I have to admit that there are MANY situations and people in this world that annoy me. A lot. I mean like really a lot. And I know that ultimately it’s best to take a look at what’s going on in my life at that moment to see what the real issue is. Yoga and meditation help me do that but sometimes even that is not enough. So venting… Venting here is good as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone.
There are some things our ears, eyes, and hearts should never have to deal with. I’ve made a list to share with you in the hope that you can relate or at least have a laugh. Just no judging or I’ll have to add that to the list.
Did you read my last post on this topic? Check it out HERE.
Here are few additions to the list started in the last post. Enjoy!
Food related noises really get my gander. I think I am pretty polite at the table and if I slip it’s because I’m so sleep-deprived I get a bit sloppy sometimes. That will change when I make up the 1000 or so hours of shut eye I’ve missed out on.
The worst is when I’m doing my best to listen to something or someone. I can’t seem to focus on anything else but the noises coming from their mouth. So if you plan on inviting me over to watch movies that would be swell. If you plan on serving “hard bite’ potato chips you’ll notice I spend a lot of time in the powder room.
Perhaps deep, deep down I am not a happy person. Maybe I’m fooling myself when I say that I am. Maybe the joke is on me. Or maybe it’s the lack of sleep thing I am battling.
I have to wonder if it’s my bloudy fault? I mean, really, there are enough people out there that on any given day could piss me off. Does that mean it’s me? I’m the common denominator, after all. I hate the blame game. I never win.
By the way, I get annoyed sometimes when I find myself always trying to find reasons for shit.
#4 Carrots should be cooked (when eating in libraries)
Most people I know who go to the library like to take advantage of the quiet, to relax and read a book or study. Or to sleep. Whatever the reason it usually involved a bit of peace.
So when I’m sitting next to a couple who’d been there a while and it’s close to lunchtime, you can imagine my *cough* chagrine when he took two carrots out of his rucksack handed one to his girlfriend and proceeded to go all Bugs Bunny.
I’m sure that there is a way to eat carrots quietly, but it was obvious this guy hadn’t taken that class. Seriously? I wish I had the nerve to knock that carrot out of his hand and tell him to get stuffed. Or at the very least, glare at him until he got the hint. His girlfriend appeared to be trying to keep the munching to a minimum so there’s that.
What I wanted to say,
“Dude, take your carrot lunch outside. Or at very least, bring enough for everyone. Didn’t you learn anything in grade school?”
What I said,
“. . . “
Coping Strategies ( I do have them)
I have developed a few coping strategies over the years but they’re far from perfect. I’m working on it every. single. day. Shit just gets to me. I think I have misophonia. Anyway, here they are in no particular order.
1. Don’t disturb mama’s sleep
When I’m focused on the task at hand, for the most part, I can tune annoyances out. But, when I am trying to relax or sleep or am asleep it doesn’t seem possible. I really dig sleep, I crave it most times but it’s not that much into me I’m afraid. So I wear custom fit earplugs, use a white noise machine AND a fan and still it seems I get woken up by dogs barking, snoring and such.
A pillow over the head can work, but it gets to the point sometimes where the pillow is best placed over someone else’s head.
2. Bolting from the Room
Running from the room is neither graceful nor possible most of the time but it is a strategy that is helpful during times of overwhelm. It’s not always pretty when it happens so trying to bolt from the room unseen is preferable but not always possible. It can be an embarrassing tactic though.
3. Laughing Out Loud
I mean really laughing, not the LOL kind.
What I know for sure is a good laugh helps take the edge off feeling annoyed. If I can muster the courage to have a good chuckle and see the funny side of the shit people do, I can move on to what the real issue is (with me) and tell someone (you) It feels good just to write this down so I think it’s a better strategy than #2. Cause let’s be real, bolting from the room is embarrassing, and I’m not the most graceful at the best of times.
Thanks so much for reading. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way. Although next time I will ask for a carrot; if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em kind of thing. Hey, this should be #4 on the list.
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