Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Taking Some Thanks Back

Alrighty folks, I try not to project my snarky side too often, but it can get bad --- REAL BAD. Think Julia Sugarbaker (You know, 'Designing Women.' The TV show from the 80's. Please tell me I'm not aging myself right now!) Okay, for those of you that were born in the later 80's/90's, I'll think of someone you may know from 'Nick at Night' reruns: Claire Huxtable. When I get fired up, y'all better watch out!

So, when I saw that Jennifer, from First Grade Blue Skies, is hosting a Not Thankful Linky Party, I felt compelled to join in.

I'll keep the list to five. Don't want to depress people (or myself.)

1. Hearing and Not Listening
I can't stand it when people (or children) will act like they are listening to me, but then they open their mouth and all of this garbage comes out! Especially, when I'm giving directions. The directions have been told, modeled, practiced, and questioned and then someone will come up to me and ask what to do. Are you kidding me??

2. Not Returning Shopping Carts 
How truly difficult is it to return a shopping cart!!!! Target usually has shopping cart homes all over their parking lots. I am not thankful to hit a cart with my car door because someone couldn't walk the 30 feet it would take them to return it to its home!

3. Not Picking Up Your Feet When You Walk
I am not thankful to hear shuffling. It is SOOOOOO lazy! It sounds like a bunch of cavemen wearing their first ever pair of flip-flops. By the second week of school, my students know to pick up their feet around me. I can't stand it!

4. Washing Your Hands After You Use the Bathroom
If you are a man, please wash your hands after you use the restroom. Do you want to know why??? Because if you don't, my husband will tell me. Every single time Scott returns from a bathroom, he'll point out the guy who didn't wash his hands. Even when we are at a restaurant. Super Gross! I'm sick and tired of hearing about these disgusting men. Wash your hands dudes!

5. Using the Passing Lane ALL OF THE TIME
It's a passing lane people! You are suppose to use it when you intend on passing someone. Not for the entire length it takes you to get somewhere. Geez! And if I'm flashing my lights at you, get out of the passing lane. I need to PASS you.

Seriously, that's all that bugs me. I am thankful for everything else!
Please join in the fun, CLICK {HERE!}

Happy Turkey Day!


  1. Ha!!!! I love ALL of these and they are all TRUE!!! :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  2. Love Julia!!...and I especially love #1!!!
    Thanks for linking up!

  3. Amen... preach on! and we need more Claire Huxtable in this world :)


  4. OMG! Those are the exact same things that bug me, too. Ha ha.
    Grade ONEderful

  5. Hi! I've nominated you and your blog for The Sunshine Award. Come stop by my blog for more details!
    Sara :)

  6. #2 is my ULTIMATE PET PEEVE!!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!
    I used to work at a grocery store in high school and I was the "cart getter". I about died when people would leave their cart 10 feet away from the place where you can return the carts!!!! :)