My favourite things

13 July 2005


I love women with prams who think they own the streets. The way they ram through crowds, destroying ankles and shins, really makes me smile. And groups of people, waiting for a shop to open, or a bus to arrive, I love the way they take over the entire road, forcing you to squeeze in between their cigarettes on your way through.

Chuggers who can bend time and will only take up a “short minute” of your time. My favourite people in the world.

I love students who refuse to learn how the catalogue works, who think that because we didn’t tell them in person that their book is overdue that they deserve to have their fines waived. I love the way they assume they can keep a book forever, and yet keep on taking others out.

Political rant blogs are among my favourite. I love how they constantly give out, and call each other names. Moonbats and rabid republicans are so much fun.

I adore having phones light the darkness up when I’m at the cinema. That blue glow is so helpful and attention-seeking when I’m distracted by whats going on onscreen. And people who come in late, thank you too. I love the way you always come in large groups and think you should be able to sit together, despite the fact that everyone who came on time is trying to watch the film and there are only scattered single seats left. Don’t worry about it, I love your *whispered* conversations as you try to rearrange everyone else to suit yourselves.

And I haven’t forgotten about you cyclists who think that the rules of the road don’t apply to you. I really, really love waiting for the green man, then crossing, only to have to dodge out of your way as you speed on your merry little way. You always make me smile.

Car alarms. Music of the night. How these tunes don’t make it to number one in all the charts I don’t know. All I do know is that I love lying in bed listening to them. I’m so grateful that they last so long, really lets me appreciate their fantastic harmonies.

I may add even more things to this collection of things that I love, but not right now.

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7 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    Brilliant. I'll concur in everything, except for the library,as I haven't yet been fortunate enough to be on your side of the desk.
    But I do also love the way people in libraries will quickly understand that the rules apply to everyone so that their own whispering shouts can be enjoyed by the rest of the silent low-lifes around them.

  2. Fence says:

    Anne you've reminded me. I love the way people come up to the library desk … while on the phone!!! Despite the "Mobile Phone Usage Is Not Permitted" sign. I just give them a loving look, but sometimes I think about fining them. But we don't really go for that in this particular branch.

    I also love people who think that to speak quietly means to barely breathe the words out. If we can't hear/understand you we can't help you :)

  3. Ah, a most excellent list my dear Fence! I REALLY have to concur with you on the cyclist one, good god- they must be universally adored or something. The ones over here are just as bad. And when i'm driving at 40 mph and the guy is cycling down the CENTER OF THE ROAD, when there are HUUUUGGE shoulders on either side of it, I really start to get irritated…

  4. Fence says:

    I could have gone on about cyclists, but then again they do have to put up with cars and pedestrians too, so I decided just to mention what i lurve most about them ;)

  5. NineMoons says:

    I love getting onto a crowded DART on a super-hot day, my hair frizzing madly and my body wilting in the heat and finding that lots of men have removed their shirts and are treating us all to the sight, smell and feel of their reddened, peeling, sweating flesh. Really, nothing beats bumping into a half-naked sweaty guy in a crowded train.

  6. Fence says:

    Lovely images there NM. Must strt DARTing, just to encounter all these wonderful people

  7. LiVEwiRe says:

    I have so many things I "like" lately that I could fill numerous pages…lol.