Things I Should Not Be Subjected To: You Know…

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, my brother, Jaded, and I did the Stuph Blog thing. While doing it, he had a series of posts about things he shouldn’t be subjected to which was cleverly entitled Things I Should Not Be Subjected To. I think I did one or two of them along the way as well, but it was mostly him. When it came time to think of something new to post, I thought about doing one from an old series that I haven’t done in a while. When I saw this series in the category list, I knew there was something that needed to be done. Not only is this a thing that I shouldn’t be subjected to, it’s universal. This one covers everybody.

2020.

Nobody should be subjected to this cluster@#$% of a year.

Things I Should Not Be Subjected To: My Coworkers

It’s been a long time since one of us has done one of these “Things I Should Not Be Subjected To” posts. I thought I’d bust out a post for this barely used category for you all.

At my job, there are two companies that work inside the building: the company that owns the building and the company that I work for (a small company of 15 people that does subcontract work for the other company). In my job, I rarely have to interact with the people from the other company. Every once in a while, I’ll have to drop things off to them, or vice-versa, but, for the most part, we stay separate.

The other company (which I’ll refer to as OC from now on) has some kind of fitness program set up for their employees. From what I’ve gathered, if the employees walk a certain distance each month, they get some sort of reward. Outside of the building, they have a course set up so that the employees taking part in this program can walk it during lunch and breaks. If they walk the whole course, they’ll know exactly how far they’ve walked.

So far, it sounds like a good setup. There’s just one flaw in it, though….the weather.

If it’s too cold, they won’t walk the course. If it’s raining or snowing, they won’t walk it. If it’s too hot, they won’t walk it. Basically, unless it’s nearly perfect weather outside, they won’t walk it.

Out of the 100 (or so) work days that have passed so far this year, they’ve walked outside for 10-20 of them.

Where do they walk, then? You guessed it. They walk right through my area.

My company leases the space we have from OC. In the entire warehouse, we have three aisles. That’s it. Three aisles. But instead of walking through one of their areas, these assholes walk through mine.

If they were nice about it (You know, saying ‘hi’ or even just smiling at me), I wouldn’t care. These douchetards, however, always look at me like I’m in their way; that my mere presence is an inconvenience to them.

Fuck you.

Don’t want to run into me? Walk down one of your own damn aisles, then.

If these bastards keep it up, I’m going to start eating beans for breakfast. That way, I can begin crop-dusting the aisles right before they walk down them.

Seriously???

I’m a fairly laid back guy. It usually takes a lot to get me angry. Most of the time, the things that piss me off are things that happen to me at work. This is another one of those times.

For those of you who don’t already know, my company repairs factory installed car stereos that are still under warranty from the car manufacturer. When I first get to work, my job is to receive all of the radios shipped to us, enter them into the computer, and then give the radios to our techs.

Yesterday, one of the radios we were sent elicited the following email. This is the actual email that was sent by my team lead to our boss. I’ve changed the names and removed something that could be used to identify the company I work for, but, other than that, this is his email.

Boss,

Today we received a (car company) unit that is literally covered in feces. It is the most awful smell I can think of. Should I reject the unit back to the dealer? Or just receive it and send it directly to scrap?

 It appears that there is no media inside but either way I think it should stay there if there is. Lol. I put the unit in a bag and taped every inch of it to seal in the disgusting-ness.

Thank you,

Team Lead

Right now I’m trying to decide what pisses me off more: That a car dealership would send us a radio covered in some kind of animal shit, or that we have to ask for permission before rejecting a radio covered in animal shit.

WTF???

If I ran a car dealership, and a customer brought in a car filled with animal shit, I’d tell them to where to stick that car. I certainly wouldn’t make my mechanics touch it any way. And, if I was the mechanic, and my boss told me to get that radio covered in animal shit out of the car, I’d tell him to get it his damn self because I’m not touching it.

I’m wondering what kind of asshole lets his car get covered in animal shit in the first place. From the looks of it, it was either rat or ferret shit (Granted, I’m no expert in animal shit. So, I’m going with what my team lead said it looked like). The car was less than two years old, so I have a hard time seeing how it was covered in that much shit.

Regardless, it reinforces my belief that people suck…..

Things I Should Not Be Subjected To: Holiday Edition

1. Idiots that put antlers as decorations on their cars.

2. That lame “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas” song. It’s not funny. It’s annoying.

3. Asshole shoppers.

4. As twindaddy alluded to: stupid holiday commercials.

5. Radio stations that start playing only Christmas music on November 1.

I’m sure I’ll think of more, but feel free to add your own in the comments.

Things I Shouldn’t Be Subjected to: Stupid and/or Annoying Songs

After listening to a lot of radio while at work lately, I’ve noticed that there are some really bad songs out there. Here’s a list of some that I should never have to hear again.

1. Yellow Submarine by The Beatles. This song is ridiculously stupid. I’m guessing it was written during their drug years because you’d have to be stoned to like this piece of garbage.

2. Bicycle Race by Queen. This one is almost as stupid as Yellow Submarine.

3. Any song that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have ever come out with. These guys are a giant load of suck that just needs to go away and never come back.

4. Any song off the Grease soundtrack. I hate Grease with a passion. twindaddy used to put this on when we were drinking if he thought I wasn’t drinking fast enough. Listening to that crap made me want to get wasted so I wouldn’t realize I was listening to it.

5. I don’t know the name of the song, but it’s by Taylor Swift where she keeps asking “Why you gotta be so mean?” It’s like listening to a 5-year-old’s rant with music playing behind it. Then there’s a part of the song where she says something about someone hitting her. Bullshit, Taylor. Nobody has ever hit you.

6. Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood. This song is saying it’s ok to destroy a guy’s car if he cheats on you. While cheating on a woman is a horrible thing to do, it’s not illegal (unless you’re Bill Clinton, which I still don’t understand how that worked). Destroying someone else’s car intentionally is illegal. If it was ok to destroy the car of a cheater, every guest of Maury and Springer wouldn’t have rides anymore.

7. Anything by Gaga. I refuse to call it “Lady”. I’m 99% sure that it has, or had, a penis. Whatever the hell it is, it is something else that needs to go away and never come back.

8. Any version of the Macarena. That song is a load of crap.

That’s all I can think of for now. Feel free to comment with any songs that you think are stupid or annoy the hell out of you.

Things I Shouldn’t Be Subjected To: Revis Edition

twindaddy did one of these a while ago, and I thought of a few today, so I figured I’d do one.

1. People in fast cars (Mustangs, Corvettes, etc.) driving slow. If you wanted to drive slowly, you could’ve just bought a Prius.

2. Celebrity news. Like I give a shit about the Kardashians or which actor is dating who. The fact that people actually care about this shit amazes me.

3. The Kardashians. Fuck the Kardashians.

4. The Patriots. Fuck the Patriots.

5. Spam. As if my inbox isn’t full enough already.

6. Obama jokes. If I want to hear people bashing Obama, I’ll watch the Colbert Report. It’s always funnier than the crap I’m subjected to in person or in email.

7. Loud Neighbors.

8. People telling me that smoking is bad for me as if I didn’t already know that.

9. Depressing commercials. I would love to be able to give money to help abused animals and starving children, but I have no money and watching these commercials makes me feel like crap.

10. Old Navy commercials. No explaination needed here.

11. Red Hot Chili Peppers. They suck.

12. Looking at Taylor Swift. She looks like a walking Barbie. She’s so plastic looking, it’s creepy.

13. “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N Roses. This is the most overrated and overplayed song of all time. If I never hear it again, I’ll be happy.

That’s all I can think of right now. I’ll put more up as I think of them.