Dear Gum Smacker,
Please keep your gum quietly inside your mouth. I have nothing against chewing gum, but I don't want to see it or hear it. I'm not impressed with your humongous bubbles that pop and stick to your face. You know that constant popping, cracking and sucking sound? It's Annoying. And, whatever you do -- don't you dare spit that wad on the ground.
Please don't do your yard work all afternoon on both weekend days. You are long, long retired. You've earned the right to do this miserably hot task in the cool early morning hours of the work week. Don't wait until 11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (on the dot!) to begin your edging, weed eating, trimming, mowing and blowing. You see, I'm in my back yard attempting to enjoy my weekend. I'm sure you can hear my dogs barking incessantly to Annoy You, because they don't like all of that ruckus either.
Hi there! I run too - just as hard and dedicated as you. I wave to you every morning. But you refuse to look at me. In fact, you purposely turn your head away. Can't you acknowledge that I'm out there too? All of the other walkers and runners do. I'm not picky. A quick wave, simple smile, or nod is all I'm asking for. Don't worry, I'm not going to Annoy You by trying to be your friend (as if!). But please
I love the great outdoors. This includes working in my yard, even in the hottest conditions. But, if you are out -- I simply can't tolerate you. I don't like when you swarm around the creek near the running path either. It's Annoying to have you stuck all over my face, sweaty body and clothes. I don't want to even think of how many zillions of you I've inhaled. Save yourselves, for goodness sake!
Why the heck now? I really need you to bolster yourself for another 16 weeks or so. It's Annoying that you picked now -- when I need to start training for Chicago -- to rear your ugly bursitis head. I haven't abused you...yet. I even backed off my mileage for a couple of months to give you plenty of rest. Come on. You can do it!
Tell me, what's annoying you?
I'm linking up with Deb @ Deb Runs for the Wednesday Word.