1. Idiots in the Car Line
Jude's school has parent volunteers who help with the pickup/dropoff every day. It's a mandatory/volunteer oxymoronic thing. Many forms of idiocy abound. My most hated -
a) Idiots who keep smiling and waving me forward in the line, when there is clearly another car stopped a foot in front of me. STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION!
b) Idiots who chat on the cell phone when manning the crosswalk stop sign!
c) Idiots who don't pull up to the front of the dropoff area, then unload a van full of children who each have to get a backpack and a science project out of the back of the car and back the line up!
THIS. IS. NOT. A. WORD!
3. All Bicyclists in the City of Los Angeles
Bike riders in LA are all crazed daredevils with a death wish. They fly along sans helmets, veer in and out of traffic, fly through stop signs, and wreak all kinds of havoc in general.
4. Screaming Pundits
I don't care what their political affiliation is, I can't stand listening to people screaming their opinions on tv. When did everybody become so narrow-minded and opinionated and mean-spirited?! Can't we all just get along?
5. When the DVR Messes Up
Someone in our home, and I'm not going to name names, but it's not me, or the kid, but I'm not going to name names, but SOMEONE, keeps screwing up my DVR recording schedule by taping things at the same time that "clip" them. Nothing makes me madder than sitting down for the season finale of Smash, and discovering that only 28 minutes of it was recorded so that SOMEONE could record a 30 year old episode of The Odd Couple!
6. Being Poor
I am so tired of being poor. I have had ENOUGH OF IT. Is there enough? Will there be enough? Is that bill paid? Can we afford that? And the guilt over buying something for myself that is a litle bit of a splurge. I HATE it. I don't need to be rich, I just don't want to have to worry about it any more. And taking a real vacation would be nice. I hearby declare to the world that I am FINISHED with this being poor thing, and would like the universe to send me cash. Now.
7. I Always Put the Sheet on Wrong
Every time I put clean fitted sheets on our California King bed, I try to put the short side of the sheet on the long side of the mattress, then have to turn the sheet around and put it on the right way. EVERY TIME. I mean, what are the odds of that? You'd think it would be a 50/50 thing, right? Either the sheet's in the right direction or the wrong one. But I NEVER get it right the first time.
8. The LA Times Circulation Department
Sadly, we have stopped reading the paper. Long ago, we got it delivered daily. Then we cut it down to just Sundays, and about a year ago, I cut it out altogether. While I am saddened by the decline in circulation of America's newspapers, I was more saddened by the piles and piles of paper which we never read. I now get all of my news online or from the tv. However, my guilt regarding my abandonment of the Los Angeles Times has been thoroughly assuaged by the unbelievably annoying behavior of their circulation department. I would say it borders on harassment. When I first called to ask them to stop delivery, it took about 20 minutes just to get them to say "okay, we'll stop delivery". They begged, they bribed, they came up with every deal and bargain they could. I finally had to SHOUT at the woman on the phone "What part of NO do you not understand?!" Now, they have started CALLING me. I would say that they call minimum twice a day. I have told them to please stop harassing me, that I am not interested in renewing our subscription, no matter how cheap the deal, but they don't seem to care.
9. Knee Jerk Political Assumptions
As a lefty, I am particularly sensitive to Republican assumptions about Democrats, but I feel certain that there are just as many idiotic assumptions that Democrats have about Republicans. The one that most angers me is how the right always accuses the left of being unpatriotic. This galls me. I am as patriotic as they come. I love America. I do not love war. I don't understand how being anti-war makes me even slightly anti-American. It's stupid and illogical. It also galls me that the Republican party is thought to be the party for Christians. WWJD? Jesus would END war. Jesus would also put an end to the death penalty. These things are thoroughly backed up by the words of Christ in the bible. Jesus did not, however, ever say anything that could be construed as an excuse to condemn homosexuals. Just saying. Okay, I just went off on a tangent. Sorry. Just to level the playing field, I will also say that I have many Dem friends who assume that anyone who is Republican is a stupid, hate-mongering religious fanatic. This too is stupid and illogical.
10. Having to Ask You to Pray For Gus
You see that sweet, funny face over on my sidebar? That's Gus, who is one of Jude's friends and fellow Cub Scouts. He has been very sick. He was much better, but now he's not. He's fighting hard, but he still needs more prayers. This makes me mad. It's unfair. PLEASE pray for Gus. Keep him and his family in your thoughts.
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Next week on The Spin Cycle...
Things I Love
Well, you knew this was coming. In order to clear the air of all the negativity, I think we should all think positive, loving thoughts this week. It's sort of a verbal burning of sage thing. Let's clear the bad vibes out of our spaces. Next week, it's all about peace, love and understanding. What makes you happy? What always brings a smile to your face? Your kid? Your fuzzy slippers? A big fat margarita?
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