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Some of my pet hates
Member Name: rolandrat
Date: 11/01/12, updated on 24/01/12 (65 review reads)
Advantages: Some things off my chest.
According to Wikipedia:
Room 101 is a BBC comedy television series based on the radio series of the same name, in which celebrities were invited to discuss their pet hates and persuade the host to consign them to a fate worse than death in Room 101, named after the torture room in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, which is itself named after a meeting room in the BBC Broadcasting House where Orwell would sit through tedious meetings.
On the TV show guests picked five items to be consigned t Room 101 - so here are mine - but the list kept growing:
1 - unsolicited phone calls - even though we are registered with the phone preference service we still get calls from people with foreign accents - I never give them a chance to say anything and just say I'm too busy an put the phone down.
2 - huge government forms to fill in. I know they need lots of details but I had huge book type ones the other day to see if we qualified for help with opticians fees etc. Also being in Wales they are twice as big as they are also in Welsh as well!
3 - complicated mobile phones and remote controls - I just want something simple to use without having to read a huge instruction booklet.
4 - swearing on TV - I know it has its place in a few programmes but it is much too widespread these days.
5 - controversial - women bleating about how the government should pay to have their silicon implants removed - when they had them done privately for non-medical reasons.
6 - Men Hoarding Things - why do men (husbands!) have to keep stuff 'just in case'? We have an attic and garden full of 'rubbish' - but he can never find anything so if I need something I have to buy a new one anyway - crazy!
7 - Regional Accents - OK in their regions but I do not want to hear them as TV and radio announcers - I like good old BBC English with Received Pronunciation.
8 - The Demise of Letters - I love receiving letters by post (and still send them) - though emails are nice too.
9 - Condesending TV Programmes - where they tell you what is coming up at the beginning, then before the ads, and then after the ads - as if we have the attention span of a flea.
10 - Tarts - girls who go out looking like ones, get drunk and then moan about the way they get treated.
11 - Diets - why is that that's all we have in magazines and TV shows in the New Year - its not rocket science - just cut out the junk!
12 - Packaging - shrink wrapped items that you have to dig your way into with a sharp knife or scissors.
13 - Superstitions - I would say I am not superstitious about anything - what you are going to get in life will come your way regardless of if the knives are crossed etc!
14 - Litter - going round our village I could work full time as a litter collector - why not just take it home/
15 - Talking about Food - why do overweight people spend all their time talking about their last meal or planning their next one - very boring.
16 - Blond Bimbos - why do all the presenters on TV now all look the same - all blond hair, make-up and boobs.
17 - Repeats - with so many channels to watch on TV why is it that its always repeats? You watch it on one channel - then the following day its on again on another one!
18 - Housework - well we all know about that don't we ladies? You do a good job them someone messes it up!
19 - Bores - we all have our interests but we do not have to bore others with them if they are not that way inclined.
20 - Shops too Hot - in winter you are suffocated as soon as you wlak in throguh the door - adn the staff are dressed as if it was summer. this makes you spend less - not more.
21 - Slow Websites - I shop a lot on line but some websites are so poorly designed it makes you wonder if they get any custom.
22 - Passwords - why do I need a password for EVERYTHING!! If I only wnat to buy form a website once why do I need to 'join' and get a password - then next time it won't let me order as they say I'm already registered!!
23 - Negative People - they suck the life out of you like Harry Potter dementors.
24 - Music on Talk Channels - I like listening to radoio through the night but I want a talk channel like World Service or Five Live - so I do NOT want music programmes!!
25 - Talk of Illnesses - I have lots of health problems myslef but do not talk to other people about them - but they insist on talking about their problems to me"
Summary: A few gripes.