Monday, December 05, 2005

And the list goes on...and on...and on

Anyone who knows me, knows I am annoyed very easily and very often. A character flaw maybe, but it is what it is ::shrug:: I have a list I keep in my head titled "Things that Annoy Me." I add to it often. Today I am going to give you a peek at what is being added to my list at this very moment.

Things that Annoy Me
1.Things that do not work how they are supposed to. When something is supposed to work a certain way and it doesn't, it tends to get me a little miffed. (This addition to the list is very hypocritical since I should technically be counted as something that doesn't work how it's supposed to myself.)

2. People who either mishear, misunderstand, or just plain don't know and then take it out on you. Sure, you may want something to be a certain way, you may think it should be, but it is not. I have done my best to convey to you in advance how it is. You insulting me when things don't go your way may make you feel better, but it makes me feel like crap. Thank you for that. I have decided I am way to sensitive to be in any sort of customer service related field...but more on that in another entry.

3. People who say they are going to do something and don't. People who are reminded about what they said they would do and didn't, and who still don't do it, are even worse. Now, I don't know if that made any sense or not, so allow me to clarify. My financial institution (the one with the stagecoaches that rhymes with Bells Largo, you know the one) assured me, completely unprompted, in our little overdraft fiasco that the fees would all be waived. Awesome because their fees are freakin' high. Wonderful. I go home stressed about the account, but feeling happy that the fees wouldn't kill us. Well, the fees were never removed. I made a polite but pleading reminder call, and was assured it would be taken care of. 7 days and $330 later...no removed fees. Bah. Now I know our account was overdrawn and fees should apply...but don't volunteer to remove them as a courtesy and then not do it.

To convey the image that I am not a complete and total grump-ass all of the time I offer:

Things that DO NOT Annoy me

1. When my daughter, finding my bra left in the living room, picked it up, started swinging it around and cried "Mama, you left your BOOBY TRAP in the living room!" She has taken to make up words when she lacks the proper vocabulary, and that was a particularly good (and accurate) substitution.

2. When my son, who was playing outside in what was left of the snow, came running in to give me a piece of slushy ice....."it's shaped like a heart!" he exclaimed. Now that does no annoy me at all.

There has been some wondering as to whether I should be allowing my customers access to my grumpy, bitchy underbelly. Probably not good business. I am still mulling it over, but believe I am fairly safe for now, as my aunt is the only person I know who is actually reading this at all. Hello Aunt D!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Deborah said...

Don't ever underestimate the written word or its power. Gee I thought I taught you better. At least for the while I had you under my wing. Corn and Potatoes girl. Aunt D.

2:23 PM  
Blogger maria said...

Hello Mama!Mama!,

Now,now...you are going to have
to be more careful about your
writing as it is not only just
your aunt reading your funny stuff.

Just discovered your site through
BE. Love it.

Marie

8:27 AM  
Blogger Mama! Mama! (Mel) said...

Marie:
Thank you for your kind words. I actually removed the link to my blog from my store website, so I am free to rant and rave as I please. I feel a little convicted in my grumpiness after looking at your blog, though. It's wonderful. I will be checking back in often. :)

10:40 AM  

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