Monday, 12 May 2008

Fun Monday #22

Our lovely hostess this week is Sauntering Soul and our assignment is this:

I know we all try to be sweet and kind to people the majority of the time. But let's face it....we also know that sometimes we can be a big jerk. It could be that you experience road rage from time to time. Perhaps you empty the coffee pot at work some mornings and don't feel like taking the time to start a new pot for the next person. Or maybe you don't return phone calls on a timely basis when you know someone needs a response from you. Have you ever "accidentally" ruined a favorite shirt of your spouse just because you didn't care for it? Come on - it's confession time! List the small things you do that make you a jerk and elaborate just a bit on each one. Please tell me I'm not the only jerk around here!

Oh no, you are most certainly not the only jerk around here!

Inconsiderate drivers - Most inconsiderate drivers will send my blood pressure through the roof. If I'm not in a good mood to start with, woe betide them! Stuff like cutting across in front of you because they can't be bothered to get in lane in plenty of time like every one else...particularly in road works where they think they can beat the queue and leave it to the last minute - bet your boots I'm not going to let you in. Or getting into the filter lane to turn left, knowing all the time they intend to turn right. Or, and this is the real one that gets me, not raising a hand in thanks when you've stopped to let them through...arrggghhh!! Anyone of these can result in me gesticulating and yelling obscenities or, and this is the worst of my driving jerkiness, tailgating. I do that too if I'm in a hurry and sod's law puts a really slow and overly considerate driver in front of me. It's bad bad bad and I so should not do it!

My inner jerk - my inner jerk tells me I always know the right way to do something. So what if it can be done in any number of ways to reach the same end? My way, people, is the right way! I have one of those little calendar things on my desk that has the date on tear-off pages that have little quotes on them. One I tore off and stuck to my pc screen. It says "For peace of mind, resign as general manger of the universe". I always have to manage and organise everything, not because I'm a control freak (although there could be a little of that) but more because I want everyone to get the best out of whatever it is they are doing and, well, I think I know best how they should do that. I hate it and really wish I didn't do it.

Dog-walking jerk - People who can't, or won't, keep their dog under reasonable control when out on walks. And if this ends up with me going ass over apex because my on-lead foster dog wants to chase your out of control dog, then rest assured you are going to feel the sharp end of my tongue. This will be followed by me muttering away to myself and storming off whilst glaring at the offending owner.

Then there are the miscellaneous things:

The "Yes I've left it to the last minute please don't state the obvious that I should have started a week ago" jerkiness. Which sits rather well with the "I've left it to the last minute please don't ask me stupid questions now" type of jerkiness.

Or there's the "Important occasion I've nothing to wear throw clothes out of the cupboard" jerkiness. And that one sits well with the "Important occasion why can't my hair go right today" one. Been there? I expect you probably have!

The "Get out of my kitchen!" jerkiness...Himself has learnt how to throw that one back at me. In spades!

And finally, the "Where the hell are my keys/mobile phone/purse" jerkiness. That's always a good one to start the day off with!

Now, head over to Sauntering Soul and see who else is admitting to being a jerk today!

23 comments:

  1. Oh my my I'm related to almost all of those Jerks

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  2. Just like I posted in our hostess's comments...the drivers that cut in front of me and make ME slow my speed tend to tick me off and I tail gate them all the way to their exit.

    Great Fun Monday.

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  3. I'm sorry your dogs want to chase mine. Mine's actually a very good girl. We walk leashless so that she can get A LOT of exercise. She comes when I call and ignores other dogs when I tell her to. But people get mad anyway. So we save our walks for late - after everyone else has done theirs.

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  4. I'm sorry your dogs want to chase mine. Mine's actually a very good girl. We walk leashless so that she can get A LOT of exercise. She comes when I call and ignores other dogs when I tell her to. But people get mad anyway. So we save our walks for late - after everyone else has done theirs.

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  5. Now you have reminded me of few things that definitely apply to me especially 'the kitchen' LOL

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  6. Sayre, I have no problem with off-leash dogs at all, The Lurchers are off-lead all the time. It's just those people that can see I have a very excitable muzzled greyhound on lead and can't see what's wrong with letting their dogs run around him until he's spinning at the end of the lead.

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  7. I'm that inner jerk, too, only mine is a control issue. I hate it..but...

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  8. i totally relate to the missing keys jerkiness. been known to hold up a lot of people while i search...

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  9. Hee hee, I have the inner jerk too, and the very slow drivers are not being considerate my sweet, they are being a**eholes. :D

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  10. Oh yeah - those scenarios certainly do bring on my inner madness...but only because it took a jerk to bring it out.

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  11. The "where the hell..." jerkiness is a daily event for me. I don't even see it as jerkiness anymore as much as Just Being Me.

    Great Fun Monday Post!!

    Jennifer

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  12. Well done! Once upon a time inconsiderate drivers bugged me too … but not so much any more because I’m seldom in a rush any longer and life’s just too short to be aggravated at things over which I have no control. The ‘dog-walking’ jerk DOES bother me … especially when I have Molly ‘off-leash’ at Dog Beach … and I’m not shy about speaking up! That said, Molly & I tend to avoid Dog Beach on weekends when it’s overly crowded. Like you, I put off writing until this morning … and am not entirely thrilled with my poem, but it’s up at Small Reflections today.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  13. Ah, the inner jerk. I thought I could get away without talking about her, but you've spoiled that!! Now have to decide whether my inner jerk is a judger or controller of the universe. BTW, my dog walking jerk comments on people who tie border collies to their house, fasten dogs on the deck, make them stay out in the rain. . . .

    P.S. my slightly tardy FM post is up now. What a jerk I am to make people check twice!

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  14. I once had someone toot me because I appeared to cut them up because I went straight on from the straight on lane, while they went straight on from the left turn lane. If I could have killed them by reversing into them I would have

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  15. I once had someone toot me because I appeared to cut them up because I went straight on from the straight on lane, while they went straight on from the left turn lane. If I could have killed them by reversing into them I would have

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  16. I am right with you on the drivers and dog walkers!!

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  17. I forgot to list my inner jerk. She's the biggest jerk of all....

    Thanks for playing along. I think a couple of people think I'm a jerk for coming up with this theme.

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  18. Yeah, I can relate. Except I am worrying that I'm the one being tailgated. :)

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  19. I can relate to your comments especially the road rage toward those that don't know how to be considerate on the roads.

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  20. Inconsiderate drivers are really annoying! And on your way...I so heard you... ;)

    Happy Fun Monday!

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  21. I hate it when a car passes me and slows down (and there isn't another car in sight on the freeway in any direction)

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  22. This is a great post. Such honesty is refreshing. Maybe I should try this one and get a few things off my perfect/guilty chest?

    I completely relate to your "Inner Jerk". I could have written ever word of that. Hilarious.

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