Tuesday, December 4, 2007

10 Thinks I Like to Gripe About

I don't think I complain often enough to actually come up with 10 items, but I'll give it a whirl. Don't forget to check out the Jump One, Jump Twosday post below this one. And make sure you go see what others like to bitch about at Ten on Tuesday.

1. The stupid people -- sadly, mostly women -- who are incapable of following the rules of the traffic circle at school.

2. The wide path of destruction my youngest leaves in his path as he plays.

3. The inability of fellow drivers to use their turn signals.

4. Fellow drivers -- perhaps the same idiots who don't use turn signals -- who are unable to speed up to merge into traffic on the freeway.

5. The incessant bickering of my daughter and my youngest.

6. My husband's failure to use his seatbelt.

7. Youngest's failure to use that little doohickey on the side of the toilet which flushes said toilet.

8. The unfairness at my former place of employment which resulted in giving boatloads of money to incompetent people who left to "pursue other opportunities."

9. The neighbor down the street with the seven or eight vehicles in various disarray in his front "yard."

10. George W. Bush.

16 comments:

Gill said...

No.9 - so you have one too, snap!!

bsmommy99.wordpress.com said...

It does seem that everyone has a driving gripe for sure! And get that hubby to put his seatbelt on-he needs to stay safe!

sandy shoes said...

My guess is it seems like it's "mostly women" who can't figure the school traffic circle because it's mostly women who drive kids to school. Unless there are 50% men and 50% women drivers there, there's no valid inference to be made about the relative competence of the genders re: traffic circles.

Sorry. Feminist + scientist = I get all prickly about stuff like that.

It also means I am so with you on #10 :).

Patois said...

Sandy Shoes, I'm not indicting women over men. I'm bemoaning the fact that people can't follow the traffic circle rules. The women are no more likely than the men to do it. I'm just sad that it is my fellow women who are not paying attention. I have higher hopes for us!

WorksForMom said...

Yep, I agree with all of these Patois.

That neighbor? Oh the crap!

And George bush, oh the crap! :)

Be Inspired Always said...

I agree with the last one.

Oh and all of thee above!




Jillian

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Linda said...

In regards to #3, can you add in the people who throw their cigarette butts out of their car windows like the world is their ashtray? That annoys me to no end and I would love to be able to jump out and throw them back into their cars!!

Gina said...

Oh, my, you need to get on number seven. Especially if your car is equipped with airbags.

I had an airbag go off in my face after an accident, and if I hadn't had my seatbelt on, I would have been seriously f*ed up. From both the crash AND the airbag, those things can be dangerous.

But I'm sure you already know this.

Jolene said...

The stress from my own #5 will definitely send me into an early grave.

Linda said...

Stopped by again to tell you that I have given you an award and would be most happy to have you come by and get it!

Jeni said...

One can never possibly bitch and complain enough or too much about #10.
I had to chuckle over the issues with your youngest - from the trail of destruction to the inability to find the flush lever. Sounds like my son all over again at that age! He's now 34 and still, upon occasion, has difficulty with the flush handle. LOL

Toni said...

Great list. No turn signal; I thought that was an Ohio thing. (:

Victoria said...

Love this list. Especially re: the traffic circle (for us it's the Car Rider Line that is always chaotic) and definitely #10. Bleck.

Jennifer said...

Love your complaints, as a lot of them match mine. Drivers - aren't they the worst? Happy Wednesday to you!

Jennifer :-)

Maria said...

Number 14 tops my list...

And, yes...toilet flushing. Liv used to be terrified of a flushing toilet when she was a toddler, she worried that "robbers" would come out of it. No idea where this fear originated. To this day, she flushes and flees fast....

Clockworkchris said...

Sandy shoes was totally right, but if there are in any order you need to move 10 to 1. :)

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