Tuesday, 11 December 2012
My Top 5 Rant Inducers - Meme
The lovely Jaime at The Oliver's Madhouse has kindly tagged me in this wonderful meme - My Top 5 Rant Inducers
I must admit on reading Jaime's I could quite honestly have put a couple as my top 5, and choosing 5 different one's has been a struggle, without sounding like a right "cow"!
But, here goes:
1. People who don't say thank you.
Common courtesy goes a long way in my book. I like to use my manners and am encouraging my children to say please and thank you as appropriate. Just today my husband received a bit of a moaning text from his sister, commenting on the Christmas card we had send to her. We fell out with her several months ago due to abusive messages she sent to me, but nevertheless I have tried to be reasonable and we sent her a card. A simple thank you would have been much appreciated and gone a long way to building bridges, but oh no, she could not possibly thank us, instead a moan.
2. Empty toilet roll tubes left on the toilet roll holder.
This one is for my husband. It is by far the most annoying thing my husband does (or doesn't do should I say!).
News Flash - The toilet roll harder is not difficult to master. It's quite a basic piece of equipment, and removing the empty toilet roll tube should not be too hard for you. To finish the job place new toilet roll on holder and dispose of old tube in the dustbin. Result - happy wife.
Of late I have given up "ranting" about this one, as it continually falls on deaf ears!
3. People who tailgate
I cannot stand people who "tailgate". First and foremost, it's dangerous. If I were to brake suddenly you would not be able to stop in time and would cause an accident.
News Flash - If you drive bonnet to my bumper you will not make me drive any faster, particularly when I am already driving to the speed limit. Also, you will not frighten me into changing lanes, and I will only change lanes when it is safe to do so, and if it suits the direction I am travelling.
This particular rant develops to full on rage at this time of year when everyone seems to go crazy. Its Christmas, chill out!
4. Dogs off leads in public areas (unless specified dog walking areas)
I am allergic to dogs. It causes me to suffer skin irritation if in direct contact with a dog, itchy eyes and nose if in close contact with a dog, and any pro-longed contact in an enclosed space causes me breathing difficulties.
This means that I do not like it when dogs are being walked off leads in public areas as quite often they come close to me, some have even tried to lick me. I also do not like dogs coming close to my children, I don't yet know if my little ones are allergic too. You may think that your cute pet is friendly and that he is used to children, but my children are not used to dogs and if your dog licks me I will have to immediately wash my hands or I will have a nasty rash and severe itching.
This doesn't mean I don't think you should bring your dogs out for walks, I would just ask you to keep him on a short lead in public areas that are not specifically for dog walking.
5. People without children who moan to people with children that they rarely get a lie in or that they were woken up at 8 am on a Sunday morning.
News Flash - I have children, therefore I never get a lie-in. Do not expect sympathy from me, in fact do not even mention the phrase lie-in. I strongly suggest you a) never have children, or b) wake up early every day for 3 years in order to prepare yourself for having children.
Ok, I do admit that I probably did that before I had children, but things change.
There's my rants of the moment, and now I tag 3 of my favourite bloggers to join me with this Meme.
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