Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rants From Mixed Nuts

Maybe it's all the rain we have been having, but I am feeling a little irritable lately. I try to keep things upbeat around here, but today we are going in a different direction because I feel like ranting.

When using the self checkout, there is a nifty little divider you can use to separate your order from the person's behind you. If you want to take your sweet time bagging your order, be courteous of my time and use it. It's really not rocket science.

Voila! Put up the divider and we can all shop happy.

Instagram peeve: Yes, your kids are cute. If I follow you, I like to see their occasional photo show up in my feed. However, I don't need a frame by frame of 30 pics of them going down a slide. Take a 6 second Vine and stop clogging the feed.

Bloggers. Don't assume it's fine to start emailing me if I have commented on your blog or linked up with one of your parties in the past. This does not apply to those bloggers I have established a friendly basis with, who occasionally email for a little chat. For example, I get about 20 Wordless Wednesday reminders from various bloggers each week because I have linked with them before. Don't use my email for your personal gain without my permission. If I didn't specifically subscribe to your newsletter, it's just not cool.

On the same line, I hate it when someone adds me to a Facebook group without my permission. Again, this doesn't apply to bloggers who add me to groups they know I'll enjoy. But I just went through and removed myself from about 15 stupid "vote for me" and "buy my eBay crap" groups I was automatically added to from friends.

The endless emails I get from companies wanting me to push their junk for free. Blogging takes time and effort. Why would I want to give a company free publicity, taking time away from my kids, and get nothing in return? Press releases are viewed as spam and are treated as such.

Now, this is minor, but it really pisses me off. I see it all the time at grocery stores and at our community center.


If you are dropping someone off at the front of a building, don't stop in front of the door where we all have to walk around you. Scoot up a few feet and don't be an inconsiderate jerk.


/end rant.

What are your peeves lately?

29 comments:

  1. I love you and this is why you are one of my favorite bloggy friends.

    The bloggers that automatically subscribe anyone who comments on their blog to their newsletter are just plain shady. That's all there is to it. There is nothing ok about doing that and usually when that happens - I never end up going back.

    And yes to everything else, too - especially the instagram thing!! Drives me nuts.

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    1. Sometimes I'll see a little box under comments that's already ticked saying subscribe to the newsletter, which will do so once you publish your comment. That's shady too!

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  2. lol that is the reason i deleted every single person off my facebook and now just keep it to like things for contests and stuff, because all they do is post 50 pictures of them or their kids doing the exact same thing. Stupid. I get those dumb emails too about promoting, I tell them where to stick it, actually its more like pound sand up their you know lol

    One idiotic thing is people who drive around and around at a parking lot looking for a space close to the door, 10 minutes later they finally get one, hurrah! When the idiots could have been in and out in that amount of time. I'm talking healthy people that can walk.

    And another idiot at work that all she talks about is her kid, nothing else. I mean that is fine and dandy the first time i hear it. But she has to go to ever single person in the office and tell the exact same story over again to every one. I sooo what to tell her to shut the hell up already.

    End rant

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    1. That parking space one kills me. You are going to walk around in the store anyway, so why try to get up front? Just park a few spaces back on go on about your day already!

      Hahaha about the lady at work. Tell her to start a blog. Then she can just pass everyone a link to her daily post about her kids so people could actually get some work done!

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  3. Cash registers are the most annoying places... most of the time I want to kick half of the people there in front of me... :)
    What I also hate at Facebook is when somebody sends a message to all of their friends there and then some of them start answering forgetting that all of us will get those messages too....
    I hate circular emails from unknown bloggers too.....
    And I will never understand those who write to us asking us to promote their products or movies for free... not even some goodies for us in return.....

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    1. Me too Dez, me too. I hate check writers at the register. They are the ones who take forever!

      I think studios should be sending you all kinds of goodies for your promotions. You always do a fabulous job at piquing our interest in upcoming flicks!

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    2. and yet, I've never got anything from any of them :)

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  4. People try to add you to Pinterest groups too. I think it's nice that they've thought of me, but I want my Pinterest page to be a reflection of me and my blog, not of what they like (that's what they've got their own pinterest page for, mm hmm).

    And when you do a favor for someone to be kind and they keep asking for things afterwards, esp. time consuming things. And then get annoyed when you say, 'sorry Charlie,' nicely, of course. ;)

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  5. Oh and 'vote for me!' instant messages over and over and over (every now and then is fine!).

    k, I wasn't even in a ranting mood and now look what you've done to me!!! :)

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    1. Ditto on the Pinterest groups! That's another one I should have added lol.

      I agree, I don't mind a vote for me message every now and then. But when they do it every single day, and it's a process like liking the page, registering, signing up for a newsletter, then you get to vote, it's ridiculous!

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  6. Oh my goodness I agree with most of these! I don't know about the 1st one because I just don't do self check out. I did 1 time, and I couldn't get my coupons to work. I was done then, and haven't tried it again.

    I've been getting tons of emails notifying me about people's WW. WTH?! I didn't sign up for a newsletter. Many that I get don't comment back to me anyhow. RRRRR! What about those that post a WW and they don't even have content that is theirs? WTH!?

    Other rants I have lately:

    Summer Students: This is day 3 of my 19 day class. Day 2 they were gone 1/2 of it. Day 3, 1 already told me she's going to be gone 1/2 of it. They haven't had the work turned in on time. I told the education director, and she called them to help them out. It's college. Work harder!

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    1. That's why I stopped doing the WW link ups Alissa. You spend so much time linking up and leaving comments, and they don't have the courtesy to at least comment back. Rude!

      That's crazy about the students not turning their work in on time or not even showing for 1/2 the classes. Why pay all that money to go to college and not attend or do the work!?

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  7. My biggest pet peeve today is drivers who see you want to turn, so they speed up and get in your space.

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    1. I was just thinking that the other day Adam. I hate it when I want to turn right, and some jerk flies over into the right lane to be a lead car. Just stay where you are so we can all go about our day!

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  8. I was just at Walmart. They didn't even HAVE any of those dividers in their checkout lines. And their self checkout registers have been broken almost since the store opened several years ago. And they haven't bothered to fix them. Speaking of people who block the entrances of stores, a certain group of people in Memphis don't just stop in front to drop off or pick up. They park and get out, leaving their Cadillac Escalades blocking everyone else because they feel they are the only people in the world who matter.

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    1. We have that here too Steve. Must be their cousins lol. It made me so mad one day, one Escalade blocking the doors and blaring their music. I called security and told them to have the car removed. I sat there and waited, and don't you know, the pansy ass security guard just walked back and forth, too scared to confront them. I guess this is why they feel like they can get away with it. Because if security isn't going to do anything about it, then why the hell not?

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    2. Yep, sounds like here, too. Makes you wish you had a big 4-whee-drive with a brush guard to ram it with, doesn't it?

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  9. Haha good rant Theresa! People can be such a$$es. I guess my biggest rant is idiots who can't say thank you or give a wave when you do something nice....like hold the door open for them. I can't believe not thanking someone when they hold the door for you, or let you in when there is a traffic jam. For God's sake people, give a wave to know that you are grateful. Thanks for letting me rant here!

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  10. Hopefully you all feel better now. I did not join Pinterest and Instagram and reading all you had to say--I am very glad I didn't--and won't. I have never joined in a WW and probably never will. And the next time you are standing in a check out counter make sure before you get antsy that it is not a 91 year old woman--you will be slowing down then yourselves!

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  11. Hate when bloggers email me to tell me what is going on at their blog. I also get sick of seeing selfies. If you post one once in awhile okay... but I have no need to see you all day long in everything you do. Not meaning you Theresa... just people in general.

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  12. Agree your rants!! I don't usually follow blogs by email because I'm already getting so many a day I'm lagging so bad in my replies. One of my pet PR peeve is getting mails from companies that say they love my blog, BUT call me by the wrong name or get the number of kids I have wrong, or call Lil Pumpkin some other blogger's kid's name. WHAT. THE.

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  13. I know. I know. I know. You're not asking for more than anything but common sense, really. But that's all too uncommon in the world, it seems. It takes little effort (well, sometimes I can't reach) to put the divider between orders when you're readying to check out at the grocery story. And I can't count the numbers of businesses or individuals who wanted me to advertise for them for free, as if I'd jump at the opportunity, and without offering even a smidgen of cheap chocolate. Why, people?! Why?! You might be stupid, but don't assume the rest of us are, people.

    Thanks for your rant. Now I feel better. I hope you do too.

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  14. haha! I have the same peeve about cars that park right out in front of buildings and just sit there - so annoying!

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  15. Amen sista preach it. I agree with you on every one of these.

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  16. ok I'm here agreeing with every one of your pet peeves. I really do hate that auto subscribe thing. I get emails from bloggers that I had no idea I had subscribed to their feed and some of them I have no idea how to unsubscribe. It's truly annoying. I'm very rarely on instagram so that one bypasses me. :)

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  17. Yes yes and yes! I agree with these rants of yours I get enough emails in a day I don't need any more!

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  18. We don't have a divider in our self-checkout. It's individual stations, so there isn't even a conveyor belt. But my new pet peeve is people behind me who put the divider in place at the regular checkout and start unloading their cart while I'm still unloading mine. Then I have no room to finish unloading my cart. It annoyed me so much the last couple of times someone did it...one of the times, it was a young girl with a badge on and I wanted to say something, but I'm not confrontational. I made a scene of trying to find a place to stack all the rest of my stuff on top of the stuff I'd already unloaded. At the end of it, as I was rolling away, the cashier asked if they could use my Kroger Plus card because they didn't have one. She was very grateful--I wondered then if she felt even guiltier about forcing me to stack all my groceries like I was playing Tetris!

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  19. I haven't jumped on the Instagram bandwagon yet. Once in a while I will publish a blog post for a company for free. But that's only if I've already established a relationship with them and have received products or compensation in the past. I hate when companies think bloggers are free advertisement.

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