Someone on a message board I frequent used that word yesterday and I love it. It works for how I’m feeling today, for sure. I was thinking about things that make me feel snarky and came up with a nice list.
1. Small people who make themselves feel big by being bullies to others.
Is it just me, or is this now running rampant with the popularity of message boards and other forms of “anonymous” online communication? These bullies can sit in their darkened rooms and be as big and bad as they like with no threat of physical retribution. As I’m writing this though, I’m not sure if these folks would produce snarky or just elicit plain old pity from me. It’s sad to feel that in order to have control over something you have to bully someone via a medium where they really can’t fight back. At least I could get a pinch in on the one that stole my lunch money…
2. Skirts with drawstrings.
Inevitably I think every time I need a new piece of garb for festival that a skirt with a drawstring will be a good idea. I mean seriously, who wants to spend hours and hours of frustration getting those pleats folded just right only to run your sewing machine at light years below the speed limit to make sure you don’t miss one? Wouldn’t you rather spend hours and hours threading one darned boot lace through what seems to be millions of yards of fabric only to accidentally lose the other end as you’re threading and have to start all over? Huh?
3. Things that don’t work like they are supposed to work.
My sister and father and I were all born with low tolerances for this occurance. Susan will say loudly “I HATE this (whateveritis that isn’t working).” Daddy will proclaim that he’s tired of this (whateveritis that isn’t working) and stand up and leave in a huff. I take things one step further…if it is small enough I will throw whatever it is. If it isn’t small enough…watch out kitties. Currently my computer is picking and choosing which sounds it wants to play. I am not amused.
Those are my current gripes, but just give me time, I’m sure there will be more. The first one is still raising my blood pressure, but as with all things that I can’t control I am trying to write it off as a detail.
When I figure out how to do that, I’ll be sure to post it.