Two Roads Converge

These things are guaranteed to annoy the s&%# out of me.  Like irrational rage level of annoyed.

People at work who don’t identify themselves by name:

me:  Hey this is Barb Knowles, is so-and-so there?

other person:  No, can I tell them you called?

me:  Sure, who am I speaking with?

other person:  Why do you want to know?  

me:  Because now I want to punch you in your rude face.

Okay that was #1.

Now #2.  Two lanes are converging and the right lane has to merge left.  There is always that one person who refuses to let you in.  99% of the time, I adjust my speed and it’s no big deal.  But that 1%……

#3 In the classroom I ask a question.  A hand flies up immediately.


“Can I go to the bathroom?”  Every teacher gets annoyed by this.  When I’m in a really, really good mood I just sigh and say yes.  But then again,

“How old are you?”


“Then you obviously can go to the bathroom but you may not.”

“Wait, what?”

#4  Passive-Aggressive behavior.  Always.  Every time.  Without fail.

#1-4 Annoyed me so much I can’t write #5.

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33 Responses to Two Roads Converge

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Ha, I’m definitely with you on #2 and #4. And #5 made me laugh out loud. There are so many things other drivers do that annoy me, I could make an entire list just of that!

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  2. annieg421 says:

    Must have been near sideswipped Tuesday as a stupid woman almost hit me on a round about. Did she not see my indicator telling her im coming that way as she was away to enter round about. NO thought she would try chance her luck cos she is running late to drop kids off at school.
    Well that will teach her to be more careful and leave home a bit earlier. My heart was certainly in my mouth and a few swear words too……..

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I sooooo understand that. It’s not that we get mad because they are being good drivers, lol. I have to disclose as well, that there have certainly been times where I haven’t seen someone in my blind spot and they have had to swerve. I’ve been horrified. But I think that’s way different than someone who doesn’t care and is reckless.


  3. Val says:

    I’m not a driver so I never suffer from#2, and I’m usually too shy to ask someone’s name, so #1 doesn’t do it for me, either, and now you have me wondering if #3 elicits pools of pee… but then I worry in case I’m falling into category #4….

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      Haha. No, “going to the bathroom” means “I’m bored and I’m meeting my friend to gossip, put on hair gel and make-up.” We have to let them go to the bathroom, but will call home and send them to the nurse if it’s too frequent.but I let them think about the can vs may for a few minutes. They’re on to me now.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      As for #1, I think if you are in a professional workplace and your colleague has identified themselves by name, it is rude not to say who you are, and especially rude to ask why do you want to know. Just my opinion. These are people I know. Not just a random voice on the phone. Ok I’ll stop now lol.

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  4. Garfield Hug says:

    I totally get you!! Garfield hugs. Tomorrow will be great!😉

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  5. Well now I really want to know what #5 is.

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  6. Ann Coleman says:

    Boy, can I relate to this! Although I have to admit, that I’m a bit curious as to what number five would have been….

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  7. Bea dM says:

    I only managed to get here today, so you presumably have got over these first 5 by now 🙂

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  8. Nitin says:

    Haha… Humorous..well written

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