Saturday, 26 July 2008

Don’t You Just Dislike That?

I have succumbed to the quite forceful (thanks, dscr?be) and gentle (what a voice Abbie has) prodding to update (having just discovered from the link that they may be one and the same) and when deciding what to write, I discovered something about myself today – my posts are always symptomatic of my moods. I have 3 or 4 posts swirling around my head (with apologies to ‘in my head and around me…’) at any given time, however, some just do not sit right with me to publish, depending on my mood, no prizes for guessing what my mood is at the end of this post. For you guys who see shrinks, I think I just qualified (as a shrink, that is), so let’s negotiate.

Those who read my previous posts about ‘irritating habits’ and ‘revolting habits’ know that there are some things that just, well… irritate me. I don’t think I’m pernickety, I certainly hope not, but some things just do a rumba on my nerves, especially when they’re oft repeated.

Here goes:

1. Women who violently pat their scalps in order to salve the itch caused by their weaves or attachments. You see them everywhere; in shops, while they're driving, walking down the street, all over the place. They also always appear to be of African extraction (someone please correct me if I’m wrong). Why, friends, why? If it itches that much, it means you have dandruff or fleas or ticks or something. Why not simply take off the weave and shampoo the hair, or don’t wear it, you’ll give yourself a brain haemorrhage. Am I being simple?

2. Long posts, some of which are made less attractive by being published in 8 point font size. Come on, one gratification from our posts is when others read them, so how do you think one would feel after spending 30 minutes and aching eyes reading one?

3. Music on blogs – I listen to an eclectic collection (remember the iTunes tag?) and would not impose my taste on anyone, besides, listening to music puts me off reading and I get tired of stretching to turn down my speakers each time. I must confess, though, that I heard Gongo Aso for the first time on Sha’s blog, even then, I think it would be a good idea to get one of these players that do not start automatically.

4. My pet hate – people who do stretching exercises on plane aisles. My ex-wife used to do that and it embarrassed the boxers off me (probably why I’m still traumatised). I agree that we did a lot of those 10 and 11 hour trips to Florida, LA and Texas, but come on, grunting down the aisle after 1 hour of flight time? I feel there are places such as in front of the emergency doors where one could surreptitiously stretch, anything other than that appears to me to be an attitude of ‘notice me’, which doesn’t say much for one’s self-esteem.

78 comments:

Shubby Doo said...

The weave/braid thing I get. But I tend to view it as a positive… a pre-warning from a distance that I shouldn’t get any closer… so no hugs or kisses from me

lol@ that you get irate about the music thing… some people want to share other aspects of their personalities… I am feeling carl thomas’ emotional on lighty’s blog. I suggest that if you don’t like it when it starts automatically, just hit stop…it is that simple. It takes less time to press stop than it has for you to write the segment about it…but hey it is your blog so feel free…but it is also theirs to do as they wish

Long post thing… I’ve committed that crime at least twice… maybe it should have only been once… that post I would not have shortened for personal reasons (yep I also agree about the font 8 thing… doing that is cruel…I’ve been told that the best font to read/print is arial font 11…go figure)

Stretching on aisle… as a pet hate is funny one… i guess it irks you because you associate with your ex-wife. One can tell the ‘look at me crew’ from a mile because they aren’t stretching correctly. I’m adamant that for long flights it is a good thing to stretch because of the blood clot scare but most of the recommended stretches can be done seated. The others can be done as one heads to or queues for the lav…

Afrobabe said...

2nddddddddddddddddddd
shubby this ur comment long oh...looks like a whole new post...

Shubby Doo said...
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Shubby Doo said...

@afro - you're right...kai! after wentin jinta just talk...

@jinta - pele... abeg

Afrobabe said...

Lmao @ ur ex stretching on the plane isle...I swear that would have been a one hour fight with my ex...I will shout till I get thrown from the sky...lol..

The weave on thing makes me really laugh...it always seems to be when the person is wearing weave ons or braids...

as for the long posts....hmm shubby...cough cough...but then at least her stories are sweet enough to make u want to finish it...

Shubby Doo said...

Sorry I just had to add, I saw a man in is late 50s (or early 60s) stretching on my flight from London to Lagos last Christmas… the guy was basically gyrating (with a smile and wink o!)… methinks it was his effort to show try and off his 'aging and probably never had it' prowess… I just thought ‘how sad’, turned my head and closed my eyes to catch some well derserved zzzzz

Afrobabe said...

lol...shubby I hadn't even read the post then...hahahhahahah

OluwaDee said...

My dad does the stretching on d plane thing; he is growing old, so its allowed.

When posts are long, at least format them nicely and in segments, so peeps who can't read the whole thing can read the intro or smtn.

Abbie said...

No o, Descr?be and Abbie, two toatally different people o. Men! When will you guys learn.

Oh and you are simple lol, everytime you've scratched your head, did it mean you have dandruff?? I'm not talking excessive scratching, more of the absentminded kind.

I hate long rambling posts as well I don't read them without a disclaimer. The disclaimer shows courtesy. I'm done now commenting cos I have a tendency to talk too darn much for my own good.
Ok, bye now.

Jinta said...

* shubby - i promise you i never noticed the 'stop' button before. i just rush thru. be looking for it from now on.

why does it not surprise me you would have been 'guilty' of a couple of long ones? (ok. that sounds funny)

* afro - when did you start settling for 2nd? we have to up your vitamins

i shall be settling on shubby's page anytime i need to increase my crankiness level

* shubby - perhaps that was my ex you saw metamorphed into an annoying man

* oluwadee - its ok if its not an hour into the flight, i think. with my lovely ex, some people would still be eating their dinner or whatever. ugh!!

* abbie - trying to 'learn'. i'm too weak to laugh, you mean to say you see that thunderous head-slapping the same as an abscent-minded head-scratching?

Doja said...

looks like someone is feeling Grumpy!

Shubby Doo said...
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Shubby Doo said...

@jinta - you loved it… yeah! I hope the crankiness has subsided somewhat after your visit!

thanks for the nice comment at mine.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

WHAT? You don't like the ladies patting their weaves? Ah! beyonce created a whole revolution when she encoraged everyone to do it. No make she catch you oh.

Hope all is well.

Jaycee said...

* Ha ha ha...women who VIOLENTLY pat their scalps...lollllll. I don't like that too. But think about it, isn't it better than itching their scalp until it gets sore??? Lolll...anything that sounds like the cover of a coke bottle scratching a board turns me off...eeeeueeew. I feel u Jintus!

* Lol...are you saying that people who stretch on planes have attention deficit disorder? Oh, yeah...stop letting ur ex-wife traumatize ur future *wink*

* About music on blogs...lol.

Jaycee said...

LOLLLL @ Shubby doo..."I saw a man in is late 50s (or early 60s) stretching on my flight from London to Lagos last Christmas… the guy was basically gyrating (with a smile and wink o!)… methinks it was his effort to show try and off his 'aging and probably never had it' prowess..."

bumight said...

1. i hate music on blogs too!
2. old people are allowed to stretch on the plane, we dont want them getting DVT(deep vein thrombosis) from the plane, do we?
3. long posts without dividing them into paragraphs irk me!

4. for the master of them all: women patting their hair.

this is mostly done by women who wear weaves, hence the reason why u only see africans/african american women doing it.
hairdressers actually tell you to pat not scratch.
you need to understand the science behind weaves to understand why they itch in the first place.
it doesnt always mean the wearer has dandruff.

5. I'm tired of typing.

Omosewa said...

Someone is/was in a bad mood???

naijalines said...

Ha-ha...music on blogs. My player is no longer auto and I find that works better for everyone.

The patting...I was once guilty o. I did a weave and the hairdresser used synthetic hair to cornrow b4 adding the human hair extensions. I knew from experience that I was allergic to synthetic hair and I'd told her. I didn't realise what she'd done until I got home and my scalp itched like hell!

I couldn't stop patting o....actually it was more like my hand was a hammer. I banged on my head at a blow a second. GBA! GBA! GBA! I had to remove the hair that same day. Since then I've been off weaves and that bl**dy hairdresser.

DiAmOnD hawk said...

the weave thing is baffling... Ive only seen Nigerians do it though...

and the long posts... I totally get that

music on the blog... I do it.. but it irritates me...sometimes... go figure

fantasy queen said...

the head patting bit i get, totally embarassing, i'm so concious of it that i almost never try to cool an itch anywhere near my hair in public, incase some poor dude becomes traumatised with the sight of a 'wannabe posh lady' giving her head such a spanking.

long post...sometimes are worth the read.

LG said...

lol@ Women who violently pat their scalps
hehehehe but bobo yi, kilo' ko e'??
newayz u wldnt kno y they do it until, u start carrying braids too *grins*

@ music: thanx for reminding to upload mine, n if i nor see u, i go vex o

@ long post: never been guilty of it , thank GOD puts me off too.


how bodi?

Aphrodite said...

lol...
plenty things dey vex you sha...
am guilty of number one but it's not cos i have ticks or lice o,lol...

Nice blog.

Jinta said...

* doja - 'grumpy' being an understatement

* jaycee - come to think of it, i'd rather they had sore scalps than whacking themselves over the head

* bumight - there's another answer...maybe they shouldn't wear a weave if it causes so much discomfort.

softly, softly about old people o. I am old

* 'sewa - mood better now, i daresay

* d hawk - i'm trying to figure. enigma, perhaps?

* FQ - nothing turns me off faster than the weave pat (except maybe the smell of garlic)

* naijalines - i'm certain you are one of the women i saw. lol

* LG - bodi dey inside cloth, thank you.

When you upload your music, please dont put it on 'auto' - i'm on my knees

Jinta said...

* aphrodite - i think i saw you whacking away the other day. chineke! all in the name of fashion

naijalines said...

@ Jinta
I am not o. I swear na my double you see. I'd rather die than do that in public. God forbid bad thing, lol!

dScR?Be said...

LMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! @ dis post! Oh MYYY!!! LOL!!!

I have a feeling that the head scratching lady is the same as the stretching lady.. now wudn't dt be something!! LMAOOOOOOOO

I'm glad u updated Oga! And i second jaycee.. don't let ur past scar u..

I hope u had a swell weekend.. free of violent head scratching ladies.. lol.. (and i dislike d music on blogs thing too..esp wen i'm at work, volume turned up expecting 2 read then sth starts blaring and if the music player is all d well down.. its just plain embarrassing!)

I'm not Abbie oh lol... and Abbie is not me (obviously) hehehehe... have a SWEEELLLL week!!!

:)

LG said...

mo ti gbo, tho i cant see ur knees o
lollllllll

Jinta said...

* naijalines - glad to know. when we meet, i'll be sure to shake your hand in the confidence that you have not developed extra muscles in your arms from the head slapping

* dscr?be - one and the same woman - head-slapping stretcher, you're right

* lg - only because i am doing something very naughty whenever i am on my knees. lol

30+ said...

eh ehh ehe eh ehh ehe eh ehh ehe eh ehh ehe eh ehh ehe eh ehh ehe eh ehh ehe eh ehh eheeh ehh ehe eh ehh ehe eh ehh ehe

Now you guess what mood I am in?

I am so with you on 1 and 2 especially 1.

Smaragd said...

na wa o bros Jinta, u too dey "irritate" sef! and people call me irritable?! lol

head scratching/banging/hitting isnt cool, but SOMETIMES it cant be helped. i never wear any hair-do long enough to scratch sef. i particularly dislike when i see hair pins stuck in weaves for "scratchability".

i haven't experienced musical blogs in a while, thankfully.

i agree with u on really long, small prints, no paragraph posts.

Queen of My Castle said...

LMAO!!!! Are you a male version of me or what?!

I understand why women pat their heads right before getting a relaxer, but any reason other than that escapes me.

I hate music on blogs, also, which is why I no longer have any on my blog. It gets annoying trying to find the darn music player thingy just to lower the volume before you even proceed to read the post! LOL

I agree with you on extra long posts.

Smaragd said...

Jin, i just read the "revolting habits" and "irritating habits" posts and i'm totally LMAO! u are something else this man.

are u sure exclamation marks dont irritate u as well? and words like "lol" etc.

ibiluv said...

stretching on the plane.....allow for tired bones.....*wink*......

kay-shawn said...

I feel you on the long post issue. If a blog post is too long noone is reading it unless you're a bloody good writer and it's a very interesting post.

Then music on blogs? Com'on, sound distracts me from reading as well.

Lighty 'neferet' Kopearl said...

lol at exercising on the plane aisle. now thatz a funny one.

the head banging thing gives a headache too.

and dont forget to mute ur system wen coming round my blog even i do that sometimes, sorry it has to start automatically, its my addiction hence i why change the songs now and then.

this was such a good read. still cant get over ur ex wife doing the exercises. must av driven u crazy.

and remember... put ur pc on mute. lol!

Jinta said...

* 30+ - is that you crying? lol

* smaragd - only trying to be honest

lmao. no, exclamation marks dont irritate me, even when used inappropriately

* QomC - honoured to be a male version of you, my queen

* ibiluv - after an hour?

* kay-shawn - thank you. we probably need to set up an 'easy read blog' award of some sort. lol

* lighty - as i have missed you, i will let you get away with that

Sha said...
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Sha said...

hahahahahahahahahaha the patting of scalp/weave/worrever is not done by african ladies only oh. Carribean ladies are just like dat too, and yea i'm guilty of this. and no i dnt go about patting my head, its done in d comfort of my hse and in certain cases, it has nothing to do with dandruff in most cases... for some weird reason,newly done weaves tend to itch, and of course the longer u wear the shege, d more e go dey itch. dats y most ppl stay away from weaves... but sum of us cnt help it.

The music thingy, lol i stopped it ages ago, thanks for openeing my ass and the stretching exercise, lol i hate dat too... and i think the folks dat do it are either old or over weight..lol. Just an observation!

Jinta said...

* sha - you pat your head!!!??? i'm falling out of love right now.

Omosewa said...

LOL@falling out of love...u must really hate it. I think it has something to do with synthetic hair like someone mentioned...braids are less stress really.

There's no him oh, lol...i should have included a capital MY FRIEND!

I didnt hear the lightning striking twice part, lemme go listen again.

Jinta said...

* 'sewa - do listen, and you shall hear

Omosewa said...

LOL, i was busy listening again and again,i think im still sleeping...thanks for giving me 'work' to do*rolleyes*

Lighty 'neferet' Kopearl said...

aww u missed mi? now am blushing.
well, there. as u av missed me so and u will always miss mi, i guess we just reached our compromise of my music on, ur system on mute and u visiting my blog.

perfect!!! the world is all about compromising.

In my head and around me said...

Ha! JInta, did you go and comment (negatively) about women's weaves? Is nothing sacred anymore? I can just see the women's coalition against weaves and all such matters coming after you for that one.

The music on blogs have almost gotten me into trouble at work. I now have earphones permamnently plugged in.

LOL @ Shooby Doo's comment about the old dude.

Apology noted. I will waive the normal copyright fee ;)

Mogaji said...

does your ex wife read this blog

Jinta said...

* sewa - you know i make every effort to get you to *roll eyes*. very sexy

* lighty - i'm still resntful though. lol

* in my head - thanks for waiving the fee. a little bird told me you were a nice person

* mogaji - 1st time here and you perform psychological surgery on my life. now you've got me scared of you.

in answer, she shouldn't know it, but i feel it in my water that she does. i'll refer you to an old post - item 4:
http://jinta-jinta.blogspot.com/2008/01/prose-to-darkness.html

Nicky said...

Just popping by to say hello and to ask, is there anything that you like?

princesa said...

lmao!
JInta, whats up with all these stuff u are hating dude??

Abeg chill o...

You cant blame us for whacking our heads in this part of the world. Number one cause of hair itch is heat/sweat/wetness on the scalp and you know say PHCN no dey give us light for this side. We can't be making new hairdos everyday now, can we?

How far with the penis elongation? Remember to bury the person wey u kill o,lol!

Mogaji said...

Hehe well i'm just awesome like that. I knew the question would rattle you. I wanted to post as anonymous too but i guess u know the rest

PS. "feel it in my water" is my new favorite phrase/idiom/expression

Uzezi said...

dont like the music on blogs either.

and really long post makes me hungry.

Chari said...

feelin reaaallly sick buh I jus had to comment mehn...chai mr jinta na wa o...na only u for like c am na!

as per long post I commit that crime all the time mehn...wetin I fi do? sometimes gist is too plenty...but font 8? naaa how na...

Jinta said...

* nicky - you know i like you, you special, you

* princesa - i honestly do not know, just the season, i think

haven't achieved 15" yet. i need volunteers

* mogaji - consider me well and truly rattled


* uzezi - long posts make you hungry? are you afrobabe?

how are you?

* chari - i know you commit long post crime all the time. there must be a fine we can impose

tobenna said...

Ditto on the music on blog thingy.
I have to mute my speakers ever so often.
Also on long posts. However, I've noticed that some of them are really nice, so I don't give up until I read the first couple paragraph.

laspapi said...

ehrrr... jinta, if people place long posts on their blogs, na dem get am. If you cant read 'em, skip 'em. It's like saying people wear clothes to please others, often times it's for the wearer's pleasure. My blog acts as an archive o. Basic use.

I dont know any 'blog song' I've heard from start to finish before. I mute the thing.

Head-slapping. ALL women of African extraction do that. Hair becomes a nest when stuff is sewn, attached, glued to it.

And by gad...you were feeling irritable.

Jinta said...

* tobenna - i read the 1st couple of paragraphs too, well, i try, if i havent noticed that the thing will take me an hour to read. lol

* 'papi - so says the long-posting whisperer.

i agree with the 'hair becomes a nest...' metaphor. perhaps we should look for a volunteer so we can determine what manner of undiscovered organisms exist in them

Lighty 'neferet' Kopearl said...

dont worry drink cold water it would cool u down, trust mi. b4 or after ur mute ur system. it helps both ways.

lol!

Sherri said...

that head slapping thing is really funny.. i 've only seen old peeps doing it sha.

@papi,
haba! ALL?

guerreiranigeriana said...

...this jinta!!...you are harsh o!!!...haha...i've seen black women do the pat thing with their own hair...especially in between hair appts...its an african/black thing i think:0...

...i don't have any problem with the music thing because my speakers are always muted...but when at work (as if i work!!!) i can see how annoying that could be...and distracting!...

...i post long posts...no apologies...sometimes...i'm long-winded...that;s why folks can skip it...same for me...i especially hate when people feel the need to comment and tell you that the post is long...no shit!!...i wrote it!!...i know how damn long it is...just don't read it and keep it moving, right?:)...

...never seen folks stretching in plane aisles...that shit would annoy me though...i can barely deal with people brushing by me in the name of using the bathroom...

...funny post though...i swear i see you around town...are you visiting cali?...

AlooFar said...

I don't understand, even these comments can stand as new posts - one for each week.

I share number 2 with you.

Aphrodite said...

lol@aloofar.

Jinta, are we still on rumba nerves?

The Indecent One..... said...

:(

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

that weave thing is just OTT

ahhh, ont he bus,,you will see them, pa pa pa on the head, habba!

anyway we cant really understand it tbh

on thing that irritate the life ouuta me is, Nigerians and Jamaicans on the bus...especially Nigerians

"HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLO"

i just cant take that, lol

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

and the long posts, really puts me off, im coming to read ure blog, not easy

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

I like the name Jintus, don't know why. Anyway, just came by to check in on you and require your thoughts on my latest installment at Nigerian Curiosity.

And, like Mogaji asked, I also want to know if your ex reads this blog. Cos, if she does....

anonymous gal said...

*sighs* i feel u on the long posts thing.and the hittin of scalp i am guilty as charged.

badderchic said...

Stretchin? rubbish memories of a guy stretching on the plane and I was feasted to the sight of his unsexy bush! yuckkkk! nightmares.

lovely post.

Woomie O! said...

Jintasco! long time no blog! I haven't left a comment of No 1 o!
Look, if you haven't made braids or fixing, you don't know what the heat feels like. There's no beautiful hair attachment that doesn't itch o, i tell you, confidently! At least here in Nigeria because of the heat n all.
+ We've got to always look beautiful...I try to go to the ladies to itch to my satisfaction sometimes but at other times it just catches you unawares...haven't you ever farted in public??? lol!
I better stop...i'm with you on the long tiny looking posts, i cannot bring myself to read them...except of course someone writes some defamatory stuff about me in them lol!

UPDATE JOOOO!


ps: is ur brother missing???

dScR?Be said...

ok so its u and Uncle Wolz on this no updating tip... i worry....

Omosewa said...

Updateeeee

TheAfroBeat said...

hahaha, i'm still laughing @ the weaves and the blog music and the airline stretching and the long posts...all things that i could do without but have never thought to think "they actually irritate the hell outta me!" Thanks for reminding us.

Btw, just noticed you're in real estate. i've moved to the UK and am in need of a flat...any ideas?

lulu said...

i like your blog

lulu said...

but be kind to the ladies weaves, at tmes, like moi, its not tres me at all to have a weave and when i do, the synthetic fibre does react to the scalp or something... or if its just done, its got something to do with the growth pangs....but i am sure when its so not you, then you wont wear em....-

the long posts and music thing irritate me too
stretching on isle...funnny!

dScR?Be said...

i've been tryin 2 hold myself back 4rm shouting on ur bloggie...

just update and take d pain away

Funms said...

lol @ the weave thing........ its so annoying..... arrghh!!!! why cant people just wash their braids or weave once a week esp in hot weathers........

TinTin said...

update!!!!!!!!!!

miz-cynic said...

yes , my own biffs with the music thnis most of the time it doesnt ven play well on my system, so im like ,,,,,,,also the weave thing, if u hate pats then i must not come near u,cos me im not subtle abt mine, i scratch.

Lolita said...

So I might have just irritated you because sort of I read your whole blog as I would a newspaper, though here I am leaving a comment.

Hair patting- hehe funny description. Somewomen don't know they have weave allergies. At least that's the explanation I got on inquiry.

On stretching- ur ex just rubs you the wrong way and possibly so before she was ex, cus you can't dissociate your irritation with innocent stetching. Were you flying economy?-cramped spaces make it hard not to stretch. Surreptitiously or otherwise. How does one stretch without being seen though or in an unobivious way on a plane? Post 911 anything moving is fair game for the stare down.

Long posts- do you view long comments the same way? I thought email and texts were for brevity.

Music- I concur.

All in all I had a good laugh at this one.