Time for Ticked Off Tuesday!
I thought we'd do something different today, just for fun…and don't miss the follow up to this post: Thankful Thursday. 🙂
Over the weekend we got talking with friends about stupid stuff that ticks us off, and Kent suggested I turn it into a post, since we covered some heavy stuff around here last week. (Still feel like chatting about reproductive health anyone? The comments are still going.) So today, I'll share a couple and then you can share yours.
Only one rule for Ticked Off Tuesday:
It can't be anything too deep. Today let's just whine about the dumb stuff that doesn't really affect your life in any significant way, that way we'll keep it fairly light, OK? After all, compared to the problems most people deal with daily, this kind of stuff is really no big deal, but it's fun to let it rip now and then, don't you think? And then we can move on with our lives…
Dumb things that annoy me:
- Ruth's Chris Steak House. Who names a restaurant that? I feel like I have a lisp every time I say it. The bummer is, I can't even complain about it properly this morning now that I read all about Ruth on their site and how that name came to be, it's an interesting story and I'll bet I would've liked her. We've got one here in Grand Rapids, but have never been there since we heard it would be a $200 meal. Ouch. Sadly, they probably only have corn/grain fed steaks there like most steakhouses anyway. We might save up for a $200 meal if we could go out and enjoy grass-fed steaks!
- Fifth Third Bank. Really? Is it just me or is that not the dumbest bank name you've ever heard of? To make matters more annoying, our awesome minor league ball park here in town used to be called Old Kent Park, but guess who bought Old Kent Bank? Yep, you guessed it. Now our West Michigan Whitecaps baseball team plays at Fifth Third Park. Ugh.
Your turn, what stupid stuff ticks you off?
I can't wait to find out! 🙂
These “ticked off Tuesday” comments are funny. Some are serious though. I find myself annoyed when “right” becomes a complete sentence as in “Right?”
I know, Julie, it’s funny how new words or phrases catch on and they sound dumb at first, but eventually I often find myself saying them too!
jason and lisa says
oh i have one.. whoever picked the name.. “University of Maryland University College”.. really?? really 4 words.. 2 are university and one is college.. really??
Commenter via Facebook says
Thats ok it is already thursday here : ) and l am ticked off that “wholefoods” in the states is letting GMOs in there food SHAME on them if l was in the states l would boycott them for sure !
Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama says
People who take their babies everywhere in their carseats and rarely hold them or interact with them, even when they are awake.
Professional writers who make spelling/grammar/punctuation mistakes. “For all intensive purpose” — NO. It is “For all intents and purposes.” to/too. Other things along these lines.
People who call me names due to my stance on issues — disagree politely, please! 30 Rock (TV show) called non-vaccinators “idiots” recently, I hate TV shows with an agenda!
Or how about, “I would of done that, but…” It’s “would HAVE,” people. Then, than; parking on the driveway and driving one the parkway… It IS a confusing language, but some people clearly have no grasp of their native tongue!
Ticks me off: the new McDonald’s commercials that make their beef SEEM grass fed!!!!!!!
I know!!!! I just saw that the other day and had to tell myself to calm down.
Samantha Jacokes says
So nasty. AS IF they are all of a sudden going to stop getting the big farm processed gross beef that they use. Right.
We don’t have TV. They’re really trying to pass off their meat (using that word incorrectly even, don’t ya think?) as grass fed?? Sure, for a few months of its life, then off to the CAFO…so sad!
Samantha Jacokes says
Here’s what’s bugging me this week. The “snack/drink” after a kids’ sports activity. First of all, when they are the ages of my kids they aren’t playing hard enough to create the necessity of food. (THey are 5 & 7 right now.) Second of all, I’m perfectly capable of bring a water bottle for my kids and some fruit/nuts or something if I think they will be hungry. Last weekend the mom in charge of the “snack” (using the term lightly) showed up with rice krispie treats, chips ahoy cookies and Gatorade. Then she apologized for the “sugar” and blamed it on her husband for purchasing it all. I wouldn’t even have brought it at all if that’s all I had!
My son said “no thank you” and we went home to eat a normal dinner!
Good for your son!
Oooooh, you don’t want to get me going on this one… AHHHHHHH!!!
Samantha Jacokes says
I know – right??? I have suggested (more than once) that we just ditch the snack/drink thing. Everyone looks at me like I’m crazy or something.
Here’s what happened when I suggested once that we *not* do soccer snacks or treats and instead bring our kids their own snack if they can’t go an HOUR without eating something… A Dad looked at me like I was NUTS and said, “If my kid is going to play hard for an hour, he deserves a treat.”
That really happened. And I do like this guy who said it, but it just shows how warped we’ve all become about food.
Samantha Jacokes says
Oh I believe it!
At my son’s baseball games in the fall (double headers) we set up a tailgate between games. (Unnecessary in my mind but whatever.) So it was always hot dogs, chips, cookies. I brought carrots, apples, etc. One of the moms was FLOORED because all the apples were eaten. I just said “WEll you know if you bring it, chances are they will eat it.”
Today, I am ticked off at politician’s wives’ dresses. Your dress REALLY cost thousands of dollars? Why not find some single mom that has sewing talent and wants to work? She could drape, draft and fit a totally original garment; you could change her life with just one dress/event! Sell the pattern for charity proceeds, or auction the dress for the same. I just wish we (all of us) could line up our daily decisions with our deeper philosophies.
People who wait for an elevator right smack in front of the door and try to get on before allowing people who are getting off to come out.
They do that because they are more important than everybody else, right?
#1. When someone ask me about my adopted son’s “real” mother. Hmmmm. I am his real mother just not his biological one. (They don’t mean to offend but it is insensitive.)
#2. You check out books from the Library not Lie-berry
#3. When my children interrupt me.
Yes to all 3! I don’t get asked much about my son’s biological mother, but yes WE ARE the real moms.
The internet convention to write prolly instead of probably sets my teeth on edge.
Also, people of Finnish descent everywhere will be really happy if you pronounce the word Sauna – as Sow-na which is the correct pronunciation, and not SA-NA which makes our ears hurt 🙂
Hahaha! My maternal grandmother (and all of her siblings) are from Finland, and we definitely all say sow-na. We are the black sheep of the extended family because we don’t live near everyone else, don’t take a sauna every Saturday night (and then jump in a lake), don’t speak Finnish at the table (major family faux pas), etc. On top of all that, my dad is from France, so we all speak French! I do win some points though for making my own cheese and drinking raw milk.
Prolly bugs the heck out of me too! It saves 2 whole keystrokes and isn’t even the right spelling for the IMPROPER way many even say it (probly). The word is probably. 2 b’s, people!
it’s ci-LAWN-tro, not ci-LEN/LIN-tro
If you folks don’t like “r”s being added to words don’t ever visit the west of england. According to my housemate, who is from east anglia, I add an R to but and butter and various other words. I can’t help it, I don’t do it deliberately, it’s just the accent that I have because I’m from the west country. Along with the accent is elements of a dialect that has different grammar rules than standard english. Where I come from “what that be?” is a perfectly valid and grammatically correct sentence (not when writing obviously).
I work in a call centre that takes calls from all over England, Scotland and Wales. The variation of accents and dialects is fantastic. Not only your traditional regional ones, but the ones that have grown up in places like north london and birmingham birthed from local accents and the accents of immigrates. Nothing beats a good old fashioned “nay bother” from scotland, meaning thanks for that. Or the way they pronoun J not as Jay, but as the short start part of J and then eye. It sounds like I rather than J.
Personally the thing that really ticks me off is all the ways that the government here in the UK is planning on reducing help for those on low income pretty much overnight, but for those who have plenty of money already they’re going to stagger changes so they’re not hit so badly. In the cases of some of the poorest we’re talking about a drop in income as much as 50%. And for the better off? well they’ll earn more than 40k a year and will lose out on £20 per week if they have one child, £33.50 if they have two or more etc. It disgusts me that any one can put the vocal but rich before the poorest and most vunerable in the country. Disgusts and angers me.
CHEMTRAILS, folks they are not normal. They are contaminating our entire food supply, organic produce, gardens in your back yard, water, air, our children, etc. Perhaps you can do a post on chemtrials one day.
This might seem somewhat mean but that’s not my intention. It ticks me off when I’m at the store and my cashier has a large tummy and when she is weighing my apples etc her tummy is resting on the scales and is included in the weight of my produce. This is not the kind of thing that I am comfortable bringing up to her/him. What am I supposed to say…”excuse me but you’re weighing your belly with my apples”!!!
Oh my gosh, that is hilarious!!!!
I’d be letting the manager know! You shouldn’t be paying for anything except the PRODUCE on the scale!
Congratulations and warmest wishes and God bless you and the family you are starting! The only thing better than being called “Mommy” and “Mom” is becoming a grandmother!
Emily @ Our Frugal Happy Life says
I do appreciate it, Kelly! It means a lot to hear those words from someone 🙂
I so look forward to the day when I can finally be called a “mom” – that’s the one thing I want so badly right now!
Emily @ Our Frugal Happy Life says
One thing that has bothered me lately was when we announced that we are starting the adoption process because we can’t have children. People hardly respond! Sure, they’re all over everyone who announces a pregnancy – but nobody says anything to us about our announcement.
Why don’t we deserve the same excitement!? Drives me crazy…and it’s tough to take – just another stab in the heart…
Emily, I know this means very little compared to family and friends being happy for you, but I think this is SOOOOOOOO COOOOOL!!!!!!! And I pray your whole process is smooth, fast, and beautiful. Adoption is always beautiful. Let us know when you know what little person is blessed to have you for a Mom!!! 🙂
We adopted our son thru foster care. Before anything was final, 2 people said they’d have “showers” for us. Neither materialized!
Congratulations on your choice! Domestic or foreign?
Emily @ Our Frugal Happy Life says
I’m sad for you that those showers never happened. 🙁 So far, no one has mentioned a shower…but we just told everyone around Christmas.
Right now, we are pursuing a domestic infant adoption. Waiting to be placed in a program currently (hopefully this summer!).
I was more disappointed that the people didn’t come thru than in not getting stuff. He has plenty and we don’t need more, but a celebration of a permanent family member (after a 4 year process) would have been nice!
This happens 9 times out of 10 when I’m at a restaurant with my baby who is changed, fed, and perfectly content: The food arrives, I divert my attention from my baby for 5 minutes while I eat, and an older lady from another table comes over and says, “Awww! Poor baby! Doesn’t anybody ever pay any attention to you?” Sheesh. What a terrible mother I must be.
Also, when well-meaning grandmothers say things like, “I love her [meaning my child] just like she was my own!” That implies that they love my child as much as I do. Do you think your mother loved your children as much as you? Didn’t think so!
My husband and I love our children so dearly and take SUCH good care of them. We are very responsible people in every way I know of. Why can’t we get any respect from the older generation?
Also, I second the one about CFLs. So a little carbon dioxide is horrible, but mercury is A-okay? I’m all for saving the environment, but the global warming folks can get things so out of perspective.
Thanks for the chance to vent, Kelly. I wouldn’t mind if you do this once a month!
I get ticked off when people do not return their shopping cart to either the corral or store. How hard is it to push it one aisle over or sometimes even 5 spaces over. And how about the ones that take all the effort to hoist it up on a curb so it will not roll away. You couldn’t just use that energy to return it to where it belongs. So lazy!
Oh, man, that one, too. Why is it ok to make your shopping cart my problem?!
annmarie deis says
Ruth’s Chris is EASILY $200 for a dinner for two. I would prefer to get $200 worth of steaks from Creswick Farms and grill ’em me self. 😉
Becky D says
When people pronounce “ask” as “aks”. DRIVES.ME.CRAZY.NUTS.
I find it mildly agitating when I take my 3 boys (5 and under) to the store and I hear over and over ‘my, you have your hands full!’ I want to say something really snarky, but I bite my tongue and just say ‘yep’ and get on with my shopping. What I love is little old ladies who swoon over my little lads or old guys who like to raz ’em up.
I am with you on this one, this is the most annoying comment I hear too. I learned to say “yes my hands are full of love” from a friend. And sometimes I say I was just as busy before, just doing different things. And it really gets me when a stranger asks me if we’re going to have more children!
I get this comment a lot too (I have 4 kids). My favorite reply? “I sure do. Better full than empty” with a great big smile on my face.
I get ticked off by people who aren’t open minded. I have done a complete 180 in my beliefs about health and food and am I vocal about them? Yes a little, but still make an effort to be respectful. What ticks me off is someone who used to be an old friend making demeaning comments on facebook about my lifestyle choices….I don’t do that about hers when she talks about giving her kids tons of drugs and surgery….why does she have to make disrespectful comments when I talk about holistic healing and *gasp* raw milk?? I would think that my comments would make her maybe interested in alternative therapies since we went to the same nursing school and both worked as pediatric nurses??
I am so annoyed with people who don’t use punctuation! I see so many status updates on Facebook with NO punctuation and they don’t capitalize!! I have to read it over and over to figure out when the sentence ends and when they are starting a new one. Errr!
Hahaha!! Dress barn what an unfortunate name for a clothing store!! Have you seen the baby food making kit called the baby bullet? Really poor choice of product name, too!
What ticks me off is when people tell me what an adorable baby boy I have when my DAUGHTER is wearing a pink shirt with flowers on it or some other obviously girly outfit. Really?? Just because she doesn’t have hair don’t assume she’s a boy! Grrr! ;0)
Commenter via Facebook says
Misplaced apostrophes tick me off. Plural nouns don’t need an apostrophe, people! And I’m ticked off that the media is blaming Paula’s diabetes on the butter! (sorry if that one is too serious, but it really does tick me off…)
Oh yeah!! I can’t believe butter will get an even worse rep because of her. How about sugar? processed foods? too many carbs? My coworker said something to the effect ‘she eats butter and all the other stuff that’s bad for you..’ and I said ‘Butter is NOT bad for you.’
Commenter via Facebook says
… it “ticks me off” as well
Commenter via Facebook says
Maybe this is too “heavy” but, I think this guy is really “ticked off”; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eilDbdLAyFs&feature=youtu.be
That ticks me off as well! Go to this link and support farmers as they fight Monsanto. They really need our help. You don’t have to donate money -although that would be good, too- youcan just add your name to a list that will show the farmers that we are behind them. it only takes a minute!
The ladies clothes store, Dress Barn. Nothing will make you feel sexier than knowing you got your clothes at the barn. Really? Are you implying that women are farm animals? Ugh, I can’t even go in there.
Daphne, that made me laugh. The first time I went there, I was horrified at their prices. When the saleslady tried to tell me that the price was quite reasonable I responded that I just couldn’t spend that amount for a garment from a BARN! She was kinds cheesed…
What really annoys me is how some people have no shame these days. For instance, people telling way too much information about themselves on Facebook or out in public. We don’t need to know about how many people you date, how much money you make, how many dollars in food stamps you get a month, or anything at all about your bathroom habits. Some people just don’t seem to have a filter.
Becca G says
As a Green Bay Packers fan, I’m super ticked off with their game on Sunday. I know in the grand scheme of things it really doesn’t matter. But 15-1 just to blow it in the playoffs? No one even showed up for the game! Again, it’s really no big deal. However, it’s like a roller coaster ride–I was having fun on the ascent and was told to hop off the roller coaster just before the peak. I just wanted to keep having fun cheering for my team. Ugh, you Packers. I guess I’m cheering for Madonna in the Super Bowl.
Linda Rickman says
spending time to research a product, find the best price…buy it, and then see it go on sale way below what you paid.
I don’t understand the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse name, either (but I will read up on it), or why it got into prominent real estate in Grand Rapids. I especially wondered that after driving through Kokomo, IN recently and seeing a RCS sign in and amongst restaurants such as Olive Garden, etc. (Please, no offense to the wonderful folks in Kokomo–if I hadn’t known about the restaurant ahead of time, I would have just looked at it as just-another-eatery in close proximity to Wal-Mart.
Even though I had never eaten at the 1913 Room, I just thought it was classy–classier than RCS, and probably just as expensive!
Parents that drive their kids down to the end of the driveway to catch the bus, then the opposite when they get home. Talk about contributing to their kids ill health, lazyness, etc..
Totally agree! I mean, if you’re going to drive them down the driveway to catch the bus, why not bring them to school? Crazy!
People do that? Color me flabbergasted! I live in the city, so I’ve never witnessed this.
[email protected] says
I find it interesting that they actually proudly state on the menu that they have 100%corn-Fed Prime USDA Beef…as if that was a selling point?! It’s about $50/plate, which is a la carte. Service was good, but I’d rather put my money where my mouth is!
The first time I ate at Ruth’s Chris was also the last and that was long before I knew anything about eating real food. It was the late ’80’s and it was about $80 for two of us. At that time we could have had a similar meal elsewhere for maybe half that price. If the food had been spectacular I could understand the price, but it was mediocre at best. In addition to that, the tables were so close to each other I hesitated to even speak to my husband because I didn’t want to be overheard.
I’m not opposed to paying a premium for great food in a wonderful atmosphere, but Ruth’s Chris falls short on both.
As for things that annoy me-asking a question and getting the obvious and/or already known as a response. Or not hearing a statement and asking, “What?” to get a partial repeat of what was said and still not knowing what was originally said!
Commenter via Facebook says
It’s a damn good grain fed steak! It’s all I have to say! 😉
Paula Dean and her doctors and sponsors tick me off.
OK, I thought of another one, after reading half the comments. I hate the overuse and inappropriate use of “Nazi” when you’re not talking about National Socialism in Germany or elsewhere, which used to make one think of heinous crimes agains humanity. Nowadays, on, say Facebook, someone (could be me, I’m not saying!) gently corrects someone and they are labeled a “grammar nazi.” Then there’s the “soup nazi” from Seinfeld, but the use of a dramatic term for a trivial matter was part of the humor. It’s way overused now in a way that trivializes the really awful legacy of the actual Nazis.
heather b says
Receiving emails – particularly work emails – that are punctuated with too many exclamation points! Why do they think everything they say has to be emphasized with an !!?? Really?!!!
Kelly, you crack me up! I have the same two complaints! (And probably a few others.) I have always wondered how a company with such a gangly name as Ruth’s Chris Whatever could stay in business. And Fifth Third, or Third Fifth, or all those kinds of names, so stupid!
Now, what bothers me in the dumb stuff category?
I heard an interesting story on a podcast today. The Canadian author of a new book said the original title of the book, Filthy Lucre, had to be changed when it was published in the U.S. because the buyer for Borders (or was it Barnes and Noble?) didn’t know what “Lucre” was. Really? Never read your Bible? Never heard a reference to money as filthy lucre? They had to change the cover artwork, design a new ad campaign, the whole works, because the book buyer from a major U.S. bookstore chain is illiterate. (I don’t think you have to be a Christian to be familiar with the Bible, as it’s one of the great works in the English language regardless of one’s religious orientation.)
OK, maybe it’s just me, but I was annoyed and amused by that and it wasn’t even my book!
Okay, its getting late in the day, but this has been bugging me all day long!! Ever since Paula Deen announced she has diabetes this morning, the comments about her diet have been driving me nuts!! If I have to read one more comment from a person claiming she “deserves” (which in and of itself is annoying when people wish illness on someone) to be diabetic because of all the butter she ate!!! UGH!! Butter is NOT the reason and it frustrates me that everyone thinks it is.
I just had to come and share my annoyance with my fellow butter eaters. I may just go and eat some to make myself feel better!
Stanley Fishman says
Susan, that amazes me too. Butter does not cause diabetes. If she got it from her diet, her recipes are full of sugar and she does use a lot of packaged foods in her cooking. But Butter is INNOCENT!
Becca G says
My husband and I were irate about that this morning. We were yelling at the TV “Butter does not cause diabetes, you fools. Oh, okay, you’re suggesting Earth Balance. Yeah, that seems natural.”
I am currently looking for a job. One thing that drives me totally nuts is having no contact person, and sometimes not even knowing the name of the business you’re applying to! nothing like sending your private information to who knows where…
Amanda Dittlinger says
Kelly- Love your blog and have been following it for awhile now, but Ticked off Tuesdays? That is so negative! I think it’d be one thing if it was food related things that ticked you off and then steps that could be done about the problem. Such as, writing a letter to Ruth’s Chris explaining your feelings about Grass Fed steaks and the price associated with their restaurant. Then letting us readers know where we could send in our letters too. That would make a positive change in the world. But complaining about the name of a bank? That is just negative energy!
I will of course continue to read your blog, but I hope you’ll consider changing the vibe of your Ticked Off Tuesdays to use your readership to transform the world for the better.
People who have no sense of humor.
Amen, or who tell other people how to manage their blog. We OWN you, Kelly!!
Amanda Dittlinger says
I have a sense of humor, I just think there is enough negativity in the world, what good is complaining unless you want to do something about what you are complaining about. And yes, I am human and I complain about things, but just think of the awesome Readerhsip that Kelly has and how that can be put to such good use! I’m just thinking powerfully here.
…And I’m thinking you have a choice. So if you don’t like it, don’t read it or respond to it. Here is my pet peeve right here!
Kelly- I enjoyed Ticked Off Tuesday! Of course I try to walk with God in everything I do, but, let’s face it, sometimes we get annoyed. I didn’t think it was negative at all. Everyone got to vent a little, and I got a chuckle or two out of their frustrations.
Now, maybe if we did this every Tuesday, then it might be a real downer, but what’s wrong with once a month? I thought it was a cute idea. I think anyone who has read your blog enough, or has had the honor to talk with you through email, knows how kind and gracious you are. You could never be a downer!
Amanda Dittlinger says
Let me be clear, I’m not calling Kelly a downer! I do love her blog. When I saw this entry, I though she was going to post something she was upset about and then what we could do to “fix” the problem. That is all. If she just wants to let off steam, then sure, we all need that. But I am just looking at other possibilities.
Don’t worry, I wasn’t planning to do this even every month, maybe every *few* months or so is all.
I guess it depends on how often I get ticked off about stupid little stuff! 🙂
Although it’s called Ticked off Tuesday I have been laughing hysterically reading all of this. I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time!
How about my company allowing a woman (married with kids) who has been there half as long as me, has half my workload, half my ability and experience, is half my age and weight, to be promoted above me to work in a position, ahem, created just for her by the supervisor (married with kids) she is having an affair with? That REALLY ticks me off!
Good thing I’m planning to quit or I might just blast off!
Ah, yes, the grammar mistakes on blogs are really annoying. They’re especially frightening by those home-schooling their children. (I’m not picking on home-schoolers; I intend to be one when my kids are school age!)
Thanks for all the laughs here today!! 🙂
People who don’t wave their thanks or even look at you when you let them pull out in front of you. Seriously, how hard is it to say Thanks?
Oh yes, that bugs me too, or even WORSE is when people WALK out in front of you and don’t even LOOK before they step off the curb, let alone wave a thank you. People mistakenly believe that pedestrians always have the right of way and that traffic has to stop for them no matter what.
It makes me want to run them over just to prove a point.
Debbie H. says
I’m with Joanne on the people on cellphones in the restroom. I make it a practice to flush while they’re on the phone, whether I’m ready to or not! 🙂
Not so much a pet peeve as wondering: why are there braille characters on the keys on DRIVE-UP ATMs???!!! I’m all for accessibility and think we need a lot more of it, but somehow I think braille on drive-up ATMs isn’t really necessary. Just MHO!
I wondered about the drive up atm braille too once. the reason it’s there is because they don’t make 2 different types of atm keys/buttons and blind people will probably use the walk up ones! 🙂
people on the phone in a public restroom when you just want to get down to business in peace or answering my phone call while they’re using the restroom.
Oh, I agree so much with this one. I don’t care if I don’t know him or her, your husband, boyfriend, grandmother, priest, sister, best friend, dental associate doesn’t need to hear me pee. Take it outside for God’s sake. And what about when you are talking to someone on the phone for a while and then you hear their toilet flush? I will be happy to call you back, People! Let’s have a little class, can we? Sheesh! Also, ick!
How about overweight nurses who drink a route 44 for breakfast and eat out 2 meals a day?
Erin C says
I’ve never seen my old OB/GYN without a diet coke!
That’s because the medical industrial complex knows nothing about real nutrition. They refuse to learn, as well, even though they know eating these things is “not right” they do it (as do many others) because they are lazy or, in some cases, actually overworked. Still not an excuse. On their time off, they can prepare healthy foods to take with them. It doesn’t take THAT much extra time in the kitchen if you REALLY want to do it, right? So, the question is, how badly do they want to do it? Not very, IMPHO.
Another pet peeve: WALK FOR THE CURE. Good Lord. Now Avon is starting a walk like Komen’s “cure” walk. Walking is good exercise and might even help each individual who actually walks every day, but raising money by walking isn’t going to do it. That money goes to the top profilers at those companies and little of it goes to research. Even if it did, do you actually believe they are looking for a cure? Not on your tintype. A cure would mean the money dries up. No cure on the horizon and don’t even try to convince yourself that “thinking pink” will help. It’s called pinkwashing for a reason (by the alternative fringies like me!) and I also call it a pink straightjacket because if you don’t “give to the cause or walk 1,000 miles, they try to make you feel “guilty”. That guilt stuff doesn’t work on me, man. The science is pretty much bogus.
About that ob-gyn with the diet pop? Although she probably already knows the truth, have her read this: https://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29029
It ticks me off when someone pronounces nu-CLEAR as nu-CU-lar. My husband’s tiff is CAR-A-mel, it isn’t CAR-mul. It also ticks me off when my co-worker consistently mispronounces our local case manager’s last name. It’s Ro-BERT-son, not Ro-BIN-son. And how just about everybody else’s names get butchered b/c we’re too lazy to even try to pronounce it right!
Dumbass instead of Dumas? 😉 (that was a Southwest Airlines commercial a while ago)
When words are mis-pronounced. Acrosst is the one that irritates me the most – they live acrosst the street. The word is across peeps!
Grammatical and spelling errors in printed and published items – don’t people use spell check anymore??? It’s almost gotten to be an accepted practice. English and grammar teachers all over the world are turning over in their graves!
When people use “Coke” to order a soda. Coke is not Kleenex.
People who sit in open cubicles and talk at the top of their voices so that everyone can hear and knows all of their business. TMI anyone?
Acrost is just the beginning…it seems that the latest trend is to say “Heith” instead of “Height”….*cringe*
My father called that San Franciscanese. Specifically they talked that way south of Market Street. “Strenth” and “lenth” for “strength” and “length” and “chimley” for “chimney” are other examples. I do not talk that way and I taught my children to use standard pronunciation but I do not mind at all that some people pronounce their words differently. What bugs me is our President saying “Marine Corpse” for “Marine Corps.” TWICE. He is supposed to be well-educated.
Maybe the teleprompters should spell phonically *LOL* (sorry, I had to do it!)
Hayley, that one makes me almost homicidal.
Actually, a Coke is kind of a Kleenex. Because a Kleenex is a brand of facial tissue, so if you ask for a Kleenex, I can’t give you one because I only have Puffs..
Sara R says
I don’t get 5/3 Bank either. Where did they come up with that and why aren’t they 1 2/3 bank. I guess it would have to be Five Thirds not Fifth Third. Strange.
Amber J says
DISHES!!!!! I hate them and since I cook so often they pile up way to quickly. Since I am the only one doing them or loading the dishwasher it really gets to be annoying! Now I must go wash the breakfast dishes and load the dishwasher again! Ugh!!!
AMEN sister! We don’t have a dishwasher; well, sort of – her name is Joanne and she’s pretty efficient, but her warranty (and patience) is about up!
Barbara Grant says
My dishwasher has been broken for about 8 months now. I cook almost every thing from scratch, therefore I do dishes all day long it seems. I remember when Fifth Third Bank was just in Cincinnati.
‘Sherbert” instead of sherbet. Where does that R come from???
sherbet – definition of sherbet by the Free Online Dictionary …
sher·bet (shûr b t). n. 1. also sher·bert (-bûrt ) A frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice, sugar, and water, and also containing milk, egg white, or gelatin. 2. …
I moved from CA to OK and found that people pronounce things a lot differently here. I said PEony and they say peONy. If you go to England, you will find they stress words a LOT differently and even say LUFtenant. Here, you go to a “tag office” instead of the DMV to get your license “tags” [I was used to license “plates”]. It’s called regional differences. Soda, pop, soft drinks. Perhaps sherbert came from a child anticipating the r and it “stuck.” No biggie, in my opinion.
I’m getting super annoyed with LOL. Surely no one is laughing out loud as often as they type it. I know someone who types it after every sentence. I don’t know how she gets anything done if she is laughing that often…..LOL!!
I really did LOL at your comment!!! 🙂
That’s my number one pet peeve too but I really am (just like Pamela) LOL! Good one Susan!
Throwing away my money on an HOA every month!
I totally agree!!!! You pay them every month but try to get them to come out to do something!
People saying “ta” instead of “to”. Like when they say, “I’m going ta the store.”
texting/talking while driving! Unreal to me the amount of adults I see on their phones and we are supposed to set the example! Sad that we have to legislate common sense.
Sarah m says
Laundry sitting on the floor beside the laundry basket.
Or all over the laundry room. Or on kids’ floors.
Sarah m, that’s a classic!
In this part of the country, people add an R to the word “wash.” It’s like nails on a chalkboard to hear “warsh.” Even my husband does it!
How about wrastle instead of wrestle? My husband teases his mom about her little ‘isms.’ His favorite tease is when she says mowed (like you mowed the grass) and mold the same way – like mode.
I know people who cannot say “wolf” — it sounds like “woof.” I want to walk them through a few steps: “Can you say golf? [yes] Can you say gulf? [I bet they can] Then why not ‘WULF’?” 🙂
We had a youth pastor who said warsh and when we had a youth car wash, I made a bunch of signs that said, “Youth Car Warsh”. Haha! He never said warsh again.
LOL. I am from TN. This cracked me up, because I hear it often and cannot stand it. Of course, I often forget the “g” in words ending with “ing”. That is bound to tick someone off.
my grandma always said “warsh”, it use to crack me up–now I miss it!
I’m not sure if it really ticks me off, but I hate seeing consistent typos in blog world and on the web. The one I see the most often is the word “loose” when they mean to say “lose”.
Hey Liz, be sure to tell me if you ever catch me screwing up like that here on the blog PLEASE! Because that stuff drives me crazy too, but ESPECIALLY so when it’s ME who did it!
Here’s what ticks me off — two years of campaigning for a presidential election. Seriously, there oughta be a law! After six months, I feel like I’m being hounded by an unrelenting telemarketer. Most of us can probably figure out who we want to vote for by then, anyway.
I never watch news channels on TV unless I suspect a national disaster – like an earthquake near me or my relatives, then I’ll watch the weather channel for a few minutes. The only campaign news I follow is an occasional blip on Yahoo because I use that as my homepage on my computer. I have signed up for the Ron Paul stuff because he’s my guy. There are several web sites for him. But I think each candidate has their own web info and you are at least in control of what you are bamblasted with that way.
Bob A. says
If I listed everything that ticked me off your server would crash. One thing that really gets me going is texting. I just don’t get it. Get 4 teens in a room and watch them peck away at their phones, without actually interacting with each other. Texting while driving, texting at movies, texting at the dinner table.
Oh, I’m also ticked that you can’t go into a restaurant without having to stare at 100 big screen tv’s. I go to restaurants to get away from that. (see, I’m getting going…) Thanks for letting me vent Kelly!
I HATE the TV thing too. And darkness in restaurants. And crowded tabled restaurants. And loud annoying music in restaurants. Not that I eat out often, but hey.
I agree with all of the above. I don’t even take my purse or phone in w/ me to a restaurant.
Heck, even the drugstores(like Walgreen’s) and grocery stores are now playing the music so loud it’s hard to concentrate on what you’re doing. I think it’s done on purpose so we just buy whatever (and skip reading labels) in order to get the heck outta there. It’s a distraction but I still read every single thing, even though I buy few things in boxes and cans. It’s fun to read labels just so I can roll my eyes and put it back on the shelf. I hope their cameras are catching THAT look!! It won’t change the way they do business though. Too much junk on shelves these days.
Ugh! You can’t get away from television anywhere anymore! And what about the waiters and waitresses who feel that it’s ok to touch you or sit down with you? Knock it off!
People who use “DH” and other such abbreviations tick me off.
As for Fifth Third–I LOVE that name. Fifth and Third combined in Cincinnati years ago. What I don’t like is FIRST. First Methodist, First Baptist, First Baptist East, First Baptist West. No one ever gets to third or fifth these days. Not everyone can be First.
I give this one a ‘LIKE’ 😛
And I could never even figure out what DH stands for anyway!!
I use DH all the time. It is sooooo much faster than type dear husband, damn husband, doodling husband, drippy husband, darling husband – or whatever you want it to stand for in your own personal situation. To me, DH means Dear Husband most of the time, so I use it to save time. Most people who use abbreviations do it to save time, not irritate others.
Textese is what gets to me (until I learn what each one stands for, at least). BFF – what the hell is that??? I could venture a guess, but it wouldn’t be pretty.
I use DS for dear son, DD for dear daughter, DIL for daughter-in-law, SIL for son-in-law or sister-in-law – no it’s not perfect as a solution, but it’s much easier to type I can honestly say that.
I don’t mean to bug people but I’m not going to change anytime soon in that regard. 😉
Oh, that bank name drives me nuts, too! Thankfully there aren’t any around here. I see them when I go to FL.
DH and I ate at Ruth’s Chris years ago, for an anniversary. We got away with dinner for $100, but we don’t drink, didn’t have appetizers, shared sides, and got dessert for free. But that was before I knew about real food.
MSG and other food science chemicals in food really tick me off! CFL’s really tick me off as well, rather than being pushed on the population they should be prohibited! Great post idea!
Stanley Fishman says
Ruths Chris is REALLY expensive. It was really expensive the last time we ate there, about ten years ago. I looked up the menu online at the local RC, and they did not post any prices. Instead, they posted a statement saying that prices varied between different locations.
The meat is not grassfed, and they cook the steaks on a special broiler that reaches a really high temperature, much higher than a home stove can reach.
I would not go there.
People who say and sometimes even write “HAMPSTER” instead of “HAMSTER”. They’re probably the same ones who use “their” instead of “they’re” or “there”. 8)
Oh. My. God. I never even knew I did that until I saw this. Sorry!
Bethany Nash says
Oh. My. God. Me neither! *dies*
CFL lightbulbs tick me off. I hate the cold glow they give. I hate their spirally shape, their promise to save the world, the way they must be recycled properly, but probably aren’t… I feel ticked off now just typing this!
Typing this by firelight. 🙂
P.S. not $200 each, but pretty expensive nonetheless. And yes, corn fed. But super tender and tasty. :/
Bob A. says
Sahara, have you looked into LED lights? They’re as efficient as CFLs but don’t have that cold glow. They also don’t have mercury in them. And they last forever. I just bought a Philips LED and love it! Pricey, but worth it.
It ticks me off that LED bulbs are so much more expensive. I recently bought four of them at $20 a bulb (yes, I spent $80) to light up my kitchen and was thrilled at that price because I had seen them much higher. LED technology is cheap, why are these bulbs so darn expensive?!?!
(and I stocked up on incandescent bulbs and am biding my time till LEDs come down a bit more)
And I love Ruth’s.. Yes, I’m assuming corn fed too, but it comes covered in butter. You can easily spend $200 for a meal if you have a few people. They sell everything individually, so you buy your steak, then you buy your potato, then you buy your veggie, etc. We generally each get a steak and we split two sides. (and we travel two hours to get to one – so needless to say we don’t go often)
jason and lisa says
hey we were having the same problem at our house.. we hate the cfl color.. even the “soft white” bulbs seem to put off a purple-y-ish-er color.. we found a safe bulb that actually puts off a very cozy, soft color.. its made by phillips.. its an LED bulb and the only place we have seen them is home depot.. there are several LED’s on the market but these are made to replace a 40w bulb, and be sure to get the bulb with the yellow on it.. they have 2 kinds.. (sorry i type like i would talk)one looks nothing like a light bulb at all but would be find for a lamp and the other has the yellow egg yolk looking coating on the inside of a normal light bulb casing.. it looks pretty normal and puts off a really warm light.. would be fine in fans or where you would see the bulb because it looks normal..only problem… 25 dollars a bulb but they last 15000 hours.. price sux but at least there is another option.. no lead or mercury and they use only 8w.. were just trying for one a week for now.. really hope this helps..
-jason and lisa-