Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Why Me Wednesday

I'm having an off week this week. Its been one of those weeks where no one major event has caused my mood to quickly spiral downward but rather many little daily ones. I've smacked the snooze button on my alarm more times than I care to admit (and I usually have no trouble owning up to the fact that I use the snooze option quite liberally). Each time I hit the alarm, I burrow down deeper under my covers making it all that much more difficult to finally extract myself only to rush around getting ready resulting in completely mismatched socks and grumbling about the fact that the world conspires against night owls.

To say that I've gotten up on the wrong side of the bed each day would be an understatement. I've been in the sort of mood that makes it entirely appropriate that I drink my morning tea out of a Grumpy (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) mug and my ring tone from the musical Wicked sings "Loathing, unadulterated loathing, for your face, your voice, your clothing. Let's just say, I loathe it all."

While I usually don't like posting about the common, little every day annoyances that send me reeling; sometimes, I just need to. This week is one of those weeks where the fact that I have to sit through the same red light twice because a driver at the front of the line forgot that the gas was the long pedal on the right; the fact that some peoples voices make me want to gouge my eyeball out with a dull pencil; and the fact that even some conversations with my own mother end with me wanting to bang my head repeatedly off the wall. Its been the sort of week I find myself wishing I was 5 years old and could throw a temper tantrum in the middle of the grocery store because people leave their grocery carts smack dab in the middle of aisle and their annoying little kids are climbing up the shelf or picking their nose which is just downright nasty. Its been the sort of week that I just don't feel like being in a good mood.

So, today let's hear it. What are your gripes, complaints, daily annoyances that leave you burying your head in your hands while muttering "Why me?" Feel free to tell me about the annoying whistler at work, the driver who neglected to use their turn signal, the fact that the weather has been less than stellar, or that your significant other is completely incapable of changing the toilet paper roll. Get it all out now and lets hope that by airing all our grievances today, the second half of the week will be much more pleasant.

Also, please be advised that telling me "cheer up buttercup" will likely send me to the nearest flower bed to dramatically stomp on what remaining summer flowers are left while I complain about how no one understands me much like an angsty teenager.

What has gotten on your last nerve this week?

25 comments:

LiLu said...

Why do all my BRAND NEW tights get holes in them after ONE wearing?! I was so excited for you, bright purple. I had so many plans for us... A navy dress here, a plaid skirt and boots there. And now none of it shall be. Why me?!

Ray said...

lately, school has sent me over the edge.

no, I won't go to your stupid required event to listen to some jack ass speaker. it's boring and I learn nothing from it. also, professor, I will hate you now until the end of your supid class for telling my advisor you didn't see me at the event. NO ONE WOULD HAVE NOTICED. you are a stupid brat professor and every night I have to go to your class I feel like stabbing you with a fork.

whew...that felt better!

jnyfritz said...

hum, where to start?
humming co-workers...enough said.
the never ending audit...
bill collectors, yes i realize you spoke with me two weeks ago regarding outstanding invoices and i said you would have a check, however i do not make the final call on what checks will be paid, i just print them, so two weeks later, when you still dont have a check, the only thing i can tell you is...soon the check will be in the mail...GET OFF MY BACK!!!

Katie said...

having a $100,000 law degree and not being able to find a job. i've moved past finding the perfect save-the-world job and even sold out by applying to big firms. to what end? NO FREAKING JOBS EXIST. so i'm taking my big bad law degree and applying to borders, whole foods, pottery barn, etc. YIPPIE!!!!!

(thanks for the opportunity to rant! i'm having one of those weeks as well -- small children better RUN)

LBluca77 said...

The wrong side of the bed is where I have gotten up every morning this week too. It really just puts a huge cramp in my day. Can't wait for Friday.

Hopefully everyones week gets better.

nory said...

Why must my manicure chip after only four days of getting it done?

Why must my coworker fail to read the email I sent him correctly and ask me the same question EVEN THOUGH it was clear as day stated in the email?

Why must I be at work at 8am each day and furthermore, why must there be so much traffic each day?

(Also, I am tempted to tell you to cheer up only because I'd like to see you stomp all over flowers. It sounds kind of funny, even though I know it's not. SO rather than saying cheer up, how about I know how you feel and it's okay? And a hug?)

Kyla Roma said...

I wish I could bake you cookies, even if only so you could have them with a mug of alcohol lol

My why me is why is it always on me?? One of my best friends has been gushing about wanting to get together now that I'm home from the cruise, but she won't call or e-mail or text to make plans. I don't remember the last time she asked me to do something with her, and while I like seeing her I hate having all the responsibility for keeping our friendship moving forward.

And I'm mad that I have to meet my mom's boyfriend's extended family tomorrow night at Thanksgiving. I don't care about meeting them and I wish my mom would stop trying to make family happen. It takes time.

RAK said...

The dog, that my kids had to have, barks constantly while outside. As soon as I let him in, he runs to my daughter's room to poop.

AshleyD said...

My roommate sent me a text message telling me goodnight last night. And this morning he sent me a text from work asking what my plans were for today. I'm sure he's just trying to be nice and friendly, but mostly it makes me want to scream and punch the wall.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

You've mastered appreciating the little things in life. Who's to say when those little things start misbehaving, they can't accumulate to a crappy week? You're totally entitled and should not feel bad about venting. You are human, after all.

Little Fish said...

I am with you- this is an off week and I'm not pleased. Anyway, I'm sending hugs and hoping your week gets better.

Pam said...

My kids fighting non stop after school is making me crazy. My pants are too tight. So is my shirt. I have a headache that won't go away. UGH.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I TOTALLY hear you on certain people's voices making you want to gouge out your eyes. Some of my classmates, while they mean well, drive me absolutely batty. It's a combination of their voices and they are always asking so many damn questions. How are you? How was your weekend? BUDDY, it's 8:30 am, I don't WANT to talk to you about my damn weekend, I don't want to talk to anybody!!

Whew, that felt good to rant.

In all honesty though, chin up, and I hope your funk passes soon :D XO

chickbug said...

Why a week into starting my 30 min. commitment do I feel the fattest I have felt in a long time.

MeLaNiE said...

Well, first I ran over my cat and now it seems like that's all people (even though they don't know I did) are talking about. My kids like to tell me that they have a cat and one of them scratched them. It seems like there is a sentence on every paper about a cat, and it just makes me feel like crap.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

the fact that i have a ridiculous uncalled for crush on a boy that i know knows how good we would be together but is afraid to admit it - or just doesn't see it at all.

probably the latter, who am i kidding.

fuck everyone.

xoxo

Ashley said...

California is full of fast drivers and slow turners. This weeks it's mostly been old people.

Coworkers who don't seem all that concerned with getting things done.

And a TA who doesn't manage class time, so that people who spent time preparing for presentations always end up rushed.

amanda said...

why can't the woman i work with just freaking get along? and why do some have to be so damn bossy. seriously, yo.

why the heck can't i get an interview for a job i actually want to do...and then, get the job! i'm not asking much.

sulk in your "why me." you're entitled. we're all entitled. sometimes a pity party for ourselves is the best kind.

holllla.

Ashley said...

Oh, and also, I haven't seen Adorable Boy much lately at all. Just to spot him at least adds some excitement to my day.

Kristin said...

My gripe is that I'm feeling crapsville. For some reason, my baby doesn't understand that I don't feel good and is just as wound up as ever today. The nerve of him. Ah ha ha. Feel better lady!

Ohmygoshi said...

oh i know that feeling all too well. we've moved on to thursday, so i won't post any of my peeves, but i will send you happy thoughts for the rest of this week!! :)

Bayjb said...

Oh my gosh, I thought I was the only one who was feeling like this. Literally every day, I wake up annoyed. Over...nothing! Nothing important. It's so ridiculous.

raeleighjo said...

blaaaaaah. i'm so far behind on my reader, i just got to this. you're always so good about commenting and i suck. sorry! i thought of you today when i was watching in the kitchen with david! :)

my why me's are boy and job related -- both pretty much along the lines of WHY WON'T IT JUST WORK OUT HOW I WANT IT TO?! annoyed-face.

Trina G. said...

kids picking their noses is gross. I've ruined Asa...I tell him if he has a boogy, I will get it for him with tissue, in private.

Andy said...

I'm a little behind on commenting this week, so... Going back to Wednesday... It bothered me that I had to go grocery shopping, then home, then back to school for a meeting, then home, then back to school to meet my friends for a party especially for the 1st and 2nd years.