12 Things That Drive Us Absolutely Wild

Sometimes, don’t you just want to lock yourself in a room (a pretty one, of course) and shut out all the irritating situations and people in your life? Here are a dozen of our most irritating irritations. We only have one question: How is it that everyone else is annoying but us?

1. Reading countless Facebook posts about all the cultural, artistic, humanitarian and creative things everyone
(but you) is doing; places they’re going and
kudos they’re receiving.

2. Calling to make a doctor’s appointment for an important test and hearing, “He can see you on November 18th at 3 PM,” when it’s September 25th

3. Sending professional emails to make sure a company received your info (e.g. Blue Cross, a prospective
account) and not getting a response

4. When a super rich person says:
“Ooooo, that’s so expensive!”

5. When a super thin person says:
“Ooooo, I ate so much tonight!”

6. When we tell a friend we’ve just been diagnosed with a serious, but curable, illness and she tells us about her
fourth cousin who died of the same thing

7. When we go to a clothing boutique and every item is size 4, 6, or 8

8. When an American who lives in France drops French words into her writing or conversation

9. Calling a best friend to say “hi” and
hearing how “busy” she is

10. When you compliment a wealthy friend on her new dress, ring, sofa and she tells you how much
she paid for it

11. When someone alludes to something really great that’s going to happen to her, but intentionally
keeps you guessing

12. When an acquaintance you aren’t crazy about corners you into doing something with her that’s
going to take hours

Anything irritating to add?

28 Responses to “12 Things That Drive Us Absolutely Wild”

  1. Denise D FranczakJohnson says:

    When you go to the Dr. and they tell you”Well you know your not 20 anymore.” and charge you $125. Thanks, but I have been adding for a long time and this does not add up!

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  2. Gina Ronat says:

    Being next in line at the grocery store with half the items in your cart already laid out on the belt, and the person in front of you has one item that is not in the computer system.

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  3. Karen says:

    When I call and ask for assistance with a new software program, for instance, and a young woman techie with an annoying baby voice thanks me for “reaching out”.

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  4. Soledad says:

    After a Zumba class this past Saturday a young woman in the class told me “good job”. What?!?!

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    • Geri Brin says:

      Hi Soledad,

      Curious if you responded.

      Geri

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  5. Judy Langdale says:

    What irritates me ?
    The lack of common courtesy, especially LISTENING and then speaking or reacting accordingly (correctly). I speak courteously, clearly and to the point yet no one seems to listen. Twice this week I had to change both an airline ticket and a train ticket. Both persons (by phone) cut me off mid-sentence while I was trying to tell them where I was, what I needed to change and where I needed to go. They both twisted everything (time, origin, destination) necessitating starting over yet again. I have to bite my tongue and not show annoyance lest I really be screwed with the wrong information or change.

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    • Judy Langdale says:

      Why do I have to speak in elementary terms and re-explain everything to the person who is being PAID (by me) to listen and react accordingly ????

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    • Geri Brin says:

      Hi Judy,

      I read your comment with great interest because I am guilty of not being as courteous as I should when customer service employees 1.) ask me to repeat things 4 times 2.) get information wrong after I’ve repeated it 4 times. 3.) are unable to answer basic questions that would serve their customers.

      I know my impatience and irritated tone do nothing to improve the performance of these employees, but it is exasperating. In the future, I will try to be more like you.

      Geri

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  6. Lynne says:

    It just makes me sick when I see younger women admiring themselves in the mirror and I also hate it when they look at you and you can tell they’re thinking “oh she no competition.”

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  7. Kara says:

    Please add that I’m tired of finding clothes in my size that look like a circus clown would wear them! I have a great professional job and active social life. Is it too much to ask that I be able to dress the part? I’m not Mimi from The Drew Cary Show!

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    • Geri Brin says:

      Hi Kara,

      Most fashion designers only learned how to count up to 6.

      Geri

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    • Gina Ronat says:

      Right there with you, Kara! It’s so hard to find well-made, professional clothing in larger sizes. On top of that, I am also tall so even if I find a pair of slacks, or worse yet, a suit, that might look nice, chances are very good that the slacks will be too short…

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  8. Mick says:

    13. Reading Facebook, period. Who has time to waste on banal banter, half of which is inflated self-aggrandizing.
    14. Dealing with Medicare for anything.
    15. Millennial employees that say “No Problem” instead of “You’re welcome” following your “Thank You.” We didn’t realize it was a potential ‘problem’ for you to wait on the table in the first place.

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    • Geri Brin says:

      Love #15.

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  9. Mary Ann says:

    Can really relate to Bev who said people think you do nothing all day if you don’t hold down a full time job. When I tell and have told people I don’t have a job and was a stay at home mom they would view me in a whole different way. What a shame. They don’t know what they missed out on. Your job doesn’t define you. I still get comments like what do you do all day if you don’t work. Believe me there is always plenty to do.

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  10. Christine Norman says:

    When you are told you look tired but you are not the least bit.

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    • Marca says:

      And they bring this up over and over again until you almost feel there really must be something wrong with you. I finally dropped this “friend” from my life and I don’t miss the put-downs at all.

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    • Kitty says:

      Spot on!

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  11. Janice says:

    People talking smack about women who are size 4’s. Should I apologize at 63 for trying to stay fit and maintain my weight?

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  12. Debbie W says:

    I think you’ve covered most of them! I do agree about how aggravating FB is…it’s like a 24/7 high school reunion! Ugh!

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    • Judy Langdale says:

      Yes, you are so right. No offense to those who use/like Facebook but I hate it for the reason you state. If anyone thinks I’m hunting down or wanting to hear from relatives, friends, anybody about their everyday humdrum or otherwise lives, I’d rather walk over a hot bed of coals. I am so NOT a member of Facebook. You wan’t to know about my life ? Phone me.

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  13. Patty doman says:

    People that talk about their ailments and surgical procedures ,is that all we have left people !

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    • Geri Brin says:

      Bingo! Patty

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  14. Patty doman says:

    Being called mam ,that makes me feel so old !

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  15. Sarah says:

    When a young man tells you you look good . . . for your AGE. Um, thanks?

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    • Geri Brin says:

      Good one, Sarah

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  16. Vicki says:

    When a sales clerk of any age, but particularly anyone in the 20-30 age group, calls me “hon” or “sweetheart.”

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    • Geri Brin says:

      Love it, Vicki

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