You might want to warm up on Part I, here, that got a surprising amount of comments which leads me to believe that in a general culture of constantly striving for happiness, there's room for a bit of the curmudgeonly. I only have a few to start and hope you'll join in, if you feel the need. Otherwise, go on with your cheerful outlook.
- The expression "necessary evil"
- Deflated balloons -- the ones that slowly drift around the house as they lose air are cool, but I just can't stand the ones that lie on the floor, sometimes for days and days (at least in our house) until someone, always me, brings them to the garbage. Then I usually wonder, with a small bit of agitation, whether I should shove them into the garbage bin, slightly blown up, or pop them and then put them away, which leads me to:
- Popping balloons and balloons that pop. I hate the tension that precedes the one and the startle reflex that comes at the other.
- Hearing about miracles, particularly present-day ones that involve brain surgery or anti-epileptic drugs and children who have been miraculously saved and/or whose seizures have miraculously stopped due to having 1/2 of their brains removed or three doses of the new med. Humor me here, but I've had this fortune cookie fortune in my wallet for twelve years:
|I wonder if the Chinese word for "never" was accidentally translated to "soon."|
5. When people use the word cynical improperly, as in calling me cynical for the above hatred
6. My own curmudgeon-liness when faced with others' kind intentions and overtures.
7. Weird formatting issues like the one above -- this happens when I cut and paste -- the highlighting
behind the words. How do I get rid of that?
Reader, what do you hate these days?