Friday, December 19, 2014

Homeopathy Tripe

Don't get me started on homeopathy, too late I'm started!  What the??  Please, someone who believes in it, please tell me if you actually do believe that water has a 'memory'?  That literally a drop in an ocean thats then bottled for a billion dollar company really does cure your ails??  Have you actually looked into it or do you simply see it as a bottle with a healthy non chemical remedy and buy it.  You are drinking water, banged in a 'special' way!  Its an expensive placebo if you like and whilst thats great if it makes you feel better, its also highly dangerous if you think its actually going to cure you!  I could go on and on but I feel better just getting it off my chest, there this website has made me feel better and thats with no chemicals too.


Common Sense?

If you are going to try and sell your second hand bed on a selling website, would you not make it first???  Presentation people!


Danger! Price Tag

Whilst wrapping my Christmas gifts the other day I had to pick off a sticky label, as you do.  Unfortunately a bit stuck under my thumbnail and so my natural instinct was to bite it out.  What I didn't expect was to receive a caustic burn to my mouth and tongue from the glue used on the tag!  I ran to the sink and doused my mouth in water but it had already swollen up to the size of Bubba Gump and ulcerated the entire area.  Absolute agony!  If this was not bad enough, I contacted the homeware shop I had bought it from and they were less than sympathetic, telling me that labels should not be eaten.  I'm actually well aware not to eat labels however I didn't expect to receive a caustic burn from its residue! Grrrrrrr

 

Selfish Smokers

How ignorant do you have to be to smoke in a car with young children in the back?  I don't care if you think its acceptable because you had a window open, its not!  You are just selfish idiots.  I actually thought it was against the law now, though why any 'normal' person would need a law to stop them from doing this is beyond me...


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dear Evil 40 year old

Dear 40 year old woman (I say 40 but the ugliness I witnessed was well over 100)
On a busy train station when you see a woman with a walking stick ( she is severely sight impaired) and her daughter telling her to look out for stairs, then you should not shout at her when she bumps into you. And even when she politely says sorry you mutter something to your 4 year old daughter about not wasting your time with incompetence!



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tight Fisted

I have to laugh, before I knock someones head off, when they spend time bartering with you over a kids toy that was already so cheap and want to knock it down further from 25 dhs to 15 dhs and then turn up with a 500 note!  Skint are we?  Now go get back in you BMW and find another bargain Scrooge!




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams et al

Not really a vent I guess, but I still want to get it off my chest so here goes.  Why is it that people only find out how much they are worth or how much they mean to people after they die?  Why can't people be nicer and tell each other, genuinely, how much they mean to each other.  Having read all the out-pouring with regards to Robin Williams today on his tragic suicide, I wonder if he truly knew how much he had touched people.  There have been the most amazing and beautiful tributes to him, I wish he could read them, but they're a day too late.  I think we should all value each other more, don't wait for it to be too late, be nice to one another today, let people know what they mean to you, don't hold back or be shy, make someone realise their worth.  Thats it, vent over.  RIP Robin Williams, thanks for all the laughs you gave us.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Manners

Is it so difficult to pleasantly acknowledge that a driver has stopped for you or let you pass?  Its a simple flash of the lights or tiny hand wave.  So simple, yet some Lords and Ladies of the Roads seem to think it is beneath them to give a slight thank you.  Really?  Its not I assure you.  Politeness is or should be classless! Do it.




Dog Owners

People that for some reason think that their duty to tidy up after their dog, ends once they have collected the poop in a bag.  Said bag is then left in a bush or beside something.  I would actually rather it be left outside the bag so that it could bio-degrade into the ground than be sat in a bag?  But obviously I would rather bag was placed in an appropriate bin to be honest.  A dog and all that goes with it, is the dog owners responsibility.  Yours and yours alone. Clear up the poop proper!


Friday, August 08, 2014

Gift Lists Are Awesome

I just wish my husband's family would buy gifts that we like or want to actually use for my one year old. I don't like most of the clothes he receives - hate those cutesy slogans like "I am the boss around here." I like board books for him, not cheap plastic toys that fall apart and are made in some unknown company in China. (Not everything has to be USA made, because a lot of good toy companies have high standard requirements for their factories in China). I have an Amazon wish list for him, like silicone placemats for feeding on the go, board books, sippy cups etc. I don't even buy hardly any toys for him because everything is interesting to him. If I do get a toy, I don't get cheap plastic toys that light up or make noise. I believe in good old blocks or Green Toys brands for cars. I just feel like it is a waste of my time to write and send thank you cards for gifts that were obviously not bought with much care or thought. My MIL never buys toys that are good quality! Please don't get my baby anything if you just want to but the cheapest thing! I know I sound selfish, but they aren't hard up. They just have the worst taste in toys, and I can't throw them away because my husband would not allow it, and they expect to see it when they visit. Ugh. Also all the family members know we don't need any more clothes. I have boxes of hand me downs and I don't need clothes! I don't like the clothes you send us because they are fluorescent colored and are made of cheap scratchy material! I have no problem going thrift store shopping for clothes I like for him or buy stuff on sale. I am not a diva princess, but I get annoyed when people don't ask what our practical needs are for raising a baby! And doubly annoying is she expects a lot of gratitude for the gifts. I always say thank you and send a card.