Things That Annoy Me That I Don’t Think Should

by Eden on April 3, 2012

Lately, I’ve been feeling like too much is out of my control.

My dad’s terminal illness taking it’s toll has something to do with it.

Ever since my mom died, I’ve always had control issues but now its gotten worse. I know in my head I would be happier if I would just “go with the flow” but its so hard when such horrible things that are happening.

Hence I think I have accumulated an incredibly long, weird, and insignificant list of things that get on my nerves. So the following are a minor list of things that annoy me, that really shouldn’t:


1. When people freak out because I haven’t heard of something.

“What?! You have never heard of/seen [insert band/movie/blog/incredible-life-changing-thing here]! How can you even be a legit human in society without hearing of this thing that I know that you don’t!? Dude, you can’t even breathe, sleep, eat, or go about your life before I show you this ASAP!”.


2. Toilet paper that dispenses from underneath.

God intended the roll to dispense from the top. Yes, he did. It’s in one of the bibles or something. In restrooms where I find this “under” criminal offense, I usually feel compelled to change the orientation of the roll.


3. Saying “I Don’t Like Bread”.

No, you’re just afraid carbs. Bread is incredible and you know it you carb-o-phobe. This shouldn’t annoy me because everyone has a different palette but I think we can all agree bread is delicious.


4. My love for diet soda

I hate that I love diet soda so much. Its so terrible for me and makes me bloated but I just love it. For the record, I despise diet coke but all other diet sodas are fair game.


5. Babies

Again, I have no idea why. I’m sorry if you have babies or are a baby (and my you must be a smart baby if you’re reading this) but you annoy me. Grow up a little and then we’ll talk.


6. Claiming to have discovered some wonderful food combination or recipe

There are lots of people in the world. Everyone had to eat. I highly doubt you “discovered” anything. Its probably been done before unless it involves non edible items like cement or chalk (and if that’s the case, I suggest you call poison control).


7. Tuesday.

There has never been a Tuesday that made me feel happy. At least Monday is right after the weekend, Wednesday is half-way through the week, Thursday is almost Friday, and Friday is the weekend. Tuesday just sucks.


8. People that constantly hashtag everything on Twitter

I’m sorry, but that does not make you cool, and it is not going to get you more followers. They need to be used sparingly. #ok?


9. People that put really lame questions at the end of their blog posts.

like me…


What minor things annoy you that you feel shouldn’t? And for the sake of annoyance #9, why dont you come up with a lame question to ask me.

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Ellen April 3, 2012 at 12:43 am

Gum chewing. Cannot handle noisy gum chewing. I like gum once in a while but lordy geez I can’t handle the sound.
So my lame question for you is gum, like or no? Flavor?


Eden April 3, 2012 at 12:45 am

I like gum. I like mint gum (preferably stride sweet mint). I’m not a chain gum chewer but I like it after a meal to get the garlic taste out so the hot vampires can suck my blood.


eve April 3, 2012 at 4:46 am

Ugh, thanks for making me realize how much Tuesdays suck… 😉

I could so easily get addicted to Diet Coke. Weirdly enough, it’s the only aspartame filled drink i could have everyday (i don’t like anything Pepsi ewww no offense). But I refrain from this liquid crack most times, and have it once or twice a month instead….

I’m annoyed at people either boasting about themselves or writing a huge rant on their facebook status. I’m annoyed at people chewing loud or eating with their mouths open (really, is it that hard?). Now that I realize it’s sucky Tuesday, I could go on…

But I’ll ask a lame question instead: What was your favorite movie as a kiddo?


Eden April 3, 2012 at 9:34 am

to answer your question: in all honesty, I think it was “A Little Princess” but the one with Shirley Temple from the 1940’s.


Susan April 3, 2012 at 5:37 am

People who love everything in the world nerve me (yes, I’m making “nerve” a verb now), so I think it’s perfectly acceptable, even commendable, to have things that irk you.

One of my peeves is kind of similar to your #1. It’s when I say something nonchalantly and someone says “calm down!”. I hate that. I was perfectly calm before, but now I am furious!


lindsay April 3, 2012 at 6:23 am

Hashtag… I’m fascinated with what gets hashtagged. Sad, but true.

I don’t like tuesdays either, they annoy me. I get annoyed with a lot, so i won’t bother you with my list. So i would annoy you with it, k? hehe

Whatever happend to your yoga teaching? Still doing that?


Eden April 3, 2012 at 9:37 am

I’m still certified as a 500hr instructor but I work very part time now because of my dad. And to be honest, I need money and there is very little money/gigs in yoga teaching in LA when everyone is a yoga instructor. I get more money for my chef skills. I hope you don’t mind me being so blunt but thats the way it its sadly.


Jessica April 3, 2012 at 6:26 am

The thought of someone not liking bread makes my head almost explode. I mean, you know it’s delicious, right? Have you TRIED bread? I’m getting worked up just thinking about it.
Also, competitive people. Like, just chill the fuck out already, we’ll all get ours.


Eden April 3, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I’m competitive, but I tire easily.


jenny April 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm

^ ditto. i get worked up easily then come undone easily.


Lucia April 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

Noises that repeat themselves, like when someone taps the table with their fingers. Or the noise people make when they are trying to clear their throats repeatedly.

Your #1 reminded me of something I realized a couple of days ago. You know when you say, “I don’t like such and such” or “I’ve never been to blablabla” and your interlocutor goes “You don’t?!”. YES you idiot, I just told you so. The useless waste of speech, I guess.

Very chipper, upbeat people annoy the hell out of me. I just wanna punch them.

My lame question for you is: have you ever punched someone?


Eden April 3, 2012 at 9:38 am

if by someone you mean a stuffed animal, then yes.


JewishGirl April 3, 2012 at 7:10 am

This is my favorite thing ever written about Tuesday (I totally agree with you):,2304/


Eden April 3, 2012 at 9:24 am

hahaha, I love it.


MelissaNibbles April 3, 2012 at 7:17 am

#1 annoys me too. Sorry, I have a life and a job and can’t consume every, single thing in this world and love it all equally. GET OUT OF MY FACE!


Kris April 3, 2012 at 10:26 am

sideways rain.
when my pillow bunches up in that one weird way and is no longer smooth.
selfish people.
my dad and his inability to talk about important stuff.
my wisdom teeth and how they are getting yanked out tomorrow.
bad drivers.
when I can hear someone chewing.
airport security.
ass kissers.

what’s your second favorite color?


Kris April 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

I had to come back and add one more annoyance.

paper plates. at home.

I can see (sort of) paper plates on a picnic, but… at home? really? as someone who takes photos of their food, and looks at others photos of food, I am surprised how often I see it. yuck.


Eden April 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Oh and I HATE paper plactes for like home-everyday use. Weird. I rather eat on a dirty plastic/glass plate than a disposable one.


Eden April 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm



Daniela April 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I don’t even know what a hashtag means! I got a text from someone the other day asking me and I didn’t know what to answer. I just said “It’s the pound sign.” This comment has no purpose…I’m just nervous for my audition so I’m babbling and GOMI is down.


Jen April 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm

“Not only ____ but _____” sentence constructions annoy me beyond reason, but that’s just because I’m an editor and read too many sentences like this every day.
Pictures of feet/shoes on Facebook also annoy me.


mary @ what's cookin with mary April 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm

People who make noise while eating/ chewing/ drinking… whether it’s slurping, chewing with the mouth open, scraping teeth on the fork …it’s like nails on a chalk board. I’d rather hear someone burp or fart than make a sound while eating.


Eden April 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

haha, you and janetha will get along great. She hates people that make noises when they eat.


Deb April 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Including herself! That’s the funniest part!


Eden April 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I know! I told her that. I was like, “janetha, what happens when you make a ‘crrrrrrunch’ sound?”. And she was like “ugh….I hate it!”.


Joy April 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I agree with you on 2 and I’m guilty of 3 and you could put about a million other words in there for bread!


Eden April 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

you don’t like bread????? :(


cindylu April 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I agree with the toilet paper and excessive use of hashtags. I also get annoyed by people who spam instagram or tumblr so all I see is all their photos/posts. I also think there’s an unwritten limit on self portraits. A couple times a week? That’s fine. Three or four times daily? No. Stop.


Eden April 3, 2012 at 6:47 pm

But I’m SO pretty! The world needs to know how pretty I am five times a day!


Naomi(onefitfoodie) April 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm

haha i posted before that people who say they dont like chocolat eor bread…its just true…they train themselves so they wont have to eat it and so everyone knows they wont eat it…i feel so sorry for them :/


Eden April 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm

holy crap! I’m just writing my new post about people I feel sorry for and one of the things on the list is people that “don’t like carbs”.


Deb April 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Ugh I’m with u on the diet coke. Question: why don’t u like cheese?


Eden April 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

well, I don’t mind parmesan but only a little. I like certain cottage cheeses (only 2% Knudsen) and sometimes, I don’t mind the taste of cheesecake. Hmm…I dunno. I always kinda had this gag reflex when I eat cheese every since I was a kid. Even as a baby my parents told me I didn’t like cheese. Even goldfish crackers. Weird.


Mary Legare Whaley April 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

About half of the things that annoy you annoy me too. This post made me sigh (a relief sigh) and smile, then laugh cynically. Toilet paper: should ALWAYS roll from the top. Yet, at my office, whoever replaces the roll (anyone out of 15 people) always shoves it in there all upside down. Always. I flip it every time. And you are so right. Bread is awesome. Whenever I late-night “drunk-eat”, it’s usually bread. Better bread than a Hardee’s Thickburger. Babies are horrible. If I babysit, I only do it because I know it won’t last more than a few hours. I quit Twitter, so no hash-tagging here. Facebook and blogging are enough for me these days. I ask stupid questions on my blog sometimes, mainly because I want to see if my blog is being read. But I do love the answers I get. It’s fun to see who follows me. Honestly, I agree with all of the above. Don’t think these things shouldn’t annoy you…because they annoy most people. I do like Tuesdays though, mainly because they’re better than Mondays. But it’s a lame day. You rock my socks off. That is all. Keep bringin’ it. I know times are tough, but keep using this as your outlet. You’re good at it. =)


Eden April 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I ask questions because I want to get to know who reads my blog and thats one way to interact. Plus, I have no real life friends because I suck like that so my blog is the ONLY “friendly” interaction I have! I suck at a social life. Plus, I’m a horrible friend.


Kari @ bite-sized thoughts April 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I am so with you on (2). I whole-heartedly support the switching of the roll orientation! And I don’t understand hashtags on twitter but I sense I’d be annoyed by them if I did. I’m also over babies. And currently, slow internet.


Amanda April 3, 2012 at 8:34 pm

So many things annoy me that shouldn’t. Emoticons. The word blog. Overusing exclamation points. WHY! IS! EVERYTHING! SO! EXCITING??!!?

Diet coke is my weaknessness. I hate that I love diet soda too. I am especially into Diet Dr. Pepper.


Gabriel April 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm

When I was a consultant, I had a colleague who was curious about the toilet paper positioning issue. Is there an official way, on top or underneath, he wondered?

He wrote P&G, one of the largest TP manufacturers (Charmin), asking whether the company had an official position on the matter.

P&G promptly replied that the answer to this all-important question was, in fact, no. It’s up the user to decide.

But we all know that the way to go is from the top.


jenny April 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I don’t like bread. :( even before I knew what a “carb” was I never liked it because to me it’s too dry (bagels are the worst). give me something drenched in fat instead! i didn’t like pasta for the same reason either, but if drenched in creamy alfredo then it’s semi acceptable. but still not even remotely close to my favourite food.

… though i should say i’m asian and never really “grew up” with bread.

the thing that annoys me that I don’t think should… people who assume that others are calorie-phobes because they don’t confess their love of chocolate every time we reach the topic (i work at a natural grocery store that sells a variety of organic chocolates. guess which one). uh… could it be possible that i don’t actually like chocolate?…

can i get an amen on #8? #i #hate #that


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