Do you know what really grinds my gears?

Men that fail to put the toilet seat down.

The fact a milkman is hard to come by these day!

The fact we have a shabby prime minster.

The realisation I’m ageing.

How school half terms come around ever so quickly but failed to do so when I was at school.

Today’s crappy weather.

The realisation my daughters growing up fast and at almost 10, already raids my makeup bag!

That my Pre-pregnancy jeans still don’t fit and my son is almost 3.

When idiots play their music through their phones speaker as opposed to some headphones when on public transport! Why… Do you really think I wanna listen to your music? Well… No, I don’t!


When I go into central London only to realise that I’ve forgotten my cigarets and then find myself being charged Β£2 extra! Yes… bad habit I know!

When a bus driver considers his bus full so doesn’t feel the need to stop but just drives on by. Have you ever noticed the slight grin on their face as they do this!

When you think you’ve uncovered an incredible bargain at your favourite clothing store only to get to the till and be told… “I’m really sorry madam but it seems to be priced up incorrectly!” Meaning you can’t actually afford it now.

When your stood waiting to cross the road or sat at a bus stop on a crappy wet day and some #%}##% decides to drive through a massive puddle leaving you looking like a drowned rat.

When toy prices rapidly rise come Christmas only to fall to less than half the price on Boxing Day.


When pop groups from my teen years such as Steps, try to do a come back!

Trying a dress on in a stores changing room, thinking you look hot only to realise once home it was the fabulous lighting. You actually look like shit!

Bags… Not handbags! Hell no! Bags that hang from under your eyes.The type no magic concealer can hide.

When people tell me… “Things will look much better in the morning following a good nights sleep!”

How my morning hair oozes unwanted volume yet on a night out its lank, limp and flat!

How penny mix ups don’t actually cost a penny anymore.


Chocolate… It tastes so stinking good but leaves you feeling big and bad.

The woman who is mopping the floor in McDonalds as you and everyone else are walking on it. If I wanted you to mop my shoes or worse try to kill me… I would of asked!

The 10p push machines in arcades. You play the 2p ones and think your rich. Yet the 10 pence machines don’t budge an inch. Took me to my teen years to finally realise that they glue the money down!

Hairdressers who cut off way too much hair from your barnet. More than you actually asked them to. Because they hold the Scissors they sadly have the power.


Men who laugh when a woman picks up a power tool.

Being stood in a supermarket queue for 20 minutes to suddenly be informed by the women in front of you that the till is closing and she’s the last one being served.

Jobs descriptions you know you could easily do! However, you don’t get a look in as you don’t have the list of qualifications their looking for.

Shopping trolleys with dodgy wheels. You want to go one way, yet your shopping wants to go another way altogether.

So what really grinds your gears? What better way to get it all out your system then to write it all down and share it. For this reason I thought it would be fun to tag a few others and see if we can get this forming into a little meme. πŸ™‚

So, I tag this lovely lot and ask them what really grinds their gears?

Lilinha from Lilinha Angel’s World
Angoewright78 from Mum of three boys
Julie from Mama Owl
Nikki from Stressy mummy

Meme rules (because that’s what makes a meme). Simply link back to the meme creator which is me πŸ™‚ and the person who tagged you.

Next tag some more and share the rules within your post simple.

5 thoughts on “Do you know what really grinds my gears?

  1. Pingback: What really grinds my gears! | mumofthreeboys

  2. Found your list of irritations having just blogged on the subject myself – agree with all of yours – particularly the ageing one – I’m 40 in 2 weeks!

  3. Pingback: Those Little things that really FRUSTRATE ME!!!! - ChelseaMamma

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