21 Things I Irrationally Hate

Tipsy Lit wrote a post, a while back–21 things I irrationally hate. Not a Punk Rocker followed in her footsteps.


Now I’m making my list, just because I can. I’m not particularly grumpy today–I just like lists, and I haven’t made this list yet. Here, 21 things the Monster irrationally hates.

1. The word “moist.” I don’t know what it is about it, but the word just sounds gross. It gives me the shivers.
2. Iphones. I’ve never owned one, and I don’t intend to own one. I don’t like touch screens all that much anyhow.
3.Β When people ask me when I’m going to have another child. *Ahem.* None of your business.
4. Text speak. Even in texts, I write in complete sentences with correct punctuation and capitalization—at least when there isn’t a typo. I *hate* feeling like I need to decipher a code to read a text.
5. People who drive in the left lane, especially going slowly. If you’re in that lane and you’re not passing someone, you’re a douche-canoe.
6. Ice cream with anything in it—cookies, cookie dough, chocolate, etc. I don’t like things interrupting my ice cream.
7. Spongebob. He’s got a terribly annoying voice, and he’s just kind of gross most of the time.
8.Β Strawberry milk and/or ice cream. Just no.
9.Β Chevron patterns. Ohmygodtheyareeverywhere.
10. Sleeping in bed alone. This has been a pet peeve of mine since I was small. When I’m in bed alone, I sleep with pillows on all sides of me and/or with Tank curled up by me so as to not feel alone.
11. Driving. I actually have to drive a lot now, and I’m more accustomed to it, but I’ve disliked driving since the moment I first got behind the wheel.
12. Talking on the phone. As an introvert, I feel silences keenly. It’s also very difficult to multitask while talking on the phone.
13. Buying toilet paper. No, I don’t know why.
14. People who think they’ve outgrown children’s books/Disney movies/etc. The culture of maturity and its insistence that children are somehow less than adults is frustrating.
15. Needing a book to keep up with all of my passwords. *sigh*
16. Socks and close-toed shoes. I absolutely hate them. I try to wear sandals most of the time, and when I can’t, I wear flats. Shoes are prisons for feet.
17. The Doge meme. Just. Hate. It.
18. Skype. I know it’s supposed to be even better than a phone call. But as an introvert, it ties me down even more than a phone call, as whomever I’m speaking with can see what I’m doing, and half of the time there are technical difficulties at some point, rendering the whole thing far more painful than it needs to be.
19. Wedges. Those shoes are ugly. While we’re on the topic, so are Uggs and Crocs.
20. Having a name that is 2 letters different from my mother’s name. I love my name, and I love that I’m named after her, but having a name that is so very, very close to hers (Dianne and Diana) has cost us a lot of mixed up mail, wrong numbers, and misspellings over the years.
21. Clowns. *shiver*




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  1. I don’t know how I missed this yesterday!

    I am with you on the text speak. Except, in my quest to try to spell things out and be somewhat grammatically correct, I make a lot of accidental typos. Oops.



    1. πŸ™‚ You found it, which is the important part.

      And what a good idea you gave me!

      I make a lot of accidental typos too, and I’m pretty forgiving of typos these days, but in general I try to be grammatically correct.


  2. Also, I never knew about the Doge Meme. I apparently live under a rock. The first thing I thought when I saw Doge was the Doge’s Palace in Venice.


  3. I agree on so many! I FaceTime (Apple’s version of Skype) with my sister and she insists on trying to get my nephews to talk to me on it. They are 3 and 5. All they want to do is play. Sometimes she will just set up her iPad so I can watch them play. I seriously have so many better things to do with my time.


  4. This is truly scary. I could have written this list except for the ice cream item. I love putting M&Ms in my ice cream; the only thing I hate about that is that it looks gross near the end of the dish when all the colors are swirled together. Great post!


    1. ha! Thanks! I remember getting Flurries when Dairy Queen still had a branch near me, and I would pick around the M&M’s or Butterfinger bits until they were all that was left and then eat them. I just don’t like the texture of it all blended up together.


  5. I am with you on a few of them, absolutely – why don’t we just eliminate clowns all together, they have caused too many nightmares already! Oh, and I hate skype too, as well as telephones, I prefer to communicate via email, or if I have to and can not avoid it, in person. A cool list! have a great day!


    1. Thanks, glad you stopped by!

      I prefer text-based or face to face communication rather than phone calls or Skype. Both of those options just leave me feeling disengaged but having to maintain the illusion of engagement.

      I’m with you on eliminating clowns. πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks!

      I find that a lot of people share my distaste for the phone. And it’s funny, too, because I went through a phase where I loved being on the phone. I’d talk for hours if I could, or at least until my parents made me get off of the phone. But as I got older, I have learned to dislike phone calls more and more.


  6. OH MY GOD STRAWBERRY ANYTHING EXCEPT ACTUAL STRAWBERRIES. I love strawberries. I hate strawberry flavored stuff. And touch screens. I’m using a six year old phone because I don’t want a touch screen. And yes. Complete sentences. Yes. OMG.


    1. Yes. I started to make that “strawberry or cherry flavoring.” They’re just…Gross.

      And I know I’m supposed to embrace the easiness of touch screens, but my fingers are just too big and clumsy, and it’s a lot more difficult to keep the screen clean when I have to keep touching it.


      1. I like cherry lifesavers and gummy bears, but I don’t like cherry syrup or cough medicine or any of that kind of stuff. It tastes fake.

        Exactly, touch screens are supposed to be so much easier, but they really just make my life miserable. I’m thinking that the next thing will be “throwback” adapters of some kind for the people who don’t want touch screens since it seems like most new phones have them now.


        1. It does taste fake. I tend to feel that way about most fruit flavored things, I think. Grape is especially bad. I’ve never had a grape flavored anything that actually tastes like grapes.

          Oh, and I didn’t know about throwback adapters. I’m goign to have to look into those. lol


        2. I agree about fruit flavoring. I sort of don’t expect them to taste real. I hate banana flavoring too. Grape doesn’t bother me for some reason, even though it should now you mention it. LOL.

          I don’t know if they have the adapters yet. I just think they’re coming.


        3. lol…Grape bothers me less than the others because it resembles nothing aside from grape flavoring, I think. The other fruit flavors are more like very fake, over-sweetened versions of whatever they’re trying to mimic.


  7. LOVE this picture! And I heartily echo #4 and #21…I always text in complete sentences, no matter how long it takes me, and ever since my babysitter let me watch Stephen King’s “It” at a young age I’ve had nightmares about killer clowns… even Ronald McDonald is pretty creepy, if you ask me!


    1. haha! Ronald McDonald is one of the creepiest, I think. I don’t have It to base my fears on, as I’ve never seen It (though my older sibling has a fear of clowns started by that movie.) They’re just unsettling. The painted on face is awful.

      And yes, completely sentences, as often as possible. My students look at me like I’ve sprouted two additional heads when I say that.


  8. I have to agree with a lot of these. Regarding number 1 though, an old teaching friend of mine used to giggle uncontrollably at that word. As a teacher he was super serious, so one day we bought him a cake mix with that word on the package and gave it to him in class. His students will never know why their teached laughed hysterically at a cake mix. :p


  9. This is hilariously awesome! I hate phone calls x.x and I feel as soon as the call stretches out more than 10 minutes I start feeling cranky and the urge to hang up just starts bubble with in me XD. Great post!


  10. OMP (oh my pig!) I’m sorry. I tried really hard not to laugh at your list. I couldn’t help it though. Please forgive this little piggy. XOXO – Bacon
    P.S. Daddy says he agrees 100% with 3, 5, 11, 14, 16, 18, 19 and most importantly 21. Heck, all of them really he loves! πŸ™‚

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  11. #1 made me laugh out loud. I agree! I don’t even want to type it. I’ve always disliked the phone too. I need to multitask, thus why texting is great πŸ™‚ This was fun! Thanks for sharing.


    1. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it! There’s something about that “oi” sound that makes words sound gross to me, and adding the “m” makes it worse. Just ew. lol


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