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Friday, September 4, 2015

Top 10: Worst Types Of People.

9:29 AM Posted by Allie Wood , , No comments
 I haven't done a Top 10 post in a quick minute, so I might as well go for it.

WARNING:
This is going to be a HUGE rant post, so, if you don't feel like reading this and listening to me complain about a lot of stuff, I wouldn't recommend continuing. Please and thank you. I'd rather not get criticised for MY opinions that I put on MY blog.

This week, I've been very annoyed with a bunch of types of people. I haven't been annoyed with any specific people. Just general types. So, no, this is probably not about any of you, unless, of course, it is. That's up for you to decide. This will also go from least annoying (10) to most annoying (1).

  • NUMBER TEN
    • PEOPLE WHO HAVE A MILE OR MORE TO GET OUT OF AN "EXIT ONLY" LANE ONLY TO GET OUT OF IT AT THE LAST SECOND.
    • Okay, seriously, now. On the highway I drive home on, most exits have about a mile long stretch before them. Granted, a mile goes by semi-quickly when you're going 75, but it doesn't go by too quickly. It's just the practical thing to just get out of the lane you don't need to be in as soon as possible. I get the "Okay, maybe I can pass a couple slower people if I stay in this lane longer" philosophy. But, if you're staying in the lane so long that you can potentially cause a traffic accident by switching at the VERY LAST SECOND, no, you are a bad person. Traffic is already bad enough. Don't make it worse by crashing into someone. I know that by the time I get up to where an exit splits off, I'm usually not worried about anyone trying to get in front of me because most people are smart enough to get out of the lane before then. I've seen WAY too many people almost crash head-on into the median or side wipe another car over this maneuver. Just do everyone a favor and get out of the lane before you absolutely have no other option.

  • NUMBER NINE
    • PEOPLE WHO DON'T USE THEIR BLINKERS
    • Yes, I'm still on the whole driving thing. It just really freaking annoys me. YOU HAVE BLINKERS FOR A REASON. Funny how you have this little contraption that you can use to tell other people where you're going when you decide to go there. USE IT. USE THE HECK OUT OF IT. There's no such thing as an overused blinker. (Unless you just forget to turn it off and I'm stuck behind you, thinking I'm waiting for you to get in the other lane, or kindly staying behind you in said next lane to give you room to merge, when, in reality, it's going to take me two miles to realize you're not going anywhere.) The worst is when people don't turn their blinkers on in heavy traffic and just swing their car right in front of me, making me semi-slam on the brakes because I had no clue I was going to have a car in front of me at that moment in time. I'm a pretty big stickler on the 'stay two seconds (at least) behind the person in front of you' rule. It's a good rule. That's to keep me from potentially crashing into the car in front of me if they have to throw on their brakes for any reason under the stars. It's not for you to come recklessly screaming into. I get it. You want to get home after a long day at work. So do I. So, let's make it so we can both get home safely, without damage to our cars, or worse, our bodies. If you let me know you need to get over into a different lane by, wouldn't you know it, putting your stupid blinker on, I'd be like, "Hey, look, they need to get into my lane. Here, let me give you ample space to merge. You're welcome. Have a fantastic day," instead of, "HEY, DON'T CUT ME OFF, YOU LITTLE BASKETCASE WEASEL IDIOT." (Yes, that's an actual phrase I use. No, I don't know where I came up with that. Don't ask.) C'mon, people. It takes less than a second and you're helping everyone around you. Please, for the love of humanity, USE YOUR BLINKERS.


  • NUMBER EIGHT
    • PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSTANTLY LATE. 
    • Seriously, do you get joy from being late and making people wait all the time? It's not cool. If people have made plans with you or invited you to something, it's SO rude to be late. One or two times is cool because maybe there was bad traffic or your hair was deciding it really wasn't going to cooperate. Trust me, I feel you. But if you're late every single time or close to every single time, you're a nuisance, and people are going to stop inviting you to things and you're going to wonder why they hate you. It's not that they hate you, they just hate your habit, because they've spent countless minutes and hours waiting on you to take your sweet time getting anywhere. If you think you have a chance at being late, leave a little bit earlier.


  • NUMBER SEVEN
    • PEOPLE WHO HAVE INTENSE, PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS IN PUBLIC.
    • Oh, you're about to yell at your S.O. for finding out they cheated on you? DO IT AT HOME. You're about to have a huge argument over why they shouldn't have invited your in-laws to stay over without asking you? DO IT AT HOME. You're going to break up with you boyfriend/girlfriend because you're just not feeling it anymore? DO IT AT HOME. Yeah, sure, maybe the person you're dealing with is being a scumbag, and yeah, maybe they deserve the talking-to that's coming their way. but don't make strangers feel uncomfortable just because you don't have the patience to wait an extra half hour to get home before you light someone up? Rude. I mean, I read a story the other week about a guy who broke up with his girlfriend on an airplane ride BEFORE the plane even took off and a bunch of passengers had to deal with her obnoxious sobs for an hour or two. Why would you even do that? There are certain conversations that you should 100 percent NOT have in public. If you would feel awkward about strangers having the conversation you're about to have in public place, maybe you shouldn't have it in public, either. It is embarrassing to strangers that have to listen to it, it's embarrassing to the person you're talking to, and it should be embarrassing to you, too. 


  • NUMBER SIX
    • PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST MEAN FOR NO REASON AT ALL.
    • C'mon. Is it really necessary to be rude just to be rude? Grow up. That's middle school bullcrap. Just because you're having a bad day doesn't mean you need to make it worse for anyone else. I'm notorious for this, which, yes, this is me admitting that I am sometimes part of the type of people I hate. Admitting this has actually helped me get better at NOT doing something like this. I used to take out my frustrations of school, work, anything, out on those closest to me. That was not an okay thing for me to do. The people I love (my parents, my fiance, my best friends) didn't and never will deserve that. So, I apologize. But, I'm still working on it. I may slip up from time to time, and trust me, I'm sorry about that. I should not be rude for no reason, and neither should anyone else. Imagine how good of a day everyone would have if, even if they were mad, they we're just nice to everyone instead. You can't say your mood has never improved when you make someone smile or feel good about themselves. Oh, so you're mad at your coworker? Compliment someone else on their smile. Watch them have a better day than they were having and realize you helped with that and should be having a good day, too.



  • NUMBER FIVE
    • PEOPLE WHO ARE HYPOCRITES.
    • Don't tell me what I'm eating isn't healthy for me if you're about to turn around and eat some seven-layer pizza thing with every topping imaginable and guzzle down a bottle of soda. That's an extreme example, but you get it. The worst is when people give thier opinion, claim "I'm entitled to my opinion," then get angry when you give your opinion in reubuttal. You're not he only one entiled to an opinion. Also, you forced me to listen to yours, so I can very well force you to listen to mine. Eye for an eye, right? I hate the term "eye for an eye," but sometimes, its pretty applicable.

  • NUMBER FOUR 
    • PEOPLE WHO CLAIM THEY HAVE MENTAL ILLNESSES TO GET ATTENTION.
    • Can you just... I don't know... Not do that? Ever? I wasn't planning on saying that I just got diagnosed with GAD, depression, panic disorder, and PTSD, but I here I am saying it. It's so sickening to me to watch people claim they have debilitating anxiety or depression or anything just to get comments like "Are you okay?" "or "Anything I can do for you?" News flash, you can be anxious about things without having an anxiety disorder. You can definitely be depressed for a few days without having depression. You can have mood swings and mind changes without being bipolar. You can be particular about certain things without having OCD. Those are called having emotions. Mental illnesses aren't something to fake or claim to have or joke around about. If you've been diagnosed with one, I am not talking about you in this post. If you have a serious concern that you actually have one, I am also not talking about you. Also, go talk to a doctor, because it's better to start getting it taken care of now as opposed to later. Obviously, I don't know everyone's personal struggles, and I for sure do not know who does or does not have any mental illnesses, but there are some people I've seen that definitely do not have any of the symptoms or any trouble at all with situations people with mental illnesses have that claim to have such bad times with everything just for attention. Just please be considerate. By claiming you have a mental illness and making light of it, you're making people that actually have them less authentic and people will start claiming that they're joking about having it, too. Also, never, ever joke about mental illnesses. They aren't funny. They aren't cute. They're a big problem, and usually, if they're anything like me, the problems they have can be some of their biggest insecurities. And don't tell people to just "suck it up and deal with it because it can't be that bad." You don't tell someone with a physical disease to just "get better" and "stop whining about it." If it's not okay to tell someone with a physical illness to get over it, it's also not okay to tell someone with a mental illness to get over it.

  • NUMBER THREE
    • PEOPLE WHO JUDGE OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE OF RACE, GENDER, SEXUALITY, CHOICES, JOB, OR LITERALLY ANYTHING ELSE. 
    • If you absolutely MUST judge anyone, judge their character. Judge them on how they treat their waiters and waitresses when you go out to eat. Judge them on their ability to be a good person. But, NEVER EVER EVER judge them for being from a different culture, or country, or literally just existing. Not all cops are bad. Not all white people are racist. Every single male in existence aren't trying to oppress women and not all women do hate men. Not all religious folks hate gays or people who don't agree with their religion, and vice versa. Most people with tattoos aren't irresponsible. People like me who have never had alcohol or smoked are not "lame" and "boring." Not all people who do drink or smoke are horrible people. Guess what? We're all human. Unless, of course, there's some alien in disguise somewhere. In that case, not all of us are human, but we all still deserve respect and love. Got it? Cool.



  • NUMBER TWO
    • PEOPLE WHO DON'T DO ANY RESEARCH BEFORE THEY DEBATE ANYTHING. 
    • I'm looking at you, Donald Trump and avid Facebookers. Every Mexican is a drug dealer and a rapist? Really now? Really? Planned Parenthood is selling body parts? Really now? Really? No. How about you guys start using this neat little website called Google and do a little research from LEGITIMATE websites before posting things willy-nilly and thinking that just because your "moral compass" or bigotry lines up with whatever new accusation pops up, that it's correct and backed up statistically. To be brash, you just look really freaking stupid when you do that. Like, REALLY UNEDUCATED AND STUPID. If not researching for actual facts, at least research so you don't look like an idiot. In other words, just be careful. Everything you read on the internet, newspapers, what you hear on TV, could very well not be true. That's just how things are. Just be smart. Think for yourself instead of being the human equivalent of a lemming and run yourself right over a cliff with the rest of them.

  • NUMBER ONE
    • PEOPLE WHO ABUSE ANYONE OR ANYTHING IN ANY WAY.
    • These people are seriously they worst people. Whether it's sexual abuse, animal abuse, child abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, ANYTHING, you are such a horrible entity and you don't deserve good things in life. Maybe that's a brash statement, but it is so accuracte. No one deserves to be abused. Ever. Period. You're what's wrong with the world. Rule of thumb: DON'T HARM OTHER CREATURES IN ANY WAY. EVER. I'm not going to delve too deep into this one, because this is a bad subject for a lot of people to talk about, so I'll end here. But, yes, this is deserving of this number one spot, because that is never okay under any circumstances.



Alright, so there is my top ten list of the worst types of people. I've got my ranting out and now I feel much better. I'd actually kind of like to hear your top ten worst types of people. That would be pretty cool to hear. If you made it this far, thanks for reading this. You're the real MVP.