Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pet peeves and those who love them

I am in a cranky-ass mood.

Everything is pissing me off. So I thought I'd share some of the items that draw my ire today:

People in parking lots who are STUPID.

Hey, dude! Yeah, YOU, the one blocking traffic because you're waiting for the other guy to pull out of the parking spot that's closer to the entrance! You're going to the GYM. To be healthy! And to exercise! Was it necessary to make me late for my class because you were too lazy to walk the extra 40 steps from the slightly further (and OPEN) parking spot?

My scale.

It's messed up. It HAS to be messed up. Why else would it show me a higher number than was there a week ago?

Seriously, I go to a kick-me-in-the-ass exercise class (one hour) twice a week, a water aerobics class (one hour) at least once and most times twice a week and the free pilates open house (an hour and 15 minutes) every time it comes up (once or twice a month).

I think I like Roo's explanation for these things -- that muscle weighs more than fat. (Yes, I know that a pound of muscle and a pound of fat both weigh a pound ... shut up!)

Wrong numbers.

Now to be fair, I don't really hate people who dial a wrong number. But if I answer the phone, and you say "Buenos tardes," and I say, "You have the wrong number," DO NOT TELL ME "NO."

Because I don't know anyone who would call me who thinks that I speak Spanish.

So trust me when I tell you that yes, you HAVE reached a wrong number.



Yeah, today is tax day, and I don't owe the feds, but I do owe the state. That makes me very, very, very crabby.

It also makes me crabby when I am missing one teensy, stupid 1099 and it throws me into extension. Grrrrr. Stupid 1099. Stupid taxes.

This will, of course, delay my eagerly awaited economic stimulus bonus check.

This makes me very, very, very, very, very crabby.

And delays my eagerly awaited shopping expedition.

After all, I still don't have that damned iPhone.

My boss.

'Nuff said.

Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow.

Or maybe I should get my hormones adjusted.


karisma said...

ok now big breath's....I am happy! Yes I am!

He he I know just how you feel. I have run into quite a few idiots this week.

The parking lot ones peeve me the most, the whole parking lot is empty but they all want to park in the first row (because it would be a whole five steps or so to the next one) In the process they line up blocking the way out for everyone else. A quick drop off to work takes us half an hour in the parking lot.

Then yesterday I took one of the girls for an xray. While waiting for her, I observed one of the receptionist put a customer on hold, then walk around the room in circles discussing situation at top of her voice, (whatever happened to patient privacy?) ring someone else, have a snack and then tell the customer she would have to ring back tomorrow! Oooohh! I know where we won't be going next time. The opposition sure looks good.

The Laundress~JJ! said...

Wait? Isn't everyone in a parking lot stupid? Excluding you and me of course....

I hate parking lots.

HRH said...

Am I married to you? All those complaints I hear regularly (except the exercise part). If you had added people who drive slow in the left lane I would have been completely freaked out.

Dawn said...

I thought it was only the parking lot at my gym that has idiots who don't want to walk the extra few feet to go excercise. I guess it's safe to say the idiots must be taking over the world. argh!

Tink said...

He said "no"? As in, he thought you were wrong about being the person you claimed not to be? Wow. Those all sound like good reasons to be pissy. We should meet for ice cream.

The Immoral Matriarch said...

I'm pissy too after reading this.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Wait a minute, you go to the gym? Intentionally? WOW! You pretty much rock.

Robinella said...

I hear you on all accounts, sister friend. I sure hope your day gets better or I'm going to have to go pick a fight just because.

Burfica said...

I say eat an entire chocolate cake, it will make you feel better.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

You rant all you want, chica. And, take your frustration out by kicking my ass in Scrabble again. Leave me one outlet in Scramble tho, okay? :)

Retrohipster said...

Thank you, Kaytabug shared. I REALLY appreciate it!

LceeL said...

I understand completely ... I am going to have a very large hunk of sympathy chocolate, just for you. Yum. I may have to have some for myself, too, because ... well ... just because.

Janet said...

Parking lots are le devil. I concur.

Pamela said...

How do you find time to blog when you exercise so much. I'm exercising my mind.. does that count?

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