I have seen several of these “five things Friday” posts and they are usually along the lines of things that inspire you or photographs. Well, my five things are of a different vain. I have decided to do Five Things That Chap My Hide. So here we go, we will be counting them down from least aggravating to most aggravating, the same kind of order that David Letterman uses.
#5- Pony tail holders and bobby pins– these irritate me because they can never be found. A whole package can disappear with in 48 hours leaving all 4 females looking for them desperately while the 2 males help look just to shut us up but really can’t understand why we can’t keep up with these items. The next time my mother says, “Well, it didn’t sprout legs and run off.” I will submit exhibit A- ponytail holders and bobby pins as evidence that things do sprout legs and run off. Exhibit B would be the empty black cups and pots that I use for the herbs- they run all over my yard on their own.
#4-Self-filling laundry hampers– I don’t know how we keep managing to purchase these defective hampers, but we do. Every time I get one emptied I walk in an hour later and it is half full. I like a glass half full but not a laundry hamper.
#3- Walmart– you knew at least one item would have to do with Wal-mart. Actually, I could have done a whole list every Friday for a year on this subject, but today we will keep it to just one thing. There is this huge warehouse behind Wal-Mart and never, I mean NEVER, is there anything stored back there. If the shelf is empty or just has 2 items and you need 3 of the thing- don’t even ask because I can tell you that they do NOT have anymore in the back.
#2- Flu-shot advertisements– these things should be outlawed. How these companies can claim that you are protected from the flu guaranteed I do not know. The truth is there are numerous strains of the flu and one strain can mutate into another strain as the season progresses. The idea that the one or two strains that you get vaccinated for will be the only ones you are exposed to is ridiculous. The odds are better at the Black Jack table in Vegas. If you really want to protect yourself, eat more herbs and use herbal supplements to boost your immune system.
#1- Stupid Questions– Whoever said, “There is no such thing as a stupid question” never had children. Example: My daughter walks into my room and says, “I spilled milk in the kitchen, do you want me to clean it up?” My response, “No, we have fairies that fly around the house every night and clean.”