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Lavender444's picture
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Silly annoyances

The house next door is being completely renovated, which thrills me to no end! It was such an eye sore! BUT the workers keep parking in front of MY house during the week. This house is on a corner lot. No one lives there, and no one apparently parks in front of it either. I feel silly that it annoys me, because I don't need the street parking. I use the garage, and my driveway is avilable if someone should visit (which rarely happens during the week).

Of course if I said something to the owner of the house, he would make it right. He's actually makes chages to that house based off my liking. The previous renters planted some things I HATED and when I mentioned it to the owner, he immediatly had them pulled up. He asked my input on the siding, since I have to look at the house and he is also very courteous about the noise levels during construction. There is no reason for the parking to bother me. I don't own the street, I don't need the parking for guest. So, I'm not going to anything. I'll just vent to you guys. Wink

Now what are your silly annoyances so I feel less crabby?

alwayssmile's picture
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Parking in front of my house would annoy me too, which like you said makes no sense. lol
It really is the little things that annoy me the most, like my husband leaving his keys on the kitchen counter when just 2 feet away is a key hook especially for them. I even put the hooks at an awkward location to me just because he said if it was there he'd be more apt to use it! :roll: Honestly, I think it's just clutter that annoys me. And clutter is anything and everything these days. I purged a lot last year, but as we've been unpacking for the past week and a half I've thrown so much more away. Suddenly I like the super clean look. There isn't a single object on our living room end tables and I refuse to have shelves in there because it's for clutter. Lol

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Our former next door neighbors used to park in front of our house everyday. They also parked their other cars in front of their house. What irritated us was they parked one car in the driveway and that was it. They didn't use the garage and they had a hideous boat in the driveway year round. It was a huge eyesore and our houses are so close, so it made our house look junky too. Their house was foreclosed on a couple of years ago but we have plenty of other neighbors to annoy us now. Wink

I have something to add that annoys me. I was the next person in line at Target yesterday and an employee took the person behind me to a new line opening up. I always find that annoying but add Braxton hicks and a sore back to the mix and you get super crabby preggo.

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I had a neighbor scream at me once....we were having a party and his car was parked in front of our house. He had plenty of space in front of his own house and his own driveway so why he parked in front of our house didn't make sense...I asked him very politely if he could please move his car because we were having guests and that it would be nice if they could park in front of our house instead of having to walk all the way over from the front of his. He screamed words that would make Andrew Dice Clay blush and said that I didn't own the road and proceeded to keep his car in front of our house for a week. So....I let my dog poop in his yard. Yes...I am very mature. HAHA!

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OMG Kristi! ROFL

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That would really annoy me. I don't understand why people cannot park in front of their own houses. We don't have this issue because we live on a major road. You cannot park on the street in front of our house. I have never had anyone park in our driveway to go to the neighbor's house, so that is a good thing. Smile

I have many little annoyances. My biggest one right now is why Ruby Tuesday has like 4 tables for parties over 4. Really? We attempted to eat there on Saturday. It was 5:30. The parking lot was empty. It would have been an hour wait because we are a family of 5. So, that annoys me. Other restaurants are not that bad. We got right in at Bob Evans with probably the same number of people at their restaurant and a couple of parties over 5 already seated. We won't be going back to RT anytime soon.

Oh, and don't get me started on restaurants that cannot stock enough high chairs. We went to a local Pizza Hut and they had one high chair for the whole restaurant, and it was being used! WHAT!!!???? We don't eat there anymore either. The Pizza Hut a few miles away had about 15-20 high chairs. We eat there now. Smile The best is Bob evans. They have the high chairs that fit in a booth. Those are fantastic! That is not our first encounter with a place that does stock enough high chairs either. We have had that issue a few times. The hotel we stay at near Craig's family only has one high chair for their free breakfast area. Really? You never have more than one family with small children stay at your hotel at the same time?? Lol

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Melanie, while DH and I were traveling across country to here we had eaten at a restaurant that only had one high chair. It was at a table with a family, but no one was in it so she asked the family if we could have it. AND THEY SAID NO! Their baby was refusing to sit in it and they wouldn't give it up! We had to play pass the toddler (who didn't want to sit in our laps b/c he's used to sitting in a booster or high chair) for most of our time there before that family finally decided that we could have it. :roll:

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Melanie, while DH and I were traveling across country to here we had eaten at a restaurant that only had one high chair. It was at a table with a family, but no one was in it so she asked the family if we could have it. AND THEY SAID NO! Their baby was refusing to sit in it and they wouldn't give it up! We had to play pass the toddler (who didn't want to sit in our laps b/c he's used to sitting in a booster or high chair) for most of our time there before that family finally decided that we could have it. :roll:

What are the owners of these restaurants thinking? Do they think that they will never have more than one family with only one small child eating at their restaurant? What about families like mine? I have twins! What do we do with the other child? Why do restaurants try to throw booster seats at you when they are not safe for small kids like ours? I know they are cheaper and easy to stock, but a lawsuit because a kid falls and cracks their skull would be more expensive than investing in more high chairs. See, now you have me started. I can probably name of all of my pet peeves with stores and restaurants related to not being multiples friendly. Not all families have one baby at a time, and *shock* some families have young children close in age. It does happen! ROFL

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I can't think of any one thing, but I know that I'm very easily annoyed.
*People who don't put hats on their kids when it's chilly...but most of the time the parents have a hat on? I am big on hats on kids so this really bugs me. lol.
*When I used to work and the parents would buy cigarettes but their kid would ask for candy and they said no. That bothers me.
*When my family questions what I do all day since I don't work. They think I live a life of leisure or something. Wink

Yep, easily annoyed!

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It's kinda funny you mention the hat thing, Ashley. I remember when I was pg with Ava, there was this picture of Suri Cruz floating around that had Katie Holmes all bundled up, but Suri was in a dress with short sleeves and no coat. Everyone was judging her, and so was I. Now I'm totally that mom! My kids, Andrew, expecially won't wear a hat and is hit or miss on a coat. He is such a little hot box and throws a fit if I try.

And, speaking of Suri, there was this other picture of her in little high heels and everyone juged Katie for that. (and I did too) But now Ava is full-fledged obsessed with anything princess, girly and dressy. She walks around in my heels all day, better than I do. If I could find some toddler high heels I would totally buy them and let her wear them out. Because she would LOVE them!

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Hmmm...what doesn't bug me?

I get irritiated with people who don't understand when I am price matching at Walmart. Hello, I'm juggling 2 little kids and you think I'm doing this for fun? Yes, you have 20 items and I have 100, but I'm shopping for a family of 7...thank you very much!

When people judge me by the way I look. Yes, I'm over weight. No I do not live on junk food nor do I sit on a couch all day long. I have medical issues that make it very difficult to loose weight and very easy to gain it. I've been this weight for almost 7 years...every since I started on steriods. I'm trying to be healthy here.

My neighbour reving his dirt bike and roaring up and down the road at 9 pm. My other neighbour walking around in bike shorts and a bra top when its 15 C outside. Really, what 39 year old woman dresses like that for a day at home with her kids?

My assistant who is more of a liability than an assistant. She's SO dense sometimes.

Yes, I'm grouchy today Smile

Nicole

Lavender444's picture
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Whelp, I've decided the workers next door must lurk on here....today, not one of them is parked in front of my house. They've lined the adjoining street.

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"liking" your update

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That's great! Lol