Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pet Peeve Wednesday

I'm uncomfortable, swollen and have the patience of my 2 year old. Here are some things that are irritating me (that was for you, Laurel).

1. People who don't return their carts to the cart corral at the grocery store. If my swollen, toddler-toting, umbrella carrying butt can manage to get my cart back to its proper location, so can you, perfectly-groomed-woman-on-your-lunch-break.

2. People who honk at me when I'm turning right at a red light. You may not care if you get swiped by the jackoff speeding around the corner, but I have a 2 year old and a soon-to-be infant aboard and would prefer we all get home in one piece. Plus, honking at me makes me a few extra moments to make up my mind about whether or not to turn. I love to see the steam coming out your Guido ears.

3. Our towels. For whatever reason, our towels have started to smell musty really quickly lately. Ry's towel especially will be pretty rank after one day. This means we're going through 10 or more towels per week. I can't figure out what's going on. We haven't changed detergents, wash cycles or soaps.

What's bugging you today?


Cathy said...

Impatient people that don't understand that you can not go fast then slam on your breaks and expect it to go well when there is 6 inches of snow on the ground. Oh and instructors that give you the wrong information to study for an exam.

PS: Sorry about the ankles

Becky said...

-My shower, which seems to start growing stuff again the day after I've cleaned it.

-My hair, which isn't growing fast enough.

-Southern California because it doesn't have seasons.

LaLa said...

People who spit their gum out just anywhere. People who don't pick up their feet when they walk and make that God-awful scuffing noise with every step. And the word "like" used in a sentence any other way than as it was originally intended.

nana said...

Next time you wash your towels, use hot water and put 1 cup of white vinegar in the rinse water. Finish the load and them rinse again. This should take care of your "smelly" problem.

Jenn said...

Thanks for the tip mom. I've tried washing them in hot water and drying them on the highest heat setting. It makes it better, but doesn't fix the problem. I'll try the vinegar in the next wash.

Cathy said...

On the towel issue: Has the humidity in your home increased (either from outside or an added humidifier) or are you leaving the bathroom door shut during the day? This could increase the must

Jenn said...

Cathy -- I can't think of a reason humidity would have increased. We haven't changed the way we shower or keep doors open. We haven't run the air/heat much this year to try and save $, but it happens even when it is running. I'm at a loss.

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