I was thinking about Soutie’s FIFA blog (with the caveat that one cannot think too clearly having been woken up by the dog dancing a tarantella on one’s guts before 6am!)
So, in suitably malevolent mode, one’s mind cast about on pet hates, (plus it is raining, no gardening). One thing in common to nearly all my pet hates is waste of money, especially public money, ie my taxes, splutters invectives into 4th cup of coffee of the morning!
Near the top of the list has to be moon landings, space stations etc etc. Seeing that we aren’t leaving this planet anytime soon I always thought the money would be better spent on good housekeeping here on earth so that we didn’t have to leave in the near future! Yes I know there were various inventions etc but frankly I could have done without clingfilm, plastics etc that take a thousand years to decompose, glass was quite adequate.
Another total bete noir are those bloody olympics, who gives a tinkers cuss who can run fastest or jiggle their tits the most in a beachball competition? Not at those prices. Every 4 years these bloody host cities promise that athletes accomodation will be turned into low cost housing and every 4 years this NEVER comes to fruition but some SOB makes a fortune flogging them out the back door. If they must be held send them back to the bloody Greeks, they started the whole shebang let them deal with it or not as the case may be. remember that NHS crap last year’s in the opening whitewash?
Professional sports, God how I hate professional sports, ghastly peasants kicking, smashing, throwing balls etc with numbskull idiots all paying fortunes for tickets and giving stratospheric wages to those who would be hard put to get a job as a street cleaner! I have no objection to amateur sports as exercise but really just look at the state of Brazil! It makes one want to vomit.
Refusal to address the elephant in the room of world overpopulation, not one country with the exception of China will touch it with a bargepole. Do we have to be standing on each others shoulders before any will grasp that nettle?
Illegal immigration. What is so difficult in sending them home? They make hell holes of their own countries and then want to foul the next! Good on Australia!
For a long time we nave never had any messages/contact from outer space and probably never will. I have always thought that we were in quarantine, either the result of a failed experiment and they are waiting for us to destroy ourselves or they don’t want us out there spreading our warped sick societies to other more harmonious systems! There are probably huge notices at the limit of our galaxy telling all and sundry that if they come in here they will not be allowed out again! I wouldn’t let us out, would you? I can never understand how humanity can be so clever and inventive and so utterly moronically stupid at the same time.
What other pet peeves are amongst the charioteers? Do tell.