10 Things I Hate - The Cook Train Eat Race Version

[caption id="attachment_8340" align="alignright" width="300"]10 things I hate - anger - mad 10 Things That I Hate[/caption] 10 Things I Hate is copied from the site Food Republic that I talked about yesterday in this post of the 4 sites I visit daily for cooking inspiration.  The person they interviewed was Scott Conant, who is a celebrity chef although I use that term very loosely.  I found the idea of 10 Things I Hate to be rather intriguing.  In this world of political correctness and being polite and well all-embracing we have somehow forgotten that we don't have to actually like or love everything we come across.  When I post the 10 Things I Hate I am sure to piss off a few people but simultaneously I may add a few people to the list that like me.  Either way, it just doesn't matter because these things really drive me crazy and since this is my blog I can post about the 10 Things I Hate as much as I want. Now I will also be clear that I dislike the word hate and think it should only be used in scenarios of pure blood boiling.  We are too loose these days with words like love, hate and great.  Do you really love that flavor of potato chip or is it just good?  Do we really think that Eli Manning is great or is he just good enough to get the job done?  See what I mean?  These words are used so often that they have lost their meaning so when I write that I hate the following 10 things then you know I really and truly hate these 10 things.

10 Things I Hate

  1. I hate it when I go to a site and without any clicking or maneuvering around the site I hear somebody screaming at me and there is no way to turn the audio off because it has been buried on the site so well that you have to live with it.  This drives me crazy.  If I wanted to be screamed at I would go to the grocery store and ram my cart into the heels of the person in front of me.  Websites, please stop the auto-play and allow me to control my experience.
  2. I absolutely positively hate cars.  I can't stand these buckets of bolts.  They lose value the minute you turn the key in the ignition and all you do is spend money keeping them gassed, inspected, registered, oil changed and whatever else you put into these machines.  Have they helped improve transportation?  Yes, but so has the train and I love the train.  The opportunity to interact with other people and have a conversation......what a concept!
  3. I hate when people use the words yuck or disgusting to describe food.  You don't like it then don't eat it.  Is is that hard?  Maybe I enjoy eating tofu while you enjoy eating cow's brains.  I don't look at your food and say that is disgusting and insult your taste so don't insult mine.  Leave your opinions of my food off my plate and keep them to yourself.  Thank you.
  4. I hate putting away laundry.  I would want an endless supply of underwear so that I don't ever have to wash and fold.  I have been known to leave a bucket of laundry on a chair for weeks on end and spend more energy finding ways around not having to put them away, like wearing cycling shorts since I am not leaving the house that day, then actually folding them and putting them away.
  5. I hate it when people tell you they will get back to you about a sales proposal and then don't call and you spend more time chasing them down for an answer. If you don't like the proposal, its too expensive, you want to work with somebody else then tell me that instead of avoiding my calls because I will call until you answer.  It would be easier on you to just say: Jason, we think that you are too expensive and we are going somewhere else.  I would respond with that is great, what is your budget and do we still have a chance to get the business.  Simple negotiations.
  6. I hate when people post on Facebook about their 'true' friends sharing their status update so that money will rain down on the poor children of Az-where-istan.  Really?  If you were a true friend you wouldn't post that non-sense to begin with.
  7. I hate when I text somebody a question in the middle of a text conversation and then never get a response.  Did you drop your phone in the toilet?  Did you throw it out the window?  What just happened?
  8. I hate being rushed. Working in corporate America I always hated being asked to get a project done immediately and then when the project was handed in it would go nowhere.  Why have me put everything aside for this and then not have anything happen from it?  Was it that important to stop and drop all other items?
  9. I hate being asked for advice and then have that person not utilize that advice.  If you are going to engage me and ask me for my opinion shouldn't you use it?  It drives me nuts when that same person continues to complain about that same problem.  What was the point of asking me for my advice/opinion if you were not going to act on it?
  10. I hate traffic.  It drives me crazy because when you end up in open driving space there is no real reason for the traffic.  I fully understand if there were an accident that caused the traffic but traffic for traffic sake make absolutely no sense to and does nothing more than drive me crazy.

What Things Do You Hate?

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About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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