Open Thread

Wednesday Whines-day Open Thread

Got something petty or ridiculous to get off your chest? Come on in! You look fabulous in those bitch pants.

I’ve been finding myself increasingly frustrated with the way my mother-in-law loads the dishwasher. I prefer to put the silverware in at random with an equal number of pieces in each slot; she sorts by type. But then everything’s more likely to nest together and not get clean! And sometimes there’ll be like 15 spoons crammed in one slot and four knives in another. And you still have to sort it since she’ll mix the tea/soup spoons, dinner/salad forks, and butter/steak knives. And she will take stuff out and redo it if I put them in my way.

Sorry, I just had to vent about that somewhere. What’s irrationally pissing you off this week?

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

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There’s a co-worker who will remained unnamed that’s extremely condescending, who’s been getting on my nerves lately. I am normally very calm and empathetic, but there are just some people who rub me the wrong way. This person tends to treat others like they’re children, and gets a ‘holier than thou’ attitude for the stupidest things. And they’re homophobic. ‘Nuff said.

I’m annoyed at the usual stuff (cats, work, the heat), so here’s a different story:

My sister had these baggy purple pants (it was the early 90s). One night, a drunk man approached her at a bar and said, “You….you’re just a purple bitch!” Ever after, they were the Purple Bitch pants.

I inherited them and loved them and then passed them on to someone else.

So, I’m an ecologist, I lead a lot of field work, and I have to work with an array of people. But this summer…. oh man, I have one of the most annoying interns EVAR! This kid is fresh out of undergrad (not necessarily a bad thing), is super wealthy/privileged (or his parents are… the wealthy wouldn’t be a problem were it not for the accompanying privilege), he is a total know-it-all, and he is entirely oblivious. Plus – PLUS! – it’s field work, it’s a lot of hard laborious work for everyone, and HE TOTALLY SHIRKS THE HARD STUFF! I can let a lot of stuff slide with interns, but everyone has to put in their share. That’s how we learn, kids!

(but also, the things he references in conversation are just so fucking rich-privilege biased it is in part hilarious, but then also so very painful to witness his interactions with other interns/field crew)

Alright. That’s my gripe for the day, and probably for most of the rest of the summer…. grr.

Oh that is annoying! I’m a random but equal sorter too. I don’t really have anything to bitch about. I get to move in a few days, and my house in complete packing disarray, but I’m kind of excited about it. I might go get some chocolate. I’ve been craving chocolate.

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