These are the types of things that really annoy me. Maybe they annoy you too.
Crumbs in the butter. Grrr . . . I hate finding crumbs in the butter. Nobody wants crumbs in the butter. When I go to butter my toast, or bread, or whatever, I don't want to be spreading your toast/bread/whatever crumbs all over my toast/bread/whatever. How much effort does it take to wipe your knife off first before you put it into the butter??? Men are the worse culprits. Probably because they don't really care how many unsourceable/untraceable, probably steeped in a bazillion germsable crumbs they spread on their breadtoast/whatever . . . and that's probably because they are their crumbs to begin with.
And while I am on that same strain of thought . . . I don't like butter in my jam either, or my peanut butter, or my anything. Stop sticking dirty knives in things. It drives me crazy. I don't mind washing an extra spoon. Its a lot easier to wash a spoon (that you use to take what you want out of the jar of whatever to spread on your whatever) and takes a lot less time than me having to take a spoon and scrape off all of the residue from someone else's negligence.
Am I a big pain in the arse or what?
The telephone ringing after 9:30 at night. Unless it is a great emergency, I don't really want anyone calling me, messaging me, etc. after 9:30 at night. The last six nights someone has called our house at exactly 9:30 every night and let the phone ring once, and then called back again doing the same thing 5 minutes later. Why? Its a mystery to me. I was raised to think that unless it is a great emergency that can't wait you don't telephone anyone before a certain hour of the day, after a certain hour at night or during meal times. In fact I am getting so old and crochety now I don't like to talk on the telephone at all in the evening. It disturbs my sleep. I like to do all my talking in the daytime. At night I like to veg out and just zzzz.
A middle aged opera singer warbling "Go Compare" at me at the top of his lungs every commercial break, sometimes numerous times, on every channel. Very effective advertising however because I could not forget the name of that company if I tried. If you are wanting to know what I am talking about look up Go Compare guy on You Tube. You'll see what I mean
Songs that get in your head and won't leave. I just know that right now you are asking yourself, "Why, oh why did she do it. Now I am going to have that stupid song going through my head all day". You're welcome.
Its like the song that never ends.
Short "Use-by" dates on the produce at the supermarket. It is almost impossible to get anything that has a longer than two day shelf life when it comes to fresh produce. Yes, I am the person who digs into the back and in the under trays to get something fresher. I can't afford to go shopping every second day thank you very much. I never order fresh produce via on-line shopping either. It always comes short-dated, or on the cusp.
And, again . . . while I am on that vein of thought . . . fruit that doesn't ripen and doesn't ripen when you get it at home and then magically over-ripens when you aren't looking, or tastes/feels mealy when it does ripen. Hard-as-a-rock pears/plums/peaches/nectarines that you can't bite into but that are off by the time that you can. I don't understand it. I only buy these fruits when I am going to cook with them now. The rest of the time I used tinned because, to be quite honest, I know that at least it is going to be edible no matter when I open it, and I won't end up throwing it away. If I want edible fruit I buy ready to eat fruit. I know it costs more, but at least it gets eaten. Its bad economy to buy ripen at home fruit in my opinion, unless you want it for cooking. Just my two cents worth!
Need I say more??? Yes, I must. This doesn't happen at home. Because I have him well trained. But there is nothing more annoying than doing your business in a public bathroom only to find out there is no toilet paper in the stall. Its empty. Or worse yet, there is a spare roll but its sitting on the floor. I always carry extra tissues in my purse for just this purpose. Oh, and soap dispensers that are empty, and empty hand towel dispensers, or air hand dryers that have no oomph.
No . . .
And people spend good money on these.
Call me old fashioned, but I don't get it. My mother would have been mortified if we had gone out of the house in a pair of trousers looking like this. It would have told the world that she was a bad mother, or worse yet, my father was a bad provider. It would have told the world we were poor and our parents couldn't afford to clothe us properly. I would have been mortified to send my kids out like this. I just wouldn't/couldn't do it. Not on purpose at any rate. And I certainly wouldn't have spent good money on them.
Don't get me started . . . I was so proud when I had learned to tie my own shoes. Nowadays they don't even bother . . . and they tuck their trousers into them. I know we are a lot more relaxed in our dress these days, and in some ways I don't mind, but standards have really slipped low. I was always taught that untied laces were dangerous. You could trip over them.
Grocery shoppers who pick stuff up and carry it around the shop, then change their minds and just leave it willy nilly wherever. I hate it when I see frozen stuff shoved on top of canned goods, or fresh produce left in the freezers, etc. It takes very little effort to return it to its proper place. Don't they realise that doing things like this costs everyone extra money??? Grocery stores always makes up their losses by charging the customers more.
Post people, delivery people, leaflet deliverers, etc. that enter your yard but leave the gate open when they leave. Its inconsiderate and could cost a family its much beloved pet.
When I see somebody littering, it really annoys me. I want to run after them and tell them they dropped something whilst returning their litter to them, but I don't. I just pick it up and bring it home and put it in my own bin. But what really REALLY annoys me is fly-tippers. You know what I mean. People who think it is okay to dispose of loads of their rubbish on any vacant lot, spare piece of land, back alleyway, neighbor on holiday's property, etc. This is not only disrespectful to the environment, but disrespectful to everyone. Its really not on. Councils need to get really tough with anyone they catch doing this. Millions of tax dollars that would be better spent on other things are wasted every year picking up lazy, inconsiderate people's rubbish.
I don't smoke, but I used to. It was really hard for me to quit, but I am glad that I did. I like to think, however, that when I did smoke I was very considerate to those who didn't. I really, really hate it when I have to go into a restaurant (or anywhere really) and I have to walk through a cloud of cigarette smoke to do so. I think smoking should be banned from all entrances to buildings and that there should be dedicated smoking areas for people to do it, areas that don't impinge upon the rights of those who don't smoke. I really hate it when people who smoke, do so in bus shelters, etc. Its ignorant. I also hate people smoking those electronic cigarettes right on buses, etc. I applaud you for trying to quit, but surely you can wait a few more minutes to suck on that thing. I don't know whats in your vapour but if I wanted to inhale it, I'd get my own. And I wouldn't be inhaling it where it would bother anyone else.
Queue Jumpers. I really hate it when people butt in. When you have been waiting for what seems like hours and them someone comes along and just butts into the line in front of you. Its ignorant and inconsiderate. People need to wait their turn. Nine times out of ten if you are really in a hurry or you have a real need to get through the queue quicker for an important reason, I will gladly let you go in front of me, but ask, please . . . ask! There have been lots of times that there is a person with only a few items behind me in the queue at the grocery shop and I tell them to go first. But its my choice.
And this type of thing really irritates me. Just because your vehicle is skinny and can cut through the middle doesn't make it right. Its dangerous and annoying.
And while I am at it, cars that pass on the wrong side, and
impatient drivers who pass when it is unsafe
to do so, putting their lives in danger
and yours as well
Nine times out of then when you get to the lights etc. they are right in front of you, so their hazardous behaviour really didn't get them very far did it?
Child proof packaging that is totally impenetrable by anyone human at all. Packaging that requires you completely destroy it to get inside, rendering it unreturnable. Cashiers that forget to take off the anti-theft thingies, or run the merchandise bar codes over the thing that inactivates them . . . that send the theft alarms off when you go to leave a shop. People will think you are trying to steal, and its embarassing.
I could go on and on, but I better stop while I am ahead! I am sounding like an old grump! I promise you I am not. Really. Okay so maybe a little. 😉
So proud of my son Anthony who is pursuing his dream to do stand-up comedy. He did his very first gig the other night. I know it takes great courage to get up in front of people like that and do your bit. He writes all his own stuff and he has always been a funny guy. I think he did really well. I wish him all the success in the world, and not just because I'm the mama. ♥
A picture thought for today . . .
In The English Kitchen today . . . Lazy Daisy Cake. Sooo good!
Have a blessed Sunday. Hope it is filled with things that are sweet and non-annoying! Don't forget!
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And I do too!