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Five Things That Really Bug Me

February 19, 2010

1. People who brush their teeth in public restrooms. There’s something so unhygienic about this personal hygiene movement. I mean, I understand not wanting to have garlic breath at your next conference, but the people who bring whole kits to the bathroom – with a tooth brush, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash – irk me.  It’s not your personal bathroom, people. I don’t need to know that you’re spitting into the same sink where I wash my hands. Isn’t that what spearmint gum and altoids are for?

2. Men who wear belts and still can’t keep their pants up. Seriously. There is no men’s fashion dumber than having your boxers exposed just above your belt. Belts are designed to keep pants in place at the hips. If you must look like you don’t know how to dress yourself you can a) ditch the belt, and b) at least make sure you’re wearing clean underwear for those of us who are forced to see them. Ick.

3. Clothing companies that advertise with naked people. To me, ad campaigns like those of Abercrombie & Fitch and Joe’s Jeans say, ‘Our clothes are so awful, even the models won’t wear them.’ Or, ‘Maybe you’ll be so distracted by the nudity that you won’t notice how much a pair of pants costs.’ Either way, I find it less than inspiring.

4. That celebrities seem surprised and hurt when they’re discovered having affairs. Aside from the fact that most celebrities are outed by their own publicists for the exposure, how can any of them be shocked when they’re caught? In today’s world, we know everything about everyone, and if we don’t, someone can find out. Then it’s gone across the world in seconds. I’m far more offended by the fact that they think they’ll get away with it than the affairs themselves.

5. Getting accosted on the street by people who want my money. When I donate to charity, it’s an electronic donation so I don’t have to get a spiel or see pictures of sad orphans. There are more than enough causes in the world, and there just isn’t enough time to do something about all of them. You have to pick your battles, and I already picked mine.

Join me in my irritation, won’t you?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2010 11:35 am

    My rest-stop/public lav bug-a-boo is men who pull their penises out of their flies as they’re walking INTO the bathroom, literally rounding the corner, so you have to be staring at their weenies after you’ve just washed and dried your hands, relieved in the false sense of security that you have gotten through another rest-stop/public lav experience without seeing anyone’s weenies.

  2. February 22, 2010 6:07 pm

    Wow! harsh! lol I brush in public bathroom, I mean your hands shouldn’t be touching the sink anyway…

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