Things I Can Live Without

18 May

Because it’s Friday, and well, I haven’t shared any stories of dates gone wrong or crazy love letters lately, here’s a quick list of little things that I have decided I can live without.

People always talk about how it’s the little things in life that matter…and in this case, IT IS.

  1. People who don’t turn right on red. Especially the ones who are at a DESERTED INTERSECTION with NO CARS IN SIGHT. Seriously folks. Stop delaying my travel. These people probably don’t understand the meaning of “carpe diem” since they don’t take advantage of all right-turns on red have to offer.  And yes, not having to wait the extra fifteen seconds really DOES MATTER.
  2. Nickelback. Closely followed by “people who listen to Nickelback.” I don’t need to explain this one.
  3. Yoga classes that play all om-ish flute music. Especially an all-flute music class at 5:45 a.m. Let’s get some energizing jams cranking out of the stereo while I fire up the core. At least throw some Enya on. I know, yoga is supposed to be relaxing. But don’t knock it til you try it—B.o.B. and Nicki Minaj make great sun b soundtracks.
  4. Ex-boyfriends who use me as a job reference. Without my permission. Three years after we broke up. If I want to know what’s going on in your life, I’ll stalk you on Facebook. Your new girlfriend tags photos of you incessantly, so it’s not hard for me to find you.
  5. People who think questions like “how’s the love life” make good small talk. Because, you know, I really have NOTHING ELSE going on in my life except for dating. 40 day yoga challenge? Training for a marathon? Junior League? My job? Ask me about something that I’m really passionate about, because my life is not defined by being (or not being) in a relationship. These people can go join their friends who ask me questions like “why are you still single?” and then act disappointed when there isn’t some clear obvious reason. Like having a third arm or something. 

Anyone want to add to the list? What are your biggest “little” life annoyances?

And don’t worry grasshopper, I’ve got some good crafting/cooking posts coming.


2 Responses to “Things I Can Live Without”

  1. yearofexperiences May 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    People who are void of subtlety; compounded even further if this is to do with flirting. They just crash through sentences like it’s San Fermin every day of the year. I cannot help but wince.
    ~ Matt

    • cakerypapery May 21, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

      Oh no, I’m probably guilty of that every once in a while! “Crashing through sentences” is an amazing description.

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