Two People I Hate

Typically I’m all about suffering fools gladly because I am so wise. Today, not so much. Well, not so much the suffering fools part I mean. Of course I’m still wise. That’s why you read my blog right? The Phil Factor: Where Wisdom Gets Drunk and Let’s Its Hair Down. Here are two people that I hate with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns:

No ice guy:Β Hey, everyone who goes to a fast food joint or restaurant and orders your beverage with “No ice please”, what is wrong with you? If you’re at a fast food restaurant a drink is so large that it could douse the sun. Do you really need the extra three ounces of sugar water that saying “No ice please!” gives you? If you’re doing it to save money so you don’t have to buy another beverage when you finish that one then you probably shouldn’t be eating out in the first place. Others may site some mythical internet rumor stating that restaurant ice is full of germs. Hey guess what? The whole world is full of germs! If you hide from germs your body won’t develop an immunity to them and when you do get exposed you’ll get sick. Β Don’t fear germs, embrace them!

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Supermarket check writer: This mostly applies to old people who haven’t learned about these new fangled debit and credit cards everyone’s been raving about for thirty years. You know what? I don’t care if you use a check. What is a big deal is when the person in line in front of me is using a check but seems to have no idea that the cashier is going to ask for payment. Look, using a check is a pre-meditated act. If you know you’re going to a store and you’re going to write a check, fill in the name of the store, today’s date, and oh..I don’t know, maybe your own freakin’ name! And for the sake of all that is good in this world do not stand at the register entering the amount in your Little House on the Prairie check register as meticulously as if God had come down from the heavens and given you the amount to inscribe on a stone tablet. You only get so much time on this Earth. Is writing checks how you want to spend it? If it’s just your own time you’re wasting, I don’t care. Write a hundred checks! If I’m in line behind you, you’re now wasting my time. This is why it’s not a good idea to have guns and ammunition available as “impulse buy” items at the check out. Hell, I’d probably have time to register the gun and pass the background check while someone is filling out a check.

So who, or what gets under your skin?As always, if you enjoyed my little rant feel free to comment and share by the Facebook, Twitter, or re-blog button below. Have a great weekend! ~Β Phil


33 responses to “Two People I Hate

  1. Fast Food “Hmm, I Wonder What Burger King Sells” Customer. Yes, I need to avoid fast food, but when I have it, there’s always the person who acts like they are surprised at the menu. Even after a long wait to order!

  2. The “close standers” in line at the grocery store…the ones that stand so close that you can feel their creepy, vaporous breaths on the back of your neck. I tend to start innocently flinging elbows. πŸ˜‰

  3. I’ll have you know that I am one of those ‘no ice’ people. In my case, this is born of the fact that I have 2 children who insist on filling their cups with every wild concoction available in the soda machine and by the time they are done there is a line of aggravated people 5 feet deep. I am lucky to get anything in my cup.

  4. I don’t “hate” but am annoyed by people on the sidewalk who are texting and then stop dead in front of me or, if facing me, are intent on walking into me. Thank God, they’re walking. I would really hate to have them coming at me while they’re driving.

  5. The ” throw your cigarette butts out the window” people. I don’t care that you smoke, that’s your business, but I find it very insulting that you so callously toss your spit upon butt in my direction.,EVERY car comes with some place to put your ashes/ butts, or you can purchase a container to put in your drink holder. What? Is the habit to smelly for you contain to your car?

  6. I get annoyed when others say I can’t do it or something that is dangerous for me to do~ I don’t eat out in fast food restaurants so I don’t deal with people like that; however I have to say while driving dealing with people’s bad choices on the roadway bug me!

    • HA! Like you, I too hate when someone doubts me. Truth be told, the inconsiderate people on the roads are probably the worst because their ego centrism can be downright dangerous.

      • That’s a BIG 10-4 good buddy..*wink* πŸ™‚

      • Thanks Dawn! It’s nice to see your smiling face back here. I just caught up a bit with Celeste on your blog. Brilliant writing as always!

      • Awe shuck Phil I thank ya kindly for reading and the lovely praise. I have a ranch here in New Mexico so its been calling me to plant and clean up for the summer, plus I own a business of driver’s education to teens so that too has been taking my time away from writing. Kiss Kiss my buddy and lots of love to you~

  7. I hate clingers and whiners….. people who are so absorbed in their problems that they think anybody else is just there for them to explain their problems …in minute detail

  8. I am so with you. You forgot to include a third category on your list. The “I am a baby bird who is using an ATM for the first time” guy. I always manage to get stuck behind this particular creature when I am in line for cash.

    • They are the worst. If the transaction is that complicated they need to go inside and talk to a teller. I wish ATMs had a thirty second limit and they eat your card if you’re not done in time.

      • I agree! I was once behind a guy (on a Sunday of course so I couldn’t just go inside) who was using the drive-up ATM, got out of the car and not only took forever to do his transaction but got out his checkbook to balance it! It was just a phenomenon to watch!

      • WOW. How in the world do people like that navigate their daily lives?

      • He was well into 60s so he must be doing something right, right?

  9. Any form of payment can stop a line if the dumbass is standing around with their thumbs up their butt while their stuff is being ringed out. The one that gets me is the change counter… almost exclusively old people. If a handful of change is your only method of payment, you have no business buying anything. The Coinstar machine is over there, moron!
    I swear, I once saw someone buy a $7 pack of cigarettes with all pocket change. That is sad on multiple levels…

  10. People who storm up to the front of the corner cafe with their klip klop, look at every person in the queue…and SHOVE past a bedraggled mother with a sick kid, an elderly dear with a walking stick barely able to hold her basket, etc – up to the counter with a bottle of water. The cashier is so stunned they just ring it up and be gone with them…WHAT do you say to these folk? I swear one day I will find the words instead of my mouth just hanging open.
    Cool post Phil! Made me chuckle πŸ˜€

    • Thanks! Truth be told, I was in a bad mood and later felt bad for posting something negative, but it seems a lit of people like to vent about some of the self centered dolts in their world.

  11. A LOT of people get on my nerves. I have posts like this, too. I don’t think anyone bothers me so much as the people who know the lane is ending and then swoop in at the last second. Man, I hate those people, lol!

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