I can always count on my fellow bloggers to inspire me with their posts. It’s not like I’m trying to copy them or imitate what they do, but sometimes, you just know that they’ve done something you want to do once you see them do it because it looks like fun. So that’s what I’m doing here after reading this post from Beauty and the Best of the Rest. If you haven’t read her post or don’t follow her yet, definitely do because she writes fantastic posts that never fail to interest and amuse me. Anyhow, on with the post!

lot of things annoy me. Maybe I’m just a B, but there just seems to be a long list of crap that annoys me. Although I’m sure this isn’t everything, here are some of the top things that get on my nerves and excuse me ahead of time if it’s a bit long winded.

1. When Unqualified People Try To Give You Advice. Seriously. Just don’t do it. I have had so many issues with this. Whether I vaguely mention I’ve been working out and trying to lose some pounds or someone finds out my boyfriend is a type 1 diabetic, they’re all so ready to dish out advice and all I have to say is this – please just do us all a favor and shut the hell up. If you’re not a specialist in that area (personal trainer, medical specialist), then don’t offer up advice. Don’t tell me that you have a friend who just walked and lost 1,000 lbs. Seriously? She did? I’m sure that will solve all of my problems if I just walked! You know, because I’ve been sitting on my arse this whole time not doing anything. And mentioning that fruit is so high in calories is just ignorant. Eating fruit never made anyone fat; I’m just saying. And telling me about your uncle or auntie or cousin or friend’s friend who is a diabetic who lost their limb or eye or died? That’s just annoying and horrifying and rude. I don’t care or want to know about it and I don’t want any advice or recommendations for my boyfriend to get on a raw food diet, paleo, or any crap like that. And don’t ask me if I’m worried about him losing limbs because what kind of question is that anyway? 

2. When People Make Eye Contact and Then Try To Cut In Front Of Me In Lines (Queues). Yes, you. I see you standing in my peripheral and no you can’t cut in. This especially annoys me if it’s a group of people or a family of five. What kind of classlessness do you have to have to blankly stare at me (or all 5 if you, if that were the case) as you try to cut in? Just stop being a jerk and get in line properly. Thanks. 

3. When People Are Super Loud In Public. This especially bugs me if it’s late at night or in the cinema. Yelling, laughing and generally being obnoxious to the point where I can’t hear myself speak is just ridiculous. 

4. Politicians Who Act Like They Can Relate To Ordinary Citizens. This one gets me yelling at the TV. Why do rich politicians try so hard to act like they know what the heck we’re going through? Unless you actually do, shut up and fly away in your private jet. 

5. Negative Nancies. This is one of the most annoying things ever. If I get excited about something new that I’m doing and someone says ‘oh you know, that is so hard to accomplish…there is so much competition..’ I hate this. Who are you to tell me what I can and can’t do? This sort of negative response only fuels my ambitions more because I know that I can do whatever I choose to. Screw you for not believing in me; I’ll remember not to thank you when I finally reach my goals. 

6. People Who Let Their Kids Crawl, Walk or Fall All Over the Place In Stores . Please watch your children! The other day I actually saw a kid crawling into the window display of a store. What the heck? Seriously? Watch your kids! 

7. When Sales People Address My Boyfriend Not Me For Purchasing Cars, Opening Bank Accounts, or Paying the Check At A Restaurant Even Though I Am the One Inquiring. I am an independent woman (cue music here). No, but seriously, I am. I buy my own things, pay my bills, work for a living, etc. So I don’t know why (and this happens often), but every time I do something with my boyfriend like open a bank account, they always make him primary. Even if I am the one opening the account or buying the car with my money. It’s so annoying, sexist, discriminating, and downright wrong. 

8. Snobbery. Why are people so obsessed with being better than each other? Why is this a priority in life? Who the hell cares if you have multiple cars, a big house or think you’re better than me? By the way, you’re not and no one cares. 

9. Crying Babies In A Movie Theater – Why are you bringing your newborn to a dark movie theater? I’m not a baby hater, but seriously, it’s not appropriate and no one appreciates missing half the film because of your screaming baby.

10. When Drivers Drive As Slow As Possible In Front Of You, But Speed Up the Moment You Try To Pass Them. Really?

11. The Housewives of Anywhere… I don’t understand this obsession with rich psychotic women who live somewhere and fight with each other. 

12. When People Have Some Mind Block on Pronouncing My Name or Even Getting It Right. I’ve been called Tatiana, Taianna, Tania, Tanya, Tonya, Tationa. I don’t get it; my name is spelled phonetically -just sound it out! Tea-Anna. That’s all. It’s easy. 

13. People Who Text Illiterately. As in ‘Hay gurl, wut u up 2? I noeeee ryyyte! Heehee.” You sound like a complete tool. Just stop being lazy and type the word. 

Okay so after that, I hope you all don’t hate me for my views, but they are what they are and it’s perfectly okay if you don’t agree. I try not to get to political or controversial on this blog because I mostly blog how to improve and enrich lives and that really has no relevancy to politics or anything so I haven’t had an opportunity. That being said, again I hope you’re not angry, but if you are I am sorry to have offended you, but I also want to mention that this is tolerance. I accept you and I hope you can accept me as well.

Do comment! I’d love to debate or chat about it, if you like.

Thanks for reading.

28 thoughts on “13 Things That Make Me Cringe…

  1. Amanda (Mae)

    hahaha I love #1 I have a woman I work with whom no matter what the subject, has her mother, her aunt, her niece, her nana, etc that has had the same problem or story to go along with yours and she allways has to cut in and either give you advice or compare your story or issue to hers! Drives me NUTS! k going back to read rest now I just had to comment on that haha (meanwhile I am comparing your pet peeve to someone I know… ::shakes head:: didnt I just do what I said I hated. smacks face

  2. Amanda (Mae)

    ok im back, I totally agree with you on all of these with the exception of the name, my name is Amanda so I don’t get too many issues with that. Thanks for sharing your peeves too these were fun to read:D

  3. masquerade21

    Great post, I pretty much agree with everything, especially the name thing. My dad can’t even say my name properly, and I hate drivers that do that, there are so many (I don’t drive but my bf does and this happens to us all the time) xxx

  4. travelladywithbaby

    Not to self, start every comment with hey guuurrl!!!! I really should do one of these, I have been way too polite on my blog. P.S my comment about the side plank is actually from expertise, as I have been lifting weights for over 10 years. I have watched people pop their shoulders in it!!!

  5. Snow

    I love this post! I completely agree with most of your things there except for the name thing cause I’ve got a really easy name ‘Lisa’ haven’t found anyone who can’t pronounce it, and yes those driver are so annoying~ will most likely cause an accident one day too. I live in a place where there’s quite a bit of housewives how sit around the cafe’s and bitch all day long…xoxo

    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      Haha yeah lucky you! Having a not so easy name just seems to throw people and they get all confused. LOL about the housewives; that is hilarious! I actually meant the shows that are called “Housewives of Atlanta, Housewives of New York” etc. Theyre so popular and I don’t get it, but your point is hilarious to me x

      1. Snow

        Oh those shows…never got how they became so popular either. Actually I never understood the concept of them airing them either…it just seemed so pointless to me. 😀

  6. miahepburn

    Great list! I completely agree with #7 and #12. I get so annoyed with waiter/waitresses that immediately hand my boyfriend the check. And #12, yeah having the name Kali, I’ve had one person my entire life get it correct on the first try. It’s Kuh-Lee. Not too difficult. And trying to tell it to people at restaurants or stores who ask for it for an order it’s either Kelly, Colleen or Chloe. *smh* I feel your pair there! 🙂

  7. Karen

    Love these. I really dislike people who are loud in public – geez, enough already! Like I care what your friend said to your sister about your boyfriend! So annoying when people think they are more important than anyone else around them. Hope you don’;t mind if I come up with my own list and link back to you of course!

    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      Haha I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yeah freaking loud people drive me nuts. No definitely do! I’ve enjoyed reading all these lists ! 😀 I’m excited to read it thanks for stopping by!

  8. Sora Adorable

    Haha, good list! #7 is one of my biggest annoyances. For some reason, mechanics especially always direct their attention to my hubby. Meanwhile…I know just as much about cars as he does.

    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      Haha thanks. I know! Omg that happens to me too and my bf knows nothing about cars AT ALL. His answer for every car issue is – “it’s the alternator” – and I’m like “no it’s not.” LOL . x

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    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      Thanks 🙂 I also did another one recently on FB . I might make writing about things that piss me off a regular thing on my blog..because I can and I like to complain. Lol and like you, I couldn’t fit everything that bugs me in 1 post alone. Believe me, when I went to write this, I started getting all political and blah and I had to re-edit to keep it vaguely light hearted. Otherwise it would’ve been more about how I can’t stand ignorance and voting and politics. lol . and damnit how did I miss that one? I HATE when people refer to themselves in the third person. I need to start vol 2 of this so i can remember that one haha. and yes you should do your own post. reading these entertain me almost as much as writing them have . Speaking of, check out this post I recently read. This chick is hilarious – http://cassandraparkin.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/adventures-in-trash-fifty-things-that-annoy-me-about-fifty-shades-of-grey/ hope you enjoy x

      1. storybookapothecary Post author

        I totally agree and she deserved a book deal; a lot of her posts are funny as hell. I was laughing pretty much the whole way through it. and I haven’t even finished reading 50 shades. Man, it’s such a painful read. That’s how bad it is. I don’t think even the porn parts (which I haven’t reached yet) can even redeem this book for me and that in and of itself is just sad.

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