June Contest

You all have those little things that drive you crazy, for example, when you are reading a book you’d like it to lay down flat, but one side or the other closes. This contest consists of you submitting a pet peeve or ‘drives-me-crazy’ situation. The problem doesn’t necessarily have to be one that drives you crazy, maybe someone you know.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Multiple entries are allowed
  • Preference will be given to those problems that don’t already have solutions.
  • Entries must be submitted as a comment by June 20th at midnight.
  • There is no minimum or maximum length. Shoot for that perfect length that clearly states the problem without being boring. You all can do this easily.

How do you win? The winner will be selected from valid entries based on the following criteria:

  • Nicely written and clearly stated
  • Creativity and humor are plusses
  • Basically, it “tickles my fancy”

9 Responses to “June Contest”

  1. the winner says:

    i’m so gunna win.

    [Editor’s Note: This is Funky V talking trash.]

  2. aunt flo says:

    It drives me crazy when I know that I have about 100 things that drive me crazy but under pressure I can’t think of one.

  3. D.O. says:

    Although I know I stand almost entirely alone in my principles on this, there are (at least) two things that drive me nuts regarding CD’s, and the way they are handled and listened to in a car. First, I cannot stand it when a driver (or worse, a passenger) skips around from track to track, without regard artist’s intended order of songs. Second, as it pertains to my own personal CD wallet, it drives me crazy when all my CD’s are not in their correct places, and right-side-up. I realize that apart from the unintentional pun in my story, this has hardly been a humorous monologue, but the way I see it, it is certainly no laughing matter.

  4. flo nessa says:

    1. It drives me crazy that no one for all of time, no matter what kind of techniques they try to make up will never be able to correctly fold a fitted sheet. Dispite the knowledge that this cannot be acheived, we continue to try to fold them over and over again….why not just wad them up, that’s how they look anyways

    2. It drives me nuts when one morning you have to wake up at 7:15 and then the next morning you have to wake up at 6:00….do you know how alarm clocks are causing people arthritis? come on! to change your alarm clock….that is 23 clicks for the hour and 45 clicks for the minute!!!! Does anyone ever want to wake up at 7:27 or 6:03? I mean seriously, can’t they make an alarm clock that rounds to 5s, 10s or 15s? and can’t they make it to where you pick the hour and then choose am or pm…that would save you 12 whole clicks. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

    3. As a retail sales professional, it drives me nuts when women over the age of 16 wear velour sweatpants and jackets…i mean j-lo did not know what she was thinking when she started that fashion….those things aren’t flattering on very many people….honey, just stick to cotton.

    4. On that note: big, white sunglasses are for girls only….boys look completely ridiculous! (sorry if you have a velour suit or big white sunglasses—you probably are the exeption and look hottie mchotstean)

    5. It drives me nuts that on package tape it will often say, ‘do not use a sharp object to open this package.’ Ok, i’ll just wish it open with my super powers….seriously.

    6. It makes me frustrated that people have come to accept the keyring…I mean how many people have broken nails trying to use these things? Can’t they throw out this design and come up with something completely new?

    7. You know that other thing on your sink besides the faucet? Yeah, the squirty thing that pulls out. Has anyone ever used one that just comes out all the way with the greatest of ease? More than half the time you have to go underneath the sink and give the thing some help. Let’s make a better one people!

    8. Ok, on your car’s air conditioner/heat…how long did it take you to figure out or have you even figured out when you are to get the air to circulate from the outside or inside….maybe this is just a problem when trying to use heat and not a.c. I was in a car the other day and it had directions right there on the unit and I was like, ‘OOOHHH.’

    well, that’s all I have for now.

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  6. aunt flo says:

    why is it called baja california if it is not in california?????

  7. Heather says:

    1. See hose post on our blog. (Thanks for the suggestion, Thomas, Aaron is looking into it).

    2. When I throw my outfit for the day in the dryer (Hendrick way of ironing). The dryer already has clothes in it. When I come back to get my newly ironed clothes out, I can not find them. It’s as if the other clothes have hidden the clothes I want to wear that day. I end up having to pull everything out onto the floor to find the one shirt I actually needed.

    3. Dirty clothes on the floor. All dirty clothes should be in some sort of container. That should be a universal rule.

    4. That one cold spot in my bowl of nuked food. Everything else is piping hot…I’m eating…and then, YUCK…a cold bite that must have jumped out of the bowl before entering the microwave, then jumped back in after the four beeps. Ewwww.

    5. When I reach in the pen container and the first 5 pens do not write.

    6. When my children walk around the house saying my name 900 times, then, once they realize I’ve been saying “What” 900 times in response, they look at me as though I initiated the conversation.

  8. Jeremy says:

    I had this hamster once… scratched me.

  9. Ryan says:

    This one just happened to me about 10 minutes ago. I was just finished washing my hands in the bathroom, when an aquaintence of mine walks in from the office next door. He goes to shake my hand. Stop. Doesn’t everyone know the rule? There’s no personal contact in a public restroom! It’s just understood that that is a dirty place. Even if I just finished washing my hands and I’m clean and this guy just came from his office, so he is (probably) clean. I gritted my teeth and went ahead and shook–not knowing what kind of deadly diseases and viruses we just past between each other. Howver, the guy does have some kind of accent–so perhaps public restroom contact is just fine where he comes from. Clashes of cultures…to be found everywhere.