Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rants and Whines - Don't You Just Hate...

Hey all,

I've had a really good and a bit of a distressing week so far.  I got a lot done on my work in progress, but there were some things that have gotten in the way so I won't be able to finish it as I planned.

 I'm down to the wire, but this part of the book is so damn emotional it takes a lot longer to put it down.

And it takes a lot more out of me.

So I want to take today to just vent a little.  Maybe it will help me get rid of some of the irritation I've carried over the last few days.  And in the comments below, you can join me and rant about the things that may be bugging you. 

Ready?  Here we go


Don't you just hate...

Hearing the politicians make promises and knowing they have no intention of keeping them.  A certain mayor in the Midwest stood behind a podium and promised to make sure no more police were fired from their jobs.  That very afternoon he fired over a dozen police men and women.  When called on it, he explained "it was unavoidable".  That things had changed since he made that promise.  Excuse me?  How did the budget and situation change in the two hours since you spoke out that lie...I mean promise.  Please! 

Don't you just hate...

People who say their way is the ONLY way.  The ONLY real way (in my case) authors should write.  The fact there are hundreds upon hundreds of award winning, bestselling writers who do it differently don't really matter.  The fact the number one romance author in the whole bloody world writes differently is just a coincidence.  These narrow-minded people are the ONLY ones who know anything. 

Don't you just hate...

Hearing the president of Iran say it's the US's fault that 9/11 occurred ,and the only thing Obama can do is "vigorously condemn" the man's words?  Seriously?  How about a big case of whoop ass on that idiot!  I'm sorry.  That type of diarrhea of the mouth should be stopped whatever way we can.

Don't you just hate...

Putting out a serious question or comment on Facebook or Twitter and no one responds.  Yet the guy just after you shows some ugly picture of his aunts butt and at last count he had 1,546,898 bloody comments!

Don't you just hate...

Writing out a really profound blog entry yet when you start to save it the internet gobbles it up and then spits out nothing but gibrish for your fans to read.  Come on...how hard is it to to get that right, livejournal?

Don't you just hate...

Making a time consuming recipe you just KNOW is going to be *sings it* AWESOME, and it is, but your significant other inhales it and then says he'd rather have had pizza. Why is he still alive?  I'll give you pizza, buddy.  And it will be a while before you can dig it out of your pores!  (This from a girlfriend who I was commiserating with.  Jonathon knows better.  LOL)

Don't you just hate...

The fact a highschool dropout holding up the stop/go sign at the road construction makes more than you do and you're a college graduate.  And while I believe that unions are absolutely necessary in some ways, please guys.  Twenty-five dollars an hour to hold a sign?  How does that make sense?  I can see it when it's the surgeon working on my heart, but come on.  Let's make sure the job and the pay are commensurate with each other.

Don't you just hate...

When you go to Walmart (or any other store) and as you walk around and try and take something off the shelf you get a shock.  Now the first time is annoying, but after the 153rd time, the Pavlovian response kicks in and you start whimpering like a baby when you start to reach for that can of peas.  After being forced to wear mittens in our neighborhood store (in Florida so you can imagine the looks I got) I did some research and found out that if you overdry your clothes or hair or wear foam flip flops the static electricity in the environment is drawn to you.  Great!  Now I'm a bloody lightning rod!

And finally...

Don't you just hate...

When one of the services you use like yahoo, google, blogger, twitter or any of the other absolutely necessary (said tongue in cheek) things we use on a daily basis, does an "upgrade" to make it "easier" to use.  And suddenly you find out the thing you used to be able to speed through is now a tangled morass of idiotic links, ideas and unnecessary applications.  You can't use it.  It is so bloody slow you could knit a cow faster.  And it doesn't do ANY of the things you first signed up for.  Take note, Google.  The new image view you have looks great, but is SOOOOOOOOOO slow to load you can die of old age before you see what you're looking for.  And the basic version, while still available, sits at the bottom of the page and you can't get to it because the page keeps loading....s...l...o...w...l...y.  At least give me a default so I can use the basic all the time!!!

Well, that's it.  I've ranted enough.  Now it's your turn.  I know there are A LOT of things that drive us crazy.  Hell, there's even a book written about it.  Check it out. at Amazon  Don't You Just Hate That?: 738 Annoying Things .

Anyway, now is the time to share in the comments below.  Let it out!  You'll feel better.  Besides, you know you want to.  LOL

And don't forget we have our first Guest Blogger on Friday.  We'll be visiting with Kelly Heckart , so come on over and set a spell!  See you then!

Hugs,

CJ England  










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14 comments:

Tess MacKall said...

Don't you just love it when you're standing in the check out line at Wal-Mart, ten deep, and you can't figure out what is taking so long and you finally step out of line and lean to the side to see that the checker is checking out someone she's just gabbing and laughing with like crazy (obviously a friend) and the woman's cart contains a week's worth of groceries?

Don't you just love it when you post a blog that has your big announcement in it and then another person comes along and comments but tries to upstage you in the comments by making their own announcement or promoting themselves in some way?

Don't you just love it when you arrive for an appt early or on time, under the threat of being charged if you don't show, just to have to wait an hour to be seen?

Whew...glad I got those out. lol Feels like Monday here and it's raining too. Good sleeping weather. And if I didn't have so much to do, I'd definitely sleep.

CJ England said...

OMG! I am so totally in agreement with all of those. I just want to slap the gal at Walmart. And here I can't yell at the checkout girl because I can't understand a bloody word she's saying! LOL

And as for the doctor thing. I think we should start charging THEM!!!!

Maria said...

Well...I just have to say that I totally agree with everything you ranted about and also what Tess macKall ranted about...and even putting yourself on the National No Call list doesn't exempt you from politcal calls...oh and a big old Thanks to Yahoo for their alleged latest upgrade that has resulted in some emails never getting posted in my groups and in the occasional 20 posts of the same message....

CJ England said...

20? OMG...I've had doubled and even tripled messages, but sweet baby Jesus. 20? Yahoo can make me crazy too, but you win. Hands down!

Phylis said...

Great rants! Here's one: I hate trying to wait on people while they are on their dang blasted cell phone!!!!!!!!!!!!! How am I supposed to aske questions or even get your attention? My mother taught me it was rude to interupt someone on the phone...so what the heck do I do?
This one is a minor one. How many times am I going to hear "Getting ready for Christmas? " Well duh! I keep saying..trying.

Oh here's another one. One of the radio stations here started playing...get ready for this...Christmas Music!!!!!!!!!!
I know I am putting up Christmas at work, but I can't do that overnight...it takes time. Christmas music belongs in December!
Ok done for now! lol Thanks for the rant time CJ!

Celtic Chick said...

Great rants. Getting shocked at Walmart has happened to me too. I shocked my boob and it really hurt. LOL I had no idea that wearing flip flops attracts the electricity.

CJ England said...

Phylis,

There should be a law against Christmas music before Thanksgiving. Seriously.

As for talking on the phone at the checkout, I agree 100% Rude, rude, rude.

CJ England said...

C.C.

One of the tips I heard was if you get shocked a lot, take a dryer sheet with you and rub the bottom of your shoes and your hands.

It's supposed to negate the static electricity.

Louisa Bacio said...

Don't you just hate it when you want to do writing, and the family won't leave you alone? I tell them "Mom" goes off duty at 10 p.m. ... and they need to be asleep by then. Guess who I just handed off to dad ... who was playing ball with them right before bedtime?

Connie Northrop said...

I have too many to list but anyone who behaves like my ex is automatically on the list. LOL

What I really hate is guys who's belly laps way over his belt and pants but he has 'No Fat Chicks' written on his shirt. Hello!! Do we own a mirror??? I know this happens in reverse but it seems to be a lot less.

Phylis said...

Let us add a few more! Hate it when people can't be bothered to put something back where they got it! Whether it's at home or at work! I had to go through last night and they had about four items all over the place. Looked like they had a party.
Here's another one! What is with the trend of wearing the tightest clothes you can...even if you have big bellys and huge love handles??????

CJ England said...

Good for you, Louisa! Sometimes the Mom needs her time to breath.

Luckily, mine are all old enough to know when to walk away and when to hang on. They've seen me walk around with my head in the clouds often enough to just sigh and take my hand so I don't wander into the street! LOL

CJ England said...

Connie,

OMG...don't you just hate that. Fat guys (or gals) with T-shirts that are so NOT for overweight people.

I'll add I hate the T-shirts on infants that have filthy sayings or pictures.

CJ England said...

I know what you mean Phylis. God, if I gain just a few pounds and a love handle forms I won't wear my tight jeans. I just hate, hate, hate love handles.

When we were walking around tonight I saw this guy who was about our age. A Chinese dude who was normal sized except for this huge pot belly.

And he had his T-shirt rolled up so it hung out. That's another weird Chinese custom. These aren't hot guys with 6packs. These are fat, slovenly men who have no buisness showing anyone their hairy belly!

This while walking around down in the casino area of Macau. Bleah!!!