Beyond the Books is a meme created by Kissin Blue Karen, that gives bloggers an opportunity to talk about the stuff beyond the books. This weeks question is: Five Things You Can't Stand/Hate/Abhor--whichever word you choose.
1. Dirty Bathrooms and/or Kitchens
This is not acceptable, and there is no leeway for this. I can't stand feeling like I can't easily maneuver or walk around a bathroom or kitchen freely--without feeling like I'm going to catch some communicable disease. These areas touch your mouth and your bottom in some shape or fashion--so dirt is unacceptable. I feel icky just talking about it.
2. The smell of ketchup
This is a weird one because I sometimes have the desire to eat ketchup, but if I smell it, Lord help us all--because I just might gag and die right on the spot. Something about the smell of it makes my stomach do flip-flops.
3. People who just won't take no for an answer
What part of no is troubling. It's only two letters, and even babies are saying that before they can say anything else. I can't stand when people just can't take the no I've given, bag it up, and walk away with it. Now persistence is helpful when finding a job, or starting a business, or asking Robert Pattinson to marry you but, asking me out, or for a bite of my sandwich--and I said no--you must take that no. Sheesh, it's my right you know!
4. People touching me without my permission
I honestly don't know how pregnant women do it. People are always reaching out to touch their bellies without asking. Yes, it's a baby in there, no you can't touch it. I don't like my space invaded, and if people reach out to touch me without my permission. I will put that matrix lean back to shame. Just don't.
5. Inconsiderate People
This is one of my biggest pet peeves, where do you get off finishing my bag of potato chips without considering to even leave me one. Or, no excuse me I wasn't using that stapler with my name stenciled in glitter and gold--you can walk away with it and not bring it back. Or, no I don't need to hold onto that pole on the train so I don't fall--I was practicing my tight rope act. PEOPLE you are not here alone, you do not own everything. Just be considerate, it's really not that hard.