1. When people don’t politely take a compliment – “You look really nice!” “NO I DON’T!”
Look everyone, fair enough if you have self image issues or low self esteem, but when someone goes out of their way to compliment you, just say thank you and get over it. Personally, compliments make me feel awkward and uneasy, because like most people, I don’t agree with most the compliments that are given to me. However I don’t make a big deal of it; I simply say thanks and let a new subject be brought up. Can’t you just be polite? I hate saying something nice about someone and then they throw it back at me, and I have to spend the next half hour regretting saying anything whilst they cry because they think they look horrible. Appreciate compliments – people are judgmental and cruel most the time, so if they’re nice enough to say you’re pretty or talented or smart or whatever, just smile and enjoy it.
2. It really grinds my gears when I miss a phone call, and call the person back two seconds later, and they don’t answer. It’s been two seconds, did you put your phone down and sprint a hundred meters away so that you couldn’t hear me when I called back? I mean, what could you possibly have done in that few seconds that made impossible for you to answer when I call back? So I text and say, “I just missed a call from you” and I don’t get a reply for hours. Wut? How does that even work?
3. Overbearing parents at children’s sport games are just the worst. It drives me crazy when you’re sitting there watching what is supposed to be a friendly, fun game for the kids and there are those really competitive, obnoxious parents that lean over the barriers and scream onto the field. What happened to being friendly and just letting the young kids get out there for a bit of fun? Is screaming your lungs out at your child to run faster and get the ball really going to help? Not only do they seem to expect that yelling will improve their child’s performance, they seem to think going crazy at the umpires will change the rules of the game. What’s with that? Is your kid winning really that important to you? It really gets to me – being encouraging is one thing, being ridiculously competitive is another. Calm your farm and give the poor kids a break. Go join a sport yourself if you’re that worried about winning.
4. On the topic of parents, you know what really grinds my gears on Facebook and Twitter? Young mothers, or any mothers for that matter, that only talk about their babies. Okay, we get it, you’re a proud new mum and you’re probably over the moon. I love babies myself, and think everything to do with them is adorable. But it really drives me crazy seeing the same thing over and over again, and then all the other mums comment and share their own little baby stories etc etc. It’s like a little online mother’s club to be honest, and it’s rather annoying if you ask my opinion.
5. And, I saved the best for last this week – when I buy a new DVD, get it home, and what do you know? The stupid check out person didn’t ‘unlock’ the DVD case. This has happened to me so many times now that I feel like running in, stealing whatever it is they unlock the cases with, and running home again. I wouldn’t even feel bad about the theft either. I mean, the amount of times I have had to take DVDs back because I can’t open them is just ridiculous. One time, I was too lazy to take it back, so my father and I sawed it open with a knife and a screw driver. Now the case doesn’t close and I’m left with an awkward DVD to try and fit onto my shelf because it’s a tad thicker than the rest due to the fact that it won’t close. Thanks a lot Target, thanks a lot. If a random little figure dressed in black comes in and steals your little unlocky thingy, you now know who it is. It’d be totally justifiable too, in my opinion.