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Old 04-14-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Hampstead NC
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I hate that I have a tendency to zone out and sometimes am not paying attention to people talking to me. It's rude, and often later my kids will get on my case for forgetting the conversation that I was not engaged in.

A co-worker recently complained that I am loud. I think what she means is that I tend to gasp or exclaim when something surprises me or interests me. Turns out she startles very easily. Ridiculously easily. I'm not changing for her. She's a pill.

My bf has pointed out that I sometimes make teasing comments without foundation or reason. I never mean to hurt anyone with my teasing and I don't think it is at all harsh (my kids understand I'm kidding when I make similar comments to them) He is uber sensitive so I have to find better ways to express my dry humor.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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I walk too fast for nearly anyone to keep up with me.

I talk too fast too.

In fact, I am hyper and full of boundless energy. This really unsettles some people. When I worked in a furniture store I used to have to literally sing this litany silently in my head when I was walking around the store with customers: "Walllllllk slooooowwwwlllllyyyyy...taaaaaaalllllkkkkkk slooooooowwwwlllllyyyyy..."

I did sell a lot of furniture though!
< Raises hand > Walk fast, talk fast... always & for no reason. I'm just always rushing, it appears. A lifetime spent in the inner-city, I suspect.

Can't sell a bloody thing, however.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:11 PM
 
Location: here
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I have "angry resting face" so I think people think I'm constantly pissed off for no apparent reason.

I tend to walk fast. A coworker of mine walks really slow. That annoys me. She has no sense of urgency.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:55 PM
 
Location: oHIo
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Once in a great while, I unknowingly whistle the same tune over and over. Once at work when I was enthusiastically whistling "Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main," for what was probably the fourteenth time in a row, one of my co-workers said dryly, "Going sailing this weekend, are you?" I was hugely embarrassed--I had no idea I had been whistling.

For some reason, the more inane and/or repetitious the tune, the more inclined I am to whistle it ad nauseam.
You need to listen to this

Earworms - Radiolab

Your ear worms are a key to your personal psychology, horrifying as that may be....
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Titusville, Florida, United States
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Basically everything I do annoys my family.

I tend to sniff my food before eating it, I'm robotic sounding and acting, I show very little emotion sometimes, I talk alot, constantly say I'm hungry (I have an insulin problem I'm pre diabetic with other illnesses), cannot maintain eye contact, show much affection even though I'm a very loving person.

Hard to understand sometimes, I bite my nails, I hate bathing, overwhelming as I'm full of energy and play.

I guess I'm annoying to my family, because I'm an introvert, however non family find me very fascinating.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Oh, I'm annoying!

1. I get way too upset over misspelled words. It's become almost to the point where I irritate myself. I'll think, "It doesn't really matter THAT much!" But then I'll start to think about what could happen if a doctor misspelled the name of a medication and someone's sick grandmother took Viagra instead of Vioxx. That would bite The Big One.

2. I do not answer the phone. I'm also horrible about returning phone calls and listening to voice messages. I trace this back to the days when my mother-in-law would call, on average, about ten times a day for no discernible reason. With the advent of caller ID, I could choose whether or not to answer, but it was like a conditioning happened. Every time the phone rang, my nerves would be jangled.

3. I rely too much on my husband. If I don't feel like putting a bra on and going out in public, I'll ask him to run errands. It's partially his fault, too, because he never says no. (I like my husband. He's so nice!) I hate bras. That's probably annoying to someone. Maybe Victoria of Victoria's Secret?

4. I joke around too much, probably. I get these snarky comments going through my head and I have a hard time holding them in, especially when it would probably serve me better to keep my yap shut.

I'm sure there are many more things I do that are annoying, but I prefer to be in denial about them.
I understand now. We are identical twins and have been separated at birth.

Time to watch "Big Business" again.

My mother has always been someone who wakes up at about 4:30 am bright eyed and bushy tailed. Of course no one else in their right mind (wait, let's not include her in that group - no one in their right mind) is up at that time, so by the time the rest of the world becomes able to talk (about two hours and 4 cups of coffee later), it's like this dam has been holding back all her social urges and all her words, and so the minute she thinks you're awake, the phone rings and LADIES AND GENTLEMEN...SHE'S OFF! omg. ...please be quiet....

So like you...I rarely answer the phone. And I do feel sorry for people who leave these long thoughtful messages for me, because when I return their call, of course I haven't listened to it. I should really change my voice mail message to, "Hello, don't bother leaving a message because I'm just going to call you back without listening to it...if you're lucky."

Misspelled words on signage or in correspondence from people who should know better bother the heck out of me. I have seriously considered doing the big black magic marker thing, so I can just leave snarky comments and corrections on signage, but I'm afraid I'll get arrested. If I do, though, there will surely be one or two nerdy people standing in line behind me protesting, who will also be witnesses for the defense at my trial, saying "Her reaction is perfectly understandable and reasonable. Everyone learns the difference between two, too, and to in the second grade. Everyone also learns how to position an N correctly too - TOO, with two Os! Obviously she was pushed beyond reasonable limits and felt an obligation to society to stand up for what is right. That's with a silent g and h, not r-i-t-e."

The bra. Hmmmm, I never correlated that with asking my husband to run errands. No, there's no way I would allow him to run errands to anyplace INTERESTING without me (and I include the grocery store in that definition because it's interesting, but slightly less so, when I send him with specifics and he comes back with generalities). But...I have never considered using "I'm not wearing a bra" to get out of going to the hardware store. Thank you. I will incorporate this method into my life immediately.

Joking around - yes. I am that inappropriate person. Someone tells me that their dog was hit by a car that morning, and the first question that pops into my head (and occasionally out of my mouth) is "So - was it a clean kill or did you have to change clothes after you scraped him off the pavement?" I mean, it IS an interesting visual, right? I truly am curious and I feel that humor often lightens the moment, right? OK, maybe not. But sometimes I don't grasp that finer point till everyone in the room is staring at me in horror, or grabbing their coffee cup and their notepad and silently scurrying out of the room with their eyes averted. Like little roaches carrying coffee cups and notepads.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You need to listen to this

Earworms - Radiolab

Your ear worms are a key to your personal psychology, horrifying as that may be....
So what does it mean when this ear worm is ringing in my head all day?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNoBOMT8Tc0
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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< Raises hand > Walk fast, talk fast... always & for no reason. I'm just always rushing, it appears. A lifetime spent in the inner-city, I suspect.
I don't even have that excuse!

My husband is so longsuffering about this - and by that I mean he wears a longsuffering face when I'm all wound up telling him a story full of delicious details.

We have actually almost gotten in pretty obvious arguments in public because while I'm striding away, he will sometimes just STOP and say in a very loud voice, "I AM GETTING SICK OF YOU CHARGING AHEAD OF ME BY TEN STRIDES. I DID NOT COME OUT SHOPPING WITH YOU TO SPEND THE DAY ALONE."

Oops.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:58 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I tend to have the attention span of a 3rd grader. I usually zone out after a person has been talking for more than 30 seconds. I know it's annoying and I am trying to listen better.

I tend to think negative thoughts a lot, especially about people. Then I talk about them too much (mostly to my husband). After a while I catch myself, and am working on trying to think of the positive more than the negative. People make it difficult, though
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:02 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I laugh at my own jokes

I look at people when I say something funny to see if they liked it.

I assume people that I am close to know things that I think in my head but forget to tell them
HAHA I think you are my husband's mental twin! This is him!
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