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Don't you just hate that? - cellophane — LiveJournal
the story of an invisible girl
Don't you just hate that?
Don't you hate it when you pull into a parking lot, and you see somebody half-pulled out into the aisle, in your way, but she's not going any further, just futzing around in her purse? And you wait patiently for her, but she ignores you? And then you finally get annoyed and start to pull around her, and of course that's when she finally starts moving, right toward you?

Don't you hate it when you order one of those salads in the grocery deli, and it looks like it is full of yummy tomatoes, but they turn out to be red peppers instead? And you don't like red peppers? And the whole salad is kinda ruined, but you have to pick around them and eat it anyway, because this is all you have for lunch?

Don't you hate it when you stop for gas, and you spontaneously decide to use the station's no-touch car wash, and you say 'yes' when the thing asks you, but then it asks you which kind of wash you want but you were busy removing the gas cap so you miss it? Then you don't know which option to choose? So you're waiting for it to repeat your choices, but it decides you didn't want a car wash after all? But you really do want a car wash, so you drive around to it after you pump your gas, but then you have to pay an extra dollar because the machine-thing doesn't know you just got gas, and you're too trapped to just back out and drive away once you realize there isn't a human attendant?

Don't you hate it when you decide to go to Burger King because for some reason you've been craving a whopper all day, and when you get to the drive thru you think that onion rings would be a nice addition, so then you order your whopper "no onions" because you don't like raw onions on your burgers, and then right when you're about to add "and some onion rings" you feel this flash of stupidity because you are worried what the minimum-wage-paid headphone-wearing teenager might think of your meal? And you don't know how to explain that you like cooked onions but not raw ones? So in a panic you blurt out "small fries" instead of onion rings, even though you didn't want fries? And then you feel like you have to eat the damn things, or at least some of them, because you paid for them?

Yeah, me too. I hate when that happens.
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jebra From: jebra Date: June 18th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, me too. Fortuately, that would never all happen in the same day.

Right? Please?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 18th, 2004 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope...but the first 3 occurred within a 24 hour period! The last one happened ages ago but it's a story that has always amused me.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: June 18th, 2004 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did this all happen today?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 18th, 2004 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope...2 today, 3 within a 24 hour period, and the last one happened ages ago but it's a story that has always amused me.
markeyisapunk From: markeyisapunk Date: June 18th, 2004 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
life is funnier when you're self-conscious and type A, don't you think?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 19th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes indeedy!
bighoward From: bighoward Date: June 19th, 2004 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)


I've found people are very cooperative if you just ask them nice. It was about 1975, Christmas eve. It was six o'clock, all the stores were closed - all but the drugstore at Schaefer and Michigan that never closes. Sybil thought she needed something and tired of the whole Xmas crap i agreed to go buy it. Karol's financee went with me. The streets around the drugstore were impassable but I turned into the alley, there was one row of parking spaces along the alley and someone was leaving. He was backing out and I backed up to let him leave before I pulled in. He left and I started to move forward .... another car shot into the space from the other side of the alley and parked. Two men got out and started toward the drugstore. I rolled my window down and screamed "Thanks, you son of a bitch". One of them said "You're welcome and called me something I won't repeat and then turned again to go in the drugstore. I leaned out the window and added "When you get out count your tires" ! They stopped, conferred for a second then got back in the car and drove away. Allen McSwenney said "would you really have slashed their tires? "I guess we'll never know will we ?" Thenj I folded the knife up, put it in my pocket and we went shopping.
Like I said - You just have to ask them nicely . l
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 20th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: parking

Good for you!!!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: June 19th, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Lessons from Life

1. A watched parking spot never empties quickly.
A variation on the Heisenberg effect?

2. Always take the time examine your purchase closely before you buy it.
I recently bought a 12 pack of a new brand of root beer thinking ot was diet root beer.

3. Be patient finish what you are doing completely before starting the next group of tasks.

4. Never be afraid to defend your bodies biochemical needs, its your right as a consumer. Better to avoid deep fried foods altogether.

5. Sometimes a gesture makes words more effective, thanks for that one Howard.
From: davidp5382 Date: June 20th, 2004 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Yup. Me too. Hate those. Also hate it when I'm waiting at an intersection and I'd have time to pull out, but I decide to wait for the next car to go by. There's no one else around. I'm only waiting for them. And they turn before they get to me without signalling. I hate that.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 20th, 2004 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, that is also really annoying!
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: June 21st, 2004 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)

that was probably the best post I've read in quite a while...

(including Howard's antics!)

renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 21st, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay!! Glad we could amuse you. *grin*
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