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Ever wish you could uninvent something (lighthearted)

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Outnotdown Wed 01-Nov-17 14:53:26

Lego! I'm sick of it! Prising it out of my toddler's mouth, mopping up the tears when my 5 year old's impossibly long car falls apart. Breaking up the fights when one child wrecks the other's creation. Standing barefooted on a microscopically tiny yet painfully sharp bit that got left behind.

And I can't make ANYTHING with them. And they're EVERYWHERE angryangry

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 01-Nov-17 14:54:38

Not so 'lighthearted' (sorry) but the AK47. It's the bane of the majority world.

Morphene Wed 01-Nov-17 14:58:57

scented sanitary products because fuck off with telling women their perfectly normal bodies are disgusting.

thecolonelbumminganugget Wed 01-Nov-17 14:59:39

All forms of messaging services apart from one. I dont care which one but I'm sick to death of having, texts, messenger, WhatsApp etc all pinging away, let's have a world referendum where we pick one and destroy all the others

GreenTulips Wed 01-Nov-17 15:00:28

washjng up

juddyrockingcloggs Wed 01-Nov-17 15:01:52

Yes yes and another yes.

I suffered terrible itching for months and months on the days I was having a period and couldn’t understand for the life of me why. It was always fucking ultra and their perfumes for no reason stench of chemicals. Horrendous.

roconnell Wed 01-Nov-17 15:05:06

The printer. What a prick.
Every time I approach it I feel dread because I know it's going to fuck up.
So many ways in which it can go wrong. I'm sure it thinks them up as I'm on the approach. 'Oh I wont bother to connect to the laptop today even though I usually do!' Or 'Oh I don't recognise the paper type!' Or 'Oh I've run out of ink!' And my personal favourite 'I've run out of magenta ink so I can't be bothered to print a BLACK AND WHITE document.'

[and breathe]

StorminaBcup Wed 01-Nov-17 15:05:29

I like lego OP but with an 18mth old and a 4 yr Old I have to agree with you. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve confiscated it.

While I’m here can I also throw in a light sabre that was purchased from Blackpool at the weekend. I didn’t realise until we got in the car that it also played the crazy frog song angry

LocoMoco Wed 01-Nov-17 15:07:08

fucking play doh

GreenTulips Wed 01-Nov-17 15:08:05

fucking play doh

I raise you moon sand

SecretSmellies Wed 01-Nov-17 15:12:56

what I hate about scented sanitary wear is that the smell is so cloying and so obvious. So you can smell who among your office mates has their period.

Thank God for the implant I say.

YoloSwaggins Wed 01-Nov-17 15:49:35

Fucking Facebook

whoareyoukidding Wed 01-Nov-17 15:50:59

mobile phones. It was nice before mobiles.

TammyswansonTwo Wed 01-Nov-17 15:52:53

Crisps. And coke. Because without them I'd be about 40% thinner.

GeillisTheWitch Wed 01-Nov-17 15:52:55

HD brows. Don't understand the attraction, why do people want to look like they have two black caterpillars on their head?

AndWhat Wed 01-Nov-17 15:56:44

My 4yo is obsessed with stupid videos of adults dressed as superheroes doing stupid things!!! angry

Outnotdown Wed 01-Nov-17 15:58:52

roconnell grin
Don't know if I want to live without crisps and coke (sorry) but yes to everything else, especially chemical sanitary scent yuk.

abbsisspartacus Wed 01-Nov-17 15:59:53

Television "teenagers" showing kids how to act badly and get away with it

TSSDNCOP Wed 01-Nov-17 16:00:39


TammyswansonTwo Wed 01-Nov-17 16:04:33

I don't want to live without them either, but if they'd never been invented I wouldn't know any better ;)

DeleteOrDecay Wed 01-Nov-17 16:06:56

The sex industry, all of it. From prostitution to porn, to stripping right on through to sex chat lines. The world would be so much better without this objectification and commodification of women’s bodies

IHopeYouStepOnALegoPiece Wed 01-Nov-17 16:07:28

But then I wouldnt have a username! !wink

mine is a very specific Melissa and Doug wooden walker with "fun" shaoes inside clear tubes thst rattle as its pushed

its SO fucking LOUD...I feel a burst of rage every time the baby leans towards it

CigarsofthePharoahs Wed 01-Nov-17 16:17:13

Definitely agree with playdoh!
Leaded petrol. I know it's mostly phased out now, but the damage has been done.
Felt tip pens. They dry out, the tips get damaged very easily and you have to spend ££ on proper washable ones or my whole lounge would be murky shades of green and purple by now.

morningtoncrescent62 Wed 01-Nov-17 16:27:56


piglover Wed 01-Nov-17 16:30:51

Twitter. Then I wouldn't have to see news of what the idiot president of the USA has been (t)wittering on about.

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