It’s Monday once again and time for listicling. Amazingly last week I managed to post more than just the listicle, despite all the busy vacationing that I’m doing, but I’ve got to admit that Stasha’s lists are my favorite posting “assignments” of the week. This week she asked us to list 10 sounds that drive us bonkers, this was pretty easy for me tonight, as we had a really annoying dinner experience and I’m still rankled from it. The restaurant was hot, as in Dante’s inferno, as in I ordered a soda just so I could rub the cold can on my neck, face, and cleavage in what could have been a very seductive move had I not had sweat running down my temples, as in invest in some fucking fans already. I’m sure you get the picture. Plus the service was abysmal, the restaurant was crowded, and when I say crowded I don’t mean like American restaurants get crowded I mean the waiters kept jostling our chairs as they passed, I could have easily reached over and picked food from my neighbors plate, I could have actively participated in their conversation, and at one point the person closest to me was almost sitting in my lap. Italian – we have no sense of personal space – crowded. This is why I don’t spend time at the beach in Italy in August, because from here on out it can only get worse. The cities on the other hand are wonderfully empty, there’s hardly any traffic, parking is plentiful and unlike the days of yore when one couldn’t even buy milk in cities in August, all services are available and all the people who are still around and working are surprisingly polite and unstressed. Which is why I’m going home on Tuesday. Anywaaaay, I should probably get off this tangent and back to my list of:
10 sounds that make me want to stab someone, then choke them, then throw their limp lifeless body down a ravine
1. clocks ticking
2. hands, fingers, feet, tapping
3. teeth grinding
4. or air being sucked through teeth
6. heavy breathing that almost qualifies as snoring
7. cuticle or nail picking
8. nose sniffling
9. tongue clucking
10. oh, and did I mention clocks ticking
Also, any noise at all when I’m trying to sleep.
I’m not sure, but I may, possibly, be a little high-strung. Just a thought.
p.s. also, yappy dogs, yappy dogs yapping away, make me want to kill myself.