Gosh, Russ, your grandmother must be taking even more junk than I am! And that's a royal pain too, because four years ago I wasn't taking anything, and now I rattle. (Sorry, that is irrelevant, I just wanted to have a whinge.) |
But good if she's using something that helps her. I thoroughly approve of having the easiest life you can.
Actually there's something rather satisfying about picking up a handful of fat boxes from the pharmacy, and reducing them to a small line of pills and a massive pile of rubbish. Oh dear - how sad does that sound? I need to get out more! :p
Reply #541. Sep 28 09, 5:55 AM
Drumming to accompany voiceovers and news headlines. Do we remember or understand things better if they are knocked into our heads? |
Reply #542. Oct 05 09, 3:08 PM
The air pump on my aquarium that hums too loud.|
Reply #543. Oct 07 09, 2:07 AM
My boyfriends' constant mentioning of his ex.|
Reply #544. Oct 07 09, 2:10 PM
Goodness, hasn't he stopped yet? He's had long enough! Silly thing to do, sillier thing to keep doing. |
My peeve of the moment, as good (or bad) an example of cheap and nasty journalism as the use of "granny" to describe any woman over the age of 40, is the use of "tragic" as a synonym for dead.
Princess Margaret lived hard, partied hard, fell apart and died. She had a damn good time: till she died, and then she became tragic.
Helen Rollason was a lot of things - talented, determined, concerned, courageous,
and was only 43 when she became tragic.
It's well-established and has now passed into the family vernacular -
"Goodness, is he still alive? I thought he'd been tragic for years."
And the latest:
"Have you seen the news? Steven Gately's tragic! When did that happen?"
Reply #545. Oct 15 09, 4:43 AM
Anything that's 'iconic', unless it's in the corner of an Orthodox Church.|
Reply #546. Oct 15 09, 6:00 AM
I went to a concert on Saturday - the first of the year by a local chamber orchestra, who always start the season with a concert in the town's parish church. It was a good concert but it didn't start off cleverly. |
Before it started, the vicar came out to greet and welcome the musicians and the audience. Nice, friendly. Then he said let's say a prayer for the orchestra. Huh? And he called upon Jesu to look favourably upon the musicians...
A short, simple, multi-denominational prayer wouldn't have been so bad, but this was a long, convoluted one, clearly suitable for his own congregants, which meant that it was totally inappropriate for most of the people there.
We had gone to see the orchestra. The venue was incidental. We can show due respect to the surroundings, but then we would anyway. How do you explain to a minister that there's a difference between being in a church building, and Going To Church? How do you find the words to tell him that we came for the music: we didn't come to pray?
Reply #548. Oct 19 09, 5:55 AM
Wow! There sure are lots of posts about annoying things. I don't have time to read them all so I don't know if anyone has complained about this before. This morning I opened my refrigerator and discovered I had a leaky gallon of milk. Definitely an annoying way to start out the day!|
Reply #549. Oct 19 09, 6:22 AM
This is a constant source of disappointment - incompetent subtitling, notably of specialist programmes. Yesterday was one of those sell-your-old-tat-and-make-a-fortune programmes. Someone sold a little match-holder called a vesta, and someone else sold a brooch set with cabochon stones. In an ideal world, two people would look over the titles for every programme. In the real world, though, one person does it alone, and hopes for the best. And they probably thought vester and cabershone looked OK. :(|
Reply #550. Nov 13 09, 3:00 PM
Noisy, yippy little dogs whose owners let them yip, yap and bark all day long.|
Reply #551. Nov 13 09, 4:10 PM
The smell of rancid oil in a Chinese Restaurant. Or any restaurant. Ugh.|
Reply #553. Nov 20 09, 12:34 AM
Our constant obsession with "big." Buildings, animals, holes in the ground, planets, hair. We don't care. We have to notice, and make note, and exclaim and compare, how "big" things are. Drives me buggy.|
Reply #554. Nov 20 09, 12:36 AM
Annoyed has 554 posts. Love has 23. That is annoying, she said, posting number 555.|
Reply #555. Nov 20 09, 12:39 AM
Annoyed was made two years before love. That's why it has more posts.|
Reply #556. Nov 20 09, 12:47 AM
I find people who always have something to whinge about annoying.|
Reply #557. Nov 20 09, 6:49 AM
When the coffee filter folds over and you get grinds in your first cup of the day. Not a good start.|
Reply #558. Nov 20 09, 7:51 AM
The mashed potatoes at my college cafeteria. What do they put IN that stuff? Disgusting! (But everyone else seems to like them, which is baffling.)|
Reply #559. Nov 20 09, 9:05 AM
"They peel them with their metal knives (HaHaHa!),boil them for 20 of their Earth minutes (HaHaHa!),them smash them all to bits..........!
Reply #560. Nov 20 09, 9:31 AM
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