Things I Can’t Stand

I did nothing today except plan to do something tomorrow. So…unproductive but not entirely, right?

Here’s a concise list of some things I can’t stand*.

*I grew up being taught the word ‘hate’ should only be aimed at dire situations, for example, the fact that Donald Trump is president.

1. Overcooked sweetcorn. Abhorrent. Unethical. Has no place in modern society.

2. Women being denied their right to decide what to do with their own bodies. Yes, I’m walking about abortion. No, I’m not belittling the enormity of a decision to terminate a pregnancy. Yes, I am pro-choice. If you don’t like it, grow up and get over it.

3. Grey’s Anatomy characters wearing their stethoscopes the wrong way round.

4. The opinion that crocs aren’t the comfiest, most functional, coolest shoes ever. You’re lying to yourself.

5. Myself for buying satsumas and forgetting to eat them every single time. It’s almost become tradition to find them green and crumbling.

6. Jeremy Hunt’s complete incompetence at doing his job. The NHS will not be brought down because of some under-qualified, uncaring politician with clearly no concern for the lives of the people he swore to save.

7. The fact that good quality shampoo is literally the reason I have no money.

8. The price of avocados in London supermarkets. Please, give me a break and just let me be disgustingly middle class without the monetary pain.

9. Supermarkets putting milk in literally everything. It makes it very hard to achieve my goal of feeling morally superior by doing Veganuary (vegan January).

10. How awful the Hammersmith and City tube line is. Even when they do eventually arrive, the trains spend more time waiting in the middle of a dark tunnel because of mysterious ‘signal failures’ than actually moving.

I’m not actually as pessimistic as this makes me appear, promise.


hey! i'm an 21 year old medical student (currently intercalating in anthropology) living it up in east london! i spend my spare time playing dixie chicks on guitar (badly), attempting to do yoga and turning it up at my church.

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