What irks me:
- Waiting in the drive-thru at McDonald's for my daily $1.08 Diet Coke to find, after nearly 10 minutes, that the soda machine is broken.
- Restaurants who serve you a Diet Pepsi when you order a Coke product and act like there isn't a difference. (Yes, I know I sped too much time obsessing over Diet Coke.)
- Sitting behind someone in the right hand lane to find that they are not turning right. Get out of my lane and let me turn.
- Finding that, for some freak reason, my husband's episode of Swamp People has bumped the recording of my beloved Gossip Girl.
- A presidential message breaking into my viewing of Gossip Girl (are you seeing a pattern here?).
- When people use the word "retarded" as a synonym for stupid, instead of its intended, and accurate, medical definition.
- Finding an empty cereal box has been placed back on the shelf instead of thrown away.
- People who quote poems. Especially Shakespeare.
- When people use a fake British accent (Madonna, this one's for you) to sound smarter and more educated. C'mon, Madge, we all know you are from Michigan.
- The phrase "Turn that frown upside down." If I feel like frowning and you don't like it, then perhaps you should leave me be.
- Strangers touching a pregnant belly. Here's a good rule: Don't touch strangers. Ever.
- Shoppers who ask how much something is when shopping in the dollar store. (Although, to be honest, some time it does make me chuckle.)
- The Sunday paper arriving without the coupon section. Or the Target ad. Or Parade Magazine. (Yes, I like my glossies mixed in with my paper.)
- People who don't watch tv. If you can't afford one, or can't afford power, that's one thing. If you have it and think you are above it, that's just annoying. So are parents who say "Oh, I don't let my child watch tv."
|I, too, can think for myself. I am thinking you should turn on the tv.|
- When parents utter the words "shut up" to their children. The one occasion where I find "shut up" acceptable by a parent: There is a robber in the house and the family is hiding under the bed so the burglar doesn't know they are home and their survival depends on silence. You are allowed to say anything at that time. As long as you whisper.
- Writing an epic-long email to have your computer crash when you are about to hit "send."
- Flat tires.
- When the Tylenol bottle only has one pill left and you definitely need 3. At least.
- Insomnia, mosquito bites, Tom Cruise, Smart cars, and Tea Leoni.
Enough of this. Otherwise, I'll have to add myself and this list to my grievances. On a final note, if anyone out there wants to give me a quick, and I mean quick, summary of today's political news, I won't be annoyed. Maybe.