When you are annoyed, you like to blame it on somebody. That's the fun part about being annoyed. But, there's nobody to blame for these five life annoyances in my life.
There are things in life that aren't a big deal. The older I get, the more I try to follow the motto "don't sweat the small stuff - it's all small stuff." But, there are these little annoyances that just somehow throw a wrench in your plans to stop and smell the roses.
These five things aren't going to send me spiraling into an abyss of depression, or stir up billowing fits of rage like the Incredible Hulk. They aren't going to send me down the same dark path as Ted Bundy or Michael Myers. But, for a few frustrating mind-numbing moments, I am going to be completely annoyed - and I'll have absolutely nobody to blame, which will annoy me all the more.
If you don't wear glasses, just count your blessings. You don't know what it's like to have something sitting on your face every waking minute of the day, because you can't see clearly. But, to make matters worse, is the little smudge that mysteriously appears out of nowhere and for no reason.
Sure, you can "see through" the smudge, but, I'm telling you, it is completely annoying and you can not carry on with your day until this smudge is eliminated. Sounds like a simple solution, but things aren't always as simple as they seem.
COFFEE GROUNDS IN MY COFFEE
I'm sure you know this, but coffee is not supposed to be lumpy or grainy. Coffee should be completely free of any sort of texture. There is nothing like a few grains of coffee to spoil an otherwise perfectly good cup of coffee. Sometimes, that paper filter in the coffee maker gets a little out of whack and the dripping water causes a deformation of the filter, resulting in coffee grounds running into the pot below.
The worst case scenario is when you don't realize what happened until you take that first drink of coffee and you feel that foreign texture sliding across your tongue and down your throat. This is completely annoying. I can only blame myself for this one.
There was a day in my past life that I would not throw away a sock. I figured if it's 99% hole-free it will be okay. But, times have changed. When my big toe starts popping through the sock, it's time to say so long.
I don't seem to get holes in socks all that often, but when it does happen I always make the discovery first thing in the morning when I'm getting dressed. That means I have to traverse to the sock drawer and rummage through it for a single sock to replace the one that has a hole in it. Sets my entire day back probably three minutes. That's three minutes of my life that I can never get back.
The flat sheet on your bed needs to be tucked in under the mattress at the foot of the bed. It needs to stay tucked in at all times. But, guess what? It doesn't stay tucked in. It finds a way to become untucked during the night and the next thing you know your feet are sticking out the end of. Who can sleep like that?
I have been known to get up in the middle of the night to tuck in an untucked sheet. I would rather sit on a bed of hot coals in my underwear sipping dishwater from a cup than sleep under an untucked sheet. That's how annoying it is.
I hate this one. Got something in my eye. A hair, an eyelash, a spec - whatever it is. And I can't see what it is or where it is, even at close range. I can't get to it with my glasses on, and without my glasses, I can't even see my eye, let alone something that's in it. So, what happens. I deal with it until finally, it seems to work itself out.
I don't have a solution to this problem. It's not painful, but just annoying enough to make you think about it constantly.