Things That Should NOT Be Allowed–Vent & Win!

I’m in one of those moods…




Geez!  Had one of those today on the way to a really important meeting.  I’m 20 minutes late–along with everyone else on that stretch of I-15 while this geezer serenely drifted from one lane to another at a sedate 45 miles an hour.

Here are other things that should NOT be allowed:

  • My left pinky toe.  (It’s hideous, all twisted under the next toe, like it’s ashamed to be seen.)
  • Food that inflates.  Like, tofu.  And liver.
  • Politicos on BOTH sides of the aisle who spew hate for the opposing presidential candidate.
  • “Devoted” dog walkers who do not “scoop.”
  • Cookies with raisins in them.  Biting into a heavenly chocolate chip cookie and encountering a <shudder> raisin is why I have trust issues.


Okay.  I feel a little better for venting.  What do you think should not be allowed?  Please feel free to express your frustration and disgust in a comment below.



I’ll award a $25.00 gift card for one of your random answers of not-allowedness on Saturday, 9.22.  Vent!  Share!  Discuss!

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58 responses to “Things That Should NOT Be Allowed–Vent & Win!”

  1. rebecca says:

    Something that should not be allowed: A mother should not be made to feel bad for not breastfeeding by doctors or other mama’s. Its no ones business but that mothers. She loves her baby, just like you love yours. And that baby will be fine getting formula.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    Things that should not be allowed: cauliflower…I hate it!

  3. Rachel H. says:

    Crazy, controlling mother-in-laws, there should be a law against them!!!!

  4. Rene H says:

    Cell phones in the car should NOT be allowed! I get SOOOO tired of driving behind someone who gets on their phone and then they slow down to 45 mph on the freeway. And texting and driving . . . don’t even get me started!!

  5. Lyndsie says:

    People who are texting and stop right in people’s way. I have been known to walk right into them (on purpose) just because I get so irritated. It’s not quite the slap on the back of the head I’d like to deliver, but it’s much easier to pretend this was an accident.

  6. Deanna says:

    OOh I have so many! How about people who talk LOUDLY on their cell phone in a store so that you can hear every God-awful detail of their life. Seriously? No one wants to hear your crap! Don’t they teach kids how to talk quietly in preschool? … How about people who text and drive and swerve all over? Or how about just plain dumb people in general?? boooo

  7. Solicitors right in the middle of my work day! I mean, do you really think I have 30 minutes to go over with you “what I won” then pay you $500 to receive some magazines as the “only catch”??? Yuck!

  8. melena thomas says:

    Parents should NOT be allowed to bring COW BELLS to the Kid’s Football Games!!!!

  9. Stormy says:

    Mosquito’s should NOT be allowed!!!!

  10. Candice Maudsley says:

    Those icky, slimy control freaks that, somehow, always weasel their way into your life.

  11. Sheila A says:

    spiders should not be allowed!!! they all must die!

    also people that dont know how to use a middle turn lane-dude its there for a reason!

    drivers who crank the base so loud that MY car thumps..yeah we get it…your cool..turn the crap down

    dirty laundry shouldnt be takes up way to much of my time to wash dry and fold it…lets all just go naked…wait that shouldnt be allowed either

    i could go on…but i shouldnt be allowed to LOL

  12. Sherrie H says:

    Smoking at kids sports events. Why is it people think if they stand back a few feet that no one is breathing their smoke?

  13. Pam J. says:

    Sick people who go out in public, cough all over their hands, and then contaminate everything in sight.

  14. Jen H says:

    Ex-spouses having arguments at their son’s soccer game. If the most mature person of the three of you is your 7 year old on the field, it’s time to get a clue.

  15. Lois M. says:

    Neighbors with loud music or loud cars that they like running at practically anytime of day or night… oh wait – they aren’t allowed! So let’s change that to official who do not enforce laws on the books should not be allowed… hmm, I”m guessing that one already isn’t allowed as well… 🙂


  16. Lisa Rae says:

    People who incessantly call my home trying to sell me something, make me take a poll, guilt me into donating to a cause that I can’t afford to or may not even be legit, get me to change my political candidate choices, try to convince me to change my health, auto or any other insurance! Go away already! Stop calling me with fake names on the caller-id and anonymous calls! I have HAD it with you ALL! Especially the people who still call back after I have politely said I wasn’t interested, yelled into the phone at, blocked only to see they had multiple numbers and alerted the “Do Not Call” site, of which I have been a part of for as long as they have been around! Get a clue…and LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!!!!! Grrrrr!!!!!!

  17. Jenni Shelton says:

    Whiny Kids lol!! I have the worst 2 and 3 year olds imaginable, they are spoiled rotten lol!! And when they dont get their way they SCREAM, until I give in. (besides that they are angels(; )

    I also think they should take away your licence after a certain age 80 possibly or after doing a bunch of tests or retaking your driving test (like when you was younger) every three years or so and if you fail, I think they should take away the, In my opinion… living in a Town with mostly retirees we have a lot of accidents. (I man dont get me wrong careless teens shouldnt be abele to drive either, specially if texting/talking on cell phones ect….) Maybe one day they will make a device that will shut off peoples phones once the car starts lol…
    Thanks for letting me rant on your page 🙂 your right it does feel better!! lol….

  18. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    CALORIES!!!! I just want some donuts and cookies!!! =P

  19. Kim Barrett says:

    Over-packaging. My local grocery store sells broccoli on a plastic-wrapped foam tray! I don’t need this!

  20. c y l says:

    Neighbors who let their dogs bark day and night, or have kids that throw wild parties and do things they shouldn’t when their parents are gone. Sisters that are monsters, parents that have favorites-goes with the sisters. Food being so expensive because stores are on the stock market. Taxes and insurance that are your main thing that eat your money-plus gas prices. Having a foot that the big joint is locked and having to wear ugly shoes. Nasty drivers.
    I better stop now. Trying to ba a positive person! LOL

  21. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Tiny claws on my pizza

  22. Diane L says:

    I agree about the raisins. Another thing is when they ruin a perfectly delicious carrot cake by hiding raisins in it!

  23. Marlene V says:

    To wear crocs with socks????

  24. Monica says:

    Highly processed foods with unusually long shelf lives.

  25. judyyy says:

    people who wear their pants so low you can see their underwear and other things you don’t want to see!

  26. Erin Walsh says:

    People who don’t do the simplest thing in the world, use their turn signals. It drives me up a wall as I’m left trying to guess which way they are going at the four way stop, or having to slow down at the last second because they are making a sudden turn in front of you.

  27. Jessica says:

    People who drive WAY over the speed limit on my street…we live on the bend and have had so many people swerve onto our lawn. Thankfully, our kids play in the backyard and not the front! SLOW DOWN! Thanks for the vent session! 🙂

  28. Trasina McGahey says:

    Teens walking down a city street in nothing but their underwear. I live near a fairground/event center and they are having some sort of Rave tonight and there are young kids wearing nothing but their bra and panties with leg warmers walking to the place. And one guy was wearing nothing but a pair of 70’s style running shorts.

  29. theresa n says:

    Line cutters when your picking up your kids at school line. I get there 30 minutes early and these idiots are driving up after the line starts moving and cutting in.

  30. Tracy says:

    The price of gas should not be allowed.

  31. Beth says:

    My list of things that should not be allowed:
    – socks and sandals
    – dark blue dress socks and black pants
    – poor exhausted toddlers at WalMart after midnight
    – leaky/non-absorbent diapers
    – babies in bikinis. what’s the bra for?
    – plus size mini skirts. why are companies even making them?
    – wire shelving in closets and pantries. it’s just annoying.
    – radiant heating in small apartments with minimal storage space. gee, I can store items under my bed or couch but my home’s a few degrees colder.
    – suing a person or company for something that happened because of your own stupidity

  32. Rochelle says:

    I have a few: people who leave trash all over the forest. Really?! You drove all that way just to leave trash in a beautiful stream?! Those who talk on their cell phone in the store and are in the way. They are distracted and they and their cart take up the whole pathway. I don’t mind calls, I mean I’ll make a quick call home if I forgot to check something we need but I stay out of people’s way. And drivers who don’t use a turn signal. I guess they think everyone is physic and we know where they are going. Thanks for letting us vent :)!

  33. lisa says:

    Men and flip flops. You know if they can’t pee into a 13 inch toilet , they can’t pee into a urinal!
    So that means one thing….splattered pee. I know its disgusting but hang w me a minute. In summer u go to the mall and see men walking into the restroom . In flip flops. They might wash their hands.but what about their feet?
    Then they come home, plop on the couch and put their feet on YOUR coffee table. Makes u want to bathe in purelle right?:)

  34. Deanna G. says:

    Cellphone conversations on the commode!

  35. Jenna says:

    Just a few off the top of my head:
    -Females, especially teen girls and women who still act like teen girls, who think that they can wear anything (or nothing) that they want. They say it’s other people’s problem if what they wear makes the rest of us uncomfortable.
    -Kids who wait until the last possible moment to get their homework done.
    -Family members who blame mom (me) when they can’t find their stuff. I must have “cleaned” it up. Really? Put it away the first time! Be responsible!
    -People walking back to their cars pushing their shopping carts down the middle of the lane while I follow in my van, slowly, behind them. Pick a side, people! Notice that you are holding people up for no reason!
    I could go on… 🙂

  36. Cori Westphal says:

    No picking your nose! Well if you’re going to pick your nose, don’t let me see it! Yes, I mean you grownups too!! And when you are picking your nose in your car, don’t you realize your surrounded by windows?! Gross!!

    coriwestphal at msn dot con

  37. Jackie says:

    Neighbors who let their dog bark all hours of the day and night. I see the dog jumping on the back door to come in…can’t you hear him?

  38. Kathy says:

    Drivers that don’t use turn signals!!!

  39. Lori Z. says:

    People who last minute RSVP to an event you’re throwing (like four hours beforehand) an then don’t show up–to say nothing of an email or phone call notice!!!

    Condescending school aides.

    And finally, daisy dukes with a bralette top for the mom at pickup. Yes, you can pull it off and look like you’re ready for the beach but it’s the end of September and the beach is two hours away.

  40. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    oh, there are so many things that bother me…but, after reading your list, the first thing that came to my mind (this, after reading the last thing you wrote–which, by the way, I completely agree with! I hate raisins in my cookies) was that Skittles shouldn’t look like M&Ms! My Mom had a candy dish full of colorful candies, so I grabbed a handful and threw them in my mouth. Can you imagine my disappointment (disgust) when I realized they weren’t M&Ms? I had to spit them out!

  41. C.j. says:

    Things that should NOT be allowed:
    -Half naked kids walking around the store with no shoes on nor clothes either Your kid might be hot or cold but clothes and shoes exist for a reason

    -People that pay w/ excessive amounts of change just to get rid of it instead of using the $10 or $20 they are holding in their hand at the register. It’s not the world’s fault that when people are too lazy to empty their loose change or don’t trust the banks

    People who don’t use deodorant and knowing they need it. The public shouldn’t have to have their noses offended because some people swear they are allergic to basic soap and water. Kids you can over look but adults KNOW better. If your arms can bloom an onion please do us all a favor and stay home that day or hit up the dollar store.

    And finally screaming brats in public. No kids aren’t perfect, but there is a big difference between a child crying or whining in public over candy or toys and brat having a full fledge melt down screaming at the top of his lungs until no one can hear and busting up store displays during a tirade because you told him no for the umpteenth time about the same one race he swear he just had to have And walking away from your child during a heathenish tirade doesn’t make you look good as a parent either. If you’re walking away from your kid during a tirade what makes you think the rest of want to be next to him either

    Ok rant over LOL

  42. Teri Obray says:

    When people just leave their shopping carts all over the parking lot and won’t walk just a little ways to put them away.

  43. kath g says:

    here are 5 that immediately came to mind….

    – political robo calls from ANY candidate. it’s bad enough i have to hear them spew their hate on tv and radio.

    – automated customer service operators – i want a REAL person, not – press 1, press 5, press 3, press…..

    – annoyingly bad songs in commercials, i can’t push the mute fast enough.

    – weathermen who cut into a show/movie you’re watching and then repeat themselves over and over again with no new information and then don’t come back to the show/movie where they left off.

    – sales people who are too busy talking to each other to help you.

  44. sheila k says:

    Doctors who are arrogant and then try to spin you off by accusing you of needing an antidepressant. I had one recently at UCLA — a cardiologist whom I was referred to because of an enlarged heart and a plethora of rare medical disorders. She was condescending, rude, and refused to check my heart and lungs. She said if I had more than 10 diagnoses I should tear up my diagnostic worksheets from my nationally acclaimed doctors and then go home and take a handful of anti-depressants. She was seen walking out hand in hand with a “hunk.” She didn’t want to miss a “hot” lunch, I guess.

  45. Valorie W. says:

    I think it’s disgusting when people blow their nose at the dinner table. My father-in-law has done this at the end of every meal we’ve ever had together for the past 15 years. It’s always before I’m done eating. & I lose my appetite. Maybe he’s saved me from weight gain with his inconsiderate behavior.

  46. Andi S says:

    People who don’t RSVP to an event or event worse do RSVP and then don’t show and don’t call. Scraping your teeth on your fork. Not knowing the difference between they’re, there and their and other elementary grammar. Texting and driving! UGH! That one has to be one of the biggest ones that bothers me. I absolutely cannot stand it. OOOHH and I also hate when people (friends/family) don’t reply to your text/email/phone call. It’s just rude.

  47. Vicki Speer says:

    Bringing a small child to a rated R movie and when I tell them it is really scarey, they just laugh and say I’ll just cover their eyes. They still will hear. 🙁

  48. tami s says:

    neighbors who mow their lawn at 7 in the morning on a saturday!!!! Some of us are trying to sleep

  49. ewhatley says:

    Cell phone users who have no respect for their surroundings – we don’t want to hear your conversation or be hit by your car.

    People who wear too much fragrance – sickening.

    Parents who let their children run wild in public – take them home to let them run wild.

    Littering the beach – this is my neighborhood, pick up your trash when you leave or I’ll track you down and leave my garbage on your front porch.

  50. Iris Jarfree says:

    people who put “and” in the year when they say it.
    they say two thousand and twelve.
    it’s two thousand twelve or twenty twelve.
    it so makes me cringe cuz they sound like idiots.

  51. Lynda C says:

    …..checkout clerks who continue their conversation with the person ahead of you and don’t start the process because they are busy talking! Check me out, I have places to go!

  52. deb c says:

    Where do I start, first off cell phones have become my pet peeve; actually it’s cell phone users. We were in church one Sunday and someone’s cell started ringing. Not only did this woman answer it, she talked. Not once BUT twice!!! Another thing, why do people with cell phones think everyone else wants to hear their conversations, in grocery stores, shopping, on trains, planes, and automobiles. I even see people hiking, boating, bowling, etc…. yakking on the phone. Have we become a society that we don’t know how to do anything without a *%#?! phone stuck to our ear. Heaven help us.

  53. Melissa A. says:

    texting while walking should not be allowed. A girl almost knocked me over the other day not paying attention.

  54. Pat O says:

    Political conventions…. of either party!!!!!!

  55. Cyndee Thomas says:

    TV ad spots that get loud!Rude people at the grocery store,People that leave their trash behind at the Food Court, batteries that die long before the date listed when you need the flashlight to work, too much wasted paper with junk mail! and finally, Someone leaving their dirty towel on the floor after the shower at bedtime when the basket is close by.

  56. debbie says:

    People that are in the check out lines talking on their phones, instead of paying attention.

  57. sarah buki says:

    my son and I both sick in bed with the stomach flu. my husband is in Africa and not here to take care of us. And the kicker… he is sick (probably from the water) since he went over there for his father’s funeral… just not fair and should not be allowed!

  58. Christine Hoogwerf says:

    Don’t even get me started. I have a longggggg list.
    Things that should not be allowed…… cat should not be allowed to use the litter box 2 seconds after I clean it.
    commercials should not be allowed. People who don’t know how to drive properly should not be allowed on the road. Cops on cell phones? my biggest pet peeve. You want to enforce us not using them, but I see you on the ALL the time! Even more than regular drivers.
    Ok, I’m done for now. I have many more but it would take a whole page lol

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