Monday, May 12, 2008

Fun Monday Jerkdom

What a great topic for Fun Monday, as given to us by Sauntering Soul! She wanted to know what kinds of things we do that make us JERKS! Well, I have a list - but most of the "jerky" things I do are unintentional.

1. I don't write thank you notes. I know, horrible. All the time, people do things that are special to me, and I think, "Hey, I should send them a thank-you note - right this minute!" And then I don't. The thought counts, right? Nah, I'm a jerk.

2. I drive like a jerk. Well, not the kind you need a cannon mounted on top of your car for, but the kind who does NOT abide slower drivers. Plus, The Offspring and I LOVE MUSIC IN THE CAR. So, those annoying jerks that pull up next to you, bass blasting as they scream along? Yeah, that's us.

3. And to be perfectly honest, I don't clean the cat box. Ever. Never. We have owned a cat of one kind or another since The Offspring was three years old, and I retched horribly the first time I tried to clean the cat box. And refused thereafter to go anywhere near it. So Roger has been the sole cat-box-cleaner, and I have continued to be a jerk in ignoring it. BUT...guess who has had the task these last two weeks? Yeah, I'm a double-jerk, b/c I could care less that Roger has passed the task on to The Offspring. She even has to wear a surgical mask to get thru it. HA! At least it's not me, the JERK!

Now, go visit the Sauntering Soul, and find out what jerks your fellow bloggers are!


Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I am so bad with thank you notes as well. Terrible isn't it?

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh dang....what an appetizing photo for early on Monday morning. Cat box for me is okay, it's the hairballs on the carpet that drive me up the wall.

Karmyn R said...

Gag - that is a nasty photo. blech.

I can honestly say that is one good thing about being pregnant. I haven't had to clean the catbox for 9 months!!!!

ChrisB said...

Not writing thank you letters~oops not good!

Loud music~ I'll remember to give you the evil eye if you pass me LOL

I'm the one who always deals with anything unsavory in this house so I could learn a thing or two from you!

jennifer said...

ICK! I wouldn't want to clean that either.

And I suck at Thank You notes too. ALWAYS have.

Be blessed.


Bond said...

Blast away...I do too

and nope...let the person who owns the cat clean up...especially when the cat does not have good aim and leaves stuff hanging over the edge like that

Faye said...

I'm with you on the cat's litterbox. Ours used to be in the bathroom by our tooth brushing station--retch. Now dog poop is another matter--very easy.

My tardy FM post is now up. What a jerk to make people check twice!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh nice poop picture. ;)

And I am crappy at the thank you notes too. I always say it, but I mean to do more and I forget.

Tiggerlane said...

aoj & the lurchers - I think we are products of a new society, and it won't be long before handwritten notes are a thing of the past.

hootin' anni - OH...I agree...but I have cleaned those many times, just b/c they are on my CARPET...and that is NOT tolerated!

karmyn r - lucky! Sorta...BTW, that's a photo of a cake, believe it or not.

chrisb - just retch a lot - hubby won't want to clean TWO messes!

jennifer - so good to know I'm not alone! Let's send each other gifts, and not thank each other - deal?

bond - yeah, The Offspring owns the cat...but I own the dog...hmm...

faye - I'm a jerk - I haven't had time to check ANY FM posts! And we used to have our litter box in the bathroom, too - she always picked toothbrushing time to poop...YUCK!

jo beaufoix - yeah - that's really a photo of a cake. Honest.

Sayre said...

Hey is that cake?

I'm the one who has to do the catbox. It sucks, but if I don't do it, it will sit there for WEEKS.

Sauntering Soul said...

The litter box is the worst. Word of advice: Don't ever clean out the litter box AND take out a particularly rank smelling bag of trash in the same 10 minute period. The results are not pretty. Ugh - I got violently ill.

I haven't sent out a handwritten thank you note in 10 years.

Kila said...

My kids were begging for a kitty again tonight, and then I came here. I think it's a sign ;)

I've been bugging my oldest boy to send out thank you notes (for the birthday gifts he recently received).

Pamela said...

you need to get one of those self cleaning kitty boxes that all you have to do is pull out the icky bag.

I at least write the notes, I just never mail them.

And I was a jerk -- traveling instead of posting fun Monday.

Junebug said...

I am the cat box caregiver here. I have a covered house so I don't have to look at it. But........I leave it for weeks and then I get a large garbage bag and dump the whole thing into it and tie it up. I then have to clean the box but I have a large and deep sink in my bathroom and I spray much cleaner on it and spray it with the water sprayer and it's not too bad. I just don't do it often enough or so my cat told me!

Tiggerlane said...

sayre - totally cake. And if I let the catbox sit for weeks, our cat will rebel and crap on my bed.

sauntering soul - omg - I almost retched just thinking about that! Will make note of that...

kila - no cats! Cats and boys don't mix, right? And I think text messaging is appropriate as a thank you - don't you?

pamela - and a double-jerk b/c you didn't travel to come see me!

junebug - my husband and cat would not approve your methods...but they sound good to me! Maybe I just need to be rid of the cat?

IamwhoIam said...

I think unless your over 80, (my 104 year old great aunt sent me a thank you card because I sent her a B-day card - the woman is a mono-tasker. Wrote tx note took nap). the rest of us just get too busy.

As for the cat you could teach it to use the flush toilet - I've seen it on the internet it must be true.

karisma said...

I think if you say thank you with your mouth that is more than enough and better for the environment! Not Jerky at all!

Ahem, loud music, dancing in cars that are going too fast! Are you talking about me? Coz that might be jerky!

No. 3 hence the reason I do not have a cat! No way would I clean that either!

You are not jerky at all!

nikki said...

The litter box image made me gag!

It's nice to know that we are all human.

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

Poot is our official litter scooper picker upper. I don't know what I'll do when he goes to college in 6 years.....

Claudia said...

Can't say I blame you! I hate cleaning the litter box...unfortunately, I'm the only one in the house, therefore, I must 'cuz the cat sure won't do it!! LOL

C said...

I could not imagine you being such a cat litter jerk! I am a bit appalled.

Tiggerlane said...

iamwhoiam - I have a friend who actually sent me instructions and links to videos proving that very point. And that made me retch worse!

karisma - dang...I was thinking I was jerky! And it sounds like we need to go driving.

nikki - yeah, it's a cake. NOW think about it! LOL!

nekked lizard lady - I know! Send the felines with him!

claudia - oh, to have an outside cat, maybe?

c - oh yeah, but I think I have a valid excuse, seeing as I'm a dog person.