I'm listy, you guys. I make lists all the live long day. Writing things down helps me not have to work so hard to remember them. You're the same way, right? Please say yes.
Lately I've been writing down things that bug me because it seems that if I write them down, then they bug me less.
My list is growing LONG though which leads me to believe that I am easily annoyed.
Thought I'd share 10 things from my list with you.
10 Things That Really Annoy Me:
1. Solicitors outside of stores.
Really, I would just like to walk in Walmart or the grocery store and not be asked if I'd like to buy popcorn or a subscription to the Gazette or raffle tickets or if I'm registered to vote in Colorado. It seriously bugs me. And for the record, I was not a fan of our Brownie troop selling cookies in front of Walmart last February for this very reason. But I did it, and now I feel guilty for ranting about this.
2. Opening a new bottle/jar/box/tube of something before the old one is used up.
Last week I discovered three containers of dishwasher detergent under my sink. Three. Seriously? One was almost empty, one was half empty, and one was brand new.
I also have two opened jars of peanut butter in my pantry (do you keep peanut butter in the fridge or pantry?). And don't even get me started on shampoo, soap, and toothpaste.
3. Stickers from produce on the sink, countertops, and floor.
You know the stickers that come on fresh produce that have the upc number or code on them? Well, somehow in my house they end up stuck to my kitchen sink, or the counter, and sometimes the kitchen floor. Seriously? Why not the trash can?
4. Dog hair. Everywhere.
Beagles don't shed nearly as much as other breeds, but wow. It's just gross. I have a small fortune invested in Scotch pet products and I still have to vacuum daily.
5. Non-Reply Commenter
I have quite a list of blog/Facebook things that bug me but this is at the very top of my list. People, people, people PLEASE configure your profile on Blogger (other platforms too) so that when you leave me a comment I can reply to you. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to reply to comments on this blog only to see these three words pop up: non-reply commenter. That means that I cannot reply to you via email no matter how much I want to. Here are the instructions for correcting this. I am begging you for the love of all things good, please go and do this. Please.
6. Clean Laundry in the Dirty Clothes Bin.
I'm sure this never happens at your house, but sometimes my children neglect to put their clean laundry away and somehow it ends up on the floor or under the bed and the dog lays on it or rifles through it and it ends up in the dirty clothes bin again. I'm not a fan of extra laundry.
I hate wasting food, especially in restaurants. I hate wasting time. I hate wasting energy/electricity. I hate wasting gas. I really hate wasting money.
8.Toothpaste in the sink.
I'm sure this never happens at your house either.
9. Spots on stainless steel.
The only stainless appliance we have is our coffeemaker. Thank goodness. Because fingerprints and water spots on it drive me
C-R-A-Z-Y. Just ask my husband. I gave him the "will you please try and be more careful so I don't go insane wiping this appliance down twice a day?" speech. Trust me, he wasn't loving me in that moment. But the spots have been fewer. Thanks, J.
10. Not being able to find things in my house.
I spent 30 minutes on Saturday looking for one of Sarah's sweater coats. How do you lose something like that? I also spent way too much time today looking for my cell phone. I emailed John and asked him to call me but that was useless since I'd set my phone to silent mode. Finally found it in the van. Last week I couldn't find my sunglasses (Abbey "borrowed" them) and one of my craft punches. Our house isn't very big...I just don't know why I can't keep up with things better!
Sorry if this list sounds like I'm whiney and grumbly. I try to keep things positive most of the time, but this list was begging to be posted.
If you want to play along, I'd love to have you. Just post a list of ten things (anything you can think of) and link to your blog post below!