Crabby Corner…

Grocery Bar

10 ways to stop being an a*****e   make the world a better place:

Do not, under any circumstances make the mistake of thinking that others enjoy the music, movie or video game blaring from your phone in a public place. Trust me, we don’t.  Headphones were made for a reason, use them and use them often.

Hang up the phone and actually engage with the cashier who is ringing you up.  Seriously, put down the phone and join the human race.

Hold the door for the person behind you, or say thank you if it’s is held for you.  If a verbal expression is just too much to handle, than at least crack a smile and give a head nod.

If you’re stopped at a light in the far right lane and need to be turning left, don’t hold everyone up trying to get over after the light turns green.  Just go through and turn around at the next light. By the way, no one cares if you’re running late.

Take an extra 3 seconds out of your life to put the divider bar down behind your groceries in the checkout line.  I know this can be difficult because you might actually make eye contact with the person behind you, but give it a go any way.

Don’t hog up an extra seat in a crowded waiting area by insisting your bags stay on the empty one next to you and certainly don’t lay your body down across a row of 6 seats. I don’t care how tired you are, that’s cause for a public flogging

There are very few reasons to bring a baby to a movie theater.  Play it safe and just don’t do it.  The baby will thank you for it, we all will.

Watching your kids practice their pile driver wrestling skills in your living room can be entertaining. Not so much at a restaurant, make them stop.

Don’t go barefoot on an airplane.  Just because no one ever told you your feet smell doesn’t mean they don’t.

You may think getting a 6am start on a Saturday to attack that dead tree in the yard with your new chainsaw is a great idea, but your neighbors most certainly will not.  If you enjoy being known as the Village Idiot than by all means carry on.

Ok, off my soapbox now.  Feel free to add to the list in the comments.




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31 Responses to Crabby Corner…

  1. This might be a troll-proof post. Let’s hope!

    Here are my contributions:
    It’s bad enough when you tailgate me so closely on the highway that I can’t even see your headlights in my rear-view mirror. It’s even worse when there’s a passing lane available that you haven’t noticed because you’re yacking on the damn phone. You’re just staring at my back bumper and flapping your gums.

    When you come to talk to me at my desk, sit in the extra chair I have available. Don’t sit/lean on the corner of my desk, and then walk away leaving an ass-shaped embossing on my working papers. Eww.

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    • Tricia says:

      We’ll see about the posts’s troll proofing abilities Jeff,nothing surprises me anymore about on line comments sections. I completely concur with your added annoyances though to the list. If you’re driving behind someone going too slow, move left and if it’s you in the far left lane going to slow than move right! 😉

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    People who want to sleep while I destroy my tree at 600 am


    Just kidding

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  3. madblog says:

    Indeed. I’m on my computer right now because of the Einstein who decided to use the industrial mower on the lawn two houses down at 6:50 AM. If the borough office was open this early I would call them. This kind of jerk dares you to call 911.

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  4. ColorStorm says:

    Nice T, here’s an old fav to add:

    always, Always, ALWAYS wait until the elevator clears of its occupants before entering. A person exiting should not have to apologize to you because they are in your way!!! Usually, I just stare at someone as they push me aside while I am getting off the elevator.

    Seriously? People do this? Ha. all the time. Plain ignorant, and this revelation no doubt proves them as a selfish, unthinking person. No ma’am, sir, the world does not revolve around you. You can’t wait 4 seconds before you barge in, past exiting people?

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  5. I’m right there with you Tricia on each and everyone. Public flogging, now those were the days 🙂

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  6. Dennis says:

    We have a real problem in my area: people do not put the lid on their recycle bin. Our winds have been gusting to 34 mph on a lot of recycle days and paper blows all over the neighborhood. A lot ends up in my yard since I live on a corner. A little “attention to detail people”!!

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  7. Al says:

    If you drive by my house with your radio volume on max, with the bass on max, and a song featuring only deep bass drums making my house shake; I will find you, and I will kill you!

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  8. Anonymous says:

    First time reading your blog…can’t add a thing ….keep going!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Citizen Tom says:


    Funny post! Thank you.

    Jeff laid down a challenge. How does one troll a troll-proof post?

    Your post made me think of one of my favorite quotes.

    Your Liberty To Swing Your Fist Ends Just Where My Nose Begins. — John B. Finch (from =>

    We make light of serious things.We laugh most heartily at our own troubles. That laughter fades when we realize just how close howling with glee is to weeping uncontrollably in sorrow. That fellow with a bloody and broken nose — that fellow lying stunned in the dust — is not laughing. Enough pain overcomes laughter.

    What do we lack in our education? We have not been taught we have the obligation to respect other people’s noses. Instead, we have been taught we have “rights”. Unfortunately, we regard as our “rights” are actually privileges. We must earn privileges, or someone must gift them to us.

    What is the source of our confusion? Pride. Pride creates no end of grief. We are horrified by the notion that some people think they have the right to make a slave out someone. Yet we still do such things. Hence the disrespect we show others should frighten us. It tells us about our own nature. It reminds us that when we want something and don’t care about other people, we will take what we want if we can.

    Anyway, I hope that I did not poop on the party. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a troll-proof post, not on this side of the great divide.

    Thank you for setting a good example by caring, for reminding us that we should replace our anger over small things with pity for the thoughtlessness of the offender. That image of you as crabby really is kind of funny.

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    • Tricia says:

      Well Tom, as far as trolls go, I don’t think you qualify here. First, you’re not at all obnoxious and more important your comment has relevance. That word “respect” seems so out of favor these days, doesn’t it? Oh people claim to be respectful of others but it tends to be only in areas they agree on.

      What you say here, “It reminds us that when we want something and don’t care about other people, we will take what we want if we can.” is so spot on. We are a civilized society meaning that our democratic governance and rules have tempered the horrid ways people treated each other throughout most of history, but that doesn’t mean the desire does not still beat in our hearts. It just comes out in different ways.

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      • Citizen Tom says:


        People forget our nature. It is a Christian belief that men need salvation. Almost everyone else believes man can save himself. Yet laws don’t exist to give us “rights”. They exist because some refuse to respect the rights of their fellow human beings.

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    • In the blogosphere, ‘trolling’ means to monkeywrench the established intent of an article, or the established relationship between a blogger and her/his membership of commenters. The intent of a troll is to turn the conversation on its head and unseat the blogger as the host of the conversation.
      As Trish said, you have utterly failed at trolling here, Tom! You took the topic to an interesting next level, in a direction you knew was consistent with Trish’s heart. As a troll, you suck.
      – Jeff

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  10. Julie says:

    #4 happens around here all the time, drives me crazy. To it I’ll add, don’t weave around traffic on a crowded road – especially if you’re weaving in front of me – and then slam on your breaks. I don’t care if you do have to pee.

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  11. Very cute and VERY true!!

    Liked by 1 person

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