21 Things I Irrationally Hate

In case you’re curious, in my own writings on this blog, the word “hate” only shows up a few times– in conjunction with my favorite books and why you might hate them, my study of internet trolls, my support of DC Comics in the MatticusKingdom TugOfWar, a shouty rant in defense of my brother, as a tag in my letter to my first troll, and in a brief Trifecta story about CareBear haters.

All of this is to say that I think pretty much all hate is irrational, and I don’t often let myself take it more seriously than it deserves… which is why when these lists of 21 Things I Irrationally Hate and 21 Things I Irrationally Love started going around, I was excited.

I always talk about my irrational loves, but here was my chance to explain– in a format that makes sense to my perception of hate– some of the things that make me batty.  I’m leaving out the obvious things like animal abusers.

Ready? Let’s do this!

21 Things I Irrationally Hate

  1. ripe red apple with green leaf isolated on whiteThe taste of apples.  There’s no reason for this at all.  I’ve eaten them straight from a tree, and tried them in every way possible.  It’s one of the only foods I’ll slip to Fido instead of trying to consume.
  2. When people criticize the food someone else is in the process of eating or not eating. I don’t care if someone is not eating at all, or if they’re picking all the mushrooms off their plate, or if they are eating straight from a giant bag of cereal marshmallows, or if they are eating celery sticks on rye, or if they’re swallowing down fake-purple potatoes shaped like little dinosaurs. It’s none of your business unless they ask for your opinion.  Seriously.  Back it up.
  3. Being called popular, unpopular, important, or unimportant– or any other word that is a perceived reflection of the opinions of the general masses rather than an actual compliment or fact.  It actively gives me hives.
  4. The words: jicama, meat, and pond.
  5. The phrase “I barely eat any sugar” unless you’ve ever actually done a count of your standard sugar intake and compared it to anything that would give you any idea of what “barely” even means. It’s most likely a lie and it diminishes the work my husband puts into his every day life.  Instead try, “I barely add sugar to anything.”  But before you say that, consider what merit the idea has, what point you are trying to make, and if it even needs to be expressed.
  6. Unsolicited ego-and-judgement-driven commentary. [See #2, #3, & #5]
  7. Papyrus. It’s a font, and you should stop using it.  Immediately.  In fact, I’m happy to help you remove it from your computer.  If you need assistance, just let me know.
  8. Ill-planned public bathrooms.  If your bathroom is in a mall or another place that welcomes children regularly, don’t make the faucets so high that most adults have to stand on their toes because it’s harder to lift a water-loving three-year-old than you realize.  Also, what’s with the auto-closing doors in women’s restrooms? You realize that now the only way I can see if a stall is empty is by crawling along a dirty floor and peeking up under doors? Plus, women have purses.  Give me a hook or prepare for the mess I make when I go all MacGyver in your bathroom in order to avoid setting my belongings on the ground.  And “automatic” is not another word for ill-functioning. I’m talking to you, women’s bathroom in the mall.  I’m talking to you.  Because yes, it’s somehow worse when your bathroom is BRAND NEW and still suffers from all these problems.
  9. Pride in computer illiteracy.  It’s not a good thing if you can’t turn on a computer.  It’s a sign that we, as a world, have failed to inspire you to self-learn, or perhaps we created an unnecessary fear, or perhaps we simply did not supply you with the required resources. I’m sorry we failed you, but please stop being joyous about it.
  10. Pop up ads.  Why do they still exist?
  11. When my feet get wet, or sandy, or dirty.
  12. Cracks of light through curtains.  If I wanted to see outside, I wouldn’t have curtains.
  13. The persistent quoting and regurgitation of blatantly false, misleading, or unsubstantiated information– even in the face of accessible sourcing and research.
  14. “Wild Thing” by Tone-Lōc. [Ugh.]
  15. Confused causation.
  16. Fake, ill-expressed, or trend-fueled passion.
  17. Surprises.
  18. Doors that don’t lock.
  19. Underwear.
  20. Lightweight clothing.  It looks beautiful, but I don’t like it on me.  It’s uncomfortable. I like clothing that’s double-lined and made of heavy material.  I like skirts that you have to lift, and dresses that wouldn’t possibly fly up, and shoes that are too heavy to hold in your purse.
  21. Hypocrites who don’t acknowledge their hypocrisy.  I’m surprisingly okay with the ones who embrace it.

_____________________________

I know many of you have done one of these lists as well, and if you have– either for love or hate– leave the link in the comments!

What’s something you irrationally love or hate?

147 Comments

  1. I was so with you and then I got to Jicama (yummy to eat and say) and Wild Thing, which I still hold fondly in my heart even though it reminds me of my crappy sixteenth birthday. Oh, Rawr. Or should I say, “Ooooooooo, Raawwwwrrrrrrrrrrr.” (Luckily, I LOVED your orange dress in the last post. So I still think we can be bl-iends (blog-friends)) Yay!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Haha! I do love to eat jicama. Dave soaks it in lemon & chili- yum! It just gets on my nerves if I hear it said more than once in a conversation. I don’t even know if HICKama or HEEKama is worse… hearing either gives me the feeling of hitting my funny bone.

      Thank you for the compliments on the orange dress! It even has pockets! 🙂 We can definitely be bloggy friends even if you love-loved everything on this list. I love people who love things… even when they love stuff I don’t get. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yay! I love to love and of course, to be LOVED (jazz handsssss.) (Plus, I love your blog!) And for the record, reading comments below, I told my kids that I don’t want to hear them say hate because they don’t know how to use the word. Hopefully there’s nothing so awful they need to hate it… yet. So they say “detest” and “despise.” It’s so funny coming out of the mouth of a three-year-old…

        Like

        1. I was raised exactly the same. I just typed “stupid” in a comment, and even though I used it as a “laugh myself stupid”, I still looked around guiltily. Stupid and hate were no-no’s in my house, and that’s why it took me leagues of time to write this post. I’d add something and say “I don’t really hate that. Well, sometimes it’s okay.” etc, etc. 🙂

          Even after all my editing, though “hate” is an easy way to describe my feelings towards these things, it’s really overblown. I like hyperbole more than the average dinosaur, but I do wish their was a better word. 🙂

          Like

  2. I’m with you on number 20. There was an article a while back about why they make women’s clothing so lightweight… I wish I could find it, something about changing fashions and it wears out faster so we’ll buy more… But give me some well made, heavy clothing I can feel for Pete’s sake!

    Like

    1. That makes sense, actually. It’s part of the reason I like my clothing to be hardy. It takes me awhile to find a style or piece that I truly love and I don’t want it to whisper away in a week! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

      Like

  3. Well, I love this list. Huh, mine might be twice as long. But hypocrites do it for me. Yes, they do. And computer illiteracy! There is no reason nowadays to be this way! Especially joyfully. Ugh. I admit I don’t know it all, but I’m more embarrassed than joyful when I don’t know something, especially if it ends up simple. And #10!!!! Great list my rara friend.

    Like

    1. I don’t think any of us know everything about computers… they’re changing faster than we possibly could… but it’s the pride in illiteracy that gets my goat. 🙂 Thanks, Jackie!

      Like

  4. RAWR! I feel like taking the bite of this apple you detest and… I’m inspired. I want to copy and make up my own list of things I hate (rationally or irrationally). 🙂 I am glad I am back.

    Like

  5. I am completely on board with number 13. There’s probably a post just in that.

    I don’t like absolutes. There are things I know to be true or false…but in reality, do I really KNOW if they are true or false? I don’t think so. When people say “Of course it’s….this way or that way….” and then offer up nothing else. I prefer to keep an open mind when it comes to pretty much everything. It’s okay to think you know something is a certain way…just don’t make me feel bad, or like an idiot for believing differently.

    Oh, and I’ve had TONS of sugar today. I’ve barely not eaten any sugar. Excuse me as I go have a piece of cake.

    Like

    1. There could be an entire BLOG dedicated to #13. 🙂

      “just don’t make me feel bad, or like an idiot for believing differently. ” – exactly. 🙂

      Haha! Your sugar response made me laugh. I read it to Dave and everything. 😀

      Like

  6. Interesting… I do not like (I deducted the word “hate” from my dictionary a while ago) the “hypocritical hypocrites” as well… though I can be one but that is in very rare cases and I do not mind criticizing myself for being so in the heat of the moment.
    And I actually like lightweight clothing. It lets the air circulate within and out and it gives a good feeling. And contrary to you, I also like the cracks of light through curtains and the patterns they make. 🙂

    Like

    1. I’ve read some beautiful poetry that plays on the fancy of the light that breaks through curtains, and I actually love to see it in pictures! But in real life, in my apartment, I like my windows totally covered up. No peeking lights, please. Plus, light means opening, and opening means people can see… and then suddenly I have to wear clothes.

      I actually stopped saying “hate” a long time ago, too. Only one of the posts I mentioned uses it in a “I hate ____” context. It’s not a healthy word. But, I do think it’s the easiest way to describe something that you intensely dislike, and I appreciate people who have dislikes as well as loves. There’s a realism and balance to their thoughts that I very much trust and value. Hence, my bio on here (perhaps hyperbolically) says that I love people who love things and I love people who hate things.

      As to hypocrites, we’re all one at some point or another. If you fess up, then I understand. If you’re saying “Do what I say, not what I did”, I’m also understanding of that. It’s the “Do what I say, not what I do, but I don’t see anything wrong with that logic” that makes me crazy. 😀

      Thanks, HA! 😀

      Like

  7. Rara, please don’t ever look at the bottoms of my feet.

    My list:
    Clowns
    Snakes
    Balloons (popping or the twisting thereof)
    BUTTONS – the biggest sinner of all.
    Words with double ‘oo’ and an L or words ending in -lly. and other variations.
    Wanting to write Jicama Meat Pond (I’m sorry, I was compelled)
    and your #2 on the list.

    It’s interesting that fonts drive people to distress – Comic Sans seems to be among them as well.

    Like

    1. Haha! I actually don’t mind seeing other people’s dirty or wet feet… I just can’t handle the idea of exposing my own feet to such things, 🙂 I remember your button rant, haha, and I loved it even though I love-love buttons. My outfit today had 26 buttons total… oh, 28 if you count the ones on my shoes. 🙂 I’m with you on clowns, though. 🙂

      Comic Sans bothers me, but Papyrus is worse. It’s hard for me to even read blogs that use it as their header font… it causes me much distress! It’s just that design is important, and fonts are as loud in their visuality and shape as they are in their words. 🙂

      What about bootlegger?

      Like

      1. I’m gagging thinking about 28 buttons.. we were watching The Carol Burnette Show and she was wearing something with a zalillion buttons – it gave me the willies (which is also a word that I don’t like).

        I use comic sans on my work emails – I think it makes them more ‘friendlier’ to read – or at least less dreadful than getting something in a very-serious-font.

        Hee hee… I’m totally ‘design challenged’ – I dread having to do anything in power point but put in data I’ve crunched for my boss.

        Bootlegger is not offensive to me, and as my co-worker noted, my word dislike does not follow any particular pattern at times. The most offensive word ever is the sound that a bomb makes – and there’s an awful song that sings using that word… however, oddly enough, ‘room’ doesn’t bother me at all.

        Like

        1. Comic Sans is actually harder for people to read and retain… which is really my only grievance with it, if it’s being used to communicate something friendly/happy/child-like.

          See? Fonts have vibes, and virtues. 🙂

          I’m too curious. I want to make a big list of double-o words and find a pattern. There’s always a pattern, right? 🙂

          Like

          1. My husband wrote a song with all the words I hate…

            Well, no one has ever made a negative comment about my emails – (and sometimes I use book antiquia (sp) ) and we’ve had people complain about other people’s email fonts and colors so I feel ok about it ~

            Oh yes – I agree Fonts have vibes ~

            Like

  8. Apples – I’m right there with you. I hate the crunch it makes, and the way that it sticks between your teeth. The juice is barely acceptable, though I’m more of an orange juice guy. Actually I’m not that big of a fan of messy foods, or fruit in general, although if it is cut up nicely by someone who cares more than I, than I’ll eat it… but even cut up, please don’t give me apples. Papaya though, I love.

    Like

    1. I have never met anyone else who doesn’t like apples! Ever! And I know a lot of people! I’m a multiple-exclamation-marks level of surprised and happy!!! 🙂

      I can tolerate the juice, but I’d rather drink anything else. The smell makes me a little queasy because it reminds me of baby food.

      I’m not a messy food fan either, perhaps because I eat so much with my fingers, and while doing other things. I’ve always preferred veggies to fruit simply for that reason– they’re cleaner to eat! 🙂

      Like

  9. Just like you and many others, I’m reluctant to use the word hate at all, so I have to admit I started reading this with some skepticism. The funny thing is that I recognised so many things in your list! As if I’ve been “secretly hating” them, or something. I still hate the word hate, though, there must be a better word… One thing: I LOVE it when light comes in through the curtains. (Not sure if you love or hate CAPITALS ;-)).

    Like

    1. 🙂 I included the curtain one specifically because I know so many people like it, 😀 My friends call me a vampire for the way I bolt the things down. If I wanted light from the sun, I’d go outside! 😉 I know. It’s irrational. 🙂

      There does need to be a better word for “hate”. “Intensely dislike” or even just “dislike” just doesn’t have the right meaning, though. Even knowing how I planned to tackle this list, it still took me nearly a week to piece it together. It was hard to think of anything I disliked enough to go on a list with that title. My dislike for some things on the list may have been dramatized just to get to the 21 list items. 🙂

      I love CAPITALS! Because I like excitement and passion and interest, and they generally represent those things. 😀

      Like

  10. I’m so with you on lightweight clothing… I want to KNOW I’m wearing clothes, and not have to constantly check myself for nudity.
    Hmmm. I might have to do this! I’ve been in a stress-fueled inspiration slump lately. Thanks for the idea! 🙂

    Like

    1. Exactly! Accidental nudity is a big no-no. 🙂 I hope you do it, there’s a lot of great 21 Things I Love lists out there right now, and I think the 21 Things I Hate started over at TipsyLit with Ericka Clay… I think. 🙂 I couldn’t find an easy way to find all of them, but they’re worth reading if you can dig ’em up! 🙂

      Like

  11. I didn’t know that there was a font called Papyrus. It turns out that I have it for Word, but it looks small. Unlikely that I’d use it, then. I wish that Chiller were a larger font. I dislike having to set its size to something like 24 points to equal 10 of Arial.

    #9 – Does bragging about not using any social media count? You know, the “I don’t use Facebook/etc, and whoever uses it is a loser” types? I’m not one of those types, but am curious.

    In my work world (IT / software), it would help if I could write code, but I can’t and, quite frankly, have no interest in doing it. I TEST other people’s code, but don’t write it. I guess that my not learning to write code is the IT equivalent of #9.

    Like

    1. Bragging about not using social media, to me, counts as ego-driven commentary when it’s unsolicited. That part is important. I’ve seen social situations where people are positively henpicked for not partaking of twitter or Facebook… then their response and disdain is usually just defense. But if I say, “I love having a blog.” and someone says “Oh, I don’t read those… blog… things. I prefer to use my time intellectually.” Well, thems fightin’ words.

      As to your example, I think you maybe just have a niche. Coding won’t affect your ability to continue existing as an IT professional, it might just make things easier. For instance, learning specific softwares or reading larger classics create wider/strong literacy, but the extent to which you want to build literacy or USE said literacy in certain areas of your life doesn’t strike me as any of my business. A total lack of literacy on something that adds or detracts in a huge way from your life… well, I feel like that affects all humans. 🙂

      Ha! I hope that makes sense. Thanks for making me ponder further!

      Like

    1. Heeekama, hick-a-mah, *shudders* Yep. 😀 Luckily, it doesn’t come up too often in normal conversation, haha! Just checked out your list… it’s fab! 🙂

      Like

  12. I already did one of these lists, but if I were to do an addendum, most of these would be on there. I would add the words satisfied and satisfying to the dislike list (sorry, Snickers!).

    Like

      1. I don’t think there is a way to say it without looking smug. Or maybe I am projecting my thoughts of a person onto it. Doesn’t matter, still don’t like it.

        You didn’t have to link my post here, but thanks!

        Like

  13. I thought I was the only person who was totally bugged by number 2! (criticising what other people are eating), people think nothing of saying “Yuck how can you eat that?!” or whatever, and I think it’s so rude, and it’s not nice to be on the receiving end of that sort of comment. I’m always telling my kids not to make derogatory comments about what others are eating. Or like you say, commenting on the fact that they’re not eating something in a judgmental way. Leave people alone with their plates!

    Like

    1. I might have been over a few times and left because of the popup then… it’s hard on my laptop. I don’t have the super versatile clicking capability of a desktop computer.

      Like

  14. Many of these seem quite rational (in my head). You didn’t include putting your hand into a bag of food- that is probably quite irrational. Great list. 🙂

    Like

    1. Haha, oh my gosh, yes! That’s perfect. I have trouble distinguishing between rational and irrational because everything I do makes perfect sense to me. 😉

      Like

  15. Good lord I could never write one of these kinds of blogs – I wouldn’t know where to stop. Every blog I write is a tribute to hating dumb things that only I seem to hate. I’ll throw out a few: the word ‘moist’. Mens bathrooms with a toilet and urinal but no walls – just a big open room. Big cracks in bathroom stalls that look directly on the sink and mirror that everyone uses. Video on demand shows that don’t allow fast forwarding and have full commercials. People telling me about a dream they had the previous night. It was a dream. It wasn’t real. Get over it.

    Ok. I’m done for now.

    Like

    1. A big open room bathroom?? That’s weird!

      I actually like hearing about other people’s dreams… I’m probably the annoying one, coaxing them on, ha! 😀

      Like

  16. Fabulous, Rara: this made me laugh and gave me pause for thought (Ali to self, ‘Oh my God, do I do that one?’ etc!) – and now, I am raring to go and write my own. Wow! I’ll send you a link if Old Mother Muse isn’t doing her shopping for the month today! xxx

    Like

  17. Ohhh!! I wanted to add in my post that I should do a “hate/dislike” list after my love list haha! I’ll create one as well and link you up! It probably won’t be up till next week as I have another post for my sister that has to go up this week as well. I have days where I can’t stand the sound when you bit into an apple. Oh my goshhh. Especially in subways. Not good.

    I think I used Papyrus as a font when I was younger. Thank goodness I stopped hehe 🙂 You know when you mentioned heavy lining in clothes, skirts you have to lift etc. I pictured you as warrior princess or something. Or maybe a sorceress with e.g. healing powers that can shape-shift into her spirit animal, in your case the Dinosaur of course. 😀

    “go all MacGyver in your bathroom” made me laugh SO much! I should add ninja to your list haha!! ^_^

    *waves*

    Like

    1. 🙂 What we need to do is come up with a positive public bathroom award to give to people who ace it. Then, perhaps, that would encourage others to make better decisions when building them out? 😀

      Like

    1. Yes, it’s HORRIBLE. I waited for 10 minutes because the music was blasting so loud that I couldn’t tell if anyone was in any of the 15 stalls. Finally, I had to (nearly put my face to the ground) to look under the 2 inch spaces… and realized that the entire bathroom was empty. It doesn’t even make sense. When I was walking out, there was a mom & a little girl asking the cashier if there was another bathroom available and she was patiently explaining the automatic doors as if she does it a hundred times a day… which she probably does. 🙂

      Like

  18. I can’t wait to start my own lists of this. I’ll neither compliment or contradict anyone’s list because we’re all right on these but it’s fun to see the differences.

    Like

    1. 😀 That’s what’s so fun about all of these… that we’re all entirely right and entitled to our irrationalities, 🙂 I also like to see how far people take their angst about a topic… some of mine are passing thoughts, and some could be entire posts in their own right. 🙂 Thanks for reading, Phil, I can’t wait to see your lists!

      Like

  19. You are such a gem. Great post. I irrationally love very thin men. I have been married three times, and they were all exceedingly slender. I saw #2 this weekend. He quit smoking and says he is carrying around 60 extra pounds, tapping his tummy. To me, he still looked very thin — but at least he cut his hair and lost the foot-long beard!

    Like

  20. Oh. My. I love this. I am going to HAVE to do this. Oh, yes.
    And the love one.
    So funny about apples. I never liked apples because of the peel that sticks in my teeth and the taste etc etc, but then I discovered that I really really like Granny Smith apples. for some reason I haven’t been able to find them in the shop for the past three months though and that breaks my heart!
    Interesting about lightweight clothing also. I never thought about it. Most of my clothing is lightweight actually, except for winter coats. But what I hate is lightweight bedding/duvets/etc. Even in summer, I want HEAVY bedding.

    Like

    1. Interesting about the clothing! My best friend is like that. I think all her clothes could fit in a satchel, 🙂 I’m actually entirely the opposite. My bed is made up of dozens of really lightweight blankets and sheets. I love how opposite things can be appealing to people… it’s fun. 🙂

      If I absolutely have to eat an apple, I hope it’s a granny smith, because those are the best of the lot to me. 🙂

      Like

  21. “Hate” isn’t a word I like to use. Too negative for MM’s philosophy on life. If I don’t like something, I won’t put in any extra energy to hate it – I’ll just let it be and play with something or someone different 🙂 What do I love? The smell of freshly cut grass, or freshly brewed coffee. Seeing someone I love laughing themselves stupid. Waking up at 6.30 am and realising that my husband is still in the bed and it’s Saturday. Finding a beer in the vegetable tray on Sunday night when I think we’ve run out. Love the new look of your blog, Rara!

    Like

    1. I love the smell of coffee, and I love laughing myself stupid…though I also love watching people do the same now that I think about it. 🙂

      Thanks for the compliment on the new look! It’s growing on me! 😀

      Like

  22. I didn’t know that #7 existed, when I open Photoshop today, I will check for it. Also #8, I agree. I was at the zoo last week and in the bathroom at the food area which was a)too narrow to allow a stroller in b)the stool for kids to wash their hands meant no one could get by them At a zoo! you get lots of kids who need those things! my kids don’t anymore but let’s just say I was mad about how much work a Mom with a toddler and infant had to do just to get her kids to the bathroom.

    Like

    1. Exactly!! I’m less grumpy about non-family-friendly bathrooms at nice restaurants or jewelry shops or whatever, but malls and zoos and schools? That’s where families go! I’m sensitive because my mom had 6 of us and I remember the sheer orchestration it took to manage bathroom time… even in a really awesome bathroom. 🙂

      I’m glad you’re living a Papyrus-font-free life, Amy, haha! 😀

      Like

      1. Oh, it’s on now, I’ve found the font. That font is on like every Egyptian-themed product you’ve ever seen in a store. It’s just a cliche, that might be why you hate it.

        I just think anything a family friendly place can do to make a Mom’s job easier, they should do. This bathroom was a fail.

        Like

  23. I had a zillion thing to say/add, especially about the use of fonts and how they affect people – so we must address that a later time – but I was completely derailed by #21.

    My pet peeve in life. We’ve discussed this. I REALLY get pretty steamed up when, in particular, bloggers write one way and live another. I’ve been fooled by that, and hurt by that – it’s actually what my next post is (kind of ) about.

    Even this list is so intelligent it’s a pleasure to read. Although I’m not sure I understand #15.
    xo!

    Like

    1. #15 and #13 are similar… 15 is when people say things like “If you want to be thin, go to the gym. Just look at how skinny people are when they walk out.” when in reality, a thin person is INCREDIBLY more likely to go to a gym– so really, the gym doesn’t cause thinness, it simply manages it. There are exceptions, of course, but the implied causation gets on my nerves. People often see the effect (C) and assume it was caused by the preceding variable (B), when in reality, it’s very often caused by an unseen variable (A)— or, sometimes, often, C caused B.

      I see this a lot with the diet soda hate trend. The argument is that diet coke drinkers are heavier than coke drinkers, and the theories/conspiracy is that the diet soda encourages eating. None of which is supportable with any study that isn’t entirely funded by a multi-trillion-dollar juice company. (#15). But diet coke drinkers often switched to diet because they reached a decision to begin to change their life– which usually happens at a precipice of bad health or weight gain– so of course they’re heavier. And they stay heavier as a group because diet coke is a small change, and doesn’t indicate that they’ve in any way alleviated the other bad habits in their life. You don’t need a study for that one, you just need to talk to diet drinkers– but of course, there are studies available.

      🙂 Sorry for the gazillion word rant… obviously it’s why this would have to make the list. It’s not even the topic that I get riled about, it’s the bad math. 😉

      And yep, one of most difficult parts of online life is that it’s so easy for people to hide their hypocrisy until it’s too late to avoid hurt. I’m sorry you’ve experienced that. *hugs*

      Like

      1. Rara, love, I tweeted your list because it was so good.

        As is this comment. I could listen to your brilliant mind all day.

        I’m posting about that, finally. Not with the intention to be snide, or to hurt anyone. For me. And just in case it helps someone.

        I love you.

        Like

  24. #7 made me chuckle, as I only just tried watching a horror movie I had to skip out on early . . . not for the quality of the movie itself, but because I could not take any more by the fifth (!) opening page of text. In Papyrus. NO.

    On the hypocrisy front, I wasted an hour last night dragging my feet toward doing something that took me all of five minutes. I quickly realized the hypocrisy in that, in light of daily discussions with my son about the importance of not wasting time dragging his feet. It made me wonder what other ones I’m not seeing.

    Like

    1. That type of wondering, especially in a parent, is a incredible virtue, Deborah. We’re all hypocrites… we can’t avoid it because we want better things for the world and our loved ones that we’re able to grab for… but we can be honest and patient. That often makes all the difference.

      The TV show GRIMM uses a Papyrus opening, (slightly adjusted, but still) and I just look away. I love quotes, but come on.

      Of course, after 5 opening pages of text, I don’t know if I’d have tolerance for any font, 🙂

      Like

    1. Haha, thanks TD… as to Wild Thing… it’s just so so so bad! Yet, somehow not bad enough to be funny. I almost included the music video, but that’s nearly worse than the song… 😉

      Like

  25. You’re adorable when you’re mad. (Don’t you hate it when people say that…?)

    My favourite is the font rage. Papyrus always makes me think of Stumbleupon.

    Like

    1. Haha! I don’t actually usually get “You’re adorable when you’re mad.” … I do get “You sound too smart when you’re mad.”, whatever that means. 🙂

      Another similar ick-phrase is “Good for you.” — I don’t know if it’s possible to say that in a non-sarcastic way.

      I don’t rage out too much over Papyrus, but it makes me feel like something slimy is crawling all over my back. It’s unpleasantly ubiquitous, and that sort of ubiquity makes me cranky.

      Like

  26. I’m with you 100% on #7 – What the fuck. They seriously used this piece of shit font as the subtitles for the piece of shit movie Avatar. Spend Billions on special effects, use the shittiest font possible. Yeah, that’ makes sense. Wake up, world — it’s not 1986 and you’re not making a Cure album.

    Like

    1. EXACTLY. Avatar was a huge disappointment to me in a lot of ways, but the most of which being the font. Making it 5% squattier does not fool any of us into thinking it’s a different font, James Cameron. Grawr!

      Like

  27. I’m with you on some of these things. Even though the topic is ‘hate’, you still cracked me up and this wasn’t hateful at all 🙂 #7 made me laugh, and left me with the undeniable urge to see what the font looks like (I prefer Arial, myself, so I’ve never used it.) The ill-planned bathrooms bug me, too. Between the automatic everything that won’t work (nothing makes me feel like more of an idiot than repeatedly waving my hand in front of the sensor and nothing happens… and then I get to do it for the soap, water and drying towels. Oh, and why don’t they put trash cans by the door. Am I the only one who opens the door with a paper towel in hand?) Lightweight clothing can be annoying. Between the kids (or rather, the messes that go with them) and see-through material, I haven’t worn white in years!

    Thanks for the laughs, Rara. I totally didn’t hate this post 🙂

    Like

  28. Oh Rawr–I so agree with your stance on Papyrus. I worked in graphic design for a bit and clients who came in with business card samples printed with the Papyrus font made me shake with rage and spew bitterness (which is not at all appropriate when trying to please the clientele). Once I showed them the veritable cornucopia of beautiful fonts with clean lines and polite serifs or non-abrasive sans serifs, I could woo them away from the dastardly font. Part fear of bitter spewing, and part re-education. Now, if I could only get my fellow teachers to stop using Comic Sans. . .

    Like

    1. Yes, it’s so often re-education. A lot of people don’t know how easy it is to have other fonts. And a lot of people don’t take a step back and think, “If this wasn’t my card, what vibe is it giving?” Vibes are important! 🙂 Thanks, chica!

      Like

  29. 1) I might steal this. One day you will see this, but I’m going to ninja it in like after the trend has abated. Now I’m going to read and comment again.

    Like

    1. I think the trend pretty much abated… I almost didn’t post mine because it’d been so long since I saw the original… but then TJ Lubrano posted 21 things she loves, and she’s awesome, so I figured it wasn’t quite too late yet….

      But yeah, do it ninja-style! 🙂

      Like

  30. Ok now for my second comment: Computer illiteracy is ridiculous on anyone under 65. I would also like to add social media illiteracy. You would be surprised how many 30-35 year olds I meet who say things like:

    “I don’t even know how Twitter works.”
    “Umm I don’t have a what is it? In…sta…grem?”
    “I don’t even use GPS. How do I get to your party?”

    Look, I’m not asking that you have or even LIKE all of these things, but basic knowledge of them is a must. If you’re 33 and saying these things to me I can’t help you.

    Wet shoes are my kryptonite.
    I have to disagree with you on apples, because I love them more than the witch in Snow White.

    Like

    1. I suppose because I’ve worked for so many people in their 80’s who use their computers just fine, and because of all the bloggers I’ve met who do the same, well into their 60’s and 70’s… I don’t have a lot of sympathy for the age-excuse.

      But yeah, knowing what’s happening in your world is important. If I said I didn’t know who the President was, people would be annoyed, and not knowing what giganto-corp is taking over the social online world is equally silly.

      Funny you mention witches, because when I have wet shoes on, I’m just like the one from Oz… I’m meeellllltttttiiiiing! 🙂

      I’m happy for your love of apples. Someone’s gotta eat ’em.

      Like

  31. After watching the movie Major League for the first time, I had to have the Wild Thing song. I went to the record store and asked the guy behind the counter if they had it. They did. I bought it. And went straight to the car to listen to it on the drive home.
    Yep. Wrong version. I wanted The Troggs. I got Tone-Loc. Whoops. Luckily, the store manager was very understanding and let me return the tape and get my money back. They didn’t have the version I actually wanted. But, I did pick it up a few months later at a different store on a Billboards Top something or other collection.
    Good times…

    Like

    1. Every time I hear the Tone-Loc version… literally, every time… I have to stop and figure out if someone is talking. It sounds like someone is just cat-calling through the car window over a reasonably mediocre song. Plus, it’s super gross. It kills me.

      It’s worse that Dave thinks it’s hilarious how confused and horrified it makes me, so he sneaks it on EVERY playlist ever. 🙂

      But the Troggs? I love that Wild Thing. 😀

      Like

        1. I know. He’s a madman. He also likes to play it when I wake up from a nap — because I’m always a little confused, but the song makes me even more bleary eyed. 🙂

          Like

    1. As Shakespeare said, “I think it so, because I think it so” (well, he said “him” instead of “it”, but close enough.) I don’t know if it matters if it’s irrational. 🙂

      Like

  32. Just did a gratitude list which included “clean public bathrooms,” but now that I think of it “clean well-designed public bathrooms” hits the spot. Ikea has good family bathrooms. Our local theater has hot water!
    Love #6, although I’m probably guilty of #2, #3, and #5. Yes, I’m a hypocrite and proud of it. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

    Like

    1. Yes! “Kind public bathrooms” are always, always on my gratitude lists. I think it’s in this recent journal at least a dozen times. IKEA is great for families– kids, the elderly, and those with disability. But now that I know your theatre has hot water, too– that wins! 🙂

      I think #3 is the MOST irrational, because usually those words when applied to me are positive– and meant from such a good, and warming space. I just always have this image of one of the better days of my life– I had just won a volleyball game, and earned (through a lot of hard work) a grant funding, and was sitting at a park surrounded by tons of friends– and I was taking a break to sort of breathe it all in and enjoy the moment. Then a guy from a local school came over and said, “So everyone says you’re pretty popular, can you…” I don’t even remember his question, but it put the whole day in a different light. Like all those people and things happened as a consequence of the hype. It took many years to see the shiny light of that day again. In other words, it doesn’t rile me to be called it… but it doesn’t make me shine. Does that make any sense at all? Haha! 🙂

      *hugs*

      Like

  33. Yogurt! I just cannot stand the texture of it in my mouth. Plus no matter how much fruit they put in it, I can always taste the slightly sour milk taste in my mouth.
    I also dislike the placement of mall bathrooms – they are always somewhere out of the way, not where anyone is actually spending time!

    Like

  34. As you know, my character and I dislike beets, also having a wet ass, finding an open sewer where the bus stop used to be, people who brag about their shoes, the words moist, meal, and coitus. I do not like food judgement, those who play “My Lunch is Morally Superior to Yours”.. Lastly is the workplace vegan who freaks if weiner is consumed in her presence. Mostly, I do not like beets! Great post thanks, needed that.

    Like

Rawr?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s