Thursday, March 30, 2006

Thursday 13 v. 4

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen things that annoy CARMEN


Sorry for the rant this week, folks. It's just been one of those weeks.

  1. Bad Drivers: The pedal that makes the car go is on the right, the pedal that makes the car stop is on the left. Signals come standard and don't cost extra. If you're in the wrong lane, go up and turn around instead of holding up traffic. The speed limit isn't a suggestion. If you're not going to go the speed limit, please remove yourself from my path.
  2. Parents that Buy Their 16-Year-Old Kids Cars More Expensive Than Mine: You're teaching them entitlement. That's bad.
  3. Crying Babies in Movie Theaters: They're called babysitters. Look into one.
  4. People Who Answer Cell Phones in Movie Theaters: Who do you need to talk to that badly?
  5. People Who Talk Excessively in Movie Theaters: I don't go to the theater much, as you can tell. :)
  6. Women Who Go to My Gym in Full-Out Makeup: It's a gym. You sweat. It's not a beauty contest.
  7. The Current State of American Politics: How long until 2008? Really, I've never seen a president follow one f-up with another, bigger f-up. The man lied. If the senate can try to impeach Slick Willy over a lie about sex, I'm just saying turnabout is fair play if you lie about something, like, say KATRINA and whether they knew the levys would break.
  8. People Who Question My Patriotism Because I'm not a Fan of the President: Questioning policies and politics without repercussion is what a democracy IS. I respect the OFFICE, but not the MAN IN IT.
  9. Traffic: It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. If everyone keeps moving, why should there be traffic?
  10. Office Politics: Ever seen the movie "Office Space"? It's funny, because it's dead on. If I die at an early age, it's because of the people I work with. I mean, you can only not let it bother you for a time, and then you go postal. I'm not saying shooting up your office is right, I'm just saying I can empathize.
  11. Reruns: I think the TV execs should stagger the seasons of different shows, so there's always something new on to TiVo!
  12. Skinny Women Who Think I Want To See Their Undewear Under Their Super Low-Rise Jeans: Much less their lower back tatoo.
  13. American Tourists Abroad: The ones who are loud and think speaking English slower and louder will help the people that don't speak English understand. Make an effort to respect another culture.

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52 comments:

Tanya said...

I wholeheartedly agree with every issue on your list.

And I love your flickr photos - they're amazing!!

Happy TT :)

FrogLegs said...

Okay, I agree with everything-- but I'm not aloud to talk politics. ;) ANYHOW!! #12 though-- HA HA HA HA!! Love your list-- a *GREAT* list!! #3, #4, & #5-- all reasons I don't go to the movies much either. ARGH! Happy TT!!!

Lazy Daisy said...

Hmmm....I can whole heartily agree with your list. Are we related? I also agree with your theory on the universe. My pet peeve is "Know It All people" who tell you what you should have done after the fact..Thanks for dropping by, I always look forward to reading your rants (I mean lists!)

*Skittles* said...

I agree with a lot of your rants. LOL

Thanks for the visit. :)

Norma said...

I'm with you on the movies. If I'm shelling out that kind of money, I want others to at least be quiet, if they can't leave the baby at home.

The only thing worse than the skinny ladies in low rise with butt cracks and tattoos, are the not so skinny ones who do it.

So we don't agree on the President. You're still the only woman on the internet willing to consider me as a mother-in-law! I don't doubt your patriotism. I used to be a Democrat, a humanist, and a whole lot younger, and I was just as patriotic then.

Katherine said...

Oh, so agree - good rant, especially about those loud cell phone users, please!

Valerie said...

ohhh good list I agree with all of it!

colleen said...

Right on! Especially number 7 & 8. Come on over when you have a change for my 13 today.

Chaotic Mom said...

I. KNOW. WHAT. YOU. MEAN. Regarding #13. People do that for my deaf sons all the time. I mean, with their cochlear implants off they are totally deaf. Can't hear the bozos no matter how loud and slow they talk... DUH! ;)

Thanks for stopping by my T13!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am so tired of feeling ugly at the gym because I'm not made up and dressed up like I'm going to some athletic wear prom. Of course, this is usually the really, super skinny girls that look like they need to be eating a cupcake instead of running on the treadmill. Thanks for stopping by my TT. Happy Thursday!

Undercover Angel said...

I can totally relate to your rants. Thank you for visiting my TT!

Wystful1 said...

Thanks for your post on my T T...I have made you an animated "Plaid" Thursday Thirteen" for you from your TT header....if you'd like it let me know where I can send it to you...Or I can upload it to a website homepage and leave you a link...however you wish...just let me know.

Denise said...

1...LOL...you're right though

2...I hate that!

3...I agree

4...Ditto! It makes me want to stick their phone where the sun don't shine!

5...Uh-huh...my husband is one of those people. I will actually get up and sit somewhere far away from him.

6...what's the point of makeup at the gym? To look like Tammy Faye once you start sweating?

7...EXACTLY!!!!!!!!

8...I LOVE my country and I support our troops 100%...I DESPISE the "leader"

9...rubber neckers and bad drivers causing accidents cause it

10...Hate it! I'm so glad I don't work anymore.

11...Yup...if I want to see something over and over, I'll record it the first time it comes on or rent the DVD

12...I don't get that either

13...hehehehe

Susan said...

Oh Man, Those are all true!! I know what u mean! Happy T13! mine is up!

Susan said...

Oh may,I know what u mean! love ur T13!!! mine is up!

TNChick said...

Great list... and I don't see it as a rant - just facts. :) hehe

Gabrielle said...

I feel like killing those people on item no 4 & 5, too! :)) Thanks for visiting!

Sherri said...

good list! ...I'm with you on most of them;)

...my list is up:)

Wystful1 said...

It's me again...just sent it to you----"You've got mail"

Kimmy said...

Great rant!!! Now... if we can just get those irritating people to listen!

Thanks for stopping by this morning!

Ginger said...

Grrrrr.. bad drivers.. Grrrrrrr

Great list.. so so true!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

feedscott said...

Ugly Americans abroad are far to common.

Are you a vurf?

pvtbfs

karen! said...

Yeah! Those skinnys with their thong-thongs and the tatoo! I hate them too! Even when it is another soccer mom at my 4 year old's game. That makes me even madder, maybe I'm just jealous. But I would still not wear the thong. I would rather go without alltogether. TMI?
Great 13!

Carmen said...

Feedscott, I'm confused. What's a vurf? anyone know? I'll own up to it if I am. :)

I love comments! And Norma, it's ok if I don't agree with my future mother in law on EVERYTHING. :)

stacey said...

I agree with you on most of these, especially about the driving stuff and the skinny women stuff. The movie theater stuff bothers me too, but I've just learned to block those people out and concentrate on the movie.
And hey, we all need to rant at some point!:)
My TT is up.

The Eternal Freshman said...

I'm with you on women coming to the gym in full-on makeup. I want to shake them and say "don't you see you're clogging your pores! Hurry, wash your face while you still have time!"

Lisa said...

ROFL at a lot of these! I agree about the President...I've had enough.

I can't stand the thong crap either. I don't understand how it's even comfortable?

Amanda said...

Could NOT agree more with numbers 3, 4 and 5. I love going to the movies, but it gets harder and harder each time to enjoy myself.

My 13 are up too!

Reverberate58 said...

Wow I agree with all you said. Coundn't have done it better myself. Thanks for the visit.

robin said...

I think I can honestly say I agree with every single one of those.

TT is up!

d.challener roe said...

Hallelujah on #8.

My 13 is up.

Master Enigma said...

I am very select about my movie going lately. It just cost way too much so when I do go I want it to be a good experience. I have complained to management about noise twice and got a free pass one time and the second time I got a refund and a $25 gift card. So don't put up with the noise!

I also hate reruns.

My 13 is busy ranting about nothing over at http://akaenigma.blogspot.com/

Sheri said...

WHAT is up with the thong sticking out of the back of jeans? I must be getting old since I Don't see the fashion statement in it.

Natsthename said...

I am soo with you on Number 2. I hate seeing some bratty prep kid blowing past me in a BMW convertible!! Sure, it might be daddy's car, but it still irks me!

Good 13!

Faith said...

I love "office Space".um, i think you have my stapler.

Maybe not the exact quote, but you know what I mean!

thanks for coming by my site. Please come again!

nyasha said...

you might not believe it - but i agree with all your 13 one hundred per cent! (keeping in mind i am not an american, but us europeans don't like Mr. Bush that much either...)
have put you down as one of my daily stops - i love people who rant ;)
Thanks for visiting, btw.

Chrissie said...

7 & 8 - You ROCK.
Wish the people who do think this way would stand up and do something already.....
My TT is up (I hope you dont have dial up - if you do, you;ll know why LOL)
I'm linking you again - I link the thirteen sites that I visit on Thursdays. Seeing thirteen plus those who comment on mine keeps me busy throughout the day when I'm supposed to be working... :-P
Smiles,
Chrissie

Caryn said...

GREAT list! I would have to agree with, oh, ALL of them. My parents used to rant about #2 when we wanted them to buy us our own cars in high school; now I see why they felt that way. As for crying babies in a movie theater, I encountered that a while ago, and had quite a little rant about it on my blog. SO rude when people do that! And I couldn't agree more with your take on politics. I AM patriotic, which is why I think the current administration should not be in power.

Dariana said...

Oh wow, I feel so much better now. I'm serious. Part of the reason I didn't do TT this week is the entire week was crappy and I couldn't find the words to vent, lol. You made my day with this post. :-)

Happy TT!

Melli said...

Now, THIS is one of the finer rants I have ever seen! I have to agree with probably 95% of what you've stated! And most ESPECIALLY #8 and #2! The only thing I can think to even THINK about disagreeing with is that if the women with makeup at the gym WANT makeup running down their face... maybe that's what think is attractive. Could be. Some clans in Africa think lips stretched to the size of dinner plates is attractive... who am I to judge? Right?

Thanks for stopping by MY 13 today!

Courtney said...

LOL! Great list! I agree with most of these :)

empressjuju.blog-city.com said...

I agree 100% with every item on your list... terribly rare for me!!

Fantastique!

Matt said...

I am SO annoyed by bad drivers.

My TT is up.

*~Tey~* said...

Hi Carmen. I'm having some problems putting that linky thing in my blog. How did you put it on your blog? I put it in my thursday thirteen post and at first it wouldn't add any links that people put in. So Mister Linky helped me out and said I had to use some linky header thing. SO i did, and then it just stuffed eveything up. I'm usually pretty good at these code things, but I just can't work it out. Can you help me at all? It looks all nice on your blog.

Libragirl said...

I love it. I think I posted the same thoughts before, I know I've had them. Especially the 1st one.

Thanks for visiting...

Mandi said...

#1 and #12!!

Mines up :)

Shelli said...

Man can I relate to those! Number 2 especially. I live in a neighborhood where the houses in the front part are middle class newer homes and in the back part of the neighborhood, they are half million and up. A lot of those peoples kids come roaring down my street (they have to come on my street to get to their part of the neighborhood) in their extremely obnoxious expensive cars. It irritates the bleep out of me.

Thanks for coming by. Sorry for ranting on your blog.

eph2810 said...

Oh Carmen - what a wonderful rant - and you are dead on with everything. I have to agree with especially with the traffic and movie issues. Thanks you so much for sharing your rant. I felt like I ranted right along side with you :)
I know, I am late today, but life got the better of me today.:)

-R- said...

I agree with your rants, although I know I have ACCIDENTALLY flashed my underwear before. No tattoo though!

ems said...

people who put on makeup while driving...

thanks for stopping by my blog!

monica said...

LOL Your list is great.

I hate when people who are like babies have nicer cars. Not fair. LOL

mar said...

Great list! Those women with make up not only go to your gym, they come to mine too! thanks for visiting my TT!