Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Things I don't like

I want to start this post out by saying that these are my opinions. You and I might disagree on a number or two, but that's okay. Our relationship shouldn't falter just because I don't like something that you do. Let me list a few things and then we can chat.

Things I don't like
 (And by don't like, I mean, nearly hate)

 - When I see a little girl wearing a bow, twice the size of her head, it takes everything in me not to remove it. Gently of course. I feel as if the bow to head ratio needs to be balanced.

- Every time someone uses the word "totes" I die a little inside. Chances are, while I'm dying, they are "totes" losing a few IQ points.

- The person who lets their dog(s) poop in our yard. When I find out who you are, I'm going to bring all 3 of our dogs over to your yard and let them loose.

- Outfits with both paisley and ruffles. Enough said. 

- If you work in retail, your job, the reason you are hired, the reason you can pay your bills, is provide great, maybe even outstanding service to me, the customer. I don't like you half assing your job.

- People who try to board the elevator before I exit. For Heaven sake, have some patience.

- Seeing a baby/infant/toddler/child with a dirty face and hands in public. This is a direct reflection of you as a parent. If you child is fifthly while you are out and about, I'm just going to assume you are a dirty person.

- Matthew Broderick and Ben Stiller.

- Anyone and EVERYONE who has posted a picture of themselves on Facebook or Instagram with the epically horrible duck face pose. That shit isn't pretty, sexy or welcoming. You look like an idiot.

And the one thing I hate most. The one thing that makes me completely sick to my stomach...

- It's never okay to blow your nose at the table, especially a public setting. Old man, with your pocket hanky, I'm talking to you. It's gross. If you had any manners, you would go to the restroom and do that nasty business in private. 

If you are a Momma to a baby girl, I'm sure 2 of these didn't sit well with you. Sorry. It's a good thing Jesus gave me a baby boy, right? But the others? There is no way I'm alone with some of these. Let me know your thoughts on the ones I listed here and be sure to share things you dislike.

7 comments:

  1. I am so with you on all of these! 2 of my 4 kid are girls and bows that look like they might actually cause neck pain are still a no go. Oh and I have returned our neighbors dog poop to their house before. Seriously I clean up after my dog...please don't see my front yard as your personal dumping ground!

    Laura @ Mice in the Kitchen

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  2. I pretty much agree with you on all of these. Except that I work retail and while I know I am damn good at my job and usually give it 100% everyday, I can tell you that there are days and customers where I'd rather tell them to go to hell than to help them out. I don't get paid enough to deal with the rude, impatient, and nasty customers that I come across on a weekly basis. I usually do, but there are times when I just want to walk away. Like when I was stuck helping a lady until 9:45 one day last week...when the store closed at 9 and she didn't even wander over to my department until 9:15. That kind of stuff does not fly with me. Plus, the expectations of employees working in some retail stores are just ridiculous sometimes. If you come across someone who is being completely task focused instead of customer focused, consider that perhaps they're being expected to do the work of 4 or 5 positions and not just one.

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  4. "People who try to board the elevator before I exit." - YEP! Or, people who cut in front of me, while I'm pushing a Marcus-filled stroller, to get on the elevator. Pisses.me.off.

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  6. I agree with you on the bow thing, also people who monogram or personalize every article of clothing their child wears, it's so wasteful because you can't use it if you have another child or even really sell or give it away. What do they do with all those clothes?

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