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Monday, May 21, 2012

Rainy Day Thoughts For Rainy Day Things

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I don't know how the weather is for everyone else, but here in New York, it is DREARY. I'm really starting to believe that the rain picks up to monsoon levels of downpour only when I am forced to leave the house. As much as there are things I love about rain (another list for another time), today the damp and generally sludgy quality of the day is making me super grumpy! Now I KNOW it's important to think positively, but today my thinking is positively foul...and I'm rolling with it. They say misery loves company, so here is a list of the basically minor but really irritating things that always put a storm cloud on my mental horizon. And hey, share the misery! I want to hear what gets you gruff and grumpy!

1—COSTUMER SERVICE CALLS
I could write a whole special sub-section just for the cable company. Things that especially frustrate about me about dealing with any kind of customer service telephone number include a) not being able to talk to an actual human being, b) the ever-changing and completely confusing menu options and c) that hold music!

2—UNPACKING AFTER A TRIP
I don't know why it seems like more work then just putting away your laundry, especially since most of what you brought home just needs to get dumped in the hamper. (Actually, I kinda hate putting away the laundry, too.) My record is letting a still half-packed suitcase chill in my bedroom for a solid two weeks.

3—WHEN YOU OPEN A BOTTLE OF SODA AND IT EXPLODES
Especially when you don't have handy access to a sink. Stickiness!!!

4—THE NOISE OF AN ALARM CLOCK
No matter what the noise actually is, I will come to hate whatever sound drags me out of bed in the morning. That includes birdsong, and is the reason I never set one of my favorite songs as an alarm! I've said it before and I'll say it again: I am NOT a morning person!

5—WAKING UP, MAKING COFFEE, AND REALIZING THERE'S NO MILK
Variations on this include forgetting to buy a crucial ingredient for a baking project, getting to the store and realizing you've forgotten your shopping list/money/re-useable bags, and accidentally buying the second book in a series before the first.

6—TAKING THE TIME TO BLOW DRY MY HAIR AND THEN REALIZING IT'S RAINING
This happened today. It's one of my biggest pet peeves, and also sounds like it should be a line in an Alanis Morissette song.

7—BADLY DESIGNED WEBSITES
When it's hard to find the information you need, or when you have to sit through a three minute long animation just to find out what hours a restaurant is open. That's when I start yelling at my computer. My poor computer...

   8--MONDAYS
   Enough said!

33 comments:

Carissinha said...

I agree with everything. I am not a morning person either. And I don't like Mondays.

Riv Re said...

For me, the only thing worse than Mondays are Tuesdays (because of evil school schedules that aren't the same daily). And, with my luck, it'll rain AGAIN tomorrow.
I got out of the car this morning at one of those moments of absolute evil, when the rain gets even worse. I walked into school and said to my friends, "What do you mean, you're all wet? Why? It's only raining a bit! Just a slight drizzle!" (Cue headdesking and dirty looks because of my snarcasm)

~Riv Re
Riv Reads

Sarah Bella said...

You're in New York?! In the city?! Are you seeing any fans?

Sameera said...

"TAKING THE TIME TO BLOW DRY MY HAIR AND THEN REALIZING IT'S RAINING."

Yup, hate it too.

margie c {the bumble girl} said...

I'm out on Long Island, believe me, I feel your rainy Monday pain!...
I am not a morning person. I forgot to pick up a box of my favorite cereal at the market this morning. I don't like being put on hold and then having to repeat myself because I was transferred to a new person... FOUR times!
I cut off my frizzy locks a few days ago thinking that it would be easier to manage on rainy days, I was SO wrong!
Hoping that Tuesday can make up for Mondays wrongs... good luck!

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