Things that annoy me:
Books used as design accessories
Bookcases and shelving that don’t care for the book
Lists – lists of the things I need to have, books I must read or places I need to visit before I die. I don’t read them.
Businesses, or people just trying to sell me something, following my blog.
All those web site creators who keep sending us emails to tell us that they think our website is crap and that they can do a better one for us.
The 9,463,821 chocolate cake recipes pinned to Pinterest. It’s a chocolate cake people.
The amount of time I spend on Pinterest.
People writing my first name on work lists or emails in a shortened form that I rarely use and have not given them permission to use. If I sign the diminutive form to an individual it means you are a member of my inner circle. Do not presume.
Teacher who fob off teaching referencing skills to me, because they are too lazy to do it. They went to university, they know how to do it as well as I do. There are also apps to do it now. Look for the reference tool in Word.
People who think that just because I am a librarian I know every book in the library.
People who think librarians read and drink coffee all day. I drink tea for a start.
Teachers who think that just because a TL sits at a laptop for long periods of time that they are doing nothing. How do you think those databases get built? Who finds your websites?
People acting as though you can only read a traditional paper book, or an ebook, but not alternate as desired. That is the same as saying you can only eat beef and not chicken.
This one we probably all hate – bosses who ask for your input when they have already made up their minds.
Being told by bosses to run to the left when we have all just run to the right. You know what I mean.
Applauding people for just doing their job. Maybe they haven’t been doing their job and now that they have, and someone noticed?
All those sickening quotes about adversity making your stronger, or dark days make you appreciate the good days. Bullshit. Adversity is like being pecked to death by ducks. Shit just happens.
The colour yellow. In a yellow room I become very agitated.
How when you tell someone that you are having a medical procedure or surgery, they need to tell you the one horror story they know related to that issue, not the 999 good outcome stories.
People who tell toddlers that they need to be a “big” girl, or boy now. No, they are toddlers, let them be. Plenty of time to be “big” and it is not what it is cracked up to be, anyway. Enjoy, little.
Climate deniers and creationists. What is your agenda?
When you say that you are hot or cold, someone replying, “I’m not!” Was I asking if you were? Does you being not hot make me less hot?
People who make a fuss about drinking tea or coffee and then drink cola or an energy drink containing caffeine.
People who complain about needing a new life and then do nothing about it. There is no fairy godmother.
Drivers who get annoyed at me for driving exactly the speed limit. Exactly the speed limit. Who gave you permission to speed and risk our lives?
Supermarket chains pretending they are warm and fuzzy and caring.
Lame children’s “book nook” images. What is wrong with reading on a bed, in a beanbag, on a couch, or at a table?
Parents who have their kids in so many activities that they are too tired for school, or too busy to do homework.
Parents who allow their high schoolers to work so many hours in their part time job that the kids neglect their education. Education before stuff.
The ease at which I have been able to create this list…
The particular individuals who annoy me list will follow at a later date. It is much longer.