Thursday, August 27, 2009

Things that annoy me.

Just a random list here of a few things that tend to irk me...(actually, some of these things are more than annoying.....they tick me off!!!!) I'll have something more substantive coming soon......


  • People who drive too fast.
  • People who drive too slow.
  • “To” being used where “too” ought to be.
  • Red lights….especially when there are no other vehicles on the road.
  • The word “ideal” being used in place of the word “idea”.
  • The first syllable of “water” being pronounced “what”.
  • People who attempt to claim they aren’t racist by citing the fact that they used to have a really close friend who was black.
  • When I’ve got an itch on my back that I can’t quite reach.
  • People who refuse to admit that they are wrong…particularly when they are disagreeing with me!
  • Parents at sporting events who act like complete idiots when a call doesn’t go a direction that favors the team that their kid is on.
  • People smoking in a vehicle that has kids in it.
  • The sight of Brett Favre wearing that hideous purple uniform.
  • People texting while driving.
  • Texting.
  • Twitter.
  • 99% of all status updates I’ve ever read on Facebook.
  • The parent of one of the kids on my sons’ 6th grade football team who thinks it’s completely appropriate to yell out any profanity that happens to come to his mind.
  • The constant elevation of athletes as role models.
  • Road construction.
  • The unhealthy focus on entertainment in our society.
  • Sexually suggestive commercials.
  • People who think that a four-wheel drive vehicle somehow makes them invincible on the road no matter how hard it’s raining, how deep the snow is, or how thick the ice is.
  • The fact that there is a television network called “Cartoon Network” yet I can’t allow my kids to watch most of what airs there.
  • That I can’t watch national news without some story about Michael Jackson or Jon and Kate.
  • Politicians….nearly all of them.
  • Christians who think they are righteous in their laughter when calamity and / or death comes to some political figure with whom they disagree ideologically.
  • People who attempt to use the Bible to justify their own wickedness.
  • Athletes who are Christians only when their team wins a game.
  • The idea that God actually cares whether or not your team wins a game.
  • The idea that just because a thing isn’t expressly forbidden in Scripture that it must be acceptable.
  • People driving right on my rear bumper.
  • The fact that great programs like “The Andy Griffith Show” have been replaced by crap like “Family Guy”.
  • MSNBC pretending to be a news organization.
  • Some conservative talk show hosts pretending to be non-partisan.
  • Lists that go on for far too long.

3 comments:

Sarah Bishop said...

I think you like forgot some. But like so many were like really pointed so that I was like almost afraid to comment.

Ellis Murphree said...

Sarah - your comment is vaguely reminding me of one of my top dislikes of all time, but I can't quite put my finger on it.....

Sarah said...

Like wow, do I really like sound that annnoying. Like, no way!