This is pretty cool, for the first time in this class I can free write, speak in mother tongue, and do whatever I want mwahahahahahaha!!! So instead of writing some epic conclusion to all of the blog posts I’ve written, I’ve decided to take the easy way and write something dear to my heart clouded in darkness: the series of things that piss me off. Oh where to begin, because there are so few things in this world I actually like, landscapes for example. I love any picture that has to do with space, mountains, waterfalls, and that sort. But this is a rant so here it goes.
Environmentalists, my god do they annoy me more than my alarm clock. They act like plastic bags are going to blow up the planet, that humans are a major threat. This planet has been through so many traumatic events, such as earthquakes, solar flares, cosmic rays, etc. Trust me, littering here and there won’t put a dent on this beautiful green/blue ball just floating around the sun. Besides, if Environmentalists really cared about this planet, why don’t some of them go and pick up trash voluntarily around the neighborhood. In my opinion, Environmentalists don’t care about the planet, they just want a clean place to live.
Girls that constantly talk about clothes, makeup, and make duck faces on Facebook. Not like any of these things in general are wrong to talk about, but from my experience in high school, girls that solely talked about these things just seemed so dumb. Do girls not have anything more to talk about instead of tangible objects, maybe more rhetorical topics, like philosophy. I’ve had friendships in the past that I’ve broke off with some girls, because I couldn’t take all the discussion over such “dumb-blonde” topics. Not all girls are like this, but those that are just piss me off. And what is up with those duck faces? What is the appeal in perking up lips…when did ducks get attractive? It’s overrated, too many girls do it (which loses its appeal), and unattractive. Whatever happened to smiling?
Closed-minded people that think their opinion is the end-all be-all of facts. For example, Steve hates techno, therefore Steve thinks techno sucks, and (further) that those that listen to techno are stupid. I once asked my mom what it means to have good taste in music. She replied “I’ll tell you what’s bad taste in music: Britney Spears.” I grew up, once upon a time, and realized that there is no such thing as “good” or “bad” taste in music, books, sports, food, drinks, video games, etc. Since everyone is entitled to their own opinion, their own taste in whatever, nobody’s taste is right or wrong. So, I just wish those people would stop treating their opinions like actual facts, there is a big difference between the two. Just another example of closed-mindedness.
Fashion that people take so seriously. I love magazines, and alot of inspiration and ideas come from various types of magazines, my favorite is Vogue. But I hate it when I’m reading a magazine and I’ll read an article or a little tidbit on “never wear pink with orange,” or “chokers are so 90′s,” or blah blah blah. I appreciate the science behind fashion and the illusion that it can create with clothes. But, for the fashion industry to act as if there are rules, and laws and what’s “in and out” (which by the way, I hate it when people only wear trendy stuff, it’s like do you not have a mind of your own?) is a bit absurd. Again, my opinion, but fashion is just clothes. It’s all just tangible objects, so I wish people would stop acting like fashion police.
People that say “Starting next week I’m going to diet and exercise” and never do. Or those that complain about their weight and don’t do anything about it. Talk about lazy. If someone is that worried about their health or weight, than do something about it!!! The sheer absence of logic of some people never ceases to amaze me. It’s like those students that never turn in homework, than wonder why on Earth they are failing a class.
Oh and another point I want to add, why do girls complain about models being so skinny on magazine covers? Cindy Crawford once said “What I really don’t agree with is people who complain about it but still support it. You’re giving your power away. If people don’t want skinny models, stop buying the magazine with the skinny model, and believe me those magazines will change fast. It’s business.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.
People that can’t cook or do origami. Both require following simple instructions. If a person cannot comprehend simple instructions, I can’t bear to imagine how they get through everyday life. Sure things like soufflés and making a dragon out of paper isn’t something an amateur learns easily, but for someone above the age of 14 that says they don’t know how to cook chicken or boil water or cook an egg is a little ridiculous. Maybe it’s the fact that they never took the time to learn, but I’m talking about the people that say that cooking chicken is hard, all because they don’t understand the directions. Reading and comprehension are basic skills learned in middle school.
I work in a retail store, H&M to be specific. One of my biggest pet peeves are the customers that come in and wreck havoc in the store. Why on Earth would customers purposely throw clothes on the floor after your done looking at them, or knock clothes off the rack? Customers are the biggest headache since doing an English paper at 3 am. They are a nuisance and make me hate my life even more than I already do. And don’t get me started on the people that give me a hard time at the register or in the fitting rooms. It’s not my fault that customers can’t read the signs carefully, or that H&M doesn’t carry the size they want. People have to start being more considerate of the employees of retail and any store for the matter. We are not your slaves, though corporate wants you to believe we are for the idea of profit (a sad, sad concept that drives people to insanity). Thanks to customers, every time I close at my job, I have to stay until 2 am cleaning the store, (that is not an exaggeration, during holiday season it’s alot worse). Given, my store is 2 levels and it’s at one of the biggest malls in the United States, that doesn’t give people an excuse to lose respect. So, next time you shop at a store, here’s what you can do to help: When you take an item off a rack, put it back nicely, the way it was. Don’t shove it back in, it ruins everything else. And especially, don’t throw it on the floor. Next, after your done trying on clothes in the fitting room, put it back to where you got it from. Every time someone leaves their clothes in the fitting room, or gives it to the attendant, that adds to more clothes we have to “run” back onto the floor, to their original places. Try running at least 10 full racks of clothes a night, at about midnight. Not fun at all.
The funny thing is that I have this long list of “pet peeves” stored in my subconscious mind that is too long for this post, (and that I can’t remember some of them either). So, I will end my rant with one of my favorite quotes: “I don’t have pet peeves, I have major psychotic fucking hatreds.” -(RIP) George Carlin