Things That Make Me Go AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

9 Jun

Growing up without any siblings, sometimes I fail to realize how annoying people you live with try to be…on purpose.  Such was the case with my best friend this evening when she decided to put on a “funny new show” called “Nashville Star“–a generic version of “American Idol” for country stars hosted by….Billy Ray Cyrus (who I used to like, but now I don’t since I decided he’s making a career for himself off of Miley’s fame.)  The “Top 12” singers were some of the worst vocalists in all the world, which is really surprising since it’s Nashville.  I mean, you can’t walk ten feet in that city without running into a singer (or so I’m told).  After a few minutes between the contests singing, my complaining, the bird screeching, and the dogs howling, she turned off the show off.  Then we played “Guitar Hero: Legends of Rock“…again.

(I got this pic off this blog.  Read this funny entry and sad entry about Wal-mart if you get the chance!)

Earlier that evening, we went to Wal-Mart.  We both feel bad for shopping at Wal-Mart after watching the documentary, The High Cost of Low Prices, so we talk about the documentary a lot while we’re walking around the store and how we’re big hypocrites for shopping there.

I always see these two brothers at Wal-Mart when I go.  They must be Wal-Mart groupies or something.  They’re in their late 20’s and both guys are mentally challenged.  They’re a couple of sweethearts.  In fact, my friend used to work with them in an organization called Best Buddies which pairs mentally and/or physically challenged people with a buddy (usually a high school or college student.)  Neat organization.  Anyway, both of these guys wear glasses, and really like people who wear glasses…especially girls who wear glasses.  So the older of the two walks up to me and says, “I like your glasses. I just got new glasses.”

I respond, “Wow, thanks!  Your glasses are really cool.”  Big smile from him.  But then his mother yelled at him for “bothering” me.  I tried to tell her that we were Wal-Mart buddies, but she sort of zoomed by in her electric scooter (she’s disabled).  I suppose they could be bothersome to some, but I think they’re great. Best part of the trip.

We got to the check out, and there were a total of 10 of out 26 check-outs open.  Now I learned on The High Cost of Low Prices, that Wal-Mart keeps the store understaffed so they can do forced overtime, especially with the part-timers as a way of getting around offering employee health insurance.  There were long lines, but I didn’t mind waiting.  I just thought the whole thing was ridiculous

As I’ve mentioned before, we have the world’s rudest neighbors living above us on the third floor (read about how they poured a bleach-like substance on our porch and our shih tzu got some of it in her eyes.)  Tonight they were running a herd of elephants back and forth and back and forth.  So annoying.  We tapped on the ceiling several times.  I thought about going up and politely asking them to keep it down a bit, but I figured I would get cussed out.  Frankly, I’m wasn’t in the mood.  Not that I’m ever in the mood to get cussed out.  It’s hard because I really do try to be kind without being walked all over.

So, those are just a few of the things that make me go AAAHHHHH!  Feel free to blow off some steam and share your own.

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No Responses to “Things That Make Me Go AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!”

  1. mjgolch June 9, 2008 at 10:10 PM #

    what make me go aaaargg is when I make a big mistake as I did today I deleted all of the comments mad on my wordpress blog.

  2. mjgolch June 9, 2008 at 10:10 PM #

    what make me go aaaargg is when I make a big mistake as I did today I deleted all of the comments mad on my wordpress blog.

  3. Kimmy June 10, 2008 at 10:15 AM #

    Walmart’s lack of open cash registers gets me boiled a lot. I also think they should have registers for 100 items and over! I once was stuck behind an older couple who turned out to have 2 carts and over $400 worth of crap to unload. I waited for 30 minutes just to check out.
    Today, I was railed by a mom who says a boy down the street has been telling her that my son, Caleb, is the reason he won’t play with her son. The kid blamed everything on Caleb and she blames Caleb as well. Its not like maybe the boy talking might have anything to do with it! I’m a little perturbed at parents who are clueless.

  4. Kimmy June 10, 2008 at 10:15 AM #

    Walmart’s lack of open cash registers gets me boiled a lot. I also think they should have registers for 100 items and over! I once was stuck behind an older couple who turned out to have 2 carts and over $400 worth of crap to unload. I waited for 30 minutes just to check out.
    Today, I was railed by a mom who says a boy down the street has been telling her that my son, Caleb, is the reason he won’t play with her son. The kid blamed everything on Caleb and she blames Caleb as well. Its not like maybe the boy talking might have anything to do with it! I’m a little perturbed at parents who are clueless.

  5. Andrew June 10, 2008 at 8:32 PM #

    My AAAAHHHHs include (but are not necessarily limited to):
    – Weak coffee
    – Music playing so loudly in the car of someone driving by that it rattles my house
    – Crying/screaming babies
    – Mediocrity
    – Disloyalty
    – Ungratefulness
    – Allowing my mind or heart to become stagnant

  6. Andrew June 10, 2008 at 8:32 PM #

    My AAAAHHHHs include (but are not necessarily limited to):
    – Weak coffee
    – Music playing so loudly in the car of someone driving by that it rattles my house
    – Crying/screaming babies
    – Mediocrity
    – Disloyalty
    – Ungratefulness
    – Allowing my mind or heart to become stagnant

  7. gavin June 16, 2008 at 11:57 AM #

    nashville star isn’t so generic or new. i think this is the 6th installment, but being country it doesn’t have the national draw of idol. this is the first time to be on national tv, it was on TNN& USA before. i like the show, it has a songwriting week which shows a lot of what the artist has in the bank. the judges pick songs to be performed. it’s a bit more laid back and they were putting the band behind the artists before idol which used to just do the solo piano back in the day.

  8. gavin June 16, 2008 at 11:57 AM #

    nashville star isn’t so generic or new. i think this is the 6th installment, but being country it doesn’t have the national draw of idol. this is the first time to be on national tv, it was on TNN& USA before. i like the show, it has a songwriting week which shows a lot of what the artist has in the bank. the judges pick songs to be performed. it’s a bit more laid back and they were putting the band behind the artists before idol which used to just do the solo piano back in the day.

  9. Amy June 16, 2008 at 8:26 PM #

    You know, Gavin, if the fact the show’s been on for six years is supposed to make me feel better….it doesn’t. 🙂

    Besides, you’re my favorite Nashville star! 🙂

  10. Amy June 16, 2008 at 8:26 PM #

    You know, Gavin, if the fact the show’s been on for six years is supposed to make me feel better….it doesn’t. 🙂

    Besides, you’re my favorite Nashville star! 🙂

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