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I'm a single mom with two great kids living near Dallas, Texas. This is my life; day to day things that are probably only important to me. This is my record of my ups, my downs and the road that I've taken along the way. For whatever reason YOU'RE here, I hope you find something you can enjoy and/or relate to. God bless.

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Monday, April 10, 2006

What Ticks Me Off

  1. Parents that have no idea where their kids are. When I drive down a street with a toddler playing on the sidewalk or in the street with a slightly older sibling and there are no signs of an adult around. Sad enough to think of what could happen to the children, but also how it changes the life of someone driving a car that might injure that child when it's not the drivers fault in the slightest.
  2. People who give unwanted advice. I don't care if it's in the grocery store or my best friend. Learn when to give advice. Most people will ask when they want it. If you think your advice is so much better than what I'm doing, don't be offended when I tell you you to kiss my ass.
  3. When my kids walk into a room while I'm watching t.v. and turn the t.v. like I'm invisible. Who do they think bought that t.v. or pays for the cable?
  4. People who walk into my house and automatically puts my dogs outside. My dogs live here, they don't. If you don't like my animals then stay out on my porch.
  5. People who don't believe I am who I say I am...or think if I do what they think I should do that I'll be happier. I'm happy with who I am...leave me alone!
  6. People who will call me because I have my 'Do Not Knock' sign on my door. Do I have to add 'Do Not Knock Or Call'??? Get a clue, there are times I do not want to be disturbed!
  7. People who make jokes at someone else's expense. It's not funny if someone (anyone's) feelings get hurt. Although I enjoy telling them what a jerk I think they are, they still tick me off.
  8. People who get jealous over another persons good fortune.
  9. People (including student's) who are kiss-ups. Show me who you really are, chances are good that I'll like that person much more than the person you pretend to be.
  10. Liars...enough said.

It's hard stopping at 10. Wow, who knew? Okay, tell me one of yours.


Blogger Clay said...

people who dont call when they say they will!!!!!!! good post!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Hi Kathi!~~ I came over here from Jan's blog~~ got used to seeing you post over there and then haven't seen you for awhile so thought I'd stop in to make sure you're ok. :) whew~ you are.:)

Something that ticks me off??~~Tardiness.~~ if you say you're going to be there at 1:00 be there at 12:59. DAMN IT!!~~~~:) takes a deep breath ;)

10:15 AM  
Blogger Leesa said...

kathi: love your list. I hate a cold floor in the morning on my naked tootsies.

Thanks for your comment on my site - and I answered you already.

I hate kiss-ups too. By the way, you look lovely today!

10:25 AM  
Blogger little noodle said...

hello kathi mcintire bratcher!

very pleased to do a bit of sum meetin!

i have a sum queschun for you:


O_o ?


i forgots what is was


10:56 AM  
Blogger DZER said...

let me give you some advice on how you can address these issues ... *ducking and running*


*changes the channel*

11:14 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

clay ~ lol!! I hate when people call even when they say they will.

kelly ~ hey, thanks for checking on me! I hate tardiness too!

leesa ~ LOL, you're so silly. But, you're right, I do look damn good today. :)

ln ~ hmmmmm

dzer ~ you better duck and run! Especially after what you wrote about Texas and the Easter Bunny!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Casually Me said...

What ticks me off. I have a long list and limiting to just one is tough...but here goes...albino midget porn from Vacouver where they don't show the end. Come on, I spent the money...I want to know how it comes out. Sure it will probably end like the others in the 362 disc compilation, but I don't know that for sure. I don't want to leave anything to the imagination, that's why I get porn...otherwise I would just watch old Betty Ford videos, (she was hot before she cleaned up her act...) Ok...maybe Gerald was hotter...maybe I better clean up my act...see ya.

11:59 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

cm ~ well, darlin, with that said...thanks so much for limiting it to one. :)

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Katy said...

Finally the Kathi I know and love!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

Kiss ups are big on my list too, but along the same line I hate people who have double standards!

PS I found you through Anne's blog. I love your comments.

1:14 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

katy ~ LOL...what do you mean "finally"?

1:26 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

kristy ~ Do people who have double standards really have any standards? Not sure.
I love and adore Anne, she's one of the strongest and funniest women I know (or actually don't know).

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Katy said...

What ticks me off- People who are supposed to know the answers to your questions and instead of saying I don't know they make something up! Then when you base you decisions on this flawed info it comes back to bite you in the ass.
If you don't know the answer, find out and get back to me or put me in touch with the person who does know the answer.
I am learning that the next person in line usually has the same habits as the person before.
I have found that if you call the same company and speake to different people every time you will almost always get a different answer to the same question every time.

1:34 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

katy ~ Yup, I agree with that completely!! Yeah, yeah, yeah...don't get use to it, LOL. Love you!!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

good point kathi!

2:34 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

kristy ~ thanks darlin. Do you have a blog I can visit?

3:20 PM  
Anonymous 3carnations said...

My sister in law and her husband have 2 huge samoyeds. We don't visit them often, but when we do, I find it very intimidating when their dogs are inside. Those dogs have nearly knocked ME over, so I'm not comfortable at all letting my toddler son walk around when they're loose. That's part of the reason we don't visit often. We wouldn't want to ask them to put their dogs out, but we also won't put our son in a dangerous position.

Where did you get a do not knock sign? We don't answer, period, for solicitors (didn't anyone ever tell these people you shouldn't open the door to strangers?) and it drives me nuts when those people ring the bell when my son is napping! I just turn the ringer off when I don't want calls!

3:33 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

3carnations ~ I nearly always put my dogs out when someone comes over unless it's raining or something, then I'll put them in the bedroom. My chocolate lab is just too friendly and not everyone likes it. :) Sometimes neighbors come in without letting me have time to put them up and they just take it upon themselves to yell at them and tell them to go outside. Really ticks me off.
My sign, LOL. I'm known for my signs. I make them myself on my printer and then just attach them to the door when I don't want to be bothered. I've used them since the boys were infants. I know EXACTLY what you mean.

3:45 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

people who say one thing to your face and something else behind your back.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Brea said...

With #1 - a seven year old boy just drowned around here. He was riding his bike unattend on a pier, fell in and drowned. Who leaves a seven year old unattended?! His parents were all crying on TV and all I could think was, you were too lazy to get off your a*@ to watch your child, and now you are crying?! Some people just should not have kids!!! Okay - just had to get that off my chest.

People that care so much about what others think, it is like they have a different personality for every person they see.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Hiari Shouts said...

people who are negative that never have anything good to say about anyone

4:36 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

sass ~ I call that two faced...and yeah, I agree completely.

brea ~ you'd be surprised. I can't believe how parents shed their responsibilities when it comes to kids. Neighbors always called me over protective with my kids cause...well, I guess it seemed like to them I was. I do love how mine have turned out, though. Bet they wish they could turn back the hands of time. :)
And I know what you mean, I know people like that too. I have a close friend that is great when it's the 2 of us, but when we're around anyone else she's so insulting and thinks it's funny. I'm use to it, still, it's sad.

hiari ~ yes!! Isn't that annoying? I've known people like that and try very hard to avoid them.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"People who will call me because I have my 'Do Not Knock' sign on my door. Do I have to add 'Do Not Knock Or Call'??? Get a clue, there are times I do not want to be disturbed!"

Outstanding. Here's what I love.... when my phone is on DND and whoever is calling calls my co-worker's phone and asks for me. LOVE .... IT.


8:58 PM  
Blogger Johnnie Avocado said...

I hate giving my boss a present at Christmas, and every year, he'd give me a picture of his dufus-looking kid. I mean, I like kids and all, but I can't explain why it bugs me. He finally stopped and then gave me a puzzle/game the next year that said "Ages 4-12" and I'm 32!!!! He has done this to all of us, and we think he views us a children. I'm sounding like an idiot...so let's go with.....I HATED MY BOSS!! That felt good.....

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hate people who can't be genuine about a situation. Basically people who pretend.

Another category of people I hate are liars. Small white lies don't really count, but the bigger lies, cheating, deception - ticks me off, because I as a person inherently trust people till I am given a reason not to

lovely post


10:06 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

wes ~ I'd imagine you screen your calls quite a bit, lol. I guess I think that cause you're my kind of guy.

johnnie ~ what is it with the people you know and gifts? I can't get over the bride thing, and a boss who gives a picture of his kid as gifts to his employees? Dang guy, what're the odds?

tbg ~ yeah, I can see that about you. I'm the exact opposite. I doubt till they give me a reason to trust. :)

10:23 PM  
Blogger SmileDragon said...

I AGREE WITH ALL OF THAT! What prompted this? (If you already answered this sorry, cause I didn't read all the comments)

10:52 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

crystal ~ nothing prompted it, just all came out in a post. :)

6:21 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

This: "People who walk into my house and automatically puts my dogs outside. My dogs live here, they don't. If you don't like my animals then stay out on my porch." is killing me...LOLLOLLL

11:15 AM  
Blogger LoveLladro said...

Kathi - You never fail to amuse me as well as make it seem like you looked inside my head! These were great!

I would have to add people that yell at their kids in public. I am not talking about discipline or attempting to stop them from doing something wrong... I mean the parents that verbally assult their children in public. I cringe when I hear parents say things to their children that I wouldn't utter about my worst enemy.

12:00 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

shawn ~ but you're crazy about me anyway, yes??

lovelladro ~ I forgot about that one! That's crazy too...sometimes you just wanna slap them, but that, too, would be a bad example. :)

12:38 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

People put your dogs out?? What the?

If someone EVER came into my house and started bossing my dog around I would have a fit! That is just ridiculous!!

Okay..what makes me angry is people who tell me that everything is going to be fine when they dont even know what is going on. Makes me feel like they dont want to know and that they just want me to shut up.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Johnnie Avocado said...

Hey Anne,
You seem stressed, but I'm sure everything is going to be fine. Opps. LOL I split my side when I read that, thanks Anne!

1:27 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

People that run red lights. Some of them are moms with kids in the back of their SUVs. They have this attitude that says "I'm more important than anyone else, so I don't have to stop." A close friend was T-boned a few years ago by such a moron, and it took her a year to recover...

10:11 AM  
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