Minor Observances/Petty Annoyances
Monday, May 2, 2005

I love my children, very much. Not so much with other people's kids, and my wife thinks that means there's something wrong with me.
Annoyance Level: 3

Don't eat...all day. I have lived like this for years, and when I get home, the overwhelming need for something hot and containing a meat of some kind is...well, overwhelming. My wife, on her way out to a meeting of some kind says "Fix a sandwich or something." This occurs at least twice a week.
Annoyance Level: 2

Typing on is an excellent way to ensure that one of my bosses is going to come tramping through my office door at any minute.
Annoyance Level: 4

I put a DVD in. Whoever's watching says "What's this?" (I've covered this before. I can't understand the notion of not waiting 10 seconds to see for yourself.)
Annoyance Level: 5

Watching Firefly, and the schmuck I'm trying to show it to won't stop talking over dialogue that I'm trying to get him to hear.
Annoyance Level: 4

My wife promises sex all day. Come night time...SNOOZE.
Annoyance Level: 8

In the parking lot at work, there's only one space to occupy. After I get in my car to leave, car's covered in sap.
Annoyance Level: 6 (With I didn't know sap comes out of trees!)

My boss says he doesn't want me bringing my children to the squadron, as its an idnustrial area. Walking around the same afternoon, I see at least six children roaming about.
Annoyance Level: 4

Book purists in movies that can't keep their word holes shut.
Annoyance Level: 8

Writing a flylog on annoyance.
Annoyance Level: 2


Tuesday, May 3, 2005 3:42 AM


Most of these comments are why I haven't gone to a movie theatre since LOTR Return of the King came out waaay back whenever it did. I say take the 9 bucks you would normally spend on a movie and save it for a home theatre system. I did that, and it allows me to maintain my rage against humanity.

Monday, May 2, 2005 9:17 AM


I saw Pirates of the Carribean three times in the theater. The first time, four rather large...okay, very fat people behind me kept saying exactly what was just said on the screen to each other. Through the whole movie!
The second time I went to see it, I was TDY in Arizona, by myself. A woman came in with 5 kids. Okay, I can see that...its a base theater, tickets are cheap...but those kids better be the hell quiet! And, surprisingly, they were. It was the mother who, after every funny line or bit of action would holler at the top of her lungs "Uh-OH!" I wasn't the only one to notice it either. Everyone in that theater turned around about the tenth time she did it.

Then, her youngest child, provided with a soda in a cup bigger than she was, dropped it. I looked down to see a river of coke flow over my brand new shoes. The man in front of me said "What the hell!" and turned around to give me the dirtiest look. I mean dirtier than Jayne! Not knowing what to do, I got up, cursed loudly, if unenthusiastically, shook my shoes off, and headed for a corner seat. When the movie ended, the guy who was sitting in front of me was agrily staring at me and saying things to his family that I couldn't hear...I did pick up his son say "Kick his ass." though. The third time I went, I sat in the very back, and moved down more and more as more people sat in my row. Luckily, I enjoyed that showing..

Monday, May 2, 2005 8:43 AM


Yeah, instead of book purists, I should have said anyone who talks in a movie...But, book purists really piss me off...Not everything in a book translates well to the movie screen...Especially if you're talking about HHGTTG or LOTR. I don't care...I didn't come to the theater for a literary discussion...I came to see a gorram movie! If I had put cell phones on there too, that would have been an Annoyance Level:11, but I forgot. Turn the damn thing off, and stop talking on in when you're driving too! Now that I'm properly vented (with no expectations of now exploding) I feel better...thanks chosen1!

Monday, May 2, 2005 8:29 AM


Ooh, I got one:

Sitting down in to watch a much anticipated movie (after paying nine bucks) only to have some dumb teenage girls giggling and talking incessantly.
Anoyance level: 11

Oh, they are definitely going to the special hell.


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