Monday Listicles

Happy Easter my friends!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend full of laughter, family time and little chocolate eggs. We just got back from a wonderful dinner with neighbors and friends and my happiness level is off the charts. Which oddly enough would make some people very unhappy and resentful. Not sure if being a model citizen that is kind, thoughtful and follows the rules has always been annoying to some but I have recently noticed that I really wind people up when I act according to what is expected and generally considered right. There is this stretch of road on our island that requires you to slow down to 40 mph before crossing the bridge to mainland and as I commute to work I always do so. I cannot begin to tell you how often I get overtaken by the irritated drivers. The other day though a pick up passed me and got pulled over and ticketed by the State trooper. And guess what, I still kinda felt bad for him even though he had it coming. See how I rub people the wrong way? I am one of those folks that are just too nice…

Next week:

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Drive according to the speed limit. Specially in the 20 mph school zone.

2. Insist your child goes up the steps and down the slide at the playground.

3. Be kind and stop by Starbucks to pick up coffee for all your co-workers. You will really get people in the queue behind you mad.

4. Stop at all stop signs.

5. Refuse to get into an argument with a person yelling at you.

6. Smile at the person yelling at you and tell them everything is going to be OK.

7. Refuse to discuss religion or politics with people.

8. Keep your order really simple.

9. Be honest and just say NO when you get asked to do something you don’t want to.

10. Teach your child manners and kindness. Apparently that really irks all the other kids at school. Seriously…

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  1. Vidya Sury April 21, 2014 at 05:16 #

    Twitter: vidyasury
    Stasha, Just HAD to come over and tell you that today’s listicles describes my husband, Sury perfectly. He does ALL those things! I had a good laugh!
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    • Stasha April 21, 2014 at 10:21 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Since when is being nice considered annoying eight? Tell Sury he is not alone, there are many if us we are just to afraid to admit to our ‘miss goody two shoes’ ways ;)

  2. Alison April 21, 2014 at 05:49 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I do #7 very well :)
    Alison recently posted..Through The Lens Thursday #16: Together

  3. Robbie April 21, 2014 at 11:27 #

    Twitter: momma23monkeys
    Ha!! Quite a few of these describe me..
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  4. JDaniel4's Mom April 22, 2014 at 03:30 #

    This is such a wonderful list. I will be trying out the smiling idea today!
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  5. Teresa April 22, 2014 at 09:07 #

    I find that the speed limit thing and other obeying the traffic laws kinds of things apply to me very well. I aggravate people ALL THE TIME by obeying rules.
    Teresa recently posted..Aggravation: 10 Ways to Wind People Up

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  1. […] But today I’m breaking the rules a bit…twice. This may seem like a negative post, but I assure you it’s been very positive. Over the last few weeks, I’ve decided to keep track of these office habits that grind my gears and stress me out. And it’s helped. When I’m frustrated at work, I take a minute and a half to jot down what it is that’s got me seeing red. And I don’t see red the first few times it happens, only when it seems like a habit. And since today’s Monday Listicles topic is “10 Ways to Wind Someone Up”, I’m linking up with Stasha and friends! […]

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