This is a random mess of thoughts that I’ve had running around in my head lately. I have to get them out, so …
Why is my internet connection so effing slow lately??? I feel like I’m back in 1995 with a dial-up connection! It’s just so frustrating watching that little coloured wheel spin round and round while my page loads at an infinitely slow pace. DD thinks we need a new router. So now routers are obsolete as often as computers? This technology stuff is a pain sometimes.
Why is it that so many people think it’s okay not to signal their turns when they’re driving around, especially at the weekends? I cannot count the number of times this weekend that vehicles abruptly turned or changed lanes in front of me while I was out and about. It’s ridiculous! And nine times out of ten, if I get a good look at the driver (to glare menacingly at them, of course), they’re talking on the phone. A phone that is not hands-free. Or they are texting. Or they are mucking with their iPods. All of which means they are breaking the law. And not a cop in sight. How does that citizen’s arrest thing work, I wonder?
Is there some unwritten rule that says that senior ladies MUST park themselves right next to me, if not right on top of me, at the gym? I mean, that’s great that they’re at the gym, doing the machines the best they can, but really, why can’t they go to a machine on the other side of the room? There are only two of us here! Maybe I need to change to a co-ed gym. Then I can also have the senior men crowding me.
I wish I liked drinking water more. It would be cheaper and healthier. But I kinda don’t like the taste of water and I just can’t make myself drink it very much. And I can’t understand these people who cheerily chug down litres of water every day, who always carry a water bottle with them wherever they go. Don’t they ever have to pee?
It’s interesting that PG has been ranting angrily about various topics far more than usual since we got back from our roadtrip in mid-July. DD has been doing the same thing all summer long. I have not. I think this is because both of them are working at the moment and I am not. The message here may very well be, if you want to be more mellow and even-tempered, don’t work.
And finally, why won’t people realize how far and how effing LOUD their voices carry at night? I live across the street from a pizza place that stays open late. PG lives across the street from a pub that stays open late. It’s usually the people who are leaving these places that are so noisy. And they’re often yelling at each other about the fact that it’s late and they should be getting home now. Yeah, well, some of us are ALREADY at home, and we’re trying to sleep, so SHUT UP!