What’s wrong with me?
I am a nature girl. Always have been. Without sounding insensitive or flippant, I have often declared that I would make a good homeless person and as I look at what I just wrote, I realize that there is no way to make that statement and not sound insensitive and flippant. Don't get me wrong. I am very thankful for my humble abode (which I have worked hard for) and my warm bed every night, especially on a cold night, but give me any excuse on any given day, all seasons (begrudgingly less in winter), and I'd rather be outdoors. I don't understand people that would rather be indoors, and perhaps those same people don't understand me.
So what is it that annoys me? People that don't respect common ear space when they are outdoors. In my neighborhood, at the beach, anywhere. You might enjoy KIIS FM or your station of choice on Pandora, but why do I have to be forced to listen to it when all I want to do is be at one with nature sounds; the breeze, the birds and the buzz of the bees while I read and write or do anything else or nothing? With all the wireless buds out there, you mean to tell me you can't personalize your choice of entertainment by keeping it to yourself?
I have never been diagnosed, but I'm pretty sure I have some form of ADD, because as soon as I hear unsolicited music, I lose all focus. And although I prefer silence, I love music, but only when I choose to listen to it. Obviously, I can see this makes me sound like a control freak. Truthfully, I really don't understand why something this trivial bothers me so much! Yes, I do know there are much bigger problems in the world. And oddly if I hear power tools, dogs barking, children playing, none of that bothers me, it's only unsolicited music that makes me nuts. What's wrong with me??
I buy these foam ear plugs and when the need arises I wear them along with noise cancelling headphones on top of them feeling so silly in the utter silence thinking this just doesn't make any sense. Shouldn't the person choosing to listen to music be wearing the headphones?
And I have gone so far as to drop comments about my love of silence to the biggest offender of my aversion, the neighbor that lives behind me. Something tells he will play his radio prouder and louder if I push the issue, so I do not, would not nag him over this. I just remain grateful for the days he is not around. He's really not a bad person, and I am aware he has also worked hard for his humble abode and it's his yard, his airspace, and I just have to remember to put my big girl pants on and deal with it, when he presses play.
A Farce, A Trick, A Gritted Tooth.
In general, I’m a patient sort:
I’ll hear out almost any thought.
It’s alright if you feel obscene.
The world is harsh, the world is mean,
But it’s so wonderous in between...
Let puppies yap, let toddlers teethe,
Let chewers chew and breathers breathe,
There’s just one thing that makes me seethe:
Pretentiousness. It get’s my goat.
So do whatever floats your boat;
Go on and snap, go on and gloat,
Come sneer and leer and condescend,
I’ll take it all from you my friend.
Just never, ever, dare pretend.
Loud Annoys Me
The car next to me at a stop light
making my vehicle pulse
to their musical taste.
Women shrieking the details of their mother in law’s
gall bladder surgery into cell phones
drowning out the instrumentals of 1980s hits
socially distanced at the check-out of Winn Dixie.
My next door neighbor lives life loud
loud and proud
Too early out in his garage tells us he’s working
to make his four cars louder
out there drilling 10 to 15 holes
evenly around the base of the muffler
while rocking out to country turned way up
keeping he and the entire neighborhood are entertained
while waiting for the testing that will begin again soon
vhorm vhorm vvhooormmm vhormmmmmmmm
vvvvvhoooorrrrmmmmmmm vhorm vhorm vhm vhm vhm.
Yes, loud annoys me.
I Might Slap You
When people doubt/blame themselves irrationally. It's just makes me want to slap 'em. I cannot stand it when I hear someone start to blame themselves over something stupid. I have litterally said to someone: "If you don't stop fucking pitying yourself and fix the goddamned problem I'm either going to do it for you or I'll let you suffer."
It's very annoying but I'll only do it if it's irrational.
heres just a small list of things that annoy me.......if i offend you so be it but this is a list of things that annoy ME, and MY opinions
people that have an education and still say LIEBARRY instead of LIBRARY or MIRA instead of MIRROR. (or just tbh anytime someone pronounces something wrong because of ingorance.)
C L O S E - M I N D E D P E O P L E
Idiots that talk a bunch of crap about America and take knee during the National Anthem. If you hate America so much get the FUCK out of it!
People that LITTER
people that DONT show respect where respect is due
People that Judge when you aint met me,and you dont have the facts straight.
When you touch me or my hair and you have not been given permission to do so. (Prepare to be put in an arm bar. ) im a very touchy-feely person but dont touch me when you dont know me.