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You probably hear this everywhere all the time these days, but I am completely and utterly done with people who don't wear masks and flout restrictions during a global pandemic. Just avoiding people out in public is an act of self-preservation at this point. Otherwise, I'd go crazy!

After Redditor nikhilparab asked the online community, "What are you completely over and done with?" people shared their own frustrations. These days, people have plenty to say, don't they?


"Don't get me wrong..."

Being an adult. I would like a refund. This is nothing like the brochure.

Don't get me wrong. Being an adult has its perks but the amount of cleaning involved. Also... naps aren't nearly as restorative as I remember.

inmyotherpants79

Okay, brief pause.

Can I just say AMEN to that first one? Because... amen. I love being an adult, I just... don't want to pay anymore bills. Can't I just wake up tomorrow and be independently wealthy? That would be a big help.

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

"Feeling..."

Feeling like I owe people an explanation. I don't.

Emmz427

"Being poor..."

Poverty. Being poor is a lot worse than most people think.

Oxdox1

"Hands down..."

Politics. Hands down done with it. It can definitely bring out the worst in people.

1980pzx

"I can't stand being expendable..."

I'm completely tired of my job in retail. I can't stand being expendable for 'the sake of the store' and not really being allowed to do other tasks while at work that I enjoy and are work-related. At the same time, some days it feels like I'm risking my health and the health of my loved ones because it's scary working with the public while there's this virus going around.

uncommoncommoner

"On Friday..."

The anti-maskers. I'm a substitute teacher. On Friday I had a twelve-year-old girl trying to lecture me about how "masks are actually harmful to your health." I want to see her parents beaten severely with a sock full of soap, myself.

pokey1984

"I don't have the time..."

Competitive online gaming. I don't have the time to invest needed to compete against 19-year-olds.

bleunt

"If my job calls me back..."

Driving to work. My commute is about an hour and a half each way. Since the pandemic, I have been working from home and I save about $300 a month on gas and tolls. If my job calls me back into the office when this is all done and over, I plan on finding another job that either allows me to work from home or significantly cuts down on my travel time/distance.

accountforBSpurposes

"I'm really over food recipes..."

I'm really over food recipes where the author tells a whole life story with the ingredients and prep work of said recipe lightly sprinkled across the whole essay. Just give me the recipe for fried green tomatoes, you hooker!

_xLAMIAx_

Okay...

This is probably the most relatable thing on this list. Is there anyone who actually likes this?!

Let's continue.

I can't blame this last person.

Commuting is terrible. I certainly don't miss it. Why would I? Why would he? The benefits of not commuting are good for our wallets and the environment. We just need to address and declare specific work-life boundaries to avoid significant burnout and we'd be golden. And while this isn't to say that some people don't want to go back to an office (and they should if it's the place in which they feel they can most effectively tackle their work), it's nice to see that we as a country are having such a valuable conversation.

Let's continue.

"Slamming doors..."

Physically loud people. Slamming doors, drop-throwing things onto surfaces, stomping around like giant adult babies.

fistymitts

That's the worst.

I used to live with a roommate who slammed doors constantly. It was aggravating and kept me on edge. You must be unsurprised when I say that I'm glad I don't live there anymore.

Let's continue.

"My views don't align well..."

The U.S. political party system. My views don't align well with one over another...but unless you're registered Democrat or Republican, you might as well throw away your vote.

SophisticatedSquatch

"I'm getting on in years..."

Working in an office. I'm getting on in years and I must admit that I didn't like working from home when this Covid crap started. However, I gradually grew accustomed to it and now don't understand why we need to ever go back in. Everything is trackable as far as productivity is concerned. For someone that lives in the NYC metro area, those 3 total hours of commuting a day (those days where everything runs on time) is not something I want to ever experience again.

NealR2000

"People being famous..."

Celebrity culture. People being famous and making the news for going on vacation, wearing clothes. ...just, why? Why is this newsworthy?

foxglovepainting​

I mean...

Paris Hilton just made the news today for announcing her engagement, and when was the last time everyone paid attention to anything she did?

Let's continue.

"I'm tired of hearing stuff like that..."

Being responsible for others. I'm so burned out from teaching and this pandemic has made me realize that others do not really care for me or my safety. They would rather say "suck it up," or mention how I'm not the only one with concerns and problems. I'm tired of hearing stuff like that from the school board, administration and parents. When this school year is up, I'll be working for myself. Not some money-hungry board, unempathetic administration, biological donors who want a cookie for having a child, or parents who think I have no life outside of work.

TepidAfro

"The amount of stuff..."

Living in a place where it snows/winter weather in general. Every year winter essentially destroys any progress I feel I've made on myself during the other 8 months of the year. Physical and mental health just go out the window. The amount of stuff I don't get done because I physically can't back out of my driveway feels detrimental.

ferociouspaws

Sadly...

It snowed here yesterday, though it thankfully didn't stick! It's been a tough winter. Hell, it's been a tough year.

I actually have plenty I could say about that, but you all deserve a break. If you have anything in your own lives you wish to vent about, feel free to do so in the comments section below!

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