Friday, January 23, 2009

Sorry, but I have to let the anger out

I’m so tired you guys. So. very. tired. I know it is Friday and that should be enough to wake me up and get me through the day, but I have a group meeting tonight and that is the LAST thing I want to be doing on a Friday night.

I know that I will be incapable of being productive today and that will make it just crawl by. Really, though, I have spent this entire week doing miscellaneous projects to help out coworkers and every time I have a question it completely stalls the whole thing and I have to wait for the question to be answered before I can continue. Anyway, it is making work just crawl by, which is partially why I am being so negative this week, but what I really want to talk about today is selfish people and how they have been driving me NUTS lately.

First, Wednesday night it was The Enemy. At school there is a limited amount of seating for people that get to campus early, which isn’t usually a problem for me because I get there early in the hopes of getting a good parking spot. This week when I arrived an hour early during which I planned on enjoying my book I walked up to the classroom where there are two couches outside for people where The Enemy had camped out spreading her stuff over all of the couches leaving no room for anybody else to sit forcing everyone else to sit on the floor or stand. Thoughtful of her huh?

In her defense she wasn’t the only person doing this – there were other couches where people had sat down and proceeded to take up multiple seats by spreading their schoolwork out around them. But what really grinds my gears here is that there are tables for that stuff. They obviously don’t want people to sit next to them and are simply being selfish and thoughtless.

Honestly, I would have said something, but I saw somebody I knew and just sat down on the floor next to them. On a completely unrelated note, she misunderstood “quarterly” in class and was convinced that there were four months in a quarter and arguments that that would make a 16 month year did not faze her.

Also selfish are people who decide too late that they need to change lanes, but they can’t get over so they stop until somebody lets them in and causes a traffic jam in the process. Instead, they should just turn around at the next light, but, noooooo, instead, they are lazy and insist on causing a huge backup regardless that it would probably be faster if they just turned around.

Also selfish are people who stop to talk in the middle of the teeny tiny grocery aisles of Trader Joe’s and block my access to the pita chips. Try being aware of the people around you.

I think it is apparent from this rant what kind of mood I’m in this week. Hopefully, it will turn around this weekend – we are going to Ikea tomorrow. Ikea will either completely overwhelm me with all the possibilities or I’ll just be so happy that I’m not at work or studying that I won’t give a shit – let’s all cross our fingers for option number 2.

16 comments:

Jay said...

Sweet Vishnu! Someone get this girl a martini, stat! And tell them to make sure it's the size of her head!

Losing It said...

hmmm... seems that we're having the exact same day. sending love and alcohol your way.

Dingo said...

Everything in your list makes me cranky too but-slow assed people at Trader Joes make me homicidal.

Megkathleen said...

Jay - Yes, a martini is exactly what I need. Hopefully I only have to wait 8 more hours to indulge in some booze.

Losing It - Thanks, much appreciated.

Dingo - If a coworker hadn't been with me to hold me back things might have ended differently.

Gretchen said...

Ugh, group meetings are the WORST. Hang in there!

random moments said...

Found you via Jay's blog, looking for a new good read. Glad I popped in!

I'm so with you on this. Just did a venting post on aisle blockers at Walmart. Grrr. I despise those that aren't self aware.

Kez said...

Don't worry, IKEA makes everything better!

stoogepie said...

I have never been to IKEA. If it's better than Trader Joe's for lifting your spirits, I should give it a try. I may finally be able to give up heroin. But what do they do? Check for selfish people at the door? Leave it to the Swedes....

Maybe you should do what I do: carry a flask with you everywhere. I'm sure even IKEA is better with a flask. Flasks definitely improve group meetings.

S. said...

No work, no study sounds like a winning day to me!

Elizabeth said...

I hope IKEA is the fix you need. I go through periods where a lot of things bother me, but the things you described would bother me always. Sometimes I just feel like pinching people to make them stop!

Andy said...

HOPE IT GETS BETTER!! And really, the quater thing made me laugh. She's selfish and dumb? I knew it. No wonder where she got her nickname.

Bayjb said...

Things will get better. I find comfort in these times with beer. During the week and weekends. It helps

Matt said...

You had a group meeting?

Was it AA or NA?

What step are you on?

Do you need a sponsor?

Megkathleen said...

Gretchen - I know! And on a Friday night it's impossible to focus.

Random Moments - Thanks for stopping by, I'll definitely stop by your space on the innernetz later.

Kez - It did help, but maybe it was just the spending of too much money that helped.

Stoogie - It's better just because the aisle are wider so when somebody stops and blocks it you can get by...and steal stuff from their cart because they aren't paying attention.

S. - It was a winner! I slept til around noon. It was heaven.

Elizabeth - One of these days I'm going to start telling people when they're being rude. Somebody needs to inform thm.

Andy - Exactly, I can't hate her too much because she is just so entertaining to watch.

Bayjb - Indeed, beer and wine, they make everything better.

Matt - Are you offering?

PunkyBean said...
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PunkyBean said...

The Enemy sounds like a peach! Smart like one too...