Sunday, March 11, 2012

Random Things That Irrationally Irritate Me


Anyone who knows me personally knows I am pretty much in a constant state of annoyance about something, and it's usually something smalll, like some old lady trying to push in front of me at the supermarket, or teenage boys walking around with their pants falling down (what the hell is with that?). 99% of the time whatever it is that's annoying me doesn't actually have any effect on me, but that doesn't stop me.

The following is a random list of things that have been irritating me over the last few months. You may find something on this list that you love, but don't get offended. Just think smugly about what an angry little person I am, and how much better you are because you're above judging people for the shoes they are wearing. Also, I'm old, so I'm allowed to grumble about pointless things that don't affect me. I'm going to write angry letters to the TV after this.

1. Gladiator shoes. God, I hate those things, and they just keep hanging around and hanging around. They are hideously ugly and I want them to be gone.

2. Those big chunky plastic watches that look like they were purchased at a service station.

3. Professionally manicured nails. Particularly French manicured nails. They make me think of porn stars.

4. Really thick eyebrows. I cannot watch Jennifer Connolly movies because I am constantly distracted by the urge to take a pair of tweezers to those caterpillars dancing around on her face.

5. Facial piercings - a controversial one I know, since there's a good chance that half of you reading this have one. They're super popular, but I hate them. I don't understand why people want something on their face that looks like a giant zit.

6. Really long hair on women over 40. I know - JUDGEMENTAL.

7. Open-toed shoes on men. Men wearing sandals or thongs just - ugh. UGH.

8. Rolled up jeans on men. Did you just come from splashing about in a rockpool? No, you didn't. Roll your pants down, you look like an idiot.

9. YouTube vloggers who feel the need to explain what a favourites video is. EVERY FREAKIN' MONTH. I know I rant about this one constantly, pretty much monthly actually, when they all start doing it again. WE GET IT. IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.

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  1. LOL I am wearing one of those watches as I type :D

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    1. Haha, well I've seen them around everywhere lately so I'm guessing you're not the only one. :-)

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  2. You know I love these types of posts. This one kills me:

    "Did you just come from splashing about in a rockpool? No, you didn't. Roll your pants down, you look like an idiot."

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    1. I've been seeing that a lot lately - it's my current pet peeve. ;-)

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  3. OLD MEN WITH THIN HAIR SPORTING PONY TAILS. If the tail is THINNER than your thumb, it's time to chop it off!

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  4. YES, THOSE UGLY ASS FRENCH MANICURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    God, I feel so much better. ;D

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    1. I love it when we agree on the important issues.

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  5. Don't worry, I'm angry and bitter and hateful and I'm not even old yet.

    Also I hate guys who sit with their legs splayed reeeeally wide on the bus so I have on seat room. Dude, I will elbow you as my arms need just about the same amount of space as your legs do.
    Also people who lift their umbrella to go over mine when I'M 6 FOOT AND YOU'RE 5 NOTHING, WHY DO YOU THINK YOU SHOULD GO OVER MINE?! This only results in me getting poked in the face with your stupid broken umbrella. Jerk.

    Oh, oh and stupid giigly sixteen year old girls who dress better than me. How do you afford clothes? Why are you cooler than me? What happened to kids wearing boardshorts with a treasured Roxy t-shirt? This doesn't apply to girls wearing those jean short-shorts with the pockets and their ass-cheeks hanging out. That shit is fug.


    Get off my lawn.

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    1. I love how every time I do one of these posts, everyone comes out with their secret rants - like they're just waiting for someone else to be the first. :-)

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  6. Oh my gosh this is right up my alley. I'll second your choices and add people who don't pick up their feet when they walk, people who have no idea what personal space means, hummers (no not that) people who hum incessantly, and finally my neighbours (b/c I could go on & on). A dumber version of hicks you'll likely never meet. They're loud, their children are loud and the grandchildren are now loud too. Phew I feel better.

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    1. Ugh, personal space! Those people who stand right up close to you in checkout queues or at the ATM. STEP BACK, CREEPER!

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  7. I couldn't agree more with most of this! Can't stand the super thick eyebrows! Unless the woman over 40 doesn't look over 40, then super long hair is definitely not the way to go!

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    1. The over-40s with the super long hair that I see look way older rather than younger. They're vain enough to grow their hair that long (and I'm not judging vanity, I'm vain!), but then they just do nothing with it. They just mooch around in their shapeless middle-aged lady skirts with their ratty, greying hair just hanging down being annoying and pointless. Bleh. (You may be able to tell I'm thinking of a couple of particular people, lol.)

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  8. Hahaha. I don't think I'm guilty of these things. One of my pet peeves? People who repeatedly press the walk button. Half the time it's just a placebo ._.

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    1. Haha, as a pedestrian (I don't drive - walk everywhere), I am totally guilty of that one! I don't even know why, I know it doesn't do anything. Just habit. ;-)

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  9. Oh, I'd like to add people who refer to their husband as "hubby" really really shit me. It grates, like nails on a chalkboard.

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    1. Oh, you just reminded me of one I forgot - people who refer to their boyfriends as "The Boy". AGH! That is the nails on a chalkboard one for me.

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  10. I absolutely agree with most of these apart from the brows/gladiator shoes and long hair on older women hahaha, every time I see Jennifer Connolly I'm like "damn I want her brows!!!" ahahaha

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    1. Ew, really? Her eyebrows do my head in!

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    2. So funny!

      I'm with Jadegrrrl on the brows. Been trying to grow mine out for months! Oh, and I can't stand youtube gurus with super thin brows or very wide spaced brows or tadpole brows.

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    3. Oh, the tadpoles are not good.

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  11. My nose stud is judging you :p

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    1. Haha, if it's any consolation I did briefly have a nose ring when I was young and not bitter (it was the grunge years - everyone had one). I had to take it out because I have a small nose and it was banging against the inner wall and driving me crazy.

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  12. I just found your blog (thru Liz's blog:) and love it! i have to agree with some of the comments- teenagers with better clothes, purses and shoes than me! arrggh

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    1. Welcome! Any friend of Liz's is a friend of mine. :-D

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  13. None of these things annoy me, however - we may be kindred spirits, because I am also easily annoyed by the smallest things :P Most of them involve noise - chewing, music that I'm not personally playing, talking when I want silence, crinkly wrappers *GAH*...the list goes on and on. And just overall disorganization - of thought, of space... And slow people. GOD slow people drive me nuts, I can multitask like nobody's business and I can get shit done in seconds, but some people take FOR.EV.ER. I CAN'T EVEN.

    Great post btw :)

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    1. Ohhhh, unnecessary noises! Totally with you on that, as my poor daughter will attest when she's trying to stir her Milo at night and I keep side-eyeing her because of the clinking of spoon on glass. ;-)

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