I was actually rear ended last year by some asshat that was gawking at shit on the side of the road. I was stopped at a damn red light and bam, the car was written off. Friggin idiots not paying attention to what’s right in front of them.


  • EXACTLY like Dorit says it. If I can smell yo breath, STEP OFF. Lol

    Stopping dead in your tracks with hundreds of commuters wanting to get home, yeah that’s not kosher and you’re going to get pummeled over.

    Glad everyone seemed to enjoy this post. 😉 xo

  • That’s my biggest pet peeve at work, the hovering. I just find it so rude. I don’t do it and if someone is busy or on the phone, I take the hint and come back. Don’t just linger…

  • Wow, and this is why some people should not be allowed to procreate and have children. I see that so often out st parks and what not. Parents paying zero attention to their kids, chatting with other parents or on their bloody phones. It’s brutal! 🙂

  • Glad you enjoyed reading this love. 😉
    Crooked pants drive me mad. Exactly how you said it: how the fuck don’t you feel that shit? Fix your pants, yo. Lol

    OMG, that trumps all of my injuries, Kim. Wow. You go big, eh? Lol. How badly hurt were you? Your back?? Yikes.

    Love you Momma, xoxoxo! 😉

  • Happens all of the time now that people can tear away their gaze from their precious phones. It’s annoying. 🙂

  • Common sense, I find, is such a rarity these days and to assume someone has it, you just shouldnt. You’ll be disappointed most of the time.

    Happy Friday! 😉

  • I see I think a lot commuting in downtown Toronto. But you can’t stop dead in your tracks with hoards of people walking behind you. People just need to pay way more attention….
    thanks girl. 😉 xo

  • You cartwheeling after a night of sangria makes me realize yet again what great friends we’d be (scratch that…we’re already great friends), what trouble we’d be together if we lived in the same city. haha!

  • There are too many people at my work who “don’t want to waste their sick days” so they go to work and spread their plague to everyone else and feel miserable while they’re doing it. Makes me want to punch them in the face! And don’t get me started on other drivers – there isn’t enough room here for that rant!

  • I am so with you on many of these, Lindsay! In particular, the one about people on their cell phones being totally unaware of their surroundings, the one about the umbrella, and the one about people at work who come into my office and stand there while I am on the phone. So annoying!

  • LOL at cartwheeling – at least it is a funny story you can share (although must have been really sore at the time) 🙁
    So with you on many of these!
    People who bring their germs to work and make everyone else sick is really not cool. I’m forever popping my airmmunes when someone has brought themselves and their germs to the office 🙁
    Pet peeve of mine is people who take, take and take…..and the more you give, the more they expect! Nothing is ever given back though.
    People who cannot be happy for others. You go away for a weekend and they look positively happy that you got one day of rain or traffic on the way home (yes seriously).
    Not filling the kettle in the office when using the last of the water.
    Have an awesome week further 🙂

  • Oh Erin, the fun we could have and the shit we could get into… LMAO
    If and when you ever come to Canada, call me sister. We’ll have a blast. 🙂
    Love you sweetie xoxo!

  • Hahha! Love that you said “expletives”. God I swear like a sailor but I tone it down on the blog and at work, which is surprising I can do.
    I just can’t stand people that come to work so sick and it’s like, why are you trying to be a hero (and an schmuck?)?

    I’m a new standard driver so I’m hyperaware of all the assholes on the road. Makes you wonder how these people have even got a license in the first place!!

  • So much frustrations in life, am I right? I just have a low tolerance for bullshit I guess. Hahaha
    When people aren’t paying attention, it makes me want to grab their phones and throw them. Then they’d pay attention. 🙂

  • I spent 8 years in the Navy and have worked around truck drivers for 17 so I have a very colorful vocabulary! So yes, I also tone it down for the blog.
    LOL, I spent yesterday morning at traffic court with my kid – listening to some of those moron’s stories makes me almost want to take a bus!

  • I’m so full of injury and funny stories, it’s incredible. 🙂 at least I can laugh about my misfortune after the fact. I’m just so dang clumsy.

    People constantly taking from you, until you’re run dry, yeah that’s no fun and it’s emotionally exhausting. I’ve cut those kinds of people from my life.

    I hope you’re having a great week hun. 🙂

  • Ahh, makes complete sense knowing you worked around truckers AND you were in the navy. Lol
    I hope all was okay in the end with your kid at the court date. I e heard some pretty fkd up stories myself. I did a placement at a provincial offender court that dealt with traffic tickets and the like and the stories, you couldn’t make up that shit if you tried. One I can think of, we have High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on some of our highways, made for cars with two or more people in the vehicle, and after they were opened, there were people driving in them with blow up dolls, worth wigs and clothing and all. All just to get somewhere quicker/faster. *shakes head* lol

    Happy Easter! 🙂