I was edging the yard today and I said “nothing pisses me off more than tangled up electrical cords.”
Then I thought, “Michele, that is just not true. There are a million things that piss you off more than tangled electrical cords. Maybe at this very moment, it is the one thing that is pissing you off enough to grit your teeth and kick a cat, but it is quite false – in fact, it is clearly hyperbole – for you to say that nothing pisses you off more than that.”
Yes, that is what I said to myself. Then I wondered, “Gee, what is the thing in life that pisses you off more than anything else?” I thought about nuclear testing and high taxes and restaurants that don’t put enough B on an BLT and people who never shut the hell up about their diets and toilet paper rolls that don’t have an obvious point at which to start unrolling and people who confuse you’re and your and how sometimes the local supermarket does not stock any normal flavored Kool Aids, just the stupid new flavors like presto magic chango mangoberryblueshit.
None of those are probably it.
What pisses you off more than anything else?