1. Cleaning bathrooms: I don't mind sweeping or mopping, I don't particularly like dusting but it's ok, and I'm not fond of vacuuming but nothing is worse than cleaning bathrooms! I read a comment on someone's post this morning that I thought was a wonderful idea...she wipes the bathroom down every day with a Windex wipe and only has to deep clean every couple of weeks. I even shared that tip with my husband, who has his own bathroom! He thought it was a great idea too, but he didn't plan to do it. For some reason my bathroom stays much cleaner than his....it's a girl thing I guess. But then I remembered, not everyone has a bathroom. Lots of people in this world still have to go, in fair weather or foul, outside to the little house outside the big house, or in some cases to the bushes. So I'm thankful I have a bathroom to clean. Two of them, in fact.
2. Long lines at WalMart: Sometimes when I'm ready to check out at WalMart I just stand in amazement because the lines are so long. My basket is full and my ice cream is melting and I can see steam rising from some folks heads. The anger at the wait is almost palpable. It can be particularly frustrating when you see empoyees with walkie-talkies standing around watching. It makes you wonder what they're watching for - to see just how long the lines can get, to see if someone totally loses their cool and goes crazy, or to see if someone gives up and walks out with their cart full without paying? And then I remember that lots of people don't have grocery stores at all. Lots of people don't have food at all. I can walk in that store and buy whatever I want and feed my family both healthy stuff and decadent stuff.
3. Waiting for an hour at the doctor's office when you have an appointment you made months ago: I know doctor's have emergencies and I know sometimes one patient might require a longer time than they anticipated, but when time after time after time you go and have to wait that long something is wrong with their office management. I go to one doctor where I have never in all these years waited longer than 15 minutes. Why can't they all be like that? I know he spent a lot of money going to school but I'm just as important as he is. After all, he couldn't work if no one showed up! And then again, there are lots of places where doctors are nonexistent. People go for miles and miles and miles just to find one doctor. Sometimes they die before they can get there.
4. People who are always late: late for church, late for work, late for meetings, late for social engagements. I think that's disrespectful to others and shows a definite lack of planning on their part. Oh everyone is late sometimes, but not every time. Even when I had three small children we weren't late very often at all. Now if I'd had more than three....well, I'm just sayin' I'd probably cut that mama some slack! But why is it that some people just can't make it on time? Then again, God did make us all different, and He did give us all the right to make choices, and He did say we weren't to judge each other. Sigh.
I hate when I decide I hate something He always shows me why I shouldn't hate it and why I should be grateful instead. :)