Saturday, November 01, 2008

TWQ: Annoying Things

TWQ (The Weekend Question) is asking what annoys you.

What are the sort of things that annoy you or get you in a bad mood? List as many as you wish.

My answers are:

* As the soccer teams come out on the field, the tv companies show some adverts and return just in time for the kick-off. We always miss the toss, getting ready etc.

* With an advert that comes on the radio, the announcer always rushes in the phrase 'terms and conditions apply' in the hope the listener doesn't hear it.

* Every two weeks, the health & safety people look under everybody's desk in my office to see if it is safe from hanging wires and bags.

Now it's over to you...


Ellee Seymour said...

When people show indifference and lack of appreciation for your efforts.

How is the portrait coming on?

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Oh yeah, you want to keep under your desk safe from bags, right?

What I find obnxoious is that every little condition has a pill for it now, for instance, if you're shy you now have social anxiety disorder. All the ads for these drugs have to include the side effects as well. "Some people may experience mild dizziness, nasuea, unexplained bowel movements, buckets of blood shooting out of their nose, red rashes on their rumps, etc etc.

Fab said...

- hypocrites
- radio stations that cut the end of a song you're listening
- missing the tram when the conducter has clearly seen you running and still decides to keep driving
- people who begin saying something and then in the middle stop, and won't continue what they were saying: one of my top annoying things ever!
- running out of corn flakes when you're so in the mood for it
- when certain people put the empty juce bottle back in the fridge!!!
- same goes for the cookies: putting the empty box back in the cupboard!!!

I'll stop here or you might think everything annoys me... which is not entirely true.

Professor Xavier said...

You know what annoys me? That they pushed the new Star Trek movie back 7 months!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Ohhh nowadays in the US, the TV ads were either some pills to make a man's what-is goes from 6pm to 12pm or the freaking political campaign ads. They are driving me NUTS! And they aren't even funny and creative. They stink, big time!

Just talking about these trashy ads is enough to make my blood boil!

I hate food label warning too. How stupid it is to state in the jar of peanut butter "processed in a facility that may have nuts"! :o

Epiphany said...

When someone asks you a question at work, you take the time to answer completely and patiently, and then the same person asks you the same question a week later. Ugh! That's one of my major pet peeves.

Anonymous said...

People that don't look after their animals properly. If they wanted the animals in the first place why abuse them?

Not having the right knitting needles for the next lot of knitting I want to do.

Shop assistants that look at you as if you've gone mad when you tell them you don't need one of their plastic bags, but you have a canvas one of your own to use.

Amazing Gracie said...

Oh, I think everyone just about covered most of mine!
Mainly, my gripe is the "dumbing down" of society. It's not expected of people to be literate or well-informed. Hopefully, the pendulum will swing the other way, and the sooner the better!
(I follow you all over the blogs and I apologize for not coming over here. I always enjoy your comments and think you should win Linda's caption contest! That was a goodie!)

Linda said...

People not picking up after themselves (this includes my co-workers and my children!).

Girls who think they just have to look cute in order to get everything handed to them.

Stupid people.

People who think they are entitled to something for no good reason.

Shrinking boxes of ice cream - what happened to a full half-gallon??

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hmmm, that is a great question. not too many things annoy me but this election sure has!

smiles, bee

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Phew! My question has unearthed a lot of annoyances from you all! I must have agreed with every one of them!

Bilbo said...

People who wait until the last possible second in a checkout line to realize that they actually have to pay...then spend forever rooting in their wallet or purse or pocket...then discover they didn't have enough money in the first place...then go through an award-winning performance as they decide what they have to remove from their purchases to make it work out.

EastCoastLife said...

- trolls
- tyrants
- cheating civil servants and politicians
- hypocrites

People who are
- irresponsible
- rude
- arrogant
- unreasonable

Gosh... I could go on and on...

Hope I didn't ruin your weekend. :)

Lahdeedah said...

-- electoral polls

-- grumpy husbands who wake up at 7 a.m. and decide to vacuum right away

-- children who wake up too early on a Sunday

-- the economy. I find that annoying too!

-- OH and even bigger, that all my favorite candy is now considered 'retro.' RETRO! I'm only 37, how can Necco Wafers be RETRO!