Thursday, February 16, 2012

Things That Piss Me Off

I am getting less and less tolerant of people it seems as I get older. Lots of things have come up in the past few weeks so I decided to jot some down and get them off my chest.

1. People who drive like they have no where to be and at least 10 mph under the speed limit. It never fails. When I'm running late in the morning or trying to get home to take or drop a kid off at something, it seems like I always encounter the guy/gal that apparently is out for their Sunday drive on the wrong day. Last night I followed someone on my way home from work and they clearly didn't understand that the road they were on was a 55mph zone. They drifted between 40 and 50 for most of the drive and slowed to 35-40 when they came to a curve in the road. Not some sharp oh shit curve, just a nice easy curve in the road. I have to wonder if this type of driver should actually be behind the wheel at all.

2. The overachieving mom that believes her kid should be in every activity out there when the child clearly has no desire to be. Let your kid be a kid for goodness sake. You don't need to relive your childhood through your obviously uninterested child. You are only making him/her miserable.

3. Needy people. I have 2 kids and their activities/plans take priority over your life. That's just the way it is. Please don't act like a 2 year old when you don't get your way. Please don't tell me you feel left out because I've been running my kids around for the last 2 weeks and haven't "made time for you". I have many other friends who understand this concept and don't whine about it. P.S. Maybe the reason you haven't seen me is because I'm tired of your needy shit so when I do have time, you aren't the one I'm going to call.

It's tragic that you had to deal with that many idiots at once.

4. People who think people owe them something. My hubby and I do many things for people and never once have we expected anything in return. We live in a small town and that is just how it is. However, there are a few people in the town that don't understand that and feel like others owe them for nice things they have done for them. To me that's completely tacky and to tell other people how much you've done for someone else just makes you an attention seeking idiot searching for a pat on the back.

5. Kids on FB that post totally inappropriate things. Don't these kids realize that their future employers will see this garbage? Don't they realize they might not even get a job because of their disgusting posts on FB? And the absolute worst posts are when they take a picture of themselves in the mirror with the "hooker" lips. What is with that?

6. People that pull up to fast food drive ups with 5 people in their vehicle and they need each order rang up separate. Can these people really not get the bill and figure it out when they get back to wherever they are eating the food?

7. Telemarketers. Enough said.

8. Political Ads - Why do candidates spend tons of money only to bash another candidate. Do people really get swayed by a 30 second ad that rips another person apart? Most people I know just get a lower opinion of any candidate that resorts to this garbage. Instead, I suggest to all politicians running for office to make one, 2 minute ad telling everyone what you plan to do if elected and leave any other candidate out of it. Take the money you save on the multiple slander ads and donate it to a worthy cause.

9. People who constantly have to one up you. For example, during a casual conversation with another mom I mentioned that I was just wiped out because we'd had a really busy week running around. No sooner did I finish the sentence did she say, "You think your week was busy, listen to my last 3 weeks." Then she proceeded to go into detail about every stop her minivan had made in the last three weeks. Like I gave a shit.

10. People who take their children to the doctor for every little sniffle. If my child is running a low grade fever or have a stomach ache, they stay home from school, I give them chicken soup and make them rest all day. I can count on one hand how many times I've ran either of my kids directly to the doctor because they were sick. However, I hear many moms that say that as soon as they get the call from the school they rush their kid(s) to the doctor so they can get them on antibiotics right away so they can say they are antibiotics and send them back to school the next day. It seems like doctors are handing out antibiotics like candy anymore.


  1. I agree with all of these!!!! Don;t forget the people that take 100 things through the 10 item or less line and hold everybody up and the cashiers that allow them to do it. Hate them!

    1. and then they write a check and balance their checkbook while still in line!

  2. Great list. I can totally get behind the one-uppers!

    1. Love your blog! We are thinking about going back to Cancun next year so I thought I'd check out where you guys have stayed there as we've only stayed one place and I wasn't impressed. Then I saw the hurricane photos and read about your trip. That had to be awful!

  3. I agree, great list! I can relate to almost all of them.