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Please adopt our cat because she needs to be able to go outside and we didn't even consider her when we agreed to rent a new apartment .... on the 2nd floor.

 

Now that really irritated me this morning.

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On 30.7.2019, 12:21:24, hooperski said:

Selfridges can just fuck off.  Keep Christmas the way it is.  Can you imagine the nagging and pressure on parents for the next few months.

This is just being mega greedy, taking commercialism to the limit.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/29/only-149-shopping-days-to-go-christmas-comes-early-to-selfridges

 

Well, it's now September and I saw Stollen and Spekulatus for sale in the shops this morning.

It's 112 days to Christmas day  FFS.

 

Grrrr

 

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15 minutes ago, HH_Sailor said:

 

Well, it's now September and I saw Stollen and Spekulatus for sale in the shops this morning.

It's 112 days to Christmas day  FFS.

 

Grrrr

 

Time to bake the Christmas cake:o

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Yesterday I watched as Marie Yovanovitch testified before the House, calmly and rationally, while explaining the circumstances which caused her to be removed from her job as US Ambassador to Ukraine, the result of machinations by Rudy Giuliani and with the complicity of Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, despite Yovanovitch's thirty-year history of exemplary performance in the State Department.  In the afternoon, after Trump tweeted against her while she was testifying, the Republican Senators fell all over themselves praising her work and thanking her for her service, trying to clean up Trump's act, which may result in another impeachment charge, intimidating a witness.

My opinion: she was ousted from her job because she wasn't corrupt enough for the current US government leaders.

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What irritated me was that in spite of his less than stellar confirmation hearing, which did include yelling and crying in self-pity, Kavanaugh was confirmed as a US Supreme Court Justice.

 

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Uncontrolled self-pity.  Reminds me of someone else in a high office in the US government.  He'll fit right in.

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Ran into my 900-year-old neighbor today, who was irritiert at one of the DHL notices hanging in the entryway.  

 

Methuselanne: What's this?  Who is this for?  What kind of name is that? (note: the name really is quite unusual. It is my next door neighbor, who I dislike intensely.  I smirk.)

Me: It's for [neighbor].

Methuselanne: And why is it a printout?  I can't read that! Not without my glasses.  Way back when, they used to write it out by hand. ("They" do still do this sometimes, usually even)

Me: (just wanting to get out of the cellar with my bike and on my way) Mmm.  Heh.  Yeah. 

Methuselanne: And this postman (nowhere to be seen btw), he only speaks ENGLISH.  That's all he can speak!  He can't do anything!  Only English!

Me: (knowing damn well that even the world's oldest neighbor knows I speak English) Aha.

Methuselanne: Completely incompetent!  Whatta Depp.  Only ENGLISH!

Me: Okie dokie well buh bye, have a nice day.

Methuselanne: (grumbles in Aramaic) 

 

She won't be around forever, but it's not the first time I've had this sort of stupid interaction with one of my more ancient neighbors in the hall.  (I'm sure I've written about this before) When Noisy Upstairs moved in I was cornered by another fossil and invited to be appalled at the newest addition to the building.

 

Him. It's two WOMEN.

Me. Yeah.

Him. MARRIED!  To each other!! (shakes head either with palsy or disbelief, probably both)

Me: Well, bye.

 

I don't even know what to say to these people.  I'm irritated that I live among them.  Having heard what they've said about others, I can only imagine what they've said about me, except here's the thing, I couldn't give less of a shit.  Think whatever you like.  But don't pass your bigotry on to others.  Especially not to me!  I was super irritated that I hadn't even managed to get out the door of my building this morning without first being cornered and subjected to some sort of xenophobic microaggression. 

 

and p.s. at the moment we have a couple of guys that are regularly on our route and they are EXCELLENT.  One Hermes guy, doesn't speak German for sure, doesn't really fucking matter though.  DHL guy speaks German with a thick (Polish?) accent, is also fantastic at his job.  Friendly, fast, knows us and our building already, knows not to ask me to take packages for my next door neighbor :lol: they are great.  I've never been so satisfied with their services.  Fucking nasty old bag.

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11 minutes ago, dessa_dangerous said:

Ran into my 900-year-old neighbor, who was irritiert at one of the DHL notices hanging in the entryway.  

 

Mate, that's a day out for her.

 

She's living in pension poverty and is so effing crazy and lonely that she wants to chew the cud with you! 

 

Guys, get a descent pension or end up annoying the next generation of Toytowners! 

 

:lol:

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, dessa_dangerous said:

Ran into my 900-year-old neighbor today, who was irritiert at one of the DHL notices hanging in the entryway.  

 

Methuselanne: What's this?  Who is this for?  What kind of name is that? (note: the name really is quite unusual. It is my next door neighbor, who I dislike intensely.  I smirk.)

Me: It's for [neighbor].

Methuselanne: And why is it a printout?  I can't read that! Not without my glasses.  Way back when, they used to write it out by hand. ("They" do still do this sometimes, usually even)

Me: (just wanting to get out of the cellar with my bike and on my way) Mmm.  Heh.  Yeah. 

Methuselanne: And this postman (nowhere to be seen btw), he only speaks ENGLISH.  That's all he can speak!  He can't do anything!  Only English!

Me: (knowing damn well that even the world's oldest neighbor knows I speak English) Aha.

Methuselanne: Completely incompetent!  Whatta Depp.  Only ENGLISH!

Me: Okie dokie well buh bye, have a nice day.

Methuselanne: (grumbles in Aramaic) 

 

She won't be around forever, but it's not the first time I've had this sort of stupid interaction with one of my more ancient neighbors in the hall.  (I'm sure I've written about this before) When Noisy Upstairs moved in I was cornered by another fossil and invited to be appalled at the newest addition to the building.

 

Him. It's two WOMEN.

Me. Yeah.

Him. MARRIED!  To each other!! (shakes head either with palsy or disbelief, probably both)

Me: Well, bye.

 

I don't even know what to say to these people.  I'm irritated that I live among them.  Having heard what they've said about others, I can only imagine what they've said about me, except here's the thing, I couldn't give less of a shit.  Think whatever you like.  But don't pass your bigotry on to others.  Especially not to me!  I was super irritated that I hadn't even managed to get out the door of my building this morning without first being cornered and being subjected to some sort of xenophobic microaggression. 

 

and p.s. at the moment we have a couple of guys that are regularly on our route and they are EXCELLENT.  One Hermes guy, doesn't speak German for sure, doesn't really fucking matter though.  DHL guy speaks German with a thick (Polish?) accent, is also fantastic at his job.  Friendly, fast, knows us and our building already, knows not to ask me to take packages for my next door neighbor :lol: they are great.  I've never been so satisfied with their services.  Fucking nasty old bag.

Tough day at the lockdown office!😂

PS: I am envious and jealous, dessa.

My office landlady and owner of 6 houses is only about 82. ( And brings me the electricity bills for all 6 houses every month. “ John, which one is yours?”

( But in Cretan dialect. She is illiterate cos her fucking macho dead husband didn’t give a shit.)

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1 hour ago, dessa_dangerous said:

I don't even know what to say to these people.  I'm irritated that I live among them.  Having heard what they've said about others, I can only imagine what they've said about me, except here's the thing, I couldn't give less of a shit.  Think whatever you like.  But don't pass your bigotry on to others.  Especially not to me!

My very close German friend in my social bubble lives in a building with a neighbor like this.  In her building is a teeny tiny elevator, and as we were stepping in one day the age 70ish bigot cornered us and began complaining to us about the neighbors (die Ausländer) who don't wear masks in the hallway of the building when entering/exiting.  I'm sure she doesn't converse with them because, well, they are Ausländer, albeit not like me. 😏 Never mind that she herself was practically breathing down our necks while not wearing a mask.  I said to my friend how racist she is and she just looked at me with such embarrassment 🙄. Really sad.  I feel your pain, and I am glad that no bigots like this live in my five family building.  

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2 hours ago, dessa_dangerous said:

Ran into my 900-year-old neighbor today, who was irritiert at one of the DHL notices hanging in the entryway.  

 

Methuselanne: What's this?  Who is this for?  What kind of name is that? (note: the name really is quite unusual. It is my next door neighbor, who I dislike intensely.  I smirk.)

Me: It's for [neighbor].

Methuselanne: And why is it a printout?  I can't read that! Not without my glasses.  Way back when, they used to write it out by hand. ("They" do still do this sometimes, usually even)

Me: (just wanting to get out of the cellar with my bike and on my way) Mmm.  Heh.  Yeah. 

Methuselanne: And this postman (nowhere to be seen btw), he only speaks ENGLISH.  That's all he can speak!  He can't do anything!  Only English!

Me: (knowing damn well that even the world's oldest neighbor knows I speak English) Aha.

Methuselanne: Completely incompetent!  Whatta Depp.  Only ENGLISH!

Me: Okie dokie well buh bye, have a nice day.

Methuselanne: (grumbles in Aramaic) 

 

She won't be around forever, but it's not the first time I've had this sort of stupid interaction with one of my more ancient neighbors in the hall.  (I'm sure I've written about this before) When Noisy Upstairs moved in I was cornered by another fossil and invited to be appalled at the newest addition to the building.

 

Him. It's two WOMEN.

Me. Yeah.

Him. MARRIED!  To each other!! (shakes head either with palsy or disbelief, probably both)

Me: Well, bye.

 

I don't even know what to say to these people.  I'm irritated that I live among them.  Having heard what they've said about others, I can only imagine what they've said about me, except here's the thing, I couldn't give less of a shit.  Think whatever you like.  But don't pass your bigotry on to others.  Especially not to me!  I was super irritated that I hadn't even managed to get out the door of my building this morning without first being cornered and subjected to some sort of xenophobic microaggression. 

 

and p.s. at the moment we have a couple of guys that are regularly on our route and they are EXCELLENT.  One Hermes guy, doesn't speak German for sure, doesn't really fucking matter though.  DHL guy speaks German with a thick (Polish?) accent, is also fantastic at his job.  Friendly, fast, knows us and our building already, knows not to ask me to take packages for my next door neighbor :lol: they are great.  I've never been so satisfied with their services.  Fucking nasty old bag.

 

I think you’re holding out on us. Surely you missed something? Some additional detail perhaps?

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