To each his own. To me my own.

Gripes©

No one likes a person that constantly complains. I like to refer to them as ‘downers’, because let’s face it – unless it’s done in humorous fashion, it does bring you down. Sometimes though, you just need to get things off your chest. Things you might normally let slide or roll off your back on a daily basis can mount up and come out in a very bad way if you don’t unload every once in a while.

So, gentle readers, be forewarned that today will be my bitch day. Hey… I’ve done a ‘things I love’ blog before. It’s only fitting that I have a ‘things I hate’ one…

  • I hate running across people I call ‘provers’. These people basically need to have whatever you tell them proven right then in order to believe you.
  • I hate when I say something about a restaurant that I went to the night before, and a downer is listening and informs me that they don’t have any food in their cabinets.
  • I hate when I pay extra for a Marie Callendar’s frozen entree for lunch, and the contents ends up being smaller than that of a Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice.
  • I hate the fact that apparently I’m the only person at work that has the expertise of changing a toilet paper roll. I’ve tested this theory several different ways on many occasions.
  • I hate when a stranger 20+ years your elder brazenly uses their age as an excuse to advance ahead of you – and I’m not just talking about lines.
  • I hate when a guy believes certain chores are not made for them to do.
  • I hate when a guy postpones vacationing, even a simple 2-day beach trip – then suggests tagging along with his mother for the weekend on her trip.
  • (Red flag)
  • I hate when a guy suggests hopping on your cellphone plan, and you blog about how much that bothered you – then the next night he tells you he’s hopping on his mother’s plan.
  • (Dark red flag)
  • I hate when normal grooming habits are forgotten or ignored. Everyone I mean everyone knows how I feel about this. Enough said.
  • I hate when an otherwise enjoyable trip to a local Japanese steakhouse is thwarted by patrons who believe your space should include their conversations and children.
  • I hate when my financial situation is prejudged by another, as in “you should be doing okay now that your car is paid off”.
  • I hate when people have trouble addressing a problem and end up just letting it go without confronting and/or attempting to fix it.
  • This list will most definitely be continued at a later date. Until then… thank you, dear readers, for the unload.
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9 responses

  1. I have made it my mission in life now to avoid the downers as I am a reformed downer myself. (Almost needed a 12 step program to quit). I found that when I was around negativity I only slammed into more negativity.
    One day I decided that life is too darn short to keep going on this road, plus finding too many excuses, (trash my diet, snap at my son, speed through a yellow light,etc).
    My first day I gave up sarcasm, and no one on the phone recognized me, and I got the shakes(LOL) still the day went pretty weel.
    Then I said nice things about everyone and soon I was on my way.
    Since then I have had only positive things happen, like my first book deal for my story Soul Mates, going into production in Sept. Never would have happened had I kept walking around in combat mode. So really like Lotto, Hey you never know!

    July 22, 2010 at 9:16 am

    • Bonnie

      Kerry, thanks for reading an otherwise depressing post. Your outlook on life is inspiring. Congrats on your book deal and I look forward to visiting your blog in the future!!

      July 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm

  2. I have found that by blogging about things that bug me in a humorous way, they bother me a whole lot less. Now stuff happens and I think, “Gosh, that’s gonna be a good post,” instead of getting all stressed and upset. My husband is very grateful. It helps to vent sometimes. Glad you got it out!

    July 22, 2010 at 9:33 am

    • Bonnie

      Emily, you are a true inspiration. I admire the way you grasp hold of the daily strifes in life and translate them in such an entertaining manner – well that’s a true gift. I’ll do well to remember your advice! My wit, however, may be sorely lacking. 🙂

      July 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm

  3. Vent. We all feel it at times. Rrrrr!

    July 22, 2010 at 9:48 am

    • Bonnie

      Carol, thanks for sticking with it. It does feel better to get it all out – and to know someone else actually heard it.

      July 22, 2010 at 10:16 pm

  4. Kim

    AMEN to the RED FLAG & DARKER RED FLAG comments. You’d think that someday they just MIGHT “get it”!

    July 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    • Bonnie

      Kimmie, I’m still struggling greatly with this part. Thank you for being there for me. LOVE your avatar, btw!!

      July 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm

      • Cute, huh? SWEET with just a hint of SOUR…the lemon, that is. LOL 😉

        July 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm

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