Ten Things that Annoy Pastor Grant Barnes
Ten Thing That Annoy the Rev. Robert Stroud
1. Ignorant drivers risking the lives of the innocent while they try to chat on their cell phones, shave or don makeup.
2. Ignorant drivers risking the lives of the innocent while they try to drive with their dogs on their laps.
3. Ignorant drivers.
4. Living out in the country (which I thoroughly love, but) where I can only get a dsl connection to the internet.
5. Random official “weigh-ins,” which determined suitability for continued employment. (I served a quarter century as a chaplain in the armed forces.)
6. A Federal Reserve Bank which is not actually operated by the federal government and prints hundreds of billions of dollars whenever the mood strikes them.
7. Clergy who haven’t read a book or theological article since they graduated from seminary (or Bible college, or high school).
8. People who think I should wear a suit or a tie when it’s not absolutely necessary.
9. People who say they would like the writings of C.S. Lewis like the Chronicles of Narnia “if he wasn’t so religious.”
10. Anyone without a sense of humor.
The Rev. Robert Stroud is a retired USAF chaplain who blogs at mereinkling.wordpress.com and edits the online journal, Curtana: Sword of Mercy, available at http://www.justwar101.com
10 Things That Annoy David Justin Lynch
10 Things That Annoy Syd Salsman
3. The online registration website that is unclear about what textbooks are required
4. Any variation on the phrase “We don’t need libraries anymore, we have the Internet!”
7. Vacuuming. Loud and ineffective, also frightens the dog.
8. Temperatures over 80 degrees
9. Afternoons. I am somehow a morning and evening person, but this means I cannot handle the Long Dark Teatime of the Soul.
10. Animal cruelty
Syd Salsman is a student, cradle Episcopalian, and aspiring librarian from Northern California who is annoyed by more than 10 things. He is also annoyed at himself for being so easily annoyed.
1. Massachusetts residents that reply to “my hello” with a rude and annoyed look as to say “do I know you, how dare you say hello to me!” Obviously I am from the South and we have manners.
2. Motorists that do not get into the left lane (if they can) to allow a car coming from the off-ramp to get onto the highway.
3. Motorists that do not use turn signals.
4. Motorists that leave turn signals on.
5. Motorists not giving a courtesy wave when they are let to go first, etc.
6. Motorists that ride your back bumper.
7. Motorists that flash their high beams so you get out of their way. I found this out the hard way. I thought it was a police car.
8. Shoppers allowing small children to run wild.
9 . Too many baby strollers in the stores around the Holidays. My feet have been run over too many times.
10. Text messaging while walking into you.
And since she just couldn’t stop after 10 things, here are another eight:
11. Loud cell phone conversations.
12. No “courtesy” flushes.
13. Cigarette smokers that think blowing smoke in your face is your problem and not theirs.
14. Rude telephone manners in a business. Are they not trained or is everybody here that way.
15. Shoppers not saying “excuse me” first to a store worker when asking the where an item is and not bothering to say thank you.
16. People assuming animals are stupid – too many people do here.
17. Trash on the highways – trash on the ground right next to a fairly empty barrel.
18. People rush too much and think they are more important.
Belinda lives in South Weymouth, Massachusetts with her husband and cat. She refuses to let herself get down by some of the unfriendly people she has crossed paths with. As she puts it “I continue to smile and say hello.”
10 Things That Annoy Ruby
10 Things that Annoy The Rev. Dr. Gawain de Leeuw
1. Lowfat Yogurt.
2. Toe fungus.
3. The Transportation Security Administration.
4. Commercials before two minute YouTube videos about kittens.
5. That sugar is in everything.
6. The excuse, “I can’t sing.”
7. Liturgical Ministers who arrive 15 minutes before mass. That’s late.
8. My phone’s battery life.
9. Cheap beer. Specifically post-prohibition American style light lagers. What’s the point?
10. The question “How’s the flock?” Two words: Lamb Stew.
The Rev. Dr. Gawain de Leeuw serves in a pastoral church in Westchester county. He reads Girard, drinks IPAs, and shamelessly cooks with butter. He Blogs at The Divine Latitude.