Things, No Matter When I Hear Them, Irritate Me to No End
buy a cold beer, drink half of it and then leave the bar. Now tell me this does not bother you. It may not depending on our backgrounds. I was raised in a childhood of poverty, but that was not my parents' fault. They did all they could to provide food and clothing for my sister and me.
Why I feel this way about the half a beer or half a plate of food being left is that I valued what I was blessed with in my younger days and was thankful to get it. One of the most valuable things my parents taught me was never to waste anything.
Since we are talking about irritation
let me have the liberty as well as your patience as I want to tell you a few more things that when I see or hear them, I get severely-irritated. Not to the point of taking it out on innocent people and animals, I just sit and stew in complete disbelief that even today in 2015, people insist on saying and doing the same things over and over again--the things that I am sure that others have told these people who do such things, "Shut up! Enough is enough."
See if any of these things irritate you?
1.) The telephone ringing in a scene on television and the actor/star just stares at it until it rings eight times. By now I am yelling, "just answer the doggone telephone!"
2.) People who order a beer and take two sips and leave the scene in a movie. Now if they lived in the real world and how expensive beer really is, they would appreciate a cold beer and drink it all. (see photo at top).
3.) When I am sitting in a church service and someone gets choked on something and begins to coughing uncontrollably. Of course I am sympathetic, but most of the parishioners begin to stare at me. Can they now see that "I" am not the one bending over in the aisle coughing his head off?
4.) Children under the age of 10, talking to their parents in TARGET as if they were the family pet.
5.) I do business with this tool company in Mississippi. My name, address, telephone number and other information is already filed in their computer. Today I was there purchasing a tool to help me with birdhouse building and the girl on the cash register asked me twice for my phone number. I could not resist the temptation. I asked, "why?" (Actually it felt good).
6.) Prior to the 1800's, the films and television shows never reveal how womenfolk shave their legs. Ever thought about that one? I mean. What woman then or now is going to walk around in those multi-layered dresses with hair on their legs that equal the hair on King Kong's legs? And these films and shows were way before the razor was invented.
7.) A pretty woman gets offended at this Cary Grant-type man asking her out and proceeds to tell him off and he says nothing in his defense. Nothing. Even when she accuses him of being a newly-released convict.
8.) When my wife and I can afford to take in a movie and the coming attractions are far better than the movie we paid over $30.00 to see.
9.) At big Thanksgiving dinners and children under the age of five are just sitting with their spoons and beating their food like Ringo Starr's drums--sending food flying in every direction. But after half an hour, their parents laugh and remark, "isn't that cute?" And you look down at your brand-new suit that will cost you almost $50.00 to get dry cleaned. Yeah, it was really cute.
10.) When I attend worship service at my church and it's time to take up the morning offering and I have nothing to give. If this was not sad enough, but having the young guys glare at me for making them stop and ask me if I have an offering.
11.) A fast-food employee who insists that they are out of morning biscuits as I point behind them at stacks of the tasty items just begging to be eaten. Finally I just have to say, "is this a prank reality show starring David Spade?"
12.) A traffic officer pulls you over and then it takes him almost an hour to get out of his car and walk to your side of the car to tell you the charge. Even when you tell him that you are en route to work, he just chuckles and continues his "snail pace" of keeping people like you and I off the streets.
13.) A state highway employee, aka/ a flagman, who holds up traffic when work is being done on the highway, falls fast asleep on his flag pole and traffic stacks up so far that the National Guard is summoned to help with this "crisis."
14.) You are going to buy a shirt from a department store and the clerk speaks better English than you.
15.) No matter if I am watching television or enjoying a radio broadcast, someone is just bound to use, or over-use I will say, this phrase: "Yeah, and we are taking this cooking contest to another level." Yeah, you and the rest of the catch-phrase-lacking people in the public eye. I am not going to mince words. I am sick of this one phrase, "take something to another level." I am as sick of this as I was this one: "Mr. Dickson will be so angry at you we will be in World War III."
16.) Before the day when cars had headlights that turned themselves off, I despise those films where the stars, mostly detectives, run down a lawbreaker and finally catch him in an old factory, but they get out of their car, leave their doors open and lights on. This irks me so much that as a young man I wanted to go into a life of crime.
17.) On COPS, the scene when nine burly, husky cops all get hold of a scrawny dope pusher and put him on his face while holding his arms and yelling, "get your arm behind you . . .Now!" Sir, let me point out that no criminal can do this unless you turn loose of his arm.
18.) When I am discussing a topic with a girl or guy and they get to voice all of their opinion, but when I start my rebuttal, all I hear is a "whatever," as they stomp away never hearing my side of the argument.
And this one that I choose as THE most-annoying thing ever . . .
- Wealthy rock musicians or film stars when interviewed on talk shows or in tabloids, talk about excessive depression in their lives about being wealthy and always having plenty of money . . .well, buddy. If that cash bugs you, then here I am. Give it to me. Problem solved.
There is nothing wrong
with this food. Fact is, I wish I had a plate of this right now. Why would anyone be so self-centered as to leave food this good on a plate? I know. They are dieting. They think eating all on their plate(s) looks like they are obese. Both are stupid reasons, but so is leaving food on a plate that could be enjoyed by many in Third World countries and this one, I might add.
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