So, I wrote this in July and never published it, don't know why. I present it now as a partial list of things that annoy me. In July.
Grocery stores where you can't take the cart into the parking lot and have to leave it next to the store with your groceries, go get your car, drive up, and then get out to load your groceries. I suppose in theory there is someone there to load your groceries for you and it is a nice little service for the consumer, but in practice it means carrying Owen (and sometimes Mia as well) across the parking lot rather than pushing one or both of them in the very convenient cart I was forced to surrender at the curb, strapping them into their car seats, handing out snacks and drinks, and, as often as not, getting most of the way home before I remember to go pick up my groceries.
People who say they got a flu shot but then they got the flu so flu shots don't work. I mean sure, that is annoying, but it is also the very nature of flu shots.
When someone asks you for advice, and you give them the best advice you can muster, and you get no response at all. I mean, even if they think it is the worst advice they have ever gotten in their entire life and they sort of can't believe they are even friends with you and you have just given them a road map of exactly what not to ever do, they could at least say "thanks," right? (I've done this myself. More than once, I am sure.)
People who don't RSVP. Seriously? Come on. Not that hard. (Done this one myself too. More than once, I am sure.)
Texting. Specifically how easy it is to intend to send something to Chris and send it to my mom instead. So far it has only been mundane stuff like what to have for dinner, but you know, that's just so far. There is disaster ahead and I know it and even knowing it I don't think I will be able to avoid it. Makes me wonder how people manage to conduct successful affairs.