All you loo-roll changers, be advised: it is not the wrong way if it is not your house!
People have reasons for what they consider the 'right' way in their own homes. In our case, it is 4 cats. If the paper comes off over the top of the roll, it is simply toooooooo tempting for the cats to play with and make a mess and waste the paper.
Therefore, in our house the correct way is with the paper coming off the bottom against the wall. We expect our guests to be respectful and courteous enough to leave things as they are.
product packaging. some of it is really hard to open. i have small hands so trying to open jars and bottles of milk with those rings on them that you are supposed to tug on and peel off to open the cap that break and you have to use a knife or something to finish cracking the seal and then you take off the cap and there's another seal with a pull tab on it and you can't even just pull that off because it's like hermetically sealed and all you want is a bowl of cereal...
p.s. Sofs, just take the garden hose and spray them off the plant every day. those are aphids. i get them on my grapes and milkweed sometimes. i have tried soap and water but that does nothing. i have found that hosing them off makes them go away fro good after a few good spraying with water.
Mine is ignorance and bad manners it absolutely drives me insane when people dont use them, more so in shops or on the street when they just bash into you and send you flying. arggghhhh I just hate it so much I even wrote a hub about it lol
I never thought of you as short, but -- come to think of it-- you don't look very tall in your avatar picture. I thought you were sitting down. Maybe you could make it so your head comes up to the top of the frame.
manners and chivlery...I don't appreciate when I go on a date and doors aren't opened for me, my chair isn't pulled out and my coat isn't taken or put on for me...to all men out there...it really is appreciated and speaking for myself...expected.
It isn't about me doing it for myself, it is the way most men have been raised...some call it chivlery, I call I enjoy be treated like a lady. The majority of women I know appreciate it as do I. If a man does not know that, then I probably wont date him again, I am 46 years old...don't intend on teaching a man how to be a gentleman at this age.
None of the things you write about are expected nowadays. Any up-to-date book on etiquette will warn a man NOT to behave in this way with a woman. It is as out-dated as kissing the back of a woman's hand ... it's just not done. Or maybe things are different in your part of the world.
camlo, if a dude kissed my hand, he would die of embarrassment from me laughing so hard! Unless of course he had some major bling in his mouth and was slipping it on my finger in the sexiest of ways, just as friends of course
Yeah, everybody has different ideas on this one. I get uncomfortable if a guy pulls out a chair for me... If the building we are walking into has two doors, I'll let him hold the first one open for me - and then I hold the second one open for him. And, I stand in his way so he has to walk through instead of trying to grab the door handle before I can. I hold it wide open, gesture with my arm, and say "After you!"
One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone says "I" when they should say "me", as in "He treated my brother and I poorly." It's like fingernails running down a chalkboard. Also "irregardless" is pretty annoying. Unfortunately, people used "irregardless" so much that it got added to the dictionary. This is SO not right.
The guy in the HubPages Lottery forum. UGH he pees me off. No Hubs, just joined, trying to get Hubbers to UNITE and make more money. He says he has a Bachellors degree, on his profile. It is bachelors, so he can't even spell, but he claims to be an exceptional writer, although he doesn't proofread his own posts.
I cannot stand people who drag their feet (literally), chew with their mouth open, talk like they have marbles in their mouth and people who are at their place of employment and make it clear they'd rather text or talk to their friends than actually work.
Some people can't always be spic' and span clean. too much work to do and functions to attend. yes, a slob is unacceptable with fast food empty packges everywhere but trivial dust or a few crumbs is nuthin for a day or two. A maid is fine. Mine is slow drivers 10mph moving into left hand turn lane on streets
...i chuckled at some of the posts...these days i try not to let the small stuff bug me...for some reason some people look at the small stuff about me...and they want to tell me about the small stuff....i let it go...don't understand why they feel i must be 'told' to do something different especially when it's not a big deal...but some must tell me anyway...this only started after my marriage broke up....like as if I'm needing someone to tell me stuff or what to do......ha ha!....
Right, SOH. It's one thing just to be bugged about something trivial, and keep it to yourself. It's quite another to risk offending the other person if it's no big deal, really. I don't like people telling me what I should do either.
My table, the one I do most of my writing etc. from and where I'm sitting now, nearly always looks a mess, but I know where everything is. I go absolutely mad if somebody tidies it - I can't find a thing. The same if somebody decides to tidy my wardrobe ... I really don't appreciate such favours.
Omg it has to be losing things. I lose my keys constantly and have to break into house. Losing my sunglasses to find they are on my head. Losing my handbag to find it stuffed under a sofa pillow. Losing a sock in the wash to the 'SOCK MONSTER'. Growllllllllllllll. Losing bits papers, bills, birth certificate (have had to re-order three so far at AU$40.00 a pop) Losing my purse (the security guard called me to come and get it last week, as I left it in a pile of potatoes in Coles)
And lastly losing my mind, a regular occurence.....
I know you don't want my advice, or I'm quite sure you probably don't anyway - but have you tried becoming more conscious? Like being here now! Not drifting off in your head to some other place all the time? I know this from experience. I have to do meditation exercises that reassure me it is ok to be present in the moment and aware of what I do. Also, didn't I tell you how to never lose your keys again? You have to jingle them as you put them down or in your purse. I guess you could like, slap your purse each time you put it down. Never mind. Don't change a hair for me!
and do you go to movies and later can't remember which movie you saw? I do that - space out right after the opening credits and have NO IDEA what I've been watching, or what I've been thinking about either. Almost always am somewhere else rather than here. Except when I am writing - about other places!
People who slow down as they're getting on the freeway so they nearly hit you!
People who call me a "liberal" when I haven't expressed any political viewpoint - just voiced an opinion on something not even political.
You know it bugs me to see men chewing gum. not women. just men.
I cannot abide those terrible little thin guest towels people put out in their bathrooms - you know, the ones Aunt Mary embroidered? and they're linen so they don't really absorb any moisture and right after you use one, you're quite sure you were not supposed to actually use them. You know?
also, people (especially sports figures) who say "you know" a thousand times
also, sports figures and people who call them "sports figures"
The big stuff I'm usually pretty decent managing. It's the small stuff that makes everyday life aggravating. The one that makes me want to kill someone is people following too close in the store and, for some reason, even if you zig-zag to try to get rid of them, they're still on your heels (as if you're a magnet!). I mean, either back up or go around - but stay out of people's invisible space bubbles!! (I'm still seething from two morons I couldn't shake on my trip to the grocery store Thursday!
So, my thing is to either manage the big stuff/worries or else put it out of your mind; and take advantage of the small stuff as a way to let off steam, vent, and generally be the miserable, angry, person you need to be once in awhile. I guess it's because I have kids, and mothers have to "be strong" and "set the positive mood" when the big stuff is going on. A person has to just be angry, small-minded, immature, and miserable once in awhile.
AND! it drives me nuts when people post video links and don't say what they are for and you get there and its awful - like somebody's bachelorette party or some song like Lawrence Welk playing the accordion! and you've used up 50 of your Hughenet megabytes! arggggghhhh!
so here's one of THE BAND - in the old days when we were all young and its TERRIFIC!
It drives me insane when a store moves something that has been housed on the same shelf for the last five years and I have to waste my time hunting for it. And then, to make it worse, it never fails... the clerk will have no idea where it has moved to.
They do it on purpose--it's called "marketing" these days. If you are able to shop on auto-pilot by knowing the store layout, they'll make fewer sales on impulse purchases of things you see on the way to hunting for what you really want.
Yes, it drives me bonkers, too--but I take my revenge and foil their evil plot--when that happens, I make a point of strictly sticking to my list and refusing to buy even one teensy additional thing.
The supermarket is where I'll be dying of an anger-inspired heart attack or stroke or something (or else where I'll be arrested for murdering someone).
The ones I "love" are the ones who seem to have some deep-seeded psychological need to take up as much space as they possible can, so they start by - like - stretching out their arms, having a kid (with a child's shopping cart) about three feet away (which therefore "claims" that much more space for them), and then doing something like leaving the full-size carriage horizontally across the aisle. If they're with another adult they'll walk side by side and good and far away from each other. And THEN (!!!) they somehow manage to show up in front of you nowhere where you go. ("Good Lord, you, Space-Psycho's!! Narrow up and tuck in, for goodness sake!" )
The only thing that bugs me about restrooms are the ones that you go to in public. It really pisses me off that a place like Walmart that makes Billions in profits, can't take the time out to clean or repair their bathrooms, let alone bother to make sure that there are paper towels and toilet paper in the stalls. That really ticks me off.
I also recentlty went to the grand openning of a freshly remodeled Taco Bell. Everything looked great except the mens room. The faucet on the sink was barely attacted with water spraying out from around it when you turn it on. The toilet seat was broken, no toilet paper, and nothing to dry your hands with, as the hand drier didn't work. So much for the remodel.
Public rest areas also seem to lack in the toilet paper filling and cleanliness department. I travel quite a bit, and stop at them when I need to. Almost every other time, I pick the stall that has no toilet paper. But, now I know to check first!!!
Another thing that bothers me is being corrected by people when I am talking. My partner has a very bad habit of stopping me when I am having a conversation to correct something I said. And, it is usually just a word that he assumes I spoke incorrectly, and, nothing more than that. But, it drives me up the fricken wall! So, I start talking crap.
Instead of saying I would like to go to the store. I get him going by saying. I will lick to gaw to the stow. I needs to pic up sum gum for me to chow on cuz I likes it. Maybe you cud loan me sum munny hunny. That really makes his face red!
He's always so serious, and, I'm quite a comic. His need to be correct is like being in a room with a 100 year old professer. Sometimes he bores the crap out of me til I fall asleep.
Ppl posting thousands of vacation pics and sending me the link.... As if that were not enough , they even follow up ! "Hey, what do u think of the pic of me in the blue dress ?" ! Ugh... drives me totally crazy..
What gets me is people who repeat themselves, you know tell you the same stories over and over or ask the same questions. Then i also hate it when someone cuts me off and then slows down in front of me, especially when their was no traffic behind me they could have gotten in.
Those stupid plastic pitchers that you put a bag of milk in. When you try and pour the milk into a glass or a bowl of cereal, the bag flops forward and you end up spilling the milk all over. I hate that.
One thing that bugs melike nothing else is speeding drivers. I occasionally go over the limit, and even then slightly. But it seems no matter what speed you do, someone is overtaking. If it were by by a little, I guess I would not mind, but it'son the verge of insane.Doing 80 in a 60 zone....or 120...
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