Things that make my brain hurt

I’ve been busy running bunches of errands and painting walls prior to going on holiday. So here’s some randomness from my mental OMFG drawer:

  • The Really Stupid Things people say. Such as, “Gee, why is it always in the last place you look?” Er … because once you find it, you quit looking.
  • Seeing ” 1 comments ” at the end of a post. Not the fact that someone has commented — that part thrills me — but the plural “comments” after the number one. (Once a proofreader, always a pain in the tuchis.)
  • When my mom used to say, “You know Andrea, all children rebel, but you’re rebelling the wrong way.” Because you know, there’s a right way to rebel.
  • More Really Stupid Things people say. Such as, “Why is the soap dispenser always so dirty? It’s soap.” Er … because people use it when their hands are dirty.
  • The Xtreme Packaging on my migraine medication, as described here. Because when I’m falling faster than 9.8 m/s^2 into a migraine, I really want to chip through TWO layers of cardboard and heavy-duty foil to extricate a pill.
  • Being asked if I want to do This or That, and answering I want to do This. Then a little while later being asked again if I want to do This or That. I reply again I want to do This. Then a little while later being asked AGAIN if I want to — for crying out loud, why keep asking? Do you think that asking me repeatedly is going to change my mind? Why would I want to do That and then say I want to do This? If you heard the first time, why keep asking?
  • The super-bureaucratic allergen warning on a bag of roasted peanuts. Ingredients: peanuts, peanut oil, salt. Warning: contains peanuts. No shit!
  • More Really Stupid Things people say. When I worked in a Customer Service department, one of my co-workers complained, “I could get my work done if it wasn’t for all these customers!”

Feel free to add some of your own in the Comments section.

10 Comments

  1. Jonah said,

    7 August 2007 at 7:44

    If wordpress allows you to mess with the template, change it so that the comments tag reads comment(s).

  2. elizabeth said,

    6 August 2007 at 17:23

    I like reading lists of things that drive people batty. Probably because most of the time I can’t relate. Or rather, I am one of those people who drive you batty because the things that drive you to distraction are strange and unreasonable while things that drive me into lip gnawing are obvious and clear.

  3. shiva said,

    6 August 2007 at 11:55

    “1 comments” is bad, but yesterday, when scanning something (on my brother’s computer, which has Windows Vista) and then trying to find it, Windows Image Finder (or whatever the actual name for it is) said “Windows has found 1 pictures and videos”… what?????

  4. Sally said,

    5 August 2007 at 12:17

    ” You look well ” … those that say that I want to hack off at the knees.

  5. codeman38 said,

    5 August 2007 at 5:58

    (And if I’m mistaken and you can edit the theme files in the shared installation on wordpress.com, look for the line containing “comments_popup_link” in index.php and modify as necessary.)

  6. codeman38 said,

    5 August 2007 at 5:52

    If you were hosting your own WordPress installation, I’d work with you to hack the PHP code so that it shows ‘comment’ rather than ‘comments’ when there’s only 1. But alas, I don’t think that’s possible on a shared installation. ::sigh::

  7. mcewen said,

    4 August 2007 at 20:48

    Never attempt to open anything contained in a package without a pair of scissors in one hand and a meat cleaver in the other – it’s a rule.
    Cheers

  8. 4 August 2007 at 16:54

    I noticed the xtreme packaging on Dramamine, too. When I was at Autcom throwing up from a migraine and really needing to stop if I was going to manage the conference okay. It’s really hard to get open a chewable Dramamine (the kind I stand a chance of rapidly absorbing while nauseated in other words) while puking or seconds away from puking, and this makes no sense to me.

  9. qw88nb88 said,

    4 August 2007 at 13:40

    No, no, not the “one comments”! aaaiiieee…
    LOL.

  10. Suzanne said,

    4 August 2007 at 13:09

    Because you know, there’s a right way to rebel.
    Here’s one comments for you. ;)


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