Things that annoy me (part 1)

Since we’ve been in lockdown for what seems like forever because of the novel coronavirus, I have decided to compile a list (nay, a three-part series) of all the things that annoy me. Believe me, I’ve had quite some time to mull this over in my clutter box. I’ve been spending a lot of time in of late.

Here are a few things that annoy me:

People who lie

I don’t think I’m being unreasonable here. When someone tells the truth, even when it’s uncomfortable or they will get into trouble for it, I respect it immensely. I try to tell the truth, even when people don’t want to hear it – although it is hard sometimes.

However, I feel like there are situations where it is appropriate to lie. Like, hypothetically speaking, when I’m forced to take my mom to any kind of fabric shop (she loves sewing and making clothes) and she asks me if something looks nice and I say yes just to get out of that old-lady store. Except for those times, honesty is the best policy.

Wasting my time

I think we can all relate to this. You’re in a hurry to get to an important meeting (or class) and some idiot wastes your precious time. This usually happens at a store or in traffic (when some imbecile can’t drive).

Doctors and dentists also have the knack to always be behind schedule. I have never gone to the doctor or dentist and have not had to wait. I once waited two hours for the dentist (and because of my nervous bladder had to go pee three times during those two hours). Once at the doctor, I was literally the only person there (campus doctors and the holiday was two days away) and I still had to wait ten minutes.

I understand that sometimes doctors and dentists have many patients and some take a bit longer than expected, so they fall behind schedule. However, when it’s 9 o’clock in the morning, my sympathy for their tardiness wears thin. And there’s the matter of the dismal reading material in the waiting rooms – who wants to read ten-year-old gardening magazines.


The only real exposure I have had to Instagram is that I do the social media of our karate dojo. I don’t have my own personal account and thank the good Lord for that. All the filtered selfies with pretentious quotes are enough to make me puke. Especially when you see selfies of people you know and think, ‘we know you don’t look like that’.

I’m not against women showing off their sexuality or anything like that (you do you). However, the fact that so much of it’s fake puts me off. Also, remember, some ‘Instagram models’ make a ton of money off the platform, so it is infuriating when you see that they don’t even look like their profile.

Not using an indicator (turning light)

When I’m driving and I see someone who doesn’t use an indicator I secretly hope something bad happens to them. Something like stepping into a puddle of water while they’re wearing socks. I mean, the indicator is there for a reason – it’s to indicate to people what the hell you’re going to do. I do like a bit of mystery from time to time, but not when I’m on the road in a two-ton tin can. Come on, people, be better!

You can make a difference; stop the vicious cycle of annoyance.



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Things that annoy me (part 1)