I’ve just logged into Twitter to see what’s trending to try and get a little inspiration for my blog.  Other than something about a lanky footballer (sorry Peter Crouch lovers ha ha); I saw #thingsicantstand so I thought why not?  I’ve only done a list of 15 things here, as believe me…  I could probably write this list for many many years…

  1. Bad spelling and grammar.  There’s just no excuse for it in this day and age.  You get a lot of people who don’t know what a spellchecker is on their computers, and they certainly don’t know how to construct a sentence.  I mean, can you please explain to me what “everyfink” is?!
  2. People who think it’s cool (do people still use the word cool in that context?) to have every other word as a swear-word.  By reckoning, I think 4 out of 5 people cannot hold a conversation without swearing.
  3. Shoppers in supermarkets.  Now I know for a fact that I’m not the only person who gets frustrated by other shoppers but let me give you my reasons.  I have a very young son, and obviously I need to use one of those special trolleys.  Now these trolleys are a little more difficult to control, yet people (I find especially the older dears) still think it acceptable to walk right in front of me; or stop in front of me; and expect me to circumnavigate around them!
  4. Ignorant ears.  Since my little man came along, I seem to have disappeared from the radar.  People swoon over the baby, ask about the baby, talk to the baby, talk about the baby…  Yes I know my world has been flipped upside down, and I know that baby comes first; but I think it would be nice…  Just once…  Where people ask about me first.
  5. Penpals who never write back.  I think that says it all.  I wanted a snail mail pal (you know; old fashioned pen and paper…?) rather than an email pal.  That’s too easy.  I spent a lot of time writing letters; thinking about interesting things to say; making sure my handwriting was readable…  Not to mention having to stop every 5 minutes to try and bring back the feeling in my hand (I’m so not used to writing any more ha ha)…  Then you post the letter and the waiting game begins.  The problem I have now is that I’ve been waiting for 10 years…
  6. Supermarket prices.  Need I really say more?  I can remember when a Hovis loaf used to cost 35p…  As did a bottle of milk.  Now, I understand the price increase on a cream-cake (although I don’t like the price ha ha) as it’s not a necessity; but why oh why does a loaf and a pint of milk now cost a pound or more?!
  7. Liars.  You know they’re lying; they know they’re lying; and the funniest part; they know you know they’re lying.  What’s the point?  The worst part is when you confront them…  Not necessarily for lying, but for the thing they’re lying about.  Ick – That was confusing, but I know what I mean.
  8. The dentist.  I’m not going to explain this one.  All you need to know is that I can’t stand the dentist.
  9. Being trapped.  When it comes down to it, I guess I am just a typical Sagittarian.  I don’t like being trapped.  I use trapped in the sense where I have no choice.  For example; I feel trapped where I live.  I don’t want to live in this area…  I don’t even want to live in this country!
  10. People talking about you behind your back.  Good or bad, I think it’s plain rude.  I guess I’m a little paranoid when it comes to it.  Well let’s see…  If people are saying good things about me I guess I don’t really mind…  It’s the whole two-faced attitude that gets me.  The age-old saying comes to mind “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all”.
  11. “You can’t do that”.  Why not?  Why can’t I do that?  I’ve always hated people saying that.  Normally I don’t even get an explanation as to why I can’t do it.  If you’re going to say that to me, at least give me a reason why.
  12. “I’m better than you”.  You’ve known each other for years.  You used to spend all your time together, yet it still wasn’t long enough.  Then something comes along – moving away; university; a new partner…  They promise things will remain the same, you’ll always be best friends…  Then they disappear and have very little to do with you.  When you do meet up with them, they look at you like they’ve got everything going for them and you’re keeping them behind.  Well, there’s only one thing more I can say about this…  When everything falls apart, you’re going to have no-one.  I may still be around, but things will never be the same; because, at the end of the day, I am the one who’s better than you.
  13. The number 13 is unlucky.  Why?  Let’s have a think…  It took 13 turns of the rope to make a hangman’s noose…  Anything less would not snap a neck.  In Biblical times, there were 13 people around the table at the Last Supper.  On Friday the 13th of October 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrest of the Knights Templar.  So there’s the unlucky side…  How about Lucky 13?  In 1819, the Colgate University (LOL) was founded by 13 men with only 13 dollars.  The university was to give both men and women equal opportunity to educate themselves.  In the Coperos religion, there are 13 Gods.  The age of 13 is when someone becomes a teenager.  Anyway; good or bad – The number 13 is MY lucky number  J
  14. Salmon.  I have to admit at this point that I have never tasted salmon.  I think it’s the smell of it when it’s cooking that makes me say I can’t stand it.  You never know, I might actually like the taste…  But I’m prepared to never take that chance.
  15.  When plans go wrong.  You’ve planned and booked everything.  You’re excited for the whole thing, but then something comes up…

What do you think?  If you agree, like this post.  Why don’t you make a list of 15 items that you can’t stand as well?  It would be rather interesting to read what gets on other peoples nerves.