Small frustrations

I am the type who gets frustrated easily.
Partly because of my impatient character .

Being impatient is not necessarily a bad thing, unless you have a solution or advice.
I find many things in life to be impracticable.
Worse, I find many people to act impracticable.
Unfortunately, I don’t see my contribution having much influenceย yet.
So, I guess I have to learn to accept.

Some things I have learned to accept, like people driving way below speed on the left lane and sugar and salt not being near each other in the supermarket.
I simply leave earlier to avoid traffic jams.
I limited myself to only one supermarket of which I know the location of all products.

I have pretty much accept the major “life sucks” moments too.
Some colleagues don’t see added value in good communication and summer is going to last for another month, at least.

For me, it’s mainly the small frustrations that drive me out of my tiny, little mind.

Applying a key to a key chain

We all know that struggle, don’t we?
I broke a nail this morning and scratched the other 4.
I feel like Crabby Cucumber ๐Ÿ˜‰



Buying Scissors

But all know that opening the packaging of scissor, actually requires scissor.


Applying for jobs

This is so true, it’s not even funny.



What are your biggest small frustrations?
What frustrations have you learned to accept this year?




25 thoughts on “Small frustrations

  1. All I seriously want in life is for liquids to not spill down the sides of containers when I’m pouring them ๐Ÿ˜€
    And I love your quirky vegetable artwork! โค

  2. What are your biggest small frustrations?

    That no matter how many times I cut my grass, Iโ€™ll always have to do it again.โ€จ
    What frustrations have you learned to accept this year?

    That I am in control of myself and only myself.

  3. You read my mind. AGAIN.

    Here in the US, where the roads are wider (i.e. 4 lines) in some cases, people tend to forget that they should be using the right lane if they want to drive slow. It drives me insane when there are multiple cars in different lanes driving at the same speed. That way, you cannot pass any one of them. I understand some people are lost/ don’t know where they’re going/ they don’t feel well, etc., but be conscious of other people. Don’t block them just because you’re selfish.

    I used to be VERY impatient. But I have become a bit wiser, and I stress less. However, it’s mostly because I’m trying to be healthy (i.e. avoid stress). And like you said, often times, we cannot do much to make every one else become more reasonable. (sad thing)

    Your “note” was funny.

    And regarding your examples – Yes, Yes, YES!!!

    I can get easily frustrated when communicating with others. I speak in an efficient manner – I get to the point. And those whom I’m close with – family/ friends are able to understand what I’m saying. But it seems like not everyone is. And they ask: “What do you mean?” I just plainly stated what I meant. Do you want me to repeat? Were you not paying attention to what I was saying? Do you have hearing problems? Or are you just intellectually impaired? I learned not to react to such things other than with a deep breath and an overly simplified explanation of something that wasn’t difficult to understand in the first place.

  4. “Do you have hearing problems?” made me LOL this morning. Reminded me of the personality color post I did few months ago. You are very Red! ๐Ÿ˜€ As am I, because I have the lego brick in my cube that reads “Be bright, be brief, be gone.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Good post Andrea! I enjoyed it a lot. So true about the frustrating little things in life ๐Ÿ˜€
    I liked your keychain a lot Crabby Cucumber! ๐Ÿ˜€

    The “Applying for jobs” part is very relatable, having to fill that our every time you apply for a position is beyond frustrating!

  6. Haha yes, yes I read your mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Even I will never say โ€œthe cold hard truthโ€, I donโ€™t like to be cryptic.
    Even like with you, people donโ€™t understand what I am say.
    Am I speaking Chinese or what ๐Ÿ‘บ

    I think at one point you learn that impatience eonโ€™t help you. But some things and people can be avoided, luckily.

    As for the note, I talkef about disclaimers before. I was scared I would get a load of shitty comments I canโ€™t take it, not today , nor ever ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I absolutely hate to upload my resume and then having to type in my job history. GRR.

    Usually I have more than enough patience but some days it runs out. My dad is forever looking for his glasses and complaining about misplacing them or asking me if I’ve seen where he put the pair he lost.

  8. I recently hired some people and all I ever looked was their Resume in PDF. So all that filling in makes no sense!

    Thanks for liking the cucumber! I think he fits this blog perfectly ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Haha, my dad is the same. But most of the time, the glasses are already on his head ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I saw the Resume picture yesterday on LinkedIn and thus, a blog is born ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. I CHANGED everything and now it’s one big mess ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    The only thing I intended to change was not showing each time someone liked a comment, but I guess it did more than that!
    I will look into it

  11. I can so relate to the scissors example: I bought scissors to use right away and had to go back into the store to have the clerk use scissors to open them for me. Annoying.

  12. OMG YES TO THE JOB THING LMAO I hate that so much! Why even waste my time with all this? What’s the point of a resume now? Is it really necessary to digitalize everything? I feel like I can’t get past the digital phase and I don’t think that’s even the best indicator of someone’s value or relevance.
    Same to those plastic packages! I’m always scared of the plastic edges and points when cutting around to get something out. Is there really no alternative to that death trap? xD
    Man you’d hate driving behind me. I go by the speed limit xDD maybe 5 mph more than the speed limit sometimes, but I try to abide by the law *flips hair like a model student*

  13. Hahaha I never thought about it but that is kind of annoying how salt & sugar aren’t next to each other at the supermarket. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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