Some blogging folks, such as Rarasaur, did this 21 Things I Irrationally Hate thing. I wanted to do it too, but “hate” is too strong a word for most of these, and they’re not all irrational either, so that’s why I came up with my own (I’m sure you’ll agree) very catchy title.
I give you 21 things I hate or just don’t like very much which may or may not be irrational. In no particular order…
1) Having to see people chucking up on TV shows and films. It used to be a rarity to see this on our screens but now it’s everywhere – comedies, dramas, reality shows, movies, documentaries, you name it, there are people throwing up on it. Why? Who wants to see people spilling their guts? Anyone? Does anyone ever think “Ooh, I’m so glad they showed that, it has really enhanced my viewing pleasure”?
2) When people ask you a question, but instead of letting you answer it, they run through a list of suggested answers and don’t let you get a word in. Like “So why did you decide to move house? Was it because the old house was too small? Or was it the area you didn’t like? Or maybe it was too long a drive to work? Or perhaps you just felt like a change? Or maybe…” If you just shut-up for a minute, I’ll tell you!
3) When people talk with their mouth full.
4) TV or radio interviewers who think that the best way to interview someone is to continually interrupt them and challenge EVERYTHING they say. It comes across as arrogant and rude, and is annoying to listen to.
5) If I get woken up from a lovely sleep for no good reason. Like if it’s the weekend and I forgot to unset my alarm.
6) When someone on Facebook (or wherever) specifically asks for advice/suggestions/help/opinions on something, but then doesn’t thank or even acknowledge those who respond. You don’t have to respond to every comment, but a general “Thanks everyone for your input!” or whatever doesn’t go amiss. Note – if it’s unsolicited advice then that’s different, but if it’s been asked for then it’s only polite.
7) I did a post about this a while ago, and it is still rife – when people share various warnings or bits of advice that they’ve seen somewhere without checking if they are true first. I say again – snopes or hoax-slayer, it doesn’t take a minute.
8) Coriander leaf/cilantro.
9) Clusters of holes – again, I did a whole post about it.
10) When after much deliberation I finally decide on something I want to buy and they don’t have any left in my size. Why? WHY?!
11) Wasted food. I feel less bad about this though now that we have bins at home for waste food that are collected as part of the recycling collections.
12) When I can’t remember what I was going to put for number 12.
13) When I’m really excited to tell someone something, but they already know.
14) When I accidentally hurt one of my cats by stepping on their tail or something, and they look at me all hurt and confused as if I did it deliberately.
15) This is a more serious one, and definitely a “hate” – seeing images of distraught relatives in the media when there has been some kind of disaster. They need to stop shoving cameras in those poor people’s faces, sometimes you can see the people trying to turn away or shield their faces from the camera, and still they are snapped. It’s awful, a really low form of journalism, we’ve seen it a lot in recent weeks with the missing Malaysian plane. It isn’t a necessary part of reporting the story; these are human beings who are suffering; leave them alone.
16) Undercooked potato in any form.
17) An obvious one, but one we all share – the frustration of phoning customer service centres with multilevels of number pressing to get through to the right section, lots of waiting on hold, having to repeat yourself so many times, and all the rest of it.
18) Shop staff who are more interested in talking to each other than serving customers.
19) When I grow my nails all lovely and then bite one of then down (yes, I know that’s my own fault but fellow nail-biters will understand).
20) When the weather doesn’t comply with my wishes.
21) When I compile a list and I just know that later after it’s published I’ll think of some better ones I should have included.
Number 21 – photo credit: coltera via photopin cc
Grumpy kid – photo credit: 4BlueEyes Pete Williamson via photopin cc
The yucky green stuff – photo credit: Qfamily via photopin cc
Phone angry – photo credit: Cayusa via photopin cc