ROOM 101

Room 101
Room 101 (Photo credit: gusset)
I read a great blog post the other day. Tas from Not My Year Off accepted a challenge from another blogger and listed what she would put in Room 101. I decided as an almost professional moaner this looked like fun!
So here's just some of the things I would delete from the world if I could.

The queue directors in (some) McDonalds Restaurants.
I am 44.  I have raised 7 children. I get up in the morning and usually put my knickers on the right way round. I do not need help queuing. At one store in particular there was this highly officious woman who aggressively barked orders at customers to queue at each of the tills creating 7 queues instead of just one efficient queue where people got to the front and went to the next available till. I tolerated her through gritted teeth until the time she directed me towards a till which was closed. I then had to go to the back of another queue! After that I refused to take her orders, causing mutiny amongst the now emboldened customers. Thankfully that branch has now closed. 

School Letters
The system should work. Teacher gives child letter. Letter goes in bag. You check bag, find letter. Fill in form/write (another) cheque and return. Hmmm. Teacher gives child letter. After that I'm not sure what happens. Child eats letter? Letter evaporates? Bag containing mysterious black hole swallows letter? And even if it does make it home I always worry about the return journey. I know I'm not alone - thats why there's always a queue in our school secretary's office.
Shoe Sizes
what size?
Well actually not just shoe sizes. All sizes. UK, continental, American. I know it should be simple but I still have to get my phone out to use the converter, especially when looking at children's shoes. Think of all the ink we'd save on clothes labels? Though I do quite like going down a size in American clothes so maybe we should keep that.....

What's the point of it? Rain we need. Sun we need and I love. Ice and snow at least is pretty. Fog - ruins the view, it's cold and damp and unhealthy, it's horrid to drive in and mucks up air travel. Let's ban it.

I have no rationale for this. I just hate it. Smell, texture, taste. In my perfect world there would be no cheese. Sorry.

And finally Spiders and Flies. I was originally just going to say spiders. They creep me out with their spindly legs and multiple eyes. Yuk. I hate webs, can't walk through a door if there's a spider over it. I've even had hypnotherapy for what I know is a pointless phobia but still too scared to even suck them up the vacuum cleaner. But I know someone is going to point out that without spiders there would be more flies. So I'm chucking them into room 101 too. Any objections to a world without flies? No, didn't think so. Good.

I was actually only supposed to list three things but couldn't narrow it down. And with that I'm handing the baton on - I tag Carolynne from Mummy Endeavours but any other bloggers out there wanting to join the meme and list their Room 101 nominations I'd love to see them (and maybe link back to my list?). Or leave a comment below if there are things you'd like to delete from the universe!

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  1. I've just added my list to my new blog after reading yours yesterday. Hopefully I've managed to link back to your list ok. Thanks very much for the idea!

  2. School letters is my fave with the McDonalds queuing system coming close......... I'm already thinking about my own Room 101 xx

  3. I've never seen a queue director in action - sounds like I've done well to escape! How frustrating! And you make a good point about fog - why is it there?! #PoCoLo

  4. I love cheese but I'm pretty sure it doesn't love me that much. And sizes of any shape (hoho) - why does everywhere seem to be so different, I end up buying lots of clothes in the same size that fit all weird!

  5. honey these just really made me laugh, i fear we always had a ltter eater here! lol

  6. Don't be so hard on the Maccys staff it's a difficuly job and you get treated like something people stepped in. You have to work so fast and hard and when your legal break passed 2 hrs ago and you are about to collapse they might let you go for one - did I mention that is whilst you are heavily pregnant.

    The school letters - well they might as well as they could do it all online. I love the online payment system at my son's school.

  7. Ha ha ha - can I save cheese? x

  8. Haha all so true, except the cheese. will anyone agree with you on the cheese.

  9. Love Room 101 moments... couldn't possibly narrow mine down. I'm with you for the mouldy cheese, but I'll keep Cranberry and Wensleydale, please x #PoCoLo

  10. Great stuff! (here from #PoCoLo )

    I put 8-legged monsters in my Room 101 too :)

    & as for clothing sizes, give me strength. I once tried on a pair of jeans (taking 3 different sizes in the dressing room with me), found a pair that fitted, grabbed another pair exactly the same on the way to the till, got them home they didn't fit. I took them back and asked if they'd had the wrong label stitched in? No, but they were stitched in a different country!

  11. hahaha! School letters....I never get them they get lost as soon as they are handed to my

  12. I chuckled the whole way through this, especially the first bit about the queue directors! If I could just keep a little bit of mild cheddar for a pizza topping I'd be happy with chucking the rest in room 101 :-)

  13. Can I put call centres located on other continents in my room 101? And sorry, but cheese just can't go in there unless it's the mouldy kind! Ruth :)

  14. GREAT list! I am so with you on the queue directors, what is the point in them?! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x


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