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Airing of Grievances Open Thread

I got a lot of problems with you people!


I started the observance of Festivus here at The Confluence back in 2008 because there’s a lot of stuff that pisses me off.

First of all, I hate people who have no sense of humor. They wander around looking like they just sucked on a lemon, pissing on other people’s fun. Lighten the fuck up.

Second, mind readers. They read a post and then decide they know what I REALLY meant. This group includes the Cinderella wannabes. (No, no! The shoe fits me, ME!) Buy a Magic 8-ball or call Miss Cleo, because you haven’t got a clue.

Then there’s the people who block the aisle in the supermarket. If there are two they’ll stop facing each other to chat. If there is a family they’ll spread out. If there is just one they’ll park their cart on one side and stand on the other, staring at the shelves and ignoring anyone trying to get past them. You should be allowed to ram them with your cart.

Last of all, people in the drive thru lane at fast-food restaurants during lunch hour who get up to the speaker AND THEN start thinking about what they want. Of course they have to ask questions and don’t want anything the regular way. (“Can I get those fries with no salt?“) Justifiable homicide. Seriously.

What pisses you off?



I got a lot of problems with you people!

And now, you're gonna hear about it!

And now, you're gonna hear about it!

It is time for the Festivus “Airing of Grievances”

I’m angry at John Edwards for turning out to be a two-timing lowlife phony, John McCain for campaigning timidly like a Democrat, and my Congressman, Dennis Cardoza,for switching his endorsement from Hillary to Uh-bama.

Who pissed you off this year, and why?

Tis the Season

bah-humbug

Tommorrow is Festivus.