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Friday Five

Post yours in your own journal. Questions come up every week at Friday Five

  1. What is your biggest pet peeve? Why? Stupid people. Not just the ones that are dumb, more the people who refuse to remember anything or learn anything new. Why? Because they make me want to kill.
  2. What irritating habits do you have? I'm sure the peanut gallery will have something to add, but let's see:
    • I am paranoid about being late to the point of showing up everywhere at least 15 minutes early.
    • Things go in specific places. That is a rule. Food and utensils may not share cupboard space. Hot pads go back on the hooks on the wall.
    • I have been told that I can be a tad arrogant, but that's only because I'm better than you.
  3. Have you tried to change the habits, or just let them be? I don't show up 30 minutes early, but otherwise this is it.
  4. What grosses you out more than anything else? Why? I think I'm remarkably un-gross-able.
  5. What one thing can you never see yourself doing that other people do? Avoiding computers or books. :-)

C'mon, smartasses, jump in!


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Sep. 6th, 2002 11:34 am (UTC)
That's it - no soup for you!
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Sep. 6th, 2002 07:26 pm (UTC)
That sounds like fun. You can do little things too, if he has a regular spice rack, like turning all the spice jars BACKWARDS, so he has to turn them around to see what's in the jar. :-D
If he doesn't have a spice rack, then just swap the forks and spoons. :)
Sep. 9th, 2002 07:10 am (UTC)
you could also take everything in his kitchen and reverse it, everything in the opposite place except appliances. See gary your so fun to mess with. Just ask mom I mess with her all the time.
Sep. 9th, 2002 08:04 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah, just what I need - more abuse.
Sep. 9th, 2002 08:05 pm (UTC)
yea but it's so much fun
Sep. 6th, 2002 11:31 am (UTC)
Nooooo... I've been told by many people that my need for things to be in specific places is a bit neurotic, but I always know where my cinnamon is.
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Sep. 6th, 2002 07:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Subtlety
Hey, I always know where my cinnamon is too. And my forks go in the drawer, and the hotpads on the hooks. I just don't spaz if they aren't there!
Sep. 6th, 2002 11:21 am (UTC)
Lysa's Answers To the Friday Five:
1) Cell phones. People talking on cell phones every single place they go. Like the lady we once heard in the mall..."ha ha ha, yeah, when I first called you, I was at home, and now I'm entering the mall, isn't that great??" Or the four hundred people who've almost hit me with their car because they're on the phone and not paying attention. Grrrrrrrgh.
2) Hmm, I bet any of my friends would agree with these:
a) I'm really opinionated. If I don't like something, I'll tell you, straight out.
b) I can be rather loud. I'm used to talking over kids for crying out loud!! (Pun NOT intended)
c) I'm pretty volatile. I get irritated REALLY easily. Especially over bad manners, stupidity, and whining.
3) No. If people don't like it, too bad. I've changed other bad habits, so people can enjoy those. The rest I'm leaving alone.
4) Cigarette butts and dirty ashtrays. I gag even thinking of them.
5) Being unforgivably rude to other people without due cause. I always try to be nice to everyone, especially store clerks and waitresses. I figure, there's no point in my life I'm more important than they are, so I never have the right to treat them badly. They work hard enough as it is.
Sep. 6th, 2002 11:58 am (UTC)
Yaknow, you're supposed to make use of the Friday Five as a way to force a post at least weekly in your own journal. Geez...
Sep. 6th, 2002 01:38 pm (UTC)
A) I do post in my own journal often, whenever I have something to say.
B) If it's in YOUR journal, why would I respond in MINE??? And if those are the rules, why have you never EXPLAINED this to me??? Hmmmmm?
Sep. 6th, 2002 02:08 pm (UTC)
Friday Five rules
I didn't invent the Friday Five, so I didn't think it was my place to tell you how it works.

That's why I post the URL to the Friday Five folks on smattering.org every week. Some people need to have pictures drawn or something...

Sep. 6th, 2002 11:34 am (UTC)
Interesting... I'll throw in my two cents as well...

1) People who make promises that can be easily kept, but don't keep them. (See: Stupid People)
2) I always ask people to repeat themselves (partially due to loss of hearing, but mostly out of habit).
3) I tried to get my doctor to say it is due to partial deafness (from working in Rock Clubs and Video Arcades), but he says I do it to annoy my wife.
4) Dog Vomit. Nuff Said!
5) Relying on Time Outs instead of spanking my kids when they need it. Hey, it worked on me!
Sep. 6th, 2002 12:00 pm (UTC)
The intent of the Friday Five is to encourage a post at least weekly in your own journal.

I know, you're new here. :-)
Sep. 6th, 2002 12:14 pm (UTC)
Which I have thus far....

I just thought I'd add some more commentary to yours! : )
Sep. 6th, 2002 12:44 pm (UTC)
And, a quick swat on the butt does wonders for correcting errant toddler behavior. So does sending him to his room for 2 hours, no toys or TV.

Very contrite tyke returns most times. :-)
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