Babies are ugly.
There I said it.
Nearly all, and I do mean all, babies are ugly. There really is nothing cute about them.
No, I don’t want to see pictures of your baby. No, I don’t want to see pictures of your new grand-baby. No, I don’t wanna see pictures of any baby.
People, listen, no one really wants to see anything about a baby unless they ask you directly to see pictures of the baby. Otherwise, you are just annoying people needlessly with your gushing about a baby no one cares about but you.
I don’t want to read a blog about your babies. I don’t want to see video clips about your babies. I don’t want so hear stories about your babies.
Just knock it off already.
Irritating trend continues to the electronic age.
I am sure you are well aware of them. They seem to be everywhere. Honestly, I never thought I would see them in social media and yet there they are. I have done my best to ignore them and just scroll past them.
But then a close family member posts one…and I have a hard time biting my tongue. The one from the family member was worded slightly differently and talked about it being a “social experiment” so “don’t do it if you aren’t going to participate or you’ll break the experiment.” You have likely seen a version of this somewhere in your feed (provided you have Facebook):
The last few years have taught me that when it is our time to leave this world no one can stop it. We have one life to live. The material things we invest in are left behind only to be discarded. Memories are important to me. I’m going to start a “reunion of friends and family”. The idea is to see who reads a post without a picture. If no one reads my post, this will be a very short experiment. But if you are reading this message, make a comment using a single word about how we met. After that, copy this message on your wall and I will also leave you a word. Please, don’t leave a word and then not bother doing it. Grateful beyond measure!
I don’t like chain letters. While this isn’t exactly a chain letter, the idea is the same. Do something for me and I’ll do something for you and it will keep going (thankfully there is no threat of death like some chain letters have, LOL)
I also don’t like desperate attempts to get people to comment on something or “see if people are paying attention” or “cleaning out my friends list” type posts. I guess I am a bit of a rebel and refuse to play the game. I have had people tag me in posts where they have to do something and then “tag 5 more people” so they have to do it. I refuse to do it.
Call me obstinate. Call me difficult. Call me a jerk. Call me whatever.
Anyone else severely dislike these things? What other “chain letter like” things do you see on social media that irritates you to no end?
It’s Friday and it’s meeting time.
I know I have complained and whined about this before. Just so we’re clear, I am doing it again and will continue to do it in the future too.
That’s how serious I am about not having meetings on Friday mornings.
Like really serious.
Apparently the memo I sent out (and by memo I mean this blog) hasn’t been read by everyone. So, please spread the word.
I am gonna go out on a limb here and assume that you can identify with my pain.
Have you ever been to a training where the person training you had no business training you? Either because they didn’t know their stuff or because they were incredibly inept at presenting the material?
As a former teacher, I of course sat through lots of presentations from people who were good at presenting but there was the occasional person that snuck in once in a while who really had no business being in front of people. It was a rarity though. But…
Good grief, almighty! I have become increasingly aware that the industry I am in now has MANY people who should not be training others. In most cases, they know the material. In most cases. But, whey have no idea how to present the material in an engaging way. In a way that gets you involved. In a way that gets you to care about what you are learning. That helps you get invested in what you’re doing.
I sat through one of those sort of presentations, again, yesterday. Man it was painful. But, after it was all over and done, one of my clients came to the back of the room where I was sitting and gave me a nice complement. I was just attending the session like everyone else, but she came up and said, “I wish you had done that presentation. It would have been a lot more entertaining.”
I guess I am not the only one who doesn’t like to sit through painful trainings with people who shouldn’t be training others.
Actually, don’t. Stop it already.
Yes, I want all your office treats that you don’t want. No, I don’t want all the office treats that you don’t want. I mean really, it’s a battle that I have been waging for a long time.
Fellow office mates, “Hmm, I am not really into chocolate. I’ll give it to, Grumpy. He eats everything.”
Fellow office mates, “There are leftover cupcakes from the party. Grumpy, do you want them?”
I am trying to lose weight, so why does everyone bring their crap to me? Oh, well, maybe I should actually tell them NO instead of eating it. I just hate to waste food.
I am my own worst enemy.
Every office has at least one. Every school faculty has one too. I am sure every factory has one, I just haven’t worked in one. To be fair, it is probably true of just about every place of employment around the world.
What is that, you ask? The only co-worker that asks a question at the end of a staff meeting that makes the meeting go unnecessarily long. Am I right?
Can I ask one more question? Can I get some clarification on…? Would it be ok…? Why…?
The questions come in all shapes and sizes but what we all know is that the question could have been addressed in a private conversation or in a covered in an email. But instead, we are left sitting in a meeting we didn’t want to be in in the first place listening to people we don’t like or marginally tolerate ask questions we already know the answer to or don’t care to know.
Just shut up already and let us get back to work! Please stop the torture.
Can we just stop already? This has just gotten totally outta hand!
Is anyone else tired of the “Pumpkin Spice” takeover of the world?
I mean really, does EVERYTHING need to have pumpkin spice in it?
See here, here, and here. Oh, and here and over there.
Enough already. Seriously. No one likes it that much. No one.