Thursday, April 19, 2007

LIttle Annoyances

Why does it seem that the littlest of things can set off a normal every day occurrence and make it into World War III? Speaking of World War's they just had in the news an story about the last WWI veterans still living. One is from Ohio and is 108. There was a quote from his 85 year old daughter. It seems very surreal to think about how long he has lived and how many changes he has seen. I wonder what his one piece of advice would be for the world. What has he experienced that his shaped his world -- what is his contribution? Maybe mine should be to not get quite so annoyed at all those little things. Easier said than done, of course.

My top 10 Little Annoyances (In no particular order)
1. Trimming your nails with a knife.
2. Whining and complaining about things you can't change.
3. Whining and complaining about things you could change, but don't.
4. People who aren't open to hear the other point of view.
5. Books being treated badly.
6. Chocolate being under appreciated.
7. Never getting to go to the bathroom uninterrupted.
8. Getting caught up in a good book and staying up way to late, then having to be coherent at work the next day. (But it's usually worth it.)
9. People who outbid me in the last minute on an eBay auction.
10. Toilet paper on the roll the wrong way.

What are yours? Those little (or not so little) things that get under your skin?

I fear I should log out now, so I can go read a book -- but, oh no, I won't stay up too late. I have to be in early tomorrow.

1 comment:

lucette said...

Who trims his nails with a knife?! need I ask? I'm with you on 5 and 6.