We all have things that absolutely make us nuts, you know … looney, crazy… completely insane! I am guessing you may be able to relate, so please let me know if any of these sound like your life too!
Husband says proudly, “I know you have worked so hard cleaning the house, so I decided to make you dinner! I can’t wait for you to try it.”
Husband says afterwards, “That meal turned out really good! I can’t believe how exhausting it was. Could you be a sweetheart and catch the dishes tonight?”
I run in the front door exhausted from a long day at the office. The rest of the family has been home for quite some time. This is what I see:
I mean, really???! It smells! And, it looks disgusting! Am I really the ONLY person in the house who can take out the garbage!? And really, I ask myself, “WHY doesn’t this bother them?”
I ask my daughter to tidy up the bathroom because I have a few girlfriends coming over in a few hours.
Daughter says, “Okay, Mom, I just cleaned up the bathroom. I’ll try to keep it clean like this all week, too!”
Husband says, “Wow, I finally cleaned up the garage. It’s amazing what you can find once it is clean! I had no idea I had four hammers and six staple guns. I also found the circular saw I borrowed from Jim in 1988 – I was sure somebody stole it!”
My daughter states, “I know you are waiting to use the washing machine, Mom. I only have a little laundry,– only about one load.”
I am meeting a girlfriend, Julie, at noon for lunch. I get to our favorite restaurant and get a booth.
I have been sitting at a booth for over a half hour, twiddling my thumbs, getting on my I-Phone, texting other friends, getting on Facebook, checking out the menu and I finally get a text from Julie:
I text her back, “Ok… I’m here sitting in a booth.” What I wanted to say was, “No, I am shopping across town and running in trying on a bunch of cute outfits because I knew you were going to be 40 minutes late!”
Last Saturday, I ran into Walmart to buy a few items. I was in a hurry because I had somewhere to be in 30 minutes. I was rushing in and out of the aisles, actually making pretty good time and then I got up to the checkout counter.
Well, it was certainly a big mistake thinking I could get in and out of there in a timely manner. It never fails when I am in a hurry… I always pick the register line that seems to be the fastest one… until I get in the line… and then the clerk turns on the flashing sign… and I spend another 15 minutes standing there … meanwhile, I switched to register 8 where a sweet little old lady is disputing the price of Metamucil amidst a pile of 20 items …and did I mention that REGISTER 8 is a “10 ITEMS OR LESS” register?!
I finally get through the checkout and go dash back out to my car. This is what I walked up to:
I move the carts… I put the key in to unlock the driver’s door but it doesn’t open. It is then that I realize I am trying to unlock someone else’s car – mine is in the next row!!!
And my all-time favorites:
I mean WHO does this????!!!!! Ha – ha!
And while we are on the whole toilet paper thing, ever get up in the middle of the night, go to sit down, and fall into the toilet because the most wonderful man in your life has left the toilet seat up… again??!
I hope you can relate to at least some of these life annoyances!!! I hope I am not alone! I often get annoyed… but then I realize, what difference does it make if I get mad and upset??!! That’s not going to change a thing! Life is really just too short to sweat the small stuff! And, often times, I have certainly learned the hard way!
“Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.” (Walter Hagen)