Friday, May 19, 2006

Free Therapy

As a service to my fellow bloggers I am going to open this blog up for everyone to sound off about what really "nitches their craw", or "crawls under their skin", or "peeves the heck out of them". (I don't know if any of those are actual sayings, but you know that's a weakness of mine). Anyway you get my point.

I think we'll all find it a little cathartic to write down our biggest frustrations in life.

Here is mine:
People who back in to parking spots. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. Did I mention that I hate it? It's one of the most idiotic things a human being can do, and it reveals a low IQ. Yes, it does. With the exception of needing to load something into the back of the vehicle, there is absolutely no reason for it. It takes 10x longer to park because the person has to attempt to back in to the spot 4 times. Backing out of a spot is much easier and it only takes one attempt. So unless you're a bank robber and in need of a quick getaway, please stop backing into parking spots! If you do it I hate you - see, now you've done it, you've made me sin. Sorry Jesus.

Go ahead, liberate yourself...blog away your frustrations...

29 comments:

JD said...

When you are at a drive up ATM and you're are done with your transaction count your money and move forward BEFORE you look for your purse or wallet and put everything back together. I don't need to watch the back of your head for 5 minutes while you get your stuff together.

Kristy & John said...

Thieves in the night and people who say "supposebly"

I'm sure I will think of more...

T5M said...

I should add that I am fine with the "pull through". In fact the "pull through" is the most desirable of all parking arrangements; easy in and easy out.

Finding a pull through parking spot is proof that there is goodness in the world.

TheKeyRing said...

I was just thinking yesterday about my pet peeves -- one of which involves the left turn lane. I think that left turn lanes are obligated to have an arrow -- I'm sick of sitting through the light six times trying to make a left turn and, from the other side, I hate when I am stuck waiting everyone going through the red light to make a left turn and then before I know it, my light is red again!!! This pet peeve normally comes as I'm rushing to be herded on the train with the rest of the commuting cows.

Kristy & John said...

People who talk about dieting all the time, and what you should eat and not eat, but who you have never seen actually "diet"

People who never shut up to let you get a word in edgewise

Nosy people

Kristy & John said...

People who don't know how to actually make a left turn lane from one of the side streets onto the Roosevelt Blvd. They stop traffic in the middle of the 12 lane intersection just because they want to be in the "inner lanes". All you Philly people know what I mean. Would you just pull all the way up so we can all get throught the light!!!!

T5M said...

I am nodding strongly as I read these comments

MaineMomKC5 said...

I can't stand tailgaters!! The worst is traffic tailgaters!! I alway wish I had a neon sign in my back window that I could text them a message. It would go something like this:

Hey! Numbnut!! Would you kindly de-magnetize your front bumper from my back bumper? Can you not see that I, too, cannot go any faster? You are practically sitting in my back seat. You give a whole new meaning to the term "backseat driver."

Is there a minimum comment amount for this blog? I think I have more.

Kristy & John said...

I hate when you are driving down the Schukykill Expressway and are stuck in bumper to bumper traffic for like 20 minutes, then all of a sudden the road opens up. And as you continue to drive you see no signs of an accident, police officers, roadblocks, etc. - it's like what was the problem? Why did everyone just decide to slow down?

I also can't stand rubber necks. They are the people who feel the need to slow down and stretch their necks to see why a police officer pulled someone over, or to stare at the poor guy who is on the side of the road changing his tire - just drive, WHO CARES!! Unless you are going to jump out of your car and help keep on moving!!!

Wendy - I can foresee this blog having like 80 comemnts!!! No limit!!

JD said...

If you can't stop yourself from laughing uncontrollably at mildly funny scenes at the movies..then please DON'T GO TO THE MOVIES! Every time I go there seems to be at least 1 over-laugher.

Kristy & John said...

This blog entry reminds me of the Family Guy, Stewie Grffin: The Untold Story movie when Peter has his "What Grinds my Gears" slot on the news channel!

What really grinds my gears is when...

~Seth & Nancy~ said...

-Litterbugs!!
-people who don't give up their seat on the bus/train for older people or pregnant women...
-super loud bass in cars....
-people who use the "f"-word every other word...even worse when kids are around!

Kristy & John said...

When people schedule "lunch meetings" at work. Yeah, the free lunch is nice - but where is my break?!?! I have to admit, I like my one hour of peace and quiet that I can take throughout my busy work day!!

T5M said...

Hour of peace and quiet! Ha Jones! You can fool some, but not me. How about rushing over to FMM for a 40 minute shopping spree: Brooks Brothers and GAP, then wondering if we can swing into Pier One to see if they got anything new in, cause it's been, oh, 3 days since our last visit...THEN speeding (demon driver) over to Taco Bell for a bean burrito which will be devoured back at your desk while listening to vm....all in your lunch "Hour".

Kristy & John said...

Shopping to me is therapy!! Peace and quiet!! Anything to get away from my desk!! No I love my job, I'm just not that dedicated an employee to spend my entire 9 hours there! I still can't understand why people who have the opportunity to leave work for one hour throughout the day don't!

MaineMomKC5 said...

I know you can relate to this one Erin.....

The ketchup packets at McDonalds!! Why oh why can they not come up with a better ketchup system for on-the-go purchases? Do they not understand what a pain-in-the-butt those little packets are? You tear them open and get ketchup all over your hands while trying to squeeze out perhaps a small, quarter-sized amount only to have to squeeze about twenty more just to obtain an adequate amount of ketchup for your child?? Then you have to make sure you are properly prepared to dispose of those now messy packets lest you get them on your car seat(s), your clothing, your purse etc.... then, perhaps in the most maddening of worlds, you hear a small voice from the back seat say......"I NEED MORE KETCHUP!!"

Kristy & John said...

As I sit here laughing at my desk, I remember the story Erin told me about the stack of plastic dixie cups (with lids) that she had filled with ketchup in preparation for her trip to Maine! Didn't someone walk in your office and ask you what they were for?

T5M said...

Yes, it was our Vice President. I was very embarrassed by that situation.

Wendys is even worse than McDonalds because there is no place to PUT the ketchup. At least the McNuggets come in a container that you can squeeze the ketchup onto. Wendys puts them in a french frie holder - where are we suppose to squeeze the ketchup?! ...and don't you know my kids are two rows back in the mini-van!!! WHY DO YOU HATE US - FAST FOOD INDUSTRY!?! WE ARE YOUR BREAD AND BUTTER!!! It's not difficult, put the darn ketchup in the same thing you put the BBQ sauce in - how hard is it!?!

...you really struck a nerve on this one...

MaineMomKC5 said...

Oh, I really hate when I go to a store and I don't get thanked for my business, but yet I thank THEM!?! Why am I thanking you??? You took my money!

Am I thanking you b/c you put my item in a bag? Am I thanking you b/c you gave me the correct change? Am I thanking you for just being you??

No thank you!

MaineMomKC5 said...

I hate rude people too. Rude people are just...rude. Why be rude? I don't have time for it. I'm never rude to people even if they are rude to me. I wish I could be rude back but I just can't!!

How does one become rude??

Rude is a funny word.

MaineMomKC5 said...

I also hate those plastic tags they use to put the prices on things - you know the ones on clothing that you have to cut off before wearing?

I hate when you go to cut it off and the other side is somehow mysteriously stuck in the fabric so you cannot completely take it off, and it just sticks out?

It's like, how did they even get the stupid thing on there if it is IN the fabric? I have a small piece sticking out of my Gap shorts as I type this...it's so rude!

T5M said...

I hate "thank you" e-mails. I've had to tell people to stop sending me thank you e-mails, I don't need it, I don't like it. Those people just have to have the last word - you could send them 10 things and they'll systematically go through and reply "thank you" to each one. It's the worst. I recently told a recruiter that I work with to stop sending me "thank you" and "you got it" e-mails and he replied by writing "You got it! Thank you!" ...ahhhhgggg!

MaineMomKC5 said...

Well that's just plain rude!

Kristy & John said...

I hate it when men use the broom both indoors and outdoors - I just took a black permanent marker and wrote "outside only" on our outside broom! Don't they understand that outside dirt does not belong inside?!?!?!

Kristy & John said...

I hate when people say "ink pen" Doesn't every pen have ink inside of it? Can't you just say "pen" - we would know what you meant!
And "crown" for crayon
And "myon" - I don't even know if I spelled taht right, but I will use the words in context,
"that crown is myon" instead of "mine" and "crayon" - what's really irritating is when you hear a grown adult using these words!

Kristy & John said...

This blog needs a spellcheck!

That's another thing I hate - when people don't use spellcheck when they send e-mails!

MaineMomKC5 said...

I, too, hate when adults pronounce words incorrectly.. for some reason up here, people like to say, "acrost" instead of "across." As in, their house is acrost the river."

Now my lovely and well-educated sister-in-law, Erin, said "barracuder" the other day.

As in, "boy, I just seen a wicked big barracuder!"

Kristy & John said...

How 'bout when people clip their fingernails and belch loudly at their desks and all you hear is

"clip, clip, clip"

"bluaggh"

Nasty!!

T5M said...

Check in at the "Free Therapy" link to the right.

This is good stuff...


(People in NJ say "accrost" too - I HATE it!!