10 Things That Drive Me Insane!

Arghhhhh!

Why do things drive us mad? So many times in the day I want to scream 'For goodness sake stop being an idiot!' Or more to the point, 'If I hear that one more time I am going to scream my head off'!

So why do certain things stick in our throats and drive us insane? Is it just stupidity? Or is it just that we think 'Well I could have done that better, so why the heck are they the ones on TV?

Whether its Adverts, Bimbo's or just plain stupid use of language, here are 10 things that drive me completely bonkers, nuts, round the twist, up the hill and down the funny farm, and of course round the bend!

Oh For Goodness Sake!


  1. People who just cannot get a persons name right. Or even worse, the proper name for a town. I live over the bridge from somewhere called Bisham. Now its pronounced Bis-ham, Bis meaning twice in French, and Ham short for Hamlet. I can categorically state that I will scream in someone's ear the next time I hear the words ' I live at Bisham, with the Sh bit in the middle! Even people on TV say it! Last time I heard it down my town I yelled, Bis- Ham you dumbass! Were they surprised? Yep! So was all the 20,000 other people at the Rally!
  2. Brainless Bimbo's on TV! There is a TV program Called Towie. Short for The Only Way Is Essex. I was under the impression that actually to be on TV you had to have a brain! Obviously not! The girls and guys staring in the series are covered from head to foot in orange tan lotion, long nails false eyelashes and too much bling. And that's only the guys! Were we like that back in the day? NO! Ten minutes of this drivel and I am climbing the walls! Take a look at the video below, and see what I mean!
  3. There's an Advert on TV where two guys are selling a car. One is American and the Other one is English. After a long conversation the American says ' Look at the Aluminium Sign, (pronounced Aloominum) And the English guy replys ' Its pronounced Alum in ium, there's a U in it!' I have been known to scream at the TV, You Stooopid Idiot! Its the I that you should be saying not that damn U!

The Only Way Is Dumb Bimbo!

4. Why is it when you go into a store to buy something the Sales Assistant has to follow you around like a sheep? You step over the threshold and they appear out of nowhere and say 'Can I help you'? How the hell do I know? I just got here! They then hover like a demented mosquito peering over your shoulder and saying 'That's nice, or Ooh that one will look great on you'! How the hell do they know I am buying it for me? 'Nuff said!

5. Back to the bimbo's and himbo's again! Why is it that every time you walk down the street you get a girl or guy walk straight into you because they are texting on their damn phones? Can't they function without the things? Every single time! Argggh!

6. Sorry, phones again! Why is it that I always end up sitting next to or in front of someone in a train or bus who has to keep talking on the cell phone? Yak Yak Yak! I just want to grab the phone and throw it out of the window!

Take a look at the video below! Now that's revenge of the fate kind! Haha! And no I didn't trip her up! What me?!

Girl Falls Into The Fountain While Texting! Hee Hee!

Julie Goodyear Where's The Cocoa?!

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does!

7. TV Programs that try to promote someone on them by going on about their well, personal life! If you get my point! Even worse, the Daily Papers splashing it all over the news the next day! Okay, I get the point if its someone in their twenties, looks a knockout and can get away with it, but someone 70 years old? For goodness sake! Surely the headlines should be, 'She had cocoa before bedtime! Yes I am talking about Big Brother! Julie Goodyear from Coronation Street! Why oh why would we care what she got up to in the sack? And No, I am not going to show that clip from the show! Yuck!

8. Milk Cartons! Why is it that every time I try to open the darn thing, it slips out of my hands and crashes to the ground where it explodes in a cascade of white froth? Do they want us to drink it or wash the floor with it? What's with the high security stuck lid? super glue? Every time, and I mean every time I end up cutting myself, soaking myself or just throwing it away in the trash!

9. Vacuum cleaners that spit out the dust! You buy a new vacuum and bam! Ten minutes later it spews out the rubbish like some sort of alien creature on a drink binge! You then proceed to clear it, and the whole thing falls to pieces! Yes it happened to me today!

10. And last but not very much least, back to BIMBO'S! Now how did you guess? How do they get the rich good looking guy, a Porsche, no problems loads of friends and foreign holidays, when people like me and you work our butts off just trying to make a living? I have the answer to that one! They don't care! They don't think, and they definitely don't worry about a thing!

Maybe we can learn something from that!

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I saw the title, Nell, and the first thing I thought of was....what, only ten?

Great list; laughed my way through the entire hub! Brainless bimbos? There must be a factory somewhere that produces these plastic individuals and forgets to insert a brain. Texting?

See, now you have me riled up! The only advantage I have is that I have no television, and thank God for small favors!


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

HAH-HAH! I voted up for sure. Tell them, Nell. That is so funny and true.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi billy, no television? don't blame you! lol! its the bimbos that get me though, I may have been a teen once, but at least I was intelligent! I think! haha! thanks as always, nell

Hi Integrity, I told them! haha! thanks as always, nell


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Nell Rose....BRAVO!! You GO, girl! Get it all off your chest. Vent, woman, VENT! A woman after my own heart!

We normal,sane & smart people have rights too. And one of those rights is the right to become highly annoyed and down right angry at the continual exposure of stupidity and the morons who act the part or encourage it! The ninnies who cannot speak properly, behave like humans or cannot add 2 and 2........yes, you're right Nell, they seem to soar to new heights, star in TV shows, making millions, get the rich guy and make a big splash in the media. It's outrageous, not to mention mind-blowing. I am with you, Nell 100%

And the mispronounced names, no matter how many times they are told? Drives me totally insane TOO!

Great HUB.....great Rant and I'll bet you feel a whole tone lighter!

Up +++


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi effer, Haha! vent! Yes a million times better! that Bisham one makes me so mad that I could actually jump up and down in the street yelling noooooo! haha! thanks as always, calm now! rant over and off to find some more! lol!


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Nell -

I would've thought with your easy going temperment that nothing would get to you! Blonde brainless bimbos are at the top of the list because they're usually so hung on themselves they can't see the laughter in their stupidity. So shallow as they talk make-up, diets and toenail polishing as major events in their lives. Loved the video of the girl falling into the fountain. Just a shame she found the exit out so easily! Great job, as always!


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Hi Nell, I can't stand it when people walk into you with cell phones and salespeople who follow you around either....what I usually do is politely tell them to go away. It's rather annoying, though I know they're trying to help!! Thanks for the hub of laughs!! Voted, tweeted, shared.


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Jenna Pope 4 years ago from Southern California

I really REALLY hate men with ponytails! Great article! Voted up.


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Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

Hi Nell. I can identify with the mispronunciation item on your Top 100 List. People who live in the state just to the North of California say, "Or-ee-gun." On the other hand, outsiders pronounce say, "Or-eh-gone." It drives the locals bonkers, and makes them wish that the Californians would all be gone.

Many years ago, there was an organization, called the Blaine Society, whose sole purpose was to discourage tourism in Oregon. When my brother attended the U of Oregon, he sent me one of their postcards.

The first page shows a picture of a man holding an umbrella, and the caption reads: In Oregon, it rains 300 days a year.

Open the card, and you see a picture of a man shivering, while snow flakes are falling. The caption reads: And the rest of the time it snows.

Then there's an additional message on the right-hand side: Visit beautiful Montana!

Rated up and funny.


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nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

Funny hub, "demented mosquito" ha ha that was hilarious...and I agree with you about sales associates.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Nell, omg I have to agree with you on these, especially the vacuum cleaner. I seriously have had 5 different vacuums in the 6 years we have been married and finally I caved to buy a Dyson. It cost almost $300, but no more vacuum spitting the dirt back at me and dying a week after I buy. Lesson learned, sometimes paying more indeed is better quality (not on everything,but at least on vacuums)!! Thanks, have voted up, shared and tweeted too!!


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

You are very welcome, Nell.


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denisemai 4 years ago from Idaho

Do you feel better now? You know. After the venting? I agree with you on all of it. Especially the sales associates. I wonder if they're afraid I'm going to shoplift or something.

Perhaps there's a rash of thievery by 40 year old mothers sweeping the nation. I finally get them to let me look around on my own and then what happens? I decide to try something on and the dressing rooms are locked. That over-bearing sales clerk? Nowhere to be found.

This was great for a chuckle. Now I'm off to spray myself orange and apply my false eyelashes.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

This was pretty cute! Where I live, you can't even find a sales person! This reminds me of the Hub I wrote about my stressful day. My day was SO bad, I had to write about it. Modern packaging drives me insane, too.

Great Hub, I vote it UP

BTW, I thought you were going mention the ZZZ's that are driving us crazy.


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I couldn't understand a word your two ladies said!


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

LOL, hilarious hub! I have the same complains.... Coronation Street is still going on?? That's like the soap operas here in the US.... lol

loved it, Nell! Voting up and funny....


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

Himbos! I love it. My students drive me crazy saying they need their cellphones in case of an emergency. Rule is - no visible cellphones. When I ask why are you using it in class, "Oh my brother got hit by a car." So why are they calling YOU???? What can you do? Of course this is just one of the lies. You really got a bee under your bonnet today! I'd love to hear you talk about it in person.


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

Willstar, I know the bimbos were talking about old guys and separating them from their money.


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travmaj 4 years ago from australia

LOL I agree - just one small point. In a store I never seem to find anyone willing to help me with anything. And I have walked out of a certain store three times when I desperately needed to find things - ghost town! Mind you when I want to browse - someone usually finds and follows me. Also, - I turn invisible in queues - huh!


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Oh definitely shop assistants that follow you around...can they not find something else to do other than ask us many times if they can help us...

sometimes I feel like saying 'I'll have a scotch and dry, and I'll have it now, thanks for asking' lol

Great hub Nel voted UAFI & shared...cheers


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bac2basics 4 years ago from Spain

Hi Nell. Don´t wish to be added to your list for smugness..but living halfway up a mountain and having no English TV...well apart from a few things picked up via sat box, I don´t have to put up with Bimbos and being walked into by people on mobile phones very often..However..you want to try to get past blasted tractors tootling along at 20 k per hour when you are running late for work..or even worse god damned cycling clubs wobbling about all over the blooming place on these twisty tourney mountain roads, when I eventually manage to get to a place where I can overtake the cyclists safely, I really feel like giving their backsides a really hard slap as I go past...trouble is I´m on the wrong side to do that, so will have to get someone to drive me instead..it just has to be done. Then of course there´s the devils own invention...The hose pipe...why the hell does it always get a kink in it at the furthest point from you, and when you have walked all the way to unknot this kink, does the damned thing then turn on you like a cobra on steroids and wet you through before you can get back to the live end !!!


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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Nell. Well done you have said what we all say about something every day. I heartily agree, there's always something.

Graham.


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

What a relief! I thought they just followed black people around the store.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Nell, Do you feel better for that? :o) I am sick of all of the things you describe here though I'm ok with not dropping milk cartons but I hate the fact that the openings of them have no lip and you end up with milk all over the bench! Julie Goodyear - what an auld boiler - I bet she's getting £100,000 for that show, makes my blood boil!


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FrugalFatCouple 4 years ago from California

I thought I was the only one that used the word dumbass! Glad you can UNDERSTAND what they are saying in the video. I think I only got about every 4th word! Gez!!!

Ps. My frugal fat partner is DEFINITELY NOT a himbo!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

You get a yeehaw and an amen from me!! I'm even tossing in a "you go girl!" Well said!


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Sheesh Nell, I hope you are taking medicine to control that blood pressure! You too can learn to be a bitch like me and calm down. Just look these people in the eye and say something like, "Can't pronounce Bis-ham? Sorry you have a speech impediment. At least it's not as important as fixing that ugly face too."

Be careful though, that's why I couldn't get along with my co-workers because I always told them to f%^&(ck off!


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

I can so relate to you on these 10 points Nell!

I specially despise the 'sales guy/girl', they follow you around almost like they suspect you to steal!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Nell, that video is so funny...

I'm with you on all 10 points and am screaming with you!

Great hub and voted up!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Nell this was superb!!!! I agree with every single thing on your list - they drive me nuts as well!!!

What is it about TV today - all these reality shows for a start! Do we all really want to know whose knocking off who, who was late for work and so on? They are one big bore from start to finish! Big Brother is bad enough, but that other piece of drivel that used to be on 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' was the lowest of the low in bordeom - I personally would love to boot Ant and Dec straight in the a----se

TV ads? I won't even go there or I'll be here forever - lets just say I mute the sound whenever they come on, enough said!

The papers - one thing that drives me nuts is that there could be a major disaster in the world, or some poor soul gets murdered, but the papers just have to have silly arse Katie Jordan or some other idiot on the front pages showing whose she's currently sleeping around with! Do we really care?

Thanks for this great hub Nell - cheered me up no end and I'm so glad that there are other folks out there who are driven nuts by the modern world and it's not just me getting older and crabby!


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Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago from the U.K.

Good heavens, Nell, how on earth did you manage to endure a full ten minutes of TOWIE? Don't do it again - you could start turning orange, spending half your time at the manicurist and talking bilge with an Essex accent. I agree with all of these, especially the one about all those shallow, boring bimbos getting all the men and mazoola while we profound and interesting brainboxes have to scrub floors and take in washing! Men have no taste!


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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

This was hilarious. I agreed with a lot of them too. Voting up and funny :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Julie, thanks so much, and I am glad you liked it! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Mazzy, Haha! by gritting my teeth and shaking my head! lol! is that really what the teens like these days? oh my god! lol! yes so true, I think the men are just scared of us being the genius! haha! thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi seeker, Ant And Dec haha! quite agree! yes who cares who is carrying on with who? they make it sound as though these kids are the first ones to well, you know! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi lesley, lets keep screaming together! haha! thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Qudsia, yep that's it completely! makes me want to steal something to make their day! lol! thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Austin, Hahaha! brilliant! I never used to be like it, but now I am! I don't suffer no fools! lol! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Linda, thanks for the yeehaw! lol! glad you liked it, thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Frugal, lol! I just look at the video in sheer disbelief! how the hell did they get on the TV? arghhh! lol! thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Jools, yes I do! lol! did you see the Julie Goodyear bit in big bro when she got the banana?! Oh MY God! lol! thanks Jools!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi diane, lol! no sorry to disappoint you, its all of us these days! thanks again, nell


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

Geez Nell! Get a grip! It's not as if you saw a snake or something. Just kidding. I know those bimbos can be venomous.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi old albion, thanks so much, and glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Anne, Haha! oh my sides hurt now! those poor cyclists wobbling all over the place! and you standing in the road saying, get out the way! lol! yes the darn hosepipe! tell me about it! lol! thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Carter, what a great idea! its also when they say, can I help you? my brother always replys, no mate too late for that unless you got a fiver! haha!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi travmaj, yes me too! invisible! especially when you get to the counter and they put the shut sign up! lol! thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hee hee! thanks diane!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi diane, yes wouldn't that be great? sit down with a coffee or a vodka! haha! and have a good old 'chin wag'! wonderful!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi LaThing, yep still going on and on and on.....! lol! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Will, Haha! neither do I! I can't quite get down to their mental level, its hard trying to find the one neuron that jumps between their brains!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi mary, yes those darn Zzzzzs! its when you can't share the hub with facebook for example because they took away the url! defeats the object as they say! lol! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi denise, yes much better after that vent! lol! yes that's so right, I walked around a shop yesterday just looking for eggs! could I find them? could I heck! haha!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks Integrity, always nice to see you.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Janine, I want a Dyson so badly! lol! still saving up, I will get there one day! haha! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi nanderson, lol! thanks for reading, glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Larry, haha! that's brilliant! I think we just pronounce it Or eh gun, is that right? hope so! haha! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Jenna, NOOOO! Haha! I love men with ponytails! well at least longish hair, usually comes with a black leather jacket, harley davidson and a very handsome face! Ummm! haha! thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi midget, thanks so much, yes drives me mad too! thanks nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi richard, that's it exactly! dumb as a rubber duck! haha! so its the same over there? don't forget the parteeee! always talking about that too! lol! yes that video was brilliant! it was all over the tv!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Yeah, you pretty much covered all the bases, here. LOL at the dumb chick falling into the fountain. Served her right! Whaddya wanna bet she tries (or tried) to sue the mall for putting a fountain in her way? Sheesh!

People doing stupid stuff while driving is one of my pet peeves...it's dangerous!

Voted up, interesting, and sort of funny, too....


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Based on your list and videos, Nell, your area may possess the title of more bimbos per square inch than any other town. That texting moronic gal probably fell in the fountain because she was wearing so much black eyeliner and mascara (like the other bimbos pictured) that she could not see where she was going. Fact! Thanks for the laughs.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Nell,

You step over the threshold and they appear out of nowhere and say 'Can I help you'? How the hell do I know? I just got here! They then hover like a demented mosquito peering over your shoulder and saying 'That's nice, or Ooh that one will look great on you'! How the hell do they know I am buying it for me? 'Nuff said! ROFL

I don't mind if I am asked if I need help but if the sales assistant continues to hover around then I quickly make my way to the exit.

Voted up across the board

Take care :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Sue, thanks so much, lol! yes we are surrounded by annoying people, help! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi drbj, thank goodness its not in my area of town, its near london I believe, not sure as I turn it off too quickly! lol! thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi DzyM, spot on! yes she did try and sue them! Hahaha! I think they laughed her out of court! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi diane, lol! I would rather see a snake! haha! thanks for coming back, nell


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

It amazes me how the powers that be actually think people want to watch things like The Only Way Is Essex. Are they insane? what rubbish.

Both Coronation Street and Eastenders have had their share of bimbos of all ages.

Had to laugh at the woman falling in the fountain, are you sure you weren't there. Lol

Thank you for the laughs.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Rosemay, I know, what are they thinking? lol! no it wasn't me in the fountain! lol! but yes it was me laughing so hard I nearly fell in with her! haha!


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Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

Hi Nell. You wrote:

"I think we just pronounce it Or eh gun, is that right?"

I think that's close enough. Because we crazy Americans are so fond of firearms, the "gun" is the most important part to pronounce correctly. :)


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

So good to laugh at life's little blemishes... you did a fabulous job, Nell!

Voted UP and FAB. Hugs, Maria


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Ah, Nell you make me lol. I love it when you write about what pisses you off..HaHa..Fun hub...You got my vote..Cheers


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I am glad you mentioned the sales associates, I thought it was just me. It makes me feel like a criminal. Also the milk cartons, among other things, do not open as they indicate on the label. Frustrating! In spite it all, it gave me a good laugh.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

And here I thought only the U.S. had a monopoly on dumb reality shows. Sorry that your afflicted with those as well across the pond. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and funny for sure. Fully understand your frustration. Two comments - When you ranted it's Bis-ham you should of said you dumb-sh-ass! lol We have not only milk cartons but milk in plastic bags. You should of seen my face the first time I cut off the corner of one of these bags and it slumped to the side and the milk spilled all over me. lol Passing this on.


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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

can we imagine , life without all these annoying creatures ie. Stupid linguistics, Bimbos, Dumbos, dullards etc. etc....... plain, same rutines, boaring, no annoyings and no amusement at all...and Nell, at least you must be thankful to them for they helped you in finding a topic for your Hub......hahaha!

hoh, wonderful writing dear...thanks for the real gud laugh !


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Nell,

Awesome and interesting read, agree with all the things you mentioned as frustrating especially the milk.

Here we do have cartons but more of plastic sachets. Every morning it would be all gymnastics holding the bag upright and balancing to pour it into the vessel after cutting the edge. You should be an expert in knowing how much to cut to get it out properly without any accident LOL.

great hub.

Shared as always. Cheers, Rema.


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K. Burns Darling 4 years ago from Orange County, California

Thank you for the morning chuckle! What drives me crazy? People who answer their phones during concerts, plays, movies, and speeches. Parents who don't seem to know (or care) what their little one is up to while the child is busily distrubing others or destroying another's property and people who have spell-check, but refuse to use it. It's a crazy world out there, but you are handling it with humor! Shared and voted up, awesome, funny and interesting!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether

Oh so true, Nell. Unfortunately for us, we can't fix stupid! LOL.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Hi Nell,

It is so true. It drives one crazy when you come across such stupid people but then later on..I feel blessed that maybe such people do not have the common sense to know what is right or wrong thus, do the above...

You have highlighted some great silly trademarks which made my skin crawl too...lol

many votes and sharing across


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks everybody! Sorry I am a bit behind but I appreciate all your comments, you do make me laugh! lol! I am glad you liked it, and thank you, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks everybody! Sorry I am a bit behind but I appreciate all your comments, you do make me laugh! lol! I am glad you liked it, and thank you, nell


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Peanutritious 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

Oh Nell, i'm with you on all your gripes! I hate our celebrity culture and shows like TOWIE make me lose the will to live. I'm sick of hearing about people's love lives. It's enough to put you off your breakfast! Who cares who Denise Welch is at it with or Kerry Katona. I couldn't care less about these empty headed monstrosities! You see! You've got me all fired up now!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Nell...Nell...Nell....the Bimbo thing drives every one crazy! I hate stupid tv shoes as well, especially those passing themselves off as reality tv. I don't mind people playing stupid in comedies but reality tv is a load of....you know what. The cell phone also drives me nuts! Gosh I could name a few things as well...lol

Oh, I almost forgot...newscasters who can't pronounce words properly. And newscasters who make a lot of mistakes and having to constantly apologize.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Peanut, lol! yes Denise Welch and Kerry Katona! you picked my two favourite hates! thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

Hi Cardisa, yes me too! lol! newscasters on our tv are always getting muddled up! thanks so much, and nice to see you, nell


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Yes, Nell. Especially TV shows. Where do I sign? Let’s do a petition and submit it to the TV stations. Do they all think we’re 12? I loved this. :-)


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Shri Mc 4 years ago

This was just histerical Nell. I needed a good laugh today. Yes the shows they put on today really make me question the future of this counties intellect if those are the example for the generation taking care of the old. Oh wait that's right, they don't really plan to take care of the old because we will be expendable in the land of the dumb and its free. Plus when shopping at a store that sniffs you like a hound its best to browes then shop next door so they see your bags when you leave.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

So true Nell. The cell phone one is the worst! Drives me crazy. Thanks for the laugh.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Hi Nell,

Some of the things you have mentioned here also drives me insane,I can relate myself to number 6 and 7.


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Shri Mc 4 years ago

Questions the future of this countries intellect. Lol


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Shri, yes it certainly does that! I think its because a lot of tv programs are run by kids these days, so they put on trash! lol! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Vinaya, lol! thanks so much for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Glimmer, lol! love the video? haha! thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Genna, lol! I will sign now! thanks again for reading, cheers nell


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

This is an instant classic, Nell! I agree with your observations. I'm stateside but we are not short own bimbos and himbos either. And don't get me started on people on phones- I could write a book on that.

But #1 is definitely a peeve. My name is spelled differently but pronounced just like it Alicia but even when I tell people that, they get it wrong. I just stopped trying. If it sounds close enough, I'll take it. Awesome job!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Alecia, lol! that must drive you mad! yes peoples names and place names make me scream when they get it wrong, but I think its the phones that put me in the asylum! haha! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Ha Ha! I'm with you on every one of these pet peeves! Okay, Bisham is a new one on me, but I can relate. My husband even changed his name because no one could pronounce it right. Rated up .


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Hilary, lol! really? I can see why that would drive him mad! thanks so much again, and nice to see you, nell


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

Hey Nell, are you completely insane yet?


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi diane! haha! um, maybe! not sure, getting there! lol!


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Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

With all the things that drive me insane it was a pleasure to read your hub and know that others are affected by many of these silly things too.

One thing that drives me crazy is the way people misspell my name. Both my first and my last name. They drop an N on Glenn and they add a C to my last name. Then they complain to me that they don't find me when they do a search. Or company reps, such as a bank, complain that they don't find me in their customer list when I call for support.

Here's another interesting one. So often when I'm driving and slowing down for a red light up ahead, I have an idiot tailgating me who gets so frustrated since I'm slowing down, that he zooms around me only to discover in the last minute that he has a red light -- and then slams on his brakes.

Loved your hub and voted up. Great work!


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

Glenn, at least your name is not aquawanesha! I see names like that all the time and students get mad when I can't pronounce their names.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Glenn, yes I get that one too! stupid car drivers! lol! thanks so much for reading, nell

Hi diane, that's one big name! lol! thanks again, nell


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

Nell you wouldn't believe some of the names I have to learn.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Nell, this was awesome! Such a great list, mine would be very similar. I would have to throw Romney in there though, or under the bus. I actually was almost hit by a guy playing on his phone yesterday, probably texting. Such idiots. I thought that was what Siri was for? Voting this up, funny, and awesome. Take care dear Nell.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi diane, sorry it took me so long to answer, not enough hours in the day! lol! yes I remember at psychology we did a test to see how many peoples names we could remember in a 30 second period, it was awful! lol! then we learned the secrets of word association, phew!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi lyric, lol! yes Romney is about as popular as a flea on a bike over here! thanks so much for reading, nell


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mrshoki 4 years ago from New Zealand

Hi Nell, totally love this hub. Bimbos on cellphones drive me up the wall too. Bimbos on cellphones whilst driving, even worse. VOTED UP and following, you rock!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks mrshoki, lol! yes those bimbos drive me insane! thanks so much, nell


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

This is hilarious, Nell and I feel your frustrstion. I know what you mean about bimbos - they have no problems or troubles - and why - there is nothing but a vacuum up there. I sometimes wonder why I had to be born with a brain. Cell phone usage is a hoot to watch and so silly sometimes. I can relate to this. Great piece!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Just as amazingly awesome as the first time I read this brilliant creation! :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks suzette, lol! I love that girl falling in the fountain! talk about justice! haha! thanks for reading, nell

Hi Linda, nice to see you, thanks again, nell


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I totally agree with you it can be frustrating what drives me mad is when you talk to someone and they don't pay attention


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks for reading DDE, I always talk to the wall! haha!


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Nell, I can relate! When cell phones first came out, I thought they were great for emergencies. Little did I know they would take over peoples' lives. When I worked in downtown Houston, I went around thinking people had lost their minds because they were talking to themselves - this was going on everywhere. Then I found out about blue-tooth.

I can definitely relate to the milk cartons. I though I was the only only one that had trouble with them! lol

Funny and well done, Nell.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Ann, lol! oh those darn milk cartons! I do know what you mean about the blue tooth things! I have often turned around and said, hi hello before I realise that they aren't talking to me! haha! thanks for reading, nell


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TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

LOL This Hub was too funny! Thank you for making me laugh. The video at the top was priceless. (The only way is Essex) What language were they speaking?

Voted up and funny


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Tycoon, lol! I only live a few miles from Essex but believe me I have no idea either! thanks for reading, and I am glad it made you laugh, nell


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

What a great hub! I guess we all have our "stuff" but people on cell phones in inappropriate places is at the top of my list. They don't even have to be bimbos. Ranting is good for the soul and you did a great job here.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Irc7815, lol! yes I love ranting on! haha! glad you liked it, and thanks!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Great hub!

#4 drives me up the walls. These annoying sales people will follow you around the entire store. The sales women carry the measurement tape around their shoulders and ask if they can measure you. Honey, if I really want you to measure my ribcage and around my boobs, I will let you know. I've had the same bra size for years. Lol.

#6 is another one on my list. Most people can't live without their cell phones. They're either having very loud conversations or texting repeatedly.


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

The sales women at Victoria Secret. I am falling asleep... lol


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi lovedoctor, lol! so true! and thanks for reading, nell


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Bimbos drive me insane! Haha! Just as fun as the first time I read this ;)


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

Thanks for the laugh. Bimbos are insanely irritating. And those damn cell phones! I just want to slap them out of peoples hands. Ugh!!!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks Linda, yep bimbo's! arghhhh! lol!

Hi Dana, lol! one of these days I will grab the phone and throw it across the road! thanks for reading, nell


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

I adore a good Bimbo rant! And this one has several stages to enjoy. The fountain video,...priceless. Thanks, Nell! I enjoyed every minute of this one.

HubHugs~


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks India, glad you liked it, that video is great isn't it? haha!


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Esmeowl12 4 years ago from Sevierville, TN

Bah ha ha ha ha! Made my day and I needed it. Thanks.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

When I saw you were angry about Bimbo, I was concerned you were angry at the Bimbo bread company. Why, that bread is quite delicious! I only get angry when Target sells out of it on weekends before I can purchase it. But you are totally normal... you are tired of Bimbos. Sigh. All is right in the world. :-) Voted up!


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta

Hi Nell, Say it sister, those bimbo's on cell phone drive me crazy. Yak, Yak, Yak, Yak, and do not get me started on people driving and talking, or texting. I wish I could dial 911 on my cell phone while I am driving to report them. This is a great hub, and very funny.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi adrienne, lol! thanks for the laugh! yes report them, or like I did, bang on the car roof!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Jeannie, lol! never heard of Bimbo bread! that's really funny! thanks for making me laugh!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi Esmeowl, lol! thanks for reading, nell


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

These TV shows are all new to me but I had to laugh hard at your funny description of the way they are. And that explanation of alu min ium has always made me curious. I thought it was just a regional thing. Anyhow, we have some of the same type of mindless crazy shows here and people who really do not have a clue seem to abound and then get their own shows, or else they work at the department stores and "hover like a demented mosquito." I'm probably just jealous of all the bling. hahhaha


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Peg, lol! yes don't they drive you insane? thanks for making me laugh, and for reading too, nell


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Nell i would have to ask the British government to quarantine you , lol your craziness isn't fit for the public. How could you yell out Bis- ham you dumb ass lol. Well recently i was walking on the street and an old lady was walking next to me with her long umbrella protruding to trip someone. Now i was thinking this but it came out of my mouth loud enough for me to hear. I said old lady you better watch your umbrella because if i fall i will beat you in your head with it. OMG did i say that lol.

Funny about the girl who fell in the river. These phones are costing lives lol so sad i guess there is really a price tag attached to everything .


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOL! we have people like that over here with their darn umbrella's! I nearly always get bopped on the head or nearly get poked in the eye with the stupid things! and yes I would have yelled at her too! as for Bisham it drives me totally nuts when they get it wrong and i think the British government should quarantine me sometimes, cos I am a health hazard! LOL! thanks for making me laugh, you always do!


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Ha ha ha sure right a "mental health hazard" well i guess people are people anywhere even if they are hanging from the moon lol. Lets not even talk about umbrellas and poke in eye plz they walk as though they are sheltering the world from the rain. Forgetting they have these long spokes to injure people. Unlike you nell its 9:10pm and my eye lids are sitting heavily on my eyeballs they are heavy maybe they gained weight lol. I am going to close them shortly i am not sleeping but would be having a rather long and intense view of the inner pupils of my eyes. LOL.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOL! hope you had a good sleep Jo, nell


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Lol not good enough because right now my body battery running very low its blinking red i need a vacation could you shout that out to my employer seeing you're good at shouting out dumb ass etc at rallies . Lmbo


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOL! yes just give me a minute and I will yell! I could do with a vacation too, mind you its so hot over here I am falling into a great big puddle of heat at the moment, we are not used to it over here! lol!


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Lol well i do not pity you because i get baked in the sun for 6 months a year . U just get out in it for 5 minutes and you come home darker . Right now its our rainy season and i soooo do not like it but have to endure it till december. Too many nasty creatures comes out then


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hiya Jo, six months? sounds great to me! lol! so does it rain all the time till december? Wow! you would need a boat by then!


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Lol we will get sunshine in between but not much will be mostly rain or cloudy skies. During the dry season we do not get much rainfall. About 6yrs ago it rained all year i was petrified lol.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hiya, that must have been horrible! lol! we had floods here in England back in January, lots of the cliffs by the coast were washed away! but usually we have rain, snow and cloud in the winter, november to march, then a bit of rain in the summer, but boiling hot too! they say England is a rainy country but not as much as some with a rainy season! lol!

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