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TiggyCBE Wed 19-Mar-14 09:23:41

...everything in the list below?

I thought I'd get everything out in one thread.

-Dresses with only one arm. You see them at award ceremonies and stuff but they look silly. I think of them as bowling dresses because the only practical point I can see to them is that it must help your bowling to have your bowling arm unencumbered by sleeve.

-People who walk too slowly. Just get out of my way! I've got stuff to do!

-People who walk to quickly. Calm down and stop jostling past me. I don't care if you've got stuff to do!

-People who start an answer to your question by sucking air through their teeth in an attempt to make it seem like their response will be truly earth shattering.

-People who think of animals as their babies. Even worse are those that dress them up in human like clothes. Get a grip women! (And I do mean women because it is only women who put bonnets on cats)

-Decorated cars. They look shit. If a VW Beetle looked so great red with black ladybird spots and eyelashes then VW would make them like that. They don't because they look shit. You're not being wacky, you're being a twerp.

-Kitchen utensil drawer. Why are they made to jam shut? Why is that thought of as a useful feature?

-Idiots that take pride in not being able to function. "I can't use a computer!" "I always avoid those self checkouts!" "It took me 5 days to put together an IKEA spoon rack!". It's a bad thing that you can't do it, not good.

-Netmums. Humourless establishment prissy doily-using maiden aunts.

-Precocious children. Yeah, but can you drive? Can you? Can you? No! because you're a child!

-Ian Hisplop/Jeremy Hardy/etc. Every silver lining has a cloud. Negative negative negative. They say everything is crap and if it's not (Olympics for example) it's quietly forgotten. If a scientist were to find a cure for cancer, they would bang on about how the scientist once got a parking ticket, "Shamed drug scientist" they would call him. And if they know everything about how to run things to make the world a better place, why don't they?

-Comedians who talk about the royal family being "German". Very lazy and xenophobic. Her family came here over 300 years ago but they're still German?

-Orange juice with "Bits". Unless they specify what the bit are I'm not drinking it. Would you eat pasta that was advertised as containing "Things"?

People who say that everything was better in the old days. Actually, I think you'll find that before the 1970s at least 50% of children were shoved up chimneys or down t'pit where they died of cholera, polio, mal-de-mare, plague, dynasty, smallpox and elfshot. Now that sort of thing doesn't happen in the South of England.

I should probably have a rest now for a bit.

EverythingsDozy Wed 19-Mar-14 09:26:08

Things like polio, cholera, dysentery etc doesn't happen in the north of England either...

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 19-Mar-14 09:28:16

I like animals in clothes blush.
For the rest, fair enough.

TiggyCBE Wed 19-Mar-14 09:28:26

Doesn't it? That's jolly good then!

EverythingsDozy Wed 19-Mar-14 09:30:19

Yeah other than the 'south of England' comment, I agree. Although for a while, beetles did have limited edition art work, I quite liked some of them.
Definitely no old world diseases up here that I have heard of recently. We don't all live on cobbled streets either!! wink

EyelinerQueen Wed 19-Mar-14 09:32:47

I didn't get past your first point as it made me think of this and I started giggling grin.

YANBU.

EmpireBiscuit Wed 19-Mar-14 09:33:40

Best keep it quiet that there is no plague in the south of England - soon it'll be infested with germ ridden Scots.

BuggarMeGently Wed 19-Mar-14 09:35:28

Ooh can I play? Yy to all of the above, plus

Dog Buggies
Peoplee whoo repeatt thee lastt letterr off everyy wordd...off youu fuckk thenn!
Farty blusher brushes that are included in palettes
People who shove their shopping trolley lengthways in front of the rrduced isle in Tesco (there should be a "turd" emoticon soley for this)

oldgrandmama Wed 19-Mar-14 09:35:28

I'm my pussy cat's mummy, so there! Get over it. She doesn't wear hats, though - she'd take my hand off if I tried that.

hackmum Wed 19-Mar-14 09:37:25

OP, I had a good old chuckle at your list but can't help feeling you've set up a big old elephant trap for yourself with people who say everything is crap - isn't that what you're doing?

BuggarMeGently Wed 19-Mar-14 09:37:33

My Cat Shat In Her Hat, The Twat!

OnlyLovers Wed 19-Mar-14 09:42:06

I like my kitchen crap utensil drawer.

Other than that I wholeheartedly concur. Especially with people who dress up animals and/or talk about themselves as being their 'mums' hmm. When people on here talk about their cats as their 'ginger boy' or their 'tabby girl' it makes my toes curl.

GemmaTeller Wed 19-Mar-14 09:48:40

One armed dresses were made for people who tried to put cats on hats - fact

Hoppinggreen Wed 19-Mar-14 09:49:18

I agree with some of these - although I would like to confirm that we are not plaque ridden oop North either!!!
Anyone using the term " fur baby" should be shot though

shouldnthavesaid Wed 19-Mar-14 09:49:27

Can I join you grin

On today's list I have..

Facebook. I cannot stand it and have it only because I'd feel too left out of the loop if I didn't. But I have three hundred on there and have come realise that quite frankly, I couldn't give a shit about 275 of them.

Religious Facebook pages. Or at least, some of them. The worst one I had uploaded photographs of severely disabled or malnourished children asking for likes if Jesus heals the sick. Jesus probably wouldn't take photographs of poorly children and post them around online for shock value. Don't suppose Jesus wrote posts about what he hated either but we'll treat this as being for the benefit of a good society haha

Hospitals that serve only cereal and toast for breakfast. No, I don't want dry toast. No, I don't want cereal with warm milk. I suggest they start serving - for example - scrambled eggs, museli, fruit and yoghurt, etc.

People who think a vote for Scottish independence supports the SNP. The logical thing to do, if you wish for the SNP to go away, is to vote for independence.

People who believe Scotland has had any real power in Westminister for the last 50 years or so. We haven't. Even if none of us had voted, the prime minsters would still be the exact same.

Flatmates who seem to believe that cleaning the toilet consists of wiping the seat. No. See when you drop something into the bowl? It splashes. That splashes get under the seat. Lift the seat and wipe it. Otherwise it starts to smell, quickly.

Tampon and sanitary pad adverts. Nobody enjoys having a period. No one in their right mind wants to do sports during their period. No one's fanjo needs to smell of pretty flowers and lemony scents.

Programmes centering around hospitals, childbirth, etc. I don't understand stuff like OBEM, Embarrassing Bodies, etc.

Sanitisation of TV. The last series of Call the Midwife, for example. Massive chunks of it were I imagine very unrealistic. Too much tailored for today's audiences.

The daily mail and people who comment on it.

The 'love your labia' brigade and those who protest against male circumcision, who call the circumcised penis weird, ugly etc. Have seen both on mumsnet several times. Have seen sex experts such as Betty Dodson write utter vitriol regarding both issues. A huge number of people male and female will require surgery to their genital area because of medical problems. Labelling females who have genital surgery as slags, or whatever, is wrong. Labelling males who have genital surgery as ugly, is wrong. Neither movements are progressive.

That's a very niche sort of hate though. I don't think it's something that bothers a lot of people!

TiggyCBE Wed 19-Mar-14 09:59:24

List continued:

-Opinions that aren't mine. If it were such a good opinion I would have it.

-Flightless birds. The whole point of birds is that they can fly. Flightless ones are as rubbish as snakes with legs, fish that live in trees, and tortoises that don't have shells.

-Storybooks for children where the words are all over the place instead of at the bottom in nice lines. (I'm looking at you Charlie and Lola!). I often have to read books sideways and upside down to groups of children. The words should be where the should be, in the word area.

-Yodelling singers. I'm not talking about proper yodelling singers such as Frank Ifield or Karl Denver, but modern ones like whitney Houston. Pick a note and stick with it!

-Pandas. Smug. They expect everybody to run around helping them all the time. Take responsibility for you own life pandas! Have sex! (Not sure how many pandas are on Mumsnet, but I hope the ones that do take action.)

-I spy. Never ends up as interesting as you think it's going to be when you start playing it.

-Poncy doughnuts. Kirspy Kremes for £1.20 each or a bag of fresh jam ones for 50p for 5? No contest. The spelling alone should mean the people who run that company should be burnt at the stake.

EverythingsDozy Wed 19-Mar-14 10:03:49

Ooh yeah I have one!
Things that are spelled with different letters just because they can.
For example, Krispy Kreme. Both crispy and creme are spelled normally with a c, so it's not even like they're doing it for alliteration.

Cardigans without buttons...gets right on my nerves, if I have a bloody cardi on it's because I'm cold and I want to do it up!!

Small things and all that haha smile

oldgrandmama Wed 19-Mar-14 10:26:02

Got a brand new hate. The bleeding heron who ate all 22 goldfish two days ago from our courtyard pond.

shouldnthavesaid Wed 19-Mar-14 10:38:53

I Spy can be very interesting - I remember we played it with my lovely late great gran, who was I think 83 at the time and suffering with dementia. We were in a hospital waiting room and very bored.

She managed to change it completely - rather than I can spy with my little eye, it became I can see with my big eye..

My gran - a specialist teacher who won't have anyone do things the wrong way if at all possible - would get so frustrated, 'No, Mum. I spy with my little eye - little, Mum, not big!' but gt gran just carried on. I'm sure it was deliberate on her part as she said it with a grin.

I'm sure she eventually gave up on the guessing part as well and seemed to just describe what she saw. Sort of 'I can see with my big eye, a brown chair'

It doesn't sound so funny written down but it had my younger sister in hysterics, both at how 'wrong' gt gran had it and at how angry at my gran was getting.

Gt gran died in 2004, we still play I Can See even now.

So can be a very interesting game if you don't take it too seriously grin

MrsSteptoe Wed 19-Mar-14 10:45:01

Pandas grin

DoJo Wed 19-Mar-14 10:51:56

I hate plenty of stuff, but I do love the fact that, two years after her death, Whitney Houston is still annoying you as a modern yodelling singer! (I agree btw, but that's not as annoying as it means I share your opinion).

kentishgirl Wed 19-Mar-14 10:52:43

Patterns on mattresses. What's the frigging point? It just makes the mattresses fractionally more expensive (in that patterned material has got to be a bit more expensive than plain?).

Girly women. all high heels and make up and giggles and acting stupid on purpose to flatter saddo men's egos.

When you want a cup of tea so bad and the milk comes out with big lumps in it (last night grrrrrrrrrr)

bleedingheart Wed 19-Mar-14 11:06:26

Netmums. Humourless establishment prissy doily-using maiden aunts.
I just popped over and that is, in fact, their tagline.

With you on the cats as babies thing.

Ludways Wed 19-Mar-14 11:08:43

I loathe stupid incorrect spellings, like Perfekt. It's not fucking quirky, it's wrong!!! Grrr!

Is it therefore wrong that I am now craving a Crispy Cream Doughnut (see what I did there!!)

Oh and sorry for all the !!!!!, strangely enough I don't mind those but I know it drives some people to distraction.

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