You know what annoys me?
After visiting with friends and playing volleyball for over an hour, going to the bathroom and finding that I have a (what seems like) 5 inch hair sticking straight out from my chin. And I don't have an emergency pair of tweezers in my sweat pants pocket.
Is it a Miracle-gro hair or did I really miss that hair every single day for two weeks in my "find the rogue hair growth" morning routine?
And how many people saw it but chose not to tell me?
You know what else annoys me?
When a person points to someone and says, "Who is that?" and I know the person at whom she is pointing, but I cannot for the life of me remember her name. No joke, this just happened last week. I knew that her name had the letter C and she has three daughters. The girls are in college, 8th grade, and 6th grade. She has a company that does voice-overs for ads and such. Her husband is an administrator at a local high school. She was good friends with a good friend of mine. I know every daggum thing about her except her ever-lovin' name.
Until 30 minutes later.
Out of nowhere, in the middle of a basketball game, it comes to me.
Do I simply bank that info for a later time when I can tell the original person who asked?
Of course not.
I pull a Turrets move and just yell out "Smith!" (Smith is not her real last name, but it would be pretty rude of me to use her last name on the blog when I don't even use mine.)
Everyone within a 5 foot radius turns to look at me, and I have to sheepishly smile and say, "I remembered her name. Someone asked who she was. I finally remembered. So sorry. Look! A fast break!"
Perhaps you'll notice that I said her name had a C in it. "Smith" does not have a C in it. (Neither does her real last name.)
So I sit, dumbfounded that my brain led me so far astray to let me be so sure that there was a C in the name.
Until 30 minutes later.
When I once again blurt out the answer that has been riiiiiiight there, but unreachable all night. "Cathy!" (Cathy is not the real first name. You know the drill by now.)
People look. People don't even ask. They know I've lost my mind, so they simply turn back to what they were doing.
Cathy is not her name. It is her daughter's name.
But once I get the Cathy part, the floodgates open and I remember.
Finally, I remember her name.
But by then, my friend who originally asked me, "Who is that?" has moved on.
She has moved on to a conversation with someone who can actually have a conversation in less than an hour and with less commotion.
Yeah, that really annoys me.
You know what else annoys me?
When the UPS guy drops off my new rug for the kitchen, and as he hands it to me, he starts to say something.
Do I wait for him to actually finish his thought before I respond?
Of course not.
My brain assumes he's going to say "Have a nice weekend."
But then he doesn't say, "Have a nice weekend." He says, "Hope you enjoy the rug."
Unfortunately, my brain isn't as fast as my mouth, so I respond to the first, assumed question and say, "You, too!"
Then there's that awkward moment where we both realize I wasn't really listening when he spoke.
And he most certainly won't be enjoying the rug.
Hate it when that happens.
Please tell me something that you do that annoys you.
Or tell me something that I do that annoys you.
Have a lovely day!
How about the way that, once you realize you have a goat hair sticking out of your chin, you can't keep your hands off of it until you can get to some tweezers?ReplyDelete
I don't touch it, but I am constantly thinking about it and wondering how many other people are, too. Ridiculous.Delete
LOL! I do that too, answering people with "you too" before they've finished saying something that is definitely not "have a nice day".ReplyDelete
So awkward, isn't it? Until it's over, and then I can laugh.Delete
These things are happening to me more and more often now with menopause wrecking havoc on my brain and body. That chin hair thing---yeah, I had that happen and someone said, "What's that?" and tried to yank it out. Ouch!ReplyDelete
OH NO!!! I certainly hope that person was a close and personal friend and you were someplace private. Even so, I probably would have punched her.Delete
What annoys me is that I can relate all-too-well to each of the scenarios you mentioned. I do, however, appreciate the fact that apparently I'm not the only one these embarrassing things happen to.ReplyDelete
Sounds like we are in a very full boat. Which is good. When we do these silly thingss, people will understand immediately.Delete
I totally share your pain about the whole forgotten name thing! To make it worse, what would happen with me is that I would eventually remember the name, then forget who it was who had asked me about it so I could pass it on LOL.ReplyDelete
The UPS guy reminds me of when I lived in New Orleans and had to tag along with a few guy friends visiting me to a strip club. In half-listening, I was assuming the skeevy mostly naked man speaking to me was asking if I wanted another drink and responded rather harshly (having been asked a bazillion times already) "No! I'm all set! Thanks." He walked away and my guys cracked up laughing - he had apparently asked if I wanted a lap dance. If I had been listening, I still would have declined but would have at least been nicer about it. ;)
Ha!! I've done that, too! Why, oh why can we not remmeber??Delete
That story is cracking me up for a whole variety of reasons.
You are not alone in your annoyance of these issues! :) They annoy me, too. You know what else annoys me? When my pants keep shrinking in the dryer. And when there are crumbs on the kitchen counter even though I just spent an hour cleaning the kitchen. And when I go on auto-pilot when I'm driving and go right past the exit I wanted to take and act like I'm going to work even though I'm not. I could probably keep going ... buuut I won't ;)ReplyDelete
Oh yes! I drive the wrong way all the darn time. I am tired of rogue crumbs and fed up with that blasted dryer, too.Delete
The hair thing annoys me too. And they seem to be more prevalent the older I get. And coarser.ReplyDelete
I'm afraid I'm going to have to start shaving before Phoenix does. Drives me up the wall!Delete
I have one of those hairs, too! But it's on my back. It was discovered in Vegas by my future husband. I was wearing a halter top that exposed most of my back and felt this little tug from behind just before he yanked it out. It makes an appearance every couple years it seems and it's completely white. I'm annoyed that I revealed all this online.ReplyDelete
Since I was prego with my son, there are 3 course black hairs that show up underneath my chin...I hate them with a passion. I actually tell S (my signifigant other) to tell me if they are visible because they've grown overnight. How is it that hairs do that?? Stopping by from TALU!! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
It is one of the great mysteries of life. Right up there with why are we here?Delete
Thanks for stopping by!
OMG that is so me,the whole can't remember the name until a hour later. And it bugs me so I can't not think about it. And I even say things out loud to whoever is listening, clues to the name or where I knew them from...but most of the time whoever is listening has no clue who I am talking about. Funny thing ask me the year a song came out, who it is by, etc, and I can tell you no time flat...but real life...ha! Good luck. I think I am getting selective alzheimers. What annoys me...hmmm, too many to list. But lets make it easy toothpaste cap off, toilet paper roll empty, empty packages in cupboards...I know, I know so trivial but they still annoy me.ReplyDelete
That's funny about the songs. Clearly our brains do not have the same priorities as we need them to have. And all of your annoyances? Ditto.Delete
All three of those things have happened to me in the past MONTH! Aargh! My hair was coming out of my cheek. How had I missed it every single day for the past year it had been growing? And why hadn't ONE of my friends pulled me aside to point out I was, one hair at a time, turning into an alpaca?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the laugh! Made my day.
An alpaca?! Ha! Exactly. I just wish my hair was as valuable as theirs. :)Delete
Oh I do the "you too" all the time. It's really embarrassing when you "you too" a man with "Happy Morher's Day". Ugh! Christopher has a rouge hair on his face. The first time I saw it I wondered how it got that long and I never saw it. The second time it was as long as the first time. I think it grows over night. It's an odd color too. Like you might only see it in morning sunlight standing at the bus stop ;-)ReplyDelete
Hahaha! Christopher has one?!?! Bizarre. None for you? I don't think I like you so much anymore.Delete
OK, yes I do. It's the jealousy talking.
Misery loves company - I have a mustache - so there's that. One day I'll be touching up my eyebrows and I'll be like dang can other people see this. I'm looking fowardinf to my summer tan. It will be less noticable.Delete
Summer tans may cause wrinkles, but in the meantime, they cover a multitude of beauty problems. Glad you are joining me in misery. :)Delete
Love it, Coop. I do that all the time. They just stare at me.ReplyDelete
Like I've lost my mind or somethin'.
Thanks for making me smile!
And thanks for linking this with the TA:U!
Some people are so rude. :)Delete