Monday, April 6, 2009

10 Things That Bug Me

Kasey over at ALL THAT IS GOOD has a neat concept every Monday that is called "Friend Makin Mondays". It is about learning more about others out in the blog world and it is so fun! I started with 5 and ended with 10. I know, that doesn't look very good for me. At first I had very few, then as the day progressed, I kept thinking of more. Let me know if you agree with any of these...

1. Smacking while eating. Ugh, that just makes me not want to eat. Did their parents not teach them to eat with their mouth closed? For me, it isn't seeing the food, it is the sound.

2. Not saying thank you when someone holds a door open for you or, better yet, when someone does NOT hold the door open for you. I understand there is the time that they didn't know you were behind them, but you know when THEY know you are there behind them. I have been known to say to people that didn't say thank you, "you're welcome!". Come on people, it is so easy to say. Say it with me...THANK....YOU. Now wasn't that so easy?

3. Misuse of their/there/they're and your/you're. I have WAY too many friends that do that and it just gets under my skin.

4. Constant negativity. Now don't get me wrong, we all have days here and there where we are just flat-out not having a good day. I get that. But those that no matter what is going on in their life, good or bad, they complain and are constantly pointing out the negative. You can always find the bright side to things! I have some dear friends and family where every time you call them and ask how they are doing, they start it with "well....." You know where that is going. Try finding the positive!

5. Parents that ignore the pick up/drop off rules at schools. Every morning when I took Sammi to school, I just got so worked up before even parking my car because I knew I would witness several parents that just ignore the rules. The biggest were the ones that didn't wait in line to drop off their kids. Instead, they would pull into the parking lot and just let them get out there then go to the cross walk. We were told several times with letters sent home and at enrollment to not do that. And the ones that parked in the handicap spots at the front to let them out and drive off. At first I thought that maybe the parents were just running late. I was proven wrong quickly, they were constant repeat offenders.

6. Not commenting when reading my blog! I LOVE reading comments on my blog. I know so many friends that tell me they read it, reference it at times, and yet they never leave me a comment. You know who you are! For those that blog, comments is what keeps us going. We know people are actually reading it! So please, all of you loyal readers, leave me a comment!

7. Wet towels left on the bed or floor. Jason is guilty of this. Thankfully he doesn't do it often, but when he does, it just bugs me!

8. Parents that don't parent their kids. This could be a whole blog in itself. But you know what I mean without going too much into detail. Parents that are completely oblivious to their kids and their lives. You don't have to be a helicopter parent, but talk to them, be aware, pay attention! I still to this day can't get over when the details after the Columbine shootings came out. One of the shooter's parents said they remembered hearing glass breaking and noise in their garage. Why didn't they just walk out there to find out what was going on? They were making bombs! Or you hear about kids talking about getting drunk in their bedroom while their parents are in the other room. How do the parents not know what is going on? I couldn't have my bedroom door closed. At the time I didn't like it, but now as a parent, I understand why. Ok, I'll end this one now, as you can tell, I can go on and on about this.

9. Talking loud in movies. It is just so disruptive and makes it hard to concentrate on the movie. Same when the idiots that forget to put their cell phone on silent AND answer the phone!

10. People that cannot park. Those that either park completely crooked or have the tires on the line. Then the space over can't be parked in unless you drive a compact car. I was guilty of this when I got my new car. I was used to a smaller car. But when I got out of my car, I would either see how bad I parked. I can't be a hypocrite (oh, another thing that bugs me!) so I get back in and straighten up.

Now don't I sound like some whiny complainer? I seriously am not, but you sit and think about all of the things that bug you, you too could come up with a lot!


Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Oh Alli! So glad you joined in! You make me laugh! we are so smacker, parents who break the rules, and the mis-command of the "queesn's english" (who use to say that??).

Hope you are having a great week- I for one love to get your comments, so I know how you feel!

Have a great week!!


Marcia said...

LOL I am bad parker... but I always back up and at least try to make it better! LOL That was fun to read!!

Tanielle said...

Awesome list! I agree on these sooo much! Fun to read! I don't park very well though, I think I did well, then realize when I get out of the car...oops, not so good!

Have a great day!


heidi said...

I really hate when people don't extend the smallest courtesy of acknowledging that someone has done something for them. It really irks me, too!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Okay, the whole food smacking thing is a huge pet peeve of mine. I do NOT want to know if there is food in someone's mouth. YUCK!

jennykate77 said...

A few people have listed the misuse of your/you're, their/they're, etc. I should have put that on my list. It drives me crazy too. Great list!

Hope you have a great week!

jenjen said...

Hi Alli! Great list. I love it all! People that talk in movies and can't park. And people that can't spell too!

Have a great night!


Your Dear Mother said...

OMG, you can really go off, can't you?? I did laugh at how right you are in your grips.

Mom moment - next Monday try making a "don't you just love it when...." list!