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Welcome to #FOODIEFRIDAY Week 9
6th October 2016

Top 10 Hair Pulling Moments!

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Recently, I have found myself getting more and more stressed and worked up over the little insignificant things that generally are not worth bothering about. However, I think due to the fact that I am bloody exhausted at the moment, I just can’t help it and find that I am pulling my hair out over silly stupid little things. So, what did I decide to do about it? Well, I decided to write them all down in one of my delightful ranty blog posts and see if any of these bug the hell out of you guys too. So here you go, my current list of top ten annoying things that are making me want to pull my hair out…

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1 – Other Drivers: I can’t help it! I have such bad road rage and the littlest thing is setting me off. I drive a lot and usually have my mum in the passenger seat and she has taken to laughing at me a lot recently and claims that I am worse than her, which unfortunately I think I may have to agree with. It really bugs me when you’re sat at a junction or roundabout, waiting for someone to go past and they whack their indicator on in the last split second and turn before reaching you meaning that you good have bloody turned!!!! Soooooo annoying grrrr!

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2 – Thankless Individuals: Imagine it. I’m heading towards the closed door of the shop and see someone heading towards it from the other side. I get there first but polite person that I am, I open the door and hold it open to allow the person coming in the other direction to come through first. They come through, walk past me and continue with their day. Errr hello?!?! Where was the thank you???? I am not a door-woman and I did not just hold open the door for the good of my health. You are not more important than me but apparently you are ruder! “You’re welcome!” I mutter loudly enough for them to possibly hear as I walk through the door, fuming for the next few minutes.

3 – Blogger Leaderboards: This is a relatively new one on my list but still I cannot help it. I know people say do not get caught up or upset about the blogger leaderboards, theyan open eye with a tear in it don’t define you, only you define you, if you think you’re a success you are etc etc etc blah blah blah. Well, I am sorry but they do matter and it is incredibly hurtful and upsetting when despite all the blood, sweat and tears that goes into my blog each week and month that I still just keep slowly slipping further and further down the charts. Do you reckon if I actually wrote in blood that would help? Either that or I will soon have to accept the fact that actually, I am not very good.

4 – Butting In: You’re talking, you’re mid-conversation and someone butts in. Uhhhh excuse you, I was talking! It comes down to politeness and manners yet again. If someone is talking don’t interrupt! I will only allow it if you are on fire and need to ask me for some water, otherwise… shhhh!

5 – Assumptions – It goes back to that old saying doesn’t it! “Don’t assume, because it will make an “ass” out of “u” & “me”! I hate it when people make assumptions, though to be honest I can often be guilty of this myself. However, it is such a stupid thing to do because these assumptions often get us more upset and worked up than the actual truth. So, if you are wondering something about me, don’t make an assumption, just ask! Despite the rantiness of this post I won’t bite… honest!!

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6 – Trolley Drivers: OH MY GOD!! When are people going to learn how to push a trolley around a supermarket?! The number of times I have been hit, banged, ankle scraped, knocked or pushed out of the way is actually unbelievable. I absolutely hate going to the supermarket when it is busy – I totally get that they trolleys can get heavy and can sometimes be awkward to push because the wheels lock, but go slowly, push carefully and against the trolley and you should manage to do an entire shop without doing damage to anyone or anything!

7 – Scan As You Shop: You may be thinking… but why does she hate this? It’s amazing and saves so much time. Yes, yes it does for any normal person. However, for mchild with a spoon at mouth with orange mush on ite I may as well not bother and just queue at the checkout because the only perk of using scan as you shop is being able to check prices and use the calculator. The whole point of scan as you shop is so that you save time at the checkout, you don’t queue, everything is already packed. You scan, pay and leave. Oh no… not me!! I have given them a fair few chances and probably scanned and shopped about 30-40 times… guess how many times I have gone straight through without having my shopping “randomly checked”?! TWICE!! Random checks my arse… if it was random I would not have my shopping checked and unpacked from it’s bags every bloody shop… I GIVE UP!

8 – Dinner in the Bin: My darling daughter isn’t a fussy eater generally and likes most things. Except whatever I put in front of her for dinner. You know the scenario… Mummy forgoes the allure of opening a packet lovingly crafted by Ella and spends ages creating the most organic, delicious, well-presented plate of food you have ever laid eyes upon. Mummy carries the plate into the dining room like a trophy and places it down in front of curious child who takes one look at it and says “No Mum!” Mummy takes a breath and says try some darling you’ve had this before and loved it (when it was on mummy’s plate) and places bits of dinner in the child’s mouth which promptly get spat onto the floor with a look of disgust. Bloody Ella it is then!

9 – Doctor Gestapo: Don’t get me wrong, I love my Doctor’s Surgery and think it houses some of the best and most caring doctors I have ever known. However, seeing them is harder than getting into Oxford or Cambridge University!! I think to get past the gestapo receptionist staff you either have to be close to death or have a limb hanging off… however, don’t let them know you have a needle and thread or they’re likely to tell you to stitch it back on yourself!!

10 – Caring: The worst and most annoying thing of all that really makes me want to pull my hair out more than any of the others…. is the fact that I care about any of them at all!!


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I must say that I feel a little bit better for having a mini rant and getting it all of my chest. These really are hair pulling moments and unless I want to go and get myself a “hair transplant uk”  to replace all of the hair I am pulling out, I am really going to have to breathe and let it all go… most of all number 10!! I need to stop caring about the little things and try and focus on the bigger picture! What things really make you want to pull your hair out??
This is a collaborative post – all opinions are my own


  1. Rebecca says:

    Awwww I’m with you in all of these especially the ‘Thankless individuals’ one!!! I have started a series on my blog called ‘Let it go Moments’ which I do every week of moments I have had to breathe through and let go… Save me getting super stressed and becoming a raging dragon lady!! <3

    • Ashley says:

      I’m giggling as I read this because I just had to deal with the Gestapo registration lady at the doctor’s office today. It didn’t start off well and I knew it would be bad when I stood there for 5 minutes at the counter watching her take pictures of her lunch. (prob. more – that’s when I actually started timing her) She didn’t look up, didn’t acknowledge me….nothing. It was all I could do the rip the little doctor ticket out of her hand and not flick her on the forehead and call her sweary words….

  2. Ellen says:

    Oh Katie!! Bless you. I fear if I started one of these lists I’d never stop. I am such a fan of the passive aggressive ‘YOU’RE WELCOME!’ when people don’t say thank you. I hope you feel better for letting it all out!! And please, please try not to worry about the leaderboards – you are bloody fantastic xx

  3. I would not worry too much about the blogger’s leaders board. On one of them, I am in the top 50 when other fab bloggers (and professional like you) are after me. It just makes me laugh! It’s impossible as I am a very tiny fish. They scoring system makes no sense… I am with you about bad drivers. Well, I am probably part of them but when Grumpy Boyfriend drives, I am terrible and swear! #ablogginggoodtime

  4. Yes, yes, yes! Especially the one about assumptions – people would be much more content in general if they stopped assuming. Those people that assume they are worthy of certain things, when they assume things will happen a certain way because they are them. Gah! Loved this post, I even feel a little better myself now, haha!


  5. Great rant! I hate looking at blogger leader boards I dropped so much in September, but it has a lot to do with the fact that so many other people have started blogs recently (that’s what I tell myself). Also people who stand at pelican crossings and don’t press the button, arrghhhh! And rude people who never say thank you. Sarah #ablogginggoodtime

  6. Oh I absolutely feel for you and agree with it all!! I have recently got very caught up in blogger leaderboards as well and have now decided that life is far too short, and I love blogging regardless of whether anyone else reads it so I’m trying not to care (and failing!!). My other bug bear is non parents parking in parent spaces! Seriously???? Drives me nuts! #ablogginggoodtime

  7. Hah ha – feel better now?? I dedicate 90% of my ‘child friendly’ swears to other drivers. There are a lot of ‘Dingbats’ and ‘Muppets’ on the roads. Obviously when I’m on my own the other 10% aren’t so child friendly 😉 x #ablogginggoodtime

  8. Oh sweetie- I love a good rant. Let it out mama!


  9. Don’t worry about the blogger leaderboards, hon – they’re not a true reflection of your success. I’m totally with you in the dinner in the bin thing, though – the Popple regularly rejects health, nutritious meals that SHE’S EATEN BEFORE. #ablogginggoodtime

  10. Doesn’t it feel so good to rant about all this shit?! What is the, ‘blogger leader board’? Actually, I’m not sure I want to know – it will just be another thing to stress about 🙂 Alison x #ablogginggoodtime

  11. Petite Words says:

    Ah power to you for having this little rant, it doesn’t do to keep things bottled up! And ‘here here’, so many points I agree on! #abloggonggoodtime

  12. I’ve actually never heard of scan as you show but it sounds like a pain. What happens if you change your mind about something? Doesn’t seem worth the trouble. #blogginggoodtime

  13. Michelle says:

    Other drivers is my biggest pet peeve. I love driving but I hate other drivers on the road. #ablogginggoodtime

  14. Kat says:

    Ah sometimes it’s good to have a bit of a rant. I haven’t tried scan as you shop but with the luck I have at self service checkouts I think I’ll pass! #ablogginggoodtime

  15. Drivers on the phone make me mad. Arghhhh. Really annoyed. In fact my stress levels have gone up typing this;-) #ablogginggoodtime

  16. Mummy TamTam says:

    The same here for “dinner in the bin”. It drives me crazy! My toddler is really a fussy eater and would refuse almost everything I give her. And she eats perfectly at the nursery! I have asked the nursery to send me the photos of what she eats, so that I maybe can reproduce this at home? 🙂 But I now try to take it easy and not to stress a lot about her eating. I guess it is when we are exhausted that we want to pull our hair out because of these little things #ablogginggoodtime

  17. Amie says:

    I love this post, it couldn’t be more true! #ablogginggoodtime

  18. Twin Pickle says:

    Gahhh…. all so annoying!! In with thanklessness are people who walk incredibly slowly without even acknowledging you, when you’ve just stopped in the middle of the road to allow them to cross… grrrrrr #ablogginggoodtime

  19. Very annoying, I can’t stand when you let other drivers out and they don’t say thank you, also when people use parent, child spaces, and they don’t have a child with them Grrrrrr. #ablogginggoodtime

  20. From Day Dot says:

    Yes yes yes to points 2 and 4!! All of them actually but the manners thing really bugs me too. Glad you feel better for your rant – if you can’t enjoy a good rant on your own blog, what’s the point?! #ablogginggoodtime x

  21. Loved this post. I feel your pain. Dinner times can be the most annoying for me. Probably rank this as number 1. I didn’t even know blogging leader boards exist and by the way your fab so who cares where you rank xx

    amina xx | #ablogginggoodtime

  22. I think sometimes it’s just easy to get wound up by the little things. Take a step back, breathe, and eventually things will be better – maybe. The manners thing really annoys me too! 😉

  23. Great to have a good rant, I am with you on all of these except I’ve never used those scanner things, after this I don’t think I ever will! Hard not to caught up in the small stuff, especially when we’re tired, I find gin helps ? Btw, I think your blog is awesome so stop worrying about the leader boards! #ablogginggoodtime

  24. wendy says:

    Having a good old rant can be very therapeutic sometimes! I want to pull my hair out over some of these things too, especially bad drivers and the blog leader boards. I have never done scan and shop but the self service check outs make me want to scream, they always break on me even when I haven’t done anything wrong xx #ablogginggoodtime

  25. So with you on all of these! I also have to do a (not very quiet) “You’re welcome!” – usually in an annoying sing-songy voice, when someone doesn’t acknowledge that I have held the door for them. It’s just plain rude! I would love to gently take their arm and lead them back through the door that I have just held. Then close it in their face and strut off. They’ll learn! Ha! Thanks for hosting #ablogginghosttime x

  26. Pleased you’re feeling better after the mini rant – totally get where you’re coming with loads of this – it’s soul destroying when you put time and effort cooking a good meal and it gets thrown all over the floor and ends up in the bin and no. 2 is the pits – I always say ‘that’ ok’ really louldy and pointedly if the other person hasn’t said thanks but that’s the teacher in me I suppose! No. 1 used to get to me but recently I’ve been trying to empathise more with the other driver – maybe they’ve been having a bad day or are a sleep deprived mum or dad like I am and that’s why they didn’t indicate….. it may not be true but it helps my stress levels!!! xx #ablogginggoodtime P.S you are a great blogger – ignore the stupid leaderboards x

  27. Fantastic post! I agree with you on so many of these points! I’m just doing my driving lessons but already I’m getting annoyed with other drivers. #ablogginggoodtime

    Jordanne ||

  28. Debbie says:

    Hi Katie, I love your ten hair pulling moments and can relate to some. Thankless individuals are probably top of my list not only in shops, but there’s nothing worse than giving way in a car and the other driver doesn’t even acknowledge!

    I have no idea what scan, as you shop is bur sounds far too confusing for me, which always leads to hair pulling moments.



  29. Sonia says:

    I’m with you on most of those! Especially people not saying thank you! Never an excuse for rudeness! #ablogginggoodtime

  30. Crummy Mummy says:

    Goodness there’s a lot eating you at the moment!! Perhaps a glass of wine (or two) will help… #ablogginggoodtime

  31. Laura says:

    This rant is brilliant – don’t even get me started on doctors receptionists! #ablogginggoodtime

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