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TMP19: Gatsby

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

I love my kitty Gatsby so much, but I get so damn annoyed that he periodically noms on my plants and then throws up. I am sure there’s some biological reason he does this, but I don’t care. It’s super-irritating and my poor plant leaves are all raggedy. Not to mention I have to use a bunch of paper towels to clean up the mess. GRRRR!

Yeah, it’s a short peeve this week because (A) it just happened, (B) otherwise nothing has bugged me too much, and (C) I am tired. Writing this Sunday night… see you on the flip side.

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TMP18: Roadwork

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

We’ve peeved a lot about driving ~ speeders, red light runners, rude/dangerous drivers generally, etc.. Those are all great peeve topics and will likely be revisited. But what about the roads themselves? I’m a fan of well-maintained roads like any normal person, but wtf is up with the constant construction? It literally never ends around here, dunno about your part of the planet. For years, YEARS, the route I used to take to work had an overpass under construction, to the point of them occasionally blocking off the thing entirely. I think it’s finished now, though I’ve since moved and take a different route. Nowadays, I find that streets around where I live are randomly blocked for some sort of maintenance, and then a few months later, the same street is screwed up again. I don’t remember this happening all the time in the past and I don’t understand why a repair doesn’t last longer. It’s so GRRRR when I expect to mindlessly drive down a particular road to get where I need to go and then OOPSY NO ACCESS FOR YOU ~ the road is blocked off and I must detour around and around and around.

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TMP17: Whiny Celebs

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

Omg as it says! I am so tired of these pointless people gobbling up space in the news. I don’t CARE about them at all, not poor Britney, not canceled Chrissy, not sad Valerie, NONE OF THEM. This includes all the “royals” too. I actually was following Valerie Bertinelli on Twitter because she was funny and had pics of cats, but I unfollowed her last week over her whining. As if these fragile folks are the only ones to have ever been called fat or ugly on the internet. I wish they would take the boatloads of money that they accumulated via their lucky genetic draws and go enjoy it offline where I never have to hear about them again. RAWR!

Oh and for those who are about to comment all smugly that they don’t follow celebs, good for you. But this crap is also all over the regular news outlets. You can’t avoid it unless you never read any news at all.

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TMP16: Refunds

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

Today’s peeve is about… you guessed it! Refunds! You know, it’s a popular sport now to bitch and moan about Bezos and his billions and the vast reaches of Amazon blah blah, but one huge thing goes in their favor and that is… guess? Right again. REFUNDS. Whenever I buy something on Amazon and want to send it back FOR ANY REASON, it is easy peasy and I get my money immediately credited back as soon as the mailing label is scanned at the post office. But other merchants? Not so much. I recently purchased 2 dresses from a company that shall remain nameless but rhymes with Badwick’s of Mosston. Before I even clicked away from their site my bank had emailed me telling me that the amount had already been charged to my card. They waste no time in TAKING my money. But the dresses were total crap and I hated them. Back they both went. WEEKS AGO. Does Badwick’s acknowledge my return yet? Ha ha no. I’ve asked them twice and am getting mighty peeved. This will be my last purchase at Badwick’s, which is too bad because I’ve been a good customer over the years, buying loads of things and rarely returning anything. Boo on them!

And I don’t want to hear about “Covid impacting operations.” Eff that. GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK! Amazon hasn’t used Covid as an excuse to screw around with funds.

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TMP15: The Hive Mentality

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

Today’s peeve is about the hive mentality (some people call it “the borg”). This is when a relatively minor news event occurs and (it seems) everyone online swarms all over it posting and reposting the SAME OLD SHIT until the entire forum is one huge blob of boring buzz. Doesn’t matter what it is. Britney Spears is a good example though. Do any of us REALLY KNOW what went on there? No, of course not. But that doesn’t stop us from having an opinion (“free poor Britney from her chains!”), which by amazing coincidence is everyone else’s opinion too and we all must say it over and over again because, well… we just HAVE TO. Ugh.

Any news about celebs or sportsball characters is prone to activate the hive. It’s just so important that everyone climb aboard the same opinion train to yell into the void about shit that doesn’t affect our lives one bit. Oh, you think it is somehow relevant? You expect to have a $100 million dollar estate that your family is going to claw you to bits over? Bwah. I don’t mean to pick on the BS story, since this could be about anything, from some pot-smoker banned from an Olympics event to whether the Royals mistreated Meghan or vice versa to making the same dumb jokes about Elon Musk. WHO CARES!? Stop talking about these people. They have nothing to do with real life.

Rawr.

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TMP14: Swimsuits

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

Today’s peeve is very topical, or tropical as the case may be. I’m here to bitch about swimsuits, knowing full well I may piss people off. But honestly, when does that ever stop me? Disclaimer: I am a thin person and yet I still have issues with swimsuits. Given that I am no longer 14, I have no wish to parade around in public in a few strings and three tiny triangles. Crazy, right? It’s not that I can’t fit into bikinis, but I simply do not want to wear them. I think they look awful on most women, including me, and I am not going to change my mind to conform to PC thought. OK, so moving on, what about one-piece suits? That’s what I wear, on the rare occasion I have a need, and my 3 suits are all like 20 years old now because I can’t find new ones I like. I kinda want some new ones because of our Jacuzzis here and also I’m worried a 20 year old suit could suddenly fall apart, lol. But apparently the swimsuit designers have decided that if you are shopping for a one-piece, you either want something that is actually a bikini with a string attaching the two pieces (wtf?) or some bizarrely constructed thing with a serious bra and corset-like iron bars to squish in your tummy. I’m not fat! I don’t need tummy control! I just want a “normal” one-piece suit like what I have already, but new. However, it’s not that simple because I could find these, in the sportsy sections… but I’ve decided I want an eensy skirt attached. Why? Because I think that’s more flattering and makes me feel more comfortable. But omg if you want a suit with an eensy skirt, they think you must weigh 500 pounds (no offense to those who do) and GOD FORBID they should come in a color other than black!

GRRRRRR!

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TMP13: Red Light Runners

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

Today’s peeve is an oldie but a goodie: those asshats who run red lights. They’re so dangerous and scary, and so inconsiderate. Now, to be clear, I’m not talking about zipping through the intersection when the light turns yellow even though you have time to safely stop. I almost always stop then, unless I am a bit too close to the line. Plus with all the tailgaters, you don’t want to slam on your brakes. But I’m not talking about that! I’m talking about people who literally BEGIN their foray into the intersection AFTER the light turns red. I mean, WTF? I have seen it several times in this past week, both during my commute and on weekends. It’s worse than before the plague, or maybe I simply became used to empty streets. But no… I feel something else is happening. People are so damn eager to be out and about now that they can’t bear for anything to delay them by a couple seconds.

I think they should get jail time. Clearly tickets aren’t enough of a deterrent, even though they’re quite expensive. Nope. These selfish morons need to have something precious taken from them, and it’s the same thing they stole from us when they ran the red: time and peace of mind. A week in jail for every red light run. Boom.

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TMP12: Search Results

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

Today I’m here to crab about search results, whether Google, Bing, Amazon, or what have you. It’s so annoying to try to find something specific and end up with a zillion irrelevant results. This often happens when I’m looking up songs that have a certain word in the lyrics. It also happens when I’m shopping and want only the thing I search on, like say a blue skirt… don’t show me every other blue thing or non-blue skirts or potato peelers (WTF?). They’ll say well some other person who searched for blue skirts ALSO bought a potato peeler, so we thought you might like one too. I know these marketers believe they can’t go wrong by shoving as many things in your face as possible, but in fact that is wrong. I’m only one person, but I frequently get annoyed enough to leave the site without spending money, which can’t possibly be their goal. Since I’m not unique, I bet others also exit in disgust.

These sites should take a hint from WordPress, who make it damn difficult to find anything you’ve posted before or media you’ve uploaded. If you don’t put the exact word, forget it! And even then, half the time the search freezes and you have to refresh and begin again. Of course, that’s because WP want you to reupload media so you’ll use up your storage and have to purchase more. And I’m beginning to think that the photo apps are doing the same thing when they kindly stylize my photos and offer me various arrangements. I noticed today that many of my photos have been saved several times, GRRRR!

This is like three peeves in one. Must be your lucky day!

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TMP11: Cashless Society?

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

Today’s peeve is regarding our so-called “cashless society.” Now, I’m not some Neanderthal ~ I use credit cards often, apps sometimes, and pay for recurring expenses online when I can. But I still like cash! My habit is to take $100 out of the bank each month to spend on “incidentals” like having coffee out. When I use cash, it’s easier to keep track of how much I’m wasting on non-essentials (I can make coffee at home if things are getting out of control). When I put all the miscellaneous stuff on my cards, it blends into the blur of bills.

Therefore, I would like it if cashiers stopped acting so damn weird about cash payments. I’m not talking about paying for a fancy dinner at Morton’s with a truckload of dimes, but rather trying to give a freaking McDonald’s drive-thru clerk the money for breakfast. She wouldn’t even tell me the amount until I snapped at her. I had to say HELLO if you tell me how much, I can hand you the money! She seemed insulted by this, since she was so used to people waving cards at her. Geez! And you know what? Even when I use a card, it would be nice to hear how much they’re gonna slap on it before I hand it over.

I’m sure this makes me a “Karen” to some. How dare I expect the cashier to tell me the price of my purchase? I’m so unreasonable!

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TMP9: The Upsell

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

I recently received a survey from Apple asking about my recent experience at the mall store. I like to fill out surveys, so I began. Everything was fine, until they began asking if my salesperson tried to upsell a zillion different products and services. I answered no to them all, since my Apple guy had not done that. But the implication was that he should have, which would have annoyed the crap out of me. I wrote at the end of the survey in my own words that I’d been very happy with the dude and it would have irritated me if he tried to convince me to buy other things than what I’d come in for. I hate when places do that! It’s so awkward, since you still want the thing you want, just not more things. I’m not talking about random salespeople, but ones you are TRYING to do business with. You don’t want to get hostile, but the upsell is so damn annoying.

Grrrr.

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