Room 101 is a favourite in our house – I mean, who doesn’t love that show! We’ve recently made it into a family game too where my stepson is the gameshow host and we all play along….hours of fun. So I thought it was time I shared some of my favourites here – things that wind me up a little bit and I definitely wouldn’t mind throwing into my own Room 101!
So without further ado:
1 – Cats
This is number one for a reason and I know this will inevitably cause offence to any number of people who own a cat or used to own a cat or who’s parents have a friendly cat that I would love. #sorrynotsorry I find them calculating mean, and a little bit scary if I’m totally honest. And before you ask, it’s all cats and I’m not willing to discuss the irrationality of this one.
2 – Jay cloths
I have a part-joke, part-‘this is deadly serious’ ongoing debate with my other half. Sponges vs Jay cloths. He can’t get enough of a Jay cloth but I can’t stand them…even the thought of a wet Jay cloth makes me shudder. It’s a very boring debate that we often have but definitely throwing these bad boys in Room 101!
3 – It’s ask not aks
It started a few years back, I heard a teenager say ‘aks’ on the bus, and for a moment I thought I hadn’t heard correctly. Then it happened again and again, to the point that I think I heard it once on a rap song too. To me, it’s the equivalent of mistaking your for you’re – it’s wrong and I wish it would be stopped.
4 – Teabags in the sink
This is probably my biggest household related pet peeve and I once moved out of a flatshare as my lovely flatmate just couldn’t stop hurling the teabags into the sink. The bin was right there! And quite frankly, if you have a tenacious need to avoid putting them in the bin, you need to invest in a teabag holder. Let’s keep things civilised.
5 – Watercooler talk
Having recently gone back to work, I was reminded of the small talk that goes on at various times throughout the day. In the lift, making a cup of tea, at the photocopier. I am so bad at it! It makes me feel very nervous and I have been known to delay my printing needs by 10 minutes to ensure I don’t have to engage in the chit chat…anti-social, me?!
So there you have it, my Room 101 and boy that was therapeutic! Hope you enjoyed reading my little rants and let me know in the comments below what you would throw in yours if you had the chance. Big thanks to my pal Jane at Maflingo who gave me this fab idea – do go and check out her post too.