Monday, June 04, 2007

are you annoying?

Tony hit a nerve with a recent post on the annoying habits of others. A number of us ranted on and on about spitting and picking and smacking and other revolting things.

It started me wondering about my own annoying habits. I drop my socks wherever I take them off. Rarely in the bedroom. I know it irks my husband. Oh, and I pinch one nostril shut and blow my nose on the ground. Just kidding, though I've had the misfortune to see that done more times than I can count. Aside from the socks, I'm close to perfect. Do you think there's anything folks find annoying about you?

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Blogger evilganome said...

I have tons of bad habits, I'll have to get back to you on this after I come up with a list. This may require an Excel spreadsheet and a flow chart!

June 04, 2007 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Tater said...

The only bad habit I have is showing up everybody else with my goodness, light, and truth. Oh, and humility, my mountains and mountains of Humility.

June 04, 2007 8:57 AM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

Lynette: Mostly it's my overall messiness -- putting things down wherever I happen to be when I'm done with them and not being able to recall exactly where that was when I (or, as often happens, someone else) needs those things again.

EG: Ha! Ha! Ha ha ha ha!!

Tater: You kill me. Seriously.

June 04, 2007 9:12 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

tony, i don't believe it. you?

tater, what eric said. you're too cute.

eric, i forgot that one. that does drive my husband wild, but it does me too. i can have the keys in my hand one minute, then they're lost for a day. craaaaaaaaaaaazy making behavior.

June 04, 2007 9:15 AM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

Foot in mouth disease. That can be hugely annoying. Saying the wrong thing at precisely the wrong moment. Now that takes talent.

June 04, 2007 9:35 AM  
Blogger David said...

Most of mine I've grown out of. I used to have serious sewing machine leg. I've also learned to censor every seemingly humerous comment that pops into my head, and no longer turn everybodies utterances into musical theater song cues. I am sometimes guilty of keeping my iPod playing when paying at the checkout counter. I think it's rude and hate when I catch myself doing that.

June 04, 2007 10:25 AM  
Blogger Willym said...

Well much like you lynette I am as close to perfection as it is humanly possible to be. Now there may be some that argue with that but what the hell do they know! Well okay I do tend to be a bit arguementative at times. And I do tend to repeat stories again and again. And I do tell the same Sophie Tucker jokes at every gathering. And I do tend to repeat stories again and again. But I know those are only slight imperfections that bother no one!

Tater: You humility shines like a beacon to light the way for the rest of us.

June 04, 2007 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Joe / Kusala said...

Do I wonder why I'm still single? Sigh.

June 04, 2007 6:30 PM  
Anonymous TedBear said...

I might spank you for the naughty sock game.

We all have our habits. When I met the Overeducated Redneck and moved in on the first trick, he had to break two kitchen habits of mine. If a pot had a lot to scrub, then I would fill it with water and soap, and let it sit. He would find it in the sink in the morning, scrub the mess off and put the pan away.

The Soak Method was not popular with Mr. Man, and the next few communications were, um, rather direct. We haven't had the soak method in our home for the last 22 years.

The second habit was emptying the dishwasher. I like to empty the dishwasher in the morning after everything has dried and cooled off. I am not so clever in the early morning, and don't drink coffee, so I am sweet in the morning, but a bit simple. Mr. Man said, "Small forks with small forks. Big Forks with Big Forks."

He did the fraternity formal debutante game in New Orleans, so he knows about all such things.

My dad had a shop that fixed cars. Two forks at dinner? Why would we ever do that?

June 04, 2007 9:36 PM  

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