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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I Don't Like:

1. Shoes that have ridges on the bottom. You know the kind? The kind that bring in leaves and twigs and dirt clods from outdoors and deposit them on your newly mopped floor? That kind. The kind that no one in your family will claim belong to them?

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2. Vitamin counters with shelf after shelf of vitamins and herbs but no information at all on what each one will do. Like I should remember what each one does? If I need something for memory do they honestly think I'm gonna' remember the name of the one herb that might help with that? And if I need something for energy do they think I feel like standing there studying all the vitamins to figure out which one might have the most of something that I heard once on tv - I have no energy people, I can't stand there that long!

3. Water faucets in public bathrooms that no matter how slightly you turn them on, splash water all over the sink. And you can't wash your hands without getting water from the sink on your clothes. And then they have blow dryers for your hands but no paper towels so either you leave a mess, or the person before you left a mess. And even if they do have paper towels and you try to clean up the water, have you noticed that there's always someone there staring at you like, "why in the world are you wiping up the sink in a public bathroom?" that kind of look? What, you don't clean up your mess?

4. People who say, "you look familiar...have we met before?" How do I know if we met before if you don't know if we met before? If you can't remember what makes you think I remember? And if we did meet before but you don't remember me, did you just insult me? And if we did meet before and you don't remember me, what makes you think I will admit that I remember you? Did any of that make sense?

Got any "don't likes" you want to share?

Uh oh, this is not the tone of my usual posts. Does this mean my hormones are acting up again?


osagebluffquilter said...

I don't like:
1. When some one calls me Ma'am
2. I fall asleep just as the weather comes on.
3. Sleeping in the recliner all evening, then getting into bed and being wide awake!
4. I hate pumping gasoline.
5. Running out of milk in the evning where I won't have enough for my Mocha Cappuccino in the morning.
6. Not getting time to sew.

I'll quit at that.

Janera said...

Carpet. Don't like it.

And, yes, ma'am, I hate pumping gasoline also.

And ironing. Yck.

Also peanut butter, except on celery. Go figure. Call me if you figure it out, k?

And I have a terrible time with people who make fun of the less fortunate, or of folks they consider less than themselves. This sort of behavior makes me want to lose my religion. I do try to bite my tongue, which has a blister on it as we speak.

Finally, I don't enjoy parents who helicopter their kids, expect them to be given everything, and then go on the attack when they don't have all the facts.

Happy little clam, aren't I?

Thanks for the chance to vent. Now, back to the regularly scheduled program.

Living on the Spit said...

I don't like loud noise or music...I have enough insanity in my own brain to have it confused by things it does not need to hear.

I don't like liver...anyway it's cooked, it is still yuck to me.

I don't like it when someone uses something of mine without even asking me first if I mind.

When we get to be the age we is perfectly okay to hate certain things and be adament about it.

You are fine just the way you are!!!

Hope you have a great day.

Linda said...

Well I can start with all the things you mentioned and add this about no paper towels - if there aren't any, how can we open the door to leave and still keep our hands clean. We have all seen the people who DON'T wash leave the bathroom so I don't want to touch that door with my bare hand! LOL

I hate PB w/ chocolate - love them both, but not together.

I hate people who wear so much cologne, I get an instant migraine and asthma attack.

I hate worms - PERIOD! I ususaly cannot even type that word! LOL

I hate heat and humidity.

That's a start - I better stop now before I get myself wound up! LOL

Have a great day.

Raquel said...

Oooh, cranky!

I don't like:

1. People using toothpicks.
2. People sitting behind me when I am working.
3. Liver.
4. Talking on the phone.
5. People talking down to me like I am an idiot.

There, now I feel better! Hope your day gets better and better! Much love, Raquel XO

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh, this is fun! As I read the other comments I found myself saying "yeah, I don't like that either!" A LOT.

Add this to the list:
I don't like:
1. when people that stand too close or get in my face
2. someone staring at me
3. drivers that aren't courteous and work with people trying to gret on or off the highway
4. skinny people giving me advise on how to lose weight
5. parents that let their children run wild in public
6. camel crickets

I could go on and on but I need to get back to work! Thanks for the laugh and the break!

Southern Lady said...

Marlene, I just loved this post and laughed at loud at the vitamin and the "You look familiar" ones. You're so funny.

Here are a few things I don't like:

1. What you said about public bathrooms ... and especially the ones that have the sensors that turn the water and soap on IF you can find the right spot to put your hands. They all work differently and I've found myself standing in front of a sink waving my hands all around trying to trigger the sensor and feeling like an idiot!

2. On the same subject ... I don't like the "automatic flush" commodes either, because my mama taught me to "always flush," and half the time they don't work.

3. I don't like it when I've been standing in line somewhere and a new clerk will open a register and says, "I can take someone here," and the person behind me runs over to her counter. They should say, "I can take the next person in line!"

I'm sure I could come up with lots more, but may write a blog about them sometimes ... lol.

By the way ... I printed your "Soda Cracker Candy" recipe and will try it as soon as I can get some chocolate chips. It sounds yummy!

Take care, my friend ... and keep on cleaning those bathrooms. You are not alone!



Molly said...

Call me stuffy, but I don't like when
when people at doctors' offices who are less than half my age take it upon themselves to call me by my first name when I haven't asked them to do so. Until I do, my name, thank you very much, is Mrs. So-and-So!

Your #4 made me fall out of my chair...

Ivory Spring said...

Marlene - you come with the most interesting posts!!! Okay, I take this as a "sign" for me to vent a little bit... hehe!

I don't like:
1. Cleaning up the kitchen after I cook because that means I would have to do it AGAIN the next time I use the kitchen.

2. Ironing -- never had to do that as a kid, and as a result, hate doing it as an adult.

3. Books with prefaces as along as an entire chapter!

4. People that lack courtesy.

Okay... I will stop here before I get all worked up! ;)

Have a great afternoon!

Christine said...

LOL, I totally followed you on that "have we me before" thing. Priceless.

But yes Dear, this isn't quite like you. Cheer up!

Tracy P. said...

Good news! I can't think of one off the top of my head right this minute! By the grace of God. So I'll not try to, and I'll skip reading the comments, and thank the Lord for a happy moment. (Please don't hate me. ;-) )

Eve said...

I don't like rude people

I don't like my dining table used as a dumping place.

I don't like vaccum packed things although I understand why we have them.

I don't like answering the door in my robe.

Becky said...

Hi Marlene,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's always nice to have a fellow Arkansan to blog with.

I'm like you I hate it when I get soaked by a public bathroom sink!

Also, I don't like it when I check out at any store and the cashier barely acknowledges me and if and when they finally do.....I ash\k how they are and they start with the....I'm ready to go home or I'm tired. That drives me bonkers!!!!

Come by and visit anytime. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

diamondstatecurlygurl said...

1. Mud
2. Empty grocery shelves.
3. People who use the "20 item" line @ the grocery store with 23 items and I have three.
4. Parents who talk to their children's teachers like THEY are the ones with a behavior problem!
5. Scratchy throats

Rose Mary said...

#1 is a pet peeve of mine, as is number 4!

I also don't like: (1) People in the 'quick' check lane with too many items. (2) People in the 'quick' check lane with too many items and a lot of coupons.

Can you tell I went shopping today!


Soldier in Training said...

Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for commenting on my blog. I am totally with you on Number 3! I hate any bathroom without paper towels period. Because the dryer doesn't dry well enough no matter how long you stand there dripping, and I end up drying my hands off on my clothes and walking out the door that I dread touching because there is no paper towel to use on the handle as I leave. Further more, I am bothered when there is a handle leaving the bathroom! The handle should be on the way in (Pull to Walk in) and just a simple NO HANDS push on the way out after you've just washed your hands in that utterly messy sink!

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Marlene,

I LOVE your Santa Sacks tradition -- what fun!!! :)


Kelly said...

Hi Marlene!
I hate it when people at work don't replace the toilet paper on the holder when it runs out...even though there's ten rolls sitting on the toilet tank behind them!

I hate it when I am running two minutes late to work and I hit every red light on the way!

I hate hot flashes!! :-)


Grace said...

Dads or Moms who's phones are more important than their kids (especially at the kids' concerts or games)

Being asked for my phone number at the checkout line

Being asked how to spell my name when going on a wait list at a restaurant

Macy's mirrors


Rue said...

Hi Marlene :)

You may be cranky right now, but you still make me laugh ;)

I hate it when women eyeball Rich and then give me a dirty look.

I hate it when no one replaces the toilet paper.

I hate it when I go out to eat and everyone that works there is a teeager including the manager.

I hate it when people don't say have a nice day when you buy something.

Oh and what everyone else said including you :)


Amanda said...

LMAO Great post! First I want to say that your creations are lovely, I really like your pumpkim wall hanging by your sunroom :)

Things I hate:

1) long lines at WalMart
2) when a checker doesn't greet me
3) mopping the floor
4) picking up dirty laundry
5) people talking while I'm trying to watch a movie
6) when people don't return their shopping carts

I'm sure there's more, but thought it was fun to add to the list! LOL