Things That Shouldn’t Exist

It’s Thursday. Let the rambles roll. Thanks, Amanda!


1. ATM fees. No, I do not want to spend $3 to take out $20.

2. Unripe avocados. I know, I know “they’ll ripen eventually” but I want them NOW* (*said in the Willy Wonka girl’s voice)

3. Bad drivers. Attention Miami residents: blinkers are there for a reason. Also, stay in your lane.

4. TV shows NOT on Netflix. I think everything should air and go immediately to Netflix. No more “wait until the season is over” crap.

5. 19-inning games. I’m sorry, but baseball needs a time limit.

6. The idea that someone’s weight/physical appearance is telling of their life and happiness. There should be more people like Kelly Clarkson and Pink.

7. Weather forecast errors. I should just glue an umbrella to my hand from now until September.

8. Brussels sprouts. Go ahead and yell at me, sprouts lovers.

9. Seasonal foods. I want what I want year-round. I’m looking at you, apples.

10. Homework. The reason I’m ending this list at #10.

What (half serious, half-joking) thing do you wish didn’t exist? 


  1. Miss Polkadot says

    Bad drivers. You don’t even want me to get started on that. Let’s just say it’s a good thing car windows exist and any cursing stays inside …
    If we’re talking about the weather already too cold or cloudy days shouldn’t exist. Sorry but I need sunshine. Every day. How else in the world should I get my free dose of Vitamin D and a happiness boost to the max?!
    Oh and I absolutely agree on seasonal foods. It’s not fair everybody in the US is talking about kale all year round and I can’t get any until November (!).
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    • says

      Oh days without sun make me so sad. Luckily it’s sunny like 300 days of the year in Florida ha. Wow, I’ve never even thought of kale as a seasonal food. That’s annoying.

  2. Susie @ SuzLyfe says

    OMG YES.
    Serious: Bad medical/health insurance (and so many other things to go along with that, thanks Crohn’s)
    Funny: Gas (not the kind you put in your car)
    Otherwise: Wintry Mix. NO ONE LIKES IT.
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    • says

      HAHA yes to gas…and all the stuff that goes along with stomach/digestion issues. I feel like weathermen say “wintry mix” to make the snow/cold sound appealing. Nope, not working.

  3. Emily @ Sweets and Beets says

    Haha you’re hilarious! Don’t avocadoes go from underripe to brown and mushy in the blink of an eye?!? ;D ps, the flip side of seasonal foods though.. Big ol’ produce sales! :))

    • says

      Seriously if you don’t eat avocados at the exact right moment, they’re brown. I love your positivity ;) At least there is always one of my favorite fruits in season (like strawberries now!).

  4. Amanda @ .running with spoons. says

    I like to think I’m a reasonably nice person, but bad drivers make me homicidal. I don’t know what it is, but lately EVERYONE has been driving 5-10 UNDER the speed limit. Why?!
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    • Ashleigh says

      UGHHH, I’m with you on that! I always think, “if you don’t really care to get to your destination in a timely manner, WHY ARE YOU GOING??” And, seriously, is it too hard to use your turn signal?

      ATM fees and email money transfer fees.. why?
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  5. Gretchen | Gretchruns says

    yes yes yes to most of these! I am a sprouts lover…so we’re going to have some words about the subject :) I especially hate when baseball goes many extra innings..then there’s a weather delay. WHY! There should be a tie like in every other sport…or a “shootout” like in hockey! Homerun derby to end a game would be SO awesome.

    • says

      YES! What is so wrong with a tie? They play a million games anyway so one game shouldn’t matter that much in the regular season. Oh- I vote you for the next MLB commissioner!

  6. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says

    You don’t eat apples year round?
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  7. Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says

    I agree with you on everything except Brussels sprouts ;) And I’d like to add painfully slow walkers and unripe bananas that look okay on the outside. I’ve bitten into a few recently that were nice and yellow but then were crunchy and that’s really not alright.
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    • says

      I can sometimes be a slow walker (I’m getting better and I stay to the right!!) but I’m a hypocrite and don’t like those people either ;)

  8. Liv @ Healthy Liv says

    Haha! I actually recently discovered that I DO like roasted brussels sprouts. I was so surprised!
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  9. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says

    An empty peanut butter jar. I just hate when I run out without a back up!
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  10. Hayley @ Full of Life says

    Agree with every single thing except I like brussel sprouts if they are really crispy and cooked with bacon lol I wish allergies didn’t exist right now because they are killing me!!
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    • says

      I’m thinking I didn’t roast them long enough for them to get crispy. I should have added something to them (like bacon) too! Oh I’m sorry, allergies are such a rude welcome into the new season. Yay for nice weather, boo for allergies.

  11. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food says

    I feel like I could have written this post myself…except for the sprouts part! ;)
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  12. Lauren says

    Love this. I might do a similar post on my blog!! Also ATM fees what the hellllll it’s the worst. And bad drivers, ugh.
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    • says

      I swear every time I go to the ATM that’s not my bank (usually at the airport) the charge fee increases. Go for it! I might to another one too because it’s fun to rant/find people who sympathize with you :)

  13. Kristen says

    Yes to #6 and #9! I want PSLs all year long! My sister in law sent me 2 boxes of pumpkin spice coffee K-cups for Christmas and I’m just living through those things. I have no clue what’s going to happen when I run out!
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    • says

      Smart to stock up while they are in season! I eat a lot of cinnamon flavored things year round even though it’s “technically” a fall/winter spice.

  14. Montana @ Pretty Lil Mudder says

    Don’t even get me started on bad drivers! I so sympathize with you living in Florida- I mean Miami has way more traffic than Tampa, but seriously, they are everywhere! I think there should be driving tests starting at like age 70- if you can’t see over the steering wheel you don’t pass!

    And I’m also with you on the food. I was so sad in January when I walked into Panera and really wanted my Autumn Squash soup only to find out they discontinued it until fall! And the Cherry Vanilla bagel. Those should totally be year round.
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  15. She Rocks Fitness says

    The drivers in Houston are HORRIBLE…I actually just called my Mom to vent to her about how bad they are. As for the sprouts, I gave up on them a couple of months ago, because I totally overdid it this winter and my stomach was not happy…LOL!
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  16. Georgie says

    Loved this! Unripe avocados make me so sad. Plus when they are ripe it’s for .2 seconds. I struggle finding the right avocado rotation to make sure I don’t run out.
    Ugh and bad drivers, especially slow drivers give me unreasonable amounts of road rage.

    Good news: even though “adulting” can be real hard at times the one amazing part of post-grad life is no homework.
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    • says

      I find myself standing over the avocados at the grocery store and squeezing every single one in disbelief when NONE of them are ripe.
      Ah no homework sounds like a dream now, but I know adulthood comes with it’s own, equally challenging duties.

  17. Farrah says

    Agreeeeed. On all of these except Brussels sprouts, because I’m okay with em’. <3

    I feel like avocados have about a 4-hour window (probably less) of perfect ripeness. ;_; But they're so wonderful! I want an avocado forest.

    I want to add test-taking to this list. :]
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  18. Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating says

    From one Netflix fanatic to another, I feel ya. I feel your pain. That does INDEED need to exist–all tv shows ever instantly on Netflix the second after they air on TV. Maybe one day!

  19. Emily says

    Agreed on the bad drivers. :-) Although, sometimes, I can be absent minded, I really have a hard time with aggressive drivers who weave in and out of traffic and honk a lot. Americans move too fast sometimes. Stop and smell the roses is what I want to yell out the window, in a nice way.

    I love avocados, but it’s hard when they aren’t ripe, and you leave them, and then they rot. Oops.
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    • says

      I consider aggressive drivers to be bad drivers. People who weave in and out bug me! Avocados have the weirdest lifespan…only in their prime for such a short time!

  20. Kerri McGrail says

    Love this post! I totally agree on so many of these things- especially #10- hello senioritis! I am so happy I stumbled upon our blog today. I’m a fellow celiac & runner so I am looking forward to reading our posts!

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