Pushing the simplicity boundaries
What irritates you?
I like simplicity so because I'm always harking on about appreciating the small stuff, today I'll enlighten you.
Today I'm talking about being irritated, by those simple things that make you want to growl like Marge Simpson.
(A skill I already have!)
My top 5 simple things that irritate me!
No.1 - Bad manners
Ever uttered the words 'you're welcome' sarcastically because of the lack of a thank you? Yep me too and not so much as uttered but instead said rather loudly with the obvious intention of having myself heard!
It's basic learn-as-a-toddler stuff, so why can I hold a door open for someone and they breeze through it as if I've been employed simply for my amazing door holding skills? Sometimes a whole tribe can sneak through that open door and not a simple 'thank you' is muttered!
Speaking of manners, how is it polite to go out for dinner and not thank the waiter/waitress as they clear your dirty plates? Their thumb may well be digging into your cold leftover gravy as they lift the plate but it's their job right? Right, but surely people can crack a smile and maybe even exert themselves to say thanks! 🙂
No. 2 - Junk mail
It amazes me that some companies go to the effort and expense of printing and delivering their advertising paraphernalia.
Do you read junk mail? The process for dealing with junk mail in my house is really simple,
1. Collect junk mail from door mat.
2. Drop junk mail into recycle box.
Do companies really get leads from this stuff because I'm sure none of it gets read! 🤨
No. 3 - Ignorant mobile phone users
Picture this, you're relieved to have got a seat on the train, you dig out your book to escape into another world. Somewhere a phone rings loudly.
A person answers loudly. Then they have a full conversation loudly!
I've even heard people give their bank details over the phone and not seem to care that the 50 passengers in their carriage could potentially be scribbling down their details!
What about when you're at the till in a shop?
End the call or carry on chatting while ignoring the assistant that's serving you?
I know people who are guilty of this and I always stop chatting and wait for them to finish. I almost high fived an assistant at Geneva airport when she interrupted a guys call by asking him to hang up so that she could serve him! Ha! ✋
No 4 - Pavement Politeness
If there are four of you walking in a line across the pavement and you're Heading towards me, it's obvious you're going to have to move over!
A walker ratio of 4-1 isn't going to work on a 3 ft wide pavement so why should I step into the road in front of moving cars? You won't believe the number of times I've stopped in my tracks and waited , face to face, for the warmth of my angry breathing to force people to move over.
Grrr! There's only one of me! 😡
No.5 - Little things at home
There isn't a secret pass code for the lid of the laundry basket, it just comes off, you simply lift it and the clothes go inside. Not on top of the lid, just lift and drop, simple!
There's no such thing as a toilet roll fairy, nor a bin fairy nor a make the bed fairy. It's me.
And when I finish the washing up and the kitchen surface is finally empty and clean, it's not the time to bring me a dirty mug as I remove my marigolds. 😒
Believe me there are more than five but if I was to dig deep into the realms of my irritated soul, I'd be writing a book not a blog post!
Fortunately the simple things that I love in life, outweigh the simple things that irritate the hell out of me. So all is good in Simply Sarah's world!
So come on, leave a comment below and tell us what simple things irritate you! 👍
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