Some Things I Hate

I don’t like the word hate, but it describes a feeling I have toward a few things pretty well. This post was inspired by Godless Cranium, who was in turn inspired by HarsH ReaLiTy.

  1. People who turn without using their turn signal. This applies to both when I’m driving behind them and when I’m walking across a crosswalk and I think they’re not turning.
  2. Old men who pick at their teeth and make loud smacking noises with their mouths while riding the train. It’s disgusting.  Stop it.
  3. No rain in the forecast, I don’t bring an umbrella, it rains. Also, rain in the forecast, I bring an umbrella, it doesn’t rain.
  4. Being told I’m doing something the wrong way, when I’d been taught to do it that way, and had seen many people do it the same way. More specifically, I was told I wrote the number 7 wrong by an HR manager a few years ago. She said I must cross the 7, but I told her that every teacher I’ve had in my life did not cross the 7. She said they were all wrong. I continued writing my 7s without crossing them.
  5. Having someone explain a scientific theory to me. A scientific theory that I studied in university and did plenty of research and laboratory work on. A scientific theory that person didn’t actually understand. They got so much wrong, and when I tried to correct them, they’d still claim they were right.
  6. Anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists, anti-GMO activists, climate change deniers, and religious fundamentalists who are so adamant about their position that they will not listen to any kind of reason while expecting reasonable people to accept their version of the world as truth without any questioning. Not going to happen!
  7. Stubbing my toe. In fact, I stubbed both little toes and dislocated them several years apart (1996 and 2012).
  8. Some of my favourite games being incompatible with Windows 8.1.
  9. World leaders who refuse to stop acting like little children, which is most of them.
  10. Being questioned about why I’m so quiet at a party. There must be something wrong. No, as an INTJ, that’s just my natural state at a party. My problem is being asked that over and over again.

I’ll stick with ten. There’s more. But this isn’t so bad for an optimistic person is it?

22 thoughts on “Some Things I Hate”

    1. Even worse: parents who ENCOURAGE their kids to misbehave (I mean misbehavior like running screaming through Walmart and pulling things off shelves and shoving other people) because they think it’s CUTE and FUNNY.

    2. I second the second one. It’s irritating when they let them run wild in places like restaurants or stores while they’re halfway across the shop from them. They’re not even looking for them.

  1. As long as everyone can tell it’s a 7, why does it matter if it’s crossed or not? *shakes head*

    Currently at the top of MY “things I hate” list (aside from obvious ones such as “people who kick puppies/kittens,” because who doesn’t hate that?) is “People who look at a thing that isn’t THEIR kind of thing, and rather than accept that it just isn’t their thing and find something that IS their thing, try to MAKE it into their thing and ruin it for the people whose thing it already was.” Had a conversation about this with my clone earlier today. Strangely enough, no mention was made of certain semi-local creative anachronists who want to do away with all the standard creatively anachronistic activities because THEY don’t like to do those things and think no one else in the creatively anachronistic society should be allowed to do those things.

    (Eh. Spent a large portion of the day finishing the editing on a novel. I think I am done with words and sentences and thinking until tomorrow.)

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