Welcome to the long list of things that I hate! On a day back in the mid-to-late 90s, a friend of mine suggested that I start writing down all of the obscure things that I complained about. I took his advice, and I have been adding to this list for more than 15 years now. In truth, I never thought that I’d keep doing this for so long.

To date, my list has amassed more than 750 entries. The newer entries are dated. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to do this in the early days when my hate list existed as a tiny Word document.

I hope you get a kick out of my hates. There is something on my list to humor and offend almost everyone.

In 2010, I was sorting through some old storage and I stumbled upon my actual original handwritten paper on which I wrote the first draft of my hate list in 1997. I can’t believe I still have it. Perhaps one day I’ll donate it to the Smithsonian. Ha!

Hate List:

The list reads from top-to-bottom as oldest-to-newest. Remember that the items at the top of the page were penned quite a long time ago.


Great List:

To counter my hate list, I also have a list of things that I think are great, which I call my Great List.


updated 03.01.15