I Am Tired

Have not vented in awhile, so I am going to blow off some steam.  By the way, “this post contains no literary value or socially redeeming information whatsoever.  Any resemblance to anyone living or dead … most likely was on purpose.”  (Lawyers said I might want to put that in there)

Here is what I am tired of:

I am tired of this “what do you want it for?” when I go to buy something.  Why is it the salesperson selling this item feels that he/she “needs to know” what I am going to use it for or where I am going to apply it in my everyday life.  Just sell it to me.  One more (we’re headed for a bonus round Alex) this reply of “No, what you really NEED is this” (instead of what I asked for) … Beam me up Scotty, no intelligent life here, even if it is a “best buy.”

I am tired of needing a couple of these and when I go to the store, or outlet, only to discover there is only “ONE” of them for sale.  What is going on with that?  You need a pair of something and you find only one.  Think about it …  “Who buys only ONE loading ramp?” … Hell’s Angels?

I am tired of having to buy a dozen dry-cell batteries, when the device I use, only requires four.  Why do I have to purchase all the others, that never seem to get used, and when it is time for new ones, these “spares” are now dead and useless.

I am tired of bad Hollywood movies about high-school where all the girls are clearly well-endowed, wearing low-cut, showing a lot of cleavage dresswear and are a bit of a hooker type image in a progressive school and they are the main character.  The only girls I knew in high-school that fit this profile were (A)  Robbing their big brothers sock drawer.  (B)  Using a lot of tissue paper. (C)  The captain of the shot-putt team.

I am tired of sitting waiting on a stop light, when there is nothing coming in either direction, especially at $3.50 per gallon.  Have you noticed that since it got above $3.50 that there is no more talk of:  Offshore drilling, our dependence on other countries for our energy needs, solar power, wind power, the green initiative, shortages or shortfalls?

I am tired of television commercials where the respondents have the I.Q. of say, room temperature.  It is insulting to all of us, and I wish they would stop … because I will never purchase anything that advertises in a stupid fashion (New and Improved dog food?  Don’t squeeze the Charmin.  Bob is really happy!  The government wants to give you free money  … Honey I am POWERWASHING THE DECK … to name a few).

I am REALLY tired of politicians telling me that they are going to give me the leadership that I not only want … but I deserve.  Which is neither.

I am tired of folks taking multiple cellphone calls in the cafe/restaurant while I am eating lunch and discussing the “size of their blind dates assets” on Saturday night, or what they can legally do about the baby sitter getting into their stash and going thru their clothes closets.

I am tired of teenager’s who walk around the mall in their droopy snoop-dawg underwear, wearing their ball-caps sideways (the bill goes to the front Nimrod) and sing while wearing IPODS … which really sounds bad.  IPODs should have a warning label, much like a pack of cigarettes.  It would read:  “Caution, singing with headphones or earphones on, will not make you sound better to the general public at large.”

I am tired of neighbor’s who take up the entire aisle at WalMart with their shopping carts visiting when I need to get to the Oreos.  People who get in the fast lane (20 items or less) with a cart stuffed tighter than a weight watchers pair of shorts.

I am really tired of the old geezer’s who are happy because they can go fifty miles without stopping for a bathroom break.  And the two romantic bozo’s who sit in the matching bathtubs at the seashore, at sunset, holding hands, and living a richer more productive sex life?  Give me a break.  By the way, did you know the telephone was invented 74 years after the bathtub?  Yeah, no poopy.  You could have soaked for a long time, without the phone ringing, just think about that one for a bit.

I am really tired of medicine that has the following:  Dizziness, dryness of throat, dry cough, sleep disruption, nausea, and explosive diarrhea … Why can’t they put some Imodium ID in this stuff when they are mixing it up to begin with and put a stop to that last one.

I am tired of “Did you find everything you were looking for?” and when you reply, “No.  Where are the ______ ?” and then they say something like … “Okay.”

I am tired of standing in line at the bank waiting on a teller, when there are ten windows, but only TWO girls working the counter.  I am tired of viewing a commercial and the the NEXT commercial is the SAME commercial … I got it the first time.

I am tired of the right lane being shut-down in 1,500 feet for no apparent reason.

And lastly … before I lift off and head for my own planet

I am tired of cheap phones that do not work, and then being required to sign a two year agreement in order to get another cheap phone that does not work, when I have been a good, loyal, valid and documented always paying on time customer, for over ten years.

I guess that would just about cover it … Unless of course …. Something else pop’s up, we will keep you advised.  I am headed out to watch some Charlie’s Angels … Hang loose.

OOO

4 thoughts on “I Am Tired

  1. I’m tired of most of those things too. None of my meds cause that explosive diarrhea problem, though, quite the opposite. Some do affect my sleep and/or cause nausea. That is annoying, though the docs gave me meds for the nausea that knock me out for the next 24 hours. It is a no win situation there.

    As for all the others, I’ll just say “Well said”!

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    Thanks for your input and dropping by Susan, we appreciate it.

    DS

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  2. I certainly can relate to your feelings regarding “packaging” ! Never could understand the whys and howcomes at the local hardware store when one goes in to purchase a certain length “bolt”, or the “nut” that goes with it. Why do they pack 3 of a 1/4 x 20 fine thread bolt in a plastic bag, when you need, say two, or in this case four of that item?
    It goes along with the old adage of eight hotdogs in a pack, but the buns come in packs of eight?
    And speaking of TV commercials, was informed by Direct TV in mid-December that ’cause I’ve been a loyal “paying” subscriber since 1996, they were going to award me an upgrade with a DVR receiver !!! Not being a mathmatician, I’ve no idea how many THOUSANDS of dollars I’ve paid them over the years for this honor, however, the UPSIDE of this is how fast one can zips thru those commercials after recording whatever it is that I want to watch at a later time !!! Have yet to have my two 40 year old sons explain other key functions of the remote, especially the slo-mo feature for sports, and the backup feature in case you’ve missed a great scene, etc. !!!

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    DVR television is the only way to go! I love it. You can hit the fast forward and be thru the commercials in less than 8 seconds and back to the movie. I tape all of my favorites and then watch them this way. But I of course, never know which hemorrhoid cream to use, that is a drawback.

    Don

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  3. And you wonder why I hang with the deer, squirrels and chickens?
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    There could be more truth in that statement than you realize my dear.

    Don

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  4. Oh good, glad to know I’m not annoying you with my comments, lol.

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