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This statement may come as a shock to you, but there are a few things in life that bother me. There are things that just get under my skin and fester uncontrollably.

I know, I know. You’re beside yourself with surprise, right? How could anything possibly get to that easygoing, imperturbable Kelli Rhea?

Well, it just happens sometimes. So, I’ve started a list of irritants with hopes that you may be able to identify with some of them...

For some reason unbeknownst to me, the steady stream of facial tissues that I pull from a box becomes disconnected about two-thirds of the way through. Then, I have to stick my hand through narrow slit in the plastic cover to get the next tissue. What is the deal?

When I actually want a red light so that I can stop and look for a CD or read driving directions without having to pull over, I get a never-ending sequence of green lights. At any other time, this event would be divine, but why now?!

Two words: Circus Peanuts.

I think it should be illegal for paper product manufacturers to make 1-ply toilet paper. How much paper are we actually saving when we have to use twice as much of it to get the job done?

*Inexplicably sticky salt and pepper shakers at restaurants. I mean, seriously. What kind of inedible funk do people have on their hands when they decide to reach for the seasoning? “Hmmm, this tree sap on my hands sure is uncomfortable. I think I’ll add some salt to my chili. Would you hand me the salt shaker, please?”

And these items constitute only the tip of the nerve-racking iceberg. So, what I want to know now is this: What bothers you? Help me add to my list so that when I am ambassador-at-large, I can right some of these grievous wrongs.