10 things I loathe


Hate is a strong word but I really, really, really, don’t like you (in this case ‘it’)” as Plain White T’s once sang. Some things you just can’t stand. Here’s a list of things that leaves the taste of coffee after brushing my teeth in my mouth.

1.     Time

My favourite love-hate relationship. It’s like the person you want because you can’t get, but when you do, you don’t want them anymore. If you’ve watched Alice in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass, which basically tells you that time is on your side, know it’s a lie.  If you know me, you would reckon I have the utmost disrespect for time. If you see me, I’m probably running late, literally running as if I’m doing the 400m or at least showing off a power walk. My fling with time is an unhealthy one. I get a rush when I manage to be just on time but I hate the feeling I get when I realize I might just lose.

2.     When people don’t reply to text messages

I get it, we’re all very responsible grown-ups that don’t have time for chit-chat as we are busy doing our day-jobs and fighting for survival. But it’s a different case if I know you were born with your phone in your hand –  then I just want to huff and puff and blow down your house of lies. I am known as a needy communicator but I believe in maintaining good relationships. Yes, you don’t always have to reply but when someone asks you a reasonable question, it’s common decency to reply if you don’t want to get a death stare the next time you see me.

3. When friends neglect you because they have an “other half”

I believe a lot of people in your life can be your soulmate. That’s why it hurts so much when a soulmate finds their “one and only” and conveniently forgets about you like returning a loan. You invest in a friendship. When did lovers become more important than friends? I’m sorry, if you ditch our plans for a chilled day with your love, I will not be a happy camper and certainly be throwing a fit for dramatic effect.

4. Cooking for myself

I have literally fallen asleep while cooking on at least three occasions. I woke up, realized “ah I still have the sausages I cooked last night” and faced charcoal. Fun. If my previous cooking devices had not switched off automatically, I would be homeless as I would’ve burned my place down. Also, I’ve had some weird combinations, one of them being chicken spice over mince, which tasted pretty good. When I cook it’s probably “easy” like pasta or eggs but I still hate it.

5. Being alone

Being socially dependable means I constantly want to be surrounded by people or I want to be in contact with them. People say you first need to enjoy your own company before you can enjoy other’s. I do enjoy my own company, thank you very much,  but I also realize what I’m able to contribute to the lives of other’s.  I have lived on my own before for three years, I reckon I know myself thoroughly.  I still hate being alone in my room, watching my phone with no messages coming through.

6. Fruit

I’ve heard the story that I enjoyed a good amount of fruit as a toddler, my grandma being the culprit to feed me a lot of different mixes. There are just so much about fruit to hate. The texture being top of the list. Some fruit taste like sandpaper, some like string. They also have an interesting, unattractive smell. My best friend in school and brother used to enjoy chasing me around the house with an orange or peach, just to freak me out.

7.  Working over weekends

Hahaha joke. Working over weekends mostly entails looking for memes about how I procrastinated and left everything until Sunday evening and how much I hate myself then. Even if I didn’t work during the weekend, I would not have had all the fun I could’ve had.  Because of the academic duties I never really make mind-blowing plans – oh such a lie I tell myself that I am going to work. So I might as well have chilled with my friends having a braai and a few beers because hysteria on a Sunday evening is a reality.

8. Cats

I purely dislike them as most of them do not want my love and I secretly wish I were one of them…being free to do as I please and not needing anyone. Surely you can be a dog and a cat person but when you are used to the unconditional love of a dog and a cat rejects you, the origin of these feelings toward cats is self-explanatory.

9. When people ask your number

I love people. Even though I hate it when people don’t reply to my text messages, I don’t want to get in the situation where I feel forced to reply to keep peace. I have learned that you don’t have the obligation to reply if you don’t want to.  Double standards you ask? There is a difference between constantly wanting to chat and just asking a few relevant questions, right?

10. Friends with benefit relationships

While still in school, my father once asked me what my relationship status with this infamous boy was. Not completely knowing what it meant, I said we were friends with benefits. After several movie releases, all of us should know that this type of relationship always backfires. As Melanie Martinez says in “Carousel”, “it’s all fun and games ‘till somebody falls in love”. Either someone uses the other or both gets used to kill time – until they meet someone better.

Picture (refers to HBO’s Girls): Pinterest