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You know what really grinds my gears.......

Ok so maybe I'm just a weirdo, but there's silly little things that really bug me for no apparent reason - what about the rest of you?  Is there any little thing that really annoys you, but probably shouldn't that much?

Ok I'll start:

I hate it when peolpe jiggle their legs up and down when they're sitting down.  Some people will do this continually and I HATE IT.  There's no logic to my annoyance but it really bugs me.

It also bugs me when women put their make up on on public transport - just wake up earlier if you want to wear it - and don't give people dirty looks when they stare at you.

on a lighter non-political note (because government usually just makes me fume and turn colors)

It really grinds my gears that vegan cupcakes are not more hip-thigh friendly.  Damn you thyroid....AND DAMN YOU CUPCAKES! *pout*

You said it, man!!
Stupid delicious cupcakes caused me to have a midnight munchie attack, in which I ate 3 cupcakes at 3 am.  :-\

Hip-thigh disaster. Ick.

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"A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips."
After paying money and struggling to lose 40 lbs, the question I ask myself when tempted to munch is, "Is this worth the calories?" In the case of storebought pastries or confectionary, usually a resounding NOT.

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I have two pairs of jeans and I never know which ones to wear, because the mid-rise flares give me a muffin top, whereas the high-rise bootlegs show off my poochy tummy if I don't wear a really long shirt. :-\ ::) Solution: give up jeans for a while. I can live without.

What grinds my gears (at least, what springs to mind today ;D) are noisy high-heeled shoes. Especially those stupid 'kitten' heels which make an amazingly loud tick-CLOCK sound, for such a small heel. Also when women who wear them take lots of small steps and walk back and forth a lot (around places such as my supermarket) looking at things. Meh.

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WORD, Heli. Women who never got out of the "let's play dressup and groove on the noisy heels, it makes me a grown lady" thing. My neighbour upstairs does this on uninsulated terrazo floors...and she has a prosthetic leg!! They actually removed her entire leg from the socket years ago. I should think crape-soled slippers would give her a better grip on the floor, but no. Clack-clock clack clock. And her daughter's kids no sooner get in the house than they go for grandma's heels.

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... when men shave in the sinks at work, and don't bother to clean up after themselves.  Oh yeah, especially when they use those highly perfumed shaving creams.  ::BARF::

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My mother always expressed the opinion that high-heels are pretty much the Western equivalent of foot-binding... and she told me what the real reason for foot-binding is. It's NOT 'smaller, prettier' feet. ::)

After catching up on this thread and making my first contribution, I walked into the bedroom and guess who was on TV? :D ;D ;)b

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k10/CityInTheClouds/Los%20Havros/what-really-grinds-my-gears.png

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Heli, I am now curious...if not smaller, prettier feet, then...?
You can PM me if the reason is too "out there" for this section of the board... 8-)

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Heli, I am now curious...if not smaller, prettier feet, then...?
You can PM me if the reason is too "out there" for this section of the board... 8-)

so they can't run away easily?
ties in with the high heels thing...?

or something....

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Heli, I am now curious...if not smaller, prettier feet, then...?
You can PM me if the reason is too "out there" for this section of the board... 8-)

so they can't run away easily?
ties in with the high heels thing...?

or something....

Upon further reflexion, I'm quite sure it's something to do with some ancient dude's twisted (literally!) sexual tastes...

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.....when people at the gym have finished using a peice of equipment but stay sitting on it for ages using their mobile phone.
Dude!  You can see me hovering next to you waiting for the machine.  You even smiled at me when I wandered over after you had finished your set.  Get OFF!!!

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When people pay you back in increments and when you go to the atm with them thinking you're getting the rest of your money NOPE. They think it is YOUR job to pay for their ATM fees  even though its 6 months since said money was borrowed and you need to buy food. And they round 48 to 40 and refuse to give you the other 8 dollars owed. Ever.
Goodbye money, apparently you will be put to better use on his trip to Switzerland with his COLLEGE LOAN MONEY for drinking. I want to call the loan people and tell them that they better watch him. Errrr.

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Heli, I am now curious...if not smaller, prettier feet, then...?
You can PM me if the reason is too "out there" for this section of the board... 8-)

so they can't run away easily?
ties in with the high heels thing...?

or something....

Upon further reflexion, I'm quite sure it's something to do with some ancient dude's twisted (literally!) sexual tastes...

Yep. ::)

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What's grinding my gears today is when somebody has a secret... and they won't tell you what it is, but they tell you that they have one. >:(

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What's grinding my gears today is when somebody has a secret... and they won't tell you what it is, but they tell you that they have one. >:(

Yeah, some people love to do that type of thing. "Ok, so somebody told me something... I'm not sure if I should tell you..." "What is it?" "I shouldn't tell you." "WTF! Stop thinking out loud!"
Sometimes it's like they want you to persuade them to say it, other times people seriously just want to let you know that you can't know something.

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People who are quick to slap labels on others. They need to control everything so they stick their own label on you, and once you are nicely pigeonholed, continue merrily on their way. And yet they are usually the first to complain if it happens to them, and to spout about how "tolerant" others should be of their needs. Funny how it never cuts both ways.

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When you call some one and leave a message. They see they have a missed call from you AND a voice mail, but choose to just call you back and not listen to the message.
Okay.. I'll just repeat everything i said on the message.

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When you call some one and leave a message. They see they have a missed call from you AND a voice mail, but choose to just call you back and not listen to the message.
Okay.. I'll just repeat everything i said on the message.

Or people who have an answering machine and never check it, and are never home. So you leave four messages and then when you run into them they accusingly say, "Why didn't you call me!!"

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Regarding high heels and the noise they make: my flatmate and I went out for dinner to celebrate his birthday on Monday night. We were walking home and I heard that click-clack heel noise coming up behind us. We moved to one side and I fully expected a woman to pass us, but it turned out to be a man with hard-heeled shoes... not just the ladies in stilettoes, apparently!

What's grinding my gears today is when somebody has a secret... and they won't tell you what it is, but they tell you that they have one. >:(

This is happening to me RIGHT NOW. Such a brain-itchy feeling!

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Regarding high heels and the noise they make: my flatmate and I went out for dinner to celebrate his birthday on Monday night. We were walking home and I heard that click-clack heel noise coming up behind us. We moved to one side and I fully expected a woman to pass us, but it turned out to be a man with hard-heeled shoes... not just the ladies in stilettoes, apparently!

I've seen (heard) tippity tappity mens shoes too. I really don't get that... if you wanna be in a tap dancing show, go do that. Right? ;D

Regarding high heels and the noise they make: my flatmate and I went out for dinner to celebrate his birthday on Monday night. We were walking home and I heard that click-clack heel noise coming up behind us. We moved to one side and I fully expected a woman to pass us, but it turned out to be a man with hard-heeled shoes... not just the ladies in stilettoes, apparently!

What's grinding my gears today is when somebody has a secret... and they won't tell you what it is, but they tell you that they have one. >:(

This is happening to me RIGHT NOW. Such a brain-itchy feeling!

Commiserations, Cat. My brain, too, is itching like mosquitoes got in dere. :-\

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When you call some one and leave a message. They see they have a missed call from you AND a voice mail, but choose to just call you back and not listen to the message.
Okay.. I'll just repeat everything i said on the message.

Ugh. I know some particularly bad offenders. The problem is, though, that if I don't leave a message, chances are their phone was off, so they never see I called. If I leave a message, their phone was on, and they ignore the message and call me. "yeah, what is it?" "i left you a message" "ok" "listen to it." "just tell me!" "ARGH!"

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