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Ungaming and Comment Chaining Part 2

Directions: answer the question in the comment section.  Then leave a comment on the blog of the commenter directly before you (so it’s a chain.  #2 comments on #1, #3 comments on #2, etc.  If the commenter above you didn’t leave an address, just go one above that.  The point is to find new blogs/leave a comment–not stress).  The first person who comments gets a free ride and does not need to leave any comments.  The last person who comments gets…screwed.  I will need to find something for the last commenter.


Please ignore the unnecessary “quotation marks” in the question.  Apparently, the makers of the Ungame are frightened that you’ll think they are speaking of spiders and earwigs.


1 Kate { 10.27.09 at 10:15 pm }

Yippee! I’m first!

2 Kate { 10.27.09 at 10:16 pm }

Wait, is there a question I’m missing that I was supposed to answer?

3 Kate { 10.27.09 at 10:16 pm }

Somethign that really bugs me is when people don’t properly read my posts and just randomly post a comment like I just did.

Sorry Mel!

4 Io { 10.27.09 at 10:39 pm }

This is on my mind because he JUST did it – my husband always wants to start conversations when I am doing something, like blogging. And then get shitty when I tell him I don’t want to get into an involved discussion about how we need to sign up for a marathon, as though I am going to get up and start training right now. Argh!
Um, yeah. That bugs me.

5 Krystal { 10.27.09 at 10:42 pm }

I get SUPER annoyed with incorrect use of punctuation, spelling and grammar. I was going to use that as my comment even before you pointed out the inappropriate use of quotation marks! ugh!

6 Mrs. Spit { 10.27.09 at 10:46 pm }

I get supremely – SUPREMELY – annoyed by pedestrians who look at the walk/don’t walk symbol on the light standard, notice they have 3 seconds (there’s a counter on the symbol) and start crossing the street. While I am trying to turn left in rush hour traffic, downtown, when I am already 20 minutes late leaving my office. Bugs me just a bit!

7 Heather { 10.27.09 at 10:46 pm }

The sound of other people chewing toooootttttaaalllly bugs me. Ech.

8 KK { 10.27.09 at 10:51 pm }

People who routinely use speakerphone in a cubicle setting (why yes, he does sit right next to me).

9 Dora { 10.27.09 at 10:53 pm }

Oops, I did it wrong. I read Kate’s comments, then went to her blog to comment before commenting here. Guess I’ll have to leave a comment for someone else, too.

It bugs me when no one offers the pregnant woman using a CANE (my feet are in bad shape at this point) a seat on the subway. This morning one guy looked straight at me, my 7.5 month belly, and cane, several times. (Usually people try to pretend they don’t see.) His mother should be ashamed of him!

10 JC { 10.27.09 at 11:04 pm }

OMG, KK, I also hate it when eople use speakerphone in a cubicle setting …so annoying! I also hate the stickers on the back of peoples cars with the stick dad/mom/kid/kid/dog/cat. Reminder I have none of that and I hate it. I’ll never do that!

11 Lavender Luz { 10.27.09 at 11:20 pm }


You know grade inflation? I’m talking about size DEflation. I wear a smaller size now than I did 20 years ago, even though I’m a little bit bigger.

I know it was designed to make our fragile egos feel better, but it bugs me. It’s a lie.

12 Geochick { 10.27.09 at 11:38 pm }

The size thing “bugs” the crap out of me too! Ok, for my own now – it bugs me that office chair armrests get in my way all the time.

13 Quiet Dreams { 10.27.09 at 11:57 pm }

One-uppers…if you have a cold, they have swine flu. If you have a headache, they have a brain tumor. If you have a stressful day, they have the Most. Stressful. Life. Ever.

14 Mrs. Gamgee { 10.28.09 at 12:11 am }

The something that really REALLY bugs me is the sound of people eating. The whole lip-smacking, half chewed food visible kind of thing is just absolutely nasty!

15 mybumpyjourney { 10.28.09 at 12:22 am }

I was going to say horrid table manners…until I have had to post this three times to get it to work. Now I am thinking when internet misbehaves!!!

16 once a mother { 10.28.09 at 12:22 am }

So this is probably totally random but it really bugs me to go to a restaurant and have a waiter/waitress with bad hygiene. I get so grossed out that it’s all I can think about, and ruins the meal for me.

17 T Lee { 10.28.09 at 1:58 am }

It absoulutely ‘bugs’ me when people skip words to shorten their sentences. For example, where I went to college (N.E. PA) people say things like, “I’m done my homework,” and “That laundry needs washed.” No, no you’re not and no they do not!! You’re done WITH your homework, and your laundry needs TO BE washed!!1 Auuuggghhh! The English language is already basically on life support, people, let’s not kick it while it’s down…

18 Annacyclopedia { 10.28.09 at 2:27 am }

I hate it when people driving big trucks just slow down and drive for half a block looking for a parking spot or turn-off and just refuse to use their damn signal lights. Urgh.

19 Hevel { 10.28.09 at 2:50 am }

Well, the size thing, the speaker phones and the office chair do bug me, too!

What bugs me is when magazines cite “research” or “events” that no one ever heard of outside the readers of that magazine without any citations or references. (UFO Magazin, I’m talking about you!)

20 Pundelina { 10.28.09 at 5:32 am }

People who say “I could care less” when that means exactly the opposite of what they intend. The expression to use when you don’t care at all is “I couldN’T care less”, i.e., you could not care any less than you do. That really bugs me.

And cockroaches. Ewww *shiver*.

21 Vee { 10.28.09 at 6:07 am }

What bugs me is when people don’t appreciate something you have done and it was a real effort and you have gone out of your way do it the first place. Not even a thank you.

22 Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo { 10.28.09 at 6:37 am }

I agree with Vee above.
What bugs me is lack of integrity and dishonesty. And backstabbing.

23 Dana { 10.28.09 at 6:54 am }

What bugs me is having to go to work on a rainy day when I’d rather be snoozing late with the hubs & puppies!

24 Mijke (pregnancy mentioned) { 10.28.09 at 6:59 am }

What bugs me is when I feel I have done my best at something to have someone point out the one little thing that they think did NOT turn out exactly right, instead of all the things that DID…

25 Guera! { 10.28.09 at 7:32 am }

I love this Mel! What really “bugs” me is all the young, skinny, “A sweater or jacket would cover up my totally cute outfit” girls in our office to turn the thermostat (temperature) way up! We all have access to the thermostat and I am burning up most the time.

26 Amy { 10.28.09 at 8:05 am }

What really bugs me is when people see my office door closed – which it rarely is – and then knock on the door to come in anyway and ask about my weekend or some other social call. The door was closed because I’m WORKING!

27 Kristin { 10.28.09 at 8:42 am }

Something that bugs me is the absolute inability of anyone else in my family to clean the counters.

28 loribeth { 10.28.09 at 9:02 am }

People who sit & talk endlessly on their cellphones on the commuter train, like they were sitting in their living room. I don’t mind a quick “I’m running late, can you pick up the kids?” — but there are some people who will sit & talk (& talk, & talk, & talk…) — about their sex lives, the movie they saw last night, what they’re having for dinner tonight etc. etc. At 6:30 in the friggin’ morning!!

I just want some peace & quiet to read my paper, please & thank you.

29 Jlynn { 10.28.09 at 9:09 am }

It drives me batty when people use their kids as a weapon… “Oh you don’t have kids, so you couldn’t possibly understand.”
Seriously people? Ugh!

30 Hope Springs { 10.28.09 at 9:11 am }

A lot bugs me at the moment, including a lot of the things that have already been mentioned. The most recent thing that has bugged me is my husband’s apparent inability to complete a task – he leaves half-done jobs all round the house for me to finish off. I call him Arfur because of it (as in “Arfur Job” – probably works better if you say it with an English accent).

31 Life Happens { 10.28.09 at 9:17 am }

What bugs me is when people don’t RSVP. It makes planning things so much harder! Seriously, is it so hard to respond? You can call, email or even text a response!

32 Jennifer { 10.28.09 at 9:21 am }

What really bugs me is people who go to the concerts that I have paid a lot of money for, and then proceed to get drunk and make asses of themselves and ruin the show for those around. The reason this really bugs me EXTRA is that these people always seem to somehow purchase the seats behind ours.

33 a { 10.28.09 at 9:23 am }

The list of things that bug me is apparently endless…most things on this list and more. I guess the daily thing that bugs me is SLOW DRIVERS! If you don’t have any place that you need to be, please get out of my way!!!

34 Opposite of oops { 10.28.09 at 9:26 am }

It bugs the ever loving shit out of me when people ask for advice – they ASK for crying out loud – and then immediately shoot down your comments and spend an hour justifying why their original plan was the best – and only – one anyway.


I also seriously hate bugs. Of all kinds. They scare the bejeebus out of me.

35 Alana-isms { 10.28.09 at 9:27 am }

Gum chomping. Popping, cracking, noisy slobbery gum chewing. DRIVES ME CRAZY!

36 Amy { 10.28.09 at 10:08 am }

Wow…there are lots of things in this list that bug the heck out of me. The one at the top of my list today would be the people who see you press the elevator call button, but then proceed to press it again. The elevator won’t get here any faster!

Oh yea, and, like Loribeth, the people on the train. It’s 6am people, who can you POSSIBLY be talking to??!!

37 Michelle { 10.28.09 at 10:09 am }

People that know Everything. A person in my office is like this and they know everything about everything. Talking about pregnancy, cancer, breeding dogs, rain or your computer problem? This person knows everything about it. It’s So freakin annoying!

38 Bean { 10.28.09 at 10:11 am }

So many things, do I have to pick one? Lots of the things above bug me, including hearing people chew — food or gum — yuck!

But right now I’d have to say the thing that is bugging me the most these days is my own lack of focus / self-control / willpower. I’m just a little frustrated with me these days.

39 Christy { 10.28.09 at 10:29 am }

Hmmmm, I tend to not get bugged too often, but the thing that has bothered me most recently is actually a person . . . Tracy on this season’s Biggest Loser. And I guess what bugs me is that she is so completely self-centered. So really, I guess it’s completely self centered, self-absorbed people out for what’s in it for them that completely bug me.

40 Calliope { 10.28.09 at 10:36 am }

tail gators, my mail-person that will leave a package at the door but put the mail in the mailbox – can’t they just put it all by the door if they are coming to the door already???, having my air conditioning turn on in the middle of the night because it is so effing HOT, having my air conditioner turn on and be so loud that I have to adjust the volume on Jon Stewart, the awful pairings on So You Think You Can Dance, the “song” on the jumparoo

41 Kim { 10.28.09 at 10:47 am }

Spitting. When did it become OK to spit in public? Or worse, clear your throught then spit. The worst offense I’ve seen: I was at a restaurant recently dining with co-workers. A friend of theirs approached the table with his son and helped themselves to two empty seats. The son had a mouth full of chewing tobacco and a spit cup! This place is not a dive and a frequent lunch spot just off our downtown. Not only did the kid’s father not tell him to put it away, he gave me a dirty look when I asked him to. I think it goes without saying that my lunch was ruined.

42 Lisa { 10.28.09 at 10:54 am }

I wrote a whole post on pet peeves, so one from my post…When women who are pregnant complain about pregnany symptoms! I would give anything to be sick 24 hours a day, have heartburn, headaches and swollen ankles!

43 S { 10.28.09 at 10:55 am }

One thing that really bugs me is people on Facebook whose profile picture is their child, an ultrasound photo, them with a group of people, or something random. . . . anything but a photo of the person him/herself. If you are trying to reconnect with people who haven’t seen you in 10-20+ years, doesn’t it seems like a good idea to give them a fighting chance of recognizing you? (Not to mention the fact that lots of days I don’t want to see kid/fetus photos for other reasons.)

44 Caitlin { 10.28.09 at 11:02 am }

It bugs me when you are texting back and forth to someone who just *has* to get the last word and sends “k” as a message. Really?? What a waste of a text message!

45 IF Crossroads { 10.28.09 at 11:45 am }

I’m totally bugged out by people slurping and smacking. Like yesterday I was in Pan.era Bread and all around me there were people slurping their soup. Winter is especially bad for this type of annoyance.

46 karlinda { 10.28.09 at 12:25 pm }

Bad punctuation, spelling and grammar, and the general butchery of the English language bug me too.

As do people who walk slowly, & won’t let you pass, or who step out of shop doorways & then just stand there in your path, even though they obviously saw you coming. I guess I should stop living in places that are generally tourist attractions, then all the gawkers & slow people wouldn’t be so much of a problem.

47 coffeegrl { 10.28.09 at 12:55 pm }

People who get on an airplane and stand around in the middle of the aisle like they’ve got nowhere else to go (which they don’t really, but they do have a seat). The more everyone fusses with their carry-on luggage and trying to stow it, the more annoyed I get. I swear this never happens when I fly in Japan. So perhaps it’s a problem unique to US operated airlines (i.e. baggage cabins are too small perhaps?) but good grief. It always takes forever to load everyone on board and I can never figure out why.

48 Katie { 10.28.09 at 1:18 pm }

Things that bug me: People who whistle and click their pens as they walk up and down the hall at work. Ignorant people. Drivers that slam on their brakes in the rain. People who tell me that if I relax, I’m going to have a baby.

Also, bugs. I don’t like any kind of bug (except ladybugs and butterflies–they are too beautiful to hate).

49 Minta { 10.28.09 at 1:34 pm }

Lots of things bug me. I am easily bugged. But, the thing that is bugging me the most right now, is when my neices and nephews are dropped off to spend time (be it hours or days) at my house without ANY supplies (i.e. diapers, clean clothes, toothbrushes, etc). It’s disrespectful to me and careless to the children. It is also a second slap in my face because of how unfair it is that someone who takes that level care of her children can have as many as she wants and I am dealing with IF and multiple miscarriages. OK, calming down now…

50 Sam { 10.28.09 at 1:44 pm }

what bugs me? Um I don’t know – I have to work hard at this question today!! I am bugged by students that expect the librarian (i.e. me!) to help them when they have not even attempted to work out the answer themselves! Nevertheless, I will politely help them and teach them at the same time!

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