Well hello there!
I was hoping to write something funny and/or insightful today, but it's not going to happen. You see I've done something tres stupide and have gotten myself into a little situation. I'm dying to write about it, if for nothing more than to make each and every one of you feel far superior to me, which would be a nice little "going into the weekend gift" from me to you, but I'll need some time to try to fix things before I share.
So, given that I'm in a major snit, and I can't write about what's really bothering me, I thought I would do a little free association list of some OTHER things that get stuck in my craw. One of which is the expression, "Stuck in my Craw." What the heck does that mean, anyway? Sounds gross, and I'm too afraid to Google it.
When I started blogging, I made a list of things that bugged me.
Here are some additions:
Here are some additions:
Self Checkout at the supermarket: Why would I want to do someone else's job when I could be doing a quick scan of People and US Weekly instead? And if I am going to do someone else's job, which only happens when I'm pressured to do so, why can't it ever work out right? Why does the disembodied voice NEVER BELIEVE I am putting what I am putting on the conveyer belt? And, if the checker has to come over and help me anyway, then send me to purgatory (the service desk), are we really saving any time or money here?
"Let Go and Let God": Just bugs me. Always has. Always will. Great concept; annoying phrase.
Magazines that encourage us to strengthen our pelvic floor muscles by "stopping the flow of urine midstream." Puh-lease. Telling that to someone who has squeezed out 2 kids is like telling her to go climb Mt. Everest before school pick-up time.
Living In Overcrowded 'Burbs: I do not appreciate having to get up at 5 am to register kids for swim lessons, or tennis, or preschool. I mean, who wants to be wait-listed for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL for heaven's sake? That just seems wrong.
Not enough Samoas in a box to satisfy me.
Mouse poop in my can of refried beans. Yep. Happened on Wed.
Providing snacks for every child-related event.
High Pressure Sales Tactics. (more on this next week)
Feeling Foolish (more on this next week)
Tripping on everyone's stuff. Every darn day.
My blue jeans rubbing off on the new car's leather seats.
A 60 lb dog who hangs out ON the kitchen table while I'm at work.
And last but not least: