There are many things in this life that I love and enjoy. But equally so there are many other things that I am not so fond of. One might even say some of these I even hate.
While I try not to give too much energy or play to the things I hate, I can’t help but still loathe and despise them all the same.
So even the thought about writing about what I hate is honestly not the easiest topic that I have had to write about. Thankfully, I might have just found my inner cranky to at least compile and expand upon my own list here. Why?? Because this week’s Finish the Sentence Friday Listicle prompt is all about this.
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Therefore, here I am indeed giving play and writing about the things that I hate.
10 Things That I Hate More Than Anything Else
1. Mornings are no bueno to me.
As far back as I can recall, I have never been a morning person. I just wasn’t programmed to love being up with the birds. Conversely, I need to wake slowly and be given a chance to get my bearings in the morning. Doesn’t help that I am married to Mr. Sunshine himself in the morning. Nor does it help that my oldest took after him. These two can wake up out of a dead sleep. Plus, they both immediately start talking non-stop.
Then, there is my younger daughter. Like me, she could make a sport out of sleeping. Plus, she needs to ease her way into the new day just like her mom.
Because I mean mornings are not meant to be a race to see how much can we can get done in that first hour of being awake. Just me, but still.
2. No coffee in the morning equals this girl being grumpy.
Along the lines of not being a morning lover, comes the sheer fact that coffee at least helps me. Without that first cup of coffee, I truly am not a fun person to be around. Once I have indeed conquered that first cup of Joe, I more likely to be easier to be around. I also can then fully embrace the day ahead and all that comes with it.
3. The gas is on the right.
Now I am not a reckless driver by any means. But still when the speed limit clearly is listed and/or the driver in front of me is sitting on the break, while driving I am less than patient. And I usually get stuck behind these people when I am running late or I clearly have to be somewhere like yesterday! Still don’t get me wrong. I get there are times that require going at a snail’s pace. These include, but aren’t limited to sitting in traffic. But still while sitting in traffic isn’t any fun at least there is a reason for slow driving.
4. Press play and repeat in my brain.
You know the moment. See it is when you hear an annoying song. The next thing you know you are humming it hours later and there is no sign of you forgetting it anytime soon. Worst of all it probably isn’t even a good song that you keeps replaying in your own head. Like this oldie, but goodie…
5. Repetition is NOT the mother of all learning.
See you only need to tell me once. And OK, I may be forgetful. Yes I have admitted that HERE. But still, there is no need for anyone to repeat themselves to me nonstop. Therefore, one of my pet peeves is hearing the same thing over and over. Certain people in my own life sometimes do this and actually obsess over things to the point of repetition. (If you are reading his, you know who you are. Enough said!) And while I get it is just in their DNA and their nature, still is honestly grates on my nerves. Sorry but as patient a person as I am, this is something I have trouble reminding patient or calm for.
6. Just one more page or NOT.
I love to read. I have confessed to it over and over. But sometimes even I will be reading and have trouble keeping my eyes open. One time, I was reading on my iPad only to be awoken so rudely by said iPad hitting me square in the nose. Yup, a hazard of reading on a a mobile device. Books, therefore, are less dangerous in that way I suppose. But either way I have felt my eyes drifting and my head heavily falling my fair share from reading books, especially before bedtime.
7. Did I ask you?
That’s right, didn’t think so. Over the course of my tenure as a mom, I have gotten my fair share of unsolicited parenting advice. From the early days about breast feeding to recent times about state testing and opting out or not. Trust me, if I didn’t ask you than I most likely don’t want to hear your thoughts on it. So, as my mother always said, “If you don’t have anything nice, then don’t say anything at all!” Plus, so far my kids are just fine even if I didn’t do it the way you would…
8. Just don’t do it!
OK, I am a woman clearly. And yes I still a reproducing one at that still. And not that is anyone’s business. But still, I then experience “That time of the month”. So, why anyone would even think it was OK to tell me that my moods or attitude or emotions are due in part to this is beyond me. Again as I said in #7, just keep your thoughts and opinion on this to yourself, too.
9. Say what?
There is a clear generation gap between myself and my kids. I mean I am over 40 years old and they aren’t double digits. But when I find myself quoting a famous movie or song I know and they are literally Clueless, then I clearly know I am just getting older. Which while I know is the inevitable, still no fun when they can’t share in my memory.
10. Blogger beware.
If you aren’t a blogger or website owner, this one may go over your head. But if you are indeed a blogger, then I assume you get similar emails. You know the ones I am getting at here. The email starts off benign enough. But somewhere in said email, you are asked to have another person write, guest or add a link to a new or pre-existing article. All this clearly is for the sole purpose of buying links on website. Which clearly goes against Google’s policy on buying links on sites. I will save you the trouble. If you are in the market to boldly ask me to code a link “Do Follow” to buy page ranking, just don’t!
Maybe the overall theme for all the things, I hate or despise is in fact, “Just Don’t. That said, there are probably a few more now that I think about it that could still be added to my list of things I hate. But on second thought, I will leave it here for now.