Now I have to tell you about 7 things which make me grumpy (only 7!!). I am a huge fan of Grumpy Old Women when it pops up on telly and while I am a fairly cheery person most of the time and my cup is usually half full rather that half empty I do like a good grump every now and again (and again, and again!).
These things are guaranteed to get my goat.
1. People in cars who don’t say thank you when I have clearly stopped to let them pass. I have contemplated making a great big sign which I can flash at them. Something along the lines of ‘Manners don’t cost anything’ or ‘Who brought you up?’ or ‘Oy, I waited for you, a thank you would be nice’ or ‘%*£$*$%!’. My children won’t let me.
2. Dirty dishes left on top of the empty dishwasher. Dirty clothes left on top of the laundry basket. Junk mail left on the surface instead of put into the recycling box. OPEN IT, PUT THEM INSIDE!
3. Rain, falling on my washing within moments of me putting it on the line. Is there somebody up there having a laugh? “Oh look, there’s Chris putting the enormous family sock wash on the line… 82, 83, 84… she’s done them…she’s going inside…she’s putting the kettle on…NOW! Turn the sprinkler on Rain Fairy…hee hee hee!”
Which brings me on to
4. Socks. There are 12 feet in this house. That makes 84 socks a week to wash! Socks which people hide in their bedrooms instead of popping them into the laundry basket when finished with so they all turn up at once demanding to be washed.Socks which people leave on their floors which have underfloor heating which creates an all-pervading waft of foot throughout my house. Socks which people ball up instead of flapping out so I have to flap OTHER PEOPLE’S SOCKS before I can put them in the machine. Socks which play hide and seek and refuse to come back out of the wash as pairs. Socks which all look the same (I now buy colour coded ones for each family member which has cut down on this particular stress a tiny bit).
5. Politicians. Not very original I know but it is THAT week this week, the week when the old adage “If you want to be a politician then you shouldn’t be one” seems very apt. Watching the shenanigans going on, the toing and froing makes me want to scream! We are trying to run businesses, raise families, live lives out here; can you just get on with it, form a stable government and stop looking out for yourselves PLEASE!
6. Supermarket banners outside schools. While I am delighted that Sainsburys/Tesco/Asda etc want to give our schools much-needed equipment I am not very keen on schools being used as advertising hoardings for these multi-billion dollar/pound businesses.
7. Running out of Earl Grey tea and having to have Builder’s. This makes me very grumpy and it is best not to approach me if you know this has happened. You have been warned!
I shall tag
Julia at What Will Julia do Next (again) cos I think she will enjoy this one!
Metajugglamum cos it will give her a good excuse for a bit of a shout!
Heather at Eggs Cream and Honey cos I would like to see which recipe she comes up with to go with this one!
If you’d like a go at it leave a comment and I’ll link to you too!