Excuses. I get so tired of people who have an excuse for everything they do or don't do. What's even worse are other people I work with who don't come prepared and they have excuses out their butts about why they couldn't get something finished, or taken care of or prepared, or on and on and on.
I tell my kids "Excuses are monuments of nothingness." I have that on a sign in my classroom and when I get some BS excuse, I point to the sign. They usually don't give me any.
I understand that things happen from time to time, just don't keep giving me one, explain that you messed up, apologize, and fix the situation. That's what I do.
I also get irritated with people's lack of common sense. Ie. the evening news story: A study released by so and so university today indicated that pregnant women have a tendancy to gain weight during pregnancy.
Duh!!!!! Is the baby not supposed to weigh anything?