Have you ever had one of those days when everything is so utterly frustrating to the point you “go off” due to the most insignificant inconveniences? That’s what this post is about.
This past Wednesday was that kind of a day for me. (If you’re reading this in the distant future, just imagine that it was the Wednesday that most recently past.) I woke up to the neighbor mowing his lawn at 7:15 in the morning, and, even though it was literally only five minutes before my alarm was scheduled to sound, I wished death on him. My wish was so specific that I even asked the universe to ensure his bloodline always remain barren. (I must have just watched Into The Woods, or something.)
The day only continued to grow in annoyances. After being so audibly nudged awake, I went to use the restroom, per usual. I could feel myself tense up as I saw that the previous person emptied the toilet paper holder and put a new roll vertically on top of it, instead of replacing the roll properly. (This is a common occurrence in my house). I remember gritting my teeth while I was sitting, patiently, to pass a nugget.
The tension grew significantly as I was finishing up washing my hands in the restroom. Tell me, America, why is it so difficult to get the toothpaste out of the tube, onto your toothbrush, and into your mouth without it getting all over the sink? I’ll wait for your explanation. (And, while we are on the topic, why can’t you clean your spittle off the mirror after the toothbrush flicks your pasty mouth water onto it?) Still waiting.
The following items fuel my hate fire for life:
- My work computer deciding to self-restart mid data entry.
- People who do not cover their mouth when they sneeze/ cough.
- People that cover their mouth with their hands instead of the inner side of their elbow.
- People that leave their laundry in the washer or dryer well after the cycle has finished.
- Drivers that park their car too close to one side of a parking spot.
- Drivers in general.
- When my gas tank takes more than 11 gallons, even though I have an 11 gallon tank.
- Coffee that cools too quickly.
- Iced coffee that warms too quickly.
- People who interrupt others/ people who talk too much.
- Sticky tables.
- Backseat drivers that change the song on the radio. (I am a total hypocrite with this one.)
- People who take walking selfies.
So, I was taking a walking selfie the other day…
(To be continued…)