There are so many things that annoy me fairly easily (my mom thinks it’s because of my “creative temperament”; I think it’s because my body keeps finding an excuse to get me sick). It’s kind of difficult to think of three right off the top of my head, if only because they all try to clamor for attention the moment I try to figure out what they are. Thankfully, I’m typing this ahead of time and I have roughly 22 hours before this actually gets posted. Surely that’s enough time to at least have a tentative list of annoyances.
Okay, here’s what I came up with:
1.) People who claim to be writers, but refuse to see how much they suck
Look, I think my writing sucks shitty balls even though I get paid really well for it. That’s why I try my hardest to make sure that whatever it is I submit to my employers at least has subject-verb agreement and basic sentence logic working out for it. It’s also why it annoys the hell out of me every time I meet a person who clearly does not put as much thought into his or her writing BUT EXPECTS TO BE PAID HANDSOMELY FOR IT. Writing is extremely hard work, and it pains me to know that there are folks out there who say they are writers but don’t put the work into it. I take it personally, sometimes. I think of it as a direct insult to my profession.
2.) Being off-schedule
I usually don’t make plans, but when I do, I tend to want them to go off without a hitch. I get all twitchy when I have something scheduled for the day and other people or other things push it back. A good example is last Mother’s Day. I planned to treat my mom to her favorite spa and one of her favorite restaurants, both of which were in Megamall. My sister and I got her to the spa in time, and managed to snag a table at the restaurant before the lunch crowd got too bad. BUT THE SPA WENT OFF SCHEDULE BY AN HOUR AND THEY REFUSED TO COMMUNICATE WITH US. By the time my mom got out for lunch, the food was cold. Mom was fine with it, but I was annoyed for a few hours afterwards. I wanted Mother’s Day to be perfect.
3.) Misleading TV schedules
I know that this is a very MINOR annoyance compared to other annoyances, but it’s still something that really bothers me to no end. When the schedule says that I’m supposed to see Criminal Minds at a particular time, I fully expect to see Criminal Minds in the hour specified. I do not appreciate it when the previous show turns out to be a two-hour special that basically either pushes Criminal Minds back or makes it so that you don’t get Criminal Minds altogether. That’s not cool, TV folks. I need my Spencer Reid and Penelope Garcia fix. It doesn’t matter that I could stream this. I want to watch it on television while I write, dammit.