So last week I wrote a 10 things that make me happy list. I was feeling positive, the sun was out, we were having a mini heatwave.
This week not so much. It’s gone colder again and the skies are grey, so I’m back to my usual moaning self!
In light of that, here are 10 things that annoy me…
After 36 years living in England, I should be used to the crap weather, but it still annoys me. All I want is a summer. A month or 2 of sunshine, where you know that you can go out without having to pack a coat and umbrella as well as your flip flops and sun cream.
Obviously not all the people, but most of them. People who don’t say thank you when you hold the door for them and people who don’t let you out at a junction. People who queue jump and people who let their kids run riot. Basically, all the people.
Hearing people eat
I suppose this goes in hand with the above, but being able to hear people chew makes me want to punch them. Apparently, this is a condition called misophonia so I’m obviously not alone!
Political ‘experts’ on Facebook
We’ve had a lot of this recently with Brexit and the general election. All of a sudden everyone is an expert in politics and thinks they can tell others how they should be voting. They’ve obviously forgotten we live in a democracy. I have unfollowed quite a few people recently because of this!
All I want is to be able to pop into a shop and buy something I like. But no, I have to find the fitting rooms, queue up and then try on any item of clothing I like because the sizes in every shop vary so much. I’ve stayed the exact same size for the last 6 years yet my clothes range from size 6 – size 12, and from 28″ leg length to 32″. Surely it can’t be that difficult for clothing manufacturers to all stick to the same measurements?!
Mean but true. The whining, the constant questions, the mess. And then, you go out child free and all you can hear are other peoples’ kids whining and crying, and generally being a pain in the arse. Good job they’re cute enough to make up for being so annoying!
You probably have a few people on Facebook and Instagram who post selfie after selfie. I just don’t understand why they need to post so many photos of themselves? There’ll be the obligatory trout pout, a million filters applied, and a range of photos that look exactly the same just from slightly different angles. I even found out recently that some people have a special selfie light they’ve bought especially for taking Instagram photos of themselves!
So many school events
It’s obviously lovely that the schools want to get parents involved but it’s so hard when you work. We’ve had exhibitions of work, assemblies, plays, singalongs, reading with your child, and of course, sports day is coming up. They’re all arranged so that you have to take a whole morning or afternoon off work. I’ve had to use 3 days of my holiday allowance this school year to attend everything. Like we don’t have to find enough holiday as it is.
I can’t be doing with small talk, whether it’s mums at the school gate or the cashier in the supermarket – just scan my shopping! The worst ones are when sales people call you up and start by “How are you? Good weekend?” If I don’t know you then I don’t want to talk to you about my weekend.
By now you’ve probably noticed that I don’t have much tolerance when it comes to other people. I especially can’t cope with people who are happy in the mornings! I hate getting out of bed, especially when it’s to go to work. So if it’s before 10 am then it’s probably best not to speak to me!
So there you go, there’s some things that wind me up! What annoys you?