Life's little disappointments?

(273 Posts)
IsChippyMintonExDirectory Mon 21-Apr-14 18:43:19

Today I had a Krispy Kreme donut for the first time. Bleurgh. £1.25 of mediocre-ness. I thought it would be a little slice of heaven.

Also disappointing:
Lukewarm baths when you know that no amount of adding hot water will make it hot enough
The cherry blossom tree in the front garden refusing to blossom with the rest of the street
Not fitting into your pre-baby clothes despite being back to your pre-baby weight (stupid widened hips!)
When you order a curry or sticky toffee pudding and it has the nerve to contain raisins.

Any more?

rubyslippers Mon 21-Apr-14 18:46:01

Lumpy custard

Bad endings to good books

rubyslippers Mon 21-Apr-14 18:46:23

Am so with with raisins in sticky toffee puddings

Food of the devil

Thin custard sad

Crumble on the pub menu and it turns out to be Rhubarb. sad

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 21-Apr-14 18:47:31

I love a Krispy Kreme
Trying a new takeaway and it's vile
Crap endings to TV dramas

soaccidentprone Mon 21-Apr-14 18:49:03

Stale donuts.

Bland tomatoes.

Soggy sandwiches.

And worst of all, anticipating the last 1/2 bottle of cold wine in the fridge to discover 'D'H HAS DRUNK IT ALL!

soaccidentprone Mon 21-Apr-14 18:50:16

Also lumpy gravy confused

TheWhispersOfTheGods Mon 21-Apr-14 18:50:49

Oooh I am with you on the raisins in my sticky toffee pud.

Chocolaty stuff that just tastes vaguely sweet, not at all chocolaty.

Unexpectedly cold tea

Coffee that tastes like weak dirt

When you missread a number on your work phone, and instead of the jokey little spat with the guy from accounts you were expecting, you have an awkward conversation with an external agency you don't like much.

Inspirationless Mon 21-Apr-14 18:51:16

Finally sitting down and realising you left your coffee in the kitchen. Almost brings me to tears!!!

Homebird8 Mon 21-Apr-14 18:51:53

Fried eggs with hard yolks
Roast potatoes that my DF didn't make
Tea with the wrong quantity of sugar

BornToFolk Mon 21-Apr-14 18:52:43

Satsumas that smell lovely but have no taste. sad

SourSweets Mon 21-Apr-14 18:53:43

Ever so slightly burnt toast.

When you get out the shower and realise you didn't quite rinse all the conditioner out.

Sitting down to your first cup of tea, thinking you'll just have time to drink it, and hearing the baby wake up 15 minutes sooner than expected.

AlpacaYourThings Mon 21-Apr-14 18:54:03

Soggy or dry roast potatoes angry

Tomatoes in sandwiches

Going to the cupboard to eat something and realising it has gone

WitchWay Mon 21-Apr-14 18:56:56

Pears that are furry rather than juicy
Roses with no smell
Tea that's too weak or worse, too milky
Bland hot chocolate

leadrightfoot Mon 21-Apr-14 19:01:12

Jam roly poly that is decidedly low on jam content and only vaguely warm
Pies with crappy, gooey soggy pastry not crisp short pastry or proper flakey pastry
Soggy bakery products in general
Overdone tough meat
Sandwiches when you bit into them the filling is just in the middle bit and nothing more

When you think you still have a couple more hours sleep and look at the alarm clock and realise it will be going off in 5 minutes.

Smilesandpiles Mon 21-Apr-14 19:06:51

When you have been waiting all day for a decent cuppa....and you forgot to get the milk on the way home. It's raining outside as well.

Getting a plate of food that looks like it's from the gods themselves...and it's tasteless.

Lumpy mash. Cold, lumpy mash.

Going up to bed and realising you haven't re made the bed after stripping it earlier.

tobybox Mon 21-Apr-14 19:14:41

Buying clothing or shoes that look awesome in the shop, but look crap as soon as you try it on at home, or start digging in/slipping off/wash badly on the first proper wear. When you're 15 miles from home and can't do anything about it...

Going to the cinema to watch a film you've been wanting to see for ages, and being all smug about the fact you're going out and having fun instead of staying in to watch the DVD version, and being stuck in a seat behind an obscenely tall person/in front of popcorn-throwing, texting, noisy teenagers.

Bad service in restaurants.

Trying to greet the shop assistant with a cheery "y'alright?" and getting nothing back in response.

balenciaga Mon 21-Apr-14 19:21:25

Losing my baby weight mega quick

But still got the belly grrr

CointreauVersial Mon 21-Apr-14 19:22:54

New Years Eve.

Never as fun as you expect it to be.

SleepySuitcaseSheepie Mon 21-Apr-14 19:23:18

Realising I have hardly any friends sad

Following on from Sparkling's post, ordering crumble in a restaurant and finding out too late that they don't serve custard shock No, I don't want fecking ice cream with my crumble angryangry

Putting a white wash on (only happens once a fortnight here) and looking in the washing basket after you've turned the machine on to find a lone white sock that will have to wait another two weeks to be washed sad

when the tv recording goes squiffy and it misses off the first/last 30 seconds of the programme

Singing along to a good tune in the car and the DJ cuts it off short and talks all over it.

joanofarchitrave Mon 21-Apr-14 19:27:04

Settling down with the Saturday papers to find a section missing.

Dumplings4ever Mon 21-Apr-14 19:32:14

Snuggling on the settee in your PJs on a cold winter night only to discover the remote control is at the far side of the room.

Saving your favourite chocolate from the box until last only to discover OH has greedily sneaked it.

Settling down to watch a film only to discover you've actually seen it before.

Getting all excited when OH offers to cook Sunday lunch - only to be presented with cheese on toast.

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Mon 21-Apr-14 19:33:39

Oh yes to yhd lukewarm bath! I didn't realise until too late today and it wasn't very nice!

Lovely carvery with overdone and soggy potatoes.

TalkieToaster Mon 21-Apr-14 19:34:34

Thinking you have one more crisp left in the packet, reaching for the last one and discovering you already ate it and there are NO MORE.

soaccidentprone Mon 21-Apr-14 19:34:47

My life's little disappointments has ceased to be as frequent since ds1 left home (ie eating all the cheese, eggs, milk, cereal, bread, muffins, crumpets, chocolate, biscuits, fruit - well needs must, etc).

Ds2 made me a cup of green tea the other morning. He made de-caf hmm how the hell was that supposed to wake me up? (I am so ungratefulwink)

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Mon 21-Apr-14 19:35:13

Convincing yourself to do the 30 day shred and then not being able to find the remote control!

itsjustthursday Mon 21-Apr-14 19:35:34

Eating out or getting takeaway as a treat, only to be rubbish.
Cake almost everywhere. Usually too dry and sometimes they stick odd stuff in it.
Finding somewhere you really like and then they change (local place has just done this to me angry).
Going to someone's house for a meal, arriving hungry, and leaving hungry.
Burnt coffee, especially when you had to pay for it.
Going to get a treat you really want but they're closed or out of stock.
(Wow, these are all about food... need to find others!)
Settling in for a movie night and being thoroughly underwhelmed.
Planning a day out but end up stuck in queues, spending silly money, poor atmosphere, or just generally not fun (especially when it's because others in the party were spectacularly disorganised...).

crispyporkbelly Mon 21-Apr-14 19:38:14

Pork belly with soft crackling smile

Coveredinweetabix Mon 21-Apr-14 19:38:21

DP's alarm clock going off at 6.30 today as he'd forgotten to turn it off.
4yo DD falling out of bed or losing her cuddly or having a nightmare or something similar which requires my assistance in the middle of the night on one of the rare nights when 22mo DS sleeps through.
Ordering sticky toffee pudding and it not having raisins in it.

soaccidentprone Mon 21-Apr-14 19:39:51

Running a bath, the discovering that actually the hot water ran out 5 minutes ago and it is tepid. And you are due at work in 1 1/2 hrs is there isn't time to wait for it to heat up, and as you haven't put the switch back on the shower since the bathroom was redone just before Christmas, you can't even have a showerhmm

(This doesn't happen very often any more. See above re ds1)

tobybox Mon 21-Apr-14 19:42:25

Spending £7 on a cocktail that seems to purely consist of lime juice and ice.

Not getting an answer to a business email when you are trying to get a quote for an item...hmm do they actively not want profit?

The wi-fi losing signal. Again. And again.

Spending £££ on a product, only to find out on MN that it has shitloads of cancer-causing chemicals in it. sad

soaccidentprone Mon 21-Apr-14 19:43:15

Going in a new cafe for tea and cake and finding the cakes are all healthy ie courgette and almond cake, beetroot and chocolate etc. if I wanted vegetables I would have bought soup or a salad.

AwfulMaureen Mon 21-Apr-14 19:49:20

Ordering fish and chips in a pub only to be served with Iceland's basic frozen range. angry

Getting a curry and finding that it's just a bit meh, not quite enough something. Then finding out that everyone else's is delicious angry

Toast that doesn't have quite enough butter, but that's now too cold to melt any more should you top it up.

Yama Mon 21-Apr-14 19:53:15

Wine with an alcoholic volume of 4.25%. Undrinkable.

adv1cen33d3d Mon 21-Apr-14 19:57:23


TheRightToShoes Mon 21-Apr-14 20:01:20

my first ever slower cooker creation yesterday

OublietteBravo Mon 21-Apr-14 20:03:56

Having 4 days away from the office over Easter and then being ill so you can't enjoy the break (but being well enough to go back to work tomorrow).

Being able to eat unsuitable food that was highly desirable when you were a child, but no longer wanting to.

Being able to eat unsuitable food that was highly desirable when you were a child, but no longer wanting to.

Evidently a lot of food

YoshimiB Mon 21-Apr-14 20:10:52

DH popping to shop in the evening and coming back without any treats.

Saying you don't need a fancy present on a special occasion - and then not getting one.

namechangenumber5 Mon 21-Apr-14 20:12:45

Really building up to a lovely glass of cold sauvignon blanc, when you never really drink much, and finding it a bit tart!

AliceinSlumberland Mon 21-Apr-14 20:14:25

Looking forward to something on TV and you've got the nights mixed up.

Ordering something in a restaurant, looking forward to your meal and then they come over to say they don't have it.

Read 'my sisters keeper' and then watching the film.

The ending of Dexter.

Timeforabiscuit Mon 21-Apr-14 20:18:46

slightly stale sandwich bread, doesn't matter how good the filling is..

Cadburys caramel eggs

Spending ages on a new recipe, and its not bad.. it's just a bit meh

Creamycoolerwithcream Mon 21-Apr-14 20:22:12

Nescafe changing the recipe of my fave skinny latte sachets, they are now undrinkable.
Recording a TV programme but the last couple of minutes doesn't get recorded.
Settling down to watch a new episode of The Real Housewives of wherever and realizing i have already watched the series on another channel.

AWimbaWay Mon 21-Apr-14 20:25:08

Bread ripping in the middle whilst trying to spread with too hard butter.
Cinnamon infected puddings. sad

treaclesoda Mon 21-Apr-14 20:30:44

ordering a Caeser salad and it arrives and...its the wrong lettuce. Caeser salad is meant to be made with crispy lettuce, not that green bitter stuff. sad

Dumplings4ever Mon 21-Apr-14 20:42:50

Dieting hard all week and then getting on the scales only to find you've gained!!!!

crispyporkbelly Mon 21-Apr-14 21:11:08

When you think something has chocolate chips in it but you find out its raisins when you take a bite (happened with a swirl cake thing). Raisins are evil.

treaclesoda Mon 21-Apr-14 21:13:04

or when you get something in a cafe with chocolate on top and, horror, it's not chocolate at all but chocolate flavour cake covering. Who would do such a thing?

crispyporkbelly Tue 22-Apr-14 08:16:35

Urgh chocolate flavour things are foul

magimedi Tue 22-Apr-14 08:23:53

The first time I ever had a Bombay Sapphire gin - I truly expected it to be blue grin

SteveBrucesNose Tue 22-Apr-14 08:24:10

Getting to weekend after a hard week at work, reaching to pour your first of many well deserved alcoholic beverages, and realising the only thing you fancy is whatever you've run out of.

Being really good on a diet and then for your one weekly treat, finding that the cheesecake has a sponge base instead of biscuit

When Brie isn't quite Squidgy enough

When the bakers run out of nice white bread and I have to have my egg on toast on normal sliced bread

RuthlessBaggage Tue 22-Apr-14 09:44:41

Bank holidays.

When someone's used marge (esp Stork) in their buttercream - the clue is in the name, feckers.

Hair cuts the day after.

littlegreengloworm Tue 22-Apr-14 09:46:59

Getting a pedicure and knowing you would have -- scrubbed the heels of yourself -- done a better job

Getting an up style for a wedding and coming home to blow dry it yourself as it doesn't feel like you

Buying a new foundation and looking like shit in a random mirror while put shopping grrrr

Kerosene Tue 22-Apr-14 09:59:12

Drizzle. Either rain or don't, but this constant light misting is tiresome.

Every interaction with estate agents

When a recipe I can make blindfold comes out tasting not quite right.

You are so right Kerosene drizzle is depressing too.

PestoSunnyissimos Tue 22-Apr-14 10:11:36

When you spend hours faffing about mowing the lawn, in & out of the playframe, round the flowerbeds, avoiding the tortoises etc etc, you finally unplug the extension lead, wind up the wire really carefully round the mower and struggle to manoevre said mower back into shed... and you look round and notice there's one bit you missed Aaaagh!!!!

YY Pesto, like coiling the hosepipe up and seeing the bit you missed on the car. sad

Suzannewithaplan Tue 22-Apr-14 10:25:26

There's a big food theme going on here!

OnlyLovers Tue 22-Apr-14 11:49:02

Waking up thinking it's Sunday and it's Monday.

Waking up to realise it's the last day of your holiday.

Getting the Indian pickles out of the fridge and discovering that there's a bare scraping left round the edges.

Tea or coffee that's just not quite hot enough.

A favourite sock developing a hole that you don't notice until you put it on.

Furry apples.

Rock-hard kiwi fruit.

Thinking it's a pound coin when in fact it's two smaller coins stacked together in your purse to give the impression of pound-coin width.

Cake that looks delicious but turns out to be dry.

Going to staple something with a flourish and there aren't any staples in the bloody stapler.

ThistledownAndCobweb Tue 22-Apr-14 12:36:19

Salt and shake crisps where the salt packet is missing.

Dry, hard pears

noddingoff Tue 22-Apr-14 12:42:49

Feeling all smug making lunch to take to work with you, then realising at lunchtime that you have left it sitting on the kitchen table at home. Double whammy of annoyance: you have to traipse out to buy lunch, then when you get home the nice lunch has been sitting in the warm all day and is inedible.
Going away for a few days and forgetting to clear the fridge first so you find that something nice like strawberries have gone all mouldy. The avocado looks OK and you're feeling hopeful but it has turned to black mush inside.
Thinking your car will pass the MOT then it doesn't so you have to go to the faff of getting it fixed up enough to pass and booking it in again.
Any local thing that is usually good being closed or rubbish when you have friends from elsewhere visiting.
Getting a parking ticket for overstaying by about five minutes when you couldn't find what you needed in town, so actually you would have been better off sitting at home ripping up a few £20 notes.

Whatisaweekend Tue 22-Apr-14 12:48:06

Three ice cubes......check
Squeeze and lob in chunk of a lime......check
Add favourite gin.....check
Get out tonic, no pppsssshhhhht on opening the cap. ITS GONE FLAT!!!

Aaarrrgh, flat tonic is one of life's great disappointments, never mind little.

fairnotfair Tue 22-Apr-14 12:52:23

Underdone potatoes

Room-temperature Coke

BuzzardBird Tue 22-Apr-14 12:56:53

Light coverings of snow.
Cheesecake with soggy bottoms.
Crumble that isn't crumbly.
Roast potatoes that aren't crunchy.
Sexy dreams that when you wake up you realise are not real sad

wiltingfast Tue 22-Apr-14 13:14:04

Getting a freshly made sanwich at the deli counter only to bite into it and realise the bread is STALE.... grrrr.

Empty packets of anything in the fridge.

Realising your shoes are leaking....

kaizen Tue 22-Apr-14 13:16:21

Looking forward to a pint of beer on Friday after work and the first pint is warm/flat/out of condition
Paying 4 quid for a gin and tonic and it's warm, in a crap glass, with not enough ice (or forgetting to put the tonic in the fridge if i'm at home)- Im with you on this, whatisaweekend
Puff pastry on a pub steak pie - needs to be short crust.

YoungJoseph Tue 22-Apr-14 13:17:06

Internet clothes or shoes that need to be returned.

unlucky83 Tue 22-Apr-14 13:17:21

Going to have that last mouthful of coffee out the cup on your desk - and realising it's empty ...
Just happened to me and I'm on about my 4th cup of the day so really can't make another - can I?

Blamenargles Tue 22-Apr-14 14:22:47

Magimedi- what it's not blue blush

treaclesoda Tue 22-Apr-14 14:40:00

Recording something using the series link on Sky + only to discover that somewhere along the way, the link stopped working so you don't have all the episodes, and you can't find the missing ones repeated anywhere. angry

FruitOwl Tue 22-Apr-14 14:49:27

Great sitcoms that were far too short e.g. The Office, Fawlty Towers, Spaced

The Sex and the City movies.

Overcooked steaks.

Doing laundry on a sunny morning and then it starts raining when you're ready to hang it out.

Vicious and persistent wasps at a picnic.

Rain on a much needed sunshine holiday.

Most bridesmaids dresses.

OH not liking the Beatles.

Aah, that was cathartic!

MorrisZapp Tue 22-Apr-14 14:52:11

Gambling with catch up tv and losing.

The only Mini Magnum left is the white one.

Looking forward to a magic time with a good friend and they say is it ok if Sarah comes. Fuck off, Sarah.

Books and films with brilliant beginnings, meh middles, and unfeasibly shit endings.

When you don't know your dinner partner well enough to ask them to even up the blatantly unfair distribution of chips.

MorrisZapp Tue 22-Apr-14 14:53:10

Separate category required for the SATC movies.

With subdivisions.

crazykat Tue 22-Apr-14 14:58:17

Buying something that you really like only to eat it and finding the recipe changed or something added/taken out and its awful.

Just getting comfy in bed, just about to fall asleep and toddler ds wakes up.

grin Morris, 'fuck off Sarah' and unfair distribution of chips ring very true.

As a commuter, my most aggravating little disappointment is the miracle of my train being on time, and the tube also being on time, only for some fecker to pull the cord on the district line train in front of mine... it was so close to being a decent journey as advertised, why did someone have to be ill? (OK, it might be unreasonable, but a journey where both trains and tubes all run as advertised is quite a rare thing IME.)

Naicecuppatea Tue 22-Apr-14 15:45:43

Making and looking forward to eating the most delicious lunch only for your two small DC who have already eaten to take a huge liking to it, strange creatures love olives, smoked salmon and anchovies.

Getting a longed for weekend away with no children and anticipating the luxurious lie ins only for your eyes to ping open at 6:30am each morning, despite copious amounts of alcohol the night before.

JerseySpud Tue 22-Apr-14 15:47:38

When the kids are asleep and you think that its going to be a wonderful night.

Then one wakes up and then the other. And the cat goes doolally.

Deathraystare Tue 22-Apr-14 15:57:14

I'm with you on bland tomatoes , soggy sandwiches (UGH).

I used to pass a fairly chi chi little cake shop and fancied the meringue that was as big as my head. I ignored the little voice that said most shop bought meringue is rock hard and not lovely and chewy. It was horrible! M&S make quite nice ones, so do Waitrose.

Mascara that does nothing for your lashes. Infact, although you curl your lashes, it ends up looking like you have not done so and in fact makes them straight and I end up looking worse than without mascara!!

Nail varnish that streaks. It may be the operator though (me!).

Just getting comfy and nice in bed and I have to get up sad

Also like one of the other posters said - when you have just put a wash on and there is one item left - normally a sock. Damn it!!!

When trying to get to the ice cream and the supermarket i stocking up and has a trolly in the way (and they are no where in sight). I really cannot be bothered to wait.

When iplayer freezes. When Utube freezes.

When you are vegetarian, thought you read the label and the jelly pot contains gelatine. You have already had a bite.....

The lemon meringue ice cream I had (yes I do like meringue-how did you guess??) which was too sweet. I love a rather sharper lemon.

When a jacket/dress/top fits but NOT around the boobs. Blasted things!

When knickers/leggins/trousers roll down to expose my tum.

And yes, those pesky wasps!!!

boofted Tue 22-Apr-14 16:02:15

Series linking the whole of Homeland season 2 and sitting down to watch it to discover you have recorded the whole of HomeFRONT.


Burning the last bit of bread in the house.

Having something in my head I want to write down on MN and having to stop to listen to DS rabbiting on about some daft thing he's made, thus forgetting what I was going to say.

When jelly in a trifle doesn't "fart"

Deathraystare Tue 22-Apr-14 16:08:46

Boofted - HOme front Ha ha ha!

I make sure I make the jelly thicker so it really farts!!!

Another one - I rarely watch tv so of course I keep missing things I actually want to watch. I missed jason and the Argonauts on Thursday. I keep having to watch the various foreign police stuff on Iplayer as I forget to watch on tv.

When something looks great on the hanger/someone else and looks shit on you

Stale bread when all you want is a nice, soft, cheese sandwich

Discovering your last pair of tights is laddered

One of your favourite socks disappearing

Getting snapchats/texts/phonecalls/whatsapps of other people's nights out but never being invited

realising that you just don't have that many friends sad

Looking forward to a nice cup of tea after a long day out and getting home to find there's no milk so you have to go out to the corner shop before you can have your well deserved brew

Picking up the wrong sort of something at the shops. Like accidently buying Light Ribena, even though you were convinced you picked the right one up. sad

unlucky83 Tue 22-Apr-14 16:40:00

Washing machines and socks need one like mine (Bosch Exxcel) - you can press the button and it says 'yes' stops the cycle, unlatches the door and lets you put that stray sock in ...
(except for the first time ever the other day it said 'no' sad ...but then left it another few seconds and it decided to play nicely again and said 'yes'smile )

boofted Tue 22-Apr-14 17:24:26

Deathraystare so that's the secret to farting jelly! Thank you. grin One less disappointment.

Sparklingbrook I hate when that happens.

Wearing a new jacket and thinking you look cool until you turn a corner in Sainsburys and an old lady is wearing an identical one.

rodgette Tue 22-Apr-14 20:14:46

scenerio's like this evening, DH only uses the tumble dryer every blue moon...
returned after an hour of putting it on to then find out someone [dc] have dropped half a chocolate easter egg in it [wtf???????]...
chocolate coated laundry and a 30 minute clean up job, TRIFFIC sad

NCFTTB Tue 22-Apr-14 20:15:27

Peaches and nectarines that never ripen

New Years Eve - most definitely!

rodgette Tue 22-Apr-14 20:17:43

* scenario's where you cannot spell anymore ......

ShabbyChic8 Tue 22-Apr-14 20:21:02

Those cakes you buy in a box, you make up the mix, bake them then ice them and put the rice paper tom and Jerrys on top. I had such good memories of them as a child but as a grown up they are actually disgusting, cardboardy, sugary and a bit soggy. Eurgh!

punygod Tue 22-Apr-14 20:30:01

Avocados you need to cut with a bandsaw. 'Ripe n ready' my arse.

Fish and chips when the oil hasn't been hot enough and the batter is yellow and soggy inside.

When you leave a cup of tea with the last inch in it and somebody 'helpfully' clears it away. The helpful bastards, I love that last inch.

When there's no fresh coffee in the morning.

When you get all snuggled up in bed and realise you need a wee.

When all your family come round and you realise you don't much like them.

Seeing a photograph of yourself caught off guard and realise, actually, you're not getting away with that extra stone.

When the bacon tips over from crispy into burnt.

Taking a sip of your tea and finding it's actually coffee! Yuk, even if you like coffee...

Kerfuffled Tue 22-Apr-14 20:42:38

Uncracked pistachio nuts.

306235388 Tue 22-Apr-14 20:54:33

Hot chocolates every time. I think they'll be lovely, they are always shit.

A crap takeaway when it's your treat for the week.

Scones that aren't home-made.


sunshinemmum Tue 22-Apr-14 20:59:13

Weekends when you are a SAHP sad They start off with such promise, candles and twinkle lights, clean house, take away. The men in my life make it like ground hog day everyday Lie in interrupted by boy roaring down the X box, boring food shop, Dh running for hours and leaving piles of sweaty or at best wet exercise gear and trainers everywhere and the place looks like a shit hole again by Sun eve!

OneWaySystemBlues Tue 22-Apr-14 21:00:29

Hersheys chocolate. I'd read about it, seen it on films etc, my husband brought some back from the US and it was SUCH a disappointment. Tastes like vomit. Vile.

PricillaQueenOfTheDessert Wed 23-Apr-14 00:24:14

Wanting a change from my usual takeaway and having something yuk, why didn't I order/go to my usual?
Oh yes, definitely luke-warm baths!
Finally getting to sit down to that cuppa tea, and it's cold.
Visiting friends and they put milk in my tea, despite saying I drink it black.
Topping up a lovely glass of wine, to realise the bottle's empty (oops).
Going to my favourite caff to get my favourite sabich, but they've run out of aubergine. Ruins my afternoon.
Booking a day off work because I'm exhausted, and spending it doing chores instead of the lovely walk with the dog I'd planned.
Looking forward to snuggling down into freshly laundered pjs but hadn't set the tumble drier for long enough and they're still damp.
Just got an allotment - sowing seeds and nothing happens... that's the worse of all of them. Other than seeing small green shoots and realising they're weeds... angry

PricillaQueenOfTheDessert Wed 23-Apr-14 00:28:22

Oh, and (having just caught sight of myself in the mirror), shampooing twice, leaving intensive treatment conditioner on for 5 minutes, straightening and straightening hair again to have lovely sleek locks, only for a frizz bomb to have hit 30 minutes later.

foslady Wed 23-Apr-14 00:56:08

Another one re lack of friends
Plucking up the courage to tell it as it is ftom your side to the one you love and belirved loved you only to find him backing away...sad

Doingakatereddy Wed 23-Apr-14 01:28:10

Walnuts in coffee cake - why??

DH making tea and stirring it with his coffee spoon so it tastes manky

Definitely going to bed & realising you stripped sheets earlier

Undercooked chippy chips

Play dates where one mum says, oh I've invited so and so. IMO under 5's play dates with more than 2 families are hell

RunnerBeen Wed 23-Apr-14 01:34:27

Chip shop wanker worker putting so much salt on my chippy i couldn't eat it, and i like alot of salt.

it was my last hurrah before i go back to weight watchers tomorrow and i didn't even get to enjoy it sad

RonaldMcDonald Wed 23-Apr-14 01:49:59

Saturday/Sunday paper without the magazine

pippop1 Wed 23-Apr-14 02:08:39

Seeing yourself in a magnifying mirror
Suddenly remembering why you hadn't arranged to see a "friend" for such a long time. (Because they are so annoying).
Trying on a pair of beautiful shoes in a posh shop when they are at a sale price and finding that you know you won't be able to buy them because they hurt already.
When you hear the very worst thing that you shouldn't say coming out of your own mouth and you are powerless to stop yourself.

Realising that you have put the washing machine on the wrong setting after having already pressed the start button. Quick wash is now a 2.5 hour wait.

When "soup of the day" is tomato (whizzed up from a tin?)

Running out of milk or tea-bags for your morning cuppa (actually that's pretty mega grin)

New Years Eve is a good call, though better since people discovered fire-works for the millenium, and my friend throws a good duel Us/Teenagers party which is alright except I can't drink until I get home

New Years Day can also be a tricky one especially as DH is always out getting his New Year's birding list off to a good start confused

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Wed 23-Apr-14 09:37:35

kerf - yes to closed pistachios AND ones opened and found to be empty.

Going upstairs to get something and coming down without it.

An unflushed toilet.

Someone taking something from your plate you were saving until last.

A long car trip with a friend when you have incompatible taste in music.

Expecting an afternoon of cocktails with friends and someone rocks up with their 8 yo.angry sad

Cut flowers that last one day or (ungrateful) the wrong flowers. OH of 30 years should know.

Opening a present and you already have it.

Battery running out on phone/ laptop.
FB program spoilers. Especially which happen as the programme is still fecking on.

Live FB football score updates.

soupmaker Wed 23-Apr-14 09:38:33

When you're given an early morning appointment because you've been messed about by a service in order that you don't have to wait in a long queue. You bust a gut to get there, having arranged childcare for baby and done the school run, you are on time and are now currently sitting still waiting for my appointment half an hour later.

We have to wait eons at our GP surgery even though they're meant to have an appointment system these days. Sympathies soupmakerthanks

And good call on those closed pistachio's Marceline. Maddening.

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Wed 23-Apr-14 10:10:27

Juggling, closed pistachio credit goes Kerfuffles. Great call, most annoying and always makes me try to open them anyway angry .

unlucky83 Wed 23-Apr-14 10:12:48

pricilla know what you are saying about the allotment - I sewed lots of wild flower seeds in my front garden just before going on holiday last summer in the heatwave...came home and nothing had grown -but then very dry. Then lots of little green shoots appeared - fantastic - then realised they did look suspiciously like grass ...yep all weeds...sad

And marceline taking something from your plate... I know (one of) DPs most annoying habits...but maybe more annoying - empty your plate except for gravy and think I'll just have an extra roast potato to soak that up as DP throws his empty plate on top to clear the table...angry

maggiethecat Wed 23-Apr-14 10:28:05

going out for a nice meal and getting rubbish

expecting something in the post and it not showing up

hugoagogo Wed 23-Apr-14 10:32:46

sweetcorn in a vegie burger

forgetting to put my flask of tea in my backpack. sad

lurkingfromhome Wed 23-Apr-14 10:33:26

So many of these ring true ... to them I add:

Really looking forward to a train journey because it is the one hour in the last month you will have had any fecking time to yourself with no demands on you. So you spend days planning a blissful hour of relaxing, not having to talk to anyone and just reading and staring out of the window aimlessly. You get to the station early to buy a magazine and a nice sandwich, cake & coffee to have a little train picnic.

Then you get on the train, there are no seats and so you have to stand for the whole hour. sad

Realising that a Cadbury's Creme Egg Easter Egg is not a giant Creme Egg and just a hollow chocolate shell sad

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Wed 23-Apr-14 11:14:38

Unlucky there is a roast potato and gravy ratio, both need to be finished before the meal can be declared over, it is known. That's what the extras in the middle of the table are for.

A clean fresh kitchen last thing at night. A dirty plate, cup etc over an empty dishwasher in the morning.

Pubes/ body hair in the bath. Especially if you are in the bath and they aren't yours.

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Wed 23-Apr-14 11:17:21

Booking a seat in the train quiet coach out of rush hour only for it to be ruined by a boisterous table or loud (hey I'm important) keyboard typing that take over the whole table.

Zucker Wed 23-Apr-14 11:37:37

Buying something that people have been raving about and you think its just shit.

Beastofburden Wed 23-Apr-14 12:03:07

Finding all the normal zipcars are booked and you have to drive an automatic bumper car and you cant be bothered to learn how to do it properly, so you stay in Drive the whole way, the acceleration is crap.

Putting on the radio to find they are having a special day of something really, really dull.

Treating yourself to lunch in the canteen, only to find it is pork chops.

Blithereens Wed 23-Apr-14 12:10:00

The finale of How I Met Your Mother (worst)
The ending of Kes (worster)
The sequel to Shadow of the Wind (worstest)
Running out of thread on the bobbin with just a few cm to go
Bus Replacement Service (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO)
Grim wine. Actually that one is the worst.

MacBee Wed 23-Apr-14 12:18:16

Watching a film or TV show that's been adapted from a book you love only to find that the very most important thing you loved about it has been changed or left out.

Dithering between two orders in a restaurant; either being disappointed by the safe one being bland or the exciting one tasting bad.

Biting into what looks and smells like the most plump and juicy and yummiest piece of find its mealy or lacking in flavour or just blah.

traininthedistance Wed 23-Apr-14 12:25:53

Onion in a nice tuna sandwich or an otherwise perfectly nice salad <sob>

Someone turning on the taps downstairs when you're having that long-anticipated nice shower.

Fish skin in your battered fish and chips <boak>

AlpacaPicnic Wed 23-Apr-14 12:26:08

Making the effort to go to the library and then not finding anything that looks good.

All glossy magazines these days.

The unsociable cat decing to make itself comfy on my lap for rare catsnuggles just two minutes before I have to leave the house.

Yy to finding one leftover item after you've switched on the washing machine <shakes angry fust at bra on kitchen work surface>

AlpacaPicnic Wed 23-Apr-14 12:27:53

Oh and treating yourself to a rare coffee out and they have run out of cups so it have to be in a takeaway paper cup. Its not the same <wails>

BerniesBurneze Wed 23-Apr-14 12:41:01

Waiting 2 weeks to go out for well earned celebratory meal and then going to TWO restaurants who are BOTH closed on Tuesdays.


ShippingForecast Wed 23-Apr-14 14:02:02

Fried eggs that are overdone.

Wine that you thought was normal wine and turns out to be disguised 'lower alcohol for today's lifestyle' wine. There's no place for sweet, watery wine in my lifestyle, piss off.

MorrisZapp Wed 23-Apr-14 14:23:19

Nectar points

Vintagebeads Wed 23-Apr-14 14:59:03

Recording something on sky + and thanks to bloody football running late the end is missing.

All of the Harry Potter films ..they did not do the books justice, or bloody Keira Knightley version of P&P.

Walking up makung tea and pouring in gone sour milk.

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Wed 23-Apr-14 15:13:47

Breaking the yolk of a fried egg in the pan.

Breaking an Easter egg in two raggedy halves.

Having a coffee creme revel when you thought it would be toffee.

Stepping in dog shit.angry

ssd Wed 23-Apr-14 16:29:23

I have a habit of leaving a few chips on the oven rack thingy and I always look forward to them, even though I've ate my dinner and dont need them...blush, but dh always wonders in from work and scoffs them on his way by, never fails to piss me off, the greedy bugger. grin

DurhamDurham Wed 23-Apr-14 16:31:26

Lotus biscuit spread....bleurgh!

Empty pistachio shells...I'm tight and try to pick them out when I'm buying loose ones from Lidl.

Luke warm baths.

Putting in a load of washing then realising you have dropped a sock on the stairs.

Weak half empty cups of coffee. I like my coffee strong and black. For some reason people seem to leave enough room in my cup for milk even though I don't take it with milk. which means that my cup is half empty...well not quite but you can see how worked up about it that I get grin

RuthlessBaggage Wed 23-Apr-14 16:33:21

Durham - on a similar note, when someone makes your brew too milky, or only makes half a cup. WHERE IS MY LOVELY BREW? sad

AdeleNazeem Wed 23-Apr-14 16:36:36

recently had an operation and was in recovery after the general anaesthetic feeling really good but sooo thirsty/hungry as by then i'd been fasting for 20 hours. was told i'd get a hot drink and biscuit after, but was given the most disgusting dishwater luke warm coffee ever ... and no biccie!

fantasising about coffee, I couldn't wait to leave as I knew there was a costa but when i was finally let out at 8pm it was already closed sadsadsad

might need to do something about this addiction wink

DurhamDurham Wed 23-Apr-14 16:48:02

Adele you do need to do something about your need to give in to it and make yourself happy grin

I'm possbily not the best person to help someone with an addiction an I??

DurhamDurham Wed 23-Apr-14 16:49:50

RUTHLESS I can hear you shouting that now grin .....nothing worse than a half hearted cuppa whether it is tea or coffee. If people are going to make a drink they should make it properly!

Smilesandpiles Wed 23-Apr-14 16:56:02

When you have the first decent nights sleep in what feels like years, only to wake up with a headache or your neck stiff because you are not used to sleeping for that long.

NadiaC34 Wed 23-Apr-14 16:57:14

Paying for a service to "protect by credit cards" and finding out they debited my card three times instead of one! Getting them to even address the issue is a farce. Pretty angry right now

AdeleNazeem Wed 23-Apr-14 17:11:53

seeing something you really like on eBay, watching it but then forgetting to put a bid on. And then you realise too late and it didn't sell or only sold for 50p or something and you feel all d'oh!!

Forgetting you stripped the bed but didn't put clean bed linen on until you're going to bed and are zonked

not making a big deal of your birthday (cos you're in your thirtyteens now) and friends forgetting... pretend you don't mind but really you feel sad

when something you love gets discontinued in the supermarket

watching all of a series on iplayer with your daughter over three days then sitting down on the fourth to watch the final and they have taken all of then off iplayer....noooo! bugger!

hold up stockings that don't hold up!

cjbk1 Wed 23-Apr-14 17:13:44

Looking forward to your first free monthly John Lewis coffee and cake then the coffee eclair has creme patisserie instead of fresh cream in it sorry if this What You Are Supposed To Use and you don't get to drink your coffee as dd2 needing so much attention. woe is me confused

ssd Wed 23-Apr-14 17:19:48

even better cjbk1, thinking you used your last voucher only to realise it has expired sad and having to cough up actual money shock

ssd Wed 23-Apr-14 17:20:59

hankies left in pockets that explode in the wash...

AdeleNazeem Wed 23-Apr-14 17:21:09

Durham I was trying to give in to it but there was no good coffee to be found sad sad

LaQueenOfTheSpring Wed 23-Apr-14 17:22:09

Planning a pampering me evening, when DH is supposedly away on business. So, I get into my PJs early, slap a face mask on, open my good book and some good chocolate...then he rings to say he's going to come home after all...

I luffs him a lot, but...

LaQueenOfTheSpring Wed 23-Apr-14 17:23:19

Oh, and paying £55 for a pair of Spanx, thinking I'll look all sleek and fab curvy under my new frock...only to find I just still look a bit lumpy...

AdeleNazeem Wed 23-Apr-14 17:34:23

oh god, yes... the bobbin running out when you're nearly there

my bedroom has a little unpainted corner where I mixed my own paint colour up and RAN OUT (its behind furniture so noone cant see it, *but I know its there*)

When ex had the kids Monday night and I went for my secret stash of galaxy to eat whilst watching obem. Only to find the little fuckers had found my stash and scoffed it!

supersop60 Wed 23-Apr-14 18:23:07

Seeing the 'end' light on the dishwasher, and then opening it to find that DP did not switch it on before he went to bed....

supersop60 Wed 23-Apr-14 18:24:01

Finding DP has eaten all the babybels that were for DS lunchbox.

SnotandBothered Wed 23-Apr-14 18:39:44

Fruit Tea. All flavours. Without exception. "Oooh Raspberry and Vanilla? Smells lovely, yes please!"

Aaaand it tastes like dishwater. Like ALL fruit tea.

I never learn and keep buying them for the pretty boxes and to look posh when people come round

Calling customer services, spending 35 minutes on hold, explaining the whole sorry story to someone, being transferred to the 'appropriate department', explaining the whole thing again, being on the brink of resolution, being 'popped on hold', and realising you've been cut off. A bit of me dies every time that happens and you know you are going to have to start from the beginning.

Oh yes Snot- fruit tea grin

All except Jasmine but that's a proper one they drink in China (where they know a thing or two about their tea after drinking it for thousands of years brew)

tobybox Wed 23-Apr-14 18:55:11

Oh yes fruit tea!! All tastes horribly soapy...unless you try green tea loose leaf flavoured with exciting things like real strawberry pieces. Mmmm.

SnotandBothered Wed 23-Apr-14 19:00:00

Fruit Tea is one of the universe's biggest cons.

A jacket potato is not the same as a baked potato - how many times have I sat down to eat and the potato has that horrible rubbery microwave texture

A brewing spot that promises to be a sporners delight but actually is nothing [sigh]

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Wed 23-Apr-14 19:00:35

Putting a dirty dish in the dishwasher only to find it full of clean dishes.

RuthlessBaggage Wed 23-Apr-14 19:14:18

I'm no-sugaring so have tried those fruit teas. If you brew them for aaaaaaaaages, until they're almost opaque, they taste like far-too-weak Ribena. Drinkable but not delicious, and definitely disappointing. And there's no difference in flavour between raspberry and echinacea, blackcurrant and cranberry, etc etc.

Chamomile tea, OTOH, is as fragrant and delicious as jasmine tea, without the bitter tannin blech of green tea.

Speaking of which, I once ordered green tea at a high-end Chinese restaurant (in the UK). It was delivered in a tiny teapot ... and contained a green tea teabag. It was like drinking rust. I requested a pint of hot water to take it down but to no avail sad

MyrtleDove Wed 23-Apr-14 19:28:00

Was just about to post about fruit/herbal teas, how weird. By the way I am currently drinking Twinings' mint and vanilla tea (called Butter Mint Sensation or something very similar!) which smells just like murray mints and tastes delicious - so that's one that's not rubbish! Twining's camomile and spiced apple is also very nice and tastes like apple pie in a mug.

Ruthless agree re camomile tea, love it. Heath & Heather (Holland & Barrett) do a bedtime/relaxing one that has camomile, spearmint and orange blossom which is lovely. The key to green tea is to have the water just off the boil and to not steep for too long, and to get the proper Chinese/Japanese stuff (preferably loose). Boiling water spoils green tea just like it spoils coffee.

diege Wed 23-Apr-14 20:09:43

Walnut-less walnut whips
Buying 3 cream eggs for £1 and finding the cashier has only put 2 of them in the bag angry

happybubblebrain Wed 23-Apr-14 20:25:18

Most men.
Most package holidays.
Most clothes bought on ebay.
The cat licking the last piece of cake.
Getting home from work, thinking you'll have a nice relax and then realising you have to at least 25 job to do that will take up the entire evening.

GraceK Wed 23-Apr-14 22:41:45

Instant coffee - you should tell me it's instant when you offer it to me - instant coffee does not taste like coffee.

Microwaved jacket potatoes (definitely a good call) - a baked potato needs to be baked.

People (usually my Dad) tidying away the last few inches of wine in my glass - usually left on the dinner table whilst I deal with a small child and much required when I return to the table and it's gone.

Squirty (aerosol) cream ruining cakes & pastries - a scone should contain clotted cream, not shaving foam.

Our aerial giving out midway through a programme but not watching it til it's no longer available on any of the interweb players.

Going away for the weekend & forgetting a significant part of your carefully planned outfit. Or the weather being totally wrong for it - so you're either too hot or too cold - neither is attractive.

Being about to sit down for a meal that needs to be eaten quickly (almost anything with eggs in) and having to deal with a child-related crisis (or what they think is a crisis) and so it goes yucky.

Sitting down to go to the loo & a fight breaking out between the Smalls.

GraceK Wed 23-Apr-14 22:43:15

Oh - finding out you've wasted your time on what appeared to be a good book (with decent characters, etc) and then the plot goes nowhere. Reminds me why I tend to stick to detective fiction or non-fiction.

sisterelephant Wed 23-Apr-14 23:05:07

I'm loving this thread! Just a few of mine . . .

Waiting a significantly long time for a bus, another person arrives to which you have a moan about the shitty service then the bus comes right away
Cold coffee/Tea
Gallo Rose
Too sweet cake that you eat anyway
Feeling too bloated to have a teeny binge on weigh in day so you have to wait a whole week
I had another really good one that's flown out of my head! That!

WyrdByrd Wed 23-Apr-14 23:24:59

Biting into a jam doughnut only to discover you've picked up custard ones by mistake... bleurgh!

Getting halfway through a session at gym and the wifi signal going so I can't listen my favorite playlist (must get round to downloading it instead of relying on cloud player).

Being just about to complete a level of Candy Crush when the battery on the tablet dies.

Ordering pancakes with "maple syrup and bacon" only to find when they arrive that it's actually maple flavour syrup. sad Ought to be done under the trades descriptions act that one.

Why is it that so many of these are about food?

TheOldestCat Wed 23-Apr-14 23:29:40

supersop60 I have to hide the packed-lunch-bound Babybels (tricky as our fridge is tiny) to stop DH munching them.

CheesyBadger Thu 24-Apr-14 00:01:06

Cakes on holiday - the amazing looking cream filled works of art, which taste of air and fluff

A much longed for tea being made by someone who adds half a pint of milk and only just shows the tea bag to the cup

Rushed book endings - when you can tell the author just wanted it done with!

Hard scones

Hard bread

Dippy eggs with no dippy bits

ZingWatermelon Thu 24-Apr-14 00:34:15

my boys pissing on the loo seat.
again and again.
despite explanations, warnings, begging, anything.

perhaps they can't be thaught

ZingWatermelon Thu 24-Apr-14 00:34:29


Biting into a jam rolly poly or Victoria sponge to nearly chip my tooth on the seeds in the jam.

Bogeyface Thu 24-Apr-14 01:59:19

Going up to bed and realising you haven't re made the bed after stripping it earlier.

Just this

fidelineish Thu 24-Apr-14 02:03:34

Barbeques. One year I will remember that I don't like them AND choose to believe myself before I bother.

HawkeyeInChaos Thu 24-Apr-14 02:46:43

When you struggle all week to wake the dcs so they can go to nursery (and you to work) only for them to bounce out of bed at stupid o'clock at the weekend when you could all sleep in.

When you finally get the baby to sleep at 5:30am after being up half the night, only for the toddler to wake - scuppering your plan to go back to bed and get some more sleep.

When you think the baby is finally asleep, only for them to wake up and start crying just as you've got back into bed.

I think I have a theme here. Sleep deprived? Me?

Robfordscrack Thu 24-Apr-14 02:52:17

When someone buys you underwear that's too small.
Realizing that the toilet paper is out and you have to go all the way downstairs and faff behind the fridge to get some more.
making a cup of tea and then realizing the milk is bad (it's come out of the carton as a solid lump)
Lottery tickets.
realizing there is only about 2 hours in any given year it is suitable to wear your faux fur gilet.
Having a new handbag on its first outing and it starts to rain.
Realizing that your umbrella is broken after it starts pouring down.
Having Burger King for breakfast.

The new job that turns out to be suspiciously like the old, just with a different name on the door.

CheesyBadger Thu 24-Apr-14 07:18:16

Bogey - yes! I do this and my heart sinks every time

WyrdByrd Thu 24-Apr-14 07:50:52

YY to unmade beds and non-dippy eggs, although almost worse for me is slightly underdone eggs, so the dippy yolk is mixed with slimey half-set white.

babySophieRose Thu 24-Apr-14 08:29:27

Bought Pantene smooth &sleek for the first and last time, its horrible! Made my scalp dry and itchy after only one use.

spindlyspindler Thu 24-Apr-14 08:56:23

I agree with you on Krispy Cremes generally, but I happened to have one straight out of the "factory" in Edinburgh recently and it was a revelation. Light, crispy and still warm.

I really want to like good peaty whisky, but it just tastes like medicine to me.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Thu 24-Apr-14 09:00:57

Waking up just too late to cycle to work, and feeling guilty and under exercised.

Also just realising you've tumble dried your cyccling shorts, so that's them fucked.

shey02 Thu 24-Apr-14 11:35:30

Missing the bin men. sad

SecretWitch Thu 24-Apr-14 13:18:41

Exercising and eating well all week, only to discover you have gained three pounds at weigh in

Hearing the unmistakeable sound of your cat vomiting..somewhere..

Stepping in poo, while wearing your adorable new spring sandals..

ThePonderer Thu 24-Apr-14 13:35:17

Getting a rental DVD in the post which isn't on your High Priority list.

Instead it's that film you put on your list ages ago, and now you can't really remember why you wanted to see it. Finding the time to watch the damn thing seems like another chore, not a treat.

Expecting to bite into a lovely jammy,sugary,moist doughnut and it being dry, bland with minuscule amount of jam
<<Glares at Tesco>>

Gulsink Thu 24-Apr-14 15:49:07

Pattisserie Valerie.

Pies with no side or bottom pastry.

dotnet Thu 24-Apr-14 17:51:33

Forgetting to get my supermarket cards swiped at the checkout. shey02 I HATE missing the binmen too (but it's even worse if they won't empty my bin because I've infringed regulations... that happened a couple of months ago. angry
Still cooking when Coronation Street is starting. I don't even like Coronation Street all that much any more, but I still hate missing the beginning.
Waking up and hoping I'll drift off again without having to get up and wake myself up properly, going for a pee... then finding I just HAVE to anyway.

cerealqueen Thu 24-Apr-14 20:20:13

Most fruit teas are vile because they all contain Hibiscus, which leave a funny taste in your mouth.

Lemon and ginger doesn't and has a lovely kick.

Random tissue in the dark wash is my top grrrrrrrr.

helloitsme Thu 24-Apr-14 20:34:44

When the baby has just started a nap and someone you don't feel like talking to comes and chats for ages while your precious seconds slip past.

FushandChups Thu 24-Apr-14 21:01:55

'Non dippy' dippy eggs in any form (although poached makes me the most sad - you cut in and... oh!)

Cadburys Whole Nut - never enough nuts. Aldi's Rich Almond one though - shock, nut lovers heaven.

DS always looking down when I have a super picture of both DC all set up

Fucking IT slow fucking, nightmare systems that work then don't work then work then change then sloooooooow, then the printer doesn't print it on the right sized paper, then it's all misshaped, then some new process or system which makes everything slower and more confusing - god, that feels better, sorry!

HawkeyeInChaos Thu 24-Apr-14 21:09:28

Baking an apple pie, then dropping it on the floor as you get it out the oven.

Fush, I love that Aldi almond chocolate bar. It's delicious. I whizz it in the food processor and use it as a cake/ice cream topping.

MyrtleDove Thu 24-Apr-14 21:23:56

I love the Aldi almond chocolate too. Galaxy nut crunch is lovely too though, far nicer than Dairy Milk whole nut.

Mrsb999 Thu 24-Apr-14 21:35:52

Slowly savouring a glass of wine/biscuit or other treat only for it to 'go down the wrong way' on the last mouthful so you end up coughing and spluttering

KittyTwatknicker Thu 24-Apr-14 21:44:06

Going into a thread on Mumsnet which looks exciting but is actually v dull

My DH taking his trousers off

Any JML product

Out of season strawberries

Gulliver's Land "theme park" - possibly the shittest day out ever

And Hyde Park Winter Wonderland cough Chavland

Rainforest Cafe: pile of poo and the kids were scared of the "hilarious" animatronic characters

Ruushii Thu 24-Apr-14 21:45:02

Caving in to chocolate desire and walking to the corner shop to find it's shut <sobs>

BagOfBats Thu 24-Apr-14 22:15:49

Kitty, what's wrong with your DH taking his trousers off?!

BagOfBats Thu 24-Apr-14 22:30:18

For me it's damp, horrid petrol station sandwiches,
Going back to bed for a very rare lie in and waking up with a stinking headache
Thinking you look great then catching a look at yourself in a mirror looking shocking
Making some delicious dinner then ruining it at the very last second by putting too much chilli in

The sheets one though, none on the bed when you're really knackered- that has to be the worst!

GiraffesAndButterflies Thu 24-Apr-14 22:54:12

Finding a fantastic item of clothing that will really suit you and goes with everything in your wardrobe, only to find that one size is too small and the next is too big.

So in a fit of desperate optimism you try both sizes on again, only to confirm that it definitely, definitely doesn't fit.

Lookingforfocus Thu 24-Apr-14 23:38:59

Being gifted a chocolate selection box to find DH has been there first, you know this because he will take a bite of a chocolate and if he doesn't like it will carefully replace it, so half the chocs and been chewed and nibbled.

Nick Clegg

Burnt lattes

Bogeyface Thu 24-Apr-14 23:58:45

What you order and what you get.

Halsall Fri 25-Apr-14 00:05:30

Finding a delicious salad which you buy far too often regularly for lunch, then one day discovering that they've replaced the lovely cubes of feta with horrible shreds of beetroot, which you hate. And taken away the slice of flatbread to scoop up the houmous. And replaced the couscous with bloody quinoa.

Yes, I do mean you, Pret a Manger


SweetsForMySweet Fri 25-Apr-14 01:21:53

Mobile Broadband with the not so magic number T-H-R-E-E

Not having enough butter left to enjoy buttery toast on your morning off

Been woken up by the neighbours dog barking on our one morning off in two weeks

Gathering all your grocery shopping, queing up for ages to pay for them and when you're one away from being served, you realise you forgot to pick up the milk

AdeleNazeem Fri 25-Apr-14 01:44:19

Sweets oh yep forgetting the milk sad
I often go into a supermarket for one specific thing, and come out with everything else but and then realize when I get home…. usually something totally essential like toilet roll that you will have to get at overinflated prices at the corner shop (sulk)

having so many people mentioning the stripped-bed-at-bedtime crisis, is this the point where I can confess to sleeping under a naked duvet because after sleepily doing the sheet, I just couldn't be bothered to put the cover on?!

AdeleNazeem Fri 25-Apr-14 01:48:48

oh and another…

phone batteries that die all the biddy time. Have had to start carrying a charger round now and I'm forever looking for sockets :/

SarahThane Fri 25-Apr-14 01:57:32

Springtime. Autumn. The other bits.

I agree that autumn can be a bit disappointing in England Sarah with leaves slightly going from green to brown and miserable rainy and gloomy weather - nice on the occasional sunny day though when you catch a few orange and red's against a blue sky. Or just kicking through the leaves in the woods with children and coming home for hot chocolate afterwards brew

Much better colours though in Japan and South Korea, where I experienced one gorgeous autumn with red maples and glowing mountain ash up in the hills.
And I've heard the fall colours are much praised in New England too.

And I won't hear a word said against spring especially in April when all the glorious blossom is out thanks

Voodoobooboo Fri 25-Apr-14 11:47:51

Rediscovering Kendal Mint Cake only to find out it tastes like crystallised toothpaste.
I'm sure it didn't 30 years ago.

Oh no Voodoo that's really disappointing. It got me up Scafell Pike when I was about 12. grin

AhVienna Fri 25-Apr-14 12:02:46

Using the bathroom at someone's house and they haven't made it clear which is the hand-towel. You make your best guess but no doubt you've just dried your hands on the same towel they used to dry their arse earlier that day.

Skinheadmermaid Fri 25-Apr-14 12:40:23

Treating yourself to an overpriced starbucks coffee only for them to make it wrong/not well!
Buying a much long for new nail varnish only to find it chips the same day angry
Putting on weight for absolutely no reason. If thats going to happen at least warn me so i get a chance to stuff myself with roast potatos and galaxy! Weight gain from broccoli? Fuck you metabolism...just fuck you...

KittyTwatknicker Fri 25-Apr-14 12:51:43

Bagofbats When he takes his trousers off, there lies one of life's little disappointments grin

TribbleWithoutATardis Fri 25-Apr-14 13:26:41

Nick Glegg and Gove (although he's as ugly as his soul undoubtedly is).

When dc1 stopped napping.

diege Fri 25-Apr-14 13:30:57

The ring pull coming off the can so you have so resort to the can opener...

OnlyLovers Fri 25-Apr-14 16:03:13

I've had too many overpriced and disappointing flat whites recently. £2.70, one of them shock. Wouldn't really mind if it had been good, but it was insipid, not hot enough and not velvety enough.

I'm going back to lattes. <middle-class strop>>

punygod Fri 25-Apr-14 17:33:00

The length of the cable of Apple product chargers. Always just that bit too short...

You are not wrong puny. and they last about 6 months if that. angry

punygod Fri 25-Apr-14 18:13:31


On another note, making a Bolognese (or other make it in your sleep dinner) and discovering that some fool has put the empty basil jar back in the cupboard.

punygod Fri 25-Apr-14 18:30:54

To add to that, testing the spaghetti, burning your mouth and therefore ruining for yourself the dinner you've just spent an hour making.


WyrdByrd Sat 26-Apr-14 10:56:14

Getting to gym really in the mood for it for a change only to discover it's

a/ heaving


b/ the WiFi connection is down I can't access my 'Cloud' playlist

Had both happen the other day and have to admit I gave up and went home after 20 minutes blush .

WineSpider Sat 26-Apr-14 11:01:32

Woolley apples.


Marmaladecat1 Sat 26-Apr-14 11:48:27

Sweet lemon curd
A non chewy meringue

Agreed with previous poster, flat tonic is a GREAT disappointment!

Marmaladecat1 Sat 26-Apr-14 11:50:01

Ooh and being hungry but not finding anything you want to eat!

ZingWatermelon Sat 26-Apr-14 23:02:48

thinking morning sickness is finally over, ordering lovely take away, enjoying it, then feeling sick/throwing up again.

ZingWatermelon Sat 26-Apr-14 23:04:36

<puts hand up>

I know how to make really chewy meringue!
you need to add a small amount of vinegar to mixture.

try it marmalade, it will be lovely!

guinnessgirl Sun 27-Apr-14 07:24:16

most of mine have already been posted, but:

going food shopping and finding that something you usually buy is on special offer, but it's such a good offer that it's all gone and you have to buy a different brand angry this usually happens with butter/spread!

ExCinnamon Sun 27-Apr-14 08:50:10

Buying something bargainous from a charity shop and finding out at home it really should have gone in the bin, not the charity shop.

Tops for me which turn out smelly <boak> or too short.

Bought a Boden dress for my 5 yo, a knitted, lovely coloured pink dream, only to discover after the wash, that it should have been hand washed (ffs) and is shedding hair like crazy. DD can't wear it because I don't want her to breathe in all the fluff.

Also, finding out after 2 years of ideal weight that a crap job can pull me back into bad eating habits and I end up overweight with zero job satisfaction. Bugger. Actually, that is not quite a little but a giant disappointment.

Marmaladecat1 Sun 27-Apr-14 09:47:37

Thanks zing I will try that!

Crabbypink Fri 02-May-14 13:05:13

The Wall of People who come in late on high holidays, and stand up during the whole of Mass, right in front of those of us who got there early enough to sit on the pews along the side of the church.

Oh, and fishy tea.

PenguinsLoveFishFingers Fri 02-May-14 13:27:21

Pears that go:

rock hard
rock hard
rock hard

without ever passing through 'ripe'.

Yes to discovering the escaped sock when you've just set the machine going.

Deciding to have a bath and relax whilst heavily pregnant, only to discover that far too much of you now sticks out of the water for it to be pleasant.

onetiredmummy Fri 02-May-14 13:43:14

Reaching into the cupboard to find all the cucumber gin gone & only a bottle of cooking brandy left.

Fucking bastarding walnuts in my lovely soft ginormous slice of carrot cake!

FatalCabbage Fri 02-May-14 13:44:23

Mixed peel and/or nuts in fruit cake

Stalks still attached to raisins and sultanas. Or seeds angry

chocoholicanon Fri 02-May-14 14:06:30

Over cooking an egg so the yolk is set and not runny

Ordering food in a group at a restaurant and everyone gets their food and yours is going to take longer or when it comes it doesn't look as appetising as everyone else's

Always carrying an umbrella in your bag and pulling it out on the one day it rains

ZingWatermelon Fri 02-May-14 14:26:07

watery tomatoes, woolly pears/apples, bitter plums etc.

Good call Zing especially when you think how gorgeous a perfect tomato, apple, pear, or plum can be smile

PS not quite the same but you just inspired me to make myself a yummy cheesy omelette for lunch choco - with nice gooey centre thanks

trixymalixy Fri 02-May-14 17:19:20

I think all of mine have been said on here.

Non runny poached eggs
Not paying attention when eating and reaching in to your sandwich box to find you've already eaten the 2nd half
Pret discontinuing my favourite salad

I was also disappointed by Krispy Kreme doughnuts, just pure sugar. It gave me a headache and I was expecting something amazing.

Looking forward to a glass of wine and its lukewarm

trixymalixy Fri 02-May-14 17:23:32

Getting allocated Wimbledon tickets that are on a day you can't go sad

ShippingForecast Fri 02-May-14 17:24:32

A nice-looking avocado that turns out to be mostly stone and a few black bits of mush held together with stringy bits. Leaving you with about a cubic centimetre of edible flesh.

Vickisuli Fri 02-May-14 18:52:43

When I get frustrated that Dh and the kids are languishing inside on a sunny day, insist we go out, and by the time I persuade them and get everyone ready, it's turned rainy and I end up trying to jolly along grumpy people who wish they were at home.

Preciousbane Fri 02-May-14 19:30:17

Being served up a delicious roast at a friends house and finding out that they are properly weird and do not have it with gravy.

Happened at two different friends houses.

Bogeyface Fri 02-May-14 19:30:35

Vicki I have done that and the worst bit is you are trying to be Little Miss Jolly "come on lets enjoy the outdoors" because you dont want to admit that you wish you were at home and they had been right all along grin

Bogeyface Fri 02-May-14 19:31:31

Precious What, none at all? The flavour is in the gravy!

That is possibly the weirdest thing ever!

Sweetcorn in tuna mayo
Sweetcorn on pizza
Sweetcorn in salads
Sweetcorn in pasta dishes
Sweetcorn in sweetcorn

Hard avocados

A boring book

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 02-May-14 20:06:26

Defo agree on the sweet corn hell.

Bogeyface Fri 02-May-14 20:08:08

Vegetable pizza.

Or more specifically, being invited round to a friends for a girlie night with wine and pizza only to be presented with some peppered, corgetted, brocolli'd monstrosity.

I love veggies, dont get me wrong. With a roast dinner I will have no meat and double veg. My favourite meal is cauli and brocolli cheese. I love veg.

But not on pizza, its as wrong as low fat chips and alcohol free wine!

ZingWatermelon Fri 02-May-14 21:54:27


that veg pizza must have been traumatic for you.thanks

If you want to talk to someone qualified in pizza related incidents and experiences the helpline number is 0-800-DOMINOS

wink grin

lavenderhoney Fri 02-May-14 22:44:26

" Fuck off, Sarah" made me laugh the mostsmile that happens to me a lot, and I keep a smile on my face and say " great! She sounds lovely..."

Tesco have moved everything in my local store. The whole store has been changed round. Everyone there including the staff are so bloody fed up with it. If its not broken, why fix it?

And yes, I did try the online ordering only the delivery driver forgot all my dairy products so he had to come back at the end of his shift. Which was no good to me as I had to wait in all day for another delivery and dd wanted milk. Which, the tesco customer service said " was not their problem" thanks!

Bogeyface Sat 03-May-14 00:31:33

grin Cheers Zing, I think I may need large counselling with double cheese grin

mumsbe Sat 03-May-14 14:45:41

Planned days out to fun places and the kids throw a tantrum all day!
Booking your well needed hair appointment and your hair ends up looking worse
going to your favourite restaurant on a special occasion to find the usual chef is off and the food is awful
you find the most perfect jeans and buy them and when you try to find them again they are discontinued!

bragmatic Sat 03-May-14 14:47:37

All your comfy undies are in the wash and you're down to that silly g-string you bought to wear under that silly dress.

MyrtleDove Sat 03-May-14 14:53:06

Bogey best friend's husband doesn't like gravy and doesn't have it with a roast dinner or anything else. Very weird.

I might be weird too as I love a veggie pizza grin

CheeryName Sat 03-May-14 14:59:43

Getting a flat tyre which knackers up your day and costs £££££.

Getting that sorted then DC making utter drama out of simple homework.

Hiding from stroppy DC in the garden and forgetting to bring a drink.


ZingWatermelon Sat 03-May-14 15:20:58


gravy - yuck! I'm with him on that.
I do have an excuse of not being English though!grin

DrCoconut Sat 03-May-14 15:31:51

Am with the raisins. Why is so much otherwise nice food contaminated with them? But not the hard egg yolks. I have to cook eggs really well, runniness is bleurgh.

ZingWatermelon Sat 03-May-14 15:34:58

grin @ contaminated!

watch out for toxic raisins!wink

Xenadog Sat 03-May-14 17:50:25

Telling the cashier in the supermarket that he has scanned your loaf through at full price and not the reduced one. He then rescans the reduced price in and only when you get home do you realise you have been charged both the full price and reduced price making the loaf more expensive than had you bought it at full price anyway!

unlucky83 Sat 03-May-14 18:13:03

Supermarket beef after being used to nice stuff from the butcher...
Butcher is more expensive so we eat less meat but what we have is worth eating...
Stuck for dinner and there was some braising steak in the reduced section at ASDA (it wasn't 'value' it was extra fine or whatever asda's version is)
Thought not had beef pie for ages - I'll make that. Went to all the trouble of making it, homemade pastry the lot, mouth watery at the impending yumminess - and it was just 'meh' - beef was totally tasteless in comparison...wish I'd not bothered - or made the effort to go to the butcher after I'd had the inspiration...

TSSDNCOP Sun 04-May-14 09:38:26

Being invited out for Sunday lunch. And finding a roast is not on the menu.

People buying Christmas presents that are off-list.

That feeling when you drive away from the hotel at the end of a really fabulous holiday.

Lara2 Mon 05-May-14 08:41:51

Getting out of the shower and realising you've left the towel on the bedroom radiator, so you have to shiver and drip your way back to the bedroom because it's stupid o'clock in the morning and you are the only one awake.

lurkingfromhome Mon 05-May-14 09:05:45

As others have said, eggs are a minefield of potential disappointment:

poached eggs: when the yolk has set hard, leaving you with no runny deliciousness for your eggs benedict.

fried eggs: hard yolk, or (much much worse): when the white hasn't quite cooked properly so you end up with a bit of jelly-like white in the middle of your friend breakfast. Boak.

boiled eggs: hard yolk so nothing to dip your soldiers into.

Snatchoo Mon 05-May-14 11:04:20

Putting lovely line dried linens onto your bed only to realise a) the blood stain hasn't quite come out*; and b) you can't sleep naked tonight.

*blood due to period not murder. Ditto why I have to wear clothes in bed.

Snatchoo Mon 05-May-14 11:09:43

When you realised you forgot to put your very expensive face cream on again.

Innermagic Mon 05-May-14 12:19:04

Sitting on toilet about to do your business only to realise there's no toilet paper
Driving all the way home from town then realise you've let you m&s lunch sitting in shopping bag bit of the self checkout

ZingWatermelon Mon 05-May-14 12:51:27

when you need a big poo and not quite all of it comes out.
just doesn't feel right and not satisfactory enough

AuntieMaggie Mon 05-May-14 13:29:57

Agree with so many on here...

But to add to the no gravy with the roast one... going to a BBQ at someone's house and they don't have ketchup not even the horrible cheap stuff! How can you eat sausages and burgers without ketchup?

OnlyLovers Mon 05-May-14 14:48:22

Innermagic, that's more of a major panic than a little disappointment!

MyrtleDove Mon 05-May-14 16:31:40

Auntie I hate ketchup so I never eat my sausages and burgers with it! I have mayo and/or mustard and/or bbq sauce. However, it is standard for bbqs so would provide it for my guests.

Stubborncow Tue 21-Oct-14 17:29:38

Going to have a browse on a website at pretty things only to find the pictures won't load...

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