5 Things — Annoyances

Dr. Tanya noted that for her 5 Things prompt, she most often ask us for our five favorite things related to whatever topic she gives us. But this week, she decided to go to the dark side and has asked us to share five things that can cause a lot of irritation or that annoy us. What? Only five things?

I am annoyed by…

  1. People, often tradespeople or service providers, who tell you they are going to show up at your home on a certain day or time, or commit to getting back to you with an answer or a quote by a specific day, and then never show up or even call or text.
  2. Dog owners who don’t bother picking up their dog’s poop when walking their dogs around the neighborhood or wherever they might be walking it.
  3. People who refuse, in the name of “personal freedom,” to get COVID-19 vaccinations and to wear face masks in public.
  4. Most television commercials, which is why I rarely watch live TV. Almost all the things I watch on TV are shows that I’ve recorded on my DVR so that I can zip past the commercials when I view the recordings. And these days, much of what I watch on TV is on subscription streaming channels, like Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, and Discovery+, which have no commercials.
  5. Republicans.

16 thoughts on “5 Things — Annoyances

  1. Melanie B Cee February 2, 2022 / 10:26 am

    Very concise list Fandango! You’ve touched on some of my own as well.

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  2. Marleen February 2, 2022 / 10:32 am

    I’m more annoyed by people in any profession or trade who show up but don’t know how to do the job (and don’t admit it). But not showing up is also annoying.

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  3. Lou Carreras February 2, 2022 / 11:21 am

    I agree with all that you note. However, when I taught media to seventh and eighth graders I taught them that technically commercials were the best scripted, shot and directed elements of modern TV – they just use all that sophistication in service of utter trash.

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    • Fandango February 2, 2022 / 11:28 am

      Yes, many are well done, clever, and artistic. The only time I actually look forward to watching TV commercials is during the Super Bowl, when the advertisers pull out all the stops.

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  4. writerravenclaw February 2, 2022 / 12:04 pm

    Yes, all of these are extremely annoying. I’ll add one to that, being made to stay in to wait for an engineer and they say they will be there between 12 and 6 and then turn up at five to six.

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  5. Sadje February 2, 2022 / 6:32 pm

    Shouldn’t the Republicans be on the top of your list? 😛

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    • Fandango February 4, 2022 / 11:56 am

      I like your use of the “APITA” term. I once had a girlfriend who was very high maintenance and I nicknamed her PITA, but never told her what it meant.

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  6. leigha66 February 8, 2022 / 7:58 pm

    I don’t know how I could narrow it down to just five. Good list though.

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    • Fandango February 8, 2022 / 8:03 pm

      There are many more where that came from.

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