Tuesday, 6 May 2014

BY INVITATION ….. TOP 5 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU CRAZY !!!!!

Our By Invitation topic this month is the top 5 things that drive you crazy. There's not a lot that really drives me crazy but here are five things that really grate !!!!






Number one is when you order in a restaurant and, as soon as it's placed before you and you haven't even taken a bite, your dinner companions fork is hovering over your plate and taking some of your precious plateful !! 


Number two is Cold Calling ….. I have registered with every cold calling service in the country ….. we even have a phone that has the facility to stop nuisance calls BUT ….. we STILL get them. I have even resorted to telling double glazing companies that we live in a tent !! I am a pretty tolerant person and am very polite but, I have been known to get pretty irate when I am asked if I know what a smoke alarm is and if I need a handrail up the stairs !!!! I happen to be a reasonably fit 63 year old !!!!



Number three is rather unusual. You know how some people hate the sound of a fingernail on a blackboard ? Well, I can't stand ' wet wood ' !! I have to grin and bear it if I need to wash up a wooden spoon …… pretty weird but there you are.



Number four is polystyrene packaging !!!! It really does drive me crazy ……. first of all, I have to get it all into the rubbish bin ….. half of it ends up on the kitchen floor and all of those little bits stick to my hands ….. it is so electrically charged that I can't get it off of me !! ….. it's on my clothes, my skin ….. everywhere, for the next week !!



and lastly, number five …….. and that is people who don't possess a sense of humour. Humour is infectious and contagious and, when shared, brings people together and, supposedly, increases happiness, strengthens your immune system, boosts your energy, diminishes pain and calms stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun and, it's free !!!! 













If you go over to Marsha's she has all of the links and you can see what drives others crazy !!

What drives you crazy ? 


….. and, on a completely different note, I would just like to thank everyone for their good wishes for my husband. You have all been so very kind and supportive blogging buddies and I send you my heartfelt thanks. 

XXXX 





image 1: via envers du décor, image 2: via red wine coloured lips. images 3 & 4: via etsy, image 5 : via latimesblogs, image 6: via fleaing france, image 7: via zsa zsa bellagio 


Jackie

32 comments:

  1. Hello Jacqueline,

    Well, we can certainly identify with all of these except the wood............that does seem to be a speciality for you!

    A great benefit of living abroad is that the cold callers usually dry up very quickly when they realise they are trying to communicate with someone in a foreign language. Selling us double glazing in Hungarian would definitely be a challenge!

    And, how right you are about the sense of humour. Free but priceless, however it can at times seem sadly lacking especially in this ever pressurised world in which we live.

    Our hearts lifted with joy to see a post from you pop into our dashboard today. We have missed you. The Blogosphere lacks a certain style and elegance when you are not around. We hope that all is well in your corner of the world xxxxxx

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  2. Polystyrene! That made me laugh - my son burst a bean-bag years ago and it was like alien matter drifting out, defying the hoover and flying slowly into corners where it lingered for years.

    Well said!

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  3. I love that clip of the penguins, but I have to say that those clips which endlessly repeat - over and over again - really do drive me crazy!

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  4. Love your post, Jackie...Joey and penguins the perfect mix ;)
    Have a great week xx

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  5. I now only answer my cell phone, even while at home and only pick up messages from my phone....I cannot stand the endless cold calls for political surveys, asking for money, selling me products or services i do not want. I love your penguins even if they lack a sense of humor!

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  6. 1 and 2 are big ones for me too...and you are so right about humor....it diffuses everything and can make anything seem tolerable.

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  7. DITTO::::
    I agree, that packing peanuts are awful, they blew all over my yard.
    Talk about cursing every time I bent over, I said one. Those phone calls
    should be against the law. It's Corp GREED.
    yvonne

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  8. Beautiful list!
    The washing wood bothers me too!

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  9. Oh, your items made me laugh! (The one about someone ordering a salad then eating your food reminds me that people who "special order" everything in a restaurant drive ME crazy. A menu does not mean that behind the scenes there is a private chef for every customer!)

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  10. Hi Jackie! Great list! Never thought about wet wood, but I have a feeling that the next time I wash our wooden spoons and pastry boards it will bug me. A sense of humor is an essential for getting through life, I honestly don't know how anyone survives without one.

    Have a lovely day - hope that you are free from crazy making things!

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  11. Almost my nr 5....hahahahah...lovely week love Ria...x !

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  12. Hello Jackie

    Lovely to see you back in full action. You could always threaten the tele-marketer with your wet wooden spoon. Your list amused me.
    Regards to your husband

    Helen xx

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  13. Sorry to hear about your husband Jackie and hope he is on the mend. Very scary stuff when loved ones are ill.

    Polystyrene….oh yes….good point….and reminds me of those stupid blister packs which everything seems to be packed in too…the kind which defy ordinary scissors to open…so much packaging which all goes into landfill!! (Although i did discover recently that polystyrene is actually recyclable, so it now goes into our recycling bin which is much easier as it's twice the size of our waste bin.)

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  14. These were fun. I don't have an issue with the wet wood, by have other things that bother me. Those peanuts never decompose!! Ever. Don't even get me started on the fork. For Christmas last year I gave my husband a fork with a telescopic handle, as a joke. The entire family howled with laughter, and he wondered why. :)

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  15. I absolutely hate wooden spoons because they must be ridden with germs. I have become a recycle queen. Seriously. I was late to the game, but now I'm obsessed. I reuse, upcycle, every single thing I can, including packaging. And, I never buy polystyrene, I think the only people who use it are oriental. You are a trip and a half !!!

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  16. You have the best posts . . . what fun!
    Grocers carts that aren't returned to their cart isle out in the parking lots by the customers.
    DRIVES ME CRAZY!
    Inevitably one of those carts is left right where I am getting ready to park my car.

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  17. Those are pretty darn good.

    Love,
    Janie

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  18. Bravo dear Jackie... such a good list... except I can't say I understand the wet spoon thing... but I'm going to test your theory later... ;) xv

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  19. Can agree with most of the above, and a few (lots) more!
    Glad your husband on the mend.
    Have a lovely week,
    Liz x

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  20. Keep calm ! What drives me crazy, it is the rain which brings down the petals of my flowers !

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  21. These made me smile Jackie, even the wet wood!

    I've been thinking about you & hope that your husband is on the mend Xx

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  22. Dear Jackie,
    what a glorious presentation of things that can drive one crazy! And I agree to your vexes. I hate the noise when people smack (though their mouth is closed), people who twist their thumbs round and round (I get giddy) and a seemingly short queue at the checkoiut where someone starts to try to pay in 'matching' coins, and then - oh no, it doesn't match..wait.... there must be.. in my trouser pocket..." Grrrr....

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  23. WET WOOD!!! That's a strange one. I agree about cold-calling; I usually say 'can't speak now, I have a client with me'. As for No 5; I don't know anyone who has no sense of humour, nor would I.

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  24. Great post as ever. Happy to hear your husband is on the mend! :-) xx

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  25. That penguin is down right peevish,( cute though) and I hate it when I am naughty and order a side of fries and everyone digs in and I get the last unsalted one at the bottom...not funny.. I know just how you feel ha ha
    Hugs Lynn xxxx

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  26. Is it bad that the first thing I wanted to do is send you a box of styrofoam peanuts??!! I have always loved that penguin clip ~ makes me laugh every single time. Take care of your man ~ sending hugs and love. xo

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  27. get rid of your snow lady xo

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  28. Yeah! Jackie's back! That penguin clip is Soooo funny. I needed that laugh.
    Really glad hubby is on the mend. I must be lucky, folk don't EVER do that to my plate, ummmh maybe I'm a tyrant??? Nah, I think I'm more like Maggie Smith as the Dowager Lady. ;)))

    Biggest hugs Jackie love,
    Jane xx

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  29. I also take issue with these folks who have no sense of humor. Really they could lighten up and be far happier. May I suggest a use for the popcorn packing? I use it as filler in the bottom of large planters thereby saving expensive potting soil. Olive

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  30. How To Stop A Divorce And Save Your Marriage?(Dr.Brave).


    Hello to every one out here, am here to share the unexpected miracle that happened to me three days ago, My name is Jeffrey Dowling,i live in TEXAS,USA.and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly email this wonderful man {bravespellcaster@gmail.com},i f you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks..

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