"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

how to irritate yourself in 5 easy steps

Over the last couple of days I have been making a list (in my head - not always a good idea) of the little things that make me irritated with myself.  

1.   Packaging for medication.  Why is it that whenever you open the box, no matter if for the first time or the 10th time, you will open it on the side where the printed package insert blocks you getting the tablets out?

Remedy:  Remove the insert on your first opening (I never do)

2.  Soap, no rope.  The beauty of glycerine soap.  My absolute best treat but drop it in the shower and, without my glasses, I have to go down on all fours and feel around for the transparent, slippery bar.

Remedy:  Soap on a rope or prescription shower goggles

3.  Shampoo fiasco.  Buy "matching" shampoos and conditioners and then always pick up the conditioner first, sometimes using the conditioner first and wondering why the hell there are no bubbles.

Remedy:  2 in 1 shampoo or prescription shower goggles

4.  Washing your face with hot water before bed.  Getting ready for bed and then back to the bathroom to swallow a tablet.  Fill glass with water.  Swallow tablet with mouthful of hot water.  Happens every night.

Remedy:  Take tablets before washing face.

5.  I have got good about plugging in my phone and using handsfree and earphones when driving.  Get to destination and forget about earplugs.  Earrings pulled out of ears, seat belt tangled with cords and phone swinging on a thread.

Remedy:  Switch off phone while driving

6.  Arriving home through garage.  Take first load out and open up garage door, disarm burglar alarm, put bag on counter and hang key on hook.  Head back to car for next load, try to open passenger side door, locked.  Clever (but stupid) car somehow knows when there is only one passenger and the boot and other doors remain locked.  Either have to run around car to driver's side, jump inside again and press button or make my way back inside and remove key from hook and press the key another time.  Everyday.

Remedy:  Keep spare key in the garage

Little things and now written down are easily remedied but I really wonder why they have to happen so many times in the first place.

So what stupid things to you do everyday?

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