As much as I know my friends and family meant well and they love me, I did get tired of hearing #52
when I lost my job. Almost everyone I know said it.
It's the classic when you don't know what to say.
Sometimes "that sucks and I feel bad for you" is better.
When they say on meat products "Fed an all vegetarian diet".
That is labeled because of the mad-cow scares. Those cows were fed food that had cow-bits in them. Usually people who feed their farm animals sub-standard food are more likely to play loose and dangerous in other areas -thus resulting in more potentially dangerous food in the super market.
Of course I could go on a whole diatribe about the FDA. But the vegetarian diet thing is kind of important. Animals that accidentally become cannibals often end up sick. I could tell you a story about some chickens that got hooked on eating chicken meat. It was scary.
We could try feeding them an all fish diet, then we'd have mad mercury man.
55. When you get a bra you think fits, then once you move around a little, suddenly you are sporting the Quad Boob look.
I always refer to it as “Double Bubble.” And it annoys the hell out of me.
Just as soon as you try to adjust it, someone walks around the corner (at work). Argh.
53,54,61, 70 and 72. I cannot tell you how stupid people are!! It just amazes me when I am out in public, and these idiots are in their own little world OBLIVIOUS to everyone around them! And people who just drop in!!! Forget it. It drives me insane. I actually had one neighbor who would walk into my house. I am like, WTF! I could be entertaining one of my female friends, half nakid in a chicken suit, goggles and fins(not really, I just wanted to share that visual)
That is a crazy neighbor. Luckily our neighbors are yuppie, and one is sports oriented to the extreme (as in, more time spent dribbling a basketball than sleeping), but nice and non-invasive.
I think you need a chicken suit icon!
60. When my eyes turn red due to pain and people assume either I'm high or have been crying.
I wear contact lenses and suffer from dry eye. My eyes are almost always bloodshot. People never fail to tell me how red they are, and I do get looks from strangers - "is she stoned?"
That bugs me. With pain, if you tell them, "I'm in really bad pain." They say, "Oh, you are taking too many pain killers! You must be high on them." They can't understand that actually my eyes are redder and I'm more impaired if I don't take enough to control the pain than if I take more and the pain is under control. It's a balance.
I'm with you on most of them, but especially #74
. Holy crap I can't stand that song.
Yeah, I'd like to throw her a blanket party. Wrap her up in it and beat the daylights out of her.
I will take sick days when I'm not sick at least a few times a year--usually because when I'm actually sick we're usually too busy for me to stay at home.
I call them "mental health" days. ;)
This is why we have "PTO" where sick days and vacation are one in my company. It works out well. I think everyone needs a day off every now and again.
I actually dislike PTO as a concept, it always felt like when I was sick, I was taking away from my vacation time.
I totally love your lists so far. I agree with so many points. #53
happens to be all the time and it makes me want to scream.
Thanks. Ranting is a hobby. :)
2008-01-30 06:23 am (UTC)
Aaahahahahaha! These are fun to read.
My goal is to have the list reach 500 one day. If I can rant about 500 minor things that annoy me and still have only first world problems on it, that means I have a pretty problem free life.
2008-01-30 03:01 pm (UTC)
Well, you don't have a problem free life. But I don't even know if I could come up with 50. Ahh, a challenge now! I have homework to do!