2006
01.12

Aggravations

Since I am currently enjoying a life of leisure, or rather, trying to not go stir crazy being home all the time, I have little to focus on other than the petty annoyances of everyday life. I thought it would be fun to list a few. Feel free to add a few of your own.

– wrong number hang-ups
The phone rings. You answer quite cheerfully, and a stranger asks for a person whom you do not recognize. You reply that you think the wrong number was dialed, and instead of “I’m sorry” or a similar response, you get the annoying click. This is a bit rude.

– internet
The most recent annoyance I’ve experienced online is casino related spam. I’ve had to delete 4 comments left on my blog, which doesn’t even get much traffic. These people are wasting their time. I finally banned the IPs. I’m also getting annoyed at input fields that like to change in the middle of typing.

– stupid parents
The weather was very nice Monday, and I decided to take my daughter to the park. She’s 5 years old and just found the courage to master the monkey bars. Well, maybe not master, but she is no longer afraid of them. Anyway, this woman is there with her three kids – two older children and a baby of about 9 months. The first thing that surprised me is that she allowed the baby to crawl around, with all the other kids running, jumping and playing. Then she allowed one of her older children take the baby down the slide – a very steep, fast slide. After that she put the baby on this piece of playground equipment that has a sliding platform. Of course the baby fell over and hit his head on the side of it and started crying. After she witnessed the effects (and the baby had stopped crying), she put him on it again! People should have to apply for a licenses to breed.

– the gym
I’m always trying to time my workouts when there aren’t many people at the gym. Why? Because there is always the woman who is talking loudly on her cell phone all throughout her workout. There is the one who sits on a machine, stationary, watching the television in the corner. And there are always the workout buddies who hog all the machines just to sit and chatter. The fact that there are other members, who have just as much right as themselves, somehow eludes these people. However, if you ask them nicely to move along, you are the one who is rude, right?

And finally…

– driving
I was driving on a road that had double lanes and came upon a yellow light, so I stopped. The woman behind me honked and when I looked up she gave me this frustrated gesture. Hello, the lane beside me was empty and if she had wanted to run the light she could have taken that lane. Of course when it turned green she sped around me and proceeded to swerve in and out of the lanes, without even using a blinker. I just thought to myself, “This is why I have been driving for 10 years and have not one single ticket or wreck to my name.” I can drive.

  1. Bill collectors suck, but I have an easy fix for that: paying my bills on time.

  2. I’ve had it up to my elbows with the levitra spam on my guestbook. I guess I’ll designate thursdays as “grow your penis larger” spam control day and delete it all.

  3. John on January 12, 2006 at 12:27 am said:

    Bill collectors suck, but I have an easy fix for that: paying my bills on time.

    But waiting to pay your bills and then talking to bill collectors when they call is a great way to meet new people. *cough*

  4. Worse? Telemarketers. Lately, I’ve been getting calls like this:
    *phone rings*
    Me: Hello?
    Mechanical voice: Please hold the line.
    Um, no, I don’t think I will. Thanks for ringing.

  5. Carma on January 12, 2006 at 4:15 am said:

    Worse? Telemarketers. Lately, I’ve been getting calls like this:
    *phone rings*
    Me: Hello?
    Mechanical voice: Please hold the line.
    Um, no, I don’t think I will. Thanks for ringing.

    That sounds like a Bill collector…

  6. It’s impossible for me to pay my bills on time. I like to keep the economy boosted with my little contribution in the way of late fees. I’d make this resolution every year about I’m going to pay my bills before I get a disconnect notice or before I have to pay the late fee. Never happened. I do desperately need to start and save that extra money for my adoption, or just take up a nasty habit like drinking.

  7. Speaking of bill collectors.. I have one even worse. Me and Court rarely get calls on our home phone since most people have our cellphones… so the majority of calls (about 10 a day) are BILL COLLECTORS who are trying to reach the same guy and over and over we tell them he doesn’t live here. Gah. And then his work calls looking for him. If I ever see this dude in public, I am gonna slap the hell outta him and tell him to start changing his phone numbers with his utilities everytime he moves because this is getting ridiculous.

  8. I hate it when people do not use their turn signal. I just want rip them out of their car and show them how it works after I pull my foot out of their ass.