I admit that little things tend to get on my nerves. Things like cat hair on my socks, being told that Diet Coke rots my insides, and when the cap on my pen isn't perfectly aligned with the writing on the shaft.
However, there is one thing that annoys me above all others, and it is this phrase: Ah, well, such is life.
I read or heard this recently, and I promise you I almost had An Unhappy Incident.
I saw red. I FELT red.
I gritted my teeth. I ground my teeth. I tapped my teeth with my fingernail.
I pulled my ear (though not, thankfully, the earring). I pulled my hair.
Now. On a daily basis, I see papers with the following:
"On Thanksgiving I ate alot of turkey."
"Mrs. Flower is my favorite teacher."
"The boys didn't do there homework."
"Is that you're paper?"
Etc., etc., etc.
And yet, they do not get on my nerves HALF as much as "such is life." (UGH)
Maybe it's because the phrase is often accompanied by a heartfelt sigh (faked, probably). Or because it's a cop-out, like, "Well, I can't help what the universe does to me." Or maybe it's because I used to know a person who was annoying to me who said it ALL THE TIME, and I have tied the two together in an Annoyathon Event.
At any rate, this is fair warning to you, that if you ever ever EVER say the words, "...such is life," to me, WE ARE THROUGH.