Don’t you hate it when…?

Don’t you hate it when someone asks, “Are you all right?” the second you stub your toe or bang your head?

Don’t you hate it when a car childishly overtakes you in a 30mph zone? (“Go on, have your little victory.”)

Don’t you hate it when a cashier asks, “Do you want a bag with that?” when you’ve bought something tiny?

Don’t you hate it when all your non-iron shirts are in the wash and you have to actually do some ironing?

Don’t you hate it when your two-year-old’s bottom explodes at 3 in the morning?

Don’t you hate it when the bank you’ve been with for 20 years sends you impersonal bank loan offers?

Don’t you hate it when people don’t bother to say thank you?

Don’t you hate it when you have to pay British Telecom £2.40 because you DIDN’T make a phone call?

Don’t you hate it when a stranger tells you to “Cheer up”?

Don’t you hate it when you watch back a TV program you recorded and it stops short 10 minutes before the end?

Don’t you hate it when people think your daughter is a boy?

Don’t you hate it when you make the effort to go for a much-needed swim and you forget your goggles or swimming trunks?

Don’t you hate it when you pull a muscle doing Yoga?

Don’t you hate it when you get two hours sleep, then you miss lunch, trap your finger in a door, send an angry email to someone you shouldn’t by accident, then come home and accidentally crush an innocent snail under your shoe?

What is your “Don’t you hate it when…”?


40 responses

  1. Hey nice post. Made me giggle and not with resonance. As for mine, “Don’t you hate it when a bunch of hornets make a nest in your bedroom wall–and start filtering through.”

    1. Ouch! I now have an image of you fleeing the scene with a hornet swarm chasing you and you diving into a pond to escape.

    2. I loves this. *stalking this comic for a while aarledy*And I aarledy got several theories and am thinking about how this all could unfold xD *ahem**overzealous watcher**serious face again*Continue.

      1. Hi Toufeeq, thanks for this great feedback, it’s really encouraging. Have a TipTop weekend!

  2. optimisticgladness | Reply

    Don’t you hate it when you bite into a taco and pull a long brown hair out of your mouth.

    1. Ouch! Thanks for that one!

  3. People always thought my son was a girl!

    1. Did he have loads of hair? My daughter’s hardly got any!

      1. Blondish curly hair and green eyes. I’ll find a pic and post it, even tho he’ll hate me. (He’s 31 and a prof at Yale) Still has the green eyes and curly hair but no one thinks he’s a girl anymore!

        1. I’m glad to hear he’s outgrown his girly look!

  4. All funny but I relate one not so funny. Mother passed mid Sept and I was her home care hospice nurse her last five weeks. Sometimes the hospice people were there too but the visiting nurse would come every two days and I had to finally tell her not to enter mother’s room with that ridiculous sing-a-ling “How are you today dear?” I wanted to smack her for her absurdity.

    1. What a tactless question to keep asking in the circumstances. I am so sorry about your mum. I can relate, as two years ago, I was with my mum in hospital and her hospice as she was passing.

  5. …when people either smoke or douse themselves in perfume just before they go into the gym! (And usually get on the treadmill right next to me)

    1. Ain’t that the truth. Those suckers are fit for nothing but the de-odourising chamber.

  6. Ah… I had one happen yesterday. Don’t you hate it when you’ve worked on an email for an hour and suddenly your system says, “We’re sorry. The program has quit working unexpectedly. Your system will reboot automatically now”… and your entire email vanishes into the unknown!
    So, to spin it, I’d have to say…. Don’t you love it when you lose a piece of work you’ve spent an hour creating and your system crashes and you get to recreate it better because you’ve had an hours worth of testing the ideas…. 🙂

    1. Oh I hate that “lost email” thing too. Big time. Especially when you’re tired. Respect for the positive spin and many thanks for the comment. Have an auto- save day.

  7. Don’t you hate it when your friend leaves a message to come to a surprise party on a certain day and date…but it turns out the day of the week doesn’t match the date and you don’t realize but go on the day when it was actually supposed to be on the date?

    1. Oh no! Been there and done that. Nightmare isn’t it?! Thanks for the funny contribution. 🙂

  8. OMG, that first one actually does drive me crazy. I always say “Of course I’m not all right, that’s why I said “OWWW!!” 🙂

    1. I hear you loud and clear! Funny that people’s instinctive reactions come from a kind and caring place but end up being received in quite a different way! Thanks for dropping by.

  9. Reblogged this on Momentum of Joy and commented:
    This is hysterical. Enjoy the giggle!

    1. Thanks so much for the reblog 🙂

  10. you have a massive go at someone and then realise mid-rant that they’re right – it was your fault…
    Nice post Mr Oh 🙂

    1. Been there and done that, I hear you and can relate to that! The volume of the rant kind of tails off and the face gets redder and redder..Great comment, thanks.

  11. Awesome post, truly relatable.
    Don’t you hate it when you play a song and someone starts humming with it?

    1. Thanks, man. Know that feeling. What’s with the humming?!

      1. I hate that humming because it distracts me from enjoying the song. I don’t know if it is something others feel too. I think its ok to hum if someone is listening alone as there is no one to distract.

  12. Great post.
    It’s very funny because it’s so relatable.

    Don’t you hate it when you’re craving chocolate but you’re too lazy to go to the shops to buy it.

    1. I can relate to that chocolate conundrum! Thanks for that positive response and insight too.

  13. I just learned a new meditation this week for this very thing. First, you phrase your I hate it when. Mine was “I hate it when I have to listen to the neighbors’ music.” Repeat this and pay attention to your breath speed, where you feel your breath, and your body tension. Then turn it around. “I love it when my home is quiet and peaceful.” Repeat mindfully, paying attention to your breath and body. Can be done through clenched teeth even! Is very calming and gets me on a more positive mindset, even if the irritation is still going on! Pretty cool, right?

    1. Hiya. Don’t I love it when a positive spin is put on this? Thanks, great idea. I might have to do a “Don’t I love it when..?” post now in honour of your comment! Great trigger point post btw. 🙂

  14. This was too funny. I do hate it when my show stops 10 minutes early on the DVR. I hate it when it says this is what happens next week and I get cut off. I have no idea what’s going to happen next week and it burns me out. I was cracking up on the pulling a muscel during yoga. Ha! Thanks for the laughs.

    1. Hiya. Thanks for the comment; it makes my day knowing this post has made you smile. I thought I might not be the only one experiencing cut-short recordings! Have a sunny Sunday.

  15. Don’t you hate it when you can’t come up with a clever “don’t you hate” quip to respond to a query by another blogger? (That’s all I’ve got.)

    By the way, I am quite concerned about your child’s butt exploding! Sounds quite…er…uncomfortable for all concerned.

    1. Touché! I get what you’ve got, nice one. You were right about the extreme level of discomfort concerning the exploding bottom. Must either get some more de-fusing nappies. That or accelerate her potty training. 🙂

  16. On a similar vein, how about a cartoon on “When it is wiser NOT to respond to provocation!”

    1. Interesting, dad. I’ll put my mind to that one!

  17. Don’t you hate it when the cashier at the supermarket decides to have a long and personal conversation with the person in line ahead of you?

    1. With you on that one! Thanks for getting the response ball rolling. Have a queue-free weekend.

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