5 Things I Could Live Without

1. Gum — I’ve already ranted about how I can not stand gum smacking, but really… what genius decided that there should be a food that you weren’t supposed to swallow?

2. Control-top Panty-hose — Sure, there are times in a person’s life when it probably looks more attractive to be squeezed from mid thigh to waste… probably… but how attractive is it really if that squeeze makes you skrunch up your face in discomfort?

3. Turnip — OMG… as if the entire vegetable class weren’t bad enough, but to throw turnip among them! I’ll pass thanks.

4. Muttering — you know when people mutter something just under their breath and you can hear it perfectly well but it wasn’t really said out loud? It makes me crazy. If you have something to say, say it. If you shouldn’t say it, or don’t want to say it, don’t say at all. But to half say it really just irks me to no end.

5. Cashiers Who Ask You Things They Have No Intention Of Doing Anything About — There is one grocery store in town that will always ask you “Did you find everything you were looking for today?” and do you know what they do if you say “No I didn’t”? They keep ringing in your order as if they hadn’t asked. Drives. Me. Nuts. In my opinion the cashier might as well have been muttering. Do not ask me if I found everything if you aren’t prepared to do something about it if I haven’t. It will save us both time, effort, and aggravation.

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4 Responses to “5 Things I Could Live Without”


  1. 1 Rambling Mom November 21, 2007 at 4:32 am

    I’m sure the first two were invented by men.

  2. 2 Robin November 21, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    LOL! I’m with you on most of these, but have to confess I like turnips (especially raw with dip).

    The cashier is probably required by management to ask that question. Management, in their infinite wisdom, probably failed to instruct the cashier further with what to do when the customer says, “As it so happens, no! I didn’t.”

  3. 3 Alto2 November 21, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    Oh, honey, you would hate to be with me on a long-distance drive. When I drive, I chew gum to keep me awake –bubble gum. I sound like the smackiest sistah from the ‘hood. BTW, when you do your ABC meme, will you please tag Calvin? I forgot to list her. Thanks.

  4. 4 Christina November 21, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    Oh, I am so with you on #5!!! Also, just generic small talk questions often drive me nuts, particularly when it is a very quick transaction. For instance, the bank supervisor had to step up yesterday just to push one button and approve the teller’s transaction. A simple, “Hi, how are you doing today?” would have been perfect. No, she asks “Any plans for Thanksgiving?” Now, you are there for a 10 second button push, do you really want to stand there and listen to a 10 minute story about where someone is going and who they are visiting or who is cooking and how many are coming over and and….???


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