Sunday, October 19, 2008

pet peeves

I can't believe it's been two months since I've posted to this blog. I'm so covered up in school work I can't seem to find the energy or the time to write. Today, however, I vowed to mention a few things to the one or two of you who actually read this thing! First, I am so sick of hurting myself trying to open things. What's up with the manufacturers?? Do they really think I'm going to steal cat litter while I'm in the store? I had to get needle nose pliers to remove the plastic strip around a gargantuan bucket of kitty litter. And I had to pull HARD. So hard, in fact,that when my pliers slipped I pinched the fleshy pudge on the palm of my hand where my index finger connects. Buy anything electronic and if you don't open it right, the jagged hard plastic will cut the hell out of your hand or finger. Right now I can't seem to think of all of the times lately when I've been trying to open something and thought, "I've GOT to rant about this - it's ridiculous." Do you have any things to add to the impossible-to-open list?

Second, what are the designers thinking? WHAT? The majority of the clothes on the rack have the poofy pregnant look (not so good for those of us who need to lose a few pounds,) or a gathered or tapered band that's supposed to cling to your hips (also not great for the anti-super-skinnies.) Most of the fabrics are hideous - think 1960's curtains meets Jackson Pollock, meets bad acid trip. Seriously. Who thinks up these things? And what are they smoking? News flash: not even the starved models on your runways look good in this crap.

There's one more rant I thought of today (which inspired this long-overdue return to blogging.) But I can't think of what it is because my brain is fried to a crisp and I need to put it to bed. I'll let you know if it ever resurfaces...