Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Like Nails On a Chalkboard

As always, I was listening to The Bert Show  this morning (seriously the funniest morning show I have ever heard) for the 20 minutes I was in the car.  They were discussing annoying things people do in movie theaters...texting, kicking seats, etc.  I instantly thought about my experience seeing Magic Mike this weekend.

Ready for the show to start...aren't we cute?!

An older couple sat next to us and I swear the gentleman must have left his hearing aids at home.  He must have said "What did they say" at the top of his lungs about every 10 minutes.  Ok, whatever.  Considering this wasn't a really deep movie and was mostly about the eye candy, I didn't mind...but nonetheless, it was slightly annoying.  

So, naturally, this gets me thinking on the other "stuff" in life that annoys me...like nails on a chalkboard.  Let's see how long this list gets, shall we?

1. Back-to-back texters.  We probably all have a friend that does this.  They send 5 one line (sometimes on word) texts back to back.  I thought that I was only annoyed by this when I didn't have unlimited texting, but sadly that's just not true.  Think about what you want to say, formulate a thought, then type.  

2. Text typing.  I'll admit that maybe I'm a snob when it comes to this one.  I've always had a love for English and grammar.  Am I always grammatically correct?  Hell no!  It actually takes me longer to type "c u l8tr" than "see you later."  Like everything, there's a time and a place for this stuff.  The time is NOT when you are trying to impress me (ie...dudes that want to go out on a date) and the place is NOT...well...anywhere for me.  While I'm at it, I'll throw in typing in all caps all the time...seriously, it's just plain lazy, people.

3. People that check in EVERYWHERE on Facebook.  Do I really need to know your every move every day?  Yeah, not so much.  It's a sure-fire way for me to unsubscribe to you.

Image from Cloud High Club

4. Doing anything other than paying attention in a drive-thru line.  I swear to you I was behind someone yesterday that was balancing her checkbook while we sat in line at McDonald's.  I must have had to honk at her 3 times so she would realize that she needed to move on up.  Pay attention.

Image from BelchSpeak

5. Whistling and humming.  I don't really have an explanation on this one.  It's just annoying.

6. Expecting an immediate response from a text.  If what you need is that important, pick up the damn phone and call.  Oh, and don't call, not leave a message, and expect me to call you back.  
Image from Parents Shouldn't Text
7. Taking the longest possible route while walking through a parking lot.  Does it take a genius to realize that the polite thing to do is to take the fastest path to the sidewalk instead of walking diagonally through the parking lot (in the middle of course) at a leisurely pace?  I'm in a car...that's bigger than you...and can crush you like a bug.  And for the love of all that is holy, if you have a child with you, they should walk on the side closest to the parked cars, not running willy nilly.

8. Parents that let their children scream in a restaurant.  I don't think this really needs an explanation, do you?

Image from Oz Has Spoken
9. Billboards with small or lots of print.  These should really be illegal.  It's a waste of money since no one can possible read them, let alone they are an accident waiting to happen.

10. Driver that slam on their brakes when they see a cop has pulled someone over.  Ok, I'm not saying that you should continue to break the law if you are speeding, but do you really think the cop is going to abandon his original mission, jump in his car, and chase you down?  I think the Magic 8 Ball would say "not likely."  Just let your foot off the gas and gradually slow down instead of causing an accident.

Your turn...what's on your list??


  1. All annoying, but the people who check in everywhere...I just don't get it. Do you want someone to come rob your home? Maybe I'm just paranoid.

  2. When my kids says, "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy," fifty times without actually waiting for a response. :)

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