Monday, February 8, 2010

Things I just don't understand

So maybe this is just a clever way of adding to my list of things that annoy me, but these are things I think about and, for the life of me, can't get. I got some great feedback from others of things that annoy them after the last post, so it has created a snowball affect for me. Here are some additional head scratchers...

*Why people have to back into their parking spaces
I know, I don't want to have to back up into traffic when you leave, but... really? You're going to have to be backing out either way, so why hold up traffic while you back s-l-o-w-l-y into your spot?

*Why people take liberties with pregnant women's bellies
If you wouldn't have touched her belly before there was a person inside...probably shouldn't do it now. At least not without asking. Furthermore, commenting on the size of a pregnant woman's belly is also off-limits. As is asking "haven't you had that baby yet?!" These things all add to making an already uncomfortable woman feel like she's huge. Please don't follow in the footsteps of my neighbor who yelled across the street to me, "Looks like you got two in there!" when I was eight months pregnant. Yes, ladies...he's single. Go figure.

*Why people say "ex-specially"
Last  time I looked, there wasn't an 'x' in the word. That goes for "axing" someone a question too...

*Why people feel free to offer advice about how many children someone has or should have.
If you aren't helping support the family, probably better keep your opinion to yourself. Likewise, asking if someone "is done" having children. As another mom on her blog said, "None of your beeswax." The question just infers a certain intimacy. I'll keep that between God, myself and my husband, thank you very much.

*Why people feel it's an invitation to debate when someone else posts something "controversial" on their facebook/myspace/twitter page.
Yeah,'re puttin' it out there, but you stop every person on the street if they wear a t-shirt or hat that says something you don't agree with?

*Similar to the above...why people choose youtube as a platform to debate issues.
Really? I just logged on to watch my fave video, now I get sucked into a heated discussion started by someone who was obviously looking for a fight...why were they on that page in the first place if they hate the video/band/group so much??

*Why people park in the "Expectant Mother" Parking spots when they are not expectant (men...this means YOU!)

The list could go on and on...Feel free to add more of your own. It's very cathartic sometimes just to air these things.


  1. HAHAHA! I could die, I totally agree. 4 kids in 5 years, YOU my dear are amazing! Thank you so much for your comments and I really love your site. So glad you found me on younghouselove, how random, love me some youngsters! I bookmarked your site and will be back!

  2. Yay! It's been a banner day on Random Thoughts! Sorry I over-loaded your site with comments today! Ha Ha. You're one funny lady!!! I, too, will be back for more from your site. =) Thank you SO much for the comment!!

  3. I'm a new follower from MBC. You can find me blogging here:

  4. Hello!!!! Thank you for stopping by. I am on my way to becoming your follower right now...=)

  5. LOVE IT! Especially the "ex-specially" one. Drives me friggin' nuts....

  6. Thank you...I'm a little neurotic, so it's nice to know others have the same pet peeves. =) Thanks for stopping by!!!!

  7. Hi, Mandy! Love the new look of your blog! :) I'm with you on many of the above - you know what I can't deal with? When people say "supposably" instead of supposedly. :)

    I gave you an award today - stop by my blog sometime today to check it out!

  8. WHAT??!! An award??? =) I will pop over right now! Thank you!

    Glad you like the new look. Maintaining a blog certainly is a labor of love, isn't it? It took me about 4 hours to get the button made...probably should have taken less, but "life" stuff got in the way. ;)

    ...and, YES! I also cringe when someone says "supposably"!


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