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10 Things I hate the most

Updated on July 7, 2011

Even the most easy-going person hates stuff

  1. Waiting This has got to be my number one pet hate.I'm one of those annoying people who hate to be late, so I always get everywhere early then get annoyed when I have to wait.  Take last week's visit to the gynaecologist, a fantastic example.  I arrived fifteen minutes early, so I could complete the form for a new patient.  The receptionist handed me a small plastic container and told me to pee.  I duly found the toilet, managed to direct my stream of urine into the bottle and not over my hands which was a good start.  However, when I wanted to give my urine sample to the receptionist, she refused to take it, and said I needed to hang onto it for the doctor as he'd want to see it.  Well, needless to say the doctor was running late.  Very late.  Some woman had gone into emergency labour and he had to rush to the labour ward in the hospital next door to check on her.  How inconsiderate of the woman, knowing that some of us had made appointments weeks in advance.  Especially, as I now had to wait in the waiting room desperately clutching my plastic container filled with urine that was quickly cooling in my hand.  I couldn't read magazines while I waited, as I didn't feel I could put my urine sample on the coffee table in the waiting lounge and force everybody to look at it.  I hate waiting.
  2. Finding out you're wrong  Don't you hate it when people imagine you might enjoy something, like a movie, and go on and on about it, until you are so convinced you'll hate it, then when you get there you find out they were right.  You did enjoy it.  Take this weekend when my youngest daughter forced me to see harry Twatter and the Half-cocked Prince.  I've always prided myself on not jumping onto the Harry Twatter Bandwagon.  I never read the books or watched the movies.  In fact, I hate fantasy, magic stuff and science fiction.  Imagine my disgust when I enjoyed the movie so much, that I found myself commenting that I couldn't wait for the next, and my daughter looks at me with a smug expresssion on her face and says, "Told you so!"  Last week, she went to see Transformers and I said no, hate that kind of movie, will rather see Knowing with Nicholas Cage.  My daughter told me I'd hate it, and I disagreed.  I should have checked first to see what the movie was about.  I hate horror, science fiction and doomsday movies.  They scare me shitless and give me nightmares.  I do have an overactive imagination.  So, imagine my horror to find that Knowing was a horror/science fiction/doomsday kind of movie.  My daughter was right once again.  Now I can't stop looking at the sun waiting to see if a maxi-flare is shooting out, and my eyes are really starting to get sore from looking directly at the sun.
  3. Cucumbers and pips  Cucumbers, watermelons and things with pips.  The last few years I've started to eat tomatoes, even though I know your body doesn't digest the pips, and if you use human manure in your garden as fertiliser, then tomato plants start growing everywhere.  My grandmother told me that if you swallow a pip, you get a tree growing inside you.  I no longer believe that, but still can't bring myself to eat pips.  And nuts.  Except chicken and cashew nuts and salted peanuts on a bar counter when I'm busy consuming alcohol at a rapid pace.  So, make me a cucumber and nut salad and I'll hate you forever!
  4. Lack of time  I'm one of those multi-taskers, doing so many things at once, I always seem to run out of time.  Today, I'm supposed to be packing the last few things to airfreight to my new residence in Tanzania, working out an assessment tool lecture and examples to give a group of new teachers in the township, making a website for my mother's NGO, writing a funding proposal for her, sorting through stuff I need to put in storage, and writing my book.  So little time to do so much.  And, I'm supposed to be on holiday but no time for holiday amusements.  So, what am I doing?  Writing this article which is not on my list of things to do and dreaming about whether or not I can fit in a lunch of delicious calamari before the lecture this afternoon.
  5. No money  Don't you hate it when there's so much you want to do and can't because there is the problem of not having the money to do it.  I hate it when a lack of finances hamstrings my enjoyment of life.  I've seen so many things I'd love to buy and can't.  I hate it when I have to have priorities and stick to them.  But, watch this space, one day I'll win the lottery!
  6. Naughty children  As a teacher I have to spend my working hours with children.  That is my choice and I do enjoy it.  However, when I go out somewhere, I do not enjoy being surrounded by badly behaved children who infringe on my personal space and hamper my enjoyment of the moment.  Especially, when their parents turn a blind eye and let them carry on like hooligans, running everwhere, making a noise and generally being a bloody nuisance.  If you can't control your child, put them on a leash when you take them out in public!
  7. Aggressive people  I am a conflict-phobe.  I do not cope well with aggressive angry people who feel they have a point to make.  Look at me as if you are going to shout and I retreat into my personal happy place in my mind, and I tune out.  further shouting and gesticulating will not reach me when I'm in my happy place.  When you have calmed down sufficiently, then talk to me.  Control freak people and domineering dominating type people - I don't do them either.  In a meeting, if I keep getting shouted down, or spoken down to by some condescending patronising prat, I'll retreat to my happy place, nodmy head to pretend I'm paying attention, when I am actually planning the next chapter of my book.  I use avoidance when faced with intimidation.
  8. Know-it-alls  There is nothing worse than a know-it-all who thinks they know how something works, but doesn't have a clue.  Sometimes, I might remain silent to watch know-it-alls fail and make fools of themselves.  It does give me a perverse pleasure.  This was something I came across quite a lot in China.  You are trying to explain directions to someone, and the keep saying, "I know," when they have no idea what you're talking about.  So when they say, "I know," I keep quiet, and let them do it all wrong or get lost.
  9. Poverty  I hate feeling helpless when I am surrounded by people who are living in poverty.  There's so much I'd like to do for them to relieve them of their burdens and stress.  But I can't do enough.  Whatever you do is a drop in the ocean.  Every leak you plug, another five leaks spring out.  The utopia of a world where nobody is wanting is an ideal that would be awesome.  Unfortunately, there are always the 'haves' and the 'have-nots.'  I wish I could do more for the 'have-nots.'  But then sometimes when you help them, they become greedy and want more and more until they rip the ring out of the donkey, so that you yourself become a victim.
  10. Health problems  I hate feeling sick or having health issues.  This whole holiday has been spent getting various medical check-ups.  It's a waste of time and money, but unfortunately, something that has to be done.  But it's not only my health problems I hate, I hate it that people who are already suffering because they are 'have-nots' are often hit by chronic health issues as well.  Why kick someone when they are down?  They already have no money to buy food or pay for a decent place to stay, so why make them sick they can't work or afford to buy medication?


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      Cindy Vine 5 years ago from Cape Town

      Maybe I am an old lady.

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      A cild that not naughty 5 years ago

      Stop hating so much your so annoying your just that old ladies that yells at for running

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      I agree with you Doitrightnow, sometimes I think I'm ready to retire!

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      doitrightnow 7 years ago from San Juan, PR

      I hate punching in and out for work. I hate waiting those extra 25 minutes of my life when my work is done, so I meet my hours. I figure, "if the work is done, why do I have to meet the hours?"

      Just sayin'.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Luckily, I am not surrounded with know-it-alls at my new school, as I was at my old school, so working here is soooo much better. And Fastfreta, I'd be prepared to wait for you if you was late to our tea party lol

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      I loved this hub. I fear you will hate me, because I am always late, and if we were to ever meet, I'd make you wait. LOL! I am not going to comment on the whole hub, but I agree with you on the know it all, I too will stand back and wait, then give them a knowing look and walk away.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Hi Jbullet! Yeah, know-it alls can be huge-as pains in the butt. Especially when they try and ram it down your throat!

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      jbullet 8 years ago

      I have a large dislike for know-it-alls too!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Will email it to you later later today, James!

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Yes, my name is really James. :)

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Okay James, I'll email you, or if you email me on here, then I can email you back with the signed dedication as an attachment. Is your names really James? Lol, am pleased you are no longer crapping in the yard!

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      I would love a signed dedication! Thank you!

      (I eat a lot of tomatoes so I will no longer crap in the yard. My dog won't touch a tomato, so he's good.)

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Thanks James! If you want I can email you a signed dedication you can stick in the front of the book! And yes, unfortunately, it is true about tomatoes!

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      This is a comprehensive list. I enjoy your fine and witty writing style. Is that true about tomatoes?

      I juts ordered your book. I didn't know you had written one. Congratulations!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Hey thanks for popping in Simplyjo! It seems waiting and uncontrolled varmint kids are top of most people's lists!

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      simplyjo 8 years ago

      I too hate to wait.. it's got to be on top of my list too. Gr8 list :)

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Hey Hawkes! Howya doing? Think I would also look for any excuse to ruun and leave the dentist!

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      Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

      hate waiting too...had an appointment at the dentist once..hate dentists..arrived 5 mins before app..6 mins later I left and said that I would make another app. that place just gave me the eeby jeebies.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Thanks for all the comments! Was gone for a few days, out of internet access! I'd love to write a personal response to each but time is of the essence at the moment! Waiting, not having money to buy the things you desire rather than need is always a bummer. Today we had a farewell lunch for me at a very expensive seafood restaurant on the Cape Town Waterfront! Blondepoet, the prawns were stunning! My one brother brought along his daughter and her friend and they were so naughty! Running around and screaming. They were happy, but oh my God annoying! Of course, my brother who has never stopped being the hippie/free spirit/weed-smoker kind of guy, did nothing to stop them. Just said, "Chill, my sis, chill!"

      Parents, this is now a plea from many of us here who agree, CONTROL YOUR CHILDREN WHEN OUT IN PUBLIC!

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      Haunty 8 years ago from Hungary

      Was listening to music when I got to reading this hub and now I don't know if I liked the last two tracks damnit!

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      kylerms 8 years ago

      Good to know!

      And thousands of sincere and serious tall people I met on

      ____Tallloving COM____ are the most amazing people I ever met! they care nothing but real love and chemistry! that's what we are looking for in today's world!

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      fierycj 8 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

      Ha ha ha. I got a big laugh at the part where you had to wait with the urine sample and all. I like to see women who I think so highly of get humiliated sometimes like this. You're hilarious, lady.

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      alpha 1 8 years ago

      Re: Waiting. I'm not even a time-conscious person and this is still a Number 1 pet peeve for me. The gynecologist's office is an excellent example. For me, it's waiting naked for no less than 45 minutes in a stone cold room. (The johnny doesn't count as it's only thin paper.) I've thought of walking out, but it would be weeks before I could reschedule an appointment, only to find myself in the same situation, waiting and shivering naked in the cold for another 45 minutes or more. I comfort myself with the realization that if I were in an emergency situation (ER), I would have to wait twice as long.

      My own pet peeve is grocery and convenience stores. There's no such thing as a 'quick trip to the store' these days, thanks mostly to the salespeople, from teenaged girls to middle-age women, blathering away cluelessly to each other and turning your simple shopping trip into your own personal hell. I've found this to be less of a problem with the male cashiers, unless of course they're being hounded by a female co-worker, which often happens. I am also baffled by their need to constantly re-shelve the stock in different aisles, forcing you to renavigate your once-familiar store as you would a blind labyrinth.

      Re: Finding out you're wrong. I usually go with my gut. What looks good is good, and what looks stupid is stupid. But I have walked out on two recently, and demanded my money back on one of them. Perhaps I was being too optimistic.

      'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' (from 2005) is an exception. Looked like it would be ridiculous, but was actually done well and very funny. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommended it to you, as I'm sure you would appreciate Willy Wonka's disgust toward children, which is even more pronounced than in the original.

      Thanks for the post. Glad to know it's not just me.

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      charmainpr 8 years ago

      Wow, You have no idea how much we are alike! Those are the exact things I would have said, except I would have switched 1 and 2...I do not like to be wrong AT ALL...ha ha. Good stuff! :D

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I agree with all of those and would add a few. Some such as those chewy bits in sausages. Yuk

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      Inese 8 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Great hub! I enjoyed reading! There are plenty of those things u mentioned here in Italy....especially waiting, and naughty children. The best part are strikes of public transport - one almost never know when it hits; No public transport, no trains for a day...everybody hates and accepts...Well, many times I cant afford hating - otherwise I would be chronically stressed. Take a deep breath...there is just nothing else one can do - go away or accept :)

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      Eaglekiwi 8 years ago from -Oceania

      Hey great hub,funny as..couldn't decide my favourite 'love to hate ,so its probably all of 'em..visualised the pee thing, hahaha, such a sexy look that, took me back years ago to a similar waiting room and this ms high flyer tried to hide her sample til my very curious 4yr old said ( in that pitchy 4yr old voice) did that lady have to pee too mummy??...

      lol @ pips ,and to think they even sell them now as extra healthy supplements, and much as I love seedless watermelon ,ya gotta wonder at the dodgy engineering that went into producin that big juicy baby.

      Thank god for laughter n happy trails to you.

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      Ginn Navarre 8 years ago

      Great hub, #1 has got me in trouble most of my life, but no chance of that changing now.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hahah you will love this Cin I analysed you

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      In my family, it was always "don't swallow watermelon seeds or you'll grow a watermelon in your stomach." I was just looking at my stomach in the mirror yesterday and I swear that must be what happened. So true, these, but not liking cucumbers I never understood. I love cucumber sandwiches! Very funny!

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      brownlickie 8 years ago

      what an excellent hub. I am sending it on because not only do you write really well but you make it interesting as well. well done! regards brownlickie

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      Am I dead, yet? 8 years ago

      #4 and #7. Enough said. I am loving your '10 things...' series. Thank yo for sharing this one as well, Cindy.

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      Davinagirl3 8 years ago

      Number 6. I am right there with you.

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      Georgiakevin 8 years ago from Central Georgia

      As a fellow teacher there is not one thing on your list that I could not agree with though I could add 11,12 & 13.

      11. Unreasonable Principals 12 Clueless Superintendents 13 Parents who refuse to raise their own children but expect teachers to.

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      shamelabboush 8 years ago

      I totally agree with you on the first one, and for sure I agree more on the Not Having Money part :)

      P.S. I like your new pic too...

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      Jaspal 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice hub Cindy .... I can relate with most of your list. But not at all with the one about pips. Love sweet juicy watermelons. Of course, the ones with lesser pips are even better, but a few seeds won't keep me away from the fruit in the hut muggy weather which we are now suffering in North India.

      Nuts again are always great. Even the docs recommend walnut and almond. But the best, as you conceded are the salted peanuts at the bar when chilled drinks are being quaffed down!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Violet, yes, my daughter loves proving me wrong, and I have to remind myself that slapping a smug expression off a face is wrong.

      Blonde, maybe you should try and see if your tongue stud can enhance your whistle and change the pitch a bit? I once saw someone who's tongue stud hole got infected, and their tongue swelled to a huge big black thing. Nasty stuff!

      May, it was horrible having to hold my pee sample as everybody who arrived looked at me funny as I had nowhere to hise it, so I was forced to give them a sick grin which hurt my cheeks.

      Raven, do the chefs always throw out the pips? Never noticed that before. Maybe their mother's also told them the story about pips, or maybe there are many people like me who don't eat pips.

      Sabu, I am going to be based at Moshi which is only 70km from Arusha and I'll be looking at Mount Kili every day. Yes, I have heard that the snow caps on the mountain have shrunk a lot!

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      sabu singh 8 years ago

      What an entertaining Hub, CindyVine. Thoroughly enjoyable. If you were in India, you would have to get over the unruly children bit. They are all to common here, and since you can't lick 'em, you may as well join 'em.

      Enjoy your stay in Tanzania. I went to Arusha once from Nairobi by road. The views of Mount Kilimanjaro are phenomenal though I believe the snow has reduced a lot. Good luck.

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      Raven King 8 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Oh...that explains why chefs on tv throw out the seeds before making a salad or cooking. The pip throwing has always baffled me.

      That mucilaginous tomato stuff tastes good. :)

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Sorry to hear that you had to wait while holding on to your pee sample?! You should of shoved it in her face! Nah, don't get any ideas. I also hate dealing with children especially when the parents aren't doing their job of watching what their kids are getting their hands on?! But when it comes to a Mr. Know-it-all, it is entertaining to see three guys trying to put together a new swifter mop.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh ooh la la la I love the new avatar for a start. I think it is rather fancy if I must say. If I were a bloke I would whistle, but I can't whistle no-more anyway as my tongue stud prevents such things. Oh yes I agree I detest waiting, I get soooo impatient, even with shopping trolleys that are in my way. I feel like yelling, "MOVE YOUR BIG FAT ASS", but as I am the sweet gal I am I would never do those kind of inhuman acts, (well not on a Sunday anyway)(hugs) xoxoxoxoxo

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Wow, you are moving to Tanzania? You remind me of a female Indiana Jones. :) I too hate children that run around and are not disciplined by their parents, and waiting.... and overly aggressive people. Had a chuckle at the image of your daughter's smug smile of satisfaction that you enjoyed the movie after all. hehe.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      But my lack of sleeping has caught up with me, so am going to be a wimpy and head off for an early night. Might just finish watching that movie on my laptop first....

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      MellasViews 8 years ago from Earth

      I say that same thing constantly, wishing for more hours in the day. Like 48 in one day. Sleep is for whimps too! But then again I have insomnia, so I normally want everyone to stay up till 5am with me. lol. They are weak, and they sleep. lol.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Anginwu, time is a big thing for me. I always wish there were more hours in the day, but then if there were, would I use them wisely?

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      anglnwu 8 years ago

      Love this hub and can totally relate to your pet peeves. For one, waiting eats me up. If I were waiting for Godot, I will be bald at the end of the play--I will be pulling my hair out, one at a time.

      Of course, time would run out if I have to list mine and like you, time is of the essence--I want more time to do more stuff!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Yeah, just out in the theatres, so use these names when you go and watch the movie with serious Twatter freaks

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      MellasViews 8 years ago from Earth

      LOL.... OMG. I have to use some of this material when everyone tries dragging me to the new one in theaters... or is it out of theaters already- or not even in yet? I cant keep up. Too long of a storyline for my simple 1 minute attention span. ; )

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Yeah, my daughter gets so angry as I keep calling him Harry Twatter. Then of course after the movie, couldn't remember the 's names and was saying how sad it was professor Dumballs died, wonder what role the new Professor Slumdog is going to play in the future. Drove my daughter scatty. Don't know why she takes it so seriously!

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      MellasViews 8 years ago from Earth

      The Harry Potter poke was hilarious... Harry Twatter, I was laughing till I teared up.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Why thank you Mella! If one doesn't laugh, one may as well just cry and then your make-up runs and your face goes all puffy. better to laugh.

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      MellasViews 8 years ago from Earth

      This was just too good!!! Your sense of humor is spectacular! ; )

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Oh Hypno, I'm totally with you on that one! Technology is supposed to make our lives easier and when it doesn't work and frustrates me, grrrrrrr

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      CMHypno 8 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Great Hub and agree with most of these, CindyVine. One of the things I hate most is technology that doesn't work - especially laptops that connect to the internet one day and stubbornly refuse to the next day although you haven't changed anything. Guess I'm just impatient.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Gypsy, domineering people make my blood boil. All secretly of course! Don't want to cause conflict!

      2P's, yeah I agree, it is awful when you do something stupid and there's no-one else to blame! Like me now. went out for that calamari, lathered it in garlic and now nobody will talk to me in case I open my mouth in reply and breathe garlic over them. nobody to blame but myself.

      Thanks TM, am sure your kids are well-behaved when they go out though, not like the other apprentice thugs on the loose!

      Janetta, other people's spoilt brat children, allowed to run riot and cause havoc, grrrrrrrr!

      Lafenty, the lack of money is driving me scatty at the moment, as there's sooooo much I want to buy to take with me!

      Alekhouse! we are definitely on the same page! Do those kinds of movies also give you nightmares? I think it's because we're highly creative!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Cindy, I can relate to just about everything on your list.

      This is so funny: "harry Twatter and the Half-cocked Prince."

      And I'm totally with you on this: I hate fantasy, magic stuff and science fiction...and horror movies"

      Guess I'm just a a dyed in the wool realist. Liked this hub a lot.

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      lafenty 8 years ago from California

      This is a very apropos list. I agree with all of it. The lacking of money is most relevant for me these days, unfortunately.

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      Janetta 8 years ago

      oh, other peole's naughty children are the worst!! You want to tell them to shut up and sit down, but you know the parents probablt wouldn't appreciate Good, list--I was reading and nodding, agreeing with you ;)

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Wow Cindy you hit the nail on the head here. Great list!

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      2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Hi Cindy, Love this Hub! Tricia (the other patricia) probably only hates about 5 things, poverty being one of them, because she is a very tolerant person.

      Pat (now typing) has an extremely long list of things to hate. Agree with all of yours, and add: something bad happens and I cannot think of somebody else to blame. Example: parking/unparking in a hurry, and bump your car into a lamp post. Bad enough to have a little dent in the car - but far far worse that it is a really stupid accident and clearly one's own fault.

      Looking forward to reading about Tanzania.


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      Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      I am with you on all points especially domineering people. Good luck in Tanzania. GW

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Enelle, I hate waiting but have to confess I am a procrastinator and will put off all the jobs that need to be done and write the article that could wait!

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      Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      I can certainly relate to your list! You bust your butt to be on time for a doctor's appt., and end up waiting 45 minutes...hurry up and wait lol. I particularly liked #4 - funny how we can never find the time to complete all the things we need to, yet somehow manage to get that article finished LOL...

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Tom darling, you are always worth waiting for!

      Trish, I guess I'm also a little instant gratificationish. If the TV remote doesn't work properly, I just want to fling it. Hate it when the computer doesn't work the way it's supposed to either. in fact, I hate technology when it has hiccups!

      Queenie, I'm debating whether or not I feel lucky enough to hit the casino tomorrow!

      Dori, yeah had quite a hectic few weeks and wanted to work on a hub I started, but no time, so thought of this hate hub.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      great list I can def. relate to. great hub idea!


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      Queen of the Lint 8 years ago from The Laundry Room

      I waiting to win the lottery too, since my finances are something I hate!

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      hi Cindy,

      Since I've been accused of being one of those instant gratification people, I'd have to agree and say waiting doesn't work for me. Lack of money is a huge one, hate it.

      Other things that I hate are rudeness, condescending people, mistreatment of people or animals, things that don't work, micro-management, traffic jams, and liver. That's all I can think of at the moment.

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      Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States

      These a good choices if you are going to hate something, Cindy. Sorry to make you wait for my comment :0)

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Thanks Melinda, waiting is the bane of my life!

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      Melinda Winner 8 years ago from Mississippi

      Yes, I so hate to wait ! great hub!

      Melinda Winner

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      FP, yes, leave for Tanzania next week! So much to do until then! I think most moms say that about pips, but the kids don't believe them. problem is, poor gullible me believed it for years!

      Thanks CC, have been soooo busy, not much time for hubbing. Have been trying to get technology in place and staff training done for my mom before I leave again.

      Teresa, on my last trip away in China, when I went to see the shaolin monks, I could have strangled some of those parents, they way they let their kids behave. It's a lack of respect for others, is what it is!

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      Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Cindy -- I sooo agree with most of these! We must be on the same wavelength. Badly behaved children in public should be rounded up and carted off somewhere distant and sound-proofed, and not released until their parents take a course in common courtesy, child-rearing, and public etiquette.

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      9 and 10 are high on my list also. Nice list Cindyvine. Good to see a new hub from ya.

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      LOL...did all mothers say things like if you swallowed a pip you'd have a tree growing out of your stomach? Mine did too - I should have a forest sprouting in mine by now! And you're moving to Tanzania?!!


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