Monday, July 27, 2015
Do You Make an Effort to be Annoying?
Some people tend to annoy me. Maybe not always, but there are times when I get annoyed by certain people. I'm not sure if they are specifically going out of their way to annoy me or if it's just a matter of relational conflict or rivalry or maybe something else. I suppose I come across in a similar way to certain people.
My recent visit with my sisters in Tennessee seems to bear this out. I know they were peeved by some of my actions and I was certainly irritated with them at times. My brother doesn't usually annoy me, but still we come from a family of teasers and he has his moments. And don't get me wrong about this--I love my brothers and sisters dearly.
I tend to be a patient and forgiving person so I usually forget the annoyances rather quickly and rarely hold a grudge against people or stay angry for long. On the other hand I've known people who don't seem to let go of bad feelings and if they have it out for someone else they can get downright mean and rude at times.
People should try to work out misunderstandings and disagreements. The world is enough of a mess without any of us adding more ugliness to it all. The blogosphere is usually a pretty safe place where most people are either always nice or just avoid conflict. Yet sometimes we do see some annoying sides of bloggers flare up. I wish this weren't so, but then again I wish the world in general could be a nicer place.
I'll admit that sometimes I apparently come across as very annoying, especially to my sisters, but I guess it's all part of the family dynamics at play. I'm more careful with friends and acquaintances. If I come across as annoying to other bloggers then it's probably just a matter of the opinions I hold or the way I say things. I don't mean to be annoying if that's the perception that anyone ever has of me.
So what's your excuse--why are you annoying? Do you think you are annoying? Has anyone ever indicated to you that you annoyed them? Do you feel there is any merit or justification in annoying others, being opinionated in a harsh way, or holding lasting grudges? Do I ever annoy you and if so, in what way?
Coming this Saturday August 1st!
I don't want to think about how quickly time goes by. What a cliche! But I guess it's so commonly said because it's true for all of us and becomes truer the older we get. The fact remains that August is almost here and the first of that month will arrive this coming Saturday.
So why do I bring this up? Well, as most of you know by now it's because the first of the month means it's time for Battle of the Bands. This Saturday post will take the place of my Monday post which also means my Question of the Month post will come early and coincide with Battle of the Bands. Be here for both. I've got a kind of nutty Battle of the Bands match scheduled, but I like it. I hope you will like it too.