Jul 09 2008

It’s All Me Me Meme…

Published by at 2:47 pm under Blog

Mr. B’dum B’dum over at Positive Boredom has thrown down the gauntlet in the form of the latest Meme. It originated with Keiron.

Appropriately it’s called Getting Your Goat.

The rules are simple enough:

  1. List two things that irritate you for a reason (and list the reason!), and two things that irritate you for no apparent reason whatsoever!!!!!!
  2. Give credit to the person who tagged you.
  3. Link your answers to the original blog, that’s here (http://www.skillett.com)!
  4. Tag four new people to participate.

1. Two Things That Irritate You For A Reason

People who don’t speak English who work in the service industry. I know for a fact I’m not alone in this irritation. Just this morning, in fact, I was in the coffee shop and ordered two croissants, a cappuccino and a low fat latte. I am fairly well spoken (unless I’d had a few drinks and my Wickla accent comes to the surface – but I assure you I have not been drinking this morning) and I was very clear about my order, but still she managed to hand me one croissant and…and nothing…that’s it! I tried again and she managed to get me a second croissant and one cappuccino. I tried a third time, but one of her colleagues (an English speaking Pole) got angry with her and told her to do something else while she made the low fat latte.

This is becoming a daily occurance now though. Regardless where I go in Dublin, I am faced with having to explain myself in very slow and very simple terms. It’s both frustrating and embarassing. And it’s not confined to Dublin. In Clare over the weekend I was unable to order a pineapple juice for my brother. The girl didn’t understand what I was asking for. She had to go ask her boss what PIE-ALPEN was. I assure you I pronounced it PINE-APPLE, although Pie-Alpen does sound intriguing.

My second, with reason, is Umbrellas. I had chosen this before I realised Grandad had already moaned about them, but I think it worth mentioning again. I am not six foot tall and yet so many morons and their brollies still manage to poke my eyes, my ears, my nose…last week someone poked me in the ass with their umbrella while trying to get it up. If I was a violent person, he’s never be able to get it up again.

I have actually sustained injuries because tiny little women scuttle around with gigantic golfing umbrellas (they call them GOLFING umbrellas for a reason) can’t see anything around them. I try, I really try to walk around these idiots but sure as I avoid one, there’s another parasoled fool ready in waiting to stab me.

And the most irritating of them, is those umbrella wielding reprobates who insist on upping their weapons during a light drizzle. God forbid they get their €270 Peter Mark hairstyles damp.

2. Two Things That Irritate Me For No Reason

Television adverts with fabric as real people. I can’t quite put my finger on why, but those stupid, creepy, stomach churning Comfort adverts really annoy me. I have to turn the TV off when they come on. They wreck my head. It’s probably connected with my hatred for those Mr Soft mint ads. God they may me feel ill. Feck, I can barely watch it now on YouTube:

Another thing that irritates me and I’m not entirely sure why is large, flowery, excessive women’s hats at weddings or racing event, etc. There’s so many things about fashion that could drive me mad, so many psychedelic shirts and hawiian trousers that could get my goat, but no, it’s those freaky-ass hats that make me want to hurt someone. No idea why!

So, what now? Ah yes, passing on the memery: let’s see if Jo wants to take it on; maybe Darragh (the other one) will take it on; I hope David will give it a go, assuming he’s recovered from his disappointment (sorry about that, Dude); and I wonder if the ever-positive Ken would share his quirks with us?

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17 responses so far

17 Responses to “It’s All Me Me Meme…”

  1. Lottieon 09 Jul 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I still think that the Comfort and Mr. Soft adds are a very strange thing to have issue with.

  2. Davidon 09 Jul 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for the commiserations (doing fine!)

    Would it be too easy to post about Tags in a meme post about irritating things? (Joke)

    Will give it a go…

  3. Darrenon 09 Jul 2008 at 4:40 pm

    @Lottie They’re freaky as hell!

    @David Feel free to ignore it – I think most people do anyway. It’s just a bit of a larf.

  4. Davidon 09 Jul 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Not at all (don’t mind me I’m still being tetchy after a certain ‘Dear David’ letter) 😉

  5. Lottieon 09 Jul 2008 at 4:43 pm

    David – you know what happens when you ignore a chain letter don’t you?

    Your hair will fall out, you will have many misfortunes in the next 7 hours, you will never find the love of your life, your fingers nails will fall off, you will go bankrupt and you will have to lower yourself to penguin publishers.

  6. Lottieon 09 Jul 2008 at 4:45 pm

    @Darren – (see no space) “I was unable to order a pineapple juice for my brother” You like say that don’t you?!:)

  7. elly parkeron 09 Jul 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Darren, I think you have the other Darragh’s URL wrong…

  8. Darrenon 09 Jul 2008 at 7:45 pm

    @Lottie Yes, yes I do!

    @Elly Thank you for that. Not sure how I made that mistake. Do you feel like sharing your pet annoyances yourself?

  9. elly parkeron 09 Jul 2008 at 8:41 pm

    @Darren – Does grumbling about toy-boy loving grannies stealing your life count?

  10. Darrenon 09 Jul 2008 at 8:45 pm

    @Elly lmao – We’re not stealing her. We’re merely borrowing her for short exciting intervals (I refer to the brief time it takes to read her posts, of course). You can have her back when we’re done. 🙂

  11. Jamieon 10 Jul 2008 at 2:44 pm

    One thing that really annoys me is chuggers GRRRRRRRRRRRRR! If I want to donate to a particular charity chances are I would have already done so and NO I dont have 5 minutes bud.

  12. Ken McGuireon 21 Jul 2008 at 10:20 am

    My blog is felt a little neglected these past few weeks so I’ll work on it 🙂

  13. Darrenon 21 Jul 2008 at 12:02 pm

    @Jamie Hear hear!

    @Ken Well, you’ve been slightly busy!

  14. Cormacon 29 Jul 2008 at 4:57 pm

    The Dove ads were a bit of Dove is dropped into the other bit of Dove and thus causes a trickle effect really pisses me off.

  15. Keironon 03 Aug 2008 at 12:05 pm

    It’s not the flowery hats that get me… Have you seen these “fascinators”… I ask you… A bunch of feathers stuck in the hair on a clip – everytime I see someone wearing one I have to make noises like the loading of a shotgun (it’s an involuntary reaction these days), scares the living daylights out of my mother-in-law at weddings! 🙂

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