Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Top 10 Things You Would Like To Leave On A Desert Island
This week's Top 10 Tuesday is a bit of a branch-off of last week's subject, but I'm still excited to see where this takes me. I almost missed today's due to work responsibilities, so sorry it's late. Make sure to drop by Kate's and Tiff's to see what they left behind on their islands.
The more I thought about last week's subject, the more I started craving desert island quietness, so I vote to leave me and all my top 10 items from last week on a desert island. But, the following 9 items cannot be on the island with me, it's an either/or scenario.
#2: ANNOYING PEOPLE
For me, this would be an EXTREMELY long list, but anyone who get's on my nerves either has to live permanently on an island, or serve "time" on one.
You probably guessed this one was coming. I know that bugs serve an important function in our ecology, but surely there has got to be another way to handle such matters versus creepy, crawly, stinging, biting, scary creatures, right?
#4: WHITE CREAMY STUFF
OK, get your mind out of the gutter...I'm referring to the likes of sour cream (which just smelling causes me to gag), mayo, ranch dressing, and the like. I'm not sure what purpose they serve, but it would be so much easier for me in the dairy isle if I didn't have to know ahead of time where the sour cream is so I can avoid it completely. It's the reason why certain shops in town don't get my business...they keep the sour cream too close to the cheese.
#5: REALITY TV STARS
This probably actually goes under #2, but I do need to differentiate because this class of annoying people is far more annoying than those I'm forced to interact with on a daily basis (which is the main specificity of #2). If I really think about it, I probably should have another number dedicated just to divas because, again, a whole other class of annoyance.
#6: MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU CRY
I've never understood the purpose of these types of movies. Why would you want to watch a movie that makes you so sad that you have a physical reaction to it? Why would you want to watch other people suffer, even if they are actors and the subject matter may or may not be real? I try to avoid these like the plaque, but every once in a while one sneaks in, and I don't like it, especially the ones where the couples don't end up together...I like HAPPY endings!
#7: DISNEY GUESTS
Again, this could fall under annoying people, but this is more of a specialty group like Reality TV Stars or Divas. If more Disney guests were like me...grateful and excited to be there while still aware of my surroundings and staying considerate to others, I would be OK with them, but they aren't like that. They are self-absorbed, complaining, mean, horrible people overall and I'm not sure when that started, but it's steadily been getting worse and worse over the years. It's gone from the occasional rude guests to the occasional nice one. I'm not sure what that says about our society, but it ain't good folks.
#8: TRUCKS THAT GO BEEP-BEEP WHEN THEY BACK UP
Obviously, I get the reasoning behind it...to alert the people around you that a massive vehicle is moving in a direction that can be dangerous, but I still don't like them and I really don't understand why they need to be so LOUD! And why, for goodness sake, once the back up process has finished, don't they put it in 'park' so the beeping will stop? Why? To torture me and my super-sonic hearing.
This one is a bit controversial, especially since some of my best blog friends have them, but I'm sticking by my choice to add them, especially after our vet visit last weekend. I'm extremely allergic, which is bad enough, but the cat person had to sit right next to me and the cat kept violently hissing at Bam, scaring the life out of him and simultaneously causing all the other dogs, especially the big ones, to bark constantly. The owner thought it was funny, we did not.
#10: COUNTRY MUSIC
I have never been a fan, which sucks living in the heart of the "country" where the music is revered. But the older I get, the less tolerance I have for it. I start my day by having to pass one of the local stations parked outside of a restaurant practically every morning broadcasting "live" and "out loud". Then I get to work and they literally blast it from every office and lab space, each on a different station, so I'm doomed to hear it all day from different directions, all different songs. The only space that is country-free is my house. Shame I can't afford just to stay home 24/7.
Well, that list didn't end up so good, did it? Sorry about that. Next week's might not be much better, but I'm still gonna try!