Things I Have an Unnatural Dislike For

Things I Have an Unnatural Dislike For
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  • & – I really wish people would just write and. I think & is pretty as a symbol and I use it a lot when writing with a pen, but as a substitute for a typed word I hate it. My business is called Cupcakes and Mace, not Cupcakes & Mace! :] (it actually makes me shudder to see it written that way.)
  • Boats – Nothing happened to make me so scared of them, but I am. I refuse to go on one, to the point that it excludes me from some family gatherings (well The Boy’s family gatherings, mine don’t seem to do boats as recreation).
  • Doors being left ajar – I am mildly OCD when it comes to certain things, and doors are one of those things. Wardrobe doors must always be shut in the room that I’m sleeping in. My toilet door should always be closed. And the door to our second bedroom clicks into place when you’ve closed it properly, if it doesn’t click I send The Boy back to do it again. (who’d want to live with me?!)
  • Pastel colours – Eurgh
  • Doing the dishes – I would rather scrub the toilet than clean the dishes. I tend to work things into a frenzy in my mind and I’ve done that with dishes. At first I just didn’t like doing them because they’re a chore, then I preferred to dry rather than wash, then I started to get pissed off when I had to do the dishes, now I actually feel upset when the prospect of doing the dishes is upon me. It fills me with an unnatural dread, I hate staying at peoples houses because the house guest is expected to do the dishes out of politeness. I’m so relieved when people have dishwashers.
    Am I crazy?
  • People calling me – I’m a writer, and I deal with people in other parts of the world most of my day, so I expect to communicate with written words – email, twitter, blog comments, facebook, chat, and texting, and not with a voice call. We actually get so few calls that when someone rings I get a bit freaked out and think someone has died.
  • Playing hide and seek and tiggy – My biggest fear is being chased. Any time I  feel like someone could be following me I get freaked out. If someone is running after me I prefer to run into a corner and turn around to face them because having someone running after me freaks me the fuck out.

What makes you shudder unnecessarily?

Things I Loathe Thursday

  • People who have the beeps on on their phone and send text messages while standing next to you on the bus simultaneously breathing their stanky breath everywhere.
  • Cold, rain, and wind all at the same time.
  • Flying..
  • When your favourite shoes start leaking.
  • The waiting time between handing in your resignation and the last day.
  • Not being able to catch a beautiful landscape with a simple camera.
  • Taxi companies that have a long wait time and then never show up. And then when you call them to see where they are they tell you you’ve already been picked up. O’rly. Is that why I’m calling you?

What’s pissing you off this week?

Things I Loathe Thursday

I present Things I Loathe Thursday, in participation alongside Gala’s Things I Love Thursday, and Gem’s Fuck You Friday.

Give me something to hate
  • Stupid purple bus – We use a card system in Wellington for the bus, much like the Oyster and Octopus systems. Except this one stupid purple bus isn’t meant to do the Wellington route, it belongs to a different bus company, it just “helps out” in the morning, and doesn’t have the Snapper system set up. It comes to my stop in the morning at least twice a week and I have to find cash to pay for it. And then you get the stupid bus drivers from the actual Go Wellington bus company that drive straight past pointing behind them to catch the bus behind them which is the STUPID PURPLE BUS!
  • Managers who micro manage – Especially when they know don’t know anything about the job they’re trying to micro manage.
  • People who don’t move down the back of the bus – People that catch the bus everyday should know that if they don’t move down the back the driver is going to think the bus is full and not stop to pick people up. Even if the aisle is almost empty.
  • Being tired all the time – Trying to focus my attention on two personal project; exercise; hanging out with friends; staying up to date with tv shows, movies, and music; all the while working a full time job lends no time for sleep! I have a crazy, deranged, foolish, hope that something will come of it one day though.