Thursday, November 6, 2008

Writer's Workshop - DO NOT do these things around me!!

It's Thursday again (wow, this week just flew by) and you know what that means.... time for MamaKat to grade my writing assignment for the week. :) You really need to go check her out....she has great stories and lots of "friends" to chat with!! Ok, so yes, I picked the easy one this week.... She had such good prompts to pick from and I had such hope that I would tackle one of the big ones this week; but, like the busy mommy that I am, I waited too late and couldn't get my creative juices flowing.....what...are you calling me a procrastinator?? I did have enough time (and sense, of course) to come up with a cute "extra credit" idea for my assignment title.....


10. Cell Phones in the movie theatre or while out to eat…. I mean seriously, what did you do when you didn’t have a cell phone??
9. On the cell phone subject--- People on speaker phone on their cell phone in a public place, with lots of people around. News flash—we don’t care what happened to your friend’s sister’s husband’s lover’s mama!!
8. When people hawk a loogey (I’m sure I spelled that wrong---but you know what I mean). I work with a guy, who constantly, and I do mean constantly, sniffs, snorts and hawks. YUCK!!
7. Arrogance…. I can’t stand when somebody thinks their crap don’t stink and they are way to good to converse with ME (geez, they should be lucky I want to talk to THEM…he-he, j/k…for real!!)
6. When drivers are at a light, waiting to turn (or go straight in heavy traffic) and pull into the intersection and then end up blocking traffic moving in the other direction once the light has turned red for them… it makes me want to get out of the car, pick up their vehicle and toss it (no—I’m not a road rage person, but that would look kind of funny if I did that)
5. On the driving subject—Drivers who don’t move for emergency vehicles or try to beat them to the light/turn… Seriously, what if it were you or your family waiting for the emergency vehicle??
4. Leaving the toilet paper or paper towel roll empty
3. Leaving an empty or very close to empty drink (or anything) container in the refrigerator/cabinets. (I actually, I have a very big 12-year old violator of this pet peeve)
2. (this is almost my biggest pet peeve) When people touch or twirl or play with my hair!! I can’t stand it…it makes my skin crawl the same way fingernails on a chalk board do!!
1. My biggest pet peeve is when people are late to meet me, come to a party, come to work, holiday functions, etc….. Please, please, please tell me, how does this happen?? How can you not plan and get ready to be there ON TIME, if not a few minutes early. I’m sorry, I missed the memo that the world totally revolves around YOU!!!

30 comments:

Liz said...

I LOVE your list!! I can't stand it when anyone touches my hair - I have never liked it either! And I am with you on the late thing - I don't understand it either - it is horribly inconsiderate and rude to the people that went out of their way to be on time. Sadly I find that being late is becoming the norm :(

Lilac_moon17 said...

I have those EVIL intersection blockers here. They make me wish I was a psycho with road rage.

Keyona said...

Wheew...remind me not to talk on my speaker phone when you are around. Ha ha. No I really do hate empty toilet paper rolls as well as leaving trash on the kitchen counter RIGHT NEXT TO THE TRASH CAN!!!!

Ink and Stone said...

I experienced the intersection blocker this morning. Luckily, I was in the far right lane so I could snake by the offender. :)

And don't forget empty ice cube trays as a pet peeve! Irks the crap out of me.

Los said...

I am so with you with numbers 10, 4, and 3! I should've included these in my list!!!!

Sam_I_am said...

My fiance and best friend are ALWAYS late. It drives me nuts, because I like to be early. If fiance and I are supposed to be somewhere at 630, he starts getting ready at 6:25 and it takes 1/2 an hour to get there. ARGH! Good list :-)

Michelle said...

Great list and I love the addition of the picture. Very clever girl!

Late people drive me crazy!!!!

Brandy said...

Good list ... I am always late I dont know how it happens I plan I have everything ready but somehow I am always late.

angie said...

Great list......I agree with almost every one. I like my hair touched though. But not by strangers. I LOVE how your kids held up the sign for this post. Brilliant.

Kelly said...

I totally agree on the cell phones in the movie theatre pet peeve! RUDE!!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

So basically selfish, inconsiderate people bug you. I'm with ya!

Jo-Jo said...

Oh man...you would hate me. I am almost late for everything! I still haven't gotten the hang of getting two toddlers ready to go anywhere!

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

Great list!

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

I get it... all of it!!! Well, except the hair one...I love my hair being touched... at least by someone I know...

Thank you for following me... I followed you too!

I'll be back... and your kids are
STOP TRAFFIC GORGEOUS!

La Pixie said...

on the flip side, I HATE when people dont pull up enought to turn. if its not a red arrow, you can turn when its clear!!!

also, unless I know you REALLY well, dont touch my hair. please and thanks!!!

Ashley said...

Okay your list = <3! Except for arrogance. Hubbers is super arrogant, and I love that about him. It gives me something to laugh at when he goofs up.

Jen said...

I am so with you on being late. My mom is always late and I think that is why I am always early. I hate waiting on people.

Sometimes Sophia said...

Terrific list... and the photo was superb. People yammering on cell phones in small spaces drive me nuts, too. Drivers who hog the road and are oblivious to other drivers are just RUDE. Spitting... GROSS!! Are these people raised in a barn or what???

Sam said...

hmmmmmm - I know what you mean about getting in the way of emergency vehicles - it does bother me, but fortunately I don't see it very often here in the UK unless the vehicle genuinely can't get out of the way.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

I hate when people block the intersection and then look at you like your the jerk

Kristin said...

Most of your pet peeves would have been on my list too. To bad I had to pick only 10. I guess that the world revolves around both of us.

LazyCrazyMama said...

Ooh. I hate late people too! I'm always on time! ;) well, mostly. when I can be that is. ;)
I also hate people touching my hair! And the empty stuff! UGH!!! Great list!!

MamaJoss said...

OHHHH #3 -- that's the worst....Hubby is the BIGGEST Violater of leaving almost-not-quite-empty containers around!! Here's one up on that -- The other day he went to pour milk in his coffee before work and the milk was apparently a little bad...curdled a bit. After he left, I opened the fridge to make breakfast -- what was sitting on the top shelf -- THE BAD MILK!!

Michelle said...

I'm back. To turn off your word verification you go to the "customize button" (upper right hand corner).

Select the "settings" folder.

Select "comments." Then scroll down and you will find a prompt asking you if you want the WV on or off. Or maybe it is yes or no.......well, you should be able to figure it out from there. :)

laura bacon said...

Awesome list!! The cell phone thing drives me crazy, too. I've said to people before, "what, are you waiting for a kidney or something." Honestly, what could be THAT important to cause such rudeness!! Glad to see I'm not the only one bothered by this!

Mama's Losin' It said...

I love the pic!!! Your kids are adorable. :) And I'm thinking for my top 10 list all I have to do is take bits and pieces from the top 10s I've been reading. These are so right on.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Love these - love your picture too!!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

When will they learn that those things are telephones, not megaphones?

Stu Pidasso said...

So I am guessing a gratuitous hair pull is out of the question?? LOL....That is another story thta I will blog about later. Good list.

Drama Mama said...

skuuuuse me....but did you just say...HAWK A LOOGEY???? LMAO! I am rollin! I am sooo gonna add that to my blog didctionary~ Hawk a loogey...heheheheheee! I cant get enuff!