Anyway...here I am again. And I am here today to talk about a few things that irritate me. Yes, it's random, but I feel I need to get these things out in the open for fear I will combust at some point if I don't.
OK, so the family and I were at the park tonight, enjoying this weird and random nice February weather. We decided to take our little dog, Mattie, with us. Poor thing rarely gets walked, so she was long overdue. The kids wanted to swing, so I
Now, on to a few other random things that just plain get on my nerves:
-People that text and drive. Yes, we all know we are not supposed to do it, but we do. Now, I am guilty of having done it, but I do my best to only do it if I am stopped at a red light or in traffic - both of which, as you know, are rarities here in Chattanooga. (Sense the sarcasm?) I am talking about the people that full-on do it while they are driving. On the freeway. In the rain. Phone up in front of their face so they can "hold the steering wheel" people - or down in their laps "I don't give a crap about causing a wreck" people. I have had at least one near side swipe by some guy who was texting and I doubt if he heard my horn for the full solid minute that I held it down. Idiot.
-People that post responses to statuses on Facebook and ask stupid questions. For example, I saw a status update tonight from a shoe company who posted that their spring shoes would go on sale online tonight at 12:00 midnight (Eastern time). The status actually said Eastern time IN IT. Of course, as if on cue, the first response was something like "Can't wait! What time?" Really? Are we too busy to read the entire thing and get all the information before we post something? Man, that stuff drives me nuts!
-Speaking of Facebook, I try not to post things unless I think they might be of some kind of value to the people reading it. I find it really annoying when people post so much that you can tell they have nothing else to do. "Just got up and took a shower. Ready to start the day!" (12 hours ago)....Posts picture of breakfast with the caption that reads "My breakfast today. Yum!" (11 hours ago)...."Lunch at Chili's - with Sally Jones and 2 others." (8 hours ago)...."Think I may be getting sick. Uh-oh. Not feeling good and feel kind of clammy and feverish." (7 hours ago)...."Could this day be any slower?" (6 hours ago)....Random not-really-inspirational post/quote (4 hours ago)...____ just posted a pin to Pinterest! (3 hours ago)...."I just made a doctor's appointment for tomorrow at 9 am." (3 hours ago)...____ added 3 photos to the album Mobile Uploads (pictures of clammy hands, inside of "sore" throat & thermometer showing 100.4 degrees on it) (2 hours ago)...."Time for bed. I hope I feel better after going to the doctor tomorrow. Ugh. Night night!" (2 hours ago).... You get the idea.
And, last but certainly not least, on the list of my annoyances: whiny kids. My kids LOVE to whine. I think it is their passion, like playing piano or acting. Alex is especially good at it. I truly think that becoming a skilled whiner can only come with age and experience. I am actually hoping that it will decrease with age as well, but from what I have been told by parents before me, it only gets worse. Great. Now what do I have to look forward to? (Kidding, of course. There's still the teenage years.)