One of the silly things that truly irritates me, is when I see a man who is bald, straining and greasing half a dozen or so hairs over his bald pate. To do this he has to part what hair he has just above one ear and stick it down with grease. If he is lucky it sticks like glue to his head but if its windy it stands up like a cock's comb. I subconsciously feel the need to snip off the offending strands with a pair of scissors. Why would a bald man need to do this? What is wrong with being bald?
My boss in my second part time job, is so indignant if anyone sits on a table and has trained us not to do this but if anyone of us needs to go to a training session or lecture and the tutor happens to be sitting on a table whilst talking, we are all uncomfortably neurotic about it!
I am asking my family what irritates them.
Kaiko my daughter in law, had been living with us for two months and apparently suffered the most excruciating irritation without saying a word. (Typical Japanese.) Then one day she asked if I had an oil can for the squeaky living room door. No one else had noticed it was squeaky. It was a kind of family squeak that was so familiar that our ears didn't register the sound. It was easily remedied and she asked if she could oil the children's bedroom door too! Another squeak that had gone unnoticed.
Sam says he doesn't like public snogging! This reply has amazed me as he did his fair share when he was a younger! The reserve of the Japanese culture must have rubbed off on him after all those years he spent in that country!
Harry says that he can't think of anything that annoys him, (except me, sometimes!) However, the rest of the family thinks it would be easier to list the things that DON'T annoy him!
I really could write a book about my irritations but graffiti must come really high up on my list. Why is it that every inner city in Britain seems to have this problem? Surely this is as antisocial as housebreaking, car theft or shoplifting. So why isn't something done about it? When these little vandals get caught, what happens? An ASBO more than likely. They are like trophies to teenagers! I would like to see graffiti hooligans scrubbing off their "work" with nothing more than a toothbrush and a bucket of soapy water. That would take the smirk off their faces!
Bonfires are another of my pet hates! it is so annoying when thick, grey smoke engulfs a small city garden like mine, usually on a nice day when I've put the washing out. Fortunately this does not often happen as I think my neighbours know how I feel.
I get pretty mad with the Government for a whole range of things but is it really true what the papers were saying recently, that a man in England was claiming social benefit for his four wives! What?! We're not even allowed to have four wives or husbands in this country so why should we be taxed to pay for other peoples'? When in Rome do as the Roman's do, I always say! I respect the laws of other countries so why shouldn't other people, when they are here?
I do realize that by now I might have offended some one with these views & they really are only my views for what they are worth. However, if you are sitting on a table, with strands of greased down hair across your head, and have more than one wife or husband, who loves squeaky doors, kissing in public, a lover of graffiti and planning your next bonfire, then I am truly sorry!