Thursday, January 14, 2010
10 Small but Annoying Things That Bother Me
I’ll jump on this blogging meme.
1. Stale Candy Bars
Milky Ways especially. Most people don’t eat candy bars all the time so when you buy one, it’s usually a treat. You’re all excited, looking forward to something special…man this candy bar is so bad for me but tastes so good…this is gonna be awesome. Only then you bite down into it and the hard chocolate shell explodes into fucking glass shards in your mouth, breaking teeth and scraping and tearing your gums into unusable bleeding useless shards. You cry in pain and disappointment, heavily tempted to throw the evil chocolate bar away…but after spending all day scrounging up enough change to actually buy the candy (who carries change anymore?) you just can’t bring yourself to abandon it. With tears in your eyes, you suffer through the rest of the candy bar hating yourself the entire time and swearing to never buy that brand again. Until next time.
2. Toll Roads
Why the hell can I drive between Cleveland and Dallas and all the cities in between for free, but to go from Cleveland to fucking Pittsburgh it costs $5 each way. To hell with that. Public roads should be public roads. Every city has toll roads these days and it’s got to stop. Public land, public use…so public funds. The Cleveland I-80 was supposed to be a toll only to the point where they recovered the cost of building the road. But then they decided “to hell with what we promised…we like money!” Whiny people say “wahh…I dont want to pay for a road I don’t use” Well tough, you pay for lots of things you don’t want to, and you benefit from it. You benefit from your neighbor’s street because when he can get to work, the city’s economy benefits. So stop taxing us twice and just be honest about it.
3. People who write their names at the bottom of forum posts
Especially this guy. If I care who wrote what you said, all I have to do is look 5 cm to the left or right to see your online forum name. Not only that, but your name doesn’t really mean anything to me anyways. The only thing that matters is what you wrote. You could just be a number for all I care, or it could show nothing at all. I don’t really care. You’re wasting hard drive space and my bandwidth, making me download all those extra bytes. Stop it.
4. That fucking Bowling for Soup song that keeps interrupting my Top 25 playlist
Ok so I’m rocking out to some nice classic rock and all of a sudden without warning my ears are assaulted with “SHE SAID SHE NEEDED A BREAK A LITTLE TIME TO THINK” and I’m screaming obscenities in response, fumbling with my ipod…misclicking and being sent back to the main menu…can’t stop the song…. And I’m thinking, how did you get into my top 25, bowling for soup? I don’t listen to you. I mean, the song gave me a laugh so I downloaded it, but I certainly haven’t listened to you enough to earn a spot in the top 25. And why can’t I get rid of you? You’re louder than any other song in my library and I live in constant fear of you being the next song in the rotation. I need a break.
5. Over Politeness
In today’s service based society, the customer is always right. This makes service employees constantly afraid of inciting any type of negative response, to the point where they’ll rip out their own kidney and give it to you as a spare if you ask. I had this experience with AT&T recently when my internet kept going out. I call them up and every other word out of this guy’s mouth is “Oh I’m sorry to hear about your trouble sir. I understand and I’m going to do my best to serve you” blah blah blah for 5 minutes until I can actually get a word in to explain my problem. Then he says the exact same fucking spiel all over again! Stop apologizing to me! You’re just making me madder! I feel like a slaveowner about to beat his slave as he pleads not to be beaten…that’s not a good feeling. I know you’re a human and I know you didn’t break my internet. Just help me fix it or transfer me to someone who can. If you’re so fearful of being yelled at, you’re in the wrong job.
6. People saying “Roger” inappropriately.
This is a work related one. At one point in time I was terrible on the radio too. I admit it. But I got better. The point is, “Roger” doesn’t mean “yes”. “Roger” means “I have received your transmission.” So when ATC asks you something, and you say roger, I always want to say “…..and?….”. It’s like answering a yes or no question with “I heard you”. Ok, so what? But the point is no one ever does anything about it or corrects anyone. Like there and their, lose and loose, your and you’re, two too and to…There are mistakes and there is willful ignorance…
7. People who are walking in front of you and then stop suddenly
I don’t know where I’m going!
8. Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sunday
It might as well be said that on the seventh day, god wanted to eat some chickens because every time I want to go there it’s a freaking Sunday and they are closed. I get that you are a private company and if you want to be all Christian go ahead, but hire some Non-christians because there are people who want to eat on all days of the week. Jesus fed the poor with some bread and fish, except on Sunday when he said fuck you and watched the football game.
9. Fox cancels everything
Dollhouse and Firefly mostly. At least they played the Dollhouse episodes in order. Then they have the nerve to ask Time Warner for more money. Only in the USA.
10. Some people don’t like Star Trek
They can go to hell. Star Trek is awesome.