Friday, November 3, 2017

Things That Make You Say, "Ugh!"

     We all have those craptastic days when multiple things go wrong. Bad things. Some call it Murphy's Law. Others simply refer to it as a streak of bad luck. I like to blame my misfortune on gremlins, because it's easier to blame them, rather than admit that I may or may not have done something stupid.

     I was inspired to write a post about the things that make me say, "UGH!" after reading my friend Seanna's blog---The Seanna Method, on this very same subject. She came up with quite a few things that drive her crazy, but I have some more pet peeves of my own to add to the list, such as:


Stepping outside your back door in the morning, right into a pile of dog poo....barefoot.

When you just finish waxing the car and it rains.

Digging out slimy food particles that are stuck in the dish drain <gag>

When someone puts the toilet paper roll on backwards. Savages!

You think you're done folding that mountain of laundry only to find that the dryer is packed with more clothes. Hey, at least they're clean!

When you're trying to stick to your diet and the kids bring home a large pizza....with extra pepperoni on top.

You get out of the shower, towel off, and realize you forgot to shave your legs. Decision time: shave or be mistaken for Bigfoot.

When you're napping on a Sunday afternoon and the kids pop over for a surprise visit...with three of their loudest friends.

The way your stomach feels when you overdo it.....such as after a Thanksgiving feast and that second helping of pumpkin pie you should have skipped.

You accidentally wash your new t-shirt in hot water and it shrinks down two sizes. Your shirt is now a crop top. Welcome to the 80's!

When you've sworn off sugar for the month, and someone shows up at work with a box of donuts.

You're late for an appointment but you can't find the car keys you had in your hand five minutes ago. Early dementia?


When its 90 degrees out, you're hot flashing, and the A/C quits.

You're more than halfway done writing an email or essay online and the internet goes out. And of course, you forgot to SAVE the document.

When you're trying to get some sleep but your neighbors have gone out for a late evening and left their non-stop barking dog outside.


You're late for work and drive six blocks from home before realizing you might not have locked the front door.

When you're in the middle of watching a really good television program and the cable goes out.

Solicitations for bank loans, credit card debt, and people looking for donations to save wayward cats, who phone your home during the dinner hour. Don't even get me started on the political phone calls......

When friends stop by your house unannounced and you haven't bothered to clean the place in a week. Even worse when you've just microwaved cabbage and salmon for dinner and the house smells like a fishing wharf.


     Can you relate to these troublesome situations? What sort of things make you say, "UGH!" ??

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24 comments:

  1. Marcia, I've had too many of these. lol ...one of my favorite 'ugh's' ... I wash all the dishes and clean all the counters ... Val decides it's a perfect time to clean her room and brings out 3 loads of dirty dishes... Oh.. same thing with the laundry...
    Walking out my back door through a couple of big spider webs ... my neighbors get treated to me doing a wild dance while screaming... haha

    I love your list as I can relate... normally, I just have to throw my hands up and laugh or I'd be losing it every other minute :)

    Have a great weekend, remember to put slippers on before you step out in your backyard ... lol

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    1. Soooo true about the dishes. I always find more sitting around just when I think I've finished the last load....

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  2. Yay, Marcia! Thanks for the shout out:) This is a wonderful list... I've had the experience where I've only shaved one leg, and then my brain went and started thinking about something else and I realize later that I'm "uneven!" Digging out slimy for sure. I have two daughters, tons of hair in the drains, yuck! Hope you had as much fun writing this as I did writing mine!

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    1. I sure did---thank YOU for inspiring me to write this!

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  3. Lately calls on my cell with local area codes that are SPAM make me "ugh" a million times a day!

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    1. Same here! I've been getting a ton of them lately!

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  4. Great list - I would add "telemarketers who don't take 'no thank you' as an answer" - the worst

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    1. Right?! And they keep calling back, even after you say NO THANKS!

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  5. We live in a three story townhouse and I say "ugh" a lot because whatever I want or need is on a different floor.

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    1. Yeah---that would totally drive me nuts. Glad I live in a one-story home!

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  6. Standing at the register ready to check out and realizing your wallet is in your other purse Ugg!

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  7. Mmmmmm...... I tried, I really did but I didn't really relate to any of these. Weird? I could go through each one and tell you why but that would be boring. Regarding those unwanted phone calls, we have an 800 line that we have had for 30 years and the number is similar to other 800 numbers out there. I get several calls a day because people have misdialed thinking they are connected with either the Tacoma clinic or a cell phone service provider. It used to irritate me to no end -- now we (and anyone who happens to be at the house) enjoy taking the calls and playing along. Drives the caller nuts. They even give me their credit card numbers - HOW STUPID CAN YOU GET?

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  8. That first one really got me since I'm often walking in dog poop, but I don't have a dog. My neighbors on both sides do, though, and no matter how many times we talk to them, they will not watch their dogs or clean up after them.

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    1. OMG that would drive me crazy. It is a law here---people MUST carry a bag with them to pick up the poop at all times. The poop I step in is from my own beasts.

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  9. Welcome to motherhood. Fatherhood has the same calamities. But, I love your descriptions.

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  10. That time you go to the toilet and because you are home alone you leave the door open only to hear your children and their friends turn up calling "mum you here"

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    1. OMG ha-ha that's a good one! And YES, it has happened!!!

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  11. UGH, yes, to all of this! Haha. The great 'pooh debacle' happened when I had two pets. And of course, I stepped right in the cat vomit first thin in the morning. Pooh. Well , it's a part of pet parenthood (and parenthood in general). Diapers and litter boxes have us immersed in it. Love your descriptions, Marcia! Always so funny and reaffirming that we're all in this 'shit' together. :D

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    1. HAHAHA I love how you ended that comment!!

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  12. Ugh! These are great. I'd like to add, "When you're starving so you go through the drive-thru of McDonald's, get your food and leave, only to find that they forgot the fries and that extra cheeseburger."

    When you're finally dressed in the morning and decide to take a last sip of coffee that drips from your lips to your shirt.

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