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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Whiny Wednesday

Don't worry, I'm not planning on "Whiny Wednesday" becoming a weekly blog staple, but I have a few things that I need to get off my chest:

Pet Peeves.

1. Denim capris. I hate them. I can't even tell you why, but for some reason, whenever it warms up outside and these things come out again, it bothers me greatly. It's irrational, I'll give you that, but still. If you're not going to wear denim long enough to be jeans, cut them off above the knee so they're shorts. Thank you.

2. Misuse of the English language. Especially misspelling and comma errors by "educated" people. Granted, I appreciate the fragment and use it frequently in the blogosphere. For emphasis. See? However, spelling it "calender" and producing run-ons as excuses for complete sentences are unacceptable. I also find it incredibly annoying that the top dog at this educational establishment does not seem to know how to use a period and inputs ellipses instead... all the time... without good reason... ugh. Professionalism, people! 

3. Incompetence. I don't think it's too much to ask of people to be adept at their trades. 

4. Non-competition. Is that even a correct phrase? Either way, if you're going to compete at something, play to win. Isn't that the definition of "compete?" Don't give me the I'm-just-here-to-have-fun nonsense. I'm here to have fun, too, and it's not fun to lose. 

5. Commitment breakers. This is pretty self-explanatory, but if you say you're going to do something, be a person of your word. I'm sorry your nose is running and you had a late night. Suck it up and keep your commitments

6. Reply all. Okay, so I know this mostly just applies to my workplace and people's inability to push the "reply sender" button when responding to a mass e-mail (see #3). BUT seriously, nobody cares that you need to switch prom duty for graduation. 

7. Ignorance of excellence. Our soccer program is outstanding, and I'm not just saying that because I coached in the program for four years until Avery was born. However, I find it amusing infuriating that the basketball team got a celebratory send-off for the second round of playoffs while the soccer teams barely had a mention in the announcements on the day they were BOTH playing in the regional quarterfinals (that's the fourth round if anybody's keeping track). Shoot, when the football team had their one win this season, you would've thought they won state. The double standard is ridiculous. (Both soccer teams won, by the way, and will be playing in the regional semifinals this weekend.)

Okay, I'm done for now. I will be back to my gracious (ha!) self tomorrow when I return for the final organization challenge update.

Happy Wednesday!


joyceandnorm said...

I'm not sure which annoys me more...commitment breakers or those who can't even let us know whether they are committed to doing something or not.

Brooklynn said...
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Brooklynn said...

You make me laugh. Hope tomorrow is better for you! :)

ALLISONNN35 said...

I don't like your whiny wednesday! And I like my denim capris!