The God of Petty Annoyances

by Suw on March 6, 2006

Somehow, just recently, I pissed off the God of Petty Annoyances, whom I think may also be the Patron Saint of Yappy Type Dogs. Regardless, he now appears to be taking things out on me.
Recent petty annoyances include:

  • Wearing the wrong socks with a pair of boots that have for years been very comfortable, resulting in large blisters on my heels
  • Said blisters becoming blood-blisters
  • T'Other's wifi not working on his PC, thus taking up several hours of Wednesday evening
  • Battery in my watch going
  • Heels becoming excruciatingly painful, blisters splitting
  • Wifi not working on my Tibook after an OSX update (suddenly starts working again for no good reason)
  • A cold, of the tickly-nose sneezey sort
  • Plasters that don't stick to your feet
  • Accidentally putting my black silk skirt through the washing machine (it's now dark grey)
  • My mobile phone's recently acquired habit of randomly turning the screen on for no good reason (bear in mind that a) it's bright enough to use as a torch and b) I use it as my alarm clock so it has to be out on my bedside cabinet overnight)
  • Failure to find anywhere half decent to live this weekend
  • The way that Sky decides that it's not receiving a satellite signal for any channel which might actually threaten to show anything I might actually want to watch
  • Twisting my ankle and having to strap it up for two days (prior to blister acquisition)
  • Running out of tissues for my cold just when I needed them most
  • My skin suddenly deciding that it was allergic to a moisturiser I've been using for years, coming up in a violent red rash instantaneously upon application, which not only hurt like hell but also required antihistamine to get rid of
  • Micropore tape that doesn't stick to your feet
  • Repeatedly having nasty dreams where people die (although I did have a dream about Neil Gaiman in a silk skirt, so it wasn't all bad)
  • T'Other having to go back to East Asshole Acton today *sigh*
  • Losing my favourite amber pendent (I'm sure it's in the house somewhere, but it came off the suede cord I wear it on, and I can't find where it went)

Can you tell I'm feeling a bit grumpy today?

Anonymous March 6, 2006 at 11:10 pm

a big steaming hot chocolate

Anonymous March 6, 2006 at 11:38 pm

Thank you! I feel much better now. 😀

Anonymous March 7, 2006 at 6:45 am

And there's this, Suw … in 50 million years the earth will have been burnt to a crisp or will have frozen long after the sun died, and the significance of these things will not seem as great.
Just return to your work, love. You are here to live, love, and leave a legacy. And you are too determined to be downed by even a large string of the most petty of annoyances. (Though you have had a run of them. Yes, indeed.)
Get through the rest of this day with flag flying proudly, and tomorrow it will be easier and fly even higher.
P.S. I could maybe help more with the flat search if I knew your desired pricepoint. Have a range in mind?

Anonymous March 7, 2006 at 8:20 am

Yes, for every list of petty annoyances, write a list of good things. And then a list of twenty vegetables. And then a list of World War II aircraft. And then one of sewing styles. And another of records that peaked at number 2 in the charts. Pretty soon you'll go off the idea of writing lists about anything, including petty annoyances.

Anonymous March 7, 2006 at 11:57 am

My trick for blisters on the foot is to use 'Granuflex'. It's sticky, it's padded and it's great for healing. You should be able to get it in Boots – if you can't find it ask one of the pharmacists, as it may be under a brand name.

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