Our newspaper has a feature 6 days a week called Ticked Off. People can call the newspaper or send them an email with a short message about what ticks them off.
Sometimes I just shake my head at what ticks people off...
"I'm ticked off about the stupid marching bands that play at half-time at football games"
"I'm ticked off at the stupid government"
"I'm ticked off at vending machines that spit your money out too fast"
I guess if it makes you feel better to take the time to complain about that, OK.
Sometimes I agree with the things that tick people off...
"I'm ticked off that you can't drive two blocks without seeing someone run a red light"
"I'm ticked off that people only donate to charities at the Holidays and ignore them the rest of the year"
"I'm ticked off at people who aren't prepared to go through security at the airport by taking off their shoes and emptying their pockets and throwing out their bottle of water."
Sometimes I snort at the things that tick people off...
"I'm ticked off at the man in front of me at the middle school concert who wouldn't stop farting!"
"I'm ticked off that people on the food channel are constantly stuffing food in their mouths"
(Ummmm, it's the FOOD CHANNEL?)
"I'm ticked off at people who use public restrooms and don't flush. See the lever on the toilet? it functions JUST LIKE the one at your house. Push it when you are done and WATCH SOMETHING AMAZING HAPPEN!!"
I have blogged before about things that tick me off. I have another one to add.
I walk a 3 mile loop around our development. Every half mile or so, there is a dispenser for plastic "puppypoop" bags and a disposal container. I am totally ticked off at the amount of puppypoop on the sidewalk and along the edge of it. I hate walking three miles with my head down so I won't step into a fresh pile. I think I am even more ticked off at the people who bag the puppypoop but then leave the bag on the sidewalk! C'mon people!!
Hmmm...Maybe I should send my "ticked off" in to the paper.