Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Yes, I am petty and too outspoken.


Notice how all the blogs are so nice and positive? I would like to introduce a new category to the Georgie Love blog at the very least...

PETTY THINGS THAT GIVE ME THE SHITS.


I am very, very, very tired today and it makes me just a little short tempered. I went to the supermarket and nabbed a register to checkout that only had an elderly couple buying a loaf of bread and some eggs. I dumped down my purchases (nappies and toilet paper, essentials) about 30 cm behind the bread and the woman literally panicked and RAN from her position at the end of the register to the beginning to put a divider between the nappies and the bread. I said to myself "Sally, don't say anything, don't say anything" but I broke and said to the woman:

"You know, I really think the cashier would be able to sort your and my groceries, the panic was probably unnecessary". I thought I said it as gently as possible, but the lady gave me a dirty look and ignored me. This is what I hate, the PANIC THAT YOUR GROCERIES AND MY GROCERIES MAY TOUCH AND TAINT EACH OTHER. Ridiculous.

ALSO if a stranger came up to you in the supermarket and said out of the blue "Can I touch your baby's feet?" would you say:

a) yes
b) no
c) um... something else.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? And what is giving you the shits today? Or in general?

(ps: yes that picture has no meaning to this post in general, but "being petty" "petty things" etc brought up no appropriate images in google images, so I looked up "cutest thing ever", just for balance, right?!)


And here is something else from that search!

10 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Sounds like you had the same sort of day as me yesterday:
http://curlypops.blogspot.com/2009/02/conspiring.html
Some days we should just stay in bed!

potty mouth mama said...

You know I hate those panicked people too. And you know what I hate even more - waiting in line to get served, making sure that people that were there before you - with two small children in tow, only to have some fool push in front. I know they knew I was there first because they then proceed to avoid eye contact. Probably safer that way because if they did, then they'd get the rant that they deserve.

Oh - and another thing I hate - when I am buying something and say - no bag thanks - and they put my stuff in a bag anyway. So then I have to take my stuff out of the bag and give the bag back. Really. Less plastic please you IDIOTS!

Cranky much?

Bec said...

hell no you can't touch my baby's feet weirdo!! (i think that is what you should have said sal!)
i believe sarcasm is the best option when faced with 'difficult' people. that way, i feel better for having said something, but chances are, the person is too dumb to realise you are actually taking the piss - hence, confrontation avoided. (translation, there will be no awkward scenes in the supermarket aisles!)
hope your day is better today sweetness! xx

Betty Jo said...

Don't those petty things vary in strength on irritating meter depending on how shit you are feeling yourself. There are days when I bite back at people all snakey pants and the family pretend they don't know me and there are those good days when it washes right over like a breeze. Cause those irritating people are small brained b---ns and you're not!

handmadelife said...

oh god it's like you're channelling me... and while we're on the weird annoying shit people do to your baby without asking how about the 'blessings' from putrid old people (not that i have anything against old people) but really you're a filthy old man with over 70 years worth of niccotine and god's know's what all over you and I don't believe in god anyway so what the hell are you doing???
sigh
maybe it's just that I haven't had more than 2 hours sleep in a row for 5 months, usually I love a crazy old person (hell I am a crazy old person).
and the grocery thing, that is just insane, and I also hate it that people give me that "oh bloody hippy think you're better than everyone else" look when I say no bag for the fourth time and make them take my stuff OUT of the bag they've just put it into...
AHHH that feels so much better.
x beck

mum space said...

I do usually try to subscribe to the motto that you can't change anyone else, just yourself, so it's best to ignore people who are giving you the irrites. But when you are a tired mama it's hard to bite your tongue and smile all the time. And then there's that other motto, if you don't instigate change the human race will probably just eat itself up in greed and die out. My petty dislike is when people steal my parking spot that I have OBVIOUSLY (my blinker is on) been waiting for. I used to just drive off and find another, but after one sleep-interrupted night I find myself getting out of my car to confront a park-stealer and to my horror she just looked at me and said, "I don't give a shit how long you were waiting, piss off." Another one of my pet dislikes is being sworn at (swearing about and at THINGS is okay, but not at people, sheesh). So I found another park but on my way into the shopping centre I jotted down her numberplate and went to concierge and asked them to request that the owner of that numberplate return to their vehicle as they had been backed into. I walked away hearing the announcement and couldn't believe I had actually gone through with that...

Cath said...

god, i laughed my head off at your post!. What is that about- people get outraged over the grocery touching thing yet not at hundreds of thousands of people dying due to preventable diseases...anyway what REEEEAAAALLLY annoys me is not just that people want to touch your baby- secondly that they feel it is OK to pat your baby on the head WHILE YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING - ummmm do they not realise how close to touching your boob that is???!!! (sorry to yell) Or when you are pregannt and they touch your belly!!! I could go on....

Cath said...

your post made me laugh my head off... why do people freak out about that- the small stuff really there are much bigger things to worry about... but - asking to touch your babies feet is weird and no you cannot but you know whats worse is when you are breastfeeding and they stroke your babies head!!!! Ummm- do they not realsie how close to your boob they are???!!! so wrong...even worse than rubbing your belly when you are pregannt- that only happened once and I let out a ferocious roar...jeeez... i knew I was premenstral, I need some vitex...

Lauren said...

My um...something else would have been f*ck no!!! How strange!!

Complete strangers have asked to take photo's of Jack...no way!!!

pen said...

Not having a baby-lack-of -sleep -thingy to make me grumpy (I just generally am) I've got to go with the 'how freakin' sunny and happy are all those damn bloggers?? I just want to slap them!' hell I don't believe they have the perfect lives they all seem to brag about!!
And on strange people at supermarkets - I don't think that sarcasm works, I always find being freakily 'nice' and smiling (like a serial killer) always works well.
Chin up.
p