Everyday, without fail, something will annoy me. I used to get really passionate about the things that annoyed me, (mostly politics) but a strange thing happened when I became a mom—certain things didn't bother me as much as they used to. I had bigger issues to deal with, like getting used to sleeping less than five hours a night.
However, I still have an extensive list of things that annoy me, and as my children get older, my list seems to grow, too!
People who drive too slow.
People who drive too fast when it's snowing or raining.
People in mini-vans who think they're driving a Porsche 911.
Having to pay 5 cents for every plastic bag I need when I'm grocery shopping. Almost every store I go to is doing this now, and when I have two kids with me, and 50 items I just spent $250 dollars on, YES, I DO need some bags. Plus, I USE these plastic bags, so get off my case and stop ripping me off!
Parents who think they're superior and who think other parenting methods are wrong.
Parents who have too many rules for their children—in the end, your child is just as bratty as any other child. They'll still keep making the same mistakes, even if you give them a 3-2-1 countdown to stop their 'bad' behaviour, which, by way, isn't all that bad, it's just a kid being a kid.
Drivers who come to a complete stop before proceeding over speed bumps in parking garages. If my looks could kill, these cars would self implode.
People who walk way too slowly going down flight after flight of stairs during a fire alarm. Cut the small talk, and get the hell out of this potentially burning buildng, damn it!
People who think the BlackBerry is better than the iPhone. Some of my best friends still use the BlackBerry, and I don't understand how they can't see how much cooler the iPhone is. Sorry BB users! This doesn't mean we still can't be friends!
Whiny children. Mine included.
Children who say "Mine! Mine! Mine!" when my children attempt to play with their toys. My boys share all their belongings, and it makes me wish they could unlearn this niceness!
People who don't tolerate little children.
People who LOVE winter. I understand that sometimes it's fun to go skiing, or skating, or to build snowmen with your children. But to LOVE winter? Clearly, you're from another planet, because humans are not MEANT to live in arctic cold climates. We are made to walk around naked (think back to the original humans; they weren't wearing Canada Goose coats!) Having to put on 17 layers of clothes before going outside in order to NOT DIE is NOT NORMAL. Snow angels? Pfft. My baby was making sand angels in Florida.
Although I make plenty of grammar errors, I can't stand it when people spell 'your' and 'you're' wrong. It's time to learn, folks—you're not adding any new friends to your social circle if you continue to make this mistake! Also: 'There', 'Their', and 'They're'. I think we learned this simple grammar rule in um... grade five.
People who considers their pet their child, or compare their dog to a baby in a conversation.
"Baby Alexander kept me up all night— he was so sick, my poor child! I hope he doesn't have bronchitis."
"Oh, I know what you mean, my little Rufus was barking all night, I think he is coming down with something."
SHUT IT. Babies and dogs are NOT equal.
People who don't read books. I don't get it. I just don't get it.
People who only watch Friends re-runs, and don't like Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl, or Glee. Especially Glee. (I'm looking at you, sister.)
Brad from The Bachelor. This dude is a dud. How can so many hot women LOVE this guy?
Michelle from The Bachelor. Actually, wait—she's totally entertaining and I like her determination to win his love, as psychotic as she sounds. She's a go-getter, that one. And plus, I'm sorry, she's so hot.
Snooki from Jersey Shore. She sounds like a Gremlin, and she's SO unattractive. Even with a make-over, she'd always look like an over-processed old lady. The fact that she has a published book that I'm sure she didn't even write makes me angry. I bet she spells 'your' and 'you're' wrong, too!
The fact that Eminem didn't win Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. WHAT? At least he won Rap Album of the Year. He's amazing.
People who bite down on their fork.
People why are mean.
Stepping in wet snow as soon as you take your boots off. Most annoying thing ever!
What are the things that completely annoy you?