I suppose I could re-list all of those things that
I-must-have-to-live, but I feel as though it is hard for me not
take these essentials seriously (and this part is begging for a
little humor, right?)... so, I'll focus on those six things that I
could 100% do without! And focus on the selfish side of myself, so
I won't bore you with lists of awful things like poverty, war,
pestilence, etc... which are awful, by the way...
1. Losing my patience! I hate when I start to feel as though I'm
going to kill someone, or something if ________ [insert activity,
person, event, mood] continues.... It also points out to me my
short-comings as a human. I like to think of myself as a patient
person, but... arrghh... that really steams my glasses!
2. People who are never happy with the weather. It's fine to be a
winter-man, spring-vixen, summer-lover or fall-gal. Everyone can't
be happy about the weather all the time, but once in a while a day
is so glorious that it just makes you excited to be alive! Some
people like cool rainy days, others like a gentle snow fall, or a
brisk fall day... I used to interact with this grouch of a man who
was never satisfied with the weather outside: it's always too cold,
too windy, too hot, too wet, too dry, too colorful; the one time he
couldn't complain he told me it wouldn't last... come one!
3. Ordering the wrong food at a Thai restaurant. I am ever
hungering for the order that other people get... I love Thai food,
but never order the right thing. My food is never as good as the
company I'm with. I yearn for the others pad-thai, or that
succulent coconut-peanut thing... One order away from being in
4. The _____ [insert movie, book, song, game, meal etc.] that is
almost worth the time, but falls short and you finish it anyway
because the beginning was so promising... This happens to me all
the time. Monty Python realized that endings are the hardest part
to write, so they changed their whole strategy and discovered the
perfect ending to a comedy sketch is the middle. Yes, it is
difficult to end something, but spend the extra time to find a nice
way to end something. It is the most important part of anything...
It is like saying that you had the perfect date that ended with a
slap in the face, but you're only going to focus on the good parts
and see the person again... I could go on... but I won't...
5. Thinking about what to say when it's too late. Pretty much a
universal thing here. It is so memorable when you do say the right
thing at the right time that you have a story for life (although,
can't say that I have any of these 'life-long' stories)...
6. Trying to open up an initial conversation. What do I say? It is
soooo much easier to talk with people I already know. Why does
meeting people have to be sooo hard? Why do I have to whine about
it? Geez, can't I get over it!?