Throwback Thursday! Two People I Hate

(June 21, 2014) 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: 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.  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! ~ Phil

16 responses to “Throwback Thursday! Two People I Hate

  1. I agree wholeheartedly!

  2. Oh, I got one!! When people are making a turn at an intersection and they wait until there’s about 6 car lengths between them and the car in front of them before they turn…by the time they do, the light is red again. I have to take time out from my car dancing to yell “Come on already, buddy!!!” Oh…so frustrating.

  3. Oh this is superb! Mine would be the deli counter. I shall one day write a post about the deli counter people. >.<

  4. I have to say you pulled out two of my pet peeves. I agree with you to the point that I wish flogging was legal.

  5. how about a grumpy old man at the deli counter ordering lunch meat in ounces. I was behind that guy yesterday, phew took forever.

  6. I don’t like ice in my drink because usually soda is cold enough just coming out of the machine. I am not a huge fan of cold beverages, with the exception of milk shakes.

  7. Phil I think I have one more
    Pet peeve for the grocery store
    Annoyance that is deeply felt
    When I put my stuff on the movable belt
    And some eager beaver wont’ just hold on
    Until the time that I am done
    And doesn’t seem to have a clue
    And starts putting his stuff up too
    Our groceries get all mixed up
    There’s no room left to fit my stuff
    But if karma’s working as it should
    I may end up with half his food

    (And hopefully not on my bill. The last time this happened I ended up with a free bottle of Coke!)

  8. The check writer people kill me. Or the people who don’t say ‘thank you’ when you hold the door open for them, they just pretend you’re their personal doorman and keep walking. At least give me a tip if you’re going to ignore me, jerk.

  9. Every person who knows God loves them better than you. Human dreck that
    – doesn’t step aside to make room on the sidewalk, or
    – drives out a two-car-wide two-direction driveway right in the center, or
    – seeing you perfectly well, chooses to step in front of you at any sight of interest–with or without their adorable child, or
    – seeing a lane is blocked, zooms up that lane to cut past all the “lame losers” and force back in front of them, or
    – parks diagonally

    Time to stop. My froth overfloweth.

  10. Oh, the check writers….yes, agree on that and the no-ice guy too. Very good choices. I am sure I can come up with a few more but I don’t want to fill up your comments section! LOL.

  11. What about people who buy pre-made packets of ice in the supermarket and pay with checks?

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